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Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

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Printer stayed loyal to high school sports, town

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Store owner, farmer let customers pay as they could

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Antignani, Alfreda

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Alfreda (Sunseri) Antignani, of Hampton Township, beloved wife of the late Arthur M. Antignani, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. If desired, memorial donations may be made in her honor in support of the American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Division Inc., Southwest Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620. Arrangements have been entrusted to KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., Allison Park. http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Buerkle, Martha J. 84

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1930-08-07
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Martha Jean Buerkle, 84, of McKeesport, formerly of Clairton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at UPMC McKeesport. She was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Clairton, daughter of the late Roy E. Rogers and Pauline (Metzko) Rogers. She was a former clerk of admissions for more than 40 years at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and a graduate of Douglas Business School. She is survived by her brother, William E. (Rose) Rogers, of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and nephews, Roy E. Rogers and Robert E. Rogers. No viewing scheduled. Graveside service and burial will be held Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Funeral arrangements are by DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Caruso, Andrew Andy P. 45

  • Turtle Creek , Formerly of Forest Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Andrew P. "Andy" Caruso, 45, of Turtle Creek, formerly of Forest Hills, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Susan "Sue" (Lotz) Caruso for 16 years; loving and dear father of Sarah King and Andrew "A.J." Caruso, both at home; and brother of Betsy (late Marty) Long, of Forest Hills, and Marie Rodgers, of California. Andy was an employee of Burlington's Coat Factory in Monroeville. He was an aficionado and collector of music ranging in all genres from the 1940s and into the 21st century. Andy deeply loved his family and spending time with them, especially watching wrestling with A.J. Friends will be welcome from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday.
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Cleland, Lisa L. 49

Dayen, Philip J. 78

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Philip J. Dayen, 78, of Gibsonia, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Patricia (Hopkins) Dayen; loving father of Sherry (Paul Santmyer) Harris and Jay (Cindy) Dayen; brother of John Dayen; and proud grandfather of Ashley and Alison Harris and Hunter Dayen. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Bakerstown United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Swineford officiating. Please meet at the church. Philip loved going to car shows and was a longtime member of the Buick Car Club of America. A lifetime member of the NRA, he also enjoyed being active in his bowling league and was a past little league umpire. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Bakerstown United Methodist Church, 5760 William Flynn Highway, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Egenlauf, Hope 27

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1987-05-02
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Hope Jordan Egenlauf, 27, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was born May 2, 1987, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown, Pa., and Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth. She is the mother of the late Dominic, Autumn, Serenity and Victoria who also lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014. Along with her parents, she is survived by her husband, Keith Egenlauf; siblings, Thomas and Lance McPherson, of Elizabeth, Dave McPherson, of McKeesport, Joseph Jordan Jr., of Elizabeth, Dominic Jordan, of Clairton, John Jordan, of McKeesport, Angelo Jordan, of Monongahela, Steve, of Sharon, and Robert Jordan, of Erie, Thomas Williams, of Elizabeth, twin sister, Charity Pawlik Curry, of Tennessee, Dawn McPherson, of Elizabeth, and Shanaya Williams, of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Egenlauf, Ronald Ed 55

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1959-03-25
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Ronald "Ed" Egenlauf, 55, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was born in McKeesport March 25, 1959, the son of the late Herman and Lena McGarrity Egenlauf. Ed was a huge Steelers fan, loved to fish and adored his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne Chisco Egenlauf; sons, Ronald (Dawn Emery) Egenlauf Jr., Jesse Egenlauf and Keith (the late Hope Jordan) Egenlauf, all of McKeesport; daughters, Amber (Justin Suprak) Egenlauf, of Boston, Pa., and Tammy Payne, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Ronald, Heather, Megan, Keith, Ashley, Kayla, Destiny and the late Dominic, Autumn, Serenity and Victoria, who also lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014; siblings, Mary Benton, of Greenock, Donna (Perry) Ackerman, Tammy Chisco, Emma (Allen) Ackerman, Herman Egenlauf and David Egenlauf, all of McKeesport; and great-grandchildren, Charm and Noah. He was preceded in death by siblings, Gary Egenlauf, Anna Egenlauf, Paula Ridge and Tom "Nick" Warman; and a great-grandchild, Cameron. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.
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Ehrlich, Helen C. 93

  • Formerly of Oakmont
  • Born: 1921-09-30
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Helen C. (Hungerman) Ehrlich, 93, formerly of Oakmont, died peacefully at home Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Lighthouse Pointe in Fox Chapel surrounded by her loved ones. Helen was the loving wife of the late Charles "Chuck" Ehrlich for 65 years. Born in the Bloomfield area of Pittsburgh Sept. 30, 1921, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Brandenstein) Hungerman and sister to nine siblings, all of whom preceded her in death. Helen was a graduate of St. Paul's Cathedral High School and received her RN from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at St. Francis hospital until children came along, when she put her nursing career on hold. Years later, with all of her children out of the nest, she returned to St. Francis to fulfill her desire to help and serve others. Helen and Chuck moved from Bloomfield to Oakmont in 1951. Her Catholic faith was central to everything in her life. She was an active member of St. Irenaeus Church in Oakmont for more than 50 years. Her pineapple upside-down cakes were legendary among the parishioners at Annual Bazaar time. She regularly worked the voting polls in Oakmont, and when she finally had some time to herself, she loved to work jigsaw puzzles, teach others how to play solitaire, and she was a master at crosswords in the daily newspaper. Her real joy was her family and extended family. Helen was first and foremost a warm, gentle, loving mother of eight, grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 10. Her kitchen table was her canvas. There was always enough food for a few more friends or relatives to come to dinner at any time. More importantly, life and love were learned from her at that table. Helen is survived by son, Ted and his wife, Lisa, of Fort Myers, Fla.; daughter, Mary Ann Speca and her husband, Gerry, of Somerville, Mass.; daughter, Geraldine Frye and her husband, Terry, of Carlsbad, N.M.; son, Bill and his wife, Debbie, of Clinton; son, Michael and his wife, Sherry, of Oakmont; daughter, Dorothy Scalise and husband, Tony, of O'Hara Township; and daughter, Nancy VanOrsdale, of Greensburg. Her daughter Helen Catherine died as an infant in 1956. Helen is also survived by 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Brian (Sharon) Ehrlich, Kristin Schell, Matt (Amy Shillady) Frye, Meghan (Mike) Conley, Camilla (Steve) Breault, Scott (Crela Rector) Frye, Ryan (Lindsay) Ehrlich, Justin Frye, Alex (Sean Franklin) VanOrsdale, PJ (Keri) Ehrlich, Mike Scalise, Jake VanOrsdale, Danielle Scalise and Stephen Scalise; and 10 great-grandchildren, Cameron and Cooper Ehrlich, Mackenzie, Annelyse and Declan Conley, Ella and Sienna Breault, Grayson and Emerson Ehrlich, and Tyler Ehrlich. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday Nov. 1 at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St Irenaeus Church, 387 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Seraphic Mass Association, In Memory of Helen C. Ehrlich, 3600 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201, or to a charity of your choice.
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Evans, Nancy J. 84

  • Ben Avon Heights
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Nancy J. Evans, 84, of Ben Avon Heights, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Raymond and Freeda Elizabeth (Schmitt) Umbarger; wife for 45 years of the late Dr. Richard Seeley Evans; loving mother of Lee Ann Bollinger (Michael), of Sewickley, and Lynn Seeley Evans, of Ohio Township, Pa.; proud grandmother of Elizabeth Bollinger Kline (Jeffrey), of Aspinwall, Julia Lewis Bollinger, of Florence, Italy, Madeline Arrott Bollinger, of Denver, Colo., Michael Patrick McGrath (Lidija), of Portland, Ore., and Matthew Richard McGrath (Dana), of Ben Avon Heights; and delighted great-grandmother of Mia Jane McGrath. She is also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Nancy was a graduate of West Newton High School, in 1948, and Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing, in 1951. She met her husband, Dick, while working as an operating room nurse at Allegheny General. They spent over 35 years living in Ben Avon Heights. Nancy took pride in raising her children and grandchildren. She nurtured a love of English history and literature, bridge and conversation. Her family appreciated her intuitive insights regarding human behavior and common sense approach to life's inevitable dilemmas. She was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights Community Club, Shannopin Country Club, and Allegheny General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202. A private interment service will be held in the West Newton Cemetery in Westmoreland County. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ben Avon Area Historical Association, 300 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15202.
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Finneran, Rosemary A. 82

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • Rosemary A. Finneran, 82, of Pleasant Hills, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Whalen; and wife of the late James Finneran. She is survived by her son, James (Donna) Finneran, of Glassport; grandsons, Ryan (Tanya) Finneran, of Greentree, and Shaun (Tiffany) Finneran, of Lincoln Borough; step-granddaughter, Shelby (Rob) Wemc, of West Mifflin; great-grandchildren, Ryliegh and Miles; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Fran Hayhurst, Jane Cervich, Anna Mae Hilbrecht and Mary Rita Manning. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Queen of the Rosary Church with Rev. Kedzierski. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.
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Finney, Lydia D. 96

  • Richland Township
  • Born: 1918-07-30
  • Died: 2014-10-24
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Lydia E. (Dequenne) Finney, 96, of Richland Township, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Born July 30, 1918, in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Kathyrn (Stevens) Dequenne; beloved wife of the late Harry W. Finney and loving mother of the late David Finney; and also survived by several nieces and nephews. Lydia was a member of St. Thomas in the Fields Church in Gibsonia. Private arrangements have been entrusted to KING FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., in Allison Park. If desired, memorial contributions can be made in Lydia's honor to Animal Rights or Humane Society of your choice. http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Fleckenstein, Joan 83

