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Bryant, Mary E. 90

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1924-12-29
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Waters, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Mary Elizabeth Hill Bryant, 90, of West Mifflin, departed this life peacefully Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, 2015, at home. She was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Zanesville, Ohio, daughter of the late Edward Franklin Hill and Margaret Elizabeth Farmer Hill Monroe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James E. Bryant; and son, William James Bryant. She was a tailor/presser at such stores in McKeesport as David Israel, Cox's and Jaison's. She retired from the One Hour Cleaners in Duquesne. She also worked part-time at the Southland Movie Theater. She was a faithful member of Macedonia Baptist Church serving on their Senior Usher Board until her health began to fail. She enjoyed traveling and spending quality time with her family. Surviving are her daughter, Cynthia D. Howard, and two grandsons, Kevin L. (Leonette) Brown and James L. Brown, all of West Mifflin; three great-grandchildren; cousin she helped to rear, Forest (Rosalyn) Farmer, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; three godchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, with the Rev. Archie D. Perrin Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Local arrangements entrusted to the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., McKeesport.
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Cook, Marianne 94

  • Verona , Formerly of Forest Hills
  • Born: 1920-12-08
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Marianne "Babe" (Mikulich) Cook, 94, of Verona, formerly of Forest Hills, born Dec. 8, 1920, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Harry O. Cook; daughter, Nancy A. Wagner; son-in-law, Richard Bowling; nieces, Dolores Cook and Barb Mikulich; and siblings, Julie, Stanley and Edward Mukulich. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce (the late Richard) Bowling, of Murrysville; grandchildren, Lisa (James) Prince, Bryan Bowling, Jennifer (Brian) Riley and Joy (Tripp) Greeson; son-in-law, John Wagner; and sister-in-law, Rose Mikulich. She was the great-grandmother of Ashley and Nicholas Prince and Drew and Merrill Greeson; and is also survived by many more nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. "Babe" was a great cook and seamstress and enjoyed her family. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., corner of 118 Shaw and Triboro Aves., Turtle Creek, (412-823-1950), where a service will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow at William Penn Cemetery. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Davis, Dorothy J. 91

  • Allison Park , Formerly of McCandless
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Dorothy J. (Penner) Davis, 91, of Rebecca Residence in Allison Park, formerly McCandless, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Ray H. Davis Jr.; loving mother of Ray H. (Susan) Davis III, of Glenshaw, and Sharon (James) Kaczynski, of Gibsonia; sister of Gerry Sawyer and the late Robert Penner, Mary Elizabeth Nye, Shirley Hinkley and Jean Fox; proud grandmother of Lorrie (Kenneth) Nelson, Kelly (Robert) Brown, Kristen (Mike) Bowie and Daniel (Elise) Kaczynski; and is also survived by six dear great-grandchildren, Justin, Allison, Brandon, Jordan, Andrew and Emily. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 4 p.m. Sunday in Christ Lutheran Church, Millvale, with the Rev. Larry Kemp, officiant. Arrangements are by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., Bakerstown. Memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 917 Evergreen Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209 or Rebecca Residence, 3746 Ceder Ridge Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Detman, Marian 87

  • Tarentum
  • Born: 1927-12-31
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Marian Detman, 87, of Tarentum, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of William C. Detman, who preceded her in death Feb. 9, 2005, celebrating more than 50 years of marriage. She was born Dec. 31, 1927, to the late Jan and Paulina (Karac) Pracko. She was the sixth child and first daughter of 11 children (eight brothers and two sisters). Marian graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1946 and attended business school. She worked as a production clerk for the Nabisco Co. in Pittsburgh and a bookkeeper for the Short Line Bus Co. Marian was a fantastic reader of all books and was a very talented singer with a beautiful voice. In her younger years, she often performed with big bands and orchestras. Marian is known and will be remembered for her outstanding community service, dedication and unselfish contribution to others that made a difference in the lives of so many. Marian was a board member of Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Central Clients Council, Pennsylvania Legal Services Center and Allegheny Legal Clients Council. From 1967 to 2000, she was a member of the Allegheny County Community Services Board and, as a board member, attended and assisted in many training sessions and conferences which enabled her to help many of the poor and disadvantaged members of the community with legal services and their legal rights. Marian served as president of the Highlands Community Action Center in Tarentum for years, which served low income disadvantaged residents. She was instrumental in bringing state and federal services and programs to the area, including Department of Public Welfare, Well Baby Clinic, State Fuel Program (LIHEAP), Senior Citizens Transportation and home assistance, Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship fund, Highlands Area Day Care Center, Helping Hand Committee, Alle-Kiski Hope Center, Prenatal Clinic at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Head Start and many more. She was instrumental in leading and establishing a camp program with Grace Methodist Church for children, earning her the moniker "Camp Lady" among the borough children. These efforts brought her a national award for the Best Camping Program in the United States. If that wasn't enough, she was a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, Allegheny County Federation of Women's Clubs and the Community Service of Tarentum, where she held various offices including the presidency. Through these clubs and dedication of all women, she helped to improve lives. Her outstanding service to the community earned her many awards and accolades. Her achievements have been recognized by the Congress of the United States, Pennsylvania Senate, Allegheny County, Allegheny County Board of Commissioners, Neighborhood Legal Services of Pittsburgh, Clients Council of Pennsylvania, Allegheny County Chamber of Commerce, Highlands Community Action Committee, Allegheny County Community Action Programs, Community Service Club of Tarentum, Allegheny County Office of Economic Opportunity and Borough of Tarentum. She was a lifetime member of the Jednota Slovak American Club, St Clement's Society and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 226 Brackenridge. Marian was the loving mother of sons, Christopher (Jeannie) Detman and Timothy Detman, both of Tarentum; daughters, Elaine Detman (Neal Macurdy), of Natrona Heights, Lydia (Anthony) Fuhrman, of Shaler, and Cynthia Knoch, of Tarentum; grandchildren, Christopher, Jeremiah and Nicole Detman, Alyssa (Kevin) Heid, Joseph DeRose, Brandon, Derek and Matthew Fuhrman, Daniel and Jennifer Knoch; and 13 great-grandchildren, She is also survived by brothers, Joseph (Madeline) Pracko, of Ocoee, Fla., Richard (Jeannie) Pracko, of North Olmstead, Ohio; and sisters, Betty Backo, of Tarentum, and Margaret Eberhart, of West Palm Beach, Fla. Besides her parents and husband, William C. Detman, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Emil L., Edward, Bernard F., Aloysius and Francis Pracko; and a daughter-in-law, Debra Bartel Detman. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Martyrs Church, Tarentum, with the Rev. Aaron J. Kriss officiating. Interment will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Duggan, Mary A. 90

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-02-19
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Mary A. Duggan, 90, of Monroeville, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Hubert J. Duggan; loving mother of Bonnie Blake (Willy) and James H. Duggan (Mary); grandmother of Linda Freund, Anna Pepito, Maura Blake, David Duggan, Robert Duggan, Emily Duggan, Brian Duggan and the late Andrew Duggan; great-grandmother of Leo Pepito and Arias Freund; and was a devoted friend of the late Evelyn Moody. Mary was the daughter of the late Maurice E. and Gladys O. (Trufant) Griffin. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at the National City Bank of Pittsburgh, where she was the director of research in the Trust Investment Department. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, and a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Financial Analysts, the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, the Economic Club of Pittsburgh, the Order of the Eastern Star, Bradford Chapter, and a member of the Forbes Hospital Auxiliary. Mary enjoyed music, traveling, playing bridge, cats and spending time with her grandchildren. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, for a memorial visitation at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100). Service will be held at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Development Department, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Egan, LaVerne 83

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • LaVerne (Hammill) Egan, 83, of North Versailles, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Egan for 58 years; loving mother of Edward (Ann Marie) Egan, of Trafford, and Lori Kane, of North Huntingdon; cherished grandmother of William Egan and James, Edward and Colin Kane; sister of the late Mary Ellen Heckman and the late Charles Hammill; also survived by nieces and nephews. LaVerne was a talented homemaker, enjoying cooking, baking and gardening. She also was excellent at crocheting and crafting home made items. However, LaVerne's greatest pleasure came when she was with her grandchildren. Friends welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James Street, Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Robert Bellarmine Church at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Laverne will be laid to rest in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Egerman, Geraldine 90

  • Highland Park
  • Died: 2015-02-20
  • Funeral Home: McCabe Bros., Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Geraldine "Gerry" Egerman, 90, of Highland Park, formerly of Squirrel Hill, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. She was the beloved mother of Ralph J. Egerman, Sally Donnelly (Frank) and the late Lester Egerman; grandmother of Constance Mattox and Cortney Kosmack; great-grandmother of Conrad and Henry Mattox; sister of Robert Goessler, Rebecca Novak and the late Eugene Goessler; also survived by the Ken Acre family and many nieces and nephews. Gerry was a practicing clinical social worker for more than 40 years and provided compassionate social services to families throughout Western Pennsylvania. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton St., with a reception following in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FamilyLinks, Attn: Development Department, 2644 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.
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Feltz, John D. 91

