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Andrews Jr., Benjamin 78

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1937-01-31
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Benjamin Andrews Jr., 78, of Pittsburgh, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. He was born Jan. 31, 1937, in Pittsburgh, and was the son of the late Benjamin V. and Marie K. Andrews. Benjamin was retired from the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 12 and was an Army veteran. He is survived by his sister, Shirley A. Andrews, of Monroeville. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dolores Coyne; and brothers, Eugene, William and Berkley Andrews. There is no visitation. Service with Military Honors will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, in the Chapel of Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Beck, Virginia A. 89

  • Mt. Washington
  • Born: 1925-09-11
  • Died: 2015-06-26
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Virginia A. (Mahoney) Beck, 89, of Mt. Washington, died Friday, June 26, 2015, of a short illness. Virginia was a loving mother of four children; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; with twins on the way; and one great-great-grandchild. She married Robert J. Beck Sr. in 1946 and they spent the next 58 years raising and enjoying their family. She is survived by her three children, Judith Beck Kline (David), of Redondo Beach, Calif., Robert Beck (Rita), of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Michael Beck (Carol), of East Liverpool, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her son, Dennis (Elaine), of Pittsburgh; and brother, Charles Mahoney. Virginia was born Sept. 11, 1925, and was a lifetime Pittsburgh resident. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and dear friend, she worked at Carnegie Mellon University Library for a number of years. She led her life as a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Phillip, while raising her family in Crafton, and later joined St. Mary of the Mount when she moved to Mt. Washington. She is admired by those who knew her for her strength - and the ability to overcome the obstacles presented to her in life, her gratitude - being eternally grateful for the love of those around her and all that life had to offer, and her humor - always finding a way to laugh her way through every situation to the very end. Family and friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, at WM. SLATER and SONS INC., 412-381-3345, 301 Virginia Ave. and Kearsage St., Mt. Washington. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at St. Mary of the Mount Church, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15211. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Virginia's name to St. Mary of the Mount Church, Keep the Light Shining Capital campaign. www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Bolf, Sister Ann Margaret 92

  • Died: 2015-06-27
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Bellevue | Get Directions
  • Sister Ann Margaret Bolf, OSF, formerly known as Sister Louis, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis of the United States Province and in her 63rd year of profession, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Mt. Assisi Convent Motherhouse in Bellevue at the age of 92. Sister Ann Margaret entered the community from St. Aloysius Church, Wilmerding, in 1951 and professed her first vows in 1952 at Mt. Assisi Convent in Pittsburgh. She received a Bachelor of Science in education from Carlow University and a Master of Science in education from Duquesne University, both in Pittsburgh. After teaching in parish elementary schools for many years, Sister attended courses at Duquesne University and Carlow University to become certified in religion, parish social service and accredited to minister to the mentally challenged. Throughout her years in education, Sister Ann Margaret taught in the parishes in Hellertown, Barnesboro, Charleroi, North Side Pittsburgh, Clymer, Canonsburg, Erie, Tarentum, Farrell, Perryopolis and Ellsworth in Pennsylvania, and in Clarksburg, W.Va. She also served as principal in Ellsworth, Perryopolis and Erie. She later worked as a director of Religious Education in Perryopolis, Clymer and Canonsburg. Sister Ann Margaret used her giftedness helping troubled children at St. Joseph Home for Children in Dayton, Ohio, where she spent four years. Her training in parish social service was welcomed in St. Catherine of Sweden in Wildwood and in Canonsburg. In 2000, Sister came to Mt. Assisi Convent to minister to the retired sisters as their driver, something that she enjoyed doing. In her later years, she entered into the ministry of prayer, which she did until she died. Sister Ann Margaret will be remembered for her interest in the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pirates and attended their games any chance she had. Sister Ann Margaret was the daughter of the late Louis and Lillian (Kussan) Bolf. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Peter, George and William; and her sisters, Lillian Krall and Katherine Matiasic. She is survived by her religious community and her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at Mt. Assisi Convent. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Queen of Angels Chapel, Mt. Assisi, 934 Forest Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202. Arrangements by LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Breitenbach, Antoinette K. 64

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Antoinette K. "Toni" (Fishinger) Breitenbach, 64, of Gibsonia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 3, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, William A. and Ruth (Golebewski) Fishinger Sr. She is survived by her brother, William A. (Georgeanne) Fishinger Jr.; her son, Louis L. (Melissa) Breitenbach; and her daughter, Dana L. (Eric) Sauers, who were with her until the end. She is also survived by her grandchildren, EJ and Kimberly, who were her entire world. Toni spent her life doing anything she could for her family and friends. Throughout the struggles in her life she always found ways to have a smile on her face and find the goodness in everyone she met. She was an amazing woman with an amazing spirit and will be missed tremendously. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society or the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., Bakerstown. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Britenbaugh, Helen 99

  • Reserve Township
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Hahn, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Helen (Kasunich) Britenbaugh, 99, of Reserve Township, passed peacefully, surrounded by her family, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin J. Britenbaugh; loving mother of the late Arlene H. Berner; proud grandmother of Edward J. (Patricia) Berner and Eileen (Gerald) Fester; and great-grandmother of AJ (Ame) DeMarco, Christopher DeMarco, Brett Berner and Matthew Berner. Friends received 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the HAHN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 123 North Ave. (Next to Holy Spirit Parish), Millvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Aloysius Church. Family suggests memorials to the church.
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Brucker, Sarah E. 90

  • Brentwood
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Cieslak Tatko, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" (Diffendal) Brucker, 90, of Brentwood, died peacefully Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She was the beloved daughter of Gregory C. and Anna Rose Diffendal, of McKeesport; devoted wife of the late William J. Brucker Jr.; loving mother of William G. (Anne), Christine (Bob) Kircher, Daniel (Diane), Gregory (Rose), Joseph (Lori), Roselyn (Jeff) Carozza and the late Margaret (Peggy) Daylitko (a Mercy Hospital nurse); adopted mother of Joanne and David Eckert; cherished grandmother of William J. III (Stacy), April and Brenna Brucker, Robert F. III and Kelsey Kircher, Jaclyn, Jessica and Christopher Brucker, Gregory, Alex, Isabella and Natalie Brucker, Joseph, Michael and Justin Brucker and Peter and Dominic Carozza; adopted grandchildren, Grant, Sean and Daniel Eckert; sister of Thomas S. (Mary Lou) Diffendal Sr. and the late Gregory F. Diffendal, Mary Katherine Whitehead, Rose Kulis, James Diffendal and Joseph Diffendal; and dear cousin and friend of Catherine Williams. During World War II, Betty worked in the metallurgical lab of the U.S. Steel Homestead Works. Later she graduated from Shadyside Hospital as an LPN and served her community as a dedicated nurse at Mercy Hospital and Magee-Womens Hospital. She was a longtime member of the Brentwood Civic Club, VFW 1810 Ladies Auxiliary, Brentwood Historical Society, Scarlet Minx Red Hat Club and St. Wendelin Church. She was an avid reader and collector of Department 56 ceramic houses with a village display for each season. Widowed at age 47, she raised seven children as a single parent. Mrs. Brucker encouraged advanced education and was proud to say that within her family she had everything she needed for her own village: five pharmacists, two physicians, a distinguished CMU musician, a Ph.D. in chemistry, a BSN, an RN, a dentist, a CPA, a New York City comedian, a physician's assistant, a physical therapist, a chemical engineer, a mechanical engineer, an attorney, three high school valedictorians and two salutatorians, with 10 younger grandchildren still discovering their talents. Special thanks to Dr. Terence Philbin and the nurses of Mercy Hospital for their loving care. Friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015 at CIESLACK and TATKO FUNERAL HOME, 2935 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at St. Wendelin Parish. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brentwood Library, 3501 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. Please sign online register at www.cieslaktatko.com.
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Doman, Trudy A. 55

