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Batis, Nikolaos 62

  • Plum
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Nikolaos "Nick" Batis, 62, of Plum, died with his family at his side Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was the dearly beloved husband of Carol Stefanos for 39 years; loving father of John (Kristy) Batis, of Gibsonia, and Nicole (Steve Cousins) Batis, of Lower Burrell, and the late Stefanie Batis; adored grandfather of Maximus Batis; son of John N. and the late Joanna Loukisa Batis, of Plum; tresured son-in-law of Irene Stefanos, of Plum; brother of Jerry (Tamala) Batis and Tasso (Gloria) Batis, both of North Huntingdon; and is also survived by nieces and nephews and grand-puppies, Sammy and Snickers. Nick was born in Greece and journeyed with his family to America in 1966 and founded Batis Electric Company Inc., located in Plum for 38 years. Nick enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and most of all spending time with his family. His favorite quote was "Only in America". Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Trisagion will be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, in the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, Oakmont, where a viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Global Fibrosis Foundation c/o Carol Hribko, Yale Dermatopathology Service, 15 York St. LMP 5031, New Haven, CT 06520-8059.
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Baumiller, Mary E. 89

  • Upper St. Clair
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauers, Canonsburg | Get Directions
  • Mary E. Baumiller, 89, of Upper St. Clair, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, peacefully at her home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late William "Wimpy" Baumiller; loving mother of William Baumiller, John Baumiller and Ron (Eileen) Baumiller; grandmother of Ron, Carrie and Bill; great grandmother of Riannon, William and Allison; and sister of the late Thomas and Marge. Mrs. Baumiller worked as a special education teacher with disabled children for 30 years. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. 724-941-3211. Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Minster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Interment in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Please view or add tribute at www.beinhauer.com.
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Bleckmann, Walter R. 87

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Walter R. Bleckmann, 87, of Swissvale and Kutztown, died Friday, April 24, 2015. He was the beloved father of Sherry C. Atri (Shridhar), of Swissvale; dear grandfather of Walter Premchand Atri; great-grandfather of Isabella Atri. Walter had a bachelor's degree in Bacteriology from Pitt and a master's degree in advertising and public relations from Pitt. He worked at Hansen and Shea, was an advertising manager for Anchor Serum Co. in St. Joseph, Mo., and taught advertising and statistics at Point Park University. He received a Ph.D. in art history from Pitt and taught art history at Kutztown University. Walter also loved jazz music and played the saxophone and clarinet. Arrangements by THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Bower, Charles P. 79

  • Moon Township
  • Born: 1936-03-17
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: ____, ____ | Get Directions
  • Charles Patrick "Charlie" "Chuck" Bower passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. He was born the day of the infamous Johnstown, Pa. flood, March 17, 1936, at home in Ford City. He was the son of Charles Bradley Bower and Emily Pratti Bower. Charles attended St. Mary's Grade School, graduated from Ford City High School in 1954 and attended Clarion State University for one year, before enlisting in the Army, serving as a military policeman at the Carlisle Barracks from July, 1959 through July, 1962. After serving in the Army, he graduated from airline school and was hired by National Airlines at New York International Airport, then moved to Pittsburgh in 1966, working for TWA until his retirement in 1998. Charlie is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Dorothy Simcik, whom he married Jan. 19, 1963; his children, Michael Bower and Michelle Bower Day (Tom); grandchildren, Nicole and Tom Day; and by his sister, Dorothy "Dussie" Jean Bower Mechling (Ken) and his brother-in-law, Ed Hobaugh. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Kathryn "Cassie" Bower Hobaugh; and his brother, Jerome Bradley Bower. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Faye Simcik DeLeonardis (Rudolph), Mary Simcik Shafer (Ron) and Linda Simcik Williams (Dave); and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Charlie loved his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and any child that was in his company. He always included everyone in the various games he organized over the years and the neighborhood kids will always remember the wiffle ball games played in his backyard. Charlie loved all sports; played basketball and baseball in his younger years. Charlie and Dorothy spent the last 10 winters in Florida where they made many new friends and enjoyed golfing, among other activities. A memorial service to celebrate Charlie's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, in the Sharon Community Presbyterian Church, 522 Carnot Road, Moon Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Hills Food Pantry, Sharon Church (address above) or to the charity of donor's choice.
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Fulop, Mary Ann T. 74

  • Boston
  • Born: 1940-11-18
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Mary Ann Theresa Fulop, 74, of Boston, died Saturday, April 25, 2015. She was born Nov. 18, 1940, in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Michael E. and Rose Miller Yurechko. She was a member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township. She is survived by her husband, Alex Fulop; sons, Alex (Carol) Fulop, of Elizabeth Township, and Jason (Kara) Fulop, of Chesterfield, Va.; sister, Florence (Buck) Boegel, of Plum; brother, Michael (Karen) Yurechko, of Elizabeth Township; grandchildren, Brandon, Brian, Abigail, Carter, Julianna and Brooks Fulop; and nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Thomas Wagner, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at 412-664-2295. Condolences may be made at www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Harper-Copeland, Helen M. 85

  • Formerly of Elizabeth
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Helen M. (Daff) Harper-Copeland, 85, of China Grove, N.C., formerly of Elizabeth, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury, N.C. after a period of declining health. Helen had moved from Elizabeth to North Carolina in 1998 and was a member of the Bethel Wesleyan Church in Kannapolis, N.C. Born Sept. 24, 1929, in Randolph County, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Olen and Elma (Smith) Daff. Helen is survived by her husband, James R. Copeland; son, Garry Harper, of Monroe, N.C.; daughter, Gwen Hoyt, of Graham, N.C.; grandchildren, William E. Harper II, Matthew S. Harper, Nichole Flett and Nicholas Jones; great-grandson, Jaxon Flett; and sister, Nelda Goodwin, of Kannapolis, N.C. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William E. "Bill" Harper, July 10, 2000. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth. A funeral service will take place at noon Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Roy A. Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, her family requests memorial contributions be made to the Bethel Wesleyan Church Building Fund, 4036 Old Salisbury-Concord Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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James, Carrie A. 87

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1927-07-03
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Carrie Ann (Dix) James, 87, of McKeesport, departed this life peacefully Friday, April 24, 2015, in UPMC McKeesport. She was born July 3, 1927, in McKeesport, daughter of the late William and Catherine Hemmons Dix. She was preceded in death by her son, William "Billy Chris" James, on April 5, 1985; sister, Patricia Vincenty; and brother, William Dix. She was a graduate of the McKeesport Area High School and also graduated from the Provident School of Nursing in Chicago, Ill. She later attended California University of Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Her work experience includes head nurse in Central Supply at Magee Hospital and also served as a school nurse in the McKeesport Area School District. She most recently was a retired registered nurse with the Visiting Nurses Association where she worked for 16 years. She was one of two oldest members of Bethlehem Baptist Church and a third generation member. She was a former Sunday school teacher, a two-term president of the Missionary Union, and former Chairman of the Trustee Board and is a past president and member of the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, a former board member of the McKeesport YWCA, member of Jericho People, the NAACP, a two-term president and member of the Semper Fidelis Club of McKeesport. Surviving are sister, M. Jeanne Dix, of McKeesport; nephew, Steve (Barbara) Vincenty; grandnephew, Christopher Vincenty; grandniece, Patricia Vincenty; godchild, Walter (Joyce) Waters Jr.; cousin, Robert A. (Robin) Waters; other cousins, other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 716 Walnut St., McKeesport, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, with the Rev. Earlene Coleman officiating. Entombment will follow in the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the William Christopher James Scholarship Fund at Penn State University, c/o M. Jeanne Dix. Local arrangements by the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., Clairton.
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Jankovich, Milos 90

