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Bartek, Frances 93

  • West Mifflin , Formerly of Homestead
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Frances (Radziwon) Bartek, 93, of West Mifflin, formerly of Homestead, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Bartek Sr.; mother of John (Nancy Carney) Bartek Jr.; sister of Emily Regula and the late Helen Prusick, Pauline Kavel, Joseph Radziwon, Stanley Radziwon, John Radziwon, William Radziwon, Mary Yazinni and Rozella Armstrong; grandmother of John (Debbie) Bartek; and great-grandmother of Payton and McKenzie. Friends received from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Homestead. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Bokin, Mae

  • White Oak
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Mae Bokin, of White Oak, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born in Homestead and is the daughter of the late Romain Holawaty and Ethel Emery Holawaty Jones. She is survived by her husband, Andrew J. Bokin Sr., with whom she spent 45 wonderful years. She is also survived by children, Michael (Agnes) Faulds, of West Mifflin, Paul (Paula) Faulds, of Munhall, Ronald (Cheryl) Faulds, Andrew J. Bokin Jr., Lynn Bowen and Michele (Carlin) Smith, all of White Oak; grandchildren, Ron, Ray, Sharon, Matt, Samantha, Elysia, Sarah and Anthony; great-grandchildren, Devan, Matthew, Noah, Melia and Nichole; sister, Deborah (Leonard) Takach, of North Strabane; godchildren, Anastasia (Justin) Ross and Dennis Takach; and to many others she was known as Aunt Mae. She was preceded in death by brother, Paul Holawaty. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, and will be officiated by her brother-in-law, Pastor Jack Bokin. Burial will be in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.
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Bova, Salvatore J. 88

  • North Side
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Salvatore J. "Sam" Bova, 88, of the North Side, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. He was the husband of the late Theresa Marie (Costello) Bova; father of Theresa "Pinky" Eileen Bova and Michael J. Bova (Joan); brother of Frances Lewondowski; and grandfather of Brittany, Megan and Phillip. Sam served in the Merchant Marines and Air Force in World War II and retired from Bell Telephone after 35 years of work. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at McKnight United Methodist Church, 600 Fox Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Arrangements are by T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills.
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Brown, John C. 83

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • John C. Brown, 83, of Plum, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in UPMC East, Monroeville, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband for 59 years of Marjorie Brown; and father of Joanne Crosby, James (Sharon) Brown, Sharon (Sheldon) Morris and Robert Brown. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Emily Brown; his son, Charles Brown; a brother; two sisters; and his great-granddaughter, Daniella Provenza. John was a graduate of St. Vincent Prep, a member of Holiday Park VFD and EMT, a longtime member of Our Lady of Joy Parish, Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree, The Holy Name Society, a Korean War Army veteran, and a member of Slickville American Legion Post 18. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the MAURICE L. KNEE FUNERAL HOME LTD., (across from S and T Bank), 7663 Saltsburg Road, Plum, PA 15239. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Joy Roman Catholic Church, Plum Borough.
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Bryan, Jeffrey T. 58

  • Collier Township
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Henney, Carnegie | Get Directions
  • Jeffrey T. Bryan, 58, of Collier Township, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He was a son of Joan (McIntyre) Bryan and the late John "Jack" Bryan; brother of Susan Davis, Jill Bryan, Nancy (Chris) McMullen, Daniel (Cassie) Bryan, Kenneth (Beth) Bryan, Jack (Jenny) Bryan, JoAnn Bryan, Kelly (Barry) Lewellyn and the late John (Bob) Bryan; father of James (Jill) Zimbicki; and grandfather of two. Friends are invited to call from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the LEO J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, 323 Second Ave., Carnegie, where a blessing service will be held at 8 p.m. http://www.leohenneyfuneralhome.com.
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Constantino Jr., Abraham A. 74

  • Forest Hills
  • Born: 1939-09-16
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Abraham A. Constantino Jr., M.D., of Forest Hills, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He was born Sept. 16, 1939. He was the beloved husband of 49 years to Rose Eva Constantino; father of Charles, Kenneth and Abraham III; and is survived by sisters, Aurora, Becky and Rex. Dr. Constantino practiced general surgery and physical medicine for many years. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday only at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday.
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Essay, Thomas R. 78

  • Greenock
  • Born: 1936-06-26
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Thomas R. "Tom" Essay, 78, of Greenock, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at home. He was born June 26, 1936, in McKeesport, and was a son of the late Samuel and Louise (Mork) Essay. Tom was a member of Boston United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Wunder Essay; sons, Shane (Debbie) Essay, of Greenock, Jeffrey ( Kristin) Essay, of Rillton, and Daniel (fiancee, Toni) Essay, of Sutersville; daughter, Cindy (Mike) McNamara, of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Robert Essay, of Greenock; grandchildren, Shane Michael, Jamie, Aaron, Anna and Elijah Essay, and Josh and McKenzie McNamara; and great-granddaughter, Naomi Essay. Private visitation and service took place Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in the chapel of the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Interment followed at the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Greenock. Condolences may be made at http://www.Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Fine, Marvin 77

  • Forward Township
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Marvin Fine, 77, of Forward Township, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at home. He was a retired maintenance man at the Youghiogheny Country Club in Elizabeth Township. Born June 10, 1937, in Forward Township, he was a son of the late George Dewey Fine and Gertrude Mary Louise (Behanna) Fine. He is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William Heaton officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Greager, Kimberly G. 48

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Kimberly G. Greager, 48, of Ross Township, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of William and the late Bella Greager; loving sister of Deborah Greager, John Greager (Anita), Kathy Gehry (Robert) and the late Sandra and Leslie "Tom" Greager; proud aunt of John, Theresa, Tracy, Cheryl Lynn and Karie Greager; John and Michael Greager; Erica Welsh, Ashley Gehry and William Gehry; and devoted great-aunt of Austin, Alyssa, Kailey and Bella. She is also survived by many loving friends and relatives. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills, where a service will also be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
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Johnson, Donna J. 86

  • Plum
  • Born: 1927-10-27
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Donna Jean Johnson, 86, of Plum, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born Oct. 27, 1927, in Revloc, Pa., a daughter of the late Alf and Cora Johnson. She was a graduate of Slippery Rock University and received a master's from the University of Pittsburgh. Donna worked for 30 years as a health and physical education teacher at Apollo Ridge School District as well as a professor of sports education at California University of Pennsylvania, where she also coached fencing, gymnastics and volleyball. She was a former member of the Pittsburgh Field Hockey Association and the Mid-East field hockey team. In her spare time, she played the flute in both the Delmont and Scottdale Community Bands. She was also a fine seamstress and loved to sew and knit. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marian Wizniak; and a niece, Jean Aydlett. She is survived by nieces, Nancy (Lew) May and Sally (John Zigland) Wizniak; great-nieces, Amanda (Andrew) Costello, Rebecca (Jeremy) Reed, Amy (Thomas) Eller and Lisa (Max) Hernandez; as well as her dear friends, Jane Fisk and Lois Snyder. Arrangements are private and are being personalized by the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC, 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. Condolences may be offered at http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Kay, Gerri 70

