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Addington, Lottie A. 80

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1935-02-28
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Willig, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Lottie A. Addington, 80, of McKeesport, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at UPMC East. Born Feb. 28, 1935, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Emma Edwards. Lottie retired from McKeesport Hospital and continued to be a longtime caregiver to her friends and family. She is survived by her children, Candace (James) Hawthorne, of Monroeville, Kurt Addington, of Lawrence and Dianne Michel, of Port Vue; grandchildren, Melissa, Lisa, A.J., Cheyenne and Cierra; great-grandchildren, Kenna and Clarice; sisters, Pam Anderson and Patty Crain; also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Joe Edwards, Paulette Picone and Ed Edwards. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at WILLIG FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, until the time of the memorial service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Womansplace at 410 9th St., McKeesport, PA 15132. www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
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Bootay Jr., Robert S.

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Died: 2015-02-28
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Robert Starr Bootay Jr. was received into Heaven Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. His life was centered on his family and faith. Lynne and Bob have been married for 43 years and are blessed with children, Robert S. Bootay III and wife, Liz, Elizabeth B. Rockwell and husband, Andy, and Sergeant. Glen A. Bootay. His grandchildren, Grace, Robert IV and David Bootay, Faith, Lillian and Charlotte Rockwell were the light of his life. Bob is the son of Patricia Bootay and the late Robert S. Bootay Sr.; brother of Brian Bootay; and brother-in-law of Louise Sandmeyer, Dick Swails and uncle of Kate, Meg and Brent. He was the son-in-law of the late Glen and Betty Sandmeyer. He was a member of Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years. He served on the Pleasant Hills Zoning Hearing Board, Pleasant Hills Library Board and American Cancer Society Board. Bob was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and American Legion. He served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Bob worked in the lumber industry for more than four decades, the last 35 years with Babcock Lumber. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, in the sanctuary of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236, with the Rev. Mark Whitsel officiating. Condolences may be given at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Brandau, James P. 50

  • South Park
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • James P. Brandau, 50, of South Park, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was the son of Donald P. and the late Margaret E. (Ringeisen) Brandau; brother of Jeffrey (Judith) Brandau, Jon (Christine) Brandau and Judith A. (Richard) Resetar; also survived by nieces, Danielle (Eric) Ayala and Courtney (Jeffrey) Hindmarch; and canine companions, Rocky and Sunni. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, where funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. If desired, family suggests contributions to Western PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Please send condolences to www.JohnFSlater.com.
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Callas, Deanna 73

  • Monroeville , Formerly of East Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Deanna Callas, 73, of Monroeville, formerly of East Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was the loving wife of Eric Stamford and the late Emanuel P. Callas; dear mother of the late Nikki Rafalski (surviving husband, Ray Rafalski), Steve (Maureen) Callas, Paul (Melanie) Callas, Maria (Raja) Krishnaswamy, Gregory Callas and Christina (Ron) Rodman; beloved memaw of Christen (Nick), Brandon (Nicole), Christopher, Mariah, Nicholas, Alan "A.J.," Joshua, Raja Jr. "R.J.," Ronnie, Nick, Ryan and Nathan; great-grandmother of Alex and Anthony; and sister of Mildred "Mickey" Johnson, Sylvia (Blair) Radvan and George (Nancy) Lapcevich. She also is survived by nieces and nephews. Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a Trisagion will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox Church (Ypapanti), with additional viewing in church one hour before the service. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Campano, Josephine A. 79

  • Wilkinsburg
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Josephine A. Campano, 79, of Wilkinsburg, died Monday, March 2, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Macolata Campano; sister of Catherine Campano, Margaret (Charles) Lupine and the late Esther Rudolph; aunt of Deborah (William) Keegan, Diana (William) Diveglia, Dana (Michael) Futrell and Joseph (Michelle) Fishell; also survived by great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Everyone please meet at the cemetery chapel. Burial will take place at All Saints Braddock Cemetery, Forest Hills.
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Chonko, Jean M. 85

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1929-10-26
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Jean M. (Colella) Chonko, 85, of West Mifflin, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at home. She was born Oct. 26, 1929, to the late Nazzareno and Maddelena (Giansante) Colella. Jean was a member of Holy Trinity Church in West Mifflin and was a registered nurse at McKeesport Hospital. She also worked for Dr. Alvin Bodek. She was a graduate of McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing. She enjoyed cooking to make her family happy, liked playing cards and listening and watching the Pirates and Steelers. She was a member of the former senior citizens at the Duquesne-west Mifflin Knights of Columbus No. 4210. She was the beloved wife of the late William A. Chonko; mother of Deborah "Debbie" Chonko, at home, and Michael (Joyce) Chonko, of West Mifflin; grandmother of Krystal Chonko, Justin (Amanda) Chonko, Kent Kaylor, Jenny Kaylor and the late Amanda Chonko; great-grandmother of Brooke, Brianna, Evan and Vanessa; sister-in-law of Nancy Colella and Margaret "Margie" Colella; sister of the late August, Anthony, Lilly, Quendino "Red, Joseph, Donald "Beko" Colella; nieces and nephews; and also survived by her dog, Duke. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUENRAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. William B. Schleifer, Supervisor; William Brian Schliefer, Funeral Director. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March, 7, 2015, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with the Rev. Joseph Grosko officiating. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Jean's family would like to thank Horizon Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care of their mother.
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Clark, Nancy 78

  • Formerly of Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1937-01-16
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Jefferson Hills | Get Directions
  • Nancy (Cummings) Clark, 78, formerly of Jefferson Hills, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at her daughter Anna's home in Treasure Lake, DuBois. She was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Pittsburgh, one of four children of Edward John and Marion Louise (Woolensack) Cummings. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John "Pappy" Clark; a grandson, Randall Orr; a brother, Richard Cummings; and a sister, Mary Lou Conrad. Nancy is survived by her four children, two daughters, Anna (Thomas) Adams, of Treasure Lake, and Theresa (Russ) Osburn, of Hastings, Mich., and two sons, Michael (Diana) Clark, of Clairton, and Jack (Kimberly) Clark, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, W. Robert (Jenn) Orr, Thomas Adams, Rachel (Samuel) Lim, Christopher (Lori) Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, Joshua Wallace, Stephanie Clark, Stephen Mantz, Jonathan Henning and Keith Henning; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, John Cummings; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 3 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large) in Jefferson Hills. A funeral prayer will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Clairton. Interment will follow in St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton. A memorial service will be in the DuBois area at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Tri County Church OTH, 1881 Old Route 255. For condolences and more information, visit www.stephendslater.com.
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Conner, Cheryl R. 53

  • Carnegie
  • Born: 1962-01-11
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Nation, McDonald | Get Directions
  • Cheryl R. Conner, 53, of Carnegie, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at St. Clair Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 11, 1962, in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of Shirley M. (Harrington) Conner, of Carnegie, and the late William D. Conner. Miss Conner was a member of the McDonald Bible Methodist Church. She enjoyed crafts, quilting and reading. Surviving are three aunts, Carolyn Meredith, of Carnegie, Sharon (John) McKissock, of McDonald, and Pat Ross, of Monterey, Calif.; and three cousins, Amy Loden, Danielle McKissock and Randy Meredith. Deceased is a brother, Paul M. Conner; and a twin sister, Carol J. Conner. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at NATION FUNERAL HOME INC., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, with the Rev. David Hamer, pastor of McDonald Bible Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made on behalf of the family to Nation Funeral Home. Online condolences, photos and additional information are available at www.nationfuneralhome.com.
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Cosgrove, Keith M. 59

  • South Park
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Keith M. Cosgrove, 59, of South Park, died Monday, March 2, 2015. He was the loving son of the late Robert and Maryhelen (Mihalchik) Cosgrove; beloved husband for 38 years of Debbie (Barnes) Cosgrove; loving father of Justin Cosgrove; brother of Kim Cosgrove, Kristie Cosgrove-Marraccini and the late Keily Bodine; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Keith was an I.T. specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs and also an epistle reader at St. John the Baptist Cathedral. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall, where Parastas will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday. A funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Munhall, followed by Interment in Woodruff Memorial Park, Canonsburg. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Cullen Sr., George F. 77

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1938-02-15
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • George F. Cullen Sr., 77, of Elizabeth, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Baldwin Health Center. He was a retired operations manager for Harbison Walker Refractories in Pittsburgh and an Air Force veteran. George was a member of Bible Fellowship Community Church in West Newton, County Line Chorus Barbershop Harmony Society and American Hunting Club in Potter County, where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed bowling. Born Feb. 15, 1938, in Belle Vernon, he was a son of the late Jack and Virginia (Tonks) Cullen. He is survived by daughters, Connie (John) Lakovic, of White Oak, and Sally Lasica, of Port Vue; son, George F. (Raena) Cullen Jr., of Elizabeth; seven grandchildren, Jay and Justin Cullen, Marissa and Nicole Lakovic and Alexis, Nicholas and Megan Lasica; loving companion, Fran Gelzhiser, of West Newton; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A service will take place at noon Thursday, March 5, 2015, in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Mike Sneeringer officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Culley Jr., Charles 78

  • Liberty Borough , Formerly of Yukon
  • Born: 1936-06-23
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Charles "Spider" Culley Jr., 78, of Liberty Borough, formerly of Yukon, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at home. Born June 23, 1936, in McDonald, he was a son of the late Charles and Myrtle B. (Speer) Culley; and the husband of the late Wendy L. (Van Dyke) Culley. Prior to retirement, he was a truck driver for D. Jenkins Corp. in Elrama. He loved to shoot pool and was an avid bowler and Steelers fan. He is survived by his son, Charles (Becky) Culley III, of Solon, Iowa; four daughters, Antonette (John) Lewis, of Liberty Borough, Diane (Adam) Mussori, of Mather, Tammy (Mike) Herndon, of Grove City, and Margaret (Jaison) Abell, of Mather; stepsons, Kevin (Julie) Ohler, of Yukon, and Mark Ohler, of Latrobe; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Charlene Richardson, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, and wife, he was predeceased by his siblings, Myrtle Pearsol and Dalmas Culley. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 North Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Hal Dangel officiating. Private burial will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Cummings, Mary M. 83

  • Plum
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Mary M. (McDonough) Cummings, 83, of Plum, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late John P. "Jack" Cummings; loving mother of Mary Pat (late Robert) Mueller, John (Mary Ann), George (Paula), Michael (Barb), Thomas (Sherri) and Timothy (Aliza) Cummings; sister of John "Jack" (Marguerite "Koke") McDonough; and is also survived by 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Friends were received Tuesday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road, (across from S and T Bank) Plum, PA 15239. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Church. Interment followed in Plum Creek Cemetery. If desired, the Cummings family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (www.alz.org).
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Cunningham, Jeraldine 73

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: McCabe Bros., Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Jeraldine "Jerri" Cunningham, 73, of Shaler Township, died Monday, March 2, 2015. She was the beloved life partner of Jerry Malatak; loving and devoted mother of Michele Cunningham Mikus, of Pittsburgh, Denise Cunningham Hotaling (Brian), of Huntsville, Ala., and Richard G. Cunningham Jr., of Pittsburgh; grandmother of Ashley Brooke Hotaling and Andrew Brian Hotaling, of Huntsville, Ala.; sister of Joann Tomasic, Richard Orgero and the late Frank "Sonny" Orgero; also survived by nieces and nephews. Jerri worked as a secretary and bookkeeper at Bee-Kim for 20 years. Always very stylish, she enjoyed shopping, visiting her grandchildren and spending time with family. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Friday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit Church. www.mccabebrothers.com.
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Cunningham Jr., Edward L. 91

  • Green Tree
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • Edward L. Cunningham Jr., 91, of Green Tree, died Monday, March 2, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Marion Tracy Cunningham; loving son of the late Edward L. and Bessie Maples Cunningham Sr.; father of Lynn (Janet) Cunningham and Ron (Sandy) Cunningham; and grandfather of six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations suggest to the Food Pantry at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Deer, Sarah J.

