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Oakmont businessman valued golf, community

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Barnes, Shirley L.

  • Died: 2015-07-05
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Shirley L. Barnes, beloved wife of the late Rev. Albert E. Barnes, went home to her lord and savior Sunday, July 5, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones. Mrs. Barnes is the mother of the late Michael Barnes, of Pennsylvania, and Kristen Barnes, of Los Angeles, Calif. Her funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 616 W. North Ave. (Northside). Arrangements are by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL INC.
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Bartholomew, Cynthia 64

  • Formerly of Oakmont
  • Died: 2015-07-24
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  • Cynthia Allen Bartholomew, formerly of Oakmont, daughter of the late Dr. Thomas E. Allen and Ruth J. Allen, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, in Payson, Ariz., at the age of 64. She is survived by her loving husband, Herbert; two stepchildren, Carrie Quist and Kurt; and five siblings, Cathy Allen, Christine (Allen) Murray, Carolyn Allen, Thomas J. Allen and Candace (Allen) Uricchio. Cindy was funny, smart and generous, and she loved to laugh. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the Payson off leash dog park, where she and Herb loved to walk their dogs. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Payson Area Woofers Society, P.A.W.S., PO Box 1108, Payson, AZ 85547.
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Brownawell Sr., Charles A. 82

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1932-10-10
  • Died: 2015-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Charles A. Brownawell Sr., 82, of Monroeville, formerly of Delmont, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at home. He was born Oct. 10, 1932, in New Bloomfield, Perry County, a son of the late Frank and Florence (Blumenschein) Brownawell. Charles was married to his beloved wife, Louise (Cramer), for 54 years until her death in 2008. An honorably discharged veteran, having served with the Army, he served in Germany during the Korean War. Charles worked for more than 40 years in the tool and die industry, including 20 years at Capitol Products in Mechanicsburg. He retired in 1995 after a two-decade career at Extrusion Die Makers, Murrysville, where he managed quality control. Charles enjoyed traveling with his family, fishing, bowling, boating and most recently played in a weekly golf league. He meticulously cared for his lawn. Charles was a member of No Walls Ministries Church in New Alexandria. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; his son, Gary; and seven brothers and sisters. He is survived by his two children, Charles A. Brownawell Jr. and his wife, Young, of Monroeville, and Jane Wyatt and her husband, William, of Antrim, N.H. Also surviving are his seven grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Abigale, Garrett and Christin and her husband, Scott, Melanie and her husband, Scott, and Angel and her husband, David; one sister, Jean Bouder, of Plainfield; and two great-grandchildren, Marcus and Norah. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381. Visitation will continue from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the HOFFMAN-ROTH FUNERAL HOME in Carlisle, with services following, with his son, the Rev. Charles A. Brownawell Jr. officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Three Rivers Hospice and Palliative Care, 1195 Jacks Run Road, North Versailles, PA 15137, or No Walls Ministries, 214 Church St., New Alexandria, PA 15670.
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Burkhart, Jacob G.

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • Jacob G. "Jack" Burkhart, of Shaler Township, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Mr. Burkhart was the beloved husband of the late Rita M. Kaiser Burkhart; father of Bonnie A. Burkhart, of Hampton, Robert Burkhart, of Shaler, Jim Burkhart (Amy), of Shaler, and Laurie Mushinsky (Richard), of Hampton; son of the late Jacob and Anna Spehar Burkhart; brother of Bernadette Sutter Zang (Bob), of Gibsonia, and Betty Kunich (late Ed), of Florida; and grandfather of Jake, Brett, Paige, Josh and Ava. Mr. Burkhart was a retired regional field manager for AT and T for 35 years. Jack was a consummate professional who loved to cook, garden and entertain, especially for the Annual Pig Roast at his home. Celebrate Mr. Burkhart's life with his family from noon to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw. The family respectfully suggests donations be made to the Hope Hospice, 3356B Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Leave condolences at www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Carr, Carole A. 64

  • Baldwin , Formerly of Duquesne
  • Born: 1950-12-15
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Carole Ann Carr, 64, of Baldwin, formerly of Duquesne, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 15, 1950, in Dearborn, Mich., to the late Edward and Mary Louise (Morini) Kozarian and was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. She was the past president of the GFWC - Women's Club of Duquesne. She was also the past president of Allegheny County Circle of Presidents, the Allegheny County Federation of Women's Clubs and was a former member of the Extended State Board of GFWC Federation of Women's Clubs. She loved being around her grandchildren and their activities. She was the beloved wife of 48 years of Dennis P. Carr; mother of Denise (Joe "Chuck") Swenglish, of Munhall, D.J. (Tracy) Carr, of Duquesne, and Jennifer (Eric) Allen, of West Mifflin; grandmother of Brittany Allen, Austin Swenglish, Christopher Swenglish, Lacey Allen, Falyn Carr, Tori Carr and Demi Carr; sister of Edward (Patti) Kozarian, of York, Pa., Michael (Patti) Kozarian, of Baldwin, and Joseph (Lori) Kozarian, of Baldwin; sister of the late Barbara Kozarian and the late Christine Shuestock. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, and Friday, July 31, 2015, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, Supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, Funeral Director. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Interment will be in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Pittsburgh, 6507 Wilkins Ave., Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
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Devine, Patrick E. 78

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1936-09-14
  • Died: 2015-07-29
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  • Patrick Ernest "Mr. Wonderful" Devine, 78, of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at his home. He was born Sept. 14, 1936, in Sewickley, a son of the late Ernest Francis and Helen Ellen (Paley) Devine. He is survived by his wife, Diana Vee Johnston, whom he married July 9, 1959; two sons, Keith (Susan) and John Devine; three grandchildren, Shawn, Bryant and Sarah Devine; and brother, Robert (Susan) Devine. He was a general science teacher at Langley High School for 32 years, where his students often remember him for his unique and interesting science experiments. He was active for many years in the Boy Scouts, earning the Silver Beaver award. He coached Langley High School volleyball, Sheraden Little League Baseball and Girls Slow-Pitch Softball. In the past few years, his favorite activities included singing with the Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh and performing with the Vintage Radio Players. He belonged to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sheraden, where he was choir director for many years. He was a founding member of the West End Christian Ministries (WECM). He enjoyed being with his family, fishing and going to his campsite. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, immediately followed by a wake to celebrate his life! Memorial gifts may be sent to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3102 Sherwood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15204. Interment of his ashes will be at Chartiers Cemetery, Carnegie, PA.
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Donley, Ruth E.

  • Formerly of Carrick
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Boron, Carrick | Get Directions
  • Ruth E. Donley, formerly of Carrick, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015. She was the daughter of the late John F. and Mary Elizabeth (Bittner) Donley; sister of Edward (Mary Jean), James (late Patricia), Thomas (Margaret) Donley, and the late Mary Alice (Henry) Fry, Jean (Harry) Thomas and John (Helen Jean) Donley; also survived by three generations of nieces and nephews. Visitation from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the BORON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1719 Brownsville Road. Funeral prayers at 11:15 a.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul of the Cross Monastery at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to St. Paul of the Cross Monastery or St. Paul's Passionist Retreat Center. www.BoronFuneralHome.com.
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Faigen, Cynthia R.

  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Cynthia Ruth Faigen died peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Gerard Faigen; beloved mother of Ross (Suzy) Faigen and Steven (David Evans) Faigen; loving sister-in-law of Margie Abels; grandma of Lisanne (fiance, Sean Reichert) Faigen, Katelyn Faigen, Maggie Faigen, Katherine (fiance, Mark Aquilar) French and Adam Faigen; and great-grandmother of Alexis French. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Services at 11 a.m. Friday at Temple David, 4415 Northern Pike, Monroeville. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 to 11 a.m.). Interment at Kether Torah Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Temple David, 4415 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146. Arrangements entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC. www.schugar.com.
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Fuhrer, Richard E. 87

  • Oakmont
  • Born: 1928-02-12
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Richard E. "Dick" Fuhrer, of Oakmont, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, after a long struggle with Parkinson Disease. Born Feb. 12, 1928, in East Brady, Dick grew up during the Great Depression and matured into an amazing athlete as World War II raged on. He set scoring records in basketball for East Brady High School that stood unbroken for decades until only another great athlete by the name of Jim Kelly came along to finally break them. Dick enlisted in the Marine Corps at the tail end of World War II but was turned away due to bad eyesight. He went on to Westminster College where he also enjoyed basketball success and was a key member of the team that was actually ranked 10th in the nation, an era when tiny Westminster was a basketball powerhouse and literally lived up to its nickname of "Towering Titans". Westminster is also where he met the beautiful Gladys Stitt, and the two were married April 5, 1951. They settled in Oakmont where Glad actually grew up and began a family. Dick originally started his business career as a pharmaceutical sales rep and while perhaps secretly always desiring to be a physician, he quickly migrated to the life insurance business, where he set a standard of excellence that once again put him into a category of success that can only be described as a "Towering Titan". He started his own independent agency, Fuhrer's Inc., in 1962, and was not only a lifetime member of the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table but also qualified five times for their elite status of Top of the Table. His legacy is evidenced by the many clients he served and families that he helped make whole during their time of need. In addition to the insurance business, Dick's other passion was golf. He was a life member of the Oakmont Country Club and president of the club in 1983-84. And once again, he left an indelible footprint in the golf world that many fans of golf today might not realize. Dick very much can be recognized as the inventor of the "modern US Open" where the golf course is set to a standard of excellence and difficulty that demands that the winner of the event play his very best and thus the championship itself produces the most deserving winner. In 1983 when the US Open Championship came to Oakmont, Dick demanded that course be set to a standard that the leaders of the USGA of that time did not agree with. They thought Dick's standard was too difficult, in particular the height of the rough that captures errant shots. However, Dick's preference prevailed and the Open was a major success. Since then, the USGA sets its Open venues to extreme difficulty, often to the dislike of the players participating, but nevertheless the modern Open is accepted as "The" toughest test in golf, admired by golf fans worldwide for its demanding nature and producing great champions. They can thank Dick Fuhrer and his unyielding stance in 1983 for today's modern Open. However, Oakmont was not the only golf course that Dick had an influence on. He also owned St. Jude Golf Club, which he bought as a nine hole public course in 1979 and eventually built into an 18 hole facility. St. Jude was known for its fast greens and own difficulty and built a reverend following of members and elite golfers in Western Pennsylvania, representing another lasting legacy of Dick's strong personality and vision. His life was one of remarkable accomplishment and enduring influence. Gladys predeceased him in 2000 but he leaves behind many friends, clients and cherished family, brother, Frank Fuhrer (Heidi), and sister, Mary Lou Waltman; his daughter, Gayle Hitchcock (Doug), and sons, Kurt (Becky) and Steve, along with grandchildren, Amber, Erik, Ashley, Brad, Steve, Drew and Wil; also great-grandchildren, Carter, Lucca and Colton. Family and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont. Everyone meet directly at church. Private interment will take place in St. Eucebius Cemetery next to his wife, Gladys. Donations may be made in his name to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Garrity, Karen 55

