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Alexander, Neil H. 49

  • Died: 2015-03-24
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  • Neil Hugh Alexander, 49, passed away from complications due to Lou Gehrig's disease. Neil died peacefully in his sleep, holding the hand of his wife, Suzanne, with his beloved sister, Shawn, by his side, his two precious children, Abby and Patrick, and "the best dogs in the world," Libby and Benny, close by. Neil will be remembered for his courage in the face of ALS and all that he did to rally a community to raise awareness, care for other patients and their children and raise funds for research to find a cure. Many will remember his bold commitment just six weeks ago to raise $2.5 million to build the $10 million LiveLikeLou Center for ALS Research at the University of Pittsburgh. And those who knew him well remember his magnetic storytelling, infectious laugh, commanding presence, kind and humble heart, sense of adventure and his unparalleled love of anything Pittsburgh, including Hefren-Tillotson, the Pirates and the amazing people he and his family have come to love since returning to Pittsburgh 22 years ago. Neil was unwilling to let his illness define him, saying, "I have never been hungry. I have never been lonely. I have never lived in fear. It's been a good life. I am lucky." The lucky family who loved him most include his late mother, LoraLee McGeary; father, Dick (Nancy); mother-in-law, Colleen Lydon; sister, Shawn (Jack Jones); brothers, Rick (Jennifer Royall), Todd (Beth) and Jonathan Alexander; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jeannine and Gregg Dittoe; nieces, Sarah Alexander and Alexandria Scott; and nephews, Matthew, Benjamin and Jacob Alexander. Please join us to remember Neil's good life at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. In lieu of flowers, please honor Neil's desire to "leave ALS better than he found it" by donating either to The Pittsburgh Foundation, earmarked for LiveLikeLou.org, at 5 PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or, if intending to donate to research directly, to the University of Pittsburgh, earmarked for the LiveLikeLou Center for ALS Research at University of Pittsburgh, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave. at Meyran, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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Bahor, Mary L. 95

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Mary Louise (Kokal) Bahor, 95, of Penn Hills, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Bahor; beloved mother of Bruce (Janice), Brian (Carole) and the late Michael Paul; grandmother of Jennifer (Ray) Strobel, Brooke H. (Brian) Soxman, Zachary, Colin, Rachel and Jared; great-grandmother of Lake, Troy and Fritz; and sister of Vernie (and the late James) Simmons, and the late Emily (Joseph) Buchar, Vencil (Agnes) Kokal, Paul (Dorothy) Kokal and Stanley (Dolly) Kokal. Mary cherished her time working in the bakery at the Penn Hills Giant Eagle, was an avid member of the SNPJ, and volunteered weekly at the Penn Hills Service Association. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL,7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John the Baptist Church. Interment in Plum Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Penn Hills Service Association , 2519 Main St., Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
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Baker, Josephine D. 96

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Josephine D. Baker, 96, of Longwood at Oakmont, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph W. Baker. She is survived by children, Martha L. (Dennis) Mierzwa, of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Bruce B. (Susan) Baker, of Medina, Ohio. She is also survived by grandchildren, Michael (Laura) Mierzwa, of Davis, Calif., and Kristen L. Mierzwa, of New York City, N.Y., and Daniel (Staci) Mierzwa, of Plumas Lake, Calif., and three greatly loved great-grandchildren, Nolan, Mason and Brooke Mierzwa. She is also survived by her dearly loved nephew, Robert Peet (Suzanne) Dickinson and Susan L. (Michael) Lowrey and their children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Peet Dickinson and Josephine Minteer Dickinson; and brother, Robert Peet (Marion) Dickinson Jr. She was a secretary for US Steel, secretary for the Edgewood School District and for Angermann Associates. She also had a long and full career of volunteer service to the community as an AWVS driver for the military during World War II, president of the Allison School PTA, officer of the Wilkinsburg Junior League, on the board of YWCA of Wilkinsburg, Brownie and Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, long time volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the RCAC in Oakmont. She was a devoted member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Wilkinsburg, as a Sunday school teacher, and later an active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Oakmont Altar Guild and the Women of St Thomas. She touched the lives of so many with her special friendship and love. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, at the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA, 15139. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Oakmont. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be made at www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Bobak, Patricia M. 74

  • Formerly of White Oak
  • Born: 1940-12-27
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Patricia Marie (Smith) Bobak, 74, formerly of White Oak, passed peacefully Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born Dec. 27, 1940, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Russell and Rachel (Oliver) Smith and was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald Paul Bobak. Pat enjoyed spending time with her family and was a caregiver to all. She will be greatly missed. She was a loving mother of Mark (Lisa) Bobak, of North Huntingdon, Randy (Diana) Bobak, of Irwin, and Lisa (Jim) Rainey, of North Huntingdon; cherished grandmother of Josh and Jake Bobak, Corey and Haylee Bobak and Reno and Reanna Rainey; sister of Sarah Roper, of McKeesport; sister-in-law of Arlene (the late Paul) Williams, of McKeesport; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Gary Mitrik officiating. Entombment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to Alzheimer's Research, 1011 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Greater Works Outreach, 301 College Park Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Budol, Hilarion L. 95

  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Forest Hills | Get Directions
  • Hilarion L. Budol, 95, passed Thursday, March 26, 2015. "The angels came down with tears in their eyes and carried my dear mother to heaven." She was the wife of the late Stanley J. Budol; cherished mother of Richard A. Budol; also mother of Stanley P. Budol and the late Eileen (Tony) Thompson; grandmother of Lawrence, Mark, Brian and the late Allan Gubash; great-grandmother of Samantha Gubash; sister of the late Dolores Cyril and Richard and John Kaminsky; also survived by a cousin and nieces and nephews. Happiness to my mother was yelling "Bingo." Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in Good Shepherd Church, Braddock.
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Cain-Wasserman, Alyce 61

  • Bethel Park
  • Born: 1953-08-09
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Alyce Cain-Wasserman, 61, of Bethel Park, formerly of Forward Township, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon. She was born Aug. 9, 1953, in Elizabeth, to the late Orion and Charlotta (Goettel) Cain. She was a case manager for Aetna Insurance in Pittsburgh and was a member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth. Alyce had a 43-year career in nursing, starting out in the neuro department of Allegheny General Hospital and then moving to hospice home care for many years. She then became a case manager for Health America and later moved to Aetna. An animal lover, she was one of the most giving persons and greatest mom out there. She is survived by her husband, Harry C. Wasserman; daughter, Nicole (Ben Furrer) Wasserman, with whom she resided; sister, Helen Weeks, of Forward Township; also aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Cain-Pacak; and brothers, Robert and John "Jack" Cain. No viewing or services are scheduled. Arrangements are being handled by the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUENRAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Checchio, Renee 56

  • Braddock Hills
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Renee (Dranusky) Checchio, 56, of Braddock Hills, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 25, 2015, surrounded with the loving of her family, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was the loving mother of Rick Checchio and his wife, Nicole, of Forest Hills, and Jared Checchio and his wife, Megan, of Braddock Hills; dear "Gug" and "Nae Nae" of Rick III, Cameron and Luca; beloved daughter of Teresa Dranusky and her late husband, Elmer; and sister of Jacki Kolich, Richard Dranusky and the late Dennis. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday only at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Maurice Roman Catholic Church.
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Crawford, John F. 93

  • McCandless
  • Born: 1921-11-11
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: H P Brandt, Ross Twp | Get Directions
  • John Francis Crawford, 93, of McCandless, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Passavant Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Frances Williamson Crawford, who preceded him in death in 2008. He was born Nov. 11, 1921, in Pittsburgh. He served as a machinist's mate third class in the Navy from 1943 until 1946. He retired after more than 30 years employment with Combustion Services and Equipment. Jack is survived by sons, John "Jack" (Barb) Crawford Jr., of Bridgeville, and Spencer Alton Crawford, of North Carolina; a daughter Tea (Jerry) Mieszkowski Crawford, of New Kensington; grandchildren, John (Jan) Crawford III, Bonnie (Paul) Eichler, Crystal (Tris) McBride, Tamara Hudec (Dave) Kimball, Chuck Crawford and Christina Crawford; great-grandchildren, John IV, Chris, Jacob, Rachel and Abby Crawford, Bob and Dan Eichler, Brandy, Flynn and Justan McBride, and Angelique Hudec; and several stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Lynn Crawford and Raymond M. Crawford. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Perry Highway, Ross. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. Monday in St. Catherine of Sweden Catholic Church, Wildwood. Entombment will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Condolences may be offered at www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Crossey, Michael L.

