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Bowman, Donald R. 74

  • Wexford , Formerly of Troy Hill
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Simons, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Donald R. Bowman, 74, of Wexford, formerly of Troy Hill, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 50 years to Jackie Bowman; father of Tracey L. Bowman, Sherri L. (Ron) Kotwica; brother of Kathy (Joe) Vitullo, Jerry (Mary) Werner and Skip (Lori) Werner; brother-in-law of Carol Bowman; and grandfather of Victoria, Kattarina, Isabella and Alexandra Kotwica. Donald was preceded in death by his brother, Dave Bowman; and sister, Barb Shigo. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Road, Wexford, PA 15090. http://www.simonsfuneralhome.com.
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Brozovich, James Buzzy D. 64

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2014-09-12
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • James D. "Buzzy" Brozovich, 64, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, of Swissvale. He was the former husband of Patricia M. Brozovich; loving father of James P. Brozovich, Colleen Brozovich and Shannon Brozovich; dear grandfather of Kaylyn, Laini, Marissa and Rylee; brother of Betty Graham, Virginia Casey, Janet Young, Joanne DePante, Joseph, Charles, Raymond and Robert Brozovich; also many loving nieces and nephews; longtime companion of Mary Hack. Buzzy retired with 41 years of service from the Swissvale Borough and was also a member of the Swissvale Moose and Acorn Club and served his country in the Army. Friends will be received 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Word of God Church. http://www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Delo, Maureen M. 81

  • North Versailles , Formerly of McKeesport and Plum Borough
  • Born: 1933-04-17
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Maureen M. Delo, 81, of North Versailles Township, formerly of McKeesport and Plum Borough, entered into eternal life on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in UPMC McKeesport. Born April 17, 1933, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Joseph R. and Eileen M. Downs Ryan, and wife of the late Lawrence C. Delo. Maureen was a member of St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak. She was a church organist for various churches and was an activities director for several nursing homes. She taught piano and organ playing to many children in the local area. She is survived by her sons, Thomas W. Delo, of Wilmerding, Robert J. (Mitzi) Delo, of Casper, Wyo., John C. (Jane) Delo, of McKeesport, and Doug R. (Michelle) Delo, of White Oak; grandchildren, Beth (Krsnadasa) Roka, of McKeesport, Kristen Delo, of McKeesport, Lauren, Brett and Brad Delo, all of White Oak; brother, J. Dennis Ryan, of Upper St. Clair; sister, Sheila Ryan, of Valencia; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, PA 15131. Immediately following the visitation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. in St. Angela Merici Church with the Rev. Kevin J. Dominik as celebrant. Interment will take place in the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. http://www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Dunn, Martha J. 75

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Martha Jean Dunn, 75, of Oakmont, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Marty graduated from Oakmont High School in 1957, received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Clarion State College and her master's degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was a longtime history teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, having taught at Arsenal, Schenley and Langley high schools. She was a daughter of the late Robert F. and Jean Anderson Dunn. She is survived by siblings, James (Ellie) Dunn, of Youngsville, Bonnie D. (Steve) Hookstra, of Ellijay, Ga., Laurel D. George, of Plum, Elizabeth Dunn Hays, of Marietta, Ga., and Rebecca (Lenny) Zucco, of Plum; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Robert A. Dunn, David Dunn Sr., Lee Dunn, Judith Dunn Rupert and William Dunn. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The family wishes to express their thanks to the caregivers and staff at Westminster Place Presbyterian Seniorcare of Oakmont and Heritage Hospice of New Kensington. Memorial contributions may be made to Oakmont Carnegie Library, 700 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, PA 15139 or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Evans, Jerome R.

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Jerome R. "Jerry" Evans, of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" Evans; brother of Donald Evans (Imperia), Ruth Baron and the late Edward Evans, Marcella Tabish, Renee Pearce, Betty Pollilli and Eleanor Lucanish; and brother-in-law of Michael Gaydos and Eleanor Phillips. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. He was a best friend of the Theodore Wolfe family and the Dr. Rob Edwards family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul Cathedral. http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com.
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Hoffman, Mary A. 95

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1918-11-17
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Mary A. Hoffman, 95, of White Oak, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. She was born Nov. 17, 1918, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Black Fleming. She was the wife of the late David G. Hoffman; mother of Paul (Lisa) Hoffman, of Emmaus, and the late David R. (surviving spouse Judy) Hoffman, of Abita Springs, La.; grandmother of P. Christopher (Heather) Hoffman, Mia Carra (Vincent) Bywalski, David P. (Debbie) Hoffman, Jeffery Hoffman and the late Lori Van Matre; and also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Mary was a retired caseworker supervisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in McKeesport. She was a member of the former St. Pius V Ladies Guild and a member of Corpus Christi Church. In addition to her son, David, granddaughter, Lori, and a great-grandson, she was preceded in death by sisters, Catherine Faith and Margaret Bradshaw; brother, James Fleming; and four stepbrothers. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION and MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corpus Christi Church. Burial will follow.
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Kern Jr., Dr. John M. 65

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • John Michael Kern Jr., M.D., 65, of Hampton Township, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was the husband of Maya Kern; son of Janet and the late John Michael Kern Sr.; father of Lynsey Sturges (Robert), Jennifer Kern and John Michael Kern III; grandfather of Skylar Kern; and brother of Donalda Wolfe (Donald). Dr. Kern was a physician for 35 years, practicing with UPMC St. Margaret ER as well as Renaissance Family Practices in Glenshaw and Gibsonia. Dr. Kern was a well respected physician who was much-loved by his patients. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Blessing service at 11 a.m. Friday.
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Kuhn, Anna 44

  • Allison Park , Formerly of Indiana, Pa.
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Kyper, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Anna Kozusko Kuhn, 44, of Allison Park, formerly of Indiana, Pa., passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. She was the loving wife of R. John Kuhn and devoted mother to Riley Matthew Kuhn and Hayden Mitchell Kuhn. Anna is survived by her parents, Susan and Jerry Kozusko, of Indiana, Pa.; her brother, Matthew Kozusko (Julia), of Avon, Colo., and their children, Serena and Emory. She will also be missed by Jenny Vawter, Shannon Kuhn, Tony Kuhn, Judy (Steve) Brown, James (June) Herron, Carol Chervenak, cousins, extended family and phenomenal friends. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Anna was a 1988 graduate of Indiana High School, where she was a cheerleader and raised school spirit as the school's mascot. In 1992, she graduated from Penn State University with a degree from the College of Communications, and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Anna's greatest skill in communications was bringing people together -- sharing her love of music, hosting fabulous parties, and reaching out to others with her creativity and thoughtfulness. Anna's devotion to her friends and family was what defined her life. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the KYPER FUNERAL HOME, 2702 Mt. Royal Blvd. at Mt. Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw, 412-486-9086. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, with the Rev. Karen Slusser officiating. There will be visitation at the church prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Kuhn Children's Educational Trust Fund, in care of the family.
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Levy, Margaret R. 91

  • Etna
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Margaret R. (Pricer) Levy, 91, of Etna, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. She was the wife of the late Louis A. Levy; loving mother of Ruth A. (Ernest) Grace, of Michigan, Mary Louise Levy, of Pittsburgh, Louis J. (Sandi) Levy, of Wexford, and Patrick W. (Chang) Levy, of Alabama; loving grandmother of Eric Swenson, Ashleigh Marrin, Ian Levy and Lindsay Levy; great-grandmother of Colin Marrin; beloved friend of Charlotte and Ron Brosky; and daughter of the late Margaret and John Pricer. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in All Saints Church, Etna. Burial in St. Augustine Cemetery, Shaler Township.
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Lynch, Betty J. 78

  • Allison Park
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Betty Jean Lynch, 78, of Allison Park, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. She was the wife of the late Fred J.; mother of Kevin J. (Sarah) and Keith J. Lynch; and grandmother of Keegan Lynch. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service at 11 a.m. Thursday. Please visit us at neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Malik, Michele C. 44

