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Clarion County

Houser, Oscar E. 93

  • New Bethlehem
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Bauer-Bly, Dayton | Get Directions
  • Oscar Earl Houser, 93, of New Bethlehem, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Kittanning Care Center. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the BAUER-BLY FUNERAL HOME, 125 E. Main St., Dayton. Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at the funeral home. A complete obituary will run in Saturday's paper. Arrangements are being handled by Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.bauerfuneral.com.
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Allegheny County

Arendash, James P. 67

  • Hilliard, Ohio , Formerly of West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-08-14
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • James Paul Arendash, 67, of Hilliard, Ohio, formerly of West Mifflin, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. He was the beloved son of the late John and Catherine (Medar) Arendash; brother of the late John Carl Arendash; nephew of Alex (Ann) Arendas; and is also survived by many cousins. James was a very active member of AAII. Funeral services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Baird, John E. 76

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • John E. Baird, 76, of Hampton Township, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Thelma C. (Houston) Baird; children, John Andrew (Michelle) Baird, Tina (Allen) Cossaboom and Susan (Craig) Neumann; eight grandchildren; five siblings; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, John S. and Mildred E. (Buchannan) Baird, he was preceded in death by three siblings. John's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service with Pastor Barry Murray officiating in Calvary Baptist Church, 4765 S. Pioneer Road, Allison Park. He will be laid to rest at the Hampton Cemetery in Allison Park. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with John's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Bigley, Janet K. 63

  • East Pittsburgh , Formerly of Conneautville
  • Born: 1950-10-27
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Janet K. (Brown) Bigley, 63, of East Pittsburgh, formerly of Conneautville, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Janet was born Oct. 27, 1950, in Meadville, to Stanford and Ruth (Smith) Brown. Janet attended Conneaut Valley High School. She was a dedicated employee to the Braham family and to the residents of Rolling Fields Eldercare Facility in Conneautville, until her illness forced her disability. She is survived by her sons, Daryl J. Adams, of East Pittsburgh, Bradley J. Adams, of McKeesport, and Bryan K. Adams and his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Katrina and Nikkolas Adams, all of Conneautville. She is also survived by her beloved Dachshund-Basset Hound mix rescue dog, "Tito", as well as many cousins and friends. Janet was preceded in death by her brother, Donald; her sister, Ella Mae; her husband, Daniel L. Bigley; and her granddaughter, Kristin Adams and her parents. There will not be a public viewing as per Janet's request. A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date. Arrangements are by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Memorial donations may be made to Furever Dachsund Rescue, PO Box 1613, Woonsocket, RI 02895 or http://www.fureverdachsundrescue.org. Condolences can be registered at http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Bongartz, Shannon N. 28

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1985-12-30
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Cheswick | Get Directions
  • Shannon N. Bongartz, 28, of Natrona Heights, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in New Kensington. She was born Dec. 30, 1985, in Pittsburgh, and has resided in the Valley the past 18 years. Survivors include her father, Noel (Janet) Bongartz, of Cheswick; mother, Rowena Bongartz, of Verona; brother, Brent Bongartz, of Dorseyville; sister, Amanda Leas, of Verona; children, Brieona, Chanel, Dante and Milleek; also survived by grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday in the CHARLES B. JARVIE CHESWICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1607 Pittsburgh St., where services will commence at 7:45 p.m. Burial will be private. http://www.jarviefuneralhome.com.
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Bunecicky, Dorothy 87

  • Munhall
  • Born: 1927-06-10
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Dorothy (Gibala) Bunecicky, 87, of Munhall, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in McKeesport. Dorothy was born June 10, 1927, in McKeesport, to Walter and Margaret (Kustra) Gibala. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Clarence Sr., brothers, Pete and John, and sisters, Eleanor Gibala, Bertha Pomnian and Mary Seyko. Dorothy was best known as Dot, or Mrs. B, and Gramma was a lifelong homemaker, avid house cleaner and decorator and beloved mother to children, Claire (Leo) Short, of Minnesota, her favorite child, Bud Bunecicky, of Rennerdale, and daughter and caregiver, Paula (William) Plichta. She was a devoted Gramma to Katelin and Aire Plichta, Melissa and Christopher Short and Brian, Nicholas and Kali Bunecicky. Dot took great pride and pleasure in her Santa Claus collection that included statues from miniature to life size, animations, clothing and figurines of Santa's from nearly every country around the world. Visitation will be held from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME, 3511 Main St., Munhall. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin. Donations in lieu of flowers should go to The Education Center at the Watson Institute or Special Olympics.
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Burton, Margaret 86

  • East Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Margaret "Jean" Burton, 86, of East Oakmont, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Edward R. Burton, having just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 7, 2014; loving mother of Scott (Karen) Burton, of Upper St. Clair, Terry Burton, of Sewickley, and Rebecca "Becky" Burton, of Raleigh, N.C.; grandmother of Matthew, Blaise and Rachael; and dear sister of Dorothy "Dot" Wolslayer and the late Donald, William, James, Whitey, Robert and Edith. Jean was a graduate of Oakmont High School and a longtime member of Oakmont Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon. She was a volunteer at the former Presbyterian Home, in Wilkinsburg, and enjoyed crafts, especially quilting. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the Oakmont Presbyterian Church, 415 Pennsylvania Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Wilson officiating. Everyone please meet directly at church. Interment will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Borough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA15222, http://www.alz.org. Visit us online at http://www.burket-truby.com.
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Caddick, Kathleen Kay 90

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-08-11
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Kathleen "Kay" (Dawson) Caddick, 90, of Gibsonia, formerly of North Hills Estates, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. She was the loving mother of Kathleen, of Boston, Mass., and Karen, of Pittsburgh; cherished grandmother of Alexandra Caddick, of Oklahoma; beloved wife of the late Samuel John Caddick; and daughter of the late George and Ellen (Burke) Dawson. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Kay was proud of her Canadian and Irish heritage. She was a long-term volunteer of Passavant Hospital. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Capane, Mary L. 85

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1929-04-28
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Mary Louise Capane, 85, of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born April 28, 1929, in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Ludwig and Augustine (Bisesi) Pasquerell, and wife of 42 years of the late Samuel V. Capane. A 1946 graduate of Clairton High School, Mary Louise retired as a unit clerk for Jefferson Hospital, was a member of Clairton Democratic Women's Guild, and was a parishioner of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton. She loved to play cards with family and friends but, more importantly, was an amazing mother and grandmother. Mary Louise is survived by her daughter, Clare (Jim) Landis, of Elizabeth Township; sons, Donald (Julie) Capane, of Mt. Lebanon, Samuel (Brenda) Capane, of Mesa, Ariz., Gerard (Joan) Capane, of Lilburn, Ga., Daniel (Mirna) Capane, of Gilbert, Ariz., Philip (Brooke) Capane, of White Oak, and Thomas "T.J." Capane, of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Matthew, Maria, Philip, Joseph, Jeanette, Salvatore, Samantha, Christine, Olivia, Anthony and Mikala; brother, Gerard (Karen) Pasquerell, of Pleasant Hills; sister, Patty (Carl) Aglio, of Mesa, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Earl Hines, of Mesa, Ariz.; and also nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Donna Hines. Her family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Gateway Hospice and Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). A blessing will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the funeral home with the Rev. R. Donald Jones officiating. Procession and burial to follow to St. Clare Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mary Louise's name should be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Croyle, William H. 65