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-10-30
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Joan (McLaughlin) Fleckenstein, 83, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in the loving arms of her children. Joan was a force of nature. Distinctly irreverent, Joan loved nothing more than a quick mind and a great story. She met her match, to her delight, in her adoring husband, Robert J Fleckenstein. They enjoyed 46 happy years of marriage, the hallmarks of which are three children and dearly loyal friends, at home in Pittsburgh and in the mountains that they loved. Joan was the daughter of Aloysius T. McLaughlin and Mary Ellen Flaherty McLaughlin. They adored her and instilled the fierce family and Christian values that reign supreme in each generation. Joan leaves behind Stacey Vernallis (Rick Hughes) and their children Mark Laughlin Vernallis, Patrick Vernallis and Jamison Vernallis, all of Pittsburgh, and Kiran and Ravi Hughes, of Nairobi, Kenya; Leslie Ellen McKee (Logan "Sandy" McKee) and their children, Caylin Anne and Logan Alexander McKee IV, both of Burlington, Vt.; and her "Sun" for whom the sun rose and set, Robert J. Fleckenstein II (Lesley Viviano Fleckenstein) and their darlings, Robert J. Fleckenstein III and Laughlin Fay Fleckenstein. Joan just adored her sisters and brother, and their remarkable spouses, Aloysius T. McLaughlin, deceased, (Mary Lou who paved the highway to heaven), Carol Provan (Brian) and Judy McGinnis (Richard). Aunt Joan's nieces and nephews brought joy and pride, Marcia White, Joseph Fleckenstein, Mary Beth Leech (Christopher), Aloysius T. McLaughlin III (Nora), J. Brendan McLaughlin (Susie), Pamela Provan Barrogate (Bryan), Daniel Laughlin Provan (Amy), Connor Laughlin McGinnis, Macauley McGinnis and scores of gorgeous and talented grand-nieces and nephews, whose antics she followed on Facebook. Joan was devoted to - and we cherish - our Aunt Lois Maloy, together friends since 1948, making life a grand adventure and finding the funny side of anything. Their annual trips to Florida were legendary. Joan's kids especially want to acknowledge our Aunt Lois' role in moving mom from grief to joy when her beloved Fleck passed. Honey, as Joan was known, pioneered a path of fun wherever she went and never met a stranger. Born in Braddock and raised in Swissvale, she graduated from Swissvale High and completed a secretarial degree at Robert Morris College and worked at the District Attorney's office for such rising stars as the honorable Pete Flaherty and Silvestri Silvestri. Her true calling was motherhood. She was master of the Loaves and the Fishes and created a magical mountain experience with their friends Phil and Laura Reese and their children, Laura Jean, Meg, Cathy and Michelle in their home dubbed "Honey's Christmas House." She loved the Mountain Club and its many members. She enjoyed skiing at Seven Springs, a drink at Helen's, sitting on the deck watching her humming birds and sitting with Lois watching the ships pass by at their Florida winter getaway. Joan loved her Steelers and her politics. Friends welcome from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday in THE WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at S.S. Simon and Jude Church. Interment will be private by family only. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15235 or the Huntington Disease Society of America (HDSA.org), 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 902, New York, NY 10018. http://www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Hurley, Edward Mick M. 84

  • Forest Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Edward M. "Mick" Hurley, 84, of Forest Hills, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Charlotte (Phipps) Hurley for 63 years. He was the loving father of Edward M. (Barbara) Hurley, of Saltsburg, and Patrick (late Deborah) Hurley, of Wilkins Township; proud grandfather of Erin (Chris) Hurley, of Colorado, Missy (Barry) MacFarlane, of Florida, Kurt Hurley, of Pittsburgh, and Kimberly Hurley, of Pittsburgh; great-grandfather of Jackson and Jameson Sciambia; and brother of Darlene "Sissy" (late John) Reardon, of Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Penelope Hurley, Katie Hayden and Judith Inquartano; brothers, David, John and William "Billy" Hurley; and also survived by nieces and nephews. Mick was a Korean War veteran, having served with the Army, and a retired supervisor for Peoples Gas in Wilkinsburg, with more than 40 years of service. He enjoyed flower gardening and blacksmithing and was a member of the Blacksmith Club of Pittsburgh. Mick was also an admirer of classic cars and took pleasure in hunting and fishing, reading and learning. Friends will be welcome 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial with military honors will follow at Restland Cemetery. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Hutter, Erin D. 48

  • North Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross | Get Directions
  • Erin Dawn "Scratchy" Hutter, 48, of the North Hills, passed away suddenly Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. She was the wife of Vincent E. Parr Jr.; daughter of Carol and the late Alfred Hutter; sister of Robin (Christian) Stein, Beth (Kenneth) Roos and Sheree (Lawrence Jr.) Lucas; also survived by four nieces and four nephews. Erin was a music teacher in the North Hills School District for 20 years. She was an accomplished musician who performed with the Butler Symphony and played violin and fiddle with local bands, including The Deliberate Strangers, Boxstep, EQ and Slim Forsythe and the Parklane Drifters. Erin will be remembered as a loving and generous person who filled our lives with her creative spirit. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1302 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. A funeral service will be held in at 11 a.m. Saturday at Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church. Everyone please meet at church. http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Indorato, Leroy S. 72

  • North Side
  • Born: 1942-01-14
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Leroy S. Indorato, M.D., 72, of the North Side, died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at his home with his loving spouse, Robert Slick, and son, David, at his side. He was a widely beloved pediatrician. Leroy, known to friends and family as "Lee" and to patients as "Dr. Lee", was born Jan. 14, 1942, in Easton, to Connie and Phil Indorato. His grandmother, "Nanna", who emigrated from Sicily to the United States, also was a very significant influence in his life. Both of Lee's parents were master tailors at Strongwear Pants Co., and although he had aspirations of becoming an architect, his mother and father persuaded him to attend medical school instead. After earning his bachelor's degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia in 1963, he attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, graduating in 1967. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He then went into private practice with several fellow residents based at West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield, where he did instrumental work in the pediatric burn unit and helped to develop the level III neonatal intensive care unit for treatment of the sickest infants. In 1972, Lee and two partners, Drs. Harold Glick and Sheldon Levine, formed GIL Pediatric Associates, with an office in the East End of Pittsburgh and a Murrysville location. It marked the beginning of what would be a successful business partnership and an extraordinary lifelong friendship for the three doctors as they worked side by side for 45 years. In that time, their practice grew to become one of the largest pediatric practices in the Pittsburgh region, and as CCP-GIL, one of the four founding members of Children's Community Pediatrics, part of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Throughout his distinguished career, Lee cared for and treated thousands upon thousands of children and adolescents, always with true compassion and the same meticulous attention to detail he applied to every aspect of his life. In an age of epidemic medical testing, he was a brilliant old-fashioned diagnostician with skilled hands, careful listening skills and an encyclopedic knowledge of pediatric medicine. His bedside manner was unfailingly warm and tender, although his patients knew better than to arrive late for an appointment. They would travel from across the tri-state area to visit Dr. Lee, many of them second and third generation families of the practice. Hundreds of parents, grandparents and children gathered (on time) to thank him for his many years of service at a retirement celebration this past June. A respected scholar, Lee was named an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a superb teacher and mentor for young doctors and medical students. He also served as the community representative on the newborn committee at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, working to ensure strong integration of pediatric physicians into the hospital's nurseries. Despite his many accomplishments, he always shunned the limelight and accolades, remaining humble at every turn. Insatiably curious with a sheer intellect, there was virtually no subject beyond Lee's knowing command, including antiques, flower arrangement and cooking. He applied the same passion he had for medicine to his culinary pursuits, and in 1981, he and Rob Slick opened Robert E. and Lee Food Co. in Shadyside. The high-end catering business and gourmet market modeled after Dean and DeLuca in New York was ahead of its time for Pittsburgh. The shop, which closed in 1993, became locally famous for its decadent "chocolate intemperance" cake and catered high-profile events such as the black-tie opening of the new Pittsburgh airport and the 50th anniversary of Fallingwater. Lee was a loving and devoted father and active grandfather. He was deeply committed to his soulmate of nearly 50 years, and he and Rob were married in 2011 in East Hampton, N.Y., where they shared a second home. In addition to Rob, Lee is survived by his son, David Indorato; grandchildren, Steven and Elizabeth Indorato; brother, Anthony Indorato; nieces and nephews, Erin, Andrea and Brian; beloved friends; and the countless children and families he cared for up until the last month of his life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at St. Peter Church of St. Peter Parish, Arch and Ridge streets, North Side. Arrangements by McCABE BROS. INC., Shadyside. Donations in his memory may be made to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, http://www.cjdfoundation.org, or to a charity of your choice.
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Jakub, Serenity J. 3

  • McKeesport
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Serenity Jade (Reny) Jakub, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at the age of 3. She was tragically taken from us too soon, along with her mother, Hope Jordan Egenlauf, her brother, Dominic, and sisters, Autumn and Victoria. We will miss her greatly. Serenity always greeted everyone with a warm smile and sometimes a hug. She loved to laugh and play. Her days spent with her brothers, Sean and Jaxen, and her cousin, Mina, were filled with messes, silly games, naps, trips to the park and movies. And she could always be found with her Dora and Boots. Serenity's life, while brief, brought much joy and happiness to those around her. We will miss her more than we can express. She is forever loved by her father, Andrew Jakub, stepmother, Rebecca Brydges, and stepfather, Keith Egenlauf, and brothers, Jaxen and Sean, who will live each day in honor of Serenity. She is cherished by her Uncle Bill, Aunt Jenn and her paternal grandmother, Veronica, and Aunt Dawn and Uncle Joey, her maternal grandmother, Ellen Gilbert Williams, and grandfather, Joseph Jordan. She was welcomed into heaven by her grandpap, Bill Jakub Jr. Please, take a moment each day to hug your children and tell them how much you love them. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery.
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Jordan, Autumn 6