  • Franklin Park
  • Died: 2014-09-12
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Michele C. (Sokolowski) Malik, 44, of Franklin Park, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 22 years of Brian Malik; proud and loving mother of Halina, Emily and David Malik; loving sister of Nina, Jania and Krysia; daughter of the late Bogdan and Lottie Sokolowski; and special daughter-in-law of Richard and Joanne Malik. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, loving family and friends. Michele was a loving mother and devoted wife. She lived each day fully and left her smile with each person she met. Michele fought a rare illness that required daily strength to endure the many seizures, surgeries, medications, pin pricks, diagnoses and uncertainty of her journey. She faced each of these tirelessly and with the grace that only God could have given her. She will be missed by all. Family and friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. John Neumann Church.
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Morrow-Tomich, Linda R. 65

  • Baldwin
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Linda R. Morrow-Tomich, 65, of Baldwin and Monroeville, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, with her daughters at her side. She was the proud mother of Tia (Michael) Pampena and Tamison (Joseph) Peterson; beloved Gammie of nine and G.G. of one; daughter of the late John "Burt" and Rose J. Morrow; sister of the late Johnny Morrow; sister-in-law of Bonnie Morrow; and is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Friends will be received from 2 p.m. until time of blessing service at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Noble, Linda 74

  • West Deer Township , Formerly of Johnstown
  • Born: 1939-10-12
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Linda (Rist) Noble, 74, of West Deer Township, formerly of Johnstown, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 52 years of Robert W. Noble. Born Oct. 12, 1939, she was the daughter of the late LaRue and Ruth (Kastner) Rist. She was the loving mother of John R. (Kim) Noble, of West Deer, and the Rev. Dr. Richard A. (Amy) Noble, of New Castle; and proud grandmother of Nicholas, Joshua, Tyler, Rachel, Stephanie, Jonathan and Christina. Linda was active in various ministries at Dorseyville Alliance Church and above all enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in Dorseyville Alliance Church, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Erving officiating. Family suggests donations assisting world missionaries with the CMA to the CMA Great Community Fund, c/o Dorseyville Alliance Church, 3703 Saxonburg Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15238 or to help families and youth in need at New Day Inc., 109 South St., Johnstown, PA 15901. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Orosz, Henry B. 75

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-09-12
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Henry B. "Hank" Orosz, 75, of Shaler Township, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Barbara A. (Radocaj) Orosz; son of the late Louis and Blanche Orosz; brother of Louis, Loretta Shabatura and Daniel (Colleen); and brother-in-law of Brian (Colleen) Radocaj and Shirley (late Donald) Rayman. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. Hank was an Army veteran, a steelworker for U.S. Steel and worked for Consol Energy Center and the Petersen Events Center. He was a friend to all. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in All Saints Church, Etna. Burial will be in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township.
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Owens, Samuel G. 67

  • McKeesport
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Samuel G. Owens, 67, of McKeesport, formerly of Braddock, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 34 years of Barbara J. (Milcic) Owens; loving father of Robert and James Owens, both of Irwin, and Timothy (Rose) Owens, of Monroeville; stepfather of Maurice (Elisa) DeLucia, of North Huntingdon, and Ken (Becky) DeLucia, of Wilmerding; proud grandfather of Destiny and Madeline Owens, Gia, Gracie and Roman DeLucia; brother of Dennis Owens, of Bethel Park, Robert (Tish) Owens, of Oakdale, and the late Harry "Bull" (surviving spouse, Billie) Owens; also survived by nieces and nephews. Sam attended Braddock High School with the Class of 1965. He was a Vietnam Army veteran having served two tours of duty for 27 months in Vietnam. Sam was a retired boilermaker and a member of the Boilermakers Union, Local No. 154. He had also been a member of many local social clubs, most recently Club 206 in North Braddock. Sam enjoyed golf and, for years, was the organizer of the North Braddock Fort Cherry golf trip. He also was a staunch Pitt football fan. Friends welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial with military honors will follow at Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Pate, Jean

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Jean (Lamanna) Pate, of West Mifflin, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank; loving mother of Gina (Dewey) Olinski and Frank A. (Michelle) Pate; grandmother of Kelsey, Josh, Janna, Alyssa and Nico; sister of Betty (Tom) Shea; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Funeral prayer at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Holy Spirit Church. If desired, family suggests contributions to Golden Heights, 3522 Route 130, Irwin, PA 15642. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Roeschenthaler, Robert W. 75

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Robert W. Roeschenthaler, 75, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Laurenna M. (Schick) Roeschenthaler; son of the late Joseph and Hattie (Schroeder) Roeschenthaler; father of Bob (Paula) Roeschenthaler and Kristin (Don) Wolfe; and brother of Joseph (Marcia) Roeschenthaler and Evelyn (late Don) Braithewaite. He was predeceased by four sisters. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Robert was a veteran of the Air Force, retired from USX, and an avid golfer. There will be no visitation, but Robert's family welcomes everyone to join them for a funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church, Pittsburgh. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery with full military honors. Arrangements entrusted to SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Rummel, Charlotte G. 84

  • Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1929-11-13
  • Died: 2014-09-11
  • Funeral Home: Hollinger, Mt. Holly Springs | Get Directions
  • Charlotte G. Rummel, 84, of South Middleton Township, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1929, in Perryopolis, to the late Robert and Isabelle Wilkes Greaves. Charlotte was the widow of Robert T. Rummel, who passed away July 21, 1989. She lived the majority of her life in Pittsburgh, until recently moving to Carlisle. Charlotte retired from Allegheny County in 1989. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh; active in the Republican Party and loved to volunteer for others. Charlotte is survived by her daughter, Deborah (late Stuart) Johnston, of Boiling Springs; two sons, Dr. James (Linda) Rummel, of Edinboro, and Randal (Amy) Rummel, of Canisteo, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jay Greaves, of Wheeling, W.Va., and Thomas Greaves, of West Alexander; and sister, Susan Wallace, of Wheeling, W.Va. A celebration of life service will be held Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Westminster Presbyterian Church (chapel), Pittsburgh. There will be a time of visiting with her family at 12 p.m. Her memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Tammy Yeager officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, 5989 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Arrangements are being handled by the HOLLINGER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065. Online condolences may be made to http://www.hollingerfuneralhome.com.
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Salerno, Jeffrey R. 51

  • Hays
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Jeffrey R. Salerno, 51, of the Hays section of Pittsburgh, died at home on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Stephanie Stanley; son, Cory Stanley; and daughter, Kelsey Salerno. He was a son of the late Judith Ann Huff; and brother of the late Judy Ann Salerno. He also is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins; his father, Ronald Salerno; and brother, Matthew Salerno. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service/celebration of his life at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Stanley/Salerno compound in Hays. Arrangements entrusted to the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME, Munhall.
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Spernock, Robert A. 79

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1935-03-08
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, Port Vue | Get Directions
  • Robert A. Spernock, 79, of Port Vue, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. He was born March 8, 1935, in McKeesport, the son of the late Anthony and Irene Cverna Spernock. He is the husband of the late Barbara J. Taylor Spernock. He was employed by the borough of Port Vue, an equipment operator for Penn Dot and then retired from Lawson Excavating Inc. located in Liberty Borough. He was one of the founding members of the Buck Horn Gun Club in Potter County, a member of the Liberty Borough Veterans Club, a member of the Croatian Club in Versailles Borough and the McKeesport American Legion Post No. 361. He was a former member of the Star Junction Gun Club in Perryopolis and a member of the former Blue Rock Club in Port Vue. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and Steelers fan; he was an all around "Mr. Fix-It" and loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his children, Sandy (Bob) Lawson, of Liberty Borough, Barbara (Tim Olack) Sivak, of Port Vue, Janet Spernock, of Linden, Mich., Karen (Mike Young) Schneider, of Saginaw, Mich., Bethann (Russ) Wooster, of Port Vue, Amy Jo Spernock, of Port Vue, Richard Spernock, of North Carolina, and George (Deb) Spernock, of Ruby, S.C.; grandchildren, Dawn, Shane, Angie, Jesse, Nikki, Kristie, Doug, Samantha, Mandi, Cody, Robecca, Michael, Jason, Maria, Keri Jo, Melissa, Kayla, Russell III and Micheal "Mikey"; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Crady, of Florida, Audrey Svitko, of North Huntingdon, Donna (John) Gouchenour, of Port Vue, and Kathy (Jim) Lopretto, of Virginia; many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins; and lifelong friend, Frank Dippolito, of Port Vue. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert Spernock; grandson, Jim Pandocchi; and sister, Irene Kwitkowski. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at STRIFFLERS OF PORT VUE, 325 Gumbert St., Port Vue, PA 15133. Additional visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial to follow.
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Thompson, Florence M. 91

