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Battista, Eileen 72

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Eileen (Ronczka) Battista, 72, of Mt. Lebanon, died Monday, May 4, 2015. She was the beloved wife for 49 years of Patrick R. Battista; loving mother of Anne (Cameron) Baker and Julie (Bob) Holobinko; sister of James (Carol) and Henry (Susan) Ronczka; cherished grandmother of Sofi and Colten; also survived by nieces, nephews , great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Bernard Church. Inurnment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkinson's Foundation of Western PA, 3468 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Belfiore, Lisa A. 55

  • Glassport
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • Lisa A. Belfiore, 55, of Glassport, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. She was the daughter of Patricia (Behr) Swantek and the late Alvin Swantek. Lisa is survived by her husband, William Potter; children, Patty (Edward Rager) Belfiore, William E. Belfiore III, Jennifer Belfiore, Heather (Brandon) Belfiore, Christan Potter and Nicole Potter; stepson, Daniel Potter; grandchildren, Bradley, Ryan, Jonathan and Kaylee; and sisters, Janice (Charles) Palla and Linda (Joseph) Layhue. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Swantek. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport. A funeral blessing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
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Bickl, Herman G. 87

  • West Deer Township
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Herman G. Bickl, 87, of West Deer Township, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Ramona H. (Gonzalez) Bickl; brother of the late William R. Pickl; brother-in-law of Raymond (Karen) Gonzalez and the late Mary Margaret Harrington; dear uncle of William (Terry) Pickl, of Ohio, Roger (Linda) Harrington, of Philadelphia, Rhonda (David) Hack, of Avalon, Raymond Gonzalez Jr., of Butler, and Renee (Ernie) Schirra, of Texas; and great-uncle to Carl, Conrad, Corrin and Caitlin Bickl, Shari Harrington, Daniel Lang and Michaela Schirra. A World War II Navy veteran, Herman owned and operated Bickl Refrigeration for many years. He also helped to found Action Housing Inc., helping with weatherization and inspection protocols. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Austin, officiating. Interment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Family suggests donations to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090. Please offer condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Bope Jr., George A. 86

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • George A. Bope Jr., 86, of Ross Township, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Joan (Curran); loving father of Mark Bope, Duke Bope and Janet McCloskey (Patrick); proud grandfather of Jack McCloskey; uncle of Lori Bope Bell; also survived by many relatives and friends. George proudly served his country as a paratrooper in the Army 11th Airborne Division. George was also first baseman for the Army baseball team while serving in Japan. He founded his own company, Architectural Clay Products Inc. in 1960. George really loved the game of golf and valued his many friends that he played with at Highland Country Club for 48 years. As a true patriot, George felt very strongly that the veterans of this country should be recognized, kept in our prayers and honored for their service, both those who have served and those who are now serving. George was always very grateful to all those who have served. George Bope was a friend. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Athanasius Church, 7 Chalfonte Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229, with interment to follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
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Borgen Jr., Edward J. 71

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Borgen Jr., 71, of Shaler Township, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Sharyan (Roberts) Borgen; loving father of Edward J. (Lori) Borgen III and Lea (Scott) Pink; dear grandfather of William (Jackie) Pack, Scott Pink Jr., Daniel Borgen, Jacob Pink, Stephen Borgen and Thomas Borgen; brother of Judith (Sam) Concelman, Harold (Karen) Borgen, John (Sue) Borgen and Christopher Borgen; and son of the late Anna and Edward Borgen Sr. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal BIvd., Glenshaw, A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 57 21st St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Shaler Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite animal shelter or to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.
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Boyle, Thomas C. 86

  • Glenshaw
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Thomas C. Boyle, 86, of Glenshaw, became heaven's greatest angel Sunday, May 3, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Thomas blessed his family with being the greatest husband, father, papap, uncle and brother. Thomas is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maureen; his children, Kevin (Darlene), Maureen Fox (Steven) and Kathleen Cooke (Brion); grandchildren, Kevin, Brendan, Sean and Patrick (Kevin and Darlene), Amanda (Maureen and Steve) and Rory and Liam (Kathleen and Brion); and brother of the Rev. Robert J. Boyle, Margie Studnicki and James (Cathy) Boyle and the late Joseph Henry "Hank", William, Knute, Charles "Rocky", Jean, Agnes, Raymond and Paul. Thomas' greatest love was family. His life was devoted to law enforcement, where he served as a Pittsburgh City Police sergeant and moved into law enforcement sales in later years. Thomas had the most kind and gentle soul. A proud faith-driven Irishman, Thomas leaves a legacy of love, loyalty and friendship. Visitation from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bonaventure Church. Everyone please meet at church. Please visit us at www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Brown, David W. 58

  • Whitaker
  • Born: 1956-08-18
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • David William "Brownie" Brown, 58, of Whitaker, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was born Aug. 18, 1956, in Homestead, and was a son of the late Roy A. Brown Sr. and the late Greta Holdsworth Brown. Brownie was a truck driver. He is survived by his sister, Barbara A. Brown, of Munhall; brothers, Paul (Phyllis) Brown, of Murphy, N.C., and Thomas (Sue) Brown and Mark Brown, of Munhall; an uncle; cousins; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, William and Roy A. Brown Jr. There is no visitation. Services are private. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Bruss-Dauer, Stacey 41

  • Crafton Heights , Formerly of Mt. Washington
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt Washington | Get Directions
  • Stacey Bruss-Dauer, 41, of Crafton Heights, formerly of Mt. Washington, died Monday, May 4, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Harry R. "Skip" Dauer; loving mother of Joshua, Ashley and Emily Dauer; daughter of Linda and Howard Bruss; sister of Amy (Jon) Chesebrough and Luke and Rebecca Bruss; aunt of Alexis Bruss, Matthew and Amanda Chesebrough and Brennen Dauer; and is also survived by loving family and friends. Visitations will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington, 412 381-2323. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary of the Mount Church. www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Busalacchi, Carmela 90

  • Bethel Park
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Henney, Library | Get Directions
  • Carmela Busalacchi, 90, of Bethel Park, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen; loving mother of John (Sandra), Rosalie Martin, Phyllis Clark (Rusty) and Joseph (Sherri); sister of Tony Marino and the late Mary Orlando and Anna Ferrante; and is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, 6364 Library Road (Route 88), Library, and final viewing will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the USC Alliance Church, 2510 Old Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241, where the funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Everyone please meet at church. www.davidhenneyfuneralhome.com.
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Cherok, Dorothy L. 86

  • Penn Hills
  • Born: 1928-05-11
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Dorothy L. (Yanicko) Cherok, 86, of Penn Hills, was called to eternal life Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born May 11, 1928, in North Bessemer, Penn Hills, to the late Frank T. and Anna M. (Petrisak) Yanicko, where she has lived all of her life. She was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Plum, and a 1946 graduate of Penn Hills High School. Dorothy received her registered nurse degree from the Pittsburgh Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She worked as an operating room supervisor for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Pittsburgh Hospital Alumni Association and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association. Dorothy enjoyed most spending time with her loving husband and family, traveling and cooking traditional Slovak foods at the holidays. Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years, Andrew P. Cherok Jr.; children, Kathy (Ronald) Skornicka, Dennis (Suzanne) Cherok, Maureen (Glenn) Lackey and Maribeth (Shane) Chessey; grandchildren, Denise (David) Volkov, Bryan (Andrea) Skornicka, Holly (Paul) Hundley, Phillip Cherok and Michael Chessey; her sister and best friend, Marlene (Robert) Lepovsky; and was loved and will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and their children. The family wants to thank all Dorothy's doctors, nurses, Shadyside Hospital, Seneca Place, St. Margaret's Hospital and Vitas Hospice for all her exceptional care. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Colby M. Chessey; her sister, Rita D. Yanicko; and her brother, Daniel R. Yanicko Sr. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S and T Bank), Plum, PA 15239, where parting prayers will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. She will be laid to rest in Plum Creek Cemetery. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.mauricelkneeltd.com. and www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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Cherok, Dorothy L. 86

  • Penn Hills
  • Born: 1928-05-11
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Dorothy L. (Yanicko) Cherok, 86, of Penn Hills, was called to eternal life on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born May 11, 1928, in North Bessemer, Penn Hills, to the late Frank T. and Anna M. (Petrisak) Yanicko, where she had lived all of her life. She was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Plum, and a 1946 graduate of Penn Hills High School. Dorothy received her registered nurse degree from the Pittsburgh Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She worked as an operating room supervisor for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Pittsburgh Hospital Alumni Association and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association. Dorothy enjoyed most spending time with her loving husband and family, traveling and cooking traditional Slovak foods at the holidays. Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years, Andrew P. Cherok Jr.; children, Kathy (Ronald) Skornicka, Dennis (Suzanne) Cherok, Maureen (Glenn) Lackey and Maribeth (Shane) Chessey; grandchildren, Denise (David) Volkov, Bryan (Andrea) Skornicka, Holly (Paul) Hundley, Phillip Cherok and Michael Chessey; her sister and best friend, Marlene (Robert) Lepovsky; and was loved and will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and their children. The family wants to thank all Dorothy's doctors, nurses, Shadyside Hospital, Seneca Place, St. Margaret's Hospital and Vitas Hospice for all her exceptional care. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Colby M. Chessey; her sister, Rita D. Yanicko; and her brother, Daniel R. Yanicko Sr. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S and T Bank), Plum, PA 15239, where parting prayers will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. She will be laid to rest in Plum Creek Cemetery. Her arrangements were entrusted to her nephew, William A. Yanicko, funeral director of the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.mauricelkneeltd.com and www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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Cook, Marian 79