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Milos "Mish" Jankovich, 90, of Monroeville, died Friday, April 24, 2015. A member of St. Nicholas Serbian Church, he served in the Army as a corporal during World War II in the European Theater for 23 months. He was a retired foreman in the weld shop for U.S. Steel Homestead Works, a 50-year member of the Plum Creek Monroeville Masonic Lodge, was an avid gardener with a large vegetable garden and he also raised rabbits for many years. He was a son of the late Nick and Anna (Blozowich) Jankovich; husband of the late Bryda (Painter) Jankovich; beloved father of JoAnne (Mike) Morris, of Monroeville, Lisa (Herb) Cohen, of North Huntingdon, and Nick Jankovich, of Pittsburgh; dear grandfather of Joseph (Alana) Morris, Andrew (Jennifer) Morris, Jennifer Morris, Joshua Cohen, Benjamin Cohen and Rachael Cohen; brother of Dinah (the late Tom) Parker, Anna (Al) Pieczynski, Yvonne Jankovich, Daniel (Anna Marie) Jankovich, the late Mildred (John) Tarbuck, Nick Jankovich, Violet (Milos) Padezan, George "Dill" Jankovich, Ralph "Bunny" Jankovich and Betty Jankovich; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Pomen at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Additional visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by service in St. Nicholas Serbian Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in Grandview Cemetery.
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Kelly, Donald J. 84

  • Ohio Township , Formerly of Spring Hill
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Donald James Kelly, 84, of Ohio Township, formerly of Spring Hill/Northside, died Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Karen (Mullen) Kelly and the late Dorothy (Szymanski) Kelly; father of Patricia (Dennis) Mahafkey; proud grandfather of Kelly (Steve) Bekker, Lauren (Jesse) Fairbanks and Kaitlyn Mahafkey; dear great-grandfather of Benjamin Bekker; brother of Eleanor Presto, Gloria Etzi and the late Jack and Charles Kelly and Evelyn Rinker; stepfather of Donna and Deborah Tedesco; and step-grandfather of Brian Tedesco and Danielle McTighe. Family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Kelly, Harry R. 74

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Harry R. Kelly, 74, of Shaler/Glenshaw, died Friday, April 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Lamperski) Kelly; son of the late Harry R. and Fiore Kelly; loving father of Kevin (Buffy) Kelly, Carrie (Richard) Penn and Steven (Deborah) Kelly; beloved Pap Pap of Sean, Lauren, Kyle, Kayla, Ryan and Scott; dear brother of Ellen Friedman and Ileen Kelly; and beloved uncle of Kathy Eckert, Pattie Cuffman, Joey and Jamie Lamperski. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the BOCK FUENRAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township, with military honors.
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Kosinski, Richard W. 70

  • Brentwood
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Richard W. Kosinski, 70, of Brentwood, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was born in Nashville, Tenn. to Henry and Mary Jo Kosinski. He was the loving father of Richard W. Jr., of Pittsburgh, David, of Colorado, and Jennifer (Rubel) Montoya, of Colorado; grandfather of Taeya Montoya; brother of Bill (Dawn) Kosinski; also survived by his nieces, nephews, cousins and friend, Donna. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Wenger. Rick was an Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War, and retired from the Reserves. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Blessing service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Condolences may be given at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Kreiling, Elmer K. 63

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Elmer K. Kreiling, 63, of Penn Hills, died Friday, April 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Bernat) Kreiling for 40 years; loving father of Dr. Jennifer (Ken) Fierle, of Wexford; Kacy Kreiling, of Boston, Mass., and Rachel Kreiling, of San Francisco, Calif.; Pap Pap of Grace and Clare Fierle; and brother of Frances (the late Walt) Opiela, of West View, Dee Kreiling (Rege) Riley, of Forest Hills, and Kathleen (Richard) Plante, of Florida. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Margaret Fausto; and brother, Howard "Howie" Kreiling. He was a son of the late Margaret (McCaffrey) and the late Elmer K. Kreiling Sr. He was also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Elmer was a 1969 graduate of Churchill Area High School and a 1973 graduate of Clarion State College, where he served as the captain of both basketball teams. Elmer was an employee of the Donohue Railroad Equipment Co. A special thank you to all of the medical and hospice staff for their generous healing spirit. Friends will be welcome 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, Turtle Creek/Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Maurice Church. Memorial contributions may be made to UPMC St. Margaret, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Manuel, Janice 72

  • Allison Park
  • Died: 2015-03-31
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Janice Manuel, 72, of Allison Park, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015. She was the wife of Harry; mother of Diana Lynn and Timothy Paul; grandmother of Mayan and soon to be Mackenzie; and sister of Ralph (Jean) Hoagland. A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, May 2, at St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery, Middle Road. Immediately following, a celebration of life luncheon will be held at Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian Church social hall. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kindness and heartfelt sympathy. Arrangements by NEELY FUNERAL HOME. Please visit us at www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Markus, Donna J. 82

  • Versailles
  • Born: 1932-10-06
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Donna J. Markus, 82, of Versailles, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born Oct. 6, 1932, in White Oak, she was a daughter of the late John Gellen and the late Goldie M. Quinn Buti. Donna was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, special sister and aunt and was loved by all that knew her. She is survived by her husband, Robert Markus; son, Elmer (Lise) Sabo, of Wayne, Mich.; grandson, Michael (Theresa) Ramey, of Westland, Mich.; brother, John Richard (Ruthann) Gellen, of White Oak; sisters, Margaret Roney, of McKeesport; Beverly (Victor) Paterra, of Elizabeth Township; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Oskin, Karen A. 67

  • Duquesne
  • Born: 1948-01-23
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Karen A. Oskin, 67, of Duquesne, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at UPMC Presbyterian. She was born Jan. 23, 1948, in Braddock, to the late Joseph and Helen (Kalinsky) Buchko. She was a retired cashier from Giant Eagle. She was an avid book reader and enjoyed playing cards. She was the beloved wife of 46 years to Raymond W. Oskin; mother of Beth (Mark) Janusek, of Bethel Park; grandmother of Katrina, and twins Brandon and Megan Janusek; sister of Jay Buchko; and sister-in-law of Leonard "Leo" Oskin, of Duquesne. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUENRAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, Supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, Funeral Director. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in the funeral home with the Rev. John Gropp officiating. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park.
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Piano, Geraldine Q. 80