  • Verona
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Florence M. Thompson, 91, of Verona, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Dennis (Ruth) Thompson, of Canton, Mich., and Jack (Susan) Thompson, of Natrona Heights. She is survived by her grandchildren, Jack (Melissa) Thompson, Jana (Gavin) Grazer, Ashley Thompson, Dennis Thompson, Brennan (Moon) Thompson and Gavin Virag; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Piper Thompson; and siblings, John and Garnet Hildebrand; also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank S. and Theonna Hildebrand; and siblings, Frank Hildebrand, Aldine Ulewicz, Marion Braden and Robert Hildebrand. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, where a funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Interment will follow in Mt. Royal Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Tokar, Mark E. 43

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1971-01-28
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Mark Edward Tokar, 43, of Port Vue, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. He was born Jan. 28, 1971, in McKeesport, a son of Diane J. Northrup Aducci, of Greenock, and Joel Edward (Elania) Tokar, of Middleburg, Fla. Mark was a member of the Port Vue United Methodist and worked for AR Chambers Corp. He is survived by his wife, Connie Jo Castellano Tokar; daughter, Cora Marie (Richard Buehrle) Tokar; son, Mark Joseph Tokar; brother, Michael (Gretchen) Tokar, of Mt. Vernon; sisters, Jamie D. (Adam) Begandy, of Irwin, and Katrina Tokar, of Middleburg, Fla.; grandfather, Charles Northrup, of Mt. Vernon; mother and father-in-law, Carolyn and Conrad Castellano, of Monroeville; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mark was preceded in death by his grandmother, Dorothy Northrup; and grandparents, Edith and Joe "Smoke" Tokar. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Jody Dausey officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Urbaniak, JoAnn H. 79

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • JoAnn H. (LeJeune) Urbaniak, 79, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 54 years to Robert A. Urbaniak Sr.; loving mother of Debbie Ann (Daniel) Round, Robert Urbaniak Jr. and Michael Urbaniak; grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 11; daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth LeJeune; and sister of the late Janet Rush. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Condolences may be given at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Van Dine, Alan C. 81

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Alan C. Van Dine, 81, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at home in Pittsburgh. An author, illustrator and advertising agency director, Mr. Van Dine was a prolific and gifted humorist, writer and artist, working up until a few days before his death. He wrote several books, including Unconventional Builders; Clyde Hare's Pittsburgh; The All New Encyclopedia of Advertising / 15 % Off; If Instead of Apes We Had Come from Grapes We Wouldn't Just Yet Be Wine; and his latest, published earlier this year, Fateful Encounters: Fourteen of the World's Shortest Graphic Novels. His columns have also appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Parents Magazine, The Saturday Review and a host of other publications. Mr. Van Dine was born in Ford City and grew up in Kittanning. A graduate of Duquesne University, he started his career as editorial director for a chain of six small newspapers in the Three Rivers area. He went on to work as associate creative director for BBDO advertising agency in Pittsburgh. In 1971, he and partners, Rick Horton and Maggie Palyo, founded their own agency, Van Dine Horton, a creative agency that handled a wide range of accounts, including projects for Koppers Company, Alcoa, Heinz, Dodge Motors, Cracker Jack and Loyola Marymount College - and just about every notable corporation, university, non-profit organization and wild-eyed entrepreneur in Pittsburgh. Over the years, the agency's partnership evolved and after a merger with Humphrey Herbert Alber in 1989, became Van Dine Humphrey. He retired from advertising in 2000. But he didn't stop working. In addition to his two last books, Mr. Van Dine also wrote sharp-witted articles and light verse for his blog, "and the horse you rode in on" (horse-you-rode-in-on.com). His final post was made just a few days before his death. He was an avid golfer and a member of Kittanning Country Club where he caddied as a teenager, next to his childhood home. Mr. Van Dine enjoyed his coffee and his friends, and regularly met with the "Council of Elders" at the Commonplace Coffeehouse in Squirrel Hill. He leaves behind his wife, Holly Van Dine, of Pittsburgh; his brothers, Wayne (Rose) Van Dine, of Weirton, Va., and Gilbert (Carol) Van Dine, of Chicago; four children, Lynn (Tim Weller), of Massachusetts, Mark (Carol Falvey), of Massachusetts, Barbara (Rick Wallace), of California, and Michael (Conchita Perales) Van Dine, of California; two stepchildren, Laura Shefler (Raymond Yee), of California, and Alex Shefler (Mary Jo Maggio), of Dormont; six grandchildren; and former wife, Joan More, of California. He was predeceased by his sisters, Constance Torisky and Carol Stapleton; and his grandson, Maxwell Van Dine. A reception for family and friends celebrating his life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at his home, 6636 Kinsman Road, Pittsburgh. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC. (http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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Vranich, Margaret T. 75

  • Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2014-09-12
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Margaret T. "Marge" (Naglich) Vranich, 75, of Turtle Creek, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Vranich; loving mother of Nancy (David) Smith, of Turtle Creek, Danielle Vranich, of North Huntingdon, and David (Gia) Vranich, of New York; dear grandmother of Jennifer and Michael Smith, Cody Beck, Dillon Love, Mila, Joviella and Aydia Vranich; great-grandmother of Kenji and Mikoyan Beck and Mya.Smith; and sister of Robert (Delores) Naglich and the late Gladys Palumbo. Marge was a former sales associate with Marshall's in Monroeville. She enjoyed bowling and best of all, spending time with her family and friends. Friends will be welcome 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, Turtle Creek/Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in Penn Lincoln Cemetery. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Watson, Patricia 75

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-09-11
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Patricia (Conner) Watson, 75, of Penn Hills, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 49 years to L.A. Watson; and mother of Lee (Vera) and Adam (Ann) Watson. She is also survived by five grandchildren and a sister, Margaret Morris. Mrs. Adams was a dedicated member of Trinity Tower United Methodist Church and a member of the Penn Hills Knitting Club. She will be missed by many friends and all who loved her. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are entrusted to ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332.
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Waugaman, Alice 88

  • Formerly of Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-09-12
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry Township | Get Directions
  • Alice (Eiben) Waugaman, 88, formerly of Ross Township, died peacefully Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Passavant Retirement Center. Alice was the beloved wife of the late Maurice Eiben and the late Jacob Waugaman. She is survived by her four sons, Lambert Eiben (Lucia), Gary Eiben (Cynthia), Jeffery Eiben (Kathy) and Theodore Eiben; and her brother, William Frazier. Her brother, Robert Frazier, predeceased her. She was the stepmother of Jack Waugaman and Barbara Waugaman; the proud grandmother of Matthew Eiben, Erin Eiben-Hughes, Christopher, Catherine and Daniel Eiben, Sam, Ben and Kim Eiben; and the great-grandmother of Alexandria and Kylee Eiben. She had many nieces and nephews. Alice was formerly employed by Gimbel's, Equibank and Allegheny General Hospital. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at DEVLIN'S FUNERAL HOME, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in the funeral home, with interment immediately following in Allegheny County Memorial Park, 1600 Duncan Ave., Allison Park.
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Welsh, Richard L. 70