  • Baldwin , Formerly of Clairton
  • Born: 1949-06-12
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • William Henry "Brutus" Croyle, 65, of Baldwin, formerly of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Jefferson Hospital. Born June 12, 1949, in Clairton, he was a son of the late William H. and Ruth (Burnside) Croyle. Brutus belonged to the Clairton Police Auxiliary, where he called bingo and also worked at both McKeesport Hospital and Uni-Mart in Clairton. He is survived by a sister, Mary Ellen (the late Lindsey) Burge, of Bedford, Ohio; brothers, Kenneth "Crow" Croyle, Richard (Marna) Croyle and Ralph (Janet) Croyle, all of Clairton; also nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents, William was predeceased in by sisters, Dorothy Johns and Helen Bliegh. No visitation or services are scheduled, at the request of the family. Arrangements by A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Demmler, Alice E. 91

  • Gibsonia , Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Alice E. Demmler, 91, of Gibsonia, formerly Pittsburgh and Bellevue, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Walter R. and Bertha (Poerschke) Demmler; sister of the late Ruth M. Benner; aunt of Paul (Sandra) Benner and Jean (Michael) Sowles; great-aunt of Krista (Jason) Spencer and Bryant Benner; and is also survived by three great-great-nephews. Alice was a graduate of Pennsylvania Women's College, now Chatham University, retired from Westinghouse Corporation's main headquarters after many years of service and was a member Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Bellevue. Private burial services were held in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., Bakerstown. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Gadelmeyer, Frederick J. 86

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1928-01-27
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Willig, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Frederick J. "Dykes" Gadelmeyer, 86, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born Jan. 27, 1928, in Port Vue, he was a son of the late Mathias and Susanna (Holtsinger) Gadelmeyer, and the husband of the late Dolores "Dolly" (Gwosden) Gadelmeyer. Frederick was the proprietor of Frederick J. Gadelmeyer Public Accounting for more than 50 years. The former president of National Society of Public Accountants, he mentored generations of accountants through his integrity, work ethic and commitment to personal service. Frederick was a member and former treasurer of Evangelical Congregational Church. He served his country as an Army veteran. Frederick was a member at East McKeesport Lodge No. 765 F and AM, 32nd degree Scottish Rite in the Valley of Pittsburgh, Al-O-Mon Forest No. 138, Tall Cedars of Lebanon and Syria Shrine in Cheswick. A proud graduate of McKeesport High School, he was the co-captain of the football team and Vo-Tech Class president. An avid YMCA McKeesport Sharks swim team fan, Frederick also enjoyed lake and ocean fishing. Nothing brought him greater joy than being actively involved in his grandchildren's lives; he enthusiastically attended every educational and extracurricular activity they took part in. Frederick is survived by children, Fred D., of McKeesport, and Susie Fedorovich, of Liberty Borough; grandchildren, Erica, Kyra, Heidi and Fred; sister, Wilma Beal, of Georgia; sister-in-law, Audrey (Jack) Lofstrom, of Illinois; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and beloved wife, he was preceded in death by siblings, Susan, Marie McClure, Matthew, Elizabeth Weegar and Louise. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday at WILLIG FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES. The Rev. Glen Irvin will officiate. Interment and military honors will follow at Lebanon Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Gray, Elmer B. 91

  • Dormont
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Elmer B. "Dutch" Gray, 91, of Dormont, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was a son of the late Francis P. Gray and the late Lillian Burtt Gray Grimes; beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Scharding "Butch" Gray; loving father of Mary Beth (Fred) Gigler, Dr. Elaine (the late Arthur) Gorr, Lisa (Robert) Tenney and Stasi Longo; devoted papa of Chip (Shelley) Fisher, Matthew (Darlene) Fisher, Mark (Tara) Fisher, Kelley Gigler (Andy) Young, Suzie Gigler (Kyle) Vuksan, Leah (Sean) Bonasorte Burke , Matthew (Heather) Gorr, Carl (Melissa) Gorr, Brian (Tamara) Tenney, David (Erin) Tenney, Michael (Madalynn) Tenney, Tayler Longo (Cameron) Hutton; great-grand-papa of 21; brother of Doris Jean (George) Ogg and the late Francis P. Gray Jr.; brother-in-law of Mary Louise Scharding Gordon, Anne Scharding and the late Regis, Syvila, Leo "Ham" and Margaret Scharding; and loving uncle of Gary, Geori, Leslie, George, Shawn and Kelly Ogg, William Brickel, Susan Legler, Vicky Schneider and many more nieces and nephews. Elmer was a graduate of South Hills High, Class of 1940, and an World War II veteran, having served with the Army. He began his baseball career as an all-star minor league second baseman with the St. Louis Browns and with the Dormont semi-professional baseball league. Elmer went on to become a professional baseball scout for the St. Louis Browns, the Baltimore Orioles and the Cincinnati Reds. In 1984, he was offered his dream job as scouting director for the Pittsburgh Pirates and held that position until 1994. He continued on with the Pirates in various scouting capacities until his retirement in December 2012. Elmer was also a baseball and basketball official for the WPIAL and Carnegie Mellon University for more than 40 years. He was a longtime active member of St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon and a member of American Legion Post No. 490 in Castle Shannon. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning in St. Bernard Church. Please meet at church. Interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, 5010 N. Parkway Calabasas, Suite 201, Calabasas, CA 91302 or to St. Bernard Church, 311 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Hays, Lois C. 85

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Cieslak Tatko, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Lois C. Hays, 85, of Pittsburgh, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Miller and Ida Mae Menzer; wife to Alfred Hays, whom passed in 1997; and loving mother to Timothy Hays (Elizabeth). She was preceded by two sons, Thomas Hays (Debbie) and Daniel Hays. She was the grandmother to Danika Hays, Dara Vitou (Nick), Heather Hays, Timothy "TJ" Hays (Yilin Chen), Kelly Pegher (William Jr.), Trevor Hays (Vanessa) and Brandon Hays; great-grandmother to William III and Daniel; and sister to William Miller. Lois loved spending time with her family. She loved music and sang with the USO during World War II, where she met her husband. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, and Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the CIESLAK and TATKO FUNERAL HOME, 2935 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in St. Norbert Catholic Church.
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Howard, Cathy J. 64

  • Wexford
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Simons, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Cathy J. (Wilt) Howard, 64, of Wexford, passed from this life peacefully surrounded by family Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Her death followed a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was the beloved wife of 42 years of Robert C. Howard; loving mother of Morgan and Amanda; daughter of Phil E. Wilt and his wife, Rosa, of Altoona; and sister of Rick and Mark. Cathy was preceded in death by her mother, Hazel Wilt. Cathy was an accounting graduate of Penn State where she met Robert. Together they moved 13 times, including three years in Paris, France. Cathy enjoyed reading, cooking, supporting her daughters in athletics and ski trips with family and friends. She was employed by the Western Montessori School and was a member of Ingomar United Methodist Church. Friends and neighbors are invited to visit with family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Contributions may be made to the Western Pennsylvania Montessori School, 2379 Wyland Road, Allison Park, PA 15101.
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Jones Jr., Norman W. 54