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Karen Garrity, 55, of Swissvale, passed away at her home the morning of Wednesday, July 29, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Gladis, of North Braddock. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard "Trick" of 33 years; her daughters, Jen Peters (Jack) and Steph "Effie" Garrity; and grandchildren, Jack Jr., Jayna, Jace and Jaden. Karen was formerly the president of the Swissvale Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She will be remembered for her warmth and kindness shared with her grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association of Pittsburgh, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or the National Lymphedema Network, 225 Bush St., Suite 357, San Francisco, CA 94104. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Harvanek, Bernadette 81

  • Formerly of Dorseyville
  • Born: 1933-10-18
  • Died: 2015-07-23
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  • Bernadette Harvanek, formerly of Dorseyville, died peacefully Thursday, July 23, 2015, in the home of her daughter in Media, Pa. She was the eldest of five daughters born Oct. 18, 1933, in Weirton, W.Va., to the late Anthony and Mary Kuritz Dworzecki, and was preceded in death by her sister, Teresa Brogan Kloska, of Steubenville, Ohio. Bernadette is survived by three children, Darlene De La Paz (Bruce Boone), who was her primary caregiver, Mark, of Oakmont, and William (Susan), of Concord, N.C. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Dana De La Paz, Jacob Geary, William Harvanek, Laurie (Lee) Herendeen, Eric, Sara (John) Wood and Toni (Russ) Dailey; and four great-grandchildren, Beckett, Rebecca, Anthony and Tobias. Bernie was a former resident of Dorseyville and relocated four years ago to the Philadelphia area. She was the manager of Oakmont Truck Rental. Her three sisters survive. They are: Toni (Anthony) Popp, of Montana, Regina (Francis) Sunseri, of Pittsburgh, and Mary (Richard) Himmel, of Colorado. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather for a celebration of her life and a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Middletown Friends Meeting House, in Lima, Middletown Township. Condolences may be sent to Darlene De La Paz at ddeIapaz72@gmail.com. Memorial donations may be made in Bernie's name to the charity of your choice.
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Hopkins, Dorothy 97

  • Carnegie , Formerly of Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Dorothy (Feldman) Hopkins, 97, of Carnegie, formerly Mt. Lebanon, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was the beloved sister of Rosemary (Dunn) Rankin; loving aunt of Clifford N. Rankin (Diane); great-aunt of Katie Rose and Evie Rankin; and brother of the late Michael J. Dunn (Joanne). She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clifford C. Hopkins and Earl F. Feldman. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Bartholomew Church. Memorials may be made to St. Bartholomew Angel Fund or Pittsburgh Animal Rescue League.
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Marasco, Marie S. 95

  • Sewickley
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Pinkerton, Avalon | Get Directions
  • Marie Sadie LaScola Bruno Marasco, 95, of Sewickley, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late James P. Marasco and Frank A. Bruno; loving mother of Margaret L. (the late Ron Sr.) Natoli, Charles S. Bruno and Frank S. (Cathy) Bruno; dear grandmother of Dina (John) Donovan, Ron Natoli Jr., Chuckie Bruno, Debbie (Mark) Hinnebusch, Mark (Ellaura) Bruno and Darren Bruno and 14 great-grandchildren; and sister of John (Joan) LaScola and the late Jennie Bennardo, Sadie Green and Charles LaScola. She also is survived by many, many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Church, Glenfield Road. Everyone please meet at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the NA Community Outreach or Catholic Charities. Arrangements entrusted to the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-766-5600. Online condolences may be offered at www.pinkertonfuneralhome.net.
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May Jr., William R. 79

  • McCandless , Formerly of Baldwin
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • William R. May Jr., 79, of McCandless, formerly of Baldwin, passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior Monday, July 27, 2015. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and was a man of great faith. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Joyce A. (Wahl) May; loving father of Leslie O'Rourke, of Pittsburgh, and Lori (Jake) Creps, of Indiana, Pa.; cherished grandfather of Matthew Brennan, Todd Bertram, Courtney, John and Ryan Creps; these dear souls were his pride and joy. He was the brother of David (Janice) May, of New Jersey; brother-in-law of Janice Pine and her husband, Charles; and is also survived by John Wiedenheft and his wife, Darlene. Bill graduated from Baldwin High School, University of Pittsburgh and retired from Alcoa and Centria. He never met a stranger, he had a wonderful sense of humor, engaging smile and was always willing to help anyone in need. He will truly be missed. Funeral service will be held privately. A heartfelt thanks to everyone for their prayers, compassion and sympathy during our very difficult time. Arrangements were entrusted to JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to a charity of one's choice. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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Mellor, Ronald W. 68

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Kunsak, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Ronald W. Mellor, 68, of Ross Township, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He was the beloved father of Robert (Melissa), Rhonda (Larry) Kirchner and the late Ronald Evans and Lisa Marie Evans; grandfather of Malinda, Joshua, Angie, Fred, Laura and Christopher; son of the late Ronald W. and Jenny Mellor; and brother of Margie Dove and the late Joanne Bulboff. Friends will be received from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday only, Aug. 2, 2015, at the THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Ave., where a funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday.
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Mihlfried, Vincent J. 92

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Sperling, McCandless | Get Directions
  • Vincent J. Mihlfried, 92, of Ross Township, died Sunday, July 26, 2015. He was the husband of the late Evelyn Burke Mihlfried; brother of Verna Bauer and her daughter, Janet; and stepfather of Bernard (Patty) Manski and the late Mary Jane Bogacz. He is also survived by five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Mihlfried honorably served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at SPERLING FUNERAL HOME, 700 Blazier Drive, McCandless. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Spirit Parish, Millville. Everyone please meet at church. Remembrances can be left at www.sperlingfuneral.com.
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Mizerak, Andrew D. 48

  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Andrew D. Mizerak, 48, died Sunday, July 26, 2015. He was the son of James E. and Sally (Mawhinney) Mizerak, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Mt. Lebanon; and younger brother of Matthew Mizerak (Mt. Lebanon High School 1981, now of New York City). Andy was a 1984 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, where he lettered in football and hockey. He also played on traveling baseball and hockey teams and enjoyed golfing. Andy earned his degree from Robert Morris University. He was a Certified Insurance Adjuster, specializing in flood insurance as well as property and casualty, and recently became president of Mizerak Adjusting Company, succeeding his father. Friends will be welcomed from 1 until 4 p.m. Saturday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Services and interment will be private. If desired, memorials may be made to the United Way of Allegheny County. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Nealer, Rosemary L. 86

  • Tarentum
  • Born: 1929-04-16
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Peters, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Rosemary L. (Smith) Nealer, of Tarentum, passed Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Rosemary was born Tuesday, April 16, 1929, in Mercer, to the late Carl and Evelyn (Rinamon) Smith. She graduated from Tarentum High School in 1947 and spent her time working as an x-ray technician at the Allegheny Valley Hospital (AVH), Natrona Heights; Radiological Associates, Tarentum; and Colonial Clinic in Sarver, until her retirement in 1981. Rosemary was a member of the Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights, the New Kensington Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and the AVH Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed volunteering at the AVH coffee shop, traveling, dancing, playing cards, cooking, rooting on her Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Pirates and Steelers, attending her grandchildren's sporting events and most of all spending time with her family. Rosemary is survived by her five children, Debbie Hooks of Ford City, Sharon (Randy) Smith, of Freeport, Mark (Robin) Nealer, of Pasadena, Md., David (Teresa) Nealer, of Deltona, Fla., and Richard (Tricia) Nealer, of New Kensington; her 12 grandchildren, Carey, Michael, Gabrielle, Matthew, Amy, Zachary, Bethany, Caitlin, Makayla, Andrew, Justice and Taylor; her seven great-grandchildren; and her special friend, Chuck Licata. In addition to her parents, Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Andrew M. Nealer; her grandson, Jason Palmer; her son-in-law, Ed Hooks; and her siblings, Richard Smith and Marlene Doutt. The family would like to thank the staff in the trauma unit at Allegheny General Hospital for their care and support. Family and friends are invited from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, to the ROBERT PETERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1521 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065, (724-224-7730), where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in the Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1526 Union Ave., Natrona Heights, PA 15065, with her pastor the Rev. James Mazurek, as celebrant. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart-St. Peter Cemetery, Tarentum. The New Kensington Eagles Ladies Auxiliary will hold a service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening in the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit us at www.petersfamilyfuneralhomes.com. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065.
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Payne, Carol J. 66

