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Alexander, Neil H. 49

  • Died: 2015-03-24
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  • Neil Hugh Alexander, 49, passed away from complications due to Lou Gehrig's disease. Neil died peacefully in his sleep, holding the hand of his wife, Suzanne, with his beloved sister, Shawn, by his side, his two precious children, Abby and Patrick, and "the best dogs in the world," Libby and Benny, close by. Neil will be remembered for his courage in the face of ALS and all that he did to rally a community to raise awareness, care for other patients and their children and raise funds for research to find a cure. Many will remember his bold commitment just six weeks ago to raise $2.5 million to build the $10 million LiveLikeLou Center for ALS Research at the University of Pittsburgh. And those who knew him well remember his magnetic storytelling, infectious laugh, commanding presence, kind and humble heart, sense of adventure and his unparalleled love of anything Pittsburgh, including Hefren-Tillotson, the Pirates and the amazing people he and his family have come to love since returning to Pittsburgh 22 years ago. Neil was unwilling to let his illness define him, saying, "I have never been hungry. I have never been lonely. I have never lived in fear. It's been a good life. I am lucky." The lucky family who loved him most include his late mother, LoraLee McGeary; father, Dick (Nancy); mother-in-law, Colleen Lydon; sister, Shawn (Jack Jones); brothers, Rick (Jennifer Royall), Todd (Beth) and Jonathan Alexander; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jeannine and Gregg Dittoe; nieces, Sarah Alexander and Alexandria Scott; and nephews, Matthew, Benjamin and Jacob Alexander. Please join us to remember Neil's good life at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. In lieu of flowers, please honor Neil's desire to "leave ALS better than he found it" by donating either to The Pittsburgh Foundation, earmarked for LiveLikeLou.org, at 5 PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or, if intending to donate to research directly, to the University of Pittsburgh, earmarked for the LiveLikeLou Center for ALS Research at University of Pittsburgh, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave. at Meyran, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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Bobak, Patricia M. 74

  • Formerly of White Oak
  • Born: 1940-12-27
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Patricia Marie (Smith) Bobak, 74, formerly of White Oak, passed peacefully Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born Dec. 27, 1940, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Russell and Rachel (Oliver) Smith and was also preceded in her beloved husband, Ronald Paul Bobak. Pat enjoyed spending time with her family and was a caregiver to all. She will be greatly missed. She was a loving mother of Mark (Lisa) Bobak, of North Huntingdon, Randy (Diana) Bobak, of Irwin, and Lisa (Jim) Rainey, of North Huntingdon; cherished grandmother of Josh and Jake Bobak, Corey and Haylee Bobak and Reno and Reanna Rainey; sister of Sarah Roper, of McKeesport; sister-in-law of Arlene (the late Paul) Williams, of McKeesport; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Gary Mitrik officiating. Entombment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to Alzheimer's Research, 1011 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 or Greater Works Outreach, 301 College Park Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Cain-Wasserman, Alyce 61

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

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

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Michael L. Crossey, of Swissvale, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was the husband of the late Mary (Woatich) Crossey; loving father of Lawrence Crossey and his wife, Andrea, of New Jersey, and Constance McGovern and her husband, James, of Pittsburgh; dear "Little Pap" of Nicole, Zachary and Lauren; brother of Patricia Wrobel and her husband, Ted; brother-in-law of Kathryn Cargnel, Joanne Woatich and Richard Paulcheck; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Johanna Crossey; his brothers, William and James; two sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law. Mr. Crossey retired as a production coordinator with Westinghouse after 46 years. He will be greatly missed by his furbabies, Toby, Meeko, Spencer and Holly. Arrangements by the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, in St. Anselm Word of God Church. Please meet at the church. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale, 1800 Monongahela Ave., Swissvale, PA 15218; or Forbes Hospice Office of Fund Development, 4818 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Flaherty, Frances 61

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1953-11-19
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Frances (Dujmic) Flaherty, 61, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in UPMC McKeesport. She was born Nov. 19, 1953, in McKeesport, to the late Frank David Dujmic and Frances Jane Ann (Priselac) Dujmic. Frances was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge No. 3 of McKeesport. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Earl F. Flaherty, who died Nov. 22, 2014. She is survived by a brother, Frank (Tess) Dujmic, of Port Vue; also nieces, nephews and two grandnephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Gaza, Mary 104

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1911-01-13
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Finney, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Mary (Adam) Gaza, 104, of Jefferson Hills, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was born Jan. 13, 1911, in the village of Petrovce, Slovakia. Mary arrived at Ellis Island at age 10 on Christmas Day where she saw Santa Claus and ate ice cream for the first time. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Susan; husband, Charles; son, Dr. Dennis Gaza; and brothers, John, Albert and Mike Adam. Mary had many jobs throughout her life, starting as a "Goose Girl" herding geese in Europe. Her formal education ended in eighth grade, but she attributed being able to read by reading "everything she could find" including newspapers and crosswords puzzles. Work began at age 14 as a waitress and then manager, making funnel cakes for years at Kennywood, then went on to work in the accounting department at Duquesne U.S. Steel, and being a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II. Mary also babysat for everyone, and cooked at Barella's Restaurant well through the age of 80. She loved her yard, gardening, planting flowers and birds. She crocheted, did needlepoint, cooked and baked for everyone selflessly. Mary had been active with the Ladies Auxiliary 885 Fire Hall, Soars Steel Workers Retirees, Ladies Crafts in Elrama and was still dancing with the Peppy Steppers in Pleasant Hills through 2014. She was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church of Clairton. Mary was "Aunt Mamie" to nieces and nephews, David (Margie) Adam, of Texas, Dale (Holly) Adam and Gene (Darlene) Adam, both of West Mifflin, John (Hope) Adam, of Arizona, and MaryAnn (Ronald) Gentile, of Florida. Mary leaves behind cherished friends, including her "adopted family" who lovingly referred to her as "Grandma No. 3," Marcia Unrath, Leslee, Rick, Lindsey and Jesse Hinkle. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, at S M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. Sixth St., Clairton, PA 15025. Parastas will be held at noon Monday at the funeral home with Father Ivan Mina. She will be laid to rest at Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in her honor to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
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Goldcamp, Francis J. 90

  • Point Breeze
  • Born: 1925-03-14
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Francis J. Goldcamp, 90, of Point Breeze, passed away surrounded in the comfort of his family Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Born March 14, 1925, in Shadyside, he was the son of Cyril and Helen McFadden-Riley Goldcamp. He was the husband of his late wife Elizabeth Kyle-Goldcamp. He is survived by his 13 children, Susan (John) Scherbick, Frank (Kathy) Goldcamp, Linda Newton, Mary Beth (Tim) Van Fleet, Joan Naft, Thomas Goldcamp, Joseph (Mary Jo) Goldcamp, Stephen (Mercedes) Goldcamp, David (Polly) Goldcamp, Paul (Susan) Goldcamp, Robert (Mickey) Goldcamp, Tricia (Dennis) Michaels and John (Dana) Goldcamp. He has 32 grandchildren along with 35 great-grand-children. Francis was a graduate of Central Catholic, Class of 1943, served as a combat veteran piloting a B24 bomber in World War II, awarded Air Medal Four Oak Leaf Cluster and European Theater two Bronze Stars. His working career was with J and L Steel for 38 years. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, devoted husband and father who loved the surf and sun. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St., (www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com.) Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Bede Church.
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Guardipee, Keith W. 81

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-03-21
  • Funeral Home: Gross, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Keith W. Guardipee, 81, of Penn Hills, died Saturday, March 21, 2015. He was the loving husband of Lillian Patricia (West) Guardipee; father to Nancy Buri and Douglas Bentz; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Originally from Browning, Mont., Keith was very proud of his Native American Indian Blackfoot heritage. After earning his Bachelor of Science in chemistry at Carroll College in Montana, he had a lengthy career with Westinghouse Research. He enjoyed teaching math and chemistry at ACCC and was an avid reader his whole life. Personal interests included animal welfare and photography. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center, 2400 McGinley Road, Monroeville, PA 15146. Arrangements are by WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD.
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Hickey, Mary F.

  • Formerly of Wilkinsburg
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Mary Frances (Malarkey) Hickey, formerly of Wilkinsburg, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was the wife of the late Timothy L. "Ted" Hickey; loving mother of Mary Beth Hickey and her husband, Chris Kerner, of Danbury, Conn., Anne Philbin and her husband, Dr. Terry, of Mt Lebanon, Sean Hickey and his wife, Meg, of Summersville, W.Va., Peter Hickey, of Decatur, Ill., Willie Hickey and his wife, Laurie, of Centerville, Ohio, Eileen Walter and her husband, Chas, of Monroeville, Sheila Cauley and her husband, Bill, of McCandless, and the late Timothy G. Hickey. Mary is survived by 31 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; and was the sister of Ann Malarkey, of Forest Hills. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. James Roman Catholic Church, Wilkinsburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. James Parish, 718 Franklin Ave., Wilkinsburg, PA 15221. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Hoffman, Richard J. 81

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Richard J. Hoffman, 81, of Shaler Township, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Janice for 58 years; father of Vicki Stasenko (Steve), Sandi Cain (Bob), and Richard A. Hoffman (Marcie); son of the late Anthony J. and Florence Hoffman; and grandfather of Abbey and Casey Stasenko, and Leah and Allison Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman served in the Army and was a loss control agent in the insurance industry. No visitation. Service and interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5041. Please visit us at neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Jardini, John E. 92