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Norman W. "Nick" Jones Jr., 54, of Ross Township, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. He was the loving husband of Sandra "Sandy" (Grech); beloved father of Amy and Nicklas Jones; grandfather of Arianna and Breana; son of Doris and the late Norman W. Jones; and brother of Jeffrey (Michelle) Jones. Nick was a well-known Pittsburgh area dirt track champion racecar driver. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. Funeral service in Allegheny County Memorial Park will be private. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Jones Sr., Robert L. 103

  • Squirrel Hill , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Robert L. Jones Sr., 103, of Squirrel Hill, formerly McKeesport and Baldwin, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. He was the loving husband of the late Janie Adeline Edwards Jones; father of Merle Jones (Earnest) Lindsay and Robert L. (Doris) Jones Jr.; grandfather of Monica Jones Lindsay, whom he raised with his late wife, and additionally he was the grandfather of Lynette J. Lindsay, Emery (Carly) Jones and Kia Jones; great-grandfather of Donte Lindsay; brother of the late Bennie and Lenell Jones; and also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was retired from U.S. Steel Duquesne Works and was the proprietor of Jones Hauling and Snow Removal. Robert was a deacon and treasurer for many years at Bethlehem Baptist Church in McKeesport and in later years he was a deacon at Sunrise Baptist Church in South Park. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, the time of the funeral service, at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. A graveside service will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Forbes Hospice at 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
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Kaminsky, Lorraine H. 82

  • Wilkins Township , Formerly of Scranton
  • Died: 2014-08-02
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Lorraine H. (Sienkiewicz) Kaminsky, 82, of Wilkins Township, formerly of Scranton, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. She will be forever in the hearts of her daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Joyce and John Warwick, and grandchildren, Jack, Grace and Christopher, of Pittsburgh, and her son, Dr. Thomas Kaminsky, and grandchildren, Darian and Avery Kaminsky, of Kittanning. Lorraine was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Sienkiewicz, of Scranton. She was a loving and devoted caregiver throughout her life. She cared for her husband, Thomas A. Kaminsky, until his death in 1972, and selflessly took care of her parents, aunt and uncle in their later years. Her children and grandchildren will remember "Nani" always being there to share in their joys and sorrows. Fighting cancer since 2000, Lorraine loved the watercolor classes and support at Our Clubhouse (formerly Gilda's Club). Memorial donations may be made to Our Clubhouse, 2816 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (http://www.ourclubhouse.org), 412-338-1919. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in St. Mary of the Mount Church, Grandview Avenue, Mt. Washington. Arrangements handled with care by the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., Mt. Washington, 412-381-2323. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Kiley, Sister M. Venard

  • Millvale
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: D'Alessandro, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Sister M. Venard Kiley, OSF, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of the late Frank and Marcella Kiley; sister of the late Thomas R. Kiley; and aunt of Randy, Ronald and Ricky Kiley and Linda Wurthner. Sister Venard ministered as an elementary school teacher for 19 years and as a school principal for 19 years in the Pittsburgh Catholic school system. In 1990, Sister took on the managerial responsibilities of Bry-Mard Apartments Inc., and remained in that position until suffering a stroke in 2007. For the last seven years, Sister had resided at Mt. Alvernia, regional house of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. During this time, she continued to minister in a very caring and compassionate manner to the sisters living in the health care unit, especially to those who were near death. Despite her physical limitations and her inability to speak, she was a consoling presence -- always vigilant, always concerned, always prayerful. Sister Venard truly mirrored St. Francis in her outreach to those most in need, be it physical, emotional or spiritual. She was truly a gift to us all. Visitation from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Alvernia Motherhouse Chapel, 146 Hawthorne Road, Millvale, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Ministry, Formation or Retirement Fund, 146 Hawthorne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15209. Professional services entrusted to D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Lawrenceville. http://www.dalessandroltd.com.
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Koerts, John W. 78

  • West View
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • John William Koerts, 78, of West View, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Carol (Lutty) Koerts; father of John W. (Cassandra) Koerts Jr. and Michele (Robert) Fester; and grandfather of Josselyn Maria Fester and Christian Alexander Fester. John was a West View Borough Councilman, veteran of the Army and retired warehouse supervisor at H.J. Heinz Company. There will be no visitation. Service and interment are private. Arrangements are by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., West View. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Salvation Army, 100 W. North Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Maurer, Russell 96

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1917-10-05
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Johnson, Buena Vista | Get Directions
  • Russell Maurer, 96, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Senior Care Plaza. He was born Oct. 5, 1917, in Elizabeth Township, a son of the late Christ Maurer and Rose Thompson Maurer, and husband of the late Betty E. Kite Maurer. Survivors include his son, Harry (Lorraine) Maurer, of Elizabeth Township; grandchildren, Russell (Lisa) Maurer, Andy (Amy) Maurer and Wendy Maurer; stepgrandchildren, Pamie (Doug) Markland and Todd (Sarah) Turner; six great-grandchildren; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a sister, Catherine McKeown, of Elizabeth Township. He was the superintendent of Open Hearth Edgar Thompson Works, Braddock. No visitation and services will be private in the chapel of Mt. Vernon Cemetery with the Rev. William Heaton officiating. Arrangements by RALPH L. JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, 3411 Wood St., Buena Vista.
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Miara, Margaret A. 88

  • Formerly of Plum
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Margaret A. (Tomko) Miara, 88, formerly of Braddock and Plum, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Miara, with whom she longed to be reunited. She was the loving mother of Judy (Albert) Dzermejko, of Illinois, Celeste (Frank "Sonny") Nowak, of Baldwin, and Annette (Kevin) Collins, of South Carolina; dear grandmother of Jennifer and Jonathan (Jennifer) Dzermejko, Tim and Julie Nowak, Tracie and Matthew Collins; great-grandmother of Eddie Dzermejko; and sister of the late John Tomko. Friends will be welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable Ave., East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday in Good Shepherd Church, Braddock. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or http://www.stjude.org. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Musial, Margaret A. 94

  • Formerly of Baldwin
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel-Slater, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Margaret A. Musial, 94, of Country Meadows Retirement Community and formerly a longtime resident of Baldwin Borough, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene A. Musial; daughter of the late John and Anna Hutnik; loving mother of William J. (Anne) Musial, Gene D. Musial, Mark S. (Mari) Musial, Robert J. (Susan) Musial and the late Gregory (Victoria) Musial; sister of Helen Gensler and the late Steven, the Rev. William J., John T., Andrew and Ann Hutnik; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Family and friends welcome from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at FREYVOGEL-SLATER FUNERAL DIRECTORS (412-835-1860), 112 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park (opposite Macy's South Hills Village). Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Thomas More Church. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Thomas More Family Life Center, 126 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. http://www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Opatick, Elaine C. 76

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1938-06-02
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Elaine C. Opatick, 76, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at home. She was born June 2, 1938, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late George and Helen (Janko) Dachinetz. She was a former and retired medical assistant from Dr. Lester Botkin, Dr. Songsanand, Sr. Somali and Pittsburgh Neurosurgery. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. She was the wife of the late Eugene F. "Skip" Opatick; loving mother of Lori (Mark) Guthrie, of West Mifflin, and Holly Opatick, of Jefferson Hills; grandmother of Wesley Guthrie and Kaitlyn Guthrie; sister of Fred Dachinetz, of West Mifflin; also survived by many cousins. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, and from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Funeral prayers at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.
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Rawson, Frank W. 83