  • Aspinwall
  • Born: 1935-12-20
  • Died: 2015-04-29
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Marian (Weaver) Cook, 79, of Aspinwall, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She was the beloved mother of Steven Lang Cook, of Aspinwall, and Margaret Carrie King, of Aspinwall; cherished companion of Dr. Robert McDonald, of Oakland; loving grandmother to Daniel, Brian, Jessica, Callan, Max and Mia; dear sister of Samuel H. (late Helen) Weaver, of Harrisonburg, Va., Nancy (John) Evans, of Cambridge, England, and Nina (Klaus) Wedell, of Longtown, England; beloved close relative of Christine (Drew) Martier, of O'Hara Township; and cousin of Bill (Pat) Kempe, of Dallas, Texas, and Gene (Madge) Terhune, of Odessa, Texas. Marian Carrie Weaver, was born Dec. 20, 1935, in Norman, Okla., and was a daughter of the late Findley and Adela Weaver. She attended the Channing School in London, England, and the American School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Penn State in 1957 and her Teaching Certificate and Master of Science in Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Her career as a teacher started in Pittsburgh Public Schools, then as a first grade teacher for 14 years at St. Edmund's Academy in Squirrel Hill. She worked several years on American military base schools overseas. Returning to Pittsburgh in 1995, she supervised student teachers at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education before she retired. Marian was active in numerous community activities including the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation as a tour guide and educator. She was a Spanish interpreter and advocate for Latin-American immigrants. She was an active member of Church of the Redeemer and enjoyed her Scottish Heritage activities. A talented artist, she excelled in fabric media, costume design and decorating. Her memorial service and visitation reception will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Interment will take place at the Humphrey Cemetery, Martindale, Texas. Arrangements by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall. Marian wished for any memorial donations in lieu of flowers to Church of the Redeemer at the above address or to the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) at 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 450, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Memo: Cook Memorial.
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DeFelice, Ralph T. 94

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1920-10-18
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Ralph T. DeFelice, 94, of McKeesport, died Monday, May 4, 2015, under the care of Heartland Hospice at ManorCare in Monroeville. He was born Oct. 18, 1920, in McKeesport, a son of the late Sabatino and Antoinette Natale DeFelice. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Vincent DeFelice; brothers, Rocco, Mike, Nick, Sam, Tony, Danny, Albert and Louie; and sisters, Jean Lutheran and Linda Grott. An Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a retired electrician form US Steel Irvin Works. Ralph was a member of St. Patrick Parish in McKeesport, the White Oak American Legion Seniors, the Old Timers Bowling League and the AARP. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy (Samudovsky) Sandusky DeFelice; a daughter, Marcia (Bruce) Nelson, of White Oak; a son, Douglas A. (Nancy) Chorey, of Bellevue, Wash.; grandchildren, Matthew and Adam Nelson and Sarah and Ann Chorey. Also surviving are sisters-in law, Katherine, Rita, Irene and Eileen; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick Church with the Rev. Vincent Velas, as celebrant. Interment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Falatek, Renee S. 44

  • Brookline
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauer, Dormont | Get Directions
  • Renee Sandra Falatek, 44, of Brookline, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of John Falatek; loving mother of Kimberly Renee Clark and Jacquelyn Dionne Clark; treasured daughter of Sandra Roche Bradley and the late Thomas Roche; caring sister of Debra (Jeff) Brewer, Joanne (Jeff) Thomas, the late Terry (Rich) Tuchnowski and Kimberly Roche; and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Renee enjoyed traveling to the beach and motorcycle riding with her husband. She was a nurse for many years and throughout her illness her goal was to get back to work, as she missed taking care of people the most. Renee will be remembered for living life to the fullest and always being a happy person. Funeral arrangements are by BEINHAUERS. Friends and family are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 until time of funeral service at 8 p.m. Thursday at 2630 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont, 412-531-4000. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
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Fetchak, Donna J. 68

  • Franklin Park , Formerly of West View
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Heard, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Donna Jean Fetchak, 68, of Franklin Park, formerly of West View, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 3, 2015. She was the cherished daughter of the late Frank and Mary "Emma" Fetchak; proud sister of Frank "Ted" (Carol) and the late Robert Fetchak; and loving aunt of Nicholas T. and Daniel J. Fetchak. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at noon Thursday at the HEARD FUNERAL HOME INC., 4047 Perrysville Ave., Observatory Hill. Burial will follow in Union Dale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
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Fusia, Elizabeth 91

  • Oakmont
  • Born: 1923-08-17
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Betty" (Raymond) Fusia, 91, of Oakmont, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. Born Aug. 17, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Hugh G. and Clare Raymond; beloved wife for 66 years of Tom Larson Fusia; wonderful mother of Tom Fusia, of Atlanta, and Kim (Paul) Rollinson, of New Jersey; grandmother of Kori (Tomas) Rozar, of New Jersey, Amy Rollinson, of New Jersey, Brittany (George) Larsen, of Aiken, S.C., and Michael (Miranda) Fusia, of Alabaster, Ala.; great-grandmother of Tommy Rozar, of New Jersey, and Evie Fusia, of Alabama; and sister of Janet Raymond Fusia, of Oakmont, (the late Dr. Joseph Fusia), and Robert "Perky" Raymond, of St. Louis. Betty attended Allegheny College and was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Art Institute. She worked as an illustrator for the Post-Gazette and also as a representative for Bell Telephone. Betty was a longtime volunteer at Presbyterian Senior Care where she was once the volunteer of the year. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, where a funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. at the conclusion of the visitation. Donations may be made in her name to RCAC, 501 Second St., P.O. Box 437, Oakmont, PA 15139; or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 378 Delaware Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139.
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Graves Sr., Rev. John C. 70

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1944-11-21
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Rev. John C. Graves Sr., 70, of Clairton, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 21, 1944, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Dorothy Graves and James Robinson. He was preceded in death by his son, Craig Graves; and brother, James Robinson. Rev. Graves was a faithful member of the 1st Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Clairton, where he served as the assistant to the Pastor and chairperson of the kitchen ministry. Rev. Graves was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Culinary Arts. He was a retired chef from the Southwestern Veteran Center on Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, and a former back house supervisor PTL, Ft. Mill, S.C. Rev. Graves is survived by his loving wife, Rev. Dr. Lenora J. Graves. He was the loving father of Patrick Shewn Richardson, Catherine Manns, Damian Graves and Clinton Graves, all of Clairton, Jason Daniels, of McKeesport and John C. (Stacie) Graves Jr., of Parma, Ohio; stepson, Carmen (Krista) Arnoni Jr., of San Antonio, Texas; daughter-in-law, Jean Graves, of McKeesport; grandchildren whom he helped rear, Thomas Long Jr., Ashley Long, Leighton Long, Catherine Abel and Hayle Arnoni, and 18 other grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Sherry Epps, Norma Jean Robinson, Stephanie Lee and Gwenn Jones; brother, Darnell Robinson, and one aunt, Louise Williams, all of Clairton; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the 1st Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Clairton. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015. Arrangements are entrusted to the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 449 Mitchell Ave., Clairton, PA 15025.
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Halligan, Donald C. 78

  • South Side Slopes
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Boron, Carrick | Get Directions
  • Donald C. "Ducky" Halligan, 78, of the South Side Slopes, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Burkhart) Halligan; devoted father of Diane (Robert) Martin, Michael (Joanna) Halligan and Karen (Jason) Orsini; loving pappy of Ryan, Jillian and Kaylee Martin, Ursula Machi and Liam Halligan and Mason and Max Orsini; and brother of the late James (Lois) Halligan, Margaret (Philip) Snock and Robert (Jolene) Halligan. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the BORON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1719 Brownsville Road. Funeral prayers will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. in St. Paul of the Cross Monastery. Ducky was an Allegheny Police Detective and Peace Time Marine Corps veteran, who attained the rank of Sergeant. Also, the family would like to thank the Baptist Home for their compassionate care. www.boronfuneralhome.com.
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Hartman, Ruth Ann 90

  • Dormont
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Ruth Ann (Hutfles) Hartman, 90, of Dormont, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward A. Hartman; devoted mother of Edward A. (Donna) Hartman, Kathy Ann Hartman, Nancy L. (Bill) Smay, Linda Ann Hartman and the late Diane Marie Hartman; loving grandmother of Brian (Carrie) Smay, Diane (Phil) Cardella, Christine (Rich) Schafer, the late Francis, Jessica, Melanie and Edward Hartman; great-grandmother of Drew, Megan, Tony and Dominic Cardella, Dylan and Hunter Schafer; and sister of the late Albert and Charles Hutfles. She also is survived by many nieces and nephews and especially her dear friend, Ruth Ley. Ruth Ann was a strong, independent widow at age 43, raising her four children alone. Prior to starting her family, she had worked for Henne Jewelers, then later in life became a supervisor for the John W. Galbreath Co. She had volunteered at the Mt. Lebanon Trading Post and the Dormont Historical Society for many years. Ruth Ann was a 24-year breast cancer survivor. Friends will be welcomed from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday in St. Bernard Church. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Penn Avenue. If desired, memorials may be made to Elizabeth Seton Adult Day Services, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Horvath, Judith A. 66