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 2008-10-05
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Autumn Jordan, 6, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was born Oct. 5, 2008, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Hope Jordan Egenlauf; and sister of the late Dominic and Victoria Jordan and Serenity Jakub, who all lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014. She is survived by her father, Adam Haynes; paternal grandmother, Juanita Haynes, of Moon Township, and paternal grandfather, Adam Haynes, of Penn Hills; maternal grandparents, Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth, and Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown; uncle, Malik Haynes, and aunt, Christine Haynes, of Pittsburgh; uncles, Tom, Lance, Dave, Joe, Dom, John, Angelo, Steve, Robert and Tom; and aunts, Charity, Dawn and Shanaya. She is also survived by many great-aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Jordan, Dominic 7

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 2007-04-25
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Dominic Jordan, 7, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was born in Pittsburgh, April 25, 2007, and is the son of the late Hope Jordan Egenlauf. He is the brother of the late Autumn and Victoria Jordan and Serenity Jakub, who also lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18. He is survived by his father, Paul Schumaker; and grandparents, Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown, Pa., and Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Jordan, Victoria 2

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 2012-02-09
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Victoria "Tori" Jordan, 2, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was born Feb. 9, 2012, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Hope Jordan Egenlauf. She is the sister of the late Dominic and Autumn Jordan and Serenity Jakub, who all died in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014. She is survived by her maternal grandmother, Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth, and maternal grandfather, Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown, Pa.; and many aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Kissane, Antoinette

  • Formerly of East McKeesport
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Antoinette Kissane, of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of East McKeesport, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. She was a daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Zywar) Gosik; beloved wife of 46 years to William "Buddy" Kissane; cherished mother of Dr. Nicole "Nikki" (Dr. Lawrence Lee) Kissane; loving grandmother of Alexandra "Lexi" Kissane Lee; sister of Phyllis (George) Dippold and Bernadette (Mark) Sablofski; sister-in-law of Elizabeth (Robert) Bachy and the late Judith Hames; also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. Toni was an art teacher in Fairfax County, Va., for 34 years. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332. Service at 9 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church, North Huntingdon.
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Kohl, John R. 94

  • Sewickley
  • Born: 1920-08-19
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • John R. "Jack" "Red" Kohl, 94, of Sewickley, formerly of McKeesport, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at the Masonic Village in, Sewickley where he had been a resident for the last three years. He was born Aug. 19, 1920, in Lincoln Place, and was the son of the late Albert Killian and Verda Harrison Kohl. He was the husband of 50 years to the late Lorraine Slack Kohl. Jack grew up in Dravosburg and lived for more than 50 years on Grandview Avenue in McKeesport. He was the beloved father of Jon (Patricia) Kohl, of Hillsdale, N.J., Keith (Elizabeth) Kohl, of Etters, Karen Kohl (Donald) Helmstadter, of Plymouth, Mich., and Kathleen Kohl (Edward) Dirling, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; beloved grandfather of Kimberly Kohl (Bill) Castonguay, Laura Kohl (Scott) St. John, Shelli Kohl (Bill) Napolitano, Denise Kohl (Jeff) Kohan, Michael (Sara) Helmstadter, Scott (Corey-Anne) Helmstadter, James (Jenifer) Craig, Kara Craig (Matt) Peterson, Ashlee Craig (Derrick) Honaker, Keith Ryan (Kellie) Kohl, Lindsey Kohl (Stephen) Campbell and Michael Murdock. He is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren; his sister, Faye Kohl (James) Schuch, of Albany, N.Y.; and daughter-in-law, Carol Falk Kohl, of South Windsor, Conn. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Kohl; and brothers, Harold (Shirley) Kohl, James, Kenneth and Glenn Kohl. Jack's family recently celebrated his 94th birthday with a picnic with all 53 immediate family members in attendance. He was retired from U.S. Steel Irvin Works, where he worked for more than 40 years. He proudly served in the Army in World War II and was stationed in the Philippines and then was a part of the occupational troops in Tokyo, Japan, after the war ended. He loved wearing his World War II hat and it always made him smile when people would come up to him to thank him for his service. He was a member of Beulah Park Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 765, East McKeesport, and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon No. 705. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol No. 601 out of the Allegheny County Airport and was a major in its Search and Rescue team. Closest to his heart were his family, his model trains, airplanes and the Steelers. Friends are welcome from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Funeral service, including a Masonic service and Military Honors, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Private interment will be in the McKeesport Versailles Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made your favorite charity. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Lenart, Stanley W. 91

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Stanley W. Lenart, 91, of North Versailles, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was a World War II Navy veteran and retired from Fisher Body. He loved fishing, working in his wood shop, enjoyed doing things for others and was all about family. He was a son to the late Walter and Julia (Mysilwiec) Lenart; husband of the late Pauline (Scheffler) Lenart; beloved father of Cecelia (Dennis) Sedlock, Kathleen (John) Sada and David (Mary Jo) Lenart; dear gradfather of John (Rachel) Sada, Donald Sada, Timothy Sada, Daniel Sedlock and Kylie Sedlock; great-grandfather of Nora Hope Sada; and brother of the late Stella Kostkas, Sophie Arendas, Mary Billy, Josephine Eastman, Joseph Lenart, Chester Lenart and Walter Lenart. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Joanne Smail; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial and noon in St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment with military honors will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
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McGough, Jane 93

  • Shadyside
  • Born: 1921-02-07
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Jane (Fitzpatrick) McGough, 93, of Shadyside, departed this life Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, a day after she had a stroke, surrounded by loved ones while enjoying the Steelers-Colts game with family. Born Feb. 7, 1921, in Pittsburgh, to Laurette (Holland) Fitzpatrick and Hugh Regis Fitzpatrick, she was the loving and beloved mother of Jane Ellen Cheney, W. Thomas McGough Jr. (Rebecca Frazier), Hugh Fitzpatrick McGough (Kris Rust) and the late Marita McGough. She is survived by six devoted grandchildren, Emily Ann McGough, Allyn Cheney III, Lena Jane Cheney, Walter T. McGough III (Annie Cardi), Trevor Fitzpatrick Raebeck Carb and Olivia Astrid Huntley Carb; and numerous adoring nieces and nephews. Jane joins in heaven, her husband of 46 years, Walter Thomas "Bud" McGough, Esq., who died in 1996 after a 60-year career at Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay. Jane and Walter were mentors and friends to generations of Reed Smith lawyers, staff and their families. Jane also joins in heaven her treasured sister and brother, Rita Fitzpatrick Gumbert and Robert O'Donnell. Jane grew up in Squirrel Hill, but remained attached to her father's Irish immigrant roots in Terra Alta, W.Va. She was a graduate of St. Philomena Grade School, Taylor Allderdice High School and Chatham College. She was widowed during World War II when Army Lt. Edward E. "Ted" Ludwig Jr., her Taylor Allderdice sweetheart, was killed in Europe just a year after their marriage. During this period, Jane earned a Master of Education from the University of Pittsburgh and taught at Emsworth Elementary School and Shadyside Academy Junior School. Jane first knew Walter McGough as a friend of her brother, Bob, at Central Catholic High School. Jane and Walter were reunited at a Newman Club Dance after Walter returned from war service in the Air Force and they were married on Thanksgiving Day in 1950. Jane and Walter began family life at 127 LaCrosse Street in Edgewood before moving to 125 Bayard Place in Shadyside. Jane was a mother to many children beyond her own brood and a friend to the friendless, opening her arms and her home to all. Jane had a gift for making and keeping friends, and for bringing into the circle any person who might feel excluded. She was an early volunteer at the Irene Kaufmann Settlement/Hill House, and was active all her life with The Children's Home of Pittsburgh. Jane was a member of the College Club, the Ross Mountain Club and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. She was a loyal parishioner at St. Paul Cathedral. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St., http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at St. Paul Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to The Children's Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center, 5324 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or to Chatham University Advancement, Beatty House, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.
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Nehilla, Sondra E. 80

  • East Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Sondra E. (Larson) Nehilla, 80, of East Pittsburgh, a resident of Bessemer Terrace Manor, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was the wife of the late Raymond Nehilla; loving mother of Mark Nehilla Sr., of Swissvale, David (Jan) Nehilla, of Forest Hills, and Ronald (Diane) Nehilla, of Ford City; proud grandmother of Mark Nehilla Jr. and Jared Baker; and great-grandmother of four. Sondra was a devoted mother and homemaker, who volunteered with many of her children's activities as they were growing up. She also had worked for the election polls in Ambridge and served as a waitress at The Maple Restaurant in Ambridge. Sondra loved people, loved a celebration and loved to dance. Friends are welcome 11 a.m. Saturday to a memorial Mass in St. Maurice Church. Interment will follow at Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Memorial donations may be made to Community Life, 1305 Fifth Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Roper II, Matthew J. 66

  • Lawrenceville
  • Born: 1947-11-22
  • Died: 2014-10-30
  • Funeral Home: Ball, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Matthew James Roper II, of Lawrenceville, found the beauty he had been searching for when he went to be with our Lord Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He sought out all things that were beautiful in life, whether it be gourmet foods or fine pieces of art and literature. In doing so, he was searching for the greatest glory - the beauty of God's grace. Mr. Roper was born Nov. 22, 1947, in McKeesport. He graduated from and worked for the University of Pittsburgh for more than 20 years, serving as the curator of the Frick Fine Arts Gallery. He loved all and was loved by all. Matthew was a gentle giant who dedicated much of his time to the preservation and salvation of the Traditional Latin Mass. Mr. Roper will be honored with the traditional requiem mass for the dead at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at St. Boniface Church, 2208 East St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Matthew will be buried in a private ceremony at Sacred Heart Cemetery in McKeesport, PA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Matthew's life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the St. Boniface Church/Traditional Latin Mass. Arrangements by BALL FUNERAL CHAPEL INC.
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Russo, Helen A. 76