  • Squirrel Hill
  • Born: 1943-09-10
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Gerri Kay, of Squirrel Hill, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, Sept. 1, 2014. Born Sept. 10, 1943, Gerri was a loving and beloved daughter of the late Irwin Porter and the late Rachel Rakusin Porter; loving and beloved sister of Idy (William) Goodman and Charles (Hilary Tyson) Porter; loving and beloved aunt of Mollie Goodman (Andrew O'Brien), Jacob Goodman (Sean Shepherd), Abby Goodman (Rose Covert), Marisa Porter and Gillian Porter; loving and beloved niece; loving and beloved of numerous cousins and their children. Gerri was extraordinary in creating relationships throughout her family's generations, past and present, as well as with so many others throughout her communities in Pittsburgh, New York and Cape Cod. Gerri was well-known throughout the city of Pittsburgh for her commitment toward issues of social justice and bringing together diverse collaborations. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social work, later receiving its Distinguished Alumni Award, Gerri was active in the early days of school integration. This culminated with Reizenstein School, bringing together a huge and diverse population. Gerri then put together the Reizenstein Middle School Consortium. She moved on to work at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, became director of the Public Education Fund, and worked as vice president for Program and Policy at the Pittsburgh Foundation. After retirement, Gerri became deeply engaged in a wide variety of community organizations. A woman who could fit more into one 24-hour day than anyone, Gerri was deeply engaged in justice, social service and arts organizations. During that time, Gerri served on such boards as the ACLU Pittsburgh Chapter - Executive Committee and membership development committee chair, Chamber Music Pittsburgh Advisory Board, City of Asylum, City Theater board and Executive Committee, Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Free Clinic, Quantum Theater, Society of Contemporary Craft, Squirrel Hill Health Center as vice chair of the board, Squonk Opera, United Jewish Federation board member and former chair of the Local/National Funding Committee, and University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics Health and Human Services committee co-chair. Gerri will be deeply missed by her family and so many who loved her. As one friend said, "Pittsburgh loved Gerri." We will miss her love, intelligence and wonderful laughter; we will miss her passion and outrage; we will miss her sense of style and guidance in all things chocolate; we will deeply miss her sense of adventure and fun, and all the love she showered on us. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill. Family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Synagogue prior to the service. Interment will be in B'Nai Israel Cemetery. Donations can be made to: American Civil Liberties Foundation, Pennsylvania Chapter; Squirrel Hill Health Center; The Institute of Politics, University of Pittsburgh; City of Asylum Pittsburgh. Arrangements entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC. http://www.schugar.com.
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Leonhardt, Mark A. 52

  • Formerly of North Hills
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Mark A. Leonhardt, 52, of Ellwood City, formerly of the North Hills, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He was the beloved son of Claire and the late Alfred Leonhardt. He is also survived by his sisters, Diane (Don) Klingensmith and Linda Leonhardt; nieces, Dana Meinert and Devon Klingensmith; great-niece, Madisyn O'Connor, and great-nephew, Blake Meinert, as well as an uncle, aunts, cousins and his longtime dear friend, Jeffrey Bentlejewski. He was the owner of AJ Pattern Co., located on his cherished farm in Ellwood City. Mark was a graduate of North Hills High School. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and living the country life. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, (412-364-4444), where a blessing service will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001.
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Miller, Agnes A. 91

  • Allison Park , Formerly of Troy Hill
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Agnes A. Miller, 91, of Allison Park, formerly of Troy Hill, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. She was the wife of the late John; mother of Jack Miller (Barb), Karen Tredway, David Miller (Sonja), Mark Miller (Judy), Linda Price (Jim) and the late Donald Miller; daughter of the late George and Agnes Werbanec; sister of Dolores Kozlowski and the late George, Raymond, Mildred, Veronica and Jozie Werbanec; grandmother of Jennifer Howard, Mark Miller and Lisa Roedersheimer; great-grandmother of Mara, Eva, Piper and Skyler; and her beloved pets, Honey and Hazel. Agnes was a member of the Lay Carmelites. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Middle Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Father Scott Seethaler, TASH Inc., 9448 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101 or online at http://www.fatherscott.com., click Clinica Del Pueblo. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Miller, Harold 84

  • Springdale
  • Born: 1929-12-12
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Siemianowski, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Harold "Babe" Miller, 84, of Springdale, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Oakmont Center for Nursing. Harold was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Cheswick, to the late Jake and Mary (Wheatholder) Miller. Mr. Miller lived his whole life in the Springdale - Cheswick area. Harold worked as a welder for the former Englas Works for 36 years, Anchors, for seven years, both of Verona, and Acee, in Tarentum, for 10 years. He was a member of the Outdoor Life Lodge and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Grace (Grunden) Miller; children, Shawn (Brenda) Miller, of Cabot, and Stephen Miller, of Aurora, Colo.; stepchildren, William (Martha) Jones, of Leechburg, and Barbara (Kevin) Olson, of Red Wing, Minn.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roy, Clarence and George Miller; and sisters, Dolores Musco, Mildred Vitalale, Eleanor Petrosky and Marcella DeRosa. Arrangements entrusted to the ADAM SIEMIANOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Starr Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. For online condolences, please visit http://www.westdeerfuneralhome.com.
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Natale, Mary E. 97

  • Glassport
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • Mary E. Natale, 97, of Glassport, died peacefully with her family by her side Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Zolobak) Voron; and beloved wife of the late Frank A. Natale. She is survived by her son, Frank A. Natale, of North Huntingdon; daughters, Linda (Bill) Hawse, of Level Green, and Donna Unangst, of Hermitage; grandchildren, Dr. Sharon Miller, Susan Zimmerman, Lynn Greer, Dr. William Hawse and Heather Unangst-Swartzbaugh; great-grandchildren, Violet and Liam Greer; brothers, William Voron, of Pittsburgh, and John Voron, of North Huntingdon; and also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Voron, and daughter-in-law, Roberta Natale. Mary was a member of Queen of the Rosary Church and the Christian Mothers. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Queen of the Rosary Church, at which time a funeral Mass will be held with Rev. Kedzierski. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by the WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport. Memorial contributions may be made to the Queen of the Rosary Church in her name. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at William Penn Care Center and Medi-Home Hospice.
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Nicklas, Raymond J. 85

  • Richland Township
  • Born: 1929-04-19
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Raymond J. "Jack" Nicklas, 85, of Richland Township, formerly of Middlesex Township, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2014, at St. Barnabas Nursing Home after a brief stay. Born April 19, 1929, in Butler, he was the son of the late Raymond G. and Agnes R. Dodds Nicklas. A 1951 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He met his future wife, Joy, in Des Moines, Iowa. Jack was a realtor at Agnes R. Nicklas and Associates Realty, which was founded by his mother, the late Agnes R. Nicklas, in 1953. He was also co-founding partner of Nicklas, King and MConahy, an appraisal and accounting firm. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Realtor's Association and was a four-year director for the Butler County Board of Realtors. He had served for 16 years as a member of the Butler County Development Board. Jack also had served 10 years as the secretary for the Middlesex Township School Authority. He was an 81-year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown. Jack was a charter member of the Rich-Mar Rotary Club, where he had served as secretary/ treasurer for 1970 to 1972 and as president in 1974. He had served as Rotary District No. 7280 Governor in 1977 and was a Paul Harris Fellow many times over. He was co-chairman for Rotary's Polio Plus campaign for the district raising monies to help eradicate polio throughout the world. He served many years on the Butler County AAA Board and was president when Butler AAA merged with AAA of Western Pennsylvania. He then served as a representative on the AAA Board of Western Pennsylvania. Jack had served on the Pennsylvania State Board of the Easter Seals Foundation for two terms as well as the local board of Easter Seals. He received his 50 years of service award as a member of John E. Mair Lodge No. 729, F and AM in Mars in 2001 and is a member of the Naco Caravan No. 19, the Gourges Lodge of Perfection, Syria Shrine and the Royal Order of Jester's Pittsburgh Court No. 2. An avid golfer, Jack was a 74-year member of the Butler Country Club, where he had two holes-in-one. He also served on the board of directors of the West Penn Golf Association, as well as chairman of the caddy scholarship fund for the WPGA. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Joy Fletcher Nicklas, whom he married June 21, 1953; two daughters, Melinda N. Meighan and her husband, Jim, of Bradford Woods, and Melanie N. Hynden and her husband, Douglas, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and his two grandchildren, Kyle N. Hynden, of Cincinnati, and First Lt. Richard Hynden, USMC, of Corpus Christi, Texas. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, 5825 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Please meet at the church. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Dan Muttart, the Rev. Dr. Richard Morledge and the Rev. Donn Ed. Burial will be in North Cemetery, Butler. Following the burial, a luncheon will be held at the Butler Country Club to celebrate Jack's life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693; or to Hosanna Industries, 109 Rinard Lane, Rochester, PA 15074. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Novak, Terry F. 67