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1948-06-22
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Judith Ann Horvath, 66, of White Oak, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in UPMC McKeesport. Born June 22, 1948, in Fort Wayne, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Annabelle Masterson Gross, and mother of the late Jamie Pollos. She was a member of Kephart United Methodist Church and a past leader of the McKeesport TOPS. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Horvath III; sons, Scott (Andrea) Pollos, of Boise, Idaho, and Brandon (Emilie) Horvath, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Roman, Mariah, Delaney, Avonlea, Connor and Blake; brothers, Philip (Tracey) Gross and William Gross, and sister, Suzie (Larry) Panyard, all of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with Pastor Debbie Kociban officiating. Entombment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Kearns, Timothy E. 78

  • Wilkins Township
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Timothy E. Kearns, 78, of Wilkins Township, died Monday, May 4, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Margaret "Marge" (Renkes) Kearns; loving father of Tim "Waldo" (Peggy) Kearns, of Apollo, Terry (late Eugene) Dozzi, of Jamestown, and Barney (Larae) Kearns, of Level Green; cherished grandfather of Christie (Jimmy) Torchia, Timothy (Holly) Kearns, Joanne, Barney and the late Eugene Dozzi; great-grandfather of Piper and Emilia Kearns; and brother of Thomas "Jerry" (Doris) Kearns, of Florida. Tim was a retired truck driver and manager for John Walter Trucking at the H.J. Heinz Company. Tim loved trucking and especially old trucks. He also had a passion for any Cadillac. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. John Fisher Church. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 300 Holland Ave., Braddock, PA 15104 or www.salvationarmyusa.org.http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Klimkos, Robert H. 54

  • Forward Township
  • Born: 1960-10-15
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Robert H. Klimkos, 54, of Forward Township, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was employed in the plant division of Lowe's in Carnegie. Born Oct. 15, 1960, in Monongahela, he was a son of the late Todd R. and Edith (Higgins) Klimkos. Robert is survived by his sisters, Sharon Ann Klimkos and Karen Marie Klimkos, both of Forward Township; brother, Paul J. and Susan Klimkos, of Charleroi; and nephews, Joshua, Chad and Shawn. No viewing or services are scheduled. Arrangements are being handled by the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Kolodgey, Fred O. 71

  • Brackenridge
  • Born: 1943-08-16
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Fred O. "Bud" Kolodgey, 71, of Brackenridge, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospice of Concordia, Cabot, following a brief illness. He was born Aug. 16, 1943, in Harrison Township, a son of the late Frederick O. and Beatrice I. (Bouch) Kolodgey. Fred had lived the past six years in Brackenridge, spent 25 years in New Jersey, and was raised in Tarentum. He was a warehouse manager for AB and S Auto Parts in Linden, N.J., retiring in 2009. Fred was of the Protestant faith, and a 1962 graduate of Tarentum High School. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Europe. Survivors include his sisters, Patricia J. Babinsack, of Freeport, and Virginia L. Jones, of Natrona Heights; and brother, Ernest R. Kolodgey, of Natrona Heights. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Carl Kolodgey; and sister, Betty Gault. All services were private. Arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Family suggests contributions to Good Samaritan Hospice of Concordia. Visit www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Markert, Georgette N. 91

  • Formerly of McCandless
  • Born: 1923-05-05
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Georgette N. Markert, 91, formerly of McCandless, departed this world Sunday evening, May 3, 2015, and is once again side by side with the love of her life, Robert. He has been patiently waiting for two and a half years for her. We are sure he welcomed her with open arms and a kiss. Mom was born May 5, 1923, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Karl and Mary Nauert. She left for New York City in 1945 to work for Remington Rand. It was there on St. Patrick's Day that she met a young Merchant Marine and fell in love. Bob and Georgette were married Oct. 5, 1946, and had 66 years together. They complimented and completed each other. Georgette was the best. She was kind, good and non-judgmental. A den mother and Brownie leader, Mom was always there for us. She was active in the Ingomar United Methodist Church and enjoyed the annual Rummage Sales with the linen department being her favorite place. Moving to Pittsburgh in 1964, Mom found not only employment with a local dentist, she and dad found a long-lasting friendship with Dr. Bart and LaVerne Morrow. Mom had cared for her aged mother (also with Alzheimer's) for 10 years and was a devoted daughter. Georgette is survived by her daughter, Libby O'Hanlon (John), of Glenshaw; son, Ralph Markert (Holly), of Rochester Hills, Mich.; five grandchildren, Colin, Carrie and Chelsea O'Hanlon, Hillary Manger (Chip) and Brady Markert (Jacki); and three great-grandchildren, Kameron and Luca Markert and Rylynn Manger. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; and her sister, Charmaine N. Stohr. Georgette was a resident at the Arbors of St. Barnabas, Valencia Campus, where she was cared for by a compassionate, tireless and friendly staff. A special word of thanks to Linda (snack time in the office), Shannon, Evelyn and Midge - you are the best. There will be no visitation, as per Georgette's request. Services are private and under the direction of the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. Memorials may be made to the Arbors at St. Barnabas, 85 Charity Place, Valencia, PA 16059.
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Morgano, Christopher J. 59

  • Lawrenceville
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Dalessandro, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Christopher J. "Gano" Morgano, 59, of Lawrenceville, died suddenly Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 30 years to Barbara (Lendl) Morgano; brother of Carlo (Carmela) Morgano, Ray (Debbie) Morgano, Carmen (Cindy) Morgano, Gloria Morgano and Angelo Morgano; son of Carlo (Joann) Morgano Sr.; and stepson of Albert (Clara) Feldbauer. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. He loved fine jewelry, bowling and always looked forward to his yearly golf outing. His favorite hobbies were watching Nascar, driving his cars, bike riding and playing his guitar. His kind hearted and free spirited personality will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Butler at 46th St., Lawrenceville, where friends and family will meet at 9 a.m. Friday followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Our lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church.
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Petrina, Carolyn H. 101

  • Rankin
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Carolyn Helen (Baron) Petrina, 101, of Rankin, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. She was the wife of the late Matthew F. Petrina Sr.; loving mother of Matthew F. Petrina Jr. and his late wife, Sena, of Plum, David M. Petrina, of Bethel Park, and Carol H. Germanoski and her husband, Barry, of Acme; dear grandma of Terese and her husband, Stephen, Matthew and his wife, Mary, Claire and her husband, Thomas, Brian, Barry Jr. and his wife, Dana, Keith and his wife, Nicole, and Jill and her husband, Seth; great-grandmother of Stephen, Ethan, Lauren, Madison, Thomas, Graham, Victoria, Grace, Mara and Ali; sister-in-law of Barbara Zagorac; and sister of the late John and Joe Baron. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Church, Braddock Hills. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Pirillo, Helen C. 82

  • Sewickley Township
  • Born: 1933-01-23
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Helen C. Pirillo, 82, of Sewickley Township, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 3, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was born Jan. 23, 1933, in Liberty Borough, and was the daughter of the late Frank and Nicolina Yanni Caruso. She was beloved wife of the late Samuel S. Pirillo. She was the loving mother of Gary (Darla) Pirillo, of Sewickley Township; cherished grandmother of Jenna (Dale) Hutchinson and Justin (fiance, Gianna Lawrenzi) Pirillo; beloved sister of Esther Kienzl, of Brodheadsville; and is also survived by a niece, nephews, great-nephews, a great-niece and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Samuel Caruso, and sister, Jane Smith. Helen was a member of St. Edward Parish, Herminie, and retired from Morrell, Butz and Junker Inc., in 2006. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, in St. Edward Parish with the Rev. John Harrold, officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Radage, Stephen C. 65

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Simons, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Stephen C. Radage, 65, of McCandless, passed quietly as he wished Friday, May 1, 2015, at his home after a long battle with esophagus cancer. He is survived by and will be deeply missed by his longtime companion and partner, Joni Schmidt; mother, Elizabeth Radage; son, Stephen A. Radage; brother, Michael D. (Susan K.) Radage; nephew, Michael C. (Susan) Radage; niece, Kristen (Michael) Bell; and Joni's son, Brendan (Taffany) Barnett. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Radage; and sister, Vivian Radage. Steve was a member of Local 3 Ironworkers Union and Steam Fitters Local 449. He was a passionate hunter and fisherman. He was taken from us much too soon. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway, where memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or the Passavant Cancer Center, 9100 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. www.simonsfuneralhome.com.
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Roberts Jr., James M. 46

  • Dormont
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Zizelmann's, Tamaqua | Get Directions
  • James M. Roberts Jr., 46, of Dormont, entered into eternal life Monday, May 4, 2015, after a five-year fight with cancer. He was a 20-year veteran of Borders Bookstores and managed the Borders Store in East Liberty. He was a business graduate from Waynesburg University and received a Master of Accounting from Duquesne in 2009. He was an Eagle Scout from Troop 284 in Mt. Lebanon. He loved animals, especially his dogs. He loved waterskiing and downhill skiing, music and books. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Bible Teaching Fellowship and loved the Lord. Born Dec. 1, 1968, in Bellefonte, he was the much loved son of James and Donna Neifert Roberts, of Upper St. Clair. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Dr. Kelly and brother-in-law, Scott Clous; and by his nephews, Leo and Peter; and by his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Neda Van Buskirk, of Andreas. He will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Family and friends will be received 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the ZIZELMANN'S FUNERAL HOME, 500 East Broad St., Tamaqua, PA 18252. A funeral service will immediately follow the viewing. Interment will follow in the Skyview Cemetery, Hometown. At a later date, a memorial service will be conducted at Christ Church at Grove Farm, Sewickley. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Duquesne University/James M. Roberts Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund, Attn: Jody Rieg/Advancement Services, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15282.
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Romano, Robert L.