  • East Oakmont
  • Born: 1938-08-12
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Gross, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Helen A. (Homison) Russo, 76, of East Oakmont, passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 12, 1938, to the late Stephen and Anna Homison, in Lawrenceville. She is survived by her sisters, Eleanor Galvin, Dolores Drost, Teresa Orban, Anne Tabrosky, Rita Tolusciak, Barbara Vidra and Bernie Vidra. Helen was married in 1959 and is survived by her husband, William Russo Jr. She was the beloved mother of Daniel (Sharon) Russo, Sandra (David) Cardinale, Renee' (Michael) Rihn, Linda (Kevin) Walker, Kenneth (Sherri) Russo and the late Kevin William Russo; grandmother of Michael Hyde, Adam (Emily) Hyde, Kelly (William) Crankshaw, Andrea Cardinale, Jacquelin Walker, William Walker, Vanessa Russo, Morgan and Sean Rihn; and great-grandmother of Sophia Hyde and Wyatt Crankshaw. Her most recent interests were traveling to Florida for the winter with her husband, Bill, where they enjoyed the warmth of the sun, good food, great friends, bonfires and the beach. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road), Penn Hills. Funeral prayers at 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Church, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington, 15068. In lieu of flowers, contributions acknowledged to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
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Schorr, Rev. W. David 66

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1947-11-10
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Rev. W. David Schorr, 66, a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in UPMC McKeesport. He was born Nov. 10, 1947, in McKeesport, son of the late Walter C. and Florence (Galata) Schorr. He attended elementary School at St. Joseph's in Duquesne and High School at Bishop's Latin School. He received his BA from Duquesne University in 1969 and his MA from St. Francis Seminary in Loretto in 1973. He was ordained May 5, 1973, by Bishop Vincent M. Leonard at St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh. He was the parochial vicar at the Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Pittsburgh, from 1973 to 1978, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Pittsburgh, from 1978 to 1980, and Holy Innocents Parish, Pittsburgh, from 1980 to 1984. From 1984 to 1989, he served as parish administrator at St. Helen Parish in Roosevelt, Utah. He was pastor at Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh from 1989 to 2008, and was currently serving as pastor at St. Rita Parish in Whitaker and Resurrection Parish in West Mifflin. He also served as the Youth Affairs representative at the North Side Deanery from 1976 to 1980. He was a recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bishop's Latin School and the Cardinal Wright Award. He was the brother of Patricia L. Schorr, of White Oak, Theodore (Donna) Schorr, of Vandalia, Ohio, Jeanne Estep, of White Oak, and Martin G. (Terri Jo) Schorr, of White Oak. He is also survived by his adopted son, Joseph Fox, and his family of Idaho; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, and from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer funeral director. Translation to Resurrection Church, West Mifflin, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, by Bishop David A. Zubik at Resurrection Church. Burial will follow in the Priest Plot at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bishop's Latin School Alumni Association, c/o Diocese of Pittsburgh, 111 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Scott, Duane W. 88

  • Moon Township
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Copeland, Coraopolis | Get Directions
  • Duane Wallace Sprott, 88, of Moon Township, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Heritage Valley Hospital in Sewickley. Born Oct. 26, 1926, he was a son of the late Renwick and Mary Sprott; beloved husband of Elaine (Ehle) of 55 years father of Shari (James) Harris and Gregg (Lissette) Sprott; loving grandfather of Karlee and James V. Harris and William Sprott; brother-in-law of Harris Wachter; and also survived by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Wachter; and brothers, James and Jack Sprott. He graduated from Coraopolis High School June 1944. He joined the Navy in November 1944 and diligently protected Key West, Fla., from enemy attack until being honorably discharged in September 1947. He started employment at the Coraopolis National Bank, January 1948. After the Coraopolis Bank closed, he opened the Union National Bank in Washington, Pa., and served as manager. Later, he managed both the Imperial and McKees Rocks branches. He retired from banking after 40 years of dedicated service and a victim of four bank robberies. He was a lifelong member of Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church, where he served on Session, cemetery committee and treasurer. Duane loved bowling, playing softball and coaching his son's baseball team. He was a lifelong Steelers fan and season ticket holder during the 70s Steel Curtain days. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 2 and 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at COPELAND'S MOON TOWNSHIP, 981 Brodhead Road, where prayer will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. at Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church, 1828 Roosevelt Road, Sewickley, PA 15143, with the Rev. Doug Dorsey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church.
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Stephenson, Joanne 85

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Joanne Wentz Stephenson, 85, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. She is survived by her four children, Tom W. Stephenson (Juanita), Kate Stephenson, Jean R.S. Blair (Bruce) and Rob R. Stephenson Jr.; and seven grandchildren, Robert Blair, Ragan Todd, Daniel Todd, Nicholas Blair, Athena Blair, Ragan Stephenson and Brooks Stephenson. Joanne was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Pittsburgh, and educated at The Ellis School, The Baldwin School and Wellesley College where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She married Rob Stephenson of Knoxville, Tenn., in 1951. Over the years, they lived in Knoxville, Massena, N.Y., Port Lavaca, Texas, and since 1969, Oakmont. She was widowed in 1978. After her youngest child started school, she began a long affiliation with the Allegheny Chapter of the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC), located on Pittsburgh's Northside. While working at ARC, she published workbooks to help the developmentally disabled transition from institutional living to independent living. Joanne retired from ARC Allegheny in 1992 to travel. A trip to Nepal in 1990 had led her to build and fund a school in the remote mountain village of Nepal, and she devoted the rest of her life to encouraging and supporting education and development in the village. She also sponsored numerous Nepali college students both in Kathmandu and at Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh. In addition to workbooks for the developmentally disabled, Joanne published two books about her experiences in Nepal and several children's books, particularly in collaboration with Wellesley classmate and illustrator Helene Horner Welles. Joanne was a member of Ross Mountain Park Club and Oakmont United Methodist Church. The family will receive visitors between 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the North Mausoleum in The Homewood Cemetery at 1599 South Dallas Ave., Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to FINCA International, 1201 15 St. NW, Washington DC, 20005, Pro-Literacy Worldwide, 104 Marcellus St., Syracuse, NY 13204, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or Ross Mountain Endowment Fund, 1910 Cochran Road, Manor Oak One, Suite 380, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-1205. Online condolences may be made to http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Tatrai, Francis Sonny B. 73

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1941-01-27
  • Died: 2014-10-30
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Francis Bernard "Sonny" Tatrai, 73, of Port Vue died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. He was born Jan. 27, 1941, in California, Pa., a son of the late Helen Sara Lexi and Albert Tatrai. He retired from GM Fisher Body after 23 years of service, but continued to work part-time for NAPA Auto Parts in White Oak. He enjoyed spending time at the cabin in the Laurel Highlands fishing and hunting. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Renee Redzanic Tatrai; children, Dean Tatrai, of Detroit, Mich., John Mattie, of Long Beach, Calif., Deborah (Gary) Meyers, of Pittsburgh, Terry Kula, of McKeesport, Mary Jane Mattie, of Harrisburg, Tony Mattie, of Glassport, Tammy Moore, of Wilmington, Del., Renee Tatrai, of Port Vue, and Fran (Ken) Trimpey, of Elizabeth; 24 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Albert (Barbara) Tatrai, of Colorado, and Margaret Chorba, of White Oak. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132, 412-678-6191. Services will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
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Tomain, John Putz E. 69

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-10-21
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  • John Edward "Putz" Tomain, 69, of Plum, sadly lost his battle with bone cancer, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2014. He is survived by his brother, Robert Tomain and his family, of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Nancy Tomain, of Murrysville; his extended family, Caitlin, Hayden, Steve and Kim Fox, of Delmont; and also many cousins, coworkers, friends and firefighters. He served as a chef on the USS Oxford during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1971. He was a volunteer fireman for Penn Hills and Holiday Park No. 236. He was a founding sponsor of the Firefighter 93 National Memorial for 911 and "CEO of the DH committee" as well. No more pain. Rest in peace my love, my brother. You will be missed by many. Love your sister, Nancy. A memorial gathering will be held in his honor from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov, 22, 2014, at the Holiday Park Fire Hall, Route 286, Plum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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Wilhoit, James R. 82

  • Verona
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • James Robert Wilhoit, 82, of Verona, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Wilhoit; his children, Brenda Lee (Corky) Schmidt, Bonnie Lee (Anthony) Lapiana, Beth Ann Ferguson and James R. (Christel) Wilhoit II; also survived by his grandchildren, Mark, Brittany, Brock, Austin, Sabrina, Armand, Jacob and Laila Grace; great-grandchildren, Garrett and Madison; and his siblings, Della Zavodnick, Nancy Harvey and Ruth Vicker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Polly Wilhoit; and siblings, Edna Wagner, Eva Shones, Alberta Pershina, Mary Krampe, Dorothy Richards and Millard Kelly Jr. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, where a blessing service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Online condolences may be made at http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Wolff, Mary L. 82

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-10-30
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Mary Lou Wolff, 82, devoted wife and mother, of Hampton Township, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Family Hospice and Palliative Care, UPMC Passavant. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was the loving wife for 60 years of James V. Wolff; and beloved mother of David, Thomas (Merri), Linda (Joe) Pullekines, Jeanette (Scott) Poorbaugh, Kathleen (Danny) Palmer and the late Susan. Mary passed away upon her daughter, Susan's, 40th anniversary of death, Oct. 30, 1974. She was the adored grandmother of 10; cherished great-grandmother of three; and doting sister of Bob (Joan), Don (Bonnie), the late Jack (surviving wife, Dorothy) and the late Fred, (surviving wife, Annie). Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal BIvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ursula Church, Allison Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Lou's honor may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Mt. Lebanon, PA 15243 or to The Little Sisters of The Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Zielinski Jr., Paul A. 79

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Paul Zielinski Jr., 79, of Scott Township, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 36 years of A. Marilyn (Moore) Zielinski; devoted father of Kenneth (Marlene), of Sebastian, Fla., Kathleen Seale, of Baldwin, and Michelle (Jeff) Getchell, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; brother of Richard (Leslie) Zielinski; and grandfather of seven. Paul was a proud Marine having served in the Korean War and retired after 25 years as pipefitter-welder with Exxon. He was an active member of Pittsburgh Baptist Church and was a volunteer at the Baptist Home aiding in the one on one specialty care of Alzheimer patients. Paul's true passion was providing joy and laughter for all. Friends will be welcomed from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon Saturday, until time of services at noon. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to Pittsburgh Baptist Church, 3100 Pioneer Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Westmoreland County

Ashcom, Frank M. 100

  • New Florence
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Stuart, New Florence | Get Directions
  • Frank M. Ashcom, 100, of New Florence, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at KENNETH A. STUART FUNERAL HOME, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Complete obituary will be in Saturday's paper. Online condolences maybe left at http://www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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Balinsky, Frances L. 71

  • Wegley
  • Born: 1943-10-28
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Frances L. (Dzatko) Balinsky, 71, of Wegley, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Crest Personal Care Home, New Alexandria. She was born Oct. 28, 1943, in Shafton, a daughter of the late John V. Dzatko and Sophie Kroll Dzatko, and stepdaughter of the late Anna (Pushkar) Dzatko. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Balinsky; her son, Joseph D. Feola, who died six weeks ago; her brother, John M. Dzatko; nephew, John D. Dzatko; and brother-in-law, Calvin Taylor. She is survived by her stepson, Gary Balinsky, of Niceville, Fla.; two sisters, Louise Taylor, of Normangee, Texas, and Margaret Semonik, of Irwin; sister-in-law, Donna Dzatko, of Tempe, Ariz.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Frances had numerous jobs throughout her lifetime. She was a loving wife, mother, stepmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. At Frances' request, there will be no viewing. WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Bertocki, Darlene M. 65

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1948-12-27
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Darlene M. Bertocki, 65, of Lower Burrell, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Dec. 27, 1948, in New Kensington, to the late Glenn and Rose Horenzy Himes, and was a life resident of the local area. A secretary, she worked for the O'Neil-Sebak Insurance Agency and previously for Sally Gross Accounting. She was also a cafeteria lady for the Burrell School District. Darlene was a member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and was very involved with the Lower Burrell Little League. She was instrumental in establishing the Girls Softball Fields at Bon Air School. She enjoyed cooking, trips to Los Vegas with family and friends and especially family vacations to Disney World with her grandchildren. She was a loyal fan of the Pittsburgh sports teams. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, J. Thomas Bertocki; son, Kevin Bertocki, of Tarentum; daughter, Tracy (Steve) Petzuk; and grandchildren, Mia, Hunter and Gianna Petzuk. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where prayers of transfer will be said at 10:30 a.m. Monday, followed by Christian Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Church, New Kensington. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Arnold. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Breegle, Celeste A. 42

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1972-06-18
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Celeste A. (Bileck) Breegle, 42, of West Newton, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born June 18, 1972, in Greensburg, a daughter of Hilda (Kahler) Bileck and the late Bernard Bileck. Celeste was a member of Holy Family Church, West Newton, where she was a Faith Formation aide. She supported her husband's membership in the Stephen Bayard Lodge No. 526 F and AM. Celeste was generous and helpful to everyone, always willing to lend a hand. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband of 22 years, Stuart E. Breegle; a brother, Bernard Bileck Jr. and wife, Lynn; a sister, Coreen Goetz and husband, Gary; nieces and nephews, Ryan Kelley and wife, Katie, Andrew Kelley, Noel Kelley, Nicholas Bileck, Alyssa Bileck and Kristen Bileck; her father-in-law, Eugene Breegle; her brothers-in-law, Chris and Jeff Breegle; and her beloved dog, Chief. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Scott Bileck. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Church. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Brunner, Frances M.

  • New Kensington , Formerly of Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Frances Marie (Brocato) Brunner, of New Kensington, formerly of Oakmont, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was born August 24, in Oakmont, a daughter of the late Helen (Zalar) and Samuel Brocato. Her spirit will be carried on by her beloved husband, Frank J. Brunner; seven children, Teresa (Bruce) Davidson, Joseph (Nancy) Sorch, Steven (Robin) Sorch, Jennifer (Bill) Goss, Heather (James) Nickman, Kristin (Laurent) Brunner and Krissy (N. Harindra) Vedala; one stepson, Frank J. (Jackie) Brunner; six grandchildren, Adam Davidson, Dylan, Cody, Alexa, Emilee Sorch and one baby on the way; two step-grandchildren, Lauren Brunner and Melissa Anderson; two surviving brothers, Charles (Rene) Brocato and Rodney (Kelli) Metzgar; two surviving sisters, Jackie (Brian) Charlton and Shelly Babinsack; and many other friends and relatives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law, Charlotte and Frank Brunner; grandsons, Steven and Samuel Sorch; and sisters, Sharon Kent and Deborah Ciarelli. We have all been so blessed to have this beautiful, charismatic and compassionate woman be part of our lives for this duration of time. She has truly captivated the hearts of many people who were fortunate enough to have known her. Her gracious love and all the special memories of her will continue to fill up our hearts for the rest of years to come. She is and will continue to be so dearly missed by her family and friends, especially her Gettysburg friends. Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. A blessing service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the conclusion of the visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Relay for Life, c/o 528 9th St., Oakmont, PA 15139.
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Cearns, Russel 86

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1928-01-17
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Russel Cearns, 86, of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Ark Twin Valley Personal Care Home, Delmont. He was born Jan. 17, 1928, in McKeesport, a son of the late Harry and Gertrude Stenson Cearns. Prior to his retirement, Russel was employed by Westinghouse Airbrake and was a veteran during World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of Herminie United Methodist Church, a founding member of Circleville Volunteer Fire Department, and was active in the Boy Scouts of America and served as scout master for Troop 259 Herminie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Margaret "Peg" Cearns; two brothers, Curtis and Warren; and sister, Janice. He is survived by his four sons, Ken Cearns (wife Marsha), of Kennesaw, Ga., Keith Cearns (wife Charlene), of Powder Springs, Ga., Scott Cearns (wife Darlene), of North Huntingdon, and Todd Cearns (wife Stacey), of Plum; one daughter, Cindy Veverka, of Adamsburg; seven grandchildren, Sherri, Chad, Staci, Brian, Megan, Nate and Bree; six great-grandchildren, Nichole, Tyler, Cooper, Anna, Charleigh and Savannah; and three sisters, Lois Hamilton, Sally Douglas and Linda Hixson. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Russel. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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DeVaux, Thomas W. 89

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1925-04-06
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Thomas W. DeVaux, 89, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. He was born April 6, 1925, in Melcroft, son of the late Spurgeon S. and Helen Edella Friedline DeVaux. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Greensburg. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Mary Lou. Tom is survived by three children, Ruth E. Poscich, of Greensburg, David S. (Yufen) DeVaux, of Greensburg, and Helen C. (David) Battista, of Collier Township; three grandchildren, Alex, Zoe and Xing; a stepgreat-granddaughter, Hope; a sister, Joanne Young, of Uniontown; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville, with a service at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Harrold's Cemetery, Greensburg. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Hornock, Stephen R. 84

  • New Alexandria
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Stephen R. Hornock, 84, of New Alexandria, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born in Salem Township, son of George Hornock and Anna Balik. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Mike; and a sister, Mary Pacienza. He is survived by his wife, Joan; and a son, Joseph Hornock; two daughters, Sue Watt and husband, Jim, and Sally Watt and husband, Jerry, all of New Alexandria; grandchildren, Holly Shafer and Dustin, Rebecca, Stephen, Jeff and Jesse; brothers, George, John (Peggy) and James; and sister, Anna Marie Suman (Jerry). He retired from Kennametal. Steve was a member of St. James Church, New Alexandria. He was a member of the Army during the Korean Conflict. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington Sts., New Alexandria. http://www.newhousefuneralhome.com. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in St. James Catholic Church of New Alexandria with Monsignor Larry J. Kulick J.C.L. Pastor of St. James Church as Celebrant. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, New Alexandria. Military honors will be accorded by the Blairsville Military Service Group. The family would like to thank the firemen, EMT's and the hospital for their loving care of Steve.
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Keller, Robert 88

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1926-03-02
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Robert Keller, 88, of Latrobe, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Bethlen Home/Hospice, Ligonier. He was born March 2, 1926, in Washington, Pa., a son of Charles M. Keller Sr. and Sarah Simmers. He retired fron the Dravo Coroporation in 1988. He lived and worked in Pittsburgh (Neville Island). Robert was a member of the Insustrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America Local 61. He was a resident of New Alexandria from 1988 until 2002. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine L. Keller; and siblings, Alameda DuBart and Charles M. Keller Jr. Robert is survived by his daughter, Linda Maxine (Keller) Corbett and husband, Richard Corbett, of Sarasota, Fla.; a grandson, Rob Corbett, of Jeannette; and a great-grandson, Aiden Richard Corbett, of Jeannette. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington Streets, New Alexandria, in charge of arrangements. http://www.newhousefuneralhome.com. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in funeral home with Pastor Rhea Summit, pastor of the New Alexandria United Methodist Church. Burial at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
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Knopsnyder, Dorothy J. 60