  • Born: 1923-03-14
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Cieslak Tatko, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • John E. Jardini, 92, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife of 65 years, Teresa Gallo Jardini and family Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was the son of the late Pasquale Jardini and Michelina Mancini Jardini, of Carrick; loving brother to the late Josephine (Frank) Hasenkopf and Orlando Jardini; and is also survived by one sister-in-law, Linda Jardini. His memory will be cherished by two children, Ronald Jardini (Immacolata Raffaele) and Eileen Jardini (Douglas Brooks); three grandchildren, John Jardini, Elizabeth Jardini and Rachel Jardini; as well as many nieces and nephews, the late "Skipper" Hasenkopf, Jon Hasenkopf (Karen Hasenkopf), Cathy Porco, Nancy Jardini (Morris Panner), David Jardini (Dawn Shober) and Michelle Jardini (Sean Gannon). He will be remembered by many other relatives and friends in the United States and in Brazil. John was born March 14, 1923, in Taquaritinga, Brazil, and his family brought him to Pittsburgh at the age of 4. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II. After the war, he built a home in Carrick where he and Teresa raised their children. John was a hard-working man, self-employed as a bricklayer and contractor and was a staunch Steelers fan. After his retirement, he and Teresa enjoyed many years in Palm Beach, Fla., returning to Pittsburgh three years ago. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the CIESLAK and TATKO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 2935 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227, followed by a memorial reception and dinner. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the charity of your choice in John's name.
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Kovac, Martin J. 87

  • West Natrona
  • Born: 1927-09-07
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Martin J. Kovac, 87, of West Natrona, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Harmarville. He was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Natrona Heights, a son of the late John and Eva Simun Kovac. Martin was a 1945 graduate of Har-Brack High School. Martin retired from PPG in Creighton where he worked for more than 30 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish in Natrona. Martin enjoyed reading and loved nature. He is survived by his niece and nephews, Frank Gajdosik, Barbara Gajdosik, Joseph (Joanne) Gajdosik, Matthew (Susan) Kovac and Mark (Judy) Kovac; and by eight great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Joseph Kovac, and two in infancy; his sister, Anna Gajdosik; and niece, Cynthia DelBianco. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Ladislaus Church with his pastor, the Rev. James Mazurek, as celebrant. Burial will be in Our lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. To send an online condolence, please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Kunkler, Richard D. 86

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1928-11-19
  • Died: 2015-03-21
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Richard Donald Kunkler, 86, of Pittsburgh, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Lewisville, Texas. Richard was born Nov. 19, 1928, in Pittsburgh, to Lawrence and Jean (Wilson) Kunkler. He went to school at Wilkinsburg High School and enjoyed working with his father at Kunkler and Nobs Grocery Store. He married Dorothy Lorraine Heide Aug. 17, 1950, in Trauger. He attended Findlay College and the University of Pittsburgh. Richard worked as a general manager for Kroger Co. and a restaurant manager for Marriot Corp., prior to beginning his longest tenured position as a supervisor in the IHOP system. For 34 years he was associated with Linda Pont Corp. and VCM Corp., touching and influencing the lives of many. He later enjoyed working with his daughter in helping to supervise an IHOP franchise. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Army, where he was awarded the Occupation Medal in Germany as an Artillery Chief. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Flower Mound, Texas. Richard was preceded in death by his mother and father; and his brother, Lawrence Jr. Richard is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his brother, Arthur Kunkler; his daughter, Sandra Streett (David); his sons, Donald Kunkler (Louanna) and Richard Kunkler (Noelle); grandchildren Jonathan, Jason, Lindsay and Patrick Kunkler, Jennifer and Jeffrey Streett and Dakota Saunders; great-grandchildren, Emily Kesler and Reagan and Andrew Penner; as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674, where his funeral service will be at noon Saturday with the Rev. Eric E. Dennis, of Linway United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment to follow at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Trauger, where military honors will be accorded by the Armbrust Veterans Association. The veterans will meet at 11:45 a.m. for their service in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Lemchak, John S. 66

  • Formerly of Polish Hill
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • John S. Lemchak, 66, formerly of Polish Hill, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Hope Hospice in Florida. John grew up on Polish Hill. He was the beloved son of the late Mike and Betty Lemchak; endeared brother of Dorothy Scolaro and the late Barbara Piotrowski, Patricia Klavon, Madeline Eggers and Mike Lemchak; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. John was a proud Navy veteran, a devout Catholic and a devoted family man. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Everyone is asked to meet at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be at Allegheny Cemetery with military honors. www.zalewskifuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in John's memory to his favorite charity: The St. Jude's Children's Hospital. A memorial page has been set up in his honor at fundraising.stjude.org/goto/JOHNLEMCHAK.
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Linch, Irene V. 97

  • Bethel Park
  • Born: 1917-10-24
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Henney, Bethel Park | Get Directions
  • Irene Virginia (Layfield) Linch, 97, of Bethel Park, died Monday, March 23, 2015, after a long and contented life and a slow battle with congestive heart failure. She was born Oct. 24, 1917, in Harrison County, W.Va., the oldest of 10 children of Bernard and Effie (Radcliff) Layfield, three of whom survive: Harold Layfield, of Florida, and Jean Vargo and Ken Layfield, of Ohio. She met and married Lester Linch in 1940 and was widowed too soon in 1970. Together they raised five children: two sons, Gary (Jayne), of Olmstead Falls, Ohio, and Stephen (Lessie), of Decatur, Ga., and three daughters, Marilyn (Robert) Frew, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Anita (Fenwick) Hall and Kathy Linch, both of Bethel Park. One granddaughter predeceased her. She is survived by 10 adult grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, all of whom admire the strong, capable woman who was "Gramma Linch." Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at PAUL L. HENNEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the South Hills Church of the Nazarene. Her celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at South Hills Church of the Nazarene, 5601 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102, followed by a fellowship luncheon at the church. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, next to her husband in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Quiet Dell, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to South Hills Church of the Nazarene or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. www.henneyfuneralhome.com.
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Matthews, Maurice R. 53

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1961-06-25
  • Died: 2015-03-22
  • Funeral Home: Lantz, Uniontown | Get Directions
  • Maurice R. "Moe" Matthews, 53, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Washington, D.C. and Connellsville, went home to be with his Lord Sunday, March 22, 2015. Maurice was born in Washington, D.C. on June 25, 1961, the son of the late James Matthews and Aquarius Jenkins. Maurice was a graduate of Largo High School in Maryland in 1980 and was employed by Parkhurst Dining, located at the Pittsburgh Steelers Southside Complex. Maurice is survived by his loving fiancee, Anna E. Webb, of Pittsburgh; his children, Maurice R. Matthews II, of Fort Washington, Md., and Malerie A. Matthews, of Fort Washington, Md., who is expecting Moe's first grandchild in June; his mother, Aquarius Jenkins; his brothers, Curtis Matthews and Terry McGhee; his former wife, Valerie Matthews; and a host of family and friends. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m., the hour of service, Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the United Baptist Church, 126 N. First St., Connellsville, with the Rev. Geoffrey L. Tate officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 E. Main St., Uniontown. Services will be continued at the Isle of Patmos Baptist Church, 1200 Rhode Island Ave., NE Washington, D.C. Interment will follow in the Fort Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Brentwood, Md. All condolences and floral tributes may be sent through www.lantzfh.com.
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McLane Jr., Clyde 83

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • Clyde McLane Jr., 83, of Scott Township, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Bonnie; loving father of Clyde McLane III, Craig (Dani Jo) McLane and Leesa (Michael) Zias; brother of Ruth, Delano and Sonie; and loving grandfather of Ainsley and Addison. Clyde served in the Navy during the Korean War. He earned a master's degree from Texas Tech University and worked his entire career at PPG Industries. Clyde served as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and was a longtime parishioner of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Interment will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Oesterling, George R.

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

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Ann H. (Antolovich) Rajakovich, of Swissvale, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was the wife of the late Frank M. Rajakovich; and loving mother of Rita Hyland and her husband, James, of Forest Hills, Ann Abraham and her husband, Philip, of Blackridge, Florian Rajakovich and his wife, Audrey, of Green Tree, Joseph Rajakovich and his wife, Lisa, of Swissvale, Frank Rajakovich and his wife, Lisa, of Swissvale, and Mary Iannetta and Joseph Klos, of Philadelphia. Ann is also survived by her 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends received from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday only at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Word of God Roman Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to St. Anthony School Programs, 2000 Corporate Drive, Suite 580, Wexford, PA 15090 or Word of God Parish, 2021 S. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Reeder, Ann B. 81

  • Carnegie
  • Died: 2015-03-21
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • Ann Beatrice Reeder, 81, of Carnegie, died peacefully Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Country Meadows, Bridgeville. She was born June 21, 1933, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Vern and Eleanor (Beatty) Moschel. Ann and Thomas S. Reeder Jr. were married on Feb. 21, 1957; she started a family and decided to stay home to be a homemaker. She loved spending time with family and close friends, enjoyed playing bingo on the weekends, and arts and crafts. She is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas S. Reeder Jr.; two sons, Thomas S. Reeder III and Timothy F. Reeder Sr. (companion, Christina Parkinson); three grandchildren, Timothy F. Reeder Jr., Terry Reeder and Tyler Thomas Reeder; and two brothers, Rich Moschel and Gary Moschel. She was preceded in death by siblings, Vern Moschel, Bud Moschel, Judy Lightel and Georgia Eckoff. Friends welcome from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Graveside services and interment at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Everyone is asked to meet at the public information center at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested in Ann Reeder's name to St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 218 Alter St., East Carnegie, PA 15106.
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Rusnak Sr., Joseph E. 68

