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Bonnett, Pamela J. 63

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1951-04-06
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Pamela J. (Hanford) Bonnett, 63, of Natrona Heights, passed away at home unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was born April 6, 1951, in Fawn Township, daughter of the late Harold A. and Edith (Callen) Hanford Sr. She lived most of her life in Fawn Township and Natrona Heights. Pam was a minister of visitation at Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge, and also worked at PPG Industries in Creighton for a number of years. Pam also was a minister at Walter Chapel, Indiana Township, Grace United Methodist Church, Natrona Heights, and First Presbyterian Church, Tarentum. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge, and a 1970 graduate of Highlands High School. Pam earned an associate degree from Robert Morris University and attended LaRoche College for ministry. Pam's service to the community was her passion. She was very active at church and in the community. Survivors include her son, Joshua Bonnett, Natrona Heights; step-children, Jennifer (Tracy) Edwards, Natrona Heights, Joel Bonnett, Tarentum, David (Jamee) Bonnett, Natrona Heights, and Douglas Bonnett, Buffalo Township; grandchildren, Wade, Seth, Mary Rachel, Zachary, Michaela, Alexandra, Oliva, Gina, Samantha and Drew; her siblings, Ronald Hanford, Natrona Heights, Emma Jean Moore, California, Margaret (Kenneth) Devando, Fawn Township, Charles (Karen) Hanford, Kittanning, Kimberly Ann (John) Cannon, Kansas, and Robert Hanford, West Deer Township. Also surviving are a special niece, Jennifer Devando Stull; and two special great-nieces, Jessica and Jenna Stull. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis L. Bonnett Jr.; and a brother, Harold A. Hanford Jr. There will be no public visitation; however, relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge, with the Rev. Jeffrey Vanderhoff officiating. Family suggests contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge. Arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Visit dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Bowman, Marcella R. 74

  • Natrona
  • Born: 1940-08-20
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Marcella R. Bowman, 74, of Natrona, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Aug. 20, 1940, in Creighton, daughter of the late Frank H. and Maxine (George) Heck Jr. She has lived in Natrona since 1978 and prior to that West Deer Township. She was employed as a secretary for PPG, Creighton and Harmarville, for 42 years, and owner of Bowman's Personal Care, Natrona, for 23 years. Marcella was of the Protestant faith and a 1958 graduate of Deer Lakes High School and enjoyed cooking. Survivors include her companion of 31 years, Samuel D. Bayne. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dale E. Heck. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Family suggests contributions to Animal Protectors League. Visit: dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Brannon, Olive 97

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1917-11-20
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Olive Bannon, 97, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. She was born Nov. 20, 1917, in Newark, N.J., and was the daughter of the late Julius and Edith Gittens Preusse. She was the wife of the late Francis Xavier Bannon, who died Sept. 11, 2007. Olive is survived by her sons, Dr. Richard J. (Judith) Bannon and Douglas E. (Barbara) Bannon, of Elizabeth Township; brother, John (Sheelah) Preusse, of Lincroft, N.J.; grandchildren, Sean (Lacey) Bannon, Kelly (Michael) James, Jennifer Bannon, Melanie (Michael) Webb, Brandie (Charles) Groover and Douglas (Katrina) Bannon Jr.; great-grandchildren, Jack Xavier James, Evan Webb, Ethan Groover, Carly Groover, Katelyn Bannon and Emily Olivia Bannon; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Jane Hankinson, Marion Bredesen and Betsy Brown. There is no visitation. Services are private. Inurnment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Memorial contributions may be made to Cribs for Kids, 810 River Ave., Suite 250, Riverfront Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. The family wishes to thank the staff at Kane Regional Center for their excellent care and support. Arrangements entrusted to GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at http://www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Branton Jr., Archie J. 85

  • Sheraden
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Conroy, Sheraden | Get Directions
  • Archie J. Branton Jr., 85, of Sheraden, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jane V. (Fischer) Branton; loving father of Colleen (Hugh) Happel, Archie J. (Carla) Branton III and Lynn (David) Coughenour; and grandfather of Sean, Kevin Happel, Kyle Branton, Rachel, Blair and Reed Coughenour. Mr. Branton served in the Army during World War II and Korea and received two Purple Hearts and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was the past commander of the VFW Post 418 and 33 Degree Master Mason. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at WM. F. CONROY FUNERAL HOME, 2944 Chartiers Ave., Sheraden. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial with military honors will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. http://www.wfconroyfuneralhome.com.
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Breakwell, David T. 68

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • David Thomas Breakwell, 68, of Monroeville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 46 years to Christine (Jozefowicz) Breakwell; loving father of Jake (wife, Lisa), David C., Paul W. (wife, Dana), and Fawn Breakwell; and wonderful grandfather of Emily, Paul III, and Xander. Dave was extremely generous to others and passionate about the Pittsburgh Penguins and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom." Private services were held at Penn Lincoln Memorial, North Huntingdon. Contributions may be made to the family for hospital expenses and sent to P.O. Box 112, Murrysville, PA 15668. Arrangements by the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL) (412-856-4747). http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Cohlhepp, Audrey R. 86

  • Dravosburg
  • Born: 1928-01-16
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Audrey Ruth Cohlhepp, 86, of Dravosburg, went to her Lord Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Born Jan. 16, 1928, in Dravosburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Violet (Allen) Bartels. She is survived by her sons, Mark L. (Melanie Porter) Cohlhepp and Timothy L. Cohlhepp; daughter, Charlene A. Woods; grandsons, Jeremy A. (Pamela Cosgrove) and John A. Cohlhepp II; granddaughter, Kellee L. Cohlhepp; great-grandson, Caelan A. Cohlhepp; and great-granddaughter, Hannah J. Cohlhepp. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Kevin P. Cohlhepp. In keeping with our dear mother's wish for simplicity, her family invites all her friends and neighbors to help us celebrate and enjoy her life during and after Sunday services at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Dravosburg First Christian Church, with the Rev. Dorothy McDormand officiating. Private burial will be in the Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg. Arrangements were entrusted to the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Dravosburg First Christian Church, 100 Duquesne Ave., Dravosburg, PA 15034. Condolences may be made at http://www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Connors, Shirley 88

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Gross, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Shirley (Adams) Connors, 88, of Oakmont, formerly of Penn Hills, passed away peacefully, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 58 years to Joseph Connors; mother of Barbara (Michael) Kurcina, of Plum Borough, and Daniel Connors, of Penn Hills; and grandmother of Joseph and Jeremy Kurcina. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Kathleen Schott and Bernadette Klepsky; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Clyde and William Adams; niece, Colleen Adams; and nephew, Dale Adams. The family would like to express their gratitude to Presbyterian Senior Care, Woodside Place and the Willows as well as family hospice. A special thanks to Aunt B, Cindy and Gary who helped us through this journey. "And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it," Eccl 12:7. Service and internment are private. Arrangements by WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD. If desired, contributions can be acknowledged to Presbyterian Senior Care Benevolent Fund, 1215 Hulton Road, Oakmont, PA 15139.
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Cristallini, Cena 92

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Cena (Mascari) Cristallini, 92, of Munhall, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Lambert A. Cristallini; mother of Louis Cristallini, of West Mifflin, Stephen (Mary) Cristallini, of West Mifflin, Linda (Gerard) Case, of West Mifflin, and Mark (Bonnie) Cristallini, of Pittsburgh; grandmother of Jason, Jeffrey, Keri, Amy and Adam; and great-grandmother of Antonio, Adrianna, Bella, Ava and Maxwell. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Therese Church, Munhall. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Doyle, James 101

  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • James "Jeep" Doyle died suddenly Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, after a long and blessed life. He was 101 years old. He was preceded in death by his father, James Joseph Doyle; mother, Carrie Lynn (McGraw); and brother, Charles Doyle. Married for 53 years to Ruth Elizabeth Pearsol, who died in 1991, he had three children, Carolyne Ruth Doyle Ressler (Richard), Dr James Stanley Doyle (Kathy) and John Rade Doyle (Debbie); 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church of Plum Creek, where he was both an elder and deacon. Previously the oldest living member of Local 66 Operating Engineers, he retired in 1978 to care for his wife at home. Friends and family will be received at a memorial celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Presbyterian Church of Plum Creek, 550 Center New Texas Road, Plum, PA 15239. The Rev. Allan Drake will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Day Camp at Plum Creek, care of the Presbyterian Church of Plum Creek. Professional Services by THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox.
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Dupal, Andrew J. 88

  • Rankin
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • Andrew J. Dupal, 88, of Rankin, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Margaret (Medulic) Dupal; loving father of Leslie Dupal, of Rankin, Janice (Joseph) Nowakowski, of Forest Hills, and Kenneth (Pam) Dupal, of Houston, Texas; and loving grandfather of Brian and Christine Dupal and Evan and Eric Nowakowski. Andy served in World War II as a Marine on Iwo Jima. The family would like to thank the staffs at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport and Locust Grove, West Mifflin. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 107 4th Ave., Rankin, PA 15104. Blessing service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at funeral home. Interment will follow with full military honors at Braddock Catholic Cemetery. http://www.kutchfuneralhome.org.
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Fedak, John F. 68

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • John F. Fedak, 68, of North Versailles, formerly of Braddock and North Braddock, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. John is survived by his precious wife of 13 years, Mary Helen (Brugh) Fedak and her son, Jeffrey R. Wyndroski. He was the brother of Dolores McQuiston, of Meadville; uncle of Jordan and Joshua McQuiston; and brother-in-law of Carolyn Scott, Cheryl Dobrowolski, Donna Brugh and James Brugh. John was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War era and was a retired welder from Epic Metals in Braddock. In retirement, he also had been a part-time employee of Kopp Glass in Swissvale. John was a member of the North Braddock Amvets, Post No. 60 and the East Pittsburgh VFW, Post No. 5008. Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Avenue at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Monongahela Cemetery. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Feidak Jr., Robert D. 52

  • Pitcairn
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Pearce, Pitcairn | Get Directions
  • Robert Daniel Feidak Jr., 52, of Pitcairn, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was a son of Nancy (Ron) Bayliss and the late Robert Daniel Feidak Sr.; husband of Kellie (Carrigg) Feidak; father of Erica Feidak, Samantha Feidak, Bobbie (Brett Hemple) Feidak and Daniel Feidak; brother of Kimberly (Steve) Gourdouros and Billy (Dawn) Bayliss; grandfather of Payton Kelly, Frankie Manilla and Levi Hemple; and also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Robert worked for Pitcairn Borough. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Dr. Cyndi Bloise officiating.
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Ferragonio, Franco

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Franco Ferragonio, of Shaler Township, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Gloria (Taverna) Ferragonio; and brother of Donna Varley (Robert). He is also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Service and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions made to Animal Friends.
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Ferraro, Margaret 94

  • Highland Park
  • Born: 1920-02-12
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Margaret Aloe Ferraro, of Highland Park, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Forbes Hospice. She was born Feb. 12, 1920, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Thomas and Eleanor D'Alessio Aloe. Marge graduated from Peabody High School, attended Seton Hill College and the University of Pennsylvania, and received her dental hygiene degree from the Guggenheim School of Dental Hygiene in New York City. She worked at Aloe Army Air Field in Victoria, Texas during World War II. After the war, she worked in the dental department at B. Altman and Company in New York City, and then returned to Pittsburgh where she worked in dental offices in Oakland and downtown. In 1954, she married Francis P. Ferraro, M.D. For many years she was an active member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Allegheny County Medical Society, the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary, the Pittsburgh Opera Guild and the Pittsburgh CLO Guild. At the time of her death she was still actively participating in a book club and in the Highlands Garden Club. She was a member of the Pittsburgh Field Club. She is survived by her son, Francis T. Ferraro, M.D. (Eve); grandsons, F. Alexander (Alex) Ferraro and Anthony (Tony) Ferraro; and her sister, Gilda Ognibene. She was preceded in death by her husband; her brothers, Eugene, William, Julius and Arthur Aloe; and sisters, Anne DeLuca and Mary Grace Nucci. 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. (http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com.), 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Raphael Church. Remembrances may be made to Pittsburgh Cultural Trust or Forbes Hospice.
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Flaherty, Earl F. 66

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1948-04-11
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Earl F. Flaherty, 66, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in UPMC McKeesport. Born April 11, 1948, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Earl F. Flaherty Sr. and Betty (Ensign) Flaherty. A 1966 graduate of McKeesport Vocational High School, Earl also attended Machine Shop Technologies Center in Pittsburgh during his 38 years as a millwright with U.S. Steel, primarily at the Clairton Works. He was a volunteer at St. Mary's Byzantine Church in McKeesport and a member of CFU Lodge 3. He loved Tamburitzan music and was well known as the Santa for 13 years at Kaufmann's Pittsburgh department store. Earl is survived by his wife of 37 years, Frances (Dujmic) Flaherty; a sister, Cathy (Howard) Hayden; brother, Charles (Nikki) Flaherty; brother-in-law, Frank (Tess) Dujmic; nephews and godsons, Frank Dujmic Jr. and Charles Flaherty Jr.; nieces, Heather Flaherty, Rebecca and Mary Kathryn Dujmic, Kayla and Lauren Hayden; and nephews, Joseph Dujmic and Jake Hayden. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). Funeral services will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the funeral home by Fathers Paul Voida and Matthew Elanjalith. Interment will be private. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Haas, Elizabeth Mary

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Mary" (Lenahan) Haas, of Ross Township, formerly of Bloomfield, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Haas; loving mother of Mary Jo Karlovits (Joseph), Patricia A. Schultz, Joseph M. Haas (Ruth), Sarah E. Hodge (John) and James R. Haas (Paulette). She is also survived by 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Sebastian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090.
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Huwalt, Charles E. 77

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Charles E. Huwalt, 77, of Shaler Township, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was the husband of Michelene "Evelyn" Machi Huwalt; father of Christine (Jeff) Woodward, Joann Drab and Michael Chance; son of the late William E. and Allene Floramae Huwalt; grandfather of JC, Nicholas, Zachary, Jaclynn, Christine, Natalie and Lexie; great-grandfather of Shayla and Elana; and brother of Dorrie Torres, Sandra O'Brien and Juanita Huwalt. Mr. Huwalt was the former owner of Charlies Diner on Penn Ave. in Wilkinsburg. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Blessing service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Janus, Stephanie Sue 57

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1957-09-16
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Stephanie "Sue" (Lips) Janus, 57, of West Mifflin, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at UPMC McKeesport. She was born Sept, 16, 1957, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Stephen Lips and Patricia (Hackel) Lips, of Pittsburgh. She loved her close companions, her dogs, Dutchess, skylark and Indy. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Albert E. Janus; her mother; brothers, Stephen Lips, of Pittsburgh, and Larry (Patty) Lips, of Pittsburgh; sister, Danielle (Lauren) Lips, of Pittsburgh; special niece and nephew, Carley and Michael Kaercher; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Lips. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at St. Joseph Church in Duquesne with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Interment will follow in Lebanon Church Cemetery. Arrangements by MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, and William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
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Kelly, William Bill A. 86