  • Fox Chapel
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Dr. Robert L. Romano, of Fox Chapel, passed away peacefully Friday, May 1, 2015, at home, with his wife at his side. He was the beloved husband of Mary Jo (Dimasi) Romano and the late Doris (Evans) Romano; father of Richard (Beth) Romano, Roy Christopher (Jennifer) Romano and the late Robert L. Romano Jr.; grandfather of Emily, Matthew and Alison; also survived by his Persian cat "Marco". Bob was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and received his undergraduate degree from Cornell (a place he held dear), Master of Science from University of Missouri and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Bob came to Pittsburgh and was assistant chief of psychology at the Highland Drive VA Hospital, he left to start his own private practice, Pittsburgh Psychological Counseling Center, with his partner Dr. Richard Miller, becoming the first psychologists, to do so in Pittsburgh. Bob was still working part-time as a psychologist until a few months before his death. Besides his love of analysis and concern for his patients, Bob also presented psychological papers for the American Institute of Medical Education in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Stratford, England, and Florence, Italy. Beyond the world of his work, Bob was a published author of fiction and nonfiction books. He recently self-published a chapbook of collected anecdotes and leaves behind a number of unfinished works. Bob was an excellent cook, painter, sculptor and photographer. He performed in the local theater for 10 years with major roles in Life in the Theater and Mass Appeal. Bob loved to host big parties (especially annual Halloween parties and, of late, band parties featuring local musical artists). He loved to circumvent the globe, but his favorite destination was his condo in St. Croix. Bob was a true Renaissance man, known for his keen intellect, analytical insight, artistic abilities and wicked sense of humor. He lived in a way that celebrated his love of life, people, art and his country. There will be no visitation. A Christian funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at St. Scholastica Church, 309 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Funeral arrangements by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall.
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Scheiner, Edith 91

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Dalessandro, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Edith Scheiner, 91, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at her residence in Pittsburgh. She was the beloved wife of the late Sayre Scheiner; cherished mother of Harriet Scheiner, Samuel Scheiner and Avram Scheiner; devoted mother-in-law of Judy Scheiner and Shellina Scheiner; loving grandmother of Kayla Scheiner, Adriana Scheiner, Nathan Scheiner and Jeremy Scheiner; adoring sister of the late Sonia Paleos; and aunt of Lisa Paleos Fevola. She was born in Connecticut, grew up in New York City and became a longtime resident of McKeesport, before moving to Pittsburgh. She earned a BA from Queens College, N.Y., and was one of the first women to earn an MA in urban affairs from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Pittsburgh. She was very active in civic and religious affairs, including serving as chair of the McKeesport Housing Authority, the first executive director of the Twin Rivers Council of Governments and board member of Temple B'Nai Israel. She was especially proud of her work in liberal and progressive causes, including the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. She and her husband were local leaders for desegregation, and as chair of the Housing Authority she desegregated public housing in McKeesport. In Pittsburgh, she was the driving force for the creation of the Jewish Residential Services run Charles Morris Hall which provides affordable independent housing to individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Edith will be remembered for her love of life, her devotion to her family and many friends, her commitment to making the world a better place and her optimism. She loved to travel, play tennis and never passed up a crossword puzzle! Her legacy is a life worth living that many may follow and emulate. "There is something good waiting around the corner," and "Do it while you can, kid!" she would say. She will be deeply missed. Donations may be made to the Sayre and Edith Scheiner Memorial Fund in support of Special Needs at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Development Department JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217, www.jccpgh.org/page/endowments.
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Tomlan, Dolores M. 84

  • West Homestead
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Dolores M. Tomlan, 84, of West Homestead, died suddenly Saturday, May 2, 2015. She was the beloved daughter of the late Leopold A. and Elizabeth (Butko) Tomlin; cousin of Elizabeth (late Albert "Bud") Belan, Joan Ezak, Laurie Belan (Jay) Jadwin; several other cousins; and is also survived by her close friend, Marshall. Dolores was a retired professor emeritus at Community College Allegheny County-Boyce Campus. Her interests were in higher education, adult education, business communication and curriculum development. She was an active member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association and was dedicated to promoting the perpetuation of her Slovak heritage. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and many colleagues. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Homestead, followed by interment in St. Michael Cemetery, West Mifflin. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Valentic, Linda

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2015-04-27
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Linda (Walper) Valentic, of Hampton Township, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015. Born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Langdon J. and Helen (Schriver) Walper, and wife of the late Robert Valentic, who passed away in 2008. Linda was quite active in the church and community. She was a member of St. Bonaventure Church and its social club, the Bon Adventurers. She also belonged to the Hatters with Heart (a Red Hat Society), the Teddie Friends of "Pittsbeargh" and the North Hills New Comer and Friends. She is survived by her sister, Lois (William) Darmody, of Syracuse, N.Y.; her two sons, Scott (Debbie) Tanner, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Andrew Tanner, of Fredonia; two grandchildren, Bryce and Sydney; and many nieces and nephews. Linda's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in St. Bonaventure Church, 2001 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. She will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville. If desired, memorial donations may be made in her honor in support of the St. Vincent DePaul of St. Victors or Angel Fund at St. Bonaventure Church, 2001 Mt. Royal Blvd., Suite 1, Glenshaw, PA 15116. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Linda's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Walton, Charles H. 86

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Charles H. Walton, 86, of McCandless, died Monday, May 4, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 64 years of Alberta "Bert" (Eyles) Walton; father of Charlene (John) Fullerton, Gary (Kathy) Walton and Bruce (Leslie) Walton; grandfather of Jill (Mike) DiVito, Lauren (Bill) Brown, Matthew, Zachary, Jessica (Derek) Lutterman, Caitlin, Kristen (Brad) Gagne, Kelly (Rob) Wright, Kara and Kendal; brother of Joan (Ed) Fullerton; and is also survived by six great-grandchildren. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Luke's Lutheran Church. (Please meet at church.) Chuck sang in The Harmony Line Chorus for many years and a member of Avalon Lodge No. 657 Free and Accepted Masons. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 305 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Wright, Lester 80

  • Jefferson Hills , Formerly of West Mifflin
  • Born: 1934-12-04
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Lester "Herb" Wright, 80, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of West Mifflin, died Monday, May 4, 2015. Mr. Wright was born Dec. 4, 1934, in Homeville, one of three children of George and Violet (Wain) Wright. He was an Army veteran, post Korean War, retired from the Pleasant Hills Public Works Department, a life member of the Gill Hall Fire Company and he loved fishing and gardening. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two siblings: a sister, Doris Diefenderfer; and a brother, Donald Wright. Herb is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy (Churma) Wright; two sons, Thomas (Janny) Wright and James (Beverly) Wright; four grandchildren, Jason, Lyndsey, Brittany and Savanna; one great-grandson, Cody; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large) in Jefferson Hills. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, with Pastor Ben Robinson officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery in Pleasant Hills. Visit www.stephendslater.com for condolences.
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Zastawa, Raymond 64

  • North Side
  • Born: 1950-12-15
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Raymond Zastawa, 64, of the North Side, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Born in Pittsburgh, Dec. 15, 1950, he was a son of the late Walter and Helen (Ruszcynski) Zastawa. He was the beloved husband for 38 years of Georgette (Gregoric) Zastawa; and loving brother of Marianne (Tom) Poniatowski, Walter (Becky) Zastawa, Helen (Joe) Williams and the late Thomas (Sunny) Zastawa. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews; and his longtime friend, Daniel Dugan. Ray was a resident at the Golden Living Center in Mt. Lebanon. At his request, there will be no viewing and interment will be private. Arrangements entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., West View. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Zitelli, Armand G.