  • Formerly of East Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Sarah J. "Sally" Deer, 80, formerly of East Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was the wife of the late Gerald H. "Jerry" Deer and the late Walter Doernemann; beloved mother of David (Sandra) Doernemann, of Whitehall, Carol (Al) Champion, of Wilkins Township, and Theresa Aguilar, of Nevada. Sally was preceded in death by daughter, Mary Nock; dear grandmother of David Doernemann, Nathan A., Jesse and Cody Champion, David and Regina Nock and Marco Aguilar; great-grandmother of Karsyn and Reegan Champion; sister of Betty Clark, of Nevada, Grace Bogovich, of Forest Hills, Dolores Burns, of Florida, and the late Tom Bruner; and special friend of Carol Gerhart and Robin Klocke. Sally was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 207, in Turtle Creek. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Donahue, Mary Ann 59

  • Avalon
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Bellevue | Get Directions
  • Mary Ann (Thompson) Donahue, 59, of Avalon, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was the wife of Patrick; mother of Maura and James P. Donahue; grandmother of Aiden Hurley; daughter of the late Betty Jane and Jim Thompson; sister of the Rev. Rick Thompson, Victoria Graham and Rebecca Thompson; daughter-in-law of Geraldine and the late James P. Donahue; sister-in-law of Meghan Donahue, Michael Donahue and Kathleen Jadlowiec; and aunt of Richard, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Rachel, Carrie, Matt, Erin, Ryan, Shannon and Conor. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, at the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 460 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, in the Church of the Assumption (everyone will meet at the church). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, 212 Ninth St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Dzikowski, Mary W. 98

  • Carnegie
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Szafranski-Eberlein, Carnegie | Get Directions
  • Mary W. Dzikowski, 98, of Carnegie, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was the wife of the late Kazmer V. Dzikowski; mother of the late Kazmer J., Edward T. and infant Irene Dzikowski; mother-in-law of Virginia Dzikowski Hecker (Jim) and Reta Dzikowski; grandmother of Michael (Jocelyn) Dzikowski and Kristen (Dave) West; great-grandmother of Kaia and Alani; sister of Anna Jusczak and the late John, Frank and Frances Pavlosky; sister-in-law of Julia Pavlosky; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the SZAFRANSKI-EBERLEIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 Third St., Carnegie. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Polish National Catholic Church. Mary lived at Friendship Village of South Hills for the last six years, where the wonderful staff provided loving and compassionate care. A special thank you to Dr. Walter Robinson, medical director of Friendship Village and also a childhood friend of Mary's sons, who provided excellent care and special attention that helped Mary enjoy her years at Friendship Village. Mary also taught Sunday school forever at All Saints Church where her strong faith and love for her church meant the world to her. Her life was All Saints Polish National Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to All Saints School of Christian Living, 500 Fifth St., Carnegie, PA 15106.
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Gordon, Ira H. 92

  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Ira H. Gordon, a businessman, philanthropist and World War II veteran, died at Allegheny General Hospital on Monday, March 2, 2015. He was 92. Born in Cleveland, he moved to Pittsburgh in 1950, and was married to his loving wife of 65 years, Nanette Lhormer Gordon, who survives him. Mr. Gordon was born in the Roaring Twenties and his formative years were during the Great Depression. He developed an early love of aviation watching barnstormers perform at local fairs. He attended Miami of Ohio, but when war broke out, he enlisted and trained to be a pilot at Pensacola, Fla. He served with distinction as a torpedo bomber pilot in the Pacific Campaign. In 1950, he started Swift Homes, one of the first pre-fab housing companies. It grew to National prominence. These homes of innovative design still dot the tri-state area today. In 1982, he embarked on a second career starting General American Corp. He grew GAC to be a strong regional player in the mortgage servicing industry. After rapid expansion, in the year 2000, he successfully sold GAC to a national venture capital firm. Not content with retirement, he continued to invest in startup companies and real estate until his dying day. Mr. Gordon served on the board of directors and donated to many charitable organizations. These include but are not limited to: Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Valley School, City Theater, Pittsburgh Symphony, Carnegie Museum and Rodef Shalom Congregation. With his wife, Nanette, he loved to travel the world. These trips included travel with family, YPO and CEO. Mr. Gordon led early business trips to the USSR and China. For his 80th birthday, he took his entire family to Africa. Above all he was a family man. He is survived by his wife, Nanette Lhormer Gordon; his sons, Scott (Ilana) Gordon and Peter (Robin) Gordon; and his daughter, Jill (David) Stein. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and a niece, Karen Kessler. Services at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Ave. (at Morewood), Oakland. Visitation at Temple one and one-half hours prior to services (12:30 to 2 p.m.). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to United Jewish Federation Pittsburgh, 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC. www.schugar.com.
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Grandinetti, Dr. Lisa M. 38

  • Point Breeze
  • Died: 2015-02-27
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Lisa M. Grandinetti, M.D., 38, of Point Breeze, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Jason M. Swoger, M.D.; mother of Stella Swoger; daughter of Peter and Maria Grandinetti; sister of Gina G. Woodworth (Jeffrey); and aunt of Peter R. Woodworth. Lisa was an accomplished dermatologist at UPMC and the Dermatology Residency Program director. Lisa completed her residency at The Cleveland Clinic and worked on staff at the Mayo Clinic. Friends received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Bede Church. Everyone please gather at the church. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Lisa's memory to www.lungevity.org or in care of Jason Swoger for a trust to be established for Lisa's young daughter, Stella.
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Haley, Thomas J. 88

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-02-27
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Thomas J. Haley, 88, of Monroeville, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. He was the son of the late Andrew and Ann (Artim) Haley; beloved husband of the late Martha M. Haley; father of Cynthia (Rob) Bentley, Mardi Haley, Gloria (Eric) Dow and Tom (Judy) Haley; and is also survived by five grandchildren. He was the brother of William (Florence) Haley, Andrew (Olive) Haley and the late Gerald and Robert Haley. Tom was vice president of his 1944 graduating class from Duquesne High School. He was a wide receiver at the University of Alabama, having played in the Sugar Bowl, a World War II Army veteran who was stationed in the Philippines and a nuclear engineer, working for Westinghouse for more than 30 years. He loved reading, golf and bowling, and most of all he loved his lovely wife, Martha, and four children. He is loved and will be missed by all. "A wonderful life." A memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 7, 2015, followed by a memorial service at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, (412-372-2100). www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Jordan, Hazel M. 95

  • Turtle Creek
  • Born: 1920-01-10
  • Died: 2015-02-19
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  • Hazel M. (Burkholder) Jordan, 95, of Turtle Creek, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Hazel was born Jan. 10, 1920, in Ligonier Township (Darlington), the daughter of the late Earl Sr. and Margaret (Wedge) Burkholder. On Feb. 24, 2009, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Gilbert James "Gibby" Jordan; dear mother of Sandra (John) Hearn, of Elizabeth Township, Thomas (Paula) Jordan, of Turtle Creek, and Deborah (Donald) Watt, of Monroeville; cherished grandmother of Megan Jordan Capalongo, Dustin (Sara) Watt, Darren (Sherri) Watt and Dana Watt; bonus grandmother of Robert Tyler Long; proud great-grandmother of her "Bubbas", Mikey Capalongo, Darren R., Mason and Cooper Watt; and sister of Margaret Borgo, of Penn Township. She was preceded in death by brothers, Earl "Bud", Robert and Charles Burkholder; and sister-in-law of Matilda "Anne" Burkholder and Janet Burkholder. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and wonderful friends and neighbors. Hazel was a 1937 graduate of Ligonier High School. She was a retired cost clerk for Mine Safety Appliance in Wilkinsburg. She loved to read, do crosswords, go to the beach and was known for baking her famous chocolate chip cookies. Visitation was held in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL. A funeral service was held in Electric Heights United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Electric Heights United Methodist Church, 601 James St., Turtle Creek, PA 15145. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Kazyak, Charles F. 84

  • Baldwin
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Charles F. "Chuck" Kazyak, 84, of Baldwin Borough, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine (Radzanowski) Kazyak for more than 61 years; loving father of Lynn (Tom) Kowalsky, Sandy (Ed) Kozielec, Paul (Clare) Kazyak and Joyce (Andy) Kucerovy; also survived by 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Chuck was a proud veteran of the Air Force and a retiree of General Motors West Mifflin Plant after 43 years. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Funeral prayer at 8:45 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Nativity Church. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Cure PSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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Keenan, Jane L. 65

  • Munhall
  • Born: 1950-02-15
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Jane Lee (Harrison) Keenan, 65, of Munhall and Rimersburg, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at her home in Rimersburg. Born Feb. 15, 1950, she was a daughter of the late John Harrison Sr. and Janet (Salmon) Harrison. She was the loving wife of Joseph P. Keenan Sr.; beloved mother of Joseph (Marcie) Keenan Jr., Jennifer (Bradley) Thompson, Joy (Michael) Haley, Jeanna (Wilson) Miller, Jodie (Brian) Dell, John (Tanisha Lugaro) Keenan, James Keenan and Jeremy Keenan; grandmother of 20 and one on the way; and sister of Michael Harrison, Patricia Harrison and the late John Harrison Jr. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, PA 15120, 412-461-6394, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 398 Church St., Indiana, PA 15701.
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Kelly, James S. 74

  • Gibsonia , Formerly of Shaler
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • James S. Kelly, 74, of Gibsonia, formerly of Shaler, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Reine R. (Richey) Kelly; loving father of Kimberly A. Kelly, of Gibsonia, Kathy L. (Hal) Korber, of Newport, Pa., and James S. (Donna) Kelly Jr., of Gibsonia; brother of John F. Kelly and Jill Bosnak; proud grandfather of Krysta, Melissa, Aaron, Abbey and Libby; and great-grandfather of Kendall and Kora. James was a diesel mechanic for many years with Mack Truck on the North Side. He enjoyed hunting and being outdoors, could fix anything and, above everything, loved being with his family and dear grandchildren. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, 15007. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Victor Church, 527 Bairdford Road, Bairdford. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family suggests memorial donations to the Parkinson's Foundation of Western PA, 3468 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Kirschensteiner, Fred 88

  • Forest Hills
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Fred Kirschensteiner, 88, of Forest Hills, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 60 years of the late Elizabeth (Ritts) Kirschensteiner; loving father of Susan (the late John) Bressanelli, of Findlay Township, and David Kirschensteiner, of Forest Hills; dear grandfather of Jennifer (Kevin) Wilson and Joshua (Layla) Bressanelli; great-grandfather of Johnathan and Jacob Wilson and Silas Bressanelli; brother of Louise (the late Vito) Garofolo; and is also survived by two nieces. Fred served in the Army-Air force as a radar crewman during World War II. He retired from Westinghouse after 42 years of service as an engineer. He was a 50 year Mason and Shriner, also a 53 year life member of Wilkins ELKS Lodge 577. During his retirement he enjoyed woodworking. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., corner of 118 Shaw and Triboro Aves., Turtle Creek, (412-823-1950). Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in South Avenue Methodist Church, Wilkinsburg. Interment with military honors will follow at William Penn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wilkins Elks Lodge No. 577, 718 Brown Ave., Turtle Creek, PA 15145. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Kugler Sr., Fred R. 90

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1924-12-02
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Fred R. Kugler Sr., 90, of McKeesport, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. Born Dec. 2, 1924, in McKeesport, he is the son of the late Fred J. and Bertha Maxwell Kugler. He was a 1942 McKeesport High School graduate, attended Michigan State College while serving in the Army, specializing in communications, before serving in the Pacific Theater until 1946. He was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 37 years as an industrial engineer, then was a McKeesport School District bus driver for 12 years. He was a charter member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He served on the building committee of the new church, was a Sunday school teacher, served on the administrative council, was a trustee, a member of the United Methodist Men, the Berrier Adult Sunday School Class and played on the Wesley Dartball team. He also played for the former Mon-Yough Softball League. For more than 20 years, he was a volunteer for McKeesport Meals on Wheels, was a life member of Youghiogheny Lodge 583, life member and chaplain of Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest No. 138, A.A.S.R. Valley of Pittsburgh where he received their MSA award, a 50 year member of the R.W. Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, Valley of Pittsburgh Legion of Honor, Masonic Veterans and the Sewickley High Twelve Club. His fondest memories were of the summers he spent with family and friends at Deep Creek, Md. He enjoyed boating, water skiing, water biking, was an avid golfer and member of Oakland Golf Club where he accomplished a "hole-in-one." He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Margaret "Peggie" Kugler; children, Fred R. (Michelle) Kugler Jr., of Jefferson Hills, JoAnne (Richard) Kugler Carl, of Elizabeth Township, Karen Lynn Kugler, of McKeesport, and Scott W. Kugler, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a niece and nephew and their families; and several cousins and their families. He was preceded in death by his brother and best friend, Clarence J. Kugler; and great-grandson, Matthew Wood. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at STRIFFLERS' OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be held at noon Thursday in Wesley United Methodist Church, Broadway Ave. and Prescott St., White Oak. Burial will follow. Remembrances may be made to Children's Dyslexia Center, Valley of Pittsburgh, 3579 Masonic Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. Eighth St., Erie, PA 16505.
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Leoni, John C. 82

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • John C. Leoni, 82, of Shaler Township, died Monday, March 2, 2015. He was the husband of Rita A.; father of Laura Minnis (Brian) and Giancarlo J. "Gianny" Leoni; son of the late Giuseppe and Veraconda Leoni; grandfather of Shannon Key; brother of the late Enrico "Rico" Leoni (surviving wife, Elima); and is also survived by beloved pet, Myla Giovanna, and deceased Pod and Pard. John was born in Bussolengo, Verona, Italy. At the age of 16, he and his family traveled to America where they settled in East Liberty. John and his brother, Rico, quickly adapted to American culture through movies, music and the language. Soon he was mentored by his Uncle Gino, who was a stone mason and became hooked on the trade. John always said he was in two wars, as a child in Italy during World War II and the Korean War, where he honorably served the United States. He enjoyed going "Upstreet" in his younger days, where he played ping-pong, bocce, bowling and pool. John was proud of his Italian heritage, enjoyed northern Italian food, playing cards and tombola with family and friends. John's lifelong passion for stonework created projects specializing in limestone, granite and marble in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington D.C. Locally, he contributed to the Midfield Terminal at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, Heinz Hall's garden patio and fountain and various downtown structures. In his Glenshaw neighborhood, he helped construct the foundation for the Christ statue at St. Bonaventure Church. John shared his talent in building garden benches, fireplaces, walls, patios and steps for friends and family's homes. He was a proud member of the International Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Union Local 9 for more than 60 years. His quick wit, clever personality, loyalty and unconditional love will be missed. Our beloved dad, best friend and amateur film critic is presently working on the stone pillars at the Gates of Heaven. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, in St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw. Interment will be held at a future date. Arrangements are by NEELY FUNERAL HOME, Glenshaw. Memorials may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Please visit us at www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Martin, Shirley 84

  • Franklin Park
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Shirley (Sittig) Martin, 84, of Franklin Park, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. She was the loving wife of Scotty; cherished mother of Kathy (Jerry) Martin Lehberger; proud grandmother of Jacob, Luke and Noah Lehberger; and sister of Betty McHenry and the late Willa Jane Duda. Shirley loved spending time with her grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Private burial will be in Fairmount Church Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2535 Fairmount Church Road, Sewickley, PA 15143. Arrangements are by H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-364-4444. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church. www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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McCalister, Virginia D. 98

  • West View , Formerly of Ben Avon
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Virginia D. McCalister, 98, of West View, formerly of Ben Avon, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph C. McCalister; loving mother of Charlotte (Bob) Pack, Jo Lynn (the late Al) Lentz; grandmother of Mike and Matt Lentz, JD Null and Denise Germanowski; and is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Family will welcome friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Virginia was a member of the Eastern Star and a past Matron of Honor. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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McClowry, Norma J. 76