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1946-04-07
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Joseph E. Rusnak Sr., 68, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Glassport, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, in Forbes Hospice at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born April 7, 1946, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Hruska) Rusnak. A retired route supervisor for the Port Authority of Allegheny County who also worked at GM's Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin, Joseph was a member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Township and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, camp and ride his motorcycle. Joseph is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cheryl (Bowden) Rusnak; his sons, Joseph E. (Elizabeth) Rusnak Jr., of East McKeesport, and A.J. Rusnak, of Pauley's Island, S.C.; his grandson, Aiden Turley; his granddaughter, Emma Rusnak; his brother, Michael (Carol) Rusnak, of St. Louis, Mo.; his sister, Susan (Gordon) Boyd, of Lindenwold, N.J.; and also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 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. Friday, March 27, 2015, in St. Michael's Church with Father Thomas Wagner officiating. Interment will be private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Forbes Hospice, 2570 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA 15146. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Schein, Diana M. 73

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Diana Margaret (Kline) Schein, 73, of Mt. Lebanon, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was the beloved wife of 47 years of Dr. George Schein; daughter of the late Dr. Robert and Adelaide (Baihly) Kline; loving sister of Jeffrey (Nancy) Kline, Cathy (Edward) Rainaldi and Robert (Cyndi) Kline; and beloved sister-in-law of Britta (Donald) McNemar, Bonnie Kline and the late Pastor Bruce Schein. She is survived by many adoring nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Diana was a graduate of Muskingum University and received her master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She was an elementary teacher in Wilkinsburg and was the office manager for her husband, Dr. George Schein. She was an avid gardener and lover of life. No visitation. All are welcome to attend a funeral Liturgy at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, 975 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228. Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to WM. SLATER and SONS INC., Mt. Washington, 412-381-3345.
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Silverio, Richard A. 87

  • Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Richard Anthony Silverio, 87, of Turtle Creek, died Monday, March 23, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Fisher) Silverio for 61 years; loving father of Cathy Silverio Ramsey (Greg), Robin Silverio Cepikoff (Ron) and Craig Silverio; dear grandfather of Stephen Carr (Cassandra), Allison Moschetta (Jeff), Destiny Cepikoff, Emily, Stephanie and Matthew Silverio; and great-grandfather of Isabelle Moschetta and baby Carr to arrive in August. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Josephine (Rossetti) Silverio; sisters, Mary Cervi, Elizabeth Cuffaro, Rose Isue; and brothers, Armando, Dominick, Edward and twin brother, Rudolph Silverio. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard was a Korean War veteran, having served in the Army, and he was a Past Master of the F and AM, Valley Lodge No. 613 in Turtle Creek. Richard was an avid golfer and loved to dance with his wife, whom he affectionately called "My Precious". He loved his morning coffee at Starbucks, with his buddies. Richard will always be remembered for his beautiful smile and zest for life. There will be no visitation. A celebration of his life will be held at noon Saturday, April 25, 2015, in McMasters Methodist Church in Turtle Creek. Arrangements by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org.http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Simok, Carmella 93

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Carmella Simok, 93, of Swissvale, died Monday, March 23, 2015, peacefully at home with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Frank C. Simok; beloved mother of Bridget Baacke (James); loving grandmother of Carmella Smith (James); and dear sister of Frank Saccamango (Blanche) and the late John, Ann, Josephine, Rose, Ned, Sam, Anthony and Joseph. Carmella had a special love for her grand doggies, loved Italian music and ladylocks. The family would like to give a special thanks to family friend, Christopher Zapf. Funeral arrangements private. Arrangements by the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Skavronski, Dolores 87

  • Wilmerding
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Dolores "Dolly" (Woynik) Skavronski, 87, of Wilmerding, died Monday, March 23, 2015. She was a devoted member of St. Jude the Apostle Church and will be fondly remembered as being a very loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was a daughter of the late George and Helen Woynik; wife of the late John Skavronski; beloved mother of Matthew (Kim) Skavronski, Robert J. "Bob" (Lynette Deaver) Skavronski, John Skavronski and Nancy (Guy) Farruggia; cherished grandmother of Madison Farruggia, Lauren Farruggia, Brian Farruggia and Alec Skavronski; sister of the late Kenneth (Dorothy) Woynik; aunt of Kathy (George) Padezan, the late Kristine (surviving husband, Doug) Marguriet; great-aunt of April Padezan, Kristina Padezan and Danielle (Robert) Marco; and great-great-aunt of Sierra and Tyler. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Jude the Apostle Church. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
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Snee, Richard A. 65

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1950-02-04
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Hunter, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Richard A. "Rick" Snee, 65, of White Oak, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at UPMC McKeesport. Born Feb. 4, 1950, in McKeesport, he was a retired special education teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and taught at Milliones Middle School and Mifflin Elementary School. He was a member of the 11th Ward Club, a member of PNA Lodge No. 352 and was an avid golfer. A graduate of McKeesport High School, he earned his B.A. degree in special education at California University, and his master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh. A son of the late James F. and Dorothy Fuehrer Snee, he is survived by his wife, Peggy Snee; daughter, Jennifer Snee, of Sewickley; son, Mike Snee, of McKeesport; sister, Donna J. (William) Greenaway, of Evans, Ga.; and brothers, James T. (Betty) Snee, of Murrysville, and John M. Snee, of Apollo. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Victory Hills, formerly Seven Springs Golf Course, located at 357 Pineview Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 1600 Coursin St., McKeesport, PA 15132, is in charge of the arrangements.
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Trappen, Edward G. 79

  • Whitehall
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Castle Shannon | Get Directions
  • Edward G. Trappen, 79, of Whitehall, died Thursday, March 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Wilhelmena (Crocci) Trappen; father of the late Matthew; brother of Joe Ann Bohlander and Barbara Ann Kubes; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Edward was a longtime employee of Whitehall Borough. He loved his cottage, gardening and hunting and a friend to anyone. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1008 Castle Shannon Blvd., Castle Shannon. Blessing service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Williams, Elvira 91

  • Forward Township
  • Born: 1923-12-16
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Elvira Williams, 91, of Forward Township, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at home surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 16, 1923, in West Aliquippa, and was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mary Pauline DiFrancesco. She was the wife of the late Glenn Williams, who died Dec.17, 2000. Elvira was a longtime member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth where she served many years as a Deacon. She retired from the Allegheny County Department of Community Services. Elvira was an avid Steelers fan. She is survived by her loving daughter, Deborah (Michael) Ondrish of Forward Township; brother, Joseph DiFrancesco of New Eagle; sisters, Thelma Bartolini and Rose Sakas of New Eagle, and Norma (Steve) Milas of South Park; grandchildren, Jared (Tamara) Barker, Erin Ondrish and Michael (Elaine) Ondrish; great-grandchildren, Julian and Kendall Barker; sister-in-law, Linda DiFrancesco, of New Eagle; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda (Kenneth) Barker; and brother, Arthur DiFrancesco. There is no visitation. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, in the Bethesda United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Walter F. Pietschmann officiating. Private burial will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda United Presbyterian Church, 314 S. Third Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037 or the Washington Area Humane Society at 724-222-7387. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Antonishen, Jonathan R. 22

  • Acme
  • Born: 1992-12-30
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Jonathan Ryan "Anto" Antonishen, 22, of Acme, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015. Born Dec. 30, 1992, in Mt. Pleasant, he was the son of Walter and Terri (Noel) Antonishen. His passion in life was football. His football career began as a Norvelt Colt. He continued on to be a prominent and proud member and captain of the Mt. Pleasant Viking football family. Jonathan was a senior at Geneva Christian College. He continued his football career as a starting defensive lineman for three of his four years. He was also a dedicated member of the track and field team. Football was his life and his teammates were his family. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Nick; maternal grandmother, Linda Noel "mom-mom" and Tony Avampato; paternal grandmother, Helen Jane Zeman and Joseph, and paternal grandfather, Roy Noel "pap", Aunt Tracy and Uncle Ralph Scurci and their sons, Dominic and Demetri; Uncle Frank Antonishen and Margie and his sons, Stephen and Michael; Aunt Terri Eicher "Aunt T" and uncle Ken and their son, Justin; and Jonathan's beloved dog, Titan. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Frank Antonishen. Jonathan was a conscientious student, hard worker and promising engineer. Whether you met him only once or were a longtime friend, his bigger than life personality left a lasting impression. His infectious smile lit up a room. He was the perfect son, the most genuine friend and the greatest big brother and role model to Nick. Nick and Jon had a bond between one another that most brothers never experience. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674, where his funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with Jeff Swanson officiating. In lieu of flowers, keep his legacy alive. Contributions can be made to the Anto Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 313, Pleasant Unity, PA 15676.
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Bigler, Daniel M. 88

  • Penn Township
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Daniel Mark Bigler, 88, of Penn Township, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at his residence. Daniel is survived by his beloved spouse of 64 years, Doris (Chew) Bigler; a son, Daniel M. (Randie) Bigler; a daughter, Sandy (John) Randolph; two grandchildren, Joshua Murphy and Nathan Bigler; and four great-grandchildren, Madelin and Mason Murphy and Ashley and Logan Bigler. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Bigler. Dan retired from the Westinghouse Benolite in Manor after 25 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion in Manor and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Jeannette. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City (724 744-2721). Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Jeannette, with the Rev. Susan Luttner officiating. Everyone please meet at the church. Burial will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 211 E. Gaskill Ave., Jeannette, PA 15644. Online condolences can be given at www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Brunozzi, Daniel F. 83

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1931-08-07
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Daniel F. Brunozzi, 83, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Crabtree, a son of the late Eliodoro Brunozzi and Maria (DeFabo) Brunozzi. Daniel was a member of Holy Family Church. He was retired from Kennametal Inc. and had been a Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War. Daniel played football for the former Latrobe Zimbo's and baseball for St. Anthony's Club. He was a member of BPO Elks No. 907 and F.O. Eageles No. 01188 and was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Ida Brunozzi, Grace Nanni, Rose O'Rourke and Edith Marini; and one brother, Frank Brunozzi. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice (Colish) Brunozzi, of Latrobe; one son, Daniel Brunozzi and his wife, Janet, of Greensburg; one daughter, Marie Klotz and her husband, Paul, of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Domenick Brunozzi and his wife, Estelle, of Greensboro, N.C.; one sister, Elizabeth Rose, of Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Joshua Klotz, Danielle Brunozzi, Hannah Klotz and Michael Brunozzi; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Military services will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home by the American Legion Post No. 515 and VFW Posts No. 3414 and No. 444. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church with the Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, VF, as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church for the Church Restoration Fund or to the American Alzheimer's Association. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
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Cable, Richard C. 68

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1947-02-05
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Richard C. Cable, 68, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born Feb. 5, 1947, in Monroeville, a son of the late Thomas R. and Lois R. (Lucas) Cable. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Irwin. He retired as a case worker for the Department of Welfare in McKeesport. He was a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society, the Camp "B" in Pitcairn and liked NASCAR, World War II history and camping. Family meant everything to Richard, and he enjoyed spending time with his church family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Jack Pry. He is survived by his wife of more than 39 years, Karla F. (Wilson) Cable; brother, Robert (Lisa) Cable, of Dunham, N.C.; sister-in-law, Charlene Pry and Deborah (Gregory) Gibala; niece, Amanda Brown, Janeen (Ryan) Emsurak and Marci (James) Barrow; nephews, Jason and Joshua Cable; and great-nephews and nieces. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather for a funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Cindy Lindow officiating. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Campbell, James T. 84

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1931-01-08
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • James T. Campbell, 84, of Ligonier, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in the Bethlen Home. He was born Jan. 8, 1931, in Latrobe, a son of the late Walter and Mildred (Hirz) Campbell. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Walter, Robert, William and Richard Campbell; and a sister, Marjorie Bassett. Prior to retirement, Jim worked part-time for the Ligonier Township Police Department, and served as the Ligonier Borough chief of police for 25 years. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Westmoreland County Law Enforcement Officers Association. He was an Army veteran and belonged to the Byers-Tosh American Legion Post No. 267. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joanna (Withrow) Campbell; his three children, Deborah Bastyr and her husband, Randy, of Minnesota, James Campbell Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Ligonier, and Robert Campbell and his wife, Carrie, of Derry; seven grandchildren, Heather, Joseph (Carrie), Christopher (Katrina), Kirsten (Patrick), Megan, Caleb and Robert; seven great-grandchildren, Anna, Hailey, Chloe, Sophia, Isabelle, Kaden and Weston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Ligonier. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Holy Trinity Church, with Father John Fiorska as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery. Jim's family would like to thank everyone at the Bethlen Home for all their care and compassion, especially the 200 Wing.
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Costello Sr., Charles R. 95

  • Formerly of Jeannette
  • Born: 1920-02-13
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Charles R. Costello Sr., formerly of Jeannette, passed peacefully from this life on Monday, March 23, 2015, at the Greensburg Care Center. He was 95 years old at his passing. He was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Manor, a son of the late William and Marie DuFour Costello. He was the last survivor and oldest male of seven siblings. Charles was a World War II veteran who saw extensive combat in the South Pacific Theater aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, where he was a tail gunner on a TBF Avenger torpedo bomber. A true hero of the war, he was the recipient of seven air medals, a Presidential Unit Citation and three Distinguished Flying Crosses, one of which was for being in the lead squadron which attacked, and sunk, the Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest Japanese battleship ever built. Following his honorable discharge, Charles returned home and married Rose Marie DePaul, of Grapeville, where they raised five children. While never able to attend college himself, Charley was nevertheless a widely read man as well as an excellent woodcarver. He instilled the values of education and hard work into his children, who all became successful in their chosen careers. Charley worked for 35 years at the Edgar Thomson Division of the U.S. Steel Corp., where he worked in management. He was a lifelong member of Ascension Roman Catholic Church, Jeannette, and for years helped with their spaghetti dinners. Charley was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Rose Marie; a son, Joseph Chick; a son, Dennis William Costello, DMD; and a daughter-in-law, Debra Mae Weiskircher Costello. He is survived by his daughters, Paula Dill and husband, Frank, of San Francisco, Calif., Janet Zabkar and husband, William, of Columbus, Ohio, and Linda Costello, of Latrobe; a son, Charles R. Costello Jr., DMD, of Greensburg; grandchildren, Laura Dill, Franklin Dill and wife, Genelle, all of San Francisco, Calif., Adam Zabkar, of Columbus, Ohio, Erin Costello Reese, M.D. and husband, Adam, of Girard, Damon Costello and wife, Kirsten, of Bel Air, Md., Jaclyn Costello, M.D. and fiance, Navy Lt. Dustin Wood, of Fallon, Nev., Andrew Costello and wife, Katie, of Greensburg, and Patrick Costello, of Pittsburgh, as well as several great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Father Paul A. Lisik presiding. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery, Latrobe.
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DePanicis, Anthony 80

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1934-06-20
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Brady-Curran, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Anthony "Tony" DePanicis, 80, of Vandergrift, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born June 20, 1934, in Nowrytown, he was a son of the late Leonard and Mary (Belice) DePanicis. Tony lived in Vandergrift since 1964, and was a 1952 graduate of Vandergrift High School. He served our country with the Air Force during the Korean War. Tony worked as an assistant claims manager for Penn National Insurance Company for 30 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, the Sons of Italy, Bari Club and Vandergrift Golf Club. Tony was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and tending to his garden. He loved sports, was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and liked watching boxing. Tony enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, supporting their sports and dance activities. He also loved outdoor grilling with his family and going to the casinos with his brother-in-law and sister. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Eugene "Gene" and Joseph "Joe" DePanicis. Tony is survived by his wife of 52 years, Arlene N. (Naccarato) DePanicis; children, John DePanicis, of Lower Burrell, Anthony "Tony" (Tracy) DePanicis, of Vandergrift, and Dana (Brian) Oswalt, of Lower Burrell; grandchildren, Alyssa, Michael, Kirsten, Eliza, Jonna, Ian, Anthony and Quinn; sisters, Doreen Holbrook, of Vienna, Ohio, Florence Truffa, of Hyde Park, Mary Jane "Jenny" Napoleon, of Pittsburgh, and Rose Marie Keller, of Boardman, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, in the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 429 Franklin St., Vandergrift. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Monday, March 30, 2015, in St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift, with Father James Loew, OSB, as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Garris, Ronald R. 54

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

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

  • Acme
  • Born: 1928-10-05
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Edward Grimm, 86, of Acme, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 26, 2015, in the Eicher's Family Home, Normalville. He was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Bobtown, Greene County, a son of the late Sarah Grimm Hardy. Edward was a longtime resident of Acme. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1948. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a carpenter for Franco Construction. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Army and attended the Clinton Church of God. Edward will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving children, Peggy Grimm Mansberry, of Normalville, and Kerry Grimm and wife, Robin, of Mill Run; his son-in-law, David Mansberry, of Everson; his grandchildren, Edward Ritenour and wife, Becky, of Indian Head, Lori Geyer and husband, Michael, of Moon Township, Robert Grimm and girlfriend, Heather Prinkey, of Mill Run, Michael Grimm and girlfriend, Heather Richter, of Connellsville, and Brent Grimm and girlfriend, Sarah, of Acme; his great-grandchildren, Alyssa Ritenour, Jacob and Madison Grimm, Greyson Geyer, and Aubrey Grimm. Edward was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, Edward was predeceased by his wife, Mae F. Richter Grimm, in 2010; and his grandparents, James and Myrtle Grimm, who helped raise him. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft (724-455-2310), where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Joseph Wingrove Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Normalville Cemetery. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Harris, Reida J. 87

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1927-10-04
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Reida J. (Hursh) Harris, 87, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 4, 1927, in Larimer, a daughter of the late Blair and Matilda (Ridley) Hursh. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a home health care nurse's aide. She was a member of the Larimer Fire Hall Ladies Auxiliary, and supported PAL and NCAA girls sports. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold O. Harris; brothers, James "Buddy," Paul, Blair "Junior" and Cliff Hursh. Surviving are a daughter, Vicky Bertolina and her husband, Paul, of North Huntingdon, and Trudy Painter; son, Harold Harris; grandchildren, Paul and wife, Wendy, Christy, Shanna and husband, James, Matthew and wife, Susan, Jesse and husband, Adam, and Jared; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Galla and Dolores Tornblom and husband, James; and several nieces and nephews. Reida's family wishes to express their appreciation and thanks to the Viaquest Hospice for the loving care they gave to Reida. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Irwin union Cemetery North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Viaquest Hospice, 612 Park Ave., Monongahela, PA 15063. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Kelley Sr., John L. 76