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Michael L. Crossey, of Swissvale, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was the husband of the late Mary (Woatich) Crossey; loving father of Lawrence Crossey and his wife, Andrea, of New Jersey, and Constance McGovern and her husband, James, of Pittsburgh; dear "Little Pap" of Nicole, Zachary and Lauren; brother of Patricia Wrobel and her husband, Ted; brother-in-law of Kathryn Cargnel, Joanne Woatich and Richard Paulcheck; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Johanna Crossey; his brothers, William and James; two sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law. Mr. Crossey retired as a production coordinator with Westinghouse after 46 years. He will be greatly missed by his furbabies, Toby, Meeko, Spencer and Holly. Arrangements by the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, in St. Anselm Word of God Church. Please meet at the church. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale, 1800 Monongahela Ave., Swissvale, PA 15218; or Forbes Hospice Office of Fund Development, 4818 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Delacour, Kevin R. 53

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Kevin R. Delacour, 53, of Mt. Lebanon, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. He was the loving son of Richard W. and Ruth (Simmons) Delacour; beloved husband of Kristen (Zimmer) Delacour; dear father of Mackenzie and Stella Delacour; stepfather of Bret Nickley; brother of Keith (Barbara) Delacour and Kara Delacour; uncle of Lauren, Lindsay and Lynae Delacour; nephew of Rennay Simmons and Dr. George Carrick; also many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Kevin grew up in Port Allegheny, where he continued to hunt, fish and spend time with family and various friends. He held various positions in the financial and mortgage industry. He most recently owned a restaurant in Pittsburgh. In addition to his love of family, he was also a very passionate Pittsburgh sports fan, notably the Steelers and Pitt Panthers. Kevin lived life to the fullest. He did more in his 53 years than most people do in 100. Friends welcome from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Graveside service at noon Monday in Tidal Union Cemetery, Tidal. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, c/o Division Administrator Dorothy Voith, UPMC Montefiore, 3459 Fifth Ave., N.W. 628, PIttsburgh, PA 15213. www.slaterfuneral.com.
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DeLuca Sr., Norman L. 89

  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Norman L. DeLuca Sr., 89, died Friday, March 27, 2015, surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of 64 years to Elizabeth "Betty" (Marini) DeLuca; and loving father of Norman L. DeLuca Jr. and his wife, Renee, of Mt. Lebanon, Mark A. DeLuca and his wife, Nancy, of Swisshelm Park, David W. DeLuca and his wife, Kathy, of Peters, Stephen J. DeLuca and his wife, Cindy, of Plum, and John P. DeLuca and his wife, Kristen, of Olmsted, Ohio, and the late infant, Mary. Norm was the proud grandfather of Jeremy, Eugene, Jason, Tina, Nicholas, Alexa, Dan, Cassi, Mallory and Caden; great-grandfather of Dominic, Bella, Kierra, Kia and Kiona; brother of the late, Bart DeLuca; also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. Mr. DeLuca was a tailor in Regent Square for many years. He served in the Navy during World War II, was a member of the St. Anselm Church choir for more than 40 years and an usher. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Word of God Roman Catholic Church. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Gessner, Barbara J. 76

  • Greenock
  • Born: 1939-02-16
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Barbara J. Gessner, 76, of Greenock, died Friday, March 27, 2015. She was born Feb. 16, 1939, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Norman A. and Thelma Chambers Millington. Barbara was a member of the Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, where she was a former Chancel choir member and served as chairperson for the Chancel Committee and the Library Committee. She was also a member of the McKeesport College Club, Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens and the Slippery Rock University Alumni Association. Barbara was a graduate of Slippery Rock University and was a teacher at the former White Oak Elementary School. She is survived by her husband, Jerry R. Gessner; and sister, Linda M. (David) Fairley, of Cape Coral, Fla. She was preceded in death by her sister, Norma J. Getto, who died Aug. 17, 2010. There is no visitation. Funeral service will be held at noon Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church. (Everyone please meet at the church). The Rev. William K. Little will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, 2200 Buena Vista Road, McKeesport, PA 15135. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Goldcamp, Francis J. 90

  • Point Breeze
  • Born: 1925-03-14
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Francis J. Goldcamp, 90, of Point Breeze, passed away surrounded in the comfort of his family Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Born March 14, 1925, in Shadyside, he was the son of Cyril and Helen McFadden-Riley Goldcamp. He was the husband of his late wife Elizabeth Kyle-Goldcamp. He is survived by his 13 children, Susan (John) Scherbick, Frank (Kathy) Goldcamp, Linda Newton, Mary Beth (Tim) Van Fleet, Joan Naft, Thomas Goldcamp, Joseph (Mary Jo) Goldcamp, Stephen (Mercedes) Goldcamp, David (Polly) Goldcamp, Paul (Susan) Goldcamp, Robert (Mickey) Goldcamp, Tricia (Dennis) Michaels and John (Dana) Goldcamp. He has 32 grandchildren along with 35 great-grand-children. Francis was a graduate of Central Catholic, Class of 1943, served as a combat veteran piloting a B24 bomber in World War II, awarded Air Medal Four Oak Leaf Cluster and European Theater two Bronze Stars. His working career was with J and L Steel for 38 years. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, devoted husband and father who loved the surf and sun. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday 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. Monday in St. Bede Church.
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Grosso, Giovanna M.

  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Giovanna Maria Grosso passed Thursday, March 26, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Giuseppe Grosso; mother of Miguel J. Grosso, Connie C. Phoenix and Gerardina R. Arasin; and grandmother of Ashley and Lauren Phoenix and Matthew Arasin. Giovanna was employed by Arthur Moser for 22 years as a seamstress. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME, 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, Franklin Park/Wexford. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Ursula Church. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Hickey, Mary F.

  • Formerly of Wilkinsburg
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Mary Frances (Malarkey) Hickey, formerly of Wilkinsburg, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was the wife of the late Timothy L. "Ted" Hickey; loving mother of Mary Beth Hickey and her husband, Chris Kerner, of Danbury, Conn., Anne Philbin and her husband, Dr. Terry, of Mt Lebanon, Sean Hickey and his wife, Meg, of Summersville, W.Va., Peter Hickey, of Decatur, Ill., Willie Hickey and his wife, Laurie, of Centerville, Ohio, Eileen Walter and her husband, Chas, of Monroeville, Sheila Cauley and her husband, Bill, of McCandless, and the late Timothy G. Hickey. Mary is survived by 31 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; and was the sister of Ann Malarkey, of Forest Hills. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. James Roman Catholic Church, Wilkinsburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. James Parish, 718 Franklin Ave., Wilkinsburg, PA 15221. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Jaracz, Thomas 84

  • Dormont
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauer, Dormont | Get Directions
  • Thomas Jaracz, 84, of Dormont, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Jozefa Jaracz; father of Janusz Jaracz; proud grandfather of Jarek Jaracz and Ania Soltysik; brother of the late Walter Jaracz; brother-in-law of Joanne Jaracz; uncle of Walter, Marilyn (Abbott), Linda, Edward and Michael Jaracz and the late John Jaracz; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Tom worked as a waiter at the Hilton Hotel (where he retired from in December 1995). He was a member of the Local Union No. 57. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at 2630 West Liberty Ave., Dormont, 412-531-4000. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Pius X Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please add or view tributes at: www.beinhauer.com.
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Jardini, John E. 92

  • Born: 1923-03-14
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Cieslak Tatko, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • John E. Jardini, 92, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife of 65 years, Teresa Gallo Jardini and family Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was the son of the late Pasquale Jardini and Michelina Mancini Jardini, of Carrick; brother to the late Josephine (Frank) Hasenkopf and Orlando Jardini; and is also survived by one sister-in-law, Linda Jardini. He had two children, Ronald Jardini (Immacolata Raffaele) and Eileen Jardini (Douglas Brooks); three grandchildren, John Jardini, Elizabeth Jardini and Rachel Jardini; also many nieces and nephews. He will be remembered by many other relatives and friends in the United States and in Brazil. John was born in Taquaritinga, Brazil, and he came to Pittsburgh at the age of 4. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II. After the war, he built a home in Carrick where he and Teresa raised their children. John was a hard-working man, self-employed as a bricklayer and contractor and was a staunch Steelers fan. After his retirement, he and Teresa enjoyed many years in Palm Beach, Fla., returning to Pittsburgh three years ago. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the CIESLAK and TATKO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 2935 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227, followed by a memorial reception and dinner. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the charity of your choice in John's name.
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Kaiser, Michele E.