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Terry F. Novak, 67, of North Versailles, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. He was the son of the late Edward and Margaret Novak; dear father of Terry M. and Michelle Novak; special grandfather of Savannah Krall and Michael Novak; brother of Patty (Eric) Schmeltz, Allan (Raquel) and Edward (Linda) Novak; dear friend of Penny and Frank Haenel; and is also survived by nieces, nephews and many friends. Terry served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was also a baseball coach for EAAA and was a Quarter Master for the Wall VFW Post 1768. Family and friends are being received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332. Prayers will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Jude the Apostle. Burial will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors.
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Peterson, Melvin C. 84

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1930-03-08
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Melvin "Mel" Curtis Peterson, 84, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. He was born March 8, 1930, in McKeesport. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of McKeesport, Youghiogheny Lodge No. 583 Free and Accepted Masons and the Barcey Choir of McKeesport. He was also a member and past president of the McKeesport Jaycees and was past president and secretary of the McKeesport Lions Club with more than 50 years of service. He was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow from Lions Club International Foundation. Mel retired from the Union National Bank in McKeesport and had previously worked at Westinghouse Federal Credit Union, William Jenkins Corporation, and Butler's Golf Course. He served on the Boards of the McKeesport YMCA and the Auberle Home. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Banking and was an Army veteran, serving in Japan during the Korean War. He loved to play golf and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mel enjoyed growing flowers. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, LaVauda Jean Dick Peterson; sons, Jeffrey Allen Peterson, of Manassas, Va., and Douglas Richard Peterson, of Oakton, Va.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ora Gould Peterson; and brothers, Harry E. and George W. Peterson. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. Interment with military honors will follow at the Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Condolences may be made at http://www.Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Porter, Joan B. 92

  • Aleppo Township , Formerly of Moon Township
  • Born: 1922-01-31
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Syka, Ambridge | Get Directions
  • Joan B. Porter, 92, a resident of Masonic Village, Aleppo Township, formerly of Moon Township, was accompanied by the angels to her eternal home Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Mars, to the late Ross Dixon and Rena Fay Winger Ekas. She was a graduate of Mars High School, where she met and later married her high school sweetheart, John. After graduation, she attended business school and got a job at Williams Company in Pittsburgh as a secretary. She later worked as a bookkeeper in her husband's business, Porter's Prescription Pharmacy, which he established in 1960. She was a longtime member of the Mars United Methodist Church and a member and Past Matron of the Mars Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Preceding her in death were her husband, John R. Porter, on Sept. 5, 1997; and a two year old baby sister, Betty Ekas. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Karen-Debiec Porter, of Independence Township, proud Nana to her grandchildren, Rochelle Catherine Porter and John Joseph (JJ) Porter; cousins, Major Osborne and Craig and Scott Osborne, of Williamsport, Md., and her best friend, Loomis Mancuso-Kurlak, of Cary, N.C. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME INC., 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in Sewickley Cemetery. A special thank you to her family at Masonic Village for the love and care they showed Joan and to Dr. Chris O'Donnell, a kind and compassionate friend.
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Riddle Jr., Louis J. 82

  • Tarentum
  • Born: 1932-03-03
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Louis J. Riddle Jr., 82, of Tarentum, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Belair Nursing Home, Lower Burrell. He was born March 3, 1932, in Tarentum, to the late Louis J. and Virginia H. (Grimenstein) Riddle Sr. A life insurance agent for 30 years with United Insurance Company, Mr.Riddle was a member of Holy Martyrs Church, Tarentum, a Gold Card life member of the Verona Eagles and a 30 year member of the former Belgium Club in Tarentum. He was a 1951 graduate of Tarentum High School. Louis enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid handyman. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth (Hollinger) Riddle; a son, Thomas Riddle, of Verona; daughter, Mary Beth and (Frank) Palko, of New Kensington, daughter, Ellen and (James) Kuhn, of Marco Island, Fla., and son, Joseph and (Linda) Riddle, of Lower Burrell. Also surviving are six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Riddle, in Ohio, sister, Mary Lou Cicolini, in Natrona Heights, brother, William Riddle, in Tarentum, and brother, Andrew Riddle, in Brackenridge. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Francescon, in Florida. At the request of Mr. Riddle, all services and burial will be private. Arrangements are by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, PA 15084, 724-224-1526. The family suggests contributions may be made to The Ladies of Charity, C/O Holy Martyrs Church, 344 W.9th Ave., Tarentum, PA 15084. Visit http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Semega, Judith M.

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • Judith M. "Judy" Fucic Semega, of Hampton Township, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Mrs. Semega was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence J. Semega; mother of Richard P. Semega (Carol), of Ross Township, George D. Semega (Debby), of O'Hara Township, and the late Lawrence J. Semega Jr.; daughter of the late George and Anastasia Cadic Fucic; stepdaughter of the late Julia Fucic; sister of Helen Klos (late Louis) and Jenny Slivka (late John), both of Pittsburgh, and the late Mamie and Rocco; also three stepsisters; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Celebrate Mrs. Semega's life with her family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Family respectfully suggests donations be made to Kane Hospital Patient Fund, 110 McIntrye Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Leave condolences at http://www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Skendrovich, Naticia L. 41

  • North Braddock
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Naticia L. Skendrovich, 41, of North Braddock, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, as her valiant fight with cancer ended in the presence of her caring family. She was the beloved wife of Robert D. Skendrovich Jr. for 19 years; dear and loving mother of Katelynn and Alyssa; precious daughter of Nancy Lee (Zinza) Lippai (husband, Richard) and Stephen Koncz, both of North Huntingdon; and treasured sister of Dawn (Thomas) Bonsall, of Verona, and Carrie Koncz Haverty, of Elizabeth Township. She is also survived by numerous cousins. Naticia was an artistically gifted crafter of needlework, beadwork and jewelry and enjoyed all genres of music. Friends welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday 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. Wednesday. Memorial donations may be made to the family. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Slagle Sr., Gordon W. 87

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Gordon Wayne Slagle Sr., 87, of Monroeville, formerly of Greensburg, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Grace (Murphy) Slagle; loving father of Gordon W. Slagle II (Nancy), Shaun R. Slagle (Cindy), Eric D. Slagle (Lisa) and Colleen C. Apgar (Brian); and loving Pap Pap of Nicole, Andrew, Jordan, Allison, Shaun, Will and Jack. Gordon was an Army World War II veteran and was a retired switchman with the Bell Telephone Co. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100), where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, with Pastor Robert Schaefer officiating. Interment following in Cross Roads Cemetery. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Smith, Elaine A. 74

  • Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Elaine A. (Cahill) Smith, 74, of Turtle Creek, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Erma Dodson Cahill; mother of Mark Brucker, of Scranton, Deborah Smith, of Swissvale, and Bonnie Oviedo, of North Carolina; sister of Robert, Gordon and Leo Cahill, Mary Ellen Pusateri, Maureen Cahill, Marian Kaufman, Edith Maisano and Beverly Eskdale; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Elaine may have been Elvis' biggest fan and was the historian of the family through her photography. We love you and will truly miss you. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at Allegheny Cemetery. Arrangements by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Stillwagon Jr., James E. 61

  • West Deer Township
  • Born: 1953-03-08
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • James E. Stillwagon Jr., 61, of West Deer Township, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Born March 8, 1953, in Kalamazoo, Va., he was the son of the late James E. and Patricia (Plesco) Stillwagon Sr. He is survived by his wife, Lori (Comport) Stillwagon; son, James E. Stillwagon; and daughter, Julie C. Stillwagon; and siblings, Patricia (Mike) Mullaly, Susan (Don) Johnson, Mark (Shelley) Stillwagon and David (Bill) Stillwagon. James's family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will held be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at the St. Victor Roman Catholic Church, Bairdford. If desired, memorial donations may be made in his honor in support of the Genesis of Pittsburgh, 550 California Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202, 412-766-2693. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with James's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Swankler, Marie