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Frank W. Rawson, 83, of Monroeville, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Janice Rawson; loving father of Michael Marmo, Randy (Carmella) Marmo and Frank Rawson; grandfather of Michael, Brittany, Brandon, Jenna, Lynnemarie and Frank; and is also survived by three great-grandchildren. Frank worked for the Municipality of Monroeville for 27 years, starting out as an animal control officer and retiring as a code enforcement officer. He was a former member of the zoning/hearing board and longtime member of the Monroeville Democratic Committee. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of 445 Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville, (412-856-4747). Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Monroeville United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Western PA Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale St. No. 105, Cardello Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Ruhle, Jacob J. 62

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Hahn, Millvale | Get Directions
  • Jacob James Ruhle, 62, of Shaler Township, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. He was a son of Jacob A. and Shirley M. Ruhle; father of Jason Ruhle and Kimberly (Shaun) Baker; grandfather of Ashton, Luke, Brandt, Jacob and Jason; brother of Eugene Ruhle and Gary Ruhle and the late Terry Ruhle; former husband of Jacqueline Ruhle; and also survived by nieces and nephews. Jacob was a Vietnam War veteran, having served with the Army. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the HAHN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 123 North Ave., MiIIvaIe, next to Holy Spirit Chuch. Blessing service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday.
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Sakol, Julia M. 87

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1926-09-07
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Julia M. Sakol, 87, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Jefferson Hospital. She was retired as a messenger escort for UPMC McKeesport and manager for the former Eckerd and Sun Drug stores in Eastland Mall. A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and the former Elks Lodge No. 11 in West Mifflin, Julia loved playing bingo, the lottery and scratch-off tickets. Born Sept. 7, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Wonzok) Hrezo, and wife of the late John A. Sakol, who passed away in 1989. She is survived by a daughter, Lovella Dowden, of Jefferson Hills; granddaughters, Regina Hansen, of Glassport, and Stacey (Jim) Andreoli, of Jefferson Hills; grandson, Harry (Lisa) Hansen, of Blaine Hill; three great-grandchildren, Nicole, Jimmy and Melisa; four great-great-grandchildren, Thaddeus, Mariha, Gracie and Brayden; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Ronald W. Sakol; and son-in-law, Robert Dowden. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in St. Clare of Assisi Parish, followed by interment in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Schwartz, William C. 77

  • Mt. Oliver
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Mt. Oliver | Get Directions
  • William C. Schwartz, 77, of Mt. Oliver, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. He was the beloved, cherished husband of O. Jean (Landefeld) and he will also be dearly missed by his cousins and friends. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a member of the Selective Service of the Army and a Pittsburgh attorney for more than 35 years. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at TIMOTHY K. SLATER FUNERAL SERVICES INC., 412-381-3337, 425 Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver, PA 15210. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John Vianney Catholic Church. If desired, family suggests donations to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be left at http://www.timothykslater.com.
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Sersen, Maureen E. 84

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1929-10-20
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Maureen E. (McElhinney) Sersen, 84, of West Mifflin, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Manor Care in Monroeville. She was born Oct. 20, 1929, in Duquesne, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (McDonald) McElhinney; and wife of the late John E. "Big Moe" Sersen Sr. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church in West Mifflin. Survivors include her children, Rosemary (Lynn) Haselhoff, of White Oak, John "Jack" (Christine) Sersen, of North Huntingdon, and Patti (Mick) Dougherty, of West Mifflin; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Katie) Haselhoff, Keith (fiancee, Logan Dillinger) Haselhoff, Kelli Haselhoff, Bethany (Chris) Piatek, Lauren (Robert) Kerr, Jonathan Sersen and Erin Dougherty; two great-grandchildren, Brianna Coulson and Aiden Piatek; also survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Elizabeth (late Frank) Kusek, Rose McElhinney, Frances (late Thomas) Martin, Clare (late Peter) Richards, Helen (late Charles) Manns and William (late Fran) McElhinney; and sister-in-law, Mary (late Dushan) Baskot. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, with the Rev. Joseph Grosko. Interment in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin.
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Wintner, Harold 94

  • Fox Chapel , Formerly of Duquesne and McKeesport
  • Born: 1920-01-11
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Harold Wintner, 94, of Fox Chapel, formerly of Duquesne and McKeesport, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was born Jan. 11, 1920, in Duquesne, the son of the late Paul and Lena Lichtig Wintner. He was a certified public accountant for 62 years until the age of 88. He served the city of McKeesport beginning in 1949 and was McKeesport's first practicing CPA. In 1992, he merged his practice with Trosch and Co. LLP in Pittsburgh. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in the 1940s with a degree in commercial education and then joined the Army, serving in World War ll. He was a 50-year honorary member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was the husband for 63 years of the late Gladys Silberman Wintner, who died Feb. 26, 2006. He is survived by his children, Jack (Bridget) Wintner, of South Fayette Township, Morton (Lisa) Wintner, of Mt. Lebanon, and Nancy Wintner, of Shadyside; and granddaughter, Amy Wintner. He was preceded in death by siblings, Eleanor Wintner Backer and Marvin Wintner. Friends will be received from noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, 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 officiated by Rabbi Paul Tuchman and burial will be in Tree of Life Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Temple B'Nai Israel, 2025 Cypress Drive, White Oak, PA 15131.
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Yobbi, Eric L. 60

  • Whitehall
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Eric L. "Rick" Yobbi, 60, of Whitehall, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Lauree (Ridosh) Yobbi for more than 23 years; father of Kelly (Michael) Jurczyk, Kimberly (Michael) Sabatini and Erika Yobbi; GaGa of Samantha, Sophia and Michael David; son of Phyllis (Walter) Verno Fire and the late Mario Yobbi; brother of Mario (Laurie) Yobbi, Daniel (Lynn) Yobbi, Anthony (Elaine) Yobbi and Gregory (Dana) Yobbi; and is also survived by his many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Frayvolt, Lucille R. 83

  • New Derry
  • Born: 1931-04-26
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Lucille Rose Frayvolt, 83, of New Derry passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Indiana Regional Hospital. She was born April 26, 1931, in New Derry, a daughter of the late Michael Polinsky and Eva (Vallana) Polinsky. Lucille was a member of St. Martin's Church, New Derry, and its Rosary Altar Society. She was retired from Jamesway. Lucille and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping in their motor home. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene L. Frayvolt; two brothers, Joseph "Web" Polinsky and Stephen "Hep" Polinsky; and two sisters, Mary Ann Levandosky and Catherine "Rena" Benedict. Lucille is survived by one son, Donald E. Frayvolt and his wife, Joyce, of Millwood; one daughter, Dolores "Dee" Hitchman and her husband, Ken, of Saltsburg; four brothers, Mike Polinsky, of North Carolina, John Polinsky, of Blairsville, Robert Polinsky and his wife, Joyce, of Peanut, and Charles V. Polinsky and his wife, Judy, of New Derry; four grandchildren, Jason Hitchman and his wife, Lesley, Jeffrey Hitchman and his wife, Summer, Donald Frayvolt and his wife, Justine, and Eric Frayvolt and his wife, Heather; and seven great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Hayden, Sonia, Braylin, Drew, Fiona and Colton. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. St. Martin's Rosary Altar Society will recite the Rosary at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Martin's Church with the Rev. Stephen C. West as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Martin's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Geiger, George M. 91