  • Reserve Township
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • Michele E. Kaiser, of Reserve Township, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Mrs. Kaiser was the beloved wife of Donald Jones; mother of Summer Jones; daughter of Albert M. and Donna Lee Shields Kaiser; granddaughter of Evelyn "GiGi" Shields, of West View; sister of Amy Wild (late Charles), of Shaler Township; aunt of Megan Wild; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Celebrate Michele's life with her family from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township. The family respectfully suggests donations be made to help with final expenses. Leave condolences at www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Marcenelle, Anthony J. 85

  • Formerly of Port Vue
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • Anthony J. "Ants" Marcenelle, 85, formerly of Port Vue, passed away peacefully Friday, March 27, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Ants was a beloved husband to his late wife Alice (Ritchie) Marcenelle. He was the son of the late Phillip and Constance (Sinatra) Marcenelle. Anthony was a retired insurance agent with National Life and Nationwide Insurance. He touched the lives of many throughout his life with much joy. Anthony's family was most important, along with his wife, Alice, he raised five beautiful children, Tawnie (Lawrence) Gisi, Anthony (Zoe) Marcenelle, Ronald (Jennifer) Marcenelle, Constance (Marcenelle) Mellett and Victoria (Mark) Whiteman; grandchildren, Andrew, Christopher, Emily, Alison, Jacob, Sara and Alexandra. He is survived by brother, Michael (Margaret) Marcenelle; and sisters, MaryAnn (Thomas) Vogt and Betty Bozicevic. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mark's Church, Port Vue. Entombment following at New St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association online at alz.org "Pittsburgh's 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's" family sponsored walk "More Than a Memory" by Alison Whiteman (granddaughter) or mail to Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Marshall, Donald I. 76

  • Formerly of White Mifflin
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Donald I. Marshall, 76, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away suddenly Thursday, March 26, 2015, in his Somerset home. Don was retired from U.S. Steel, Homestead Works, as a supervisor in the diesel shop, as well as West Mifflin Borough Maintenance Department. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marlene Marshall; son Donnie (Rose) Marshall, of North Huntingdon; daughter, Nadine (Marshall) and her husband, Myron Sainovich, of Chippewa; five grandchildren, Courtney and Nathan Sainovich, Chealsea Marshall, Nicole Page and Natalie Clark; and also two great-grandchildren, Mikey Passaro and Landin Jones; also several nieces and nephew. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Services will follow at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Condolences may be posted at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Mull, Reatta A. 97

  • Formerly of West Deer Township
  • Born: 1917-03-29
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Siwicki-Yanicko, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Reatta A. (Gentile) Mull, 97, of Dousman, Wis., formerly of West Deer Township, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was born March 29, 1917, in Russellton, to the late Loreto and Christina (DeMoro) Gentile. Reatta resided most of her life in West Deer Township, until moving to Wisconsin in 2007. She was a member of St. Victor Roman Catholic Church, Bairdford, the church Women's Guild and a member of the West Deer VFD No. 2 Women's Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, cooking, baking and singing. Survivors include her daughter, Harriett (Jonathan) Schmidt, of Wales, Wis.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Micklow, of Virginia, and Olga Hibner, of Russellton; and brother, Samuel D. (Ruth Ann) Gentile, of Tarentum. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry B. Mull; daughter, Patricia Shultz; son, Regis T. Mull; brother, William Gentile; and sisters, Philomena Grovanz, Della LaBrozzi and Emma LaBrozzi. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. Parting prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday with Catholic Funeral Mass following at 10 a.m. in St. Victor Roman Catholic Church, Bairdford. Reatta will be laid to rest next to her husband in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, West Deer VFD No. 2 Women's Auxiliary or St. Victor Roman Catholic Church Women's Guild. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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Oesterling, George R.

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • George R. Oesterling, of Shaler Township, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Mr. Oesterling was the beloved husband of Marilee A. Laslavic Oesterling; father of Nathaniel S. and Natilee A. Oesterling, both of Shaler Township; son of the late Richard and Garnet F. King Oesterling. George was a retired teacher of chemistry, physics and Civil War history at North Catholic High School. He was known for his lectures on the Battle of Gettysburg and the infamous story of Sam Sebastian. George had a great love of music. He played piano, guitar and trumpet with "Kindred Spirit," who toured with Chicago in the '60s and '70s. He was a trivia whiz and avid fan of trivia who enjoyed creating ridiculously difficult trivia quizzes to try to stump friends, students and family. Celebrate George's life with his family at memorial services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, Millvale. Arrangements by PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township. The family respectfully suggests donations to the American Lung Association, 810 River Ave. No. 140, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, or food or monetary donations for the family. Leave condolences at www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Patton, Ruth N. 88

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Ruth N. (Marshall) Patton, 88, of Ross Township, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Irvin H. Patton Jr.; daughter of the late William J. and Norma Marshall; loving mother of William I. Patton and his wife, Gerri Hanna, and Kenneth J. Patton and his wife, Casey; dear grandmother of Daniel (Becky) Patton and Chelsea Patton. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Christ Church at Grove Farm, 249 Duff Road, Sewickley. Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Good Samaritan Fund at Christ Church at Grove Farm, 249 Duff Road, Sewickley, PA 15143.
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Poston, Madeline E. 91

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1923-09-25
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Madeline E. Poston, 91, of Natrona Heights, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia, Cabot. She was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Natrona, a daughter of the late William R. and Emma (Dudek) Traenkner. Madeline lived most of her life in Natrona Heights and had lived in Plant City, Fla., for 10 years. She was a 1942 graduate of Har-Brack High School. Madeline formerly worked for Allegheny Ludlum Steel, Joe Clark Candies, Sterling Furniture Company and while living in Florida worked for Walmart. Madeline was a member of the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church and the Raymond Bible Class. She was also a member of the former Brackenridge Heights Country Club, the VFW Post 92 Ladies Auxiliary in Lower Burrell and a member of the singing organization, Sweet Adelines International for 15 years. Madeline loved singing, bowling, golf and spending time with her family. She is survived by her two sons, William R. (Billie) Poston and James R. (Diane) Poston, both of Natrona Heights; grandchildren, Pamela Poston, of Wyoming, Edward (Carolyn) Poston, of West Virginia, Kimberly (Nathan) Fritzler, of Colorado, Jennifer (Timothy) Oddis and Heather (Adam) Jonczak, both of Natrona Heights; great-grandchildren, Colter Byers, Dylan Poston, Lukas, Liam and Luciana Oddis, Adam James and Parker Robert Jonczak and Ethan, Randy and Payton Fritzler; and by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John L. Poston. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688. Funeral ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church. Officiating will be her pastor, the Rev. R. Cameron Malcolm IV. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Madeline may be made to the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church, 1428 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights, PA 15065. To send an online condolence, please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Raab, Marian G. 85

  • West View
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: H P Brandt, Ross Twp | Get Directions
  • Marian G. (Irlbacher) Raab, 85, of West View, died Friday, March 27, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter J. Raab; loving mother of Susan (Gregory) Zemany, Lucille (Harry) Weiher, Conrad (the late Barbara) Raab, Norbert (Suzanne) Raab and Laura (Brian) Dulick; sister of Robert and Michael Irlbacher and the late Edward, Carl and Rege Irlbacher and Dolores Fuechslin. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Marian was the past organist for St. Teresa and St. Athanasius churches and a member of the Latin community of Pittsburgh. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in Holy Wisdom Parish, St. Boniface Church.
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Redmerski, John 91

  • McKees Rocks
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Szal, McKees Rocks | Get Directions
  • John "Reo" Redmerski, 91, of McKees Rocks, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 70 years to Jean; loving father of Richard (Linda), David (Mary Ellen) and Pat (John) Police; grandfather of Kristen, Casey, Dana, Scott, Greg, Justin and Todd; and is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren. He was the exemplary family man who gave tireless energy to his wife, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also served in the 17th Army Airborne in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the VALERIAN F. SZAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Helen St., McKees Rocks. Funeral will be at 9 a.m. Monday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John of God Parish the Church at St. Mary's.
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Rowen, William H.