  • Liberty Borough , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Died: 2015-07-15
  • Funeral Home: Ball, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Carol J. (Cipicchio) Payne, 66, of Liberty Borough, formerly of McKeesport, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015. She was the loving wife of Daniel A.; beloved daughter of the late Dominic and Irene (Kossuth) Cipicchio; cherished mother of Daniel D. (Erica); dear sister of Anthony (Susan) and Judy Cipicchio; adored sister-in-law of Connie Lovelace (Richard) and Donna Canterbury (Michael); and treasured aunt, cousin and friend of many. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Central Highlands Methodist Church, 100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Arrangements by BALL FUNERAL CHAPEL INC.
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Pletz, Rowene G. 99

  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Rowene G. (Schnaufer-Daniels) Pletz, 99, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. She was the mother of Jack (Juanita) Daniels, Nancy (Richard) Remy and the late Fred Daniels; grandmother of Fred, Teddy, Craig, Margie, Richard, Jill and Gary; and is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, Franklin Park/Wexford. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rowene is a past Worthy Matron for the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 343, District 26D. She was proud owner of many businesses including Rowene's Beauty Shop's with locations on both East Ohio Street and Madison Ave., and of Rowene's Casual Shop's with locations on Perrysville Ave. and McKnight-Siebert Shopping Center. Rowene was a long time licensed practical nurse at Shadyside Hospital. She also enjoyed playing the piano and was a very gifted artist. The family suggests donations to Allegheny Valley School, ATTN: Dorothy Gordon, 1996 Ewings Mill Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108 or Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ, 08540. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Porco Sr., Richard D.

  • Brighton Heights
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Kunsak, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Richard D. Porco Sr., of Brighton Heights, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Mary Grace; father of Richard Jr. and Kathleen Rodgers; also survived by five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by his family. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUENRAL HOME INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Avenue. A funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church.
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Potlas, Daniel 82

  • Millvale
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Daniel Potlas, 82, of Millvale, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was the former husband of Joanne Potlas; loving father of Daniel A. Potlas and Lori A. Smith (Paul); brother of Laura Cindric, Dorothy Whitehurst, James Potlas, Marylou Brosky and the late Helen Price and Ann O'Block; and grandpap of Morgan and Austin. Visitation from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at NEELY FUENRAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ursula Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to St. Ursula Church, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park, PA 15101. Please visit us at neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Risko, Thomas F. 59

  • Wilkinsburg
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Thomas F. Risko, 59, of Wilkinsburg, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Christina Risko; father of Jessica, Thomas and Kristen Risko; grandfather of Angelina Risko; brother of Donald Risko (Susan Moorhead), Betty Jean Vetter (Patrick) and Mark Risko (Victoria); also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received at 9 a.m. Saturday at MCCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church.
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Rogers, Elsie M. 84

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1931-07-22
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Elsie M. Rogers, 84, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015. She was born in Pittsburgh, July 22, 1931, to William and Elizabeth Geiger. Elsie is survived by her two sons, Philip (Janice) Rogers, Scott (Amy) Rogers; three granddaughters, Jennifer (Ryan) Shenk, Jodi (Justin) Carter and Samantha Rogers; two great-grandsons, Wesley Shenk and Brooks Carter; and two sisters, Virginia Jackson and Ruth Sheible. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip W. Rogers; son, Mark Rogers; father, William Geiger Sr.; mother, Elizabeth Geiger; brother, William Geiger Jr.; and three sisters, Marie Dolato, Elizabeth Grosz and Margaret Walters. JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC. is handling the private arrangements. Condolences may be posted at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Sigal, Judy A. 55

  • Born: 1960-06-28
  • Died: 2015-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Judy Ann Sigal passed away peacefully Thursday, July 30, 2015, after a heroic fight with cancer. Born June 28, 1960, she was the youngest daughter of Norma and the late Erv Sigal and the niece of Natalie Cuban. Mourning her loss are her siblings, Shellie, Michael and Randi; and her nieces and nephews, Jeff, Reid and Terri, Brian and Katie and Molly. She will be dearly missed by multiple close friends and colleagues. A recurring theme in Judy's life was spending time with her family, as well as sharing special times with her closest friends and their children. Judy was a proud graduate of Penn State University and loved the Creamery. She received her master's as a reading specialist at Duquesne University. Judy began her career at Sylvan Learning Centers. She taught throughout the years at Crescent, Murry, Horace Mann, Belmar, Phillip Murry and finally Phillips. She had many close relationships and her students knew how much she cared. Her love for her Nittany Lions was only surpassed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. A major highlight of her life was attending the Steelers Super Bowl victory in Detroit. Judy spent much of her free time volunteering for multiple organizations. She was excited to be honored as "Volunteer of the Year for CCFA". Her sense of humor never waned. Her smiling face and good nature will be remembered by all. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside. Services will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Homewood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Sigal Family Research and Education Inflammatory, Bowel Disease Fund, Medical and Health Sciences Foundation, 3600 Forbes Ave., Suite No. 8084, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or Pittsburgh Mercy Health System for Dancing Classrooms, 101 Bradford Road, Suite No. 320, Wexford, PA 15090. www.schugar.com.
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Smith, Mary Alice 91

  • Oakmont
  • Born: 1923-09-25
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Mary Alice (Shackelford) Smith, 91, died peacefully at Longwood at Oakmont, July 26, 2015. Mary Alice was born Sept. 25, 1923, to Oscar L. and Muzett (Daniel) Shackelford, in Oxford, N.C. She grew up in Kinston, N.C., with her parents and brothers, in a grand home built by her father. From an early age, music was second only to family in importance to Mary Alice. She was blessed with a beautiful soprano voice that matched her lyrical soul. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in music from the Women's College of North Carolina in 1944, then moved to New York City. Her time in New York allowed her to explore her musical talent and broadened her awareness of the diverse cultures in America and beyond, kindling an interest she held throughout her life. She returned to teach at Women's College in 1945, and while in Kinston visiting her family in December, 1945, she performed as the soloist at a friend's wedding. Her singing that day won the heart of Norman Smith, a Marine veteran of Iwo Jima, who decided on the spot that she was "the girl for him." Mary Alice and Norman were married on July 6, 1946, and moved back to New York, where she continued to pursue her career in music and he enrolled at Columbia University. Like many women of her generation, when her children came along, first a daughter, Leslee, in 1949, followed by sons, Christian and Gregory, in 1951 and 1953, Mary Alice set her career aside to focus on the family. Though her professional performances were suspended, music remained an essential part of her daily routine, whether running through scales, singing to her children or lending her voice to the choir at the Baldwin Methodist Church, where she and Norman worshiped. She conveyed her love of music to each of her children who learned to play piano, clarinet, oboe and guitar. When her children were old enough, Mary Alice resumed singing professionally, both as a soloist and joining with Carolyn Reyer to form the "Bel Canto Duo." Mary Alice and Carolyn made several recordings and performed at numerous venues in Pittsburgh in the early and mid-1960s. In the 1980s, Mary Alice further expanded her creative outlets through poetry and creating fabric art. She was an active member of the Embroiderer's Guild and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Her quilts and other pieces have been displayed in a number of galleries in Pittsburgh and are cherished by her family. Mary Alice was also known for her marvelous cooking and enjoyed entertaining family, friends and new acquaintances in her home. Expanding beyond her small town southern roots, she welcomed exchange students from France and Peru to the family and regularly invited guests for dinner from countries as diverse as China and Ghana. She thrived on learning about different cultures and opened her heart to others regardless of their background. She embraced every aspect of life and gave of herself tirelessly for others' benefit. Mary Alice and Norman moved to Longwood at Oakmont in 2003 where they enjoyed the company of good friends and a thriving community. Norman passed away in 2013, just a few months after their 67th anniversary. Mary Alice is survived by her brothers, Robert (Evelyn) Shackelford, of Mt. Olive, N.C., and Arthur (Rachel) Shackelford, of Greensboro, N.C.; children, Leslee H. (Andrew) Fiveland, of Blue Hill, Maine, Christian A. (Loreen), of Helena, Mont., and Dr. Gregory N. (Wendy), of Portland, Ore,; grandchildren, Heather (Gardner), Eryn, Malcolm, Dylan, Bergin and Daniel (Fiveland); and great-grandchildren, Jack and Anna (Gardner), Ayden and Colin. At Mary Alice's request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh. Arrangements are entrusted to the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Mary Alice's honor to the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Department of Music or the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Online condolences may be made to www.englishfuneralhome.com.
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Snyder, Linda L. 71

  • Braddock
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Linda L. (Plisco) Snyder, 71, of Braddock, died Monday, July 27, 2015. She was the wife of the late Robert C. Snyder Sr. for 38 years; loving mother of Bob (Dawn), of White Oak, Lynn Ann (Jim) Heverly, of North Braddock, John "Duke" (Amy), of Braddock, and Jackie (Jay) Demus, of North Versailles; adoring grandmother of Michelle (Marlon) Mark, Shane Snyder, J.R. Snyder, Jaylyn Demus and Derek Snyder; great-grandmother of Jayden Mark; and sister of John "Jake" (Allyson) Plisco, of Pleasant Hills, her twin brother, Larry (Debbie) Plisco, and Ronald (Faith) Plisco, both of North Huntingdon. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. Linda retired as a cook for the 4 Kids Day Care in Braddock. She loved to travel, go to the beach and enjoyed collecting seashells and also baking for her family. Friends welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Good Shepherd Church, Braddock. Linda will be laid to rest next to her husband in Monongahela Cemetery. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Starcich, Irene 95