  • Logans Ferry Heights
  • Born: 1959-11-30
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Giunta - Bertucci, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Trudy A. Doman, 55, of Logans Ferry Heights, died Saturday, July 4, 2015, in her residence. She was born Nov. 30, 1959, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late John A. Doman and Theresa M. (Barckhoff) Doman, of Logans Ferry Heights, who survives. Besides her mother, she is also survived by a brother, Randall J. (Beverly Godleski) Doman, of Logans Ferry Heights; two sisters, Terry (Dale) Kirkpatrick, of Ford City, and Tracey (Andrew M.) Kranik, of Logans Ferry Heights; a niece, Dana M. Kirkpatrick; two nephews, Dale R. (Dana L.) Kirkpatrick and Donny (Natalie) Kirkpatrick; and two great-nieces, Hannah and Jillian Kirkpatrick. Friends will be received 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 5th Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, Owner-Supervisor. Services and burial are private. To leave an online condolence, visit www.giunta-bertucci.com.
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Evarts, Betty Ann 77

  • Allison Park
  • Born: 1938-06-27
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Betty Ann Evarts, 77, of Allison Park, died Saturday morning, July 4, 2015, in the comfort of her home. Born in Wexford on June 27, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Hazel May Myers Werling Sr. A homemaker, Betty Ann was a member of Hiland Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, Frederick C. Evarts, who she married on Jan. 12, 1957, a daughter, Polly Stehle and her husband, Ralph C., of Ross Township; a son, Roger C. Evarts, of Allison Park; her grandsons, Ralph A. (Alexandria) and Robert T. Stehle; and a brother, Eugene Werling, of Avalon. She was preceded in death by a brother, John D. Werling Jr.; and a sister, Hazel May Stewart. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Ruby officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Marshall Township. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Federici, Pierina B. 91

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Pierina B. "Betty" Federici, 91, of Mt. Lebanon, died peacefully Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She was the wife of the late Joseph Federici; devoted mother of Dr. Joseph R. Federici (Alice), Felicia Cobert (George), Lisa M. Federici and Dr. David E. Federici (Paula); sister of Ann Lutrario; and loving grandmother of Jennifer Cobert Laur (Brian), George Cobert, Joseph R. Federici, Andrea Federici Saty (the late Madhu), Krista and Emily Federici. She is also survived by her four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass at 3 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2015, in St. Bernard Church. LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, in charge of arrangements. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Fey, Theresa M. 55

  • Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Theresa M. Fey, 55, of Turtle Creek, passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She was the beloved daughter of the late Mary and Ronald J. Sweeney and Charles Fey Jr.; loving mother of Brandy (John) Fey and Thomas (April) Fey; special niece of Joseph Shelleby; sister of Michael (the late Patricia) Narducci, Charles (Johanna) Fey III, Mary Charmine (Robert) Ondike, Tammy Fey and the late Thomas Fey and Ronald James Sweeney Jr. Theresa was an avid bingo player. A memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday followed by a blessing service at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., corner of (118) Shaw and Triboro Avenues, Turtle Creek (412-823-1950). www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Greulich, Thomas A. 90

  • Harmar Township
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Thomas A. Greulich, 90, of Harmar Township, formerly of Fox Chapel, died suddenly Tuesday, June 30, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Sally (Bollinger) Greulich; loving father of Thomas A. (Susan) Greulich Jr., of Baltimore, Md., Elizabeth G. (Kevin) Gilleland, of Raleigh, N.C., and Margaret G. Garland, of Ligonier; loving stepfather of Anne (Richard) Vareha, of Mars, and Edward K. (Deb) Davison, of Akron, Ohio; cherished grandfather of Sarah Ruberto, Mary "Meg" Greulich, Sarah and Olivia Gilleland and Robbie and Tommy Garland; step-grandfather of Olivia Vareha, Kaitlyn Vareha and Kyle Vareha; and brother of the late Louis P. Greulich and Margaret G. Hinckley. Tom was a graduate of Shady Side Academy ('43) and Yale University ('49). Between high school and college he served in World War II as a pilot in the Army Air Corps (2nd Lieutenant). He later served as a fighter pilot in the NY Air National Guard (1st Lieutenant), and was a transatlantic pilot for Pan American Airways. He continued his love of flying as a private pilot throughout his life. Tom founded Greulich Inc. in 1954. The company had its beginning in the erection of structural steel and soon expanded into heavy machinery installation, pile driving, concrete work and marine work. The company enjoyed its greatest success in the manufacturing and installation of steel grid bridge flooring systems for new and existing bridges. After selling his company, Tom became an owner/manager of the Fox Chapel Office Center and manager of the Mews II condominium. When he finally retired at 75, Tom continued his regimen of daily exercise and pursued his interests in history, astronomy and current events. He was a voracious reader and also enjoyed watching the college lecture series The Great Courses. Tom was an intelligent, humble, loving man of America's Greatest Generation. He was a longtime member of the Duquesne Club and Longue Vue Club. He will be missed dearly. Funeral services will be held privately. Arrangements are by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to the Salvation Army Western PA Division, PO Box 742, Carnegie, PA 15106.
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Haberman, Elizabeth M. 81

  • Aspinwall
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth M. (Brosenitsch) Haberman, 81, of Aspinwall, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Haberman; loving mother of Mary Pollice, Nancy (Mark) Alchier, William J. Jr. (Mim), Mark E., Susan (John) Dinger, Amy (Kevin) Voytosh, Ronald G. (Dawn); cherished grandmother of Gemma, Eric, Amanda, Jessica, William III, Heather, Mark, Abigail and Christian; great-grandmother of Nathan, Brianna, Caleb, Luke and Rylee; stepgrandmother of Ben and Dylan; and sister of George (late Helen) and Thomas (late Carol) Brosenitsch. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave., Aspinwall, where a parting prayer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Scholastica Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
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Harkins, Dennis J. 47