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Worrell, Sharpsburg | Get Directions
  • William Howard Rowen, of Shaler Township, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Suzanne (Frost) Rowen. He was born March 6, 1940. He was preceded in death by his father, William K. Rowen; and loving mother, Rose Marie (Palleti) Rowen. He is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. He served in the Army as a sergeant, beginning February 1962 and was honorably charged March, 31, 1968. Bill worked as a tile layer for many years and also worked WPNB Bank (aka: Equibank) for 31 years. Bill was an avid water skier and owned his own boat in his younger years. He and his parents built many trains and displays. He also loved fishing, bowling, dancing and target shooting. Friends and family will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at WORRELL FUNERAL HOME INC., 820 Main St., Sharpsburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Juan Diego Parish, Sharpsburg, in St. Mary Church. Many thanks to Family Hospice, especially Lynn, Jessica, Sara, Michelle, Laurie, Cindy, Isaiah, Danny and Debbie for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Family Hospice In-Patient Center/Canterbury, 310 Fisk St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201.
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Stoklas, Frances M. 83

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Frances M. Stoklas, 83, of West Mifflin, died Friday, March 27, 2015. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Barbara (Holub) Stoklas; sister of the late Agnes (late Joseph) Bruzak, late Helen (late Albert) Thomas, late Robert (late Jackie) Stoklas and the late Bernadine Rosensteel; aunt of Rege (Mary Ellen) Thomas, Ann (Edward) Droschak and Steven Rosensteel; also survived by great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Frances was employed by Bell Telephone Company and loved gardening, flowers and spending time with her family. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rita Church, Munhall. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Suwalski, Ruth C. 85

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Ruth C. (Hochberg) Suwalski, 85, of Ross Township, died Friday, March 27, 2015. She was the beloved wife for 60 years of Gene J. Suwalski; mother of Raymond G. (Gale) Suwalski, Jeffrey J. (Tina) Suwalski and the late Martin Richard Suwalski; proud grandmother of Melissa, Rebecca and Jacob Suwalski; sister of Raymond (June) Hochberg and Richard (Betty) Hochberg. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Teresa of Avila Church. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Taylor, Shawn L. 61

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1953-09-15
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Waters, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Shawn LaVal "Chokie" Taylor, 61, of McKeesport, departed this life peacefully Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Kane Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 15, 1953, in Baltimore, Md., son of the late John H. and Alethia Downs Taylor. He was a 1973 graduate of McKeesport Area High School, attended the New Horizons Regional Education Center for barbering and operated J. T.'s Barber Shop. He had formerly worked with Westinghouse Electric Corporation. He was a member of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church where he sang with the Male Chorus. He had also studied the teachings of Elijah Mohammad. Surviving are son, Rashad Hasson (Jennifer) Taylor, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; daughter, Alethia K. Taylor-Walker (Donald), of McKeesport; five grandchildren; brother, Richard Downs, of Hampton, Va.; three sisters, Cassandra Henderson, of Hampton, Va., Kathleen (Larry) Moore, of Pataskala, Ohio, and Phyllis (Richard) Bush, of Chesapeake, Va.; uncle, J. T. Downs, of McKeesport; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1350 Locust St., McKeesport, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, with the Rev. Dr. John F. Newby Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Local arrangements entrusted to the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., McKeesport.
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Wagner Sr., Bernard J. 87

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Bernard J. Wagner Sr., 87, of Shaler Township, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann; father of Bernard J. Wagner Jr.; son of the late Frank and Marie Wagner; and brother of Bernadine Lutz and the late Raymond Wagner. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Middle Road. Please visit us at neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Brunozzi, Daniel F. 83

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1931-08-07
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Daniel F. Brunozzi, 83, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Crabtree, a son of the late Eliodoro Brunozzi and Maria (DeFabo) Brunozzi. Daniel was a member of Holy Family Church. He was retired from Kennametal Inc. and had been a Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War. Daniel played football for the former Latrobe Zimbo's and baseball for St. Anthony's Club. He was a member of BPO Elks No. 907 and F.O. Eageles No. 01188 and was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Ida Brunozzi, Grace Nanni, Rose O'Rourke and Edith Marini; and one brother, Frank Brunozzi. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice (Colish) Brunozzi, of Latrobe; one son, Daniel Brunozzi and his wife, Janet, of Greensburg; one daughter, Marie Klotz and her husband, Paul, of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Domenick Brunozzi and his wife, Estelle, of Greensboro, N.C.; one sister, Elizabeth Rose, of Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Joshua Klotz, Danielle Brunozzi, Hannah Klotz and Michael Brunozzi; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Military services will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home by the American Legion Post No. 515 and VFW Posts No. 3414 and No. 444. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church with the Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, VF, as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church for the Church Restoration Fund or to the American Alzheimer's Association. 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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Campbell, James T. 84

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1931-01-08
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • James T. Campbell, 84, of Ligonier, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in the Bethlen Home. He was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Latrobe, a son of the late Walter and Mildred (Hirz) Campbell. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Walter, Robert, William and Richard Campbell; and a sister, Marjorie Bassett. Prior to retirement, Jim worked part-time for the Ligonier Township Police Department, and served as the Ligonier Borough chief of police for 25 years. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Westmoreland County Law Enforcement Officers Association. He was an Army veteran and belonged to the Byers-Tosh American Legion Post No. 267. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joanna (Withrow) Campbell; his three children, Deborah Bastyr and her husband, Randy, of Minnesota, James Campbell Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Ligonier, and Robert Campbell and his wife, Carrie, of Derry; seven grandchildren, Heather, Joseph (Carrie), Christopher (Katrina), Kirsten (Patrick), Megan, Caleb and Robert; seven great-grandchildren, Anna, Hailey, Chloe, Sophia, Isabelle, Kaden and Weston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Ligonier. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Holy Trinity Church, with Father John Fiorska as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery. Jim's family would like to thank everyone at the Bethlen Home for all their care and compassion, especially the 200 Wing.
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Darby, Michele

  • Formerly of Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1949-08-17
  • Died: 2015-02-05
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  • Michele (Leonardi) Darby, of Virginia Beach, Va., and a Lower Burrell native, died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at home following a two-year battle with cancer. Born Aug. 17, 1949, in New Kensington, she was a daughter of Tulio and Henrietta Novak Leonardi, of Lower Burrell. An eminent scholar and professor of dental hygiene at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., she motivated aspiring dental hygiene professionals worldwide with her enthusiasm for her profession. Her love of education was surpassed only by her love for her family. Michele was a consummate wife and mother who loved to cook, appreciated the arts and enjoyed relaxing with family every year at Nags Head, N.C. She strived to open doors for her children by encouraging them to work and play hard, involving them in diverse cultural and educational activities and exposing them to other cultures via family trips around the world. A 1967 Burrell High School graduate, she earned her certificate in dental hygiene at the University of Pittsburgh, then bachelor and master's degrees from Columbia University in New York City, where she taught for two years. Her career at Old Dominion began in 1974, and she served as the school of dental hygiene's chairman from 1982 to 1989 and from 2011 until her retirement in 2013. Michele's work earned her many honors, including the 2013 Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Dental Hygienists' Association and the Distinguished Alumni Award in Dental Hygiene from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2011, as well as awards from Old Dominion and the Commonwealth of Virginia. She co-authored three textbooks, wrote more than 50 peer-reviewed articles that elevated the dental hygiene profession and actively participated on advisory boards for Oral B, Proctor and Gamble and Elsevier. A sought-after speaker, Michele inspired people around the world with her leadership and passion for confronting and overcoming oral health inequalities. She was among a visiting professional delegation to the People's Republic of China in 1981, sharing dental hygiene concepts and techniques with dentists there. As the first hygienist to become a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, Michele studied at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, in 2010. She was generously attentive to her students and colleagues but gentle, yet earnest, in giving advice. She cared deeply about providing educational opportunities so, with her husband, created the Michele L. Darby Global Oral Health Scholarship in 2014 to continue her legacy of excellence in teaching, clinical care and global outreach. She is greatly missed but lovingly remembered by her parents; her husband, Dennis A. Darby, of Virginia Beach; her daughter and son-in-law, Devan and David Bartels, of Boston, Mass.; her son, Blake Leonardi Darby, of Beaverton, Ore.; a sister and brother-in-law, Melanie and Tom Yerace, of Lower Burrell; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Michelle Leonardi, of Bowie, Md.; her nephews, Ryan Leonardi, Matthew and Zachary Yerace; and many extended family and friends. Her life will be celebrated at 1 p.m., April 25, 2015, in the Old Dominion University Theater. Donations to the Michele L. Darby Global Health Scholarship Fund honoring her contributions to dental hygiene, are appreciated. Contact Manisha Harrell, Old Dominion College of Health Sciences at 757-683-4313 or m1sharma@odu.edu.
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Garris, Ronald R. 54

