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Alioto, Frank J. 92

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-06-28
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Frank J. Alioto, 92, of Shaler Township, died peacefully Sunday, June 28, 2015. He was a son of the late Jon and Rosa (Machi) Alioto; the loving father of Frank (Julie) Alioto, of Brookline, and Elaine (Tony) Falleroni, of Mettmann, Germany; and the grandfather of Eric and Laura Alioto and Gina Falleroni. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine "Gerry", in 1985. He is survived by his siblings, Samuel, Rosemarie Pawlawski, Antonette Sonavec and Vito; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Joseph, Michael, Nunzio, Mario, Anne Balestrino and Anthony. Frank was the founder and proprietor of Alioto's Pizza in Etna until 1986. He was a proud World War II veteran for 449th AAA C-Battery and organized many reunions over the years. He was a lifelong Frank Sinatra fan. He enjoyed traveling to Myrtle Beach, S.C., bowling and in his later years, karaoke. His piercing blue eyes, warm smile and love of singing will remain with us forever. Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Church, Etna. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Frankie and Elaine would like to thank Debbie Lyle and Bill Evans for their loving care and to Joyce Davey for being such a wonderful friend.
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Bellios, Vickie

  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Vickie Bellios died peacefully Monday, June 29, 2015. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. Born in Tripoli Greece, and raised in Naplion, Greece, Vickie was a young radio personality before immigrating to the United States to marry Gust Bellios. Vickie had three boys, Phillip, George and Chris, born in Ashtabula, Ohio, before moving to Erie, with her husband and sons. In Erie, she was a homemaker, seamstress and baker. In 2000, Vickie and Gust moved to Pittsburgh. Vickie was passionate about her faith and a member of several Greek Orthodox Churches in Pittsburgh, including her home parish, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in the North Hills. She was a member of the church choir for 20 years, as well as a member of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, where she served as president. Her infectious smile, bigger-than-life personality and huge heart were known to so many. She was a passionate volunteer for almost any organization or event. She gave her time at the soup kitchen in Erie for more than 10 years. She also volunteered in Erie and Pittsburgh for a total of 20 years. She had a fierce love of God and family and she especially loved her three boys. She was also a loving grandmother and relished the role as she showered them with affection. She is survived by her husband, Gust and sons, Phillip (Toula), George (Elaine) and Chris (Karen), as well as her grandchildren, Christopher, Colin, Maive, Maria and Constantine. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, and Thursday, July 2, 2015, at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St., www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com, where a Trisagion service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Family and friends will also be received from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2015, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 985 Providence Blvd., where funeral will follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vickie's honor to either Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
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Betz, Joseph R. 63

  • East McKeesport
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Joseph R. "Joe" Betz, 63, of East McKeesport, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a son of the late John "Jack" and Josephine "Jo" (Casey) Betz; beloved husband of Peggy (McKnight) Betz; dear father of Gene (Rhonda) Zuro; grandfather of Samantha, Johnathan and Nicholas Zuro; brother of Patricia "Pat" (Tim) Dalton and Jack (Toni) Betz; son-in-law of Angie Pash; brother-in-law of Barbara Socci; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Prayer service at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Jude the Apostle Church. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
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Bilec, Mary A. 89

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1925-10-25
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Mary A. Bilec, 89, of Port Vue, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at her residence. She was born Oct. 25, 1925, in Lowellville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine Morjock Gbur. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her 12 siblings. Mary was a member of St. Mark Parish and the Jednota. She is survived by her son, Michael (Sue) Bilec, of Port Vue; daughter, Gertrude "Trudy" (Jim) Vinkler, of Ohio; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A blessing service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, in the chapel of the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Private interment will be held in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Brucker, Sarah E. 90

  • Brentwood
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Cieslak Tatko, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" (Diffendal) Brucker, 90, of Brentwood, died peacefully Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She was the beloved daughter of Gregory C. and Anna Rose Diffendal, from McKeesport; devoted wife of the late William J. Brucker Jr.; loving mother of William G. (Anne), Christine (Bob) Kircher, Daniel (Diane), Gregory (Rose), Joseph (Lori), Roselyn (Jeff) Carozza and the late Margaret (Peggy) Daylitko (a Mercy Hospital nurse); adopted mother of Joanne and David Eckert; cherished grandmother of William J. III (Stacy), April and Brenna Brucker, Robert F. III and Kelsey Kircher, Jaclyn, Jessica and Christopher Brucker, Gregory, Alex, Isabella and Natalie Brucker, Joseph, Michael and Justin Brucker and Peter and Dominic Carozza; adopted grandchildren, Grant, Sean and Daniel Eckert; sister of Thomas S. (Mary Lou) Diffendal Sr. and the late Gregory F. Diffendal, Mary Katherine Whitehead, Rose Kulis, James Diffendal and Joseph Diffendal; and dear cousin and friend of Catherine Williams. During World War II, Betty worked in the metallurgical lab of the U.S. Steel Homestead Works. Later she graduated from Shadyside Hospital as an LPN and served her community as a dedicated nurse at Mercy Hospital and Magee Women's Hospital; longtime member of the Brentwood Civic Club, VFW 1810 Ladies Auxiliary, Brentwood Historical Society, Scarlet Minx Red Hat Club and St. Wendelin Church. An avid reader and collector of Department 56 ceramic houses with a village display for each season. Widowed at age 47, she raised seven children as a single parent. Mrs. Brucker encouraged advanced education and was proud to say that within her family she had everything she needed for her own village: five pharmacists, two physicians, a distinguished CMU musician, a Ph.D. in chemistry, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a registered nurse, a dentist, a certified professional accountant, a New York City, N.Y., comedian, a physician's assistant, a physical therapist, a chemical engineer, a mechanical engineer, an attorney, three high school valedictorians and two salutatorians, with 10 younger grandchildren still discovering their talents. Special thanks to Dr. Terence Philbin and the nurses of Mercy Hospital for their loving care. Friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015 at CIESLACK and TATKO FUNERAL HOME, 2935 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at St. Wendelin Parish. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brentwood Library, 3501 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. Please sign online register at www.cieslaktatko.com.
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Carrozza, Lena C.

  • Bridgeville
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Warchol, Bridgeville | Get Directions
  • Lena C. Carrozza, a lifelong resident of Bridgeville, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015, surrounded by family. Born in 1920, Lena worked at her parents' local produce store on Washington Ave. before earning a business degree from Robert Morris College. In 1986, Lena ended her lifelong career as an executive secretary when she retired from Ryan Homes after 28 years, a trusted confidant of Ed Ryan and a valued colleague in the Ryan Homes family. Many of Lena's proudest accomplishments are rooted in her love and devotion to her family, friends, community, country and God. In 2013 she was a founding sponsor of the Flight 93 National Memorial and devoted countless hours to preserving the history of the town she called home, serving as a director of the Bridgeville Historical Society. She practiced her love of knitting as a member of the Holy Child Parish Prayer Shawl group. Lena loved without need or expectation, bringing an immeasurable amount of happiness to those in her life. The wisdom she shared and selflessness she showed will live on in a lifetime of cherished memories by all those she touched. Her spirit is carried on by her surviving sister, Dolores Palumbo (Carrozza); nieces and nephews, Michael J. Carrozza, Lisa Herbick, Denise Ahrndt, Jim Palumbo, Susan Edinger and Sandra Edinger; nine great-nieces and nephews; and an extended family of relatives and friends. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the WARCHOL FUNERAL HOME INC., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, (412-221-3333). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday in Holy Child Parish. Memorial contributions may be made to Rome Monument, 6103 University Blvd., Moon Township, PA 15108, for a memorial bench in Lena's memory. View and share condolences at www.warcholfuneralhome.com.
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Dominyak, Bela 86

  • Forest Hills , Formerly of Bloomfield
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Bela Dominyak, 86, of Forest Hills, formerly of the Bloomfield-Friendship Area of Pittsburgh, died Monday, June 29, 2015. He was the former husband of the late Phyllis (Blasco) Dominyak; and brother of the late Emma. He is survived by niece, Maria Feki, and four stepchildren. He was the dear friend of Theresa and Sam Maksimchuk, of Forest Hills. Bela was a devoted employee of the former St. Francis Hospital, where he retired as a painter. Friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Maurice Church. Entombment will follow at Allegheny Cemetery Mausoleum.
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Eckert Jr., George W. 83

  • Formerly of Allison Park
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • George W. "Bud" Eckert Jr., 83, formerly of Allison Park, died Thursday, June 30, 2015. He was the husband of Shirley M. Eckert; son of the late George W. and Margaret Eckert; father of Kathleen (Charles) Patterson, Keith and Gary (Kathie) Eckert; grandfather of Melissa, Robert, Samantha, Felicia, Brandon and Haley; great-grandfather of Jennifer, Ashley, Danielle, Raymond and Charles; brother of William and Edward Eckert and Marlene Koenig. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Middle Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Butler V.A. Hospital "Village of Valor" nursing section, 325 New Castle Road, Butler, PA 16001. Please visit us at www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Gironda, Joseph F.

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1941-11-26
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, Mc Keesport | Get Directions
  • Joseph Frank Gironda, of White Oak, left this life and entered the presence of our Lord Jesus Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was born Nov. 26, 1941, in Johnstown. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Gironda; stepfather, Vito Marone; mother, Verna Marone; and brother, John (Barb) Marone. He will be sadly missed by devoted wife, Cheryl Case Gironda; son, Eric (Cindy) Gironda; granddaughter, Erin; and grandson, Ryan (fiancee, Angela), all of White Oak. Also surviving is his sister, Rosemary (John) Ryan, of Hooversville; aunts, Irene Nina Caine, of White Oak, Lucy Mastrocola, of New York, N.Y., and Pauline Stumpo, of Davidsville; nephews, Jim Ryan and Chris Zona; nieces, Lisa (Eric) Defreise and Lynn Zona; great-nephews, Jory Zona and Brayden Defreise; great-nieces, Sheyenne Defreise, Olivia Ryan, Aryanna and Lilyanna Zona; cousin, Edith Pavlischek; and numerous aunts and uncles and many dear friends. He graduated from Connemaugh Area High School, attended St. Vincent College and graduated from American Institute of Banking and numerous police and fire courses. Frank lived a life of service. At 16, he became a volunteer fireman in Holsopple. He enjoyed sharing the Love of Jesus with children using puppets, was a member of the FOP No. 91, a lifetime member of Rainbow Volunteer Fire Co. and served as finance officer of Civil Air Patrol Squad 602. His work career began on a truck farm while in school and he worked hard at several jobs through the years, but there were two jobs he really loved, being a White Oak Police Officer for 27 years and driving special needs children to school for Pennsylvania Coach Lines. Lately he got great enjoyment from fellowshipping with friends at church, gabbing with the gang at the Donut Connection and watching our Pittsburgh sports teams on TV, while loudly telling them how they should be playing the games. He enjoyed fellowshipping with friends at church and Lifespan. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. FOP and firefighter services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday. A funeral praise service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport, with Pastor Kirk Albrecht officiating. Interment will be private in Richland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Greulich, Thomas A. 90

  • Harmar Township
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Thomas A. Greulich, 90, of Harmar Township, formerly of Fox Chapel, died suddenly Tuesday, June 30, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Sally (Bollinger) Greulich; loving father of Thomas A. (Susan) Greulich Jr., of Baltimore, Md., Elizabeth G. (Kevin) Gilleland, of Raleigh, N.C., and Margaret G. Garland, of Ligonier; loving stepfather of Anne (Richard) Vareha, of Mars, and Edward K. (Deb) Davison, of Akron, Ohio; cherished grandfather of Sarah Ruberto, Mary "Meg" Greulich, Sarah and Olivia Gilleland and Robbie and Tommy Garland; step-grandfather of Olivia Vareha, Kaitlyn Vareha and Kyle Vareha; and brother of the late Louis P. Greulich and Margaret G. Hinckley. Tom was a graduate of Shady Side Academy ('43) and Yale University ('49). Between high school and college he served in World War II as a pilot in the Army Air Corps (2nd Lieutenant). He later served as a fighter pilot in the NY Air National Guard (1st Lieutenant), and was a transatlantic pilot for Pan American Airways. He continued his love of flying as a private pilot throughout his life. Tom founded Greulich Inc. in 1954. The company had its beginning in the erection of structural steel and soon expanded into heavy machinery installation, pile driving, concrete work and marine work. The company enjoyed its greatest success in the manufacturing and installation of steel grid bridge flooring systems for new and existing bridges. After selling his company, Tom became an owner/manager of the Fox Chapel Office Center and manager of the Mews II condominium. When he finally retired at 75, Tom continued his regimen of daily exercise and pursued his interests in history, astronomy and current events. He was a voracious reader and also enjoyed watching the college lecture series The Great Courses. Tom was an intelligent, humble, loving man of America's Greatest Generation. He was a longtime member of the Duquesne Club and Longue Vue Club. He will be missed dearly. Funeral services will be held privately. Arrangements are by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to the Salvation Army Western PA Division, PO Box 742, Carnegie, PA 15106.
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Hawk, William J. 75

  • Plum
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • William J. Hawk, 75, of Plum, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Mary Lou; father of William F. (Mary), Timothy (Vincent) and Brian (Carolyn); grandfather of Delaney, Reese, Carson, Declan and Murphy; brother of Allen, Richard and the late Arthur; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was an Army veteran, was retired from Duquesne Light and also worked at Schultheis Bros. Friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Bernadette Church. Everyone please meet at church. Donations may be made to www.opendoorhousing.org.
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Hazlett Jr., George A. 80

  • Brackenridge
  • Born: 1934-11-11
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • George A. Hazlett Jr., 80, of Brackenridge, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, with his family by his side at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born Nov. 11, 1934, in Natrona Heights, son of the late George A. and Martha Bell (Kirkland) Hazlett. George has lived the past 50 years in Brackenridge and was employed as a Scheduler for 46 years at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation, Brackenridge. He is a Korean War veteran of the Army and of the Protestant faith. George graduated in 1952 from Har Brack High School and was an avid softball player and manager. He also enjoyed golf, bowling and garage sales. George loved watching TV, reading and spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mabel (Lonitz) Hazlett; daughters, Sandy (William) Becker, of Saltsburg, Kathy (Jeff) Slivan, of Brackenridge, and Shari (Greg) Spangler, of Gibsonia; grandchildren, Kristen (T.J.) McIntire, Heather (Chuck) Connell, Mallory Spangler and Tyler Slivan, Heather (Jim) Slivan and Jennifer (Bryan) Slivan; great-grandchildren, Owen and Liam McIntire, Willow Connell, Logan Hooks, Kerstyn Hooks, Jaydon and Jasmyn Sharply; and a sister, Alice Snead, of St. Mary's, and his faithful and loving dog, Abby. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Hoscheid; and mother-in-law, Anna Lonitz. All services for Mr. Hazlett were private. Arrangements are by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. Tenth Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Visit: www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Hoffstot Jr., Henry P. 97

  • Born: 1917-11-13
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Henry Phipps Hoffstot Jr., 97, died peacefully Monday, June 29, 2015, at his home on Fifth Avenue. As was his wish, he died in the same bedroom where his mother had died nearly half a century ago. Mr. Hoffstot was born on Dunmoyle Street in Pittsburgh on Nov. 13, 1917, the second son of Henry Phipps Hoffstot and Marguerite Martin. He attended Misses Bradshaws' School on School House Lane and was graduated from Shady Side Academy in 1935, Harvard College in 1939, and Harvard Law School in 1942. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1946 as a second lieutenant in the Counter Intelligence Corps and was credited with the arrest of Werner von Braun. He joined Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay in 1942, where he was Assistant Managing Partner from 1972 to 1983. He remained at the firm for 73 years, going to the office regularly until the end of 2014. In 1947, he married Barbara Snyder Drew, daughter of Mary Snyder and James Byron Drew, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They had two children, a daughter, Thayer Drew; and a son, Henry Phipps Hoffstot III, who is married to the former Daryln Upson Todd Brewer. Mr. Hoffstot had five grandchildren: Ian Hoffstot Unterman, Megan Drew, Dominey Drew, Henry Fife Hoffstot and Maeve Upson Hoffstot. Mr. Hoffstot served on numerous boards, including Carnegie Institute, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Phipps Conservatory, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, the American Museum in Britain, the Morewood-Shadyside Civic Association, St. Edmund's Academy, the Visiting Nurse Foundation, Family and Children's Services, The Biltmore in Asheville, N.C., Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, among many others. He was director of the Pennsgrove Water Supply Company and the Heppenstall and Midvale-Heppenstall Companies. Over the course of five decades, he served as a Deacon, Elder, President of the Board of Trustees, Ruling Elder, and Clerk of the Session of Shadyside Presbyterian Church. He had homes in Pittsburgh, New Waterford, Ohio, Palm Beach, Fla., and County Galway, Ireland. There was a private burial Thursday in New Waterford, Ohio. A memorial service will take place this summer at Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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Kennedy, Maureen A. 74

  • Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1940-12-06
  • Died: 2015-06-23
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  • Maureen A. Kennedy Costello, 74, formerly of Pittsburgh, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior suddenly Tuesday, June 23, 2015, after heart surgery in Portsmouth, Va. She was born Dec. 6, 1940, in Pittsburgh, to Donald Kennedy and Cecille Cornell Kennedy. Maureen attended St. Peter's Grade school and Allegheny High School. In 1959, she married Edward C. Costello. Maureen was a nurse for more than 40 years working at Allegheny General Hospital and in later years for various private duty nursing assignments. She was preceded in her passing by her parents, Donald and Cecille Kennedy; sister, Patricia Kennedy Ricciardelli; husband, Eddie "Pie" Costello; daughter, Dianna L. Costello Isasky; and granddaughter, Stacey L. Holste Virgilli. She is survived by her daughter, Maureen A. Costello Holste; son, Marty D. Costello; four grandchildren, Edward J. Holste Jr., Dr. Ryan P. Holste, Thomas Magana and Alexis Isasky; seven great-grandchildren, Alyssa N. Virgili, Kaitlyn M. Virgili, Cage M. DeBruyne, Emily-Jean N. Holste, Edward J. Holste 3rd, Landon P. Holste, Adelyn M. Holste. Maureen was known for her quick wit, humor and great memory, strong work ethics and determination. Maureen resided with her daughter. Maureen, in Virginia, will be taken home to Pittsburgh, in which will be her final resting place. Services will be privately held Friday, July 3, 2015, in Pittsburgh, at her daughter's gravesite. A Catholic Mass will be held in her name at St. Raphael Church, by Father Joe Mele, date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Maureen's name to St. Raphael Church, Morningside.
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Kisiel, Eleanor J. 82

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1932-08-09
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Eleanor Jean (Herrock) Kisiel, 82, of Natrona Heights, went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia, Cabot. She was born Aug. 9, 1932, in Lyndora, a daughter of the late George and Julia Zavacky Herrock. Eleanor will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Known for being a true angel, she was always doing something nice for everyone. She enjoyed cooking, canning, crafting, quilting and crocheting. Eleanor was a retired nurse. She was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights and for many years a member of the Ladies Guild of the church. Eleanor is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edward Joseph Kisiel; her children, Martin Kisiel, of Cheswick, Edward (Roberta) Kisiel, of Upper Burrell, Mary (Craig) Felker, of Annapolis, Md., and Lawrence Kisiel, of Cranberry Township; her grandchildren, James, Martin, Thomas, Daniel, Brandon, Kristi, Charles, Angela, Jamie and David; and her great-grandchildren, Chase, Elliot, Nicholas, Jimmy and Jillian. She is also survived by her sisters, Lois Simmer, of Butler, and Grace Herrock, of Lyndora; and by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Raymond, John and Edward Herrock. Visitation for Eleanor will be private. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, in Most Blessed Sacrament Church with her pastor, the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Arrangements are under the care of the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688. To send an online condolence, please visit www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Lazar, Phyllis 74

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Phyllis "Grandma Tootsie" (Churney) Lazar, 74, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in HCR ManorCare, Bethel Park. She was a retired bus driver from the Elizabeth Forward School District where she drove Bus No. 27. She was a member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Township and its Christian Mothers, a former Eucharistic minister, lector and director of the Youth Group. Born Jan. 24, 1941, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Victoria (Walczak) Churney. Phyllis is survived by her husband of 57 years, Francis J. Lazar; daughters, Lisa Kehr, of Elizabeth Township, Shari (James) Murtha, of Lititz, and Vicki (Jerry) Taylor, of Natrona Heights; sons, Jeffrey (Ami) Lazar, of Mt. Lebanon, and Mark (Laurel) Lazar, of Glassport; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Marlene (Michael) Nikolich, of Elizabeth Township, and Patricia (George "Buzzy") Weber, of Jefferson Hills; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, in St. Michael's Parish with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Ascension Cemetery, Clairton. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Ledgerwood, Madeline A. 81

  • Kennedy Township
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Mcdermott, Mckees Rocks | Get Directions
  • Madeline A. (LeGrand) Ledgerwood, 81, of Kennedy Township, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, surrounded by her family while at UPMC Presbyterian of Pittsburgh. She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Edward A. Ledgerwood; loving children, Tom (Joyce) Ledgerwood, of Aliquippa, Jan (Pete) Beccari, of Oakdale, and Jack (Susy) Ledgerwood, of Herndon, Va.; four grandchildren, Julie (Jonathan) Cook, of Rock Hill, S.C., Laura (Mike) Seibert, of Bel Air, Md., Aaron Ledgerwood, of Pittsburgh, and Megan Ledgerwood, of Aliquippa; eight great-grandchildren, Caleb, Ethan and Gabriel Cook, Mary Grace, Lucia, Joseph, Gianna and Baby Seibert; and one brother, Jerry (Dolby) LeGrand. