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Alfonsi, Antonio 93

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1921-06-19
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Jefferson Hills | Get Directions
  • Antonio "Tony" Alfonsi, 93, a lifelong West Mifflin resident, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Tony was born June 19, 1921, in Sette Cerre, Italy, one of six children of Giosaffate and Felicia (DiGiacinto) Alfonsi. He worked 43 years for U.S. Steel at the Clairton Works, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and was an avid gardener. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings: brothers, Martin, Jack and Thomas Alfonsi, and a sister, Eleanor Ficorilli. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Liberata "Libby" (Cerasoli) Alfonsi; two children: son, Anthony (Crystal) Alfonsi, and daughter, Rosemarie (Bruno) Bonacchi; four grandchildren, Mary, John, Lucia and Daniel Bonacchi; a sister, Mary Gabriel; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large), in Jefferson Hills. There will be a prayer at 9 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas A' Becket Catholic Church with Father Daniel Maurer as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton. For condolences, visit http://www.stephendslater.com.
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Burt, Robert B. 89

  • New Sewickley Township
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry Township | Get Directions
  • Robert B. Burt, 89, of New Sewickley Township, formerly of Ross Township, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. He was the loving husband for 60 wonderful years of Marlene P. Burt. Bob was the loving father of Donna Burt-McAliley (Scott A.) and Robert B. Burt Jr. (Mary E.); devoted grandfather of Amanda L. Burt; and loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. His brother, the late George R. Burt, preceded him in death. Bob was retired from Bell of Pennsylvania and AT and T, where he was an instructor for PBX installation and PBX maintenance. He proudly served in World War II in the Navy on board the aircraft carrier USS Tarawa, which led to his ongoing desire for personal travel in the United States and Europe. Bob was also a 32nd Degree Mason. He spent his winters in Florida during his early retirement years and traveled as often a possible up until the time of his passing. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the National Wildlife Association or a charity of your choice.
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Coholic, Nicholas M.

  • McMurray , Formerly of Whitehall
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Nicholas M. Coholic, CLU, ChFC, of McMurray, formerly of Whitehall, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to the late Carole J. (Wallace) Coholic; loving father of Suzanne Coholic, Nicholas (Melody) Coholic and Robert (Linda) Coholic; grandfather of Michele and Andrew Coholic; son of the late Nicholas and Mary Coholic; brother of Ernest (Darlene) Coholic, Barbara (John) Jankowski and the late Lucille (survived by Matthew) Ostrofsky; brother-in-law, Ted (Connie) Wallace, and Marie (Mel) Kajikawa. Nick was a 1957 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the PHI KAPPA Catholic Fraternity (known as PHI KAPPA THETA.) He was an avid Pitt fan. Nick was a very generous and charitable individual throughout all aspects of his life. He retired from General American Life Insurance Co. as the eastern regional sales director and later as the registered principal of Walnut Street Securities. Nick was a member of the Pittsburgh Life Underwriters Association, the American Society of Chartered Financial Planners, the North Catholic Alumni Association, the National Rifle Association, the PA Pistol and Rifle Association, the Safari Club International, the Dormont/Mt. Lebanon Rifle Club, the North American Hunting Association, a member of the Limbaugh Institute of Conservative Studies and a former member of the Library Sportsman's Club. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, where funeral prayer will be held 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Gabriel of The Sorrowful Virgin Church, with entombment to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park Mausoleum. If desired, family suggests contributions to St. Gabriel of The Sorrowful Virgin School Fund, 5200 Greenridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Costello, Helen A. 88

  • West View
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Helen A. (Weich) Costello, 88, of West View, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late James R. Costello; mother of Dion (Sandra) Costello, Owen (Mary Kay) Costello and the late Brian (his surviving wife Janie), Dee Dee, Kevin and Mark Costello; grandmother of Ryan, Kelly, Maura, Kristin, Bethany, Justin, Michelle and Danielle; and great-grandmother of Conor, Lucy and Liam. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View 15229. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Athanasius Church with the Rev. Robert A. Norton as celebrant. Interment will follow in North Side Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Coyne Portman, Maureen 80

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Maureen (Barrett) Coyne Portman, 80, of Mt. Lebanon, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Regis J. Coyne and Charles A. Portman; devoted mother of Kathleen Coyne D'Andrea, Christine Coyne (Frank) Ferris, Regis P. Coyne (Lynne) and the late Colleen Coyne Hendrickson; loving grandmother of Michael (Lisa) Ferris, Kevin (Shannon) Ferris, Kelly (Matt) Sumner, Matthew Johns, Ryan Hendrickson, Kristi Hendrickson, Sean Coyne and Kevin Coyne; and great-grandmother of McKenzie, Logan, Charlie and Mason. Maureen was a volunteer at St. Clair Hospital for 26 years. She also was an active and faithful member of St. Bernard Church, where family and friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to St. Bernard Church or St. Clair Foundation. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Damian Jr., James R. 72

  • Green Tree
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • James R. Damian Jr., 72, of Green Tree, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 50 years of Mary Diane (Tobin) Damian; loving father of Diane C. Damian, Kristin Damian (Machiel) van de Geer and Lisa (Greg Ahart) Damian; cherished Papa of Sophia and Damian van de Geer; and loving brother of Rose (Virg) Smeltzer and their children, David and Lynne. He is also survived by many cousins. James will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800),1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bernard Church. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sepsis Alliance, 501 W. Broadway, Suite 1700, San Diego, CA 92101 or a charity of one's choice. http://www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Daugherty, Regina E. 91

  • Plum
  • Born: 1923-02-22
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Regina Elizabeth Daugherty, 91, of Logans Ferry Heights, Plum, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Saxony Health Center, Saxonburg. She was born Feb. 22, 1923, in New Kensington, to the late Paul and Blanche Hilliard Shrum, and had been a life resident of the local area. A legal secretary, she worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare at the State Office Building in Pittsburgh, retiring in 1985. Regina was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and enjoyed bridge. Survivors include her children, Dennis Daugherty and Diane (Chris) Stripay, both of Plum; daughter-in-law, Paula Daugherty, of Brackenridge; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel J. Daugherty Sr.; a son, Daniel J. Daugherty Jr.; brothers, Tom, Bill, Don and Bob Shrum; and sisters, Dolores Hue and Midge Collier. The family would like to thank Saxony Health Center for the wonderful care their mother received. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Davis, Virginia O.

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Virginia O. "Jean" Davis, of Plum, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was the widow of William E. Davis, who died in 2003. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School and an 11-year employee in the bookkeeping department of the home office of G.C. Murphy Co. in McKeesport. She is survived by two children, Kim Marie Boyd (Daniel) and William John Davis; three grandchildren, Aaron William Boyd, Jenna Nicole Davis and Hayley Dawn Davis; a sister, Shirley Mandella (Walter); a special cousin, Cecelia McKibben (David); and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Elizabeth Obusek; and brothers, infant Lawrence, Ernest and John. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S and T Bank), Plum, PA 15239. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.
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Doczkat, Elizabeth I. 86

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth I. "Betty" (Murphy) Doczkat, 86, of Monroeville, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Alvin W. Doczkat; loving mother of Sharyn (Jim) Rosipal, Ronald (Lynn) Doczkat and Bradley Doczkat; and sister of the late John and Mary. She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., corner of (118) Shaw and Triboro avenues, Turtle Creek, 412-823-1950, where a service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to Harmar Village Care Center, 715 Freeport Road, Cheswick, PA 15024. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Drummond, Frederick G. 61

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1952-09-22
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Frederick G. "Fred" Drummond, 61, of Monroeville, died suddenly Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was born Sept. 22, 1952, in Pittsburgh, son of Mary Geier Drummond, of Monroeville, and the late Charles H. Drummond. Fred was operations manager for City Brewery in Latrobe. He was a member of the North American Martyrs Church for 37 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary J. Lewis Drummond; two loving daughters, Lisa (Aaron) Genton and Vicki (Dan) Dezort; three grandchildren, Erin Marie Genton and Rusty and Carter Dezort; three brothers, Charles J. (Debi) Drummond, Thomas G. (Beth) Drummond and David G. Drummond; three sisters, Mary V. Drummond, Nancy A. (Ron) Udovich and Julie D. (Russ) Gadagno; and 12 nieces and nephews. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Indiana Township. Interment will follow at St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to GBS/CIDP Foundation International at http://www.gbs-cidp.org. http://www.Hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Ehlers, Irene D. 91

  • Formerly of Millvale
  • Died: 2014-09-18
  • Funeral Home: Sperling, McCandless | Get Directions
  • Irene D. (Drexler) Ehlers, 91, formerly of Millvale, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.She was the wife of the late Herman A. Ehlers Sr.; loving mother of Irene Scheller, Joanne Richter (Bill) and Herman Ehlers Jr. (Susan); and is also survived by sisters, Dorothy and Virginia, and brother, Arthur; dear grandmother of Sandra Kagle, Bill Richter, Mark Richter, the late Larry Scheller, Matthew Scheller and Randy Ehlers; and great-grandmother of C.J., Joshua and Cassie Kagle and Jessica and Kasey Scheller. There is no visitation. She will be buried along with her husband at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the First United Church of Christ, 425 North Ave., Millvale, PA 15209. As an expression of sympathy, contributions in Irene's memory can be made to the church. Remembrances may be left at http://www.sperlingfuneral.com.
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Hallas, Matilda A. 89

  • Martinsburg, W. Va. , Formerly of Homestead
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Matilda Ann "Tillie" (Posipanka) Hallas, 89, of Martinsburg, W. Va., formerly of Homestead, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John B. Hallas; daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Harmon) Posipanka; mother of Kenneth (Karen) Hallas, of South Park, and the late Lawrence Hallas; sister of the late John (wife Emma survives), Margaret, George and Michael Posipanka; grandmother of John Hallas, Melissa (Hallas) Spare and Michael Hallas; great-grandmother of Corey and Connor Fowler, Kaitlyn Spare and Miranda and Melina Hallas. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Homestead. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Hast Jr., John 88

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1925-12-19
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, Dravosburg | Get Directions
  • John Hast Jr., 88, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. He was born Dec. 19, 1925, and is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hast. He is the husband of the late Ruth McCabe Hast. He served in the Navy during World War II. He is survived by his daughter, Ruth (Ken) Lewellen, of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Jason Hast and Jennifer Marie Higgs; and great-grandchildren, Blaine Alexander Higgs and Emilee Elise Higgs. Services were held yesterday and cared for by STRIFFLERS OF DRAVOSBURG/WEST MIFFLIN, 740 Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd., Dravosburg, PA 15034 (412-678-6192).
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Isaak Jr., Herman C. 74

  • Penn Hills , Formerly of Bloomfield
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Herman C. "Herky" Isaak Jr., 74, of Penn Hills, formerly of Bloomfield, beloved by many, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was a member of Monroeville Christian Church. Herman is survived by his devoted wife of 44 years, Maryann (Welsh) Isaak. He was the loving father of Michael (Michelle) Isaak, Karl (Andrella "Kay") Isaak and John Isaak; cherished grandfather of Erin (Eddie), Tristan, Susanna, Ryan, Nathaniel and the late Antwon; great-grandfather of Antwon and Andrea; brother of Margaret (the late William) Sciullo, Julia (Paul) Sciullo, Grace Isaak, Ruth (Michael) Close and the late Patricia (Ralph) Garrison; and brother-in-law of Dolly (George) Adamson. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville (412-856-4747). Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Monroeville Christian Church with Evangelist Dave Provance officiating. Interment will follow in The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family or Monroeville Christian Church, 3780 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Jordan Jr., Ernest

  • North Braddock
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Ernest Jordan Jr., formerly of North Braddock and a former resident of Hamilton Hills in Turtle Creek, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Ernie would have reached his 94th birthday Wednesday. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Kitch) Jordan for 59 years; loving father of David E. (Joanne) Jordan, of Port Vue, Margaret J. (Paul) Smith, of West Mifflin, Beverly L. (Ron) Austin, of Plum; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Catherine Martini and Mildred Kirkpatrick; and brother, Wilbert D. Jordan. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Ernie was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and a retired wireman from Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh plant, with 44 years of service. He was a member of the former Odd Fellows, Braddock Field Lodge No. 529 and he was a member of the White Oak American Legion. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial with military honors will be held in Monongahela Cemetery. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Kennedy, Lois J. 85

  • Versailles Borough
  • Born: 1929-03-24
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Lois Jane Kennedy, 85, of Versailles Borough, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at home. She was born March 24, 1929, in Everett, and was the daughter of the late Rufus "Gene" Zembower and Ethel Clark Ake. She was the wife of late Lawrence P. Kennedy, who died Sept. 4, 2007. Lois was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was a retired self-employed hairdresser. She is survived by daughters, Virginia "Ginny" Holliday, of Lincoln Borough, Belinda "Binny" Kennedy/Tressler and Lois "Jane" Ondechek, of Versailles Borough; grandchildren, Kristie Armstrong and Robert Kennedy; great-grandchildren, Jenna and Ava; and nieces and nephews. There is no visitation and services are private. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at http://www.Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Miklos, Noami 94

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Naomi "Noma" (McGuire) Miklos, 94, lifelong resident of Plum, died, surrounded by her family, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. She was the wife of 63 years to the late Joseph Miklos; beloved mother of Betty Glenn and Shirley Dick; sister of Rita Lauric and Lorna Smith; loving grandmother of four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by six brothers. Friends received from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD., 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills, where a service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
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Mitala, Sister Vivian 95

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Sister Vivian Mitala, 95, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, Ky., passed into eternity on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in the 79th year of her religious life. Sister originally entered the Congregation of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from St. Joseph Parish, in Clairton, in 1935. After receiving her teaching credentials, Sister taught for seven years in the elementary school in the Pittsburgh and Greensburg dioceses. When she expressed an interest in working in the medical field, she spent one year in study at St. Louis University in Missouri. She then went on to Ohio Valley Hospital for training as a registered medical records librarian. Sister Vivian was assigned to St. Jude Hospital in Montgomery, Ala., to organize and establish the Medical Records Library. Later, Sister Vivian moved on to St. Vincent Hospital in Monett, Mo., serving as medical librarian and head of the medical records department for 43 years. When Sister retired to the Motherhouse in 2003, she helped in the business office for two years until complications following surgery left her partially paralyzed. She became a resident at the Vincentian Home, where she remained until her death. Sister was well-known for her gentle demeanor, prayerful spirit and complete trust in God. Very often, she was found in the chapel, deep in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Sister Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Susan Mitala; and her siblings, Anna, Andrew and John. She is survived by her nephews, Jack and Ronald Mitala. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at St. Louise Convent, 8200 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in the convent chapel, followed by interment in the Sisters' cemetery on the convent grounds. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Office of Congregational Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048-0009.
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Platt, Carole J. 65

  • Wilkins Township
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Carole Jean Platt, 65, of Wilkins Township, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. She was the wife of Richard H. Platt; loving mother of Dr. Julie R. (fiance Dr. Phillip Alexander) Platt, of Arkansas, and Amy R. Platt, of Nevillewood; sister of Linda Eicher, of Mt. Pleasant, Robert Rose, of California, David Rose, of Florida, and the late William Rose; and is also survived by mother-in-law, Rita Platt, of Johnstown; and daughter of the late Warren and Ruth Rose. Carole was employed for 45 years as a registered nurse at Magee-Womens Hospital. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Maurice Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis National Research Foundation, http://www.curearthritis.org.
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Rakar, Carl J. 72

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Carl J. Rakar, 72, of Hampton Township, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Pittsburgh. He was a maintenance worker and volunteer with the Hampton Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Edna Rakar; daughter, Janice Schmitt; son, Brian and his wife, Stacy (LaFever) Rakar; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, Mike and Dorothy (Smithley) Rakar, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Doreen (Rakar) Pivaronas; and son-in-law, Richard Schmitt. Carl's family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in St. Ursula Church, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park. He will be laid to rest in Hampton Cemetery, Allison Park. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Carl's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Schriner, Charlotte S.

  • Kennedy Township
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Musmanno, McKees Rocks | Get Directions
  • Charlotte S. Schriner was led peacefully to this far better life with Christ by her lifelong patron and foster father, St. Joseph, the evening of Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, after celebrating a joy-filled birthday with family. "I long to depart this life and be with Christ for that is far better" (Philippians 1:23). Charlotte was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Schriner; and her uncle, Louis J. Stanson. Charlotte knew and believed in this better life of the Savior, and generously shared this life with her family, friends, coworkers and her parish family of St. John of God. As a well-respected manager with Bell Atlantic and Verizon, Charlotte rose through the ranks because of her integrity, leadership, inspiring sense of fairness and genuine good heartedness for colleagues and staff members alike to become a key member of the Pittsburgh and North Eastern operations teams until her retirement. She was a life member of Verizon Pioneers. Active membership does not adequately describe Charlotte's devotion to her St. John of God Parish. She was a recipient of the Manifesting the Kingdom Award by the bishop. As a lector, Eucharistic minister, council member, RCIA sponsor, fundraising chair, events planner, pizza kitchen worker and in so many other capacities, Charlotte made it a point that everyone received a taste of the better life that Jesus offers. Through many years of illness, her courage, faith and hard work was a gift to this faith community and beyond. Her passing imposes a great wound, yet her resurrection imprints such a blessing of hope and healing, especially to her sister and brother-in-law, Patti and William Hall; Auntie to Angel and Willie; her godsons, Immanuel Antonio Compomizzi and Biagio Harding Shipman; her family, friends, her beloved parish community and special friend to the Compomizzi, Shipman and Cianciosi families. Friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Anthony M. Musmanno Funeral Home Inc., 700 Seventh St., McKees Rocks. The celebration of Charlotte's resurrection into the better life of Christ will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at St. John of God Parish/St. Mary Church, 1011 Church Ave., McKees Rocks. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Charlotte's memory may be sent to St. Joseph's House of Hospitality, 1635 Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Please view our online guestbook: http://www.musmannofh.com.
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Steinmiller, Helen G. 76

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Helen G. (Hildbold) Steinmiller, 76, of Ross Township, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Richard N. Steinmiller; loving mother of Robert (Pat) Chapman, LuAnn (Brian) Vula, Janice (Kenneth) Belke and Diane (Paul) Schlag; dear sister of Thomas Hildbold, Janice (Kenneth) Grayson and the late Elmer, Howard, Norman, William and Lloyd Hildbold, Mary Jesse Melder and Mildred Boldin; and also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Helen was a member of OES Jepthah Eastern Star No. 73 and the Social Order of Beaucant, Odd Fellows, United Lodge 2 and Rebekah Lodge. Family will welcome friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. John's Lutheran Church, 920 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15229. Please meet at Church. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Westmoreland County

Aber, Kathleen D. 75

  • Hyde Park
  • Born: 1939-01-15
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Kathleen D. (Kepple) Aber, 75, of Hyde Park, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the Saxony Health Center, Saxonburg. She was born Jan. 15, 1939, in Pittsburgh, to the late Glenn O. and M. Isabelle (Brewer) Kepple. She was employed as a shipper at Hyde Park Foundry and Machine Company, Hyde Park, for eight years. She was also a secretary at Allegheny Hyde Park Junior High School and a secretary for First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg, retiring in 1992. She was a 1956 graduate of Leechburg Area High School, member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg, assisted the minister, sang in all the choirs, member of the altar guild, church council and various committees. She loved all types of music, traveling, spending time with her family and really enjoyed her pet, Leisel. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Donald E. Aber, of Hyde Park; daughters, Barbara Mulholland (Milton), of Brentwood, and Jennifer Daugherty, of Vandergrift; six grandchildren, Jonathan, Ryan, Brendan, Katelyn, Logan and Nathan; and sister, Marjorie Laine (Edward), in Illinois. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Aber, in infancy. Friends will be welcomed by her family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051, and from 10:30 a.m. until her funeral ceremonies at 11 a.m. Thursday with her pastor, the Rev. James V. Arter III, officiating, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., Leechburg, PA 15656. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Her family encourages contributions to the Abiding Gifts and Memorial Fund at her church. To send an online condolence to the Aber family, please visit http://www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Aubrey, Alfred 85

  • Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1929-02-21
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Alfred Aubrey, 85, of Elizabethton, Tenn., formerly of Greensburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1929, in Cecil Township, a son of the late Henry and Madeline Bransberg Aubrey. Mr. Aubrey served as the minister at Waterford Church of Christ until his retirement and was a member of Crossroads Christian Church in Gray, Tenn. Throughout his life, he served 40 years in the ministry, working both full- and part-time. He was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy. He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 65 years, Sarah Diecks Aubrey; three sons, Allan, Rob and Rich Aubrey; four daughters, Jan Westfall, Nancy Miller, Laurie Steiner and Christy King; a sister, Marcella Butter; 22 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends and relatives from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. The family will receive friends and relatives at 9 a.m. Saturday at Hempfield Church of Christ, where a celebration service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Christian, 472 Killarney Road, Mill Run, PA 15464.
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Boratko, Kathryn M. 67

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1946-10-19
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Kathryn M. Boratko, 67, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born Oct. 19, 1946, in Greensburg, the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Agnes (Graff) Williams. Prior to retirement, she had been a nurse at Jeannette District Memorial Hospital, Westmoreland Hospital and Buffalo General Hospital. She was a member of St. Paul Parish, Greensburg, and a graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School and Westmoreland School of Nursing. She is survived by her husband, John A. Boratko; a brother, Harry "Dutch" Williams Jr. and his wife, Sandra, of Swan Point, Md.; an uncle, John Henry Williams, of Greensburg; and several cousins. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Hempfield Township. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Chapman Jr., James H. 82

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1931-10-25
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • James H. "Jim" Chapman Jr., 82, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1931, in Claremont, N.H., a son of the late James H. and Marion Taylor Chapman Sr. After graduating from Stevens High School in Claremont, he attended the University of New Hampshire. In Korea, Jim served as a corporal with the Army Signal Corps. At one time, he was the owner and operator of the Mobil Service Station in Claremont, N.H. Prior to retirement, he was a mechanical designer for 32 years with Sullivan Machinery Company, later known as Joy Manufacturing in Claremont, N.H., and Franklin, Pa. Jim was a member of the Aerobic Center of Greensburg, where he enjoyed participating in the Silver Sneakers program. Also, he took great pleasure in attending Art on Tap 5.2.7. at the Westmoreland Museum of Art. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, June Rose George, in 2008. Jim is survived by two daughters, Cathy Stewart, of Grand Junction, Colo., and Laura (William) Schweiger, of Baden; three sons, Jason (Marty) Chapman, of Montrose, Colo., Peter Chapman, of Greensburg, and James Chapman, of Australia; and eight grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL, where a memorial service will take place at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tri City Meals on Wheels, Box 975, Greensburg; or Westmoreland Museum of Art, 4764 State Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601. For more information and online condolences, please go to http://www.kepplegraft.com.
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Figiel, Florian 93

  • Collinsburg
  • Born: 1920-11-15
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Florian "Yunch" Figiel, 93, of Collinsburg, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. He was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Wyano, a son of the late Michael and Mary (Skiba) Figiel. Florian was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, West Newton, Elks, AARP and the Slovenian Club. Prior to retirement, he was employed by U.S. Steel Irvin Works. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy, and enjoyed wine making and gardening. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Lillian (Pevc) Figiel; a son, Kerry Figiel and wife, Jamie; a daughter, Kathy Basista; six grandchildren, Koren Childress and husband, Nathan, Kerry Figiel Jr., Krystal Dietrich and husband, Robert, Kolleen Figiel, Jonathan Basista and Kristin Basista; four great-grandchildren, Gavin, Avery and Ella Childress and Cecilia Dietrich; and a brother, Walter Figiel and wife, Darlene. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Michael and Bernard Figiel; sisters, Caroline Boord, Waja Boltich, Emily Peternal and Josephine Urinsco; and a son-in-law, John Basista. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Gyurke, John V. 88

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1926-05-21
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • John V. Gyurke, 88, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Greensburg Care Center. Born May 21, 1926, in Nettleton, he was a son of the late Michael and Julia (Kozar) Gyurke, of Nanty Glo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Virginia A. (Garber) Gyurke, on Sept. 22, 2010; brothers, Joseph, William, Stephen and Michael; and sisters, Mary, Elizabeth, Anna and Margaret. He was a member of the former Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, Trauger. Prior to retirement in 1990, John had been employed as a painter by Westmoreland Hospital. John was the loving father to Darlene Rhoades and husband, Alvin, of Norvelt, and David Gyurke and wife, Francine, of Ruffsdale; and loving grandfather to Jennifer Rhoades, of Jeannette, and Jason Rhoades and wife, Krystal, of Irwin, and great-grandchildren, Shane and Tori. Also surviving are brothers, Jim Gyurke and wife, Rita, of Mt. Pleasant, and Wilhelm Gyurke and wife, Marcella, of Nanty Glo; and several nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful father and grandfather. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, 15674, where his funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday with Father Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, officiating. Interment will follow in Forty Martyrs Cemetery, Trauger. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John's memory to Greensburg Care Center, c/o Activity Department, 119 Industrial Park Road, Greensburg, PA 15601, where he loved playing bingo, or to Feeding the Spirit, 611 Southwest Ave., Greensburg, PA 15601.
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Iacoboni, Romilda J. 89

  • North Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1925-04-17
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Parzynski Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Romilda J. Nesti Iacoboni, 89, of North Belle Vernon, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at 2:21 a.m. at Monongahela Valley Hospital, Monongahela. Born April 17, 1925, in North Belle Vernon, she was the daughter of the late Ugo and Julia Dolfi Nesti. A lifelong resident of North Belle Vernon, Mrs. Iacoboni was a member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Ralph V. "Val" Iacoboni to whom she was married 67 years; son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Rosemary Tenuta Iacoboni of North Belle Vernon; daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Tom Mavrikas of North Belle Vernon; eight grandchildren, Angela Julie Iacoboni, Gina Lucia Iacoboni, Maria Rose Iacoboni, Ryan Mavrikas, Anthony Mavrikas, Dominic Mavrikas, Tessa Kennedy, and Cara Iacoboni; six great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Orland Giorgi of Charleroi. She was preceded in death by her son, Ralph Iacoboni; granddaughter, Julia Iacoboni; two sisters, Angeline Ferrari and Olga Vernaccini; and two brothers, Elmo Nesti and Emil Nesti. Private family visitation and funeral services were held Tuesday at the PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS , Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-6183, with the Rev. Msgr. Roger A. Statnick, pastor, of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church officiating. Interment took place in Belle Vernon Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of Romilda J. Iacoboni to St. Sebastian School. Condolences accepted at the funeral home's website, http://www.parzynskifuneralhome.com.
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Kandcer, Frank R. 63

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1950-10-27
  • Died: 2014-09-17
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Frank R. Kandcer, 63, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 27, 1950, in McKeesport, a son of the late Frank and Mildred Stokes. He was also predeceased by a sister, Carol Stokes; and a stepbrother, Russell Cibak. He is survived by his son, Frank E. (Christie Santa) Kandcer; a daughter, Patricia McNelis; two brothers, Robert and William Stokes; and step-siblings, Rebecca, Randy and Richard. Family and friends are welcome to attend a memorial service at noon Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Homestead Park United Methodist Church, 4231 Shady Ave., Munhall, PA 15120. Cremation service provided by BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, Greensburg.
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Kerston, Helen 95

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1919-06-04
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Helen (Wargo) Kerston, 95, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born June 4, 1919, in McKeesport, daughter of the late Peter and Pauline Wargo. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt and operated a dog grooming business for 20 years. During retirement, she enjoyed bowling in the Seniors' Bowling League at Great Valley Lanes and was a frequent volunteer for church events. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Kerston; son, Robert Conley; a brother, Peter Wargo; and three sisters, Mary Pazur, Margaret Andress and Anne O'Brien. She is survived by her son, William Kerston and wife, Traci, of Rillton; and daughters, Helen Jane DeFelice, of Charlotte, N.C., and Patricia Micklo and husband, Daniel, of Belle Vernon. She is also survived by two brothers, Robert Wargo and Charles Wargo; four sisters, Elizabeth Krumenaker, Norma Jean Dunlay, Paula Gardner and Irene Hernishin; and daughter-in-law, Linda Conley. Helen is also survived by five grandchildren, Debra DeFelice, Lisa Grimm, Robert Conley, Janet Conley Barnhart and Traci Eicher; and 10 great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Kayleigh, Emily, Shawn, Jessica, Nate, Robert, Ethan, Heath and Billy; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. Helen's blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Monsignor V. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating. Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit http://www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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LeGros, Christopher M. 41

