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Attenberger, Anna C. 77

  • Mt. Washington
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Anna C. (Belisario) Attenberger, 77, of Mt. Washington, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. She was the most beloved wife for 55 wonderful years of Raymond J. Attenberger; devoted mother of Debra (Jerry) Minsinger, Diane (Gus) Yancy, JoAnn (Bill) Gwyn and Raymond D. (Shannon McFeaters) Attenberger; cherished "Noni" of Jacob and Chelsea Minsinger, Alicia (Paul) Kruger, Douglas (Ashley) Condie Jr., Alexa Condie, Jenna (Jason) Leininger, Kara and Brian Gwyn and Max Attenberger; sister of Daniel (Pat) Belisario, Edith (the late John) Twigger and the late Josephine, Joseph (surviving Rose), Mary Belisario, Sue Martelli and Grace Dieterle; sister-in-law of Audrey (the late Rich) Benz, Tom (Mary) Attenberger and Carol (Jeff) Frontera; daughter of the late Donato and Anna (Pasquini) Belisario; also survived by a multitude of nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews; and dear friend of the Wilson family. Visitations from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the BRUSCO - FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington (412 381-2323). Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John Vianney Church. The family suggests donations to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 5150 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Bucki, Mary Jane 91

  • Ross Township , Formerly of West View
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Mary Jane (Voegtly) Bucki, 91, of Ross Township, formerly of West View, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Rudolph Bucki; dear sister of Greta Nicklas, Gloria Belohlavek, John Voegtly and the late Jewel Allison, James Voegtly and Amieda Repitske; and also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Mary Jane worked her entire life as a finisher, polisher and inspector at John Unertl Optical. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards and eating out with her family and friends and was an avid Pirates fan. Family will welcome friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to a charity of your choice. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Cammarata, Alda M. 92

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Alda M. (Cerniglia) Cammarata, 92, of McCandless, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael A. Cammarata; mother of Lena (John) Cook and the late Mary Frances (Ken) Betts; grandmother of Donald Osterwise, Kenneth (Shawn) Betts, Michael (Cara) Osterwise, Scott Betts, John (Debby) Cook, Timothy (Diane) Osterwise, Keith (Terry) Betts and Amanda Cook; great-grandmother of Brittany, Evan, Kayla, Kelsey, Cory and Ryan Osterwise, Nicole, Lauren, Danielle, Zachary, Meagan, Tanner and Jacob Betts, Chris, Corey, Chad, Cody Davison and Kostya Cook; and sister of Domenic (Mary) Cerniglia and the late Gloria Cahall, Salvatore, Joseph and John Cerniglia. A seamstress by trade, Alda was a great cook and everyone knew her for her cookies. She enjoyed cards and the casinos, but most of all, she cherished spending time with her family. Family will welcome friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, Franklin Park/Wexford, where blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in North Side Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh, 1133 South Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Goyak, Bernadette M. 82

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Healy-Hahn, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Bernadette M. (Stayduhar) Goyak, 82, of Shaler Township, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, after a brief illness, with family by her side. She was the devoted wife of the late Robert S. Goyak; loving mother of Bob (Gizella) Goyak, Karen (the late David) Mason, Donna Goyak (Mike Verbic) and the late Janet Goyak; proud grandmother of Luke (Andrea) Mason, Sara (Dan) Asher, Matthew (Sarah) Mason and Emily (Tim) Bouch; and is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and her furry companion, Spunky the cat. Bernie was a longtime member of the Bauerstown AARP No. 2490 and the Christian Mothers of Holy Spirit Church and will be greatly missed by her many friends. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the HEALY-HAHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 512 Grant Ave., Millvale. Mass of Christina Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Spirit Church. Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Reserve Township.
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Gregg, Virginia K. 85

  • Formerly of Baldwin
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Virginia K. (Russman) Gregg, 85, formerly of Baldwin, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul H. Gregg; loving mother of Susan (Bill) Hamilton, Kathleen Shaver and Colleen (Kari) Ekwurzel; devoted grandmother of nine; and great-grandmother of 13; daughter of the late John and Cecelia Russman; and sister of Paul Russman, Ruth Niedermier, Alice Barth and the late Edith Schragel, Mildred Oliver and John, Bert, Cyril and Joseph Russman. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Funeral prayer will be 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Germaine Church. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Gronsky, Gloria M. 86

  • Gibsonia
  • Born: 1928-03-30
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Gloria M. Gronsky, 86, of Gibsonia, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. She was born March 30, 1928, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Howard and Sophia (Proskey) Brandt. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Gronsky. She was a retired employee of Woolworth's and was a member of St. Victor Church, Bairdford, where she was active with the Ladies Guild. She was the cherished mother of her six children, Christine (Joseph) Romano, of Greensburg, Michael (Susann) Gronsky, of McCandless, Judith (John) Ruhl, of Sarver, Jeffrey Gronsky, of Ligonier, Gregg (Clair) Gronsky, of Cheswick, and Cathy (Daniel) Gaston, of Sarver; deeply loved by her 10 grandchildren, Jonathan (Jennifer) Gronsky, Megan Romano, Bradley (Jaqueline) Gronsky, Michael (Jennifer) Gronsky, Adam (Nicole) Gronsky, Angela (Michael) Petrosky, Rebecca Gronsky, Nathaniel Ruhl, Alyssa (fiancee Adam Bania) Gaston and Derek (Kiersten) Gaston; and her true joys, great-grandchildren Olivia, Addalyne, Chase, Ethan, Lucienna and Hayden. She is also survived by her siblings, Patricia Hipkiss, Howard (Teresa) Brandt Jr., Thomas (Barbara) Brandt and Judith (James) Erick; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff of the VNA visiting nurses and their inpatient hospice for the kindness and care shown to our loved one. Friends and family will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Victor Church, Bairdford, with Father Charles Speicher, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Kacsmar, Sophia 90

  • Whitaker
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Sophia (Manakos) Kacsmar, 90, of Whitaker, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John Kacsmar; and mother of John Daniel Kacsmar, Patrick Kacsmar, David (Juana) Kacsmar and Robert Kacsmar. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Church, Munhall. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Liotta, Amelia 88

  • Churchill
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Forest Hills | Get Directions
  • Amelia (Diodati) Liotta, 88, of Churchill, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Joseph Liotta; mother of Amelia K. "MiMi" Liotta and Joan (Mick) Villani; grandmother of J.R. (Heather) Krauza and Jennifer (Jason) Moss; great-grandmother of Tyler and Brianna Moss and Brendan, Aaron and Lucia Krauza; daughter of the late Rodger and Rose Diodati; and sister of Roger, Kathryn and the late Robert Diodati. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday only at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. John Fisher Church. Memorials may be made to St. John Fisher Charity Fund.
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Neri, Eleonora 83

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1931-01-16
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Eleonora Neri, 83, of McKeesport, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Valle Costillani Teremo Setticerri, Italy, a daughter of Giuseppi and Giuseppina Ricciotti Alfonsi. She was the beloved wife of Sabatino Neri. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in McKeesport. She worked for Feig's Bakery in White Oak for 30 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was happiest when she was with her family and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her children, Joanna Neri, Lino (Regina) Neri and Anna (Peter) Maurizio, all of McKeesport; grandchildren, Stephanie (Darren) Sargo, Alyssa, Thomas and Mia Neri, Nicolas and Peter Maurizio; great-grandchildren, Carmine and Roman Sargo; sisters, Adalgisa Pillera, of Christy Park, and Antonietta (John) Ficorilli, of Pittsburgh; brothers, Sisto (Connie) Alfonsi, of Pittsburgh, and Tom (Delores) Alfonsi, of Little California. She was preceded in death by sisters, Maria Neri and LaVina Alfonsi. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday Aug. 29, 2014, at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor). Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick Church, 310 32nd St., McKeesport. Entombment will follow.
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Neurohr, Patricia A. 80