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1938-10-01
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • John L. Kelley Sr., 76, of Lower Burrell, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, after a courageous battle from a lengthy illness. He was a loving husband to his wife and best friend, Dora McKalip Kasavage Kelley for 27 years; and loving father of John Kelley Jr. (Carol), Diane Hockenberry (Danny), Curt Kelley (Eileen), Lynn Rochlinski (Ed) and Todd Kelley (Laura). He also was a loving father of Kevin Kasavage and Karen Kasavage. Born Oct. 1, 1938, in New Kensington, he was the son of the late Luther and Rachael Deer Kelley. He was a lifetime resident of the area and a member of First United Methodist Church of New Kensington. An avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates, he was a 1957 graduate of Ken Hi and served our country as an M.P. in the Army. He worked and retired from Wulfrath Refractories, Tarentum, after 42 years of service. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Curtis Kelley (Jamie), Miranda Myers (Ryan), Amber McGraw (Mike), Joshua Kelley (Christine), Amanda Hockenberry, John Hockenberry, Gregory Kelley, Spencer Kelley, Jacob Kelley and Katie Kelley; and six great-grandchildren, Landon and Ava Meyers, Sean and Quinn McGraw and Noah and Hope Kelley. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Leslie Kelley; a son, Christopher Kasavage; two sisters, Dorothy Mancini and Isabell Perry. He is also survived by his nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He also will be missed by his faithful and much loved companion, his dog, Mindy. He will be sadly missed and loved by all who knew him. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. Drew Bell. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Krupey, Mary 85

  • Formerly of Grapeville
  • Born: 1929-08-04
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Mary (Pyren) Krupey, 85, a resident of Hempfield Manor, formerly of Grapeville, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Wasil and Helen Pyren. Mary was a member of the St. Cyril and Methodist Russian Orthodox Church in Jeannette. She was a former member and past president of the Grapeville PTA and a past Girl Scout Leader. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Steven Krupey, in 2002; a sister, Elizabeth Verostko; and brothers, Theodore, Max, Phillip, Wesley and Steve Pyren. She is survived by her children, Patricia A. Avolio, of Grapeville, Susan L. Wilder and husband, Richard, of Virginia Beach Va., and William N. Krupey and wife, Michelle, of Ramer, Tenn.; grandchildren, David Avolio, Nicholas Krupey and wife, DeAndre, Patrick Krupey, and Jessica and Nathan Wilder; a great-grandson, William Avolio; three great-granddaughters, Elana, Andria and O'Lora Krupey; a sister, Helen St. Pierre and husband, Joseph Claude; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staffs of Hempfield Manor and Ridgeview Residential Care for the excellent and compassionate care that Mom received. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. Parastas services will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. A funeral service will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the St. Cyril and Methodius Church with Father Lawrence Daniels presiding. Interment will follow in the Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township.
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Lekawa, Robert E. 81

  • Unity Township
  • Born: 1933-05-14
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Lekawa, 81, of Unity Township, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Nature Park Commons, Hempfield Township. He was born May 14, 1933, in Nanty Glo, a son of the late Henry and Catherine (Cipiloski) Lekawa. Prior to retirement, Bob was a registered architect, having owned and operated the former Lekawa Associates, a well-known and respected architectural firm in the region. He enjoyed flying his airplane and was an avid golfer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Henry, Stanley, Theodore, Raymond and Marion Lekawa; and two sisters, Helen Massena and Julia Curry. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Thelma L. (Rummell) Lekawa; four children, Karen Kaszycki and husband, Adolph, of Greensburg, Diane Mays and husband, Robert, of Greensburg, Robert Lekawa Jr. and wife, Stefanie, of Latrobe, and Terry Masarik and husband, George, of Greensburg; six grandchildren, Kelly Snodgrass and husband, Steve, Mandy Kaszycki, Emily Salandro and husband, Michael, Danielle Mays, Kevin Lekawa and Bryan Lekawa; four great-grandchildren, Colin, Owen, Simon and Maxwell; and several nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held for the family. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to your favorite charity. GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, in charge of arrangements. www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Levine, Holly A. 45

  • Mount Pleasant
  • Born: 1969-12-23
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Holly A. Meredith Levine, 45, of Mt. Pleasant, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the Excela Health-Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Holly was born Dec. 23, 1969, in Washington, the daughter of James and Kathy Grimm Meredith. She was a member of Living Waters Church of Irwin. Holly was a 1988 graduate of the Mt. Pleasant Area School District. She is survived by her loving family, her parents, James and Kathy Grimm Meredith, of Mt. Pleasant; her beloved children, Kyle A. Levine and Bailey R. Levine, both at home; and by her sister and brother, Beth A. Dixson and her husband, William, of Moorsville, N.C., and Jamey B. Meredith II and his wife, Dana, of Corry. Holly is also survived by her paternal grandmother, Dolores P. Meredith, of Washington. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, James Meredith; and by her maternal grandparents, Luther J. and Melva Grimm. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Additional visitation will be held from 2 until 5 p.m., Saturday, the time of her funeral service with Pastor Steve Bane officiating in the Mt. Pleasant Church of God, 936 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Private Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Liptak, Barbara A. 68

  • Derry Township
  • Born: 1946-08-21
  • Died: 2015-03-20
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Barbara A. Hirschinger Liptak, 68, of Derry Township, formerly of Collier Township, passed away peacefully Friday, March 20, 2015, in Latrobe. She was born Aug. 21, 1946, in Pittsburgh, daughter of William and Virginia Urbanik Hirschinger. Barbara was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Stephen Liptak; and her father, William Hirschinger. She is survived by her daughter, Diana Scott-Thomas (Carl), of New Alexandria; her two grandsons, Walter and Brian Scott; her mother, Virginia Hirschinger; and sister-in-law, Roy Lyn Smith and family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where a service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Bruce Gorski officiating, followed by entombment in the St. Clair Cemetery Mausoleum, Greensburg. Barbara's family would like to thank the staff at Latrobe Health and Rehabilitation and Heartland Hospice for their compassion and support. Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Manchester, David R. 72

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1942-07-16
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • David R. Manchester III, of Delmont, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born July 16, 1942, in Pittsburgh, to the late David R. Jr. and Eleanor (Peacock) Manchester. Dave was a Delmont resident for the past 30 plus years. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Academy of Model Aeronautics and Murrysville Area Radio Control Society. Survivors include his daughter, Kimberly Manchester Armendariz; brothers, Bill (Wilma) and Bob (BJ); sister, Shirley Franz (Cliff); grandchildren, Cody, Dylan, Jesse and Josey Manchester; great-grandchild, Maddox Manchester; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724-468-1177). The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to First United Church of Christ, Millvale, 425 North Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209. Please write "D. Manchester" on check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Mangan, Gene R. 76

  • Formerly of Jeannette
  • Died: 2015-03-23
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  • Gene R. Mangan, 76, of Lake Worth, Fla., passed away Monday, March 23, 2015. Gene was born Aug. 30, 1938, in Greensburg. He joined the Army when he was 18, was honorably discharged after an injury to his ears while marching next to a tank. He then joined Westinghouse Air-Brake and later worked as a glass worker at American Saint Gobain in Jeannette. He also was an account executive in advertising sales for the News Dispatch. He became a licensed realtor and real estate investor in Greensburg and later in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he and his wife resided for the past 30 years. He also worked at the world famous Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., and hosted a steady stream of family and friends as they visited South Florida. Gene and his wife, Leona, were married for 57 years, or as Gene used to say "114 years, 57 years each". They traveled and enjoyed many cruises throughout the Caribbean and to Mexico. Gene was an active member of the Notre Dame Club of Greensburg and organized club trips to Notre Dame football games. Both his son, Patrick, and his granddaughter, Marlena, graduated from Notre Dame. His grandson, Patrick II, earned a management certificate from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business. His granddaughter, Hannah, attends St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Ind., where she is studying to be a registered nurse. Patrick II earned a Black Belt in karate' when he was just 13. Hannah and Katie are decorated gymnasts. Hannah was a state champion gymnast. Katie is also a champion cheersport competitor. They had one son, Patrick E. Mangan, whose wife, Denise, passed away in 2009; and four grandchildren, Marlena, Patrick II, Hannah and Katie. His son is an ordained minister and has traveled around the world as a missionary evangelist, has raised over 30 million dollars for charity and has helped put 11 Christian repeater radio stations on the air in the heartland of Indiana and Michigan. Gene's son is also the executive vice president of The Sergio Corporation, which owns and operates one of the leading disaster restoration companies in the country, First Response. He also serves as the executive director of citizens for Community Values of Indiana. Gene's oldest granddaughter, Marlena, is married to Rich Sypel, and is a teacher and has two daughters, Alexa and Addison. In addition to his wife, son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Gene is survived by two sisters, Jacqueline (Richard Vaccaro), and Joyce (John Deblasio); and four aunts, Grace Tickle, Flo Dorohovich, Gertie Herman and Yolanda Streussnig. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Verna Mangan; and his brother, Patrick Kelly Mangan. Gene was a popular entertainer in his early years and one of the first to sing and perform on television in the late 1950's in Pittsburgh. Gene loved being a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved his family and his Savior Jesus Christ. Gene was a born again Christian who readily shared his faith in Jesus with everyone he met. He always had a song and a conversation for anyone. When he would meet a waitress and find out her first name, he would routinely begin to belt out a song that featured her name. Gene did not say goodbye but rather "see you later" to those he expected to be reunited with in Heaven. Gene filled the room with his spirit of joy and love of life and will be both missed and remembered by those he touched. A wake service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at TILLMAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 2170 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Fla. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until service time Thursday at the funeral home. A graveside service with military honors will take place at 10:45 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth. If attending the graveside service, please assemble at the cemetery in Lane No. 3 by 10:35 a.m.
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McLean, Gail 88