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1973-01-25
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Christopher M. "Uncle Fish" LeGros, 41, of Irwin, died at home Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 25, 1973, in Alexandria, Va., a son of Linda M. (Bell) (husband Ray) Poorbaugh, of Irwin, with whom he resided, and Terry (the late Judy) LeGros, of Virginia. He was a graduate of Yough High School, a self-employed carpenter, loved to fish and participated in many fishing tournaments and loved the Pittsburgh Steelers. In addition to his parents, he is survived by siblings, Eddie (Jodi) Poorbaugh, of Herminie, Justin (Christy) Poorbaugh, of Berlin, and Shannon (Brian) Leigh, Stephanie (Tommy) Settle and Sarah LeGros, all of Virginia; grandparents, Betty "Nanny" (the late Richard) Bell and Virginia "Gigi" (the late Johnny) LeGros; nieces and nephews, Caleb, Evan, Cayley, Gage, Gavin, Noelle and Colbie; aunts and uncles; many cousins with whom he grew up with and had a lifetime of memories; and his pet cat, Shimano, aka "Bubs". Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. Those wishing, please wear your favorite Steelers outfit. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714 or Hillman Cancer Center, 5150 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15132.
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Matty, John E. 76

  • Rostraver Township
  • Born: 1938-06-04
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Parzynski Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • John E. Matty, 76, of Belle Vernon, Rostraver Township, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at his home. Born June 4, 1938, in Belle Vernon, he was the son of the late John Matty and Anna Pasterick Matty of Belle Vernon. Mr. Matty was a member of St. Basil the Great Russian Orthodox Church, Rostraver Township, sang with the Cathedral Choir of Pittsburgh and was a graduate of late vocations program on Orthodox Theology. He owned and operated MR machine which specialized in machine shop equipment and was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Helen Revak Matty; a son, Dean Matty; daughter and son-in-law, Marie and John Slagus of Belle Vernon; four very special granddaughters, Jessica Slagus, Kaitlyn Slagus, Lauren Slagus and Malory Matty; a brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Louise Matty of Belle Vernon; brother-in-law, Mac McCutchen and wife, Sue, of California; sister-in-law, Jean Matty of Irwin; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Matty; and sister, Sandi Matty McCutchen. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-6183. Prayer will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. at St. Basil the Great Russian Orthodox Church, Rostraver Township, with the Father Dionysi Vitali officiating. Interment will take place in West Newton Cemetery. Parastas services will be held Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of John E. Matty to St. Basil the Great Russian Orthodox Church, 144 Ridge Road, Belle Vernon PA 15012. Condolences accepted at the funeral home's website, http://www.parzynskifuneralhome.com.
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McGee, Peggy A. 49

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Peggy Ann McGee, 49, of Murrysville, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Roberta Fisher. She is survived by her fiance, Michael Matzko; her children, Brandon Gaffey (Sarah), Corey Gaffey (Tiffany) and Lisa Defloria (Brian); granddaughter, Sophia Gaffey; and brothers, John Fisher Jr. (the late Doll) and Robert Fisher. She is also survived by her loving nephew, Ryan Fisher, and cousin, Karen O'Connor, and will be missed by her extended family. Peggy enjoyed crafts, crocheting and doll making and was well known for her knitting. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, for a memorial visitation at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, (412-372-2100), with a service following. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Pavetto, Anita J. 57

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1957-05-14
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Anita J. Pavetto, 57, of Jeannette, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at her residence. She was born May 14, 1957, in Jeannette, a daughter of Geraldine Salvatore Pavetto and the Late Joseph J. Pavetto. Anita was a member of the Ascension Church Jeannette. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Rudy Bohince, and an infant niece, Angel Bohince. In addition to her mother, Anita is survived by her siblings, Carl Pavetto and wife, Shirley, of Rockville, Md., Rita Pavetto, of Greensburg, Gerald Pavetto, of Decatur Ill., Joanne Bohince, of Greensburg, and Lisa Unger and husband, Michael, of Bethel Park; a special cousin, Barbara Agresti, of Jeannette, who was one of her caregivers along with Anita's sisters, Rita and Joanne; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. 2nd St., Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Ascension Church with Father Paul A. Lisik as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arc of Westmoreland, 316 Donahoe Road, Greensburg, PA 15644.
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Podkul, Henry E. 71

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1943-03-26
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Henry E. "Hank" Podkul, 71, of Trafford, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Hank was born March 26, 1943, in Wilkinsburg, the son of the late Jesse and Helen (Whitco) Podkul. Hank was retired from WABCO in Wilmerding and was currently employed by the Monroeville Convention Center. Hank loved spending time with his grandkids and attending their sporting events. He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed playing golf with his son, his brother and his friends in their league at Irwin Country Club. Hank spent many years coaching his kids' baseball, softball and football teams in Trafford and Pitcairn. He was a member of the St. Regis Church in Trafford. Hank is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sandra "Sandy" (Zigarovich) Podkul; his children, Mark Podkul (Kelly), of Greensburg, and Dawn Blank (Jeff), of Jeannette; his grandchildren, Allison, Morgan and Sarah Podkul and Cody and Jack Blank; and his brother, Stanley Podkul (Barbara), of Allen Park, Mich. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 7th St., (State Route 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9 a.m. Friday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Regis Church with Father David Nazimek as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Mausoleum, North Huntingdon. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Quinlan, Mary M. 80

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Mary Margaret Quinlan, 80, of Murrysville, formerly of Carnegie, died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was the beloved aunt (second mother) to Linda Wagner (Tom), Donna Fontana (Rick), Patty Recklitis (Mike) and Janet Romagna (Al); four great-nieces and nephews; and nine great-great-nieces and nephews; along with many very special friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100). Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at North American Martyrs Church with Father Joseph Luisi as celebrant. Interment following at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, 204 Cemetery Lane, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Heart Association greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Roddy, Ronald L. 81

  • New Florence
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Ronald L. Roddy, 81, of New Florence, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Fairfield Township, a son of the late Clifford E. and Lois (Penrod) Roddy. He was a member of the First Church of the Brethren, Waterford and an Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and was the owner of the former Chicken of Tomorrow Restaurant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Caitlin Roddy; and a brother, John Roddy. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn J. Roddy; four loving children, Barry (Tracy) Roddy, of Greensburg, Rhonda (Earl) Barkley, of New Florence, Becky (John) Roddy, of Harrisburg, and Donald W. Roddy, of New Florence; six loving grandchildren, J.C., Jake, Rachel, Taylor Ashley and Emily; one great-grandchild, Jaylen; a brother, Kenneth (Barb) Roddy, of Ligonier. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Church of the Brethren, Waterford, with the Rev. Eric J. Fether officiating. Interment will follow in the Menoher Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ronald's name to the Ligonier Valley Honor Guard, 418 Matson Road, Ligonier, PA 15658.
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Scherer, Melissa 42