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1960-12-14
  • Died: 2015-03-22
  • Funeral Home: Sparks-Griffin, Lake Orion, Mich. | Get Directions
  • Ronald R. Garris, 54, of Greensburg and Oak Park, Mich., died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at St. John Providence Hospital in Michigan. He was born Dec. 14, 1960, in Greensburg, a son of Donald and Joyce Garris. He was a member of Hempfield Church of Christ. He is survived by his two sons, Ryan Garris and his fiancee, Sydney Elliott, of Clarkston, Mich., and Rustin Garris, of Waterford, Mich., and their mother, Linda (Greenlaw) Garris; his parents, Donald and Joyce Garris, of Derry; three brothers, Raymond Garris, of Derry, Roger and wife, Lori (Taylor) Garris, of Latrobe, and Robert and wife, Cristy (Mellott) Garris, of Lovettsville, Va.; a sister, Rhonda Anderson and husband, Travis, of Latrobe; several nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; and many cousins. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday for a memorial service at Hempfield Church of Christ, 144 Hugh Black Road, Greensburg, PA 15601, with Pastor Mike Hazelton officiating. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME in Lake Orion, Mich.
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Greenawalt, Lillian A. 96

  • Acme
  • Born: 1918-05-22
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Saloom- Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Lillian A. Greenawalt, 96, of Acme, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home. Lillian was born May 22, 1918, in Scottdale, the daughter of the late Walter and Agnes Parfit Wilson. Lillian was a member of the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren, Mt. Pleasant. Surviving are her children, Walter Greenawalt, of Mt. Pleasant, James Greenawalt and wife, Shirley, of Kecksburg, and Shirley Ritenour and husband, Harrold, of Acme; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a half sister, Virgie Etling, of Mt. Pleasant; also numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Berzy Greenawalt in 1987; a son, Kenneth Greenawalt; a brother, William Wilson; and a daughter-in-law, Donna Greenawalt. The family is inviting friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Charles Whipple officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Joy Cemetery. Please visit Lillian's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Grimm, Edward 86

  • Acme
  • Born: 1928-10-05
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Edward Grimm, 86, of Acme, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 26, 2015, in the Eicher's Family Home, Normalville. He was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Bobtown, Greene County, a son of the late Sarah Grimm Hardy. Edward was a longtime resident of Acme. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1948. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a carpenter for Franco Construction. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Army and attended the Clinton Church of God. Edward will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving children, Peggy Grimm Mansberry, of Normalville, and Kerry Grimm and wife, Robin, of Mill Run; his son-in-law, David Mansberry, of Everson; his grandchildren, Edward Ritenour and wife, Becky, of Indian Head, Lori Geyer and husband, Michael, of Moon Township, Robert Grimm and girlfriend, Heather Prinkey, of Mill Run, Michael Grimm and girlfriend, Heather Richter, of Connellsville, and Brent Grimm and girlfriend, Sarah, of Acme; his great-grandchildren, Alyssa Ritenour, Jacob and Madison Grimm, Greyson Geyer, and Aubrey Grimm. Edward was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, Edward was predeceased by his wife, Mae F. Richter Grimm, in 2010; and his grandparents, James and Myrtle Grimm, who helped raise him. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday 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 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Joseph Wingrove Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Normalville Cemetery. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Hobday, Jack T. 93

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1921-09-12
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Jack T. Hobday, 93, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. Jack was born Sept. 12, 1921, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., a son of the late Ward Hobday and Myrtle Stotler Hobday. Prior to his retirement, Jack was a carpenter by trade. He liked to fish, hunt, and when not at his job, he was always building something for his family and friends. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife, Geneva (Ward) Hobday, of 63 years; his son, Jack Jr.; and his daughter, Gloria. Jack is survived by his caretaker and loving daughter, Brenda Delmanto and her husband, Mike; his son, Greg and his wife, Marg; granddaughter, Megan; his granddaughter, Danielle Guenther; his great-grandchildren, Kayla, Noah and Isabella; his brother; and his three sisters. At Jack's request, services and interment will be private. Brenda and her family express their deepest sincere thanks to everyone at Westmoreland Manor, Heartland Hospice, and especially Mary House for their devoted care and respect they showed Jack in his time there. Personalized arrangements and professional supervision by the WESTMORELAND CREMATION SERVICE (1-877-cremate). Love Lasts Forever!
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Larimer, Luella E. 93

  • Formerly of Lincoln
  • Born: 1922-02-21
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Luella E. Larimer, 93, a resident of Redstone Highlands, formerly of Lincoln Heights, passed away at West Penn Hospital, Thursday, March 26, 2015. She was born Feb. 21, 1922, in Lincoln Heights, a daughter of the late Franklin and Margaret Henry Harrold. Luella was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Jeannette, Westmoreland Area Nursing Association, Jeannette Hospital Retirees and a charter member of Lincoln Heights Civic Association. Prior to retirement, Luella was head nurse of Jeannette Hospital's Emergency Department for more than 20 years. In addition to her parents, Luella was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Larimer; her son, William F. Larimer; a brother, Donald Harrold; a sister, Ruth Barrow; and a sister-in-law, Helen Harrold. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia "Ginny" Hohn and her husband, Robert, of West Hempfield; a sister, Doris Jones, of Decatur, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Mildred Ryan, of Bluffton, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Lindsay Bignell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made in Luella's name to Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund, 6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Grace United Church of Christ, 119 N. Second St., Jeannette, PA 15644. The family would like to thank Redstone employees for the care they have given Luella over many years. Small acts of kindness mean a lot to residents. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Levine, Holly A. 45

  • Mount Pleasant
  • Born: 1969-12-23
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Holly A. Meredith Levine, 45, of Mt. Pleasant, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the Excela Health-Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Holly was born Dec. 23, 1969, in Washington, the daughter of James and Kathy Grimm Meredith. She was a member of Living Waters Church of Irwin. Holly was a 1988 graduate of the Mt. Pleasant Area School District. She is survived by her loving family, her parents, James and Kathy Grimm Meredith, of Mt. Pleasant; her beloved children, Kyle A. Levine and Bailey R. Levine, both at home; and by her sister and brother, Beth A. Dixson and her husband, William, of Moorsville, N.C., and Jamey B. Meredith II and his wife, Dana, of Corry. Holly is also survived by her paternal grandmother, Dolores P. Meredith, of Washington. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, James Meredith; and by her maternal grandparents, Luther J. and Melva Grimm. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Additional visitation will be held from 2 until 5 p.m., Saturday, the time of her funeral service with Pastor Steve Bane officiating in the Mt. Pleasant Church of God, 936 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Private Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Lynch, Jean 87

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1927-04-19
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Jean Melcarsky Lynch, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at UPMC McKeesport. She was born April 19, 1927, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Alex and Josephine Melcarsky. Jean was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, the Polish National Alliance and enjoyed polka dances at the SNPJ, Herminie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her four brothers, Walter, Leo, Joseph and Ted; and four sisters, Stella, Laura, Blanche and Helen. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Carl Lynch; two sons, Thomas and his wife, Audrey, and Ray Lynch; two daughters, Carol Sabatella and her husband, Joseph, and Patricia Hedges and her husband, Michael; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Heather, Sarah and Alex. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Hazlewood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Marcelli, Pauline 85

