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Albinger, Rae C. 75

  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Rae C. Albinger, 75, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Albinger; daughter of the late Raymond and Margaret McDonough; loving mother of Carrie A. Sines, Christine R. (Jamie) Skrbin and the late Carine G. Albinger; dear grandmother of Keith, Chrissy, Kevin and Clint Sines; great-grandmother of Keith, Alex, Wesley, Ryan and Austin Sines; and sister of Gayle M. Klemm and Gary McDonough. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, O'Hara Township.
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Angert, Joan F. 72

  • Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1942-08-25
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: Jordan, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Joan F. Angert, 72, formerly of McKeesport, died Friday, May 29, 2015, in Golden Living of Mt. Lebanon. She was born Aug. 25, 1942, in McKeesport, and was a daughter of the late Willis and Frances Faust Barkley. Joan graduated from California State College with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She retired from Easter Seals in Harrisburg as a preschool teacher. She is survived by her brothers, Harry (Margaret) Barkley, of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Glenn (Madeline) Barkley, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of White Oak; nieces and nephews, Paul, Chris, Susan, Peter and Matt Barkley and Jacqueline Foor; and also great-nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon Angert. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the JENNIFER S. JORDAN FUNERAL HOME INC., White Oak, where a service will be held at 11 a.m., with Pastor Deb Byrum officiating. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Easter Seals Western and Central PA 2525 Railroad St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Condolences may be made at www.jenniferjordanfuneralhome.com.
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Bochicchio Sr., Michael A. 83

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Michael A. Bochicchio Sr., 83, of North Versailles, died Friday, May 29, 2015. He was born in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Donato and Rosaria Nicoletti Bochicchio. Michael was a laborer at the Westinghouse Corporation and E.L. Wiegand Company, and a cook at various restaurants throughout his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Caputo Bochicchio, who died Jan. 5, 2015; a son, Michael A. Bochicchio Jr., who died Jan. 28, 2013; four sisters; and two brothers. He is survived by daughters, Diane Bochicchio, of Elizabeth Township, and Judy (Jerry) Petrone, of McMurray; brother, William (Margaret) Bochicchio; grandson, Alex (Jenna) Bochicchio, of North Huntingdon; and great-granddaughter; Madison Bochicchio. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015, at STRIFFLER'S OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, in St. Roberts Church with Father John Brennan officiating. Burial will follow. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association: Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, The Pennsylvanian: Management Office, 1100 Liberty Ave., E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Cable, Stephen J. 66

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1949-03-10
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Twp | Get Directions
  • Stephen Jay "Taxi Steve" Cable, 66, of Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. He was born March 10, 1949, cherished son of Betty L. and the late Edward "Ted" Cable. He was the loving father of Stephen "Butch" (Sue) Cable Jr., Dianna "Dee Dee" (Dan) Meehan, Jonathan (Patti) Cable, Rebecca Donaldson, Jayson (Pam) Cable and Amber (Sam) Schlater; beloved grandfather of Joshua (Samantha), Jerret, Stephen "Chip," Samantha, Leah, Rachel, Jakob, Daniel, Jordyn, Jonathan, Stephanie, Richard, Katherine "Katie," Henry, Eden, Alaina, Gavin, Andrew and Ariella; and great-grandfather of Aaron, Victoria, Laina and Charlotte. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Chiaverini, Ruby 92

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1923-05-10
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Ruby Chiaverini, 92, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015, in UPMC McKeesport. Born May 10, 1923, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late George and Ljubica (Kostelac) Reskovac. A 1940 graduate of McKeesport High School and seamstress for Zayer's Department Store and Katzman's in McKeesport, Ruby was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in McKeesport, CFU Lodge No. 146 of Versailles for 76 years, its Ladies Club and also the Palanese Ladies Club. Ruby joins her husband, the late Frank L. "Moke" Chiaverini, who passed away Aug. 11, 2014. She is survived by her sons, Edmund Chiaverini, of White Oak, and Frank Chiaverini Jr., of McKeesport; her daughter, Linda (the late Fritz) Sabo, of Burlington, N.C.; her six grandchildren, John (Danna), Clare (Huey Kightlinger), Ann and Frances Chiaverini, Rachel (Ned) Branson and Martin Sabo; her five great-grandchildren, Leo and Oliver Chiaverini, Autumn Kightlinger and Garrett and Abigail Branson; and also nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Ruby was preceded in death by her nine siblings, Stephanie Stegner, Agnes Erkman, Ann Burger, Mary and Goldie Morrell and Josephine, Anthony, James and Robert Reskovac. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, in St. Patrick's Church with Father Vincent Velas officiating. Procession and entombment will follow to St. Joseph's Cemetery in North Versailles. Memorial contributions in Ruby's name should be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Cooney, Suzanne 75

  • Richland Township
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Suzanne (Berkopec) Cooney, 75, of Richland Township, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. She was the beloved wife for 14 years of Patrick J. Conney. She was preceded in death by her first husband, the late Ronald Kearns. She was the loving mother of Kenny G. Kearns, of Gibsonia, Karen (Harry) Owens, of Mars, Kelly (Dan) Dennis, of Tarentum, and Kerry (Jim) Simmons, of Shaler; stepmother of Carol Ann Alpaugh, of South Carolina, and Patricia Wilkert, of Saxonburg; sister of Cathy (Larry) Domitrovich, of Gibsonia, and the late George Berkopec; and dear grandmother of Ronny, Tommy, Carson, Corey, Karly, Emily and Jenna. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Richard Church, 3841 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Interment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Family suggests donations to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org. Please offer condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Corso, Jane E. 95

  • Bethel Park
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Jane E. (Burger) Corso, 95, of Bethel Park, formerly of Munhall, passed peacefully Thursday, May 28, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles P. loving; mother to Rosemarie (James) Rent, of Whitehall, Susan (Dallas) Knight, of Oakmont, Margaret (Jerry) Hallman, of Bethel Park, and David (Susan) Corso, of Charleston, S.C.; cherished grandmother of Kristen (John), Michael (Celishia), Jessica (Steve), Alison (Bartholomew), Justin (Karen), Meredith (Colin), Christopher (Mindi), Jonathan (Jocelyn), Lauren, Charlie and Chelsea; cherished great-grandmother of Nico, Benjamin, Milo, Nicholas, Marion, Molly, Luca, Coraline, Oliver, Tessa, Ila, Eli and Ramona; and sister of the late Cathleen Endler, David and Paul Burger. Jane was a retired registered nurse for Eldercrest Nursing Home, graduate of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing and volunteered at Willis Nursing Center and the Childrens Institute of Pittsburgh. Friends received from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church. The family would like to thank the staff of Paramount Senior Living of Bethel Park for their wonderful care their mother received. Please share your memories and condolences at georgeigreenfuneralhome.com.
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Errington, Lois M. 85

  • Hampton Township
  • Born: 1930-05-14
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Lois M. (Nock) Errington, 85, of Hampton Township, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, while under the care of the UPMC-Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born May 14, 1930, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Durst) Nock; and sister of the late Walter Nock and wife of the late John "Jack" Errington, who passed away in 1990. Lois was retired from a sales career that included working at Sears, Horne's and Woolworth's department stores. She enjoyed breakfast with the girls at Eat N Park and playing cards on the computer. She is survived by her children, Judy Williamson, of Hampton Township, John Williamson, of Covina, Calif., Linda Honeywill, of Pine Township, Bob Williamson, of La Canada, Calif., Ken Errington, of Butler, and Steve Errington, of Cranberry Township; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna O'Hanlon. Lois' family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at King Funeral Home, with Pastor Dan Muttart, officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Allegheny County Memorial Park in Allison Park. If desired, the family suggests memorial donations may be made in her honor to support a veteran's organization of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Lois's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Fullerton, Edward R. 84

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Edward R. Fullerton, 84, of Ross Township, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was the husband of 62 years of Joan (Walton) Fullerton; father of Edward R. (Laurie) Fullerton Jr. and Michael R. (Kristine) Fullerton; grandfather of Stephen, Natalie, Jamie, Jodi and Michael; and great-grandfather of Ella, Dominic, Tayla, Hayden, Kaitlin, Lochlan, Lana, Willow and Nash. Ed graduated from West View High School in 1949 and was recruited for football by University of Maryland. Ed graduated with a degree in business and had a successful football career at U of M, and was a star performer in the 1952 Sugar Bowl. Ed played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1953 and his football career transitioned to several years of coaching at U of M and UNC. Ed was inducted to the North Hills High School Hall of Fame in 1996. Ed worked for American Laundry Machinery and managed his own business (S.T. E. Co.) in the laundry industry until he retired. Ed loved sports, playing golf, and was dedicated to his work, and his loving wife, Joan (high school sweetheart), and his two sons, Edward and Michael. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 8225 Peebles Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Arthritis Foundation of Western PA, 790 Holiday Drive, Foster Plaza, Building 11, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Arrangements by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., West View, PA 15229. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Gaver, Marie M.