  • Richland Township
  • Born: 1920-04-02
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Irene Dickey Starcich, 95, of Richland Township, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Valencia Woods of St. Barnabas, with family by her side. Born April 2, 1920, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Winifred (Flanagan) and stepfather, John Kaufert. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Dickey, from Richland Township, for 44 years. She remarried and was preceded in death by Steve Starcich, her loving husband of 20 years. While living in Gibsonia, Irene was employed at St. John's Convalescing Home in Valencia, which is now known as Valencia Woods of St. Barnabas. Irene was a member of Gibsonia Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the church choir. She was also a member of the Richland Civic Club. After retiring, she spent many happy years living in Kennerdell. Irene is survived by her two sons, Dann (Deborah) Dickey, of Sautee Nacoochee, Ga., and Gregg (Deborah) Dickey, of Richland Township; grandchildren, Dale Dickey, Jill Bugbee, Brad (Jeni) Dickey, Gregg Dickey, Kristen (Timothy) Mahoney, Lindsay Dickey, Christine Drobka, Amy Dickey, Melissa Dickey and Wesley Dickey. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews; as well as stepchildren and step-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and two loving husbands, Irene was preceded in death by three sons, Robert Charles Dickey, Wesley Dickey and William Dickey; five sisters, Marguerite Lang, Wilma McGinnis, Helen Cammarata, Mildred McClaren and Elma Jean Arndt. She was blessed with a singing voice which matched her beautiful soul. Beyond her music talent, she had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. She deeply loved being with her family. Because of the stories she passed on, we are now the keeper of her memories. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SVCS INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Weston officiating. She will be laid to rest at Glade Run Cemetery, Cooperstown.
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Stelitano, Anna M. 92

  • Shaler Township
  • Born: 1923-07-02
  • Died: 2015-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Anna Marie (Mangola) Stelitano, 92, of Shaler Township, passed surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, July 30, 2015. She was born July 2, 1923, in San Carlo, Italy. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Carmen C. Stelitano; her parents, Andrew and Dominica Mangola; and her siblings, Tony and Joseph Mangola and Mary Engel. She is survived by her children, Domenick (Darlene), Carmen (Joyce), Donna (Stephen) Erb, Andrew (Linda) and Frank (Gaile); 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; her sister, Carmela Schepis; and many nieces and nephews. Anna was a strong-willed, colorfully articulate woman who loved to laugh. Though her mind may have left her years ago, her spirit remained the same. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Juan Diego Parish, Madonna of Jerusalem, Ninth St., Sharpsburg. Burial in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in her name to the Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at alz.org.
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Sutter, Mary L. 85

  • Etna
  • Born: 1930-01-06
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Mary Louise (LaCava) Sutter, 85, of Etna, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, while under the care of the UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. Born Jan. 6, 1930, in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Clementine (Panza) LaCava. She married the love of her life, Francis J. "Spike" Sutter, on Aug. 20, 1959, at Madonna of Jerusaleum Church, Sharpsburg. Mrs. Sutter was a homemaker and a sales associate at K-Mart in Shaler Plaza. She enjoyed spending time with the "Etna 49'S". She is survived by her daughters, Ann M. (Stephanie Brown) Sutter, of Ohio Township, and Susan (Gary R.) Neil, of Hermitage; son, Michael A. (Cynthia) Sutter, of West Deer Township; grandchildren, Gary Neil Jr., Megan Neil, Joshua Sutter, Brooke Sutter, Ashton Sutter and Colton Sutter; sister, Constance Panza, of Hampton Township; and brother, Philip "Chip" LaCava, of Florida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis "Spike" Sutter, Feb. 21, 2011; three sisters, Rachel Panza, Florence Soeder and Philomena Lyle; and five brothers, Samuel, Joseph, Frank, Louis and Peter LaCava. Mary's family will welcome friends from 4 till 8 p.m. July 31, 2015, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the All Saints Parish Etna, Pittsburgh, with Father James Gretz officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Assumption Cemetery in Glenshaw. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Mary's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Westmoreland County

Costello, Lorraine M. 96

  • Formerly of Arnold
  • Born: 1918-12-19
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Mohney-Yargar, Dubois | Get Directions
  • Lorraine M. Costello, 96, of Treasure Lake, formerly of Arnold, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at the DuBois Nursing Home, DuBois, Pa. She was born on Dec. 19, 1918, in Natrona, the daughter of the late Harry and Marie Bittinger. Lorraine was a member of Mt. St. Peters Church in New Kensington. She enjoyed playing bingo and being with her family. She worked as a cook for Citizens General Hospital for 16 years. Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Linda L. Stump, of DuBois; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Geraldine Falenski, of Oakmont; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Costello; children, Sandra Costello, Pamela Seijo, John Costello and Gerald Costello; and a sister, Lavene King. At the wishes of Lorraine there will be no public viewing or services. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of MOHNEY YARGAR FUNERAL CHAPEL INC. Online condolences can be made at www.mohneyyargarfuneralchapel.com.
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Culp, Elsie M. 81

  • Hempfield Township
  • Born: 1934-01-08
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Elsie M. Culp, 81, of Hempfield Township, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Hempfield Manor. She was born Jan. 8, 1934, in Herminie, a daughter of the late Alfred W. and Madelyn Bowen Valesky. Elsie was Lutheran by faith and loved to play Bingo. Prior to retirement she was employed by the former Jeannette Hospital and worked in both the housekeeping and dietary departments. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Glenn Culp. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Vinkler and her husband, Dave, of Irwin; a son, William, of Slippery Rock; two grandchildren, Tony (Missy), of York, and Michael (Erica), of Jeannette; two great-grandchildren, Tanner and Parker; a sister, Vonna Spino, of Greensburg; four half-sisters; a very dear friend, Rose Kochis; and numerous nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Susan Luttner officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
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DeRose, Antoinette M. 102

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1912-10-14
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Giunta - Bertucci, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Antoinette M. DeRose, 102, who resided at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, formerly of Arnold and Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., died Wednesday, July 29, 2015. She was born Oct. 14, 1912, to Merle and Mary Salvatore, of Arnold. There she grew up, attended school, graduated with highest honors from Arnold High; earned her Bachelor of Arts in Languages from Grove City College and master's at the University of Pittsburgh. She taught English, French and Latin at Arnold High School (later Valley High School) for 33 years. On Feb. 14, 1942, Valentine's Day, she married her sweetheart, P. Louis DeRose, Esq., who left a week later for service in the Army during World War II. During their 39 years of marriage the couple had three sons, P. Louis DeRose III, David S. DeRose and Thomas M. DeRose. Widowed in 1981, Antoinette was remarried in 1990 to retired Navy Capt. Francis J. Chester, of Virginia Beach, Va. They traveled extensively and then settled in Daytona Beach Shores. She was widowed again in April 2003. Capt. Chester was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. Antoinette loved her family, the teenagers whom she taught and her many devoted friends. She was a proud member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Daytona Beach Symphony Society and Guild, Navy League, Military Officers' Association, Halifax River Yacht Club and numerous other associations. Both her sister, Jessamine Salvatore (1965) and her youngest son, Thomas (1998) predeceased her. She is survived by two sons, P. Louis DeRose and his wife, Joan, of Greensburg, David S. DeRose and his wife, Johnette, of Latrobe; five grandchildren, Peter DeRose (Kelly), Catharine Ackerstrom (Eric), Nathaniel DeRose (Jessica), Christopher DeRose and Eric DeRose (Erika); and two great-grandchildren, Piper Ackerstrom and Gage DeRose. She is also survived by her second husband's children, Stephen (Sara), Mary Rushton (Rick) and Gregory (Lisa); by her niece, Patricia Tirdel; her son Tom's spouse, now Jane Landry (Russ); and many wonderful neighbors and devoted friends in Daytona Beach, especially Andy Reagan, and at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. Viewing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., JohnPaul Bertucci, Supervisor, 1509 5th Ave., Arnold. Prayers of transfer will take place at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington. Burial will take place in the family plot in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. St. Peter Church, New Kensington or Redstone Highlands, 6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg.
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Downing, Judith

  • Formerly of Penn Township
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Judith (Drummond) Downing, formerly of Penn Township, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Redstone Highlands in Greensburg. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert G. "Jerry" Downing; loving mother of Paula Downing, David J. (Sharon) Downing, Colleen M. (John) Gindlesberger and Amy L. (David) Holland; loving grandmother of Erin, Jeffrey, Sarah and Bridget; and sister of Roger Drummond, Keith (Sheila) Drummond, the late Shirley Harrold, Dennis Drummond and Carol Devine. Judy was a devoted mother who loved spending time with her family. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City (724-744-2721). A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Barbara Catholic Church with Father Arnel Estrella as celebrant. Vigil services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Interment will follow at Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barbara Catholic Church, 111 Raymaley Road, Harrison City, PA 15636, where she had been a longtime member. www.LindsayJobefuneralhome.com.
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Dudek, Evelyn M. 91

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1924-04-11
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Evelyn M. (Spiering) Dudek, 91, of Lower Burrell, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Southwestern Veterans Center, Pittsburgh. Born April 11, 1924, in Lower Burrell, she was a daughter of the late George and Martha Reis Spiering. She was a homemaker and member of St. Margaret Mary Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Henry A. Dudek. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Dudek (Al) Smith, of Cincinnatti, Ohio; sons, Gary (Linda) Dudek, of Harrisburg, George (Denise) Dudek, of Lower Burrell, Mark (Gisele) Dudek, of Pittsburgh, and Jeffrey (Judy) Dudek, of Allegheny Township; brothers, Frank, Thomas and Joseph Spiering; and sisters, Dolores Sunker and Martha Gregoire. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday only in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Margaret Mary Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwestern Veterans Home/Activities Group, 7060 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
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Fox, Lynda 46