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Geraldine Q. Piano, 80, of Monroeville, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, while surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Piano; and loving mother of Eugene Piano and his wife, Virginia, Sally Manzo and her husband, Greg, and Nancy Miller and her husband, Joe. She is also survived by her adored grandchildren, Alisha Manzo Mance (Chaz), Michael Piano, Carla Murray (Grant) and Abigail Miller; great-grandmother of Salvatore and Gemma Mance; sister of Mary Franke, Jackie Quinn and the late Kathryn, John, James, Bernard, Elizabeth and Charles; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Geraldine was a deli clerk at Giant Eagle for 25 years. She was an active member of the Monroeville, Plum and Penn Hills Senior Centers, an avid card player and enjoyed playing shuffleboard and crocheting. She will be dearly missed by her children and grandchildren, whom she loved and adored. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at St. Bernadette Church. Entombment will be following at Good Shepherd Cemetery. www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Plesco, Frances 73

  • Glenshaw
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Frances (Corbett) Plesco, 73, of Glenshaw, died Friday, April 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Ronald Plesco for 50 years; loving mother of Aimee (Dan) Pavlick, Ronald (Barbara) Plesco Jr., Daniel (Kerry) Plesco and Amanda (Douglas) Hall; and devoted grandmother of Aidan, Evan, Ryan, Matthew, Sydney, Callie, Colin, Georgia, Reagan, Paige and Benjamin. She is also survived by her brother, Tom (Susan) Corbett; niece, Kate (Shannon) Jordan; and nephew, Tommy Corbett. Frances was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church. She was an amazing woman and touched all the lives she had met. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw. Donations may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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Plowman Sr., Terry L.

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1954-06-23
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Terry Lee Plowman Sr., of West Mifflin, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, with his family by his side. He was born June 23, 1954, in McKeesport, to the late Francis "Bud" and Lois (Klaes) Plowman. Terry is survived by his wife, Karen Marie (Kunf) Plowman; four children, Terry L. Jr.; Richard M., Angela M. and Stacy M. Plowman; sister, Marcia Kunf; and brother, Mark Plowman. He worked for many years at Verizon. His passions and hobbies were anything that he could share with his children and family. A few included: bowling, boating, golfing, biking, off-roading and just quality time spent together. Terry will be missed and loved by his family, nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 25, 2015, at United Methodist Church in Port Vue. MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, Supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, Funeral Director, in care of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Slabe, Elsie V.

  • Braddock Hills
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Elsie V. (Nagy) Slabe, of Braddock Hills, died Friday, April 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of 59 years to Robert L. Slabe. Elsie is survived by her cousins, Nicky Mylo and Rosemary Morgan. She was the aunt of Donald Slabe and his wife, Cindy, and Sandy Foster and her husband, Dave. Also surviving are two grandnephews and a grandniece; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Slabe; and a brother-in-law, William Slabe. Elsie retired in 1994 after 24 years as the accounting manager with Kopp Glass Inc., in Swissvale. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. A prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Soderlund, Patricia L. 75

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1939-07-02
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Springdale | Get Directions
  • Patricia Lee Soderlund, 75, of Natrona Heights, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Life Care Hospice of Natrona Heights. She was born in Frazer Township, July 2, 1939, to the late Lawrence and Dorothy Luty Murray and has been a lifelong resident of the community. Mrs. Soderlund was a member of Walter Chapel Methodist Church in Rural Ridge where she had taught Sunday school. She enjoyed sewing and baking and especially liked being with her family. Surviving Patricia are her loving husband of 52 1/2 years, Billy Soderlund; her son, Billy (Mariene) Soderlund, of Ashville, N.C.; foster son, Stanley Jancowski, of North Hills; niece, Sandy Carson, of Mt. Holly; and brother, Larry (Audrey) Murray, of Harmony. Friends are invited for visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the CHARLES B. JARVIE SPRINGDALE FUNERAL HOME INC., 801 Pittsburgh St., where services will commence at 11 a.m. Wednesday with burial to follow in Prospect Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Visit us at www.jarviefuneralhome.com.
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Ullrich Jr., Richard A. 31

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Richard A. Ullrich Jr., 31, of Monroeville, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was the beloved son of Richard Ullrich Sr. and his wife, Kathy, of Monroeville, and the late Jean Ullrich; loving grandson of Nancy Craig and the late Genevieve and Walter Ullrich; dear brother of Rebecca Ullrich; nephew of Barbara G. Ullrich, Walter W. Ullrich Jr. (Debbie), James V. Ullrich (Linda), Nora Bradley, Marvin Craig, Jim Craig (Diane) and Calvin Craig; also loving cousins. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sudnay at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Maurice Church. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Windsor Jr., Albert J. 69

  • Verona
  • Died: 2015-04-21
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  • Albert Joseph "Bobby" Windsor Jr., 69, of Verona, passed Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was a son of the late Albert Joseph and Lillie Pearl (Brooks) Windsor. He was in the comfort of his home, where he resided with his wife, Debra (Butler) Windsor. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Windsor, and sister, Patricia Windsor. He is survived by his sisters, Marion Windsor, Maxine Windsor and Margaretta Windsor, and brother, Clarence (Verlene) Windsor; his children, Kimberly Williams, Meghan Williams, Thomas Houser Windsor and Lolita (Butler) Windsor; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He served his country valiantly in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Windsor worked for Comcast Cable Co. and Montefiore Hospital before retiring. A military honor guard ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. April 29, 2015, at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017. Please join the family at 2:30 p.m. for a memorial service in Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 1150 Fourth Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068, 724-339-4160. In lieu of flowers, kindly submit a donation to the church.
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Westmoreland County

Ballough, Charles M. 84

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1930-05-21
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Charles Michael Ballough, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, in UPMC McKeesport. He was born May 21, 1930, in Duquesne, a son of the late Michael and Anna Buddai Ballough. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Ballough was a steelworker for U.S. Steel. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the Army. He was a member of St. Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon, past commander of VFW Post 781, and a volunteer worker for St. Agnes Bazaar. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Rokasky Ballough; and four brothers, James, Bernerd, Arthur and Phillip Ballough. He is survived by his daughters, Kimberly Swankler and her fiance, Daniel Coyne, and Catherine Inigrida and her husband, Jack; brother, Michael Ballough and his wife, Gloria; sister, Anna Carek; grandchildren, Katie, Joe, Rose, Anna, Pilar and Paloma; great-grandchildren, Rylee, Sophie, Jacob and Taylor; and great-great-granddaughter, Ryker. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Agnes Church. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Bastaich, Leona R. 90