  • Formerly of Bellevue
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Bellevue | Get Directions
  • Marie M. Gaver, formerly of Bellevue, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Little Sisters of the Poor. She was the beloved wife of the late Earl Gaver; and sister of the late Francis Gelzheiser. Marie is survived by nieces, nephews and dear friends, including Marcia and Steve Mosolansky. Marie had been secretary to the superintendent of North Hills High School until her retirement in 1979. She also worked for Care at Kaufmann's for 57 years. She was a longtime member of the Church of the Assumption, the Catholic Daughters of America Court Bellevue and Northgate AARP. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Chapel of Little Sisters of the Poor. Interment will follow in Christ Our Redeemer (Northside Catholic) Cemetery. Arrangements are by LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., Bellevue. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Church of the Assumption, 45 N. Sprague Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202, or Little Sisters of the Poor. www.ltmillerfuneralhome.com.
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Holland, Sharon P. 65

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1950-03-17
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Sharon P. Holland, 65, of West Mifflin, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at Forbes Hospice at West Penn Hospital. She was born March 17, 1950, in East Pittsburgh, to the late Robert and Mary "Rita" (Seman) George. She worked in the domestic department at Hills Department Store in Kennywood Mall. She was the beloved wife of 46 years to David Holland; mother of David (Amy) Holland, of Tega Cay, S.C., and Shawn Holland, of Duquesne; grandmother of Bridget Holland and Jeff Davis; and sister of John Seman, of Plum Borough, Joni Russell, of West Newton, Janet Seman, of Trafford, and Steve Seman, of West Mifflin. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. William B. Schleifer, Supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, Funeral Director. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Kane, Richard J. 74

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1941-04-02
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Richard John Kane, 74, of McKeesport, died Friday, May 29, 2015. He was born April 2, 1941, in McKeesport, and was a son of the late Thomas Joseph and Leoda Robison Kane. He was previously employed by U.S. Steel. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy White Kane, who he was married to for one day shy of 53 years. He is also survived by his children, Thomas (Tammy) Kane, of Bay City, Mich., Craig "Scott" (Crissy) Kane, of Port Vue, and Kathy Farally, of McKeesport; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Mildred Lopez, of Rochester, N.Y. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Thomas and Dolores. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177, when services will be held at 4 p.m. by the Rev. Robert Fagin.
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McNally, Carolyn A. 56

  • Formerly of Brackenridge
  • Born: 1959-01-26
  • Died: 2015-04-18
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  • Carolyn Ann (Levish) McNally, 56, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Brackenridge, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, due to complications related to her seven-month battle with breast cancer. She was born Jan. 26, 1959, to Harry and the late Pauline (Skoda) Levish. She graduated from Highlands High School in 1976, from Clarion State College in 1980 and later earned her master's degree from Carlow College. Carolyn lived and worked all over the country before settling in Plano, Texas. She is survived by her loving husband, Bill McNally, and his son, Bill McNally (Daria); father, Harry Levish; siblings, Gregory Levish (Susan), Paul Levish (Marsha), Joseph Levish (Christy) and Mary Venetos (Mario); also by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Levish. A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015, at St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Church, 339 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, PA 15084. Reception to immediately follow in the church hall. Please see complete obituary, video and condolences at www.affoplano.com.
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Meyers, Jerome M.

  • Oakland
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Jerome M. Meyers died Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Janet Meyers; beloved father of Linda (Donald) MacLeod, Sally (Michael Powell) Meyers and Richard (Al Kennedy) Meyers; stepfather of Debra (Julio) Richards, Eric McCutcheon (Candy Cameron) and Scott (Theresa) McCutcheon; brother of Sylvia Iwler and Harvey Potashman; grandfather of Cameron and Rebecca MacLeod, Helena Powell and Noah Meyers; step-grandfather of Hannah Richards, Zen and Sophia McCutcheon; and was much-loved by his caregivers, Lorenzo, Kim and Lydia, and staff at the Charles Morris Nursing Home. Mr. Meyers was born in 1928 in Canonsburg, to Rose and Meyer Potashman. In 1946, he began serving in the Army. In 1952, he married Adell Farber, his first wife and mother of his three children. In 1953, he earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He practiced business law for several decades. In 1960, he was a Pennsylvania District 30 candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. As a longtime resident of the borough of Monroeville, Jerome served twice as its solicitor, working diligently to bring major business to the community, including Westinghouse Nuclear Center, East Suburban Health Center and Monroeville Mall. Mr. Meyers was a proud, founding member of Monroeville's Temple David. His second marriage was with his beloved, best friend, Janet McCutcheon, in 2000. With his family he loved boating on the Chesapeake and in Jupiter, Fla., where he held a second residence. He and his brother, Harvey Potashman, co-founded and operated the Food Gallery supermarkets in the greater Pittsburgh area. He loved to entertain at his Squirrel Hill home with Janet and family. Toward the end of his life, he was stricken with Parkinson's disease. He was loved greatly and deeply by so many. He held a special light within him that could cheer a room in an instant. Jerome will be remembered for his integrity, generosity and his love of family. Services at 3 p.m. Sunday at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside. Visitation one hour prior to services (2 to 3 p.m.). Interment at Homewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, (www.michaeljfox.org). www.schugar.com.
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Niklas Sr., David A. 56

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1959-01-25
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • David A. Niklas Sr., 56, of Clairton, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Jefferson Hospital. Born Jan. 25, 1959, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew and Bonny J. (Morgan) Niklas Jr. A member of Wilson Presbyterian Church, David is survived by his sons, Joseph H. Niklas, of Washington, and David A. (Kristan) Niklas Jr., of Carnegie; his grandchildren, David A. Niklas III and Ashton G. and Caleb C. Niklas; and his sisters, Kimberly (Bill) Niklas-Poole, of Tarrs, and Nancy J. Niklas, of Ravenna, Ohio. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Ben Robinson officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Round Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions in David's name should be made to the Clairton Public Library, 616 Miller Ave., Clairton, PA 15025. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Oczypok, Angeline 88

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1927-01-08
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Angeline Oczypok, 88, of Clairton, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was born Angeline Catherine Bernardo on Jan. 8, 1927, in Clairton, one of eight children of the late Ralphael and Concetta (Demis) Bernardo. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Oczypok Sr.; sisters, Grace Curringa, Esther Mackinack, Mildred Bernardo, Nellie McFarland and Mary Carroll; and a brother, Vincent Bernardo. She is survived by three children, Paul (Maureen) Oczypok, of Moon Township, Mark (Rhonda) Oczypok, of Pleasant Hills, and Joseph (Loraine) Oczypok, of McCandless; eight grandchildren, Kate, Beth, Chris (Lauren), Annie, Sara, Matt, Meg and Derek; one brother, Anthony (Caroline) Bernardo; and many nieces and nephews. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large), Jefferson Hills. There will be a prayer in the funeral home at 9 a.m. Saturday with Mass of Christian burial Celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. For condolences, visit www.stephendslater.com.
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Porter, Helen M. 90

  • Mount Washington
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Helen M. (Rizzo) Porter, 90, of Mt. Washington, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles R. Porter; loving mother of Charles R. (Barbara) Porter; grandmother of Michelle A. (Timothy) Ferlin; great-grandmother of Paige, Ian and Owen; sister of Frank "Chip" Rizzo (Charlotte Guenther) and the late Beatrice F. (Dick) White; aunt of Steven (Rose) White, Barbara (Joseph) Alberti and Enod Knorr; and is also survived by loving family and friends. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Visitations will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington, (412-381-2323). Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary of the Mount Church. www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Rubolino, Joanne 69

  • Robinson Township
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: Musmanno, McKees Rocks | Get Directions
  • Joanne Rubolino, 69, of Robinson Township, died Friday, May 29, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Russell Rubolino; loving mother of Jennifer and Jason Rubolino; daughter of Josephine and the late Theodore Kaczmarek; and sister of Jerome (Sandy) Kaczmarek, Janice (Joseph) Golebiewski and the late Thomas Kaczmarek. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday only at the ANTHONY MUSMANNO FUNERAL HOME INC., 700 Seventh St., McKees Rocks. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Church. Please view and sign our online guestbook at: www.musmannofh.com.
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Ruhl, Richard H. 86