  • Franklin Park
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Thoma, Wexford | Get Directions
  • William A. "Bill" Kelly, 86, of Franklin Park, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was a Doctor of Education. He was the beloved husband of Sally; father of the late Jeanne Kelly Domville; father-in-law of Mike Domville; and grandfather of Peter and Andrew Domville. Bill was a proud member of the Robert Morris College Faculty for 35 years. He was a dedicated supporter of the Northland Public Library. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME INC., 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. If desired, the family suggest memorials to the Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh PA 15237.
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Ketter, Margaret E. 90

  • Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Margaret Elizabeth "Toot" (O'Keefe) Ketter, 90, formerly of Pittsburgh and Pitcairn, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Howard Ketter; loving sister of Dolores Skena, Elizabeth Macey, and the late James O'Keefe, Catharine Knabe and Loretta "Shirley" O'Keefe. She is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews; and 23 great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her longtime companion, James "Jimmy" Achilles. Toot collected dolls and dollhouses, was an avid reader and loved traveling and bingo. She was also a longtime employee of St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL) corner of (445) Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville (412-856-4747), where a blessing service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Charter School, 4369 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Lewis, William C. 100

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1913-12-30
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • William C. Lewis, 100, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Born Dec. 30, 1913, in West Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Daniel and Hannah Lewis. A retired supervisor at the former Hercules and PICCO Corporations, William was a member of the former Beulah Baptist Church and was also a regular attendee at First United Methodist of Clairton. He joins his wife, the late Martha Nadine (Holt) Lewis. William is survived by his daughters, Patricia Jane (Ronald) Cuddy, of Lake Orion, Mich., and Donna Jean Charles, of Forward Township; son, Daniel W. (Sharon) Lewis, of Jefferson Hills; his eight grandchildren, William (Joyce), Ronald, Dean (Gaye) and Dana Cuddy, Keith (Gina) Charles, Bobbie Jean Krznaric, and William and Capt. Michael Lewis, USAF; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his brother, Berl Lewis, of Elizabeth; "Big Bill's" two girls, Heather and Eliza Sopko; and also nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by siblings, Daniel Lewis and Leona and David Alderson. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, and from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). A funeral service will be held at noon Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in First United Methodist Church of Clairton with Pastor Hal Dangel officiating. Procession and burial to follow to Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in William's name should be made to the First United Methodist Church of Clairton, 500 Thompson Ave., Clairton, PA 15025. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Liberto, Mariangela 85

  • Highland Park
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Mariangela (Scalamogna) Liberto, 85, of Highland Park, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Paolo Liberto; cherished mother of Concettina (Gregg Zoller), Vittoria and the late Angelina Liberto; loving sister of the late Vittoria Costa (Venerando) and Teresa Monteleone (Francesco); dear sister-in-law of Gesuele Liberto (Maria), and the late Gregorio Liberto, Concetta and Giacomo Ionadi, Agostino Liberto (survived by Teresa), Felicia Liberto and Guiseppe Liberto (survived by Concetta); daughter of the late Guiseppe and Mariangela Scalamogna. She is also survived by her loving and devoted nieces, nephews and cousins, both here and in Italy. She will be dearly missed by her cagnolino "Vino." Mariangela immigrated to America from Maierato, Italy, in 1969, along with her husband and three daughters. She will be remembered for her warmth, kindness, generosity and strong devotion to her faith. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at MCCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, (http://www.mccabebrothers.com), 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Wednesday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Church. Interment to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
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Little, Mary M. 58

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1956-06-30
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Mary Margaret "Maggy" Little, 58, of Clairton, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in her home. Born June 30, 1956, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Karl Cam Laughlin Sr. and Mary Agnes (Bickerton) Laughlin. A clerk at Big Lots in West Mifflin, Maggy enjoyed camping, but enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren much more. She joins her husband, the late Harold Little Sr. Maggy is survived by her sons, Harold (Lisa Bisogni) Little Jr., of Clairton, Jacob W. (Kairy) Little, of Jefferson Hills, and Lukas (Janeen) Little, of Elizabeth; her grandchildren, Jessica and Dante Bisogni and Jacob, Kyleigh, Gavin, Garrett, Jusden and Jordan Little; her great-grandchildren, Gia and Aria; her longtime companion, Timothy Zombeck; his children, Tiffenie (Mark) Russell and Kevin Zombeck; his grandchildren, Lacey and Jelena Russell; and also nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by Timothy Zombeck Jr.; and her siblings, Karl Cam Laughlin Jr., Kenneth and Keith Laughlin and Jean Leck. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Procession and burial will follow to Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Mayo, Henrietta Etta E. 71

  • East Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Henrietta "Etta" E. Mayo, 71, of East Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Vince "Henry" Mayo, of East McKeesport; dear grandmother "Oma" of Vincent Andrew Mayo, of East Pittsburgh; sister of Samuel Koschik, of Pitcairn, John Koschik, of Homestead, and the late Millianne "Nootsie" Koschik. Etta was a retired employee from the registrar's office at the University of Pittsburgh, with 10 years of service, and a floral designer for 20 years with Shackford and Maxwell flower shop, in Wilkinsburg. In retirement, she enjoyed knitting, playing Sudoku and watching television. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Avenue at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery, in Monroeville. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com
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Meier, Carl A. 94

  • Gibsonia , Formerly of Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Carl A. Meier, 94, of the Village of St. Barnabas, Gibsonia, formerly of Ross Township, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 68 years of Charlotte (Christman) Meier; loving uncle of Patricia Vresh, Marjorie Boles, Sandra Grau, Cynthia Wingard and Richard Stoehr; dear brother-in-law of Marie Stoehr; also survived by many cousins and great-nieces and great-nephews. A World War II veteran, having served with the Army, Carl was a longtime warehouse manager with Stockham Valve and Fitting, Etna. He was also a lifetime member of Teutonia Mannerchor, American Legion Post 116, Avalon and AARP, Bauerstown. Carl also enjoyed billiards, golfing and square dancing with his wife, Charlotte. Family will welcome friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Richard Church, 3841 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044, with Father Thomas A. Sparacino, celebrant. Family suggests donations to the charity of your choice. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Miller, Portia 94

  • Churchill
  • Died: 2014-11-05
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Portia Crockett Miller, 94, of Churchill and Oakmont, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late William C. and mother of Nicole Cavanaugh, of Swarthmore, and Kristine Seel, of Carmel, Ind. She also leaves four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Portia enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and volunteering for multiple charities. Services were private. Online condolences may be left at http://www.mauricelkneeltd.com or http://www.obituaries.triblive.com.
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Milliken, Richard L.

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • Richard L. Milliken, of Shaler Township, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Mr. Milliken was the beloved husband of Elaine R. Brandt Milliken; father of Ricky Milliken, of Austin Texas; step-father of Tammy Claybaugh, of O'Hara Township, Darlene Bristol (Mark), of Blawnox, and the late Thomas Claybaugh. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Milliken was a retired forklift operator for Glenshaw Glass. Celebrate Mr. Milliken's life with his family from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township, where services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Leave condolences at http://www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Mort, Charles W. 90

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Charles W. Mort, 90, of Monroeville, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was the husband of the late Phyllis Mort; father of George Mort and his wife, Karen and Daniel Mort; grandfather of John Mort and Daniel Mort; brother of Richard Mort (Marlene) and Robert Mort (Sue), Betty Rickey (Rick) and Theo Brennan (Phil); and is also survived by his caregiver, Karen Reinhart. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Mort; and his siblings, Merle, Melvin, George, Harold and Roy Mort, and Margaret Riley. Chuck was an Army World War II veteran, serving with the 81st engineers and was a retired crane operator at J and L for more than 30 years. He also was a security guard at Woodland Hills High School. He was an avid golfer. The family wishes to thank Forbes Hospice for their care and compassion. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the funeral chapel with Rev. Rob Marrow officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to VFW- National Headquarters, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111, greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Nally, Paul R. 90

  • Dormont
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Paul R. Nally, 90, of Dormont, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 69 years of Lois L. (Gordon) Nally; devoted father of Linda LaRocca and the late Daniel L. Nally; loving grandfather of Bradd, Lauren and Abagael LaRocca; great-grandfather of Alexis LaRocca; brother of Marcella Zitelli, Audrey Cimino, the late Imelda White, Alice Stoker, Patrice Cappellini, Howard, James and Lawrence Nally; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Paul was a retired lieutenant of guards for the Allegheny County Jail. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Bernard Church. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
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Orlando, Philip A. 90

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Philip A. Orlando, 90, of Pittsburgh, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was a loving uncle of Gayle South. Philip was a career military man, having served for 30 years as a Marine. Service was private. Arrangements by the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport, PA 15035, 412-823-4054. http://www.kutchfuneralhome.org.
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Pasquinelli, Joyce Joy M. 72

  • Mt. Washington
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt Washington | Get Directions
  • Joyce Marie "Joy" Pasquinelli, 72, of Mt. Washington, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. She was the beloved sister of Joanne Pasquinelli; daughter of the late Theresa Piaggesi and John Pasquinelli; and loving niece of Angie Serio, Monsignor Frederick A. Pasquinelli and Raymond Piaggesi. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Joyce was a secretary for the late Don Brockett (Brockett Productions). A special thank you to Family Hospice for their compassionate care. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington (412 381-2323). Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary of the Mount Church. The family suggests contributions to St. Mary of the Mount "Keep the Light Shining" Capital Campaign, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15211. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Ritenbaugh, Alyce L. 90

  • Cheswick
  • Born: 1924-10-24
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Alyce L. (Davis) Ritenbaugh, 90, of Cheswick, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Belair Nursing Home, where she was a resident three years. She was born Oct. 24, 1924, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late John W. and Florence (Brant) Davis. Alyce has lived the past 15 years in Cheswick and prior to that Tarentum. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant Faith. Alyce graduated in 1942 from Carrick High School and enjoyed sewing and needle point. Survivors include her son, David W. Ritenbaugh, of Cheswick; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jesse) Resatar, Jennifer Ritenbaugh, Scott (Shelley) Ritenbaugh, Barbara Jean (Beth Ussery)Ritenbaugh, and Brian Ritenbaugh; and great-granddaughters, Kayla and Katie Ritenbaugh. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward R. Ritenbaugh Sr.; son, Edward R. Ritenbaugh Jr., daughter, Barbara Ritenbaugh; and brother, Donald Davis. Graveside burial was Saturday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Prospect Cemetery, Brackenridge, with the Rev. Robert B. Walker officiating. Arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Visit: dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Rutledge, William G. 92

  • Glenshaw
  • Born: 1922-11-15
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Rev. William G. Rutledge, 92, of Glenshaw, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Vincentian Home. He was a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Born Nov. 15, 1922, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late James Albert and Hilda (Luther) Rutledge. He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and parishioners. Born and raised on the North Side of Pittsburgh, Father Rutledge graduated from St. Vincent Seminary earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1950 and Master of Arts in 1953 and was ordained to priestly ministry, May 30, 1953. He served as parochial vicar of St. Philip Church, Crafton, from 1953 to 1958; parochial vicar of St. Henry Church, South Side, from 1958 to 1963; parochial vicar of Annunciation Church, North Side and chaplain of North View Heights, from 1963 to 1968; pastor of St. Brendan Church and St. Joseph Parish, Braddock, from 1968 to 1985; and pastor of St. Aloysius Church, Reserve Township, from 1985 until retirement in 2002. During his years at St. Aloysius, the Rev. Rutledge was a counselor at St. Francis Hospital helping countless young people. During retirement, the Rev. Rutledge lived in residence at St. Mary Church, Glenshaw, where he assisted with pastoral ministry. Family will welcome friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Additional visitation will be held noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 2510 Middle Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116. Translation vesper service will immediately follow visitation at 4:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church by Bishop David A. Zubik. Interment will be held in Christ Our Redeemer, North Side Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Scandolari, Louisa 53

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Louisa Scandolari, 53, of Scott Township, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of Irma and the late Remo Scandolari; loving sister of Albino Scandolari and John (Mary Jo) Scandolari; aunt of Vincent and Fabria Scandolari; and great-aunt of Brianna. She is also survived by loving family and friends. Louisa received a bachelor of science in medical technology from WVU and a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a sales representative for Kroff Chemical Corp. She was an avid Golfer and also loved to host fashionable parties for her family and friends for all events. Visitations are from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington, (412 381-2323). Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bernard Church. If desired, contributions can be made to St. Bernard's School. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Schmid, Mary B. 66

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: George, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Mary B. (Young) Schmid, 66, of Munhall, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Vaughn D. Schmid Sr.; loving mother of Vaughn D. Schmid Jr., of Castle Shannon, and Kristin (Emmanuel) Amos-Abanyie, of Forest Hills; sister of Maureen Whelan and Kevin Young, both of St. John's, Newfoundland; and cherished grandmother of Emmanuel, Levi and Elina. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church.
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Schultz, Duane L. 66

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Duane L. "Butch" Schultz, 66, of North Versailles, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was an Army Vietnam veteran, worked for the U.S. Postal Service in McKeesport, was an AMA life member, a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and of the VFW No. 8430 in East McKeesport. He was a son of the late Donald J. and Blanche E. (Berwick) Schultz; beloved husband for 41 years of Florence H. "Flo" (Howard) Schultz; devoted father of Harley David (Kimberly) Schultz, Jay (Amelia) Schultz and Joshua Schultz; loving brother of Carol (Ken) Larson, Donald A. "Don" (Georgeanne) Schultz and the late Dale Schultz; son-in-law of Bernice and the late Robert Howard; brother-in-law of Robert "Butch" (Marie) Howard, Earl "Huck" (Jan) Howard and Ethel Eileen (George) Skiles; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and all who loved him. Family and friends received from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Additional visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. Monday with Pastor Tim Williams officiating. Interment at St. Mary's Polish Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 412-471-0935 or http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 103 Yost Blvd., Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 or 412-829-2818 or http://www.familyhospicepa.org.
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Stockton, Saralyn 60

  • Upper Saint Clair , Formerly of Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Saralyn (Nicklas) Stockton, 60, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Mt. Lebanon, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 35 years of Steven D. Stockton; loving and devoted mother of Steven D. Stockton Jr., Evan R. Stockton, Sean R. Stockton and Ryan N. Stockton; daughter of the late Dr. Robert B. and Sara Jane (Ream) Nicklas; daughter-in-law of Doris and the late James Richard Stockton; niece of the late Orval A. and Evalyn (Ream) Redhair; grandmother of Jaelyn Lakes; sister of Robin Nicklas (Nancy), Evalyn Fiedler and John Nicklas (Valerie); sister-in-law of Don Stockton, Joan Roth (Fred) and the late Marianne Stockton; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery will be private.
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Thomas, Rose 100