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1924-05-07
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Barthels, Smithton | Get Directions
  • Leona R. Bastaich, 90, of Greensburg, formerly of Perry Township, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Westmoreland Manor. She was born May 7, 1924, in South Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late Samuel L. and Cora Hough Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben Bastaich; a granddaughter, Denise; and was the last surviving member of her family, which included three brothers, Leroy, Wendel and Robert Smith; and four sisters Winnet Sethman, Myrtle Krasovic, Marie Pervoy and Wilma Kamadisky. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Schreiber and husband, Henry, of Tracy, Calif.; a grandson, William, of Manteca, Calif.; six great-grandchildren, Anthony, Danica, Tailor, Dustin, Devin and Lilly; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the L.L. BARTHELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Second St., Smithton. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Terry Guiste officiating. Burial will be in the West Newton Cemetery.
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Bowery, Marlyn T. 84

  • Harrison City
  • Born: 1930-09-06
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Marlyn T. Bowery, 84, of Harrison City, died Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Ginter, to the late Glenn and Sadie (Minto) Bowery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joan L. Smith Bowery; and sister, Sarah Gardner. Marlyn is survived by his son, Randy C. (Marie Morgan) Bowery; and daughter, Renee Yeckel; grandchildren, Rachel and Kenny Ray Yeckel; three great-granddaughters; and sister, Shirley (Larry) Glasco. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 27, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, with Pastor Jim Decker officiating. Interment will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Brugh, Edna N. 100

  • Born: 1914-12-23
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Edna N. (Guttridge) Brugh, 100, went to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior, Friday, April 24, 2015, at William Penn Care Center in Penn Township, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 23, 1914, in North Braddock, a daughter of the late Alfred and Hannah (Birch) Guttridge. In addition to her parents, Edna was predeceased by her beloved husband of 55 Years, Clyde O. Brugh, in 1988; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Autumn Soltys, in 2001; and two sisters, Anne Gilmour and Elizabeth Fox. She is survived by her loving family: daughters, Yvonne D. Taczak, of Murrysville, and Emily B. Soltys and her husband, Al, whom she considered her son, of Severn, Md.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Edna worked at the Swissvale Carnegie Library, Carnegie Mellon University and Long Vue Country Club. She was an Allegheny County Committeewoman for 20 years and a committeewoman for the 7th District in Swissvale for 10 years. Edna was a past Matron and Patron of Amaranth and a past member of Eastern Star as well as a past member of the former Swissvale United Methodist Church. She is presently a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She was extremely talented, creative and enjoyed her many hobbies which included china painting, ceramics, sewing projects of all types and numerous other crafts. Edna was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan! Edna was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, affectionately called "G.G." by the great-grandchildren. And she made the world's best taffy apples! Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Faith United Methodist Church in Delmont, with the Rev. Ronald Raptosh presiding. The family requests that everyone please meet at the church. Interment services will follow at Monongahela Cemetery in North Braddock. Memorial donations may be sent to The Syria Shriners Hospital Fund for Children, 1877 Shriners Way Cheswick, PA 15025, www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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Chambers, Irene 98

  • North Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1916-09-11
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Irene Fusco Chambers, 98, of North Belle Vernon, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at New Dawn Thorpes Personal Care Home. She was born in Rostraver on Sept. 11, 1916, a daughter of the late Robert and Lila Popp Foulks. Irene was a resident of Belle Vernon since 1970 and prior to that she resided in Monongahela. She worked for the Government primarily involved with the relocation program that helped California University expand its campus. Following her retirement, she was an office manager for JC Penny in Monessen. She was also a member of the Char-Belle Free Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward "Bucky" Fusco; her second husband, John Chambers; and two brothers, Robert and Sherwood Foulks. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Cherie and Cole Legeza of Kingsport, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Joseph Coleman Legeza of Kingsport, Tenn., and Kristen and her husband, Brian Irvin, of Fall Branch, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Rene' Legeza and Amanda Leigh Irvin. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday 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 Wednesday at 10 a.m., with the Pastor Eugene H. Spear officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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Frescura, Annita 100

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1915-02-13
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Annita (Noca) Frescura, 100, of Delmont, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 25, 2015, in William Penn Care Center, Jeannette. She was born Feb. 13, 1915, in Delmont, a daughter of the late Francesco and Rosa Noca. Annita was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Roe (Roy) Frescura; and brothers and sisters, Elisio, Joseph, Olga and Florence. Annita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed by her beloved family. Annita is survived by her devoted daughter, Kathie Grevemeyer, of Greensburg; grandchildren, Steven (Christine), David (Kelly) and Susan (Dan); great-grandchildren, Aubrey Roe, Cassidy, Evan, Ava, Robert and Christopher; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. A celebration of Annita's life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home at the conclusion of visitation. Chapel committal and interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. As an expression of sympathy, contributions in Annita's memory may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3520 Route 130, Building 3, Irwin, PA 15642 or Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA 15626. Please write "A. Frescura" 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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Greco, Gertrude 91

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1923-12-04
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Gertrude "Barni" Greco, 91, of Monessen, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in her home. She was born in Monessen on Dec. 4, 1923, the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Cornelia Ezzo. Mrs. Greco was a lifelong resident of Monessen and a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, where she enjoyed volunteering as a cook. She and her late husband, Louis Greco, were co-owners of Greco's General Store in Monessen for 42 years. She is survived by a daughter, Lois (David) Bodnar of Mt. Lebanon; a granddaughter, Jill Bodnar of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Theresa DiPiazza and Grace Ezzo, both of Monessen; and by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis R. Greco; a brother, Joseph Ezzo; and two sisters, Stella Reda and Laverne Fronzaglio. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, beginning with a 9:30 a.m. blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church. Entombment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum, Donora. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to either the Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 618 Knox Ave., Monessen, PA. 15062, or the Monessen Public Library, 326 Donner Ave., Monessen, PA. 15062. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Grimm, Rev. Wendell S. 84

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1931-04-08
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Graft-Jacquillard, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Pastor Wendell S. Grimm, 84, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully Friday, April 24, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born April 8, 1931, in Alverton, a son of the late Peter Carl and Emmaline (Sherrick) Grimm and raised by Albert and Anna (Kennel) Grimm. Pastor Grimm was a longtime and faithful member of Center Bethel Church of God, Alverton, where he had served as pastor for three years. Prior to that, he served at Mt. Nebo Church of God, Champion, for seven years. Wendell was also well known as the proprietor of the Wendell S. Grimm Insurance Agency, Scottdale, which in later years included Real Estate Services. He was a 50-year Mason of Marion Lodge 562 F and AM, Scottdale, and also held memberships as a Shriner and Tall Cedars. He was a past member and president of the Scottdale Kiwanis Club and a 50-year member of the Ligonier American Legion. A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he also served as a first class petty officer in the Navy during the Korean War. In addition to his parents and his Uncle Bert and Aunt Annie, he was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor Nowak; and four brothers, Daun and Joseph Grimm, James Shupe and Richard Grimm. He is survived by his loving wife, Gladys L. (Nagy) Grimm; his devoted children, Wendy L. Grimm, Dr. David R. Grimm, Christina M. Rowe (James), Pastor Robert W. Grimm (Christina) and Suzanne M. Kramer (Jason); 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Grimm (Nancy) and Thomas Grimm (Julia); and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Additional viewing will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of his funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Center Bethel Church of God, Alverton, with Pastor Lee Kline and Pastor Keith Solomon co-officiating. Interment will follow in Alverton Cemetery with military honors bestowed by the Scottdale-Everson Honor Guard. Marion Lodge 562 F and AM will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Center Bethel Church of God, P.O. Box 114, Alverton, PA 15612. To share a message of condolence, please visit www.gjfuneral.com.
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Hennon, Florence E. 95

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1919-08-15
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Florence E. Hennon, 95, of Greensburg, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Friday, April 24, 2015. She was born Aug. 15, 1919, to the late Raymond E. and Florence I. (Mandale) Charlier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy W. Hennon, in 1973; and two sisters, Drina Browett and Margaret Burns. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra R. "Sandie" Murnyack (Alex); son, Gary W. Hennon (Denise); seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Alpha Ministries and had been a secretary for Full Gospel Church until her retirement at the age of 80. Previous to that she had been a secretary at Maplewood Presbyterian Church for many years. Her life can be celebrated in the words of a note written by her granddaughter, Melissa Robinson: "Grandma, Thank you for being a good and faithful servant, by living a life of prayer, you have built up an incomparable inheritance for your family, your children, grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. The highest inheritance that can ever be passed down to family is the knowledge of God. Thanks to you grandma, our lives will be spiritually blessed for generations to come. We Love You! Goodbye for now until we see you again in Glory!" Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Additional viewing will be held from noon Tuesday until the hour of service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. James Lyons officiating. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alpha Ministries Inc., P.O. Box 1706, Greensburg, PA 15601. For online condolences and further information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com.
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Hochstine, William L. 77

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1937-09-22
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • William Lee "Bill" Hochstine, 77, of Greensburg, died Friday, April 24, 2015. He was born Sept. 22, 1937, in New Kensington, a son of the late Eleanor Ruth Stone and Henry Fulton Hochstine. He was a member of the Air Force and was retired from Hochstine and Guinan Associates. He attended Murrysville Alliance Church, was a member of the Westmoreland Obedience and Training Center, the Greensburg Art Center and the Vandergrift Sportsman Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Kris Anderson; and a brother, Richard Hochstine. Bill is survived by his wife, Betsy Ferguson Hochstine; three children, Leayn (Al) Hochstine, of White Oak, Jill Marie (David) Minnick, of White Oak, and Daniel C. Hochstine, of New York, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Jennifer McCune, Matt and Amy Anderson, Faythe Potersnak and Nicole Minnick; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, with Pastor Susan Beth Hans and Pastor Dan Lawrence co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Comfort Dogs Ministry, c/o Lutheran Church Ministries, 333 W. Lake St., Addison, IL 60101. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Koring, Aaron J. 19

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1995-11-05
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Aaron James Koring, 19, of Greensburg, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, as a result of a vehicle accident. He was born Nov. 5, 1995, the son of Ken and Christy (Peters) Koring. He was a senior at Hempfield Area High School. He enjoyed BMX riding with his friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Earl and Nancy Koring; and maternal grandparents, Jim and Dorothy Peters. In addition to his parents, he is survived by sisters, Katrina Dixon, of Latrobe, and Caila Koring, of Greensburg; two nephews, Brady and Tyler; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Lindner, Wesley L. 85

  • Mount Pleasant
  • Born: 1929-12-17
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Wesley L. "Wes" Lindner, 85, of Mt. Pleasant, passed from this earth to his heavenly home Saturday, April 25, 2015, in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late George and Anna Meyers Lindner. Wes was a 42-year member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Scottdale, and a graduate of Brentwood High School. Wes and his wife, Rose, lived and raised their children in West Mifflin until moving to Mt. Pleasant in 1973.He was employed by Sears for 42 years and managed Sears Auto Centers in West Mifflin and Greensburg. Following his retirement in 1988, Wes returned to college to earn degrees at Westmoreland County Community College in business management and legal assisting. Wes was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and his memories will forever remain in the hearts of those he loved. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Rose Marie Waterman Lindner, whom he married, June 17, 1950; his children, Wesley G. (Cheryl), Richard H. (Rebecca), Larry W. (Audrey), and Suzanne C. Frund (Mark); six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Greer (Ruth). Wes' family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where his funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with his Pastor, the Rev. Daniel Clark, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul's Cemetery, Baldwin. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 600 Mulberry St., Scottdale, in Wes' memory. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences, send flowers or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Lukaesko, Mary 93

  • Mt. Pleasant , Formerly of Vanderbilt
  • Born: 1921-08-01
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Mary Lukaesko, 93, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Vanderbilt, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her loving family, as she went into the loving arms of Jesus. Mary was born Aug. 1, 1921, in Vanderbilt, a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Curry) Marusek. Mary was a member of St. Stephen Greek Catholic Church, Leisenring. Mary was a homemaker and caring daughter to her parents. Mary had an easygoing personality and good sense of humor. She enjoyed viewing Christian TV programs, listening to Polkas, preparing Slavic foods and especially enjoyed reading the Daily Courier. Mary reared and is survived by four children, Rose Bievenue, of Youngwood, Joseph Lukaesko, of Uniontown, Patricia Martin, of Idaho, and Theresa Lukaesko, of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Mike Marusek, of Ohio; and a sister, Anna Lucas, of Vanderbilt. Mary will also be missed by her loving grandchildren, Mark and wife, Carrie, Joseph and wife, Laura, Richard and wife, Kristen, and Andrew and wife, Amanda; great-grandchildren, Emily and fiance, Tyson, Hope, Jacob and Samuel Martin, Kyle and Morgan Lukaesko, Richelle and Kayla Lukaesko, Tristan and Kane Bievenue; a special nephew, Joseph M. Lukaesko; numerous other nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Marusek. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Lukaesko; brothers, John and wife, Barbara, and George Marusek; a sister, Ann Tishman and husband, Fred; and a daughter-in-law, Norma Lukaesko. Private services will be at Mt. St. Macrina Cemetery Chapel, for Mary's immediate family. Private arrangements are being held under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. Mary's family wishes to thank Excela Frick Hospital, Drs. Leonida and Excela Hospice for the excellent care and compassion shown to her. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Raschiatore, Edith 84

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1930-06-05
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Dunmire-Kerr, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Edith Varrato Raschiatore, 84, of Vandergrift, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, in the St. Margaret Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born June 5, 1930, in Vandergrift, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Letizia Sansonetti Varrato. Edith was a member of the St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church in Vandergrift. She was a child care provider for Seton Hill Day Care for more than 20 years. She was affectionately known as "Miss Edie" to all of her daycare kids over the years. Edie dedicated her adult life taking care of her mother and father and then her nieces and nephews, Renee, David, Sharon, Karen and Steven. Survivors include several nieces and nephews and her dog, Bianca. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Amelia Bertino; and two brothers, Joseph and Albert Varrato. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the DUNMIRE-KERR and ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift, with Father James Loew, OSB, as celebrant. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit us at www.dunmirekerr.com.
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Ray, Nelsie 90

