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Andrews, Daniel E. 59

  • Wilkins Township
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Daniel E. "Danny" Andrews, 59, of Wilkins Township, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was the husband of Ana (Bustamente) Andrews; stepfather of Rolando Bustamente and Gabriela Sevilla; step-grandfather of Malia; son of Robert and Naomi L. (Davis) Andrews, of Clarksburg; brother of David E. (Karen) Andrews, of Penn Township, and Billie F. Andrews, of Monroeville; uncle of Frank and Christopher Dvorchak, Noah Andrews and Britt (Artie) Petro; and grand-uncle of Wyatt Petro. Danny was a building trades insulator and a member of the Insulators Union, Local No. 2 in Pittsburgh. For a pastime, Danny was a passionate coin collector. Friends are welcome from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a blessing service will be held at 7 p.m. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Andrews, Martin F. 65

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1949-11-23
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Martin F. Andrews, 65, of McKeesport, departed this life Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. He was born Nov. 23, 1949, in McKeesport, son of the late Thomas Andrews Sr. and Mabel Mack Andrews. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Jacquelyn Gault Andrews, on Sept. 2, 2014. He was a graduate of McKeesport High School. He later received an Associate Degree from Beckley College, Beckley, W. Va., Bachelor's Degree in education from Marshall University, Huntington, W. Va., Master's in human resources from LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, an educational leadership certification and a Master's in public management, both from Carnegie Mellon University. He was a retired teacher from the Duquesne City School District. He was previously employed with the McKeesport Area School District, Point Park College, and with the Allegheny County Housing Authority. He was a member of more than 50 years of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he served as the former treasurer of the Kiddie Haven Day Care and the Mortgage Committee. He was a life member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., member of the Pittsburgh Iota Phi Chapter and life member of the NAACP. Surviving are his children, Martin "Blaze" (Lori) Andrews, of Irwin, Mysty Conway, of North Versailles, and Jade Lynne (Shomari) Andrews-Whyte, of Fairfield, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, Jordyn, Jaedyn, Jaxsyn, Jeavyn, Jozlyn, Justys, Journey, Jyselle, Judge and Omega Conway, Tyler and Alexis Andrews and Carter Whyte; sisters, Ruthie M. (Norman) Buckner and Geneva L. "Cookie" Andrews (Ernie), both of McKeesport; brothers, Vernon E. (Heather) Andrews, of McKeesport, Thomas Andrews Jr. (Helen), of Irwin, and David E. (Katrina) Andrews, of McKeesport; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 716 Walnut St., McKeesport, with services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, with Pastor Earlene Coleman officiating. Interment will follow in the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport.
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Antenucci, John J.R. R. 54

  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • John Robert "J.R." Antenucci, 54, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after a courageous battle with renal cancer. He was the adored son of Shirley (Muschweck) Antenucci and Peter Antenucci; loving husband of Tina; beloved father of Mariah, Brendan and John; brother of Sue (John) Stone and Peter (Lynn) Antenucci; brother-in-law of Denise (Michael) Macklen; also survived by loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and dear friends. J.R. was best known for his infectious laugh, kindness, love of sports and ability to encourage all children to play and enjoy sports, especially baseball. J.R. will truly be missed by all whose hearts he touched. Friends will be received from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Condolences may be given at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Atkinson, Patricia R. 83

Austin, John A. 81

  • Bakerstown
  • Born: 1933-03-21
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • John A. "Jack" Austin, 81, of Bakerstown, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was born March 21, 1933, in Bakerstown. He was the beloved husband for 61 years of Ann M. (McClaren) Austin; loving father of John W. "Jack" (Allison), of Wexford, Richard D., of Gibsonia, Kimberly A. (Daniel) Stefanov, of Bridgeport, W.Va., Karen L. (Frank) Snair, of Fawn Township, Jeffrey S. (Jill), of Wexford, and Karla D. (Michael) Gill, of Gibsonia; and proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Erdene (Burchfield) Austin; stepmother, Lee (McCoy) Austin; siblings, Dorothy Dillner, Wilma Sweazen and William Austin; daughter-in-law, Rhonda; and grandson, Graham Austin. Jack proudly served his country in the Army Signal Corps during the Korean War and was an elder at Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church. Family will welcome friends from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church. Private interment at Bakerstown Cemetery. Family suggests donations to Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 or Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church, 224 Tarentum-Culmerville Road, Tarentum, PA 15084. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Austin, John A. 81

  • Bakerstown
  • Born: 1933-03-21
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • John A. "Jack" Austin, 81, of Bakerstown, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was born March 21, 1933, in Bakerstown. He was the beloved husband for 61 years of Ann M. (McClaren) Austin; loving father of John W. "Jack" (Allison), of Wexford, Richard D., of Gibsonia, Kimberly A. (Daniel) Stefanov, of Bridgeport, W.Va., Karen L. (Frank) Snair, of Fawn Township, Jeffrey S. (Jill), of Wexford, and Karla D. (Michael) Gill, of Gibsonia; and proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Erdene (Burchfield) Austin; stepmother, Lee (McCoy) Austin; siblings, Dorothy Dillner, Wilma Sweazen and William Austin; daughter-in-law, Rhonda; and grandson, Graham Austin. Jack proudly served his country in the Army Signal Corps during the Korean War and was an elder at Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church. Family will welcome friends from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church. Private interment at Bakerstown Cemetery. Family suggests donations to Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 or Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church, 224 Tarentum-Culmerville Road, Tarentum, PA 15084. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Barnett, Leona 92

  • Formerly of Tarentum
  • Born: 1922-08-14
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Leona "Sis" (Petrak) Barnett, 92, formerly of Tarentum, peacefully passed away in her sleep Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Caritas House Assisted Living, Baltimore, Md., after less than a month long period of deteriorating health. She was born Aug. 14, 1922, in Tarentum, daughter of Bernard and Katherine (Altman) Petrak. She resided in the Tarentum, Brackenridge area until she relocated to the Baltimore area in 2005 to be closer to three of her five children and their extended families. After graduating from Tarentum High School in 1940, she began working as a valued employee in various occupations that continued for more than 40 years, retiring from PPG Creighton in 1984. Her motivation stemmed from the desire Leona and her husband of 32 years, Harold F. Barnett Sr. (deceased, 1984) had to support, nurture and raise their five children with a strong work ethic and Christian values. Sis was a multi-talented woman, with sewing being her creative outlet and the envy of her five sisters. She loved to travel and encouraged her children to do so while they were young enough to enjoy it. Three of her greatest qualities were her positive attitude, her off-the-cuff sense of humor and her need to help others exhibited not only through the many volunteer activities she participated in throughout her children's formative years but well after retiring. Her legacy is that she instilled her best qualities in her offspring and that she was a pleasant, caring person to everyone she met. She will be remembered for many things and one that stands out - her many rings! As Mom would say at the end of a phone conversation: "give my regards to you all". Survivors include her daughters, Martha "Marty" Nochera, of Baltimore, and Sue Ann (Paul) Szuts, of Tavares, Fla.; sons, Harold (Jeni) Barnett Jr., of Baltimore, and Robert "Bob" (Pat) Barnett, of Des Moines, Wash., and daughter-in-law, Andrea Barnett, of Monkton, Md.; eight loving grandchildren, Stephanie, Jeffrey, Katherine, Christina, Justin, Ryan, Victoria and Sara; and sisters, Alma Przybysz and Dorothy (Kenneth) Miller; brother-in-law, Edward Iwanski; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Leona was preceded in death by their youngest child, Bruce Barnett, in 2009; and siblings, Bernard Petrak, Catherine McGough, Marcella Ruscillo and Mary Iwanski. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where a blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Holy Martyrs Church, Tarentum. Interment will be at Sacred Heart/St. Peter cemetery. Visit: http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Barr, Jack E. 93

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1921-08-06
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Jack Edward "Bucky" Barr, 93, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Golden Living Center of Monroeville. He was born Aug. 6, 1921, in McKeesport, and was the son of the late Anthony and Laura Kujawa Wisniewski. Jack was a World War II veteran and served in the Army as a staff sergeant under Generals McBride and Patton in the European Theatre, St. Geneva, France. He was awarded two Silver Stars, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart with three Oak Clusters, the French Croix de Guerre and the African Middle Eastern Medal with five bronze stars. He is a distinguished member of The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall of Valor in Oakland. He retired from Fisher Body after 34 years of service. Jack was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was past commander of McKeesport Veterans Post 514 and was a life member of The American Legion, AMVETS, the Eleventh Ward Welfare Association and the Croatian Club in Versailles. He is survived by his wife, Emily Sebbens Barr; daughters, Laura Barr, of White Oak, and Cynthia (Petros) Christofi, of Greenock; son, Timothy (Patti) Barr, of Birdsboro; and grandchildren, Alexis and John Christofi, of Greenock. There is no visitation. Funeral service with Military Honors took place Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or 412-471-0935. Condolences may be made at http://www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Bodick, Josephine Josie T. 86

  • Springdale
  • Born: 1928-03-01
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Josephine T. "Josie" "Gigi" Pometo Bodick, 86, of Springdale, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. Josie offered her warm hand to the earth and all those fortunate enough to have met its embrace Josie's graciousness, benevolence and compassion were truly unmatched and remain a testament to her love for her family and friends. She was born March 1, 1928, in West Tarentum, a daughter of the late Andrew and Lena Puleo Pometo. Josie resided in Tarentum until her marriage to William Bodick, a decorated Army Airborne Division combat veteran. Following her marriage, Gigi was a lifelong resident of Harmarville and Springdale. A beloved mother, wife, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Josie is survived by her daughter, Judy Bodick Ujcic and husband, Joseph; brothers, Andrew Pometo, of Frazer, Thomas Pometo and wife, Karen Pometo, of Frazer; sister, Marcia Pometo Sabot, of New Kensington; grandchildren, Greg Ujcic and girlfriend, Kelly Klingensmith, of Harmarville, and Melissa Ohler, of Plum; great-grandchildren, Devanne Frye Dloss and husband, Michael Dloss, of Clarkston, Mich., Courtney Chrissman, of Plum, Daniel Ujcic, of Plum, Thomas Flaherty, of Plum, Nicholas Ohler, of Plum, of Haley Klingensmith, of Harmarville; nieces, Karen Resetar Mandak and husband, John Mandak, of New Kensington, Kathy Cheatham, of New Kensington, Kristin Brooke Cheatham Roberts and husband, Chris Roberts of Houston, Texas, Kazmira Brooke Cheatham, of Tarentum, Kierra Brianne Lee, of Houston, Texas, and Kylee Jane Roberts, of Houston, Texas; and nephews, Nicholas Pavel Resetar, of Cleveland, Ohio, Zachary Paul Resetar, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pvt. 2nd Class Jordan Alexander Williams, of Arnold, and currently honorably serving our country in Afghanistan and wife, Chelsea Gearhart Williams. Josie was proud to consider as a son, Stephen Ujcic, of Lawrenceville. Josie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Bodick, 2004; brothers, Lawrence Pometo, Robert Pometo, Richard and sister, Mary Jane Pometo Kustra. Josie's interests were as eclectic as they were humorous given her personality, a seasoned bingo expert, Josie also enjoyed playing games on her iPad Mini, crocheting, doing yard work and manual labor with her daughter and son-in-law. Although never spotted on a golf course or with a club in hand, Josie was fond of watching golf on television. Josie was always very close with her sister, Mary Jane, and both inexplicably had an affinity for watching hockey and the Pittsburgh Penguins, which was remarkable given that hockey's rough nature was incompatible with Josie's soft-spoken and gentle demeanor. Josie was the perfect counterpart to the fiery Mary Jane, and to watch them one would never know they were sisters. Josie was a kind soul and an example of what is good in the world. While known for her expertise in the kitchen, particularly with pumpkin pies and pizzelles, Josie is now with God smiling down upon us all, and hopefully reveling in her infamous warning, "There better not be any kitchens in Heaven." Josie will be missed by all as the world is a little less forgiving without her, however we were all blessed to have made Josie a part of our lives and we will never forget the warmth she brought to our hearts. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with her nephew, the Rev. Andrew P. Antoninka, officiating. Interment will be in Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar Township. Visit http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Boyles, E. Harold Hal 91

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1923-08-23
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • E. Harold "Hal" Boyles, 91, of Monroeville, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, surrounded by family. Born Aug. 23, 1923, in Alexander, W.Va., he was a son of John Bethel and Ruth Cosby (Brooks) Boyles. He was the beloved husband of 67 years of Gertrude A. (Hart) Boyles; devoted father of Diana Hayes, Elaine (Ben Burnheimer) Junio, John (Catherine) Boyles, Pamela (Vincent) Panucci and Andrew (Julia) Boyles; loving grandfather of Amanda and John Hayes, Rachel Junio, Christina (Brandon) Moses and David (Emily), John P. (Carly), Levi, Seth and Keilah Boyles; and great-grandfather of Amelia, David E., Madison, Liam and Mason Boyles and Hanna, Julia, Tyler, Graysen and Hudson Moses. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A 1946 graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a self-taught writer, photographer and musician, he had a long career in advertising. He retired from Eljer Plumbingware as director of marketing communications in 1985. An avid painter, he had been a member of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, the Penn Art Association and the East Suburban Art League, where he also served as president. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Funeral service in the funeral chapel will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, with the Rev. Rob Marrow officiating. Interment will be following at Restland Memorial Park. The family thanks Forbes Hospice for their caring professionalism. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Forbes Hospice or Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Monroeville. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Breznican, Ann T. 93

  • Tarentum
  • Born: 1921-02-06
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Ann T. (Kopecky) Breznican, 93, of Tarentum, passed away at home Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was born Feb. 6, 1921, in Blairsville, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Valasek) Kopecky. She has lived her entire life in Tarentum where she was a homemaker and a member of Holy Martyrs Church, Tarentum. Ann attended St. Clement Parochial school and graduated from Tarentum High School. Ann enjoyed puzzles, spectator sports on TV and especially enjoyed her family, children, grandchildren and her Catholic faith. Survivors include her sons, Stephen J. Breznican, of New Kensington, and Joseph A. (Kathy) Breznican, of Delaware; grandchildren, Anthony (Jill) Breznican, Gregory Yaniz, Andrea (Joseph) DeFranco and Stephen Breznican; and great-grandchildren, Audrey Breznican, Prosper Breznican and Luca DeFranco. Also surviving is a sister, Marie Millen- Jack, of Natrona Heights. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen J. Breznican Sr.; a brother, Rev. Joseph Kopecky; and a sister, Ethel Prazenica. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. No visitation on Thanksgiving. Blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Martyrs Church, Tarentum, with Rev. Aaron J. Kriss, officiating. Interment will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. Visit: http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Brozosky, Marion L. 84

  • White Oak
  • Died: 2014-11-16
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  • Marion L. Brozosky, 84, formerly of White Oak, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Shell Point Hospice in Fort Myers, Fla. She was born in Vandergrift but later moved to White Oak. She graduated from McKeesport Area High School in 1948. She was employed by U.S. Steel and GC Murphy Co. Marion served as a deacon and active member of Immanuel United Presbyterian Church in McKeesport. She was a widow of both David W. Rollason, of McKeesport, and Edward J. Brozosky, of Duquesne. She had three children, Kathleen Rollason, of Annapolis, Md., Edward J. Brozosky and his wife, Lee Ann Jacobs, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Mary McNamee, of White Oak. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Turocy, of White Oak; her aunt, Lois Treese, of Cherry Tree; and her beloved grandson, Samuel J. Vlastos, of White Oak; along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Alice O'Harrah McQuiston and her father, Dale Dougherty McQuiston; along with siblings, Harold McQuiston and Mildred Miller, all from Fort Myers. A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Shell Point Hospice in Fort Myers.
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Carpenter, Mary P. 90