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1923-07-23
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: __, __ | Get Directions
  • George M. Geiger, 91, of Irwin, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Walnut Ridge Memory Care. George was born July 23, 1923, in Export, a son of George W. and Margaret (Lindsay) Geiger. Prior to his retirement, George worked for Westinghouse Air Brake in Wilmerding as an estimating cost clerk. George was preceded in death by his brothers, William and John; sisters, Adeline and Margie; son, Chris; and his first wife, Doris. He is survived by his wife, Christina; sons, Gary and Mark (Cindi); daughter, Laurie (Ken) Blatnick; stepchildren, Jarrett Waldron and Jillian Harrison; his adopted children, Evan and Avarie; three grandchildren, Scott, Katy and Denise; and his sister Judy (Ed). While George was a veteran of the Navy during World War II, he found his greatest joy in serving God, teaching others about His kingdom, and in the door-to-door preaching work. George was a member of the Trafford Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. The family would like to thank Walnut Ridge Memory Care and its staff for the excellent care given to George, as well as the staff at Heartland Hospice, especially Melissa and Melanie. There will be no visitation, as George elected to give his remains to the University of Pittsburgh for further Alzheimer's research. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the Trafford Kingdom Hall, 14051 Route 993, in Trafford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at http://www.alz.org.
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George, Marshall A. 83

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1931-06-11
  • Died: 2014-08-17
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Marshall A. George, 83, of Greensburg, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. He was born June 11, 1931, in Vandergrift, a son of the late Malcolm and Nelle Martin George. He was an Army veteran, serving in the Honor Guard. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensburg, where he was a deacon, elder, youth group leader, Sunday School teacher, choir member and member of various committees. He was a 50 year member of the Westmoreland Lodge 518 F and AM, served on the Board of Directors of the Hempfield Credit Union and belonged to the NASSP. He was a graduate of Vandergrift High School and Clarion College. He earned his Master's Degree and Principal's Papers from Duquesne University and studied administration at WVU. Mr. George worked as an educator for 35 years. He taught at the former Monroeville High School and was a teacher and guidance counselor at Harrold Junior High School and Hempfield Area High School from where he retired as Principal in 1990. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, reading and, of course, spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Otto George; a son, Randall (Nancy) George, of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Debra (Michael) Lannon, of Shrewsbury, and Marsha (Chuck) Claspy, of Meadville; eight grandchildren, Chris, Ryan and Stephanie Claspy, Patrick, Daniel and Timothy Lannon and Taylor and Chase George; a brother, Robert (Mary Lu) George, of Greensburg; and a sister, Barbara George, of Concord, Calif. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1120 Harvey Ave., Greensburg. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment with full military honors accorded by the VFW Post 33, Greensburg, will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church. For online condolences, visit http://www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Harbaugh, John S. 85

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1928-10-02
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • John S. Harbaugh, 85, of Greensburg, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. He was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Mather, a son of the late Joseph S. and Gertrude T. Stull Harbaugh. He was an Army veteran, stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Waynesburg College and completed advanced language courses at Stanford University. Prior to his retirement, John taught History, German and English in the Norwin School District. He was an accomplished pianist who especially enjoyed playing pieces by Brahms and Rachmaninoff. He coached Little League for Hempfield Recreation, sang in various choirs and played the organ. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his wife, Mariam "Dee" Armel Harbaugh; four brothers, Joe, Phil, Paul and Mark Harbaugh; and a sister, Martha Litten. He is survived by three children, Karen (James) Jacoby, of West Chester, Eric L. (Marian) Harbaugh, of Hempfield Township, and Kirk A. (Michelle) Harbaugh, of Connellsville; three grandchildren, Cassandra "Cassie" Jacoby, Grant Jacoby and Tara Harbaugh; and a sister, Dorcas A. Moore, of Baden. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Private interment will be in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. For online condolences, visit http://www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Hicks Jr., David M. 53

  • Seward
  • Born: 1960-09-11
  • Died: 2014-08-16
  • Funeral Home: Stuart, Armagh | Get Directions
  • David M. Hicks Jr., 53, of Seward, passed away unexpectedly at home Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was born Sept. 11, 1960, in Johnstown, the son of the late David M. Hicks Sr. and Betty L. (Given) Boring and her late husband, Frank E. Boring. He is survived by wife, Patricia (Crooks) Hicks; children, Deanne Hicks, of Roanoke, Va., Lauren Hicks, of St. Mary's, and Richard Hicks, of Seward; grandchildren, Kiasiaa, Keshaun and Jalyssa Hicks, of Roanoke, Va., Landon Adamsky, of Seward, Ashlyn Graf, of St. Mary's, and Peyton Hicks, of Seward; brother, Robert S. Hicks and wife, Kelly (Goodlin), of New Florence; sisters, Michele (Hicks) Ritenour and husband, Mike, of Johnstown, and Amy Jo (Boring) Dailey and husband, Kevin, of Latrobe; and is also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family. Dave was an avid fisherman, reader and enjoyed playing games with his grandchildren and working on computers. His grandchildren meant everything to him. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at RICHARD C. STUART FUNERAL HOME, 392 E. Philadelphia St., Armagh, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Captain Elvie Carter officiating. Future inurnment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at Ameriserv Financial to assist the family with expenses. Online condolences may be left at http://www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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Klamut, Dale E. 76

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1938-03-05
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Dale E. Klamut, 76, of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 5, 1938, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Edward and Edna Carlson Klamut. Prior to his retirement, Dale was a self-employed building contractor. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and recreational boating. Dale is survived by his loving wife, Ivy Warren Klamut; his children, Dale M. Klamut and wife, Kimberly, of Baltimore Md., Cynthia Sndyer, of Pittsburgh, David R. Klamut and wife, Lisa, of Lycippus, Jacquelyn Bell of Greensburg, Jeffrey Klamut and wife, Joanne, and John Scott Daly and wife, Michelle, of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Ivy, Jay, Allie, Hunter, Brett, Jacob, Luke and Lexi; and two great-grandchildren, Carly and Dylan. Friends will be received from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650. A memorial service will be held 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel, with Deacon Drew DeCrease officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Independence Hospice, 773 Frontier Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.
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Kunkle, Gail P. 75

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1939-03-17
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Gail P. Kunkle, 75, of South Greensburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at her home. She was born March 17, 1939, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Lawrence E. and Irene (Hillis) Pegg. Prior to retirement, she had been employed by the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety. She was a member of the Third United Church of Christ, South Greensburg, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She served on the Republican County Committee for many years and was a member of Compassionate Friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dana L. Kunkle, in 1997. She is survived by her husband, Dennis L. Kunkle; a son, Lee Kunkle and his wife, Mary Ann, of South Greensburg; a daughter, Diane L. Jackson and her husband, Timothy, of Swissvale; and four grandchildren, Corey Kunkle, Keishawn Jackson, Joshua Kunkle and Sammy Kunkle. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday in the Third United Church of Christ, where a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Robert R. Garris, officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Third United Church of Christ, 1522 Elm St., Greensburg, PA 15601. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Kurimcak, Julius R. 85