  • Formerly of Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Rose (Zotter) Thomas, 100, of South Euclid, Ohio, formerly of Ross Township, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late William A. Thomas; loving mother of James E. Thomas and his wife, Margaret, of South Euclid, and the late William G. Thomas; dear grandmother of Steven, Christopher (Kathy) and Matthew Thomas; sister of Louise Karner; and great-grandmother of Mabel and Jed. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter Parish, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Middle and Suisman Streets. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Peter Parish, 720 Arch St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Vancheri, Elizabeth Betty 84

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Betty" (Ladygo) Vancheri, 84, of Ross Township, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 62 years to Frank J. Vancheri; loving mother of Suzanne Culkin (Jack), Jane Sonntag (Steve), Paul Vancheri (Lynn), of Boston, Eleanor Walsh (Joseph), of Arizona, and Frances Vancheri, of Kentucky; sister of the late Peter Ladygo; and dear grandmother of Sarah, Emily, John, Elizabeth, Lauren, Leslie, Matthew, Jessica and Nicholas. She is also survived by two great-granddaughters. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Teresa of Avila Church.
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Volpe, Virginia 95

  • Forest Hills
  • Born: 1919-06-03
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Virginia Bechtold Volpe, 95, of Forest Hills, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Transitions Health Care (Baldock). She was born June 3, 1919, in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late Vito Lapaglia and Nifa Oddo Lapaglia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin R. Bechtold; six sister, Rose Mastrilli, Sarah Sacamango, Mary Affigato, Camilla (Minnie) Mastrilli, Josephine Davis ans Stella Sears; and three brothers, Charles, Joseph and Vincent Lapaglia. Virginia had an unmatched zest for life, enjoying bingo, family and friends and making people smile. Her warm heart and her loving ways touched many who were blessed to have met her. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl (John) McCann, of North Huntingdon, and John (Judy) Bechtold, of Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren, Dawn Lucotch, Kim Piekut, Jennifer Bean, Anne Larkin, Pamela Rea, Kelly Feltes, Anthony Bechtold, Christy Tokay and Terry Bechtold; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A heartfelt thank you goes to the special people at Transitions Health Care (formerly Baldock) who became our extended family; also to the staff of Heartland Hospice for their care and compassion. The family will receive relatives and friends from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. Virginia's funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Interment will follow in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Weber, Gerald W.

  • Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Brady, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Gerald W. Weber, of Camp Hill, Pa., formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, surrounded by loving family and friends. Gerry was the son of the late Paul M. and Estelle Weber, of Pittsburgh. He is survived by Diane McArdle, of Camp Hill; his sons, Glenn and Michael; granddaughters, Kristy and Brianna; and his sister, Diane Grego. He was preceded in death by sons, Jeffery and Scott; also his sisters, Virginia Phillips and Patricia Keffales; and his brother, Dr. Michael Weber. Gerry was a graduate of Shaler High School and Waynesburg College. He retired from IBM after 38 years of service. Gerry was an avid golfer, sponsoring golf tournaments for 40 years and playing at champion courses around the world. He was also a proud Steelers ticketholder for 50 years and attended six Super Bowls with family and friends. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, with a brief service at 5:30 p.m., at STEPHEN M. BRADY FUNERAL HOME, 920 Cedar Ave., North Side, (across from AGH). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jeffery Brennan Weber Youth Achievement Association at http://www.jbwyaa.com.
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Werder, William 87

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • William Werder, 87, of Pittsburgh, died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was the husband of the late Marlene (Szeszko) Werder and Mary Carol (Funk) Werder; father of Paul (Yasmin) Werder, Lisa (Terry) Brown, Mary Beth Lucius and Eric and Mark (Carol) Werder; grandfather of Aaron Lucius, Gretchen McDaniel, Jonathan, Nathan and Mackenzie Brown, Philip, Melissa, Nichole and Caitlin Werder and Justin and Amber Quast; and two great-grandchildren. He was the son of the late Vincent C. and Helen (Devlin) Werder; brother of Francis, of Kansas, Raymond, of Michigan, Ruth Ferraro, of Texas, Margaret Belsterling, of Alabama, and the late Vincent, Helen Cannon, Lawrence, John and James Werder. William retired from the Catholic Cemeteries Association, where he served as superintendent of St. Mary and St. Stanislaus Cemeteries. William was very proud to have served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church.
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Willison, Robert M. 94

  • O'Hara Township
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Robert M. Willison, 94, of O'Hara Township, died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, with family at his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Betty (Hyson) Willison; loving father of James (Judy) Willison, of Bethel Park, and Robert (Mary Beth) Willison, of Bloomington, Ind.; cherished grandfather of James R. (Lynn) Willison III, Jennie (Roger) Zioncheck and Karin Willison; and great-grandfather of Sarah, Russell and Ella Willison. Robert Enlisted in the Navy upon Allegheny College graduation in 1942. He retired from the Navy Reserves after 20 years. He met Betty and had a whirlwind World War II courtship. They had 60 loving years together. He was vice-president of Mellon Bank, past president of Society of Residential Appraisers and was a longtime member of O'Hara Township Zoning and Pension Boards. He was an avid bridge player and model train and car enthusiast. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave., Aspinwall. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 or to Meals on Wheels, 450 Walnut St., Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
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Zembrowski, Grace I. 96

  • Natrona
  • Born: 1918-01-06
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Grace I. (Stundell) Zembrowski, 96, of Natrona, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Natrona, the daughter of the late John and Agnes Potts Stundell, and was a lifelong resident of Natrona. Grace attended Pond and Wood St. Schools and worked as a domestic engineer for St. Joseph Church, in Natrona, St. Ladislaus Church, in Natrona, and Most Blessed Sacrament Church, in Natrona Heights. She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish in Natrona, the PRCU, PNA, Kosciuszko Polish Patriotic Social Society, Slovak Club, American Legion Auxiliary Post 48 and the Eagles, all in Natrona. Grace was also a member of the former Natrona Fire Hall auxiliary. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, bowling duck pins at the Slovak Hall in Natrona, bingo, watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and the Western and Hallmark channels. Graces favorite saying was "Thanks for being so nice and kind". She is survived by her children, Stanley (Toni) Zembrowski, of Natrona Heights, with whom she made her home for the past 4 years, David (Cathy) Zembrowski, of Brackenridge, and Sherry (John) Horstman, of Celebration, Fla.; grandchildren, Christian Horstman, Dr. Erica Horstman and Rebecca (Eric) Wade; great-grandchildren, Ayden Horstman and Ainsley Wade; two nieces, Cassie (Bob) Kriley and Gayle Sharkin; and by her nephew, Robert (Vivian) Dietz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Zembrowski; son, Ronald Zembrowski; great-granddaughter, Olivia Wade; and by her sisters, Ruth Dietz, Virginia Dongilli and Berneice Wojciechowski. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688, where a blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in St. Ladislaus Church with her pastor, the Rev. James Mazurek, as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Westmoreland County

Battenhouse, Ruth 93

  • Level Green
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Ruth (Coates) Battenhouse, 93, of Level Green, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the daughter of Thomas R. and Bess Beveridge Coates. She was past matron of Braddock's Field Chapter No. 75, Scottish Rite Women's Club of Pittsburgh, Daughters of the Nile No. 48, member of Pittsburgh Glass Club, and the Organ Society of Pittsburgh. She was also a member of the Community United Methodist Church of Harrison City and the Murrysville Garden Club. She was a past mother advisor of Level Green Assembly No. 125, Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She had many years of community service, including volunteering at the Level Green Presbyterian Church, the VA hospital of Pittsburgh, Friends Thrift Store, and Meals on Wheels. She was preceded in death by John M. Battenhouse, her husband of 57 years, in 2001. She is survived by two sons, Jack W. (Sharon), of Level Green, and Thomas R. (Shelby), of Anderson, S.C.; four grandchildren, Thomas (Carrie) Battenhouse, of Stow, Ohio, Jennifer (Christian) Stoecklein, of South Fayette, Janet Battenhouse, of Level Green, and Holly (Brian) Tillman, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and seven great-grandchildren, Margaret, Sophia, Eric and Jason Battenhouse, and Elizabeth, Caroline and Stephanie Stoecklein. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh Street (Rt. 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor John Simpson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Bellicini, Veronica 91

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1923-04-16
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Veronica Bellicini, 91, of Monessen, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in VNA Hospice, Butler. She was born in Webster on April 16, 1923, the daughter of the late John Macik and Anna Leheny Macik. Mrs. Bellicini was a 1940 graduate of Rostraver High School and retired as a bookkeeper having worked for John L. Gibson in Monessen, Donora Motor Co., and Davies and Tregembo in Charleroi. She was a member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church and the former Most Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Monessen, and its Christian Mothers. She was an active member of First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 88, having served as auditor. She is survived by a son, David J. (Sandra) Pushkar of Queenstown, Md., a daughter, Ruth Ann Pushkar (Lewis) Panion of Titusville; three grandchildren, Tonya Panion (Richard) Bishop of Aston, Pa., Jeremy Jones of Queen Anne, Md., Taylor Jones of Cambridge, Mass.; two great-grandchildren, Catherine and Adam Bishop; a brother, Edward (Donna) Macik of Anaheim, Calif.; two brothers-in-law, Paul (Betty) Bellicini of Eighty Four, Michael Bellicini of Ellsworth; two sisters-in-law, Daisy Bellicini of Roswell, N.M., Mary Bellicini of New Eagle; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph F. Pushkar; her second husband, Anthony "Tony" Bellicini; two grandsons, Nathan J. Panion and Andrew D. Pushkar; three brothers, John Matsik, Paul Macik, Michael Mason; seven sisters, infant, Ruth Mae, Anna Schwartz, Mary Lastoka, Margaret Vernile, Helen Suhy, Pauline Macik, Norma Jean Latta, and Lillian Macik. Friends will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, beginning with a 9:15 a.m. blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass in St. Sebastian Church with pastor, the Rev. Msgr. Roger A. Statnick, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Name Cemetery, Monessen. Condolences accepted for the family at http://www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Berger, Deborah A. 60

  • Hannastown
  • Born: 1954-07-30
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Deborah A. Berger, 60, of Hannastown, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was born July 30, 1954, in Greensburg, a daughter of Bjarnfridur G. Waldmarsdottir Mehan, of Greensburg, and the late Andrew J. Mehan Sr. Deborah was a social member of the Hannstown Firemen's Club and a member of Senior Life of Greensburg. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by a brother, Andrew J. Mehan Jr.; and a sister, Betty Lou Long. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Gordon R. Berger; a son, Jason R. Berger, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and five sisters, Stella Stottir, of Iceland, Mary Ann Wilson, of Greensburg, Augusta Block, of Florida, Rose Mary Campbell, of Baltimore, Md., and Christine Mehan, of Hannastown. Family and friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the staff at Senior Life for all that they did for Deborah. For online condolences, please visit BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Bittner, Kathleen 83

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Kathleen Hunger Bittner died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in her home at Newhaven Court in Greensburg, at the age of 83. Born in Arnold, to George and Lillian Hunger, she married Dean Bittner in 1951 at Heinz Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh campus. The two moved to Oakmont and later Penn Hills, where Dean was an executive with PA National Insurance Co. while Kathleen taught guitar lessons from their home. Both were active in their church, Laketon Heights United Methodist Church, and when they moved to Delmont, Faith United Methodist Church. They also enjoyed volunteering with their friends at the annual St. Bartholomew Church festival. During those years, Kathleen co-owned and operated a deli in Regent Square and volunteered with the Wilkinsburg Junior Symphony Orchestra. She was a patient and supportive teacher interested in developing musical talent in children. She was the devoted mother of three: daughter, Kim Rauch (Gary), of Greensburg; and sons, Paul (Donna) Bittner, of Erie, and David Bittner, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Kathleen also is survived by 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Jean Galvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean; and her sisters, Shirley Woods and MaryAlice Martin. Viewing will take place from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Faith United Methodist Church, 305 Freeport St., Delmont. Everyone is asked to go directly to the church. A private burial service will take place in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. For online condolences and information, please visit http://www.kepplegraft.com.
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Burk, Nancy A. 53

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1961-02-22
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Nancy A. Burk, 53, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Excela Health Westmoreland. She was born Feb. 22, 1961, in Greensburg, a daughter of Sally Miller Burk and the late William Burk. She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Jeannette, and enjoyed reading, crafts and jigsaw puzzles. She is survived by her brother, Robert and his wife, Laura, of Hunker; sister, Janet Norton and her husband, David, of North Huntingdon; and nieces, Megan Lattimer and her husband, James III, Katie Burk and Jennifer Norton. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Brush Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the Westmoreland County Food Bank, in memory of Nancy. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Cunningham, Helen J. 87

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1927-09-07
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Helen J. Cunningham, 87, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Zelienople, a daughter of the late Norman B. and Anna E. Bowlen Avey. She was a graduate of Connellsville High School and a member of Central Fellowship Church in Connellsville. Helen will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by her loving son, James Cunningham, of Wilkinsburg; her grandson, Brian Cunningham and wife, Sharon, of Phoenix, Ariz.; her great-grandson, Blake; and her niece, Carolyn Johnson and husband, Clyde, of Farmington. In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by her husband, George S. Cunningham; her son, Thomas E. Cunningham; and her brother, Leroy B. Avey. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, (724-547-3800), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will be in Addison Cemetery, Somerset County. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Finoli, Eleanor L. 89

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1925-08-22
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Eleanor L. Finoli, 89, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Aug. 22, 1925, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Thomas S. and Inez M. (DePodesta) Fury. Prior to retirement, she had been employed at the Village Lamppost, Greensburg. She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, and former member of the Westmoreland Hospital Ladies Auxiliary Unit 9. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Lonigro. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Domenic R. Finoli; a daughter, Mary Tirdil and her husband, Matthew, of Greensburg; two sons, James R. Finoli and his wife, Cynthia, of Greensburg, and David M. Finoli and his wife, Vivian, of Monroeville; five grandchildren, Anthony, Matthew, Marissa, Cara and Brianna Finoli; two sisters, Betty Pellegrini, of Bradenton, Fla., and Mary Ann Calabrase, of Greensburg; a brother-in-law, Paul Lonigro, of Greensburg; a sister-in-law, Louise Finoli, of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Prayers at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by funeral Mass to be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Entombment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. The family would like to extend their gratitude and acknowledge the caregivers, Carol, Terry, Lesa, Lynn, Sarah, Brandy and Debbie; and her nurse, Carol; and the staff at Amedysis Hospice for their care and compassion. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Graham, Thomas E. 82