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1929-08-16
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Pauline Marcelli, 85, of Jeannette, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in the Clare Bridge Nursing Home, Export. She was born Aug. 16, 1929, in Slickville, a daughter of the late George and Mary Petrune Yazach. Pauline was a member of the St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Bradenville. She was judge of elections for many years in the Seneca Heights area of Jeannette. Pauline enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking and especially baking. She was well-known for her wonderful cookies and wedding cakes. In addition to her parents, Pauline was predeceased her husband, Gene A. Marcelli in 2007; brothers, George, Peter, John, Michael, Steve and Paul Yazach; and sisters, Mary Yazach, Anna Faulk and Sophie Yazach. Pauline is survived by three sons, Gene A. Marcelli, M.D., and wife, Cynthia, of Hermitage, Dennis P. Marcelli, DMD, and wife, Kelly, of Jeannette, and Michael A. Marcelli, Esq., and wife, Kathleen, of Simi Valley, Calif.; grandchildren, Anthony, Nicholas and Alexandra Marcelli, Corinn Wolfe and Sophia Marcelli; a sister, Margaret Reed, of Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. Parastas service will take place 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Bradenville. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Bradenville.
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Myers, Anne V. 78

  • Wendel
  • Born: 1936-05-28
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Anne V. Myers, 78, of Wendel, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born May 28, 1936, in Latrobe, daughter of the late Edward and Valerie (Skarja) Oberleitner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Oberleitner. Anne was a member of the Arona United Methodist Church. She enjoyed dancing and listening to polka music. She loved spending time with her family and was so proud being "Granny" to Kristin and Megan. Anne is survived by her loving, caring husband of 58 years, George R. Myers, of Wendel; her two daughters, Patti and her husband, Ray "Bruce" Yarkovich, of Wendel, and Kathy and her husband, Steve Maximo, of Covington, La.; two special granddaughters, Kristin D. Yarkovich and fiance, Todd Trayers, and Megan C. and her husband, Jason Baxter; a brother, Robert Oberleitner and his wife, Marge, of Coraopolis; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Anne will be sadly missed by her family and loved ones. A special thank you to Excela Home Health and Hospice for all their love and compassionate care. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251. Private funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Bruce Anthony officiating with private Interment to follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
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Realino, Carole Y.

  • Hempfield Township
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Carole Y. Realino, of Hempfield Township, died Friday, March 27, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Alice Pasparage Realino. Carole was an executive secretary for the Tribune Review Publishing Co. for 47 years. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Richard A. Realino. She is survived by sister in-law, Carolyn Salvio Realino, of Greensburg; and also numerous cousins. Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, (724) 837-0020, Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Jeanette. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
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Rutter Sr., George H. 96

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1919-02-07
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • George H. Rutter Sr., 96, of Greensburg, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born Feb. 7, 1919, in Greensburg, a son of the late George H. Rutter and Bessie Page Rutter Schrader. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensburg. Prior to retirement, he worked as a conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad. During World War II, George served with the Army Airborne Engineers. George loved making furniture in his workshop and he devoted a lot of his time helping others. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, William Schrader; a brother, the Rev. Kenneth P. Rutter, D.D.; two half brothers, Jay and Wilbur Schrader; and a stepsister, Jessie Gibson. George is survived by his wife, Dorothy Marie Hawkins Rutter; two sons, George H. Rutter Jr. (Barbara), of Greensburg, and Gary A. Rutter (Judy), of Latrobe; granddaughters, Christine Hawkins (Brooke), of Overland Park, Kan., and P.J. Barton (Thomas), of Virginia Beach, Va.; three great-grandsons, Will, Tommy and Ben; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 15 E. Second St., Greensburg, PA 15601, or to a charity of one's choice. For online condolences and other information, please go to www.kepplegraft.com.
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Schweikarth, Helen 93

  • Level Green
  • Born: 1921-07-08
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Helen Schweikarth, 93, of Level Green, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, in her home. Helen was born July 8, 1921, in Wall, the daughter of the late Ivan Richard and Catherine (Dugan) Kelly. Helen was an active member of the St. Regis Church in Trafford, a member of its former Altar Rosary Society, actively involved with its Sleeping Bag Ministry and the Cursillo Movement at the church and Young at Heart. Helen was a retired nurse working for the former Braddock Hospital and Agency of Aging for Westmoreland County. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Philip T. Schweikarth; and four brothers, Father Kenneth Kelly, Robert, John and Paul Schwartz. Helen is survived by her children, Patricia Jones, of Ohio, James (Sandy) Schweikarth, Larry Schweikarth, both of Level Green, and Kathy Casale (Jim), of Jeannette; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and counting; and a sister-in-law, Louise Schwartz, of Eighty-Four. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh St. (State Route 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Regis Church with Father David Nazimek and Father Joseph Bonafed as co-celebrants. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Excela Health Home Hospice, 134 Industrial Park Road, Greensburg PA 15601. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Shrader, Clarence R. 87

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1928-02-19
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Clarence R. "Chub" Shrader Sr., 87, of South Greensburg, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. He was born Feb. 19, 1928, in Tower Hill, a son of the late John D. and Marie Albert Shrader. He was a member of South Greensburg United Methodist Church. Prior to retirement, he was a supervisor for PPG Industries. He was a former councilman and past council president for the Borough of South Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Clarence "Rick" Shrader Jr.; and two sisters, Ruth Mates and Buellah Hale. Chub is survived by his wife, Elizabeth J. Leasure Shrader; a son, Jeffrey A. (Diane) Shrader, of Greensburg; two grandchildren, John L. "Jack" (Michelle) Shrader, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Erin A. Shrader, of Greensburg; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Ryan and Kylie Shrader. Family and friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For online condolences, visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Starkey, Larry J. 60

  • Trafford
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Lt. Col. Larry James Starkey, 60, of Trafford, formerly of San Antonio, Texas, passed peacefully Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was the beloved son of Marvin and Tillie (Antimarinio) Starkey; loving brother of Val Starkey; nephew of Walter "Pete" (Katie) Antimarinio, Mary (Frank) Witkowski, late John (late Gloria), late Pauline (late Jim) Lisk, late Norma Jean (late Lou) Chursail, late Ruthie (late Robert) Hammer, and Hope Starkey. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Mr. Starkey was retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel. He was also a 21-year cancer survivor. Family and friends are being received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332. Parting Prayers at 9:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Church. Burial will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery with military honors.
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Weis, Jeffrey L. 60

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1954-11-11
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Jeffrey L. Weis, 60, of South Greensburg, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at home. He was born Thursday, Nov. 11, 1954, in Greensburg, son of Ruth L. (Elder) Weis, Greensburg, and the late Thomas E. Weis. He graduated from Greensburg Salem, class of 1972. He served in the Army. He was a member of Midway St Clair Firemen's Club, the South Greensburg Hunt Club, the SNPJ, the APA Pool League, the Midway Pool League, and the Midway Golf League. He enjoyed driving his 2003 Mustang convertible and working outside. He worked as a foreman for Lamar Advertising of Pittsburgh before retiring in 2010. Surviving are his wife, Catherine (Booth) Weis; and three daughters, Aimee Barnett and husband, Drew, Southwest Greensburg, Beth Ann Weis, Jeannette, and Carrie Weis, South Greensburg; three brothers, Thomas E. Weis III and wife, Vickie, Greensburg, Michael A. Weis and friend Rose, Baltimore, Md., Mark D. Weis and wife, Dianne, Greensburg; a nephew, Ian; and his cats, Tyson and Harlee. He was preceded in death by a niece, Tressa. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 29, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the at the C. RICHARD MCCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 S. Fourth St., Youngwood. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, at C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc., with Pastor John Smaligo officiating. Military funeral rites will be accorded by the Armbrust Veterans Association. Contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 100 W. Station Square Drive, No. 215, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. www.crmfh.com
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Wislosky, John 89

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1926-02-23
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • John Wislosky, 89, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Trafford, a son of the late Stephen and Catherine (Marchyn) Wislosky. He was a self-employed electrical, heating and air conditioning specialist. He served in the Army Air Corps and enjoyed bowling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Gail L. (Dulany) Wislosky; son, John B. Wislosky; and brothers, Nick and David Wislosky. He is survived by his children, Cheryl (Bill) Nimmo, of East Providence, R.I., and David (Lynette) Wislosky, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Matthew Leporacci, Jessica (Adam) Stadel and Kelly and Nathan Wislosky; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Dutka, of Monroeville, and Dorothy Dutka, of North Huntingdon. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather for a funeral service at noon Saturday with Pastor Randy Caperton officiating. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Township. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Armstrong County