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1929-07-27
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Julius R. "Jules" Kurimcak, 85, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born July 27, 1929, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Julius R. Sr. and Helen Larko Kurimcak. Mr. Kurimcak was a 1947 graduate of the former Ramsay High School. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in the Korean War and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, where he was employed for 35 years. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant VFW and American Legion, the BPO Elks No. 777 of Scottdale, Hecla Sportsmen Club and a social member of the Mt. Pleasant Fireman's Club. He was a member of the Visitation Roman Catholic Church, where he served as an usher, former parish council member and an adult altar server for many years. Jules is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Lou Miscovich Kurimcak; two daughters, Amicia Sherbondy and her husband, Daniel, of North Huntingdon, and Susan Kurimcak and her boyfriend, Donald Boggs, of Acme; two grandchildren, Justin Sherbondy and his wife, Christie, and Daniel Sherbondy and his girlfriend, Katie Shendge; two great-grandchildren, Quinn Rilee and Julius Joseph; his pet dog, Lexi; one sister, Anastasia Clausner and her husband, Lawrence, of Mt. Pleasant; two nieces, Dulcinda Berenson and her husband, William, of Natrona Heights, and Dr. Anita Fiala and her husband, Michael, of Uniontown; godson, Ronald Holoman and his wife, Paula, of Mt. Pleasant; and sister-in-law, Madeline Miscovich, of Mt. Pleasant. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Visitation Roman Catholic Church, with the Rev. Richard Kosisko as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Visitation Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Honor Guard. A parish wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The Scottdale Elks No. 777 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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McKillip, James Buck

  • Latrobe
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • James "Buck" McKillip, of Latrobe, passed peacefully Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Scenery Hill Manor. He was a son of the late James E. McKillip and Helen Campbell. He is survived by three daughters; Michelle (Francis) Plummer, of Homer City, Verna (Kevin) Uphold, of Pleasant Unity, and Jamie (Charles) Harr, of Blairsville; a brother, Barry McKillip, of Crabtree; one sister, Donna Lemelin, from Florida; as well as six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Buck enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors. He worked on the farm for Cliff Felton for many years. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the MCCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. Interment will be private. Immediately following there will be fellowship and a light lunch at the American Legion Post 515, 1811 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Phillips, Marian C. 97

  • New Alexandria
  • Born: 1916-12-06
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Marian C. Phillips, 97, of New Alexandria, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in her residence surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 6, 1916, in Sandy Creek, daughter of Samuel L. Burge and Barbara Bey. She retired from Greensburg Salem District, where she was a baker. Prior to that, she worked at Federal Labs in Tunnelton where she was a Rosie the Riveter during the World War II effort. Marian was a member of the United Methodist Church of New Alexandria. She was an original member of the 500 club of New Alexandria. She loved working for the church. She was an avid bingo player and loved going to the local casinos. She was an avid collector of salt shakers. She has collected over 800 sets. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1996; three brothers, William, Wakefield and Edgar; and an infant sister, Mildred. She is survived by two sons, Joseph L. Phillips and wife, Audrey, and William F. Phillips and wife, Donna C., both of New Alexandria; grandchildren, Jodi, Brian S., William L. and Darlene R. Harvan, of New Alexandria, and Randy Phillips, of Latrobe; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Samantha, Jason, Jennifer, Zachary, Nichole, Joseph and Robert; and a great-grandson, Colin Hymes. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington Sts., New Alexandria, in charge of arrangements. http://www.newhousefuneralhome.com. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in the United Methodist Church of New Alexandria with Pastor Rhea Summitt of the United Methodist Church in New Alexandria. Burial will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park Inc., Delmont. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of New Alexandria.
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Rizzi, Betty M. 88

  • Herminie
  • Born: 1926-04-30
  • Died: 2014-08-07
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • Betty M. Rizzi, 88, of Herminie, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Briar-Cliff Nursing Home in North Huntingdon. She was born April 30, 1926, in Herminie, a daughter of the late Peter and Eva Couchenour Rizzi. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Pittsburgh Reflector in Irwin as an assembler. She was a member of Herminie United Methodist Church and the Friendly Circle Bible Class of the church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Peter; a sister, Jane Fawcett; and a friend, Sam Mellinger. Surviving are two brothers, Clarence Rizzi and his wife, Helen, of North Huntingdon, Allen Rizzi and his wife, Virginia, of Herminie; a sister, Geraldine Rothwell, of Herminie; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Herminie United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Al Kimmel officiating. Interment will be private. BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of Betty to Medi Home Hospice 9173 Lincoln Highway, Irwin, PA 15642 or to Herminie United Methodist Church, 3365 Pike St., Herminie, PA 15637.
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Schur, Nancy 62

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2014-08-16
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Nancy Schur, 62, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Schur; mother of Keith and Rebecca Schur; and sister of Fran Schur. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., Wilmerding.
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Steiner, Aaron B. 49

  • Hunker
  • Born: 1964-12-11
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Aaron B. Steiner, 49, of Hunker, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at his home. Born Dec. 11, 1964, in Mt. Pleasant, he was the son of Betzy A. (Thorne) Steiner Leeper and the late George W. Steiner. Aaron is survived by his mother, Betzy, and her husband, Charles "Duke" Leeper, of Acme, and his children, Sharon (James) DiNicola, Leslie (Greg) Weir, Connie Baker, Mark (Desiree) Leeper; and nieces and nephews. Arrangements are private and in the care of JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt. lnurnment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Kecksburg. Online condolences may be given at http://www.hofferfuneralhome.com.
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Taylor, Annabelle 83

  • Greensburg , Formerly of New Stanton
  • Born: 1931-04-16
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Annabelle Lohr Taylor, 83, registered nurse, of Greensburg, formerly of New Stanton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born April 16, 1931, Annabelle was the daughter of the late James Lewellyn and Anna Mae Gertrude (Armbrust) Lohr. She graduated from Greensburg High School (1948) and from Westmoreland Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1952. During her nursing career, she cared for patients at Westmoreland Hospital, later retiring from Westmoreland Manor. She was an active member of the Westmoreland Area Nurses' Association. She was also a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Youngwood. Annabelle married James Murray Taylor on Nov. 26, 1953. In addition to her husband, who died March 7, 2000, Annabelle was predeceased by her son, David James "Otis" Taylor, who died Oct. 16, 2005. Surviving are daughters, Debby Prinkey Christner and Sharon Lee Beezer, both of Greensburg; a granddaughter, Kristina Prinkey Constantine and her fiance, C.J. DeFrank; a grandson, James Calvin Prinkey Jr. and his wife, Jessica Neely Prinkey; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler James Constantine, Rylie James Constantine, Juliana Rose Prinkey and Jenna Ruth Prinkey. Annabelle is also survived by five sisters and brothers, Dolores (William) Barber, of Greensburg, Beverly (Robert) Woods, of Davin, W. Va., Helen (Gary) Henness, of Frankfort, Ohio, James (Jean) Lohr, of Youngwood, and John (Leila) Lohr, of Grindstone. She will be remembered fondly by her numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; her special nursing school buddy, Jo Anne Mertz; and her constant companion, her dog, Jazzy. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at C. RICHARD MCCAULEY FUNERAL HOME, Youngwood. Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Beverly Gross officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. Annabelle's family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and Dr. Thomas DeGregory for their kindness and care. The family requests donations to the Westmoreland Area Nurses' Association scholarship fund: First Commonwealth Bank, Greensburg.
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Weaver Steel, Norma J. 86