  • North Hills
  • Born: 1944-03-31
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Bellevue | Get Directions
  • Richard Leo Welsh, a North Hills resident and a visionary leader in his profession and a source of strength, warmth and guidance in his family, had his remarkable 12-year battle with stage 4 kidney cancer come to an end Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, when, in the embrace of his loving family, he peacefully passed away at Family Hospice in Lawrenceville. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Mary Nelle McLennan, who was his partner and devoted advocate throughout his illness. He is also survived by his loving children, Patrick (Natasha), Kathleen Welsh Beveridge (Mike) and Shanna Welsh Levin (Doug); and his first wife and the mother of his children, Dolores (Deltondo) Welsh. He was a proud "Pappy" to his five grandchildren, Henry, Aidan and Harlan Welsh and Colin and Keenan Beveridge. Rick was born March 31, 1944, to the late Leo and Ann Welsh. He grew up on Pittsburgh's North Side, the second of five children and treasured brother to Eileen Quolke (late Charles), Maureen Marincic (Vic) and late Joan and Mark. Rick was the beloved son-in-law to Vivian McLennan, of Tennessee, and much-loved "Uncle Rick" to his nephews and nieces, Steve and Scott Quolke, Anne (Quolke) Beatty, Laura (Marincic) Mcgee, David Marincic and Jill (Marincic) Hobbs; and 11 great-nephews and nieces. Rick completed seminary studies with a B.A. in philosophy from St. Vincent College in 1966. He received an M.A. in orientation and mobility from Western Michigan University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973. His work in the field of education and rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired people made the most of his talents for listening, counseling, mentoring, humor and leadership as he twice envisioned and guided the consolidation of organizations for improved professional services. He served 12 years as superintendent of the Maryland School for the Blind, eight years as president of the Greater Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind and seven years president of Pittsburgh Vision Services. Rick conceived and co-edited the first textbook for the orientation and mobility profession and two subsequent editions. His influential work helped to professionalize the field and was recognized often as he received the pinnacle awards of his profession for outstanding leadership, publication, commitment and service, including the University of Pittsburgh School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award and induction into the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field. Family and friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 460 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Assumption in Bellevue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be directed to the American Association for Cancer Research or the Hall of Fame of Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field. http://www.ltmillerfuneralhome.com.
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Brady, Delores J. 83

  • Murrysville , Formerly of Wilkins Township
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Delores J. (Blakley) Brady, 83, of Murrysville, formerly of Wilkins Township, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Robert F. Brady; loving mother of Roberta Workmaster, Leroy (Jeannie) Brady and Cindee (Randy) Cupps; grandmother of Melissa Cupps, Robert Workmaster, Carrie Cupps, Michael Workmaster, Leeann Brady and Amy Cupps; great-grandmother of Brady, Abigail and Bella; and sister of the late Thelma Misko and Warren Blakley. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., corner of (118) Shaw and Triboro avenues, Turtle Creek (412-823-1950). The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to Canterbury Court, UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Fund, Attn: Peggy VanHorn, Benevolent Care Advocate, 310 Fisk St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Bridge, D. J. 55

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1959-04-07
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • D. J. Bridge, 55, of Belle Vernon, passed away on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. A son of Joe and Mary Gene Mustybrook Bridge, who survive and reside in Belle Vernon, he was born in North Charleroi on April 7, 1959. A lifelong resident of Belle Vernon, D.J. was an avid hunter and was a member of the Bridge Boys Hunting Camp. He had been employed by McHolmes Builders since 1988. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife of 29 years, Jenny Budd Bridge; two sons and one daughter-in-law, D.J. and Jenny Bridge Jr., of Baltimore, Md., and Adam Bridge and his girlfriend, Michele, of Belle Vernon; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Joe and Gene Popp and Lorraine and Jim Zunic; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Deanna Bridge all of Belle Vernon; mother-in-law, Jessie Budd of Belle Vernon; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Bridge on July 4, 2012. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, http://www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com, 724-929-5300.
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Crosson, Lorraine V. 73

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1940-10-31
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Lorraine V. (Stankewich) Crosson, 73, of Irwin, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was born Oct. 31, 1940, in Claridge, a daughter of the late John and Caroline (Sobleski) Stankewich. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, in Irwin, and enjoyed spending time at home with her husband. Lorraine was an avid sports fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates and especially the Steelers. She was a true black-and-gold fan, who will be missed by all. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son-in-law, Earl Taylor; and sisters, Lillian Stankewich, Gertrude Stolz and Adaline Gasbara. She is survived by her husband, James F. Crosson; children, Nadine Taylor-Rich, of Champion, Sheree Tamer, of Jeannette, and Frank Gradischek, of Jeannette; stepchildren, James Crosson, of Dayton, Ohio, and Laurie Crosson, of Irwin; grandchildren, Joseph Taylor, of Ruffsdale, Angel Maynard, of Las Vegas, Nev., Dakota Taylor, of Mt. Pleasant, Brooke Gradischek and Derek Gradischek, of North Huntingdon; great-grandchildren, Joey and Bella Taylor; and sisters, Magdalen Piano, of Jeannette, Gloria Kohl, of Harrison City, and Marcella Carfang, of Delmont. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for a funeral service with her pastor, Bob Tokosh, officiating. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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DeMaria, Frank B. 87

  • Formerly of Arnold
  • Born: 1927-05-25
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Giunta-Bertucci, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Frank B. DeMaria, 87, of Frederick, Md., formerly of Arnold, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born May 25, 1927, in Arnold, he was a son of the late Angelo and Carmella (Hay) DiMaria. He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington. He retired from Allegheny Ludlum Steel, Brackenridge, after 39 years as a welder. Mr. DeMaria served in the Navy during World War II. He enjoyed duckpin bowling, and was a member of Spartaco Club Bocce League, Knights of Columbus and Seventh Street Sportsmen's Club. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret (Delaney) DeMaria, in 1982; his second wife, Patricia (Hennigan) DeMaria, in 2010; a daughter, Margaret A. DeMaria; three brothers, John DiMaria, Joseph DiMaria and Alfred DeMaria; and two sisters, Dora Ansilio and Ann DiMaria. He is survived by a son, Frank (Tia) DeMaria, of North Carolina; a daughter, Joan (Al) Marinelli, of Maryland; two stepsons, John (Sue) Hennigan, of Georgia, and Paul (Colleen) Hennigan, of Pittsburgh; a stepdaughter, Nancy (John) Roth, of Pittsburgh; brother, Raymond DeMaria, of Connecticut; five grandchildren, Amber (Brandon) Wydmyer, Jennifer (Brian) Whitfield, Anthony Cecchetti, Meghan DeMaria and Kristen DeMaria; seven stepgrandchildren, John (Erin) Hennigan, Christopher (Audra) Hennigan, Julie Hennigan, Sean Hennigan, Brennan Hennigan, Nathan Roth and Alaina Roth; a great-granddaughter; four stepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 Fifth Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, owner-supervisor. Prayers of transfer will take place at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Arnold. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.giunta-bertucci.com.
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Farneth, James C. 66

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1948-03-07
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • James Charles Farneth, 66, of Lower Burrell, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Oakland. He was born March 7, 1948, in New Kensington, to the late Ira C. "Bus" and Velma L. Briggs Farneth and was a life resident of the local area. A general contractor, he was the proprietor of Farneth Maintaince and had previously been a printer for Allegheny Printing. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served two tours of duty as a SP 4 with Company C of the 18th Engineering Battalion. Jim was a member and honorary trustee of the American Legion in Lower Burrell and a member of the VFW, also in Lower Burrell. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating and sports. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Alexis B. Zamperini Farneth; children, Brian J. (Melissa) Farneth, of Lower Burrell, Curt D. (Gail Quigley) Fatneth, of Buffalo Township, Jack (Heather) Connor, of Lower Burrell, and Michele (Jeff) Iusi, of Harmar Township; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois (Frederick) Sopko, of Lower Burrell, and Shirley (Ron) Anderson, of Buffalo Township; and brother, Donald (Sheila ) Farneth, of Pine, Colo. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial with military honors by the Tarentum VFW will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The VFW will conduct memorial services at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home followed by the American Legion at 7 p.m. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Feola Jr., Joseph D. 53

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1961-07-07
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Joseph D. Feola Jr., 53, of Irwin, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. He was born July 7, 1961, in Greensburg, a son of Frances (Dzatko) Feola and Joseph D. Feola Sr. He was a self-employed brick mason. In addition to his parents, he is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. At Joe's request, there will be no viewing or services. WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Irwin, is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing may contribute to an animal rescue shelter. For online condolences, visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Guy, Skylar G.