  • Mt. Washington
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Mary Patricia "Pat" (Clougherty) Carpenter, 90, of Mt. Washington, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. She was the wife of the late Frank E. Carpenter; devoted mother of Pattie L. Macey and Thomas J. Carpenter (Marsha); loving grandmother of Michele Macey-Null (Anthony), Melody Macey-Kalcevic (Patrick) and Thomas P. Macey; great-grandmother to Amber Rose Macey and Arie, Mila and Fiona Kalcevic; daughter of the late Patrick and Hazel Clougherty, of East Pittsburgh; and beloved sister of Leo Clougherty (Patricia). She was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard, Robert, Francis and Raymond Clougherty. She is also survived by one brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. Known as "Pat" or "Patsy" by many, she spent more than 40 years of her life working within the dining services of Duquesne University, welcoming many young students to the daily meals in their time away from home. She became a comfort to many as well as a friend. Pat supported the students in their athletic endeavors by becoming a great fan of the Duquesne Dukes football, basketball and baseball teams, attending as many games as she could. Also an avid Steelers fan, she enjoyed her Steelers home games at Three Rivers Stadium and Heinz Field up until age 85. She was a true sports enthusiast, inspired by her Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame father. Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, and are welcome to meet at St. Mary of the Mount Parish, Grandview Avenue, Mt. Washington, for a Mass of Christian Burial Monday. Time later. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Father Sean Hogan Scholarship Fund, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com
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Connors, Shirley 88

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Gross, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Shirley (Adams) Connors, 88, of Oakmont, formerly of Penn Hills, passed away peacefully, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 58 years to Joseph Connors; mother of Barbara (Michael) Kurcina, of Plum Borough, and Daniel Connors, of Penn Hills; and grandmother of Joseph and Jeremy Kurcina. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Kathleen Schott and Bernadette Klepsky; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Clyde and William Adams; niece, Colleen Adams; and nephew, Dale Adams. The family would like to express their gratitude to Presbyterian Senior Care, Woodside Place and the Willows as well as family hospice. A special thanks to Aunt B, Cindy and Gary who helped us through this journey. "And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it," Eccl 12:7. Service and interment are private. Arrangements by WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD. If desired, contributions can be acknowledged to Presbyterian Senior Care Benevolent Fund, 1215 Hulton Road, Oakmont, PA 15139.
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Corrao-Scanga, Marguerite 90

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Marguerite Corrao-Scanga, 90, of Penn Hills, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Marguerite was a registered nurse who supervised the emergency room at Shadyside Hospital for 25 years. She was the wife of the late John Scanga and Charles Corrao; loving mother of James Corrao (Mary Lou), Christine (Wesley) and Charles Corrao; sister of Marianna Fiore, the late Henry Fiore, Caroline Corvino and Norma DeLucia; grandmother of Dayna, Michael, Mary Marguerite, Adrienne, Carrie, Charlie, Jimmy, Candace and Chelsey; and great-grandmother of Anthony, Isaac, Cyris and Cyonna. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Bartholomew Church.
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Costello, Martha A. 97

  • Braddock Hills
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Martha A. (Modrak) Costello, 97, of Braddock Hills, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late William Costello; loving mother of the late Mary Louise Costello; and is also survived by loving nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Martha graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Nursing School and served her country with distinction during World War II as a 2nd Lieutenant Army nurse in France. She retired as a nurse at Wiggins Company with more than 30 years of service. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Good Shepherd Church, Braddock. http://www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Davis Jr., Charles J. 89

  • Penn Hills , Formerly of Shadyside
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Charles J. Davis Jr., 89, of Penn Hills, formerly of Shadyside, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Veronica (Galuska) Davis; loving father of Helen (the late Steve) Fialkovich, Charles S. Davis and Veronica (Bill) Franciscus; dear grandfather of Megan Fialkovich, Erin and Matthew Franciscus; and brother of the late Helen Davis. Charles was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church and Choir in Shadyside. He proudly served our country in the Navy during World War II and was a longtime employee of U.S. Steel and Research. He was also a member of Frick Lawn Bowling. The family would like to thank the physicians and staff at Harmarville DCI Dialysis, 4 East Shadyside Hospital and the staff and volunteers at Forbes Hospice. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 310 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Everyone please meet at church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Forbes Hospice, c/o West Penn Hospital, 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.
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Delserone, Anna Marie 85

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Anna Marie (Lucsko) Delserone, 85, of West Mifflin, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Donald R. Delserone; daughter of the late Michael and Mary Lucsko; mother of Richard (Tammy) Delserone and the late Donald D. Delserone; grandmother of Richard Jr. (Rachel) Delserone and Alex Robert Delserone; and great-grandmother of Gavin Delserone. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters and is also survived by her former daughter-in-law, Patricia Delserone. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A blessing service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Father Nicholas Mastrangelo, officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Dillner, Herman E. 93

  • West Deer
  • Born: 1921-05-04
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Herman E. Dillner, 93, of West Deer, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Born May 4, 1921, in Gibsonia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Irene (Bonin) Dillner; beloved husband for 50 years of Dorothy (Patton) Dillner; loving father of Herman E. (Joy) Dillner Jr., of Pymatuning, Betty Jane (John) Burke, of Florida, Mark E. (Marcie) Dillner, of Bairdford, and Marrene (Charles) Mechler, of Tarentum; brother of Hazel Mink, of Dorseyville, Earl Dillner, of Butler, Howard Dillner, of Gibsonia, and the late Harry Dillner, Elmer (Jean) Dillner and Ruth Black; and is also survived by six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. An Army World War II veteran, Herman served in an infantry division in Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland, Central Europe. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal and Freedom Award, given by the French government. Herman went on to work for 33 and one third years at the Gulf Research Facility in Harmar as a painter. He was a lifelong member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Dorseyville, where he served on the property and cemetery Committees. Herman was a longtime member of the West Deer VFW and enjoyed gardening, playing cards and working on his five tractors. 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, PA 15007. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity United Church of Christ, Dorseyville, with interment to follow in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Dorseyville. Family suggests donations to Trinity U.C.C., 3712 Saxonburg Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Enzerra, Robert M. 81

  • North Side
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Robert M. Enzerra, 81, of the North Side, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 51 years of Mary Georgia (Seman); loving father of Lisa Merwin Enzerra, Thomas Enzerra (Susan), Robert Enzerra (Carrie), Mark Enzerra (Paula), Edward Enzerra (Julia) and Teresa Enzerra (Christopher); proud grandfather of Megan Fike, Emily Enzerra, Carlie Enzerra, Jessica Merwyn, Donald Merwyn, Gabriella Enzerra, Halie Enzerra, Thomas Enzerra and George Enzerra; proud great-grandfather of Zoe Tate; brother of Margie Carruba, Mildred Reynolds, Joan Werkmeister, and the late Clara Preskie, Edward Enzerra, Thomas Enzerra, Alfred Enzerra and Francis Enzerra; and is also survived by many loving friends and relatives. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Incarnation of the Lord Parish, 4071 Franklin Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214. Robert was a retired clerk with the United States Postal Service at the General Mail Facility where many referred to him by the nickname of "Coach." Robert worked in many delivery units prior to transferring to the GMF. Robert served honorably in the Army during the Korean conflict. Robert coached little league baseball for many years even after his children grew and enjoyed teaching and mentoring the kids on the North Side with the Perry Athletic Association. Robert also assisted in coaching football for Nativity Grade School. Robert was very proud and was fond of telling us his stories of his past growing up on the North Side and still maintained friendships from his childhood especially with good friends Ray Curry and Jim Cush.
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Feidak Jr., Robert D. 52

  • Pitcairn
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Pearce, Pitcairn | Get Directions
  • Robert Daniel Feidak Jr., 52, of Pitcairn, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was a son of Nancy (Ron) Bayliss and the late Robert Daniel Feidak Sr.; husband of Kellie (Carrigg) Feidak; father of Erica Feidak, Samantha Feidak, Bobbie (Brett Hemple) Feidak and Daniel Feidak; brother of Kimberly (Steve) Gourdouros and Billy (Dawn) Bayliss; grandfather of Payton Kelly, Frankie Manilla and Levi Hemple; and also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Robert worked for Pitcairn Borough. Friends were received this past Saturday and Sunday at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn, where services were held this past Monday, with the Rev. Dr. Cyndi Bloise officiating.
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Fiedler, Virginia R. 94

  • North Side
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Sperling, Mc Candless | Get Directions
  • Virginia Rose (Estel) Fiedler, 94, of the North Side, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Passavant Hospital. Virginia was a member of St. Peters Church, North Side, and was a former member of the Mothers Guild of St. Mary's Church, North Side. She was predeceased by her husband, John, in 2006; and her siblings, Regis and Robert Estel, and Mildred Brady. Surviving are her sons, Christian (Paula), Robert (Jane) and John (Donna); and daughter, Virginia Sterrett. She was also loved by four grandchildren, Robert, Denise, Amy and John "JT" Fiedler. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SPERLING FUNERAL HOME, 700 Blazier Drive, Wexford, PA 15090. Mass of Christian Burial wil be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Our Lady Queen of Peace, North Side (please meet at church). Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.
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Fitzpatrick, Margaret D. 87

  • Verona
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Bloomfield | Get Directions
  • Margaret "Dolores" Fitzpatrick, 87, of Seneca Place in Verona, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. She was formerly a longtime resident of the Garfield-Bloomfield neighborhood in Pittsburgh. She was the beloved wife of the late Emmett Fitzpatrick; and loving mother of James Fitzpatrick and Jackie McDade (husband Don, the best son-in-law in the world). She also very much loved her grand dog (Hercules). Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 5300 Penn Ave., Bloomfield, where funeral will commence at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Penn Campus. Interment to follow in Allegheny Cemetery.
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Flaherty, Earl F. 66

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1948-04-11
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Earl F. Flaherty, 66, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in UPMC McKeesport. Born April 11, 1948, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Earl F. Flaherty Sr. and Betty (Ensign) Flaherty. A 1966 graduate of McKeesport Vocational High School, Earl also attended Machine Shop Technologies Center in Pittsburgh during his 38 years as a millwright with U.S. Steel, primarily at the Clairton Works. He was a volunteer at St. Mary's Byzantine Church in McKeesport and a member of CFU Lodge 3. He loved Tamburitzan music and was well known as the Santa for 13 years at Kaufmann's Pittsburgh department store. Earl is survived by his wife of 37 years, Frances (Dujmic) Flaherty; a sister, Cathy (Howard) Hayden; brother, Charles (Nikki) Flaherty; brother-in-law, Frank (Tess) Dujmic; nephews and godsons, Frank Dujmic Jr. and Charles Flaherty Jr.; nieces, Heather Flaherty, Rebecca and Mary Kathryn Dujmic, Kayla and Lauren Hayden; and nephews, Joseph Dujmic and Jake Hayden. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). Funeral services will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the funeral home by Fathers Paul Voida and Matthew Elanjalith. Interment will be private. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Ganassi, Sylvia M. 96

  • Greenock
  • Born: 1918-06-19
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Sylvia Mae Ganassi, 96, of Greenock, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at her home. She was born June 19, 1918, in Greenock, and was the daughter of the late Dario and Feame (Nizzoli) Pigozzi. Sylvia and her late husband, Mario Ganassi, were married for 43 years. She was a member of Greenock United Methodist Church and was a past president of the Elizabeth Township Historical Society. Sylvia enjoyed playing cards with her club girls and treasured her two trips to Italy. She is survived by her son, Glenn E. Ganassi, of Mt. Pleasant; granddaughters, Michelle and husband, Seth Forry, of Berlin, and Jennifer and husband, Alan Anderson, of Mt. Pleasant; great-granddaughters, Sara Forry and Emma Mae Anderson; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dario "Nick" Jr., Wayne "Zeke," Edmund "Chuck" and Glenn Pigozzi. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Edwin Pope officiating. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenock United Methodist Church, 1213 Greenock Road, McKeesport, PA 15135. Condolences may be made at http://www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Garbos, Irene M. 90

  • Hollywood, Fla. , Formerly of Curtisville
  • Born: 1924-07-07
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Siwicki-Yanicko, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Irene M. (Godlewski) Garbos, 90, of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Curtisville, West Deer Township, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was born July 7, 1924, in Arnold, to the late Joseph and Stella (Rapczinski) Godlewski. Irene grew up in Curtisville, graduating from high school and attending cosmetology school at the age of 19 and then opening her beauty shop at her residence. She also worked many years in Pittsburgh at Kauffman's in their beauty shop. She was a former member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Russellton. Irene enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her children, Larry W. Garbos, of Pittsburgh, Carolyn (Jon) Gorr, of West Park, Fla., and Joseph E. Garbos, at home; her grandchildren, Gerard Gorr, Jonathan Gorr, Sophia Garbos and Spencer Garbos; and two great-grandchildren; her sister, Stella T. Ostrowski, of Curtisville; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Patrick J. Garbos; sisters, Catherine Maciak, Josephine Skurka and Sophie Zalewski; and brothers, Leo, Leonard, Walter, Steve, Stanley and Edward Godlewski. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township, where parting prayers will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by Catholic funeral Mass in Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. James P. Holland, officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her son, Patrick, in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lower Burrell. View obituary online and leave condolences at http://www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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Green, Sister Anita 80

  • McCandless
  • Born: 1934-09-22
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Staab, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Sister Anita Green, CDP, 80, of McCandless died peacefully Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Providence Heights. Sister Anita (Sheila Rose) was born Sept. 22, 1934, in Utica, N.Y. She entered the Sisters of Divine Providence Aug. 21, 1949, in St. Louis Mo. Throughout the next 65 years she faithfully and joyfully served God and others in the Diocese of St. Louis, and for more than 20 of those years as an educator and administrator. She traveled to Germany for three years to research community history and returned to St. Louis to serve as director of Mt. Providence motherhouse. Following her years in education, Sister Anita ministered as director of mission effectiveness for Catholic Health Association in St. Louis. Through her work with CHA, she was recruited to go to Romania and oversee a project for orphans were she resided until 2003. Upon her return to the United States she took up residence with the sisters of Divine Providence in Allison Park where she continued her outreach to Romania and did local volunteer work with infants at the John Heinz Day Care. Sister Anita earned a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, a master's degree in theology and a Ph.D. in historical theology. She was preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Anna Lamphear Green; her brothers, Terence and Patrick; and brother-in-law Steve. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Ellen Green Moser, Bridget Green Kennedy; and many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Providence Heights where wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Mother of Divine Providence Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME INC. Memorial donations can be sent to Sisters of Divine Providence, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101. Visit us at http://www.staabfuneral.com.
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Guy, Trudy 88

  • Sewickley
  • Born: 1926-11-06
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Copeland, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Trudy (Gertrude) Guy, 88, of Sewickley, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 in Forbes Hospice. Trudy was born Nov. 6, 1926, in Leetsdale, to the late Anna Miller and George Messmer. She was a devoted parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at St. James Church where she also served as Sacristan. Trudy was an example of Christ to all who knew her. Surviving are her children, Christine (Scott) Atkin, of Rhode Island, Mary (Michael) Leonard, of Moon Township, and their daughters Katy and Anna Leonard; a stepson, Richard W. Guy, of Sewickley; and is also survived by 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a niece, Betty Jo Rollins, of Leetsdale; and is also survived by her special friend, Father Dan Valentine. Trudy was predeceased by her husband, C. Fred Guy; by three stepsons, Thomas F., C. Robert and John E. Guy; and also by a brother, Robert Messmer, and five other siblings. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the COPELAND SEWICKLEY FUNERAL HOME, 702 Beaver St., where prayers will be recited at noon Monday followed by a 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St James Church with Father Thomas J. Burke, Celebrant. Burial will be in Good Samaritan Parish Cemetery. If desired, contributions to St. James Church or Forbes Hospice will be appreciated.
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Heckman, Ada M. 91

  • Formerly of Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1923-05-09
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Ada M. Heckman, 91, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla. Born in Vermillion County, Indiana, May 9, 1923, Ada was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ida (Lucantoni) Pappafava, and wife of the late Charles Joseph Heckman. She attended grade school in Shirkieville, Ind., and graduated from Sewickley Township High School in Herminie. Ada completed her business education at Douglas Business College in McKeesport. Ada is survived by two sons, Deacon Kevin Charles Heckman and wife, Michele Heckman, of Arvada, Colo., and Richard Anthony Heckman and wife, Kathy Sommer, of Leonia, N.J.; a sister, Louise Zaverl, of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; three granddaughters, Hannah Quast and husband, Paul, Holly Heckman and Emma Heckman; and loving companion, Norval "Dick" Williams, of Fort Myers, Fla. Ada was also preceded in death by brother, Premo J. Pappafava, of Greensburg, former CEO of General Carbide Corp. in Hempfield Township. She is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. Her employment was with Potter-McCune Co., U.S. Steel Corp., National Works. She retired from Union National Bank, McKeesport. Ada was a member of American Legion Post 701 seniors; the American Legion Auxiliary; associate member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge; Elizabeth Township Seniors and Life Span; and the Italian American Club of Lehigh Acres, Fla. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in St. Patrick's Church, McKeesport. Procession and burial will follow to Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Johnson, Mildred I. 86