  • Mt. Pleasant Township
  • Born: 1926-09-05
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Gail McLean, 88, of Mt. Pleasant Township, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home. She was born Sept. 5, 1926, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Harry T. and Thelma (Farmer) McLean. Gail was a graduate of Latrobe Hospital School of Nursing and Lakeside School of Anesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to retirement, she was a registered nurse anesthetist at McKeesport Hospital, and she was a member of Latrobe United Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Harold E. McLean. She is survived by a nephew and several friends. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Donald W. Graff officiating. Interment will follow in Donegal Cemetery. www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Moran, Margaret E. 99

  • North Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1916-02-10
  • Died: 2015-03-19
  • Funeral Home: Parzynski Funeral Home Cremations, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Margaret E. "Peg" Moran, 99, of North Belle Vernon, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 2:10 p.m. at Country Care Manor, Washington Township. Born Feb. 10, 1916, in Belle Vernon, she was the daughter of the late Daniel W. and Jean Kennedy Moran. A lifelong resident of North Belle Vernon, Peg was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Belle Vernon, a clerk at the former Geezer's Pharmacy, Charleroi and past member of the former Belle Vernon Fire Co. No. 2 Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and special friends, Elaine Tordy and Kurt and Terri Shutterly and family. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Norma Jean Douthitt, Mary Jane Wickman, June River; and a brother, Clive Moran. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 27, 2015, at the PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-6183, at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Jones, Pastor of First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery. Condolences accepted at the funeral home's website, www.parzynskifuneralhome.com.
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Shrader, Clarence R. 87

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

  • New Kensington , Formerly of Lawrenceville
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Cynthia L. "Cyndy" Sinicki, 60, of New Kensington, formerly of Lawrenceville, went home to be with the Lord after her battle with cancer, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She leaves behind her children, Garrison, Benjamin, Jarrell and Nathan Murray-Sinicki. She was the loving daughter of Robert F. (Patricia) Sinicki and the late Lorraine M. (Schuessler) Sinicki; devoted sister of Robert W. "Butch" (the late Linda) Sinicki, Theresa L. (Anthony) Golembiewski, Patricia L. Sinicki-Mellinger, Jane L. (Michael) Heiry, Donald R. Sinicki and Becky L. Sinicki; and is also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church. www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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Smith, Vera M. 89

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1925-05-18
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Dodson, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Vera M. (Medsger) Smith, 89, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was born May 18, 1925, in West Newton, a daughter of the late John Ross and Rachel Weisel Medsger. Vera was baptized at the First Church of God in West Newton and was an active lifelong member of the church. She served as the church treasurer for many years. Vera worked at many different places over her life. She was a waitress at Sweeneys Restaurant, a book keeper at a motel in McKeesport and a book keeper and clerk at Drugland in Rostraver Township until the store closed. She loved playing bingo and visiting the local casinos. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orbin R. Smith, in 1987; a sister, Ruth Thorne; and two brothers, John Ross Medsger Jr. and George Medsger. Vera is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Suchko and her husband, Ed, of West Newton, and Norma Dey and her husband, Wes, of Greensburg; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Medsger, in West Newton. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the RICHARD F. DODSON MEMORIAL HOME, 213 Main St., West Newton. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Church of God with the Rev. Elizabeth Dunlap presiding. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery. Go directly to the church on Saturday. Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Church of God, 157 N. Second Street, West Newton, PA 15089.
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Starkey, Larry J. 60

  • Trafford
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Larry James Starkey, 60, of Trafford, formerly of San Antonio, Texas, passed peacefully Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was the beloved son of Marvin and Tillie (Antinarinio) Starkey; loving brother of Val Starkey; nephew of Walter "Pete" (Katie) Antinarinio, Mary (Frank) Witkowski, late John (late Gloria), late Pauline (late Jim) Lisk, late Norma Jean (late Lou) Chursail, late Ruthie (late Robert) Hammer, and Hope Starkey. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Mr. Starkey was retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant. He was also a 21-year cancer survivor. Family and friends are being received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332. Parting Prayers at 9:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Michael Church. Burial will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery with military honors.
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Verost, Olga 91

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Olga Verost, 91, of Murrysville, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was the former owner of William Penn Motel and a founding member of the Monroeville Convention Visitors Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Verost; daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Jacisin) Lesko; beloved mother of Cynthia Martincic and husband, Vince Rafeew, Mary (John) Mulach, Walter (Jan) Verost, Eileen (Dave) Sabina and the late Virginia (surviving spouse, Hugh) Laverty and Mary Jane Verost; grandmother of Rebecca (Mike) Sargo, Kristen Verost, Rachel (Brent) Backstrom, Clare (Chad) Jordan, Faith, Eve and Andrew Mulach and five great-grandchildren; and sister of Alex (Ann) Lesko and the late Paul (Margaret), Joseph (Irene) and Albert (Marion) Lesko. Olga also dearly loved her nieces and nephews. Olga has asked that memorials be made to St. Joseph Center Foundation, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in HART FUNERAL HOME, 3103 Lillian Ave., Murrysville. Additional visitation 9 to 9:45 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 4202 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville. Everyone meet at church. Arrangements entrusted to R.V. ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME INC., Homestead.
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Weis, Jeffrey L. 60

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

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

Boyer, Anna M. 79

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1935-05-21
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Clark Chapel, Elderton | Get Directions
  • Anna Mae Boyer, 79, of Kittanning, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She was born May 21, 1935, in Indiana County, the daughter of George L. Adams and Goldie E. (Donahue) Houser Adams. Anna grew up in Shelocta and graduated from Elderton High School. She married Robert E. Boyer on Aug. 1, 1953, and moved to Plumcreek Township, where she lived the rest of her life. Anna was employed as a caregiver to the elderly and loved getting to know her patients. Music was her passion and she was very involved with music programs at her church, Plumcreek Church of the Brethren, serving as the former choir director and the church organist. She also loved feeding her family and was known for being an excellent cook and baker. Anna cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her caring nature will be greatly missed. Her memory will be carried on with love by her loving husband of 61 years, Robert E. Boyer, whom she married Aug. 1, 1953; sons, Larry R. Boyer and wife, Sylvia, of Saint Clairsville, Ohio, and Barry Lynn Boyer and wife, Tammy, of Ford City; daughters, Diana Leigh Arbuckle and husband, Jim, of Elderton, and Lori Ann Altman and husband, William, of Greensburg; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dorothy I. Morrison, of Ravenna, Ohio, and Betty Mae Wood and husband, William, of Kittanning. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Gary Lynn Boyer; and brothers, Robert E. Houser and Lee Adams. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at CLARK CHAPEL OF THE BAUER FUNERAL HOME, 238 S. Main St., Elderton. Additional visitation will be held from noon until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Plumcreek Church of the Brethren, 3087 Dutch Run Road, Shelocta, with the Rev. Randy Derck officiating. Burial will be in Elderton Cemetery, Elderton. Memorial contributions may be made in Anna's honor to Plumcreek Church of the Brethren Music Department, 3087 Dutch Run Road, Shelocta, PA 15774. Arrangements are being handled by the Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, Inc. To send an online condolence to Anna's family or view a tribute honoring her life, visit www.bauerfuneral.com.
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Fennel, Josephine B. 95

  • Gilpin Township
  • Born: 1919-11-03
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Josephine B. (Jasensky) Fennel, 95, of Gilpin Township, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Pleasant Ridge Mature Living in Allegheny Township. She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Kittanning, a daughter of the late Matthew Jasensky and Anna (Warner) Jasensky. Josephine was a homemaker and a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg, who enjoyed gardening, dancing polkas, traveling, spending time with her family and grandchildren and her dog, Buddy. Survivors include her daughters, Sandra Lentvorski, of Austin, Texas, Donna Cattell (Nathan), of State College, twins, Beverly Fennel (Skip Eshelman), of Lower Burrell, and Barbara Aftanas, of Richland, Wash.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Mary Ann Kasan (Steve), of Ford City, and Carolyn Butters, of Terrehaute, Ind.; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Fennel, on Nov. 25, 2001; brothers, Steve Jasensky and Walter Jasensky; and sisters, Pauline Jasensky and Wanda Lux. There will be no public visitation. Funeral ceremonies will be held at the convenience of her family, with her pastor, the Rev. James V. Arter III, officiating. Private interment will be made in Forks Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Gilpin Township. In lieu of flowers, her family encourages memorials to the Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068; or to the donor's choice. Arrangements by CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg (724/842-1051). To send an online condolence to the Fennel family, please visit www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Kissinger, Loretta B. 79

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1935-06-11
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Kennedy Blodgett, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Loretta B. (Anthony) Kissinger, 79, of Kittanning, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at UPMC Presbyterian. She was born June 11, 1935, in Kittanning, to the late Walter Anthony and Anna Mae (Zellefrow) Anthony. She was a homemaker and was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Kittanning and life member of the Rayburn Township Ladies Auxiliary. She liked playing bingo and going to casinos. She is survived by daughters, Deborah (John) Reesman, of Kittanning, Susan Walters, of Texas, Crystal (Bill) Olinger, of Kittanning, Paulette Long, of Kittanning, and Jamie (Frank) Davis, of Ford City; a brother, Walter (Elsie) Anthony, of Seneca; 10 grandchildren, John, Laurie, Bobbi-Jo, Dustin, Jarrod, Brandon, Justin, Nathan, Austin and Caitlyn; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. "Kissy" Kissenger, who passed away March 21, 2002; two sisters, Aretta Sinclair and Betty Reesman; an infant daughter, Christina; and sons-in-law, Bobby Walters and Lenny Long. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the KENNEDY and BLODGETT FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with additional visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The Rev Carl Johnson, her church pastor, will officiate. Interment in Pine Creek Baptist Cemetery. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Trainer, Lydia M. 86