  • Wilmerding , Formerly of Pitcairn
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Pearce, Pitcairn | Get Directions
  • Norma Jean (Feidak) McClowry, 76, of Wilmerding, formerly of Pitcairn, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. She was a daughter of the late Leo Naum and Mary (West) Feidak; wife of Charles M. "Daddy" McClowry; mother of Rebecca (Mike) O'Keefe and the late Charlene J. McClowry and Leo D. Feidak; and sister of Kathryn (Pete) Antimarino, Dorothy Plecenik, Mary Jane Werta, Patricia (Den) Vojnik, Donna (Dave) Hixon and the late Esther DeCenzo, Robert Feidak, Barbara McCreary, Judy Shea and Betty Hoy. Norma is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Lisa; grandchildren, Ashley, Lacy and Leah Feidak and Kate and Molly O'Keefe; great-granddaughter, Brooklyne Boothe; also many cousins and friends. Friends were received Friday, Feb. 27, at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn, where services followed with the Rev. David Martin officiating.
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McGarrity, Louise M. 65

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1950-02-03
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Louise Mae McGarrity, 65, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was born Feb. 3, 1950, in McKeesport, and is the daughter of the late Clyde and Louise Dreer Richards and the wife of the late Donald McGarrity. She loved to crochet, knit and play bingo. Louise was also a breeder of chihuahuas and loved her dogs. She is survived by her sisters, Donna (Kim) Gurall, of McKeesport, and Kathryn (Gregory), of St. Hilaire of Elyria, Ohio; sons, Robert McGarrity (Hollie) of Hershey, Daniel McGarrity of Muldrow, Okla., and Regis McGarrity, of Burgettstown; and companion, Harry Sproul, of Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Sproul; and son, Donald McGarrity. Friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOMES, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132, 412-678-6192. Burial will be Saturday at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Musthaler, Carol A. 79

  • Reserve Township
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Hughes, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Carol A. (Hillenbrand) Musthaler, 79, of Reserve Township, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond W. Musthaler; loving mother of Brian R. (Linda) Musthaler, Susan M. (Jim) Giebel and the late David P. Musthaler; dear grandmother of Jimmy, Jason and Sarah Giebel and Nicole and Russell Musthaler; dear sister of Mildred Harting and the late Virginia Friedman; and is also survived by nephews and nieces. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday only at the HUGHES FUNERAL HOME INC., 1501 Lowrie St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - Troy Hill. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Most Holy Name Church, Troy Hill. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ross Township.
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Payer, Kenneth P.

  • Died: 2015-02-12
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Kenneth Procol Payer died February 12, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary A. Payer (Reskey); his father, Emil A. Payer; and his beloved grandmother, Stella Reskey (Staza Reschich). He is survived by his brothers, Robert J. Payer and wife, Dutch, and Father Emil S. Payer; also by uncle, Joseph Reskey and wife, Betty; aunt, Leona Smith. Procol "Kenny" was a solitary and interior man who loved nature and the simple things of life. Material possessions meant little to him. He loved to philosophize and analyze, always delving into new arenas of thought and challenge. Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Sacred Heart Church, 154 Orchard Ave., Emsworth, by Monsignor Joseph Lamonde. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Light of Life Rescue Mission" for the homeless, P.O. Box 6823, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Petrovich, Frank E. 91

  • Allison Park , Formerly of Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Frank E. Petrovich, 91, of Allison Park, formerly of Shaler Township, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 3, 2015, surrounded by his family. Frank was the husband of the late Alice B. (Starsnic) and the son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Boselowitz) Petrovich. Frank was a skilled welder, gifted artist and a lifelong member of All Saints Parish in Etna. He enjoyed golf, cooking and woodcarving. His greatest joy was family, whether sharing his Croatian heritage with his children and their families or enjoying their musical and artistic talents. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Lois (Nyaga) Petrovich-Mwaniki, Jean (Jeff) Leri, Joseph (Mary), Paul (Jeanne), Steven (Danette) and Alice Ann Petrovich. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Munene (Sarah) Mwaniki, Daniel and Steven (Alicia) Brogan, Rachel (Andrew Davis) and James (Lorelei) Bleil, Joseph, Frank (Tami), Kristin, Andrew, Francis, Emily (Matt) Elizer, Diana, Leah, Riley Bodington, Daniel and Sarah Petrovich; his five great-grandchildren, Mariella Bleil, Henry Brogan, Joseph, Alyssa and Maura Petrovich. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Margaret Snee; and brother, Edward Petrovich. Frank was preceded in death by his daughter, Elaine Brogan; his brother, George Petrovich; and his sisters, Helen Flinn, Theresa Vioral, Dorothy Miller, Marie Schmidt, Barbara Wolfrum and Patricia Machajewski. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, www.bockltd.com. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Church, Etna. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, O'Hara Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o All Saints Church, 19 Wilson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15223 or to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Plavchak, Lucy 91

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1923-10-14
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Lucy (Serapiglia) Plavchak, 91, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Clairton, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Forbes Hospice at West Penn Hospital. She was born Lucia Ann Serapiglia on Oct. 14, 1923, in Clairton, one of six children of Angelo and Adelina (DiLegge) Serapiglia. She was the former owner of Lucy's Restaurant and Catering in Wilson, formerly a cook at Barella's in Jefferson Hills and the Sons of Columbus in Clairton. Lucy was a receptionist for her son-in-law, the late Dr. John E. Fallon Jr., D.M.D. She graduated from Clairton High School in 1942 and worked at U.S. Steel's Clairton Works as an insulator in the pipe shop during World War II. She was an avid card player, loved to travel with her AARP Group and enjoyed getting together with high school classmates. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Plavchak, on March 11, 1981; and all of her siblings, Ann Cerqua, Mary, Patsy, Tony and Domenic (former mayor of Clairton) Serapiglia. Lucy is survived by her four children, two sons, Michael "Mickey" (Nancy) Plavchak, of Jefferson Hills, with whom she resided, and David (Darlene) Plavchak, of Highland, N.Y.; two daughters, Helen (late Dr. John) Fallon and Susan Plavchak, both of Jefferson Hills; seven grandchildren, Amy and Stephen Fallon, Michael Plavchak Jr., Michelle and Sarah Plavchak, Cristine O'Connor and Allison Zappone; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large), in Jefferson Hills, where a blessing service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in Ascension Cemetery in Clairton. If desired, Lucy's family suggests donations to the Jefferson Hills Library or St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church. For condolences and more information, visit www.stephendslater.com.
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Presutti, Henry K. 72

  • Springdale
  • Born: 1942-03-13
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Springdale | Get Directions
  • Henry K. "Ken" Presutti, 72, of Springdale, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was born March 13, 1942, at home in Acmetonia, to the late Henry and Stella Hardic Presutti and has been a lifelong resident of the Valley. Ken worked for Portec Inc. for many years where he traveled extensively throughout the world. He later worked for Grecco Steel in Springdale. Mr. Presutti was a former deacon at the Springdale Presbyterian Church. He belonged to The Mason's Pollock Lodge No. 502 where he took great pride in membership. He also was an endowment member of the NRA. In his early years, Ken was a professional gunsmith, servicing local police departments. He loved being in the outdoors and was a huge military history buff. He loved his family more than anything, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Patricia Purcell Presutti; daughters, Lisa Presutti-Matyaz (David), of Harmar, and Patricia (James) Budzak, of Economy; sons, Kenneth (Kelly) Presutti, of White Hall, Andrew (Megan) Presutti, of Fawn Township, and Patrick Presutti, of Springdale; sisters, Barbara (James) Ipoletta, of Harmar, and Nancy DeLescinskis, of New York; and three grandchildren, Henry and Holly Budzak and Jaxon Persutti. Ken's family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday with services to commence at 8 p.m. Friday in the CHARLES B. JARVIE SPRINGDALE FUNERAL HOME INC., 801 Pittsburgh St. Memorial contribution's may be made to Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley or Masonic Lodge No. 502 Tarentum. www.jarviefuneralhome.com.
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Reffner, Helen B. 83

  • Pitcairn
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Pearce, Pitcairn | Get Directions
  • Helen B. (Wampler) Reffner, 83, of Pitcairn, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Milton L. and Sarah (George) Wampler; dear mother of Collins A. (Linda) Reffner, Robert D. (Kimberly Goldby) Reffner and Jeffrey L. (Mary) Reffner; sister of Howard (Janet) Wampler, Alice (Ken) Matthews, Lois (Bob) Zang and Margie (Jack) Aiken; grandmother of Collins Michael, Crystal, Christina, Benjamin, Korey and Chelsea; and also great-grandchildren, Michael, Allen, Kaylynn, Eelan and Anthony. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. OES Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday with Corinth Chapter No. 229.
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Rowda, Theresa W. 75

  • West View
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Theresa W. (Wright) Rowda, 75, of West View, died Sunday, March 1, 2015. She was the beloved wife for 57 years of Clifford H. Rowda; mother of Keith Rowda, Cynthia Rowda, Kimberly (Matthew) Mavilla and Heather Rowda; grandmother of Terri and Stephanie Kujawa; and sister of the late Jacqueline and Annabelle Wright. Family will welcome friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon Saturday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Theresa was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. She was a very caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Saulters, James C. 65

  • McCandless
  • Born: 1950-02-22
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • James Clifton "Jim" Saulters, 65, of McCandless, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Jim was a gentle, funny, kindhearted man. He was a genuine and able outdoorsman, who could navigate whitewater, climb mountains, cross-country ski and tell a good story around a campfire with a wickedly wry sense of humor. His generous nature led him to quietly gift many of his possessions to those who admired them. Jim was born Feb. 22, 1950, and raised in Pittsburgh, moving to West Virginia to work for 20 years. He had recently returned to his boyhood home, where he passed away. After attending Peebles Elementary School, North Allegheny High School and Drexel University, Jim began his career as an inspector for a local food safety company. However, the desire for outdoor adventures led him to become a guide and a manager of Wilderness Voyageurs, a white water rafting company in Ohiopyle. He later was employed by SuperValu Inc. in Charleston, W.Va., where he oversaw distribution, safety and efficiency at their food warehouse facility. Recently he had been planning a long bicycle trip on his beloved recumbent bike as well as a canoe trip to Raystown. His mother, Grace Santmeyer Saulters, and his father, George Clifton Saulters, preceded him in death. He is survived by a nationwide network of good friends who shared his love of the outdoors. Services are private and a celebration of his life will take place in May. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. Jim gave his volunteer time to restoring old railroad beds to bicycle trails. Contributions can be made in his name to Rails to Trails Conservancy, 2121 Ward Court, NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, D.C. 20037. www.railstotrails.org, 1-866-202-9788.
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Steele, Charles B. 81

  • Shaler Township
  • Born: 1933-10-27
  • Died: 2015-02-06
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Charles Benson "Chick" Steele, 81, of Shaler Township, passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Born Oct. 27, 1933, in Pittsburgh, he was the only child of the late Charles and Josephine (Scott) Steele. After serving as a pilot with the Navy, he went on to work as an airline pilot, traveling the world until his retirement. Chick lived in New Jersey and Toronto, Canada, before returning to Pittsburgh. He is survived by his children, Deborah Newcomer, of Pittsburgh, Tara Pezzino, Valerie Vinci and Charles B. Steele III, all of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Chick's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Strutt, Agnes D. 88

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Agnes D. (Holleran) Strutt, 88, born in Braddock, of North Versailles, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas H. Strutt; beloved mother of Eileen (Nicholas) Caputo, of Plum, Thomas E. Strutt, of Cochranton, Daniel F. (Deborah) Strutt, of Wilkins Township, and Kathleen J. Cain (the late Thomas J. Cain Jr.), of North Versailles; grandmother of Kimberli, Karin, Michael, Steven, Janine, Michael L., Daniel J., Thomas III, Christopher, Nicole and Katelin; great-grandmother of 17; and daughter of the later Festus and Delia (Lacey) Holleran, of Galway, Ireland. She was preceded in death by sisters, Josephine Fuehrer and Helen Holleran; and brothers, Thomas E. (surviving wife Joanne), Jerome and Sylvester Holleran; special mother-in-law of Susan L. Strutt; dear friend of Shirley Marchitello; and is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Agnes loved gardening, working in her yard and shopping. She was a former member of the St. Robert Bellarmine bowling league. The most important thing to her was family. She enjoyed baking with all her grandchildren. Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:15 p.m. Saturday in St. Robert Bellarmine Church.
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Telli, Betty A. 72

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1942-08-03
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Betty Ann Telli, 72, of White Oak, died Monday, March 2, 2015. She was born Aug. 3, 1942, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Oliver Kunich. She was employed at Gold Circle in Braddock Hills and was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701 Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles; children, Denise (Lawrence) Bigante, of Whitehall, John (Christine) Kozioziemski, of Pittsburgh, and Kenneth Kozioziemski, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Larry, Gina, Jamie, John and Jessica; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Noah, Nolan, Nyla, Marissa and John; siblings, Mildred Goston, of Oakmont, Dorothy (George) Milanovich, of Pittsburgh, Sophia (Christopher) Moser, of Monroeville, Nicholas (Linda) Kunich, of Greensburg, Martha Villani, of Temecula, Calif., and Helen Bane, of Pittsburgh; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by siblings, Catherine Willett, Stella Orgero, Mitchell Kunich, Patricia Weimann, Donald Kunich and Diane Bazner. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be held Saturday in the funeral home chapel.
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Tormento, Deborah A.