  • Jeannette
  • Died: 2014-09-12
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Skylar GeorgeAnn Guy, infant daughter of Kelcie E. Kuhns and Travis R. Guy, of Jeannette, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. In addition to her parents, Skylar is survived by a sister, Samarah Guy; her maternal grandparents, Lois and Lawrence L. Wise Jr., of Greensburg; her paternal grandparents, Mary and Erik Ryan and Thomas and Nancy Guy, all of Jeannette; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. "Tell me she is happy, in that land way above, she is snuggled in an angel's wing all wrapped in mommy and daddy's love." Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. 2nd St., Jeannette. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Renny Domske, officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
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Halvey, John 81

  • North Huntingdon
  • Died: 2014-09-12
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • John "Jack" Halvey, 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, surrounded by his wife and children. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret (Messer) Halvey and John Joseph Halvey Sr. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mildred (Mitzi) Lauer Halvey, and their children, Kathy (Halvey) Gibson (Raymond), Richard Halvey (Nancy), John Eric Halvey (Jenifer), Kimberly (Halvey) Stoltz (John), and Kayln (Halvey) Freisleben (William), and his grandchildren. A graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1950, he attended Duquesne University before he was drafted into the Army. A Korean War veteran, Jack received a National Defense Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. On Jan. 11, 1955, he received Honorable Discharge. He retired from Duquesne Light Co. after 39 years of employment. Jack was a member of St. Agnes Parish and volunteered at its fish fry for many years. An avid reader -- especially of Civil War history -- Jack spent many afternoons in the Norwin Public Library. A private memorial service will be held by his family at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME. Burial will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. If desired, memorials may be made to the Norwin Public Library, 100 Caruthers Lane, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 or the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Entrusted with the arrangements is the Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home Inc., 504 Oak St., Irwin. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Hatch, Rachel A. 83

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1931-04-14
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Rachel A. (Aldrich) Hatch, 83, of Greensburg, went home to be with her Lord in His Eternal Kingdom on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, and is reunited with her loving husband, Gordon, of 53 years. She passed away peacefully at Redstone Highlands with her family by her side. She was born April 14, 1931, in Sheridan, N.Y., daughter of Sydney E. Aldrich and Freda R. (Voit) Aldrich. Rachel graduated from Silver Creek High School in 1949 and Jamestown (N.Y.) Business College in 1951. Before she began her life as a devoted wife and beloved mother, she worked as a medical secretary in a doctor's office in Dunkirk, N.Y., and in medical records at City Hospital in Meadville. Rachel was a member of the Greensburg Alliance Church for 57 years, where she attended faithfully and dearly loved her Lord. She was fashioned by God's own hand and was a genuine reflection of Christ's love. She had such a sweet spirit, always praying fervently for others. Anyone who knew Rachel would agree that their lives have been changed as a result of knowing her and that she resembled an Angel. She was an inspiration to every life that she touched. Rachel loved so unconditionally and will always be known as the best encourager ever. She had an indescribable gentle, kind, caring, selfless nature and ALWAYS put others first. From her life, she taught us to enjoy every moment and be thankful for what we have. She found joy in the simplest of things, from watching a flower bloom to beauty of the bright blue sky. Rachel's life was devoted to being a wonderful wife and mother and taking care of her family. She filled our home with more tender love and kindness than it could hold. No mother could be loved more by her children -- we were so blessed to have her in our lives. Although our future will be very different without our beloved mother, we find comfort in the assurance of knowing that the grave is not the end and it was time for you to go home and be with Dad. Although everything within us wants to hold onto you here on this earth, we know that we will see you again in a little while, where real life begins in God's Eternal Kingdom. Rachel was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon P. Hatch, on Nov. 28, 2009; two sisters, Elizabeth J. Ortman, of Meadville, and Martha L. Aldrich, of Westfield, N.Y. She is survived by two children, Paul Gordon Hatch, of Youngwood, and Rebecca Lynn Davidson and her husband, Glenn, of Greensburg; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves behind her grand dog, Harley, whom she dearly loved and truly enjoyed spending each and every day of her last eight years with him right beside her chair. The family would like to recognize and express our sincere appreciation to all of the caregivers and employees of Redstone Highlands Skilled Nursing Facility for the excellent and compassionate care of both Gordon and Rachel -- Rachel during her last few days of life and Gordon as a resident for nearly four years. Contributions in Rachel's memory may be made to the Greensburg Alliance Church, 4428 Route 136, Greensburg, PA 15601. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Additional viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greensburg Alliance Church, 4428 Route 136, Greensburg, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. D. Roy Dail officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. For online condolences and information, please visit http://www.kepplegraft.com.
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Hribal, Retha L. 86

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1927-10-24
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Retha L. Stoner Hribal, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Amber House, Mt. Pleasant, with her family present after a lengthy illness with Lewy Body Dementia. Retha was born Oct. 24, 1927, a daughter of the late Orten O. and Margaret Leasure Stoner. She was a graduate of East Huntingdon High School and attended Mt. Pleasant School of Nursing for one and a half years; her student cap and cape are buried in the Frick Hospital Time Capsule. She was a past member of Alverton and Mt. Pleasant Church of God. Retha was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was an excellent cook and baker and loved working in her yard. Her kitchen was open to anyone who visited no matter the time of day or night. Retha retired from caregiving at Westmoreland Manor with 22 years of service. Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Harold Hribal Sr.; children, Ralph Hribal (Eileen) and Donna Loucks (Karle), of Mt. Pleasant, and Harold Hribal Jr. (Tina), of Murrysville; grandchildren, Kelly Hribal, Sean Hribal, Justin Loucks, Trisha Yurko, Ryan Hribal and Alex Hribal; great-grandchildren, Harrison Loucks, Julia Loucks, Ava Youko, Alexa Yurko and Mia Hribal; sisters, Gloria Miller, Jeannette Stoner, Margaret Burkholder, Dianne Lint, Ema Stoner and Deborah Lint; and brothers, Lawrence Stoner, Jay D. Stoner, Franklin Stoner and David Stoner. In addition to her parents, Retha was preceded in death by her son, Michael Stoner Hribal; infant grandson, Adam Loucks; brother, Ronald Stoner; and sisters, Zelma Herbert, Dolores Moore, Martha Butler and Carol Kite. The family is inviting friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Amber House and Excela Hospice for their kind and considerate care of Retha during her illness. To send a condolence, please visit http://www.saloom-rega.com. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Mattei, Viola 97

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1917-09-03
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Viola (Delissio) Mattei, 97, of Delmont, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. She was born Sept. 3, 1917, a daughter of the late Panfilo and Mary (Matinelli) Delissio. She lived most of her life in Delmont, relocating to Louisville in her later years to be closer to her daughter. Prior to her retirement, Viola worked in the accounting department of the former Beckwith Machinery Inc. of Murrysville. In addition to her parents, Viola was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alfred "Pete" Mattei, in 1973; brothers, Guy, Mike, Tony, Joe, Silvio and Quinto Delissio; and her sisters, Jean Thomas, Ann Cortinovis, Edythe Cepull, Lucy Crawford and Daisy LanFranche. She is survived by her daughter, Marylee Rothschild and her husband, Armand; two grandsons, Daniel and Nathan Rothschild; along with many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are welcome to join the family in blessing services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381, with Father Joseph Bonafed, of St. John Baptist de La Salle Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park in Delmont. http://www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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Medich, Nicholas E. 90