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1932-05-06
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Thomas E. Graham, 82, of Ligonier, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1932, in Ligonier Township, a son of the late John Edward Graham and Julia (Poiriez) Graham. He was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ligonier. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane (Bernett) Graham; a grandson, Christopher J. Cardy; a brother, John P. Graham; and a son-in-law, William R. Ludvigson. Tom is survived by his daughter, Coleen J. Cardy, of Ligonier; his son, Bruce E. Graham and his wife, Cheryl, of Johnstown; his brother and sisters, Dolores "Dee" Jackson, of Ligonier, Elizabeth "Libby" McKlveen and her husband, Don, of Ligonier, Julia "Dicky" Ambrose and her husband, Jim, of Ligonier, Howard Graham and his wife, Mary Ann, of Cadiz, Ohio, Loretta Wissel and her husband, Duane, of Lincoln, Neb., and Leona Moyer and her husband, Harry, of Latrobe; his two grandchildren, Megan Ashley Graham and Abbey Taylor Graham; his sister-in-law, Sandy Graham, of Ligonier; and he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitations. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. Sunday at the St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ligonier, with the Rev. Paul Poerschke, officiating. Interment is private. Arrangements are being handled by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 601 Weldon Street, Latrobe. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 300 W. Main St., Ligonier, PA 15658. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center emergency room, Good Samaritan 5th floor, ICU, and palliative care for their excellent care and compassion. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Grande, Carmen Millie R. 94

  • Trafford
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Carmen R. "Millie" Grande, 94, of Trafford, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. He was born May 10, 1920, the son of the late Pasquale and Theresa Rosella Grande. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran as well as an usher and a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Regis Catholic Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen August Grande; and his brothers, Dominic, Anthony, Joseph and Francis Grande. He is survived by his children, Gary Grande, Karen (Tom) Mercalde, Theresa (Jim) McCarron, Susan (Michael) Oriolo, Liz (Bob) Thompson and Rich (Sierra) Grande; a sister, Gloria Drost; and six grandchildren, Brandon and Megan McCarron, Nicole and Natalie Thompson, Nathan Sneith and Steven Grande. The family would like to thank the staff at Heartland Home Care and Hospice for their exceptional care. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC. 702 Seventh St. (Rt. 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Regis Catholic Church with Father David Nazimek officiating. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. Contributions can be made to the St. Regis Church Development Fund, 517 Homewood Ave., Trafford, PA 15085. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Gula, William 91

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1923-01-16
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • William Gula, 91, of Scottdale, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Amber House, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Jan. 16, 1923, in Scottdale, a son of the late Nat and Mary (Smij) Gula. Bill was a lifelong member of St. John Byzantine Catholic Church and a member of the Church Holy Name Society. He was a retired foreman with General Motors Corp., Pittsburgh, with 35 years of service. Bill was World War II veteran, having served with the Navy aboard the USS Mauna, USS O'Brien, USS Barton and the USS LST 916, attaining the rank of gunner's mate first class. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal (Four Stars), Philippine Liberation Medal (Two Stars) and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Slovak Club and Scottdale VFW Post. William is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him: his three children: Mary C. Kiral and husband, Anthony, of Mt. Pleasant, William Gula and wife, Michelle, of Mechanicsburg, Gary Gula, and wife, Ame, of Stahlstown; his eight grandchildren, Zach, Emily and Reilly Gula, Jesten and Jacob Gula, Butchie, Matthew and Chrissy Kiral; his step-grandchildren, Kaylee and Alicia. In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by, his wife of 57 years, Sophia Kocan Gula, Oct. 29, 2013; brothers, John, Michael, Pete, Steve, Joe, George and Harry Gula; and a sister, Rosella Gula, in infancy. Bill's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. A Parastas service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The Divine Liturgy will be intoned following at 9:30 a.m. in St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, with his pastor, the Very Rev. John H. Salko, as celebrant. Committal service and interment will follow in St. John Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, East Huntingdon Township, with full military rites accorded at the gravesite by the Southmoreland Veterans Association Honor Guard. The family would like to convey "special thanks" to Medi Home Care and Hospice for their care and professionalism that they so lovingly provided for their father. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, order flowers, condolences or to obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Harrold, Allan W. 82

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1932-11-06
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Peterson, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Allan W. Harrold, 82, of Hempfield Township, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at his residence. He was born Nov. 6, 1932, in South Greensburg, a son of the late Walter and Jane Saxon Harrold. Allan was a graduate of Derry Township High School with the Class of 1950. He was a proud veteran of the Air Force and a member of the DVA American Legion Post 301 Connellsville, VFW Post 3368 Mt. Pleasant Amvets of United A and B Club Youngwood and the American Legion Riders. Prior to retirement, he was employed by ANR Trucking. Surviving are his son, Shane A. Harrold, of Greensburg; daughters, Kellie Hays, of Greensburg, and Chanda "Kaahiue" Harrold, of Hawaii; four grandchildren, Wolfgang Harrold, Chanda Hays, Keanu-Kaiand Kaaihu and Kakoa Kaaihu; a great-great-grandson, Conner Sciulli; a brother, Blaine Harrold and wife, Cora, of Greensburg; and a sister, Judith Klingsmith, of Youngwood. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Austin and Lewis Harrold; and a sister, Pearl Clark. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the SALOOM-PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, 408 Depot St., Youngwood. Funeral service will be held at noon Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Dale Porterfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Armbrust Veterans Association.
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Henschel, Marie A. 88

  • Pleasant Unity
  • Born: 1926-01-04
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Marie A. Henschel, 88, of Pleasant Unity, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at home. She was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late John G. and Marie A. (Biller) Tlumack. She was a member of St. Pius X Church, Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William N. Henschel; three sons, infants, William E. and Christopher, and William P. Henschel; a daughter, Deborah A. Ament; a brother, William Biller; and a sister, Madelyn DiCocco. She is survived by three children, Susan Dorsey and husband, Dean, of Medina, Ohio, Cynthia J. Walters, of Pleasant Unity, and Kevin "Slick" Henschel and wife, Rhonda, of Pleasant Unity; a daughter-in-law, Patricia A. "Patsy" Henschel, of Pleasant Unity; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Selembo, of Greensburg; two brothers, John G. Tlumack, of United, and Philip J. Tlumack, of Mt. Pleasant; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity. A prayer will begin at 9:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Catholic Church, with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko as celebrant. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. http://www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Hood, George D. 81

  • Formerly of Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1933-04-11
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • George D. "Tex" Hood, 81, of West Virginia, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Morgantown, W.Va. Born April 11, 1933, in Mt. Pleasant, he was a son of the late Daniel and Ethel (Ulery) Hood. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Catherine (Malek) Hood, in 2004; and a sister, Shirley Hood. He was a member of Visitation Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. Tex was an active participant in the flea market circuit. George was an assistant at Krynicky Sunoco Station of Carpentertown for many years. He is survived by a daughter, Lorena Powers and her husband, Jeff, of Ashburn, Va.; and a grandson, Alex Powers. Also surviving are siblings, Patricia Shugars, Virginia Yuhouse, Bill Hood, Gary Hood, Linda Farino and Bobby Hood; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674. A blessing service will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Visitation Church with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko as celebrant. Interment will follow in Visitation Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. A wake service will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
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Houser, William Bill A. 74

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1940-08-15
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • William A. "Bill" Houser, 74, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Acme, a son of the late William S. Houser and Margaret R. (Weimer) Houser Testa. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed at Piad Casting Co., and was a Navy veteran. William "Bill" was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He loved football, his dogs, taking care of his yard, and most of all he loved being a grandfather. Michael and Jonathan were his pride and joy. He never missed a game or practice in whatever sport his grandsons were participating in. Bill had a heart of gold and his smile was contagious. He will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" (Christopher) Houser; a grandson, Jonathan D. Morelli; a step-father, Vincent Testa; and a sister, Dorothy June Houser. He is survived by his daughter, Rachele Morelli, of Greensburg; a grandson, Michael W. Morelli, of Greensburg; and his sister, Betty Houser, of Greensburg. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert A. Free officiating. Full military honors accorded by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard will follow. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ALS Foundations. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Kane, Vicky L. 86

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Kepple- Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Vicky Lou (Haupt) Clemens Kane Forbes, 86, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born in Hawthorne, a daughter of the late Wallace and Mable Haupt. Vicky was an extraordinary caregiver to family and beyond. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg. Vicky also volunteered at the former Jeannette Hospital and the former St. Joseph's School for Handicapped Children. She was the last survivor of nine children of the Haupt family. In addition to her parents and siblings, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Bernard "Buck" Clemens, James "Jim" Kane and Russell "Russ" Forbes; and a son, Scott Clemens. She is survived by a son, Gregg Clemens, of Georgetown, Maine; stepchildren, Carol Kane Struble, of Greensburg, Cathy Kane Holloway, of Logan, Ohio, Carol Fay Forbes McCandless, of Columbus, Ohio, and John Forbes; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Clemens, of Greensburg; also, a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. If Vicky touched your life in any way, please do something kind for someone, in her honor. Services will be private. KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, Greensburg, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of America, 1275 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. Vicky's children, Gregg and Carol, would like to thank the wonderful care given by the staff of Weatherwood Manor and Westmoreland Hospice nurses. For online condolences and information, please go to http://www.kepplegraft.com.
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Kelley, Jay H. 94

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1920-03-09
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Coshey-Nicholson, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Jay Hilary Kelley, 94, of Greensburg, passed into the hands of our Lord Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Dr. Kelley, who was known as Hil to his family and friends, was born March 9, 1920, in Greensburg. He was one of nine children. His father was a member of the House of Representatives for 20 years. Hil attended Greensburg High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Penn State. During World War II, Hil served in the Army as lieutenant and later captain in the 51st Combat Engineers. He was part of the invasion force at Omaha Beach, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where his unit was commemorated in the book "Unbroken Line". As a captain, he served in occupation government supervising census and reconstruction in Munich and Erfurt, Germany. When he returned home, Hil was introduced to Catherine Holway Thom by their mutual friend, John F. Kennedy, who was a junior congressman at the time. After a three-month, whirlwind courtship, Kate and Hil were married, and Hil went on to complete his PhD in engineering at Penn State. In 1961, Dr. Kelley was invited by the newly-elected President Kennedy to join his staff as a science advisor. He served in both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations before accepting an executive position at Rutgers University. Dr. Kelley also worked as an executive at Ford and taught at Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania before being appointed a dean at West Virginia University. Dr. Kelley also held multiple patents, ran a successful engineering consulting business and was a proud member of Washington, D.C.'s Cosmos Club. Hil was a brilliant, objective and humble man who accepted every man and women as an equal and every child as a student. He was a true renaissance man who not only preached individualism but practiced it in every aspect of his life. Dr. Kelley is preceded in death by his father, Rep. Augustus Bernard Kelley; mother, Ella Marie; son, attorney Hilary Gerard; daughter, Christine Thom; brothers, Regis, Robert, Richard and Paul; and sister, Kathleen. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Catherine Holway Kelley; brother, James R., sisters, Tek (Theresa) and Marcy; sons, Leonard, of Eagle River, Alaska, and Patrick, of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughters, Kitty Nutter, of Kingwood, W.Va., Mary, of Nevis, West Indies, Joyce Ann, of Columbus, Mont., Michele Maureen, of Billings, Mont., and Sheila Roseline, of Los Angeles; daughters-in-law, Laura W. Kelley and Cindy Kelley, of Phillipi, W.Va.; and sons-in-law, Richard Schiff, of Louisiana, Pius Schenker, of Columbus, Tim Russell, of Columbus, and Tom Nutter, of Kingwood. Hil was also blessed with 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever." - Revelations. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Mr. Kelleys Home at 320 Maple Dr., Greensburg. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, beginning with prayers at home and Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg. Alvin P. Oskin Jr., Supervisor, in charge of arrangements for the COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, please provide assistance to "Wounded Warrior Project." http://www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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Kelly, Claire A. 91

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1923-07-07
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Claire A. "Babe" Kelly, 91, of West Newton, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. He was born July 7, 1923, in West Newton, a son of the late Ernest and Mary (Hodge) Kelly. Prior to retirement, Babe was employed by Stoney's Brewery. He was a member of West Newton VFW No. 7812. Survivors include a brother, Roy Kelly and wife, Ruth; grandchildren, Cristy Morris and husband, Chris, William Kelly and wife, Stephanie, Frances Kathleen Kelly and Sarah Cairns; a number of great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Dorothea Kelly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances (Moody) Kelly; sons, Robert Kelly and William Kelly; and brother, Harold Kelly. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the J. WILLIAM MCCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will full military honors by Greensburg VFW will follow in West Newton Cemetery. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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King, Joan W. 78

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1936-06-22
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Joan W. King, 78, of Jeannette, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at home. She was born June 22, 1936, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Guy and Mary DeBone Wass. Prior to retirement, she was a telephone operator at Bell Telephone. She was a member of Ascension Church, Jeannette, Bell Telephone Pioneers, Jeannette Lions and Lioness Clubs, Jeannette Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and http://www.cercemaggiore.org. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul N. King; and a brother, Louis Wass. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jody King and Clyde Reynolds, of Jeannette; a brother, Frank Wass and his wife, JoAnn, of Greensburg; two sisters, Carmella Moffa and Gloria Rossi and her husband, Ron, all of Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. 1st St., Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Ascension Church with Father Paul Lisik as celebrant. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anne Home, Development Office, 685 Angela Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Kovach, Richard A. 66

  • Unity Township
  • Born: 1948-04-05
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Richard A. "Dick" Kovach, 66, of Unity Township, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 5, 1948, in Indiana, Pa., the son of the late Albert A. and Stella E. (Guzik) Kovach. Dick was a 1966 graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School where he played football and was a member of the only GCC undefeated football team in 1964. He was also the recipient of the school's 2008 Distinguished Centurion Alumni Award. He attended the University of Pittsburgh on a full football scholarship, graduating in 1970. He then graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1973. A lawyer for more than 41 years, Dick operated the firm Kovach and Kovach, in Latrobe, and was a member of the Pennsylvania and Westmoreland Bar Associations. He was also the owner and operator of the Chetremon Golf Course, in Cherry Tree, Pa., for 45 years. Chetremon became a special place for the gathering of family and friends over the years. Dick was a member of St. Vincent Basilica Parish in Latrobe, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and, at one time, taught CCD classes. He was a member and past president of the Latrobe Rotary Club, where he was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow and served on the board of directors as advisor. He also served as district governor for Rotary District 7330 in 1991. Dick truly lived the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self." Other memberships included the Latrobe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Knights of Columbus Daniel P. Nolan Council No. 940. In 2002, he was the recipient of Christ the Divine Teacher School's Divine Donor Award. Dick will always be known as a wonderful family man and an extremely generous man whose door and heart were always open to anyone. One of his favorite quotes was "Superstars play hurt." Dick is survived by his wife, Judith A. (Diehl) Kovach; three children, Elizabeth A. Kunz and her husband, Daniel, of Wexford, Douglas A. Kovach and his wife, Amanda, of Pittsburgh, and Sarah A. Thompson and her husband, John, of Greensburg; six grandchildren, Thomas and Stella Kunz, Grace and Norah Kovach, and Ryan and Joseph Thompson; two sisters, Bernadette Ponko and her husband, Duane, of Delmont, and Celine Steinmiller and her husband, Kenneth, of Export; three aunts, Scholastica Geary, Elizabeth Gessler and Charlotte Shea; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Vincent Basilica. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Father Gilbert J. Burke OSB Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650. Online guestbook and condolences can be found at http://www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.
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Leasure, Helen M. 93