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1954-01-23
  • Died: 2014-10-30
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Jolene (Jolly) Knopsnyder, 60, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, with her husband, Paul David Knopsnyder, whom she has been married to for 39 years, at her side. Dorothy was born Jan. 23, 1954, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Jacob and Elva Walker Curtis. She retired from the PT Group, Greensburg, after many years of loyal service. Most recently, she enjoyed being a volunteer at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was a longtime active member of Harrold Zion Lutheran Church. She always enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and new puppy, Barney. She was a very strong, caring and compassionate person, whom will be deeply missed by all the lives she has touched. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Jane Klimchock; and her brother, Dale Curtis. In addition to her husband, Paul, she is survived by her son, Paul Ryan Knopsnyder and wife, Jennifer; her daughter, Mandy Carlucci and her husband, Justin; her grandchildren, Brett and Lily Carlucci; a brother, Kenneth Curtis and wife, Nancy; and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Additional viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Harrold Zion Lutheran Church, 671 Baltzer Meyer Pike, Greensburg, with the funeral service to follow. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure, PO Box 650308, Dallas TX 75226-0309. Terence L. Graft, funeral director, entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and information, please visit http://www.kepplegraft.com.
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Leone, Lucy R. 90

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1924-02-16
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Lucy R. Leone, 90, of Murrysville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Naples, Italy, daughter of the late Guiseppi and Rosa Speranza Palomba. She was preceded in death by her husband, George P. Leone. She worked in the pet supply business with her husband for more than 48 years and continued with her son and daughter until the present day with three stores in the Pittsburgh area. She was a member of Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. Lucy is survived by three children, Madeline McCloy, of Murrysville, Gina Coleman, of Murrysville, and George P. (Mary Lynne) Leone, of Wexford; three grandchildren, John Coleman, Nicolas Leone and Jacob Leone; two sisters, Maria Rosaria and Columbina Balzano, both of Italy; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. Additional visitation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday in Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Indiana, Pa. If desired, memorials may be made to an animal shelter of one's choice. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Loucks, Helen J. 80

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1934-03-28
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Saloom- Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Helen Jean Loucks, 80, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. Jean was born March 28, 1934, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Ernest E. and Helen Duncan Dolan. Surviving is her son, Glenn Charles Kuhns and wife, Mary Ann, of Weirton, W.Va.; grandchildren, Tracy Trout and Nicholas Kuhns, of Weirton, and Glenn W. Kuhns, of Mt. Pleasant; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Overly, of Roswell, Ga., and Connie Ross, of Mt. Pleasant; and a brother, Ernest E. Dolan Jr. and wife, Patricia, of Scottdale. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Heather Kuhns. Friends are welcome from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Randy Landman officiating. Interment will be private. Please visit Jean's online memorial at http://www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Lupacchini Jr., Albert Big Luppi 79

  • Bolivar
  • Born: 1935-05-29
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Albert "Big Luppi" Lupacchini Jr., 79, of Bolivar, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1935, in Johnstown, a son of the late Albert and Bertha Hoe Lupacchini Sr. Prior to his retirement in 1997, he had been employed by the Allegheny Foundry for more than 40 years. He was a member of Bolivar United Presbyterian Church, a 55-year member of the Bolivar Volunteer Hose Company where he had served as chief engineer and assistant chief. Luppi enjoyed auto racing but the real love of his life was his family, especially his three granddaughters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jaclyn Jo Lupacchini. Luppi is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly J. "Dink" Saxton Lupacchini; a son, Joel L. (Kelly) Lupacchini, of Bolivar; and three granddaughters, Kelsey Lynn, Kayla Marie and Karly Jo Lupacchini, all of Bolivar. Albert was preceded in death by his father Albert Lupacchini Sr., and mother, Bertha Hoe Lupacchini. Luppi's friends and family gathered this past Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, and Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the J. PAUL MCCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 East Main St., Ligonier. A service to celebrate Luppi's life was held this past Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Bolivar United Presbyterian Church, with his pastor, James G. Sunseri, officiating. Interment followed in the Fort Palmer Cemetery. Bolivar Volunteer Hose Company honored Luppi with a service Sunday in the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Luppi's memory to the Bolivar Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 3, Bolivar, PA 15923. To sign the online guestbook or to send condolences to the family, please visit http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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McHugh, Christopher J. 57

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1957-06-14
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Christopher J. McHugh, 57, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in UPMC Shadyside. He was born June 14, 1957, in Greensburg, a son of James C. and Dorothy J. (Fox) McHugh, of Larimer. Chris was employed as a mechanical and nuclear engineer for Westinghouse of New Stanton. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin and a proud life member of the National Rifle Association. Chris graduated from Penn State University with an associate degree in engineering and also a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree. He was a faithful, longtime fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kathleen (Matava) McHugh; two children, Erin McHugh, of Dallas, Texas, Andrew McHugh, of Pittsburgh; brothers and sisters, James McHugh, of North Huntingdon, Kevin McHugh, of Greensburg, Kathy Peterson, of Reno, Nev., and Terry McHugh, of N.C.; and several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by an 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. To send on line condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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McKeever, Kathryn R. 94

  • Formerly of Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1920-07-12
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Kathryn Rose McKeever, 94, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Lower Burrell, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in her home. She was born in New Kensington July 12, 1920, to the late Samuel J. and Bessie Barnett Holloway, and had been a life resident of the local area until five years ago when she went to make her home with her daughter. Kathryn was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in New Kensington and the Pucketoes Garden Club. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and was especially proud of her computer skills, which she mastered with her internet searches. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Hess; sons, W. Paul (Mamie) McKeever and Gary W. (Marcia) McKeever; grandchildren, Eric, Dana, Meredith, Mary, Paul, Wayne, Peter and Brad; and nine great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter W. McKeever; brother, George Holloway; and sisters, Pauline Hanna, Margaret Davis and Mary Robinson. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Rob Shoup. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
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Molin, Joseph 86

  • Export
  • Born: 1928-01-08
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • Joseph "Joe" Molin, 86, of Export, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Export, a son of the late John and Amelia Molin. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded by three sisters, Jolane Molin, Evelyn Scheller and Virginia Zaremba; and a brother, Andrew Molin. Joe owned and operated the former Joe's Fruit Market on Route 22 in Murrysville. He was a Korean War Army veteran, a member of St. Mary Church and the Italian American Club, both in Export. Surviving are his devoted sister, Alice Zeyzus, of Export; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WOLFE-VON GEIS FUNERAL HOME INC., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export, 724-327-1400. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church, Export, with Father Joseph Bonafed as celebrant. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Export, with military honors accorded by the Greensburg VFW Post No. 33 Honor Guard. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit http://www.wolfe-vongeis.com.
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Moran, Robert G. 82

  • New Alexandria
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Robert G. Moran, 82, of New Alexandria, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born June 6, 1932, in Turtle Creek, son of the late John and Bertha Campbell Moran. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Popovich; and two brothers, Jack and Thomas Moran. He is survived by his loving family, his beloved wife, Verna (Santucci) Moran; sons, Robert V. Moran (Valerie), of New Alexandria, Vernon F. Moran, of New Alexandria; daughter, Paula R. Albright (Randy), of Latrobe; grandchildren, Robert, Devon and Zachary Moran; sisters, Esther Churchfield, of Monroeville, and Laura Minnich, of Fla.; and also nieces and nephews. Robert was honorably discharged from the Army after serving during the Korean War. He retired as a painter in the automobile manufacturing industry for Volkswagon in New Stanton. He enjoyed dancing with his wife, Verna, especially polkas and waltzes. His family remembers him as an "awesome cook." He loved gardening and was an avid sports fan, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381, where a Roman Catholic Funeral Home Blessing will be held at 10 a.m. Monday Father Sam Lamendola presiding. Interment services will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, with military honors presented by the American Legion Post 981 of South Greensburg http://www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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Murin Sr., Andrew 88

  • Bradenville
  • Born: 1926-02-04
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Andrew Murin Sr., 88, of Bradenville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Monessen, a son of the late John and Helen (Paulina) Murin. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Caroline "Kitty" (Milani) Murin; five sons, Joseph "Bono" (Angela), Marc "Tiko" (Gena), Andrew "Huey" (LuAnn), Michael "Butts" (Colleen) and Scott "Ziggy" (Kimberly); six grandchildren, Kristi, Shanon, Brandi, Joshua, Santina and Peter John; six great-grandchildren, Justin, Brandon, Preston, Sophia, Riley and Hadley; his sister, Margaret; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, George, Michael, John, Steve and Edward; and his sister, Annie. A World War II veteran, he was a crew member of the B-17 Flying Fortress, 93rd Bomber Squadron, in the Asian-Pacific Theater. It was customary for ladies back home to write to servicemen during the war. Kitty and Andy met via these letters they wrote to each other. When he came back to the states, he arranged to meet her and the rest is a wonderful 66-year history. He was known for lovingly making pizzelles and sharing with his friends and family. For 42 years, he shared his love of golf with the same foursome. He had an inspection garage and knew how to fix any car. His garage was a popular social gathering place for gentlemen in Bradenville. As a longtime employee for John F. Casey Co., he helped to build our city and surrounding areas. He loved talking about his time being a crane operator, building bridges, dams and other large projects. He was a member of St. Rose Roman Catholic Church in Latrobe and always gave to his family and friends without asking for a thing in return. He was always quick with a joke and he had a laugh that was contagious! He was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew him. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. The St. Rose Rosary Altar Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Military services accorded by the combined funeral detail of American Legion Post 515 and VFW Posts 3414 and 444 will be held at 9:15 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Rose Roman Catholic Church, Latrobe, with the Rev. Rod Rodriguez as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the St. Vincent Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Online guestbook and condolences can be found at http://www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.
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Neal, Joanne P. 81