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1928-12-17
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Richard H. Ruhl, 86, of West Mifflin, formerly of Venice, Fla., died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the home of his daughter, Sharon. He was born Dec. 17, 1928, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Stephen and Edith (Uhlig) Ruhl. He was retired from U.S. Steel, Duquesne Works, as a millwright. He also retired from H.J. Heinz as supervisor of security. He was a former member of San Pedro Church, North Port, Fla., and a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. He did needlepoint, made Tiffany lamps and enjoyed woodworking. He proudly served his country during World War II with the Marines and later reenlisted in the Army after the Korean War. He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Marlene (Steiner) Ruhl; father of Sharon A. (Alan) Horvat, of West Mifflin, and Melanie (Thomas) Gombos, of Palmetto, Fla.; grandfather of Alan Shawn (Rebecca) Horvat, Justin (Kaylee) Horvat, Kristin (Chad) Keilman, Thomas Gombos and Bradley Gombos; great-grandfather of Morgan Horvat and Lily Anna Horvat; and brother of Jack Ruhl, of Duquesne, Donald Ruhl, of Gloucester, Va., and the late Earl Ruhl. There will be no visitation. His funeral services and burial with military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, his 65th wedding anniversary, at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director.
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Rychlik, Genevieve 88

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1927-03-21
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Genevieve Rychlik, 88, of Natrona Heights, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Platinum Ridge, Brackenridge. She was born March 21, 1927, in West Natrona, a daughter of the late Kazimir and Anna Rafalko Barila. Genevieve was a 1945 graduate of Har-Brack High School. She worked at the former Ted and Leo's Grocery Store in West Natrona and also as an operator for Bell Telephone in Tarentum, Springdale and Oakmont. Genevieve was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Natrona Heights. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and crafts and was devoted to the Blessed Mother praying the rosary daily. Genevieve is survived by her sister, Helen Barila, of Natrona Heights; sister-in-law, Mary Anuszek, of East Vandergrift; nieces and nephews, Elaine (Jack) Zajdel, Donald A. (Joann) Turowski, Donna (Troy) Farrington, Lawrence (Karin) Turowski, Sharon Glath, Thomas (Ronita) Glath, Charlene (Peter) Butch, Marla (Paul) Wawrzyniak, Lisa (Quentin) Taraszewski, Gregory (Audrey) Pawlik and Carla Pawlik (John); and by numerous cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Rychlik, Dec. 21, 1997; and by her brother, Francis "Sonny" Barila, on Sept. 8, 2005. Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688, until the time of a blessing service at 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, with her pastor the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence, please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Sieber, Louetta M. 82

  • West Deer Township
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Louetta M. Sieber, 82, of West Deer Township, formerly of Brookline, died peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by her family Friday, May 29, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Richard, her husband of 52 years, who preceded her in death. Louetta was active in her church and prized her faith, family, and friends above all. She was the cherished mother of David Sieber (Paula), Janice Heaton (James) and Glenn Sieber (Judy); sister to the late Robert Church, and Betty Serena (Church); grandmother of Michael Sieber (Barbara),Kristi Burns (Josh), Robert Heaton (Lauren), Christopher Heaton (Tracie), Samantha Adams (Jason), James Heaton Jr. (Ashley Dembowski), Jacqueline Sieber and Ellecia Sieber; great-grandmother of four with the arrival of two more being eagerly awaited; and many nieces and nephews. Louetta and Richard raised their family in Brookline where she was employed for many years as a doctor's assistant where she made numerous friends and touched many lives in the community. Throughout her life she remained a devoted wife and caring mother to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a wide assortment of family dogs. She was a strong family oriented woman who kept her wonderful sense of humor to the very end. She will be missed by all that knew her. Family will welcome friends 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gibsonia. Memorials can be directed to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church or the wonderful group at Celtic Hospice and Home Health in Mars, who were so kind and helpful in assisting the family and our mother in her final days. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Stetor, Frances M. 97

  • Franklin Park
  • Born: 1918-05-03
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Frances M. (Mayak) Stetor, of Franklin Park, joined her husband, her one and only love, Joe, on Sunday, May 24, 2015. She was born May 3, 1918, to the late Victor and Hanna (Rupnik) Mayak. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Stetor; loving mother of Carrie (Bill) Hinchberger, of Mechanicsburg, Mary (Bernie) Shapiro, of Franklin Park, Cathy (Dennis) Wisniewski, of Marshall Township, Peg (Jim) Somerville, of Bradford Park, Joe Stetor, of Lansing, Mich., Jim (Deb) Stetor, of Franklin Park, Bob (LuAnn) Stetor, of Ohio Township, Beth (Stan) Martinez, of Douglasville, Ga., and the late Jeanne Swain; mother-in-law of Bill Swain; and sister of Mabel Cruikshank, of Florida, and the late Margaret Sulkowski, Leedy Bokach, Victor Mayak and Ray Mayak. She is survived by 28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Frances was a devoted and nurturing wife, mother and grandmother. For more than 20 years until her 80th birthday, she extended that same spirit of care to the residents of Vincentian Home as a nurse's aide. She believed in a holistic approach to her own health care, enjoyed reading about world events and above all was a progressive thinker and a seeker along the spiritual path. Family will welcome friends at 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, with the memorial service following at 1 p.m. Arrangements are by SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME, 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143 (Franklin Park/Wexford). In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in her name to Concordia of Franklin Park (Lutheran Services), 1600 Georgetown Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Teta, Joseph A. 89

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Joseph A. Teta, 89, of Mt. Lebanon, went to see the Lord Thursday, May 27, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 51 years of Theresa L. Iacoboni Teta; dear father of Joseph Teta Jr; father-in-law of Jane Robinson Teta; caring grandfather of Chelsea, Michael, AJ and Christian; great-grandfather of Bentley; son of the late Joseph and Philomena Teta; brother of the late Anthony Teta, Ruth Teta and Mary Morsa; and is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews. Joseph was a graduate of 5th Avenue High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II, stationed in Europe. He spent 47 years working at Pennsylvania Rail Road, later retiring from Conrail as a purchasing agent. Joseph sang as a choir member of both St. Bernard Church and the South Hills Chorale. Additionally, he volunteered at St. Bernard Parish as an usher, money counter and pie maker. Relatives and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening and again from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15216. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Bernard Church, 311 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Entombment with military honors will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Bernard Angel Fund, 311 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Trenga, Estelle 95

  • Formerly of Wilmerding
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Estelle (Godich) Trenga, 95, formerly of Wilmerding, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. She was a retired dispatcher for Wilmerding Borough, as well as a former election committeewoman, the longest standing member of the Wilmerding Women's Civic Club and a devoted member of St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church. She was a daughter of the late Mike and Mary (Verlinich) Godich; wife of the late Joseph A. Trenga; and mother of the late Maria B. Trenga. She was the last remaining sibling of her family and was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Mike Godich, Anna Winovich, Martha Traicheff, Nick Godich, Mildred Williams, George Godich, Betty Rothwell, Mitzi Rubino, Sam Godich, Mary Lorenz and Violet Simulia. She is survived by nieces and nephews and all who loved her. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332, where Pomen will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, officiated by the Very Rev. D.C. Malich. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
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Ward, Mercedith C. 88

  • Penn Hills
  • Born: 1926-08-28
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Mercedith Cecilia "Cede" (Moritz) Ward, 88, of Penn Hills, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, following a brief illness. Cede was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Grace Moritz. She was the devoted wife of 56 years to the late Edgar H. Ward. Cede was also preceded in death by five siblings, Helen Pitt, Mary Grace McConnell, Alice Moritz, Andrew Moritz and Edna Gunnell. She is survived by her daughters, Brooke Ann Rorabaugh (Fred), of Three Rivers, Mich., Susan Elizabeth DeMarco (Romeo), of Trafford, and Deborah Louise Rich (Peter), of North Fayette Township; her grandchildren, Colin Rorabaugh (Kelly), Zachary Rorabaugh (Lauren), Julie Hoff (Jason), Adam DeMarco (Meg), Ashlee Stephenson (Mark), Emily Finn (Matthew) and Jeffrey Rich; eight great-grandchildren; and her brother William Mokel. Cede was a devoted mother and grandmother and generous to all who knew her. She will be missed by her family and many friends. The family is grateful to the physicians, nurses and staff at Forbes Hospital and at Celtic Hospice in West Penn Hospital who cared for Cede in her final days. Burial arrangements will be private. Arrangements entrusted to TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., Penn Hills. Contributions in Cede's memory may be made out to Celtic Hospice and mailed to Celtic Healthcare, 150 Scharberry Lane, Mars, PA 16046.
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Whalen, Marie M. 98

  • Pitcairn
  • Born: 1917-03-23
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Marie M. Flaherty Whalen, 98, of Pitcairn, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the Transition Care Center, North Huntingdon. She was born March 23, 1917, in Paintertown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie (Silvies) Flaherty. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin and its Golden Echoes. Marie was also a member of the Ladies Christian Benefit Association. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John L. "Jack" Whalen Sr.; two sons, Gary E. "Pete" Whalen and John L. "Leo" Whalen Jr.; sister, Martha Hunt; and brother, William Flaherty. Surviving are two children, Michael J. Whalen and wife, Sally, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Colleen M. Seibel and husband, Kurt, of Pitcairn; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Regina Frick, of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family wishes to thank Transition HealthCare for their loving care they extended to Marie and especially Ashley for her loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 308 Second St., Irwin, PA 15642. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Yancoskie, Ronald M. 35

  • Dormont , Formerly of Hopewell Township
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Ronald M. Yancoskie, 35, of Dormont, formerly of Hopewell Township, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Jessica Griffith Yancoskie; loving father of Preston Avery; son of Ronald (Margie) Yancoskie and Christine Yancoskie; grandson of Robert Klug and the late Frances Klug; brother of Lynn Holmes; and uncle of Roman and Gemma. Ronald was a longtime employee of H.J. Heinz Co. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mt. Royal Blvd. Everyone please meet at church. Memorials suggested to tinyurl.com/prestonyancoskie. Please visit us at www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Yovanovich, Peter 88

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Peter Yovanovich, 88, of Laurel Gardens, Ross Township, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was the loving husband of 67 years to Louise (Boelky) Yovanovich; cherished father of David P., Joanne L. Garfold (Hugh), and Diane R. Yovanovich; proud and happy "pap" of Joseph A. and Daniel P. Garfold; brother of the late Menka and Donka; brother-in-law of the late Ann Prem (Ed), the late Joseph (Verna), the late Charles, the late Mary Ann Sweeney (Don), and Theresa Burns, all of whom were so special to him; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Pete was born in Macedonia, Yugoslavia and came to the United States at the age of 12. He proudly served his country in World War II as a member of the Navy as a Seaman First Class on the USS Tabora from 1945 to September 1946. He was employed with Alcoa Corporation, based in Pittsburgh, as an architectural design supervisor, where he retired after 31 years. Pete loved his retirement years. He spent time traveling, visiting relatives in Canada, golfing, fishing, bowling, and best of all, the casino! He enjoyed the company of his grandsons, Joseph and Daniel, his family and friends. He was a proud member of St. Teresa of Avila Church. Our dad was the "rock" of our family, generous, caring, and kind to all, and will be truly missed! Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC. 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Teresa of Avila Church.
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Ames, Rena J. 88

  • Formerly of Lower Burrell
  • Died: 2015-05-25
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  • Rena June Ames, 88, formerly of Lower Burrell, succumbed after a brave fight with cancer Monday, May 25, 2015. June was born in 1926 and reared in Western PA, moving faithfully with her husband, Thomas, to Ohio and Illinois. They both retired to Bonita Springs, Fla. in 1994. June and Tom were married for 60 plus years. June was widely known for her decorating and floral abilities, winning several Tri-Color Awards under the employ of several businesses in Western PA. She was an avid reader, crossword puzzler, and computer gamer being self-taught on the PC at the age of 65. June was a BPOE Elks life member for 50 plus years. June was preceded in death by her parents, Rena and Joseph Connor; brother, Joseph Connor; husband, Thomas Trees Ames Sr.; and son, Thomas Trees Ames Jr. She leaves behind her loving family of sister, Ruth Hoke; brother, Thomas (Dee) Connor; son, James Connor Ames; son, Howard Francis Ames; granddaughters, Jennifer Lynne Ames, Victoria Connor (Alex) Ridder and Heather Nicole Ames; and great-grandson, Thomas Kenae Ridder. The Neptune Society is handling the cremation and June and Tom will be buried with their son Tom in Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers or other considerations, donations can be sent to, by mail, Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or by a secure donation page: donate.hopehcs.org.
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Anderson, James A. 89

  • Formerly of New Kensington
  • Born: 1925-06-09
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • James A. Anderson, 89, currently residing in Tampa, Fla., formerly of New Kensington, where he raised his family until 1972, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was born June 9, 1925, in New Kensington, to the late R. Arthur and Ida V. Wilds Anderson, and was a graduate of New Kensington High School and Pennsylvania State University. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Anderson was a member of Tyrian Lodge No 644 Free and Accepted Masons of New Kensington. He was of the Presbyterian Faith, and was a longtime employee of ALCOA, in New Kensington, retiring in 1982. He is survived by two sons, Donald K. Anderson and his wife, Diane, of Maryville, Tenn., and Lee A. Anderson and his wife, Lisa, of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Bradley (Jennifer) Anderson and Heather (Brooks) Zweifel, and Tanner Ackley Anderson and Delaney Anderson; five great-grandchildren, Faythe, Savannah and Brady Anderson and Hannah and Ayden Zweifel. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ackley Anderson, who died Sept. 17, 2014; and his son, Scott Ackley Anderson, who died Oct. 31, 1983. Viewing will be one hour prior to time of service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, and will be held in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., (successor to John F. Krupa Funeral Home), 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. Pastor Robert J. Henry, pastor of the Logans Ferry Presbyterian Church of New Kensington, will officiate. Burial will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Borough. To leave an online condolence, visit www.rossgwalker.com.
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Arnold, William E. 75

  • Humphreys
  • Born: 1939-07-09
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • William E. Arnold, 75, of Humphreys, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born July 9, 1939, in Weltytown, a son of the late William L. and Zella M. (Welsh) Arnold. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Latrobe Steel Company for 42 years and was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trauger. Bill was a life member of Dryridge Volunteer Fire Department and member of the Westmoreland County Firemens Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Arnold; and a sister, Joyce DeVinney. Bill is survived by his wife, Phyllis M. (Danser) Arnold; loving father of William L. Arnold and companion, Kelly, of Derry, Pam Gumbita and husband, Kevin, Patti Colaianne and Lorrie Shepler, all of Latrobe; six grandchildren, Amanda Wolf and husband, Brandon, Blake Colaianne, Alexandra Gumbita, Olivia Gumbita, Shelby Arnold and Zachary Arnold; a great-grandson, Jaydon Arnold; three sisters, Carole Sivak and companion, Ron, of Carlisle, Beverly Selchan and husband, Don, of North Huntingdon, and Sandra Solo and husband, John, of Youngwood; brother-in-law, David DeVinney, of New Alexandria; and several nieces and nephews. Bill enjoyed his family and grandchildren and had a passion for restoring antique cars. His final days were spent with his family, his presence will be sadly missed and his love will be cherished by those he touched. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trauger, with the Rev. Dick Seigfried and the Rev. Nancy Mears co-officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Reformed Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. Bill's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Bethlen Home for the compassionate care given to him. www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Blasingame, James D. 61

  • Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1954-01-16
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • James Dale Blasingame, 61, of Fairmont, W.Va., formerly of Greensburg, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian. He was born Jan. 16, 1954, in Holdenville, Okla., a son of the late Frank and Bonnie Bell (Anderson) Blasingame. He recently had retired as a professional engineer for the natural gas industry. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Fairmont, W.Va. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lee (Setmire) Blasingame; two sons, Andrew Zachary Blasingame and his wife, Laura Swanson, of Washington, Pa., and Benjamin Nicholas Blasingame, of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Heather Marie Blasingame, of Morgantown, W.Va., and her fiance, Kevin Hanks; three brothers, Donald Blasingame and his wife, Frances, David Blasingame and his wife, Donna, and Lee Blasingame and his wife, Nancy, all of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A parting service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greensburg, with the Rev. Brian B. Chaffee officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Dominy, Jeffrey L. 56

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1958-11-22
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Jeffrey Lee Dominy, 56, of Trafford, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in UPMC East. He was born Nov. 22, 1958, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Charles D. and Eleanor E. (Dennison) Dominy and was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Dominy; and a sister, Jean Ellen Dominy. He was a former employee of Vantana USA, Delmont, and a member of F.O.E. Aerie 1671, Irwin, the Larimer Fireman's Club and the Polish Brotherhood of the White Eagle, Jeannette. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Lynn Cooper; sons, Jason William Cooper and Jesse Lee Dominy, both of Larimer; two grandchildren, Noah Joseph Michael Lekovich and Joclyn Eileen Alice Cooper; a brother, Carl (Charlotte) Dominy, of Penn; also nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Draghi, Kenneth V. 68

  • Hempfield Township
  • Born: 1946-10-31
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • Kenneth V. Draghi, 68, of Hempfield Township, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1946, in Export. Ken was a graduate of Franklin Regional High School, class of 1965, then attended Youngstown State University where he served four years of ROTC training before graduating with a degree in accounting. He served in the Army Reserve for six years before his honorable discharge as second lieutenant. He went on to become senior accountant for McNicholas Trucking Co., after which time he formed his own accounting firm know as Automated Data Systems. Ken was also a financial consultant for Cleveland Clinic and Robert Half Management Resources and served as knowledge manager/manager of Corporate Accounting for Developers Diversified Realty Co. before his retirement as financial controller for Zosana Pharmaceuticals Inc. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving siblings, Rosalie (Warren) Keough, of Export, John (Judy) Susich, of Harrison City, and Paul Susich, of Export; devoted uncle of Scott Keough, Justin Susich and Jennifer Dougherty; and was a beloved nephew of Lorraine Draghi. Kenny was the foundation of the Susich family and kept everyone together through good times and bad. Ken took a part of his sister, Rosalie, with him when he passed away, and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him and loved him. Visitation and services will be private. Military honors accorded by the Greensburg VFW Post No. 33 Honor Guard will take place in Grandview Cemetery, Export. To send online condolences or grief support, please visit www.wolfe-vongeis.com.
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Finnerty Sr., John J. 87

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1928-03-16
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • John J. Finnerty Sr., 87, of Scottdale, died Wednesday afternoon, May 27, 2015, in the comfort of his home, while being surrounded by his loving wife, Marcella, and his children. He was born March 16, 1928, in Scottdale, a son of the late John and Hilda Byrne Finnerty, who died Dec. 27, 1941, and Mar. 25, 1980, respectively. John was a devout Catholic and a faithful life member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. He was a retired molder, with Duraloy Blaw-Knox Corp., Scottdale, with 28 years of service. John was a proud veteran of the Army, serving during the Korean War from 1954 to 1956, with Co. B 110th T BN Headquarters Company attaining the rank of P.F.C. He was the recipient of the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. John enjoyed singing, loved to dance and enjoyed golfing in his spare time. He was a loving husband to his wife, Marcella, and a compassionate father, grandfather and brother to his family. John is gone from our lives forever, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him: his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Marcella Dowden Finnerty, whom he married May 1, 1970; his loving children, Donna Jean Hustek and husband, Joseph, of Scottdale, Linda Baker and husband, Thomas, of Vanderbilt, Charles R. Grindle and wife, Nancy, of Vanderbilt, Sally Santorella and husband, Eugene, of Mt. Pleasant, and Timothy Finnerty, of Everson; his eight grandchildren, Joseph and Brian Hustek, Crystal Miller and Thomas Baker, Bobby Grindle and Jill Mazur, and Erin and Eugene Santorella; his 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; his Yorkie companion, HOBO; and his sister and brother, Mimi Finnerty, of Scottdale, and James Finnerty, of New Castle. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his son, John J. Finnerty Jr. (July 3, 2004); his four sisters, Johanna Finnerty (Oct. 25, 2005), Cissy Dudley, Sister Hilda Marie Finnerty A.S.C. (January 2011) and Kitty Africa (2008). The family would like express their deep appreciation to Excela Home Care and Hospice and especially Laura, his nurse. Also Dr. Mark Williams and Mutual Aid Ambulance Service for the compassion and care they conveyed to John and his family during his illness. John's family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Prayers of Transfer will be held at 10a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by his funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with his pastor, the Rev. Andrew M. Kawecki, as celebrant. Committal Services and interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. The Ministry of Consolation will conduct a Wake Service at 1:45 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, online condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Gray, Virginia M. 90

  • Derry
  • Born: 1924-06-25
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Virginia M. "Gini" (Werner) Gray, 90, of Derry, died peacefully Friday, May 29, 2015, in the Loyalhanna Care Center. She was born June 25, 1924, in Derry, a daughter of the late Victor C. and Catherine Pearl Stein Werner. Gini was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Derry and the Altar Rosary Society. She had helped in the school cafeteria and had been very active in many other capacities throughout the years at St. Joseph's. Gini was a graduate of Derry Borough High School, a Navy World War II veteran, attended Latrobe Nursing School and received her nursing degree from California University. She was a retired nursing supervisor from Latrobe Area Hospital. She had volunteered for many years for the St. Vincent DePaul Society and store, was a past president of Derry Area Ambulance Service and had served on Derry Borough Council. She was one of the original members of the Derry Railroad Days committee. In addition to her parents, Gini was preceded in death by her first husband, John L. Paskovitch; three brothers, Thomas Glenn, Harold "Hug" and Richard S. Werner; two sisters, Rosemary Newingham and Elizabeth Letitia Love; and a daughter-in-law, Donna J. Paskovitch. Gini is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Donald S. Gray; two sons, Andrew J. Paskovitch (Carol), of Latrob,e and Patrick D. Gray, of Derry; one daughter, Tish Gray Tomlinson, of Derry; four grandchildren, Catherine A. Tomlinson, AFC Zachary A. Paskovitch, Carolyn V. Tomlinson and Dani L. Paskovitch; her canine friends, Winston, Rover, Riley and Bruster; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the MCCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen C. West as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Church Cemetery. The Altar Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. A combined military service will be conducted t 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with members from Derry and Latrobe VFW's and American Legion. Special thanks to Bev Crocker, Tracy Mains, Patti Lukon and the staff at Loyalhanna Care Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Hare, Cris C. 57

  • Adamsburg
  • Born: 1957-06-21
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Cris C. Hare, 57, of Adamsburg, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was a character! Cris was born June 21, 1957, in Greensburg, a son of the late Lawrence G. and Dorothy M. Spanogle Hare. He was an interior designer and the owner of Cristopher Design. Cris had lived in three major cities: Greensburg, Dallas, Texas, and San Jose, Calif., where he made truly amazing friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James T. Hare; and a sister, Sandra Hare. He is survived by his sister, Shelly (Tim) Jupena, of Adamsburg; and five nephews and a niece. The family wishes to thank Excela Hospice and a special thank you to Terry the registered nurse. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. For online condolences, visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Harrold, Linda R. 63

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1952-04-17
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Linda Rae Harrold, 63, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born April 17, 1952, in Greensburg, a daughter of Dorothy J. Weyandt Harrold and the late Lewis P. Harrold. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Greensburg. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a mortgage originator for Home Savings and Loan Co. and formerly Wells Fargo and Northwest Co. Linda enjoyed being outdoors and working on the family farm. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents and her aunt, Melva J. Smith. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy J. Harrold; a sister, Kathy J. Harrold; her aunt, Dolores Mathias, all of Greensburg; also numerous cousins. Linda's family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 North Main St., Greensburg, until the hour of service at 10 a.m., with Pastor Steve Craft officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. For online condolences and further information, please go to www.kepplegraft.com.
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Hlavsa, Ruth 90

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1924-07-21
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Ruth "Ruthie" (Oblak) Hlavsa, 90, of Trafford, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Juniper Springs, North Huntingdon. Ruth was born July 21, 1924, in Manor, a daughter of the late Thomas Oblak Sr. and Rose Raspet Oblak. Ruth was a very active member of Calvary United Church of Christ in Turtle Creek. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a wonderful homemaker. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Hlavsa in 2009; brothers, John, Charles, Robert and Thomas Oblak; and sisters, Elsie Bohm, Mildred Roskey and Mary Susa. Ruth is survived by her children, Thomas Charles Hlavsa and wife, Sharon "Sally" of Morgantown, W.Va., and Gary Lee Hlavsa, of Bel Air, Md.; her grandchildren, David, Matthew and Heather Hlavsa; and her siblings, Albert Oblak, Edward Oblak, Elizabeth Halich and Evelyn Melinsky. Family and friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 7th St. (State Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111, where service will be held at 11 a.m., with Pastor Donald Ludwig officiating. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or at www.alz.org.http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Hudec, Phyllis 79

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Phyllis Palanko Hudec, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, May 29, 2015. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A complete obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Greensburg Tribune-Review. www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Jack, Cuthbert A. 64

  • Born: 1950-08-17
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: St Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Father Cuthbert A. Jack, OSB, died Friday, May 29, 2015. A monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, he was born Aug. 17, 1950, in Butler. He was the oldest son of Eleanor C. (Wheeler) Jack, of Monroeville, and the late Claude E. Jack. He is survived by one brother, Thomas R. Jack, of Bethel Park, and his wife, Linda; a niece, Melinda; a nephew, Andrew; one uncle, several aunts and many cousins. Father Cuthbert was a 1969 graduate of Gateway Senior High School, Monroeville. Following high school, he attended St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh (1969 to 1971), taking classes at Duquesne University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1973. In 1980, he graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and then worked in Mercy's Burn Trauma Center as critical care nurse until he entered St. Vincent Archabbey in 1984. He made simple profession of monastic vows July 10, 1985 and solemn profession July 11, 1989. At St. Vincent Seminary, he earned both the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees. He was ordained to the diaconate in July of 1989 and served his deacon internship at St. Maurice Parish in Forest Hills in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He was ordained to the priesthood June 2, 1990 by Bishop Anthony G. Bosco of Greensburg in Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Father Cuthbert used his talents in a rich variety of ways. He worked as a carpenter, worked as a cook and waiter in restaurants, was a critical-care nurse in the burn unit at Mercy Hospital, all before entering the St. Vincent Monastic Community in 1984. After his seminary studies, Father Cuthbert undertook intense study of French at Middlebury College in Vermont and its graduate program in Paris. He taught French at St. Vincent College from 1993 until 2015. He maintained the wide interests of his younger days by baking bread for the monastic community, serving as liaison with food service, and assisting in the monastery infirmary at St. Vincent. From 1988 to 1990, Father Cuthbert also served as an Opportunity Program advisor and a dormitory moderator in Wimmer Hall at St. Vincent College. Since his student days at Duquesne University, Father Cuthbert was interested in the Byzantine Liturgy and maintained his interest after ordination in 1990. In 2000, he received bi-ritual faculties from the Vatican's Congregation for Eastern Churches to serve the faithful of the Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh and in 2002 he received the appointment to serve as pastor of St. Mary Holy Protection Byzantine Church in Homer City. He also served for a time as the administrator of St. Anne Byzantine Catholic Church in Clymer. Funeral services for Father Cuthbert will begin with viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015, at St. Mary Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer City, followed by a wake service (Parastas) at 7 p.m. in the church. The Byzantine Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by Archbishop William Skurla, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015 at St. Mary Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church. The body of Father Cuthbert will be transferred to the Elizabeth J. Roderick Center at St. Vincent Archabbey, following the Byzantine Divine Liturgy, for viewing from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2015, with a wake service at 7:15 p.m. held in the Archabbey Basilica. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in the Archabbey Basilica, by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, OSB, followed by the Rite of Committal at the Mary, Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel at St. Vincent Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Health and Welfare Fund, St. Vincent Archabbey, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650.
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Johnson, Ellamae 89

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1926-04-01
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Ellamae Johnson, 89, of Youngwood, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was born Thursday, April 1, 1926, in Mt. Pleasant, daughter of the late Laurence and Ima B. (Morgan) Fidler. She was a member of St Paul's United Methodist Church. She retired from Westinghouse in Youngwood. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest M. Johnson, in 1994; her daughter, Pamela Sue Johnson, in 1990; and her sister, Helen Hartzell. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, in St. Paul United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Beverly Gross, officiating. Arrangements are by the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Contributions may be made to the St Paul's United Methodist Church, Youngwood.
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Martelli, Frank L. 77

  • Lloydsville
  • Born: 1938-03-24
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Frank L. Martelli, 77, longtime resident of Lloydsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 24, 1938, in Latrobe, a son of the late John L. Martelli and Margaret T. (Urdzik) Martelli. Frank was a devout Catholic who loved his religion and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe. A Vietnam era veteran, he served with the Military Police for the Army. Prior to his retirement, he was a hardworking machinist for Latrobe Die Casting. For 55 years, he was an active member of the Lloydsville Fire Department and was a longtime member of the Lloydsville Sportsmen's Club. He loved his garden, hunting, fishing and his dogs, especially his faithful friend of 15 years, "Cubby." Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Maria Vaccare. Frank will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his very loving family: his wife of 54 years, Anna C. (Groba) Martelli; one son, Frank R. Martelli and his wife, Lisa L., of Latrobe; one daughter, Catherine A. Vaccare, of Latrobe; two grandchildren, Katherine N. Vaccare and James F. Vaccare; and two brothers, John J. Martelli, of Lloydsville, and Andrew P. Martelli, of Pipetown. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Members of the Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Military services will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home by the American Legion Post No. 515 and VFW Posts No. 3414 and No. 444. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe, with the Rev. Anthony Carbone as celebrant. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses and hospice staff at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital and Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital for their outstanding care and compassion. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
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Maxwell, Lola 85

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1929-11-23
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Lola Maxwell, of Lower Burrell, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Bayberry Court, Lower Burrell. She was born Nov. 23, 1929, a daughter of Thomas Ethmer and Edith Vogel Maxwell. Lola received a degree in Library Science from Clarion University. After three years attending Pitt at nights and on Saturdays, she received a master's degree in education. It took her seven years to earn a second master's degree in library science from Rutgers University. Lola worked for two years in Germany for the Army as a civilian employee. Lola was a teacher at Vandergrift High School, a librarian for Alcoa Research Lab, and a professor at Bloomsburg College. She retired from California University of Pennsylvania. Lola took a sabbatical in Mark Twain country prior to retiring. Lola was a lifetime member of Puckety Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon and sang in the church choir. She volunteered for Tri-City Life and enjoyed playing bridge and 500. Lola enjoyed storytelling, working with kids, and loved puppets and stuffed animals. She traveled extensively and some of her journeys took her to Europe, China, South America, Russia, Yugoslavia, Alaska, Hawaii, as well as a train trip across the United States and Canada. When asked her favorite place to visit, she said "home." Lola was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Maxwell. She is survived by her sisters, Vivian Armstrong, of Texas, and Doris Prinkey, of Lower Burrell. She is also survived by nieces and nephews who meant the world to her, Jill (David) Kvalheim, Nita (Jim) Serene, Brian (Erin) Prinkey, Kim Maurer, Holly Armstrong, Scott Armstrong, Beth Maxwell, Susan (Dan) Jenny and Karen Maxwell. The family would like to thank the staff at Bayberry Court for their loving care and making Lola feel at home. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. Funeral services with the Rev. Kirk Orr officiating will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Puckety Presbyterian Church in Lower Burrell. Everyone please meet at the church. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Arnold. www.giglerfuneralhome.com.
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McBride, James F. 96

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1919-04-29
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • James F. McBride, 96, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Logan Place, Lower Burrell. He was born April 29, 1919, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late John B. and Manetta (Culbertson) McBride. At the beginning of the Great Depression, the family moved to Braddock, where Mr. McBride graduated from St. Thomas High School and soon after went to work for Mine Safety Appliance Company. During World War II, he served on the USS Piedmont, the first ship to enter Tokyo harbor after the surrender. His experience serving in the Pacific Theater and as part of the occupying forces in Tokyo stayed with him the rest of his life, and he always spoke of his respect for the Japanese people. After the war, he returned to his job at MSA and married M. Jane Spackman, of Franklin, in 1947. The couple lived for several years in Oakmont before moving to the Forty Acres neighborhood of New Kensington in 1955. After leaving MSA, Mr. McBride went to work for Schenley Distillers, working on the bottling line, in purchasing and eventually as personnel director. In that position, he especially enjoyed being the editor of the plant's newsletter, The Cork 'n Bottle. When the Schenley plant was closed, Mr. McBride was happy to return to work for MSA in the International Sales division. During his career, he advanced his education by taking night classes in business at Carnegie Institute and Duquesne University. A founding member of Willowbrook Country Club, he played golf there into his 90s. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, Lower Burrell, and served as an usher in recent years and was also a member of the Lower Burrell VFW Post 92 and the Lower Burrell American Legion 868. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2001, and his brother, John, in that same year. He is survived by his daughter, M. Gretchen McBride, of Somerville, Mass.; a nephew, Daniel McBride, of Pittsburgh; and loyal friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, where Prayers of Transfer will be said at 10 a.m. Monday, followed by Christian Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Margaret Mary Church. Interment with military honors by the Navy will follow in Greenwood Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. Parish wake services will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Donations in his memory may be made to the Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068; or to St. Margaret Mary Church, 3055 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Mikan, Patricia A. 80

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1935-02-21
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Patricia Ann "Pat" Mikan, 80, of Trafford, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the Golden Living Center, Murrysville. Pat was born Feb. 21, 1935, in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late William and Catherine (Gilkey) Peacock. Pat was a member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford. Pat met her husband, Tom, while working at Mine Safety Appliances in Wilkinsburg. Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She never missed any of her son's or grandson's football games. She also never missed a band, chorus or Tamburitzan concert for her children or grandchildren. She was involved with the Trafford Tamburitzans, designing and making costumes for their performances. Pat was preceded in death by her siblings, Catherine Haynes, Josephine Harmon, Theresa Fab, William, Steven and Joseph Peacock and Virginia Trainor. Pat is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Thomas B. "Tom" Mikan; her children, Lisa Dollman (Jeff), Thomas Mikan (Joyce), Bernadette Capets (Chris), William Mikan (Tammy), Theresa Lenker (Alec) and Joseph Mikan; her grandchildren, William and Katherine Hutchison, Jessy Lenker, Audrey Mikan and Kody Capets; her great-granddaughter, Keira Lynn Hutchison; and her sister, Carol Putney. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass for Pat at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave., Trafford, with Father David Nazimek as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the St. Regis Church Development Fund, 517 Homewood Ave., Trafford, PA 15085. The JOHN M.DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., Trafford, 412-372-3111. Trafford is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Mitrisin Sr., William S. 86