  • Hempfield Township
  • Born: 1972-03-06
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Peterson, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Melissa (Nodd) Scherer, 42, of Hempfield Township, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at her home. Melissa was born March 6, 1972, a daughter of Marie Sissy Bungard Marisette, of Mt. Pleasant, and the late William Nodd Sr. She was a former student of the Mt. Pleasant area schools and a member of the Hecla Community Church. Surviving, in addition to her mother, is her husband of 24 years, David Scherer Sr.; daughter, Alissa Scherer; and son, David Scherer Jr., all of Greensburg; a stepson, Cody Scherer, of Youngwood; her niece, Anna Marie Fee, of Latrobe; a brother, William Nodd Jr.; a sister, Rebecca Marisette, of Latrobe; and two uncles, Ronald E. and Donald E. Bungard, of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by a brother, Nathan John Marisette. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the SALOOM-PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, 408 Depot St., Youngwood. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hecla Community Church with the Rev. Dr. Dale Porterfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Middle Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Saloom-Peterson Funeral Home to help the family defray cost. Arrangements by Eugene G. Saloom, funeral director of the Saloom-Peterson Funeral Home of Youngwood, 724-925-7216.
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Showers, Marion F. 94

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1920-07-11
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Marion F. Showers, 94, of Latrobe, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Loyalhanna Care Center. She was born July 11, 1920, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Raymond C. McClintock and Dorothy E. (Wilson) McClintock. She was a member of St. Vincent Basilica and its Rosary Altar Society. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary No. 515. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Showers; a daughter, Phyllis D. Bucci; her son-in-law, Donald Bucci; a step-granddaughter, Sherry Bucci-Lehman; two brothers, Raymond and Donald McClintock; one sister, Dorothy Brinckle; her grandmother, Ella Wilson; and two great-aunts, Florence and Alice Frambes. Marion is survived by a son, Robert A. Showers and his wife, Winifred "Fred", of Ontario, Canada; seven grandchildren, Kellie, John, Leslie, Amy, Wendy, Wesley and Alana; three step-grandchildren, Tina, David and Vickie; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Gregory Chapel at St. Vincent Archabbey. Interment will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery. 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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Siegel, Antoinette 89

  • Yukon
  • Born: 1925-03-03
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • Antoinette Siegel 89, of Yukon, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Weatherwood Personal Care Home in Greensburg. She was born March 3, 1925, in Scottdale, daughter of the late Metro and Christina Rotko Fesh. She was a member of St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church in Scottdale. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley J. Siegel; and several brothers and sisters. Surviving are three sons, Stanley M. Siegel and his wife, Pam, of West Newton, Stephen J. Siegel and his wife, Debbie, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Donald Siegel and his wife, Jackie, of Rillton; three daughters, Carol Painter and her husband, David, of Hahntown, Diane Gagliardi and her husband, Michael, of Austin, Texas, and Sandra Manns and her husband, Tim, of Creedmoor, N.C.; and also surviving are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There was a private family viewing and service at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison, followed by interment in the Westmoreland Memorial Park Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
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Stewart, Hazel M. 86

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1928-03-01
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Hazel M. Stewart, 86, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Westmoreland Manor. She was born March 1, 1928, in Luxor, a daughter of the late William and Alice (Ruffner) Leonard. She was a member of Middletown United Methodist Church, Harrold's Garden Club, Senior Citizens Club of Madison and Harrold's Fair. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens and baking sugar cookies for her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norvell R. Stewart, in 2007; two sisters, Lowella Trout and Alberta Dell; a brother, Clark Leonard; and great-grandson, Logan Vesely. She is survived by three sons, Wayne R. Stewart and his wife, Patricia, and Jack A. Stewart and his wife, Olive Ann, all of Greensburg, and Robert E. Stewart and his wife, Cindy, of Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Candice Raymond (Mike), Amy Jo Stewart, Amanda Vesely (Ryan), Jessica Bush (Daniel), Jerah Stewart, Eric Stewart and Dace Stewart; seven great-grandchildren, Becky, Caylin, Hadley, Braden, Emmett, Lyla and Landon; six brothers, Alfred Leonard, of Greensburg, and his companion, Gladys Gower, Edward Leonard and his wife, Dorothy, Robert Leonard and his wife, Margaret, Dale Leonard and his wife, Judy, George Leonard, and Gary Leonard and his wife, Jeannie, all of Latrobe; five sisters, Sally Ruoff, of New Alexandria, Freda Kunkle and her husband, Richard, of Greensburg, Judy Watt and her husband, James, of New Alexandria, Gail Frye and her husband, William, of Pleasant Unity, and Barbara Scifo, of Latrobe, and her companion, Skip Harr; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Additional visitation will be held from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday in the Middletown United Methodist Church, where a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth L. Bossart officiating. Interment will follow in the Middletown Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Westmoreland Manor and Heartland Hospice for their care and compassion. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Troup, Blanche G. 92

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1922-03-01
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Dunmire-Kerr, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Blanche Gertrude (Rodgers) Troup, 92, of Vandergrift, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in the West Haven Nursing Home, Apollo. Born March 1, 1922, in Vandergrift, she is the daughter of the late Francis and Blanche Christina Weimer Rodgers. Blanche was a graduate of the Vandergrift High School. She loved to read and work crossword puzzles. Blanche "Tootie" married Raymond W. Troup July 7, 1954, and was a full time homemaker. Survivors include her children, Karen C. Troup, of Vandergrift, Kenneth J. (Cathy) Troup, of Hyde Park, and Kevin L. Troup, of New Alexandria; a brother, Robert (Eilene) Rodgers, of North Apollo; three grandsons, Loren P. (Natalie) Lowers, of Tallahassee, Fla., Ryan L. Troup, of Butler, and AIC Jason A. Troup, of Baltimore, Md.; a granddaughter, Malynne R. Lowers, of Lansing, Mich.; great-grandchildren, Bailey and Zoe Marken, of Piitsburgh, and Jayme and Anthony Lowers, of Lansing, Mich., along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Raymond W. Troup, in 1993; an infant great-granddaughter, Penelope Reese Lowers, in 2004; four sisters, Katherine Nardulli, Marie Claypoole, Sarah Murray and Alice Crofutt; and two brothers, Francis and Donald Rodgers. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the DUNMIRE-KERR and ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday with Father Meinrad Lawson, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit us at http://www.dunmirekerr.com.
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Watt, Robert E. 64

  • New Alexandria
  • Born: 1950-04-08
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Watt, 64, of New Alexandria, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Loyalhanna Care Center, Latrobe. He was born April 8, 1950, in Latrobe, son of the late Jim Watt and Ruth Kelly Watt, of Latrobe. He retired from Hertz Rent-A-Car in Greensburg, where he worked in counter sales. Bob was a member of the New Alexandria United Methodist Church. Along with his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, John. He is survived by his wife, Debbie A. Watt, of New Alexandria; a son, Robert J. Watt and wife, Joelyn, of New Alexandria; a granddaughter, Sophia; brother, Jim Watt and wife, Judy, of New Alexandria; a sister, Pat Stewart and husband, Wayne, of Greensburg; and his aunt, Betty Kelly, of Greensburg. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington Sts., New Alexandria, in charge of arrangements. http://www.newhousefuneralhome.com. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in the P. David Newhouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Rhea Summit, pastor of the United Methodist Church of New Alexandria. Burial will be in Congruity Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Salem Township.
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Yost, Francis L. 83