  • Murrysville , Formerly of Forest Hills
  • Born: 1923-12-18
  • Died: 2014-09-08
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Nicholas E. Medich, 90, of Murrysville, formerly of Forest Hills, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Born Dec. 18, 1923, in Rankin, he was the son of the late Simo and Kata Blazevich Medich. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary; and a sister, Mildred Karas. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Beninati Medich; five daughters, Kathleen (Jeff Laird) Gemberling, of Swarthmore, Dr. Cynthia (Joseph Doktor) Medich, of Boston, Mass., Patricia (James) Stuart, of Murrysville, Lynda (John) Andreas, of Camp Hill, and Kristen (Jeff) Jeznach, of Boston, Mass.; 11 grandchildren, Allyson (Arlen), Lindsay (Jeremy), Brad (Susannah), Maggie, Caroline, Jonathan (Janelle), Nicholas, Amanda, Blake, Cole and Lauren; one great-granddaughter, Clara; and many nieces and nephews and family pets. Raised by Croatian/Serbian parents who emigrated from Yugoslavia, Nick never spoke a word of English until the age of 6. Yet he learned to thrive in the American culture and educational system by trial and error and through the "simple" love of his parents. He graduated with honors from Rankin High School in 1941, where he played varsity basketball, participated in school theatricals, served as senior class president and was homecoming king 1941. He remained very active in planning and executing class reunions through the years. Nick attended undergraduate and graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He served the Pittsburgh Public Schools as a special education teacher from 1950 to 1957 and in the Mt. Lebanon Public Schools beginning in 1958. He led his practice as a school psychologist in the Duquesne Public Schools from 1962 to 1966 and in the Pittsburgh Public School System from 1966 to 1981. Nick loved his work and cared deeply for the students he evaluated and worked with, as evidenced by his comprehensive reports regarding accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment planning. He cared about all people and lived his life with integrity. Nick married the love of his life, the girl next door, and was a devoted husband to Lucille for 63 years. He respected and cherished Lucille all the days of his life and taught his children through his example the strength behind commitment in marriage. Nick was a kind, compassionate, gentle and interesting man, liked by everyone whose life he touched. He loved humor, telling jokes to the very end. Athletics were very important to Nick, first as a basketball player at Rankin High School and Pitt and then as a tennis enthusiast into his '80s. He taught his children and grandchildren the art and skill of the game. He was an avid fan too, closely following the athletic careers of his grandsons through basketball championships, as well as college and professional baseball. Likewise, his granddaughters received the same lavish attention for their athletics, performances and milestone events. To all of them, he was an honorable man and doting grandfather. Nick was also an amazing father to his five daughters. He embraced his role as patriarch of his dancing, twirling, theatrical daughters, attending all their events and encouraging each of them through life's many turns with true dedication and devotion. Nick was viewed as a thinker/intellect, wonderful listener and storyteller. Nick loved politics and often engaged in debates and dialectical conversations, both formal and informally. He knew the art of getting along with all political parties to the degree that he was encouraged to run for the House of Representatives in Pennsylvania. He never pursued a formal political career however, due to his commitment to education and his family. Nick did serve as the president of the Italian Sons and Daughters Association, Capri Lodge and served in many leadership positions that involved political venues and sensitivities. Nick was a patriot to the end. He served as a Naval Air Technician in the Navy in World War II from 1943-1946, witnessed the deaths of his service friends and peers, and continued to honor the lives of servicemen and women who devoted their lives to keep American safe. A United States flag, honoring his service, flew over the United States Capitol on Sept. 11, 2012. Nick lived a "good" life and always felt blessed to have his family, friends and colleagues as well as the life experiences presented to him over the 90 years of his life. Many will miss him dearly. His presence and influence will remain. He made the lives of others better. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. The family asked that we all gather at 9:30 a.m. The family asks that donations be made to the Great Friends Charities, 9416 Copper Rock Court, Naples, FL 34120. Great Friends is an organization that was brought together through friendship working in concert for the betterment of mankind. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Patterson, Kathleen L. 77

  • Formerly of Sun City Center, Fla.
  • Born: 1937-01-16
  • Died: 2014-09-09
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  • Kathleen L. Patterson, formerly of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, following a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. She was born Jan. 16, 1937, in New Stanton, to the late Paul H. Anthony and Hazel Lambert Anthony. She was also predeceased by her husband of 46 years, James C. Patterson II, in 2003. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda S. Roosa and husband, Lloyd, of Chiefland, Fla., and Debra L. Cribbs and husband, Jay, of Youngwood. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Lauren Elizabeth Cribbs and Rebecca Lynn Cribbs, both of Youngwood. During her lifetime Kathy worked as an accountant, and she loved golfing, her beloved pets and anything involving music. She taught piano lessons and sang with church choirs and the Sweet Adelines for many years. Thanks to the staff of Newhaven Court for their care of Kathy during the earlier stages of her illness. Many thanks also to Dr. Rachel Shipley and her staff and the wonderful nurses and staff of Excela Hospice, especially Barb and Connie, whose compassion is unmatched and whose gentle care helped her to pass peacefully from this life. And finally, special thanks are extended to our "family" at the Country Cottage in Latrobe for their loving care during the final stages of Kathy's illness. There are no words that can express our gratitude for the exceptional care that Kathy received from Charlotte and all of the staff. We are so glad we found just the right place for Mom to spend her last years. The journey of memory loss is not an easy one and we could never have managed it without all of the amazing people who spent so much time making our family's life a little easier and Mom's life brighter. Please join us for an open house celebration of Kathy's life from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the family home at 143 Alexandria Drive, Latrobe, PA 15650.
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Randall, Andrew R. 93

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1921-02-27
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Andrew R. Randall, 93, of South Greensburg, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was born Feb. 27, 1921, in West Virginia, a son of the late Julia (Backos) Randall. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by The Kroger Co. He was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg, where he had served on parish council, was an altar server, lector and Eucharistic minister. He was a veteran of the Navy, serving during D-Day of World War II, and had received a Purple Heart. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1480, Greensburg, the Hannastown Golf Club, and enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Patricia "Pat" Randall, on Feb. 14, 2007; a son-in-law, Eric Yohman; two brothers, Joseph and Edward "Babe"; and an infant sister, Mildred. He is survived by three daughters, Kathy McIlnay and her husband, Dennis, of Hollidaysburg, Andrea Randall, of South Greensburg, and Lisa Yohman, of Greensburg; a granddaughter, Madison Yohman; a sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Wess and her husband, Jerry, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 10 until 11 a.m. Wednesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg, where a funeral Liturgy will begin at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum with full military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 981 Honor Guard. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Stewart, Roger M. 74

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1940-08-13
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Roger McKay Stewart, 74, of Jeannette, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Aug. 13, 1940, in Penn Township, a son of the late John Dewey and Meredith (Baker) Stewart. Prior to retirement, Roger was a long haul truck driver. Roger is survived by his loving daughter, Audra Tossy Bray, of Olney, Md.; son-in-law, Brian S. Bray; three loving grandchildren, Grant, Colin and Taylor Bray; and numerous nieces and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Dewey Stewart. The family expresses their deepest gratitude to Ridgeview Residential Care for caring for Roger during the last several months, as well as the loving care and devotion of his dearest friends. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Brian Tubbs officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Tabita, Flavia M. 86

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1928-05-29
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Flavia M. Tabita, 86, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at her home. She was born May 29, 1928, in Switzerland, a daughter of the late Margaretta Strambi. She had attended Word of Life Ministries, Greensburg. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Tabita, on Oct. 3, 1991. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Tabita, of Greensburg, and Marco Tabita and his wife, Lisa, of Greensburg; two daughters, Julie Strohm, of Perris, Calif., and Melly Tolio; nine grandchildren, Sarah and David McGee, Brittany Strohm, Jennifer Strohm, Courtney Strohm, Ashley Moody, Zoey Tabita, Adam Shields and Caleb Love; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Chris Toth officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. "Those we love live in our hearts forever." http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Wilson Jr., Glenn W. 75

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1939-07-17
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Glenn W. Wilson Jr., 75, of Youngwood, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born July 17, 1939, in Youngwood, son of the late Glenn W. and Lena (Roland) Wilson Sr. Glenn played on Hempfield High School's first football and basketball teams. He was in the class of 1958. He served in the Air Force for four years. He retired from DME of Youngwood after 37 years. He was a member and deacon of 1st Trinity United Church of Christ in Youngwood, a life member of LOOM No. 23, the A and B Club and VFW No. 211, all of Youngwood, and the Hempfield Hunt Club. He was a member of the American Legion No. 446 of Mt Pleasant. Surviving are his wife, Frances A. Norman Wilson; four stepchildren, Donald Macaulay-Clayton, of North Carolina, Laura Scanio, of Scottdale, Christine Macaulay and Dale Kunkle, of Greensburg, and Rebecca Ness, of Youngwood; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles B. Wilson, of Youngwood. He was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Butterworth; and a brother-in-law, Ray Butterworth. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in the funeral home with the Rev. Nancy Mears officiating. Interment will follow in Hillview Cemetery, Greensburg, where military funeral rites will be accorded by the Armbrust Veterans Association.
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Armstrong County