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1928-12-22
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • William S. "Bill" Mitrisin Sr., 86, of Scottdale, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, May 28, 2015, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Keith Weinman, of Mt. Pleasant, while being comforted by his loving children. He was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Everson, a son of the late Stephen and Theodosia (Doris) Nowicki Mitrisin. Bill was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Church, Scottdale, where he was a former member and officer in the Church Holy Name Society. He was a graduate of the former Scottdale Joint High School, Class of 1947, where he was an athlete, participating in the School's football and baseball teams. Bill was employed by Allied Mills, Everson, also known as Wayne Feeds and Continental Grain Co. After five years of service, Bill took a management position and worked through the ranks to become production manager. He retired after 33 years of service. Bill was a lifetime member of the Scottdale BPOE Elks of 777. His memory will forever remain in the hearts of his loving children: two sons, William "Bill" Mitrisin Jr. and wife, Mary Ann (Henry), of Everson, and Michael Mitrisin and wife, Natalie (Dzambo), of Scottdale; three daughters, Kathy Weinman and husband, Keith, with whom he resided, Marlene McCloy Wedge and husband, Ed, and Darlene Benish and husband, Samuel, all of Mt. Pleasant; his special friend and companion, Marjorie Joan Geer, of Scottdale; 12 grandchildren, Gary Barber, Steve Mitrisin, Jason and Joshua Weinman, Justin and Casey Mitrisin, Amy Absten, Ashley Pletcher, Sarah McCloy, Krista Stephens, Lindsay Ludwick and Molly Benish; 18 great-grandchildren; his sister, Loretta Sowinski, and brother, Marion Mitrisin, both of Scottdale; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill will once again be reunited with his wife, Kathleen (Wise) Mitrisin (Jan. 15, 1995); his two brothers, Steve Mitrisin (Feb. 24, 2000) and Victor Mitrisin (Nov. 26, 2011); and his son-in-law, Richard T. McCloy (April 30, 1992). Bill's family will greet friends from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where Prayers of Transfer will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Church, Scottdale, with his cousin, Arch Abbot Douglas Nowicki, and his pastor, the Rev. Andrew M. Kawecki, con-celebrating. Committal services and interment will follow in the parish cemetery. The Ministry of Consolation will conduct a parish wake service at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Bill's family would like to sincerely thank Amedisys Hospice Care for their love and compassion they conveyed to Bill and his family, especially Trista, Tiffany, Carol and Erin. They would also like to thank Dr. Rasheed for his professional care for Bill, throughout the years. To view online obituary, send condolences, flowers or obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Morriello, David 58

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1956-08-25
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • David Morriello, 58, of Greensburg, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 25, 1956, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Pasquale and Stella (Jurich) Morriello. He was employed for OMNOVA in Jeannette. Surviving are his wife, Margaret "Peggy" (Payne) Morriello; brothers and sister, Tony Morriello and wife, Pat, of Tennessee, Bob "Jose" Morriello, of Florida, and Deb Morriello, of California; father and mother-in-law, Pete and Georgetta Payne; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 6:45 p.m. Monday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Animal Friends of Westmoreland, 216 Depot Road, Youngwood, PA 15697. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Sliviak, Veronica R. 96

  • Allegheny Township
  • Born: 1918-11-15
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Veronica R. (Kocon) Sliviak, 96, of Allegheny Township, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. Born Nov. 15, 1918, in Vandergrift, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Josephine (Jack) Kocon. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township. She enjoyed gardening, being a homemaker and being with her family. Survivors include her son, Thomas V. Sliviak, of Allegheny Township. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent M. Sliviak, Dec. 28, 1998; brothers, Stanley, Theodore and John Kocon; and sister, Genevieve M. Milewski. Friends will be welcomed by her family from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051, where parting prayers of transfer will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday, followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Parish, 125 Park Road, Gilpin Township, with her pastor, the Rev. James H. Loew, OSB, officiating. Entombment will be following at Greenwood Memorial Park Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. To send an online condolence to the Sliviak family, please visit www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Walsh, Charles H. 78

  • Acme
  • Born: 1936-09-10
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Charles H. Walsh, 78, of Acme, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Born Sept. 10, 1936, he was a son of the late Robert and Minnie (Hainey) Walsh. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Pepsi-Cola in Kecksburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce P. Walsh; and son, Mark C. Walsh. He is survived by two sons, Drew A. Walsh and Dane "Robert" Walsh; a granddaughter, Crystal Gall; two great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Owen; a brother, James Walsh; and nieces and nephews. Mr. Walsh is in the care of the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, PA 15674. To leave online condolences, please see our website: hofferfuneralhome.com.
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Armstrong County

Bowser, Dale A. 74

  • Kittanning
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Dale Alan Bowser, 74, of Kittanning, died Friday, May 29, 2015. The arrangements are being handled by the MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC. and will be announced when complete.
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Shumaker, Cromer A. 88

  • Born: 1927-04-01
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Rupert, New Bethlehem | Get Directions
  • Cromer A. Shumaker, known to all as Buck, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was born in St. Charles on April 1, 1927, and grew up in Distant. He was the son of the late H. Cromer and Elsie Allen Shumaker. He was married to Willovene Shaffer, of South Bethlehem, for 65 years. Buck served in the Navy and was stationed in Florida. He liked Florida so much that he stayed working as a plant manager for Burnup and Sims. He and Willovene lived in Florida for eight years before returning to Distant. There he joined his father to run the Armclar Gas Company. Buck was very involved in the community, serving on many boards and committees. After retirement Buck and Willie wintered in Juno Beach, Fla. He was a very active member of the Oakland Church of God serving on many committees. He also taught Sunday school for all ages, but especially liked the "Keenagers," a senior citizen group, and escorted them on many adventures in and out of the state of Pennsylvania. He was instrumental in planning and supporting the continued development of the Whitehall Camp and Conference Center Church of God near Emlenton. Buck enjoyed camping, traveling, hunting and taking care of his various properties. He is also known for riding his segway and John Deere tractors. One of his favorite things was attending the Shumaker family reunions, in various states, every five years since 1991. He was dearly loved by all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved being surrounded by all of them. He is survived by his wife, Willovene; and sisters, Betty Seelbach Gourley, of Brookville, Nancy Price and husband, John, of Kettering, Ohio, and Sara Friesen and husband, Cecil, of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; many nieces and nephews; daughters, Jodi and husband, Melvin Lufsey, of New Bethlehem, and Reba and husband, Rod Smith, of New Bethlehem; sons, Marc and wife, Mary Don Shumaker, of Midlothian, Va., Jack and wife, Carol Shumaker, of LaOtto, Ind.; grandchildren, Curt and wife, Angie Lufsey, of New Bethlehem, Erin Wadding, of New Bethlehem, Jill and Dale Gruver, of Greeneville, Tenn., Chad and Rose Smith, of Carmel, Ind., Guy and Kinsley Smith, of Punxsutawney, Todd and Brittany Smith, of New Bethlehem, Grant Shumaker, of Portsmouth Va., Scott Shumaker, of San Francisco, Calif., Jennie Shumaker, of Midlothian, Va., Luke Shumaker, of LaOtto, Ind., Zachary Shumaker, of LaOtto, Ind., and Nathaniel Shumaker, of LaOtto, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Cole and Shea Lufsey, of New Bethlehem, Logan, Ethan, Gwyneth and Eve Wadding, also of New Bethlehem, Declan and Neely Gruver, of Greeneville, Tenn., and Elsie Smith, of Carmel, Ind. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015 and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Oakland Church of God, 122 Kohlersburg Road, Distant. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church with the Rev. Jimmy Swogger, pastor of the Oakland Church of God, officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Distant, Armstrong County. Arrangements are under the direction of the RUPERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE OF NEW BETHLEHEM. Online condolences may be sent to Buck's family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com.
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Slagle, Nathan L. 39

  • Templeton
  • Born: 1976-03-25
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Nathan Leroy "Gooch" Slagle, 39, of Templeton, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Sugar Creek Rest. He was born March 25, 1976, in Kittanning, a son of David and Kathy (Walker) Slagle Sr. He previously worked at Sirena's Pizza, Fox's Pizza and Papa Johns. He attended the Templeton Church of God and enjoyed watching the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Nascar. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers, David (Tracey) Slagle Jr., of Belknap, and Matthew Slagle, of Templeton; niece, Courtney Slagle, of Belknap; two nephews, Cody and Curt Slagle, of Belknap; grandparents, Leroy and Peggy Walker, of Templeton; and pet cats, Oreo and Peaches. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Chook and Freda Slagle. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Robert Grimm. Additional visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment in Cochran Cemetery. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Butler County