  • Glassport
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • John D. Feltz, 91, of Glassport, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was the son of the late George and Mary (Kolcelek) Feltz and husband of the late Dorothy L. (Miller) Feltz. He is survived by two sons, John R. (Judy) Feltz, of Glassport, and James R. (Nancy) Feltz, of Oakdale; grandchildren, Jeff Feltz, Jill Feltz-Watts, Tucker (Catherine) Feltz and Todd (Kristen) Feltz; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Elijah, Garland, Alexis, Page, Cameron, Tyler and Noah; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport. He was a Navy Airforce veteran, serving in World WarII. He was a member of Slovak Jenotda Branch No. 77. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport. There will be a blessing at the funeral home at noon Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.
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Flick, Irma C. 96

  • Hampton Township
  • Born: 1918-08-29
  • Died: 2015-02-22
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Irma C. (Fisher) Flick, 96, of Hampton Township, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, while under the care of Cumberland Crossing in Pittsburgh. Born Aug. 29, 1918, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Reuben and Mathilda (Fries) Fisher; and the wife of the late Glenn Flick Sr., who passed away in 2009. Irma was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown and the Women of Bakerstown. She enjoyed bowling and golf, playing in several leagues. She is survived by her children, Glenn (Glenna) Flick Jr., of Sylvania, Ohio, Nancy (Mickey) Haalman, of McCandless, and Charles (Roberta) Flick, of Duluth, Ga.; grandchildren, Christine (Craig Bullock) Flick, of Vista, Calif., G. Douglas (Denise) Flick, of Sylvania, Ohio, Nicole (Donald) Hall, of Duluth, Ga., David Haalman, of McCandless, Tiffany Flick, of Cumming, Ga., and Ashley Flick, of Orlando, Fla.; and great-grandson, Alex Hall, of Duluth, Ga. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, George Fisher, Wayne Fisher and Edna McMullen. Irma's family will welcome friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Weston officiating. She will be laid to rest at Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor in support of AseraCare Hospice, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235 or your local food bank. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Irma's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Friday, Mary E. 66

  • Moon Township , Formerly of Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1948-06-03
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Mary Elaine Friday, 66, of Moon Township, formerly of Elizabeth Township, left this life for her eternal home Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born June 3, 1948, in McKeesport, and most recently shared a home in Moon Township with her sister, Margie. She was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph E. and Margaret M. (Pisarcik) Friday. She is survived by sisters, Margie Charneicki, of Moon, and Joanne Black, of Townville; nephews, Brian Charneicki (Jody), of Houston, and Rich Charneicki, of Robinson Township; along with a dear family friend, Greg Gosbee. Ms. Friday was a member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Township. She worked at U.S. Steel Clairton Works as well as Great American Federal in Whitehall. After retirement, she spent many years working with close friend, Jackie Kranik, at Colonial Lanes Bowling Alley. In her younger years, Ms. Friday enjoyed traveling and had visited six countries. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in St. Michael's Parish, 101 McLay Drive, Elizabeth Township, with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements are by the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, Elizabeth. Memorial donations may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Gilchrist, Dolores J. 83

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Dolores J. "Doe Doe" (Bryan) Gilchrist, 83, of Munhall, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. She was the mother of Loria (Mark) Galiyas, Anita Gricar, Robyn (Dale) McCall and the late Jacqueline Vinay; sister of Rosamont Sullivan, Bessie Shehady, Diana Salome, Jeanie Liebert, June Rose Gigante, Madeline Stevens, Anita Siyufy-Gates and the late William Bryan and Carrie Meyers; grandmother of Johnny, Michael, Sherry, Christopher, Ryan, Jeanine, Christina, Jackie, Jessica, Shanne and Dale; and great-grandmother of Mackenzie, Maitlyn, Madisyn, Tori, Jack, Joey, Kennedy, Rory, Aidan, Maddox and Spence. She is also survived by her dear friend, Alice Sabo; and many loving nieces and nephews. Dolores owned Doe's Beauty Shop and was a retired correctional officer for Allegheny County. Doe Doe took great pleasure in cooking, baking, ironing, watching football, gambling, smoking and cussing; however, her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Trisagion service at 2 p.m. Friday. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, Oakland. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Hanick, Dennis J. 87

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1927-03-07
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Dennis J. Hanick, 87, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in Southwestern Nursing Center. He was a retired mechanical engineer from U.S. Steel, Clairton Works and member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township and American Legion Daniel Keffer Post 75 of Clairton. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Dennis loved to bowl and enjoyed opera music and watching sports, especially the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He was the first member of his family to graduate from college, graduating from West Virginia University. Born March 7, 1927, in Clairton, he was a son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Guba) Hanick. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara A. (Siler) Hanick; four daughters, Denise (Henry) Mykich, of Pittsburgh, Deborah (Ted) Salka, of Bunola, Catherine Hanick, of Smyrna, Ga. and Amy (Tim) Jarboe, of Ellicott City, Md.; granddaughters, Brooke Jarboe and Sarah Jane Jarboe, both of Ellicott City; two brothers, Andrew Hanick, of Elizabeth Township, and Ralph Hanick, of Auburndale, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Truax; and brother, Lawrence Hanick. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in St. Michael Parish, with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Bridges Hospice, 1200 Gulf Lab Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 or Smile Train, by calling 1-800-932-9541 or visiting www.smiletrain.org. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Harris, Lance A. 56

  • Shaler Township
  • Born: 1958-10-31
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Kyper, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Lance Anthony Harris, a church chef and caterer, 56, of Shaler, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at his home in Shaler. Mr. Harris was born in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 31, 1958, to Vivian and Nathaniel. He studied English at the University of Pittsburgh for several years after graduating from West Mifflin North High School. An avid lover of cooking, Lance worked with his father in the kitchen of the Hilton Hotel for many years before starting his own business, Harris Catering. Food ministry became an important part of Mr. Harris' work. While catering weddings, graduation parties and funerals, he pioneered the food ministry of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, which has blossomed into a multi thousand dollar mission. He organized and prepared weekly evening meals as well as Sunday brunches for church goers. Pastor Ron Hoellein admired Lance for his giving spirit. "He was a man who was a dedicated servant to so many people, whether in helping in any way he could, or feeding through his cooking ministry, or just being present. He cared in a kind, gentle, and loving way," Hoellein said. Stemming from a family of musicians, one of Mr. Harris' favorite past times was playing the cello. He could often be found listening to Bach Cello Suites or Stevie Ray Vaughan whenever he was away from the kitchen. Mr. Harris also cooked for his friends and family in his free time. "Lance brought his expertise in the kitchen to camp and raised the caliber of camp cooking to an all time high," good friend Robb Montgomery, said, remembering the camping trips their families shared together. "I'll never forget the panicked look on his face when I took him completely out of his comfort zone and made him climb a 60-foot high rock cliff. Although quite nervous, he climbed up with all of his kids, and Janet, smiling the entire time. We will always remember his smile," Montgomery said. Mr. Harris is survived by wife, Janet; children, Lance (Alex), Olivia and Luther; brother, Bruce; uncle, John Vincent Jones; and a multitude of cousins, nieces, and nephews. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the ELOISE B. KYPER FUNERAL HOME INC. A viewing will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA, 15101, followed by a 3 p.m. funeral service and a light reception. Written tributes and memorials are welcomed and encouraged at www.Kyperfuneralhome.com.
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Honsberger, Kyle A. 30

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Kyle Allan Honsberger, 30, of Monroeville, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. He was the beloved son of Christine and the late Fred Honsberger; adored grandson of Janet Honsberger; and wonderful brother of Kevin (Justina) Honsberger. Kyle loved being an uncle to Milo and Sara Honsberger. Kyle graduated from Gateway High School in 2002 and received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2008. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Salvation Army, Pittsburgh Temple. Arrangements by the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL) (412-856-4747). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, Pittsburgh Temple, 1060 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15226. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Johns Jr., Sheridan C. 87

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1927-06-22
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Sheridan C. Johns Jr., 87, of Natrona Heights, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was born June 22, 1927, in Tarentum, a son of the late Sheridan C. and Mary Ann (Lauther) Johns Sr. Sheridan was employed for many years in Saul's Army and Sporting Goods Store, where he met and married his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth (Barlow) Johns. Later he managed Berkey's Men's Wear for more than 20 years. He was then employed by several Supermarkets, A and P, Acme and Shop 'n Save. He retired from Triangle Market in Kittanning, which was owned by his son, Sheridan. Sheridan enjoyed redoing and remodeling his homes and planting shrubs and flowers as a hobby. He loved watching sports on TV, but his favorite time was having picnics and parties with his family. He served in the Navy aboard the destroyer, USS Hollis. He and his wife are members of Grace United Methodist Church, where he was an Usher and was also a very active member. Sheridan graduated from Tarentum High School. Surviving is his beloved wife, Elizabeth; and his children, Jeffery, Dennis (Sue Ellen), Sheridan (Jackie), Jerry (Lorri Wildi), Christi (Edward) Tutak and Jayne Johns; a sister, Mary Ann Jack; grandchildren, Jacob and Carl Tutak, Jarrod (Suellyn)Johns, Lindsay and Erin Johns, Jessica (Greg) Barker, Stephen Johns and Michael Johns; step-grandchildren, Andrew, Katie and Sam; great-grandson, Jayden Johns; and step-great-grandson, Mason. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Tom, Jessee, John and Jim Johns; sisters, Agnes, Hazel, Rosetta and Dorothy; and his lovely daughter-in-law, Carole, wife of son, Jeffrey. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. R Cameron Malcolm IV officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, if desired, to the Forbes Hospice c/o Forbes Health Foundation, 2570 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA 15146.
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Johnson Sr., William 86