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • Deborah A. Sorg Tormento, of Shaler Township, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Mrs. Tormento was the beloved wife of James E. Tormento; mother of Emily R. Tormento, of Shaler Township, and Michael Jackman, of Millvale; daughter of Carl and Judith Freehavf Sorg, of Shaler Township; granddaughter of the late John Van Pool; sister-in-law of Sharon Grieco, of Shaler Township, and Carl Tormento, of Hampton Township; daughter-in-law of Carl and Sheila Tormento; and niece of Babs Mallen, of Hampton Township. Celebrate Mrs. Tormento's life with her family from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME. Donations may be made to the family. Leave condolences at www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Wall Sr., Maxwell D. 75

  • Forward Township
  • Born: 1939-06-24
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Maxwell D. "Herb" Wall Sr., 75, of Forward Township, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, at home. He was a retired firefighter with the Aviation Department for Allegheny County, former member of Blaine Hill and Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Companies and an Army veteran. Born June 24, 1939, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Isaac L. and Eletha (Stone) Wall. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret A. (Burke) Wall; daughter, Debra Ann (William) McHugh, of Clairton; sons, Maxwell D. (Cindy) Wall Jr., of Forward Township, and John B. (Dawn) Wall, of Elizabeth Township; six grandchildren, Tracy (Rich) Parsons, of Clairton, Jason Martin, of Pittsburgh, Kristin Wall, of Elizabeth, John (Nicole) Wall Jr., of Elizabeth Township, James Wall, of Elizabeth Township, and Matthew (Deneeya) Wall, of Pittsburgh; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, William Charles (Peggy) Wall, of West Newton; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A service will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Walters, Raymond S. 64

  • Formerly of Brackenridge
  • Born: 1950-07-16
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Peters, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Raymond S. Walters, 64, formerly of Brackenridge, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Ebensburg Center, Ebensburg. Raymond was born July 16, 1950, in New Kensington, to the late Norman C. and Josephine Yabczanka Walters. He is survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and his family from the Ebensburg Center. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Richard E. Walters, in 1993. There will be no public visitation. All services and burial will be private. All arrangements are under the care of the ROBERT PETERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1521 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 (724-224-7730). For online condolences, please visit us at www.petersfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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Waskowicz, Anne 91

  • Wilmerding
  • Born: 1924-02-01
  • Died: 2015-02-27
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Anne (Dojcinovic) Waskowicz, 91, of Wilmerding, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. She was born Feb. 1, 1924, a daughter of the late Teofan and Sophia Dojcinovic. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Waskowicz; five sisters, Mitza Dojcinovic, Dancia Karen, Agnes Setz, Mary Cvihanovich and Mildred Bobich; and a son-in-law, William Patik. She is survived by her loving daughter, Carol Patik, of Murrysville; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Waskowicz and Mary Waskowicz; and cherished friends, Martha and Melva Vukich. Services and interment were private in St. Joseph's Cemetery, North Versallies. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Winkler, John G. 89

  • Brookline
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: DeBor, Brookline | Get Directions
  • John G. Winkler, 89, of Brookline, died Monday, March 2, 2015. He was the husband of the late Dolores C. (Arnold); father of Dolores M. (Bob) George and Kenneth (Anne) Winkler; grandfather of Rob (Michelle) George, Beth (Earl III) Sorsby, Leslie (Mike) Boscarino, Amy and Michael Winkler; and great-grandfather of Earl IV and Easton Sorsby. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at FRANK F. DEBOR FUNERAL HOME INC., 1065 Brookline Blvd., 412-561-0380. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Loreto Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or a charity of your choice.
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Wright, David B. 79

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Sperling, McCandless | Get Directions
  • David B. Wright, 79, a resident of McCandless, died Monday, March 2, 2015. He was the husband of June L. Fenstermaker Wright, whom he married March 14, 1959; father of Jennifer White and Derek (Colleen) Wright; brother of Roger Wright, Barbara Barner, Jeanette Bremick and the late Gary Wright; grandfather of Kiersten Oberle, Mackenzie and Peyton White and Alexander, Logan and Carson Wright; and great-grandfather of Damien Powell. Mr. Wright honorably served in the Navy and was a retiree of Wellington Power Corporation. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SPERLING FUNERAL HOME, 700 Blazier Drive, (McCandless), Wexford, PA 15090. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. Memorial donations may be made to the church. Remembrances may be left at www.sperlingfuneral.com.
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Zamborsky, Elizabeth A. 93

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth A. (Musinsky) Zamborsky, 83, of Munhall, died March 3, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Zamborsky; daughter of the late Stephen and Ann (Fertal) Musinsky; loving mother of Frank Zamborsky, Gerald (Margie) Zamborsky, Judith (Paul) Labaugh and Rita (William) Allen; sister of the late Ann Fudalla; also survived by her five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Therese Church, Munhall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Elizabeth's memory to Partners for Quality Foundation Inc., 250 Clever Road, McKees Rocks, PA 15136. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Bedsworth, Irene 88

  • Monessen
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Rhome Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Irene Bedsworth, 88, of Monessen, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 1, 2015. She died peacefully at home, as was her wish, surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Josephine Benedict Conti. Irene was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A homemaker, she loved to sew, cook, and especially bake. She was sincere, kind, and genuinely filled with love for her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Henson and husband, Alan Henson; granddaughters, whom she cherished, Lauren Nahas of Oakdale and Arley Nahas of Monessen; a great-grandson and special love in her life, Julian Nahas; a brother, William Conti of Massillon, Ohio; sister, Mary Lou Obitko of Monongahela; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bedsworth; daughter, Lori Bedsworth; brother, Joseph Conti; and most recently a sister, Elaine Lucent. Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to the RHOME FUNERAL HOME INC., Family Owned and Operated as a Member of the Golden Rule, 1209 Grand Blvd., Monessen. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Bedsworth's name may be made to the Gospel Alliance Church, Fells Church Road, Belle Vernon PA 15012. Online condolences may be conveyed to the Bedsworth family at www.rhomefuneralhome.com.
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Beveridge, Lois A. 86

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1928-12-10
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Lois A. Beveridge, 86, of Greensburg, formerly a resident of Hempfield Towers, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Simpson Tinsley. She was a member of the Armbrust Wesleyan Church and the 2500 Club at Hempfield Towers. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Raymond E. Beveridge; a brother, C. Robert Tinsley; and two sisters, Sara Jane Hawkins and Doris Alcorn. She is survived by two sons, Barry R. (Deborah) Beveridge, of Greensburg, and Neal E. (JoAnn) Beveridge, of Decatur, Ill.; a daughter, Jacqueline (Thomas) Nalevanko, of Greensburg; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Stout, of Greensburg, Shirley Capasso, of Greensburg, Linda Wallace, of Columbus, Ohio, and Donna Hornick, of Greensburg; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. For online condolences, visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Bossio, Rev. Emanuel E. 79

  • Arnold
  • Born: 1935-09-24
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Cardaro, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • The Rev. Emanuel E. "Mino" Bossio, 79, of Arnold, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Natrona Heights, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born Sept. 24, 1935, in Arnold, he was a son of the late Ernesto G. and Rose Corsaro Bossio. Mino was a 1955 graduate of Arnold High School, where he played in the band. He lived a full life, including years of faithful employment at Blawnox Steel, Ed Smith Construction, Gosser Tire and Paul Soulty's Plumbing. In 2000, he became the owner and operator of Bossio's Plumbing. He was a life member of Arnold Volunteer Fire Department 95.2, Westmoreland County Volunteer Firefighters Association, Arnold Auxiliary Police Department, New Kensington Moose Lodge, Springdale Open Bible Church and North American Italian Christian Church. In his later years, he was the pastor of Joseph's Coat Community Outreach Ministry. He ministered and counseled at the Alle-Kiski Pavilion. Emanuel was a man of many talents and tastes. He enjoyed studying the Bible, the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting, cooking, wine making, working on vehicles and gardening. A man like Emanuel leaves a mark on the world and this is certainly true in this case. He leaves behind to mourn his passing a host of lifelong friends. Some will miss his laugh, while many will miss his wise counsel. But all will remember him as a husband, father, grandfather, friend, partner and pal. While there are many whose names belong here, we can't possibly list them all. We ask that they now stand to be acknowledged as the people who impacted his life and those whose lives were impacted by him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Patricia (Robert) Birch and Katherine (Floyd) Polito. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, the Rev. Teralyn Thompson Bossio; sons, Dan (Debbie) Bossio and Brian (Jennifer) Bossio; daughters, Kimberly Bossio and Patty (Kevin) Bossio-Cox; stepchildren, Doug (Amy) Mains, Christine Mains, Heather (Eric) Moreland, Wynter (Manuel) Taylor and Kellan (Zoe) Thompson; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, the Rev. Thomas (Dorothy) Bossio and Robert (Joanne) Bossio; and sister, Ruth (Thomas) Aikens. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, at First Church of God, 1700 Leishman Ave., Arnold. The Arnold Fire Department will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m. Additional viewing will be from 10 a.m. to the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, at the church with the Rev. Raleigh Wingfield, pastor of Zion Assembly of Harrisburg, officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in loving memory of Mino to the Caleb Project, 1512 Leishman Ave., Arnold. Arrangements were entrusted to the JOSEPH J. CARDARO FUNERAL HOME, New Kensington, 724-337-3325. To leave an online condolence for the family, please go to www.cardarofuneralhome.com.
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Dubich, Cindy 56

  • Herminie
  • Born: 1958-05-16
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Cindy (Hohn) Dubich, 56, of Herminie died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born May 16, 1958, a daughter of the late Blair E. Sr. and Aldine P. (Martin) Hohn. Cindy was employed as a customer service representative for PPC Lubricants. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary T. "Hoss" Hohn, Blair Hohn Jr.; a sister, Deborah L. Woleslagle; and a granddaughter, Dina Dubich. Surviving are three children, Jennifer Dubich, of Herminie, Randy N. (Heidi Altman) Dubich II, of Irwin, Melissa Gill and husband, John, of Virginia; four grandchildren, Tyler, William, Richard and Kayleigh; two brothers, Keith and Steve Hohn; a sister, Sherry Lindquist; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends were received this past Monday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, where a funeral service was held this past Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment followed in the Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Elliott, Dawn A.

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1975-05-08
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Frederick, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Dawn A. (Bush) Elliott of Trafford, formerly of Latrobe, went home to rest in peace Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Dawn was born May 8, 1975, in Latrobe, a daughter of Don C. (Pete) Bush and Karen S. (Randles) Bush, of Acme. Dawn graduated from Greater Latrobe High School, class of 1993. She worked for many years at Scott Electric as a project manager and then moved on to other opportunities. She always wanted to make others happy and was loved by many. She is survived by her parents and the love of her life, her daughter, Brooke Nicole Bayliss, at home; two sisters, Sue Leeper and her husband, Kenneth (Barney) Leeper, of Greensburg, and Melissa Bush and her fiance, Matthew Clista, of Oakmont; her niece, who she loved dearly, Alexis Ackerman; her fiance', William Bayliss, of Trafford; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William and Laura Bush; and maternal grandparents, Ray and Frances Randles. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, at FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, with Pastor Chris Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Unity Cemetery, Latrobe. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Dawn's name to the Center for Advanced Psychotherapy (CAPT), 3811 O'Hara St., Room E616, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. To send condolences, please visit www.FrederickFuneralHome.com.
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Forejt, Bradley 60

  • Ruffsdale
  • Born: 1954-08-23
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Bradley "Brad" Forejt, 60, of Ruffsdale, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. Brad was born Aug. 23, 1954, in Connellsville, a son of Grace Marie Oden Forejt and the late Charles "Bus" Forejt. Brad was a member of Sewickley United Presbyterian Church, a 1972 graduate of South Huntingdon High School and a 1976 graduate of Salem (W.Va.) University, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was employed as a supervisor by Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp., and loved to hunt and fish. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his daughter, Emily Balchik and husband, Justin, of Mt. Pleasant; a twin brother, Bruce C. Forejt and wife, Holly, of Mt. Airy, Md.; a brother, Greg Forejt and wife, Lesley, of South Huntingdon Township; also nieces and nephews, Amanda, Adam, Ali, Garrett and Gregory. In addition to his father, Brad was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Lynn Yezek Forejt, in 2005. The family is inviting friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Anne Woodman-Howe officiating. Interment will follow in Sewickley Union Cemetery. Please visit Brad's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guest book. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Grilli, John V. 86

  • Webster
  • Born: 1928-04-07
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Stump Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • John V. Grilli, 86, of Webster, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in The Residence at Hilltop. Born April 7, 1928, in Webster, he was the son of the late Virgil and Elizabeth Grilli. John was a 1946 graduate of Rostraver High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving in Greenland and March Air Force Base in California. He graduated from California University in 1970 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. John worked at the Fort Pitt Casting Company in McKeesport, Buck's Garage and B. Bodgewic Chrysler-Plymouth Auto Agencies in Webster and retired from B. Bodgewic in October 1992. After retirement, John continued to work part time for Matway Chrysler-Plymouth and Falconi Chyrsler-Plymouth in Rostraver. John was an active member of Webster United Methodist Church, where he was the former adult Sunday school teacher, former chairman of the Membership Committee, member of the Finance Committee, the Administration Council and church historian. He was also a member of Rostraver AARP. He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Dolores Grilli, of New Eagle, and Alberta Alonso, of Donora; brother-in-law, William Buck, of Fellsburg; nieces and nephews, Christopher (Margaret) Grilli, of Bethel Park, Cynthia (Tom) Greaves, of Herndon, Va., Nancy Zabawsky, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Dennis (Linda) Buck, of Donora, Bruce Buck, of Rostraver Township, and Tammy Alonso, of Rostraver Township; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Kristan Buck Ferguson, Kevin D. Buck, Daniel and Eleanor Greaves. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Winona Buck Grilli; brother, Eugene Grilli; and sisters-in-law, Mildred Buck and Jean Buck. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township, 724-929-7934, www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Webster United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Jones officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
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Houston, Mary Lou 83

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1931-04-13
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Mary Lou Houston, 83, of Murrysville, died Monday, March 2, 2015. She was born April 13, 1931, in Murrysville, a daughter of the late Clair J. and Mary Minnis Houston. In addition to her parents, Mary Lou was preceded in death by her brother, Roy Houston; and infant brother, David Houston. Prior to retirement, Mary Lou was a legal secretary for Peoples Natural Gas Co. for more than 35 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Murrysville, and volunteered as coordinator in the church office for many years. She was a Worthy Matron of the Aspinwall Chapter Order of Eastern Star. She also was a Red Cross volunteer at the VA Hospital. After retirement, Mary Lou could always be found supporting her beloved nieces and nephews at their local school sporting events. She is survived by two nieces, Kathy (Ted) Heider and Traci (Ken) Halleck, both of Murrysville; four great-nieces and nephews, Beth (Brett) Cooper, Jason (Missy) Heider, Bryce Halleck and Mallory Halleck; and three great-great-nieces and nephews, Jasie, Paige and Bailey. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with Rev. J. Charles MacPherson III officiating. Interment will follow in Murrysville Cemetery. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Johnston, Linda E. 64