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Dennis J. "D.J." Harkins, 47, of Penn Hills, died suddenly Friday, July 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Lana (Hall) Harkins, loving stepfather of Josh Hall; beloved son of Dennis A. (Linda) Harkins and the late Shirley Smith Harkins; and loving brother of Jennifer Harkins. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the WM. SLATER AND SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Virginia Ave. at Kearsarge St., Pittsburgh, PA 15211.
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Hewitt, Robert B. 13

  • Plum Borough
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Robert B. Hewitt, 13, of Plum Borough, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. He was a beloved son of Rhiannon Hewitt and Jeremy Freshwater; brother of Steven; and grandson of Robert B. Hewitt and Debra Schaffer and Grace and the late Robert Freshwater. Robbie loved to fish. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD., 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills, PA 15235. Services and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Epilepsy Foundation.
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Hoffstot Jr., Henry P. 97

  • Born: 1917-11-13
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Henry Phipps Hoffstot Jr., 97, died peacefully Monday, June 29, 2015, at his home on Fifth Avenue. As was his wish, he died in the same bedroom where his mother had died nearly half a century ago. Mr. Hoffstot was born on Dunmoyle Street in Pittsburgh on Nov. 13, 1917, the second son of Henry Phipps Hoffstot and Marguerite Martin. He attended Misses Bradshaws' School on School House Lane and was graduated from Shady Side Academy in 1935, Harvard College in 1939, and Harvard Law School in 1942. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1946 as a second lieutenant in the Counter Intelligence Corps and was credited with the arrest of Werner von Braun. He joined Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay in 1942, where he was Assistant Managing Partner from 1972 to 1983. He remained at the firm for 73 years, going to the office regularly until the end of 2014. In 1947, he married Barbara Snyder Drew, daughter of Mary Snyder and James Byron Drew, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They had two children, a daughter, Thayer Drew; and a son, Henry Phipps Hoffstot III, who is married to the former Daryln Upson Todd Brewer. Mr. Hoffstot had five grandchildren: Ian Hoffstot Unterman, Megan Drew, Dominey Drew, Henry Fife Hoffstot and Maeve Upson Hoffstot. Mr. Hoffstot served on numerous boards, including Carnegie Institute, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Phipps Conservatory, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, the American Museum in Britain, the Morewood-Shadyside Civic Association, St. Edmund's Academy, the Visiting Nurse Foundation, Family and Children's Services, The Biltmore in Asheville, N.C., Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, among many others. He was director of the Pennsgrove Water Supply Company and the Heppenstall and Midvale-Heppenstall Companies. Over the course of five decades, he served as a Deacon, Elder, President of the Board of Trustees, Ruling Elder, and Clerk of the Session of Shadyside Presbyterian Church. He had homes in Pittsburgh, New Waterford, Ohio, Palm Beach, Fla., and County Galway, Ireland. There was a private burial Thursday in New Waterford, Ohio. A memorial service will take place this summer at Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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Horn, Richard W. 78

  • Baldwin
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Richard W. "Tyke" Horn, 78, of Baldwin, died Friday, July 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Alberta A. "Birdie" Horn; loving father of Richard A. "Rick" (Kimberly) Horn and Victoria A. "Vickey" (Thomas) Goldie; grandfather of Natalie (Bill) Merola, Vanessa (Patrick) Roth and Stephen Goldie; great-grandfather of Valerie and Britney Merola; son of the late Aloysius and Rose (Devlin) Horn; brother of Rose Marie (Bob) Cargo, Patricia (Phil) DeGregorio, Gerald "Jerry" (Dee) Horn and the late Elizabeth Lutch and Clifford Horn; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a lifetime member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, served with Local Union No. 230 for more than 50 years. Tyke retired from Dick Corp. as a valued superintendent. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman as well as a NASCAR follower and enjoyed his part-time employment at Wildwood Country Club. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, where funeral prayer will be held 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Albert the Great Church. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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Likovich, Barry 53

  • Rankin and Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-06-27
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Barry Likovich, 53, of Rankin and Monroeville, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, just two days short of his 54th birthday. He was the beloved son of Raphael "Tina" Likovich and the late Lawrence "Larry" Likovich; husband of the late Susan (Rosemeyer) Likovich; father of Tyler Likovich; grandfather of Lilyana Likovich; brother of Maryann Likovich, Lorraine (Jeff) Venturella and Larry (Nancy) Likovich; brother-in-law to the Rosemeyer family; also many loving nieces and nephews and greet-nieces and nephews. Memorial service from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at City Reach Church, 7327 McClure Ave., Swissvale, PA 15218. Arrangements by the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 107 Fourth Ave., Rankin, PA 15104, 412-271-6322. www.kutchfuneralhome.org.
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McElfish, Edith W. 88

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Forest Hills | Get Directions
  • Edith W. McElfish, 88, of Oakmont, formerly of Wilkinsburg, died Monday, June 29, 2015. She was a beloved and loving wife, mother and servant-leader in her church and community. A native of North Braddock, she and husband, James, were married 54 years at the time of his death in 2006. She was an active member of South Avenue United Methodist Church, singing in the choir for more than 60 years and serving in many ministries there. She demonstrated her commitment to the community through her volunteer work with the Columbia and Forbes Hospital Auxiliaries, the Women's Club, Rotary International and at Longwood at Oakmont Retirement Community. She is survived by her children, James and Karen McElfish, of Virginia, Diane and Todd Helle, of Michigan, and Susan and Steve Ploughe, of Illinois; and grandchildren, Bethany (Don) Geschke, Joanna McElfish and Rebecca McElfish. Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2015, at Longwood at Oakmont, 500 Route 909, Verona. Memorial gifts may be sent to the South Avenue United Methodist Church Memorial Fund at 733 South Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15221. Arrangements entrusted to WOLFE MEMORIAL INC. FORSET HILLS CHAPEL, 412-731-5001.
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Mizia, Walter A. 66

  • Born: 1949-01-20
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Szafranski-Eberlein, Carnegie | Get Directions
  • Walter A. Mizia, 66, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. He was the beloved husband Lorraine Mizia; father of Walter (Jamie) and Steven Mizia; son of the late Jean Rose and WaIter Mizia; proud grandpap of Tyler, Evan and Reese; and brother of Linda, Michael and the late Gary and Charmayne. Walter was a retired Allegheny County firefighter lieutenant, a retired navy reserve master chief petty officer, a life member of the Fairview Volunteer Fire Deparment, past commander of the American Legion Post No. 290, a retired Pennsylvania State firefighting instructor, member of Holy Child Roman Catholic Church and proud Vietnam veteran. Friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the SZAFRANSKI - EBERLEIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 Third St., Carnegie. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Child Parish. Burial with full military honors will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
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Reiling, Olive M. 90