  • West View , Formerly of Reserve Township
  • Born: 1934-05-25
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Patricia A. (Steinmiller) Neurohr, 80, of West View, formerly of Reserve Township, passed peacefully surrounded by her family and was delivered to our Lord Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. She was born May 25, 1934, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late George and Agnes (Flynn) Steinmiller. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Desmond R. Neurohr. She was the stepdaughter of Elvera Steinmiller; dear mother of Desi (Barbara), Ronald (Cheryl) and Lorna (Ron Samuel) Neurohr; stepsister of Joe and George Steinmiller and the late Jack Kelly. She is the proud grandmother of Ronnie, Ryan, Eric, Andrew and Jill Neurohr. Family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Athanasius Church. Interment will be in North Side Catholic Cemetery. Patricia was an AARP member and retired from Western PA Humane Society after 20 years of service. The family expresses their greatest appreciation to Celtic Health Care for their hospice services. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Celtic Health Care, 150 Scharberry Lane, Mars, PA 16046, or the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please leave condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Rubash, Agnes M. 90

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1924-05-10
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Agnes M. Rubash, 90, of Monroeville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Agnes was a colorful woman whose sense of humor, easy smile and caring personality endeared her to many. She was born Agnes Maxine Bertovic on May 10, 1924, in Universal. She was a daughter of the late Peter Michael Bertovic and Agatha Luketich Bertovic. She has a surviving sister, Francis Remezo, of Murrysville. Agnes was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, Daniel and Thomas; as well as her sisters, Ann Rady, Mary Kumer, Rose Keenan, Helen Sheedy and Sally Marince. Harry Lawrence Rubash and Aggie were married for more than 40 years, until his death in 1986. They were longtime residents of Turtle Creek, where they raised their family. Aggie is survived in death by her two loving sons, Harry E. Rubash, M.D., of Weston, Mass., and Peter M. Rubash, J.D., of Churchill; her daughters-in-law, Kimberly Rubash, of Weston, and Terri Rubash, of Churchill; and her six grandchildren, Bradley, Steven, Kristin, Elizabeth, Caroline and Peter. Aggie and Harry were active members of the SNPJ Lodge for many years. They also belonged to the Turtle Creek Methodist Church and the SubAlpine Social Club. Viewing will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 118 Shaw Ave., Turtle Creek (412-823-1950). A brief service will follow and there will be a private interment at Plum Creek Cemetery. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Ruffolo, Michelle 55

  • Wilmerding
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Michelle Ruffolo, 55, of Wilmerding, completed her earthly journey after a courageous battle Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Edgar Ruffolo, of East McKeesport, and the late Ondraie Ruffolo; loving daughter of Anna Marie (Azzolini) Ruffolo and the late Ernest "Jumbo" Ruffolo; dear sister of Christine Probola, of Forest Hills, Frank (Carrie) Ruffolo, of Brookville, and Mark (Marianne) Ruffolo, of Swissvale; proud grandmother of Zander Ruffolo; niece of Lou and Maxine Azzolini, of Swissvale; and very dear friend of Edgar Loving. Michelle was a former employee of Wabco in Wilmerding. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Good Shepherd Church.
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Stokes Sr., Ned H. 91

  • Ross
  • Born: 1922-09-23
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Ned Harold Stokes Sr., 91, of Ross, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. He was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Johnstown, Pa., a son of the late Horace and Julia (Peden) Stokes. He was the beloved husband of the late Ella E. (Stortz) Stokes and the late Helen (Miller) Stokes; and loving father of Shelby (James) Carmack, Ned H. (Marian) Stokes Jr., James K. (Linda) Stokes, Timothy G. (Judy) Stokes, Jay K. Stokes and Leslie J. (Roy) Grimm. He is also survived by two stepchildren, Carole H. Holliday and William D. Waugh, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George "Buzz" Stokes; and a sister, Elinetta Keifer. Ned was a proud World War II veteran, having served in the Navy aboard the USS Rush and the USS Shubrick. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a mechanical engineer with Detroit Stoker. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland, West View VFW, Sons of the American Revolution, Christopher Gist Chapter, and was also a 60-year member of Corinthian Lodge 573 of the Free and Accepted Masons. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland, c/o Youth Group, 311 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Arrangements by H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC. Condolences may be offered at http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Tinstman, Gary J. 55

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Died: 2014-08-22
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Gary J. Tinstman, 55, of Pleasant Hills, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He was the caring son of Delores Jean Tinstman and deceased father, Millard (Bud) Tinstman. There will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at a later date. If desired, donations may be sent to St. Judes Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in memory of Gary's deceased brother, Randy Lee Tintsman. Gary will be laid to rest at Jefferson Memorial Park, 401 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Condolences may be left at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Wozniak, Aleck 89

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Aleck Wozniak, 89, of Monroeville, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 63 years to the late Agnes L. (Malinzak) Wozniak; son of the late John and Fenia Wozniak; and was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. He was the loving father of Charles A. (Mai) Wozniak, Mary Joan Luckock, Mark T. (Janet) Wozniak and Patricia (John) Henk; loving grandfather of Lucy Marlane McClure, Alex McClure, Jennifer Gereshenski, Jonathan (Marcie) Wozniak and Sarah (Tad) VanDeCar; loving great-grandfather of Olivia and Caitlin Wozniak and Hunter and Colton Van DeCar. Aleck attended California STC in September 1942 and enlisted in the Army Air Corps Cadet Program as a voluntary inductee in January 1944. He completed navigation training and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in August 1945 in Selman Field, La. He was discharged from Mitchell Field, N.Y., in February 1946. He graduated from California STC in January 1948, with majors in industrial arts and mathematics. He later graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a master's degree in school administration. Aleck was retired from U.S. Steel as a design engineer. Aleck was active in the Monroeville Lions Club and worked on founding the Farmers Market. He was a Monroeville Councilman for 12 years, a member of the American Legion and a member of St. Bernadette's Building Committee. He enjoyed fly fishing in Glacier National Park, Mont., and Potter County and also enjoyed gardening. He and his wife Agnes traveled extensively with trips to the Grand Canyon, Ariz., Florida Keys, Indiana and many other states. Along with his brother, Sam, he traveled to Paris, France, Mt. St. Jean, near Nancy, France, and Lviv, Ukraine. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, and Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at St. Bernadette Church, with interment following in Good Shepherd Cemetery. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Zimmer, Ronald C.