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1950-09-18
  • Died: 2015-02-27
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Linda E. (Fetter) Johnston, 64, of Ligonier, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at her home. She was born Sept. 18, 1950, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late William H. and Clara M. (Jones) Fetter. Prior to retirement, she was employed as an administrative assistant with Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her four brothers, Ronald, Bruce, David and Robert Fetter; and two sisters, Ida Ewbank and Joyce Polo. Linda is survived by her husband of 44 years, Frank W. "Bud" Johnston Jr.; two daughters, Carey Martin, of North Carolina, and Jennifer Johnston, of North Carolina; a granddaughter, Callie Martin, of North Carolina; two sisters, Sandra (Richard) Clark, of Stahlstown, and Connie Bezick, of Latrobe; and a brother, Terry Fetter, of Ligonier. A celebration of Linda's life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Ligonier American Legion, 109 Kelly St., Ligonier, PA 15658. Arrangements are by SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier.
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Jones, Ashley R. 21

  • North Irwin
  • Born: 1993-09-06
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Ashley Renee Jones, 21, of North Irwin, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Wheeling, W.Va., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Sept. 6, 1993, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of David J. and Marlene (Brooks) Jones, of North Irwin. Ashley was employed by Alstom Grid of Charleroi as a line operator, and was a former shift supervisor for Panera Bread of North Huntingdon. She was a 2012 graduate of Norwin High School and was currently attending Westmoreland County Community College for electrical engineering. She was at one time an active member of the North Irwin Volunteer Fire Department. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Christopher and Daniel Jones; paternal grandparents, John and Maryann Jones; and maternal grandfather, William Brooks. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Lauren Jones-Little and husband, Christian, of Virginia Beach; a brother, Brandon Jones, of North Irwin; maternal grandmother, Irene Brooks, of North Huntingdon; aunt, Carol Borland and husband, Rick, and their family, of Irwin; and aunt, Lori Tyke and husband, Tony, and their family, of North Huntingdon. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. To send online donations, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Jones, Harry M. 91

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1923-07-31
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Harry M. Jones, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015. He was born July 31, 1923, in Johnstown, son of the late Ada M. (Hixson) and Benjamin F. Jones. He served as a corporal in the Army Air Corps in World War II as a radio man on Leyte Island in the South Pacific. Harry was a 1948 graduate of University of Pittsburgh with a degree in civil engineering. He spent most of his engineering career at Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Prior to his retirement, he was project engineer for Green Engineering in the renovation of the Westinghouse Bridge. Harry attended Penn Township Christian Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Fay (Landis) Jones; and thankful daughter, Gwen (Thomas) Wolfgang and husband, John, of Irwin. He was a devoted Pops to his grandsons, Jonathan (Lori) Wolfgang, of Seattle, Wash., and Mark (Nicole) Wolfgang, of Latrobe; and great-grandchildren, Stone, Macy, Piper, Abigail and Elise. Harry was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Jones. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Don Brookshire and his grandson, Jonathan, officiating. Interment in Brush Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Harry's memory may be made to Camp Christian, P.O. Box 230, Mill Run, PA 15464. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Males, Mary A. 92

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1922-08-03
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Stump Funeral Home, Rostraver | Get Directions
  • Mary Alice Males, 92, formerly of Indian Hill Road, Belle Vernon, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Mary had been ill with Alzheimer’s disease for some time and spent the past two years at Country Care Manor. Born on Aug. 3, 1922, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Stanko and spent most of her youth and adulthood living in Belle Vernon. Mary was a homemaker who was devoted to her family. She was known for her love, compassion, generosity, and faith in God. She enjoyed her grandchildren, reading, Bible study, and watching television, particularly reruns of "Gunsmoke" and "I Love Lucy". She rarely missed the 11 o'clock newscasts on Channel 2. Mary was a lifelong member of the Donora Gospel Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles K. Males on Feb. 24, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Bonita (Joe) Anders of Monongahela and Ardith (Jim) Smith of Fort Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jason (Becca) Anders, Stephen (Joy) Anders, James (Amber) Smith and Bethany Smith; five great grandchildren; and sister-in-law; Iva Sowers of South Carolina. Special thanks are extended to Country Care Manor and its employees, as well as hospice for the love, care and compassion given to Mary during her residency over the past two years. They were marvelous! A private funeral service and interment will be held in Belle Vernon Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township, 724-929-7934, www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Riverside Baptist Church/Roof Fund, 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067.
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Markovic, Marie

  • New Kensington
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Marie (Hince) Markovic, of New Kensington, passed into eternity Wednesday, March 4, 2015, joining her husband, Charles Markovic; together they owned Midway Auto Parts in Oakmont. She will also join her first husband, Ned A. Hince; her son, Frank Hince; and her parents, Mary and Robert Lasko Sr. She will also be again with her sisters, Vera Kearns and Catherine Ortensky; and her brothers, Robert Lasko Jr. and John Mock. Left on earth to celebrate her life are her daughter, Louise Hince; beloved granddaughter, Dr. Lorriana Markovic-Nemani; grandson-in-law, Vi Jay Nemani; and her pride and joy, her great-grandson, Kiran Charles Nemani. Also surviving are her loved nieces and nephews and Patricia Reimer, who has always been like a daughter to Marie. Marie was an avid homemaker and flower gardener. Her yard landscape won an award from the Valley News Dispatch in the 1950s. Marie and Chuck always looked forward to family vacations and later on with their beloved granddaughter Lorriana. They were indeed more to Lorriana than grandparents. Marie and Chuck were number two parents. In her younger years, Marie was very active in her church, St. John Orthodox Church. She was very involved in the Myrr Bearing Sisterhood and chaired innumerable church banquets over a 30-plus span, including the burning of the church mortgage banquet held in 1973 at the Clarion Inn with over two hundred in attendance. (Initially Marie and Very Right Rev. Andrew Woronovich, for months, actively sought signatures of sponsorship to move from our-then-church in Arnold to our present church on Elm Tree Road.) Marie's soft and caring ways brought to her life many friends. Whether to celebrate, comfort or just be there, she was always a stalwart Orthodox Christian Lady. Her faith in the Orthodox Church was unwavering. Her love of the Orthodox Faith was lifelong in her soul. She may now not be where she was before. She is now wherever we are. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday by Father Nikolai Breckenridge. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Parastas Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Moshier, Duane D. 62

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1953-02-11
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Duane D. Moshier, 62, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born Feb. 11, 1953, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a son of the late Richard and Opal (Baum) Moshier and was also preceded in death by a brother, Dean Moshier. Duane was a respiratory therapist for UPMC Shadyside and also had worked as a respiratory therapist for the former Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. Duane worked hard to provide for his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He liked to fish in his spare time. He is survived by his wife, Sarah A. (Smith) Moshier; a son, Troy A. Moshier, of North Huntingdon; stepchildren, Christopher (Amanda) Snyder, of West Mifflin, Amy Snyder, of Titusville, and Kimberly (Bobby) Rager, of Gibsonia; grandchildren, Megan, Brittany, Brianna, Madelyn and Nolan; also nieces and nephews. At Duane's request, there will be no viewing. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. with Pastor Tom Bracken officiating. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffat St., Suite 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. For online condolences, visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Nicodemus, Robert A. 69

  • Stahlstown
  • Born: 1945-07-26
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Donegal | Get Directions
  • Robert A. Nicodemus, 69, of Stahlstown, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015. He was born July 26, 1945, in Braddock, a son of the late William F. and Wilma (Schwab) Nicodemus. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Harry Kloshen; and a nephew, Brian Yezek. Prior to retirement, he was a paramedic with the Fayette EMS and Mutual Aid, and was a lifelong volunteer fireman with the Chestnut Ridge, Dryridge and Greensburg Volunteer Fire Departments. He was also a member of the County Chiefs Association and served as the emergency management director of Donegal Township and Donegal Borough. Robert is survived by his wife of 32 years, Bonnie (Miller) Nicodemus; two daughters, Rhonda Moore and her husband, Timothy, and Renee Crabtree and her husband, Ray; three grandchildren, Travis Hall and Camden and Emerson Moore; father and mother-in-law, Harry and Jean Miller; and extended Miller family. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, at the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Donegal. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Keith Deckinger officiating along with the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and the Donegal Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements are by L. BOYD SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Donegal. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 160, Stahlstown, PA 15687.
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O'Bryon, Scott 45

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1969-08-13
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Scott O'Bryon, 45, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1969, in Pittsburgh, the son of Robert R. and Merlyn Miller O'Bryon. Scott was a carpenter for more than 20 years, and a 1987 graduate of Norwin Senior High School. He was actively involved in the Norwin Alliance Church and loved cooking and baking. He was a very caring person and a friend to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his sister, Tracy O'Bryon; maternal grandparents, Merl and George Miller; and paternal grandfather, Raymond O'Bryon. He is survived by his cherished daughter, Raimey Marie; paternal grandmother, Mary O'Bryon; beloved sister, Debbie Jennette and her husband, Bill; proud uncle of Kendra Jennette and her fiance, Matt Nicholas, and Cody Jennette; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwin Alliance Church, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Petro, Luke G. 22

  • Formerly of Penn Township
  • Born: 1992-04-01
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Luke Gregory Petro, 22, formerly of Penn Township, suddenly passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born April 1, 1992, in Monroeville, to Jeff (stepmother, Mona) Petro and Barbara (Steve Hughes) Petro; loving brother of Benjamin, Kristina and Neal Petro and Sophia Borelli; and grandson of George and Rose Petro and Nancy and the late Barrie Donald. Luke was loved by everyone for his kindness and warm heart; a free spirit that lived life to the fullest. Friends will be received 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Community United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery-Denmark Manor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bridge To Hope Family Support of Drug Addiction, UPMC Passavant, Cumberland Woods Village, Allison Park, PA 15101 (www.bridge2hope.org). www.LindsayFH.com.
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Ptaszkiewicz, Corinne M. 87

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1927-04-17
  • Died: 2015-02-28
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Corinne M. "Dee" Ptaszkiewicz, 87, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Greensburg Care Center. She was born April 17, 1927, in Pitcairn, a daughter of the late Clarence Bowen Kuhns and Dorothy Rinker Shaver. Corinne was an active member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic minister, past president and charter member of the Christian Mothers, past president of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Legion of Mary and a member of the pastoral council. She sang in the funeral choir, was a dedicated bazaar worker and was also a member of the Red Hat Society. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as the cafeteria manager for the Norwin School District with 28 years of service. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph W., in 1999; a daughter, Marianne Kowalski; a brother, Larry Shaver; and two sisters, Jeannie Kuhns and Jeri McMahan. She is survived by two sons, Daniel R. and his wife, Bridget, and Joseph Ptaszkiewicz; two daughters, Dorothy "Dottie" Huha and her husband, Ed, and Karen Butler and her husband, Darryl; two sisters, Dorothy Webber and Sue Agatucci; nine grandchildren, Kristen and Ross Kuhns, Victoria Backer, Matt and Ben Huha, Joseph, Jacob and Alyssa Ptaszkiewicz and Alex Butler; and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Quicquaro, Susie 89

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1925-08-15
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Susie Quicquaro, 89, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at home. She was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Morolo, Italy, a daughter of the late Domenico and Vittoria Masilli Pistolesi. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church. During her life, Susie raised her family and worked alongside her husband with his many ventures, including the former Executive Motor Lodge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Quicquaro; two sisters, Nazarrena (Anna) Pistolesi and Josephine Lepidi; and a son-in-law, Joseph D. Fidazzo. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Quicquaro and wife, Francine, of Westerville, Ohio, and David Quicquaro and wife, Caren, of Greensburg; a daughter, Carol Fidazzo, of Greensburg; seven grandchildren, Aaron, Amanda, Brian, Christina, Jonathan, Ashley and Kyle; 10 great-grandchildren, Katlyn, Dakotah, Maci, Westley, Atreyu, Arylss, Olivia, Emma, Joey, Kaleb and Fawn; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Susie from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Parting prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg. Entombment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. Susie's family has entrusted her care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.
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Roach, Allen D. 76

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1938-05-04
  • Died: 2015-02-28
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Allen D. Roach, 76, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Hempfield Manor. He was born May 4, 1938, in South Greensburg, a son of the late Albert and Sarah (Morris) Roach. He had been employed as a truck driver for Flock Brothers and retired from Leaseway. He was a 1956 graduate of Greensburg High School, and a veteran, having served as a Navy diver from 1956 till 1960. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vicki Lynn Roach; and a brother, Paul E. Roach. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol A. (Falk) Roach; three brothers, Dennis Roach and his wife, Linda, Lonny Roach and his wife, Sandra, and Richard Roach and his wife, Diane; two sisters, Cheryl Nelson and her husband, Jan, and Kyle Ninehouser and her husband, Paul; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A prayer service will be held at the beginning of the visitation on Thursday. Interment will be private. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Sakal, Rose Marie 87

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1927-09-29
  • Died: 2015-02-22
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Rose Marie (Hainzer) Sakal, 87, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. She was born Sept. 29, 1927, in German Township, Fayette County, a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Schernthaner) Hainzer. Rose Marie was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and a member of the Christian Mothers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Sakal; two brothers, Joseph and Frank Hainzer; and two sisters, Frances Fletcher and Theresa Pekilidi. She is survived by her two sons, David and his wife, Ruth Ann, and Barry and his wife, Jackie; two daughters, Evelyn Heikkila and her husband, David, and Carol Cord and her husband, Richard; six grandchildren, Marc, Christina, Meredith, Allison, David and Nathan; sister, Sophie Sakal; special niece, Diane; and many other nieces and nephews. Services are private. JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, North Huntingdon, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Arthritis Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Schrecengost, Robert E. 78