  • Oakmont , Formerly of Mount Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Olive M. Reiling, 90, of Oakmont, formerly of Mt. Lebanon and Point Breeze, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. She was the beloved daughter of the late Gebhart J. and Olive (Kraus) Reiling Sr.; dear sister of Loretta M. Holtz and the late Gebhart J. Reiling Jr. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Olive was a longtime parishioner of St. Beades and St. Bernards in Mt. Lebanon. She had a strong belief in God and the Eucharist. Olive was a longtime employee of Highmark. Friends and relatives are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont. Arrangements are by BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., Oakmont. Donations may be made in her name to Catholic Relief Service, PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297.
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Rogers, Judith V. 71

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Simons, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Judith Victoria Rogers, 71, of McCandless, died Friday, July 3, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Eugene E. Rogers; mother of Victoria Ann (Robert) Hall and Cynthia Jean (Todd) Haley; sister of Nancy (the late William) Borodycia, Linda (Richard) Husak and Anthony (Leafie) Phillips; and grandmother of Mariah Schlegel, Benjamin Schlegel, Caleb Hall, Monica (Sean) Rourke, Anthony Haley and Shanna Haley. Judy was preceded in death by her late infant brother, Robert; and her parents, Anthony and Mary Fedornak Phillips. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, and Monday, July 6, 2015, at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2230 Rochester Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Contributions may be made to Catholic Hospice, 6200 Brooktree Road, Wexford, PA 15090, Trinity Lutheran Church, 2500 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090 or St. John Neuman Parish. www.simonsfuneralhome.com.
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Ryave, David B.

  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • David B. Ryave passed unexpectedly Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was the most beloved son of Gail and the late Arnold Ryave and David Acevedo; beloved father of Daniel, Jacob and Allie Ryave; treasured grandson of the late Seymour and Ceil Perlut; great-grandson of the late Belle Perlut; cherished brother of Sharon Ryave Brody and Rose Ann Stophel; fun-loving and adored uncle of Ben and Josh Brody; beloved nephew of Roni Perlut; and cousin of Stephen Murray Perlut. David was the former vice president and supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel, where he devoted his heart and soul to the Pittsburgh Jewish Community from the time he was 14 years old when he began working with his dad, Arnold Ryave, on weekends. Services were held at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside. Interment at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions in David's memory may be made to Aleph Institute, 5804 Beacon St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217. www.schugar.com.
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Siepkes, Mary Ann 72

  • North Versailles , Formerly of Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Mary Ann (Kucera) Siepkes, 72, of North Versailles, formerly of Turtle Creek passed away peacefully Friday, July 3, 2015, at home. Born and raised in Monroeville, she courageously fought multiple myeloma cancer for more than five years. As a devout Catholic, she served as organist and cantor at St. Colman Catholic Church in Turtle Creek for 26 years and subsequently at St. Michael Catholic Church in Pitcairn. She has lately served as organist at First Presbyterian Church of Braddock. She was a faithful member and regent of the Catholic Daughters of Americas, St. Colman's Chapter. A woman of cultured tastes, she loved music, painting, and writing and had an enthusiasm for history and current events. She was also a great lover of animals. She was a valued employee of the Credit Union and Compass Federal Bank in Wilmerding and of Wal-Mart in North Versailles. Most of all, Mary Ann will be remembered as a devoted mother and wife with a sincere concern and abundant love for her family, friends and community. She is survived by and greatly missed by her sons, John and Eric Siepkes; she was the beloved wife of the late Henry Siepkes; and daughter of the late John and Annette Kucera. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are welcome to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015, at St. Colman Church, 100 Tri-Boro Highway, Turtle Creek, PA 15145. Arrangements by ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-824-4332.
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Surunis, Mary A. 87

  • Formerly of Forest Hills
  • Born: 1928-01-28
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Mary A. (Keffales) Surunis, 87, of Aiken, S.C., formerly of Forset Hills, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Mary was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Pittsburgh, and raised on Lockhart Street on the North Side. She was a 1948 graduate of Allegheny High School. She was the beloved wife of the late James Surunis who went to be with the Lord June 2, 1976; loving mother of Stacey (Rich) Gamrat, of Aiken, S.C., Efthemia (Ronald) Yerman, of New Milford, Conn., Christ (Tamsin) Surunis, of Alameda, Calif., and John (died at birth); proud Yia Yia of Steven (Brigitte) and Christine Gamrat, Jamie and Paul Ezdebski, Anton, Zachary and Teo Surunis and Sarah Madsen; great-grandmother of Grayson, Sofia, Jacob, Benjamin and Seth. She was preceded in death by brothers, George and Bob Christ and Tony and James Keffales. Also survived by her dog and loyal companion, Angel. During her lifetime, Mary was employed by Heinz, Westinghouse -Trafford Division and most recently the former Radisson Hotel, Monroeville, from which she retired after 18 years of service. Mary enjoyed playing bingo, but her favorite pastime was being with her beloved family and friends. Visitors are welcome to pay respect from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a Trisagion will be prayed at 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox Church (Ypapanti) in East Pittsburgh. Additional viewing in church one hour prior to the service. Mary will be laid to rest, immediately following, in William Penn Cemetery, Churchill. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Teti, Salvatore A. 93

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1922-03-14
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Willig, Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • Salvatore A. Teti, 93, of McKeesport, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. He was born March 14, 1922, in Palena, Italy. He was the beloved husband of the late Enis (Pettinari) Teti and son of the late Angelo and Rosemilda (Travalini) Teti. Salvatore worked as a millwright for U.S. Steel for 42 years. He was a World War II Army veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. He was also a longtime member of St. Patrick Church and was a choir member until 2013. He was also a member of the American Legion No. 731, Amvets, Italian Sons and Daughters of America and President of the Palanese Club of America for more than 25 years. He was a member of the 11th Ward Club. His hobbies included gardening, handyman work and he was also an avid bowler until the age of 92. He was the loving father of Gloria (the late Robert) Wargo, of Garden Grove, Calif., Anthony (Karen) Teti, of Pittsburgh, and the late Rita (the late Michael) Taylor; grandfather of Jenna (Jim) Murphy, Aaron Wargo, Evan (Meaghan) Wargo, Josh and Cassi Teti, Tracy and Jesse Taylor; great-grandfather of Elizabeth and Jaise Murphy and Isla Wargo; and brother of Mario and Perino Teti. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Guerino "William", Giovanni "John" and Anna Como. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at WILLIG FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at St. Patrick Church. Father Vincent Velas will be the celebrant. Entombment to follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery. Salvatore was loved by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed. www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
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Vojtek, Rev. John C. 70