  • Yatesboro
  • Born: 1928-11-01
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Lydia M. Trainer, 86, of Yatesboro, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Kittanning Care Center. She was born Nov. 1, 1928, to Michael and Adelaide (Curadi) Fornari, in Yatesboro. Lydia worked as a secretary for 23 years for U.S. Steel Pittsburgh and Robert Petrosky, Esq., in Kittanning. She was a member of New Hope Assembly of God, NuMine. Lydia is survived by her brother, Mike (Betty) Fornari, of Latrobe. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard Trainer, who died in 1967; sister, Maria Fornari; and brother, Francis Fornari. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 724 W. Main St., Rural Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the New Hope Assembly of God, NuMine, with Pastor Steve Kromer officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Yatesboro. The family would like to thank Kittanning Care Center for the love they showed their sister. Also to Rose Zajak and Dave for their help, love and special care. www.carsonboyer.com.
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Butler County

Fullerton, Daniel E. 63

  • Zelienople
  • Born: 1951-11-07
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Boylan, Zelienople | Get Directions
  • Daniel E. Fullerton, 63, of Zelienople, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Born Nov. 7, 1951, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Edward D. and Helen (Bukovic) Fullerton. Daniel was a faithful member of St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Cranberry Township. He graduated from Seneca Valley High School and attended Edinboro University. Daniel loved playing baseball, golf, cooking and traveling to England. He was a line supervisor for 42 years with Penn Power and he loved his job. It was his home away from home. Above all, he will be most remembered as the most loving and supportive husband, father and brother. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 38 years, Maureen (Dorsch) Fullerton, whom he married July 31, 1976; his three children, Emily Fullerton, of Pittsburgh, Ryan Fullerton and his fiance, Courtney Conlin, of Zelienople, and Mary Kate Fullerton, of New York City; his two brothers, James J. (Janet) Fullerton, of Ohio Township, and Timothy M. (Karen) Fullerton, of Cranberry Township, and their daughter, Eva; his sister, Christine M. (Gary) Miller, of Zelienople, and their daughter, Caroline; his father and mother-in-law, Anthony (Mary Ellen) Dorsch, of Cranberry Township; nine brothers and sisters-in-law; 16 nieces and nephews; and one great-niece. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his uncle, James J. Fullerton. The Fullerton family will welcome friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. Friends please meet at church. If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his honor in support of The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation c/o PNC Bank, PO Box 535240, Pittsburgh, PA 15253. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Daniel's family at www.boylanfuneralhome.com.
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Hall Jr., James A. 88

  • Zelienople
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • James A. Hall Jr., 88, of Zelienople, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. He was the father of Jeffrey M. and wife, Cathy, Thomas J. and James R. Hall; grandfather of Shaun, Andrew, J. Adam, Lindsey and Alexander; brother of the late Janet Raitano, Phyllis Kottner, Edward Hall, Jacqueline Weber, Donald Hall and Joseph Hufnagel; and former husband of the late Barbara A. Papa Hall. No visitation. Service and interment are private. Arrangements by NEELY FUNERAL HOME. Memorials suggested to The American Cancer Society.
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Fayette County

Clarke Sr., Allen M. 69

  • South Connellsville
  • Born: 1945-08-15
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Allen M. Clarke Sr., 69, of South Connellsville, went to Heaven March 24, 2015, being comforted by his loving family by his side. He was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Connellsville, a son of the late Franklin P. and Adah Mains (Cable) Clarke. He was protestant by faith and a member of the Elk's No. 503. Allen was a high school graduate and a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1967-1969. Prior to his retirement, he worked for many years as a PA State Corrections Officer in Pittsburgh. He greatest joys in life included washing his car and going to the casino where he would meet and chat with former veterans and spending time with his grandson, Hunter, who could light up his Pappy's eyes no matter how bad things were. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 46 years, Goldie Clarke; his son, Allen Clarke Jr. and wife, Krista, and their son, James (Jim), all of South Connellsville; grandchildren, Allen M. Clarke III, of South Connellsville, Alyssa and Hayley Clarke, of Mt. Joy, and Hunter Clarke, of South Connellsville; one great-grandchild; a sister, Linda Perierd; and numerous half-brothers and sisters. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park with full military rites accorded by the VFW Post 21 and American Legion Posts 301 and 762.
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Leonard Sr., John E. 83

  • Dawson
  • Born: 1931-06-13
  • Died: 2015-03-20
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • John Edward Leonard Sr., 83, of Dawson, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at his home. He was born June 13, 1931, in Dawson, a son of the late James Edward Leonard and Elizabeth Gertrude (Bordas) Leonard. He graduated in 1949 from Connellsville Area High School. After, he enlisted with the Air Force and served during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a grain miller at the Continental Grain Company for 35 years. He was a member of the former Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Dawson, and was a current member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville. He served as mayor of Dawson Borough in 1994, was a charter member of the former Tri-Town Sportsman Club, member of AMVETS and also served on the Highlands Hospital Board. John is survived by his children, John Leonard and Rebecca, of Dawson, and Larissa Anne Powers and husband, Dr. James Powers, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Tyler Leonard and wife, Rachel, of Belle Vernon, Zachary Leonard, of Palm Harbor, Fla., Joseph Leonard and wife, Paige, of Everson, John Edward Leonard III, of Dawson, Lynnsy Ann Leonard, of Dawson, and Elizabeth Anne Powers, Peter John Powers and James Peter Powers, all of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Lauren Nicholson, of Pittsburgh, Elizabeth Nicholson, of Connellsville, Luke Nicholson, of Connellsville, and Cassandra Nicholson, of Connellsville, who are the children of the deceased, Clarissa A. Nicholson and son-in-law, Randall Nicholson, of Connellsville; sister, Florence Richardson and husband, Gerald, of Starkville, Miss.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen J. (Rimmel) Leonard; and daughter, Clarissa A. Nicholson. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of his blessing service at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Robert Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery, Connellsville.
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Mardis, Linda J. 57

  • Farmington
  • Born: 1957-06-23
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Linda Joyce Dropik Mardis, 57, of Farmington, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the UPMC-Canterbury Place, Lawrenceville. Mrs. Mardis was born June 23, 1957, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Thomas and Lillian Chrapcynski Dropik. Linda was a 1975 graduate of Southmoreland High School. She had been employed as a receptionist for Another Way Inc. of Farmington. Linda was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. No matter when her family called, Linda was the first one to offer help. Linda is survived by her loving family, her parents, Thomas and Lillian Dropik, of Tarrs; her daughters, Jennifer Mardis, of Hunker, and Kelly Moore and her husband, Steven, of Dunbar; and by her beloved grandchildren, Stephen and Seth Moore. She is also survived by her brother and sister, Richard Dropik and his wife, Lori, of Lititz, and Susan Dropik, of Plum; and four nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Linda's funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko officiating. Private inurnment will be in the Transfiguration Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. To offer an online condolence, please visit our web site at www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Monosky, Roberta K. 55

  • Born: 1959-08-30
  • Died: 2015-03-06
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Roberta Kaye Monosky, 55, died Friday, March 6, 2015. She was born Aug. 30, 1959, in Connellsville, to Robert Wade Martis and Margaret L. Gaffney. She worked at Pechins as a cashier and she was a member of Mt. Carmel Church. In addition to her parents, she is survived by daughter, Rachel Elsie Monosky and fiance, Dave Firestone, of Connellsville; grandson, Hunter Firestone; brother, Robert Martis, of Lancaster; sister, Patricia Thomas, of Hopwood; many nieces and nephews; and her companion, Gregory Pritts. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Martis; and sisters, Deborah Martis and Barbara Horn. Interment will be private. Visitation with the family will be held from noon until 2 p.m., hour of her memorial service, Saturday, March 28, in THE PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the funeral home.
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Murphy, Ann Caryl 73

  • Grindstone
  • Born: 1941-04-01
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, Perryopolis | Get Directions
  • Ann Caryl Murphy, 73, of Grindstone, passed away at her home on March 24, 2014, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 1, 1941, the daughter of the late Harold William and Frieda (Lynch) Murphy. She loved teaching. She graduated from California University and worked for Frazier School District in the Central Elementary School for 35 years. She was a lifetime member of the Fairview Methodist Church. Ann is survived by a nephew, Andrew Miller and family of Georgia; and a cousin, William "Bill" Lilley. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Belle Conrad. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 305 Rear Independence St., Perryopolis, PA, on Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. and until 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, the hour of service, in the funeral home. A dear friend, Ross Ackinclose will be officiating. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel.
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Taylor, Robert V. 92