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1924-08-28
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Nelsie (Hardway) Evans Ray, 90, of West Newton, died Saturday, April 25, 2015. She was born Aug. 28, 1924, in Rosedale, W.Va., a daughter of the late Criss and Flossie (VanBuren) Hardway. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Kroger's grocery store. Nelsie was a life member of Westmoreland Yough Trail Council and a member of United Food and Commercial Workers and AARP. She attended the West Newton Senior Center, loved to cook, fish, and play cards and bingo, and had many good times at camp. Surviving are her loving husband, Alfred A. Ray; a son, David B. Evans and wife, Irma, of Smithton; three grandchildren, Darin B. Evans and wife, Paula, of Conyers, Ga., Douglas B. Evans and wife, Diana, of Bedford, and Shannon R. Walko and husband, Mike, of Concord, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Derek and Alfred Evans, Dallas B. Evans, of Bath, Maine, Dylan B. Evans, of Bedford, and Carly Noelle Walko; two brothers, Paul Hardway, of West Newton, and Delbert Hardway, of Fairmont, W.Va.; two sisters, Nina Nichols and Lois Fleming, both of Fairmont, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Texie Vuckovich; and a brother, Hobert Hardway. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Ricci, Janet M. 69

  • Rillton
  • Born: 1946-04-08
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Janet M. Beardsley Ricci, 69, of Rillton, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Born April 8, 1946, in Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late Ephraim and Mary Aujay Beardsley. She was a retired customer service representative from Elliott Co., in Jeannette, where she had worked for 40 years. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Ricci, in 2013; and her daughter, Dana Lynn, in 2012. She is survived by her sisters, Carolyn Mears and husband, Blaine, of Uniontown, and Linda Boltin and husband, Jerry, of Downers Grove, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are private at Janet's request. The P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets, New Alexandria, is in charge of arrangements. www.newhousefuneralhome.com.
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Sirota, Pearl H. 89

  • Formerly of New Kensington
  • Born: 1925-11-28
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Pearl Helen (Kowalik) Sirota, 89, of Coppell, Texas, formerly of New Kensington, died peacefully, in her sleep, Friday, April 24, 2015, after complications from a stroke suffered earlier in the month. Pearl was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Pittsburgh, to the late Frank Sr. and Catherine Melnik Kowalik. While she lived most of her life in New Kensington, she relocated to Coppell, Texas, in 2004, after her husband died so she could be closer to her daughters who live there. Pearl worked at Horne's, in Natrona Heights, for more than 25 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America. Pearl enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family. In Texas, she made many new friends at her retirement community, Christus St. Joseph Village, where she enjoyed bingo, bunco and exercise class. Pearl remained a die-hard Steelers fan in the heart of Cowboys country, often wearing her Big Ben jersey every Sunday during the football season. Pearl is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy (Sirota) and Gary Baker, of The Colony, Texas, and Linda (Sirota) and Dave Lacinski, of Coppell, Texas; grandsons, Joe Baker, of Dallas, Texas, Philip and wife, Amy Baker, of Sachse, Texas, and Brian Lacinski, of Midland, Texas; great-grandchildren, Zoey, Lexi and Harrison Baker; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank Jr. and Karen, of Thornton, Colo., Walt and Elaine, of Oceanside, Calif., and John and Jackie, of Lower Burrell. She is also survived by numerous thoughtful and caring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including her Christus St. Joseph Village "family." In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Joseph T. Sirota, on July 30, 2002; as well as an infant son, Thomas Joseph Sirota; and a brother, George Kowalik, of Temecula, Calif. Christian funeral Mass will be held Monday, April 27, 2015, at Christus St. Joseph Village in Coppell, Texas. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, where a parting prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by committal service at St. Mary Cemetery, Lower Burrell, by the Rev. John Szczesny. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Chapel at Christus St. Joseph Village, 1201 E. Sandy Lake Road, Coppell, TX 75019. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Zera, Sandra R. 74

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1941-03-14
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Sandra Rose (Montalbano) Zera, 74, of Irwin, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at her home. She was born March 14, 1941, in Braddock, a daughter of the late John and Rose Novara Montalbano. She is survived by her beloved husband, Kenneth Zera; two sons, Kenneth J. and his wife, Kimberly, and Sean Zera; a daughter, Sandra Johnston and her husband, Mike; two brothers, Carl and John Montalbano; two sisters, Carmela Curry and Rose Anne Needham; three grandchildren, Justin, Kenny and Chelsea; and a great-grandchild, Dominic DeFelice. She was the godmother of Dennis Del. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Father Len Stoviak officiating. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Armstrong County

Campbell, Robert A. 75

  • McGrann
  • Born: 1939-05-24
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Robert A. "Soupy" Campbell, 75, of McGrann, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at his residence. He was born May 24, 1939, in Kittanning, a son of Arthur F. "Pump" Campbell and Clara Ruth Bish Campbell. He was the husband of Glenna Rishel Campbell, married March 14, 1981. He retired from Eljer in May of 2000 after 33 years. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in Germany and deployed for the Lebanon Crisis. He was a member of the New Life Center. He loved hunting, fishing and watching baseball and football. He is survived by his wife, Glenna Rishel Campbell; children, Jeffrey (Laura) Campbell, of Slippery Rock, Jerry Campbell, of New Bethlehem, and Jennifer Butler, of Virginia; stepchildren, Belinda (Scott) Hunter, of Kittanning, and Richard (Christina) Battick, of Shelocta; nine grandchildren, Seth (Haylez) Campbell, Shane (Kristen) Campbell, Ryan Campbell, Brok Campbell, Jacob Campbell, Billy Hunter, Sarah Hunter, Alyssa Battick and Allan Battick; and two great-grandchildren, Noah and Penelope Campbell. He was predeceased by an infant sister, Bonnie Lorraine. He went to the first EMT class held at Armstrong Memorial Hospital in 1974. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., Ford City. Additional visitation from 10 until time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Craig Riggle officiating. Interment in Lawn Haven Cemetery. Family requests donations be made to Richard Laube Cancer Center or American Cancer Society.
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Larson, Deborah L. 66

  • Leechburg
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Gamble, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Deborah Lea Larson, 66, of Leechburg, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, with her best friend and family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Boyd and Ina Clair (Lookabaugh) McKnight. Deborah was employed by Giant Eagle for 17 years and a supervisor for Head Start, and several daycares. She loved caring for children and spending time with her family, playing bingo, camping, gardening, writing novels, crafts, and was an avid reader. She is survived by two sons, Rich (Traci) Fulmer, of New York, and Chayne (Amanda) Fulmer, of Allegheny Township; three daughters, Pam (Sam) Roark, of Kentucky, Fawn (Tim) Scheidegger, of Kentucky and Ina Lovell, of Apollo; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her best friend, with whom she made her home, Doris Funkhouser, of Leechburg; and her two beloved dogs, Sadie and Mindi. In addition to her parents, Deborah was preceded in death by an infant son, Adam Fulmer. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the JANETTE L. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2842 River Road, Vandergrift, PA 15690, 724-567-7006, and from 10 a.m. till the time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, with Pastor Lanny Nellinger officiating. Interment will be private at Evergreen Cemetery in Leechburg. Online condolences may be made at www.Gamblefh.com.
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Butler County

George, Alan J.

  • Adams Township , Formerly of Surrey, England
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry Township | Get Directions
  • Alan J. George, of Adams Township, formerly of Surrey, England, died Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Jo Ann (Dragotto) George; loving father of Robert M. George (Janae); brother of Andrew M. George (Susan) and the late Betty Knight and her surviving husband, Richard; brother-in-law of Al Dragotto (Dana) and John Dragotto (Sharon); and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and his future grandson, Patrick Alan. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Kline, Vincent A. 50

  • Renfrew , Formerly of Mars
  • Born: 1965-04-09
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Vincent A. Kline, 50, of Renfrew, formerly of Mars, died suddenly Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Butler Memorial Hospital. Born April 9, 1965, in Butler, he was a son of Shirley McCombs Kline, of Renfrew, and the late S. Edward Kline. He was a member of the Conway Sportsman Club of Evans City and the Herford Manor Consistory. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, tying flies, general yard work and snow plowing and was always ready to help anyone in need. He is survived by his mother, Shirley McCombs Kline; two sisters, Rita Kline, of Renfrew, and Terry Kline, of Denver, Colo.; sister-in-law, Sherrill Kline, of Mars; and nieces and nephews, Michael (Megan), Steffanie and Nickolas Kline; and great-nephew, Conner Kline. He was preceded in death by his father, S. Edward Kline; and his brother, Laury "Chip" Kline. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Burial Estates, Franklin Township. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 3109 Forbes Ave., St. 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Condolences and directions at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Kornuchuck, Barbara A. 79

  • Buffalo Township
  • Born: 1935-12-16
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Redmond, Freeport | Get Directions
  • Barbara A. Kornuchuck, 79, of Buffalo Township, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, while in the company of family members at Fair Winds Manor, Winfield Township. Barbara was born Dec. 16, 1935, in Ford City, a daughter of the late Barbara (Pabst) and Tullio Zanetti. She worked in the housekeeping department at Fair Winds Manor for 14 years. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Peter Kornuchuck; her son, Mark E. Cravener, of Winfield Township; daughters, Barbara F. Cravener, of Eden, N.C, and Toni Groves, of Indiana, Pa. She is also survived by her brother, Jospeh Zanetti, of Eden, N.C.; and her sister, Theresa (Victor) Skukalek, of Conneaut. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Lichanec. At Barbara's request, there will be no public visitation and burial will be private. To send a condolence, visit www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Fayette County

Cornish, Joseph Greg 72

  • Formerly of Uniontown
  • Born: 1942-12-18
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Uniontown | Get Directions
  • Joseph Greg Cornish, 72, of Wheeling, W.Va., formerly of Uniontown, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, in Ohio Valley Hospital. He was born at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, Dec. 18, 1942, son of H. Joseph Cornish, who is deceased, and Josephine Prato Cornish. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Andrew Demsko. Greg graduated from Uniontown High School with the class of 1960, where he played basketball and was a member of the state winning team. He attended Waynesburg College and Pitt University. Greg formerly attended St. Peter's Anglican Church, where he served as an acolyte and sang in the choir. He was the owner and operator of Gregory's Select Auto Sales in Wheeling, W.Va. Left to cherish Greg's memory are his mother, Josephine Cornish Brownfield and husband, Charles S. Brownfield; his wife, Rose Demsko Cornish, of Wheeling, W.Va.; sons, J. Greg Cornish, of Uniontown, and J. Scott Cornish and wife, Kim, of Scottdale; grandchildren, Alysia Stephens and husband, Dave, Anthony Cornish and Frank Gregor and wife, Jen; great-grandchildren, Tristan, Andrew and Montana Gregor and Mason and Logan Stephens; stepson, Mark Demsko and wife, Ashley, and son, Carter; stepdaughter, Shirley Demsko and daughter, Andrea; and special friend, Aunt Tannie. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, followed by a blessing service at 7 p.m., in Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church, 2216 Eoff St., Wheeling, W.Va., with Monsignor Bakhos Chidiac as celebrant. Visitation will continue from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, and from 9 until 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in St. Peter's Anglican Church, followed by a service celebrating Greg's life at 10 a.m. with Father John T. Cruikshank officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Donations in Greg's memory may be made to Fayette Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 1282, Uniontown, PA 15401. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.adferguson.com.
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Karolcik, Thomas M.Sr. 87

  • Perryopolis
  • Born: 1927-09-05
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, Perryopolis | Get Directions
  • Proud lifelong resident of Perryopolis, dedicated, loving and involved son, husband, father and grandfather, Thomas Michael Karolcik Sr., 87, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Born Sept. 5, 1927, in Star Junction, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Timosko) Karolcik. Tom graduated from Perry High School, spent two years in Japan with the repatriation forces then graduated from Penn State University. He worked with his father at Karolcik's Food Market, and ran the Perry Theater and bowling alley until he went into business for himself in January 1969 at the Bentleyville Foodland. He was co-owner of Mt. Pleasant Foodland, Mitchel's Corner Foodland and Fort Couch Foodland in the South Hills. He was a proud member of the Perryopolis Knights of Columbus, Bentleyville and Perryopolis Lions Clubs, Perryopolis VFW and Belle Vernon American Legion where he enjoyed serving ravioli and spaghetti at their dinners. Tom was a member of the Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Archeparchial Choir. He was a lifetime member of St. Nicholas, B.C. Church, Perryopolis, where he stepped into various leadership roles as he was needed. Tom is survived by loving wife and partner in all things of nearly 60 years, Barbara (Romzy). The pair spent many joyous times traveling extensively throughout North and South America and Europe. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Anna Romza (age 107) who made her home with them for 23 fun-filled years; sister, Irene (Stanley) Kokuba of Saint Clair Shores, Mich.; sister-in-law, Helen Romzy of West Mifflin; children, Thomas Jr. (Carrie) of Finleyville, Anna (Tom) Kovalcik of Barrington, N.H. and John (Amanda) of Morgantown, W.Va.; grandchildren, Macie Bliss of Morgantown, W.Va., Brock, Blake and Johnna Karolcik of Morgantown, W.Va., and Marybeth, Karolyn, Natalie and Emma Kovalcik of Barrington, N.H.; nieces and nephews, Tom Kokuba, Debbie Karapuz, Michael Romzy, Susan Althauser and Tom Bayuzik. Tom was a friendly, hardworking, fun-loving jokester. He was always thinking of others, made friends everywhere he went and never met a person he didn't like. The family would especially like to thank their amazing helpers, Kathy Pisko, Michele Pinkney, Judy Meyers, Sandy Erdely, Malina, Nancy and OSPTA hospice nurses. And a special thank you to Joann and Louise, our neighbors extraordinaire. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 305 Rear Independence St., Perryopolis. Panachida will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home on Wednesday. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas, B.C. Church, Perryopolis, with the Father Robert Halus as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Nickolas Cemetery, Perryopolis. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Tom's name to St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 102 Railroad Street, Perryopolis, PA 15473.
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Kenney, Judith A. 53