  • Avalon
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Mildred I. Johnson, 86, of Avalon, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the wife of the late Robert Johnson; mother of Robert (Gail) Johnson, Susan (Richard) Knight, Sally (Shawn) Heagerty, Sandy (Mark) Paterson, Stacey (Chris) McLaughlin, Shelly (Norbert) Johnston and Ray (Julieta) Johnson; grandmother of 11; great-grandmother of seven; sister of Robert (Rose) Peck, David (Joanne) Peck, Ruth (Ernie) Stevens and the late James (surviving wife, Frances) Peck; and is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Forest Ave., Presbyterian Church, 898 Forest Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Kazior, Dorothy M. 87

  • Castle Shannon
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Castle Shannon | Get Directions
  • Dorothy M. (Rock) Kazior, 87, of Castle Shannon, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward P. Kazior; devoted mom of Jennifer (Jim) Tullio and Paul (Bonnie) Kazior; proud and loving grandma of Matthew and Nicholas Tullio, Lacey Kazior and Shane (Nicole) Reed; loving daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Bretti) Rock; dear sister of Ruth Murphy, Betty Losak and the late Thomas and Joseph Rock; also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends will be welcomed from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL INC., 1008 Castle Shannon Blvd., Castle Shannon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Anne Church. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. If desired, family suggests memorials may be made to St. Anne School Endowment Fund, 400 Hoodridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Kemmerling, Byron R. 76

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Byron R. Kemmerling, 76, of Shaler Township, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Edna M. (Paul) Kemmerling; loving father of Glenda Kemmerling; brother of Lois (Robert) Sovak and Edward J. Borkowski; uncle of D'Ann (Clifton) Stanford, Michael (the late Kimberly) Sovak and the late Robert (surviving wife, Melissa) Sovak; great-uncle of Corey and Christopher Stanford, Emily, Megan, Justin and Lindsay Sovak; and is also survived by many extended family members, relatives and friends from the Lawrenceville community. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. No visitation Thanksgiving Day. Family and friends are invited to gather at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church. http://www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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Kohan, William A. 69

  • Allison Park
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • William A. "Bimbo" Kohan, 69, of Allison Park, Shaler Township, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was the son of the late Andrew and Agnes (Welsh) Kohan; beloved husband of Beverly (Willis) Kohan; loving father of Albert, Jennifer, Jimmy and Marissa Kohan; and brother of Sue Benaglio, Ann Sollinger, Nancy Myros, Jane Bittner, Tom, Robert, Any, Ron and the late Joe, John, Albert, Eileen and Sally Kohan. Bill was the proud owner of W.K. Trucking Inc. His passion was his trucks and NASCAR. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 2510 Middle Road, Glenshaw. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery of St. Mary's, Hampton Township.
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Llewellyn, Nicholas A. 23

  • Harwick
  • Born: 1991-01-19
  • Died: 2014-11-14
  • Funeral Home: Siemianowski, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Nicholas A. Llewellyn, 23, of Harwick, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. He was born Jan. 19, 1991, in Natrona Heights. Nick was employed by Gino Brothers in Sharpsburg. He enjoyed playing video games and sports, especially watching the LA Lakers. Nicholas is survived by his mother, Tammy (Scott) Myers, and father Matt Llewellyn; sister, Kaitlyn Llewellyn; and grandfather, George Drum. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Charlene Drum. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at Springdale Open Bible Church, Springdale, with Pastor Donald Frye, officiating. Arrangements are by ADAM SIEMIANOWSKI FUNERAL HOME. For online condolences, please visit http://www.westdeerfuneralhome.com.
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Lofink, Robert J.

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: O'Brien, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Robert J. Lofink, of Gibsonia, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, as a result of an accident. He was the beloved husband for 50 years of Elaine (Curtin) Lofink; loving father of Darlene M. Biernesser, Renee A. (David) Eichenlaub and the late Robert Lofink; grandfather of Breanne Dolby, Chelsey Biernesser, Artie Biernesser, Edward Eichenlaub, Kaitlin Eichenlaub and Jeannine Eichenlaub; and brother of John C. (Marilyn) Lofink, of Hermitage, Judy M. (Tony) Verdi and David A. (Regina) Lofink. There are no visitations. There will be a funeral Mass for Mr. Lofink at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in St. Catherine of Sweden Church (Hampton Township). Everyone invited.
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Lynch, William C.

  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • William C. Lynch died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of the late Sheila Darney Lynch; father of Glynn A. (Don) Essick and the late W. Christopher Lynch; grandfather of Regis William Essick and Kaitlyn McGlynn Essick; brother of Joe and Jerry Lynch, Rosemarie Neil and the late Patsy Koslosky, Helen Harrington, Joan Modzelewski, John, Gene, Thomas and Anthony Lynch; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St. (http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul Cathedral.
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Masur, George W. 75

  • Brighton Heights
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: O'Brien, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • George William Masur, 75, of Brighton Heights, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. He was the beloved and devoted husband for 53 years of Donna (Black) Masur; loving father of Judith and David Yockel, George and Elizabeth Masur and Donna and Vincent Delie; cherished Pap of Daniel (Christine) and Benjamin Yockel, George and Paul Masur and Andrew, Matthew and Lauren Delie; dear brother of Robert (Kathleen) Masur and the late Mary Ann Ball and James (the late Thea) Masur; and uncle to many nieces and nephews. George was a respected and talented machinist for 50 years and honorably served in the Marine Corps. Always a gentleman, he was eager to lend a helping hand to all and a loyal friend to many who will miss his quick wit and one-liners. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at O'BRIEN'S, 3724 California at Cooper avenues, North Side. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church.
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Mayo, Henrietta Etta E. 71

  • East Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Henrietta "Etta" E. Mayo, 71, of East Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Vince "Henry" Mayo, of East McKeesport; dear grandmother "Oma" of Vincent Andrew Mayo, of East Pittsburgh; sister of Samuel Koschik, of Pitcairn, John Koschik, of Homestead, and the late Millianne "Nootsie" Koschik. Etta was a retired employee from the registrar's office at the University of Pittsburgh, with 10 years of service, and a floral designer for 20 years with Shackford and Maxwell flower shop, in Wilkinsburg. In retirement, she enjoyed knitting, playing Sudoku and watching television. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Avenue at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery, in Monroeville. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com
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McGregor, Marsha 75

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Marsha (Jasik) McGregor, 75, of Ross Township, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. She was the loving mother of Lynda (Mark) Dodson and the late David McGregor; daughter of the late Andrew Jasik and Edwin and Mary Mitesser; and is also survived by loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and relatives. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Sebastian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kanzius Cancer Research, The Erie Community Foundation, 459 W. Sixth St., Erie, PA 16507 in memory of her son, David.
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Meerhoff, Kathryn L. 68

  • Monroeville , Formerly of Polish Hill
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Kathryn L. (Mazza) Meerhoff, 68, of Monroeville, formerly of Polish Hill, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of William Meerhoff; loving mother of Billy (Linda) Meerhoff Jr. and David Meerhoff; cherished grandmother of Dylan Meerhoff; loving daughter of Anne Janes and the late Jack Mazza; dear sister of John Mazza, Robert Mazza, Connie Lynn and the late Chuck Janes; niece of Edward and Robbie Malewski and family; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. http://www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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Mihalko, Helen S. 90

  • Glassport
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • Helen S. Mihalko, 90, of Glassport, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen (Thompson) Dolfi; and wife of the late Charles Mihalko. She is survived by her daughters, Marcia Stevenson, of Ocean City, N.J., Margaret Reefer, of Pittsburgh, and Patricia (Dr. Eugene) Cheslock, of Little Silver, N.J.; son, Charles (Nancy) Mihalko, of Elizabeth; brother, Felix Zabroski, of Monroeville; sisters, Janice LaBelle, of Cannonsburg, and Judith Mehalcik, of Glassport; also grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Helen was retired from Woolworth's and volunteered at Kane Regional Center for 10 years. She was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church, Christian Mothers, Rosary Society and bowled for St. Cecilia's Bowling League. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Queen of the Rosary Church with Rev. Kedzierski. Interment will follow in Richland Cemetery.
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Mort, Charles W. 90

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Charles W. Mort, 90, of Monroeville, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was the husband of the late Phyllis Mort; father of George Mort and his wife, Karen and Daniel Mort; grandfather of John Mort and Daniel Mort; brother of Richard Mort (Marlene) and Robert Mort (Sue), Betty Rickey (Rick) and Theo Brennan (Phil); and is also survived by his caregiver, Karen Reinhart. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Mort; and his siblings, Merle, Melvin, George, Harold and Roy Mort, and Margaret Riley. Chuck was an Army World War II veteran, serving with the 81st engineers and was a retired crane operator at J and L for more than 30 years. He also was a security guard at Woodland Hills High School. He was an avid golfer. The family wishes to thank Forbes Hospice for their care and compassion. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the funeral chapel with Rev. Rob Marrow officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to VFW- National Headquarters, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111, greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Newell, Patrick J. 107

  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Patrick J. Newell, 107, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Sarah Flaherty Newell; brother of the late Dudley Newell, Anne Newell Grealish and Mary Newell Curran; and also survived by his niece, Mary Newell Curran Dolnik and his nephew, Michael Curran. Patrick was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Army, and member of the forces that landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, during the D-Day invasion. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St. (http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Regis Church.
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Patterson Sr., Michael D. 59

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Michael D. Patterson Sr., M.D., 59, of McCandless, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Sarah Ann (Grandy) Patterson; father of Michael Jr., Darryl (Bridgett), Lucas (Cori) and Jason Patterson; grandfather of Isabella, Alexis, Benjamin, Kylie, Elle and Melody; brother of Elmore (Leslie) Patterson and Peggi Austin and the late Virginia Wynn. He is also survived by loving sisters-in-law and extended family members. He was preceded in death by parents, Elmore and Lilliam (Brown) Patterson. Dr. Patterson earned his Pre-Med degree from Westminster College before going on to earn his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. His career has spanned from practicing at UPMC Mercy and Renewal Inc., as well as serving as the chair of the department of medicine at Mercy Providence Hospital and Site Medial Officer for Allegheny County Jail. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching sports, especially pro wrestling, horror movies, comic books and his family. Dr. Patterson was a very caring and generous man who always helped anyone in any way he could. He dedicated his life's work to caring for the poor, elderly, uninsured and incarcerated. He was admired and adored by all that knew him and is sorely missed. Friends received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to a fund that is to be established in Dr. Patterson's name.
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Perlic, Blaise 85

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Blaise Perlic, 85, of Penn Hills, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor C. Perlic; loving father of Michael J. (Patti) Perlic, Thomas E. (Joelle) Perlic, John N. (Jeanne) Perlic and George L. (Missy) Perlic; grandfather of Dina, Stella, Roberto, Ryan and Alex; and brother of Steffie and the late Rose. Blaise was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Verona. He proudly served our country in the Navy after World War II and had a 30 year career with US Steel as a mathematician/programmer, and an additional 10 years as a consultant, working out of the Monroeville office. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animal Rescue League, 6000 Verona Road, Verona, PA 15147 or Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Rock, Michael 67

  • North Side
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Michael Rock, 67, of the North Side, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 42 years of Helen Rock; father of Michael (Casie) Rock; brother of Patricia Schwer; and nephew of Michael Lonzo. He also is survived by granddog, Riley. Mike was a generous man and loved to make everyone laugh. He loved his son, Mike, his motorcycles and working on cars. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 388 Center Ave., West View 15229, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Seibel, Betty L.

  • Overbrook
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Debor, Brookline | Get Directions
  • Betty L. Seibel, of Overbrook, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the wife of the late Robert; beloved mother of Lyndalee South and Maryann (Jan) Rihs; grandmother of Kristen Rihs and Rebecca (Justin) Galloway; sister of Mary Jane Klein and William Schohn; also many loving nieces and nephews. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday only at FRANK F. DEBOR FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1065 Brookline Blvd., 412-561-0380. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday in Church of the Resurrection. No visitation on Thanksgiving Day. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15228.
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Seria, Alfreda L. 90

  • Formerly of Springdale
  • Born: 1924-08-23
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Alfreda L. (Dabkowski) Seria, 90, formerly of Springdale, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the Golden Living Center, Murrysville, where she had been a resident for the past five years. She was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Natrona, the daughter of the late John and Helen Jeziorski Dabkowski and had lived in Springdale for 60 years. Alfreda was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and loved to bake. Alfreda is survived by her daughter, Karen L. (Michael) Sredzienski, of Irwin; two grandchildren, Ken (Jenn) Sredzienski, of Canonsburg, and Lisa Sredzienski, of Chalfant; two great-granddaughters, Kendyl and Lilly; and by her two sisters, Constance (Richard) Jarosinski, of Buffalo Township, and Carol (Jackson) Morris, of San Mateo, Calif. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James Seria, in 2001; brother, Zygmunt Dabkowski; and by her sisters, Ida Brinks, Teressa Dabkowski, Dorothy Dudzinski, Frances Siemianowski and Veronica Durcho. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturady in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Natrona Heights, with the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church on Saturday. Entombment will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery Mausoleum, Frazer Township. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Simmons, Ronald A. 70

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1944-07-10
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Ronald Arthur Simmons, 70, of Pittsburgh and Naples, Fla., died suddenly and unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Naples, Fla. Ron was born July 10, 1944, in Pittsburgh, to the late Ligia (Lee) DeSimone and Raymond Arthur "Art" Simmons. He was a graduate of Baldwin High School (1962), later receiving his Bachelor of Science in Education of Mathematics from Edinboro University (1966). A known sports fan, Ron created the first endowed athletic scholarship at Edinboro in 1987, Ron Simmons Football Scholarship. After a year teaching mathematics at Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh, he joined IBM as a computer salesman. His service with IBM lasted six years, interrupted by two years in the Army (1968 to 1970), where he served as a programmer at the Pentagon. Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, he founded Simmons Business Systems in 1975 and served the Pittsburgh community and tri-state area for more than 30 years. While president of Simmons Business Systems, Ron worked with and touched the lives of hundreds of employees, and built lifetime relationships through sales and service of Brandt, IBM and Konica-Minolta products. Through years of sponsorship with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Mr Simmons and Simmons Business Systems donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Pittsburgh, resulting in dozens of wishes granted for local children. Ron was a dedicated reader, avid golfer and founding member of the Club at Nevillewood, where he served as president from 2003 to 2005. He was also a member at Tiburon Golf Club, Naples, Fla. Most importantly, Ron was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, uncle and nephew. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughter, Tiffany (Michael); grandson, Maxton; sister, Cynthia (Richard); brother, Robert; nephew, Liam (Jessica); niece, Emma; uncle, Ray Sabol (late Helen); and aunt, Harriet Marshall. His twinkling eyes, generous spirit, contagious laugh and room-illuminating smile will be greatly missed by his entire family, along with many friends. Friends will be welcome 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 412-563-2800, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday in St. Barbara Church, 45 Prestley Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or Wounded Warriors Foundation. http://www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Smith, John M.