  • Southwest Greensburg
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Lynda Fox, 46, of Southwest Greensburg, died peacefully Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in her home with family at her side, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Lynda was the daughter of Mildred (Morozowich) Fox and the late Robert Edward Fox, of Greensburg; and granddaughter of the late Eva and H. Edward Fox and Katherine and Joseph Morozowich. Lynda is survived by her loving husband, Carl Richard "Rick" Anderson; and stepdaughter, Mary Lynn DePalma, her husband, James DePalma, and stepgrandchildren, Allison and Joseph DePalma. Lynda is also survived by her mother, Mildred (Morozowich) Fox Smith, and stepfather, Raymond Smith; her brother, Robert Edward Fox II; sister, Carol (Fox) Kerchensky, brother-in-law, Michael Kerchensky, and nephew, Nathan Kerchensky; stepbrother, Erick Smith; stepsister, Heather Smith; and stepniece, Alexandra Smith. Lynda had a passion for her work as coach of the Steel City Vaulters, a team of dedicated young people who perform compulsory and freestyle moves to music on Lynda's beloved horse, The Crumpet, an 18-hand American Shire. Lynda beamed at every local, regional and national competition as she watched her vaulters become more skilled and grew in their love for the sport under her watchful eye. Individual accomplishments of the Steel City Vaulters include both regional and national titles. There was no greater joy for Lynda than to prepare for competitions and see her vaulters in action. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Judah Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Middletown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lynda's name may be made to American Vaulting Association, 1443 E. Washington Blvd., No. 289, Pasadena, CA 91104. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Hohider, Margaret 88

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1927-05-13
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Margaret "Peg" (Hritz) Hohider, 88, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in St Anne Home, Greensburg, while being surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born May 13, 1927, in Whitney, a daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Emerick) Hritz. Peg was a longtime and faithful member of the partner parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. At the age of 21, she married the late John Hohider and raised a family in Scottdale. She was loved for her generosity and kindness to her family, friends and neighbors. No one left her house without having had some of her good cooking and conversation. Margaret loved bingo and the friends she made there. Peg's family is thankful for her. She brought so much joy to our lives and will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother and niece. Her memory will always be carried in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Peg's life revolved around her children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She is survived by her loving children, John E. Hohider and wife, Donna, of Venice, Fla., Michael K. Hohider and wife, Debra, of Watertown, Conn., Michelle E. Hohider, of Greensburg, and Mark P. Hohider and Michele Dreistadt, of Scottdale; her four grandchildren, Christine Jones and husband, Robert, Jon Michael Hohider, Melissa Hohider and Samuel P. Hohider; her two great-grandchildren, Robert Jones and Gabriel Hohider; her aunt, Josephine Emerick Curci, of Luxor. In addition to her parents, Peg was predeceased by her husband, John Hohider (Oct. 27, 1981); her grandson, Michael Hohider Jr. (March 20, 1973); a brother, Michael Hritz; and two sisters, Mary Jane Evancho and Helen Nelson. In keeping with Margaret's wishes, there will be a private family visitation in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Family and friends are invited to join Margaret's family for her funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1st, 2015, in the partner parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with her pastor, the Rev. Andrew M. Kawecki, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. A special thanks to the entire staff of the St. Anne Home, Greensburg, for the compassion, care and comfort that they gave to Margaret and her family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Margaret's name to the St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. To sign guest register, send condolences or obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Horm, Renee A. 41

  • Arnold , Formerly of Springdale
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Renee A. (Tomas) Horm, 41, of Arnold, formerly of Springdale, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at her residence. She was the beloved wife of Edward W. Horm IV of 19 years; dear mother of Amber D., Tara B. and Brianna M. Horm, all at home; daughter of Joseph R. Tomas, of Cheswick, and the late Barbara (Cox) Tomas; sister of Tanya Tomas, of New Kensington; daughter-in-law of Donna Allman, of Pittsburgh, and Edward Horm III, of Tarentum; and sister-in-law of Richard (Heather) Horm, of Sarver, and Wayne Drum Jr., of New Kensington. She is survived by her special caregiver and friend, Brian Connelly, of Arnold. Renee is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a 1991 graduate of Springdale High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University, Pittsburgh. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Services will be 10:30 Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Carlisle, pastor of Springdale Presbyterian Church, officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Family suggests memorials to American Diabetes Association, 100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Visit us at www.burket-truby.com.
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Kalp, Delorise J. 81

  • Acme
  • Born: 1933-11-09
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Delorise J. Kalp, 81, of Acme, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at home, comforted by her family. She was born Nov. 9, 1933, in Melcroft, a daughter of the late Denver and Beatrice Ritenour, of Melcroft. Delorise was a longtime member of the Melcroft Assembly of God Church. While Delorise never attended a state university or college, she possessed a great amount of wisdom and knowledge that she passed on to family and friends. Those who knew Delorise felt her compassion and caring nature to make you feel welcome and loved with her home-style cooking and hospitality. Delorise is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 67 years, Harold R. Kalp, whom she married on Jan. 25, 1948; her loving children, Shirley Kalp-Pence and her husband, Gary Pence, of Acme, Debi Kalp-Denner and her husband, Bob Denner, of Acme, and Rodger Kalp and his wife, Leasa Nicely-Kalp, of Acme; her five grandchildren, whom she adored, Julie Pence-Gerlach, Adam Denner, Jason Denner, Dayna Kalp and Amy Jo Denner-Roadman; her great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Kaylee Roadman, Charlene Denner, Adam Denner Jr., Madison Gerlach and Mia Gerlach; a brother, Gilbert (Gib) Ritenour; sister, Shirley Albright; and brother, John (Donnie) Ritenour. In addition to her parents, Delorise was predeceased by a brother, William (Bub) Ritenour. Delorise's family would like to thank Excela Hospice and staff for their kindness and care. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday 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. Friday with Pastor Chris Golembiowski officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. To send a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Sacket, David J. 93

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1922-06-13
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • David J. Sacket, 93, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born June 13, 1922, in White Valley, a son of the late Victor and Josephine (Enrico) Sacket. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Overly Manufacturing, Greensburg. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran, having served with the Navy. He was a member of the VFW Post 33, Amvets Post 88 of Greensburg and the Eagles Post 844, Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David J. Sacket in 2004; two sisters, Lucille Ferrero and Rose Fredo; and a brother, Pete Sacket. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Daisy I. "Peg" (Weimer) Sacket; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Sacket and his wife, Stella, of Forbes Road, Richard Sacket and his wife, Marion, of Greensburg, and Robert Sacket and his wife, Joan, of Jeannette; a sister-in-law, Grace Weimer; and several nieces and nephews. Honoring David's wishes, there will be no public visitation. Services and interment will be private. LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, Greensburg, in charge of arrangements. www.bachafuneralhome.com.
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Sebastiani, Pasquale 84

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1930-08-20
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Pasquale Sebastiani, 84, of Jeannette, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Pacentro, Italy, a son of the late Andrea and Fiorentina Sebastiani. Prior to his retirement, Pasquale was employed as a maintenance engineer for Avanti Engineering and Manufacturing Inc. and as a glass worker for Jeannette Sheet Glass. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and its Holy Name Society. Pasquale enjoyed making crafts for family and friends, gardening and making homemade wine. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife, Flora Avolio Sebastiani; two brothers, Gaetano and Francesco Sebastiani. He is survived by three sons, Antonio Sebastiani and his wife, Lisa, of Jeannette, Salvatore Sebastiani and his wife, Mary Jo, of Dallas, Texas, and Marco Sebastiani, of White Oak; seven grandchildren, Patrick (Andrea), Michael (Ashley), Francesco, Romano, Mario, Maria and Andreo Sebastiani; a great-grandson, Gabriel Lorenzo Sebastiani; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Pasquale's funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church with Father Paul Lisik as the celebrant, and assisted by Father Justin Withrow. Entombment will be private at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 504 Cowan Ave., Jeannette, PA 15644. JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, in charge of arrangements.
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Sebring, James C. 92

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1922-09-16
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • James Cory "Jim" Sebring, 92, of Greensburg, died peacefully Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at home with his devoted family by his side. He was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Parkerton, Wyo., a son of the late Albert G. and Mabel I. (Galpin) Sebring. Prior to retiring, Jim was employed as a Methods Engineer by Elliott Co., Jeannette. He was a graduate of the G.E. four-year machinist apprentice course. Jim was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army. He was a member of St. Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church, Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Glen Sebring; and sisters, Helen Sebring Harmon and June Sebring Rogers. Jim will be greatly missed by his beloved family, his loving wife of 50 years, Elizabeth M. "Betty" (Mitchell) Sebring; sons, Mitchell Sebring (Julianne), of Austin, Texas, James Sebring (Shirley), of San Marcos, Calif., Robert Sebring (Susan), of New Mexico, and Ronald Sebring (Elizabeth), of North Carolina; daughter, Donna Sebring, of Erie; sister, Elinor Faull, of Titusville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was a loving grandfather and great-grandfather to all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 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. Funeral services for Jim will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Tony Joseph of St. Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. The Sebring family would like to sincerely thank the staff and caregivers of Heartland Hospice for the loving and excellent care Jim received and compassion shown to him and his family. As an expression of sympathy, contributions in Jim's memory may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3520 Route 130, Irwin, PA 15642. Please write "Jim Sebring" on check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Tutelo, Marguerite B. 92