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1936-05-26
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Schrecengost, 78, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. He was born May 26, 1936, in Dayton, a son of the late Peter Sloan and Daisy (Rearick) Schrecengost. Bob was a retired welder for Beckwith Machinery, Murrysville, and had formerly owned Snyder Welding of Kittanning. He was an Army veteran, a member of Bible Fellowship Church, Irwin, a former member of the Irwin Male Chorus, an Elvis impersonator, and enjoyed hunting and throwing horseshoes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David E. Schrecengost; two sisters; and five brothers. He is survived by his wife of more than 54 years, JoAnn Schrecengost; children, Robert A. (Theresa) Schrecengost, of Connecticut, and Jeanne (David) Czerniak, of California; also seven grandchildren. There will be no viewing. A memorial service may be held at a later date. WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Irwin, is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Seeno, Carl 91

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Coshey-Nicholson, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Carl Seeno, 91, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Westmoreland Manor. He was born in Greensburg, a son of the late Jack and Concetta Garafulo Seeno. Carl was a retired lumber broker at Fort Pitt Lumber Co. in Mt. Lebanon. He was a graduate of Greensburg High School and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business Class of 1947. He was a member of Maplewood Presbyterian Church and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army. In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred Wise Seeno; a son, Bruce D. Seeno; brothers, Arthur, James, Joseph, Enrico and Robert Seeno; and sisters, Emma Zambano, Evelyn Galley and Jennie DelVecchio. He is survived by a son, C. Ronald Seeno and his wife, Heather, of Mechanicsburg; sisters, Sara Seeno and Margaret McCurdy, both of Greensburg; twin grandsons, Kenneth Seeno, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Carl Seeno, of Washington, D.C.; grandson, Rico Seeno, of California; and granddaughter, Courtney Seeno, of Fairfax, Va.; daughter-in-law, Sharon Seeno, of Greensburg; and his companion, Annette Benedict. The family would like to express a special thank you to doctors Thomas DeGregory, Frank Viverette, Geoffrey Bisignani and Matthew Donofrio and their staffs for their care to Carl during his last illness. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 West Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul M. Gruesu officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Carl's name to the Westmoreland County Food Bank 100 Devonshire Dr., Delmont, PA 15626.
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Smith, Joan M. 74

  • Ruffsdale
  • Born: 1940-03-22
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • Joan M. "Joanie" Smith, 74, of Ruffsdale, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at her home. She was born March 22, 1940, in Arona, a daughter of Dorothy Jean Ritenour, of Arona, and the late Paul Ritenour. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Hempfield Hunt Club in New Stanton as a manager. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Arona, the Order of the Eastern Star and Amaranth. In addition to her father, Paul Ritenour, she was also predeceased by a sister, Betty Jean Mensch; and a nephew, Duane Mensch. In addition to her mother, Dorothy Jean Ritenour, of Arona, she is survived by her husband, R. Daniel Smith; three sons, Daniel R. Smith and his wife, Kathy, of Scottdale, Dale R. Smith and his wife, Charmaine, of Alverton, and David L. Smith of Ruffsdale; a daughter, Debbie Collins and her husband, Gordon, of Armbrust; four grandchildren, Sabrina Smith, Dillon Smith, Cherish Hustek and her husband, Bryan, and Rob Brown; and five great-grandchildren, Ethan, Jaret, Cameron, Ryan and Katherine "K.B." Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. L. Samuel Scheiderer officiating. Interment will follow in Madison Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Arona, in memory of Joanie Smith.
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Tomcanin, Mary M. 89

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1926-02-21
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Mary M. Tomcanin, 89, of Monessen passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015, in Mt. St. Macrina Manor. Born in Monessen on Feb. 21, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Cuprik Sofilkanich. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, the St. Mary's Ladies Guild and the Rosary Society. Mary was a 1944 graduate of Monessen High School. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emil J. Tomcanin; one sister, Ann E. Sofilkanich; a brother, John Sofilkanich; and a great-grandson, Levi Secrest. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Dana Tomcanin of Export, and Thomas and Deborah Tomcanin of Harrisburg; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Allen Rost of Speers Hill; eight grandchildren, Robert and Laurie Tomcanin of Stewartstown, Pa., Renee and Joe Herrmann of Schaumburg, Ill., Kristyn and Oswain Venzen of Forrest Hill, Md., Thomas and Jen Tomcanin Jr. of Liverpool, Nicole and Dan Amlosch of Lake Meade, Pa., Michelle and Ben Secrest of Chambersburg, Tina and Glenn Rost-Barber of Raleigh, N.C. and A.J. and Kayla Randall Rost of Harrisburg; five great-grandchildren, Jeremiah R., Teagan E. and Toby Tomcanin, Donovan Secrest and Michael Emil Herrmann. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. in the ROBERT A. BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC., Grand Boulevard and Marion Avenue, Monessen, www.billicksfuneralhome.com. Prayers will be recited on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by 10 a.m. funeral services in St. Mary's Byzantine Church with the Father Stephen Wahal officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Parish rosary will be recited on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Panachida services following.
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Watson, Warren Bizz W. 89

  • Ardara
  • Born: 1925-05-20
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Warren W. "Bizz" Watson, 89, of Ardara, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born March 20, 1925, in Ardara, a son of the late John Hamburg and Martha Ann (Tharp) Watson. He was a retired fitter for Westinghouse Electric Corp., East Pittsburgh with 37 years' service and was also a bus driver for Laidlaw/First Student for 12 years. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army for three hundred days in combat in the European Theater of operations, receiving four Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead. He was a member and chaplain for VFW Post 781 and a member of American Legion Post 359, both of Irwin; a member of Ardara Evangelical Presbyterian Church, where he taught Sunday School for 27 years and was the assistant Boy Scoutmaster for two years. He also coached Colt baseball, taught senior driving, was a paramedic for Rescue 8 for 12 years and was an avid golfer and bowler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Watson; and siblings, Mary Jane Sherwood, Martha Derick and James and Andrew Watson. He is survived by his wife, of more than 71 years, Betty M. (Hand) Watson; his children, Betty Jean Hanna, of Ohio, Warren William (Beth) Watson, of Kansas, Glenn Edwards (Karen) Watson, of Maryland, and Linda Lee (Jeff) Schliffka, of Adah; grandchildren, Linda Bovard, Lana Lotarski, Wade Watson, Amy Kiem, Kelli Watson, Jennifer Pizzello, Jahme McMellen, Kara Day, Jeffrey Schliffka and Julie Yauger; 11 great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, where a funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Carlisle V. Lloyd and the Rev. Thomas Steiner officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Those wishing may contribute to Ardara Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 3380 Nehrig Hill Road, P.O. Box 175 Ardara, PA 15615. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Wesling, Eugene G. 91

  • Jeannette
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Eugene G. "Red" Wesling, 91, of Jeannette, beloved father of twin daughters Debra and Diana, peacefully made the passage to heaven Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the home of Debra. "Red" joined his forever love Anna who entered the kingdom of God exactly five weeks earlier on January 25. Anna was busy preparing a place in heaven for her husband of 63 years. Red spent the majority of his life a resident of Jeannette. He spent more than 25 years as a mailman delivering mail to the residents of Jeannette. He was also a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army, and a member of Jeannette American Legion Post 344. He was an avid Jayhawk and Steelers fan. In addition to his beloved wife, he joins his parents, Lawrence and Ethel (Oldham) Wesling; a sister, Evelyn Wesling; and a brother, Robert Wesling, in heaven. We are sure all his family and friends were at heaven's gate to meet him. Eugene is also survived by Debra's husband, Alan Hudock; their daughters, Tasha, Ranelle and her partner, Pat Conway, and their son, Miles, Jessica and her husband, Chris Polski, and their daughter, Zavia, Diana's husband, Kenneth Swanson, their sons, Chad and his wife, Daisy, and his sons, David and Christopher, Kevin and his wife, Wendy, and their daughters, Chloe, Lynsey, Brittany and Brittany's daughter, Josalyn. Red is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 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 with Jeff Swanson officiating. Entombment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Box's of Hope c/o New Life Covenant Church of God, 4809 National Pike Road, Markleysburg, PA 15459. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Wright, Christine L. 67

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1948-01-08
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Christine L. Wright, 67, of Jeannette, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at home. She was born Jan. 8, 1948, in Hastings, a daughter of the late Ruel and Helen (Selesky) Lloyd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Michael Perry Sr.; second husband, Gilbert L. Wright; and grandson, Michael Perry III. Christine is survived by two sons, Michael Perry Jr., of Greensburg, and Scott Perry, of Delmont; a daughter, Helena McCurdy and her husband, Bill of Jeannette; a grandson, Justin Perry; great-granddaughter, Carleigh Perry; two sisters, Patty Feight and her husband, Paul, of Indian Trail, N.C., and Rebecca Deithorn and her husband, Bernie, of Claridge; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, with the Rev. Robert Free officiating. Inurnment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Delmont. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Armstrong County

Brochetti, Mary Louise 89

  • Yatesboro
  • Born: 1925-08-04
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Mary Louise Brochetti, 89, of Yatesboro, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Margaret Manor. She was born Aug. 4, 1925, to Ray and Mabel (Bryson) Hetrick, in Kittanning. She was a member of St. Mary, Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, Yatesboro, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of America. Mary Louise liked to play bingo, read books and travel with her sisters, Wilda and Marie. Mary is survived by her two sons, Reno J. (Debbie) Brochetti Jr., of Natrona Heights, and Jim (Hope) Brochetti, of Rural Valley; two granddaughters, Jan (Anthony) Mellon and Missy (Steve) Blose; grandson, Doug (April) Brochetti; and great-grandchildren, Jonah, Ryker and Travis. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Reno J. Brochetti Sr., who died Feb. 27, 1990; 5 sisters, Rhodetta Dosch, Genevieve Shotts, Sarah Emigh, Helen Falsetti and Wilda Stone; and two brothers, Ray and George Hetrick. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the St. Mary, Mother of God Roman Catholic Church, Yatesboro, with the Rev. Douglas Dorula officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Yatesboro. www.carsonboyer.com.
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Crawford, Phyllis G. 72

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1942-11-14
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Phyllis G. (Holibaugh) Crawford, 72, of Kittanning, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Kittanning Care Center. Born Nov. 14, 1942, in Distant, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Helen L. (Minich) Holibaugh, and was a lifelong resident of the area. She had worked at Moonlight Mushroom Mines in the pack house and at The Inn. Phyllis liked gardening and going to flea markets. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Crawford; and a sister, Luellen Holibaugh. Survivors include two sons and two daughters, James (Susan) Crawford, of Kittanning, Tina (Aaron) Kijowski, of Ford City, Patricia Crawford, of Kittanning, and DeWayne (Tawnya) Crawford, of Kittanning; two grandsons, Jason Crawford, of Kittanning, and James Crawford, of Kittanning; four granddaughters, Natasha Visnesky, of Kittanning, Krista Crawford, of New Kensington, Corry Visnesky, of Kittanning, and Jessica Crawford, of Worthington; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janet Holben, of South Bethlehem. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, with additional visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service, with Pastor Robert Hindman officiating. Interment in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family or to the American Heart Association. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Jones, Thomas R. 90

  • Yatesboro
  • Born: 1924-09-02
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Thomas Robert Jones, 90, of Yatesboro, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the VNA Inpatient Hospice, Butler. He was born Sept. 2, 1924, to Claude and Edith (Raymer) Jones, in Cowanshannock Township. Thomas was a caster at Eljer Manufacturing for 35 years and a school bus driver for Valley Lines. He graduated from Cowanshannock Township High School in 1942. Tom served in World War II from 1942 to 1946 in the Army under the 3rd Army, Patton's 4th Armored Division, Omaha Beach, Liberation of Central France (Bastone), European Theater of Operations, Battle of the Bulge and was awarded four Bronze Stars. On Feb. 13, 1951, he married the love of his life, the former Mabel Jean Schrecengost, of Rural Valley. He was a member of Rural Valley United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 313, Indiana, Pa. Tom dearly loved his Lord and church and was very proud of his country. He enjoyed his family, camping and going out to eat. He lived life to the fullest. He had a saying, "My body may be old, but my mind is young." Thomas is survived by his son, Keith E. (Nicki) Jones, of Rural Valley; daughter, Malinda K. (Ray) Hilliard, of Rural Valley; grandson, Roy Chaivarlis; four granddaughters, Elaine (Gary) Stewart, Kelly (Jason) Elkin, Kady Jones and Jessie (Joe) Cravener; four great-granddaughters, Malena Stewart, Avery Elkin, Kolby Elkin and Lilly Cravener; and two great-grandsons, Miles Stewart and Nico Cravener, whom he called his munchkins. He is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mabel Jean (Schrecengost) Jones, who died June 21, 1999; son, Leon E. Jones, who died Jan. 23, 2009; and a brother, Roy E. Jones. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, at the CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 724 W. Main St., Rural Valley, PA 16249. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Rural Valley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Craig Lindahl officiating. There will be additional viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place in Salem (Hills) United Church of Christ Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Jones family is asking that memorial contributions be made to Rural Valley United Methodist Church, 819 Main St., Rural Valley, PA 16249 or to VNA, Western PA, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16001. www.carsonboyer.com.
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Yount, Gertrude F. 90

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1924-09-12
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Gertrude Freda Yount, 90, of Kittanning, died Monday, March 2, 2015, in Rivercliff Terrace, Applewold. Born Sept. 12, 1924, in Tarrtown, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Hazel Irene (Lemmon) Harmon. Mrs. Yount was an active member of the New Life Center, Ford City, where she was also belonged to the Widows Club. She was employed at Jamesway, Manor Township, for 23 years and also worked at Rivercliff Terrace for a number of years. She enjoyed working with flowers, giving gifts and helping other people, even helping other patients at Rivercliff during her stay there. She is survived by her children, James (Louise) Yount, of Adamstown, Md., William (Dagmar) Yount, of Hagerstown, Md., Carol (Larry) Walbert, of Ford City, and Wayne (Donna) Yount, of Kittanning; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, JoAnn Chauvaux, of Cary, N.C. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford J. Yount; an adopted son, Richard Max Anthony; two grandsons, Rick Anthony and Christopher Yount; five brothers, Paul, Kenneth, William, Glenn and Donald Harmon; and a sister, Delores Crissman. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, in the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City. Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., Saturday, in the New Life Center, Ford City. The Rev. Craig Riggle will officiate. Committal and interment will follow in Ford City Cemetery. To send an online condolence, please visit www.welchfh.com.
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Butler County