  • Churchill
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Ronald C. Zimmer, of Churchill, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor Lubin Zimmer; loving father of David Howard (Sherry) Zimmer; grandfather of David, Debra (Yarin), Kirchen, Stephanie and Matthew; great-grandfather of Daniel; also survived by nieces, nephews; great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews; and cousins, friends and the 10s of cats who predeceased him and those who will miss him. Graveside Services and Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC. Contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. http://www.schugar.com.
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Westmoreland County

Antonich, Sally A. 84

  • Rillton
  • Born: 1929-12-21
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • Sally A. Antonich, 84, of Rillton, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1929, in Herminie, daughter of the late Charles and Madeline (Cassini) Hershey. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Herminie and a former member of the church choir. She was also a member of the former Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post No. 8518 of Rillton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Antonich; and a sister, Helen Smarra. Survivors include her two sons, Anthony Antonich and his wife, Kellie, of Gettysburg, and Joseph Antonich and his wife, Brenda, of Rillton; two daughters, Amy Antonich and her partner, Charlotte, of Delray Beach, Fla., and Laurie Kuhn and her husband, Ron, of Greensburg; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, with Father John Harrold officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
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Booher, Edward B. 96

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1918-07-01
  • Died: 2014-08-23
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Edward Bair "Ned" Booher, 96, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Redstone Highlands. He was born July 1, 1918, in Greensburg, son of the late Vance E. Booher Sr. and Helen Bair Booher. For many years, he was part owner and manager of Mountain View Inn, where he was vice president of the corporation. He retired from Mountain View Inn on July 1, 1985, after 45 years. He graduated from Greensburg High School in 1936 and from Swarthmore College in 1940. He and his wife, Hazel Herd Booher, were married Nov. 11, 1942. Ned was a veteran of World War II. In his youth, he was active in Scouting and was a former Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster. He was a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels beginning in 1970 and serving for 42 years. He was also active in the Westmoreland County Historical Society and longtime member of the Greensburg Kiwanis Club. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg where he had served as deacon, elder and trustee. Other civic activities included service as a member of SW PA Division, American Heart Association, Caregivers of SW PA and Redstone Presbyterian Senior Care. Ned enjoyed playing golf and was a longtime member of Hannastown Golf Club and later joining a league at Cloverleaf Golf Club. For hobbies, he collected and repaired antique clocks and was a member of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. He also collected postcards of Greensburg and Lincoln Highway and was a member of Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor and Academy Hill Historic District. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Herd Booher; brother, Vance E. "Bill" Booher; daughter, Jane Booher Schmidgal; as well as grandsons, Joshua Mooney and James J. Schmidgal. He is survived by his two daughters, Helen B. Bush, of Delmont, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Mooney, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; grandchildren, Amy, Anthony and Sean Bush, Edward (Ned), Megan, and Eric (Chad) Schmidgal, and Lucas Mooney, and Christian Mooney; and also numerous great-grandchildren. Honoring Ned's wishes, there will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Redstone Highlands Chapel with the Rev. Martin Ankrum officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund, 6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601; or First Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and information, please visit http://www.kepplegraft.com.
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Cable Jr., Gerald Bud W. 79

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1935-05-12
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Gerald Warren "Bud" Cable Jr., 79, of Mt. Pleasant, went home to be with his heavenly father Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014, in Excela-Health Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe. Mr. Cable was born May 12, 1935, in Dunbar, a son of the late Gerald and Ruby Humphreys Cable. He was a member of Church of God of Mt. Pleasant. Bud was a graduate of Connellsville High School. He served in the Army National Guard for more than six years. Bud was employed for many years as a tool and die maker for the former Anchor Hocking Co. of Connellsville. He was a gifted artist, excelling in scrimshaw engravings and carvings and enjoyed cycling, staying fit and especially loved annual vacations to Ocean City, N.J. Bud was a loving husband and father, who served his Lord and was a good and faithful servant. He is survived by his devoted and loving family; his daughters, Pamela Jo "Pammie" Cable and Heidi Leigh Gulisek and her husband, Joe, all of Mt. Pleasant. He is also survived by his brothers, Donald R. Cable and Russell (Ricky) Cable, both of Arizona. Bud is also survived by his very special friend, Debbie Davis; and by his beloved pets, his dogs, Buddy and Marco. In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara A. Mason Cable, in 2002. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant, with funeral services immediately following the visitation hours at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Inurnment will be private. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Bud's caregiver, Ed Cichocki for his kindness, care and compassion during Bud's illness. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Derk Sr., James R. 76

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1938-02-08
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • James R. Derk Sr., 76, of Ligonier, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1938, in Derry, a son of the late Robert L. and Dorothy (Boyd) Derk Frye. Jim was a member of the Waterford Christian Church, the Ligonier Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 1 (Waterford). He was a veteran, having served with the National Guard and was a former owner of Derks Restaurant in Ligonier. Jim was an avid sports fan and loved playing golf and as of two weeks ago was active and enjoyed a family event. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lemon Frye. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Dolores L. (Eisaman) Derk; three loving children, Sue Kinsey and her husband, Kris, of Ligonier, James R. Derk Jr. and his wife, Laurie, of Ligonier, and Keith Derk and his wife, Marie, of Ligonier; six loving grandchildren, Michael (Ashley), Jennifer (Bob), Jamie (Jeffrey), Nichole (Frank), Josh (Abby) and Alysa (Adam); six loving great-grandchildren, Jaden, Katlyn, Mackenzie, Brooke, Connor and Justine; a brother, Ronald Derk and his wife, Veronica, of Ligonier; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier, with the Rev. Robert D. Cummings officiating. The family would like to express a warm thank you to Jim's doctors, nurses, ambulance crew and UPMC Cancer Center Mountain View for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim's name may be made to Ligonier Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 1 (Waterford), 44 Firehall Road, Ligonier, PA 15658; or to the American Cancer Society (Ligonier Relay for Life), 510 Pellis Road, Suite 203, Greensburg, PA 15601.
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DiBartolo, James P. 70

  • Washington Township
  • Born: 1943-10-27
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • James P. DiBartolo, 70, of Washington Township, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at home. Born Oct. 27, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Salvatore "Charlie" and Julia "Mary" (Bonelli) DiBartolo. James lived in the Apollo area for the last 16 years and served our country with the Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a butcher for various companies in New York City, N.Y., before moving to the area and working for U.S. Food Service for more than 10 years, retiring in 2008. James enjoyed spending winters with wife, Patricia, in their New Port Richey, Fla., home. He loved shoreline fishing and liked woodworking since his retirement, but he most loved spending time with his family. James is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia A. "Pat" (Hogan) DiBartolo, of Apollo; daughters, Jennifer H. (Kevin) Willyard, of Ford City, and Nicole G. (Michele Sparano) Laszlo, of Haledon, N.J.; grandchildren, Jessica, Garrett, Nicoli, Devan and Blair; sister, Dolores (Frank) Luciani, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers-in-law, Artie, of Ford City, and Dennis, of New York; sister-in-law, Kathy, of Washington; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Tipper. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. A celebration of life tribute service in James's memory will take place at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Orphans of the Storm, 11878 Pennsylvania 85, Kittanning, PA 16201. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Gibbon, Catherine 86