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1928-07-30
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Norma J. Weaver Steel, 86, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Jo-Ella's Personal Care Home, East Huntingdon Township. Norma was born July 30, 1928, in Normalville, a daughter of the late Ralph Hunter and Mary Eva Lloyd Hall. Norma was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who gave selfishly to whomever she came in contact with. She was a licensed beautician and proprietor of the Norma Jean's Beauty Shop. Norma was also a nurse's aide, working for many years at Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She enjoyed baking and cooking, especially Sunday meals for her family. Norma also took pleasure in traveling, taking many trips abroad to vacation spots in Hawaii, Africa and New Guinea. Norma will be sadly missed by loving family; her husband, Charles B. Steel, of Greensburg; her four children, Jackie Beranek and her husband, Rich, of Dawson, Jane Claar and her husband, Dave, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Vicki Mueller and her husband, Albert, of Mt. Pleasant, and Jerry Weaver and his wife, Nancy, of Dawson; her eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, whom she truly loved and adored; her seven stepchildren; her numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brother, John Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald W. Weaver; her sister, Betty Geiger; and three brothers, Ralph, Vernon and Jack Ronald Hall. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, 724-887-5300, http://www.fergusonfunerals.com., GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Rhea Summit, Pastor of New Alexandria United Methodist Church, officiating. Private interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery next to her first husband. Appreciation is extended to the Staff of Jo-Ella's Care Home and in lieu of flowers, memorials for missionaries in Bolivia, Chuck and Peggy Cunningham can be made to Vicki Mueller, 624 Broad St., Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666. You will live forever in the lives of those you have touched! Rest in the arms of Jesus Momma. Love Lasts Forever!
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Weiland Sr., Harry D. 89

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1924-10-12
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Harry Danks "Hack" Weiland Sr., of Murrysville, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Indiana, Pa., a son of the late Leo E. Weiland Sr. and Esther V. Stuchel. In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo E. Weiland Jr., of Florida, and Russell H. Weiland, of White Oak. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Frances (Mahoney) Weiland; two sons, Harry Danks Weiland Jr. and wife, Paula, of Point of Rocks, Md., and Edward Keith Weiland and wife, Jody, of Delmont; four grandchildren, Alyssa, Jenny, Harry and Eddy; a brother, Edward R. Weiland and his wife, Carole, from White Oak; and a sister, Florence H. Fagan, of Perryopolis. Harry attended Pitcairn High School and left his junior year for the service. While at Pitcairn, he lettered in football and played sandlot football for the Pitcairn Mohawks. In 1942, Harry was a messenger for Citizens Defense Corps. Harry enlisted in the Army in 1943 and was a World War II infantry veteran in the Southwest Pacific, New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon and Japan from 1943 to December 1945. He was carefully selected for the Alamo Scouts. The Alamo Scouts were the first Special Forces (forerunners of the Green Berets) from April 1944 to December 1945 to reconnoiter behind Japanese lines up to 250 miles in advance of ground forces gathering army intelligence. Harry earned many medals in the service, including the Expert Infantry Badge; Combat Infantry Badge, Special Forces Tab; Silver Star with Oakleaf; Bronze Star with Oak Leaf plus V for Valor; Good Conduct Medal; Asiatic Pacific Medal with four campaign stars; American Campaign Medal; Victory Medal; Japan Occupation Medal; Philippine Liberation Medal plus two stars; Philippine Independence Medal; Army Meritorious Unit Citation and Rifle; Carbine Bar; and Machine Gun and Pistol Medals. Harry served in the 422nd Infantry Regiment, 155th Regiment Alamo Scouts, headquarters 6th Army, as a staff sergeant. Harry was inducted into the Soldiers and Sailors Hall of Valor. He attended the ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., honoring the Alamo Scouts as the First Special Forces. Harry was also in many books; Silent Warriors, Alamo Scouts, Shadows in the Jungle, and Silent No More. He was also on the web at http://www.alamoscouts.org and the History Channel program History's Mysteries, June 4, 2001. He loved to hunt and fish and was a carpenter and homebuilder after the service. Harry and his wife were married for 64 years, residents of Murrysville for 58 years and members of Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, since 1956. Harry was in many organizations, including Local 165; retired Supervisor for P.J. Dick Corp.; member of White Valley Amvets Post 85; VFW of Delmont, Post 481; Knights of Columbus 4226; and White Valley Social Club. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. http://www.hartfuneralhome.com.
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Whitzell, Roy H. 73

  • Arnold
  • Born: 1941-07-21
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Cardaro, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Roy Henry Whitzell, 73, of Arnold, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in his home. Born July 21, 1941, in New Kensington, he was a son of the late Henry W. and Mildred V. Porter Whitzell; and was also preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Whitzell. He is survived by two sisters, Mary Huybrecht and Carole Sue Simpson; four brothers, retired Staff Sgt. Robert and Thomas Whitzell and Roger and and Jack Simpson; and children, Lynn, Eva, Joy and Matthew. All services were private. Arrangements were entrusted to the JOSEPH J. CARDARO FUNERAL HOME, a service oriented funeral home, New Kensington. To leave an online condolence for the family, please go to http://www.cardarofuneralhome.com.
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Fayette County

Garlick, Bertha M. 81

  • South Connellsville
  • Born: 1933-01-21
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Bertha "Jane" Mitchell Garlick, 81, of South Connellsville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Russell and Sally Mae Linderman Mitchell. She was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Humbert, and attended Rockwood High School. Jane was employed at Somerset Hospital and Burns Drug Store prior to her marriage of 61 years to Ray R. Garlick Sr. She also worked at South Connellsville Elementary School, McCrory's Department Store, Leon's Department Store and Anchor Hocking Glass. She enjoyed spending time with her family, working her Seek and Find puzzles and playing Scrabble. Jane attended Pennsville United Methodist Church prior to her illness and was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church. Jane is survived by her husband, Ray; her children, Ray R. Garlick Jr. and wife, Paula, Sharlene Garlick Adanitsch, Janie Garlick-Orndorff and fiance, David Garletts, and James Michael Garlick; her grandchildren, Jean Wiltrout, Michelle Sheetz, Elaine Shawley, Kathleen Loughran-Pappas, Daniel Loughran, Robert Adanitsch, Cody Adanitsch, Dawn Garlick Firestone, Cortney Garlick, Caylee Garlick, Michael Garlick, Kelley Grim, Amanda Rohm and Christian Garletts; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Grace Flynn, of Ocala, Fla.; and many well-loved nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her lifelong friend of 65 years, Agnes Osler. Jane was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Carol Ann Garlick Loughran; siblings, Charles, Clarence, Jim Mitchell and Ester Mitchell, Alice Swindell Brown, Miriam Lingenfield, Martha Flynn and a special sister, Anna Belle Younkin and her husband, James, whom Jane lived with after the death of her parents. Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, with additional viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Watson officiating. Interment will be in the Normalville Cemetery. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Lint, Doris L. 80

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1934-07-25
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Doris L. Lint, 80, of Connellsville, Dunbar Township, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Harmon House Care Center, Mt. Pleasant. She was born July 25, 1934, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Harry and Ruth (Silbaugh) Tharp. Doris was a member of Dawson Baptist Church. Doris retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Corp., where she worked in the carton department for more than 30 years. She enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking. Doris is survived by her son, David N. Lint, of Vanderbilt; a brother, Harry Tharp, of Dickerson Run; two sisters-in-law, Norma Jean Frazier and Kate Tharp, both of Connellsville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Doris was predeceased by her husband, Norman O. Lint, who passed away in 2009. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, the hour of service, with Pastor David H. McElroy officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Loop, Estella 89