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1928-04-21
  • Died: 2015-02-21
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Clairton | Get Directions
  • William Johnson Sr., 86, of Clairton, departed this life peacefully Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in the Baptist Homes Nursing Center, Pittsburgh. He was born April 21, 1928, in Selma, Ala., son of the late James and Anna Mae Woods King. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Moss. After relocating to Clairton, he worked for the Clairton Works Plant of United States Steel Corporation. He retired with nearly 40 years of service. Surviving are daughters, Evelyn (Willie) Bennett, of Selma, Ala., Monet (Ephrem) Hardin, of Charlotte, N.C.; son, William Johnson Jr., of Mobile, Ala.; devoted friend, Joan Brown, of Clairton; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; cousins; other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until noon Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 449 Mitchell Ave., with funeral services following the visitation hour with the Rev. Dr. William C. Callaway officiating. Interment will follow in the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth.
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Kruszewski, Lois 86

  • Baldwin , Formerly of Duquesne
  • Born: 1928-03-25
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Lois Kruszewski, 86, of Baldwin, formerly of Duquesne, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Mt. Lebanon. She was born March 25, 1928, in Homestead Park, daughter of the late Simon and Ruth (Garnner) Schuffert. She was Catholic by faith. She was the wife of the late Stanley Kruszewski; mother of Lois (Steve) Krista, of Elizabeth, Denise (Jon) Larson, of Finleyville, Mitchell Kruszewski, of Baldwin, and Stephanie (Charles) Kiger, of West Mifflin; and is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was the mother of the late Albert Kruszewski, the late Robert Kruszewski and the late Stanley Kruszewski. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. A blessing service will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the funeral home during the visitation with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.
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Kvasnak, Marty 53

  • Lincoln Borough
  • Born: 1961-10-15
  • Died: 2015-02-23
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Marty Kvasnak, 53, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at home. Born Oct. 15, 1961, in McKeesport, he was a son of George D. and Gerda (Schwarz) Kvasnak, of Elizabeth Township. He was the owner of Garage Door Service Inc., of Lincoln Borough, and member of Lincoln Borough Volunteer Fire Company No. 184, Western Pennsylvania Carpenters Union No. 142 and member and director of Westmoreland County Four Wheel Drive Club. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Ruth (Flynn) Kvasnak; son, Jonathan Kvasnak, of Elizabeth Borough; daughter, Rachel Sharp, of Lincoln Borough; and sister, Gerlinda Metheney, of Lincoln Borough. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 North Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344, where a service will take place at noon Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln Borough VFC No. 184. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Mayer, Joseph G. 94

  • Formerly of Laurel Gardens
  • Died: 2015-02-23
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Joseph G. Mayer, 94, formerly of Laurel Gardens, Ross Township, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. He was the husband of the late Anne C. Mayer; loving father of Joseph D. Mayer (Chris), Michael T. Mayer, Claire Gresh (David) and Daniel J. Mayer (Karen); brother of Pauline Mahoney (John) and the late Robert L. Mayer and the late Anna Mae Mages; also survived by nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday in St. Teresa of Avila Church.
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Moore, Albert H. 61

  • Rural Ridge
  • Born: 1953-10-16
  • Died: 2015-02-21
  • Funeral Home: Siemianowski, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Albert H. Moore, 61, of Rural Ridge, Indiana Township, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Allegheny General Hospital. Albert was born Oct. 16, 1953, in Bellevue, to Anna (Tummon), of Ross Township, and the late Howard Moore. He was the owner and operator of Albert's Custom Chrome Shop, Rural Ridge. Motorcycles were his life and longtime passion. He also enjoyed being with his family and seeing his newborn grandson. Albert is survived by his mother; son, Nathan (Molly Smythe) Moore, of Rural Ridge; grandson, Nathaniel Moore; siblings, Ruth (Paul) Holzer, of Port Vue, and David (Donna) Moore, of West Deer Township; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; his beloved wife, Tracy Moore, in 2005; and a brother, Brian Moore. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Albert's life from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015, at The Blue Haven Lounge, 492 Nixon Road, Cheswick, PA 15024. Arrangements by ADAM SIEMIANOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Russellton, West Deer Township. For online condolences, please visit www.westdeerfuneralhome.com.
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Mortimer, Robert L. 80

  • Whitehall
  • Born: 1934-09-06
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Robert Leo Mortimer, of Whitehall, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his residence surrounded by family. Bob was born Sept. 6, 1934, in Munhall, a son of the late Sylvester "Dutch" and Hildur (Hanson) Mortimer. He was a brother of Ellen Andrews (and the late Jim Andrews) and Bill Mortimer. Bob was a graduate of Munhall High School and was a member of the Munhall wrestling team. His love for the sport led him to become the co-founder of the Baldwin-Whitehall wrestling organization. He furthered his education at the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his bachelor's degree in business. Bob was an Army veteran and his career consisted of working for General Motors for more than 40 years. Bob is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 58 years, Norma Jean (Garrity) Mortimer, and together they had three beautiful children, Dr. Robert (Michelle) Mortimer, Sharon (Bruce) Matthews and Wendy (Jeffery) Earley. He was the adoring grandfather of seven, Robert, Brendan and Austin Mortimer, Olivia and Claudia Matthews and Hunter and Madison Earley. Bob was an avid golfer and sports fan. He was a man of unwavering integrity and honesty, a true disciple of Christ, guided by his everlasting faith. Bob will be greatly missed and loved forever. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Homestead United Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, Two Chatham Center, Suite 1661, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
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Nave, Marlene 79

  • Plum Borough
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Wylie, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Marlene (Klein) Nave, 79, of Plum Borough, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Paul Nave; mother of James Nave and Darcy (Michael) Glunt; loving grandmother of Michael, Mitchell and Marshall Glunt and James and Zachariah Nave; great-grandmother of Ava Glunt; and sister of Eileen Skelly and Margaret Wheeler. Visitation from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the FINDLAY C. WYLIE FUNERAL HOME INC., 11311 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, where a blessing service will be held at 3 p.m.
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Orzechowski, Jane R. 97

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1917-05-13
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Jane R. Orzechowski, 97, of Natrona Heights, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Platinum Ridge Care Center, Brackenridge. She was born May 13, 1917, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Antoni and MaryAnna Lubiniecki Zaluski. She was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Natrona Heights, the Rosary Society, Ladies Aid and Fellowship Circle all of the church. She was also an officer and member of the Polish Women's Alliance of America. Jane was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She also enjoyed craft work, cooking and gardening. Jane is survived by her son, Robert J. (JoAnn) Orzechowski, of Maryland; daughter, Rose Marie Miller, of Wisconsin; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and by her sister, Irene Schultz, of Natrona Heights. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Orzechowski; brother, Walter Zaluski; and sister, Sophie Rozewicz. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with her pastor the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. The Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 1:45 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
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Pompura Jr., George A. 49

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1965-05-24
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • George A. Pompura Jr., 49, of Port Vue, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his residence. He was born May 24, 1965, in McKeesport, a son of George A. Pompura Sr., of McKeesport, and the late Rose Scire Pompura. A cab driver for Yellow Cab, he was a member of St. Patrick Parish in McKeesport. In addition to his father, surviving are his son, George A. Pompura III, of Port Vue; a brother, Michael A. (Coleen) Pompura, of North Huntingdon; sisters, Maria (Becky) Pompura, of Versailles Borough, and Tina M. (Brian) Jones, of Pittsburgh. Also surviving are aunts, uncles nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a blessing service will be held at 6 p.m. with Father Michael Singer officiating. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Reichert, Louise 92

  • Sewickley
  • Born: 1922-09-26
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Louise (Wyncoop) Reichert, 92, a resident of the Masonic Village, Sewickley, formerly of Irwin, and Beaver, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. She was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Larimer, a daughter of the late William J. and Ethel (DeWalt) Wyncoop. Louise was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Reichert; a daughter, Rebecca Reichert Duke; and siblings, William H. Wyncoop and Patricia Saunders. She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Bishop, of Pittsburgh; son-in-law, Richard Duke; a sister, Jane (John) Johnson, of Tucson, Ariz.; also nieces and nephews. There will be no viewing. Services will be private with interment in Brush Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made in Louise's memory to Susan G. Komen PO Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265. Funeral arrangements are being handled by WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, PA 15642, 724-863-1200. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Schneider, Regis J. 90