  • Braddock Hills
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Karish, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Marie Swankler, of Braddock Hills, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the Late James W. Swankler Sr.; dear mother of James (Mary C.) Swankler Jr., Frank (Jan) Swankler, Debbie (Chuck) Lubay, Doug Swankler and Karen (Fred) Malerbo; also 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Family and friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the ROBERT P. KARISH FUNERAL HOME, 1300 Fourth St., Braddock Hills (412-271-3430). Parastas service at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Funeral Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Braddock.
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Tomasic Jr., Nicholas G. 65

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Nicholas G. Tomasic Jr., 65, of West Mifflin, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He was a dear son of Helen (Haggerty) Tomasic, of North Braddock, and the late Nicholas "Mike" Tomasic Sr.; beloved husband of the late Joanne (Labik) Tomasic for 39 years; loving father of Joanne (Dana) Buffo, of Pleasant Hills, and Daniel (Valerie) Tomasic, of West Mifflin; loving pappy of Jonathan and Peter Tomasic and Ella Buffo; beloved brother and friend of James (Jerri) Tomasic and Debra (Joseph) Balcik, all of Monroeville; beloved uncle of Tracy Sharpley, Jennifer Tomasic, Christopher and Sarah Balcik; and nephew of Mary (late Ozzie) Kerlin and George (late June) Tomasic. Nick was an avid traveler and thoroughly enjoyed trains, whether driving or riding them or collecting models of various kinds of trains. Friends welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in Resurrection Church, West Mifflin. Burial will be in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579 or http://www.rrmuseumpa.org. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Wegener, Eileen C. 79

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Eileen C. (Lotz) Wegener, 79, of McCandless Township, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 55 years of Ralph M. Wegener; loving mother of R. Michael Wegener Jr. (Doley), Susan Miller (Matt) and Patricia Wegener; and dear grandmother of Matthew and Julia Miller and Chelsey and Courtney Wegener. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Sebastian Church, 311 Siebert Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Everyone please meet at church. Interment will follow at Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Sebastian School.
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Acey, Eugene D. 86

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1928-08-27
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Eugene David "Gene" "Jeep" Acey, 86, a longtime resident of Scottdale, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2014, in Amber House, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Scottdale, a son of the late David Assey and Mary Saad. Jeep was a longtime and faithful member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, and was a former member of St. Clement Roman Catholic Church, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when he resided there. He was a graduate of the former Scottdale Joint Senior High School, Class of 1948. He was also a graduate of Drama School at the Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, Calif., and also of the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Metropolitan T.V. School of New York City. Gene had pursued his acting career and did many commercials in Florida and California. He also appeared in two movies while in California, one which was titled "Somebody Up There Likes Me." Jeep was a retired store manager with the former A.C. Products, Scottdale, with 17 years of service. Previously he was the hotel manager with The Fountain Bleu Hotel, Miami Beach, Fla., with eight years of service and was display manager at the Miami Beach Convention Center for three years. For a number of years, Gene also served as a boating deputy sheriff in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas. Gene was a veteran of the Navy, serving during the Korean War as a petty officer draftsman. He was also the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal (First Award). Gene was a member of the American Legion and VFW Posts, both of Scottdale and the Scottdale BPOE No. 777. Gene will be greatly missed by his family and those who loved him, especially his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph A. and Bessie I. (Ritenour) Acey, of Connellsville; his two grandchildren, Robert Eugene and Stephen Anthony Acey, both of Connellsville; and his great-granddaughter, Jade Acey; and a number of nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Russell Acey, of Somerset. In addition to his parents, Gene was predeceased by three brothers, Joseph Assey, KIA during World War II on Anzio Beach Head in 1943, Samuel M. Assey (Nov. 2, 1995) and James G. Acey; and three sisters, Gimillia Assey (March 24, 1975), Helen Lepley (March 28, 1997) and Dorothy Samole. Gene's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. St. John Ministry of Consolation will hold a vigil service at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday and the Scottdale BPOE No. 777 will conduct a memorial ritual at 7 p.m. Tuesday, both in the funeral home. Parting prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the partner parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with his pastor, the Rev. Andrew M. Kawecki, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the gravesite by the Southmoreland Veterans Association Honor Guard. To view online obituary, send condolences, flowers or obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Artman, John C. 32

  • New Alexandria , Formerly of Slickville
  • Born: 1982-05-24
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • John Curtis Artman, 32, of New Alexandria, previously of Slickville, died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in an accident. He was born May 24, 1982, in New Kensington, a beloved son of Kenneth John (Jill) Artman and Edith Ann Cline (Merle) Hoak. John was employed by the Elliott Co., Jeannette, in the industrial maintenance department. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends. John was an avid fisherman and hunter who also enjoyed boating, canoeing, motorcycling and music. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Helen Nolan; maternal grandfather, Vearl Cline Sr.; and uncle, Bill Artman. John will be sadly missed by his loving partner, Jennifer Marie Sultzer, the mother of his two children, Logan John Artman and Sakora Raye Artman; parents, Kenneth (Jill) and Edith (Merle); brother, Timothy Michael Artman; sister, Jennifer Lynn Artman; paternal grandparents, William M. and Audley A. Artman; and a loving group of stepsiblings, extended family members and friends. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177, where a memorial service will be conducted at noon, immediately following the gathering. The family respectfully requests that no flowers be sent. As an expression of sympathy, contributions may be made to "Children of John Artman," a fund that is being set up at S and T Bank to benefit Logan and Sakora. To send online expressions of sympathy, grief support information or directions, please visit http://www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Brasco, Angeline T. 97

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1917-05-06
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Angeline T. Brasco, 97, of Jeannette, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born May 6, 1917, in Beyer, a daughter of the late Anthony and Terzina Marsico. Angie was an active member of the Ascension Church Jeannette and its Rosary Altar Society. She participated in the churches spaghetti dinners and Italian Festivals. You could always find her in the kitchen stirring the sauce. Angie also loved to crochet for herself and others. She loved making blankets for the nuns and the shut ins. Angie was adored by all and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends who loved her. In addition to her parents, Angie was predeceased by her husband, Domenick, in 1986; and many siblings. She is survived by her children, Frances Feher and husband, Charles, of Belle Vernon, Janet Shaffer and husband, Bill, of Cranberry Township, and Richard Brasco and wife, Barbara, of North Augusta, S.C.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Theresa Marsico, of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. 2nd St., Jeannette. The Ascension Rosary Altar Society will pray the rosary at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Ascension Church with Father Paul A. Lisik, as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
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Dugger, Bob J. 88

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1926-01-01
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Bob J. Dugger, 88, of Scottdale, Upper Tyrone Township, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, Aug. 31, 2014, in Oak Hill Nursing Home, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Whitmer, W. Va., a son of the late Harry L. and Vernie Dugger. Bob was a longtime and faithful member of the Scottdale Church of Christ, where he served as a Deacon and was also a member of the Church Dartball League. He was a member of the Bullskin, Scottdale, Everson and Connellsville Senior Citizens Organizations. He was a member and past president of the Alverton Civic Association and for a number of years, an assistant scout master of Troop 170, Alverton. Bob was a retired employee of Permali of Mt. Pleasant with 20 years' service. Previously he was employed by the former Penn Scott Foundry of Scottdale for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with 4610th Quarter Master Truck Company, 184th BN in the Western Pacific. He was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal, while attaining the rank of Private First Class. Bob is gone from our lives forever, but never gone from the hearts of those he loved; his wife of 66 years, Dorothy A. Copeland Dugger, whom he married March 27, 1948; his son, Jack K. Dugger and wife, Susan, of Scottdale; his two grandsons, Keith L. Dugger and wife, Kimberly, of Vancouver, Wash., and Steven R. Dugger, of Scottdale; his two great-grandchildren, Amiee and Samuel Dugger, both of Vancouver, Wash.; and his brother, Joseph Dugger and wife, Freda, of Everson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Jimmy Dugger (2011), Roy Dugger (1999), Harry Dugger (2002), Ted Dugger (2012), Kenneth Dugger (2013) and Kevin Dugger (May 9, 1940, in infancy). Bob's Family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Additional Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday in the Scottdale Church of Christ, Chestnut St and Loucks Ave., where his funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., with his Pastor, Bob Chambers, Minister, officiating. Full military honors will be accorded at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home by the Southmoreland Veterans Association Honor Guard. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, condolences or to obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Everett, Thomas W. 63