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Born: 1921-09-24
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • John Michael "Jack" Smith, of Mt. Lebanon, born Sept. 24, 1921, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary Elizabeth McDonough, in 2003; a son, James Michael Smith, who died in 2007; and a granddaughter, Susan Elizabeth Spinda, who died in 2009. Mr. Smith was the proud father of Mary Lou Spinda-Mangold (Fred), of Shaler, and Kathleen Bailey (Rob), of Mt. Lebanon. A beloved family patriarch, Mr. Smith was adored by his seven grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, who fondly called him "Poppy" or "PaPa." Mr. Smith enlisted in the Army in October 1942 and served in the Philippines and Fiji during World War II as a first lieutenant in the American Infantry Division in the Army. For 40 years, he was a regional manager in the steel industry. After his retirement in 1986, Mr. Smith served as a volunteer at Marian Manor for many years. Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Bernard Church, 311 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. http://www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Snyder, William 96

  • Plum , Formerly of Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1917-12-02
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • William Snyder, 96, of Plum, formerly of Lower Burrell, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Born Dec. 2, 1917, in Argentine, Butler County, he came to New Kensington as a young adult, graduated from Ken-Hi in 1935, and served in the Navy during World War II. Bill worked as a timekeeper for Alcoa for 34 years, retiring in 1970. He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of New Kensington, a board member of the Alle-Kiski Senior Citizens, a member of the Alcoa 25 Year Club, the Alcoa Retirees, a past president of Local 302, a member of the AARP, and the American Legion Post 347, the Moose, Eagles and the VFW of Lower Burrell. Surviving are his son, William T. (Barb) Snyder, of Plum, and daughter, Virginia Hauser, of Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren, Frank (Suzy) Hauser, Jennifer (Shane) Womack, and their children, Chad, Scott and Hope, and Lori (James) Garcia and their children, Blake, Tyler and Chance; and stepdaughter-in-law, Pat Dotto, of Lower Burrell, and her children, Reina (Sean) O'Donnell and their children, Nathan and Brendan; Monica (Jason) Dunkel and their children, Morgan and Dominick; and Brian (Shannonlee) Dotto. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Blanche Bates Snyder; his second wife, Helen Citrone Dotto; a brother, Harry Snyder; and two sisters, Annabelle Lockhart and Lillian Snyder. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday by his pastor, the Rev. Drew Bell. Private burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Stephens, Carl 63

  • Sewickley
  • Born: 1951-09-21
  • Died: 2014-11-15
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  • Carl "Baxter" Stephens, 63, of Sewickley, formerly of Aliquippa, departed this life Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Carl was born Sept. 21, 1951, the son of the late Joseph Samuel Stephens and Lillie Mae Stephens-Person, and the Rev. Conrad Person (stepfather). He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a tender age and continued his Christian walk at Triedstone Baptist Church in Aliquippa, and then later at Triumph Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Craig Giles. Carl was part of the music ministry as a drummer and senior choir member until his health prohibited him from serving. Carl retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 2011, where he had a long career that spanned 30 years educating children. During his teaching career, he taught in the Aliquippa, Western Beaver, Freedom and New Horizon school districts. In addition to teaching, he mentored and coached volleyball, softball and football. He was an avid follower and supporter of the Aliquippa Football Program. Carl graduated from Aliquippa High School and was an active alumnus of Slippery Rock University, where he received his bachelor's degree in education. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Samuel Stephens; and his brother, Donald Jerome Stephens. Carl leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Denise Calloway Stephens; his parents, the Rev. Conrad and Lillie Person; his three sons, Anthony, Thomas and Michael; one daughter, Tami; his brother, James Stephens (Vernelle); two sisters-in-law, Deborah Russo and Temora (CC) LeGrande; his grandchildren, JaKobe and Caleb; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at the Sewickley United Methodist Church, 337 Broad St., Sewickley, PA 15143. Bishop Carl E. Jones Sr., senior pastor of Greater Parkview Church, Greensburg, officiating.
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Teck Jr., Nicholas R. 76

  • Duquesne
  • Born: 1938-02-11
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Nicholas R. Teck Jr., 76, of Duquesne, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Lawson Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 11, 1938, in McKeesport, son of the late Nicholas and Stella (Nichols) Teck Sr. He was a retired tire man from Schuloff Automotive in McKeesport. He was the husband of the late Donna (Craven) Teck; father of Nicholas (Bridget Heberling) Teck, of Indiana, Pa., and Vicky Ann (Richard Scott) Adams, of Duquesne; grandfather of Aaron, Autumn and Avi Adams; brother of John (Mary) Nichols, of Belmar, N.J., Tom Teck, of Smock, Rose Marie Seman, of Wilmerding, Larry (Joan) Teck, of Versailles, Steve (Judy) Teck, of North Versailles, and the late Bill Teck and late Richard Teck (surviving spouse, Louise); brother-in-law of Judy Smitley; and is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating.
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Thompson, Alvin R. 96

  • Wexford
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Alvin Royal Thompson, 96, of Wexford, formerly of Drexel Hill, went to be with Jesus Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. He was the loving husband of the late Gretchen Thompson; beloved father of Lynne (Bill) Curran, of Media, Linda (Rob) Blankemeyer, of Wexford, and the late Barbara Repsher (survived by Hank), of Springfield; proud grandfather of Stephen (Kathleen), Matthew, Lindsay (Owen), Gretchen (Nathan), Meredith (Garrett), Kristin (Jimmy) and Adam; and great-grandfather of Miles, Emily and Connor. Al was a Navy veteran of World War II, an active member of Orchard Hill Church and he loved all sports. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until the time of a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Road, Wexford. Arrangements are by H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-364-4444. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that those so inclined may make a donation to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850.
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Tomasetti, Elizabeth 97

  • Southside
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Tomasetti, 97, of Southside, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. She was the wife of the late William; mother of Gayle (Robert) Knoll and Ronald (Kathy) Tomasetti; grandmother of Robert Jr., Rachel, Raymond, Richard, Ronald, Adam, Liz, Jeremiah and the late Bryan; great-grandmother of ten; sister of the late Phillip, Andy, Charlotte, Freddy, Michael and Ernie; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date in St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church. Arrangements handled by the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood PA 15227. If desired, family suggests contributions to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church, 5200 Greenridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Ubinger, William N. 83

  • Formerly of O'Hara Township
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • William N. Ubinger, M.D., 83, formerly of O'Hara Township, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, with family at his side. He was the wonderful husband of 58 years to Annamae (Hepp) Ubinger; loving father of Chris (Diane), Jeff (Nicki), Annette (Bill) Zervins and Eric (Kelly); and devoted Pap-Pap of Dan, Megan, Alex, Carolyn, Matt, Jason, Devyn, Brock and Carly; brother of Bernie (late Jayne) Ubinger. Bill earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh (Phi Beta Kappa), and his Medical degree at UCLA Medical School. His medical practice included two years in California and then family practice in Tarentum (Allegheny Valley Hospital), and then retired from serving as the medical director of the Drug and Alcohol Rehab Unit at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Highland Drive, Pittsburgh. Bill spent four years in the Korean War, serving with the Navy. He loved traveling, the Pittsburgh Symphony, visiting Civil War sites and Disney World. Bill's love for his family and God was always at the top of his list. His dedication to his wife, children and grandchildren was unparalleled. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave., Aspinwall. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 2510 Middle Road, Hampton Township. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to TASH Inc., The Anna Seethaler Hospital Inc., Oaxaca, Mexico, 9448 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101.
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Watson Sr., Richard A. 80

  • Brighton Heights
  • Born: 1934-07-22
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: O'Brien, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Richard A. Watson Sr., 80, of Brighton Heights, passed away at 7:01 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at his home. He was born July 22, 1934, in Bellevue, to the late Fred and Esther (Schook) Watson. Richard is survived by his wife, Bonnie (McKnight) Watson; his children, Richard A. (Lauren) Watson Jr. and Danielle (Kenneth) Glasser, both of Pittsburgh, and Laura (Matt) Smith, of Harrisburg; stepson, Bill (Shelly) Wyland, of Port Royal, Pa.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his sister, Esther Sawyer, of Bellevue. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Fred and Ben. He was a retired Pennsylvania state employee and a veteran of the 101st Airborne Division. Rich was a graduate of Bellevue High School, class of 1952. In accordance with Rich's wishes, service and interment will be held privately. Arrangements by O'BRIEN'S.
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Wills, Mary Jane 94

  • Bellevue
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Pinkerton, Avalon | Get Directions
  • Mary Jane (Brown) Wills, 93, a resident of St. John's Specialty Care Center, formerly of Bellevue (West View), died peacefully Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Wills Sr.; loving mother of Beverly Deiss of Bellevue and Robert L. (Karen) Wills Jr., of Greensburg; proud grandmother of Debbie (Pat) Riley, of Ross Township, Michelle (Todd) Longanecker, of Irwin, Rob (Melissa) Wills, of York, and Doug Wills, of York; and great-grandmother of Abigail, Shane, Dylan, Robby, Grace, Alex and Claire. Mary Jane was a graduate of Perry High School Class of 39 and was active in the Ladies Auxiliary of Fairview Volunteer Fire Company and served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1014 California Ave., Avalon, 412-766-5600, until the time of service at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to St. John's Specialty Care Center.
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Zezza, Ronald N. 73

  • Rankin
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Ronald N. Zezza, 73, of Rankin, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. He was the husband of the late Mary Lou (Belavic) Zezza; loving father of Ron Zezza (Patrice), Dean Zezza, Jill Buchleitner (Nick), Nick Zezza (Christine) and Nora Caruso (Peter); dear grandfather of Matt, Sara, Alyssa, Jordan, Dylan, Nicole, Gina, Dayna, Nicholas, Angela and Kristina; and brother of Rosemarie Calandra, Pat Zezza, Lorraine Truby and Maty Lynn Bence. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Blessing service at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. http://www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Westmoreland County

Bogonovich, Vera 87

  • Formerly of Level Green
  • Born: 1927-09-07
  • Died: 2014-11-14
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Vera Bogonovich, 87, formerly of Level Green, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Tomball, Texas. She was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Ginter, a daughter of the late Arthur and Eleanor (Minto) North. Vera was a traditional homemaker and worked in sales to open the new Kaufmann's in Monroeville in 1960. She always had a zest for life and loved all of her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Bogonovich. She is survived by her daughter, Michele (Bogonovich) Metz and their children, Jerrod, Brennan and Dane (Jessica); her son, Michael (Kathleen) Bogonovich and their children, Mark E. and Leslie Ann Bogonovich, Theresa (Michael), Angela and Kimberly; and great-grandchildren, Molly, Nicolas and Owen. Friends were received at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Nate Patnode officiating. Interment followed at Irwin Union Cemetery. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Busato, Xiuqin 61

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1953-06-11
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Xiuqin Song Busato, 61, of Jeannette, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at her residence. She was born June 11, 1953, in Fushun, China, a daughter of the late Song Weishan and Zhao Feng. Xiuqin was employed by the Holiday Inn Corp. She is survived by her husband, Louis W. Busato; her children, Li Yen, of Fushun, China, Lindsey Busato, of Greensburg, and Christine Busato Watson and husband, Rick, of Candor, N.Y.; two grandsons, Shawn and Zachery Watson; two brothers and a sister still in China; her father-in-law, Louis Busato and wife, Jackie, of Jeannette; a sister-in-law, Sally Young, of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Funeral services and interment in Calvary Hill Cemetery, in Crabtree, were private. The JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, was entrusted with arrangements.
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Charlesworth, Donna L.

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1961-09-06
  • Died: 2014-11-25
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  • Donna Louise Charlesworth, of Greensburg, lost the battle to cancer Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. She was born Sept. 6, 1961. She is survived by her three children, Rhiannon (Jerry, Cameron, Shaun, Cairynn and Connor), Tiffany (Brandan) and Maverick (Racheal); father, Lou Charlesworth; brothers, Ed (Joyce, Emmy, Cathy and Eddie), Joe (Mary, Julie, Ryan, Mike and Cody) and Mark (Teresa, Brandon and Tessa); husband, Rich Chianese; best friend for life, Carol; knitting buddies in "The Chubby Knitters Club"; an endless number of close friends; and her dogs, "The Rat Pack," including her beloved Chihuahuas and shih tzu pups. Though she faced several struggles during her lifetime she never gave up the fight, even to her last breath she continued to be a fighter. She taught her kids and loved ones what it means to be resilient, strong and genuine. Through the hardship she always had a smile on her face, while selflessly doing all she could for others. For example, in August 2014, she received a donation for Dollars for Donna (http://www.facebook.com/dollarsfordonna) from Steel City Roller Derby of $300 and donated it back to the league. One of her proudest accomplishments was the charity event she started, Benefit Beach Party, inspired from her illness. She used a portion of the proceeds to help others fight cancer. Her final wishes were to make sure that her doctor got recognition for his close attention and special care he provided. She loved and was forever thankful for Dr. Tawbi of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. She also wanted to help research and future cancer victims so she donated her body for scientific research through Life Legacy. Donna was a magnificent person in so many ways. When asked how she wanted to be remembered she said, "Funny, creative, artsy-fartsy, caring, beautiful, loving and an animal lover." She loved knitting, painting, art, being with her children and grandchildren and the holiday season. Her children are thankful for the time we got to spend with her and are glad she is now at peace. She will be deeply missed. A gathering will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at the residence of Joe and Mary Charlesworth, 3471 Route 982, Latrobe, PA 15650 to celebrate Donna's life.
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Cherrone, Robert R. 89

  • Export
  • Born: 1925-08-24
  • Died: 2014-11-27
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • Robert R. Cherrone, 89, a lifelong resident of Export, died Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in William Penn Care Center, Penn Township. He was born Aug. 24, 1925, in Export, a son of the late Nicole and Serafina (Calisti) Cherrone. Bob was a retired machinist at the Elliott Co. in Jeannette and was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, where he served as a waist gunner on B-24's. Robert was Catholic by faith and had many interests but was especially fond of gardening and the joy he received in giving the fruits of his labor to his friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Tony, Louis and Earnest; five sisters, Elizabeth, Rose, Lauria, Algie and Dorothy; and a step-daughter, Mary Margaret Hill. Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Helen (Rebich) Cherrone; a sister-in-law, Josephine Cherrone; and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins. Robert lived a long and satisfying life and will be missed by all who knew him. Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the WOLFE-VON GEIS FUNERAL HOME INC., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export, 724-327-1400, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (no visitation Sunday). Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Export, with military honors accorded by the Greensburg VFW Post No. 33 Honor Guard. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit http://www.wolfe-vongeis.com.
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Dollman, James H. 86

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1928-06-15
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • James H. "Jim" Dollman, 86, of Delmont, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was born June 15, 1928, in Nadine, a son of the late Harris and Eleanor (Loy) Dollman. Prior to retiring, Jim was employed in the trucking industry. He served in the Army during the Korean War, earning Army Good Conduct and Defense Service medals. He was a Mason and a founding member of Faith United Methodist Church in Delmont. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Thelma H. (Stroschein) Dollman. He was the loving father of Kathie I. Kirschman (late Duane R.), of Delmont, and David J. (Deborah) Dollman, of New Alexandria; loving grandfather of Jennifer (Michael), Kathryne (Jonathan) and David J. II (Elisha); and loving great-grandfather of Andrew, Abbigail, Alliyah, Nicole, Nathan, Samuel, David J. III and Leila. He is also survived by his brother, Samuel (Louise) Dollman, of Hawaii; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. A service of Christian burial and committal services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in Faith United Methodist Church, 305 Freeport St., Delmont, officiated by the Rev. Ron Raptosh and Pastor Donald Watkins. A song that was special to Jim will be sung by the Rev. Dr. Deryl Larsen. Everyone please meet at the church. Private interment will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Jim's memory be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 305 Freeport St., Delmont, PA 15626. Please write "J. Dollman" on check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit http://www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Dominick, Shawn J. 49

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1965-02-09
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Shawn J. Dominick, 49, of Latrobe, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born Feb. 9, 1965, in Greensburg, a son of Rose (Mangione) Dominick, of Latrobe, and the late Frank M. Dominick. Shawn was a member of St. Bartholomew Church. He enjoyed cooking and had attended Westmoreland County Community College's culinary school. He was an avid collector of collectables -- anything, anywhere, anytime. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lewis and Carmella Dominick; and his maternal grandparents, Louis and Sapienza Mangione. In addition to his mother, Shawn is survived by a brother, Gerard R. Dominick and Tami Mastrojohn, of Akron, Ohio; a special niece, Jocelyn R. Dominick, of Stow, Ohio; a special aunt, Flo Hiznaneck, of Greensburg; special cousins, John J. Dominick, Kevin and Lisa Kuncher, Jason and Dee Mignogna and Michelle Keenan; numerous other cousins; his special friends, Kevin Myers, Aaron Loughner, Neill Stouffer, April Osbourne, Steve Saling, T.R. Butler, Susan Sandford, Mark and Karen Ruoff; and many other friends. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Bartholomew Church with the Rev. Justin Matro, OSB, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Faith in Action or Westmoreland County Humane Society. Rose, Gerard and Jocelyn would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, UPMC Montefiore, UPMC Presbyterian, Faith in Action, everyone at Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Heartland Hospice, especially Shari Taylor, for their caring, loving and healing hands. To sign our online guest book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Eaglehouse, Richard D. 63