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1921-04-08
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Helen Mae Leasure, 93, of West Newton, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was born April 8, 1921, in West Newton, a daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle (Spitzer) Bowers. Helen was known as "The Penny Candy Lady." She spent countless hours traveling to flea markets and festivals in her RV to sell her penny candy, and was the owner of the former Helen Mae Gift Shop on Main Street, in West Newton. A member of First Baptist Church in West Newton for over 70 years, she also sang in its choir. Helen has been a breast cancer survivor for more than 25 years and participated in the "Race for the Cure" when she was able. Survivors include two daughters, Helen Riggs and husband, Dale, and Brenda Lucas; grandchildren, Dawn Booher and husband, Tom, Mary Trout and husband, Allen, Brenda Ansell and husband, Robert, Kendra Weaver and husband, Jeff, and Garrett Lucas and wife, Chrissy; great-grandchildren, William "Billy" Riggs and wife, Shangail, Cody Fazenbaker, Kayla and Cyle Booher, Kelsey, Jesse and Alexia Weaver, Saige Trotter, Jayden Lucas, Megan and Morgan Ansell, and Robert Ansell Jr.; great-great-grandchildren, Noah, Isaiah, Aurelia and Jonah Riggs, and Logan Weaver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Kenneth James Lucas; sisters, Dolores Pevc, Pauline Aronckes and Loretta Markle; and brother, Charles Bowers Jr. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the J. WILLIAM MCCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church, Vine and Sixth Street. Everyone is asked to meet at church. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 1133 S. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Majeski, Edith 97

  • Mt. Pleasant , Formerly of North Side
  • Born: 1917-07-15
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Edith (Fueller) Majeski, 97, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of the North Side, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Greensburg Care Center. Mrs. Majeski was born July 15, 1917, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Minnie (Masur) Fueller. Mrs. Majeski was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Mt. Pleasant and was a 1936 graduate of Oliver High School. Edith had worked for the J.C. Penney Co. as a sales clerk. She served on the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council and enjoyed doing volunteer work for many organizations. She is survived by her loving family: her daughter, Myrtle M. Sumoski and her husband, Thomas, of Latrobe; her grandson, Gregg Manjerovic and his wife, Michelle, of Annville; her grandchildren, Riley and Tyler Manjerovic; her step-grandchildren, Courtney and Noah Reitz; and her sister, Myrtle Fueller Brooks, of Belleview. In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Majeski in 1982. As per honoring the wishes of Edith, there will be no public hours of viewing or visitation. Private inurnment will be in Highwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Mann Jr., James H. 78

  • Allegheny Township
  • Born: 1936-02-12
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • James H. Mann Jr., 78, of Allegheny Township, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in his residence. He was born Feb. 12, 1936, in Leechburg, to the late, James H. Mann Sr. and Theresa (Chirio) Mann. He was chief of police of Allegheny Township for 13 years and was a district justice of District 10-2-02 for nine years. He was previously employed at Key Belleville as a quality control manager and also was a school bus driver for the Kiski Area School District. He was a member of Pine Run Presbyterian Church in Markle, a 1953 graduate of Leechburg High School, a member of the BPOE in Leechburg, the Schenley Sportsman Club and member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He participated with the Allegheny Township Boy Scouts and coached Little League and Senior League baseball. He enjoyed spending time with his family, putting puzzles together, bowling, golfing, hunting, fishing and playing cards with his buddies and most of all sitting on his front porch with his dog, Pepper. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rose M. (Kulick) Mann, of Allegheny Township; sons, James H. Mann Ill (Dolly), of Oklahoma Borough and Michael S. (Debbie) Mann, of Bridgeport, W.Va.; daughters, Karen S. (Steve) Grafton, of Chichester, N.H., and Dena Jo Huselton (Ken), of Cheswick; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; stepsister, Judy Kestner, of Allegheny Township; and sister-in-law, Carol Mann, of Gilpin Township. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Rose B. (Burlando) Mann; brother, Donald "Pete" Mann; and stepsister, Shirley C. Cader. Friends will be welcomed by his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051. Funeral ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pine Run Presbyterian Church at Markle, 1117 White Cloud Road Apollo, PA 15613, with his pastor, the Rev. Lanny Mellinger, officiating. Interment will be made at the convenience of his family at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, his family encourages memorials to Pine Run Presbyterian Church. To send an online condolence to the Mann family, please visit http://www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Mayfield, Helen M. 79

  • Sutersville
  • Born: 1935-08-29
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Helen M. Mayfield, 79, of Sutersville, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was born Aug. 29, 1935, in Masontown, a daughter of the late Earston and Mary (Shubert) Whyel. Helen was a member of Sutersville Primitive Methodist Church and was a former Girl Scout leader. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Jefferson Hospital. She loved butterflies and yellow roses. Survivors include three children, Ann Taylor and husband, Dennis, Nancy Casoni and husband, George, and Robert Mayfield Jr. and wife, Karen; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marge Pfister and Irene Backas; and brother, Joe Whyel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Mayfield Sr.; sister, Betty Loasak; and brothers, Earston, George and Jim Whyel. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY Jr. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton. Private interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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McKay, Karin 70

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1944-03-26
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Karin Conway McKay, 70, of Latrobe, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 26, 1944, in Blairsville, a daughter of the late Bernard P. Conway Sr. and Wanda (DeVinney) Conway. Karin was a 1962 graduate of Blairsville High School and a graduate of the Latrobe Hospital School of Nursing and School of Anesthesia. Prior to her retirement, she was a registered nurse anesthetist at Latrobe Area Hospital and Vittone Eye Surgical Associates. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, in Latrobe, where she was a member of the Rosary Altar Christian Mothers, served as a Eucharistic minister, was a volunteer sacristan for the church and volunteered for Vacation Bible School and the Art and Environments Committee. She was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Faith in Action. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard P. Conway Jr.; and a niece, Dana M. Petrunak. Karin was a loving wife, mother and very proud grandmother. Her grandchildren describe her as very caring, fun, peaceful and attentive. She is survived by her husband of more than 45 years, Thomas P. McKay; her daughter, Erin K. Colcombe and her husband, Daniel J., of Greensburg; her son, Thomas B. McKay and his wife, Melissa E., of Arvada, Colo.; six grandchildren, Caroline, Colleen and Alexander Colcombe, and Mitchell, Marlee and Gracie McKay; her sister, Shirley Laskie and her husband, Richard, of Hillside; a brother, C. Lisle Conway and his wife, Sheral, of Ligonier; three sisters-in-law, Michele Conway Watts and her husband, Whit, of Indiana, Pa., Barbara J. Conrad, of Latrobe, and Kay Stocken and her husband, Michael, of Hermitage; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Members of the St. John Rosary Altar Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. Anthony J. Carbone and the Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, VF, as concelebrants. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Online guestbook and condolences can be found at http://www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.
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Moody, L. Kay 80

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1934-09-26
  • Died: 2014-11-12
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • L. Kay Moody, 80, of West Newton, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. She was born Sept. 26, 1934, in West Newton, a daughter of the late Samuel and Kathleen (Rankin) Moody. Kay was a member of West Newton United Presbyterian Church. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a secretary clerk with Duquesne Light. Survivors include a brother, William Moody and wife, Marge; a sister, Ruth Oyer; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Frances Kelly, Louise Mace and Bernice Sandbach; an infant brother, John Moody; and nephews, Robert Kelly and William Kelly. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the J. WILLIAM MCCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Morgan, David G. 59

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1955-04-25
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • David G. Morgan, 59, of Huntingdon, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born April 25, 1955, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Charles G. Sr. and Isabelle (Stasiowski) Morgan. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for Holtec Industries of East Pittsburgh as a tool and die maker. Dave was an avid golfer and belonged to several golf leagues throughout the area. Dave enjoyed the outdoors, he loved to hunt and raising English Setters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Morgan Jr. Surviving are three children, Marissa Morgan, of Seattle, Wash., Kerri Morgan, of Manor, and Nicholas Morgan, of North Huntingdon; four brothers, Gerald, James, Tim and Bob Morgan; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronald Wakeman, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin, officiating. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Naponic, Terry J. 64

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1950-06-12
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Terry J. Naponic, 64, of Jeannette, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was born June 12, 1950, in Greensburg, a son of the late Andrew and Lavina Fleming Naponic. Terry was the owner/operator of M and N Painting and Naponic Construction, in Jeannette. He was a member of the Our Lady of Grace Church in Greensburg. Terry was a wonderful father to his children and shared his deep faith and family values with unconditional love. He is survived by his children, Randi Poirier and husband, Nick, of North Huntingdon, and Andy Naponic, of Colorado; a brother, Robert Naponic and wife, Joanne, of Houston, Texas; sisters, Andrea Kalp and husband, Robert, of Greensburg, and Debbie Naponic, of Jeannette, with whom he resided; his nieces and nephews, who loved their uncle Terry very much, Julie Carrillo (Paul), Jesse Naponic (Britt), Jackson Naponic (Kristi), Jock Naponic (Jill), Bobbi Jo Sanders (Andre), Jaci Kubinec and fianc, Jim, and Jarrette Kalp (Renee); his great-nieces and nephews, Jackson, Nan and Ellie Carrillo, Brooke, Camille, Emily and Tanner Naponic, Mackenzie and Morgan Kubinec, Andrew John Sanders and Jackson Kalp. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Our Lady of Grace Church. Interment will take place in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh PA. 15222.
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Nicholls, Betty L. 78

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1936-02-28
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Bowser, Homer City | Get Directions
  • Betty Louise Nicholls, 78, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian. She was born Feb. 28, 1936, in Wilkensburg, and was the daughter of Paul and Clara (Carnahan) Weaver. Betty was employed by Bell Atlantic/Verizon for 33 years, where she was a member of the The Pioneers non-profit group. She was a member of the First Reform United Church of Christ and a member of the Hillview Bowling League, both located in Greensburg. Betty is survived by two daughters, Pamela and husband, Paul McDonald, Saratoga, Calif., and Kimberly and husband, John Stephens, Jeanette; and grandchildren, Corey and Chelsi Stephens, and Ryan and Tristan McDonald. She is also survived by three sisters, Margaret Matthews, Florida, Clara Emogene Gower, and Virginia and Pauline Hendrick, Florida. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of a service, the family asks that anyone wishing to honor Betty's memory please make a donation to Animal Care and Welfare Inc., P.O. Box 8257, Pittsburgh, PA 15218. C. FREDERICK BOWSER FUNERAL HOME, in Homer City, is in charge of arrangements.
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Painter, Judith J. 60

  • Irwin , Formerly of Washington, Pa.
  • Born: 1954-05-04
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Judith J. Shepherd Painter, 60, of Irwin, formerly of Washington, Pa., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at her home. She was born May 4, 1954, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Joseph and Jane Bennett Yoest. Prior to her retirement, Judith was employed as an electronics technician by Core Star International. She was a member of the Norwin VFW Post 781 Auxiliary and was a horseback riding enthusiast. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Yoest. She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Painter; son, Donald Shepherd and his wife Jada; daughter, Jessica Sawich; stepmother, Ruth Jean Yoest; a brother, Dan Yoest and his wife, Holly; two sisters, Kathy Baird (Jim) and Lisa Wollard; grandchildren, Kendal, Jake, Luke and Jaicee; and stepgrandchildren, Ethan and Jaret. A celebration of Judith's life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Norwin VFW. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Norwin VFW or Excela Health Hospice. Arrangements by JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Pernelli, Martha M. 84

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1930-04-27
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Martha M. Pernelli, 84, of Latrobe, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Inspira Medical Center, Vineland, N.J. She was born April 27, 1930, in Latrobe, the daughter of the late Stephen Stanko and Mary (Zuzack) Stanko. Martha was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and its Rosary Altar Christian Mothers. She was a devoted wife and mother who truly loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Pernelli; and three brothers, Franklin, Stephen and Walter Stanko. Martha is survived by two sons, David R. Pernelli and his wife, Fawn, of Millville, N.J., and Gary F. Pernelli and his wife, Amy, of Latrobe; two daughters, Noreen M. Johnson, of Dallas, Texas, and Miriam Altman and her husband, Will, of Gibsonia; a brother, Timothy Stanko and his wife, Linda, of Bethel Park; nine grandchildren, Alex, Kyle, Alecia, Ryan, Adam, Stephen, Kati, Abbi and Matthew; and a great-grandson, William. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Members of the St. John Rosary Altar Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. Anthony Carbone as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. To sign our online guest book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Redic, Patricia L. 84

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Patricia L. Redic, 84, a resident of St. Anne Home, Greensburg, formerly of Ligonier, died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John G. Redic for 60 years; loving mother of David (Jolyn), William (Geraldine) and Robert; caring sister of Claudia (Bob) Muro and Kristina Grassi; grandmother of Teresa (Patrick) Rogers; and great-grandmother of Jacob Rogers. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the sisters and staff at St. Anne's for the loving care they provided. Burial from St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church, Greensburg. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Home. Arrangements are being handled by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. To sign our online guest book, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Rohaly, George 97

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1917-05-05
  • Died: 2014-11-19
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • George Rohaly died peacefully at home surrounded by his family and went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was born May 5, 1917, in The Run section of Greenfield, a son of the late Helen (Gull) and Andrew Rohaly Sr. Mr. Rohaly was one of 10 children, all whom have preceded him in death except a brother, Nicholas, in Nevada. He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, William A. Conley. George is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, "Hon" Jean (Gruss) Rohaly; children, Georgia (William) Turnsek, of Irwin, Nancy (Jon) Hamlin, of Florida, and Babs (Mark) Tuccelli, of Greensburg. He was also blessed with grandchildren, Jeanne Langol (David) Drinon, of California, Tyler Hamlin, of Florida; and a great-grandson, Drew Drinon, of California. Mr Rohaly was retired from Monongahela Connecting Railroad, Hazelwood, after 41 years of service. He was a longtime member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Homestead, where he and Jean enjoyed donating their time making pirohy and koloc for holiday sales. George loved gardening. He was always proud of his vegetables and flowers. A special thanks to the nurses and aides at Excela Hospice, especially Pat McCormick, who gave George loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to Excela Hospice, 134 Industrial Park Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. You will live in our hearts until we are with you again. All our love George, Dad, DeDee. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike. A Panachida (memorial service) will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 903 Ann St., Homestead. Please go directly to the church. Interment will be in Irwin Union Cemetery. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Russman, Judith A. 68