  • Lemont Furnace
  • Born: 1923-02-24
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Haky, Uniontown | Get Directions
  • Robert Vincent Taylor, 92, of Lemont Furnace, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the Uniontown Hospital. He was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Lock Haven. He resided in Pennsville with his aunt and uncle in his teen years and was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1941. He was employed with the Christy Park Defense Plant in McKeesport when Pearl Harbor was attacked. In 1942, during World War II, he joined the Navy, aboard the LST 129 Landing Ship, Pacific Theater of Operations, where he proudly served his country during the invasions of Saipan, Tinian and Peleliu. Robert married Lauretta Elaine Morgan in 1949, and had five sons. After the war, he was employed at the Liberty Powder Company in Mt. Braddock for 13 years. When the plant closed, he worked at Rockwell International for 30 years, until his retirement in 1991. He belonged to the North Union VFW Post 8543 and the Uniontown Senior Center. Methodist by faith, Robert belonged to the Wesley United Methodist Church in Connellsville. His favorite hobby was playing the harmonica, which he played frequently for the residents and staff at Mt. Macrina Manor, where he resided for the past year. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy (O'Connell) Taylor Jump; his wife, Lauretta Elaine (Morgan) Taylor, in 2006; and sons, Robert V. Taylor Jr. and William Camden Taylor. He is survived by three sons, James Morgan Taylor, David Allen Taylor and Brian Douglas Taylor; and four grandchildren, Ellison, Noah, Dawson and Savannah. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday March 27, 2015, and from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, the hour of service with the Rev. Dave Elay officiating in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown. Military honors will follow accorded by VFW 8543 and Fayette County Vietnam Veterans. Interment will be private at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at www.hakyfuneralhome.com.
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Washington County

Coccari, Jordan P. 29

  • Speers Hill
  • Born: 1986-01-10
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Jordan Paul "Co" Coccari, 29, of Speers Hill, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Born on Jan. 10, 1986, he was the son of John W. Coccari of Speers Hill and the late Florence T. "Flo" Coccari. He was a graduate of Charleroi High School, was an avid golfer, enjoyed soccer, was a Steelers and Penguins fan, and had a love of animals. Jordan was a very caring person, with a perpetual smile on his face. He loved life and knew how to enjoy it. What he loved most of all was his family, and he was very close to them. Surviving, in addition to his father, are brothers, Jonathan (Heather Ondo) Coccari and Jeremy Coccari, all of Speers Hill; aunts and uncles, Gloria and George Snyder of Monessen, Marlene and Bill Ulisky of Sebastian, Fla., Nancy Nartowicz of Monessen, Basil Glinka of Rostraver, Greg and Patty Glinka of Mt. Lebanon and Akemi Glinka of Louisville, Ky.; cousins, Eddie (Stephanie) Snyder of Rochester, Minn., Troy (Vicky) Snyder, of Virginia Beach, Darren Snyder of Monessen, Jeff Nartowicz of Whitehall, Danielle (Darrell) Groves of West Newton, Allison (Buster) Balint, and their son Braiden of Verona, Ian Glinka of Bethel Park, Marie (George) Plaza, and sons Nicholas and Joshua of Louisville, and Ricky Glinka of Louisville; girlfriend, Jamie Morriston of Belle Vernon; close family friends, Paula and Cack Costantino of Speers Hill; "brother," Anthony Malandro of Speers Hill; and numerous friends. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his aunt, Patty Glinka; uncle, Sonny Glinka; and grandparents. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, in the Speers United Methodist Church, celebrated by the Rev. Lori Walters. Friends should go straight to the church on Saturday. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Gurchak, Evelyn M. 77

  • Blainesburg
  • Born: 1937-09-30
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Skirpan Funeral Home, Brownsville | Get Directions
  • Evelyn M. "Elaine" Gurchak, 77, of Blainesburg, unexpectedly returned to the Lord on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was born on Sept. 30, 1937 in Allison No. 1, Pa., daughter of the late Stephen Pavlovich. Elaine was a member of the Historic Church of St. Peter in Brownsville. She loved looking at the array of flowers that were planted throughout her yard. She enjoyed decorating for each and every holiday, playing cards, baking, sitting on her porches and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Elaine kept a strong faith in God, watching Mass daily and praying the rosary. She seldom missed her soap operas. Elaine was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Pavlovich. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Andy Gurchak; two children, Renee Pacy and her husband, Scott, of Monessen, Kevin A. Gurchak and wife, Diane, of Aliquippa; four grandchildren, Blaise and Blake Pacy and Alec and Angela Gurchak; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and until 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, www.skirpanfuneralhome.com, where a prayer service will be held followed by a funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at The Historic Church of St. Peter, Brownsville, with the Rev. Father Joseph D. Armamento as celebrant. Entombment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park. A wake service will be held on Friday at 4 p.m.
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Somerset County

Acey, Russell J. 69

  • Somerset
  • Born: 1945-12-27
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Somerset | Get Directions
  • Russell J. Acey, 69, of Somerset, passed on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Born Dec. 27, 1945, in Scottdale, he is a son of the late James G. Acey. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carol, in 2010. Russell is survived by his son, Christopher J. Acey and wife, Mandie (Saylor), of Somerset; granddaughters, Samantha and Sophia Acey; brother, James G. Acey Jr. and wife, Wendy, of Somerset; special friend, Sandy Shinew, of Lancaster, Ohio; and numerous extended family members. Russell was a veteran of the Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he served as a medic. His working career included U.S. Steel, James G. Acey and Co., K Mart, Hemminger Homes and Somerset Hospital. He was a member (and past president) of the Somerset Lions Club and the Somerset American Legion. He was a member of St. Peter's Church in Somerset. Russell enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Somerset, with a vigil service to be held at 2 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter's Church with Monsignor Samuel Tomaselli as celebrant. Interment at Scottdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to In Touch Hospice at P.O. Box 1173, Somerset, PA 15501. To leave a condolence, please visit www.millerfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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McClellan, Claire R. 96

  • Berlin
  • Born: 1919-01-30
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Claire R. McClellan, 96, of Berlin, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Meadowview Nursing Center, Berlin. She was born Jan. 30, 1919, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Hilda M. Campbell Spears and John Shawley. Prior to retirement, she worked at the former Westinghouse Semi-Conductor, Youngwood. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Somerset. Claire looked forward to the day when she "goes to the Lord and could walk through the fluffy white clouds." In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn F. "Butch" McClellan; and siblings, Bernard, Nellie and Janice. She is survived by a brother, Richard Spears and wife, Violet, of San Diego, Calif.; her friends and caregivers, Bonnie Landis and husband, Stan, of Berlin; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Eric G. Raygor, officiating. Private interment will be in Lycippus Community Cemetery, Unity Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 320 Felgar Road, Somerset, PA 15501.www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Elsewhere

Byers, Amelia C. 77

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

  • Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Born: 1958-10-16
  • Died: 2015-03-12
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Joseph M. Steiger, 56, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1999, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his home in Colorado Springs. He had retired after serving his country for more than 20 years in the Air Force. Joseph Michael Steiger was born Oct. 16, 1958, in Pittsburgh, to the late John and Mary Steiger. He was raised in Pittsburgh and graduated from North Hills High School in 1976. He married Darlene Margaret Whiteside Dec. 22, 1984, in Pittsburgh. During his 20-year military career, he was stationed at Homestead AFB, Lakenheath AFB, Moody AFB, Hanscom AFB and Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs where he retired. He also served in the Gulf War. He enjoyed working and spending time with his family. He will be best remembered for his generosity. He was the husband of the late Darlene Margaret (Whiteside) Steiger and is survived by his two sons, Joseph M. Steiger Jr. and Nicholas Steiger. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Teresa of Avila Church.
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White, Fred Sr. 82

  • Formerly of Monessen
  • Born: 1932-08-20
  • Died: 2015-03-17
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  • Fred White Sr., affectionately known as "Freddy" or "Uncle Freddy" passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, to be once again reunited with his wife of 55 years. He was the youngest of nine siblings born to Phillip and Mary White in Monessen on Aug. 20, 1932. Fred was educated in the public school system in Monessen and, shortly afterwards, joined the U.S. Air Force in July 1951. He remained in the Air Force for over 20 years until his retirement on Aug. 31, 1971. Early in his military career he met his lovely wife, Virginia "Muriel" Davis while visiting relatives in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1955 and they were married six months later. Through this beautiful union were two sons, Fred White Jr. and Steve A. White. While serving in the Air Force they traveled with their sons to Tokyo, Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii and numerous stateside assignments. After moving to the Washington Metropolitan area, Fred retired from the Air Force and later joined the civilian workforce on Joint Base Andrews (formerly known as Andrews AFB) working with Social Actions and finally retiring from the Air National Guard in 1990. He was a Vietnam veteran, a disabled veteran and a member of the U.S. Air Force Association, the Paralyzed Veterans of America and a former member of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Md. and Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Charlotte Hall, Md. During his retirement years, Fred enjoyed traveling with his wife Muriel and spending time with family and friends. They enjoyed hosting family and friends while preparing delicious meals over wholesome good times. Fred leaves to cherish his beautiful memory to his loving sons, Fred White Jr. (Teresa) of Waldorf, Md., and Steve A. White (Brenda) Upper Marlboro, Md.; two beautiful granddaughters, Cora and Lisa White; along with two great-granddaughters, Caleigh and Camryn; and three stepgrandsons, Dwight, Danny and Rapheal Dillard; four brothers, Scipio White of Monessen, Luther White of Monessen, William White of Virginia Beach, Va., Theodore White of Monongahela; one brother-in-law, Donald Macer (Anna Ruth-deceased) of Monessen; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; four deceased siblings Phillip, Thomas, Anna Ruth (Macer) and Charles. In-laws, Elma Hall (Richard-deceased) of Hackensack, N.J.; Audrey Wright (Elliott) of Bowie, Md.; Lemuel Davis (Bessie-deceased) of Paterson, N.J., and James Alton Davis-deceased (Elsie).
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