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Armand G. Zitelli, of Ross Township, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was the beloved husband for nearly 63 years to Dorothy Jane (Reed) Zitelli; loving father of Jane L. Newcomer, William S. Zitelli (Terri), Joan L. Ringeling (Gregory) and Suan F. Zitelli; grandfather of Emily Shimko (Jonathan), Stephen Zitelli (Kris), Brian Zitelli (Lori), Megan Ringeling, Mark Ringeling and Kevin Zitelli; proud great-grandfather of Michael Zitelli; and is also survived by many loving 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. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Sebastian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to DePaul School For Hearing and Speech or a charity of your choice.
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Eslary, Eric A. 40

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1975-02-11
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Lt. Eric A. Eslary, 40, of Ligonier, died in the line of duty on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. He was born Feb. 11, 1975, a son of Robert T. and Pearl Menzie Eslary, of Ligonier (Wilpen). Eric had been employed by Ligonier Township Police Department since 1998, where he had obtained the rank of lieutenant. He established the K-9 unit in 2000. He was a member of Ligonier Lodge 331 F and AM, vice-president of the Fraternal Order of the Police, Wilpen VFD Station 45, life member of Ligonier American Legion Post 267, Latrobe VFW, FOE of Latrobe, Old Colony Sportsmen's Club, Trout Unlimited and the NRA. Eric was an avid outdoorsman and loved to bow hunt, hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents and his first K-9 officer, Ando. In addition to his parents, Eric is survived by his wife, Mary Beth Taylor Eslary; six children, Morgan, Lauren and Colin Eslary and Kaylee, Lukas and Dylan DeWitt; a sister, Donna (David) Moffat, of Latrobe; a brother, Robert T. Eslary, of Ligonier; his in-laws, Denise Biagini, and William and Amy Taylor, and brother-in-law, Richard Taylor, all of Belle Vernon; two nephews, Christopher (Kathryn) Moffat, of Crosswicks, N.J., and Andrew (Jamie) Moffat, of Sunbury; and his K-9 partner, Blek. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier. A service to celebrate Eric's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 342 W. Main St., Ligonier, with the Revs. John Foriska and Robert Cummings co-officiating. Interment with honors will follow in Ligonier Valley Cemetery. Ligonier Lodge 331 F and AM will hold a service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions to assist Eric's wife and children may be made to WPPBF, c/o 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, PA 15658 with Mary Beth Eslary in the memo line. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Guercio, Thomas M. 35

  • Manor
  • Born: 1979-08-06
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Thomas M. Guercio, 35, of Manor, went to be with the Lord. He was born Aug. 6, 1979, in Pittsburgh, a son of Thomas and Carrie M. Voltz Guercio. Tommy had a smile that lit up a room and a heart of gold. He enjoyed life, family and playing baseball and softball. Tommy was preceded in death by his sister, Noel Lynn Guercio; maternal grandfather, William Thomas Voltz; and paternal grandparents, Michael and Sally Guercio. He is survived by his maternal grandmother, Joanne Noonan-Voltz; son, Thomas M. Guercio-Milo; brother, Joseph and his girlfriend, Ashley, and their son, Joseph; two sisters, Leanne and Lacie Guercio and her fiance, Terry, and their two daughters, Chloe and Haylee; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Please go directly to the church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.giveforward.com. for the Thomas Guercio Memorial Fund. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Heinz, Dorothy T. 92

  • New Alexandria
  • Born: 1923-02-07
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Teresa Heinz, 92, of New Alexandria, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Greensburg Care Center. She was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Joseph and Teresa (Waizenhofer) Lucot. She had formerly been employed by Bell Telephone. Dorothy was a member of St. James Catholic Church, where she belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also active in the choir. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Heinz, in 2008; brothers, Paul Lucot and Joseph Lucot; and a sister, Rita Krueger. She is survived by her children; sons, Robert M. Heinz, Edward J. Heinz and Kenneth P. Heinz, and a daughter, Susan G. Mayer; a brother, Robert Lucot; 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets, New Alexandria. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, in St. James Catholic Church, New Alexandria, with Monsignor Larry J. Kulick, JCL, pastor of St. James Church, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, New Alexandria. www.newhousefuneralhome.com.
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Himler Jr., Thomas A. 69

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1946-04-19
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Thomas A. "Buzz" Himler Jr., 69, of Latrobe, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, at his home. He was born April 19, 1946, in Derry Township, a son of the late Thomas Arthur Himler Sr. and Vivian J. (Marks) Himler. Prior to his retirement in January of this year, Tom was a dedicated attorney in the Latrobe area since 1971. In his private practice over the years he specialized in estate planning and real estate. He served as the solicitor for Derry Township for many years, was a former assistant District Attorney and was a member of the Westmoreland Bar Association. He faithfully set aside one evening a week to travel to Blairsville to help clients living in that area. In addition to his law career, Tom was a partner in the Latrobe Chevrolet Ford Dealership. He was a former board member of the Latrobe Area Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Latrobe Rotary Club. An avid golfer, Tom made custom golf clubs for many friends and acquaintances. He also enjoyed skeet shooting, hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Miller; a niece, Susan Vaughan; and a sister-in-law, Marie Miller. He is survived by his wife of more than 43 years, Kathleen A. "Kay" (Guter) Himler; sister, Ruth Ann Jones and her husband, Russell; niece, Deana Krinock (Tim); nephew, David Jones (Sandy); niece, Rebecca Olson (Bob); three brothers-in-law, Walter Dean Miller, Ernest Guter (Irene) and Richard Guter (Ruth); and a nephew-in-law, Keith Vaughan. Respecting Tom's wishes, there will be no viewing or visitation and services will be private. The HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC. in Latrobe has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Derry Township Agricultural Fair, PO Box 261, New Derry, PA 15671 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org. Online guestbook and condolences can be found at www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.
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Kerr, Muriel B. 94

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1920-10-21
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Blairsville | Get Directions
  • Muriel B. Kerr, 94, of Ligonier, formerly of Torrance, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at Bethlen Home, Ligonier. She was born Oct. 21, 1920, in Cokeville, a daughter of the late Walter Cogley and Emma (Horrell) Cogley. She was a member of Torrance United Methodist Church. Muriel sang in the Hillside Methodist Church Choir for many years. She also was a former member of the Eastern Star No. 166. She was a former Cub Scout den mother. Muriel enjoyed bird watching and baking. Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Fleming and husband, Robert, of Tempe, Ariz., and Bonnie Chapman, of Greensburg; son, Larry Kerr and wife, Jo-Anne, of Ligonier; grandchildren, Steven Kerr and wife, Jill, Pamela Kasten, David Quinette and wife, Sharon, Michele Holyoak and husband, David, and Brian Fleming and wife, Leah; and great-grandchildren, Briana, Jolynn, Christina, Peyton, McKay, Calvin, Emily and Ethan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin "Cabby" Kerr, who died in 1990; daughter, Emma Kay Quinette; brothers, Floyd and Walter Cogley and the Rev. John Cogley; sister, Betty Kerr; son-in-law, Thomas Chapman; and infant brother, Paul Raymond Cogley. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., Blairsville. Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at the funeral home. The Rev. Gabor Nitsch will officiate. Interment at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. www.jamesfergusonfuneralhome.com.
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Kertis, Charles A. 57

  • Rillton
  • Born: 1958-04-13
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Charles A. Kertis, 57, of Rillton, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born April 13, 1958, in Greensburg, son of Wilda (Trozzo) Kertis, of Rillton, and the late Joseph P. Kertis. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Paula HamYoung; and brother-in-law, Richard HamYoung. Chuck was currently working at his shop, Kertis Barber and Beauty Shop, in Rillton, for over the past 30 years. He was also owner of the former Kertis Cafe in Rillton, where he got to share his love for cooking. He was a member of St. Edward Church in Herminie. Chuck was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching Pittsburgh sports with his son. He loved spending time with his family. In addition to his mother, Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Mary Beth (Gillott) Kertis, and their son, Stephen P. Kertis; his brother, Joseph W. (Jeannie) Kertis, of Herminie; his sister, Marie (Robert) Fennell, of Richmond, Va.; two nieces, Chrissy and Mike and Janine; two nephews, Matthew and Brittany and Joseph; great-nephew, Logan; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Floyd and Anna Marie Gillott, of North Huntingdon. Chuck will be dearly missed by his family, many friends, customers and neighbors. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Edward Church, Herminie. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
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Mason, Connie 54

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Connie Mason, 54, of Greensburg, formerly of Swissvale, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. She was the loving daughter of Grace Mason and the late James Mason; loving and devoted companion of Donald Lenz; dear sister of Mark Mason (Peggy), Ellen Derry (Philip), Timothy Mason, George Mason, Neil Mason (Anna) and Teresa Mason; and loving aunt of Brandy (Matt), Shannon, James (Carrie), Timothy, Lauren, Taylor and Justin. Connie was a longtime volunteer of Make-A-Wish Foundation. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Maurice Church. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Shankle Sr., Delbert L. 88

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1926-06-07
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Delbert L. Shankle Sr., 88, of Latrobe, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Latrobe Hospital. He was born June 7, 1926, in Kittanning, son of the late Frank S. and Maude (Bowser) Shankle. He worked for 25 years at General Motors Plant in Lordstown, Ohio. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the 405th Infantry Regimen that liberated the concentration camp. He then was a guard at the Nuremburg Trials, serving in the 1st Division. He was one of 11 children, moved to Ohio in 1971 and then moved to Latrobe in 2009. He enjoyed golfing and was a former caddy at Kittanning County Club. He also enjoyed taking walks, flea markets, traveling and being with his family. Survivors include his daughter, Carol Shankle Robbins (Gary), of Ohio; daughter, Margaret Shankle Peters (Jerry), of Ohio; son, Delbert L. Shankle (Kathy), of Latrobe; daughter, Susan Shankle Sauricki (Jeff), of Georgia; son, David Shankle (Pat), of South Carolina; 13 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Shankle Marshall, of West Kittanning. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy (Bowser) Shankle, who married Jan. 6, 1947, and passed away May 6, 2014; seven brothers; and two sisters. The family would like to thank the Oncology Department at Latrobe Hospital and Excela Healthcare Hospice. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from noon until time of services at 1 p.m. Friday at the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning with the Rev. Scott Jones, officiating. Interment will be in Center Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Hospital. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Solomon, Marie E. 92