  • Belle Vernon
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Judith Ann Russman, 68, of Belle Vernon, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Judith is survived by her beloved husband, Bertram Russman Jr.; children, Christine (Bobby) Smith and Pamela (James) Lazur; grandchildren, Katherine and Natalie Smith, Hailey and Ty Lazur; and siblings Ronald, James and Alan Clemence, and Dorothy Melsoner. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aloysius and Agnes Clemence. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236. A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne Parish, 1870 Rostraver Road, Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Condolences may be left at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Skovira, Loretta A. 80

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1934-01-24
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Loretta A. (Connors) Skovira, 80, of Scottdale, died peacefully Thursday evening, Nov. 20, 2014, at St. Anne's Home, Greensburg, while being comforted by her loving children and grandchildren. She was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Everson, a daughter of the late William R. and Bridget Flanagan Connors. Loretta was a devout Catholic and lifelong member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of Americas Court Lambing No. 314. She was self-employed as owner/operator, along with her late husband, James Skovira, of Skovira Machine Co. since 1951. She was a member of the Everson Senior Citizens Organization. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren in their sporting events and taking bus trips. Loretta was a loving mother, grandmother and sister to her family. Her devotion and love were unconditional and never-ending for her family and friends. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family at their lake house at Indian Lake. Her favorite pastime was watching her grandchildren at their sporting events and also taking bus trips and traveling. Loretta is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her: her six loving children, Judy A. Wittig and husband, Dan, of Plum Borough, James P. Skovira Jr. and Laura, of Scottdale, Michael D. Skovira and wife, Diana, of Scottdale, Robert W. Skovira and wife, Michele, of Scottdale, Barbara J. Fencil and husband, Walter, of Acme, and Thomas R. Skovira and wife, Kelly, of Scottdale; her 13 caring grandchildren, Kelli Davis and husband, Rob, Kari Skovira, Lori Wittig and husband, Conor Rogers, Kimmy Hoeltje and husband, Jim, Rebecca, Pamela and Tanner Skovira, Lindsay and Haley Skovira, Amanda Hribal and husband, Zach, Emily Stout and Christopher and Jessica Skovira; her three great-grandchildren, Tatum and Rowan Hribal and Catherine Davis; her brothers and sisters, Margaret Louise Keill, of Connellsville, Ronald Connors and wife, Dorothy, of San Antonio, Texas, Aloysius Connors and wife, Stephanie, of Scottdale, and John "Jack" Connors and wife, Barbara, of Everson; and her sisters-in-law, Lee Snyder, of Scottdale, and Frances Connors, of Scottdale. In addition to her parents, Loretta will once again be reunited with her loving husband of 57 years, James P. Skovira, who died March 8, 2012; her two brothers, William and Eugene Connors; and two sisters, Mary "Eileen" Osniak, who died May 12, 2004, and Colette Rosenberry. Loretta's family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC. Prayers of transfer will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with her pastor, the Rev. Andrew M. Kawecki, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. The Ministry of Consolation will conduct a wake service at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Special thank you to the senior helpers, care givers, mom's friends who have helped, and also the nurses and aides at St. Anne's Home, Greensburg. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, condolences or to obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Stockberger, Alice A. 96

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1918-06-29
  • Died: 2014-11-14
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Alice A. Stockberger, 96, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. She was born June 29, 1918, in Easton, a daughter of the late Harry and Bertha Hoch Stockberger. Prior to her retirement, she was a teacher at the former Forbes Road School. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Greensburg, where she had been involved in Mary Martha Circle. She was a member of the Apollo Chapter 1250 O.E.S., the Greensburg College Club, the National, Pennsylvania and Westmoreland County Retired Public School Employees Associations and the Westmoreland County Historical Society. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Frederick and Robert Stockberger. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. Interment will be in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. For online condolences, visit http://www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Wall, Edward E. 87

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1927-01-05
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Dodson, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Edward E. Wall, 87, of West Newton, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Fellsburg, a son of the late George Wall and Mary Burkhart Wall. Ed was a member of First Church of God in West Newton. He was one of the original residents of Filbern Manor in West Newton. He retired from the former Combustion Engineering in Monongahela and worked for the Dodson Funeral Home for many years. Ed was always at the local ballfields when he was able, helping in any way he was asked. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Wall; three brothers, George, James and Glenn Wall; and a sister, Elizabeth Byers. He is survived by his children, Cheryl Jean Housman, of Ohio, Dianne Lengvarski, of Vanderbilt, Doris Elizabeth Wall and a special friend, Jim, of West Newton, and Judy Marie Kraut and her special friend, Rick, of Ohio; a sister, Edith Halt, of Elizabeth; 21 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Monday in THE RICHARD F. DODSON MEMORIAL HOME, 213 Main St., until the time of the service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home, with his pastor, the Rev. Elizabeth Dunlap officiating. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery.
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Wasnesky, Della Mae 92

  • Formerly of Jeannette
  • Born: 1922-08-29
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Della Mae Wasnesky, 92, of Venice Fla., formerly of Jeannette, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. She was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Joseph and Myrtle Lute Seice. Della Mae, along with her husband, Peter P. Wasnesky Sr., were members of the Sacred Heart Church in Jeannette. In addition to her parents, Della Mae was predeceased by her husband, Peter P. Wasnesky Sr., in May of 1997; a daughter, Sister Mary Joy (Edna Mae) Wasnesky, OSF, in November of 2007; a brother, Louis M. Seice; and her sisters, Anna Mary Ratner, Grace Wells, Josephine Praznik and Millie Benson. She is survived by her children, Peter P. Wasnesky Jr. and wife, Carole, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Thomas W. Wasnesky and wife, Donna, Louis M. Wasnesky and wife, Lynn, all of Venice Fla., and Michele Sterling, of Rocky Mount, N.C.; grandchildren, Christopher and Cynthia, of Arizona, Dennis and Donald, of Ohio, Kelly, of South Carolina, Louis Jr., of Riva, Md., Jeffrey Paul, of Bridgewater, Va., and Heather Walker and Eric Garlits, of North Carolina; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a blessing service to be held at noon Monday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, with Father Paul A. Lisik presiding. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township. Della Mae's family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, 450 St. Bernardine St., Reading, PA 19607, or the Alzheimer's Research Foundation, Fisher Center, 110 E. 42nd St., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017.
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Yakubisin, John Yak E. 90

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1924-10-02
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • John E. "Yak" Yakubisin, 90, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Oct. 2, 1924, in Hempfield Township, a son of the late Michael J. and Elizabeth (Kostan) Yakubisin. Prior to his retirement, John had been a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Greensburg. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the USS PC 1167. He was proud of his American Slovak heritage. He was a member of St. Paul Parish, Greensburg, the Wednesday Rosary Group, as well as an usher for the church. He was also a member of the Jednota Lodge Branch 512, the American Legion Post 981, South Greensburg. John enjoyed gardening and maintaining his home. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John M. Yakubisin, April 24, 2014. He was the last surviving member of his birth family. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rosemary "Terry" (Terrify) Yakubisin; three daughters, Patricia Mills, Suzanne Bishop (Donald) and Diane Qualey (Thomas); daughter-in-law, Susan Yakubisin, of Greensburg; four granddaughters, Anne Yakubisin Smith (Chris), Meghan Moore (Craig), Jaimie Mills (Charlie) and Maggie Qualey; and three great-grandchildren, Cooper and Nolan Hubbard, and Marlo Moore. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Prayers at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Parich, Greensburg. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 981 Honor Guard. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Zastawniak, Alfonse J. 92

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1922-01-24
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Alfonse J. Zastawniak, 92, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Armstrong County Health Center. He was born Jan. 24, 1922, in South Huntingdon, Westmoreland County, son of the late John and Honora (Osika) Zastawniak. He was a retired toolmaker from Walworth. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army-Air Force. He was a member of St. Bruno's Roman Catholic Church in Greensburg. Survivors include his daughter, Carol (Ed) Kratt; son, James (Robbie) Zastawniak; daughter, Patricia (Don) Patterson; son, John (Marsha) Zastawniak; son, Joseph Zastawniak; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Kuchta) Zastawniak; and four sisters, Helen Wojtaszek, Catherine Popeck, Josephine Popeck and Rose Zastawniak. Services will be private and under the care of SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit http://www.snydercrissman.com.
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Armstrong County

Calhoun, Ronald E. 78

  • Parks Township
  • Born: 1936-03-26
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Ronald E. Calhoun, 78, of Parks Township, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. Born March 26, 1936, in Vandergrift, he was a son of the late Dorothy (Calhoun) Allison. He was a graduate of Vandergrift High School. Ronald lived in Parks Township since 1971. He had been employed as a truck driver for Altmire Coal Co., lab technician and security guard for Allegheny Ludlum in Vandergrift and retired from U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, where he worked as a laborer in the coke oven. He was an Army veteran of and member of the Vandergrift American Legion Post 114. Ronald enjoyed rebuilding, refurbishing, repairing and painting cars, bowling and shooting pool. Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma G. (Kunkle) Calhoun, in 2002. Survivors include his daughter, Debra L. (John) Mator II, of Gibsonia; son, Kevin E. Calhoun, of Parks Township; and grandchildren, Amanda and Matthew Mator; of Gibsonia. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. There will be a celebration of life tribute service in honor of Ronald immediately following the visitation at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Long, Donald F. 68

  • Worthington
  • Born: 1946-01-21
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Worthington | Get Directions
  • Donald F. Long, 68, of Worthington, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving wife and children. He was born Jan. 21, 1946, in Kittanning, son of the late Fred and Ruth (Bowser) Long. He was a lifelong resident of his beloved Worthington. He was a steelworker for 21 years at Pang Born, in Butler, and the owner of Long's Worthington Market for 21 years. He was also an Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. Donald was a member of the First Church of God in Kittanning. He was also a member of the Worthington American Legion, Steelworkers Union, and the Kittanning-East Brady Lodge No. 244 F and AM. He was president of the Worthington Borough Council for 32 years, vice president of Worthington-West Franklin Fire Department, board member of Worthington Water and Sewage, and Harley Owners Group. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Marcia (Masters) Long, of Worthington; daughters, Julie L. Long, of Sarver, Stacey K. Grantz (Sam), of Kittanning, Mari Dawn Zilla (Chris), of Kittanning, and Mandy Allison Jones (Dan), of Kittanning; grandchildren, Tyler and Cody Grantz, and Megan, Dawn and Owen Zilla, and Carter Jones, all of Kittanning; brother, Robert Long, of Worthington; and sisters, Betty Cressler, of Kittanning, and Linda (Long) Flick, of Florida. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Paul Long; and a sister, Deloris Stewart. Don loved his hometown of Worthington and the Worthington Fire Department. He could always be seen driving around to make sure the town was kept up and worked selflessly doing things to make it a great place to live. He loved the Worthington Carnival, serving as chairman for many years, and could be seen always working the hot sausage stand and selling tickets to fund raise. He was a great leader, always believing in leading by example, and keeping peace and goodwill for the community. He always stood up for the underdog and was a true friend to many. He was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan, going to Super Bowl XIII on his birthday when they beat Dallas. He really enjoyed the many motorcycle trips he and Marcia took, especially to Tennessee. He put his heart and soul into Long's Market when the steel mill closed and made it locally famous for its hoagies. Most of all, he loved his family, and always worked sacrificing himself to give to them and countless others. He got great joy from his precious grandchildren, always amazed by each one's unique personality. He will be truly missed by all who loved him. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the F. DUANE SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, Worthington. Services will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at First Church of God, Kittanning, with Pastor Gale Winning assisted by Pastor Nick Wilson, both of First Church of God in Kittanning, officiating. Interment will follow in Worthington Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Church of God or Worthington-West Franklin Fire Department, in Don's memory.
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Pelton, Frederick Fred W. 70

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1944-08-09
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Kyper, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Frederick W. "Fred" Pelton, 70, of Ford City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospice, in Cabot. Son of the late Fredrick and Edna (White) Pelton, Fred was born Aug. 9, 1944, in Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Denise McGrady. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Matthew Pelton and wife, Galina, and Alan Pelton and wife, Christine; two granddaughters, Lilla and Zoya Pelton; and a sister, Eleanor Rogers and her husband, Walter. Funeral arrangements will remain private and are under the direction of the ELOISE B. KYPER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2702 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, Pa. Written tributes and memorials are welcomed and encouraged at http://www.Kyperfuneralhome.com.
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Sacik, William R. 85

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1929-05-19
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • William R. Sacik, 85, of Ford City, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. He was born May 19, 1929, in Ford City, son of Ludmilla (Cermak) and John J. Sacik. He was an Army veteran and member of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. He graduated in 1947 from Ford City High School. He was employed at Shop No. 2 PPG in Ford City and retired from Ford City Borough. He was a member of the C.U. Club, Ford City Eagles and Polish Falcons. He was inducted into the Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 and was honored for his athletic abilities in basketball, football, baseball, softball and bowling. He enjoyed watching all Pittsburgh sports teams and going to the Rivers Casino. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen (Volek); two daughters, Kim (Mitch) Schneider, of Brackenridge, and Sandra (Greg) Lorence, of Carlisle; two granddaughters, Stephanie (Charlie) Wineke, of Odenton, Md., and Allison (Steve) Schreckengost, of Natrona Heights; one great-grandson, Charlie Wineke; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Steven, John and Joseph; and sisters, Anna Remis, Mildred Kolakowski and Beatrice Frick. The family would like to thank the staffs of Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Armstrong County Health Center and Rivercliff Terrace Annex Personal Care Home for their care over the past five months. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity or association of donor's choice. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Father Bryan Summers, officiating. Interment will be in St. Francis of Paola.
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Smail, Russell W. 87