  • White
  • Born: 1925-02-20
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Estella (Knopsnider) Loop, 89, of White, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Upton's Country Comfort Personal Care Home, Normalville. Estella was born Feb. 20, 1925, a daughter of the late Walter and Ada (White) Knopsnider. She was a member of the El Bethel Church of the Bretheren, in White. She was a representative for Avon and Tupperware and loved Bluegrass music. Estella sang with her late husband's band "The Blue Mountain Boy's". She enjoyed sewing and making clothes for her brothers and sisters and was very helpful to her family in many ways. Estella is survived by two sisters, Martha Fabian and husband, Harry, of White, and Ada Freeman, of White; a special mention of niece, Carol (Mikey) Knopsnider; two stepchildren, Karen Anthony and husband, Dave, Richard Loop and wife, Mary Lou; five step-grandchildren, Jennifer, Christen, Becky, Misty, and Amy; three step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Estella was predeceased by her husband, Norman "Shorty" Loop; four brothers, infant brother, Hobart, Arnold, Harold "Pug" and Walter Jr.; and four sisters, Alverda, Dorothy, Sarah and Freda. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, followed by a service at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Eutsey Cemetery, White. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Mazza, Bonnie A. 59

  • Connellsville
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Bonnie Ann Mazza, 59, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Select Specialty Hospital in Latrobe. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, and will be announced when complete.
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Indiana County

Short, Wilbert W. 80

  • Blairsville
  • Born: 1933-08-30
  • Died: 2014-08-16
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Wilbert W. Short, 80, of Blairsville, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1933, in Gray Station, a son of the late Wilbert "Pete" and Jennie E. Hartman Short. He had worked on the railroad and retired from Torrance State Hospital in 1991 after 35 years of service. Wilbert enjoyed working on lawnmowers, watching wrestling on TV and fishing. He was a member of the Derry Rod and Gun Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Bernice Perry; and four brothers, William, Patrick, Blaine F. and David Short Sr. Wilbert is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Nellie L. Frain Short; his daughter, Louise Harvey (Brian Jones), of Robinson, and his son, Matthew J. Short (Connie), of Derry; eight grandchildren, Jerry Pyrock Jr., Chrystal Findley (Mike), David and Jennifer Harvey, Zachary Boring, Christian Thompson, Elizabeth and Sarah Short; five great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Andrew, Alexis, Taylor and Wesley; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. 3rd Ave., Derry, where a service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor James Henigin officiating. Interment will follow in the Germany Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Washington County

Kibler, Paul E. 87

  • Fallowfield Township
  • Born: 1927-05-27
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Paul E. Kibler, 87, of Fallowfield Township, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Mon Valley Hospital. He was born May 27, 1927, in Fallowfield Township, the son of the late William Kibler Sr. and Hila Cupp Kibler. Mr. Kibler was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the American Legion Post 22, both of Charleroi, and a former member of the Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Co. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army with the 24th Constabulary Squad, Troop D. He retired from the Wetterau Co.. the former Fox Grocery Co. After retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, model trains, karaoke, and for years, he enjoyed playing Santa for family and friends. Mr. Kibler is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Wineland Kibler; his son, Raymond E. Kibler and companion, Cathy, and her son, Kyle; a daughter-in-law, Linda Kibler, of Webster; three grandsons, Scott W. Kibler and fiancée, Leslie, and Brian C. Kibler and wife, Cassandra, and Chris Lewis; three great-grandchildren, Samantha Kibler, Patrick and Lucy Lewis. In addition to his parents, Mr. Kibler was preceded in death by his son, William P. Kibler; and two brothers, William Kibler Jr. and Donald Kibler. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHROCK-HOGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Creek Cemetery, Fallowfield Township. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.schrock-hogan.com.
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Diges, Doris

  • Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.
  • Died: 2014-08-10
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Doris Diges, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. She was a sister of Jean Svagzdys and the late Norman Diges and Alice Heidinger; and loving aunt of Philip Heidinger, Neil Heidinger, Marcia Cole, Julie McCarthy, Marie Lindros, Cecilia Svagzdys, Jean Louise Svagzdys, John Svagzdys and the late Norman and Paul Diges. She is also survived by her many great-nieces and great-nephews and their families. Doris was born in 1924, graduated from Wilkinsburg High School at 16, and began her working career. She moved to New England to work at Chance Vought Aircraft Industries during World War II, meeting Igor Sikorsky, becoming a true "Rosie the Riveter." After the war, and moving back to Pittsburgh, she began a long and distinguished career at Bell Telephone. Ms. Diges moved up and became the first woman in Pennsylvania to reach first level district manager. She sat on the board of various community organizations, including United Way and Boy Scouts. She retired to Manchester-by-the-Sea, and again was near her beloved New England coast. A blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Braddock Catholic Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements by the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Taylor, Rosemary J. 78

  • Gettysburg , Formerly of Connellsville
  • Born: 1936-06-18
  • Died: 2014-08-18
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  • Rosemary Joyce (Snyder) Taylor, 78, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., of ARDS, (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome), after just under two weeks of treatment for this condition, which came on suddenly. Rosemary is predeceased by her mother, Thelma (Camper) Snyder; her father, Donald Snyder; and brother, Billy Snyder. Rosemary is survived by her loving husband, Dan, of 57 years. They were married Sept. 8, 1956, in Connellsville. Rosemary is lovingly remembered by their son, Eric Taylor, of Herndon, Va., Eric's wife, Nancy, grandson, Alex, Alex's wife, Taylor, and granddaughter, Catherine; their daughter, Melanie (Taylor) Bounds, of Haymarket, Va., Melanie's husband, Jeff, grandsons, Will and Trevor; and their daughter, Michelle (Taylor) Gayoso, of Haymarket, Va., Michelle's husband, Tony, granddaughter, Rocia, and grandson, Bryce. Rosemary was born June 18, 1936, in Connellsville. She graduated from Connellsville Joint High School in 1954. After attending Indiana State University of Pennsylvania, she earned her Bachelor's degree in speech correction and audiology from the University of Iowa in 1958. Rosemary and Dan returned to Connellsville post-graduation to teach and raise their son, Eric, who was born in May of 1958 in Iowa City. Rosemary was a speech correctionist for the Fayette County schools, and an English teacher at Connellsville High School. Subsequently, various career opportunities took them to the states of New Jersey, West Virginia, Massachusetts and the Washington, D.C. area before retiring to Gettysburg, in 1995. Rosemary enjoyed life! She loved spending time with her family and friends, playing golf, sewing, knitting, bicycling, attending movies and the theater, traveling and being a docent at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She exercised every day! She followed politics closely. She loved the beach and watching her grandchildren's athletic events. She was an avid Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She and Dan enjoyed celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary by traveling to and dining at 5-star rated restaurants throughout the country. The family is still finalizing a remembrance or celebration of life in tribute to Rosemary. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rosemary Taylor's name may be made to "ARDS Research (Roy Brower)" and mailed to Kathryn Ries, Administrative Manager Johns Hopkins University, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 1830 E. Monument St., 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21287.
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