  • Formerly of Bradenville
  • Born: 1923-02-26
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Marie E. Solomon, 92, formerly of Bradenville, went home to her Lord on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in the Loyalhanna Care Center. She was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Marie Sullivan Marsh. Marie was a member of the Harvest Assembly Church of Derry. She had worked at W.T. Grants and Troutman's. She loved to crochet and spend time with her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Solomon (1985); and a daughter, Faith Lynne Solomon, in 1956. She is survived by her four children, David Solomon (Judy), of Derry, Janet Shaffor, of Plano, Texas, Kenneth Solomon (Carla), of Latrobe, and Denise Kurtz (Ed), of Newark, Del.; 14 grandchildren, Joni Cairns, Jeffrey Solomon, Kevin Solomon (Christine), Kimberly Rubino (Douglas), Michelle States Laxton (James), Daniel Shaffor (Ashlee), Jason Shaffor, Tori Stout (Allen Kirt), Michael Solomon (Jennifer Chrisner), Matthew Solomon (Brittanie), Sonia McGrady (Brandon), Broc Passmore (Shanon), Brandi Luloff (John) and Bethany Adekoya (Jason); 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where a service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday with Pastor Shawn Lyons officiating. Interment will follow in the Coles Cemetery, Derry. A special thanks to the staff at Loyalhanna Care Center for the excellent care while she was a resident there. Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Tygielski, Ann 98

  • Formerly of West Leechburg
  • Born: 1917-01-19
  • Died: 2015-05-02
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Ann (Romanik) Tygielski, 98, of Solon, Ohio, formerly of West Leechburg, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, in Solon, Ohio. She was born Jan. 19, 1917, in West Leechburg, a daughter of the late Metro and Mary (Markanych) Romanik. She was a homemaker, a member of Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township and former member of St. Martha Roman Catholic Church in Leechburg. She was also a Girl Scout leader in West Leechburg for 13 years, a member of the former Hobby Homemakers in West Leechburg and a patrol guard in West Leechburg for 15 years. She enjoyed working with children, crocheting, making pysanky during the Lenten season and doing crafts. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Popovich (Doug), of Solon, Ohio, with whom she made her home; daughter-in-law, Jean Ann Tygielski, of West Leechburg; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Pauline Klanica, of West Leechburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Tygielski, on May 30, 1977; son, Walter S. Tygielski; brothers, Michael, Frank, John and Nick Romanik and Steve Romanik in infancy; and sisters, Mary Klanica and Sadie Romanik, who died in infancy. Friends welcomed by her family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg (724-842-1051), where parting prayers of transfer will be held at 10:15 a.m. Friday, followed by a Christian Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Parish, 125 Park Road, Gilpin Township, with her pastor, the Rev. James H. Loew, OSB, officiating. Interment following at St. Catherine Cemetery, Gilpin Township. Her family encourages memorials to Make A Wish or the American Cancer Fund. To send an online condolence to the Tygielski family, please visit www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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West, Paul H. 80

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1934-09-07
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Paul H. West, 80, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015. He was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Altoona, a son of the late Paul H. and Elva (Hutchason) West. Paul was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, former elder and past chairman of the property committee. Paul was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion and belonged to the AFLA, Auto Fleet Leasing Association and also the National Rifle Association. Paul has been a grateful, sober, active member of the 12 step recovery movement since December 1990. Surviving is his loving wife, Nancy L. West; son, Robert West and wife, Dawn; daughter, Susan Richason and husband, Daniel; grandchildren, Courtney and Brandon Schultz, Louden, Noah and Gianna Richason. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensburg, with the Rev. Donna Havrisko officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1120 Harvey Ave, Greensburg, PA 15601. Terence L. Graft, funeral director, entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com.
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Yates, Ruth A. 88

  • Formerly of Irwin
  • Born: 1927-03-20
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Ruth A. (Donnelly) Yates, 88, a resident of St. Anne Home, Greensburg, formerly of Irwin, died Monday, May 4, 2015, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born March 20, 1927, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine (Keisling) Donnelly. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Yates; a son, Thomas "Tommy" Yates Jr.; three sisters, Eleanor Samery, Cecelia Wichelmann and Marie Tonkol; and a niece, Katherine Hazzlet. Surviving are nieces and nephews, Butch Wichelmann, of North Huntingdon, Liz Wichelmann, Ruth Ann Valimont and Rick Samery, all of Irwin, Terry Samery, of Herminie, Shirley Hoak, of Virginia, Diane Stecik, of West Virginia, and Sandy Leah, of Vandergrift; and several great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christine Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Zack, Theresa

  • Lower Burrell
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Theresa Demosky Zack, of Lower Burrell, died Monday, May 4, 2015, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born in Arnold to the late Joseph and Stephana Demosky, and had been a lifelong resident of the local area. Mrs. Zack was a member of St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, Lower Burrell, where she was very active with the church bazaar and was a past member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington. She was a Red Cross nurse during World War II and enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. She is survived by her two daughters, Janet Riggs, of Fairfield, Ohio, and Karen (Arthur) Skelley, of New Kensington; and three grandchildren, Zack Roach, Ben (Emily) and Jon Riggs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Stanley R. Zack; and siblings, Annie Sekeras and Joseph, Victoria, Stephen and Leo Demosky. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, where Prayers of Transfer will be said at 10:30 a.m. Friday, followed by Christian Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary of Czestochowa Church. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Arnold. Memorials may be made to Peoples Library. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Zampogna, Barbara E. 44

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1970-09-05
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Barbara E. "Barb" Zampogna, 44, of Greensburg, went home to be with her Lord Friday, May 1, 2015. She was born Sept. 5, 1970, in Falls Church, Va. She had been employed by Excela Health Norwin Surgical Center. Barb loved to travel with her husband, Rodney F. "Rod" Zampogna Sr., and (as she would say) their gift from God, her "little man", Rodney F. "Roddy" Zampogna Jr., at home. She lived for and loved her family very much. There was nothing she wouldn't do for her "little man", Roddy. She was preceded in death by her father, William White Sr.; and her father and mother-in-law, Rinaldo and Josephine Zampogna. In addition to her husband and son, she is survived by her mother, Diane Temoshenko and her husband, John Sr., of Allison Park; stepdaughters, Gina Wolfe and husband, Chris, of High Point, N.C., and Jacquelyn "Jackie" Zampogna, of Jeannette; a son, Edmund Joseph Nuttall, serving with the Marine Core; a daughter, Suzanne Yockey and her husband, Mike; three grandchildren, Madison, Mackenzie and Noah; a sister, Terry McCorkle and husband, Chuck; a brother, Billy White and wife, Linda; and also survived by several nieces and nephews and extended family members. Friends will be received from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg, where a memorial service will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Elba M. Ramos, of the Fathers Heart, officiating. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Zupan, John A. 91

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1923-06-02
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • John A. "Muscles" Zupan, 91, of Monessen, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Monessen on June 2, 1923, the son of the late Adam and Katherine Priselac Zupan. John was a 1941 graduate of Monessen High School and a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 194 and the Croatian Club. John had served his country with the Merchant Marines from 1942 to 1945 and with the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1950. He retired from the Monessen Plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, having worked as a craneman. John was an avid fisherman and loved going camping with his family. He and his late wife Adele also enjoyed taking trips to Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and visiting friends and family. He is survived by two daughters, Katherine (Meredith) Nicolls of Norfolk, Va., and Rose (Jeffrey) Wilson of Avon, Ind.; four sons, John M. (Jodie) Zupan, Adam W. Zupan, Thomas G. (Melissa) Zupan, Robert J. (Angie) Zupan, all of Monessen; a brother, Joseph (Helen) Zupan of Charleroi; a sister, Ann Kovalsky of Monessen; four grandchildren, Thomas A. Zupan, Robert J. Zupan Jr., Christopher J. Zupan, and Gianna A. Zupan; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Adele Boyd Zupan; and a brother, Jacob "Jack" Zupan. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday in the DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held on Thursday, beginning with a 9:30 a.m. blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St. Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Beatty, Barbara A. 65

  • Kiski Township
  • Born: 1950-04-20
  • Died: 2015-04-28
  • Funeral Home: Dunmire-Kerr, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Barbara Ann (Magner) Burns Beatty, 65, of Kiski Township, entered into eternal life Tuesday, April 28, 2015, after a long struggle with cancer. She was born April 20, 1950, in Vandergrift, to the late John F. "Bud" and Esther J. France Magner, and had lived most of her life in this area. Barbara was a graduate of Elders Ridge High School, class of 1968. She worked for years with her father at Bud's Radiator Shop in Leechburg and later learned to operate heavy equipment, working out of Local 66 Operating Engineers. She loved all sorts of animals especially horses and was studying taxidermy. Barbara is survived by her mother, Esther Jane Magner; her daughter, Tina Lynn Burns (James) Linsenbigler; two grandchildren, James and Nicole Linsenbigler; two sisters, Donna (Merle) Allshouse and Lynora (Dale) Airsman; along with nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant son, John Thomas Burns. Family and friends will be received from 2 until time of service at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, in the Pleasant View Brethren Church, Kepple Hill, with her Pastor, Todd Ruggles, officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DUNMIRE-KERR and ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to St. Jude Research, 105 Braunlich Drive No. 420, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. To leave an online condolence, visit us at www.dunmirekerr.com.
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Gelacek, Eleanor M. 73