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1951-07-18
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Richard D. Eaglehouse, 63, of Latrobe, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in UPMC Shadyside. He was born July 18, 1951, in Latrobe, a son of Jolene M. (Leccia) Eaglehouse, of Latrobe, and the late Richard P. Eaglehouse. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and had been employed by Designed Alloy Products Inc. Rick was an avid sports fan. He loved golfing and played in the Vasco Golf League and had coached softball and basketball for a number of years. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Dorothy Kowalski. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Nancy J. (Kowalski) Eaglehouse, of Latrobe; four daughters, Amanda J. Kubasky and her husband, Christopher, of Greensburg, Michelle L. Eaglehouse, Rachel A. Eaglehouse and Jocelyn M. Eaglehouse, all of Latrobe; a brother, Thomas E. Eaglehouse and his wife, Linda, of Greensburg; a sister, Karen A. Raishart and her husband, Michael, of Norvelt; and his father-in-law, John Kowalski. He is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins; and his special dog, Zoe. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. Anthony Carbone as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Shadyside Hospital's 7th Floor West staff for their excellent care and compassion. To sign our online guest book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Erwin, Kelly S. 40

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1974-06-07
  • Died: 2014-11-07
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Kelly Sue Erwin, 40, of Delmont, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. She was born June 7, 1974. She will be missed by family and friends. A memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the Thistledown Inn, located at 221 W. Main St., Ligonier, PA 15658. Following the service, there will be food and fellowship. McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. 3rd Ave., Derry, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Gebadlo, Ann C. 86

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1928-03-28
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Ann C. Gebadlo, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin. She was born March 28, 1928, in Searight, a daughter of the late John and Anna Gabor. Prior to her retirement, Ann was employed at the A and P Grocery Store in the meat department with 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Agnes Church, Markvue Manor Womens' Club and AARP 3221. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis R. Gebadlo; two brothers, John and Daniel; and two sisters, Mary and Sophie. She is survived by her sons, Lawrence W. and his wife, Mary Louise, of West Newton, and Daniel M. Gebadlo and his friend, Anna Winship, of Erie; grandchildren, Mark and Jill Gebadlo, Michael and Kelly Gebadlo, Anne Marie Cataldi and John, Aaron and Danielle Gebadlo, Emily Leroy and Michael and Timothy Gebadlo; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends were received Sunday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass was held Monday in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Interment was in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Agnes Church in memory of Ann. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Goodman Jr., John Jack E. 52

  • Unity Township
  • Born: 1962-01-21
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • John E. "Jack" Goodman Jr., 52, of Unity Township, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at his residence. He was born Jan. 21, 1962, in Latrobe, a son of Genevieve "Jenny" (Ferlan) Goodman, of Latrobe, and the late John E. "Jack" Goodman Sr. Jack was the owner/operator of Goodman Trucking and he loved to help others. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his fiancee, Rita V. Edge, of Unity Township; one sister, Joann Goodman-Bentley and her husband, Al, of Austin, Texas; and three nieces, Natalie, Jenny and Jackie. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Westmoreland County Memorial Park, where entombment will follow. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the cemetery chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lupus Foundation at http://www.lupus.org. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Graham, Thomas E. 82

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1932-05-06
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Thomas E. Graham, 82, of Ligonier, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1932, in Ligonier Township, a son of the late John Edward Graham and Julia (Poiriez) Graham. He was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ligonier. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane (Bernett) Graham; a grandson, Christopher J. Cardy; a brother, John P. Graham; and a son-in-law, William R. Ludvigson. Tom is survived by his daughter, Coleen J. Cardy, of Ligonier; his son, Bruce E. Graham and his wife, Cheryl, of Johnstown; his brother and sisters, Dolores "Dee" Jackson, of Ligonier, Elizabeth "Libby" McKlveen and her husband, Don, of Ligonier, Julia "Dicky" Ambrose and her husband, Jim, of Ligonier, Howard Graham and his wife, Mary Ann, of Cadiz, Ohio, Loretta Wissel and her husband, Duane, of Lincoln, Neb., and Leona Moyer and her husband, Harry, of Latrobe; his two grandchildren, Megan Ashley Graham and Abbey Taylor Graham; his sister-in-law, Sandy Graham, of Ligonier; and he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. There were no public visitations. Family and friends were invited to attend a memorial service Sunday at the St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ligonier, with the Rev. Paul Poerschke, officiating. Interment was private. Arrangements are being handled by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 601 Weldon Street, Latrobe. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 300 W. Main St., Ligonier, PA 15658. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center emergency room, Good Samaritan 5th floor, ICU, and palliative care for their excellent care and compassion. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Henry, Linda L. 74

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1940-02-21
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Dunmire-Kerr, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Linda L. (DeVinney) Henry, 74, of Vandergrift, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in the Kittanning Care Center. Born Feb. 21, 1940, in Indiana, Pa., she is the daughter of the late Paul and Ruth DeVinney, and had lived in the Vandergrift area all of her life. She was a graduate of Vandergrift High School, Class of 1958, and the Franco Beauty Academy. Linda was a beautician and homemaker. She enjoyed music, watching the Steelers and Penguins and her 1967 Mustang Convertible. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William Henry, of Vandergrift; daughter, Erin (Michael) Gengo, of Vandergrift, and her son, Tim (Andria) Henry, of Leechburg; her grandchildren, Morgan and Evan Gengo, both of Vandergrift; a sister, Marlene Bielek, of Plum Borough; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Shellhammer. At her request, there will be no public visitation. Services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DUNMIRE-KERR and ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. The family suggests memorial donations be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001. To leave an online condolence, visit us at http://www.dunmirekerr.com.
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Hile, Wilma J. 81

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1933-01-30
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Wilma Jeanne (Beers) Hile, 81, of Murrysville, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. She was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Creighton and Wilma Beers. She was a choir member at the First United Methodist Church of Murrysville and a member of the Murrysville Women's Club, and she participated in Summer Stock Theatre. Wilma is survived by her husband, Paul Lowell Hile; a son, Mark C. Hile, of Plum; a daughter, Paula J. Hile, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and one granddaughter, Jamie J. Crookham, of Hopewell Township. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First United Methodist Church of Murrysville with the Rev. Chris Livermore and Pastor Bob Ellson officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverview Memorial Park, Penn Hills. If desired, memorials may be made to the church. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Hoffer, Homer E. 84

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1930-05-04
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Homer E. Hoffer, 84, of Scottdale (Bullskin Township), died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born May 4, 1930, in Acme, a son of the late Henry and Elsie Brown Hoffer. Mr. Hoffer was employed as a construction worker and farmer. He was a member of the Donegal Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where he served as an elder and choir member. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Snyder Hoffer; his children, Loretta Painter and her husband, Homer Wayne, of Mt. Pleasant, Darell Hoffer and his wife, Janice, of Mt. Pleasant, Shirley Keller and her husband, Melvin, of Jones Mills, Julia Miller and her husband, Jeffrey, of Casselberry, Fla., Henry Hoffer and his wife, Kathie, of Acme, Myron Hoffer and his wife, Eileen, of Scottdale, and Glenda Bradley and her husband, Damon, of Florida; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Philson Hoffer, of Greensburg, Kenneth Hoffer and his wife, Ida, of West Middlesex, Carolyn Clark, of Berlin, Robert Hoffer and his wife, Eleanor, of Acme, Orlando Hoffer and his wife, Cheryl, of Acme, and Ronald Hoffer and his wife, Wilda, of Acme. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Emma Marie Keller; a grandson-in-law, Mark Elam; and siblings, Otha Hoffer, Belle Kreinbrook, Dorothy Snyder, Huldah Stouffer, Hazel Rooney and Wilmer Hoffer. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant. There will no viewing on Thanksgiving Day. Viewing will continue from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Additional viewing will take place from 10 a.m. until the hour of services at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Donegal Christian and Missionary Alliance Church with the Rev. Bruce Crossley officiating. Interment will follow in the Keslar Cemetery. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Hughes, Fanny F. 85

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1929-05-06
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Fanny Fern Hughes, 85, of Lower Burrell, was called home to her Lord Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. She was born May 6, 1929, in New Kensington, to the late William and Martha Frances "Fanny" (Harnish) Thomas. She lived in New Kensington and Lower Burrell all her life. Fanny graduated from Ken-Hi High School, Class of 1947, and attended New Kensington Commercial School before beginning work for Alcoa at the Wear Ever Building in New Kensington for 20 years. She then was employed at Shadyside Hospital Pittsburgh, then she was a proofreader for Bankers Lithograph for 18 years. Fanny retired in 2010 from lSS in Harmarville and U Park. In her younger years she loved to dance, especially with her husband, Jim. Along her interests were flower gardening, bowling and watching game shows. She was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Joe Paterno's Penn State football, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fanny enjoyed the Valley News Dispatch, reading and studying the Bible. She was a member of First Baptist Church of New Kensington when she was younger and attended Harvest Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W., in 1991, after 23 years of marriage. She lovingly had been a caretaker for her mother, Fanny; her husband, Jim; and mother-in-law, Ida Hughes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by twin brother, Arthur A. "Mac" Thomas; brothers, William Thomas, David "Pete" Thomas and Jack N. Thomas; and sisters, Mary June Strawser and Myrna Jane Aiquist. She is survived by her niece, Sandra L. (Edward) Mangini, of Lower Burrell, who cared for her for many years, sister-in-law, Regina Thomas, of New Kensington, and brother-in-law, George Alquist, of South Carolina. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, until a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Dennis Smith. Interment will be private in Greenwood Memorial Park, next to her husband. Memorial donations for Fanny Hughes may be made to Twilight Wish 32 Union St., Doylestown, PA 18901.
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Huha, Victoria 80

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of Glassport
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • Victoria "June" Huha, 80, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Glassport, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Victor and Elizabeth Jaskolski; and wife of the late John Huha. She is survived by her children, Mary (Les) Mannerberg, of North Huntingdon, Michelle (Jim) Yurkiewicz, of Pittsburgh, John Huha, of Pittsburgh, and Marsha (Bill) Boulger, of Minnesota; her beloved grandchildren, Mandy (Dave) Gates, Greg and Matthew Mannerberg and Maxwell Boulger; great-grandchildren, Nicole and David Gates; and sisters, Jean Pack, of Connecticut, Margaret Stefanowicz, of New Jersey, Mary Audrey Billy, of Port Vue, and Elizabeth "Bunny" Doncoes, of New York. She was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Skotnicki; and brother, Robert Jaskolski. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be held at noon Saturday at Queen of the Rosary Church with Rev. Kedzierski. Interment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery.
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Hunter, Eva J. 80

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1934-11-20
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Eva Jean (Cramer) Hunter, 80, of Scottdale, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at her residence. Eva Jean was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Russell Charles and Josephine Ida (Minerd) Cramer. She was married to Eugene V. Debs Hunter Sr., who passed away March 4, 2001. Eva Jean was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School, class of 1952, and years ago worked as a baker in the Tasty Pastry Bakery, in Connellsville. She was a member of the Bryan United Methodist Church, near Dawson, where she taught Sunday School. Years ago, she was affiliated with the Owensdale United Methodist Church and the Scottdale Church of the Nazarene. She was also a member of the Scottdale Woman's Garden Club and the Brownfield Community Center. Eva Jean took enjoyment in singing and playing the organ. Eva Jean will be sadly missed by her loving family; her three children, Donna Kay Nicholson and her husband, Clarence Nicholson Jr., of Connellsville, Eva Marie Gaffney and her husband, Wayne Gaffney, of Scottdale, and Robert Earl Hunter and his wife, Stephanie, of Connellsville; her two step-children, Sandra Phelps and her husband, Harry, of North Carolina, and Eugene V. Hunter II, of Darragh; her 19 grandchildren; her 24 great-grandchildren; her two sisters, Dorothy Stoner, of Ohio, and Donna Lee Brooks and her husband, Eugene, of Connellsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Jean Hunter; her two sons, Kenneth Glenn Hunter and George Hunter; her step-daughter, Susan Hunter; her granddaughter, Jennifer Jean Fox; her grandson, Jimmy Crise; her two brothers, Wilber and Walter Cramer; and her two sisters, Marjorie Biller and Pauline Meloni. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 SPRING ST., SCOTTDALE, (724-887-5300 ) http://www.fergusonfunerals.com (GPS: N40 degrees 06.136 W79 degrees 35.278). Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Pastors Chris Varney and Roy Butt co-officiating. Graveside committal service and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery next to her late husband. Love Lasts Forever!
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Joyce, Mary E. 82

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1932-09-29
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Mary Elizabeth Joyce, 82, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, Fla. She was born Sept. 29, 1932, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Sweeny) Moore. Mary was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral where she was a former member of the parish council. She was on the board of directors of Clelian Heights School and volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul. Mary belonged to various Bible study groups and was a quilter, weaver and spinner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Moore. Mary is survived by her husband of 60 years, Fred M. Joyce; her daughters, Carolyn Bump and husband, Walter, of Floresville, Texas, and Colleen McWilliams and husband, Richard, of Export; and two granddaughters, Jennifer Lynn and Kelly Colleen McWilliams. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, where Prayers of Transfer will be recited at 9 a.m. Saturday followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Clelian Heights School, 135 Clelian Heights Lane, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 126 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. For online condolences and information, please go to http://www.kepplegraft.com.
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Latshaw III, James A. 74

  • Southwest Greensburg
  • Born: 1940-10-16
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • James A. Latshaw III, 74, of Southwest Greensburg, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Oct. 16, 1940, in Murrysville, the son of the late James A. Jr. and Oneida G. (Hale) Latshaw. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by the Greensburg Salem School District. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by a son, James P. Latshaw and his wife, Anne Marie, of Clinton, N.Y.; a daughter, Tina Balest and her husband, Michael, of Irwin; two granddaughters, Alyssa Balest and Tiffany Latshaw; a sister, Neta Domalik and her husband, Joseph, of Marguerite; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. W. Stephen Morse officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park with full military honors accorded by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Lucotch, Elizabeth J. 81

Majeski, Edith 97

  • Mt. Pleasant , Formerly of North Side
  • Born: 1917-07-15
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Edith (Fueller) Majeski, 97, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of the North Side, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Greensburg Care Center. Mrs. Majeski was born July 15, 1917, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Minnie (Masur) Fueller. Mrs. Majeski was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Mt. Pleasant and was a 1936 graduate of Oliver High School. Edith had worked for the J.C. Penney Co. as a sales clerk. She served on the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council and enjoyed doing volunteer work for many organizations. She is survived by her loving family: her daughter, Myrtle M. Sumoski and her husband, Thomas, of Latrobe; her grandson, Gregg Manjerovic and his wife, Michelle, of Annville; her grandchildren, Riley and Tyler Manjerovic; her step-grandchildren, Courtney and Noah Reitz; and her sister, Myrtle Fueller Brooks, of Belleview. In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Majeski in 1982. As per honoring the wishes of Edith, there will be no public hours of viewing or visitation. Private inurnment will be in Highwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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McSorley Cucchi, Shirley E. 83

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1931-09-14
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Shirley E. (Huffmyer) McSorley Cucchi, 83, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was born Sept. 14, 1931, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late James "Sam" and Iola (Slagle) Huffmyer. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Irwin, also part of the Sweet Adelines singing group and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of more than seven years, Joseph Cucchi. She is survived by her children, Deborah (Gary) Hunt, Arthur (Bonn) McSorley, Michael (Jennifer) McSorley, Patricia Talbot Reuther (Robert Feldman), Donna (Torok) McSorley and Kathleen Lyons; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; sister, Phyllis (Hugh) Joslin; brother, James (Sue) Huffmyer; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity Church, 502 Main St., Irwin, with Dr. Clifton J. Suehr officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or the ASPCA at http://www.aspca.org. For online condolences, please visit our website at http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Muto, Margaretta E. 96

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1918-02-24
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Margaretta E. Muto, 96, of Jeannette, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. She was born Feb. 24, 1918, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Kornbauer Love. Margaretta was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette. In addition to her parents, Margaretta was predeceased by her husband, John Muto, in 1974; sisters, Lillian Knechtel, Marie Stevens and Elizabeth Wilson; and brothers, Harry "Buck" Donnelly, Joseph Love, John Love, Robert Love and Howard "Stew" Love. She was the last surviving member of a large family. She is survived by a daughter, Eleanor DeFelice, and a son, Russell Muto and wife, Ann, all of Greensburg; grandchildren, Margie Humm and husband, Jay, James Graham and wife, Beth, John Graham, Christina Graham, Stacey Sloan and husband, Charles, and Shelley Muto; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Margaretta's family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the Hempfield Manor nurses and staff, and the Three Rivers Hospice, for all of the wonderful care and support that she received during her time there. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church with Father Paul A. Lisik as celebrant. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
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Naeger, Eleanor 81