Carlson, Jeffrey A. 42

  • Dayton
  • Born: 1972-04-19
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Jeffrey Alan Carlson, 42, of Dayton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 19, 1972, in DuBois, to Carl and Julia (Turk) Carlson. Jeffrey worked as a manager for Advance Auto Parts in Kittanning. He graduated from Jeff Tech, DuBois. He was a member of the Harvest Community Church of Indiana. Jeffrey had a passion for his sport bike. He enjoyed hunting, kayaking and helping others in the community. Jeffrey organized the Advance Auto Parts Car, Truck and Bike Show. He was also blessed by being a future grandfather. Jeffrey is survived by his wife, Terri (Marr) Carlson; two sons, Solomon and Jadon Carlson, of Dayton; sister, Melissa (Harry) Moore, of Huntingdon; two brothers, Brian (Linda) Carlson and Shane (Laura) Carlson, both of DuBois; seven nieces and nephews; and one great-niece. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 724 W. Main St., Rural Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Rising and Pastor Walter Marr officiating. Interment will take place in the Rockton Cemetery. http://www.carsonboyer.com.
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Goodgasell, Brenda K. 63

  • North Buffalo Township
  • Born: 1951-02-20
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Brenda K. Goodgasell, 63, of North Buffalo Township, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at home. Born Feb. 20, 1951, in Punxsutawney, she was a daughter of the late Wilmer L. and Ella Pauline (Anderson) Zellmann. She had worked as an assistant in the office of Samuel Cross, M.D., and also had worked at Holloway Realty. Most recently, she was employed in the photo lab at Wal-Mart. Family was everything to Brenda, and she loved them more than life itself. She was so proud of her daughter, Erin, becoming a nurse, and was thankful for the ability to witness her two biggest prides and joys enter the world -- her granddaughter, Kirsten, and her grandson, Devin. An avid Ford City High School fan, she loved attending her grandchildren's football, basketball and volleyball games, and never missed one of their choral or band concerts. Brenda loved her dogs, Pepper and Sassy; and most of all, she loved being with her family, never missing the Egley reunion. She enjoyed watching "Jeopardy" and "Days of Our Lives," and loved playing 500 with her sisters, Karen and Dee Dee. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, William A. Goodgasell Jr., whom she married July 26, 1970; her daughter, Erin C. Goodgasell, of North Buffalo Township; her grandchildren, Kirsten L. and Devin A. Goodgasell; a brother, William Zellmann, of Rose Valley; and two sisters, Karen A. Zellmann, of Rose Valley, and Karole Gehrke, of Cannon Falls, Minn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Zellmann, and an infant sister, Kailyn Dawn Zellmann. Friends will be welcomed from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. John Lingle officiating. Interment will follow in Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery, Cowanshannock Township. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.welchfh.com.
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Long, Leonard A. 53

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1961-08-01
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Kennedy Blodgett, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Leonard Arthur "Lenny" Long, 53, of Kittanning, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at home. Born Aug. 1, 1961, in Kittanning, he was a son of the late Dolly (Hartman) and Paul Long Sr., and was a lifelong resident of Kittanning. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, in Kittanning, and was a graduate of Worthington High School. He served in the Army, and was employed by Flir for 13 years. Lenny enjoyed riding ATVs. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Paulette (Kissinger) Long, of Kittanning; two sons, Brandon (Jennifer) Simensky, of Kittanning, and Justin Long, of Kittanning; a grandson, Kayden Simensky, of Kittanning; four brothers, Paul (Linda) Long, of Worthington, Eugene Long, Fred (Delores) Long and Larry (Crystal) Long, all of Kittanning; two sisters, Cathy (Paul) Neupert, of Worthington, and Debbie (Barry) Stouffer, of Cowansville; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Damore. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the KENNEDY and BLODGETT FUNERAL HOME, in Kittanning, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with additional visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The Rev. Carl Johnson, his church pastor, will officiate. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit http://www.snydercrissman.com.
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Butler County

Bonadio, Kevin 25

  • Zelienople
  • Born: 1989-08-03
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Boylan, Zelienople | Get Directions
  • Kevin Bonadio, 25, of Zelienople, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, while in the comfort of his home. Born Aug. 3, 1989, in Pittsburgh, he was an adored son of Blane and Susan (Hosmer) Bonadio, of Zelienople. Kevin will be most remembered as a special human being, a humble, kindhearted gentleman and a loving individual who deserved only the best. May he now rest peacefully in the arms of heaven. In addition to his parents, Kevin leaves behind to cherish his memory, his three loving brothers, David (Kathy) Bonadio and their children, of Lititz, Wesley (Anne) Bonadio and their daughter, of Athens, Ohio, and Derek (Melanie) Bonadio and their daughter, of Wallops Island, Va.; his paternal grandparents, Frank L. (Lois) Bonadio, of Elizabeth Township; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Kevin was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ross and Elizabeth Hosmer. Kevin's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 330 E. Main St., Evans City, with the Rev. Tom Harmon officiating. (Friends, please meet at church). He will be laid to rest at the Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth. After committal prayers at the cemetery, all are invited to join Kevin's family for a luncheon at R'Place, 102 Enterprise St., Elizabeth, PA 15037. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with his family at http://www.boylanfuneralhome.com.
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Fayette County

Cramer, Shirley M. 63

  • Fairchance
  • Born: 1950-11-27
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Shirley Marie Cramer, 63, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Fairchance. She was born at home in Stahlstown on Nov. 27, 1950, daughter of the late Walter Ross and Alice Romayne (Grover) Cramer. Shirley always loved her stuffed animals and jewelry. A very loving and wise heart took her far beyond her Down's Syndome condition, many years past what everyone expected. As she's re-united with her mom and dad, she is also preceded in death by her two brothers, Walter J. and William Cramer; and a sister, Charlotte Queer. She is survived by three brothers, John M. (Barb) Cramer, of Fallentimber, Butch (Bobbie) Cramer, of Ligonier, and Russell Cramer, of McClellandtown; a number of nieces and nephews; and her special family, Ellen, Curtis and Darenda Krichbaum, of Fairchance. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 East Church St., Ligonier, PA 15658. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Anthony Hita officiating. Private interment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery.
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Fink, Ronald W. 64

  • South Fayette
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauer-Fryer, Bridgeville | Get Directions
  • Ronald Wayne Fink, 64, of South Fayette, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was a beloved son of the late Ronald and Nancy (Watson) Fink; loving brother of Bill (Christy) Fink, Donny (Shelley) Fink, Gary (Mindy) Fink, Danny (Terri) Fink, Nancy (Steve) Middleton, Tammy (Tim) Yokel and the late Tom (Carol) Fink; and proud uncle of Carol Anne, Kimberly, Cathy, Steven, Valerie, Colleen, Mark, Amy, Kelli, Justin, Melissa and the late Jared. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUER- FRYER. Friends and family are welcome from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at 430 Washington Ave., Bridgeville, 412-221-3800. Interment private. Please add or view tributes at http://www.beinhauer.com.
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Gilotty, Monica L. 55

  • Fayette City
  • Born: 1958-11-27
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Monica Lynn Gilotty, 55, of Fayette City, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in the Emergency Room of Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born in North Charleroi on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 27, 1958, the daughter of Norman L. and Donna (Hamer) Gilotty, who survive and reside in Fayette City (Washington Township). Monica was a 1976 graduate of Monessen High School and a 1977 graduate of Bradford Business School. She was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Monessen and was employed as a front desk clerk at Holiday Inn Express in Rostraver Township. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Karen (Bill) Stimmell of Rostraver Township, and Christine Gilotty of Belle Vernon; four brothers, Michael (Lisa) Gilotty of Long Branch, Brian (Kristan) Gilotty of Fairhope, Dean (Kelly) Gilotty of Belle Vernon, and Kenneth (Kelly) Gilotty of Fairhope; three nephews, Brandon and Joshua Gilotty, and Anthony Stimmell; five nieces, Kaleigh and Gianna Gilotty, Sarah and Laney Gilotty, and Maria Stimmell; five aunts, Wilhemina Mancinelli of Monessen, Jan Gilotty of Hopewell Township, Darla Belsick and Sharon Hamer, both of Fairhope, and Lillian Gilotty of Carroll Township; two uncles, Robert (Inez) Gilotty of Monessen, and Dale (Arden) Hamer of Murrysville; and by numerous cousins. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, beginning with 9:30 a.m. blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. Condolences accepted for the family at http://www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Meyers, Kenneth D. 76