  • Arnold
  • Born: 1931-09-09
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Giunta-Bertucci, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Francis L. Yost, 83, of Arnold, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at West Haven Nursing Home, Apollo. He was born Sept. 9, 1931, in New Kensington, son of the late Sidney C. and Wavie (Smith) Yost, and is also preceded by an infant son and a brother. He was an auto mechanic all his life. He opened his first shop at the top of 7th St., where he sold gas and had a towing service and later opened his second shop, Yost's Service on Stevenson Blvd. in the mid 1970's to the mid 1980's. He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey S. Yost, of Plum, and James W. Yost, of Leechburg; three grandchildren; a brother, Russell Yost, of Colorado; and a sister, Patricia Machen, of California. Friends will be received from 6:30 until time of funeral service at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 5th Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, owner-supervisor, with the Pastor Carmen Butler presiding. Burial will be private. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.giunta-bertucci.com.
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Armstrong County

Wright, Ronald D. 80

  • Dayton
  • Born: 1933-12-22
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Ronald Delano Wright, 80, of Dayton, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at his home. He was born Dec. 22, 1933, to Jesse James Sr. and Edna Blanch (Cooke) Wright, in Coolspring, Pa. Ronald served in the Army during 1955 to 1958. Ronald was employed by the R and P Coal Company as an assistant mine foreman at the Jane mine in Armstrong County, retiring in 1987. He was also a member of the Dayton First Church of God. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time with his wife and family. Ronald is survived by his wife, Lois I. (McNutt) Wright, whom he married April 4, 1959; two sons, Jamie Lynn (Janie) Wright, of Rural Valley, and Ricky Dean (Debra) Wright, of NuMine; one daughter, Lorrie Sue (John Sr.) Milliron, of Rimersburg; eight grandchildren, Jesse James (Bridget), Jared Jacob (Melinda), John Albert Jr., Autumn Gail, Scott Alan, Alyssa Nicole, Curtis Rodney Paul and Leah Joelle; one great-grandson, Oliver Delano; two sisters, Jean McHenry and Dorothy (Richard) Brewer, both of Brookville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald Paul Wright and Jesse James Jr. Wright; two sons, Phillip Scott and Petty Officer 2nd Class Rodney Dale; and five sisters, Alice McInstry, Dollie Taylor, Betty Greeley, Lois Shaffer and Ruth Forsythe. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME, 724 W. Main St., Rural Valley, with funeral service immediately following. The Rev. John Milliron will be officiating. Burial will take place in Harkleroad Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Carson/Boyer Funeral Home. http://www.carsonboyer.com.
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Butler County

Kutsch, Bernice M. 90

  • Clinton Township
  • Born: 1924-02-12
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Bernice M. (McConnell) Kutsch, 90, of Clinton Township, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Jefferson Township. She was born Feb. 12, 1924, in Tarentum, daughter of the late Renwick and Rose M. (Hileman) McConnell. She has lived in Clinton and Buffalo Township most of her life. Bernice was a homemaker and also owned and operated Route 356 Tavern for 25 years. A member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Natrona Heights, and a 1942 graduate of Tarentum High School. Bernice enjoyed crocheting, puzzles, playing cards, euchre and bingo but she especially enjoyed her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her children, Linda A. (John) Gizienski, of Clinton Township, Carol K. (Troy A.) Durand, of Clinton Township, Ronald G. (Judith) Kutsch, of Washington Township, Thomas L. Kutsch, of Buffalo Township, and Gail M. (George E.) Mrozinski, of Buffalo Township; also surviving are her 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and her dog, Benji. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, George J. Kutsch; infant son, George Jr.; and her sisters, Audrey Jones, Leone Schickline and Beatrice Bowser; and a brother, Lyle McConnell. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Natrona Heights, with the Rev. James K. Mazurek officiating. Interment in Sacred Heart - St. Peter Cemetery, Tarentum. Visit: dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Weiherer, Charles R.

  • Cranberry Township
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry Township | Get Directions
  • Charles R. Weiherer, of Cranberry Township, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Keffer) Weiherer; father of Bethany Sekura (Joseph) and Kristin Postler (Scott); brother of Francis Weiherer (Eileen), James Weiherer and the late Eileen Jackson; and grandfather of Tyler and Courtney Sekura and Sydney and Aubrey Postler. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Ferdinand Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Ferdinand Church Building Fund.
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Fayette County

Herron, William C. 64

  • Dunbar
  • Born: 1950-09-03
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • William Clyde Herron, 64, of Dunbar, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Sept. 3, 1950, in Connellsville, a son of the late William H. Herron Jr. and Ellanoir (Randolph) Herron. He was a veteran of the Navy, having served during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement in 2011, he worked for many years as a postmaster with the U.S. Postal Service. He is a member of Franklin United Methodist Church, Dunbar. Bill was an avid classic and antique car enthusiast, music lover, trivia guru and a self-proclaimed "Pyrotechnic Engineer" of Dunbar Borough. He was a loving man with a healthy humor whose absence will be deeply felt by all who knew him. He leaves behind his wife of 38 years, Pam (Fink) Herron, of Dunbar; daughter, Alyssa; son, Patrick and wife, Jeanine; grandson, Cru; brother, Mike; mother-in-law, Marilyn (Miller) Fink; sister-in-law, Paulann (Fink) Bunting and husband, Bob, and their sons, Chris, Brandon and Aaron; special cousin, Lynn and husband, David, and their daughter, Jessica and husband, Matt, and the rest of his extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a good friend and special cousin, Bill Kelly; and also many other cousins. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N, Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at a time to be announced Friday. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery, Connellsville.
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Washington County

Hartman, William B. 69

  • Allenport
  • Born: 1945-02-24
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Melenyzer Funeral Home, Roscoe | Get Directions
  • William B. Hartman, 69, of Allenport, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at UPMC McKeesport. Born Feb. 24, 1945, in Allenport a son of John and Florence Watkins Hartman. Mr. Hartman was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Allenport Plant. He was the owner of the White Barn in Dunlevy for the past 19 years. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Fleming; two sons, William Hartman Jr. of Allenport, and Andrew James Hartman of Dunlevy; three sisters and two brothers, Norma Kurek of Maxwell, John Hartman of Niagra Falls, N.Y., Virginia Moluski of Elco, Frances Chalfant of Belle Vernon, and James Hartman of Allenport. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Hartman. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Howe Cemetery, Long Branch. Online condolences may be made at http://www.melenyzer.com.
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Walker, QQQRosebudQQQ Patricia 68

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1946-08-27
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • "Rosebud" Patricia (Doyle) Walker, 68, of Charleroi, died on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Born on Aug. 27, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Catherine Doyle. She was retired as the co-owner of the Emporium II, in Charleroi, and was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and ABATE. She is survived by her brother, Leonard Doyle; niece, Vonna De Armond; and nephew, Brian Doyle. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William A. Walker. Funeral services are private and under the direction of the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Somerset County