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1933-11-10
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Eleanor Naeger, 81, of Latrobe, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in the Mountain View Specialty Care Center, Unity Township. She was born Nov. 10, 1933, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Bridge) Shabella. Eleanor was a member of St. Rose Roman Catholic Church in Latrobe. She loved gardening, crafts and sewing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hilary T. Naeger, April 5, 2014; and six siblings, Agnes Stascheck, Sarah Yuhouse, Frank Shabella, Martin Shabella, Cecilia Shabella and Mary Mariana. She is survived by her son, Richard M. Naeger, of Derry; her grandson, Stephen Naeger, of Derry; her great-granddaughter, Allison Naeger; two sisters, Barbara Ballash and Francis Unferdorfer; her former daughter-in-law, Karen Naeger; three sisters-in-law, Rose Flodin, Mildred Shabella and Loretta Shabella; two brothers-in-law, Bill Naeger and Jerry (Marian) Naeger; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St. in Latrobe. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. Online condolences and guestbook can be found at http://www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.
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Nardelli, James L. 85

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1929-02-27
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Giunta-Bertucci, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Attorney James L. Nardelli, 85, of New Kensington, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at UPMC St. Margaret, Aspinwall. He was born Feb. 27, 1929, in New Kensington, son of the late James L. and Florinda (Marini) Nardelli. He was the husband of 57 years of Linda J. (Guarino) Nardelli. He was the founder of Nardelli Law Office, P.C. in New Kensington, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, undergraduate and Law School. Mr. Nardelli practiced law in Western Pennsylvania for 57 years. For more than 50 years, he was solicitor for New Kensington Municipal Authority. He also served as solicitor for Upper Allegheny Joint Sanitary, Avonmore Borough, and the Westmoreland Housing Authority. He was on the board of the New Kensington Civil Service Commission. In his younger days, he loved off-roading, motorcycles, horseback riding and was an accomplished piano player. He enjoyed watching the Steelers and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and also was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Linda J. (Guarino) Nardelli, of 57 years, of New Kensington; three sons, James L. (Deborah) Nardelli Jr., of New Kensington, Anthony (Terri) Nardelli, of Allegheny Township, Michael D. (Tambrea) Nardelli, of Arnold; daughter, Mary Christina (Raymond) Matejczyk, of Michigan; and five grandchildren, Joshua, Nathan and Zachary Matejczyk and Jessica and Sarah Nardelli. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 until the time of the service of a funeral Liturgy outside Mass at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 5th Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, owner-supervisor. Burial will be private. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.giunta-bertucci.com.
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Nice, Roy A. 66

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1948-09-21
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Roy A. Nice, 66, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the home of his sister in Hannastown. He was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Wheeling, W.Va., the son of the late Roy Nice and Catherine (Reynolds) Kuhns. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Frank Kuhns; and a granddaughter, Paige. He is survived by two sons, Jason Nice and his wife, Holly, of Youngwood, and Christopher Nice and his wife, Kara, of New Alexandria; a daughter, Dana Snyder; four grandchildren, Christian, Bryan, Xavier and Raina; and his sister, Margaret Malone, of Hannastown. There will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday in Community United Presbyterian Church, New Alexandria, with the Rev. Kathleen Shirey officiating. Private interment in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Greensburg, in charge of arrangements. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Peer, Jimmie Beth 63

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1950-12-29
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Jimmie Beth (Marple) Peer, 63, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1950, in Charleston, W.Va., a daughter of the late James S. and Jessie (Armstrong) Marple. Jimmie Beth was an entrepreneur and owned several businesses throughout her life and most recently retired as a nurse's aide for Right at Home Health Care, of East Pittsburgh. She was a 1973 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in business and marketing and a master's degree in business administration. Jimmie was a member of Murrysville Alliance Church, and also a member of A.B.A.T.E. (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Towards Education), the Order of the Eastern Star, of California, Pa., the Adamsburg Community Fire Hall Social Club, and also a member of the WVU marching band and was a very talented musician and pianist. Surviving are her husband, Dennis Peer Sr.; two children, Nichlas Kaukonen and fiancee, Julie Huppman, of Coal Center, and Jamie Jarmon and husband, Joseph Jr., of Salem, W.Va.; two stepchildren, Dennis Peer Jr. and wife, Darcy, of Pittsburgh, and Kaitlin Peer, of Greensburg; a grandson, Joseph Jarmon III; two sisters, Daphne Moore and husband, Ernest, of West Virginia, and Dolores Pease and husband, Alan, of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Dan Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Ritenour, Cheryl D. 57

  • Derry Township
  • Born: 1956-12-15
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Cheryl D. Ritenour, 57, of Derry Township, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at her home. She was born Dec. 15, 1956, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late C. Homer "Grizz" and Carole G. Hartshorn Miller. Cheryl was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Youngstown. She had worked at Torrance State Hospital in dietary and had previously worked at the Sheetz in New Alexandria. Prior to her health problems, she belonged to many organizations and was willing to help anyone in need. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother who will be missed more than words can say. She is survived by her loving daughters, Danielle (Pete) Dreistadt, of Pleasant Unity, and Denise (Eric) Catone, of Derry Township; two brothers, Charles F. Miller (Judy Lynch), of Derry and Clifford W. Miller, of New Derry; her sister, Crystal L. (Gregg) Lazar, of Irwin; five grandchildren, Pete, Colette, Eric, Chloe and Nicholas; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where a service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. A special thanks to all of Cheryl's caregivers. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Rohaly, George 97

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1917-05-05
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • George Rohaly died peacefully at home surrounded by his family and went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was born May 5, 1917, in The Run section of Greenfield, a son of the late Helen (Gull) and Andrew Rohaly Sr. Mr. Rohaly was one of 10 children, all whom have preceded him in death except a brother, Nicholas, in Nevada. He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, William A. Conley. George is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, "Hon" Jean (Gruss) Rohaly; children, Georgia (William) Turnsek, of Irwin, Nancy (Jon) Hamlin, of Florida, and Babs (Mark) Tuccelli, of Greensburg. He was also blessed with grandchildren, Jeanne Langol (David) Drinon, of California, Tyler Hamlin, of Florida; and a great-grandson, Drew Drinon, of California. Mr Rohaly was retired from Monongahela Connecting Railroad, Hazelwood, after 41 years of service. He was a longtime member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Homestead, where he and Jean enjoyed donating their time making pirohy and koloc for holiday sales. George loved gardening. He was always proud of his vegetables and flowers. A special thanks to the nurses and aides at Excela Hospice, especially Pat McCormick, who gave George loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to Excela Hospice, 134 Industrial Park Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. You will live in our hearts until we are with you again. All our love George, Dad, DeDee. Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike. A Panachida (memorial service) was at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A funeral service was at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 903 Ann St., Homestead. Interment was in Irwin Union Cemetery. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Short, Agnes B. 94

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1920-01-22
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Agnes B. Short, 94, of Latrobe, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at The Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Greater Pittsburgh. She was born Jan. 22, 1920, in Ligonier, a daughter of the late John Zurick and Anna (Kovacs) Zurick. Agnes was a member of Holy Family Church, where she served as organist in the late 1960s through the early '80s, was a member of Holy Family Rosary Altar Society, and sang in the church choir. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert A. Short; three brothers, Anthony, Edward and Albert Zurick; and three sisters, Elizabeth Oswald, Eva Jean Dale and Joanne Harr. Agnes is survived by her daughter, Maureen A. Thomas and her husband, Curtis, of Greensburg; and five sisters, Mary Ellen Fluxmon, of New York, N.Y., Anna Mae Mellett, of Pittsburgh, Rose LaRue, of Johnstown, Theresa Polosky, of Pittsburgh, and Suzanne Peipock and her husband, Michael, of South Bend, Ind. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. The Holy Family Rosary Altar Society will recite the rosary at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Family Church with the Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, VF, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Westmoreland County Humane Society. To sign our online guest book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Stephens, Thomas D. 72

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1942-07-30
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Thomas D. "Drew" Stephens, 72, of Jeannette, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born July 30, 1942, in Jeannette, a son of the late Elmer and Viola (Griffith) Stephens. Prior to retirement he was employed by All Metals Fabricating Company and he was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the Army. Drew was a member of the First Baptist Church, Jeannette, American Legion Post 301 in Connellsville and ABATE. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, John, William and Elmer Stephens; six sisters, Florence Myers, Nora Belle Stephens, Oma Pifer, Harriet Kalbfleisch, Ruth Kifer and Phyllis Griffin. He is survived by a daughter, Deborah DelGross, of New Alexandria; a sister, Stella Butler, of North Huntingdon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. 1st St., Jeannette. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Charles Bowser officiating. Interment with military rites will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Stuchel, Robert C. 79

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1935-11-14
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Dunmire- Kerr Rowe, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Robert C. Stuchel, 79, of Vandergrift, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Natrona Heights. Born Nov. 14, 1935, in Plumville, he was the son of the late Hugh Miller and Rose Armeda Schall Stuchel. A veteran of the Army, having served during the Cuban Crisis, he had been employed by Stanford Home Centers as a truck driver prior to retiring in 1976. He had also worked as a self-employed painter throughout the area. Robert was a member of the Vandergrift Presbyterian Church; he enjoyed woodworking, scrapping, the topic of Civil War, going for road trips on Route 30 and spending time with his grandchildren and granddogs. He was also a past member of the Corvair Club. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Lou (Krug) Stuchel, of Vandergrift; a daughter, Sherri Steele, of Avonmore; son, Jeff (Linda) Stuchel, of Oklahoma Borough; a daughter, Wendi Garza, of Murrysville; seven grandchildren, Lauren, Zachery, Alexandra and Mackenzie Steele, Michael Garza, Nicole Shoemaker and Robert Ciuca; a great-grandson, Landon Shoemaker; five brothers, Mervin, William, Ronald, Leonard and Darvin Stuchel; one sister, Dorothy Yerty; along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Painter, Betty Stuchel and Jane Kwiatkowski. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the DUNMIRE-KERR and ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday with his Pastor, the Rev. Neal Galley, officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Apollo. To leave an online condolence, visit us at http://www.dunmirekerr.com.
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Thomas-Carlock, Diana L. 57

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1957-07-25
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Draper Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Diana Lynn "Nessa" Thomas-Carlock, 57, of Monessen, passed into the hands of our Lord on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at her home. Born on July 25, 1957, in Charleroi, she was one of six children. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Viola and Samuel Johnson. Diana "Nessa," as she was affectionately called, was a loving mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She loved her family, listening to music, watching movies, her dogs and most of all her granddaughters, Diana and Deborah Garry. Her smile was infectious. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Lynn (Chris) Garry; two granddaughters, Diana and Deborah Garry; her mother, Donna Lee Thomas, all of Monessen; two sisters, Hope Thomas of McKees Rock and Kimberly Thomas of New Castle; three brothers, Don Lee Thomas of Chicago, Gerald Thomas of Dubois and Jeffrey Thomas of Pittsburgh; a best friend, Alvina Lucas of Monessen; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Family and friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, followed by a Celebration of Life at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 230 Reed Ave., Monessen, officiated by the Rev. Terry Sanders of Uniontown. Arrangements have been entrusted to The BEVERLY C. DRAPER FUNERAL HOME INC., 608 Sixth St. Monessen, 724-684-6242, http://www.draperfh.com.
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Thornton, Richard L. 61

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1953-05-08
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Richard L. Thornton, 61, of Mt. Pleasant, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Thornton was born May 8, 1953, in McKees Rocks, a son of the late Robert and Grace (Krebs) Thornton. He was a graduate of Sto-Rox High School. Rich served in the Army during the Vietnam War era. He was employed by the Wabtec Co. of Greensburg as a press operator. Rich enjoyed camping and working in his garden. He was a member of the Shaft Club. Rich is survived by the love of his life for more than 29 years, Denise Anderson; his son, Ryan Thornton; his brothers and sisters, Ronnie Thornton, David Thornton and his wife, "Babs," and Linda Barrett, all of McKees Rocks, and Robin McBane and her husband, Chris, of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Rich was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Thornton; his brother-in-law, Leo Barrett; and his sister-in-law, Frannie Thornton. Family and friends were received this past Thursday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant, where funeral services were held this past Friday. Interment was held in the Middle Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com. The family wishes to thank the staff of CCU at Frick Hospital for their exceptional care and kindness.
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Tibbles, Leona 94

  • Formerly of Sutersville
  • Born: 1920-07-01
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Fountain, Lafayette | Get Directions
  • Leona (Couchenour) McLaughlin Tibbles, 94, passed away peacefully at her residence Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Leona was born July 1, 1920, in Sutersville, Pa., and was a longtime resident of Acadiana, La. Leona was active in her community and belonged to many bridge clubs over the years. She enjoyed her home and being a homemaker. Most of all, Leona loved spending time with her family and friends. Leona is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Jack) Burke, of Lafayette, La.; son, William (Dian) Tibbles, of Muskogee, Okla.; sister, Edith Finney, of White Oak; daughter-in-law, Kay McLaughlin, of Corpus Christi, Texas. She had eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Goldie Couchenour; husband, Charles E. McLaughlin II, in 1958, and her husband of 55 years, William K. Tibbles, who died in 2014; son, Charles E. McLaughlin III, of Corpus Christi, Texas; and brother, Harry R. Couchenour, of Pennsylvania. Graveside services will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at FOUNTAIN MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, in Lafayette. Interment will be at Fountain Memorial Cemetery, in Lafayette. The family wishes to thank Community Hospice for all their love and tender care given to Leona and her family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Leona's name to Community Hospice, P.O. Box 930, Youngsville, LA 70592. We also wish a very special thanks to Yvonne McZeal and Vickie Romero as you are family to us and there are no words expressed on how special you are and how much we appreciate all you have done for our family. Online obituary and guest book may be viewed at http://www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com. Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1010 Pandora St., (337) 981-7098, is in charge of arrangements.
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Van Kulich, Hilda 92

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1922-08-12
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Hilda Van Kulich, 92, of Monessen, on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Walnut Ridge Memory Care Center. Born in Monessen on Aug. 12, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Galuppo. Hilda was a very active member in the Charleroi Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and was Catholic by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Emil K. Van Kulich; three sisters, Martha Frow Dubnansky, Linda Bieneck and Alba Mallino. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Toni and George Theys of Ruffs Dale; one grandson, Christopher and Crystal Theys of Ligonier, Pa.; and two great-grandsons, Zachary and Alexander Theys; two sisters, Eva Giannini of Charleroi and Ruth and Anthony (Chick) Trozzo of Monessen; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Julie Galuppo of Coal Center; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in the ROBERT A. BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC., Grand Boulevard and Marion Avenue, Monessen, http://www.billicksfuneralhome.com. Funeral services will be held on Friday at noon in the funeral home with the Father Michael Crookston officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park Donora.
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Van Kulich, Hilda 92

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1922-08-12
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Billick, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Hilda Van Kulich, 92, of Monessen, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Walnut Ridge Memory Care Center. Born Aug. 12, 1922, in Monessen she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Galuppo. Hilda was a very active member in the Charleroi Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and was Catholic by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Emil K. Van Kulich; and three sisters, Martha Frow Dubnansky, Linda Bieneck and Alba Mallino. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Toni and George Theys, of Ruffs Dale; one grandson, Christopher and Crystal Theys, of Ligonier; and two great-grandsons, Zachary and Alexander Theys; two sisters, Eva Giannini of Charleroi, and Ruth and Anthony (Chick) Trozzo, of Monessen; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Julie Galuppo, of Coal Center; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Walnut Ridge Memory Cary Center and Heartland Hospice. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the ROBERT A. BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC., Grand Blvd. and Marion Ave., Monessen, http://www.billicksfuneralhome.com. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday in the funeral home, with the Father Michael Crookston officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.
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Vasilopus, Minnie J. 95