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1951-06-19
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Thomas William "Bugs" Everett, 63, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. He was born June 19, 1951, in Greensburg, the son of the late William and Veda Everett. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Hutchison and Gunter where he worked for 40 years. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and received the bronze, silver and gold palms and the God and Country award. In addition, he was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was also a member of Blythe Lodge 593 West Newton, was a Shriner and a 32nd degree Mason. Tom was an active member of the Greensburg Fire Department, where he had served as captain and longtime chairman of the carnival for Hose Company No. 3. Currently, he was serving as president of the board of the Greensburg Fire Museum. He was president of the local chapter of the Red Knights motorcycle club and was a member of the Hill Top Club. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie (Crum) Everett; and a great-niece, Dara Marie Flock. He is survived by his sisters, Karin E. (Dennis) Flock and Jan E. (John) Owen, of Greensburg; a niece, Heather (George) Reichart; his nephews, Michael (Donna) Flock, Derek (Amber) Owen and Kyle Owen; also four great-nieces, Makayla, Rylie, Harleigh and Amanda; and three great-nephews, Hayden, Kyle and Georgie. Also surviving is his brother-in-law, Bruce (Marietta) Crum; and daughters, Christie and Kelly; and a sister-in-law, Jane Lee (David) Pellegrini. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, where his funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. John Owen. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. The Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. and members of the Greensburg Fire Department will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m., both on Tuesday in the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit http://www.kepplegraft.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greensburg Fire Museum, P.O. Box 924, Greensburg, PA 15601.
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Gamble, Robert L. 86

  • New Florence
  • Born: 1928-07-23
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Stuart, New Florence | Get Directions
  • Robert L. Gamble, 86, of New Florence, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. He was born July 23, 1928, in Bolivar, the son of late Lafayette and Mildred (Hall) Gamble. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Allen Gamble, and sister, Doris (Gamble) Fisher. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy (Dick) Gamble; children, Cindra Shearman and husband, John, of New Florence, Robert A. Gamble and wife, Kathleen, of New Florence, Lu Ann Hosek, of Aldie, Va., Lindon D. Gamble and wife, Mary, of New Florence, and Vernon Gamble and wife, Phyllis, of Winchester, Va.; grandchildren, Eric Gamble, Valerie Strohm, Lindon C. Gamble, Timothy Hosek, Nicole Englert and Stephen Gamble, Josh Shearman and Alicia Shearman; six great-grandchildren; and brother, J. Conrad Gamble, of Bolivar. He was co-owner of Gamble and Gamble Construction Company, former employee of EADS Engineering, member of the Acacia Lodge No. 355 Free and Accepted Masons, 32nd degree Mason, Coudersport Consistory as well as a member at Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he was a past trustee. He enjoyed train watching and loved dachshunds, especially his dog, Candy. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at KENNETH A. STUART FUNERAL HOME, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Presbyterian Church, 117 Chestnut St., New Florence. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, PO Box D, New Florence. Online condolences may be left at http://www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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Giordano, Thomas J. 70

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1944-01-08
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Retired Air Force Maj. Thomas John Giordano, 70, of Lower Burrell, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in UPMC St. Margaret, Aspinwall. He was born Jan. 8, 1944, in Natrona Heights, a son of the late Thomas D. and Mary Tomczak Giordano. A career military officer and Vietnam War veteran, his career sent him to stations in Montgomery, Ala., San Antonio, Texas, Jacksonville, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., Tampa, Fla., Puerto Rico, Thailand and the Dominican Republic. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Penn State University, he graduated from Squadron Officers School, Air Command and Staff College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He was scheduled to move up in rank just prior to his retirement. He was a great Pittsburgh sports fan and enjoyed time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and loved God and his country. Survivors include his daughters, Lydia Ann Giordano (Richard) Pin, of South Dartmouth, Mass., Alicia Marie Giordano (Justin) Falk, of New Kensington; grandchildren, Magnolia Giordano Pin, Kodiak Claudius Pin, Carter Thomas Coffman and Mila Marie Falk; brother, Dominic (Patricia) Giordano, of Lower Burrell; and sister, Patricia (John) Litz, of Allegheny Township. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where prayers of transfer will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by Christian Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington. Burial with military honors by the Air Force will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Hammill, Ruth 87

  • Avonmore
  • Born: 1926-09-19
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Ruth (Mike) Hammill, 87, of Avonmore, formerly of Indiana, Pa., passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, Pa. She was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Helena, Mont., a daughter of the late Paul and Donna Mike. Prior to retiring, Ruth was employed by Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, Pa. Ruth will be greatly missed by her beloved family. She is survived by her children, Donna Steffan, of Monroeville, Robert (Lori) Hammill, of Indiana, Pa., Edward Hammill, of Rossiter, and Christopher Hammill, of Arnold; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be especially missed by her grandson, Jeffrey (Lori) Graham; three great-grandchildren, Shelby, Shannon and Brianna; and great-great-granddaughter, Gracelyn. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177, where Ruth's funeral and committal services will be conducted at noon, immediately following the visitation. Private interment will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to Indiana County Humane Society, 65 Haven Drive, Indiana, PA 15701. Please write "Ruth Hammill" on check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit http://www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Maida, Edna D. 83

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1931-03-31
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Edna D. Zaronsky Maida, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Maida was born March 31, 1931, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Paul and Helen Long Zaronsky. She was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. Edna was a graduate of the former Ramsay High School. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. Edna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who devoted her life to caring for her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Gerald C. Maida; her children, Gerald E. Maida, of State College, Jonathan P. Maida and his wife, Misty, and Karen S. Maida, all of Mt. Pleasant; and by her beloved grandson, Ronald J. Hause Jr., Ph.D., of Seattle. Edna is also survived by her brother and sisters, Paul Zaronsky Jr. and his wife, Geraldine, of Mt. Pleasant, Doris Donnadio, of Connellsville, Nancy Nowakowski, of Philadelphia, and Joy Graczyk and her husband, Ronald, of New York. In addition to her parents, Edna was preceded in death by her daughter, Kristie Maida Hause, in July 2014. In honoring the wishes of Edna and her family, there will be no hours of public visitation, and her funeral will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Malt, Karen A. 60

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1953-09-20
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Karen A. (McCue) Malt, 60, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the McGee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Sept. 20, 1953, a daughter of Gertrude (Styke) McCue, of North Huntingdon, and the late Raymond E. McCue. Karen was a teacher's assistant for Pace School, of Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin, the St. Joseph Polish Club and the FOE 1671, of Irwin. She loved to go to camp at Prince Gallitzin. Surviving are her husband, Scott Malt; a son, Craig Miller and wife, Claudia, of North Huntingdon; three grandchildren, Kristian, Alejandra and Sierra Miller; three brothers, Raymond McCue, of Boston, Mass., Timothy J. McCue and wife, Laura, of Natrona Heights, and Christopher McCue, of Arizona; a sister, Kathleen M. Thornton and husband, Kevin, of North Huntingdon; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christine Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Entombment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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McCormick, Doris 92

  • Penn Township
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Sperling, Wexford | Get Directions
  • Doris McCormick, 92, of Penn Township, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was the sister-in-law of Annabelle McCormick and Dale N. Smith. Doris was also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Marie McCormick; and siblings, Wayne McCormick and A. Jayne Smith. Doris was a retiree of Westinghouse Electric with more than 40 years of service. Friends will be received 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at SPERLING FUNERAL HOME, 700 Blazier Drive, Wexford, PA 15090 where a service will be held at 5 p.m. Memories can be left at http://www.sperlingfuneral.com.
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Mihalick, Margaret 90