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1961-06-05
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Maykuth, Masontown | Get Directions
  • Judith Ann Kenney, 53, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Connellsville, June 5, 1961, the daughter of the late Robert Deaver and Connie Bevan. Judith was a graduate of Connellsville High School, class of 1979. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bernard Kenney; children, Leah (Anthony) McDonough, of Connellsville, Christina (Justin) Escajeda, of Mt. Lebanon, and Brittany (Jonathan) Robinson, of Masontown; grandchildren, Ariana, Gianah and Declan; brothers and sisters, Dawn (Aaron) Lusty, Kim (Tug) Earnesty, Karen ("Corn") Earnesty, Chanda (Barry) Hennessey, Sheila (Mike) Hart, Matthew (Jen) Earnesty and Bobby (Amy) Deaver. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m., the hour of service, Monday, April 27, 2015, in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Ave., with Pastor Darrell Edgar officiating. Interment will be private.
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Thomas Sr., William J. 55

  • Vanderbilt
  • Born: 1959-07-04
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • William John "Bill" Thomas Sr., 55, of Vanderbilt, passed away at 6:29 a.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015, at his residence. Bill was born July 4, 1959, in Connellsville, a son of the late Jacob Cumberson and Ruby Thomas. Bill was a carpenter by trade, working in the construction field, and a veteran, serving in the Army. Bill will be sadly missed by his loving family; his three children, William John Swank and his wife, Misty, Stacy Dix and her husband, Chad, and William John Thomas Jr. and his companion, Ocie, all of Mt. Pleasant; his devoted special companion, Debra Hunter, of Vanderbilt; numerous grandchildren; and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Mary (Pirl) Thomas (March 23, 2012); and his stepgrandson, Scott A. Jeffries Jr. (May 25, 2012). There will be no public viewing or visitation. Services will be private. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300 / www.fergusonfunerals.com). Love Lasts Forever!
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Washington County

Magaruh, Matthew 92

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1922-05-18
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Frye Fh/Monongahela, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Matthew Magaruh, 92, of Monongahela, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Nevaeh Cove, Charleroi. He was born May 18, 1922, in Eldora, the son of Frank and Eva Majireck Magaruh. Mr. Magaruh retired in 1984 with 36 years of service from the former Fox Grocery Company in Belle Vernon, where he had been employed as a high lift operator in the warehouse. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish in Monongahela, the Croatian Lodge in Cokeburg and an active member of the National Pike Steam, Gas and Horse Association in Brownsville. He is survived by his son, Matt Magaruh Jr. of Charleroi; daughter, Barbara Magaruh, with whom he made his home; granddaughter, Annie and husband, Dan Cross, of Charleroi; two great-grandchildren, Danica and Gavin Cross; brother, James Magaruh of Cleveland, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Yurkovich Magaruh, who died April 18, 2014; and seven brothers, Joseph, Frank, George, John, Steve, Edward and William Magaruh. Friends will be received on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. William Terza officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com
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Menozzi, Lena 93

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1921-11-07
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Spallino, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Lena Menozzi, 93, of Monongahela, died Friday, April 24, 2015. Born Nov. 7, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Enrico and Amadea Dallaglio. She was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church, and the Christian Mother's. Lena is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Michelle Menozzi, of McMurray; and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bruno Menozzi; brothers, Toquatro, Americo and Herman Dellaglio; and sisters, Mary Biagini, Bertha Delasta and Virginia Zampatti. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERA HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi, celebrated by the Rev. Jerry Mikonis, with interment following in Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4256. Online condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Menozzi, Lena 93

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1921-11-07
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Lena Menozzi, 93, of Monongahela, died on Friday, April 24, 2015. Born Nov. 7, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Enrico and Amadea Dallaglio. She was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church, and the Christian Mother's. Lena is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Michelle Menozzi of McMurray; and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bruno Menozzi; brothers, Toquatro, Americo, and Herman Dellaglio; and sisters, Mary Biagini, Bertha Delasta, and Virginia Zampatti. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, in Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi, celebrated by the Rev. Jerry Mikonis, with interment following in Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4256. Online condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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McSweeny, Alice S. 81

  • Stuart, FL
  • Born: 1933-09-29
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Jamison, Harrisville | Get Directions
  • Alice Seaton (Rea) McSweeny, 81 of Stuart, Fla., passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, at her residence with her loving husband and family by her side. She was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Grove City, and has been a resident of the Treasure Coast since 1972, coming from Wilkinsburg. Alice was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Stuart; she had a strong faith in her Saviour Jesus Christ and greatly anticipated that she was soon going "to see Jesus." She is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, Joseph Miles McSweeny; daughters, Dorothy (John) Brennan, of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, Katharine (Harry) Snyder, of Elgin, Ill., and Melanie (David) MacLean, of Oswego, N.Y. In addition, she is survived by sisters, Karen McMurtrie, of Pittsburgh, and Jane Graffius, of Shreveport, La.; 11 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church or Treasure Coast Hospice. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at JAMISON FUNERAL HOME, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville, PA 16038. A graveside service will be held at 12:45 p.m. with her pastor, Bernie van Eyk, officiating in Prairie. Online condolences, flowers and sympathy cards may be sent to her family by visiting www.JamisonFuneralHome.
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Pascarella, Ruth 79

  • New Castle
  • Born: 1936-03-26
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Decarbo, New Castle | Get Directions
  • Ruth Pascarella, 79, of New Castle, passed away Friday morning, April 24, 2015, in Jameson Memorial Hospital. Born March 26, 1936, in Ellwood City, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Paglia Perry. On Nov. 26, 1955, she married her beloved husband, Joseph C. Pascarella, and the two spent more than 48 wonderful years together until he preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2004. Ruth worked in child care for the New Castle YMCA. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School. A member of St. Vitus Church, she enjoyed Bible study. Ruth was known as a creative and talented artist who loved painting with watercolors. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. Ruth is survived by her children, Terry Lynn Cook and husband, Mitch, of Ford City, Maria Elaina McKee, of New Castle, and Joseph L. Pascarella and wife, Melissa, of New Castle; and grandchildren, Tasha Sniezek and husband, Larry, Alyssa Cook, Michael Cook and Alaina Pascarella. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Perry; sister, Christina Pessolano; half sisters, Josephine Lordo Curcio, Angeline Lordo Pascarella, Yolanda Lordo Dinello and Antoinette Lordo; and half brother, Carlo Lordo. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at ED AND DON DeCARBO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 941 S. Mill St., New Castle. A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Vitus Church, officiated by Father Thomas Sparacino. Interment will take place at Parkside Cemetery.
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