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1919-06-10
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Giunta-Bertucci, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Minnie J. Vasilopus, 95, of New Kensington, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Bel Air Health and Rehab, Lower Burrell. She was born June 10, 1919, in New Kensington, to the late Dominick and Angela (Torchia) Pallone. Besides her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Gusty J. Vasilopus, in 2007; two brothers, Joseph and Nicholas Pallone; and three sisters, Mary Timpona, Lucy Redding and Rose Choltko. She was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and the Alle-Kiski Senior Citizens Center. She organized dances for the Arnold Junior High School for 19 years along with her husband and was an active member of the PTA. She enjoyed decorating for every season, cooking for and spending time with her family. She is survived by two daughters, Cindy (Allan) Thompson, of New Kensington, and Dena (Donald) Kuhn, of Arnold; four grandchildren, Alexander (Sarah) Thompson, Adam (Katie) Thompson, David (Irina) Veschi and Delia (John) Swords; two great-grandsons, Franco Thompson and Derek Veschi; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 5th Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, owner-supervisor. The funeral service of a funeral Liturgy outside Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, Arnold. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.giunta-bertucci.com.
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Vensko, Elizabeth K. 84

  • Hunker
  • Born: 1930-01-20
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth K. Vensko, 84, of Hunker, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was born Monday, Jan. 20, 1930, in South Greensburg, daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Kopcho) Vensko. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Church, Greensburg. She worked for Penn Albert Towers and Seton Hill College. Surviving are a brother, Andy S. Vensko, Hunker; two sisters, Verna M. Vensko, Hunker, and Sue Anna Price, Hagarstown; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Vensko; and two sisters, Agnus and Catherine Vensko. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at the C. RICHARD MCCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 S. Fourth St., Youngwood. A Parastas service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Requiem funeral liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at St. Nicholas Byzantine Church with Father Regus Desenta officiating. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
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Williams, Jessica L. 31

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of Penn Township
  • Born: 1983-09-02
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Jessica Lynn Williams, 31, of North Huntingdon and formerly of Penn Township, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 2, 1983, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of George Oravec, of Penn Township, and the late Diana (Smith) Oravec. A graduate of James Madison University, Jessica worked as a financial analyst for KPMG in Pittsburgh. Jessica was an outgoing and positive person whose warm smile and generous heart will forever stay with those who knew her. Besides her father, she is survived by her husband, Nick Williams, of North Huntingdon, and their son, Greyson; her brother, Jeff (Stephanie) Oravec, of Charlotte, N.C.; her sister, Megan Oravec, of Penn Township; her niece, Maryn Oravec; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Community United Methodist Church, 3487 Route 130, Harrison City, with Pastor John Ciampa officiating. Funeral arrangements are by the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. In lieu of flowers, Jessica's family asks that memorial contributions be made to Greyson Williams' 529 college fund, in care of the family. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Armstrong County

Moorehead, Karl E. 94

  • Formerly of Apollo
  • Born: 1920-01-06
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Karl Eugene Moorehead, 94, formerly of Apollo, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Country Manor Personal Care Home, Kittanning. Born Jan. 6, 1920, in Hyde Park, he was a son of the late William H. and Hazel (Cline) Moorehead. Karl lived in the Apollo area all of his life, and attended Apollo High School. He served our country with the Navy during World War II. Karl worked as a millwright for Allegheny Ludlum, Bagdad plant, for 36 years, retiring in 1982. Karl was a member of the former First United Methodist Church in Apollo and the United Steelworkers Union in Leechburg. He enjoyed car shows, living in the country and loved country music. In addition to his parents, Karl was preceded in death by three wives, Marian Corcetti, Pearl Woods and Elva Cline; sisters, Ethel Romagni and Mary Slee; and brothers, James and William Moorehead. He is survived by his sister, Delores H. Shuster, of Orange City, Fla.; brother, John D. (Esther) Moorehead, of Valparaiso, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo, with Pastor Sara Wrona officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Armstrong County American Legion Honor Guard. Interment in Vandergrift Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be made in Karl's name to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15215. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Shaner, David W. 75

  • Kittanning Township
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • David W. Shaner, 75, of Kittanning Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot. Arrangements are entrusted to WELCH FUNERAL HOME, Ford City, 724-763-9041, and are incomplete at this time. http://www.welchfh.com.
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Butler County

Felice, Mary J. 96

  • Sarver
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Rossi, Warren | Get Directions
  • Mary Jean Felice, 96, of Sarver, formerly of Vienna, Ohio, and Franklin, Ind., passed away peacefully at her home, in Sarver, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Mary was born and raised in Warren, Ohio, the daughter, and one of 12 children, of Nicholas and Mary (Santucci) Yannucci, of Italy. Mary loved people, flower gardening and absolutely doted on her many pets over the years. She was kind and understanding, both giving and forgiving, and she had a genuine concern for others. She was like a gentle snowfall that beautifies everything it covers. She will be sorely missed. She is lovingly survived by her nephews, John, Nicholas and Michael DeMeno and their families, of Sarver; niece, Denise Miles, of Freeport, and family; nephews, Raymond Yannucci and family, of Stow, Ohio, Nick Yannucci, of Vienna, Ohio, Bobby Yannucci and Gene Yannucci and their families, of Warren, Ohio, Paul Yannucci and family, of New Jersey, Debbie McClain and family, of Niles, Ohio, Joey Simon, of California; as well as sisters-in-law, Lena Yannucci, of Niles, Ohio, and Lisa Yannucci, of Warren, Ohio; and a daughter-in-law, Victoria Vennetti and family, of Franklin, Ind. She is also survived by her two step-children, Gloria Furrie, of Vienna, Ohio, and Jay Felice, of California. Mary was predeceased by her first husband, Herman Vennetti, of Warren, Ohio; her second husband, Pompey Felice, of Vienna, Ohio; and her beloved son, Patrick H. Vennetti, of Franklin, Ind.; as well as her parents and 11 siblings. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at St Mary's Catholic Church, 232 Seneca St., N.E., Warren, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Bernard Schmalzied. Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery in Cortland, Ohio. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, material tributes in Mary's honor may be made to either St. Mary's Catholic Church, 232 Seneca St., N.E., Warren, OH 44481, or the Trumbull County Animal Welfare League, 812 Youngstown Kingsville Road, S.E., Vienna, OH 44473. Arrangements provided by PETER ROSSI AND SON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Warren, Ohio, and REDMOND FUNERAL HOME, of Freeport, Pa. The family is eternally grateful for the loving care Mary received at Fair Winds Manor, in Sarver. Family and friends may visit http://www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Felice family.
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Haube, James C. 88

  • Buffalo Township , Formerly of Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1926-11-15
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • James C. Haube, 88, of Buffalo Township, formerly of Natrona Heights, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Allegheny Valley Hospital. He was born Saturday, Nov. 15, 1926, in Tarentum, a son of the late Rene V. and Olive Mae (Charles) Haube. He had lived in Tarentum, Bakerstown and Natrona Heights his entire life. James was a radio and broadcast engineer for WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, for 19 years, as well as various other stations. He also owned an antique store in Bakerstown for 16 years. He was of the Presbyterian faith and a World War II veteran serving in the Army and Merchant Marines. James was a member of various amateur radio stations and his call sign was W3OER. He was a 1943 graduate of Tarentum High School and attended three semesters at Penn State University. James was an amateur radio enthusiast. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Eleanore Irene (Pagnin) Haube; stepson, Jean Claude Pascotto, Los Angeles, Calif.; step-grandchildren, Nicole (Edward) Rodriguez and Natalie (Ramon) Tejeda, both of Los Angeles; step-great-granddaughter, Gema Tejeda; and a brother, Stephen (Reta) Haube, of Tunnellton, W.Va. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edmond D. Haube. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, with the Rev. R. Cameron Malcolm IV, officiating. Family suggests contributions to the charity of one's choice. http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Jones, Roberta F. 77

  • Butler , Formerly of Shadyside
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Roberta F. "Bobbi" "Bertie" Jones, 77, of Butler, formerly of Shadyside, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of the late Robert D. and Beane (McShane) Jones; sister of the late Mary Louise Trenga; dear aunt of Deborah Ann Trenga-Myers (Jay Myers), Linda Polito-Rhodes (Richard Rhodes) and the late Donna Polito; and great-aunt of MaryGrace and Jayson Myers and Christine and Heaven Rhodes. Bobbi worked for Crum and Forster Insurance Cos. for 28 years. She wrote for the company paper, "Spotlight," under the nom de plume "Sally Snoop from the Sixth Floor." Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Interment to follow at Mt. Royal Cemetery.
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Kay, Dean C. 90

  • Valencia , Formerly of Allison Park
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Dean Clayton Kay, 90, of Valencia, formerly of Allison Park, died peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Nancy C. Kay; loving father of Dina (Timothy) Swaney and Mary (Keith) Fitzpatrick; devoted grandfather of Emily, Daniel and Matthew Fitzpatrick; and is also survived by nieces, Judy (Kay) Begenwald and Joyce Kay; and nephew, James Bleil. Friends will be received from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at noon Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Glenshaw. Arrangements are by BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Passavant Hospital Foundation, 9100 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or St. Barnabas Charities, 5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.
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Kline, Dorothy M. 81

  • Callery
  • Born: 1933-09-28
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Dorothy M. "Dot" (Wilson) Kline, 81, of Callery, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, peacefully in the comfort of her home, with her family at her side, after a long illness. Born in Nixon, Pa., Sept. 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Florence Lloyd Wilson. Dot was a retired Postal Clerk for the Zelienople Post Office. She was a lifetime member of the Crestview Presbyterian Church, where she had served as a Deacon and also belonged to the Mars Chapter 271, Order of the Eastern Star. Dot loved spending time with her family and enjoyed sports. Surviving are three daughters, Vicki L. Kline Sayti (Gene Colonello), of Callery, Melanie "Mel" Golden (Bob Jr.), of Cranberry Township, and Kim Fair, of Butler; her grandchildren, Shawn, Ryan and Lindsay Sayti, Zacchary (Morgan) and Mitchell Golden, and Chase and Cambry Kosich; her sister, Madelynn "Mitzie" Staaf, of Gibsonia; and her brother, Lloyd "Cy" Wilson, of Mars. She is also survived by three nephews, a niece and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Kline, whom she married Feb. 20, 1953, and who died June 22, 2002; and by her daughter, Tammy Kline Kosich. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Crestview Presbyterian Church, 210 Kline Ave., Callery, PA 16024, with the Rev. Robert Goossen officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in Brownsdale Cemetery in Penn Township. In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests that memorials be made to the Crestview Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box AA, Callery, PA 16024. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Fayette County

Grimm, Dorothy A. 84

Latta, Sophie A. 88

  • Arnold City
  • Born: 1926-09-08
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Sophie A. Latta, 88, of Arnold City, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Country Care Manor, Fayette City. A daughter of the late Dominic and Eleanor Barch, she was born in Monessen on Sept. 8, 1926. A resident of Arnold City since 1966, she was a member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church. Sophie had been employed for 20 years at the former Brookville Sewing Company, retiring in 1985. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Floyd Bilski of Fairhope and Natalie and Jeff Parks of Hanover; one sister, Bertha Bilski of Arnold City; and one grandson, Colby Bilski and his wife, Jessica. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nick Latta on May 29, 1992; one granddaughter, Kaly D. Bilski on Dec. 8, 2010; and two brothers, Walter and Joe Barch. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, http://www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com, 724-929-5300. A funeral Mass will be in St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the rev. Msgr. Roger A. Statnick as celebrant. (Everyone is asked to go directly to the church.) Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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Mauk, Charles Chuck W. 75

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1939-08-20
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Charles William "Chuck" Mauk, 75, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Highlands Hospital. He was born Aug. 20, 1939, in Connellsville, a son of the late Lansce and Amelia (Worrick) Mauk. He was Protestant by faith. He is survived by his wife, Arlene (Black) Kessler; children, Charles Kessler and wife, Jill, of Butler, Charlene Teets and husband, Thomas, of Uniontown, Robin Clawson and friend, Edward Rausch, of Connellsville, Lee Kessler and wife, Kim, of Connellsville, John Kessler and friend, Dianne, of Connellsville, Kelly McKeel and husband, Patrick, of Juniata, Lansce Kessler and wife, Tonya, of Connellsville; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a sister, Shirley Swager, of Oklahoma. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his children, Jeffrey and Lonnie Scott; grandchildren, Jeremy McKeel, Kajun Brink, Michael Honse and Ashley and Tiffany Kessler; three brothers, William, James, George and Orville Mauk; and two sisters, Hazel Mauk and Freda Overton. Family and friends will be received from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 North Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where funeral service will follow with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will be private.
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McElroy, Jesse M. 88

  • Leisenring
  • Born: 1925-12-18
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Jesse M. McElroy, 88, of Leisenring, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Joseph M. and Delia (Henry) McElroy. He was retired from Marsalino Construction Company. Jesse was a 30 year member of North Union Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary member of Uniontown American Legion Post 51 Honor Guard. Jesse is survived by his loving wife, Helen "Tootie" (Smiley) McElroy; a brother-in-law, Georgie Smiley; a daughter-in-law, Lorrie (Black) McElroy; a niece, Ilene Timko; four grandchildren, Christina Ober, Heather Morrison Martucci, Brandi Jo Hutter and husband, Scott and Joey Chidister; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Jesse was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Lee (McElroy) Bell; and a son, Jesse Melvin McElroy. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and until 10 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Dave Taylor officiating in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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McLean, Velma J. 76

  • Normalville
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Velma J. McLean, 76, of Normalville, fell to sleep in death Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at home. She will be missed by many. Velma was the daughter of the late George and Matilda Nichelson and is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Samuel; five children, Sandra Reeves of Connellsville, Cheryl Guynn, of Normalville, Daryl McLean, of Scottdale, Lorna Keller, of Copon Bridge, W. Va., and Robin Hines, of Connellsville; and 10 grandchildren, David, Rachel, Seth, Daryl, Johnathan, Julie, Heather, Tristan, Danielle and Wyatt. Velma was a volunteer who preached the good news of God's Kingdom to many. She enjoyed gardening and bird watching, especially hummingbirds. She also enjoyed camping and fishing with her family. A memorial service for Velma will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Connellsville. Arrangements are under direction of SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122. Please visit Velma's online memorial at http://www.saloom-rega.com. to sign the condolence guest book. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Schwartz, Perry 91

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1922-11-24
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Perry Schwartz, 91, of Belle Vernon, died peacefully on Nov. 23, 2014, at St. Barnabus Nursing Home, Gibsonia, with his loving wife Helen at his side. Born Albert Perry Schwartz in Belle Vernon on Nov. 24, 1922, to Louis and Lillian Swartz, he had two sisters, both now deceased: Louise Wolfe and husband, George, and Katherine "Kass" Altpater and husband, Clint. Perry graduated from North Belle Vernon High School in 1940 where he was a standout basketball player. As an undergraduate at California State Teachers College (now California University of Pennsylvania) he continued to star in both basketball and tennis. In 1943 he attended the Naval Officers Training Program at Bloomsburg State College, and then served his country as a Naval officer in the Mediterranean during World War II. Upon his return from active duty, he taught math and coached football at North Belle Vernon High School for several years before starting his own business, Standard Physicians Supply Company, which he and Helen ran as a successful family business. Perry took a genuine interest in people and had a great sense of humor - one couldn't be near him for very long before being engaged in friendly conversation. He will be remembered by many as a great friend; giving his time and talent to many charitable organizations and causes. He was an active member of the Belle Vernon Lion's Club for over 40 years, chairing countless events and committees and serving multiple times as President. He also served as president of the Monongahela Valley Country Club, where he was a long-time member and a regular on the golf course. After moving his family to Monessen, Perry joined the Monessen Elks Lodge 773, as well. Following his retirement in 1987, Perry became more involved with the veteran's organization, Mon Valley Shipmates, often donning his uniform to participate in parades and community events. And he finally had time to complete the lyrics to a love song he started composing many years before in Naval Training School, titled "You're Always the Girl in My Dreams". Perry is survived by his devoted wife Helen and three children, Patricia Henriquez (husband Jack) of Allentown, Debra Achen and husband, Donn of Monterey, Calif., and Tracey Deal of Poway, Calif. He is also survived by two grandsons and four great-grandchildren: Eric Henriquez (son Jack, and daughter, Emerson), and Ryan Henriquez (wife Jennifer, twin daughters Harlow and Roma). Friends will be received noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-5300, http://www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com. A blessing service will be in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. James Bump officiating. Entombment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery. The members of the Mon Valley Shipmates will meet in the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. to conduct a two bell service In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Belle Vernon Lion's Club, 435 Speer Street, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
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Sembower, William L. 65