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Johnstown
  • Born: 1924-03-22
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Margaret Mihalick, 90, of Greensburg, a former lifelong resident of Johnstown, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born March 22, 1924, in St. Michael, Pa., a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Kundrot) Kapitan. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Mihalick, on March 28, 2005; a grandson, Bryan C. Mihalick; two brothers, Andrew and John Kapitan; and two sisters, Helen Trisch and Anna Biros. She is survived by her son, George A. Mihalick and his wife, Diane, of Irwin; a granddaughter, Tina Marsalko and her husband, Paul, and their two children, Logan and Chase. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Divine Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church. Interment will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Dunlo, Pa. Parastas will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff and administration at Westmoreland Manor and Latrobe Hospital for their kind and thoughtful care to mother Margaret. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Bryan C. Mihalick Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Juniata College (please make checks payable to Juniata College) or St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 624 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Moltrup, Carol A. 61

  • Formerly of Latrobe
  • Born: 1953-07-15
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Parthemore, New Cumberland | Get Directions
  • Carol A. Moltrup, 61, of ManorCare, Carlisle, formerly of Latrobe, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at ManorCare, Carlisle. Carol was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, loved making colorful crocheted creations and capturing her family's memories one photo at a time. She was born July 15, 1953, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Edwin C. and Elsie M. (Gilman) Moltrup. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Liz Moltrup; and a faithful companion, her dog, Honey Bear. Surviving are a brother, Samuel J. Moltrup (Karen), of Etters, and Diane L. Moltrup, of Dillsburg; an aunt, Sara Moyher, of Ligonier; a niece, Amanda L. Menginie (Anthony), of Etters; a nephew, Benjamin Hirsch (Jin), of Springfield, N.J.; a great-nephew, Tyler Bruder; and two great-nieces, Emma Menginie and Rachel Hirsch. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at PARTHEMORE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, New Cumberland. A viewing will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are respectfully requested to Action for Animals Humane Society, P.O. Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650. For more information or to send messages of condolence, please visit http://www.Parthemore.com.
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Oplinger, Vicky L. 52

  • Madison
  • Born: 1961-12-27
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Vicky Lynn (Martin) Oplinger, 52, of Madison, formerly of Kiski Township, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Excela Health Westmoreland Regional Hospital in Greensburg. Born Dec. 27, 1961, in Natrona Heights, she was the daughter of James E. (Barbara) Martin, of Kiski Township, and Barbara L. (Kowalczyk) (Dan) Hilty, of Kiski Township. Vicky lived in Madison for the last 30 years, and was a 1980 graduate of Apollo-Ridge High School. She worked as an appointment secretary at the Olan Mills in Greensburg for a time after school. Vicky loved watching soaps, especially General Hospital, and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Stanley C. and Gertrude Kowalczyk; paternal grandparents, Charles B. and Mary D. Martin; and father-in-law, Lester E. Oplinger. In addition to her parents and stepparents, Vicky is survived by her husband of 30 years, Rick E. Oplinger, of Madison; son, Joshua D. Oplinger, of Madison; mother-in-law, Jane E. Oplinger, of Arona; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Services have been entrusted to the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., Apollo. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Riblett, Jack E. 83

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1930-10-25
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Jack Earl Riblett, 83, of Greensburg, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Johnstown, a son of the late George and Evelyn (Hershberger) Riblett. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Sun Oil Co. He was a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren, Southwest Greensburg, and sang in the church choir. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a lifetime member of the West Point Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Betty L. (Vivis) Riblett; a son, Randy Riblett and his wife, Suzann, of Greensburg; a daughter, Jacqueline Toth, of New Jersey; four grandchildren, Eric Riblett, Rachelle Donahue and her husband Justin, Ashley Toth and Ross Toth; three great-grandchildren, Connor, Ava and Abby; and a sister, Roberta Standa. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Additional visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. till noon Wednesday, the time of service, in the Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Ronald Overly officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. Jack was a devoted husband and best father anyone could hope to have. Jack had a lust for life and a contagious sense of humor, and will be missed beyond belief. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Point Volunteer Fire Department, 100 Volunteer Drive, Greensburg, or the Church of the Brethren, 554 Stanton St., Greensburg, PA 15601. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Romano, Virginia R. 89

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1924-12-24
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Virginia R. Romano, 89, of Greensburg, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in The Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Greater Pittsburgh in Greensburg. She was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Pallitto) Santodonato. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several sisters. She is survived by her husband, Daniel W. Romano Sr.; a son, Daniel W. Romano Jr. and his wife, Michele, of Greensburg; a daughter, Pat Battiston and her husband, Lee, of New Stanton; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no public visitation. Interment will be private. LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Greensburg, in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Pittsburgh Chapter, 555 Grant St., Suite 380, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; Excela Health Home Care and Hospice, 130 Industrial Park Road, Suite 1600, Greensburg, PA 15601; or RNC, 890 Weatherwood Lane, Greensburg, PA 15601. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Roudabush, Mattie A. 86

  • Sutersville
  • Born: 1928-07-31
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Mattie A. Roudabush, 86, of Sutersville, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at her home. She was born July 31, 1928, in Elizabeth Township, a daughter of the late Sheridan and Alice (Sterner) Weaver. Mattie was a member of Sutersville Primitive Methodist Church, where she formerly served as a Bible School teacher, on the board of trustees and as treasurer. Surviving are seven children, Nancy Roudabush, Kenneth (Frances) Roudabush, Paula (Russell) Jazemski, John Roudabush, Karen (John) Pierce, Donna (Roger) Opachick and Lisa (Charlie) Wood; nine grandchildren, Terri, Kennett, Jesse, Zane, Rachel, Nicole, Traci, Lori and Brandon; eight great-grandchildren, Kayla, April, Luke, Michael, Isaiah, Aiden, Zaelyn and Evelyn; a sister, Sara Penney; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, F. Paul Roudabush; brothers, Alvin and James Weaver; and sister, Dorothy Williams. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Matthew Sigler officiating. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sutersville Primitive Methodist Church, P.O. Box 382, Sutersville, PA 15083. Mattie's family would like to thank Chrissy Yuhas from the Thorne Group and Bea Holma and Kristin Nuttall from Amedysis Hospice for the care given to her. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Waugaman, Eleanor M. 95

  • Irwin
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Eleanor M. Waugaman, 95, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at St. Paul Homes, Greenville. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Berlin Waugaman; and loving sister of Flora Waugaman; also survived by nephews, Richard Owens (Karla), Rodney Croyle (Becky), Gregory Croyle (Debbie) and Shawn Croyle; and niece, Judy Stoves (Dave). Eleanor was a 1937 graduate of Norwin High School. She was a lifelong resident of Irwin and member of First United Church of Christ in Irwin. She was predeceased by a sister, Sarah Owens; and a brother, Franklin Waugaman. There will be no viewing. Private interment will take place at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. To send condolences, visit our webpage at http://www.williamsnyderfuneralhome.com.
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Armstrong County

Doms, Dorothy M. 94

  • Ford City
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Dorothy M. Doms, 94, of Ford City, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements by MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., Ford City, are incomplete.
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Harmon, Flora J. 82

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1931-12-15
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Flora Jean Harmon, 82, of Kittanning, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Country Care Personal Care Home. She was born Dec. 15, 1931, a daughter of the late Patrick and Lulu (Rickel) Harmon. She was a member of Montgomeryville Baptist Church and also attended Criswell Bible Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading her bible and rejoicing in God's creation and blessings. Survivors include three sisters, Dixie (Robert) Toy, of Kittanning, Isabelle (Gerald) Painter, of Templeton, and Linda Venesky, of Cowansville; one brother, Raymond (Nancy) Harmon, of Adrian; sister-in-law, Delphine Harmon, of Kittanning; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Harmon; nieces, Holly Goldstrom and Cynthia Gibson; and brother-in-law, Tony Venesky. Services will be private and are being handled by the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning, with Paul Debacco officiating. Interment in Montgomery Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Montgomeryville Baptist Church Women's Missionary, in Flora's memory. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit http://www.snydercrissman.com.
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Hogg, Alta H. 87

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1927-05-10
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Alta H. Hogg, 87, of Kittanning, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at home, with her family at her side. She was born May 10, 1927, in Kittanning, a daughter of the late Noble and Zelma (Campbell) Heilman, and was a lifelong resident of the community. She was a retired school teacher who taught first grade in the Armstrong County School District. She was a member of Heilman Emanuel Lutheran Church and ADK, Eastern Star, WELCA, PSERS and Three Rivers Bernese Mountain Dog Club. Survivors include her daughter and friend, Janice Breaux and Mike Burns, of Michigan; grandsons, Corey Breaux, of North Carolina, and Jesse Breaux, of Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, Amy Stephens (Carl), of Kittanning; granddaughter, Shannon Stephens, of Kittanning; nephew, Richard Heilman, of Pittsburgh; niece, Pamela Heilman, of Philadelphia; her faithful friends, her dogs, Tray and Jackson; and her close friend and loving caregiver, Kami. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence W. Hogg, whom she married July 22, 1950; and her brother and sister-in-law, Ray Heilman and Barbara. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kevin L. Mackey officiating. Interment in Kittanning Cemetery, with lunch following at Heilman Emanuel Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Heilman Emanuel Lutheran Church in Alta's memory. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit http://www.snydercrissman.com.
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Long, Sharon 60

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1954-07-23
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Sharon "Sally" (Toy) Long, 60, of Kittanning, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at home. She was born July 23, 1954, in Kittanning, daughter of the late William Toy and Laverne (Johnston) Toy. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Harold Long, of Kittanning; daughter, Rene Ruffner (Andrew), of Kittanning; daughter, Andrea Thomas (Todd), of Prospect; grandson, Nathan Thomas, of Prospect; granddaughter, Casey Thomas, of Prospect; grandson, Tyler Thomas, of Prospect; granddaughter, Brynley Ruffner, of Kittanning; sister, Sonja Emminger (Blair), of Cowansville; brother, William Toy (Jeanne), of Rebersburg; and sister, Mrs. Janie Leslie (Dave), of Butler. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jill Calhoun; and brother, Allen Toy. Private funeral services will be held with the Rev. John W. Snyder officiating. Arrangements are by the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit http://www.snydercrissman.com.
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Seibel, Eugene F. 62

  • Leechburg , Formerly of Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Eugene F. Seibel, 62, of Leechburg, formerly of Penn Hills, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. He was the loving father of Jennifer (Sam) Folino, of Monroeville, Chris (Christa) Seibel, of Norfolk, Va., and Chad (Kacie) Seibel, of Leechburg; adored son of Bernadette and the late Eugene Seibel; grandfather of Joseph, Alyssa, Ethan, Chad Jr. and Tyler; and brother of Debbie Smith, Cheryl Seibel and the late David Seibel. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of 445 Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville, (412-856-4747). Interment will be private. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 1100 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Beaver County

Heinle Jr., Edward W. 82

  • Beaver
  • Born: 1932-04-04
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Noll, Beaver | Get Directions
  • Edward William Heinle Jr., 82, of Beaver, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born April 4, 1932, in Natrona Heights, to Edward W. Heinle, DDS, and Mary Purvis Heinle. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh summa cum laude and attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, graduating in 1958. During his internship year, he married Marie Cicone on Jan. 31, 1959. After his first year of residency, he served a tour of duty in Germany for the Army Medical Corps in 1961 and 1962. Returning to the University of Pittsburgh, he completed a residency in internal medicine and served as chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in hematology in 1965. Edward was an active member of SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Beaver and served on the parish council. Although he was offered an academic career in medicine, he desired to serve in a community hospital, and he left Pittsburgh to join Dr. Thomas McCreary III. They were part of a small group of physicians and community leaders who encouraged the communities of Beaver County to pool resources and combine several smaller community hospitals to form The Medical Center. Together, they established Medical Oncology Clinics at both the Aliquippa Hospital and Heritage Valley Beaver, known then as the Medical Center of Beaver County. He was instrumental in bringing the Home Health Nursing Associations from Aliquippa, Beaver Valley and Sewickley to organize and establish a Hospice program for which he also served as the medical director. He was also founding director of the Beaver County Red Cross Blood Program. He served his colleagues as president of the Medical Center and chairman of the Department of Medicine. He also served as president of the Beaver County Heart Association and the Beaver County Medical Society. He was recognized by the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine as their laureate for 2001. His patients sought not only his medical expertise, but the caring manner in which it was applied. He felt it his duty not only to apply state of the art medical care, but equally important, to do his part to ease the burden of another human being. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn, who died in childhood, another sister, Alice Paz; and a brother, Robert A. Heinle, M.D. In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by his brother, Norbert P. Heinle, DMD; two daughters, Patricia Hoover, Esq., of Beaver, and Anne and Jeff Ingros, of Beaver; and four sons, Dr. Edward W. and Patricia Heinle, of Danville, Dr. Michael S. and Dawn Heinle, of Cranberry, Glenn H. and Debbie Heinle, of Silver Springs, Md., and Drs. Robert A. and Rachel Heinle, of Wilmington, Del.; and 25 grandchildren. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the NOLL FUNERAL HOME INC., 333 Third St., Beaver. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at SS. Peter and Paul by his pastor, Father Robert Miller. Interment will follow at the Beaver Cemetery.
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Butler County

Kelly, Wilma R. 93

  • Buffalo Township
  • Born: 1921-06-22
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Daugherty, Freeport | Get Directions
  • Wilma R. Kelly, 93, of Sarver, Buffalo Township, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia, Cabot, with her family by her side. Mrs. Kelly was born June 22, 1921, to the late Andrew and Pauline (Micholas) Rezak, and has resided in the Freeport area all of her life. She graduated from the Freeport High School in 1939. She worked for the former Joseph S. Finch Distillery, Schenley, prior to working for PPG Glass Research, Harmarville, where she was the secretary to the research director for 29 years until her retirement in 1989. Wilma was a faithful member of the St. Mary, Mother of God, Roman Catholic Church, Freeport, Catholic Daughters of America, Freeport, for more than 30 years, where she held various offices, and served as past president of the Harrison Garden Club. In addition, Wilma was active with the Four Corners Unit of the American Cancer Society, volunteered in helping feed the homeless in Pittsburgh and worked at the Freeport area food bank. She also enjoyed flower arranging, crafts, cooking, baking, entertaining friends and her yorkies. Wilma is survived by her sisters, Dorothy M. Rezak, Berness Cribbs and Alberta "Birdy" Posney, all of Buffalo Township. In addition to her parents mentioned above, she was preceded in death by her husband, M. Gibson Kelly, April 29, 1949; her brothers, Leonard W. and Joseph E. Rezak; and her sisters, Ann Liti and Kathryn Krchnak. Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at the DENNIS J. DAUGHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 324 Fourth St., Freeport, 724-295-3100, where a parting prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, followed by a Christian Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mary, Mother of God, Roman Catholic Church, Freeport, with her pastor, the Rev. Ed Volz, as celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in the St. Mary Cemetery, Freeport. A parish wake service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Four Corners Unit of the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
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Smithco, Frederick 94

  • Formerly of Cranberry Township
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Healy-Hahn, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Frederick "Fred" Smithco, 94, of Wexford Healthcare Center, formerly of Cranberry Township, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He was the beloved father of the late Lois J. Geis. He is survived by a son-in-law, Richard Mitesser; a granddaughter, Jacqueline Geis (Frank); and two great-grandsons, Cameron and Kolby Yourison. Fred was a proud veteran of the Merchant Marine, having served in World War II. He was a retiree of the chamber of commerce and was a lifetime member of the BPOE Elks Lodge No. 2249 of Cranberry Township. In his free time, Fred enjoyed spending time with friends, golfing, playing bingo and watching the Pirates, Steelers and the Price is Right on television. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the HEALY-HAHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 512 Grant Ave., Millvale, 412-821-2940, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The family would like to thank all the caring patient staff from Wexford Healthcare Center.
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Fayette County