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1928-03-25
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Catherine Gibbon departed this world Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, from the Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing, where she had only been a resident for seven days. She lived a life of courage, laughter and love for 86 years. Catherine began her life March 25, 1928, born to Naomi Ora Gibbon, in West Leechburg. She spent her formative years residing with her mother, (Naomi); grandparents, (Thomas and Naomi Gertrude Gibbon); and aunt, (Emily Canter). As an adult, Catherine became a fixture at the G.C. Murphy Five and Dime store in Vandergrift, where she worked for 36 years. Many people fondly remember Catherine behind the candy counter or working the sales floor of this local store. Upon her retirement from the G.C. Murphy Company, Catherine established residence at McMurtry Towers in Vandergrift. Here she proudly served many years as the Treasurer of the General Residence Fund. Through the years, Catherine was a dedicated Christian who worked diligently to serve others. She was a member of the Apollo Free Methodist Church and it is here that her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Local arrangements are by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10TH Ave., Tarentum, PA 15084, 724-224-1526. Catherine is survived by her beloved aunt, Emily Canter, who was like a sister to her, and pseudo- niece and cousin, Debbie Burnette (Dean). Most importantly, Catherine leaves behind many family and friends whose lives had been made richer for having known her. She will be missed and remembered fondly. Visit: http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Salvation Army Association.
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Hylwa, Ann 95

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1918-09-29
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Ann Hylwa, 95, of Jeannette, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in the Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Grapeville, a daughter of the late Watzel and Mary Ponschion Leyko. Prior to her retirement, Ann was employed by the former John Thomas Greenhouse. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, painting and housework. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Max Hylwa; a son-in-law, Frank Hostoffer; brothers, John, Steven, Andrew and Michael Leyko; and sisters, Mary Cycak and Alice Leyko. Ann is survived by a daughter, Barbara Hostoffer, of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Olga Shanefelt, of Latrobe; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 North 2nd St., Jeannette. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with Father Lawrence Daniels presiding. Interment will follow in the Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township.
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Lhota, Elnora

  • New Stanton
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Elnora "Betty" Lhota, of New Stanton, formerly Monessen, passed Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Betty was born in Monongahela, the youngest of the late Dalby and Grace (Hillman) Stevenson's 13 children. Betty is survived by one daughter, Debra Lhota, of Pittsburgh; two sons, Kevin (Patty) Lhota, of Pittsburgh, and David Lhota, of Monessen; one son-in-law, Jim Calderaro, of Pittsburgh; one grandson, Jason (Deana) Lhota, of Trafford; five granddaughters, Melanie (Renawn) Harris, of North Huntington, Allyson (Dan) Sapko, of Unity Township, Cassandra (BeBe) Broughton, of Orange Park, Fla., Gabrielle (Dave) Garrety, of Washington, and Sabrina (Greg) McConnell, of Wexford; 13 great-grandchildren; treasured nieces and nephews; and dear friends, including Ginny and Lois. Betty was a homemaker and devoted wife to Edward Lhota, before his death in 1980. Betty enjoyed playing cards, visiting Cape May with niece, Chris, and spending time with family, especially her great-grandchildren. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in New Stanton and a 50-year member of Eastern Star. Betty was also preceded in death by her daughter, Megan Calderaro, seven brothers and five sisters. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, with an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m., and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME, 101 Fourth St., Youngwood. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. John W. Seth to officiate, followed by service at the Monongahela Cemetery Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made to The Megan Lhota Calderaro Scholarship Fund at Clarion University.
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Matusek, Ronald 83

  • Crabtree , Formerly of Greensburg
  • Died: 2014-08-24
  • Funeral Home: __, __ | Get Directions
  • Ronald "Chizzy" Matusek, 83, of Crabtree, formerly of Greensburg, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in his home in Asheville, N.C. Ron served in the Army and retired from the Greater Greensburg Sewage Authority. He was a member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Arden, N.C. He was also a member of the Hill Top Social Club and VFW of Greensburg. Ron was an avid football fan. He loved his Pittsburgh Steelers and Notre Dame. He was the son of the late Adolph Matusek and Rose Matusek Chislock. Ron is survived by his loving wife, Joan Kozlowski Matusek; son, Ronald (Sue) Matusek, of Medford, N.Y.; daughter, Tina (Christopher) Lynch, and two beloved grandchildren, Kelsey and Colin, all of Asheville, N.C.; brother, Michael (Sally) Chislock, of Greensburg; two sisters, Agnes Wotus, of Crabtree, and Mary Ann Sisko, of Manor; brother-in-law, James (Jane) Kozlowski, of Franklin, Wis.; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and cherished friends. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Scott, Joseph C. 82

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1931-12-05
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Joseph C. Scott, 82, of Trafford, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in the Golden Living Center, Monroeville. Joseph was born Dec. 5, 1931, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Edward and Lydia (Cromie) Scott. He grew up in East Liberty and graduated from Peabody High School. Joseph was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the Army. He was actively involved in the Level Green community, including coaching and expanding the athletic association to include girls' softball. He was a retired insurance agent and member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford. In retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve G. Scott, in 2012; his son, Jeffrey Scott and his wife, Susan; three brothers, Wally, Harold and Edward Scott; and a sister, Margaret Trabits. Joseph is survived by his children, Pam Phalin (Tom), of Bethel Park, Joe Scott (Jane), of Saginaw Mich., Janet Jupena (Bruce), of Level Green, and Suzanne Kalna (Scott), of West Newton; and his seven grandchildren, Joshua Scott, Virginia "Ginny" Scott, Jordan, Jarad and Jevin Jupena; and twins, Wyatt and Chloe Kalna. There will be no visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave., Trafford. Interment with military honors will be at 2 p.m. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. The JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 7th St., Trafford, (412)372-3111, is assisting the family with arrangements. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Simpson, Mark A. 58

  • Mount Pleasant Township
  • Born: 1955-10-22
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Mark Allen Simpson, 58, of Mt. Pleasant Township, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Born Oct. 22, 1955, he was the son of the late Frank Robert and Dorothy (Reese) Simpson. Before his retirement, Mark was employed as a heavy equipment operator for PennDOT, where he was recognized as a statewide employee of the month, among his many awards. He loved his weekends, when he got to watch NASCAR and his beloved Steelers. Everyone that knew him considered him the best guy in the world. Mark is survived by his sisters, Mary Jane Simpson, and Cheryl Simpson and Ed Kattera; his second mom, Dottie Monticue; his caregivers, Cheryl Deak and Robin Honse; and his best and oldest friend, Charlie Johnson. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Middle Presbyterian Church, Mt. Pleasant. Please go directly to the church. Entombment will follow at Middle Presbyterian Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.hofferfuneralhome.com.
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Spinella, Mary Agnes Aggie 92

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1921-10-17
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Mary Agnes "Aggie" Spinella, 92, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at the Bethlen Home, Ligonier. Aggie was born Oct. 17, 1921, and was a lifelong resident of Mt. Pleasant. Her generous spirit and personality touched many individuals, from her church community, Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church, The Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizens' Association, The Assunta Club, The Kosciuszko Club, The Red Hats, The Bear Rocks Group of Acme, Scottdale Pool (The Water Lilies), The McDonald's Clan, to the Westmoreland Monthly Widows' Luncheon at Westmoreland Community College. Aggie's life was enriched by her loving relationships with her husband, Gerald; and her parents, Louis and Frances (Rega) Spinelli, who preceded her in death. Aggie is survived by her loving family, her daughter Dr. Gerri Spinella (Dr. Bridget Cahill), of Truro, Mass., and Evanston, Ill.; her daughter, Marleen (Joseph) Ocasek, of Charleston, S.C.; her grandson, Adam (Kim) Ocasek, of Thurmont, Md.; her granddaughter, Erin Ocasek (Christopher Starnes), of Charleston, S.C.; and her great-grandchildren, Annalise and Daniel. Her relatives and dear friends will surely miss her loving, funny greeting cards, well wishes, classic jokes and phone calls that Aggie so graciously and freely dispersed. The family is inviting friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev Harrison Smith and the Rev. John Morrow co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Scottdale Pool, P.O. Box 171, Scottdale, PA 15683, or The Brethren Church, 201 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, PA. Please visit http://www.saloom-rega.com to send a condolence. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Stairs, George R. 93