  • Formerly of Munhall
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Rev. John C. Vojtek, 70, formerly of Munhall Gardens, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was the beloved son of the late John P. and Helen (Yadvis) Vojtek; brother of Bonnie (Joseph) DiCarlo, of Pittsburgh, Anita Walsh (Tim Grupac), of Penn Township, Mary Ellen Vojtek (Doug Hamilton), of Los Angeles, Calif., Paul (Diane) Vojtek, of Erie, Ed (Michelle) Vojtek, of Monroeville, and the late Thomas Vojtek; also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and parish families. Father Vojtek was an outstanding athlete at Munhall High School. He was ordained a priest in 1976 by Bishop Vincent Leonard. He served as a priest at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Glenshaw, St. Mary Parish, Beaver Falls, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, East McKeesport, St. Bonaventure Parish, Glenshaw, St. Philip and James Parish, New Castle, Madonna of Czestochowa Parish, New Castle, St. Joseph Parish, Aliquippa and pastor of All Saints Parish, Pittsburgh and Transfiguration Parish, Russellton. Father Vojtek was a passionate supporter of the unborn child and the Pro-Life movement. He was a sports enthusiast and loved playing golf, in which he always overestimated his capabilities. He was a great bowler and truly loved his time spent at the Club Alley's in Homestead and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Translation service at 7 p.m. Monday in St. Rita Church, 219 W. Schwab Ave., Munhall, followed by visitation until 9 pm. Additional visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your home parish in Father Vojtek's memory. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Wagner, Theresa A. 75

  • Monroeville , Formerly of Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Theresa A. (Planiczki) Wagner, 75, of Monroeville, formerly of Turtle Creek, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Fetch) Planiczki; loving mother of James M. (Laura Duff) Wagner, Daniel J. (Laura) Wagner and Michael L. (Jenny) Wagner; dear grandmother of Julia, James and Alex; sister of Lillian (Clarence) Albensi, Julia Kruppa and Anne (David) McConaha; also several nieces and nephews. Theresa was very strong in her faith. She loved her gardening and crocheting afghans. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., corner of 118 Shaw and Triboro avenues, Turtle Creek 412-823-1950. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Colman Parish, 100 Tri-boro Highway, Turtle Creek, with interment to follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Westmoreland County

Chamberlin, Timothy E. 50

  • Hempfield Township
  • Born: 1964-11-07
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Timothy E. Chamberlin, 50, of Hempfield Township, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at home. He was born Nov. 7, 1964, in Johnstown, a son of the late Eleanor Magazzu. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Richard Mills; and a grandson, Izzik Chamberlin. He was a member of the Army and worked as a security guard. Timothy is survived by his wife, Donna (Everett) Chamberlin; sons, Steven, of Johnstown, Paul, of Greensburg, and Rolston, of Export; sister, BethAnn, of Stoystown; brother, Mark Mills, of Greensburg; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday July 6, with a service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Gregory Hall in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Dwornick, Joseph A. 76

  • Manor
  • Died: 2015-06-27
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Joseph A. Dwornick, 76, of Manor, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Carol Ann Barth Dwornick. Surviving are his daughters, Jodi A. (the late Randy) Antonacci and Jada A. (Mark) Donato. He was the grandfather of Alex J. Antonacci and Annessa A. "Freddy" Donato; and brother-in-law of Robert, who was like a brother to Joe (the late Susan) Platt and Ellen (John) Hermesmann. He is also survived by nephews, Patrick and Matthew Hermesmann. He spent his entire career working in the transportation industry; first, self-employed as an owner operator and then a safety director for Landstar Transportation. In his semi-retirement years, he also enjoyed driving for Bradish Glass Inc. Services will be private and interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Arrangements entrusted to the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., Oakmont, PA 15139. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ursula School, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park, PA 15101. Online condolences may be sent to www.englishfuneralhome.com.
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Fullman, Irene V. 86

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1928-11-28
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Irene V. Iwaniec Fullman, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 3, 2015, in the Scottdale Manor and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Fullman was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Jacob and Josephine Fornal Iwaniec. She was a member of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church and the former Transfiguration Parish, and its Holy Rosary Society. Irene was a 1946 graduate of the former Hurst High School. She worked for the former Red and White Grocery Store in their bakery department as a supervisor for more than 25 years. Irene was an avid Pirates fan. She enjoyed playing cards with her sisters and going to the casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Irene was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who loved caring for her family and always put their needs before her own. She always found the good in everyone and never had a bad word to say about anyone. Her great personality and her wonderful smile will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Irene is survived by her loving family: her son, David J. Fullman and his wife, Monica, of Ruffs Dale; and by her grandsons, Ross Fullman and Courtney, of Scottdale, and Ryan Fullman and Christina, of Ruffs Dale. She is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy Potosky and Marcina Pawlikowski, both of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Fullman, in 2005; and by her brothers and sisters, Edward and Valerian Iwaniec, Mary Jaworski, Sister Mary Loretta Iwaniec, Joan Iwaniec and Margaret Krzanowski. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by her funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. in Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. Interment will be in the Transfiguration Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. The Transfiguration Holy Rosary will recite the rosary at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Ginter, Elizabeth T. 91

  • Herminie
  • Born: 1923-09-23
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth Teresa Ginter, 91, of Herminie, passed away Thursday evening, July 2, 2015, in Hempfield Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Keystone, daughter of the late Fabian and Marija (Crnkovich) Cividini. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ginter; her four sisters; niece, Janet Buncie; and nephew, William Andrewson. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Mary (Michael) Kuklish, of Herminie; her grandson, Michael Kuklish, also of Herminie; two great-granddaughters, Meah and Alexis; nieces and nephews and their families, Joan Wilhelm, Antoinette (Sammy) Smith, Robert (Irene) LaVella, Kenneth (Arlene) Stock, William Stock, George (Grace) Andrewson, Ellen Andrewson, Barbara Holmes, Phyllis and Ronald Ralph; and great-nieces and great-nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Golden Heights and Hempfield Manor, for all their love and care over the past few years. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251, at which time a funeral service will be held in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
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Griffith, Ronald W. 76

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1938-11-15
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Dodson, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Ronald W. "Woody" Griffith, 76, of West Newton, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Lowber, a son of the late Blake Griffith and Bernadine Synder Griffith. Prior to his retirement, he worked for Matthias Coal Mine as a brandisman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Griffith, in July of 2013. Woody is survived by his son, Jeffrey Griffith; his two daughters, Rona Maughan and Marci Logan; and his son, Brian Griffith; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Woody's request, all funeral arrangements are private. RICHARD F. DODSON MEMORIAL HOME entrusted with arrangements.
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Hood, Sara E. 88