  • Avalon , Formerly of Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Regis J. Schneider, 90, of Avalon, formerly of Shaler Township, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was the husband of the late Bertha E.; father of Donna McCarten and Karen Brown (Larry); stepfather of Leo A. Eger, Barbara Michal and Patricia Haugen; son of the late John and Irene Schneider; and is also survived by grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the blessing service at 2 p.m. Sunday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd. Please visit us at www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Silverman, Lyle V. 59

  • Cranberry Township
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Lyle V. Silverman, 59, of Cranberry Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 36 years of Susan (Weidner) Silverman; dear brother of Sandy (Gary) McStay; beloved son-in-law of Eleanor Weidner; loving uncle of Melissa (Wendy) Dunbar-Kraus, Terry (Carrie) Dunbar, Gregory, Jimmy and Shawn Gropelli, and Brad and Rachel Putch; also survived by many great-nieces and nephews. Lyle was a very dedicated man, giving 100 percent to everything he did in life and was extremely generous in every way towards his family, friends and community. Lyle and Susie share the perfect love story that forged a relationship so strong that not even their separation by death could break. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229, where a celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Lyle's memory to the Vasculitis Foundation at www.vasculitisfoundation.org. Or by mail at Vasculitis Foundation, P.O. Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Snare, Joseph K. 78

  • Born: 1936-09-03
  • Died: 2015-02-22
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Joseph Kenneth Snare died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. He was born Sept. 3, 1936, in Smithfield, the only surviving child to the late David and Mildred Snare. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Allison Snare; daughters, Joanne Weidman (Eric) and Susan Snare (Brian Strawn); granddaughters, Clara Weidman and Charlotte Snare; and step-grandsons, Henry Strawn and Ben Pontius. He served in the U.S. Navy and graduated from Lebanon Valley College and the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a Master of Education. Following in the steps of his grandfather and father, he started his career working in prisons, moving later to probation and parole. When he retired from the state of Pennsylvania after 30 years, he became a drug and alcohol counselor, volunteered for organizations that mentored youth and supported the families of those sentenced to life imprisonment. Friends will be received 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Friends will also be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Hebron Church, 10460 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Penn Hills Service Association or The Blessing Board.
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Soboslay, Margaret M.

  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Margaret M. "Margie" Soboslay died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. She was the beloved wife of John F. Soboslay; mother of Paul F. Soboslay (Amy), David A. Soboslay (Suzanne) and Michael J. Soboslay (Eileen); sister of James Carr; grandmother of Caitlin, Zoe, Connor, Shannon, Cassidy, Ryan and Austin Soboslay; and is also survived by her lifetime best friend, Anne Lofstrom. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St., (www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com.) Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Bede Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Bede Parish, 509 S. Dallas Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208.
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Stoyanoff Sr., Robert E. 81

  • North Versailles
  • Born: 1934-02-05
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Forgie-Snyder, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Stoyanoff Sr., 81, of North Versailles, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. He was born Feb. 5, 1934, in Rankin, a son of the late Elia and Jean (Stauvreski) Stoyanoff. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Braddock and worked for more than 37 years in the forge at the Homestead steel mill before spending his retirement in charge of the Senior Citizens Center in North Versailles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of more than 54 years, Joanne (Hydak) Stoyanoff; brothers, Samuel and Daniel Stoyanoff; and sister, Jean Stoyanoff. He is survived by children, Deborah Lowery, Robert E. (Angela) Stoyanoff Jr., William D. (Beverly) Stoyanoff, Ronald N. (Deborah) Stoyanoff and Raymond Stoyanoff; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Kobetich; brother, Nick Stoyanoff; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Church, 1600 Brinton Road, Braddock. Interment to follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Township. Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, www.parkinsons.org. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Tull, Gladys M. 85

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1929-06-06
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Gladys M. Tull, 85, of White Oak, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at UPMC McKeesport. Born June 6, 1929, in Monroe Township, Bedford County, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Edna Mae Wilkinson Koontz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George S. Tull; and siblings, Robert Koontz, Evelyn Bulger, Betty Datig, Shirley Kline, Patricia Bittner, Maryann Conner, Bernard and Donna. Gladys was a member of Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak. She enjoyed going to the casino, baking, cooking, visiting family, taking care of plants and watching her Steelers. Surviving are her daughters, Beverly Tull, of Lincoln Borough, and Debbie (Joseph) Plesniak, of White Oak; grandchildren, Eileen, John, Jamie and Robert; and great-grandchildren, Jayla and Isabella. Also surviving are siblings, Jack Koontz, of White Oak, Doris Ayers, of Jefferson Hills, Roy, Charlotte, Herbert, Hilda, Raymond Jr. and Brenda; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. A Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Bruce J. Byers officiating. Everyone please meet at church. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. "You just don't understand - Whatever." www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Turner, Kathryn J. 70

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1944-04-29
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Kathryn J. (Kopp) Turner, 70, of Elizabeth, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. She attended Bible Alliance Church in West Newton. Her life revolved around family and her grandchildren. Born April 29, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Kathryn was a daughter of the late Emil Kopp and Beatrice (Dunn) Kopp. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, James Dale Turner Jr.; daughter, Amy (Ron) Morosko, of Elizabeth Township; son, Randy (Dana) Turner, of West Mifflin; seven grandchildren, Alex, Aden and Ethan Morosko and Ryan, Eva, Ashley and Jason Turner; four sisters, Rita Fefolt of Indiana, Pa., Mary Ann (Jim) Wardle, of Venetia, Patricia Wenta, of Washington, Pa., and Elizabeth (Bob) Lusk, of Carroll Township; two brothers, Charles "Bud" (Mary Ann) Kopp, of Amherst, N.Y., and Rich (Brenda) Kopp, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Frank Todaro officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Vercelli, Charles T. 98

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Charles T. Vercelli, 98, a lifelong resident of Monroeville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Richardson) Vercelli; loving father of Caroline (Jeff) Duxbury; brother of Anna Scanlon and the late John Vercelli, Mary Knapp, Gulyerma Krenn, Gustine Krenn, Felix Vercelli and Corinne Benes; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of (445) Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville, 412-856-4747. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday at North American Martyrs Church. Interment will follow at St Joseph Cemetery. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Worsen, Barbara L. 70

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Barbara L. Worsen, 70, of Hampton Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. She was the mother of Raymond J. Worsen Jr. (Michelle) and the late Kimberly Bakaj; daughter of the late George L. and Sarah S. Ruetsch; sister of Chester Ruetsohi (Linda); and grandmother of Raymond and Michael. "Babs" was a former member of Elfinwild Firehall. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where service will follow at 11 a.m. Please visit us at www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Yonich, Joyce E. 74

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1940-06-20
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Joyce E. "Woman" Yonich, 74, of Clairton, passed away at home Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Born June 20, 1940, in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late William Kenneth Manown and Wilma "Babe" (Biddle) Manown. A waitress at various locations in the area and member of St. Clare of Assisi Church, Joyce really enjoyed camping at Pymatuning. She was a loving and kind woman who had her stubborn streak and will be missed by her whole family. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Edward Yonich; her daughter, Roslyn O'Hara, of Clairton; her grandson, Scott O'Hara; her dog, "Buddy"; and nieces, nephews, cousins and her "Amish family," the Yoders, of Andover, Ohio. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in St. Clare of Assisi Church. Interment will be private at the request of the family. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Altemara, Julia C. 90

  • Monessen , Formerly of North Charleroi
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Julia C. Altemara, 90, formerly of North Charleroi and Monessen, died on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. For more information go to www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Anderson, Lois I. 81

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1933-04-13
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Lois Irene Anderson, 81, of Jeannette, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at her residence. She was born April 13, 1933, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Laurice and Thelma Stewart Pierce. Lois was a graduate of Jeannette High School, class of 1951, and a huge Jayhawks fan. She was a member of Gethsemane United Methodist Church, in Jeannette, and a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program. In addition to her parents, Lois was predeceased by a sister, Ruth L. Gurksnis. She is survived by her husband, Norman E. Anderson; her daughters, Lorrie Brown and husband, Dennis, of Pittsburgh, and Saundra Rea and husband, Craig, of Murrysville; grandchildren, Chelsea and Patrick Brown, and Madelyn and Meredith Rea; a brother, Laurice "Sonny" Pierce and wife, Nancy, of Manorville; and several nieces and nephews. Lois' family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the Excela Health Hospice nurses and staff, especially Sue Baker, for all of the kind and compassionate care Lois received during her illness. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday in Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 213 N. Third St., Jeannette, with Pastor Kenneth Bossart officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Excela Health Hospice, 134 Industrial Park Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 213 N. Third St., Jeannette, PA 15644.
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Boehme, Vince 66

  • Formerly of Greensburg
  • Died: 2015-02-21
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  • Vince Boehme, 66, Albany, Ga., formerly of Greensburg, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Phoebe Putin Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Emily Boehme; and brothers, William, George and David Boehme. He left behind a daughter, Megan Boehme, of Florida; and a son, Jason Boehme, of Ohio. He also left behind is his brothers and sisters, Ann Ruth Henzler, Kathy and Alex Ross, of Greensburg, Ronald and Patty Boehme, of Jeannette, Clifford Boehme, and Brenda S. Boehme, of Youngwood; and several nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by everyone. No memorial will be planned at this time.
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Davidson, Helen R. 92