  • Norvelt
  • Born: 1920-12-06
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • George Ray Stairs, 93, of Norvelt, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Latrobe Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born Dec. 6, 1920, in Mt. Pleasant, he was a son of the late Ray and Myrtle (Begonia) Stairs. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Stairs; and son-in-law, Harry F. Prue. George was a member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, New Stanton. He graduated from East Huntington High School in 1938, where he was quite the track star participating in the half mile and pole vault and claimed to have never lost a debate. George was a World War II veteran, having served as an officer in the legendary 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company L in Italy and France. The 442nd has the proud distinction of being the most decorated unit in the war. He was in four major battles, Rhineland, Po Valley, Appennine and Rome-Arno and earned the following: Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon with Four Battle Stars, two Unit Presidential Citations and one Combat Infantry Badge. He was also named an "honorary Texan" for rescuing the Texas Lost Battalion. The unit's slogan, "Go for broke," served them well. Throughout his life, Lt. Stairs always spoke with utmost respect for the Nisei, Japanese-Americans, with whom he served. He was a genuine war hero, but was never eager to speak about his war experiences and would say something like, "The good old days are not always the good old days. I lost many good buddies in the war." Then he would follow it with, "I prefer to look at life through the windshield rather than the rearview mirror." Prior to retirement, he had been employed by l-T-E (now ABB), in Greensburg for more than 33 years. George always stayed busy with many hobbies and interests that included fly tying, hunting, fishing, wood working, gardening, wine making, Jeopardy at 7 p.m., rooting for the Steelers and Penguins and he never gave up on the Pirates. He was the loving husband of 68 years to Evelyn M. (Crouse) Stairs, whom he married Jan. 24, 1946. Also surviving are three daughters, Virginia A. Prue, Connie R. (Dennis) Baluh, both of Norvelt, Lori L. (Dave) Ball, of Irwin; son, Roger (Gail) Stairs, of Florida; 10 grandchildren, Randy, Scott and Brook Prue, Jeremy and Brandon Baluh and Bethany (Baluh) Black, Nathan Stairs, Jenna (Stairs) Simmons, Summer (Stairs) Clark and Joshua Ball; nine great-grandchildren, Shelby, Jacob, Savannah, Edina and Danica Prue, Brianna and Brynlee Baluh, Grace Black and Jax Simmons. George/Lt. Stairs/Dad/Grandfather/Great-Grandfather will be greatly missed by all those that had the honor and good fortune of knowing him. He was a Godly man, a true scholar of the Bible who served his Lord faithfully. Family and friends will be received 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674, where his funeral service will begin at 12:30 p.m., with the Rev. Donald Simpson officiating. Military accolades that are so justly deserved will be extended to the departed veteran at 12:15 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Private entombment will be in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg, with military honors accorded by American Legion Post 446. In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of George maybe made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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Yasurek, Harry J. 60

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1953-12-26
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Harry J. Yasurek, 60, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at his residence. He was born Dec. 26, 1953, in Latrobe, a son of the late Paul R. Yasurek and Dora (Eamigh) Yasurek Wilburn. Harry had worked at Specialty Bar Products, Blairsville, and formerly worked at American Candy Co., Latrobe. He was a member of Derry Rod and Gun Club, the American Legion Post No. 515, Bradenville Amvets and the Derry Ukrainian Club. Harry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, working on cars and being with his cat, "Precious." Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, James Roy Wilburn. Harry is survived by two daughters, Misty L. Yasurek and her fiance, Christopher Myers, of Latrobe, and Tina M. Rose and her husband, Matthew, of Blairsville; one brother, Paul "Dickie" Yasurek and his wife, Linda, of Blairsville; four sisters, Nancy Huffman, of Latrobe, Jamie Allison and her husband, Alan, of Latrobe, Bonnie Dornauer and her husband, James, of Ligonier, and Lisa Yasurek and her fiance, Henry Swank, of Latrobe; three grandchildren, Taylor Myers, Bentley Rose and Mercedes Rose; the mother of his children, Linda (Vargulish) Freeland and her fiance, Rick Smith, of Derry; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Justin Matro OSB, officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, New Derry. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Zatko, Robert M. 71

  • New Kensington , Formerly of Jennerstown
  • Born: 1943-04-19
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Somerset | Get Directions
  • Robert M. Zatko, 71, of New Kensington, formerly of Jennerstown, passed Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Allegheny Valley Hospital. Born April 19, 1943 in Springdale, he was a son of Matthew and Emily (Brodniansky) Zatko. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Susanne (Bittner) Zatko, in 1993. Mr. Zatko is survived by his son, Matthew Zatko and wife, Bobbie, of Somerset; grandson, Spencer Zatko; sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Gelorme and husband, Tony, of Springdale, and Norma Boyles, of Manassas, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother-in-law of R. Craig Bittner, Kim L. Bittner and wife, Lorry, and Cynthia L. Barron and husband, Charles, all of Somerset. Mr. Zatko was a retired self-employed painter and wallpaper hanger. He was also a graduate of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and a past board member of the school's Alumni Association. He attended Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. He was an avid Pitt Panthers fan and enjoyed spending time and attending Pirates games with his grandson Spencer. He was a member of the Jennerstown Volunteer Fire Department. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Somerset, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, with the Rev. Keith Fink officiating. Interment will be at Somerset County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Jennerstown Volunteer Fire Department at P.O. Box 229, Jennerstown, PA 15547. To leave a condolence, please visit http://www.millerfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Armstrong County

Kalinowski, Eugene M. 85

  • Apollo , Formerly of Polish Hill
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Eugene M. Kalinowski, 85, of Apollo, formerly of Polish Hill, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was a son of the late Stanley L. and Anna V. (Dlugonski) Kalinowski; brother of Lydia Roscoe and the late John and his surviving wife, Frances Kalinowski, and Stanley Kalinowski and his surviving wife, Barbara Johnson; also survived by nieces and nephews. Eugene was a member of Carnegie and Frick Museums, AAP, Pittsburgh Water Color Society, Constabulary Occupation Army in Germany and a retired art teacher in the Pittsburgh School System. Friends received from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 3201 Dobson St., Polish Hill. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James the Greater Church, Apollo. http://www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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Morgan, Jennie L. 79

  • Ford City
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Jennie Lee Morgan, 79, of Ford City, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the Kittanning Care Center, Kittanning Township. Arrangements by the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, Ford City, are incomplete. A complete obituary will be published in Saturday's paper. For more information, please visit http://www.welchfh.com.
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Morrow, William M. 82