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1927-06-03
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Sara E. Hood, 88, of Latrobe, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was born June 3, 1927, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Morris J. and Rachel Brewer Griffin. She was a member of Life Springs Church, of Greensburg. She loved to play the piano and guitar and enjoy singing. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sons, Joseph C. Hood III and Daniel J. Hood; four brothers, Fred Griffin, Kenneth Nye, Robert Nye and Nathan Nye; and four sisters, Dorothy Trump, Jane Cope, Rachel Crouse and Susan Watt. Sara is survived by four daughters, Linda Miller, of Greensburg, Nancy Kovatch, of Latrobe, Lois Kemerer (Bob Seaton), of Greensburg, and Kathie Hood, of Luxor; six grandchildren, Desirae, Jerry, Milo, Tony, Steve and Maria Rose; four great-grandchildren, Natalie, Karley, Daunte and Cameron; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Almon Birt officiating. Interment will follow in Hillview Cemetery, Greensburg. The family wishes to thank the staff at Loyalhanna Care Center for their wonderful care. For online condolences, visit BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Kozar, Joseph T. 76

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1939-03-12
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Graft-Jacquillard, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Joseph T. Kozar, 76, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 2, 2015, at his home. He was born March 12, 1939, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late John and Mary (Sebeck) Kozar. Joe worked as a machinist in the tool and die industry last working for General Nuclear. He was a veteran of the Marines and was affiliated with Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale. He was also a member of the Mt. Pleasant VFW. Joe enjoyed spending his spare time riding his Harley and his quad, and other activities he shared with his wife, Linda. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, John, Bob and Kenny Kozar; and his sister, Veronica Valentovish. Joe is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Linda J. "Shortie" (Giseburt) Kozar; two children, Kevin Kozar and his wife, Paula, of Fayette City, and Karen Greene and her husband, Michael, of Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Zachary, Zane, Lily and Ed; and several nieces and nephews. It was Joe's request for no public viewing. The family is planning a memorial service at a later date, which will be announced. Arrangements are in the care of GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. To share a message of condolence, please visit www.gjfuneral.com.
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Kupas, Elizabeth C. 84

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1931-04-13
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth C. (Krafick) Kupas, 84, of Vandergrift, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Saxony Health Center, in Saxonburg. Born April 13, 1931, in Gilpin Township, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Huska) Krafick. She was a homemaker, a member of Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church, in Leechburg, a member of the Parks Township Sportsman's Club and a 1949 graduate of Leechburg Area High School. Elizabeth enjoyed going out to lunch with her friends and shopping at the thrift stores. Survivors include her son, Leonard F. Elswick, of Vandergrift; her daughter, Bonnie J. Clark (Todd), of Vandergrift; two grandchildren, Natalie Milanak and Michelle Powell; and four great-grandchildren, Michael, Donovan, Vanessa and Bianca. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Kupas, June 22, 2010; her brother, Frank Krafick; and her sister, Mildred Kaminski. Friends welcomed by her family 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Monday at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051, where funeral ceremonies will follow at 8 p.m., with her pastor, the Rev. Gary J. Lyon, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of her family at Evergreen Cemetery, 620 Evergreen Road, Gilpin Township. To send an online condolence to the Kupas family, please visit www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Luffy, Linda J. 71

  • Born: 1943-10-14
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Linda J. Sior Luffy went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 2, 2015. Linda had a strong religious faith and had studied to become a minister. She is survived by her dear husband, Peter D Luffy. She was born Oct. 14, 1943, in Shafton, a daughter of the late Otto and Frances Rain Wippich. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Alvin L. Sior and several siblings. Linda is survived by four children, Doug Sior, John (Kathy) Sior, Linda Sior and Stacey (Chris) Felentzer; three stepchildren, Joe (Leanna) Luffy, Lori Luffy and Steve Luffy; nine grandchildren, Staff Sgt. James (Angela) Wilson, Jim (Kayla) Kunkle, Christina Wilson, Tim Kunkle, Pat Sior, Rick Loughner, Brandon Sior, Tessa Luffy and Aviery Luffy; and three great-grandchildren, Jorden Wilson, Jaelynn Kunkle and Landon Kunkle. There will be no public visitation or service at this time.
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Matrozzo, Germaine J. 78

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1936-08-24
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Germaine "Gerry" Josephine (Polak) Matrozzo, 78, of Greensburg, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1936, in Rices Landing, a daughter of the late John and Josephine Salosky Polak. She was Catholic by faith. Prior to retirement, Gerry was employed as a waitress for various restaurants. She enjoyed playing bunco and bingo with her friends at Pershing Square. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Matrozzo; two brothers, Roy and Arthur Polak; also two sisters, Virginia Habe and Leona Trbovich. Gerry is survived by her daughter, Veronica Lynn Brighton and her husband, Michael, of Greensburg; and her sister, Barbara Moriarity, of Parma Heights, Ohio; also a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Her services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Action for Animals, P.O. Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650. For online condolences and information, please go to www.kepplegraft.com.
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McNally, Adam J. 25

  • Alverton
  • Born: 1989-08-16
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Adam Jason "Bird" McNally, 25, of Alverton, died Tuesday evening, June 30, 2015. He was born Aug. 16, 1989, in Latrobe, the son of John David and Sonya A. Moore McNally. Bird was a graduate of Southmoreland High School, Class of 2008. He was employed by National Hydraulic of Mt. Pleasant as a laborer, for 10 years. He enjoyed riding horses, motorcycles and enjoyed working on his truck. In addition to his parents, Adam is survived by his sister, Tiffany A. Griffith and husband, Dave, of Scottdale; his brother, Jon C. McNally and fiancee, Brianne Hennesey, of Alverton; his two nephews, Evan and Luke Griffith, of Scottdale; his maternal grandfather, Charles H. Moore and wife, JoAnn, of Alverton; his four uncles, Mark McNally and wife, Marci, of Newell, Ricky Moore, of Alverton, Keith Moore and wife, Marybeth, of Alverton, and Gregory Garsteck, of Connellsville; his aunt, Kathryn "Kathy" Routzahn and husband, John, of Connellsville; and a number of cousins. Bird was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Rebecca J. O'Toole Moore (Aug. 11, 1994); his paternal grandparents, John "Jack" and Minnie Hunter McNally (July 8, 1982) and (June 17, 2014) respectively; and his aunt, Jacqueline "Jackie" Garsteck (March 21, 2000). Bird's family will greet friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffrey Welsh officiating. Chapel service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, send condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Mears, Nevin D. 82