Alcibiade, Mary 92

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1923-02-01
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Mary Alcibiade, 92, of Ford City, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Ford City, a daughter of the late Daniel Sinawski and Anna Kokoc Sinawski, and was a lifelong resident of the community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Alcibiade. She was a member of Christ Prince of Peace Parish, Ford City, and worked at G.C. Murphy, No. 60 optical office of PPG and retired from Lenape Elementary School Cafeteria. Mary loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was always have a special place in each of our hearts and we will always remember her beautiful smile. Survivors include her sons, Frank and Patty Alcibiade, of Ford City, and James Alcibiade; daughters, Linda and Daniel McFarland, of Altoona, and Marsha Alcibiade and Tom Harrold, of Vandergrift; grandchildren, Aaron and Keri McFarland, Matthew and Susan McFarland, Jason and Stephanie Knepshield, Keith Alcibiade and Erica Alcibiade; great-granddaughter, Riley; and many nieces and nephews in Butler, Ford City and Arnold. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John Sinawski, Walter "Udgy" Sinawski and Milton "Mitch" Sinawski. Visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., Ford City. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Christ Prince of Peace Parish with Father Alan Grote. Interment at St. Marys Cemetery.
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Battaglia, Kathleen 62

  • Worthington
  • Born: 1952-11-30
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Kathleen Battaglia, 62, of Worthington, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at home. Born Nov. 30, 1952, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Joan (Butler) Sullivan. Kathleen took very good care of her family, and was a very giving person who had many friends. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Paul Battaglia; two daughters, Laura Ann Battaglia, of Saxonburg, and Theresa Lynn (Derrick) Hays, of Greensburg; six grandchildren, Ashley Miller, Kelly Coliny, Shawn and Tyler Rome and Delaney and Hanna Hays; five great-grandchildren; and her sister, Joanne Rudolph, of Vandergrift. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Michele Battaglia. Family and friends will be welcomed from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City, where a memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. with Pastor Nathan Bramlet officiating. To send an online condolence, please visit www.welchfh.com.
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Bowser, Colleen L. 59

  • Cowansville
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Cowansville | Get Directions
  • Colleen L. Bowser, 59, of Cowansville, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Cowansville. A complete obituary will be published in Monday's paper.
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Cravenor, Teresa D. 49

  • Born: 1966-01-01
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Teresa Diane (Hartman) Cravenor lost her battle with cancer and went to be with the Lord Friday, March 27, 2015, at home with her family at her side. Teresa was born Feb. 1, 1966, to Joseph and Barbara (Stevenish) Hartman, in Kittanning. She was a graduate of Ford City High School and the Kittanning Beauty School. She was part owner of Tropical Hairadise in Worthington for several years. She then decided to do hair in her home. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, Joseph (Kayla Toy) Cravenor and Destiny Cravenor; six grandchildren, Derek, Trayton, Emma, Joseph Jr., Cash and Chase - these were the loves of her life; two sisters, Kim (Jesse) Litteck and Wynn (Jeffrey) Yassem; two brothers, William (Stacy) Hartman and Gary (Lori) Hartman; and eight nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. Teresa was dearly loved by her family and friends and loved spending time with them. Professional services by THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox. A private service for immediate family and close friends will be held at the Church of Christ with Pastor Larry Kraus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA Hospice, Butler.
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Johns, Ronald C. 33

  • Adrian
  • Born: 1981-03-30
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Cowansville | Get Directions
  • Ronald Clayton Johns, 33, of Adrian, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was born March 30, 1981, a son of William M. and Mary Ann Johns. In addition to his parents, he is survived by daughters, Jada and Brooklyn; son, Brian; brother, Casey Thompson (Jessica); sisters, Nicole Johns (Jason), Carrie Mercatell and Erin Johns (Gary); great-uncle, Thomas Finn; uncles, Edward Hollobaugh, Walter Hollobaugh (Karen), Tom Hollobaugh (Joyce) and Merle Johns; aunts, Judy Kitzmiller (Steve), Terri Hollobaugh (Scott), Melissa Lichanec (Joe), Trudy Johns, Peggy Toy (Tink), Polly Delacour (Jeff) and Julie Johns; eight nieces; four nephews; and numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Walter A. and Patricia Hollobaugh; paternal grandparents, Berton K. and Edna E. Johns; and uncles, Kenneth G. Johns, Bruce Johns and Jerry Johns. Services will be private and are being handled by the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Cowansville. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Miller, Merle W. 86

  • Kiski Township
  • Born: 1928-09-04
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Merle W. Miller, 86, of Kiski Township, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, in his home. Born Sept. 4, 1928, in Spring Church, he was the son of the late Harry W. and Bertha (Raymer) Miller. Merle lived in Kiski Township all of his life. Before his retirement in 1988, he was employed as a logsman and a laborer for PennDot for 25 years. Merle loved the outdoors, yard work and woodworking. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donna M. (Campbell) Miller, on Oct. 3, 2014; two sons; three daughters; three grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters. Merle is survived by his daughters, Pamela M. Lauren, of Willoughby, Ohio, Brenda S. Reed and Judith L. Richard, both of Apollo, and Bonnie J. McKendrick, of Natrona Heights; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Homer (Bonnie) Miller, of Nashville, Tenn., and George (Wilma) Miller, of Ohio. Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. Graveside service to follow at 2:15 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Spring Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Merle's memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, 810 River Ave., Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Pendleton, Annie 86

  • Ford City
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Annie Pendleton, 86, of Ford City, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, in the Shadyside Nursing and Rehab Center, Pittsburgh. Arrangements by the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, Ford City, are incomplete. A complete obituary will be published in Monday's paper.
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Shiring, John R. 91

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1924-02-16
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • John R. "Jack" Shiring, 91, of Kittanning, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Kittanning Care. He was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Kittanning, son of the late Boyd Shiring and Johanna (Cross) Shiring. He was a lifelong resident of the community. He retired from maintenance at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital from 1961 to 1986. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, serving with the 334th Signal Company Wing 9th A.F. He served in Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe, receiving three Battle Stars. He was a member of St. Mary Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church in Kittanning. He was a longtime member of Pony Farm Sportsman's Club. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He took great pride in teaching his nephews and nieces how to safely do the same. He was married 63 years to Elaine (Pozzuto) Shiring, who died in October of 2011. Survivors include his brother, Joseph Shiring, of Ford City; brother and sister-in-law, James and Laura Shiring, of Ford City; sisters, Evelyn Edwards, of Ford City, and Mary Shaner, of Leechburg; sister-in-law, Rita Shiring, of Templeton; sister-in-law, Evelyn Shiring, of Ford City; brother-in-law, Angelo Pozzuto, of Kittanning; sister-in-law, Betty Pozzuto, of Kittanning; numerous nieces and nephews and their families; and special family friend, Suzanne. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elaine; brothers, Edwin and Vincent Shiring; and sister, Kathryn Perpich. Although Jack and Elaine had no children, their nieces and nephews were like their own. They opened their home to everyone and he always told them if you go home hungry or thirsty, it is your own fault. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning. Parting prayers will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by the funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roman Catholic Church in Kittanning, with the Rev. Douglas E. Dorula as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Young, Thomas H. 66

  • Formerly of Kittanning
  • Born: 1948-06-18
  • Died: 2015-03-26
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  • Thomas H. Young, 66, of Cleveland, Okla., formerly of Kittanning, died March 26, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. He was born June 18, 1948. He was the son of Homer and Ethel (Young) Brice. He went to Kittanning High School and joined the Marine Corps and served two tours in Vietnam. He is survived by his son, Christopher of Erie; his stepchildren, Sue Morgan, of Oklahoma, and Andrew and Robert Calahan, of Erie; and his grandchildren, Brittney and Brandon Young, of Erie. He was also very close to his stepgrandchildren, Jonica, Robert and Rachel Smith, of Oklahoma; and one great-granddaughter, Emily, of Oklahoma; his brother, Larry and Ethyl Brice, of Kittanning; and sisters, Nancy Ruth, of Kittanning, and Vivien and Rick Julius, of Fenelton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry; and a son, Thomas Jr. Services will be private and internment will be at West Glade Run Cemetery.
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Butler County

Hall Jr., James A. 88

  • Zelienople
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • James A. Hall Jr., 88, of Zelienople, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. He was the father of Jeffrey M. and wife, Cathy, Thomas J. and James R. Hall; grandfather of Shaun, Andrew, J. Adam, Lindsey and Alexander; brother of the late Janet Raitano, Phyllis Kottner, Edward Hall, Jacqueline Weber, Donald Hall and Joseph Hufnagel; and former husband of the late Barbara A. Papa Hall. No visitation. Interment service at 1 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. A reception with family and friends will follow. Arrangements by NEELY FUNERAL HOME, Glenshaw. www.neelyfuneralhome.com. Memorials suggested to The American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
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Roush, Annabelle P.