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1922-07-27
  • Died: 2015-02-21
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Helen R. (Taylor) Davidson, 92, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at her home. She was born July 27, 1922, in Glassport, a daughter of the late Mary (Case) Taylor. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine M. Porterfield; a son, Neal E. Davidson; three brothers; and two sisters. Surviving is her husband of 73 years, Charles O. Davidson; three sons, Charles L. Davidson and wife, Patricia, of New Jersey, Robert Davidson and wife, Peggy, of Irwin, and Ralph Davidson and wife, Donna, of Unity Township; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. To honor Helen's request, there will be no visitation. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Immaculate Conception Church. Please go directly to church. Inurnment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 308 Second St., Irwin, PA 15642. Entrusted with the arrangements is the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Detore, Elizabeth M. 88

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1927-02-08
  • Died: 2015-02-23
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth May Detore, 88, of Greensburg, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. She was born Feb. 8, 1927, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Wayne R. and Florence Rupert Brant. Prior to retirement, she worked at the former 1776 Lounge in South Greensburg. She was a member of the SNPJ Club of Carbon where she participated in the bowling and bocci leagues. She also bowled in the GVFD Ladies Auxiliary Bowling League. May enjoyed shopping and going to the family cabin. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Nicholas Detore; a son, Nicholas "Bud" Detore II; two brothers, Wayne "Junior" Brant and Dennis Brant; and four sisters, Almeda "Boots" Rodenz, Alberta Taylor, Lillian Brant and Sherida Harbaugh. She is survived by three daughters, Carole A. (Bucky) Mitchell, of Murphy, N.C., Marcia Detore, of Greensburg, and Diane (Louis) Smail, of Greensburg; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Brant; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A memorial service will then be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. For online condolences, visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Fink, Margaret A. 62

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1952-09-07
  • Died: 2015-02-23
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Margaret A. "Maggie" "Peggy" Allshouse Fink, 62, of Irwin, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at her home. Peggy was born Sept. 7, 1952, in Latrobe, the daughter of the late Warren and Ruth Smith Allshouse. Peggy was a 1970 graduate of Mt. Pleasant Area Senior High School, a member of the First United Methodist Church, Irwin, and the Red Hat Society. Surviving are a sister, Patty Allshouse Linares and Todd Moloney, of Hobe Sound, Fla., and a brother, Warren Allshouse and Elaine Gough, of Mechanicsville, Va.; a stepdaughter, Gretchen Karcher, of Irwin; step-grandchildren, TK, Nikaela, Kurt and Ryan, of Irwin; a step-great-grandchild, Cadence Connelly; sister-in-law, Liza Fink, of Irwin; a niece, Annamaria Fink, of Philadelphia; and also many loving aunts, uncles and cousins and a large group of loving friends. In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, David Fink. The family is inviting friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. David Lake officiating. Private interment will be held Monday in the Irwin Union Cemetery, Irwin. Please visit Peggy's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com. to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Huba, Barbara L. 64

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1950-11-08
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Barbara L. Huba, 64, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. She was born Nov. 8, 1950, in Charleroi, daughter of the late Elwood and Ruth Conner Fisher. Barbara was an avid Pirates fan. She enjoyed country music, line dancing and her monthly card club. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Jessica Huba. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Huba; two sons, Aaron Huba, of San Diego, Calif., and Brent Huba, of Greensburg; and a brother, John (Bonnie) Fisher, of Dayton, Ohio. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greenburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. For online condolences, visit BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Kuba, Stella F. 92

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1922-07-15
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Stella F. Kuba, 92, of Latrobe, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at St. Anne's Home, Greensburg. She was born July 15, 1922, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Gac) Huysak; and stepfather, John Wasileski. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church and the First Catholic Slovak Union. She worked in the food services department at Coca Cola Bottling Company and retired from Gee Bee's department store in 1987. She loved listening to music and attending church picnics and festivals with family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Kuba, in 1962; her daughter, Geraldine Risley; three brothers, Stanley Huysak, John Huysak and Casimer Wasileski; and two sisters, Helen Ridilla and Dorothy Skoff. She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Molchan and her husband, Dennis, of Humble, Texas; a son, Dennis Kuba and his wife, Karen, of Marietta, Ohio; three grandchildren, Denice Gonzales and her husband, Rey, Lance Molchan and Matthew Kuba; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Josephine Skoff and Louise Wasileski, both of Latrobe; and a brother-in-law, George Skoff, of Latrobe. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Parastas service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. A Panachida service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home followed by Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Bradenville. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery, Bradenville. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at St. Anne's Home, Greensburg, for their excellent care and compassion. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
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Marcinko, Mary M. 87

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1927-02-27
  • Died: 2015-01-22
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  • Mary M. (Bagi) Woytus Marcinko, 87, of Latrobe (Unity Township), passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at home. She was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Homestead, a daughter of the late Andrew Lewis Bagi Sr. and Anna M. (Sass) Bagi. She was a retired housekeeper and a member of St. Vincent Basilica Parish. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Woytus; her second husband, Richard "Dick" Marcinko; three brothers, Edward Bagi, Andrew Bagi Jr. and Larry Bagi; and a sister, Anna Bagi. She is survived by four children, Joan Woytus, of Greensburg, and Sandra Basenback, David Woytus and John Marcinko, all of Latrobe; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. As per her wishes, a private graveside service was held Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in St. Vincent Cemetery. Burial followed in St. Vincent Cemetery. Arrangements handled by Frederick Funeral Home Inc., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Please send condolences to the family.
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McDonnell Sr., Kenneth C. 68

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1946-12-26
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Kenneth C. McDonnell Sr., 68, of Jeannette, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at home. He was born Dec. 26, 1946, in Grapeville, a son of the late Calvin and Bertha (Little) McDonnell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Sonny McDonnell, Charlotte Shumaker and Pat Wolski; and his special companion, his beagle, Sammi. He enjoyed Nascar, games, playing guitar in two bands "Kenny and the Country Cousins" and "Second Chance" and loved his grandchildren. Ken is survived by his wife, Georgia (Young) McDonnell, of Jeannette; daughter, Heidi Spurley, of Jeannette; son, Kenneth C. McDonnell II and his wife, Wendy, of Claridge; and his six loving grandchildren, Amber, Shaunna, Abby, Lucas, Nevaeh and A'yonna. According to his wishes, there will be no visitation or service. The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Excela Health Hospice and Homecare Nurses for all the care provided. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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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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Parola, Clifford L. 77

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1937-09-18
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Clifford L. Parola, 77, of Irwin, died peacefully, at home with family, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. He was born Sept. 18, 1937, in Charleroi, a son of the late Steve and Pierette Parola. He was a retired employee of Allegheny Business Systems and a former employee of Thorofare Supermarket. Cliff was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and loved to garden. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Margaret Kozura, Pierette Vestrat and Steve, John, Andy, Tony and Rosalie Parola. He is survived by his wife, Roberta (Waddell) Parola; children, Vicki Tanner, of Greensboro, Kim (Mark) Estep, of Clarksville, Tenn., and Wendy (Jake) Gilmartin, of Irwin; grandchildren, Rachel Novak, Jennifer (Ben) Karns, Michael Novak and Jessica and Brittani Schock; a great-granddaughter, Abigail Karns; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Margaret Shannon officiating. Private entombment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Those wishing may contribute to Excela Hospice or West Hempfield Presbyterian Church. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Pasterick, John T. 73

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1941-05-05
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Curran, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • John T. Pasterick, 73, of Lower Burrell, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at home. Born May 5, 1941, in Vandergrift, he was the son of the late Thomas John and Pearl (Dudenas) Pasterick. John lived in Lower Burrell since 1972 and served our country with the Air Force. He retired from John's Heating and Cooling in Freeport and previously worked as a production worker for PPG. John was a former Mason. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy M. Pasterick, who passed away July 15, 2014. He is survived by his children, Bryan (Michelle) Pasterick, of Julian, and Tracey (fiance Jeff Johnson) Porupsky, of Nampa, Idaho; siblings, Sue (Jeff) Snyder, of Irwin, Joe (Linda) Pasterick, of Spring Church, Dan Pasterick, and Steve Pasterick, of Apollo; and nieces and nephews. At John's request, all services are private and have been entrusted to the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, Leechburg. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Potter, Robert Rob J. 22