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1932-01-29
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Bauer, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • William M. "Bill" Morrow, 82, of Ford City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in UPMC St. Margaret, Aspinwall. He was born Jan. 29, 1932, in Mosgrove, a son of Hartzell and Elizabeth (Moore) Morrow. Bill was a lifetime resident of Armstrong County and graduated from Kittanning High School in 1950. He honorably served in the Army during the Korean War, and was of the Protestant faith. Bill worked as a truck driver and retired from Mashuda Corp. and belonged to Teamsters Local 341. Boating on the Allegheny River and fishing were two of his favorite hobbies, and he was also a talented woodworker. Bill loved his dogs and never forgot his favorite, Abby, even after her passing. He enjoyed traveling to visit family members and also loved spending time with his grandsons and great-granddaughters, who will all hold fond memories of fun sleepovers and activities with him in their hearts. Bill will be remembered for the love he had for his family, especially for his grandsons and great-granddaughters. His memory will be cherished by his loving wife of 62 years, Shirley (Helm) Morrow; daughters, Deborah A. Zeigler and husband, Donald, of Kittanning, and Kathy Jo Reedy and husband, Bryan "Butch," of Ford City; grandchildren, Christopher Zeigler and wife, Tracy, of Kittanning, and Michael Frank and companion, Nicki, of Ford City; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Natalie Zeigler; brother, Larry Morrow and wife, Karen, of Ford City; and sisters, Sandra Brena and husband, Joseph, of Pittsburgh, and Sonja Connell, of Yatesboro. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles and Robert Morrow; sisters, Vera Boggs and Janet Gearhart; son-in-law, Gary Frank, who died Oct. 29, 2005; brothers-in-law, Fred Connell, George Boggs and Harry Gearhart; and sister-in-law, Babe Morrow. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the BAUER FUNERAL HOME, 515 N. McKean St., Kittanning. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the funeral home with the Rev. Alfred Neal Reedy officiating. Burial will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington. Contributions may be made in Bill's memory to Orphans of the Storm, P.O. Box 838, Kittanning, PA 16201. Arrangements are being handled by Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. To send a condolence to Bill's family, visit http://www.bauerfuneral.com.
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Butler County

Joyce, James W. 87

  • Valencia , Formerly of Garfield
  • Born: 1927-07-20
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • James W. "Jim" Joyce, 87, of Valencia, formerly of the Garfield neighborhood in Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Born July 20, 1927, he was a loving son of William and Nora (Long) Joyce. He was the beloved husband of 63 years of Mary K. (O'Donnell) Joyce; dear father of James P. (Wyline) Joyce and the Rev. Michael J. Joyce, OFM Cap.; proud grandfather of Sherrianne (Jay) Haulbold and Colleen (Jerry) Moore; great-grandfather of Crystle and Caitlin Lavine, Erin Haulbold, William, Patrick and Michael Moore; and special dad of Nancy and Andy Gallick. Jim was preceded in death by his three brothers, Michael, John and William Joyce. James proudly served in the Navy during World War II. Jim later became a police officer for many years with the Pittsburgh Police. He was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Fort Pitt No. 1. Jim enjoyed fishing down in Florida, vacationing to Stone Harbor, N.J., and spending time with his family. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007, where a vigil service will be held at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Sepulcher Church, 1304 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, PA 16002, where his son, the Rev. Michael J. Joyce, OFM Cap, will officiate. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Holy Sepulcher School and the Faith Formation Department, 1304 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, PA 16002. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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McCandless, Gerald Pete D. 87

  • Mars
  • Born: 1927-08-21
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Gerald D. "Pete" McCandless, 87, of Mars, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 2014, at the Arbors of Valencia Woods. Born Aug. 21, 1927, in Jackson Township, he was a son of the late Harold and Olive Lutz McCandless. Pete was a Glazier for Glaziers Local 751, working at PPG Industries in Pittsburgh. He was a member of Old Union Presbyterian Church, had served in the Navy during World War II, and was a life member of Mars VFW Post 7505, a 58 year member of the Evans City American Legion Post 219 and a 56 year member of John E. Mair Lodge 729 F and AM. Surviving are two daughters, Paula Condon and her husband, David, and Robin Kennedy and her husband, Brian, both of Mars; a daughter-in-law, Veronica McCandless, of Shaler Township; his grandchildren, Ryan McCandless and his wife, Jolene, Jason McCandless and his wife, Nicole, Heather Hieserich and her husband, Tim, Krista Boyd and her husband, Klavin, Matthew Kennedy and his wife, Leandra and Melissa Howells and her husband, Russ; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Luntz and her husband, Lee of Houston, Texas, and Lois Nye, of Fombell; a brother, Harold Richard McCandless, of Denton, Texas; a special friend, Ruth Kennedy Jones, of Mars; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn "Pooch" Davidson McCandless, whom he married June 3, 1948, and who died Jan. 8, 2004; a son, Paul D. McCandless; and a brother, Howard McCandless. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Old Union Church, 200 Union Church Road, Mars, PA 16046, with the Rev. Peter deVries, pastor, officiating. A luncheon will follow. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park, Butler. Memorials may be made to Quality EMS, 222 Brickyard Road, Mars, PA 16046 or Old Union Presbyterian Church. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Tenos, George A. 90

  • Formerly of Cranberry Township
  • Born: 1923-10-28
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • George A. Tenos, 90, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Cranberry Township, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Born Oct. 28, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late John and Inez (McClure) Tenos. George graduated from West View High School and Graceland University. While serving as a Navy pilot and navigator during World War II, the Mexican government awarded him the "Merito Naval" Naval Merit Medal for the rescue of the Mexican vessel, Marmex and its crew. Mr. Tenos spent 20 years in the landscape business and more than 30 years as a broker in real estate. He was a pilot and was once a member of the Condor Aero Club in Zelienople. His main passion was ministry and he served as pastor at various times in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Beechview and the North Hills. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy J. (Raisbeck) Tenos, of Jacksonville, Fla., (previously of North Hills); his children, Gregory (Mary) Tenos, of Cranberry Township, Gary (Janet) Tenos, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Lorrie M. Tenos, of Columbia, Md.; grandchildren, Michael (Cassie) Tenos, Stacey (David) Jessee, Charlotte (Benjamin) Lopez and Deidre Tenos; great-granddaughters, Mallory Jessee, Aubrey Tenos and Keira Tenos. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his brother, John E. Tenos. George's family will welcome friends at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Community of Christ Church, 3321 Wexford Road (Route 910 and Babcock Boulevard) in Gibsonia, with a memorial service following at 2 p.m. He will be privately laid to rest at Allegheny County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4114 Sunbeam Road, Building 400, Jacksonville, FL 32257 (http://www.communityhospice.com). Arrangements have been entrusted to KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC. Please visit http://www.kingfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
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Fayette County

Galik, Kathleen M. 70

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1944-02-14
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Kathleen M. Galik, 70, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital. She was born Feb. 12, 1944, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late, Stephen Louis and Angela Geraldine (Loughran) Galik. Kathleen was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1962. After, she was a clerical worker for various companies. She was a devote Catholic and a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville. She served the church as a Eucharistic Minister, choir member and as a member of Christian Mothers. She loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, her pets and classical music. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Michael Galik. She is survived by six siblings, John T. "Jack" Galik and wife, Geraldine, Stephen T. "Tim" Galik, Elaine (Galik) Sidders and companion, Frank Rokosz, of Florida, James J. "Jim" Galik and significant other, Jean Slusser, Regis A "Rege" Galik and Patrick E. "Pat" Galik and wife, Darlene; and also many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Lubic as celebrant. Private interment will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery, Connellsville.
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Minerd, James W. 80

  • Dunbar
  • Born: 1933-09-01
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Burhans-Crouse, Dunbar | Get Directions
  • James W. Minerd, 80, of Dunbar, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at home. He was born Sept. 1, 1933, in Lemont Furnace, son of the late James A. Minerd and the late Elizabeth Hall Minerd. He was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School, Class of 1951, an Army veteran during Korean War and was a retired mechanic from Anchor Glass. James enjoyed his garden. Surviving are daughter, Denise Turek, her children, Autumn Gustafson (Mike), John Turek and Jeremy Turek; son, James A. Minerd, his children, James B. Minerd and Hillary Minerd; daughter, Susan Renee Bertok (William Daniel), their children, Christopher Gettemy (Christie) and Samantha Gouldner; son, Kenneth Minerd, his daughter, Joanie Minerd; son, Ronald Minerd, his children, Amy Minerd, Amanda Minerd and Angela Minerd; sisters, Shirley Dick and Deborah Polacke (Henry); numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Clarence Dick. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, with services at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment to follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. Krafty, Highlands Hospital and Amedysis Hospice, especially Rita and Kathy.
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Saunders, Janet E. 61

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1952-09-10
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Janet E. Saunders, 61, of Connellsville (Wheeler), died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Highlands Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 10, 1952, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late John and Sara (Krynak) Watson Sr. Janet is survived by her husband of 41 years, William Saunders; her three daughters, Patricia Watson, Erica Saunders and fiance, Steve Rugg, and Michele Saunders-Zerilla and husband, Brandon, all of Connellsville; two brothers, Thomas Watson and wife, Linda, of West Virginia, and Bruce Watson, of Chicago, Ill.; an aunt, Audubon Raubaugh and husband, James; grandchild and caregiver, Kearra Porterfield; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Janet was predeceased by two brothers, James and Johnny Watson. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, the hour of services, in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, with the Rev. Nathaniel H. Milton officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Showman, Merry B. 85

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1929-08-14
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Merry B. Showman, 85, of Connellsville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Merry was born Aug. 14, 1929, and was a daughter of the late John and Roma Cunningham Bridegum. Prior to her retirement, Merry worked as a nursing assistant. She was a charter member of Faith Bible Church in Connellsville and later became a member of Wooddale Bible Brethren Church in Bullskin Township. In addition to her parents, John and Roma Bridegum, Merry was predeceased by her brother, Craig Bridegum; and two grandchildren, Jessica and Christopher Witt. Merry is survived by her sister, Dianne Wagner and husband, Bill, of Connellsville; her children, Marc C. Taylor, of Greensburg, Dawn Witt and husband, the Rev. Geary Witt, of Connellsville, Melinda "Lindy" Taylor, of Connellsville, Charlie Taylor and wife, Gloria, of Connellsville, and Claudia Cummings and husband, Jim, of Brooksville, Fla.; her grandchildren, Craig and Christopher Taylor, Melissa Kelly, Rebecca Bridges, Jonathan Witt, Cassandra Calkins, Michael and MacKenzie Taylor, and Rachael and Nicholas Minjarez; and her great-grandchildren, Bradley Witt, Scout Witt, Kit Witt-Hess, Kayden Kelly and Payton Bridges. Merry's family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedisys and JoElla's Personal Care Home in Scottdale. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, (724-628-1430), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with her son-in-law, the Rev. Geary Witt, and the Rev. Zac Calkins co-officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery, Confluence. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Indiana County

Meidinger, Robert R. 80

  • Blairsville
  • Born: 1934-03-14
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Shoemaker, Blairsville | Get Directions
  • Robert R. "Bob" Meidinger, 80, of Blairsville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his home. The son of John and Jennie (Rager) Meidinger, he was born March 14, 1934, in Peanut. Bob attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Blairsville, member of Acacia Lodge No. 355 Free and Accepted Masons, Blairsville, International Union of Operating Engineers No. 66 and the National Rifle Association. He was a veteran of the Army and was a self-employed master mechanic having worked for the 12th Regional Equipment Center and for Barkley Development. He loved trap shooting, winning numerous local, state and national competitions and was an avid Steelers and Pirates fan. Bob's life was centered around his family. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, E. Virginia (Mologne) Meidinger, whom he married June 14, 1952; two daughters, R. Elaine Anderson and her husband, Rick, of Indiana, and Lisa Ann Gamble and her husband, Vince, of Shelocta; a son-in-law, Bill Bouch Jr., of Blairsville; three grandchildren, Shane Robert Bouch, Lexi Lynn Gamble and Claire Elaine Gamble; and a step-granddaughter, Cheryl Ann Eckert. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Lori Lynn Bouch, in 1994; four brothers, Gerald, Frederick, Regis and Wayne; and five sisters, Martha Caesar, Alberta Bollinger, Emily Meidinger, Grace Vaccare and Frances Petrarca. As per Bob's wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 135 E. Burrell St., Blairsville, with the Rev. John McMannus officiating. Interment in the Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville, will be private. Military services will be accorded by the Blairsville VFW Post 5821 and American Legion Post 0407. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice, 850 Hospital Road, Suite 3000, Indiana, PA 15701 or to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 135 E. Burrell St., Blairsville, PA 15717. "If it ran once, I can make it run again". To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit http://www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.
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Washington County

Lehr, Daniel J. 66

  • Long Branch
  • Born: 1947-12-11
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Melenyzer Funeral Home, Roscoe | Get Directions
  • Daniel J. Lehr, 66, of Long Branch, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Born in North Charleroi on Dec. 11, 1947, he was a son of the late Joseph Lehr and Delores Jurak Lehr of Carroll Township. Mr. Lehr was retired from USX Clairton Mill. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1970, a member of the California American Legion, California Young Men's Club and the California Gun Club. Surviving are his wife, Paula Popelas Lehr; three sons, Christian and Debbie Lehr, Daniel and Heather Lehr and Mark Lehr and Noah Calderon all of Arizona; five stepchildren, Teddy Pfarr, Dana Pfarr, Stacey Cogar, Bobbi Goodman and Barbie Upton; two brothers, Dale and Kim Lehr of West Newton and Dave and Cindy Lehr of Speers; and a sister, Patti Lehr of Elco; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Lori Walters officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The California American Legion will have services in the funeral home at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute Development Department, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave. at Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Online condolences may be made at http://www.melenyzer.com.
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Moore, Mary 77

  • Carroll Township
  • Born: 1936-10-29
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Massafra Funeral Home, Donora | Get Directions
  • Mary "Donna" Moore, 77, of Carroll Township, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Jefferson Hills Manor in Pittsburgh. She was born Oct. 29, 1936, in Imperial, Pa., the daughter of the late Osee and Pauline (Lucas) Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Loretta Nunez and Ann Pelligrino; and a brother, Elmer Moore. Survivors include a special niece, Cindy (Don) Klinger with whom she made her home; a sister, Barbara Richell; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are entrusted to the ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE INC., 40 Second St. Ext., Donora, PA 15033, 724-379-6900, http://www.massafrafuneralhome.com, where the family will receive friends, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m. the time of the funeral services with the Rev. Father William Terza officiating. Interment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Coraopolis, Pa.
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Rhodes, Robert E. 84