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1938-09-13
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Kenneth Daryl Meyers, 76, of Connellsville, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Connellsville, a son of the late Gilbert and Elinor (McClintock) Meyers. He was Protestant by faith. Kenneth was an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the Navy. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years with the Anchor Hocking Cap Plant as a machine operator. He was a member of the Slovak, Polish and Eagles Clubs, the VFW Post 21, Jessop's Boat Club, South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club and was a life member of the South Connellsville Fireman's Club. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Kraynak) Meyers; stepchildren, Patty Tremba-Firestone, Michael Tremba and wife, Cindy, Connie Tremba-Nicholson, David Tremba and wife, Paula (Conko), Joe Tremba and friend, Sherry, all of Connellsville; sisters, Sandra Loughman and Beverly (Boo) Meyers, both of Connellsville; special nieces and nephews, Sara Firestone and Nathan Norton; nieces and nephews, Richard Loughman, Randy Loughman and friend, Linda, Terry Loughman-Wiltrout and friend, John, Shelly Loughman-Delara and husband, Mark; and also many other nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Loretta (Mema) McClintock; brother, Gilbert (Pudge) Meyers; and a niece, Sheila Soltis-Loughman. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where additional visitation will be held from 9 until the hour of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will follow in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the South Connellsville Fireman's Club, 1529 S. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, PA 15425.
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Richter, David A. 51

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1963-06-16
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • David A. Richter, 51, of Connellsville, Bullskin Township, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born June 16, 1963, in Connellsville, a son of the late Ralph Clyde and Sarah M. Fosbrink Richter. Dave was a graduate of Connellsville Area High School with the class of 1981. He was the owner and operator of Richter Mobile Truck Alignment and he was a member of the Greenwood Heights Church of God. Dave was an Eagle Scout. He, along with his son, Ryan, enjoyed building garden tractors to use and compete in many garden tractor pulls throughout the area. Dave will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving wife, Lori A. Swink Richter, with whom he celebrated their 25 wedding anniversary on Oct. 15, 2013; his wonderful children, Ryan, Jessica and Jared Richter all at home; his sisters, Becky Waltman and husband, Daniel, of Fenelton, and Patricia Hall and husband, Roy, of Jeannette; and several loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, 724-628-1430, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dennis Meyers officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the family in memory of David A. Richter. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Soliday, Jesse L. 81

  • South Connellsville
  • Born: 1933-08-20
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Jesse L. Soliday, 81, of South Connellsville, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at home. He was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Connellsville, a son of the late Clarence L. and Mary G. (Cook) Soliday. Jesse was a self-employed mechanic for several years. He was a member of South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club. Jesse was an avid sportsman who enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to hunt and fish. Jesse was a skilled archer who attended many archery events throughout his life, winning many trophies and passing his knowledge and advice on to anyone interested. He was an expert marksman with a rifle and handgun. Jesse enjoyed bowling and was awarded trophies throughout the years for his expertise. He loved boating on the Yough Dam with the love of his life, "Edie." Jesse is survived by his longtime companion and friend, Edith "Edie" Shiery; a son, Mark A. Soliday, of Pittsburgh; two stepchildren, Sandra Dolan and husband, Kenneth, of Virginia, and William D. Middleton, of Connellsville; and three sisters, Violet Faye Hinckel, of Cleveland, Ohio, Margaret Ann "Peggy" Huber and husband, Bill, of West Newton, and Beverly Marker, of Stahlstown. In addition to his parents, Jesse was predeceased by his wife, Emma Jean Soliday, in 1994; a son, John Soliday; and three brothers. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, and from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the hour of service, with Pastor Robert C. Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Washington County

Owens-Johnson, Patricia 64

  • Washington
  • Born: 1950-05-07
  • Died: 2014-09-10
  • Funeral Home: Beverly Draper Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Patricia Owens-Johnson, 64, of Washington, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Born May 7, 1950, in Orange, N.J., she was the daughter of the late James Madison Sr. and Evelyn Ennis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence Chatman Ennis, James Madison Ennis Jr. and Guy Ennis. She is survived by her husband, Edward F. Johnson Jr.; two sisters, Gwendolyn (Osborne) Gunthorpe of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mary Jane Ennis-Willis of Plainsfield, N.J.; two brothers, Lawrence Ennis of Chetka, Wis., and Dawarren (Teneisa) Ennis of Helotes, Texas; a cousin, Elsie Haley of Connellsville; and one aunt, Mary Bedford of Mt. Pleasant; two godchildren, Tahmeka D. Pigott of Taylor, S.C., and Dr. Jason Scott of Plainsfield, N.J.; five brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; seven stepchildren; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Family and friends will be received at 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 230 Reed Ave., Monessen, followed by a homegoing service officiated by Elder Jack Howell. Interment will take place at Belle Vernon Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to BEVERLY C. DRAPER FUNERAL HOME INC., 608 Sixth St., Monessen, 724-684-6242, http://www.draperfh.com.
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Sadler, Patricia A. 74

  • Donora
  • Born: 1939-10-19
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Rhome Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Patricia A. Sadler, 74, of Donora, formerly of Monessen, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Havencrest Nursing Center, Carroll Township. She was born Oct. 19, 1939, in Monessen, a daughter of the late Arcadio and Bellan Castillo Vegas. She was a member of the Epiphany of Our Lord Church of Monessen and had been active with the Monessen High School, Class of 1957 Reunion Committee. She worked as a sewing machine operator for Halco of Belle Vernon. Surviving are her daughter, Lisa Sadler of Monessen; and her sister, Angeline Bramley of Magnolia, N.J.; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Sadler; and several brothers and sisters. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the RHOME FUNERAL HOME INC., family owned and operated as a member of the Golden Rule, 1209 Grand Blvd., Monessen, where friends will be welcomed from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m at the Epiphany of Our Lord Church of Monessen with the Father Michael Crookston officiating. Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, Monessen.
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Forringer, Melvin M. 94

  • Milledgeville, Ga.
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Williams, Milledgeville | Get Directions
  • Melvin Mason Forringer, 94, of Milledgeville, Ga., formerly of Ocala, Fla. died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Mr. Forringer was a native of Pennsylvania. He was a son of the late Arron and Pearl Forringer, and was predeceased by his wife, Louise Shaffer Forringer. He is survived by his sons, Jim (Maxine) Forringer, of Eatonton, Ga., Edward Forringer, of Franklin, N.C., and Terry Forringer, of Portsmouth, Va.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Melvin Mason Forringer will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Milledgeville First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested expressions of sympathy be made to Milledgeville First United Methodist Church Building Fund or to the Chancel Choir. Express online condolences at http://www.williamsfuneralhome.net. Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Milledgeville in charge of arrangements.
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Harris, Mary C. 84

  • Died: 2014-09-12
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Bellevue | Get Directions
  • Mary C. Harris, 84, went to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late John Benner "Bob" Harris; loving mother of John (Darlene), Mary Ellen (Mike), Jim (Tina); sister of Andy, Margaret, Frank, Theresa and Veronica; and grandmother to Jeanie, Trish, John, Tara, Tawnya, Zach, Christina and Camaron. Mary also shared a loving relationship with great-grandchildren Logan, Tyler, Riley, Jocelyn and Baby Jaxon. Mary spent her life sharing her time and talents with those she loved. She tirelessly worked in her yard to grow beautiful flowers and greenery and she was always someone to go to if you needed advice on planting. She was a master crocheter, learning stitches from a neighbor when she was a young girl. Mary went on to crochet hundreds of blankets as gifts of love. Mary loved to play poker and the lottery and was quite good at both. She will also be remembered for her poppyseed and nut roll, which were a staple at the holidays. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 460 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. http://www.ltmillerfuneralhome.com.
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