  • Formerly of Ford City
  • Born: 1942-04-27
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Eleanor May Gelacek, 73, of Cranston, R.I., formerly of Ford City, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at Phillip Halter Hospice Center, Providence, R.I. She was born April 27, 1942, in Providence, R.I., a daughter of the late Arthur Hammar and Minnie Kinnecom Hammar. She retired from Herff-Jones in Providence in 2012, after 35 years of service. A member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Warwick, R.I., she enjoyed her friends and family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Gelacek, who died Jan. 29, 2006; son, Stephen Gelacek; and daughter, Laura Gelacek. Survivors include her son, Douglas and Katie Gelacek, of Portsmouth, Va.; daughter, Nancy Gelacek, of Carrollton, Ky.; grandchildren, Jake Gelacek, Rachael Gelacek and Jessica Scotti; and sister, Phyllis (Hammar) and Raymond Blanchette, of Warwick, R.I. A service will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015. The time and additional service information will be announced closer to the day of service. Arrangements by MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., Ford City.
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Harkleroad, Sarah J. 78

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1936-08-28
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Sarah Jean Harkleroad, 78, of Ford City (Plumcreek Township), passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 28, 1936, to Charles and Mary (Hagofsky) Painter, in Kittanning Township. Sarah is survived by her three sons, Edward (Kathy) Harkleroad, William (Jana) Harkleroad and Robert B. (Lynda) Harkleroad; daughter, Sarah (Vince) Craig; brother, Charles Painter; sister, Pauline Cousins; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert G. Harkleroad, whom died April 12, 2015; brother, William Painter; and sister, Rose Portal. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 724 W. Main St., Rural Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the funeral home with the Rev. Joyce A. Dix-Weiers, officiating. Burial will take place in the Harkleroad Cemetery. www.carsonboyer.com.
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Hartman, William H. 70

  • Ford City
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • William H. Hartman, 70, of Ford City, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by parents, William and Marjorie; and daughters, Bernadette and Eleanor. He is survived by loving daughters, Christine and Ashley; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph (Barbara), Gary and John (Debbie); and stepsiblings, Larry (Pat) and Donna (Larry) Julius. Throughout his life, William was an avid hunter and fisherman. He worked 18 years at New Jersey Aluminum in New Brunswick, N.J. Services to be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Grane Hospice, care of Kittanning Care Center, 120 Kittanning Care Drive, Kittanning, PA 16201. Professional services trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox.
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Montgomery, James F. 84

  • Freeport
  • Born: 1931-03-30
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Krynicki, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • James F. Montgomery, 84, of Freeport, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at Presbyterian Senior Care, Oakmont, after a lengthy illness. He was born March 30, 1931, in Harrison Township. He was the husband of 59 years to Sarah A. (Harmon) Montgomery. He has lived in this vicinity all of his life. He was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was merchant/owner of Freeport Hardware Store for more than 40 years, retiring in 1996. He was the son of the late Frank Montgomery and Lula Mae Hickey. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Fawn Township. He sang in choir for many years and was an officer in Full Gospel Businessman's Fellowship International. He enjoyed walking every day and traveling with his wife to Florida. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Sarah A. (Harmon) Montgomery, of Freeport; daughter, Celeste Montgomery, of Exton; two sons, Todd Montgomery, of Freeport, and Kevin Montgomery (Jacquelyn), of Dayton; three grandchildren, Shawna, Michael and Marlina; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lula Mae Hickey Montgomery; and grandson, Trevor. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, in the KRYNICKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1007 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, in Central United Methodist Church, 1575 Donnellville Road, (Fawn Township), Natrona Heights, PA 15065, with the Rev. Dr. James Ritchey Jr., his pastor, officiating. Everyone is invited to attend and should meet at church Friday. Interment will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Harrison Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, Designate Produce for People, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065-1524. Condolences may be made at www.krynickifh.com.
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Yockey Sr., Robert H. 99

  • Formerly of Kittanning
  • Born: 1916-03-03
  • Died: 2015-04-03
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  • Robert Harold Yockey Sr., M.D., 99, formerly of Kittanning, passed away peacefully Friday, April 3, 2015, in Modesto, Calif. He was known as a man of integrity, kindness and generosity. Born March 3, 1916, in Zelienople, Dr. Yockey was raised by parents, Mary and Harold Yockey, with brothers, John and George, now deceased. After graduating from high school in 1934, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, for an intensive academic program, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1939 and a Doctor of Medicine in 1940. Dr. Yockey married Florence Rice in 1942 and shared his life with her for 49 years, ending with her death in 1991. Together, they raised two sons, Robert Harold Yockey Jr. of Turlock, Calif., and Edward Mark Yockey, deceased. He subsequently married Jean Siler, of Atascadero, Calif., in 1994, and enjoyed 12 years of marriage before her passing in 2006. Dr. Yockey is survived by a son; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. During World War II, Dr. Yockey enlisted in the Medical Corps of the Army and served his country as a flight surgeon from 1942 to 1946 in campaigns over Italy, France and the Balkans. After being honorably discharged, Dr. Yockey moved to Kittanning and began a career of more than 50 years as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr. Yockey loved to play golf, travel the world and spend time with his family. He served his church and community, in many capacities before retiring to Modesto in 1989 to be closer to his son. Dr. Yockey will be deeply missed by son, Robert and daughter-in-law, Jamie McCreary, of Turlock; family friend, Jerry Weedon, of Waterford; and his many friends in California and Pennsylvania. His loss is acutely felt by his three nieces and three nephews, who remember his kindness in their early years; and by his grandchildren, Rachelle Bowser, of Ford City, and Beth Trejo, Robert Yockey and Edward Mark Yockey, of Milwaukee, Wis. In retirement, Dr. Yockey was open and ready for everything, including spending a summer painting a porch with his daughter-in-law, traveling around California in tour-busses and leading water aerobics at the age of 96. He shared his gentle humor with his friends and family and was fascinated by history and science. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Kittanning. He will be laid to rest at Lawn Haven Burial Estates in Worthington alongside his wife, Florence, and son, Edward Mark. The family requests that donations in his name be made to Habitat to Humanity, in lieu of flowers.
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Fayette County

Piper, Barbara Ann 72

  • Fayette City
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Henney Funeral Home, Library | Get Directions
  • Barbara Ann Corbett Piper, 72, of Fayette City, died Friday, May 1, 2015. She was the wife of the late John R. Piper; beloved mother of James (Melissa), Joanne McNamara (Timothy), Matthew and the late John F. and Scott A.; mother-in-law of Kathleen and Elizabeth "Bean" Piper; sister of Paul, Teddy, Eugene, Keith, Kenny, Dorothy and Sara; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements handled privately by the DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, Library. www.davidhenneyfuneralhome.com.
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Washington County

Clements, Jane A. 61

  • California, Pa.
  • Born: 1953-06-27
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Mariscotti Funeral Home, California, Pa. | Get Directions
  • Jane Ann (Watkins) Clements, 61, of California, Pa., passed peacefully with family by her side Sunday, May 3, 2015. She was born Saturday, June 27, 1953, in Greensburg, the daughter of the late William R. Watkins Sr., and the late June Erskine Watkins. Jane was an administrative assistant with Amedisys Hospice Care for 33 years. She was preceded in death by her parents. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Danielle Clements and her soon to be son-in-law, Phillip Spradley, of Monessen; brother and sister-in-law, William and Helen Watkins of Frederick, Md.; her pride and joy granddaughter, Phalon Brielle Spradley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, in the United Christian Church, 499 East Malden Drive, Coal Center, for a memorial visitation. Memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Donna Schmoyer officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Amedisys Hospice 100 Stoops Drive, Suite 300 Monongahela, PA 15063. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the MARISCOTTI FUNERAL HOME INC., Anthony N. Mariscotti, supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, Pa.
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Green, Gregory E. 57

  • Gastonville
  • Born: 1957-06-15
  • Died: 2015-05-03
  • Funeral Home: Kegel Funeral Home, Finleyville | Get Directions
  • Gregory E. "Gregg" Green, 57, of Gastonville, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at his home. He was born June 15, 1957, in Nurnberg, Germany; a son of Joan Collins Green of Gastonville and the late Robert Green. Gregg was employed at World Kitchens, formerly Corning Corporation, in Charleroi. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Finleyville. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a daughter, Tiffany Green of Virginia Beach, Va.; a stepdaughter, Nycole Wilkins of Monessen; a brother, Gordon Green of Slippery Rock; two sisters, Beverly Green of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Stephanie Mungin (Bryan) of Pittsburgh; a step granddaughter, Taylor Jones; and two nephews, Stefon Heyward and Malachi Mungin. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 3545 Marion Ave., Finleyville, PA 15332, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015, with the Reverend Alberta Hall officiating. Private interment will be held in Finleyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to KEGEL FUNERAL HOME INC., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, David P. Kegel, director, in Finleyville. Condolences may be made to kegelfuneralhome.com.
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Simala, Barbara A. 77

  • Stockdale
  • Born: 1938-04-15
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Melenyzer Funeral Home, Roscoe | Get Directions
  • Barbara Ann Roth Simala, 77, of Stockdale, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at Mon Valley Care Center. She was born in North Charleroi on April 15, 1938, a daughter of Fred L. and Alma F. Fowler Roth. Mrs. Simala was a retired nurse from Country Meadows in Bridgeville. During her retirement she enjoyed gardening and her pets. On Sept. 26, 1955, she married Thomas J. Simala who survives. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this September. She is also survived by four daughters, Brenda (John) Trettel of Stockdale, Rhonda (Taylor) Stephens of Coburn, Colo., Trisha (James) Shipley of Allenport, and Cari (Doug) Simpson of Roscoe; one grandson, Justin; three sisters, Sandra Horton of Belle Vernon, Gloria Evans of Calif., Nancy Rebar of Coco Beach, Fla.; and one brother, Paul Glasser of Hemet, Calif. She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Glasser; her pets, Ching, Chester and Salem whom she loved dearly. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, in the MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe. A blessing will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Howe Cemetery, Long Branch. At the request of Barbara Simala, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Washington County Humane Society or the Greene County Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.melenyzer.com.
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Young, Peggy J. 71