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1933-06-12
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Joanne P. Neal, 81, of New Kensington, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Belair Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lower Burrell. She was born June 12, 1933, in New Kensington, to the late Clarence R. and Vivian E. (Sundburg) Neal and had lived in the New Kensington area most of her life. Joanne was employed as a human resource secretary for PPG in Harmarville, retiring Aug. 1, 1995. She was a member of Logans Ferry Presbyterian Church and the Massy Harbison-Fort Hand Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Joanne enjoyed traveling, watching TV, reading mysteries and romance novels, walking, visiting Smicksburg and her cat. Survivors include her cousins, Shirley (Tom) Richey, of Upper Burrell, and Bonnie (Kenn) Shoop, of Springdale; and numerous other cousins. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and from 6 until time of service at 8 p.m. Sunday in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068, with Pastor Bob Henry officiating. Final viewing will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by burial in Plum Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to Logans Ferry Presbyterian Church, 750 Church St., New Kensington, PA 15068.
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Nease, Samuel S. 99

  • Loyalhanna , Formerly of Blairsville
  • Born: 1915-07-05
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Shoemaker, Blairsville | Get Directions
  • Samuel Salvador Nease, 99, of Loyalhanna, formerly of Blairsville, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at his home. He was a son of James and Angela R. (Poto) Nease, born July 5, 1915, in Bairdstown. Mr. Nease was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clarksburg, and the Greensburg Musical Society. Prior to his retirement in 1977, he was employed by Torrance State Hospital for 30 years. Music was his life. He played many instruments and played in several bands, including the Phil Murik Band and the Happy Loughner Band. He also played for several years at the Blairsville Elks on Fridays. Surviving is his daughter, Elaine Erb, of Slickville; two grandchildren, David (Lisa) Garland, of Martinez, Ga., and Crissy Erb, of Slickville; two great-granddaughters; his caregivers, Robert and Cynthia Latimer, of Loyalhanna, whom he lived with for eight years; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anabele (Curtis) Nease, March 11, 2006; one brother, John Nease; and two sisters, Mary DiRinaldo and Christina Nease. The family received friends this past Wednesday at the SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME INC., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A funeral service was held this past Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brett D. Hoover officiating. Interment followed in Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville. The family extends a special thank you to Excela Health Home Care and Hospice for their care. To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit http://www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.
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Oden, George W. 78

  • Ruffs Dale
  • Born: 1936-05-23
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • George Wile Oden, 78, peacefully passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at his home in Ruffs Dale. He was born May 23, 1936, in West Newton. George was blessed to be raised by his wonderful foster parents, Grace and Ernest Oden, on their farm in Ruffs Dale. George graduated from South Huntingdon High School in 1955. After graduating, he worked for U.S. Steel in the Mon Valley for a short time before being drafted to serve in the Army. George served as a radio operator in Germany from 1959 to 1962 to include the Berlin Crisis. After returning from Germany, he worked for 17 years at International Paper in Yukon. Then George worked for numerous years in a variety of construction jobs before being hired as a Firm Security guard at SuperValu. George retired at the age of 62. During his retirement, George "volunteered" as the unofficial Schaeffer's Corner Market greeter, spreading news, weather and morning cheer. He also enjoyed going to sales and gardening with his wife and spending time with his dog, Babe. George is survived by his wife of 46 years, Diana Accipiter; his daughter, Lora Ansell and her husband, Chris; son, George and wife, Jaime; and grandsons, Markus Oden, Christopher Ansell Jr. and Andrew Oden; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and dog, Babe. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, followed by a prayer service at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME in Madison, with the Rev. Kenneth L. Bossart officiating.
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Onder, Andrew B. 90

  • North Huntingdon
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Andrew B. Onder, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was a son of the late John and Anna Onder, of North Braddock; husband of the late Mae C. Onder; and father of the late Bruce A. Onder. He was also predeceased by brothers, Joseph, John Jr., Edward Sr. and Elmer P. Onder. He is survived by brother, Albert W.; and sister, Ruthe O.; also survived by special nephew, David J. Onder and family; and Glenn Galbraith and family. He is survived by many other nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Prior to his retirement, Andy was employed by the Edgar Thompson Plant with 40 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II and a longtime member of the VFW of Irwin, Post No. 781. Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in New Hope Presbyterian Church, North Huntingdon. Please go directly to the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Hope Presbyterian Church or the VFW Post 781, in memory of Andy. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Paterra, Paul R. 77

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1937-07-28
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Paul R. Paterra, 77, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was born July 28, 1937, in McKeesport, a son of the late Paul A. and Anna (Martin) Paterra. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. He worked as a meat cutter at the Thorofare and then the Foodland and was an avid sports fan, especially the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 54 years, Jean M. (Reitz) Paterra; sons, Paul J. (Alberta) Paterra, of McKeesport, Mark V. (Mary) Paterra, of Brecksville, Ohio, and Douglas A. Paterra, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Joshua (Stacy) Decker and Mark A. Paterra; brother, Falco (Edna) Paterra, of McKeesport; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Saturday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 200 Leger Road, North Huntingdon. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles. Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. Please reference tribute account number 36801404. For online tributes, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Pollick, Shirley A. 76

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1938-06-29
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Shirley Ann Pollick, 76, of New Kensington died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born June 29, 1938, in Creighton, to the late Stephen John and Mary Ann Waugaman Pavlik. She formerly worked at Paragon Plastics in New Kensington. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, New Kensington, and VFW Post 92 Ladies Auxiliary. Shirley enjoyed playing bingo. Surviving are her children, George (Paula Minard) Kaminski, of New Kensington, Barbara (Mark) Apperson, of New Kensington, and David (Colleen) Kaminski, of Scottdale; stepchildren, Connie (Joe) Peluso, of Greensburg, John "Jack" Pollick, of New Kensington, Jodie (Daniel) McBurney, of Jeannette; grandchildren, Josh Graham, David Kaminski Jr., Alicia Kaminski and Sean Kaminski; several step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert (Vallie) Pavlik, of Butler. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Pollick Jr.; brothers, John and George Pavlik; and great-grandson, Joe Graham. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road, Lower at Alder St., Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Arnold.
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Sechrist, Connie L. 73

  • Formerly of Yukon
  • Born: 1941-01-21
  • Died: 2014-10-30
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Connie Lee Sechrist, 73, formerly of Yukon and Bethel Park, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was born Jan. 21, 1941, in Waltz Mill, daughter of the late Hayes E. and Eda Mae (Miller) McCune. She retired from the Post Gazette after 35 years service. Surviving are two nieces, Kimberly Ellison, of Yukon, and Lori Janiro, of Greensburg; a nephew, Lon Sheppard and wife, Virginia, of Mt Carmel. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Boyle Sr.; two sisters, Lois Jean Sheppard and Patricia King; and a nephew, Lyn Sheppard. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Services will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg.
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Sinwell, Bernard R. 88

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1926-01-17
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Bernard R. "Bernie" Sinwell, 88, of New Kensington, formerly of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in UPMC St. Margaret, Aspinwall, surrounded by his loving family. Born Jan. 17, 1926, in Braddock, he was a son of the late Joseph and Margaret (McNamara) Sinwell. Bernie lived in the Irwin area before moving to New Kensington 21 years ago. He was a 1944 graduate of Norwin High School and 1950 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Bernie served our country during World War II with the Army Air Corps. He retired in 1986 from Westinghouse Electric where he was employed as a mechanical engineer for more than 30 years. Bernie loved singing and was a member of the Barber Shop Harmony Society chapters in McKeesport, New Kensington and Pittsburgh for more than 41 years and was the webmaster for the Alle-Kiski and Pittsburgh chapters. He also enjoyed shooting pool and traveling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret (Savani) Sinwell, in 1983; a brother, William Sinwell; and three sisters, Margaret Hynes, Joann Dahlstrom and Grace Plank. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Barbara (Milliron) Sinwell, of New Kensington; two daughters, Maryann (Bob Jordan) Sinwell, of Murrysville, and Susan E. (Scott) Miller, of Wexford; a stepson, Jeffrey (Joy) Milliron, of Boston; three stepdaughters, E. Susan (Mike) Morris, of Moorehead, S.C., Ann (William) Crooks, of Vandergrift, and Amy (Sam) Durka, of Vandergrift; nine grandchildren; three brothers, James (Rosemarie) Sinwell, of Greensburg, Paul Sinwell, of Greensburg, and Robert Sinwell, of Pittsburgh; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME, 504 Oak St., Irwin. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Irwin, with Father John Moineau. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. Arrangements are being handled by the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. The family wishes to express its sincere thanks and appreciation to Bernie's health team whose care and compassion allowed him to have many happy years with those he loved. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Stefaniak, Michael J. 74

  • Washington Township
  • Born: 1940-06-28
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Dunmire- Kerr Rowe, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Mildred J. Stefaniak, 74, of Washington Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in the Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. Born June 28, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Michael "Mickey" and Martha (Boyer) Stefaniak. She enjoyed going to flea markets, playing bingo, comic books and coins. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy and Marlene Stefaniak. At her request, there will be no public visitation. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DUNMIRE-KERR and ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Visit us at http://www.dunmirekerr.com.
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Veltri, Filomena Minnie 90

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1924-09-06
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Giunta - Bertucci, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Filomena "Minnie" Veltri, 90, of New Kensington, died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in her home. She was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Bullwood, to the late Carmello and Maria (Tipi) Yaconis and was the wife of 63 years of Nicols "Nick" Veltri, of New Kensington. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by five brothers, Michael, John, Nick, Carmello and Frank Yaconis. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Veltri's Restaurant in Plum for 32 years. She was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and The Columbiana Ladies. She was a hardworking entrepreneur, a great entertainer, fabulous cook, aspiring artist, wonderful mother, loving wife and a fun loving grandmother. She was the humble strength of the family and her warm heart embraced all. Best meatballs in town! She is survived by two sons, Nick A. Veltri, of New Kensington, John (Amy) Veltri, of Plum; two daughters, Marie Jackson, of Pittsburgh and Christine (Gregg) Baldwin, of O'Hara Township; two brothers, Orlando Yaconis and James (Kathy) Yaconis, both of Russellton; and five grandchildren, Kristina (Matt) Fortney, Bill Baldwin, Miles Jackson, Charlie Baldwin and Carmen Veltri. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 5th Ave., Arnold. JohnPaul Bertucci, Owner-Supervisor. Prayers of transfer will take place 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.giunta-bertucci.com.
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Beaver County

Wolfe, Audrey J.