Hostetler, Alice M. 83

  • Somerset
  • Born: 1931-05-23
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Alice M. Hostetler, 83, of Somerset, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, while in Siemon's Lakeview Nursing Home, Somerset. She was born May 23, 1931, in Somerset, a daughter of the late Perry H. and Evelyn Saylor Will. Alice was a graduate of Somerset High School with the class of 1950. She was a member of County Line Church of the Brethren in Champion. Alice was a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother and sister, and liked gardening, cooking and taking care of her family. She will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by her loving children, Marjory Hostetler, David D. Hostetler and wife, Dorothy, Arthur J. Hostetler, Betty J. Countryman and husband, Roy L., Patricia A. Hostetler, and Denny B. Hostetler II and wife, Cindy S., all of Somerset; her grandchildren, Jeremy Hostetler, of Somerset, Luke and Jay Hostetler, both of Connellsville, Amanda J. Pollard and husband, Jason, of Davidsville, Roy A. Countryman and wife, Melissa, of Somerset, Lorie Pines, of Texas, and Stephen and Randy Firestone, both of Somerset; her great-grandchildren, Lucy, Lillie, Leeah, Brianna, Brooke and Brailynn; her sisters, Iva Jean Julia, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Janet Rae Keyser and husband, Paul, and Dorothy Jane Seybold, all of Somerset; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Alice was predeceased by her husband, Denny B. Hostetler; a grandson, Ben A. Hostetler; a brother, Perry Will; and a sister, Margie Emert. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 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), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Barry Conn officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Champion. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to County Line Church of the Brethren, 1411 County Line Road, Champion, PA 15622, in memory of Alice M. Hostetler. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Elsewhere

Anderson, Shirley 86

  • Tampa, Fla. , Formerly of New Kensington
  • Born: 1927-11-10
  • Died: 2014-09-17
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Shirley (Ackley) Anderson, 86, currently residing in Tampa, Fla., and formerly of New Kensington, where she raised her family until 1972, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. She was born Nov. 10, 1927, in New Kensington, to the late Joseph A. and Elda H. Smith Ackley, and was a graduate of New Kensington High School. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James A. Anderson; two sons, Donald K. Anderson and his wife, Diane, of Maryville, Tenn., and Lee A. Anderson and his wife, Lisa, of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Bradley (Jennifer) Anderson and Heather (Brooks) Zweifel and Tanner Ackley Anderson and Delaney Anderson; five great-grandchildren, Faythe, Savannah and Brady Anderson and Hannah and Ayden Zweifel; and her sister, Bonnie A. Kirkbride and her husband, L. Dale. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Scott Ackley Anderson, who died Oct. 31, 1983. Visitation and services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., (successor to John F. Krupa Funeral Home), of New Kensington. Burial will be in Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Borough. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Dolecki, Erin 82

  • Brookville
  • Born: 1932-08-04
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Burns, Clarion | Get Directions
  • Erin Cain Dolecki, 82, of McKinley Health Center, in Brookville, formerly of Clarion, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the McKinley Health Center. Born Aug. 4, 1932, in Oakland, she was the daughter of Patrick Joseph and Mary Tolle Cain. Erin was first married to Edward M. Dolecki in August of 1957, who preceded her in death in October of 1990. She then married Matthew Dolecki in November of 1991, who also preceded her in death in March of 2011. Erin is survived by two daughters, Bridget Divins and her husband, Dennis, of Clarion, and Anne Mahoney and her husband, Daniel, of Whitehouse Station, N.J.; and one brother, James Cain, of Florida. The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the ROBERT V. BURNS FUNERAL HOME, 638 Wood St., Clarion, where a Christian Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarion, with the Rev. Monty Sayers, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church, presiding. Interment will be held at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting http://www.rvburnsfuneralhome.com.
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Hiner, Betty J.

  • Waynesboro, Va.
  • Born: 1926-05-20
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Henry, Staunton, Va. | Get Directions
  • Betty Jane Smith Hiner, a resident of Waynesboro, Va., died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the UVA Medical Center. The third of five children, she was born May 20, 1926, in Greensburg, to Amanda Keenan Smith and Robert Edward Smith. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Hiner; and a sister, Esther Jean Smith. Survivors include children, Susan Rogers and husband Ted, Sallie Warren and husband, S.S. Ward, Larry Hiner and Goldie, Jane Mangione and husband Rick, and Wendy Dodge and husband Hollis. Also surviving are sisters, Alice Wurzbacher and Twyla Langenberg; a brother, Robert Smith; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the HENRY FUNERAL HOME, 1030 W. Beverley St., Staunton, Va. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in St. Michael's United Church of Christ, Bridgewater, Va., by the Rev. Hollis Dodge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, the Salvation Army or St. Michael's United Church of Christ. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.henryfuneralhome.net.
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Saksun, Rosabell 88

  • Formerly of Donora
  • Born: 1925-10-22
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Rosabell Lombardo Saksun, 88, formerly of Donora, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Humbert Lane Nursing Home, Washington, Pa. She was born in Monessen on Oct. 22, 1925, the daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline Valo Lombardo. Rosabell grew up in Monessen and was a graduate of Monessen High School and lived most of her adult life in Donora. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Monessen, the Donora Democratic Committee, Donora Sewing Club, Donora Senior Citizens Center, Washington County Board of Elections, and the Eagles Aerie 2399 and Sokol's in Monessen. Rosabell enjoyed to go dancing, playing cards, sewing, crocheting, knitting and traveling. She is survived by a son, Leonard M. (Lana Lee) Saksun of Monessen; a daughter, LaVern Marchines of Belle Vernon; two grandchildren, John (Dana) Marchines III of Jefferson Township, and Shane Marchines of Belle Vernon; three great-grandchildren, Jaden and Gage Saksun and Nina Marchines; three nephews, Anthony (Johnna) Lombardo of Monessen, Ronald Lombardo of Monessen, and Joseph "Lumpy" Lombardo of Dunlevy; and a niece, Vicki Lynn Lombardo of West Palm Beach, Fla. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony "Hank" Lombardo; and a sister, Charlotte Lombardo. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held on Thursday at noon in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Monessen. Everyone is to meet at church. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. The family would like to thank Humbert Lane Nursing Centre skilled care aids for all their assistance and loving care. Condolences accepted for the family at http://www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Vanyo, John T. 82

  • Erie
  • Born: 1932-07-16
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Burton, Erie | Get Directions
  • John Thomas Vanyo, 82, of Erie, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at UPMC Hamot. He was born July 16, 1932, in McKeesport, son of the late Mary Hanusich and Andrew Vanyo. John graduated from McKeesport High School and served in the United States Army Corp of Engineers during the Korean War. He worked for the Kelsey Hayes Plant in McKeesport and also the PA State Liquor Control Board, from which he retired following 30 years of service. John was a member of East McKeesport Lodge No. 765 Free and Accepted Masons and was an assistant scout master of BSA Troop 55, Port Vue. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margret Vanyo Maturkanich; and brothers, George Vanyo and Andrew Vanyo. John is survived by his nephew, Elmer Maturkanich, and Elmer's sons, Christopher and Jared. Arrangements were entrusted to BURTON WESTLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 3801 West 26th St., Erie, PA 16506. To send condolences, please visit http://www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.
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