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1943-06-03
  • Died: 2015-05-05
  • Funeral Home: Frye Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Peggy J. Young, 71, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Thorpe's New Dawn Personal Care Home, North Charleroi. She was born June 3, 1943, in New Eagle, the daughter of Paul and Grace Hank Young. Peggy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela. She loved to go to church, and when she could not make it to church - she watched it on TV. Peggy enjoyed spending time at the Adult Day Care at Center in the Woods in California. She was always there to help others, by doing things and running errands for them. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Bucchianeri and husband, Bern, of Monongahela; two nephews, Stephen Bucchianeri and wife, Kristy, and their daughters, Ellie and Emily, and Matthew Bucchianeri and wife, Kimi, and their son, Austin, all of Monongahela. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015, in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC. INC., 427 West Main St., Monongahela, where services will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Schollaert officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Center in the Woods, Adult Day Center, P.O. Box 546, California, PA 15419. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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Zellie, Carl C. Sr. 77

  • Washington
  • Born: 1937-10-20
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Greenlee's, Fredericktown | Get Directions
  • Carl C. Zellie Sr., 77, of Washington, formerly of Fredericktown died on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 10:02 p.m. in Washington Hospital. He was the son of the late Bertha Zellie and Stanley Keic Sr. He was born on Oct. 20, 1937, in Allison No. 2, Fayette County, and grew up in Denbo, Washington County. He attended the former Centerville Schools (Bethlehem-Center School District). He also served in the U.S. Army. He was Antiochian (Syrian) Orthodox by faith. On Oct. 11, 1959, he married the former, Josephine “Jackie” Abraham in St. Ellien Antiochian (Syrian) Orthodox Church in Brownsville. From this union a son, Carl Jr., was born. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Bethlehem-Center High School Football. He also enjoyed boxing, wrestling, fishing and various other outdoor activities. In his younger years, he would swim back and forth across the Monongahela River in Denbo. He loved working with cars. There was almost nothing he could not repair or fix. He loved cats and one in particular, OJ, was near and dear to him. He had previously been employed by South Hills Nursery, the Washington County Housing Authority, Mingo Creek County Park, Monongahela Concrete and Akzo Chemicals. Left to cherish his memory of 55 years are his wife, Josephine “Jackie” of North Franklin Township, Washington; son, Carl C. (Bonnie) Zellie Jr. of South Strabane Township, Washington; a sister, Dolores (Frank) Zellie-Koskey of Fredericktown; and sisters-in-law, Martha “Julie” Logan of Fredericktown and Alexandria “Sandi" Smith of Hughesville, Md.; an aunt, Mary Greaves of Canton, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special goddaughter, Ashley Nicole Talley of Washington. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 42 Bank St. at Crawford Road, Fredericktown, where a Trisagion service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 8, 2015, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the St. Ellien Church, 500 Spring St., Brownsville, with the Very Rev. Father Jason DelVitto as celebrant. Interment will follow in Fredericktown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Carl's memory to PSC Foundation - Benevolent Fund, 1215 Holton Road, Oakmont, PA, 15139. Online guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
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Zupancic-Mance, Linsey R. 23

  • Cokeburg
  • Born: 1992-01-06
  • Died: 2015-05-01
  • Funeral Home: Greenlee's Funeral Home, Bentleyville | Get Directions
  • Linsey Rene Zupancic-Mance, 23, of Cokeburg, died Friday, May 1, 2015, in her home. She was born Jan. 6, 1992, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Edward G. and Lisa Connors Zupancic Jr. who survive. Linsey was a 2010 graduate of Bentworth High School and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Waynesburg University in 2014. She was a Registered Nurse in the Oncology Unit at Mon Valley Hospital and formerly worked at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Linsey was a caring and thoughtful person. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, watching movies and spending time at Conneaut Lake. On Feb. 24, 2015, she married Matthew A. Mance who survives. Surviving in addition to her parents and husband are her mother and father-in-law, Matthew and Billie Jo Mance of Cokeburg; paternal grandmother, Georgeann Foerster of Pittsburgh; maternal grandparents, Joann and Frank Connors of Bethel Park; sister-in-law, Ali Mance of Cokeburg; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Deceased are her paternal grandfather, Edward G. Zupancic Sr.; and her stepgrandfather, Thomas J. Foerster. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, with the Rev. Andy Scott officiating. Interment will be in Scenery Hill Cemetery, Scenery Hill. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Linsey Zupancic Scholarship Fund at Waynesburg University, 51 W. College Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370. Online guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
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Hopkinson, William R. 73

  • Edgerton, Wis.
  • Born: 1941-09-02
  • Died: 2015-05-01
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  • William R. "Hoppy" Hopkinson, 73, of Edgerton, Wis., passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at Agrace Hospice in Janesville, Wis., after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Sept. 2, 1941, in Export. Bill lived in Greensburg until 1989, when he moved with his family to Milton, Wis. He was employed by Hormel Foods until he retired in 2005. He was a member of the Oakhill Ave Church of Christ in Janesville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn J. (Carroll); and his brother, John J. Hopkinson, of Saunderstown, Rhode Island. He is survived by a daughter, Kelly Hopkinson Browning (Richard), of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; and a son, Christopher Hopkinson, of Edgerton, Wis. Also surviving are two brothers, Walter Hopkinson (Lucy), of Mableton, Ga., and Gary Hopkinson (Dana), of Wenatchee, Wash.; one sister, Rebecca Tarasky (Walter), of Irwin; as well as many nieces and nephews. Bill was a 1959 graduate of Penn-Joint High School in Trafford. He also served honorably during the Vietnam War. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ at 1344 S. Oakhill Ave., Janesville, WI 53546. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, remembrance memorials in Bill's name can be made to AGRACE Hospice, 2901 N. Wright Road, Janesville, WI 53546. Attn: Jaime Roth, www.agrace.org.
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Orsinger, Sandra I. 72

  • Coolspring Township
  • Died: 2015-05-04
  • Funeral Home: Cunningham, Mercer | Get Directions
  • Sandra I. Orsinger, of Coolspring Township, Mercer, passed away peacefully Monday, May 4, 2015. She was 72. Sandra was born in Grosse Point, Mich., to Clyde and Rose (Weimer) Miller. Surviving are her husband, Ernest Orsinger, at home; two children, daughter, Amy Orsinger Whitehead, wife of Geoffrey Whitehead, of Charlotte, N.C.; son, Kevin Orsinger, of Greenville; and brother-in-law, Thomas Orsinger, of Penn Township. She was preceded in death by her parents. In honoring Sandra's wishes, there will be no public viewing. Arrangements are by CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME INC., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer, PA 16137.
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Slonaker, Joan R. 90

  • Cincinnati, Ohio , Formerly of New Kensington
  • Born: 1925-02-13
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Joan R. Slonaker, 90, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of New Kensington, passed away peacefully Monday, April 20, 2015. She was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Normal, Ill., to the late Walter and Ruth Risser, and was a New Kensington resident most of her life. She was a 1942 graduate of Wilkinsburg High School and received a Bachelor of Science from Allegheny College in Meadville in 1946. Mrs. Slonaker worked at the Swank Construction Co. and in the business office of Shadyside Academy, retiring in 1995. She belonged to the former Parnassus Presbyterian Church and later United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington, where she served as an Elder. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and was president and treasurer of PEO, a Philanthropic Educational Organization. She was also a member of the Lion Leaders at the New Kensington branch of Penn State, a member of Garden Club and a volunteer at Citizens General Hospital. Surviving are her children, David (Nancy) Slonaker, of Woodland Hills, Calif., Susan (Dan) Buenger, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Greg (Anne) Slonaker of Princeton Junction, N.J.; five grandchildren, Andrew, Katherine, Stephen, James and Margaret; and her brother-in-law, James Aiken Jr., Esq. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Charles S. Slonaker, who died in 2010; and her sister, Jean Aiken, who died in 2013. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, in the chapel of Homewood Cemetery, 1599 South Dallas Ave., Pittsburgh. Pastor Robert J. Henry, pastor of Logan's Ferry Presbyterian Church, New Kensington, will preside. ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., of New Kensington, was entrusted with the arrangements. To leave an online condolence, visit www.rossgwalker.com. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Cincinnati Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or Episcopal Retirement Homes, 3870 Virginia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45227.
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Tremont Jr., Charles F. 62

  • Solon, Ohio , Formerly of Elizabeth Township
  • Died: 2015-04-23
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  • Charles F. Tremont Jr., 62, of Solon, Ohio, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died peacefully Thursday, April 23, 2015. Charlie was the business manager of the Church of St. Clare in Lyndhurst, Ohio, and the varsity golf coach for 14 years at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, Ohio, where the funeral Mass was held. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Helen Tremont; wife, Karen (DeJoy); sons, Christopher (Natalia) and Andrew; brothers, Timothy (Susan) and Terrence (Laura); and sister, Helen Margaret. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio or the Church of St. Clare.
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