Lint, William G. 91

  • Vanderbilt
  • Born: 1923-01-05
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • William G. Lint, 91, of Vanderbilt, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Scottdale Manor Rehab in Scottdale. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the hour of service with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Greenridge Memorial Park. The family would like to thank Amedisys Home and Hospice Care, Scottdale Manor Rehab, Dr. Richard Tiberio and Always Care Pittsburgh. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Parente, Norma M. 86

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1928-03-15
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Norma M. Parente, 86, of Belle Vernon, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. A daughter of the late Alfred and Clara Tintori Lazzari, she was born in Monessen on March 15, 1928. A lifelong resident of Belle Vernon, she was a member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church and the BON card club. Norma retired after many years as a telephone operator for the former Bell Telephone Co. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kim Parente of Belle Vernon; four grandchildren, Jessica and Jeffrey Parente of Pittsburgh and Justin and Journey Parente of Belle Vernon; one brother and sister-in-law, Rio and Jeanne Lazzari of Belle Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Parente Sr. on May 16, 1999; a daughter, Leslie Ann Parente on Jan. 3, 2014; a sister, Janet Skekel; and two brothers, Jordan and Eugene Lazzari. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 724-929-5300, 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery. http://www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com.
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Prestia, Lucetta 85

  • Perryopolis
  • Died: 2014-08-28
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  • Lucetta Erney Prestia, 85, of Perryopolis, passed away peacefully of natural causes Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Lucetta, affectionately known as Cettie, was the beloved wife of the late Ross Prestia and loving mother of Maralyn, Ross (deceased) and Jon; and dear mother-in-law of Christine and Richard. She was the cherished "Nana" of four grandchildren, Kate, Matthew, Lauren and Amanda; as well as three beautiful great-granddaughters, Zoe, Aubrie and Gracie. Cettie was the precious sister of Robert (deceased), Dewey and Jon Erney; and the sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt to many in both the Prestia and Erney families. Cettie loved listening to the world's great opera singers, playing cards with her friends and watching figure skating, but more than anything she treasured time with her loved ones. Spending a lifetime of devotion to her family, whom she loved deeply, Lucetta will be remembered by her sweetness, her rich soprano singing voice, a gracious ease and generosity when entertaining her friends and family and a cheerful laughter that came straight from her heart. Cettie had an uncanny ability to turn a "house" into a warm, welcoming and loving "home." She cared deeply for others and will always endearingly live in the hearts of those who loved her. She will be missed, but never forgotten. Even in death, Lucetta still continues to contribute to the welfare of others by donating her body to the Humanity Gifts Registry. A memorial service to honor Lucetta will be held at a later date and will be announced by the family. For those who are so inclined, donations in her memory can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America. http://www.lls.org/waystohelp/donate/donateonline.
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Shiery, William K. 78

  • Everson
  • Born: 1935-12-05
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • William K. Shiery, 78, of Everson, Upper Tyrone Township, passed away early Saturday morning, Aug. 30, 2014, in Redstone Highlands SNF, Greensburg. Bill's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where his funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Neil Stevens, pastor of New Hope Alliance Church, Scottdale, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the gravesite by the Southmoreland Veterans Association Honor Guard. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences, flowers or obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Smith, James 89

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1925-05-09
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • James "Smitty" Smith, 89, of Connellsville, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at home, comforted by his family. He was born May 9, 1925, in Connellsville, a son of the late Smith and Betty (Craft) James. He was Protestant by faith. Smith was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Marine Corps. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an engineer for the B and O Railroad. He was a member of the VFW Post 21 and the Polish Club. He is survived by his children, Joni Piccioni and husband, James, of Connellsville, and Gary James and wife, Bobette, of Acme; grandchildren, Mike Piccioni and wife, Amanda, Justin James and girlfriend, Yvonne Rush, all of Connellsville, and Jared James and wife, Gina, of Acme; great-grandchildren, Braden Michael Piccioni, Sunny Rose James and Jaden Golden; brother, Neil James and wife, Barb, of Mentor, Ohio; sister-in-law, Mary Conaway; brother-in-law, Lyle Reagan; special nieces and nephews, Scott and Linda Conaway and Jeff and Wanda Conaway; and his pet dog, Buddy and Bird, Smokey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty James (2001); and a son, Ronnie James (1972). Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park.
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Hasbrouck, Norman G. 62

  • California, Pa.
  • Born: 1952-04-30
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Mariscotti Funeral Home, California, Pa. | Get Directions
  • Norman G. Hasbrouck, 62, of California, Pa., died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, while doing something that he loved, officiating a soccer game. He was born Wednesday, April 30, 1952, in Corry, Pa., a son of the late Gene and Anna Belle (Lucas) Hasbrouck. Norm had a long and distinguished professional career starting at Thiel College as an admissions counselor from 1974 to 1976. He accepted the position of admissions director at LaRoche College from 1976 to 1980. He became dean of admissions at California University of Pennsylvania in 1980 and served in various positions until accepting the special assistant to the president and director of the Office of Continuous Improvement in 2000 where he remained in until his retirement in 2013. He was active in many organizations; he was the president of the Thiel College Alumni Board, a member of the Pa. West Soccer Association Board, U.S. Soccer Federation where he was a certified assessor, assignor, instructor and referee for 23 years. PIAA Soccer official for 23 years, California Area School District School Board (eight years), Rotarian (30 years), president of Dean and Directors of Administration for the Pittsburgh Council of Higher Education, he was the Chair Person of the Pittsburgh National College Fair, Former President of Deans and Directors of Administration for the PA University Administration Association, Secretary of the California Borough Planning Commission, a PA West Soccer Coach (15 years), TOP Soccer Coach for special needs children for six years, American Association of College Registrars and Admissions officers, National Association of College Admissions Counselors, College Board Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges. In 1980 he was voted to the Outstanding Young Men of America, Who's Who in the East in 1992 and he was a Phi Delta Kappa Alumnus. Norm was also the secretary of the California Trojan Boosters Club and for many years was a chaperone for the California Area Band Association. He was preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years, Ellen Hasbrouck; and their three children, Chris Hasbrouck and wife, Rebecca, of West Newton, Thomas Hasbrouck and wife, Diane, of Coal Center, and Tasha Hasbrouck and fiance, Chad Philistine of Newtown; two brothers, Roger Hasbrouck and wife, Karen and Kem Hasbrouck and wife, Cathy, all of Corry, Pa. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Mikayla and Nathan Hasbrouck. Friends will be received in the MARISCOTTI FUNERAL HOME, Anthony N. Mariscotti, supervisor, 323 Fourth St., California, PA on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. Family requests friends to meet directly at the First Presbyterian Church of California for an 11 a.m. service on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, with the Rev. Candace Cook and Rev. Pete Ware co-officiating.
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Lecat, Viola 98

  • Long Branch
  • Born: 1915-09-17
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Melenyzer Funeral Home, Roscoe | Get Directions
  • Viola Vern Abbott Lecat, 98, of Long Branch, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at her home. Born Sept. 17, 1915, in Long Branch Borough, she was the daughter of Edward and Mary McCartney Abbott. Mrs. Lecat was a member of Mt. Tabor Church Long Branch and a former member of the Long Branch Grange. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, August Lecat on July 7, 1975; three brothers, Edward W., Henry and John Abbott; and four sisters, Ellen Hess, Jean Lutes, Mildred Dixon and Mary Young. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATIONS SERVICES INC., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe, 724-938-9323. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at 10 a.m. with the Elder James Abbott presiding. Interment will follow at Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Long Branch. Online condolences may be made at http://www.melenyzer.com.
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