Hribal, Julia J. 84

  • Slippery Rock
  • Born: 1930-06-02
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Slippery Rock | Get Directions
  • Julia Jean Hribal, 84, of Slippery Rock, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. She was born June 2, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, to the late Joseph Thomas Biller and Nellie Shibilsky Biller. She married William John Hribal Feb. 20, 1950, and he preceded her in death Nov. 8 1962. Her longtime companion, Bernard John Ernette from 1964, preceded her in death June 7, 1980. She retired from "Area of the Ages" in Jeannette, where she served senior citizens. She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Slippery Rock and Slippery Rock Senior Care. She enjoyed going with her girlfriends to the Slippery Rock Senior Center on bus trips and to church dinners in the evenings. Survivors include her son, William J. Hribal Jr. and wife, Tina, of Slippery Rock; two daughters, Rebecca L. Hribal and husband, Mike Fotta, of Morgantown, W.Va.; Bernadette J. Ernette and husband, Shawn Abbott, of North Olmsted, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Adam Michael Fotta, Erin Elizabeth Bertani, Meredith Fotta Miller, Kailee Rae Hribal, Dustin Lee Hribal, Devan J. Hribal and Amanda Genevieve Abbott; and great-granddaughter, Lily E. Bertani. She was preceded in death by her son, Keith William Hribal; sister, Catherine Mihalik; and brother, Joseph Thomas Biller Jr. Family will receive friends at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Slippery Rock, with the Rev. Father Kevin Poecking presiding.
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Fayette County

Bielecki, Shirley A. 76

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1938-09-11
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Shirley Ann Brothers Bielecki, 76, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. Mrs. Bielecki was born Sept. 11, 1938, in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Levi and Anna Hall Brothers. She is survived by her loving family: her children, Cindy Stennett and Alan, of Jeannette, and Darla McGrath and Scott, of Maryland; her grandchildren, Adam Davare and Dawn, Stacey Davare and Greg, Amianne Gensch and Ricky, John Labuda, Andrew Labuda, Jennifer Riese and Chad, and Jeremy Stennett; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by her husband, John A. Bielecki, in 2009; and her brother, James. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Randy Landman officiating. Inurnment will be private. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Hixson, Patricia A. 79

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1935-09-13
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Graft Jacquillard, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Patricia A. Hixson, 79, of Connellsville, passed away suddenly Monday, March 2, 2015. She was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Covington, Ky., a daughter of the late George and Mabel (Jett) Jacquillard. Pat was a loving mother and grandmother to her family, whom she cherished spending time with. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bargiband Sr.; and three sisters, Mary Hrimnock, Martha Keffer and Wilma Jacquillard. She is survived by her children, Cheryl Gavin, James Hixson, Tammy Murphy, Bonnie Greenawalt, Debbie Hixson (Bob Rainey), with whom Pat resided, Nina (John) Kamencher and Donald Bargiband Jr.; her brother, George Jacquillard; her sister, Joyce Angelo; grandchildren, Patty and William Uhrinek, Elliott Gavin, Casey Leonard, James Hixson, Jamie Hollis, Dakota and Alyssa Hixson, Deva and Ted Murphy, Johnathon and Mikael Hixson and Danielle and Brandon Bargiband; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Brian Higbee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clairview School Greensburg-Donohoe Station Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. For online condolences and information, please visit www.gjfuneral.com.
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Huscroft, Norman S. 93

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1922-01-28
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Norman S. "Curly" Huscroft, 93, of Belle Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. A son of the late John and Barbara Sterling Huscroft, he was born in England on Jan. 28, 1922. Norman, who was referred to by many as "quite a character" was a lifelong resident of Belle Vernon. He worked for 32 years at Page Steel and Wire, was an electrician at Mar Electric for two years, changed in his career and served as a dispatcher for the Rostraver Police Department for two years, then for 10 years, he worked in the maintenance department at the Belle Vernon Area School District, finally retiring in 1988. Survivors include two sons and one daughter in law, Scott and Peggy Huscroft and Gregg Huscroft and his friend, Beth Ann Coccari; one granddaughter, Renee Horne and her husband, Travis, all of Belle Vernon; two great-grandchildren, Raelyn and Alayna Horne; a sister-in-law, Cleo Amato of Monongahela; and his beloved cat "Kitty". In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Sarafene M. Huscroft, who passed away on Sept. 7, 2014; and his beloved and faithful dog "Butchie". Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-5300, www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com. Funeral services will be in the funeral home Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Mimidis officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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Keffer Jr., Roger L. 43

  • Vanderbilt
  • Born: 1971-06-02
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Galley, Dawson | Get Directions
  • Roger Lee Keffer Jr., 43, of Vanderbilt, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at his home. He was born June 2, 1971, son of the late Roger and Mary Molinaro Keffer. He graduated from the Connellsville Area School District and was well known for his working in the family pizza shop and he enjoyed working on old cars. Surviving are a sister, Tracy Keffer, of Vanderbilt; two brothers, James "Bo" Keffer and wife, Rana, of Connellsville, and John Keffer, of Vanderbilt; step-grandfather, William McGill, of Dawson; nieces and nephews Angel, Marissa, John Jr., Bailey and Bella Keffer; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Edwin Keffer and Sarah Keffer McGill, and Julius and Evelyn Nativio Molinaro; and nieces, Tiffany Keffer. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the RALPH E. GALLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dawson.
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Miller Sr., Richard B. 72

  • Champion
  • Born: 1942-03-18
  • Died: 2015-03-04
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Richard B. Miller Sr., 72, of Champion, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Mountain View Specialty Care. He was born March 18, 1942, in Connellsville, a son of the late Clyde Eugene and Eleanor Rose Cramer Miller. Mr. Miller was a retired carpenter, having been a member of Union Local No. 759. He was a veteran of the Army. He was a member of the Donegal American Legion and VFW as well as a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was also a successful 45-year member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Ann Smoszynski Miller; his children, Richard B. Miller Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of Norvelt, Robert B. Miller, of Indian Head, Rodney B. Miller, of Champion, Roger B. Miller and his girlfriend, Melissa Cook, of Mt. Pleasant, Kenneth J. Miller, of Waynesburg, Adam Zevoteck, of Indian Head, Amy Zevoteck and her fiance, Edward Scott, of Biloxi, Miss., Anthony Zevoteck and his girlfriend, Liz Tate, of Mill Run, and Matthew Zevoteck, of Indian Head. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Floyd Eugene Miller. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Municipal Building Road and Route 711, Melcroft. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Pitts, Paul D. 73

  • Dunbar
  • Born: 1941-04-22
  • Died: 2015-03-02
  • Funeral Home: Burhans-Crouse, Dunbar | Get Directions
  • Paul David Pitts, 73, of Dunbar, died Monday, March 2, 2015, in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born April 22, 1941, in Uniontown, a son of the late Edward E. Pitts and the late Maggie F. Powell Pitts. He was a member of Church of God NU, Uniontown. Surviving is his wife, Nancy Etling Pitts; sons, James and Carissa, David and Crystal and Joseph and Amy; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jessica and Greg and children, Gregory, Anthony and Mikaila, Jimmy and Samantha and daughter, Carlie, Erin and daughter, Erianna, David, Andy and daughter, Coralin, Josh, Hope and Joey; brother, Joseph; sisters, Lucille and Frankie; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson; two brothers; and two sisters. Friends will be received 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, in BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in Church of God NU, Uniontown, the hour of service, with Pastor Elliot Leighty officiating. Please go directly to the church on Friday. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights. Memorial contributions may be made in Paul's memory to Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville St, Dunbar, PA 15431.
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Greene County

Coode, Thomas 83

  • Rices Landing
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels | Get Directions
  • Thomas "T" Hodges Coode, 83, of Rices Landing died March 3, 2015, in his home. Dr. Coode was a retired Professor of History at California University of Pennsylvania. Friends will be received in the LESAKO FUNERAL HOME INC., 204 Dowlin Ave., Carmichaels, PA 15320, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, funeral director/ supervisor on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. Full Military Rites will be accorded at 3 p.m. in the Funeral Home by American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491, Carmichaels, Pa., followed by a service officiated by Chaplain Jim Schmitt. An additional visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening in the funeral home. A memorial service will be held April 11, 2015, at Mercy Convent, Nashville, Tenn., at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Brain Foundation, 201 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55415. Online obituary can be viewed at www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com. Condolences may be left at www.legacy.com.
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Washington County

Ankney, Merrill D. 65

  • Finleyville
  • Born: 1949-08-21
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Merrill D. Ankney, 65, of Finleyville, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born Aug. 21, 1949, in Oak Hill, W.Va., to the late Robert Howard Ankney and Helen (Lobonich) Ankney. He was a retired carpenter for Merrill Ankney Remodeling in Finleyville. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the Marines, and a member of Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge No. 526 of Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Eileen (Muto) Ankney; brothers, Roger Ankney, of Jefferson Hills, Wayne (Vickie) Ankney, of Moyock, N.C., Robert Ankney, of Derry, Jim Ankney, of Michigan, and Lloyd Ankney; sister, Kathleen Dick, of Pleasant Unity; also aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344, with additional visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday March 7, 2015, in the McCABE FUENERAL HOME, Derry, where a funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Fowkes, Lillian 76

  • Fallowfield
  • Born: 1938-08-21
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Lillian E. Wisyanski Fowkes, 76, of Fallowfield Township, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Born Aug. 21, 1938, in Monessen, she was the daughter of the late Sophia Seydor Jotko and William Wisyanski. Lil was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church and their Christian Mothers. She graduated from Rostraver High School with the Class of 1959, and was proud to have only missed one class reunion. She was an original member of the 500 Bid Card Club for 55 years, and she loved going to the Meadows, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas with her husband and family. She was a fantastic caretaker of her children and grandchildren, and was also a baby sitter for numerous children in the Valley. Her favorite holiday to celebrate was Valentine's Day and she loved cardinals. Known as "Grammy" to her entire family, she is survived by sons, Bill Fowkes Jr. and wife, Jill, of Smithburg, Md., Tom Fowkes of Fallowfield Township, and Larry Fowkes and wife, Sally, of New Eagle; daughters, Linda Moss and husband, Jim, of Fallowfield Township, Carol Burgess and husband, Richard, of North Charleroi, and Gerry Brovey and husband, Michael, of Bridgeport, W.Va.; grandchildren, Shannon Fowkes and fiancee, Stephen Sachariah, Andy Fowkes, Cpt. Jimmy Moss and wife, Bethany, Jamie Moss and fiancee, Sean McGowan, Austin Fowkes, Nick Fowkes, Sammi Fowkes, Anthony Amprim, Adam Amprim and fiancee, Val Lazar, Anna Amprim, and Cole and Luke Brovey; stepgrandchildren, Kelli Dellarose and husband, Justin, Kari Sampson, and Richard and Mat Burgess; stepgreat-grandchildren, Brody and Logan Dellarose; sister, Marlene Fraccastoro of Texas; brothers, Tom Wisyanski and wife, Donna, of Connecticut, and Leonard Wisyanski and wife, Pat, of Charleroi; brothers-in-law, Harry Fowkes of Richeyville, and Jerry Hall and wife, Barb, of Charleroi; sister-in-law, Donna Coxey and husband, Paul, of Altoona; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, William "Bill" Fowkes, who died on Sept. 10, 2012. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in Mary, Mother of the Church, 624 Washington Ave, Charleroi, celebrated by Lil's close friend and Pastor, the Rev. Gerald Mikonis. Those attending the Mass are asked to please meet at the church on Monday. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. Online condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com
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Kirk, Carol A. 69

  • McMurray
  • Died: 2015-03-03
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauers, Mcmurray | Get Directions
  • Carol Ann Kirk, 69, of McMurray, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., perhaps the first female air-filtration specialist for Mine Safety Appliance Company and later for Donaldson and Filtra Corporations, died of complications of cancer Tuesday, March 3, 2015. According to her supervisor and mentor, John B. McDonough, retired manager of the MSA Filter Division, Carol was actually a sales engineer who acquired her considerable technical expertise through her work experience and by attending his seminars. She then arranged to have these seminars presented at government labs as well as for other manufacturers. "Carol wore two skirts, so to speak", said Mr. McDonough, "in that she functioned both as a sales representative and a technical advisor to customers regarding our air and gas filtration products." Carol was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School. She was the beloved daughter of the late William A. and Mary Pitacciato Kirk; cherished sister of Mary Hope (Raymond) Straub, of Peters Township; loving aunt of John Straub, of Washington D.C., Kathleen (Jeffrey) McAuslin, of Northampton, Mass., and Mark Straub, of Bethel Park; and is also survived by five great-nieces and nephews. After moving to Florida and prior to retiring, Carol worked several years as an executive assistant to a bank CEO and commercial lending officer. She had many lifetime friends with whom she traveled half the world, taking ski and golf trips and accompanying church youth groups to Appalachia. Carol's generous heart, her loyalty in friendship and her sense of fun and adventure will be sadly missed by all. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in BEINHAUER FUNERAL HOME, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Benedict the Abbot Church. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or a charity of your choice. Please add tributes at beinhauer.com.
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Wilcox, Avel E. 96