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1922-10-31
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Marguerite B. Tutelo, 92, of Lower Burrell, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in West Haven Nursing Home, Washington Township. She was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Arnold, to the late Jacob and Emily Murin Murar and had been a resident of Lower Burrell since 1953, having previously resided in Arnold. Mrs. Tutelo was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and as a hairdresser, she was the owner of M and J Beauty Salon, Lower Burrell, for 22 years. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was an avid fan of the Steelers and Pirates. She is survived by her two sons, Gerald A. Tutelo Jr., of Arnold, and Thomas C. Tutelo, of Lower Burrell; four grandchildren, Jerrilynne (Dan) Jankowski, Tamara (Jamie) Libengood, Tracy (Darin) Dickson and Jeffrey (Helen) Tutelo; great-grandchildren, Justin Jankowski, Megan and Molly Dickson and Sara and Seth Tutelo; and great-great-grandson, Collin Jankowski. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Gerald Anthony Tutelo, on June 15, 2002; seven brothers, Joseph, Jacob, Edward, William, Charles, Francis and Richard Murar; three sisters, Anna Kouch, Alice Sproull and Eva Murar; and two daughters-in-law, Barbara Ann Tutelo and Mary Ellen Tutelo. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until prayers of transfer at 10 a.m. Saturday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., followed by Christian funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made in her name to Mt. St. Peter Church, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington, PA 15068, or The West Penn Burn Center Fund, 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Wargo, Toni

  • Irwin
  • Died: 2015-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Toni "Skinny" (Palarino) Wargo, of Irwin, formerly of Turtle Creek, died Thursday, July 30, 2015. Skinny was the beloved wife of Richard Wargo for 35 years; loving mother of Stacey (Kerry Jobe) Wargo, of Slickville, and Ross (John Warman) Wargo, of Glassport; proud grandmother to Lily; cherished daughter of Charlotte Palarino and the late Anthony Palarino Jr.; endearing sister to Cheryl (the late Richard) Neal, of Irwin, Patty (the late Jim) Sinclair, of North Versailles, Barbara (Bobby) Previc, of Slickville, Belinda (Bo) Kirkpatrick, of Turtle Creek, and Anthony (Jeanna) Palarino, of Turtle Creek. Skinny was the sister in-law of Nancy Wargo, of Irwin, and Gary (Shin) Wargo, of Tucson, Ariz. She was the aunt to many nieces and nephews. Skinny enjoyed her dogs Gabby and Daisy, and all of her family and friends. She especially enjoyed family trips to Daytona Beach, Fla. Friends welcome from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James Street, Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350, where a Blessing Service will be held at 5 p.m. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Zvara, Shirley B. 89

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1926-07-14
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Shirley B. Zvara, 89, of Jeannette, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. She was born July 14, 1926, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Theodore and Jennie Mae Long Boyd. Prior to retirement, she worked as a nurse's aide at Assumption Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Zvara; two sisters, Lois Prettiman and Jean Boyd; two brothers, William Boyd and Ronald Boyd; and her cat, Bambi. Shirley is survived by her son, Michael Zvara and his wife, Paula, of Jeannette; four grandchildren, Jarrod Zvara, Patricia Stephen, Matthew Howard and Amy Schneider; eight great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Stephen, Dylan Stephen, London Zvara, Noelle Zvara, Marek Zvara, Stewart Schneider, Gus Schneider and Finnegan Howard; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation or services. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, entrusted with arrangements. Because of her love for animals, donations may be made to Action for Animals, 386 PA Route 217, Latrobe, PA 15650. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Armstrong County

Harkleroad, Yvonne S. 57

  • Rural Valley
  • Born: 1958-04-02
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Yvonne Shirley Harkleroad, 57, of Rural Valley, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at her residence. She was born April 2, 1958, to Arthur Dean and Shirley (Rupp) Rosenberger, in Kittanning. Yvonne worked as a self-employed housekeeper. She was a member of Rural Valley Lutheran Church. Yvonne enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Yvonne is survived by her husband, Paul, whom she married Sept. 27, 1975; her mother, of Rural Valley; son, Jason (Patti) Harkleroad, of Marion Center; daughter, Nicole (Jayson) Reppard, of Ford City; sister, Melinda (Brace) George; two brothers, Art (Billie Jo) Rosenberger and Ed (Tammy) Rosenberger; brother-in-law, Bruce George; and six grandchildren, Landon, Theresa, Ian, Annie, Nolan and Jaxson. She was preceded in death by her father and sister, Janine George. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 724 W. Main St., Rural Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at the funeral home with Pastor Charles Reppard, officiating. Interment will take place in the Harkleroad Cemetery. www.carsonboyer.com.
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Ross Jr., James A. 77

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1937-10-13
  • Died: 2015-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Clark Chapel, Elderton | Get Directions
  • James A. "Jimmy" Ross Jr., 77, of Ford City, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, at his daughter's residence. He was born Oct. 13, 1937, in Apollo, the son of James A. Ross Sr. and Florence L. (Chivers) Ross. Jimmy was a lifetime resident of Burrell Township and was a former employee of the Vandergrift Mill. He enjoyed watching wrestling and NASCAR and was a big fan of the Steelers. Shooting guns was one of his favorite hobbies and he was a CB freak, with the handle of "Longears." Jimmy's sense of humor will always be remembered by those who knew him and he will be greatly missed. His memory will be cherished by his son, Tim Ross and girlfriend, Janice Keim, of Kittanning; daughter, Patricia Claypool, of Indiana, Pa.; grandchildren, Crystal Stewart and companion, Jeremy Hemke, of South Bend Township, Tonya Polka and husband, Jared, of Washington, Pa., and Melissa Claypool, of Brick Church; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard L. Ross and wife, Betty, of Butler, Ronald L. Ross and wife, Ida Mae, of Burrell Township, and Robert D. Ross and wife, Terry, of Burrell Township; sister, Carol J. Bowser, of Akron, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents. Relatives and friends may visit from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at the CLARK CHAPEL OF THE BAUER FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 S. Main St., Elderton, with Chaplain Tom Spiker of VNA Hospice Indiana officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Brick Church Cemetery, Ford City. Arrangements are being handled by the Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home Inc. To send a condolence to Jimmy's family or view a tribute honoring his life, visit www.bauerfuneral.com.
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Beaver County

Salopek, Henrietta

  • Ambridge
  • Died: 2015-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Simons, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Henrietta (Zierenberg) Salopek, of Ambridge, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015. She was the beloved wife of John Salopek. Also survived by her loving daughter, Laurie Marie Salopek; and brothers, William and Herbert Zierenberg. Henrietta was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Marie Tomko Zierenberg; sisters, Gertrude Hajduk Fenk, Marie Hajduk Gazdik, Theresa Hajduk Rozman, Dorothy Zierenberg Stadtlander, Bertha Zierenberg Bauer and Florence Zierenberg Marquis; and brothers, George Zierenberg and Henry Zierenberg. Born and raised on California Avenue on the North Side, she married John Salopek in 1956 and spent the next 20 years traveling the world as part of his military service. She retired to Ambridge. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway, where funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association at alz.org. www.simonsfuneralhome.com.
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Butler County

Kretzer, Dolores M. 73

  • Saxonburg
  • Born: 1942-05-17
  • Died: 2015-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Dolores M. Kretzer, 73, of Saxonburg, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Butler Memorial Hospital. Born May 17, 1942, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late George W. White and Gertrude (Rettinger) White. She was the owner of Dee's Hair Loft for 37 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, the Saxonburg Woman's Club and lifetime member of the Girl Scouts. Dolores enjoyed playing cards, going to the cottage in Franklin, cross stitching, watching HGTV, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Dolores was an exceptional caregiver. Surviving are sons, Mark (Cheryl) Kretzer, of Saxonburg, and Matthew (Heather) Kretzer, of Butler; daughter, Melissa (Bob) Wolf, of Butler; nine grandchildren, Greg, Ashtin, Hayden, Anna, Jesse, Casey, Robert, Landon and Collin; siblings, George (Lois) White Sr., of Butler, Carol (the late Don) Staiger, of Mt. Pleasant, Richard (Kathy) White, of Richland, and Audrey (Jack) Wagner, of Hampton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Maura Ann Kretzer. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at the FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., 410 W. Main St., Saxonburg. Additional visitation will also be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. A blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at the funeral with Father James F. Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Royal Cemetery. The family kindly requests no flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh and West Virginia, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant St., 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938.
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Newcamp, Bradley J. 29

  • Butler
  • Born: 1986-01-07
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Bradley J. Newcamp, 29, of Butler, formerly of Mars, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Butler. Born in McCandless on Jan. 7, 1986, he was the son of Paul R. and Deborah McQuillan Newcamp. Bradley was a Warehouse Laborer. Surviving are his parents, Paul and Deborah Newcamp, of Mars; his fiancee, Brandy Mueller, of Butler; his nine-month-old son, Talon Knight Newcamp; two sisters, Dena Miller (Michael), of Mars, and Jennifer Newcamp (Jarod Schrecengost), of Fairfield Township; a niece, Elyn Schrecengost; his maternal grandmother, Joan McQuillan, of Mars; and his paternal grandmother, Florine Newcamp, of Allison Park. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charles Newcamp and Robert McQuillan. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for the benefit of Bradley's son, Talon Knight. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Scrapchansky, David E.