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1927-11-15
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Russell Wayne Smail, 87, of Ford City, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Butler Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospital. Born Nov. 15, 1927, in Ford City, he was a son of the late John C. and Jessie (Park) Smail. He grew up in McGrann and graduated from Ford City High School. Mr. Smail was a veteran of the Army, having served in the Korean War, and retired from Eljer Plumbingware, Ford City. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Manorville, where he served on the church council. He was also a member of the Manor Township Lions Club and was a lifetime member of the Manor Township Volunteer Fire Company. He is survived by his son, Rick (Toni) Smail, of Kittanning; his daughter, Cindy (Bill) Wyant, of Kittanning; his grandchildren, Tara (Brian) Debbis, Rich (Trisha) Smail, Chad (Mary) Emmonds, Kristie (Allen) Cooper and Lauren (Jon) Bees; his great-grandchildren, Payton and Paige Smail, Cole, Benjamin and Nicholas Debbis, Charles, Oliver and Huxley Emmonds and Raegan and Chloe Bees; his step-great-grandchilren, Brandon, Jacob and Leanne Cooper; and his beloved dog, Sparky. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores E. "Honey" Smail, on Oct. 15, 2014l a son-in-law, Tom Emmonds; and a brother, Raymond Smail. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, 1032 4th Ave., Ford City, where his funeral service will held at 11a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Jack Delk officiating. Interment will follow in Ford City Cemetery. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.welchfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Manor Township Volunteer Fire Company.
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Zanetti, Joseph A. 96

  • Cadogan
  • Born: 1918-04-23
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Joseph A. Zanetti, 96, a lifelong resident of Cadogan, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning. Born April 23, 1918, in Cadogan, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Marie (Serafini) Zanetti. He was a member of St. Lawrence Church, Cadogan, where he was a former lector, also an usher, Eucharistic minister, choir member and member of the Holy Name Society for many years. He also was a member of the Latin American Club and Ford City Eagles. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army, and was a member of the American Legion. Prior to retirement, he was a meat cutter for 60 years, having worked at Zanetti's Market, Andy's Market and the Slovak Store, all in Ford City. He actively processed deer until he was 90 years old. During the holidays, many families enjoyed his homemade kohlbassi, hot sausage and breakfast sausage. He was the last surviving member of his birth family. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Margaret Olesnanik Zanetti, whom he married in 1943, and who died in August 2010; brothers, Tullio, Daniel, Christopher and John; and sisters, Louise Foradori, Jane Chemelli and Mary Latini. Survivors include three sons, Joseph A. Zanetti Jr. and wife, Carol, of Ford City, Christian J. Zanetti and wife, Electa, of DuBois, and Timothy J. Zanetti, of Cadogan; a daughter, Marie Yobp and husband, Rob, of Kittanning; three grandchildren, Dr. Krista Zanetti, of Rockville, Md., Carianne (Vince) Contento, of Cheswick, and Angela (James) Brodsky, of St. Johns, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Kaylin Contento, and Bria Brodsky. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., 701 Sixth Ave., Ford City. Prayer service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, Cadogan, with Father Bryan Summers as celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
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Butler County

Hindin, Harvey J. 85

  • Cabot
  • Born: 1929-07-20
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Harvey Jerome Hindin, 85, passed peacefully into the waiting arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Harvey was born July 20, 1929, in Braddock, to Benjamin and Sarah (Charapp) Hindin. He grew up in Rankin, where his parents owned a small grocery store at 1 Miller Ave. Harvey and Anna Mae (Ann) Schnaubelt were married May 2, 1953, in Alexandria, Va. He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied photography. He served in the Navy from 1950 to 1954. Over the years, he held a number of photography and printing jobs in the Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. areas. Harvey and Ann retired to Virginia Beach, Va., before returning to the Pittsburgh area in 2012 to live at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot. He enjoyed woodworking and photography and he was always eager to help others. Harvey is survived by his loving wife, Ann; his devoted children, Mark, of Arlington, Va., Amy (John) Correll, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Tracey (Stephen) Johnson, of Pittsburgh; and by his grandchildren, Tim Correll and Sam and Adam Johnson. He was predeceased by his parents and by his brother, Melvin. "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in the Lund Care Center Chapel, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot. You may send your condolences and memories to the family by email to annhindin@yahoo.com or by mail to Ann Hindin, Concordia Haven 2, Apt. 1111, 148 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Harvey's name be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. http://www.foxfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Hoover, Lewis J.

  • Cranberry
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Saul-Gabauer, Rochester | Get Directions
  • Lewis J. Hoover, of Cranberry, passed away Oct. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Frances E. (Gavlik) Hoover (preceded) and loving father of Kip, Judith, Lisa and Cindy (preceded). Also surviving are grandchildren, Sophia, Brendan, and Kyle. A celebration of life service is being held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry, 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry, PA 16066. Online condolences may be offered at http://www.saul-gabauer.com.
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Kline, Dorothy M. 81

  • Callery
  • Born: 1933-09-28
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Dorothy M. "Dot" (Wilson) Kline, 81, of Callery, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, peacefully in the comfort of her home, with her family at her side, after a long illness. Born in Nixon, Pa., Sept. 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Florence Lloyd Wilson. Dot was a retired Postal Clerk for the Zelienople Post Office. She was a lifetime member of the Crestview Presbyterian Church, where she had served as a Deacon and also belonged to the Mars Chapter 271, Order of the Eastern Star. Dot loved spending time with her family and enjoyed sports. Surviving are three daughters, Vicki L. Kline Sayti (Gene Colonello), of Callery, Melanie "Mel" Golden (Bob Jr.), of Cranberry Township, and Kim Fair, of Butler; her grandchildren, Shawn, Ryan and Lindsay Sayti, Zacchary (Morgan) and Mitchell Golden, and Chase and Cambry Kosich; her sister, Madelynn "Mitzie" Staaf, of Gibsonia; and her brother, Lloyd "Cy" Wilson, of Mars. She is also survived by three nephews, a niece and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Kline, whom she married Feb. 20, 1953, and who died June 22, 2002; and by her daughter, Tammy Kline Kosich. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Crestview Presbyterian Church, 210 Kline Ave., Callery, PA 16024, with the Rev. Robert Goossen officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in Brownsdale Cemetery in Penn Township. In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests that memorials be made to the Crestview Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box AA, Callery, PA 16024. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Fayette County

Johnson, William E. 76

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1938-05-01
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • William Eddy Johnson, 76, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in UPMC Shadyside, in Pittsburgh. He was born May 1, 1938, in Martin, Pa., a son of the late Walter and Joanna Moon Johnson. Bill retired from U.S. Steel Works after 35 years of service. He was an Army veteran. Bill enjoyed travelling with his wife, fishing and all outdoor activities. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Karen Mansberry Johnson; children, Brian Mansberry, of Normalville, JoAnna Johnson, of Normalville, William Johnson Jr., of Normalville; his first wife, Barbara Nahory, of Normalville, and their children, John and Peggy Johnson, of Normalville, Susan Johnson, of Somerset, Kevin Johnson and wife Barbara, of North Versailles, and Traci Johnson, of New Florence; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter H. (Toby) Johnson and Gary Johnson; sisters, Thelma Avela Johnson, Helen Sterle, Linda Baker and Mary Ann Johnson. Bill was predeceased by his parents; brothers, James E. Johnson and Grover Johnson; and sisters Sylvia Schurg and Lorraine Ritenour. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and until 11 a.m. Wednesday, the time of service, in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, with Pastor Leonard Pirl officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Normalville.
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Mcelory, Jessie 88

  • Leisenring
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Jessie Mcelory, 88, of Leisenring, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME.
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Murphy, Marlene C. 78

  • South Connellsville
  • Born: 1936-03-08
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Marlene C. (Rice) Murphy, 78, of South Connellsville, died Saturday, Nov. 22, at her daughter's residence. She was born March 8, 1936, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Edward and Marguerite (Sandusky). Marlene was a graduate of Connellsville Area High School, class of 1954. Prior to her retirement, she was the owner of Marlene's Corner Bar and Grill, where she had worked for over 45 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Connellsville, and the Catherine Von Bora Society. She is survived by her children, Tom Murphy and wife, Shelley, Pat Murphy and wife, Colleen, both of South Connellsville, and Shelly Karfelt and husband, Jeff, of Normalville; grandchildren, Tommy Murphy and wife, Adrienne, Ryan Murphy, Zachary Ward and wife, Jess, Cody Ward, Chelsey Ward-Harrer, Corey and Toren Hann, and Michael and Danielle Murphy; great grandchildren, Luka Murphy and Kaiden Hann-Cole-Burncheck; siblings, Shirley Lincoln and husband, Dale, of South Connellsville, Yvonne Palumbo and husband, the late Paul, of Bowie, Md., Edward Rice and wife, Trudy, of Greensboro, N.C., Terry Rice and wife, Peggy, of Connellsville, and David Rice, of South Connellsville; and her beloved dog, Nikki. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Murphy (1999); sister, Carol Murphy; and an infant daughter, Crystal Murphy. Family and friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. Monday and from noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where additional visitation will be held from 9 until 11 a.m., the hour of funeral service, Wednesday with Pastor Daniel Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.
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Welsh, Annette T. 80

  • Dunbar
  • Born: 1934-07-03
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Annette Theresa Welsh, 80, of Dunbar, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at her home. She was born July 3, 1934, in Morrell, a daughter of the late John K. and Angela Kozerak Habina. Annette was a graduate of the former Dunbar Township High School and was a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Dunbar. Annette will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by her loving children, Carrie Welsh, of Hawaii, James "Beaver" Welsh and wife, Dianne, of Venetia, and Lon "Duffy" Welsh and wife, Donna, of Dunbar; her grandchildren, Fiona Sutton and husband, Jeffrey, of Glenville, W.Va., David Welsh and wife, Jenny, of Evergreen, Colo., Brandy and Kayla Welsh, both of Dunbar, and Rosali Snyder and husband, Ross, of Scottdale; her great-grandchildren, Chole and Savannah; her sister, Sophie Grey, of Georgia; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Annette was predeceased by her husband, James Clyde Welsh; her daughter, Anjela Hamilton; her brothers, Frank, Andrew, John, Joseph, Michael and Matthew Habina; and her sisters, Agnes, Nellie, Mary and Ann. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where everyone will gather for a final leave at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar, with the Rev. Micah Kozoil as celebrant. The committal service will be private. A wake service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 459 Ranch Road, Dunbar, PA 15431, in memory of Annette T. Welsh. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Indiana County

Orenak, Ronald M. 62

  • Indiana
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Bowser-Minich, Indiana | Get Directions
  • Ronald Mark Orenak, 62, of Indiana, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at his home. He was born in 1952, in McKeesport, to Howard and Anne Yablonsky Orenak. Ron was a member of the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Homer City, a 20-year member of the Indiana Volunteer Fire Association, retired, and a PIAA football official for 36 years with the majority of his time in District VI as a member of the Tri-County Chapter of Officials. He was also a passionate model railroader and a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Mustang Club, owning five throughout his lifetime. Ron enjoyed scuba diving and was one of the first 7,000 Certified PADI Divemasters. He was a graduate of IUP in 1974 with a bachelor of science in biology education. He was a member of the IUP football team throughout his entire college career and held the record for points scored as a kicker for a number of years. He was employed as a teacher for South Allegheny High School, the U.S. Steel Clairton Works, and for Allegheny General Hospital as a dialysis technician. He also worked at the Indiana Dialysis Center as a technical supervisor, and finally he was employed as a chemical analyst for Environmental Services Laboratories, Inc. Ronald is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ann Mores Orenak, Indiana; one daughter and one son, Tania Nacios and husband, Kevin, Annandale, Va., and Michael Orenak, Rockville, Md.; one granddaughter, Kiera Nacios; one sister, Marilyn Burns, Elizabeth; one nephew, Christopher Burns, Clairton; and one great-nephew, Gabriel Burns. He was preceded in death by his parents and numerous aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the BOWSER-MINICH FUNERAL HOME, Indiana. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Homer City, with the Rev. Cuthbert Jack as celebrant. Interment will be made in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Ford City. http://www.bowserminich.com.
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Washington County

MacFarlane, Leora M. 94

  • Formerly of Finleyville
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Simons, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Leora M. MacFarlane, 94, of Cumberland Woods, formerly of Finleyville, died Nov. 20, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John MacFarlane; and beloved aunt of Donna (Hank) Kessler, Marilyn (Charles) Flora, David (Debbie) Matter and Rose Manning. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Leora was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Charles Manning; her sister, Evelyn Matter; nephew, Charles Manning; and her parents, Mary and James Manning. Leora loved relaying stories to her friends about Seth and Brett and always looked forward to the fireside chats at Cumberland Woods. Contributions may be made to Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, 8800 Peebles Road, Allison Park, PA 15101, in her memory. Arrangements by SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC. http://www.simonsfuneralhome.com.
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Baylett, Randall A. 45

  • Colorado Springs
  • Died: 2014-11-07
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  • Randall Alan Baylett, 45, of Colorado Springs, passed away in Colorado Springs, Colo., in the early hours of Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. He was born in Cumberland County, Pa., and resided in Colorado Springs. He retired after 22 years of dedicated service in the Army as a chief warrant officer (CW3) and member of 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). As a Green Beret and Army Ranger, he completed multiple deployments that included Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as many posts in Europe and in the U.S. He was a decorated soldier and three-time Bronze Star Medal recipient. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Baylett, of Pennsylvania; father, Walter M. Baylett White, of Virginia; daughter, Katarina (Katie) Baylett, of Colorado; son, Sean Baylett, of Colorado; sister Joanna French; brother, Shane White; brother, Zachary White; brother-in-law, Chris French; and nephew, Levi French, all of Virginia. He recently hiked 500 miles of the Colorado Trail in the mountains that he loved. He was an exceptional man and an American hero. His family will make arrangements for a fnial burial and memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
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DeLaney, Gary W. 61

  • Mechanicsburg
  • Died: 2014-10-31
  • Funeral Home: Cremation Society, Harrisburg | Get Directions
  • Gary W. DeLaney, 61, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, doing what he loved best, at hunting camp in Alma, N.Y., after harvesting his last buck with a crossbow. Surviving are Gary's wife of 31 years, Roseanna (Babish) DeLaney, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Johnstown; and his son, Garrett E. DeLaney, of Camp Hill. Gary's wife and son will receive family and friends for a celebration of life at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the West Shore Elks BPOE No. 2257 in Camp Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Yellow Breeches Anglers and Conservation Association, P.O. Box 1, Boiling Springs, PA 17007; or to your local ASPCA. For more information or to send messages of condolence, please visit http://www.cremationsocietyofpa.com. Arrangements by CREMATION SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA INC.
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Edwards, Eleanor A.