Boughton, Ruth A.M. 92

  • Formerly of Butler
  • Born: 1922-06-20
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Ruth A.M. Boughton, 92, of St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars, formerly of Butler, died Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2015, at St. John's. Ruth was born in Baltimore, Md. on June 20, 1922, the daughter of the late Rev. Henry and Elsie Eberle. Ruth married David Boughton on Feb. 16, 1974, in Staten Island, N.Y. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1990. In addition to her parents and her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, Roger Eberle; and an infant brother. She is survived by many loving cousins, both locally and around the country. Ruth attained her degree in nursing at the South Baltimore General Hospital in 1943 and served in the Army during World War II as a captain in the Nursing Corps from 1944 to 1946. She was held briefly as a prisoner of war by the Germans during her time in Europe. After her discharge from the Army, she spent 10 years as a missionary and nurse in India. Upon her return to the United States, she earned certification in gerontology and worked for Eager Lutheran Hospital in Brookline, N.Y. until she retired in 1985 and moved with her husband to Butler. She was an active volunteer for 22 years at St. John Specialty Care Center until September 2009 and was devoted to God and caring for others. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Connoquenessing, president of the American Lutheran Church Women and served on many committees and boards involving the Lutheran Church. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at St. John Specialty Care Center Chapel, 500 Wittenberg Way, Mars. Burial will be in Coraopolis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to ELCA World Hunger, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764 or to St. John Specialty Care Center, P.O. Box 928, Mars, PA 16046. Arrangements are under the direction of the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Skundrich, Keith J. 54

  • Mars
  • Born: 1961-02-18
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Keith J. Skundrich, 54, of Mars, died Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015, at his home. Born Feb. 18, 1961, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Alice Zielinski Skundrich and the late James Skundrich. Keith was a sheet metal worker for Sheet Metal Union Local No. 12 in Pittsburgh. Surviving are his mother, Alice Zielinski Skundrich, of Gibsonia; a son, Matthew Freisch, in California; a brother, Blair Skundrich (Donna), of Pittsburgh; and two nephews, Nick and Layne. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Blessing services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Sparacino, pastor of St. Richard Church, officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Richard's Church, 3841 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Slemmer, Vera 88

  • Valencia
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Vera (Hayton) Slemmer, 88, of Valencia, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Elliston H. Slemmer; loving mother of Dara (Larry) Campoli, of Cranberry Township, Diana (Robin Robinson) Slemmer, of Maryland, and David (Janet) Slemmer, of Virginia; sister of Evelyn Block, of Gibsonia, Jean Bell, of Cranberry Township, and the late Alberta Santa; dear grandmother of Max and Jake Campoli, Adam Wallace, Michael and Greg Luther, Carly Hernley and Casey Nordby. Vera was a local Pittsburgh model in her youth winning "Miss Cover Lovely" and "Miss Pennsylvania Hotels" in 1948. She loved being a "military wife" as her husband, Elliston, was stationed across the country with the Air Force. Vera also was a talented oil painter and loved being a mother and grandmother. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015, in St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Park with Pastor Paul Lubold officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10301 Walters Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. Arrangements by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., Bakerstown. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Fayette County

Len, Dorothy R. 75

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1940-01-09
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Goldsboro-Fabry, Fairchance | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Rae Len, 75, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Always Care. She was born Jan. 9, 1940, a daughter of Howard and Freda Henry. Dorothy is survived by her three children, Kimberly Sue Postlethwait, Jennifer Maffit and Mary Lynn Bauccio. In honoring Dorothy's request, there will be no public visitation. A memorial gathering will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 317 Harrison Road in Jeannette. Professional funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the GOLDSBORO-FABRY FUNERAL HOME INC., 21 E. Church St., Fairchance.
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Lowman, Greg W. 50

  • Connellsville
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Greg William Lowman, 50, of Connellsville, formerly of Monarch, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Flager Hospital, St. Augutine, Fla. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, and will be announced when complete.
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Samoda, Jean E. 85

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1929-08-01
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Jean E. Samoda, 85, of Belle Vernon, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 28, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. A daughter of the late Euphemia Brounce and Wesley Bishop Henry, she was born in Charleroi on Aug. 1, 1929. A resident of Belle Vernon for most of her adult life, Jean was a member of the Library Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Kenneth G. Samoda; two daughters; and one son-in-law, Deb and Jim Watts of Charleroi and Charlotte Kutcy of Belle Vernon; one son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Nikki Samoda of Charleroi; nine grandchildren, Becky Watts, Josh and Shannon Watts, Esther and Dan Fries, Chrissy and Dan McNees, Lisa and Jason Zadrozny, Cheri and Stan Brazzon, Jimmy Kutcy, Heather and Devon Moody and Jennifer Samoda; and 19 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-5300, www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com. Funeral services will be in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday with Pastor Josh Watts officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park.
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Washington County

Villella, Joseph A. 71

  • North Charleroi
  • Born: 1943-06-29
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Joseph A. Villella, 71, of North Charleroi, passed away, Thursday, May, 28, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. He was born June 29, 1943, the son of the late Fiore and Kathryn Salovay Villella. Joe graduated from Charleroi High School with the Class of 1961. He owned and operated Kay’s Cleaning Co. that served the surrounding areas. Joe was a lifetime member of the Lock No. 4 Volunteer Fire Co., a member and past president of the North Charleroi Borough Council, a board member of the Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority, a member of the North Charleroi Slavic Club, a life member of the Lionel Trains and an original member of the Train Collectors Association. Joe is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Maise Villella; son, Joey Villella and his wife, Christy, of Bethel Park; daughter, Kara Villella DeMarco and her husband, Lee, of Connellsville; and two grandsons, Lucas Villella and Aidan DeMarco. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Woytovich; and his beloved dog of 17 years, “Angel." Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the SCHROCK-HOGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. A blessing service will be held in the funeral on Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Epiphany of our Lord Church, 618 Knox Ave., Monessen. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Lock No. 4 Volunteer Fire Co. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schrock-hogan.com.
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Fretts, Patricia 82

  • Durham, N.C.
  • Born: 1933-03-22
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Patricia Fretts, 82, of Durham, N.C., passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. She was born March 22, 1933, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Leo and Loretta (Fiano) McGann. Patricia graduated from Connellsville High School and was a loving mother and housewife. Patricia is survived by her son, Joseph Holp and wife, Linda; two daughters, Kelly Mullen and husband, Bruce, and Lori Otto and husband, Dave; her grandchildren, Jennifer Lack and husband, John, Heather Holp, Joseph Holp, Angie Mohr and husband, Jon, and Kerry Mullen; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Carly Mohr; and four nephews, Rick, Mark, Doug and Tim Kessler, of Uniontown. In addition to her parents, Patricia was predeceased by he husband, Daniel G. Fretts; her first husband, Joe Holt; a sister, Shirley Kessler; and a brother, Victor McGann. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville (724-628-9033). Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, Patricia's family asks donation be made to one's favorite charity. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Reuter, Wilbert H. 94

  • Tennille, Ga. , Formerly of Penn Hills
  • Born: 1920-12-05
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Wilbert Henry Reuter, 94, of Tennille, Ga., formerly of Penn Hills, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, in an Augusta, Ga., hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Reuter was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Reuter was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Pittsburgh, son of the late August Reuter and Florence Lehrman Reuter. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Reuter worked for Mine Safety Appliance Company in Pittsburgh for 47 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Mulberry Presbyterian Church. Survivors are his wife of 70 years, Ruth Blattner Reuter, of Tennille, Ga.; a daughter, Lois Reuter Meeks and her husband, George, of Tennille, Ga.; two grandchildren, Robin Gray Stefurak, of Mobile, Ala., and John Paul Gray, of Bishop, Ga.; and three great-grandchildren, Lane Ruth Stefurak, Robert Gray Stefurak and Julianne Lily Gray. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will be private in the Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Silbaugh, Clifford D. 71

  • Milford, Ohio
  • Born: 1944-01-30
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville | Get Directions
  • Clifford D. Silbaugh, 71, of Milford, Ohio, formerly of Coal Center died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1944, in Uniontown, a son of the late Noah and Lacy Teets Silbaugh. Mr. Silbaugh was a 1962 graduate of North Union High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, having served from 1964 to 1968. For his services he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and the Army Commendation Medal. He was employed by Dyno Nobel Chemical Co. in Donora as a shift supervisor and attended the New Life Free Methodist Church, Smock. Clifford’s interests included fishing and stock car racing. Always willing to help other people, he could fix and repair almost anything. On March 14, 1966, he married Ada Mary Smith Silbaugh who passed away June 7, 1996. Surviving are two children, Daniel Silbaugh and wife, Tabitha of Brownsville, Lori Carnathan and husband, James, of Loveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Craig, Brandon and Eric Silbaugh, Abigail and Nathaniel Carnathan, Maddison, Olivia and Lillian McCracken; four sisters, Dorothy Nicklow of Oliver, Lucy Pierce (Vernon) of Brier Hill, Shirley Victor of Fairchance, and Darlene Reed (Jim) of Uniontown; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his parents and wife are six brothers, James, Walt, Donald, Ernest, Robert and William Silbaugh. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN B. GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 2830 Main St., Beallsville, where services will be held Monday, June 1, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kenneth Walls officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the New Life Free Methodist Church, 2370 Pittsburgh Road, Smock, PA 15480. Military Rites will be accorded by Hancock-McCune-Horne American Legion Post No. 705, Centerville. Online guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
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