  • Monongahela
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Draper Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Avel Estelle Wilcox, 96, of Monongahela, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Born Jan. 22, 1919, in Naruna, Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Walker Wade and Lottie Bell Hubbard-Wade. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Wilcox; daughters, Lois Wilcox-Sloan-Lyons, Jacqueline Wilcox-Cundiff and Georgetta Wilcox-Swanson; sisters, Georgia Peterson, Dorlena Stone and Norma Carter; brother, James O. Wade Sr. and stepmother, Viola Crumby Wade; and many grandchildren. A resident of Monessen for many years, she attended the Monessen Public Schools. She was united in marriage to the late Walter Wilcox and they were blessed with three beautiful daughters. A committed servant of Christ, wife, mother and grandmother, she was well-known as a hair stylist, cook and baker. She was employed at Corning Glass for 17 years and retired in February 1981. Mother Wilcox was a member of Free Indeed Ministry, Monongahela under the leadership of her pastor and grandson, Rev. Frank Sloan Jr. while serving as the Mother of the church. She was a former member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and she was a faithful former member of the Whole Truth Church of God In Christ in Donora for many years under the leadership of Elder Maurice B. Wade Sr. Serving the Lord was her life. She loved studying and sharing the Word of God. She loved the Lord with all her heart and joyfully served as a church mother, assistant leader of the Women’s Department, Prayer Patrol, Missionary Circle, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Teacher, Pastor’s Aide and the Good Samaritans and was always found doing whatever her hands could do to support and help others. She touched and impacted the lives of all who knew her and was affectionately called “Nana”, “Mother Wilcox” and “Aunt Avel.” Mother Wilcox was highly blessed and favored of God and her legacy extends six generations and beyond. She leaves to cherish her memory, a brother, Elder Maurice B. (Mildred) Wade, Sr. of Monongahela and two sisters, Eleanor Johnson of Warren, Ohio, and Joretta Lyons of Long Island, N.Y.; grandchildren, Rhonda (Percy) Ballard of Pittsburgh, Francine Williams of South Park, Denise (Terrence) Jones of Palm Harbor, Fla., Rev. Frank (Dena) Sloan Jr. of Monongahela, Craig (Sandra) Sloan Sr. of Garfield Heights, Ohio, Bradley Sloan Sr. of Monroeville, Carmen Davis of Monessen, LaMont (Rachel) Lyons Sr. of Canonsburg, Edward (Patricia) Lyons of Newark, N.J., Raymond Cundiff Jr. of Pittsburgh, Jacelyn Swanson of Culver City, Calif., Leon Swanson II of Greensboro, N.C. and Gina (Kevin) Hayes of Gainesville, Va.; nieces, nephews; 31 great-grandchildren; 37 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren: many others “adopted” her as their mother and friends. Family and friends will be received on Friday, March 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Free Indeed Ministries 401 Second St., Monongahela. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 at the church with Rev. Frank Sloan Jr. officiating. Interment will take place at Belle Vernon Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the BEVERLY DRAPER FUNERAL HOME INC., 608 Sixth St., Monessen, Pa. 15062, 724-684-6242, www.draperfh.com
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Angelo, Sister Gemma 85

  • Hudson, Wis.
  • Born: 1929-03-17
  • Died: 2015-02-21
  • Funeral Home: Massafra Funeral Home, Donora | Get Directions
  • Sister Gemma Angelo, O.Carm., of the Carmel of the Sacred Heart, Hudson, Wis., was called home to God on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, after a lengthy illness. She was born Gilda Patricia Angelo, the daughter of Stephen and Felicetta (Abruzzi) Angelo, in Donora March 17, 1929. She graduated from Donora High School, Minneapolis Institute of Medical Technology, and Duquesne University. She was employed as a lab technician and was in charge of the blood bank at the Charleroi-Monessen Hospital. On Nov. 30, 1955, she entered the Carmelite Monastery in Allentown, Pa., and received the name Sister Mary Gemma of the Passion. Sister Gemma professed her temporary vows on July 21, 1957, and her solemn vows on Aug. 28, 1960. In 1963, Bishop Hammes of Superior, Wis., invited the sisters at Allentown to begin a new monastery in the Superior Diocese, and Sister Gemma was chosen as the first prioress. On Aug. 19, 1963, she and four other sisters arrived in Hudson, where they were warmly welcomed. She was called upon to represent her community at several national and international meetings of Carmelite Nuns. Sister Gemma enjoyed gardening, knitting, reading and playing with the series of collies and cats who were a part of the Carmelite Community; but most of all she loved to share her spirit of prayerfulness through personal contacts with all who expressed an interest in seeking a deeper spirituality. Sister Gemma was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Frank (Jenny), Pat (Millie) and Joseph (Beulah Mae) Angelo; sisters, Mary (Frank) Giuliani and Betty (Eugene) Lazzari; and seven siblings who died in infancy. She is survived by nieces and nephews and the Sisters at the Carmelite Monastery. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Donora with the Rev. Father Pierre M. Falkenhan as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Dominic Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Carmelite Sisters, who also wish to extend their gratitude to all of Sister Gemma’s many caregivers throughout the recent years, for all the love they have shown. Services entrusted to the ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE INC., 724-379-6900, www.massafrafuneralhome.com.
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Bluey, Catherine G.

  • Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Born: 1948-09-18
  • Died: 2015-02-17
  • Funeral Home: Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers, Fla. | Get Directions
  • Catherine Garnet Bluey, wife, mom, aunt, Nana, is now at peace. She passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at her home, surrounded, with love, by her husband, children, caregivers and friends. Cathy was born Sept. 18, 1948, in Greensburg, the daughter of Ross and Juanita (Brannon) Curry. She met the love of her life, Theodore Bluey, at the Jeannette High School library, when she should have been studying. They were married Nov. 8, 1969. Cathy earned her registered nurse diploma in 1969 from Montefiore Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh. She began her nursing career at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Md. She traveled and lived all over the world, always able to bloom where she was planted. She knew how to make a house a home. Cathy never met a stranger. She worked in many areas of nursing, including Med-Surg, family practice, pediatrics, as a school nurse and assisted living. She later earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2004 from Florida Gulf Coast University. Cathy is survived by her husband, Ted; children, Ted Bluey and his wife, Danielle, of Oakland, Calif., and Betsy Cook and her husband, Michael, of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister, Leona Tarquinio, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three grandchildren, Avery, Bennett and Katharine; and many nieces and nephews. There is a place in heaven that has been "Reserved" for Catherine Bluey, a place specifically for mothers such as her, who lived life with love and devotion to her husband and family. And there's a place in our hearts marked that way too, where her dear memory will be loved just as she was loved before she entered eternity. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church in Fort Myers, Fla. The FORT MYERS MEMORIAL GARDENS FUNERAL HOME has been entrusted with the care of Catherine. Memorials have been suggested to www.CaringBridge.org or Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church Building Fund. Condolences may be left to the family at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
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Burkholder, Norma K. 86

  • Born: 1928-07-31
  • Died: 2015-03-02
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  • Norma K. Burkholder, 86, of Catonsville, Md., formerly of Westminster, Md., died Monday, March 2, 2015, at St. Agnes Hospital. Born July 31, 1928, in Mt. Pleasant, she was the daughter of the late Roy Cooper and Maud Lyons Cooper. She was the wife of Wilmer R. Burkholder, her husband of 67 years. Norma had worked for the former Hutzler's Department Store in Baltimore as a shoe salesperson for many years. Norma and her husband spent their time between their home in Westminster, Md. and Bonita Springs, Fla. and Merritt Island, Fla. for many years. They moved to Charlestown Retirement Community, Catonsville, Md. several years ago. Norma enjoyed bowling, bingo and her dogs, especially "Muffin." Surviving in addition to her husband are son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Becky Burkholder, of Winfield, Md. She was predeceased by her siblings, Donald Cooper and Hilda Kunkle. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the HAIGHT FUNERAL HOME and CHAPEL, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, MD 21784, where a service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park. Those desiring may make memorial donations to the ALS Association, MD/DC/VA Chapter, 7507 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855.
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Ewing, Twila D. 79

  • Galion, Ohio
  • Born: 1935-07-13
  • Died: 2015-03-03
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  • Twila D. Ewing, 79, of Galion, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital, Mansfield, Ohio, after an extended illness. Twila was born July 13, 1935, in Furnace Run, to the late Lewis and Bertha (Bish) Anthony. She married John F. Ewing Dec. 17, 1960, and he survives her. Twila was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, watching TV, attending craft shows, flea markets and garage sales. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, George Ewing, of Crestline; and her brother and three sisters, Yvonne and Neil Storer, of Frewsburg, N.Y., Kathryn Cowan, of W. Kittanning, Violet Pearl and Bill Atkins, of Jamestown, N.Y., and Daniel Anthony, of Marionville. She was preceded in death by her brothers, George, John and Robert Anthony; and her sister, Dorothy Rupert. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the MARK A. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME, 223 W. Main St., Crestline, Ohio. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, with Pastor Derrick Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.masfh.com.
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Guaetta, Donald C. 71

  • Lehigh Acres, Fla. , Formerly of New Florence
  • Born: 1943-06-30
  • Died: 2015-02-19
  • Funeral Home: Stuart, New Florence | Get Directions
  • Donald Charles Guaetta, 71, Lehigh Acres, Fla., formerly of New Florence, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Florida. He was born in Robinson, Indiana County, on June 30, 1943. He was the son of the late Domenick and Erma (McElwee) Guaetta; and loving husband of 49 years to the late Deanna (Leary) Guaetta. He is also survived by sister, Elaine Bennett; niece, Sheri Lynch (Dr. Richard Lynch Jr.); two great-nieces and one great-nephew, Morgan, Gracie and Richie III; aunts, uncle and numerous cousins. Don graduated in the class of 1961 from United High School in Armagh. He was employed at Penelec for 35 years and lived in New Florence before retiring to Lehigh Acres, Fla. Don attended New Life Assembly of God in Lehigh Acres, Fla. For much of his life, Don was an avid golfer. He enjoyed spending time by his pool and travelling in his retirement. He loved learning new things on his computers and sharing them with others. He was known for lending a helping hand to many people with their computer problems. He loved people and was loved by everyone who knew him. Don lived his live to the fullest, never missing the chance to laugh with his many friends. Anyone who knew Don can tell you he was MAHVELOUS! There will be no viewing, which is the wishes of the deceased. Interment will be at the immediate family's request at Bethel Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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Maloy, Caroline D. 44

  • Torrance, Calif. , Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1970-12-30
  • Died: 2015-02-28
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Caroline D. "Carol" Maloy, 44, of Torrance, Calif., formerly of Greensburg, passed away unexpectedly in California. She was born Dec. 30, 1970, in Greensburg, the beloved daughter of Betty (Mull) Maloy, of Greensburg, and the late Richard Maloy. Caroline was employed as a senior analyst by Northrup-Grumman. She was a 1989 graduate of Hempfleld Area High School. Caroline earned her bachelor's degree from Dickinson College and master's degree from USC. She was currently working on her doctorate at Columbia University. Caroline organized two chapters of "WINGS", an organization that aids women and children who are victims of domestic violence and homelessness in a respectful and compassionate manner. She was also a member of Habitat for Humanity. Caroline will be dearly missed by her beloved family. She is survived by her mother, Betty; brothers, Richard Maloy, of Jeannette, Mark Maloy, of Wilmington, N.C., and John Maloy, of Jeannette; niece, Fawn Stape; nephew, Matthew Maloy; two great-nieces; a great-nephew; and extended family members. She will be remembered fondly by her friends and co-workers. Respecting the family's wishes, all arrangements will be held privately. VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177, has been entrusted with the arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, contributions in Caroline's memory may be made to Action for Animals Humane Society, P.O. Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650. Please write "C. Maloy" on check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Mihuc, Richard J. 83

  • Brooklyn, Conn. , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1931-04-01
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Richard John Mihuc, 83, of Brooklyn, Conn., formerly of McKeesport and North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Conn. He was born April 1, 1931, in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Mary Gacey Mihuc and husband of the late Loretta Petrick Mihuc. Richard was a 1949 graduate of McKeesport High School and attended Penn State McKeesport. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was drafted in October of 1952 and stationed at Tempelhoff from April of 1953 to September of 1954 and served at the Airport in Berlin, Germany. He was discharged in October of 1954. Richard was a payroll administrator/electrician for Duquesne Light Company, having retired in 1994 after almost 37 years of service. He moved to Brooklyn, Conn., in 2005. Prior to moving, he was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon and a member of the former St. Stephens Roman Catholic Church in McKeesport for more than 40 years. He was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus McKeesport Council No. 955. He is survived by his daughters, Diane Baumann, of Zephyrhills, Fla., Sharon Ann Pirt, of Canterbury, Conn.; son, John Richard Mihuc, of Broadlands, Va.; grandchildren, William, Andrea, Lisa, Tommy, Timmy, Emily and Althea; and brother, the Rev. Willard Mihuc, of Florida. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church with the Rev. Leonard W. Stoviak as celebrant. Entombment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Miller, Joy D. 78

  • Colorado Springs, Colo. , Formerly of Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1936-12-31
  • Died: 2015-02-27
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Joy D. Miller, 78, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Cheyenne Mountain Care Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born Dec. 31, 1936, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Nathan and Vera (Kennedy) Halpert; wife of the late Raymond L. Miller, who passed away May 15, 2002; and mother of the late Gary Miller. Joy is survived by her grandson, Jason Miller, of Arizona; her granddaughter, Alison R. Henley, of the state of Washington; her daughter-in-law, Bridget Miller, of Colorado Springs; and her sister, Judy Lydon, of Fort Washington, Md. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, 2015, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132, 412-678-3454, where the funeral service will be held at noon, with the Rev. William Heaton officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Shivey, Angeline 98

  • Charlotte, N.C. , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1916-03-07
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Angeline Shivey, 98, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Charlotte. Born March 7, 1916, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Carmello Mondforte and Cecelia Mondforte and wife of the late Joseph Shivey. She was a former member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township. She is survived by a daughter, Victoria Shivey, of Charlotte, N.C.; son, Michael (Sandra) Shivey, of Concord, N.C.; two grandsons, Eric (Jennifer) Shivey, of Denver, Colo., and Paul (Jody) Shivey, of Kannapolis, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Quinn Shivey, of Kannapolis, and Vincent Shivey, of Denver; and two sisters, Josephine Bennett, of Elizabeth, and Mary Zecchini, of Munhall. A memorial gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, 2015 in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 North Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344, where a blessing service will follow at noon, with Father Thomas Wagner officiating. Private burial will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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