  • Tucker, Ga. , Formerly of Etna
  • Born: 1935-03-26
  • Died: 2014-11-14
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  • Eleanor Ann (Benvin) Edwards, of Tucker, Ga., formerly of Etna, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Embracing Hospice in Snellville, Ga. She was born March 26, 1935, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Milcic) Benvin. She was the loving mother of Jack (Patricia) Edwards Jr., the late James (Charlene) Edwards, Thomas Edwards, Diane (Blake) Eiseman and Paul (Margaret) Edwards; grandmother of Cassandra (Ryan) Formeck, Rebecca Edwards, Thomas Edwards Jr., Taylor Edwards, James Edwards Jr. and the late Laurin Edwards; and sister-in-law to Wanda Benvin and the late Ann Benvin. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Benvin and Robert Benvin. Eleanor was an expert in handwriting analysis, with more than 30 years experience as a questioned document examiner and handwriting expert. She was also a teacher of meditation and the first female president of the Hypnotism Society of Pennsylvania. She authored several papers on handwriting analysis, gave numerous lectures for professional groups and was interviewed by many local TV and radio news programs. No visitation or services are planned at this time. Donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, http://www.alz.org/donate.
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Hopper, Elsie J. 87

  • Redbank
  • Born: 1926-11-28
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Alcorn, Hawthorn | Get Directions
  • Elsie Jane (Sanford) Hopper, 87, of Redbank, went to her eternal home early Sunday morning, Nov. 23, 2014. She was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Templeton, the daughter of the late Lester and Flossie (Young) Sanford. During her childhood, she also lived in Butler, Etna and Templeton, attending a total of six schools through 12th grade. Mrs. Hopper married Gale Hopper on April 28, 1945, in Seneca. Together they had three children, and he preceded her in death Oct. 27, 2001. She has resided on their family farm in Redbank since their marriage. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Hopper was also an accomplished musician, playing the guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin and keyboard. She performed at square dances at the Craig Reunion Ground and on the radio. She also enjoyed making canvas and crochet crafts and painting ceramics. Mrs. Hopper was proud of her flower garden and enjoyed telling the stories of where each flower came from. "Mammaw" as her family called her, also cherished visits from family and friends. She was a member of the Tidal Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Jean Hopper, of Emlenton, and Betty Lou Garmong and her husband, Donald, of Redbank; two grandsons, Brian Garmong and his wife, Lori, of Redbank, and Shawn Garmong and his wife, Kinlee, of Findlay, Ohio; two great-grandsons, Gale Garmong, of Oakmont, and Garrett Garmong, of Redbank; two sisters, Gerry Kruse and her husband, Dave, of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Dorothy Gallo and her husband, Frank, of Franklin; and a brother, Paul Sanford and his wife, Peggy, of Kellersburg. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, William Edward Hopper; a brother, Lester Ronald Sanford; and a sister, Annabelle Marte. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, and from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the ALCORN FUNERAL HOME in Hawthorn. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home, with Pastor Sarah Heppenstall, officiating. Interment will be in the Tidal Union Cemetery, Madison Township, Armstrong County. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.alcornfuneralhome.com.
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Jones, Mary Jane 62

  • Kewanee, Ill.
  • Born: 1952-07-20
  • Died: 2014-11-10
  • Funeral Home: Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee, Ill. | Get Directions
  • Mary Jane Octavi Jones, 62, of Kewanee, Ill., died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at her home. Mary was born July 20, 1952, in Latrobe, a daughter of Paul and Helen (Kropilak) Onderko. Mary graduated from Latrobe High School in 1970 and Westmoreland Community College. Mary married John Octavi in 1972. They were later divorced. She was with Bruce Haxby, of Kewanee, for 25 years until his death in 2001. Mary married Mike Jones on May 24, 2011. They had been together since 2003. Surviving is her husband, Mike; one brother, Ron (Lynn) Onderko, of Glastonbury, Conn.; five sisters, BettyAnn Bridge, of Latrobe, and her friend, Rob Trainer, Paula (Dave) Pottinger, of Eugune, Ore., Judith (Pat) Murphy, of Craig, Alaska, Cindy (George) Lechman, of Greensburg, and Michelle (Tim) Ferguson, of Ligonier; one aunt, Mary Tandarich; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her best friend, Donna Hintze, of Pleasant Valley, Iowa. Mary was preceded in death by her parents. Mary had been employed at the Kewanee and Davenport K-Mart stores for 25 years and as a photo specialist at Kewanee Walgreens for six years. Mary's passion in life was cooking, especially baking cookies and pies. She enjoyed animals, traveling and life in general. Mary was an avid exerciser and loved to take long and fast walks. Cremation was accorded. A celebration of her life and time of sharing with the family was Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the SCHUENEMAN-TUMBLESON FUNERAL HOME. Inurnment will be private for the family at a lated date. Memorials may be directed to the family. Private online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.
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Luczak, Casimir J. 86

  • Roanoke
  • Died: 2014-11-01
  • Funeral Home: Oakey's, Roanoke | Get Directions
  • Casimir Jerome "Ki" Luczak, 86, of Roanoke, Va., passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C. He was born in East Vandergrift, Pa., to Joseph Luczak and Gabrielle (Standack) Luczak. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute on a football scholarship from 1949 to 1952. He excelled as an honor student and was an exceptional football player. To quote his good friend George Preas, "in his day Ki was the best linebacker in college football." In 1951, he was voted the outstanding football player in Virginia, and was awarded the Williams Award that same year at VPI for his remarkable leadership skills on and off the field. He was inducted into the Virginia Tech Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Elizabeth Crockett Luczak, of Roanoke, Va., whom he married right after college. He served two years as a second lieutenant in the Air Force and then moved to Roanoke. Ki and Liz had two daughters, which Ki, in an interview for the Roanoker magazine, remarked they were his "greatest achievements." He was an honest, devoted, loving husband and father who enjoyed all life had to offer. He loved people and could light up a room just by being present. His gift was his ability to make those around him feel special. Ki was an honored and respected business man, a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table and celebrated national leader in the life insurance industry. He was an active and respected member of the Roanoke Catholic Church and throughout many organizations within the community of Roanoke, where he lived for 58 years. He will be missed by all that knew him. Ki is survived by his second wife, Karen H. Luczak; his two daughters, Elizabeth Scott "Liz" Luczak, of Irvington Va., and Mary Mitchell "Missy" Luczak-Smith, of Charlotte, N.C.; his son-in-law, Doug Smith, of Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. A visitation and celebration of Ki's life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at OAKEY'S ROANOKE CHAPEL, 318 Church Ave., Roanoke. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.oakeys.com. The family kindly asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Hokie Club, P.O. Box 103707, Blacksburg, VA 24026, made to VTAF "Ki Luczak" Memorial.
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McKaveney, Daniel J. 60

  • East Hartford, Conn. , Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1954-10-14
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Daniel J. "Dan" McKaveney, 60, of East Hartford, Conn., formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after a short, courageous battle with cancer. Dan was born Oct. 14, 1954, in Pittsburgh, to Daniel and the late Alice (Coyle) McKaveney. He was a 1972 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a 1976 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduating with his mechanical engineering degree, Dan moved to Ohio to work for Goodyear Atomic Corp., and then to Connecticut, where he spent the last 36 years as a devoted Pratt and Whitney employee. Most recently, Dan served as the Integrated Product Team lead at Pratt and Whitney, where he was responsible for the development, validation and certification of the GP7200 Thermal Management System for the Airbus A380 product. Following successful entry-into-service of the GP7200, Dan took over the Nacelle Ventilation System integration team for the PW1100G engine that powers the A320neo. He led this team from the conceptual design phase all the way to the beginning of the aircraft flight test phase. During his 36 years at Pratt and Whitney, Dan made significant contributions to the High Pressure Turbine Design, Externals Design and the Fuel, Thermal Management and Ventilation Systems of numerous commercial and military engines. He also worked onsite support with Boeing for JT9D and PW4084 engines. Dan led a team of engineers and information systems personnel to develop the first full-scale 3D digital mockup of a large commercial engine to support the Boeing 777 airframe installation. He was also an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), where he served in several leadership positions through the years, including chairman of the Southern New England section. In addition to his extensive technical expertise, Dan did an outstanding job developing young engineers. He made significant contributions toward mentoring young engineers who have since become valuable members in several different disciplines throughout the engineering community. They have achieved their full potential, in large part, due to Dan's guidance. His young team has flourished and is demonstrating leadership skills and technical ability beyond their experience levels. His many friends, colleagues and customers, gratefully acknowledge his service and the exceptional standard of engineering excellence and integrity that he set. His colleagues and family always appreciated his organizational skills and unique filing system, which enabled him to find something at a moment's notice. In addition to his father, he is survived by his seven brothers, Mark (Patricia), Kevin (Terry), Gary, James (Marai), Regis, Robert (Linda) and Christopher (Tracy). He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to his mother, Dan was predeceased by several loving aunts and uncles. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, Pittsburgh, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Tuesday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, donate.cancer.org/index, in memory of Dan. The family would like to thank Dan's colleagues, friends and extended family for their support over the last few months. A special thank you goes to Dan's caregivers at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Connecticut and the Lutheran Senior Life Passavant Community Center in Pennsylvania for their compassionate care.
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Musgrove, Rev. L. Wayne

  • Seaford, Del.
  • Born: 1927-12-31
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Cranston, Seaford, Del. | Get Directions
  • The Rev. L. Wayne Musgrove, of Seaford, Del., heard and answered the Father's call from Heaven's Portals on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was born Dec. 31, 1927, to the late Charles Edward and Myrtle Grace (Shoaf) Musgrove, of Brinkerton. Wayne was one of 14 children. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, seven brothers and four sisters. Survivors include his wife, Betty Ruth, of 60 years of marriage; their two daughters, Rebecca Musgrove, of Seaford, Del., and Elizabeth Schwegel, of Millville, N.J., and her husband, Robert; three grandchildren, Kevin B. Chamberlain, of Milford, Del., Britain Johnson, of Laurel, Del., and Ashley Schwegel, of Millville, N.J.; two great-grandchildren, Mikayla and Nathan Johnson, of Laurel, Del.; and his two sisters, Edna Ackerman and Jane Rydle, of Pennsylvania. A service of worship celebrating the life and faith of Wayne will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church Street, Milford, DE 19963. Visiting hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Private family burial to follow the service. Arrangements by the CRANSTON FUNERAL HOME, Seaford, Del. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Pracel, Scott J. 56

  • Harrisburg
  • Born: 1958-04-11
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Scott J. Pracel, 56, of Harrisburg, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was born in Pittsburgh, April 11, 1958, son of the late Joseph M. and Rita G. (Reed) Pracel. He was the loving brother of Rita (the late Robert) Megahan and Joseph (Carol), Richard (Sherry) and Wayne (Judith) Pracel. He is also survived by an aunt, Rose (Seigal) Wills; and many nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Scott's name to the ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens), 825 K St., NW, Suite 1200, Washington, D.C. 20006. Arrangements entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., West View. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Romeo, Eugene V. 77

  • Andover, Ohio , Formerly of New Kensington
  • Born: 1937-06-12
  • Died: 2014-11-21
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  • Eugene V. Romeo, 77, Andover, Ohio, formerly of New Kensington, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at St. Joseph Health Center, in Warren, Ohio. He was born June 12, 1937, in New Kensington, a son of Samuel and Mary (Palletta) Romeo. Eugene was a 1955 graduate of New Kensington High School and went on to serve in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was employed as a field service engineer for Unysis Corp., retiring in 2002 after many years of service. He was a member of Mt. St. Peter Catholic Church in New Kensington. Eugene was a kind, hardworking and gentle person who was a good provider for his family. He was a member of the VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell, belonged to the P.V. Fitness Center in Andover and had joined many YMCAs over the years. Eugene enjoyed staying at Holiday Camplands in Andover and all the many friends he made there. Eugene is survived by his wife, Barbara J. (Swartz) Romeo, of Andover, whom he married May 24, 2003; daughter, Terryl K. (Steven) Duea, of Otsego, Minn.; son, Thomas Eugene Romeo, of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Stacey D. (Richard) Waye, of Annapolis, Md.; stepdaughter, Cheryl L. Garrison, of Dayton, Ohio; stepdaughter, Charmayne D. (David) Laurito, of Beavercreek, Ohio; stepson, Donald L. Hecker, of Glassport; stepdaughter, Deborah A. Hecker, of Pittsburgh; stepson, Scott D. Hecker, of New Kensington; two grandsons, Matthew T. Duea and Nathan M. Duea; eight step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ronald Romeo, of San Diego, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph Romeo Sr. and Richard O. Romeo; and one sister, Theresa Romeo Kuric. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICE, 134 Prospect St., Andover, Ohio. A celebration of Eugene's life will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to VFW Post 92, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. An online guestbook is available at http://www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com.
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Ross, Rev. Gordon A. 62

  • Mt. Union
  • Born: 1952-03-19
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Heath, Mt. Union | Get Directions
  • Rev. Gordon A. Ross, 62, of Mt. Union, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Hershey Medical Center. Born March 19, 1952, in New Kensington, he was a son of the late George R. and Betty L. (Storey) Ross. He is survived by his wife, Diane (Battrell) Ross; two daughters, Karla Wiser and husband, Brian, and Laura Medvitz and husband, Richard; grandchildren, Tori and Nathan Wiser; and sisters, Cora Zubal and husband, Frank, of Leechburg, and Nancy Mator and husband, Robert, of Los Angeles, Calif. The Rev. Ross had been pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Mt. Union. He was a 1971 graduate of Valley High School, New Kensington. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, and 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the ROBERT D. HEATH FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Union, where service will follow at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Union Food Pantry, First Assembly of God Church, 609 N. Jefferson Street, Mt. Union, PA 17066.
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Trasp, Marcella M. 67

  • Espyville
  • Born: 1947-11-01
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Marcella M. Trasp, 67, of Espyville, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. Born Nov. 1, 1947, in New Eagle, she was a daughter of the late Steve and Grace (Ruffing) Letavec. A former employee of Shop N' Save in Century Square Plaza in West Mifflin and a member of TOPS in Conneaut Lake, Marcell enjoyed making crafts and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Yogi Trasp; her sons, Steve Letavec, of Dravosburg, John N. (Joanie) Trasp, of Mt. Vernon, and Bill (Shelli) Trasp, of Austintown, Ohio; her grandchildren, Jessica and John Letavec, Kara and Kevin Trasp, and Devlin and Raven Geroski; her sisters, Barbara (Charlie) Quinn, of Elrama, Gloria (Frank) Margita, of Dilliner, and Stephanie (John "Herk") Andrechak, of Safety Harbor, Fla.; and also nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, and from 10 a.m. until a blessing service at noon Tuesday in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, (412-384-4344), with Father Vincent Velas officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Round Hill Cemetery, in Elizabeth Township. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Wiseman, Genevieve A.

  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Lawrence, Bellevue | Get Directions
  • Genevieve A. Wiseman died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late Henry G. Wiseman; beloved aunt of Carol A. Quinn and the late Mary A. Quinn; and aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers. There will be no visitation. Friends invited to a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at noon Monday, Nov. 24, in the Church of the Assumption, 45 N. Sprague Ave., Bellevue. Interment to follow in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery, Ross Township. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice. Arrangements BY LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., Bellevue. http://www.ltmillerfuneralhome.com.
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