  • New Sewickley Township , Formerly of Reserve Township
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry Township | Get Directions
  • Audrey J. (Warner) Wolfe, of New Sewickley Township, formerly of Reserve Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was the wife of the late Donald A. Wolfe; loving mother of Donnie E. Wolfe (Laurie) and John R. Wolfe (Sandy); sister of Marie Scanlon (Gary); and grandmother of Donielle, Don Jr., Mindy, Justin and John Wolfe Jr. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Ferdinand Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Ferdinand Church building fund.
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Butler County

Yoakum, W. Larry 85

  • Formerly of Middlesex Township
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • W. Larry Yoakum, 85, of Katy, Texas, formerly Middlesex Township, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 64 years of Dolores (Wilson) Yoakum; loving father of Michael (Parinee) Yoakum, of Houston, Texas, and Mark Yoakum, of Katy, Texas; brother of James (Barbara) Yoakum, of Butler, David (Joann) Yoakum, of Bakerstown, and the late Mary Lyvonne; also survived by four grandchildren, Justin, Jason, Lauren and Courtney. A Korean War Army veteran, Walter was a member of the Local 66 Operating Engineers for more than 50 years. Friends welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Daniel Muttart officiating. Interment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Donations to a charity of choice. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Fayette County

Bottomley Sr., Harry E. 88

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1926-08-05
  • Died: 2014-10-30
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Harry E. Bottomley Sr., 88, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2014, at home. He was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Connellsville, a son of the late Charles and Margaret (Miner) Bottomley. Harry was a member of East Connellsville United Methodist Church. He retired from Anchor Hocking Corp. as foreman of the carton department. Harry was an Army World War II veteran and member of VFW Post 21. Harry is survived by his wife, Nada (Kelly) Bottomley; two sons, Harry E. Bottomley Jr., of Connellsville, and Robert Miller and wife, Linda, of Scottdale; two daughters, Betty Bellus and husband, William, of Connellsville, and Connie Kaylor and husband, John, of South Connellsville; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Douglas Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park. Full military rites will be conducted at graveside by members of VFW Post 21, American Legion Post 301 and 762. In lieu of flowers, Harry's family requests donations be made to East Connellsville United Methodist Church, 109 East End Road, Connellsville, PA 15425. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Indiana County

Hirko, Mike 90

  • Cramer
  • Born: 1923-12-12
  • Died: 2014-10-25
  • Funeral Home: Stuart, Armagh | Get Directions
  • Mike Hirko, 90, of Cramer, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Rebekah Manor. Born Dec. 12, 1923, in Beaverdale, he was the son of the late Andrew and Susan (Horochak) Hirko. He is also preceded in death by son, Jim Hirko; sisters, Sue Bartko, Marge "Geita" Hirko, Marie Dost and Ann Cetner; and brothers John, Eugene and Andy Hirko. He is survived by wife, Ella Mae (Stiles) Hirko; son, David and wife, Kim (Fochtman), Johnstown; daughter-in-law, Dianne (Nause) Hirko, Venetia; grandchildren, Matt and wife, Erica Hirko, Rebecca Hirko and Ryan Hirko, all of Johnstown, Bradley Hirko, Venetia; great-grandchildren, Noah and Gabriel Hirko; sister Jean Mosher, Tampa, Fla.; and brother, Paul Hirko, Salix. A member of Oakland United Methodist Church, Mike was a friend to everyone he met. He loved sports, roller skating, fishing, auctions, flea markets and was an avid bowler in many leagues. He served in the Navy during World War II and was also a retired agent from Allstate Insurance Company and manager with Acme Market. Friends were received Tuesday at the RICHARD C. STUART FUNERAL HOME, 392 E. Philadelphia St., Armagh, PA 15920, where service was held Wednesday. Pastor Randall Bain officiated. Interment in Armagh Cemetery. Military rite by local veterans organization. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, PA 15963. Online condolences may be left at http://www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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Washington County

Brown, Kelly 50

  • Finleyville
  • Born: 1964-05-19
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Kelly Brown, 50, of Finleyville, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Jefferson Hospital. She enjoyed caring for the elderly and her family. Born May 19, 1964, she was a daughter of Francis O'Reilly, of Dunnellon, Fla., and the late Joann (Mimm) O'Reilly-Peck. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Gary Brown, together for 27 years; son, Solomon Horvitz, of Squirrel Hill; grandson, Tuvia Horvitz, of Squirrel Hill; sisters, Michelle O'Reilly, of Pittsburgh, and Erin O'Reilly, of Dunnellon, Fla.; and is also survived by three nieces. In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by a brother, Dennis O'Reilly. No visitation or services are scheduled. Arrangements are being handled by the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. 2nd Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Povich, Martha 91

  • Carroll Township
  • Born: 1923-03-13
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Melenyzer Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Martha "Marcie" Stetz Povich, 91, of Carroll Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Thorpe's Personal Care Home, Charleroi. Born March 13, 1923, in Charleroi, a daughter of Theodore and Antonina Stetz, Mrs. Povich was a member of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Charleroi. Marcie was an avid bingo player, enjoyed bowling for many years, playing cards with her friends and loved going to the local casinos as well as her trips to Atlantic City. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and friends. Surviving are two daughters, Diana Weldon of North Charleroi and Teri Piscitelli and fiance, Rick Lusk, of Carroll Township; two sisters, Julia Susko of South Hills and Katherine Kash of Dunlevy; three grandchildren, Patrick and wife, Kristen Weldon, Wendy and husband, Daniel Monahan, and Alexander Piscitelli all of Carroll Township; three great-grandchildren, Chad Caruso, Todd Weldon and Molly Weldon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas (Dewie) Povich; three brothers, John, Michael and Steve Stetz; and three sisters, Anne Domonick, Mildred Zabawsky and Helen Gialames. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the MELENEYZER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 825 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, where Parastas will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral services will be private with Rev. Gregory Peterson officiating. Interment will be in Charleroi Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at http://www.melenyzer.com
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Cook, Betty J. 90

  • Silver Springs, Md. , Formerly of Brackenridge
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Betty Jane (Thompson) Cook, 90, of Silver Springs, Md., formerly of Brackenridge, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Maryland. Survivors include her son, Robert M. Hourigan, of Washington, DC. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, Troy B. Cook; and a brother, Henry V. Thompson. Graveside services will be in Bull Creek Cemetery, West Deer Township. Arrangements are by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Visit http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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McKee, Glenn M. 92

  • Phoenix, Ariz. , Formerly of Blairsville
  • Born: 1921-11-15
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Shoemaker, Blairsville | Get Directions
  • Glenn Monroe McKee, 92, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Blairsville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Hospice of the Valley, Coronado Home, Phoenix, Ariz. The son of David Russell and Lyda C. (Cole) McKee, he was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Blairsville. Mr. McKee graduated from Blairsville High School in 1939. He was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church, Blairsville, and member of Indiana VFW Post 1989. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran, having served in the Air Force and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He worked as a post master, retiring in 1976, from the Scottdale post office. Surviving are his daughter, Susan Stake (James), of Phoenix, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Alyssa Baginski and Amy Michalenko; and a great-grandson, Adler J. Michalenko. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty L. (Fulmer) McKee, on Dec. 12, 2012; three brothers, Ralph, Waldo and Marvin McKee; and a sister, Genevieve Decker. A private funeral service with the Rev. Cory A. Braatz officiating was held at the SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME INC., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. Interment was in the Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville. To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit http://www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.
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Shuster, Kenneth 77

  • Punta Gorda, Fla.
  • Born: 1937-04-10
  • Died: 2014-10-30
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  • Kenneth "Jack" Shuster, 77, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in his home in Punta Gorda, Fla., following complications from cancer. Jack was born April 10, 1937, in Vandergrift, to Kenneth and Eleanor Shuster. Jack graduated from the College of Wooster in 1959 with a degree in business, followed by a master's degree in business administration from Siena College. Jack thrived at Wooster, playing football and making friends through his fraternity that have lasted a lifetime. In August 1959, he married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth "Betty" Santarelli. The pair settled down in Fredonia, N.Y., with their four children. Jack spent most of his career working in Labor Relations at Allegany Ludlum which eventually became Al Tech Specialty Steel. He retired as vice president of the company in 1997. Jack is survived by his wife, Betty; his four children, Tracy (Cummings), Kelly (Sasso), Michael and Amy (Allnutt); as well as 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Ed Shuster. Jack was an active man who enjoyed playing golf, tennis, watching football and Nascar and attending church. His family will remember him as a dedicated, hardworking and loving husband, father and grandfather with a great sense of humor that made everyone in the room laugh. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to a scholarship fund Jack established at the College of Wooster. Donations can be made payable to the "Jack and Betty Shuster Scholarship Fund" and sent to the Office of Development, College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.
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