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1933-03-26
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Nevin D. Mears, 82, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Wellsprings Memory Care Facility. He was born March 26, 1933, in Greensburg, a son of the late Lloyd and Emma Shearar Mears. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed for 43 years for the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County. He was a Korean War veteran, having served with the Army, and was an active member of the American Legion Post 981 South Greensburg, where he had served as past commander. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Anna Mary Koch Mears; three brothers, Robert, Charles "Dutch" and Lloyd "Bud"; and sister, Betty. He is survived by his devoted stepdaughter, Maxine Zachetti (Melvin); his beloved grandchildren, Brian Zachetti (Anne) and Jeffrey (Ami); great-grandchildren, Mia Zachetti and Isabella Zachetti; a sister, Jean McGlothlin (William); and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery Mausoleum with full military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 981 Honor Guard. The family would like to thank the staff of Weatherwood Manor, Wellsprings and Viaquest Hospice for their compassionate care during Nevin's long battle with dementia. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Olson, Todd W. 50

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Murrysville
  • Born: 1965-03-03
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Todd W. Olson, 50, of Greensburg, formerly of Murrysville, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 3, 1965, in Jeannette, a son of the late Richard D. and Nancy L. (Smith) Olson. Todd was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Olson; and brother-in-law, "Hack" Deren. Todd is survived by his beloved family. He will be greatly missed by his devoted sister, Cindy Deren, of Saltsburg; nephews, Jason Keenan (Christy), Charlie Deren (Andrea) and Danny Deren; and great-nieces, Madison, Mackenzie, Kaitlyn and Chloe. Respecting the family's wishes, there will be no visitation and arrangements will be private. VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send online expressions of sympathy or to obtain grief support information, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Piper, Alice M. 84

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1930-07-24
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Alice M. Piper, 84, of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. She was born July 24, 1930, in New Alexandria, a daughter of the late Lewis and Lucille (Silvis) Risher. She is survived by her two children, Walter L. "Sonny" Piper Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Latrobe, and Ronald E. Piper and his wife, Rita, of Youngstown; four grandchildren, Chad (Kelly) Piper, Jeremy, Nicole and Heather Piper; two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Cheyenne Piper; four sisters, Mary Ellen, Vern and her husband, Dan, Peggy and her husband, Richard and Edie; a brother, William "Bill" and his wife, Jennie; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Piper Sr.; an infant son; a grandson, Ryan Piper; four brothers, Charles, Lewis, Walter and George; two sisters, Kay and Mary; and stepmother, Lucinda Risher. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, in the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier, with Amedisys Chaplin David Hixson. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Amedisys Hospice, 109 Crossroads Road, Scottdale, PA 15683. Alice's family would like to thank everyone at the Mountainview Speciality Care Center and the Amedisys Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion given to Alice.
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Porterfield, George R. 77

  • Stahlstown
  • Born: 1937-11-23
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • George Ronald Porterfield, 77, of Stahlstown, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at his home in Stahlstown, surrounded by his family and friends after losing his battle with a severe heart condition. He was born Nov. 23, 1937, at his home in Stahlstown, a son of the late George B. and Edna (Overly) Porterfield. Prior to his retirement, he was a heavy equipment operator engineer for 35 years with the Local 66 Operating Engineers and was an Air Force veteran having spent time overseas. Ron had many passions including, raising his children, spending time with his grandchildren, breeding and riding horses, competitive archery, was adventurous and took pleasure riding his dirt bikes, hovercraft, boat and snowmobiles. He was always there to help others and was affectionately called "Shorty" by his friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon; and two sons, Stephen and Shane. Ron is survived by his four children; son, Dan Clark and his sons, Daniel, Stephen and David Peak; daughter, Dayna (Doug) Musto and their children, Olivia and Stephen; daughter, Julie (Bob) Tomsic and their children, Lauren, Kaley, and Marisa; son, Jason (Jamie) Porterfield and their children, Joshua, Calvin, Brianna, Casey and Gabriella; his sister, Maxine Darr; niece, Marge Ulery and her companion, Larry Smith and their child, Angie (Valentine) Wtorkiewicz and their son, Tristan; nephew, Wes (Cindy) Darr and their child, Jeremy (Elaina) Darr and their children, Analeigh and Camden. A memorial service and potluck party to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the Donegal Community Center, with the Pastor Ronald Boyd. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of L. BOYD SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 322 Church St., Donegal. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made the Wounded Warriors Project or the Humane Society.
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Regina, Frances 89

  • Claridge
  • Born: 1926-02-15
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Frances Regina, 89, of Claridge, died Friday, July 3, 2015, in her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1926, in Iselin, to the late Alexander and Anna (Butry) Bezik. Fran was a lifelong member of St. Barbara Church. She worked for many years at Westmoreland Country Club and kept herself busy with her love of gardening, flowers, baking and crocheting. Fran is survived by her loving children, George A. (Carol) Regina, Robert (Cindy) Regina and Darlene (Dale) Rosendahl; three grandchildren, Renee (Jarrette) Kalp, Robin (Justin) Hoover and Alex Regina; three great-grandchildren, Jakob and Gabriel Hoover, and Jackson Kalp; and a sister, Anne Stanonik. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George Regina; brothers, Max, Chuck, Metro, George and Pete; and sisters, Mary and Kaye. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at St. Barbara Church, with Father Michael Sikon officiating. Interment will follow in St. Barbara Cemetery, Claridge. Special thanks to the nurses and aides from Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to St. Barbara Catholic Church, 111 Raymaley Road, Harrison City, PA 15636. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Rose, Christine 80

  • Formerly of Harrison City
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Christine (George) Rose, 80, formerly of Harrison City, died Friday, July 3, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Lewis Rose; loving mother of Jeffrey (Mary Ann) Rose, Kenneth (Nancy) Rose, Daniel (Courtney) Rose and Scott (Dawn) Rose; sister of Thelma Kidd, Joy Fry, Vicki Detore and the late Dorothy George; also survived by nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Penn-Zion Lutheran Church, Harrison City, with Pastor Roger L. Steiner officiating. Arrangements by the LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to Penn-Zion Lutheran Church, 3417 Route 130, Harrison City, PA 15636. Online condolences may be made at www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Sheele, Eleanor 94

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1921-06-12
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Eleanor Sheele, 94, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 3, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Eleanor was born June 12, 1921, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Albert and Virginia Pergalski Gorecki. Eleanor was a devoted mother to her family. She loved to do plastic canvas and bake and she was noted for her bread and cookies she baked for the holidays. Eleanor loved doing word searches and spending time with her family. Eleanor always had a smile on her face and a wry sense of humor and always put others before herself. She was a member of the former Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church and the Transfiguration Rosary Society. She is survived by her sons, James and wife, Mary Ann, Thomas and his companion, Betty Sparks, her caretaker and son, Robert, and youngest son, Donald and wife, Rose; and son-in-law, Rodger Pospisil. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also survived by two sisters, Cecelia Barrick, of Mt. Pleasant, and Florence Zemba, of Jeannette; and brother, Edward Gorecki and his wife, Dorothy, of Mt. Pleasant. Eleanor will be missed by her family and all of her friends. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, William; daughter, Patty Pospisil; daughter-in-law, Cathy; and sisters, Sister Mary Amelia, Frances Bailey and Marcella Symanski. Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where a blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Kosisko as celebrant. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. A parish wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday and the Transfiguration Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 6 p.m. Monday, both in the funeral home. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Snyder-Marshall, Patti J. 65

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1950-05-23
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Mason, Davidsville | Get Directions
  • Patti Jean (Cook) Snyder-Marshall, 65, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at home. She was born May 23, 1950, in Delaware, Ohio. She was preceded in death by first husband, Ernest Snyder. She is survived by husband of 11 years, Thomas Marshall, and these children, beloved daughter, Kacey Snyder, Kyle (Cara) Snyder, Patrick (Heather) Marshall and Charles Whipkey (Wendy Hoover); also survived by grandchildren, Laela, Charlotte, Samantha (Brandon) Day, Austin, Sydney and Hailey; also numerous friends and family. Patti retired from the Boys College in Monroeville. Family receiving friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at the GEORGE E. MASON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1687 Tire Hill Road, Davidsville, PA 15928, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment at Custer Cemetery. Those who wish, please make donations to the family for items needed at the Malcom House, where Kacey resides, in memory of Patti.
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Zubaty, Clara M. 89

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Penn Township
  • Born: 1925-07-26
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Clara M. Zubaty, 89, of Greensburg, formerly of Penn Township, died Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the St. Anne Home, where she had resided for 12 years. She was born July 26, 1925, in Pleasant Valley, to the late John and Anna (Kushar) Perne. She was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church and Christian Mothers, and was also a member of Claridge Women's Club and SNPJ Lodge No. 7. Clara is survived by her loving children, son, Kenneth F. (Carol) Zubaty and daughter, Joyce (Jerry) Falta; three grandchildren, Lori (Kevin) Demmig, Kenneth P. (Nikki) Zubaty and Jennifer (Brandon) Haas; six great-grandchildren, Emily, Julia and Marissa Valero, Cole and Izabella Zubaty and Loralei Haas; and two sisters, Frances Celesnik and Jane Lutrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rudolph F. "Ralph" Zubaty; and siblings, John Adamic, Albin Perne, Mollie Zgnoc, Anna Kristolawsky, Matilda Volk, Barbara Wolanski, Helen Glitsky and Katie Koltalo. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at St. Barbara Catholic Church, 111 Raymaley Road, Harrison City, with Father Michael Sikon officiating. Interment is to follow in St. Barbara Cemetery, Claridge. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Butler County

Flinchbaugh, Barbara 77

  • Center Township
  • Born: 1937-10-20
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Barbara Powell Flinchbaugh, 77, of Center Township, Butler, died Friday morning, July 3, 2015, in the comfort of her home. Born Oct. 20, 1937, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Jessie Mayne Fisher Powell. Barbara had been a member of the Junior Women's Club of Butler, the Butler County Art Association and the Butler Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen E. Flinchbaugh, who she married Oct. 11, 1958, and who died Aug. 28, 2009. Surviving is a nephew, David Cubbison, of Bedford. Arrangements are private under the direction of the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. Barbara will be buried on her family's plot at New Waterford Cemetery in New Waterford, Ohio. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
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Fayette County

Coligan, Clyde G. 87

  • Born: 1928-03-28
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Clyde G. Coligan, 87, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 28, 1928 in Trotter, the son of the late Benjamin F. and Anna Colbert Coligan. He was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School. He served in the Army and was a member of the American Legion, Carmichaels. He worked and retired in milk delivery in Maryland. He is survived by sons, David and wife, Janet, of Jessup, Md., and Robert, of Holiday, Fla.; grandchildren, Teressa Neff, Julie Tegeler, Deborah Adams and husband, Fred, Savanah, Cody and Brooke Coligan; great-grandchildren, Stacy and Bailey Adams; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Hope Neff; brothers, Robert, Eugene, Donald, Frank, James, Orrin, Regis and Bernie; sisters, Freda and Mildred Coligan, Meredith, Francis, Geraldine Bartholomai, and Thelma Ambrisco. Family and friends will be received from 5 until 8 p.m., when a funeral service will be held, Sunday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will be private.
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Downing, Clara A. 73

  • Connellsville , Formerly of Jeannette
  • Born: 1942-02-24
  • Died: 2015-06-02
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Clara Ann Downing, 73, of Connellsville, formerly of Jeannette, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Eicher Family Home, Normalville. She was born Feb. 24, 1942, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Reginald and Clara B. (Lester) Downing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by nieces, Karen White, Kimberly Rindt and Sharon Downing; and a nephew, Robert Downing. Clara is survived by her brothers, John Downing and his wife, Wanda, of Manor, Lester Downing and his wife, Donna, of Greensburg, Ronald Downing and his wife, Ethel, of Connecticut, and Ken Downing and his wife, Pat, of McCullough; her sister, Regina B. Bosch and her husband, Duane, of Connellsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Lee Malley officiating. Interment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Miller, Iva Margaret 93

  • Lancaster , Formerly of Adamstown
  • Born: 1921-12-03
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Iva Margaret (Brooks) Miller, 93, of Lancaster, formerly of Adamstown and Indian Head, passed away peacefully Friday, July 3, 2015, in the Hospice Center of Lancaster, Mount Joy, with her loving family at her side. She was born Dec. 3, 1921, in Indian Head, a daughter of the late Clyde B. and Maude Miller Brooks. Iva Margaret was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1940. She then received her teaching degree from what is now the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1944. She began her teaching career in the Saltlick Township School District. Prior to her retirement, she was a second grade teacher at the Adamstown Elementary School in the Cocalico School District. She was also the former owner/operator, along with her husband, of the Knotty Pine Motel, in Adamstown. She was a member of Indian Head Church of God. Iva Margaret will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving family: her children, Michael Lynn Miller, of Lancaster, Merle Patrick Miller and wife, Tammy, of Ephrata, and Sarah Susan Myers and husband, Brad, of Akron, Pa.; her grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Lindsay, Ellen and Brody; her sister, Virginia White, of Indian Head; and her brother, Samuel C. Brooks and wife, Delores, of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, Iva Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Merle E. Miller, Feb. 13, 2007; and her sisters, Jeanne King and Doris Miller. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, 724-455-2310, where funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ed Mikkelsen officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Champion. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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