  • Born: 1992-05-04
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Robert "Rob" J. Potter, 22, sadly taken Tuesday, February 24, 2015, doing what he loved, skiing the mountains of Utah. Born May 4, 1992, Rob was the beloved son of Melissa (Perri) Potter and Robert Potter, of Greensburg; extraordinary brother of Madeline and Billy Potter, of Greensburg, and Brandi Berquist, of Texas; beloved grandson of Sam and Mary Carole Perri, of Florida, and Doris Potter and the late William Potter, of Irwin; cherished nephew of Peggy and the late Lloyd Martin, of Murrysville, Kim and Manny Rojas, of Oakdale, Felice Perri, of Florida, Samuel and Rosa Perri, of Pittsburgh, Scott and Cathy Perri, of Minnesota, Patty and Howard Katz, of New York, Melissa and Bob Gans, of California. Numerous cousins forever remember him as the jovial life of the party. Rob was a 2011 graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School and went on to study fine arts at California University of Pennsylvania. An avid outdoorsman, Rob currently was employed at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. He also worked as a white water guide in Ohiopyle and was a mountain ambassador at Seven Springs Resort. Rob was at his happiest surrounded by friends, family and the outdoors. He played hockey, soccer and was a member of the fly fishing club at Greensburg Central Catholic. Rob began skiing at age of two and this winter was "the happiest he ever was, skiing in Utah." Robert was welcomed into Heaven by his grandfather, William Potter; aunt, Norma Zielinski; and uncle, Lloyd Martin. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, March 2, at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 87 Sixth St., Herminie. Those attending Mass please go directly to the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Rob's name to TRAS (Three Rivers Adaptive Sports) P.O. Box 38235, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.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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Salamon, Stanley W. 89

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1925-10-24
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Stanley W. Salamon, 89, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Oct. 24, 1925, in Colver, the son of the late John and Mary (Zabinsk) Salamon. Stanley is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Rose Politsky Salamon. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Stanley Salamon, of Monroeville, David and his wife, Marygrace, of Tuscan, Ariz., Alan and his wife, Janet, of North Huntingdon, Jeffrey Salamon, of North Huntingdon, and Brian and his wife, Kathy, of Littleton, Colo.; six grandchildren, Christopher, David, Jonathan, Mark, Jacqueline and Steven; also four great-grandchildren, Mariya, Slade, Aaron and Alex; and two sisters, Irene Gardner and Wanda Brunnett. Stanley was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by United Airlines. He was an avid gardener and fisherman. Stanley was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by at 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Suchko, Sophie 95

  • Lowber
  • Born: 1919-12-05
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Sophie (Klus) Suchko, 95, of Lowber, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Lowber, daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Sophia (Skubiak) Klus. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Charles Suchko; six brothers, John, Michael, Joseph Jr., Anthony, Charles and Andrew Klus; and five sisters, Anna Olbrish, Mary Frabizio, Julia Kytchak, Catherine Byzon and Helen Chopp. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Herminie. Sophie "Mom" was the family Rock of Gibraltar who had a love for cooking and her garden and flowers. She had a kind word for everyone. She was lovingly known as the "Perogi Queen." Sophie is survived by her daughter, Charlene (Richard) Loughman-Wright, of Westtown, N.Y.; son, Allen (Rosemary) Suchko, of Martinez, Ga.; and son, Gerald Suchko, of West Newton. She will be greatly missed by granddaughters, Crisseda (John) Besson, Stacy (Ben) Tanner, Elyssa and Caitlyn Suchko; and grandson, Michael Suchko. Her great-grandchildren, Abigail and Madelyn Carpenter and Logan and Cole Tanner will miss her dearly. Sophie is survived by remaining sister, Stella Cipollone, of Fairless Hills; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME, 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie. Parastas services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Panchida services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home followed by a Funeral of Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Herminie, with the Rev. Michael Farynets as celebrant. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sophie's name to St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, 7 Second St., Herminie, PA 15637.
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Tamasy, Virginia M. 64

  • Ruffs Dale
  • Born: 1950-05-01
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Virginia M. "Ginny" Tamasy, 64, of Ruffs Dale, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. She was born May 1, 1950, in Sewickley, a daughter of the late Philip and Clara (Rittelmann) Swarlis. Upon graduation from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Ginny worked as an art director for A.N.D. Associates of Pittsburgh; Bureau of Forestry; The Fireplace Restaurant; her own custom sign business, Virginia Signs; and Yough School Transportation Services. Residing mostly in Ruffs Dale, her main job and major accomplishment was being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Tom Tamasy; children, Aaron Tamasy and girlfriend, Angela Garzarelli, Michael Ludwig and wife, Laura, Nicholas Tamasy and wife, Amy, Julia McLaughlin and husband, Daniel and Maxwell Tamasy; grandchildren, Quinten Tamasy, Alexandra Ludwig, Evan Ludwig, Leif McLaughlin and Jordan Bryan; siblings, James Swarlis, Richard Swarlis and partner, David Anthony, Paul Swarlis and wife, Theresa, and Suzanne Krpicak and husband, Frank; her mother-in-law, Frances Tamasy; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffery Swarlis; sister-in-law, Kathy Ludwig; and father-in-law, Thomas E. Tamasy. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at which time services will be held Saturday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY Jr. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA 15626. www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Trice, S. Jerry 68

  • Jeannette
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • S. Jerry Trice, 68, of Jeannette, was called home to eternal life by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Jerry was the founder of Trice Professional Optical Services, retiring after many years of service to the community. He was a member of the First Reformed United Church of Christ in Greensburg. He had served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Jerry was predeceased by his parents, Seibert W. and Edith V. (Lloyd) Trice; and his brother, William E. Trice. He is survived by his brother, Richard L. (Eleanor) Trice; and his sister, Dolores "Dee" (Barrie) Marker, as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by very special friends, Kevin Berger and John LaValle. Honoring Jerry's wishes, private services will be held at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME. Interment will follow in the Hillview Cemetery in Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the First Reformed United Church of Christ, 312 S. Maple Ave., Greensburg, PA 15601. Kepple-Graft Funeral Home of Greensburg entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and information, please visit www.kepple-graft.com.
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Armstrong County

Lasher, Annabelle 71

  • Templeton
  • Died: 2015-02-19
  • Funeral Home: Bauer, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Annabelle Lasher, 71, of Templeton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, surrounded by her loving family. Per Annabelle's request, there will be no visitation. Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Widnoon United Methodist Church, 108 Unger Road, Templeton, with the Rev. Joni Williams officiating. For a complete obituary, visit www.bauerfuneral.com.
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Butler County

McWilliams, Geraldine J. 88

  • Sarver
  • Born: 1926-09-10
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Geraldine J. McWilliams, 88, of Sarver, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Life Care Hospital at Allegheny Valley Hospital. Born Sept. 10, 1926, in Bradenton, Fla., she was the daughter of Vernon S. Grimes and Florence Creighton Grimes. Geraldine retired in 1992 as an assistant to the Register of Wills for Butler County Register of Wills. She had also worked at the Butler County Humane Society. Being a devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cabot, where she was a member of the Christian Mothers and the Bereavement Committee. She was also a member of the Saxonburg American Legion Ladies Auxillary. She enjoyed her computer, genealogy, traveling and making and sending cards. Surviving are her children, Charlotte McWilliams, of Sarver, Cecil (Cathy) McWilliams III, of Ft. Worth, Texas, Gerald L. (Louise) McWilliams, of Monroe, Mich., Theresa (Kevin Hutchison) McWilliams, of Pittsburgh, and Beth McWilliams, of Natrona; one brother, Joseph Grimes, of Costa Mesa, Calif.; five grandchildren, Broyionne, Gerald Jr., James and Matt; six great-grandchildren; and her cat, Tiki. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil L. McWilliams Jr., on Nov. 14, 1999; her son, Mark McWilliams; one brother, Vernon Grimes; and one grandson, Eric. There will be no visitation or services. Private family interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Herman. FOX FUNERAL HOME INC. in Saxonburg assisted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 315 Stoney Hollow Road, Cabot, PA 16023. www.foxfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Miller, Elizabeth J. 80

  • Mars
  • Born: 1934-04-16
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth J. "Bette" Miller, 80, of Mars, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 24, 2015, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born April 16, 1934, in Pittsburgh. Bette had been a school bus driver for 19 years at Bauman Bus Company for the Pine-Richland School District. She was a member of St. Kilian Church in Mars and the Cowansville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Bette loved to travel with Sam, her husband of 58 years, whether it was to the casinos in Pittsburgh or in the motor home to Florida. They travelled extensively and even saw Pope John Paul II. They enjoyed boating and motorcycling on their trike. Surviving are her husband, Willard E. "Sam" Miller, who she married Sept. 22, 1956; her daughters, Bridget K. Miller, of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Beth G. Miller (Keith), of San Mateo, Calif.; a son, Barry J. Miller (Tracy), of Mars; a sister, Marylou Fulton, of Morrow, Ga.; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles, Theodore and Robert Fulton. Memorials may be made to the National Children's Cancer Society at www.thenccs.org. At Bette's request, arrangements are private under the direction of the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, and please sign the guestbook and condolences at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Starr, Eileen M. 86