  • Bullskin Township
  • Born: 1949-09-05
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • William L. "Bill" Sembower, 65, of Bullskin Township, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at home. He was born Sept. 5, 1949, in Connellsville, a son of the late Robert and Bessie (Shaffer) Sembower. Bill retired from County Line Collision as an auto body repairman. He was an Army veteran. Bill enjoyed the outdoors, especially while riding his motorcycle. Bill is survived by two sons, Toby Sembower and wife, Jamie, of Gainesville, Fla., and Tom Sembower, of Fort White, Fla.; three grandchildren, Colton, Taylor and Dayton Sembower; two brothers, Joseph Sembower and wife, Ruth, of Connellsville, and Lance Sembower, of Connellsville; sisters, Belinda Evans and husband, Chris, of San Antonio, Texas, Deborah Sembower, of Long Beach, Calif., and Karen Aiton and husband, Mike, of Edmonton, Canada. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by a son, Tim Sembower; and a brother, Donald Sembower. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Sessler Umbel, Clarissa Criss 89

  • Uniontown
  • Born: 1925-08-15
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Uniontown | Get Directions
  • Clarissa "Criss" (Dally) Sessler Umbel, 89, of Uniontown, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Balsinger, a daughter of Philip Leroy Dally and Jessie Belle Franks Dally. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, James Russell Sessler Jr.; and a brother, Jesse Leroy Dally. Criss was a 1943 graduate of German High School and went on to further her education at Bob Jones University, California University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh. She worked as an educator in Friendsville, Md., Barrington College and for the Intermediate Unit No. 1 in Fayette County before her retirement. She was a faithful member of Third Presbyterian Church and served as a Sunday School teacher, elder, a member of the Grace Bible Class and dedicated member of the choir. Criss was also active in the Fayette County Sunday School Association, Fayette County Christian Endeavor, where she enjoyed leading singing with her never-ending enthusiasm. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and PSEA. Criss was a world traveler and was an avid reader. Left to cherish Criss's memory is her husband, William Kimmel Umbel; her daughter, Amy Bane and husband, Mark, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a stepson, Ernest Umbel and wife, Julie, of Friendsville; and a stepdaughter, Kathy Deal and husband, Scott, of Addison. Family will receive friends from noon to 2 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2014, at the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown. Visitation will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Third Presbyterian Church followed by a service celebrating Criss's life at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Chris Enoch and Pastor Michael Grantz as co-officiatiants. Interment will follow in Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at http://www.adferguson.com.
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Shearer, Donald L. 66

  • Mill Run
  • Born: 1948-08-24
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Donald L. Shearer, 66, of a lifelong resident of Mill Run, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at his home, while surrounded and comforted by his loving family. He was born Aug. 24, 1948, in Connellsville, the son of the late Laren G. and Florence Bigham Shearer. Donald was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1966. He then attended West Virginia University, where he played varsity baseball and was a graduate in 1970. Upon graduating from WVU, Donald had the opportunity to sign with the Baltimore Orioles professional baseball team but chose to stay in Pennsylvania to start a family. Donald continued his passion for baseball as he went on to play and manage for the Mill Run baseball team in the County Baseball League. Donald had worked as a track foreman with CSX for 30 years and he was a member of the BMWE Local No. 1049 for 30 years. Donald was very civic-minded. He served in the West Virginia National Guard, he was a member of the Mill Run Recreation Authority and he was a lifetime member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church in Mill Run where he served as the Sunday school teacher for the Couples Class. Donald was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, especially by his loving wife of 41 years, Eileen Cunningham Shearer; his son, Brian Shearer and wife, Nikki, of Mill Run; his daughter, Stacey Shearer Hoover and husband, Jay, of Mill Run; his grandchildren, Cole, Bryn and Kace Shearer and Derek, Kara and Kylee Hoover; his sister, Karen Rebar, of Connellsville; his brother, L. Glen Shearer and wife, Peggy, of Mill Run; and several loving brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft (724-455-2310). (There will be no viewing Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.) A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Dull officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Indian Creek Baptist Cemetery, Mill Run. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1 Station Square Drive, Landsmark Building, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, in memory of Donald L. Shearer. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Soliday, Timothy M. 49

  • South Connellsville
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Timothy M. Soliday, 49, of South Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, and will be announced when complete.
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Indiana County

Brocious, Thomas D. 51

  • Dixonville
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Rairigh, Hillsdale | Get Directions
  • Thomas Duane Brocious, 51, of Dixonville, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME LTD., 18944 Route 286 Highway East, Hillsdale, Indiana County. There will also be a visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at New Life Lutheran Church, 1209 Leroy Road, Marion Center, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral service, officiated by Pastor Stephen C. Bond. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
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Pelky, Sandra M. 63

  • Indiana
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Bowser-Minich, Indiana | Get Directions
  • Sandra M. Pelky, 63, of Indiana, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at her home. She was born in 1951, in Indiana, to Raymond and Eleanor McCormick Syphers. Mrs. Pelky was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Indiana, and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 6555, Sagamore. Sandy enjoyed bowling with a women's league at Greendale Bowling Lanes and was involved with a dart league at the VFW. She enjoyed shopping, crafts, crocheting, cross stitching, western movies, baking, cooking, camping and traveling. She was employed at SeasonALL Industries and several jobs in Harrisburg where she lived for many years. Sandra is survived by one sister, Carol L. McCoy and husband, Richard, of Shelocta; two nieces, Sherry McCoy and Melissia McCoy, both of Shelocta; one stepson, E. Joseph Pelky and wife, Jacqueline, and children, of Utah; one sister-in-law, Teresa Rossi, of Strattonville; and by a close friend, Deb Zani and husband, Michael, of Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Earl J. Pelky in 1998; and by several brothers and sisters-in-law. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME, Indiana, where a funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. with Dr. Derrick Hatfield officiating. Private interment will be made in the North Point Cemetery. http://www.bowserminich.com.
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Washington County

Cepaitis, Anna M. 87

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1927-07-27
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Marra Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Anna Marie Thomas Cepaitis, 87, of Monongahela, died on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family knowing that just as in life God was watching over her. Born July 27, 1927, in Brownsville, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Anna (Godderz) Thomas. Anna was a member and officer of the Valley Art Club and a volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Monessen. She was a member of AARP, the Ladies of Charity, and a lifelong member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish (Transfiguration). Anna enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, creating works of art, keeping up with the latest technology, and engaging in a variety of activities including her card club, art club, and bible study group. Anna was an accomplished self-taught artist, winning numerous awards in the annual Valley Art Club exhibits. She shared her view of the world through her many still life and landscape paintings. Her love for family and friends was evident in her portrait and genre paintings. She especially enjoyed painting Mon Valley scenes. Some of these paintings hang in several locations throughout the area and are featured in the book, Monongahela City. They were also reproduced by the Monongahela Area Historical Society in prints, post cards, and Christmas cards. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Tom and Lu Cepaitis of Washington, Pa., and Mark Cepaitis of Southpointe; three daughters, Terry Cepaitis of Maryland, Patty Cocciolone of Monessen and Anita Cepaitis and fiance, Mark Wukovich of Monongahela; a brother, Al Thomas and wife, Lundie, of Pittsburgh; a brother-in-law, Joe and his wife, Vanna Cepaitis, of Donora; five grandchildren, Heather, Amy, Jamie, Shelby and Taylor; and seven great-grandchildren, Hannah, Lane, Jannah, Sawyer, Giana, Gio, and James; and extended family members, Teri and Joe Barone of Monongahela and Cliff Goodrow of Southpointe. Friends will be received at the MARSHALL MARRA FUNERAL HOME, 216 Chess St., Monongahela, 724-258-6767, marshallmarrafuneralhome.com, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral prayers will begin in the funeral home Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Transfiguration Church at 10 a.m. with the Father William Terza as celebrant. Interment will follow at Monongahela Cemetery.
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Bennett, Tembra A. 74

  • New Bern, N.C.
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: __, __ | Get Directions
  • Tembra Anne Horrell Bennett, 74, of New Bern, N.C., passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after a long illness. A native of Western Pennsylvania, she lived in New Bern, N.C., since 1972. She is survived by her husband, Roger; son, Chris (Beth) Bennett, of New Bern; daughter, Michelle (Alice) Bennett, of Roanoke, Va.; brothers, Luther, John, David and their families, of Ligonier; and her granddaughter, Olivia, of New Bern. Tembra will be missed by friends and students in New Bern where she taught art in the Craven County School System until her retirement in 2001. She was both an artist and art collector who traveled with her husband to the cities and museums of Europe to see the masterpieces in person. A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Bethany Christian Church, in Arapahoe, N.C. Family will receive friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at COTTEN FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28557 or Bethany Christian Church, 8126 N. Carolina 306, Arapahoe, NC 28510. Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be made to the Bennett family at http://www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
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Birr, Barbara L. 78

  • Erie
  • Born: 1936-01-18
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Edder, Girard | Get Directions
  • Barbara L. (Gaither) Birr, 78, of Erie, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at St. Vincent Health Center. She was born Jan. 18, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., to the late Guy Gaither and Ola Hearn. She was raised and educated in Baltimore where she graduated from an all-girls school. While in Baltimore, she worked on the line for Noxzema. Barbara met her first husband, Ed Monnin, who survives her in Baltimore, and they moved to Meadville in the 1960s. Barbara moved to McKeesport in 1971. She worked as a Nanny for 18 years, also at a card shop and helped out at the churches she attended. Barbara was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in McKeesport. She enjoyed going to church, reading, being around her family and her special puppy, Frisco. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her second husband, Donald Birr; and a half sister, Henrietta Gaither. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Judy (Skip) Veshinfsky, of Lake City, Cathy (Randy) St. Denny, of Hampton, N.Y., and Virginia (Steve) Marchetti, of McKeesport; her close stepdaughter, Carolyn Birr, of White Oak; her seven grandchildren, Jacob, Kevin, Sean, Christopher, Pamela, Angela and Ashley; and nine great-grandchildren. Barbara's family will be holding a private memorial service. Arrangements are entrusted to the EDDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Girard. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 823 Filmore Ave., Erie, PA 16505. To send condolences, visit http://www.edderfuneralhome.com.
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Carey, Barbara A. 70

  • Oceanside, Calif.
  • Born: 1943-11-21
  • Died: 2014-11-18
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  • Barbara Ann Carey, 70, born Nov. 21, 1943, in New Kensington, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. She resided in Oceanside, Calif., at the time of her passing.
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Crytzer, James M. 59

  • Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Born: 1955-01-30
  • Died: 2014-11-24
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  • James "Jim" Martin Crytzer, 59, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Jim was born Jan. 30, 1955, in Cheverly, Md., to James R. and Janice Crytzer. Jim grew up outside of Pittsburgh. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., where he was on the wrestling team. He married his loving wife, Karen, Sept. 3, 1983, at the Memorial Chapel in College Park, Md. Jim was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, never missing a Steelers, Pirates or Penguins game. He loved dogs and was an active numismatist. Jim is survived by Karen, his wife of 31 years; his children, Katie Crytzer (and son-in-law, Joe Oliveri), of Lexington, Ky., Jimmy Crytzer, of St. Louis, Mo., and Emmy Meredith (and son-in-law, Ben Meredith), of Bradenton, Fla.; his brothers and sisters, Randy Crytzer, Debbie Quigley, Mike Crytzer, Beth Finley, Ike Crytzer and Tim Crytzer; his grandmother, Elizabeth "Grams" Caugherty; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Janice Crytzer. A memorial service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at CLICK FUNERAL HOME at 9020 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Make-A-Wish, 4742 N. 24th St., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
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Hamilton, Charles W. 85

  • Formerly of Donora
  • Born: 1929-03-11
  • Died: 2014-11-07
  • Funeral Home: Jernigan Warren Funeral Home, Fayetteville, N.C. | Get Directions
  • Charles W. Hamilton, 85, formerly of Donora, went home peacefully to be with his Lord on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Charles, also known as Lefty, Charlie, and Pop, was born in Coverdale, Pa., on March 11, 1929, the son of the late Thomas and Jane (Staff) Hamilton. Charles served his country, first in the U.S. Marine Corps and then as a Sergeant First Class during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division. Mr. Hamilton also worked and retired from the Black and Decker Company in Fayetteville, N.C. Charles was predeceased by his former wife, Josephine (Jo) Cierebiej Hamilton; one son, Thomas Klemens Hamilton; two brothers, Thomas W. Hamilton and Boyd Hamilton; and five sisters, Grace Poole, Edith Smock, Mildred Wahl, Eunice Williams and Della Koskoski. Mr. Hamilton is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law, Kathy Starling, Kim and Gary Langdon, and Nancy Kebort, all of North Carolina; loving grandsons, Gary and (Lauren) Langdon of Florida, Justin Langdon, Christopher Hales, Charles McKnight, and Branson Kebort, and one precious granddaughter, Stacy Langdon, all of North Carolina; three cherished great-granddaughters, Kelsey, Aria, and Isabella; one loving sister, Norma (Hamilton) Lewis of Monessen; many nieces, great-nieces, great-great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, great-great-nephews, and cousins. Family and friends were received Nov. 13, 2014, in Fayetteville, N.C. On Nov. 14, Charles was laid to rest next to his son, Thomas Klemens Hamilton, following a professional military funeral honors, in accordance with service tradition in Ft. Benning, Ga., Main Post Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans at http://www.dav.org; or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in memory of Charles W. Hamilton. Anyone wishing to leave the family with a memorial sympathy verse may do so by going to the Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home website: jerniganwarren.com. .
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Jenkins, Robert B. 68

  • Mechanicsburg
  • Born: 1946-04-03
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Malpezzi, Mechanicsburg | Get Directions
  • Robert Bruce Jenkins, 68, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Born April 3, 1946, in Latrobe, he was a son of the late Robert E. and Blanche (Ralston) Jenkins. Robert retired as the national director of club accounts with Unilever with more than 30 years of dedicated service. Following his retirement from Unilever, Robert continued working as a real estate agent with Thompson Wood Real Estate. He served for two years on the Board of Directors as well as two years with the finance committee for the Greater Harrisburg Realtors Association. Robert attended St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg and was a member of the Mechanicsburg Club. He was a former member of the West Shore Elks Lodge No. 2257. Robert enjoyed playing golf and especially loved vacationing with his family at Virginia Beach. Surviving is his loving wife of 41 years, Diane B. Jenkins; two sons, Bruce B. Jenkins, of Mechanicsburg, and Bryan S. Jenkins and his wife, Jennifer, of Great Falls, Mont.; his stepmother, Doris Jenkins, of Ligonier; and a brother-in-law, James T. Brannon, of York Haven. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at MALPEZZI FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg. Burial took place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Robert may be made to Celtic Hospice of Carlisle, 220 Wilson St., Carlisle, PA 17013. http://www.MalpezziFuneralHome.com.
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Pracel, Scott J. 56

  • Harrisburg
  • Born: 1958-04-11
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Scott J. Pracel, 56, of Harrisburg, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was born in Pittsburgh, April 11, 1958, son of the late Joseph M. and Rita G. (Reed) Pracel. He was the loving brother of Rita (the late Robert) Megahan and Joseph (Carol), Richard (Sherry) and Wayne (Judith) Pracel. He is also survived by an aunt, Rose (Seigal) Wills; and many nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Scott's name to the ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens), 825 K St., NW, Suite 1200, Washington, D.C. 20006. Arrangements entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., West View. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Waite, Lorraine 88

  • Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  • Born: 1926-08-22
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home , Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Lorraine "Sis" Guglielmi Waite, 88, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Belle Vernon passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in The Palms at St. Lucie, Port St. Lucie, Fla. A daughter of the late Virgil and Ada Vernicini Guglielmi, she was born in Belle Vernon on Aug. 22, 1926. Prior to her moving to Florida in 2001, Lorraine had resided in Belle Vernon for most of her adult life and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was retired from the Belle Vernon Area School District where she had been a Spanish teacher. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Albert Kuebler of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond E. and Janice Waite of Liberty, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Raymond "Jordan" Waite, Dillon Waite, Cole Kuebler and Kelsey Kuebler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Raymond W. Waite on Feb. 5, 1999; one sister, Lillian Giovanini; and one brother, Edward Guglielmi. Friends will be received 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, http://www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com, 724-929-5300. Funeral services will be in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Suzanne Currie officiating. Entombment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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