  • Cranberry Township
  • Died: 2015-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry Township | Get Directions
  • David E. Scrapchansky, of Cranberry Township, died Thursday, July 30, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Buttermore) Scrapchansky; loving father of Stacy L. Tipton (Todd) and Tina M. Green (Craig); brother of the late Jerome Scrapchansky; and proud grandfather of Madelynn, Noah and Paige Tipton and Brandon Green. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Ferdinand Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Striker, Martha J. 84

  • Chicora
  • Born: 1931-05-11
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Redmond, Freeport | Get Directions
  • Martha J. "Jane" Striker, 84, of Chicora, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, while in the company of family members, at Butler Memorial Hospital. Jane was born May 11, 1931, in Natrona Heights, a daughter of the late Marie (Beebe) and Harry U. McLaughlin. She was a member of the Zion Church of Karns City. Jane had a big and generous heart, who always put her family first. She would offer you the shirt off of her back and then ask if you needed her shoes too. Jane always worked alongside her husband in all their endeavors, which included years of antique flea marketing at Hazen and was supportive in everything they did. She enjoyed plastic needlework and crafting, reading and working on puzzle books. She was an avid baker and cook. She especially loved making her homemade buns. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Richard A. Striker; her son, Richard L. "Rick" (Christine) Striker, of Natrona Heights; her daughter, Kathy (Stephen) Palla, of Chicora; three grandchildren, Hallie (Jason) Lindal, Jason R. (Nicole) Striker and Jessica Striker; four great-grandchildren, Janie (who was named after her great-grandmother) and Rori Lindal, Caden Kelley and Julia Striker. She was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Edgar McLaughlin; and sisters, Bernice Kelly, Joy Laube and Florence Johnston. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday August 2, 2015, in the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St., Freeport. Visitation will continue in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, with Pastor Joe Olkowski officiating. A private family burial will follow in West Glade Run Cemetery, Kittanning. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Church of Karns City, 1392 Kittanning Pike Road, Karns City, PA 16041 or to send a condolence, visit www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Winnen, Gerard M. 67

  • Seven Fields
  • Born: 1948-07-27
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Thompson-Miller, Butler | Get Directions
  • Gerard Michiel "Mike" Winnen, DVM, MS, DACLAM, 67, of Seven Fields, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 27, 2015, at the UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland. He was born July 27, 1948, in El Cardon, Venezuela, to the late Denis Ferdinand Winnen and Johanna (Mulder) Winnen. Mike earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. He served in the Dutch Army as a Lieutenant. Mike worked as a clinical veterinarian at the University of Pittsburgh for the past 10 years. He loved playing golf and had a passion for nature and animals. He loved music and played field hockey for many years. Mike enjoyed sailing and was an avid sports fan. Mike is survived by his wife, Gemma Winnen (Peeters), whom he married Dec. 7, 1973; one son, Steven Winnen and his wife, Josje Huiskamp; and one daughter, Cristel Kemme and her husband, Michiel, all of the Netherlands; four grandchildren, Stephanie and Casper Kemme and Roisin and Noortje Winnen; two brothers, Denis Winnen and his wife, Hanny, and Paul Winnen and his wife, Sabine; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at the THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 124 E. North St., Butler. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to SOS Children's Fund at www.give.sos-usa.org. or the World Wildlife Fund at www.worldwildlife.org. Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.
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Fayette County

Kwak, Ray T. 86

  • Bullskin Township
  • Born: 1929-01-06
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Ray T. Kwak, 86, of Bullskin Township, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 27, 2015. Ray was born Jan. 6, 1929, in Mammoth, a son of the late John and Charlotte Wilson Kwak. Ray was a Korean War veteran, having served with the Army. Wounded, he received a Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and United Nations Service Medal. Ray attended Harvest Community Church, was a member of the DAV and the Purple Heart Society. He was employed and retired from Bryce Glass and Lenox Corp. as a selector after 55 years of service and was a member of the Flint Glass Makers Union. Ray was very active as "God's helper" to the Amish community of Somerset. Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Landy Kwak, with whom he would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this December; a daughter, Raelene Fabbri and husband, William, of Smithton; grandchildren, William Tonetti (Tony) Fabbri and Chelsea Rae Fabbri and fiance, David Burnett; a great-granddaughter, Zoee Rae Burnett; a sister, Dorothy Beverage, of Mt. Pleasant; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Betty Ray, John Kwak, Verne Chappell, Norma Jean Landy, Audrey Greenawalt, Frank Kwak, Frances Hoza, Richard Kwak and Rosemary Kwak. Friends are invited from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Rob Allison officiating. Interment with full military honors conducted by American Legion Post 446, Mt. Pleasant, will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Harvest Community Church, Medsger Road, Connellsville, PA 15425. Please visit Ray's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Miller, Curtis D. 53

  • Normalville
  • Born: 1961-09-19
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Curtis Don Miller, 53, of Normalville, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 19, 1961, in Connellsville, a son of the late Don D. and Althea Rose Knupp Miller. Curtis was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1980. He had worked at Pioneer Park Campground in Bakersville and he liked boating, fishing and camping. He had attended the Millertown Community Church. Curtis will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving sister, Donna L. Tressler, of Ligonier; his niece, Tiffany R. Tressler; his great-nephew, Skyler Lee Tressler; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday 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 noon Sunday with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Stasia, Elizabeth

  • Connellsville
  • Died: 2015-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Kucera, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth Stasia, of Connellsville, died Thursday, July 30, 2015, at home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later. KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 East Fairview Ave., Connellsville, is handling arrangements.
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Indiana County

Radakovich, A. Marge 96

  • Blairsville
  • Born: 1919-03-28
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Blairsville | Get Directions
  • A. Marge Radakovich, 96, of Blairsville, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at St. Andrew's Village, Indiana, Pa. Born March 28, 1919, in Homer City, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Modic and Mary (Ivancic) Modic. She attended Ss. Simon and Jude Church, Blairsville. She retired from Torrance State Hospital as a clerical worker. She was a member of the Court of St. Theresa CDA and Angels of Compassion at church. Survivors include her son, Richard Radakovich, of Coral, Pa.; daughter, Kathryn Mahar and husband, Thomas, of Olean, N.Y.; grandchildren, Scott Radakovich, of Coral, Thomas Mahar, of New York City, N.Y., Matthew Mahar and wife, Carolyn, West Harrison, N.Y.; great-grandchild, Connor Mahar; and sister, Mary Evanick, Homer City. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis E. Radakovich, in 1997; three infant brothers; and two infant sisters. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015, at JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., Blairsville. A wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, in Ss. Simon and Jude Church, Blairsville, with Father Stephen R. Bugay officiating. Interment will be in Ss. Simon and Jude Cemetery, Blairsville. www.jamesfergusonfuneralhome.com.
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Strong, Mary M. 83

  • Blairsville
  • Born: 1931-09-28
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Mary M. Strong, 83, of Blairsville, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at her home. She was born Sept. 28, 1931, in Torrance, a daughter of the late George Kerin Sr. and Mary "Nellie" Willforth Kerin. Mary loved spending time with her family, baking and jigsaw and crossword puzzles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles K. Strong; and a brother, George Kerin Jr. She was the beloved mother of Charlene Y. Strong, of Derry, and Darlene M. Bizich, of Blairsville; loving sister of Rose Marie Spatola, of Vineland, N.J., and Tony Kerin, of Blairsville; and beloved grandmother of Casey Marie Bizich (Austin Ellmer) and Gregory Scott Bizich. She is also survived by her former son-in-law, Larry Scott Bizich; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. A service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home, with Pastor James Henigin officiating. Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Washington County

Cain, Sharyn E. 65

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1949-08-04
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Marra, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Sharyn E. (Piscitelli) Cain, 65, of Monongahela, River Hill, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. Born Aug. 4, 1949, in Monongahela, she was the daughter of the late Mike and Sadie (Namie) Piscitelli. For many years, Sharyn was a secretary in Pittsburgh working for Blue Cross, following that she began working at the former Kurtz Oxygen Emergency in Elizabeth. A 1967 graduate of Monongahela High School, she was a very active member of St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church in Monessen, where she belonged to their Parish Council and enjoyed singing in their choir. She loved nature, especially bird watching. She enjoyed collecting 45's from the late 1950s and early 1960s and was very proud of her Hallmark ornament collection. Surviving are her husband, Raymond H. Cain, whom she married Feb. 10, 1984; a brother-in-law, Charles R. Jr. and wife, Shirley Cain, of Forward Township; and a sister-in-law, Elva and husband, Allen Boisin, of Forward Township; and her loving dog, Rowdy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Richard "RC" Cain, who died May 7, 2014. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the MARSHALL MARRA FUNERAL HOME, 216 Chess St., Monongahela, 724-258-6767, www.marshallmarrafuneralhome.com. A funeral liturgy will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church, Monessen, with the Father Fred Pfeil officiating. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. A Trisagion service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made in Sharyn's name to either the St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1201 Patton Ave., Monessen, PA 15062; or the Washington County Area Humane Society, 1527 Route 136, Eighty Four, PA 15330.
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Ellenberger, Charles A. 90

  • Punxsutawney
  • Born: 1925-05-23
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Deeley, Punxsutawney | Get Directions
  • Charles A. "Chuck" Ellenberger, 90, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at home. Charles was born May 23, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Fred S. and Aleta G. (Mottarn) Ellenberger. He married the former Mary Catherine (Smith) Ellenberger on June 10, 1947, who preceded him in death in 1989. He then married the former M. Jean (Shiock) Ellenberger on Sept. 19, 1994, who also preceded him in death in 2003. He is also survived by his wife, Linda (Brownfield) Ellenberger. Charles was an employee of the Kromer's Dairy and Acme Machine Shop prior to his retirement. He was a member of the BPO Elks No. 301. He was also well known as an avid prominent drummer for numerous local dance bands where he played for many years. Charles was a Presbyterian by faith. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Brownfield) Ellenberger; two children; one son, Mr. Frederick "Spike" Ellenberger and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Janice) Liscinsky, both of Punxsutawney; two grandchildren, Mrs. Gary (Tracy) Kerr, of Punxsutawney, and Mr. Christopher (Casey) Liscinsky, of Christiansburg, Va.; 10 stepchildren, Mrs. Chester (Barbara) Southerland, of Canton, Ohio, John Shiock and wife, Kae, of Indiana, Pa., Andrea Anthony of Erie, Timothy Shiock and wife, Maureen, of Punxsutawney, and Mrs. Jonathan (Lisa) Sprague, of Carlisle, James and wife, Janet Brownfield, of Greensburg, Dorothy and husband, Stan Henderson, of Robinson, Loretta Brownfield, of Masontown, Owen Brownfield Jr. and wife, Amy, and Tammy Hardy, of Altoona; two sisters, Mrs. John (Norma) Moore, of Punxsutawney, and Mrs. Joseph R. (Frances) of Ralston, of Millersport, Ohio; several step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Mary Catherine (Smith) Ellenberger and M. Jean (Shiock) Ellenberger. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in the DEELEY FUNERAL HOME, of Punxsutawney. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at the funeral home, with Chaplain Thomas Spiker of VNA officiating. Interment will be at the Circle Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.
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Fong, John H. 57