  • Middlesex Township
  • Born: 1928-10-23
  • Died: 2015-02-23
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Eileen Margaret Drennan Starr, 86, of Middlesex Township, Valencia, died peacefully at home Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, after a long illness. She was born Oct. 23, 1928, in Buck Hill Falls, the daughter of the late Harry J. and Edith W. Drennan. She graduated as salutatorian from Barrett Township High School in the Poconos Mountains. She received a B.A. in English from Penn State University in 1950 and taught at Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson. She married H. Paul Starr Jr., of Valencia, on Jan. 31, 1953, and they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in January. Mrs. Starr enjoyed traveling, gardening and reading. In addition, she was an avid fan of Penn State football and the Antiques Road Show. She was also a docent at Hartwood Acres in Allegheny County, past president of the St. Thomas in the Fields Women's Guild, a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, Girl Scout Brownie leader and active in the Woman's Club of Butler County. She was always ready to experience new places and took pleasure in seeing different venues such as Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Africa, Ireland, France, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Greece and Italy. She also traveled extensively in the United States, visiting all 50 states except North Dakota. She is survived by her husband, Paul; and sister, Helen Rumberger (William), of State College. In addition, she is survived by her four children, Eileen Florence Starr (Timothy), of Bowling Green, Ky., H. Paul Starr III (Annamarie), of Valencia, Linda Edith Starr McNamara (Thomas), of La Jolla, Calif., and Donna Starr-Deelen (Bart), of Kensington, Md. Her beloved grandchildren include Maura Francis, Brendan Thomas, Margaret Eileen and Claire Starr McNamara, Elayne Lida and Olivia Pauline Deelen, Ethan Starr Evans, Anastasia Marie and Paul Charles Starr. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at St. Thomas in the Fields Church in Gibsonia. Memorial donations to St. Barnabas charities or the Lighthouse Foundation. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Worsen, Timothy L. 49

  • Butler
  • Born: 1965-04-11
  • Died: 2015-02-23
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Timothy Lee Worsen, 49, of Butler, died Monday morning, Feb. 23, 2015, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born in Pittsburgh, April 11, 1965, he was the son of the late Thomas Lee and Sandra R. Worsen. He was a graduate of Mars High School. Tim was the proprietor of Precision Auto Plus, in Sarver, and spent his career as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and racing his drag car. Surviving are his sister, Teresa Worsen Pugliese, of Valencia; a niece, Delaney Butzine; his partner, Christine Ramsey, and stepdaughter, Jackey Ramsey; his daughter, Staci Ellis; and granddaughter, Allie Zedak. He also is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of the family. He was preceded in death by his father, Tom, and mother, Sandra. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Glade Run Presbyterian Church, 1091 Pittsburgh Road, Valencia, PA 16059, with the Rev. Greg Wiest, pastor, officiating. Friends will be greeted after the service in Heritage Hall at the church. Memorials may be made to the Deacon Fund of the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Fayette County

Grimm, Eva 90

  • Melcroft
  • Born: 1924-11-21
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Eva Grimm, 90, of Melcroft, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Dominick and Theresa DeLorenza Martin. Eva was a longtime resident of Melcroft and was a loving homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving daughters, Judy Shaffer, of Melcroft, June Geary and husband, John, of Melcroft, Donna Donitzen and husband, Ron, of Donegal, and Christine Keslar and husband, Ron, of Melcroft; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Vera Keslar, of Stahlstown. In addition to her parents, Eva was predeceased by her husband, Ira Grimm; her sisters, Jesse Bennington and Angie Johnson; and her brothers, David, Tom, Fred, Sam, Richard, Adam, Carl and Tony Martin. The family would like to give a special thanks to Redstone Highlands for all of their wonderful, loving care given to Eva during her stay there. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC. at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, 724-455-2310, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Douglas Nolt officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Iadanza, Nicholas 91

  • Republic
  • Born: 1923-10-14
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Kish Funeral Home, Republic | Get Directions
  • Nicholas Iadanza, 91, of Republic, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born Oct. 14, 1923, a son of Andrei Iadanza and Novina Marasco Iadanza. Nick was the owner of Republic Auto, a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II, a member of the Republic American Legion Post 590, the former Holy Rosary Church, now St. Francis of Assisi, the Fairbank Rod and Gun Club, and he, along with his wife, owned Rose's Lounge. In addition to his parents, Nick was preceded in death by his wife, Rose M. DeLeonibus Iadanza; grandson, Andrei Iadanza; a sister, Florence; and a brother, James. Surviving are his sons, Nicholas Eugene Iadanza and wife, Margaret, of Tigard, Ore., and David Iadanza, and wife, Jody, of Charleroi; grandchildren, Matthew Iadanza, Christopher Iadanza and wife, Dena, Alexander Iadanza and wife, Christina, Reanna Rivera and husband, Tony, and Diden and Emily Iadanza; great-grandchildren, Zaliegh Iadanza, Olivia Rivera, Andrei, Nicholas, Montgomery, and Emilia Iadanza; sisters, Adeline and Carmen; and brothers, John and Joseph. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME, 1 Legion St., Republic, Pa., on Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Monday, March 2, 2015, until 10 a.m., when a blessing service will be held with the Rev. Father William Berkey officiating. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park, where military services will be accorded by Hopwood Amvets Post 103.
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Lynch, Janice R. 76

  • Perryopolis
  • Born: 1938-06-24
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Eley-Mccrory Funeral Home, Fayette City | Get Directions
  • Janice Rae "Aunt Tubby" Lynch, very loving and giving person, 76 of Perryopolis, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born June 24, 1938, in Mt. Pleasant, daughter of the late Raymond J. Richter and the late Wilma T. Fryan Richter. She was a 1956 graduate of Perry Lower Tyrone Township High School, a member of the Perryopolis United Methodist Church and the Israfil Sunday school class. Janice taught Sunday school and church school for many years to the small children of the church. She worked at Randall's Restaurant in Perryopolis for 40 years where she was known to her customers as "Trix" and at Perry Manufactory Co. Aunt Tubby helped with the Fireman's fund raisers, was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Western PA Fireman's Association, the Old Timer's Association, High Hatters Association and the State Fireman's Association. Aunt Tubby and Uncle Leonard attended many Western PA Fireman's Associations annual conventions along with her brother-in-law, Harold "Dyke" Lynch and his wife, Barb. She loved taking pictures and making scrapbooks for her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She made many friends the past three and a half years at Golden Living Center in Uniontown where she was a patient. They were all like family to her. She enjoyed playing games, especially bingo. She will be missed by many. She was always the life of the party. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Harry Leonard Lynch; twin sister, Janet Faye Richter of Perryopolis; sister, Jerene Kay Zundel and husband, Robert, of Perryopolis; uncle, Ralph Richter of Elwood City; 18 loving nieces and nephews; and 32 loving great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew, Donald Lynch. Friends will be received Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ELEY-McCRORY FUNERAL HOME INC., 334 Main St., Fayette City, PA. 724-326-5621, www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Carole Bergman officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Perryopolis United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 613, Perryopolis, PA 15473; or the Activity Fund at Golden Living Center, 129 Franklin Ave., Uniontown, PA 15401.
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Martin Jr., Jesse 91

  • Dunbar Township
  • Born: 1924-01-29
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Jesse Martin Jr., 91, of Dunbar Township, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at his daughter's home where he resided. He was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Dunbar, a son of the late Jesse Sr. and Sylvia (Leapline) Martin. He was a lifetime member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Uniontown, and was a member of the American Legion in Dunbar. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army. Prior to his retirement, Jesse was employed as a police officer for Dunbar Borough for many years. Later, he worked for Homestead Steel Mill for several more years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Phyllis J. (Downs) Martin, whom he cared for until she passed away April 26, 2011; and two sisters, Sylvia Robinson and Lillian Lowry. He is survived by his children, Kandy Landman and husband, Tracy, of Lemont Furnace, Randy Martin and wife, Denise, of Akron, Ohio, Joann Kremer, of Uniontown, Douglas Martin and wife, Cathy, of Arizona, Gilbert Martin and wife, Julie, Dennis Martin and wife, Elizabeth, both of Akron, Ohio, Dale Martin and wife, Sherry, of Lemont Furnace, Gail Vagni and husband, Franco, of Bridgeville, Kim Murphy and husband, Perry, of Dunbar, and Teresa Martin and fiance, Brandon Davis, of New Salem; special granddaughters, Heather Murphy, Lynsee Landman and Jesseka Chapman; a special niece, Vera Lowry Martin; a special great-granddaughter who was Pap-Pap's little girl, Kenadi Chapman; also numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He enjoyed going for rides with his son, Dale, for his favorite treat, ice cream cones. He will be truly loved and sadly missed by many. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, with full military rites accorded at graveside by Honor Guard of North Union Township VFW No. 8543 and Vietnam Veterans. A special thanks to Kim and Perry for wonderful care of their dad over the past years.
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Reggiannini III, Joseph A. 39