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1929-11-02
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Frye Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Rhodes, 84, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 2, 1929, in New Eagle, the son of the late Clarence and Ada Ford Rhodes. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was retired with 40 years of employment from GM Fisher Body Division in Dravosburg. He was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish in Monongahela and a lifetime member of the Sutman Yohe VFW Post 1409 in Black Diamond and the Carroll Legion James C. Ford Post 949 in Dunkirk. Bob loved spending time with his family, especially trips to the lake, enjoyed fishing and was an avid sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Betty O’Lexa Rhodes with whom he celebrated 61 years of marriage on June 20, 2014; three sons, David Rhodes of Monongahela, Dennis Rhodes, D.C. and his wife, Tracy, of Nokomis, Fla., and Dan Rhodes of Central City; daughter, Patricia Suydam and her husband, David, of New Bloomfield; nine grandchildren, Erin, Bryan and Brandon Suydam, Katherine Rhodes, Jacqueline Harper and her husband, Ken, Kelly Nixon Richards and her husband, Brian, Kristy Petersen and her husband, Eric, Tim Nixon, and Kody Northern and his wife, Karla; three great-grandchildren, Blake Richards, Breilla Northern and Eli Suydam; and a sister, Hazel Fonner of Bentleyville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence "Tom" and James "Bud" Rhodes; and a sister, Marion Meek. Friends will be received on Friday, August 29, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 West Main St., Monongahela. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, at noon in St. Damien of Molokai Parish with the Rev. William Terza, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 707 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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Bailey, Martha L. 80

  • Formerly of Elco
  • Born: 1933-12-10
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Melenyzer Funeral Home, Roscoe | Get Directions
  • Martha L. Bailey, 80, formerly of Elco, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Residence at Hilltop, Carroll Township. Born in Washington, Pa., Dec. 10, 1933, she was a daughter of Wilfred and Alberta Gray Lawson. Mrs. Bailey was a member of Holy Ghost Byzantine Church, Charleroi for over 50 years. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Debi and Dave Doctorick of Belle Vernon; a son and daughter-in-law, John and JoAnn Bailey of Coal Center; a brother, George Lawson of Bethel Park; and three grandchildren, Dana Doctorick of Washington, Pa., Nicole Doctorick of Baltimore and D.J. Doctorick of Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Bailey on Sept. 10, 2012; and a baby girl, Diane Lynn Bailey on Feb. 13, 1970. Mrs. Bailey adored her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. She loved going to the casinos, especially Atlantic City and Las Vegas and was an avid Steelers fan. Her favorite hobbies were shopping, playing bingo and collecting angels. There was no public visitation. Private funeral services were held this morning at Holy Ghost Byzantine Church with the Rev. James Ragan as celebrant. Interment followed at Mount Calvary Cemetery. The MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe, were in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Holy Ghost Byzantine Church, Charleroi. Online condolences may be made at http://www.melenyzer.com.
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Golobish, Andrew 50

  • Sacramento, Calif. , Formerly of Herminie
  • Born: 1963-11-05
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Andrew Golobish, 50, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Herminie, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Reno, Nev. Andy was born Nov. 5, 1963, in Greensburg, to the late Rudy and Dorothy Oberley Golobish. Andy graduated from Yough High School in 1981, he attended Penn State University then served his country in the Marine Corps, "Semper Fi." He worked as a correctional officer at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, JL Screen printing and lastly for Greyhound Bus Co. He is survived by his daughter, Kelly Rae; stepdaughter, Christina Rae; grandson, Tristan Noel; and 12 brothers and sisters, Judy, Larry, David, Patty, Rudy, Karen, Ginger, Randy, Daniel, his twin, Albert, Samuel and Tammy. Included in Andy's surviving family are his siblings' spouses; many nieces and nephews; extended family; and his former wife, Alba. Andy was a good, loving, caring, compassionate, loyal and trustworthy man. He was diehard Steelers fan and avid golfer. His daughters describe him as, "A big teddy bear with a heart of gold." His brother, Al, describes him as, "My strength, my better half, my best friend, companion for life and my heart." Andy will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The viewing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME, on Sewickley Ave. in Herminie, where service for the celebration of Andy's life will immediately follow at 4 p.m. There will be a gathering of his family at Hilltop Methodist Church in Madison following the service. Please consider a memorial gift of your choice in Andy's name to your charity of choice in lieu of flowers.
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Nelsen, Kathryn 79

  • Sun Lakes, Ariz.
  • Born: 1934-12-04
  • Died: 2014-08-26
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  • Kathryn "Kay" (Lynch) Nelsen passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Sun Lakes, Ariz. She was born Dec. 4, 1934, daughter of the late Karl Lynch and Antoinette Lynch. Kay graduated from Latrobe High School in 1952 and from Latrobe Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. She was preceded in death by a son, James Miller. Surviving are her husband, Richard Nelsen, of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; son, Paul Miller (Salina), of Santa Anna, Calif.; stepson, Richard Nelsen (Karyn), of Surprise, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Lisa Davis, of Taos, N.M.; brother, William Lynch (JoAnn), of St. Charles, Mo.; sister, Barbara Fitzmaurice (Ken), of Latrobe; sister, Karolyn Davoli, of Willoughby, Ohio; and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. There will be no formal funeral arrangements.
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O'Brien, Gary D. 61

  • Schaumburg, Ill. , Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1953-05-03
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Gary D. O'Brien, 61, of Schaumburg, Ill., formerly of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Schaumburg. He was born May 3, 1953, in Greensburg, a son of the late Theodore J. and Dorothy J. (Davis) O'Brien. He was a partner and owner in P.O. Food Specialists and was Lutheran by Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl A. Ferrari O'Brien, in 1993. He is survived by his son, Chris D. O'Brien, of Elk Grove, Ill.; a daughter, Lauren N. Gizzi and her husband, Alex, of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; a brother, Bruce E. O'Brien and his wife, Dena, of Latrobe; three sisters, Barbara Williams and her husband, Fred, of San Antonio, Texas, Pamela Naples and her husband, Jay, of Greensburg, and Staci M. Bush and her husband, Jason, of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at noon Saturday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert A. Free officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Richards, Eva 80

  • Homestead, Fla.
  • Died: 2014-08-24
  • Funeral Home: __, __ | Get Directions
  • Eva Richards, 80, of Homestead, Fla., passed away after a short illness on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Erma Noreikat; and son, Mike Zack. Eva was born in Danzig, Germany, and came to the United States in 1952, and resided in North Huntingdon. Eva married her beloved second husband, Alfred Richards, in 1975. They moved to Key Largo, Fla., in 1983, and then Homestead, Fla., in 2004. Eva completed her education in nursing and was proud to work as a CNA in Pittsburgh before moving to Florida. Eva is survived by her son, Ken Zack, of Hollister, Calif.; her daughter, Kathy Klingensmith, of Fayetteville, N.C.; grandson, Matthew Ward, of Suffolk, Va.; her son, Ron (Angie) Zack, of Irwin; granddaughters, Alicia (AJ) Brentzel, of Jeannette, and Jessica Zack, of Greensburg; her son, Chris (Tammy) Zack, of Jeannette; grandson, Nathaniel Zack, of Jeannette; her daughter, Terri Touchon, of Ocala, Fla.; and sons, Joe Ivan and Steven Touchon and Jessica, of Ocala, Fla. Eva is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and was looking forward to two additional great-grandchildren and her first great-great-grandchild, all three due on Oct. 24, 2014. Eva was most happy when she was fishing, traveling the world and taking cruises. She also loved volunteering for various groups and working at the local visitor center. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Catholic Hospice.
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