  • Essex, Md. , Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Twp | Get Directions
  • John Henry Fong, 57, of Essex, Md., formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. He was a beloved son of the late Soon Sen Fong and Chin Kam Wong; husband of Karen (Waldschmidt) Fong; dear father of John Joseph Michael Fong; brother of James (Mary Beth) Fong, May Gene (John) Fong Rodewald, Janet Fong, Elizabeth Fong, George Fong, Amy (Francis) Fong Chen and the late May Joan Fong Singleton, Tina Fong and Anna Fong; also survived by five nephews, two nieces and dear friends, Darlene Williams and Michael Watson. John was a proud Marine Corps veteran. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the HP BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Homewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org. Condolences may be offered at www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Mulac, Sister Rosemary 90

  • Columbia
  • Died: 2015-07-24
  • Funeral Home: __ | Get Directions
  • Sister Rosemary Mulac, ASC, 90, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at St. Anne's Retirement Community, Columbia, Pa. Born in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Milan and Mary Pecar Mulac. Sister Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, John, George, Mark and Anthony. She is survived by her siblings, Anna Mae Werber, of North Versailles, Joseph Mulac (Laurae), of McKeesport, Milan (Barbara), of Kansas City, Mo., and Bernadette D'Antonio (Fred), of White Oak; and many nieces and nephews. She attended Sacred Heart School in McKeesport, St. Joseph Academy and the Precious Blood Teacher Training Institute in Columbia, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she earned both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in education. She taught from 1944-1977 in Chicago, Ill., Albany, Ga., Kinston, N.C., Enhaut, Johnstown, Middletown and Steelton, Pa., and Niles, Ohio. She also served as principal and local coordinator in various assignments. She served as provincial councilor/coordinator of ministry from 1977-1983. It was her foresight, enthusiasm and tireless efforts that brought to birth St. Anne's Village, part of St. Anne's Retirement Community. She was always on the lookout for the poor, the ones in need, the ones "on the edge" and found ways to actively help. Her eyes were always open to see the pain and hurt around her and find ways to alleviate it or eradicate it totally. She was a faithful member of the Precious Blood Order for 73 years. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 27, 2015, in the Chapel of St. Anne's with the Rev. Ernest Krantz and burial followed in the convent cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia, PA 17512 or to the Sisters of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, c/o Sister Bernice, DeMattias Residence, 3954 Columbia Ave., Columbia, PA 17512.
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Naylor, Father Ronald J. 81

  • Norfolk, Va. , Formerly of Turtle Creek
  • Born: 1933-10-23
  • Died: 2015-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Father Ronald J. Naylor, 81, of Norfolk, Va., formerly of Turtle Creek, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He was born Oct. 23, 1933, the third of 12 children to the late Percy and Alice Naylor. Father Ron was ordained in the Diocese of Richmond, Va., on May 3, 1960, and he served 10 years at various parishes throughout the Diocese. In 1970, Father Ron, was commissioned by the Navy as a member of the Navy Chaplain Corps and served at duty stations throughout the world. He was the brother of Theresa Mignogna, Nan (Lou) Renda, Jerry (Rose) Naylor, Bill (Diana) Naylor and Dan (Susan) Naylor. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Carolyn Seibel and Regina Naylor; and his brothers, Arthur, Charles, Joseph and Mickey Naylor. Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave., Turtle Creek, PA 15145, 412-823-9350. Translation to St. Colman Church will be at 9 a.m. Monday, where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Father Ron will be laid to rest with military honors in Good Shepherd Cemetery. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Peaco, Mildred E. 94

  • Highland Park, IL
  • Born: 1920-09-25
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Mildred E. (Wise) Peaco, 94, of Highland Park, Ill., passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, while under the care of the NMH Forest Lake Hospital. Born Sept. 25, 1920, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mable (Neal) Wise. Mrs. Peaco was a cafeteria worker with the Richland School District for many years. Mildred kept active by playing cards and polka dancing. She was an avid fan of the great Roberto Clemente. In her later years, she enjoyed going for nice walks. She is survived by her son, William (Ellen) Habay, of Highland Park, Ill.; grandchildren Michael, Steven and Melissa Habay; and a sister, Betty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husbands, Michael Habay and Lloyd Peaco; and five siblings. Mildred's family will welcome friends from 9 a.m. till noon July 31, 2015, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, July 31, at the King Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Allison Park, with the Rev. David Clawson officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Mt. Royal Cemetery in Glenshaw. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Mildred's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Ravetto, Richard 86

  • Winter Garden, Fla. , Formerly of Leechburg
  • Died: 2015-05-15
  • Funeral Home: Curran, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Richard Ravetto, 86, of Winter Garden, Fla., formerly of Leechburg, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, in the Golden Pond Assisted Living Center, Winter Garden, Fla. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, East Vandergrift, with Father Michael Sciberras officiating. Private burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery, Leechburg. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, 300 Market St., Leechburg. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Stubble, Patricia A. 62

  • Monticello, N.Y.
  • Born: 1953-06-29
  • Died: 2015-07-25
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  • Patricia Ann "Patty" Stubble, 62, of Monticello, N.Y., passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y. She was born June 29, 1953, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late John and Pauline Bosin. Patty was a graduate of Leechburg Area High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She and her family moved to Monticello in 1990. She loved gardening and collecting vintage and ceramic buttons and was an avid animal lover. A family statement reads, "As our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all, we will remember Patty always for the love she shared and for the joy and kindness she brought into our lives. Her compassion extended to all living things, large and small. Patty's beautiful spirit will live on in those whose lives she touched because the heart never forgets one so dear." Patty is survived by her husband, Mark D. Stubble, at home; her son, Mark P. Stubble and his companion, Jennifer Giordano, of Woodbourne, N.Y.; her sisters, Darlene Letterio and her husband, Larry, of Valencia, and Antoinette Riffer and her companion, Norm Schumaker, of Apollo; her grandson, Mark Patrick Stubble Jr., of South Fallsburg, N.Y.; and many cousins and friends. Family and friends are welcome to attend Patty's committal service which will be held at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in the chapel at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Leechburg. A Mass of the Intention of the Deceased will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Christ the King Church. Memorial contributions may be made to either Sullivan SPCA, P.O. Box 995, Rock Hill, NY 12775 or to Best Friends Animal Society at www.bestfriends.org.
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Tenos, Dorothy R. 88

  • Jacksonville, Fla. , Formerly of Cranberry Township
  • Born: 1927-05-10
  • Died: 2015-07-27
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Dorothy R. Tenos, 88, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Cranberry Township, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015. Born May 10, 1927, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Margaret (Omohundro) Raisbeck. Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, George A. Tenos, from Jacksonville, Fla., (previously North Hills). She is survived by her children, Gregory (Mary) Tenos, from Cranberry Township, Gary (Janet) Tenos, from Jacksonville, and Lorrie M. Tenos, from Columbia, Md.; grandchildren, Michael (Cassie) Tenos, Stacey (David) Jessee, Charlotte (Benjamin) Lopez and Deidre Tenos; and great-granddaughters, Mallory Jessee, Aubrey Tenos and Keira Tenos. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Fox; and her brother, Jack Raisbeck. Dorothy graduated from South Hills High School and attended Graceland College for two years. After studying music at Graceland College, she continued to express her love of music by serving as choir director, pianist and organist for the North Hills congregation of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She also worked in real estate for many years. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at KING FUNERAL HOME, 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park, with a memorial service following at 2 p.m. She will be privately laid to rest at Allegheny County Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Dorothy's family at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4114 Sunbeam Road, Bldg. 400, Jacksonville, FL 32257. (www.communityhospice.com).
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Tucker, Barbara A. 93

  • Belton, Texas , Formerly of Wilkinsburg
  • Died: 2015-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Forest Hills | Get Directions
  • Barbara Agnes Tucker, 93, of Belton, Texas, formerly of Wilkinsburg, died peacefully Wednesday, July 29, 2015. She was the wife of the late Rev. Howard Earl Tucker, married July, 1947, in DuBois; loving mother of David H. (Jan) Tucker, of Belton, Texas, and Timothy P. (Marybeth) Tucker, of Penn Hills; and is also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was the sister of Norman D. Wheeler, of Bally, and the late Andrew M. Wheeler. Mrs. Tucker was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Reynoldsville, the daughter of Andrew and Mildred (Murdock) Wheeler. She was a registered nurse, but also a minister's wife and homemaker. Her husband was the longtime minister of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Wilkinsburg. She moved to Texas in 2006 and was a member of Taylor's Valley Baptist Church. Friends will be received from 1 until time of service at 3 p.m. Sunday at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001. Burial will follow at noon Monday in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please gather at 11:15 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church in Temple, Texas, or Child Evangelism Fellowship.
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