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1975-11-11
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Parzynski Funeral Home , Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Joseph Angelo Reggiannini III, 39, of Belle Vernon, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at 4:04 p.m. at his home. Born Nov. 11, 1975, in Monongahela, he was the son of Joseph A. Reggiannini Jr. and Debra Rose Reggiannini of Donora. Joseph was a retired truck driver from Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Distributing, Pittsburgh, and was a loving father and husband for 14 years, a wonderful son, and big brother. He was an amazing and caring person loved by so many. He will be sadly missed. I Love You Hunny. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Jamie Klotz Reggiannini, to whom he was married 14 years; two sons, James Klotz and Joseph A. Reggiannini IV, both at home; three sisters, Tina Reggiannini of Donora, Rochelle Reggiannini of Charleroi, Angela Reggiannini of Finleyville; three nieces, Felicia Rose Reggiannini, Rachel Lasko, and Nesa Smith; three nephews, William Neff, Dante Reggiannini, Jeffrey Smith; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be private for the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-6183. Condolences accepted at the funeral homes website, www.parzynskifuneralhome.com.
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Indiana County

Miller Sr., Ralph J. 89

  • Indiana
  • Born: 1925-09-19
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Dr. Ralph J. Miller Sr., 89, of Indiana, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1925, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Dr. Ralph Edgar and Gertrude H. (Bosau) Miller. Dr. Miller has lived in Indiana since 1960. An urologist, he was in private practice in the Pittsburgh and Indiana areas for more than 45 years, retiring in 2006. Dr. Miller had a unique dedication to his profession and its ideals of excellence and compassion in the care of patients. A veteran of the Navy, Dr. Miller served during World War II. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Miller was head cheerleader and served as the Panther mascot during his senior year. He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at Pitt. Later graduating from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Dr. Miller served his residency at the Veterans Hospital in Pittsburgh. He later became a member of the International College of Surgeons. In addition to his professional interests, Dr. Miller was accomplished in woodworking and furniture construction. In his younger years, he constructed a family getaway home on the banks of Crooked Creek at King's Fording near Girty, using stone and wood harvested at the site. The home was enjoyed by the extended family for many decades. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Masten (Paul) Miller, in 2006; and a brother, Meredith Henry Miller, in 2013. Dr. Miller is survived by his two sons, Dr. Ralph J. (Mary) Miller Jr. and Mark Paul Miller, both of Fox Chapel; two granddaughters, Mara and Lindsay Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews. At the request of the family, all services will be private and have been entrusted to the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., Apollo. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Washington County

Cebasek, Iva M. 95

  • Union Township
  • Died: 2015-02-22
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Iva Mae (Roberts) Cebasek, 95, of Union Township, peacefully passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Cebasek; loving mother of Dennis Cebasek, Jeanne Cebasek, Nancy Cebasek Jenkins and Janice Capozzi (Tony); grandmother of Chase Jenkins (Renata), Michael Jenkins (Mariam Alfaro), Garrett Moeller and Nicole Brunty (Charles); great-grandmother of Charles and Curtis Brunty; aunt to many nieces and nephews; and daughter of the late David and Annie E. Smith Roberts. She was preceded in death by siblings, Mildred Dranko (Louis), Edna Sims (John), David Roberts (Marie), Myrtle Matthews (Charles), Gomer Roberts, Harry Roberts (Elva) and Mabel Polcawich (John); and sisters-in-law, Caroline Cebasek Arch (Ralph) and Mary Arch. Iva was a homemaker, accomplished seamstress and a small pastry shop proprietor, however her main priority was always family and holiday gatherings. In her spare time, she enjoyed ballroom dancing, sewing, baking, gardening and vacationing at the family's Deep Creek, Md., home. With a heart full of love and generosity, a sense of adventure and a quirky sense of humor, Iva will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Condolences may be given at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Cusick, Ruth 93

  • Charleston, S.C. , Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1922-01-06
  • Died: 2015-02-20
  • Funeral Home: __, __ | Get Directions
  • Ruth Cox Cusick, 93, of Charleston, S.C., formerly of Pittsburgh, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Born Jan. 6, 1922, in Tarentum, Ruth was the second daughter of the late Samuel F. and Catherine Conklin Cox. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Pittsburgh and then attended the University of Pittsburgh, earning a degree in chemistry in 1943. During World War II, she worked as a chemist for DuPont and Mellon Institute before starting a large family. She later returned to the workforce at the Department of Energy. Ruth had a wonderful sense of humor and a huge laugh to match. She enjoyed painting, was a voracious reader and was active in sea turtle protection. She was an attentive and loving wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Charles S. Cusick; her sister, Marguerite Cox Duffey; and cousin, Mary M. Voigt. Ruth is survived by her brother-in-law, Patrick J. Cusick, of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven children, Daniel (Sheila), of Pittsburgh, Charles Jr. (Cindy), of New Castle, William (Teresa), of Floyds Knobs, Ind., Catherine (David Hazeltine), of Charleston, S.C., Margaret (Anthony Hrudka), of Cleveland, Ohio, Mary Ellen (Mark Grossnickle), of Macon, Ga., and Beth (James Merrigan), of Tucson, Ariz.; 21 grandchildren, Pat (Connie Martin), Brian (Christin Sciulli), Brendan, Timothy, Steve (Ali), Matt (Franzi), Melissa, Jennifer Cusick, Colleen Morris (Adam), Jackie Lile (Jeff), Lizzy and Sam Hazeltine, Maria and Emily Szramowski, Charlie, Sean, Riley and Anna Grace Grossnickle and Cassandra, Sarah and Clare Merrigan; two great-grandchildren, Rory James and Ava Riley Cusick; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island, SC, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach, PO Box 607, Johns Island, SC 29457.
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Muia Jr., Francis 76

  • Mount Vernon , Formerly of Donora
  • Born: 1938-11-30
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Iris Muia, Mount Vernon | Get Directions
  • Francis Muia Jr. was born on Nov. 30, 1938, in North Charleroi, to Francis Muia Sr. and Susan Muia. Third of three brothers, he grew up in Donora, where he graduated from Donora High School. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. After two years of service, he moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., where his brother Paul and parents had moved during his Army tour. While there, he met Iris who he married on Nov. 22, 1963. During this time, he also fell in love with missions. A passionate Christian since his teen years, Francis looked for purpose in his life and work when he took a short-term mission trip to Haiti. Soon after, he and Iris answered a call to ministry in Haiti, which would shape the rest of their lives. While there, children Alan and Darlene were born. Through 26 years of ministry including dentistry, Bible study, church planting, and mission administration abroad and in the U.S., Francis committed himself to spreading the Gospel of Christ. With little formal training, he served as evangelist, pastor, mentor, and friend to many. In 1993, he and Iris settled back in Florida where he began a second career as missions pastor and pastoral counselor to missionaries around the world. In 2014, they moved to Mount Vernon, Wash., to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Francis went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 24, 2015. Francis is survived by his wife, Iris; his children Alan Muia (Amy) and Darlene Kroon (Brent); his grandsons, Denny Muia and Justin Kroon; his brothers, Paul and Charles Muia; and his niece, Pamela Muia. Funeral services and interment will be held in Mount Vernon, Wash.
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Shumaker, Theron J. 70

  • D'Iberville, Miss.
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: __, __ | Get Directions
  • Theron James Shumaker, 70, of D'Iberville, Miss., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Mr. Shumaker was born in Pennsylvania and was a veteran of the Air Force. He was retired from American Express and had been a Coast resident for the last 15 years. He had many interests including hunting, fishing, metal detecting, gambling and coin collecting, but his favorite was spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen "Pap" Miller. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah L. "Princess" Shumaker, of D'Iberville; his mother, Vaida "Nan" Miller, of D'Iberville; children, Michelle Knox (Heath), of Pennsylvania, Joanne Benjamin, of Pennsylvania, Christina Estroso (Jhun), of Biloxi, Miss., Joshua Benjamin, of California, Jeremiah Benjamin, of California, Rachel Hendry, of Purvis, Miss., Ruth Benjamin of Pennsylvania, and Dana Krie, of Florida; many grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and his sisters, Judith Franklin, of Biloxi, Janice Beckman (Bill), of Biloxi, Susan Shumaker (Sherry Armstrong), of Arizona, and Cheryl Jackson (Steve), of Biloxi, Miss. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 274 Beauvoir Road, Biloxi. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org. "So long and thanks for all the fish." -The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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Tamburo, Gloria J. 68

  • Woodbine
  • Born: 1946-03-30
  • Died: 2015-02-23
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  • Gloria Jean (Krzeminski) Tamburo, 68, of Woodbine, Md., passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was born March 30, 1946, in Natrona Heights. She was the daughter of the late Stanley Krzeminski and the late Sabina Szarnicki Krzeminski. She was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English and education. She taught high school English in Michigan and New Jersey. After raising two children, she worked at North American Title Company in Columbia, Md. She was well-known as a Pittsburgh sports fan and avid gardener. Surviving in addition to her husband, Tom Tamburo, are children, Beth Tamburo and fiance, Kenny Hammond, of Frederick, Md., and Carrie Tamburo, of Washington, D.C.; and brother, Joe Krzeminski, of Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Oncology Department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, care of Office of Philanthropy, Hospital Administration, 3800 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. Online contributions may also be made at medstarhealth.org. Private service. Arrangements made by BURRIER-QUEEN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, PA Winfield, MD online condolences to www.burrier-queen.com.
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