  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Redmond, Freeport | Get Directions
  • Annabelle Peyton Roush passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Butler Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her loving parents, Matthew and Emily Roush, of Sarver; and her big brother, Matthew Jr. She was also loved and will be missed by her grandparents, Ronald and Debra Roush, of Sarver, and John and Dawn Sanders, of Cabot; her great-grandpa, Jack, of Cabot; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. The parents would like to thank the staff at Butler Memorial Hospital for their kindness, compassion and support. A private service was held with Father Mark Pattock, of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cabot, presiding. Internment was held in Freeport Cemetery. To send a condolence, visit www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Schriver Jr., Joseph H. 65

  • Mars
  • Born: 1949-10-21
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Joseph H. Schriver Jr., 65, of Mars, died Friday morning, March 27, 2015, in the comfort of his home with his family at his side. Born in Pittsburgh, Oct. 21, 1949, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Marjorie Cummins Schriver. Joe had been the chief maintenance engineer for the Residence Inn in Cranberry Township. He was a member of St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church. He had served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Mars VFW Post 7505, the Mars American Legion and was a Mason at Corinthian Lodge No. 0573 F. and A.M. in Pittsburgh. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Hock Schriver, who he married Sept. 3, 1971; a son, Joseph Schriver and his wife, Lisa, of Mars; two daughters, Amy J. Faber and her husband, Mike, of Tarentum, and Marjorie Stobert and her husband, Leroy, of Natrona Heights; his grandchildren, Michael, Brandon, Donny, Kylee, Brooke, Nicholas, Bethany, Tyler and Travis; two brothers, Arthur "Shorty" Schriver and his wife, Amy, and Ralph Schriver and his wife, B.J., both of Tarentum; two sisters, Linda Atkinson and her husband, Harold, of Gibsonia, and Becky Uminski and her husband, Andy, of Pittsburgh; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Monday in St. Kilian Church, corner of Clark and Cherry Streets, Mars. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Fayette County

Romesburg, Elizabeth 94

  • Connellsville
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth Romesburg, 94, of Connellsville, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, and will be announced when complete.
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Smith, Della C. 88

  • Belle Vernon
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Parzynski Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Della C. (Bochicchio) Smith, 88, of Belle Vernon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 26, 2015, at 9:15 a.m. with her family at her side. She was a daughter of the late Donato and Rosaria (Nicoletti) Bochicchio; beloved wife of the late Charles C. Smith Jr.; beloved mother of Carl J. (the late Becky) Smith Sr., Marlene R. (William) Helinski, William C. (Donna) Smith; beloved sister of William (Margie) Bochicchio, Michael (the late Theresa) Bochicchio and the late Nick and James Bochicchio, Carmella Wiable, Mary Terak, Theresa Zangrilli; loving grandmother of Karen M. (Grant) Risha, Kimberly M. (Chris) Duranti, Lee (Annie) Fleming, Carl J. (Amy) Smith Jr., Stasia M. (Nathan) Hubbell and Chad J. (Lindsey) Smith; great-grandmother of Lexi, Mason and Tori Risha, Jaiden, Sydney and Gwendolyn Duranti, Abby Smith Derek and Peyton Fleming, Isabella and Nolan Hubbell and Charlie Smith; stepgrandmother of Dean (Stacey) Helinski and Joey Helinski; stepgreat-grandmother of Brandon, Alexandria and Hayden Helinski. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-6183. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Msgr. Roger A. Statnick, pastor of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church, Belle Vernon, officiating. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery. Members of North Belle Vernon fire department will conduct services Sunday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. Condolences accepted at the funeral home's website, www.parzynskifuneralhome.com.
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Washington County

Panzone, Dorothy J. 80

  • Brownsville
  • Born: 1934-08-22
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Shell Funeral Home, Uniontown | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Jean Ermlick Riley Panzone, 80, of Brownsville, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, due to a recent illness, at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born Aug. 22, 1934, in Stockdale. Preceding her in death were her parents, Walter H. Ermlick and Della M. Peters Ermlick; a first husband, Norman Riley; six brothers, Herman, Eugene, Walter, Ross, Clyde and Floyd Ermlick; and three sisters, Gertrude Weld, Ruth Metz and Shirley Porterfield. Surviving are her husband, Donald R. Panzone, with whom she resided in their happy home in Brownsville; four daughters, Norma Riley of California, Pa., Debra Gildow and husband, Ollie, of New Freedom, Pa., Bonnie Williams and husband, Bob, of Donora, and Becky Picktel and fiance, Jeffery Nichols, of Coal Center; a sister, Mary Evelyn Kendall of Donora; stepson, Donald Panzone and wife, Bobbie, of Dunlevy; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Dorothy attended the United Methodist Church of Fayette City and was an active member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter, 205 Monessen. Friends were received in the SHELL FUNERAL HOME INC., 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and will be received Saturday, March 28, until 1 p.m., the hour of service, with the Pastor Vann A. Walchock officiating. Entombment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.
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Byers, Amelia C. 77

  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Amelia C. "Millie" Byers, 77, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. She was the beloved wife of John "Jack"; loving stepmother of John (Jackie) and Jeff (Barbara) Byers; grandmother of Patrick, Caitlyn, Courtney and Emilee; and sister of Anthony and Palma Leo, Joann Tarasi and the late Ralph Leo. Millie was a longtime member of the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church. No visitation, funeral private. Professional services trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox.
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Steiger, Joseph M. 56

  • Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Born: 1958-10-16
  • Died: 2015-03-12
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Joseph M. Steiger, 56, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1999, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his home in Colorado Springs. He had retired after serving his country for more than 20 years in the Air Force. Joseph Michael Steiger was born Oct. 16, 1958, in Pittsburgh, to the late John and Mary Steiger. He was raised in Pittsburgh and graduated from North Hills High School in 1976. He married Darlene Margaret Whiteside Dec. 22, 1984, in Pittsburgh. During his 20-year military career, he was stationed at Homestead AFB, Lakenheath AFB, Moody AFB, Hanscom AFB and Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs where he retired. He also served in the Gulf War. He enjoyed working and spending time with his family. He will be best remembered for his generosity. He was the husband of the late Darlene Margaret (Whiteside) Steiger and is survived by his two sons, Joseph M. Steiger Jr. and Nicholas Steiger. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Teresa of Avila Church.
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Williams, Wilma 81

  • Richardson, Texas
  • Born: 1933-03-29
  • Died: 2015-03-20
  • Funeral Home: __, __ | Get Directions
  • Wilma Beryl Williams, 81, of Richardson, Texas, died Friday, March 20, 2015. She was born March 29, 1933, in Carmichaels. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Donald Williams. She is survived by her daughter, Jacquelyn Otal, of Richardson, Texas; sons, Thomas D. Williams Jr., of Avon, Ohio, and Lawrence Williams, of Ft. Washington, Md.; son-in-law, Paco Otal; daughters-in-law, Germaine Certic, Ester Williams and Kay Williams; granddaughters, Kirsten Williams-Alonso, Jenifer Otal and Racquel Williams; grandsons, Thomas Williams III and Paul Williams; granddaughter in-law, Jenna Williams; great-granddaughters, Emma Jane Williams and Paityn Chartie Williams; and great-grandsons, Jordan Hinkle, Ayden Alonso and Wyatt Thomas Williams. She lived in Connellsville with her family from age 16 until 1968, then, Cleveland, Ohio, Ft. Washington, Md., and Richardson, Texas. Her life will be celebrated June 15, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio, with family and friends. A detailed bio can be viewed at https://localcremation.com/obituaries-details.php?ID=574.
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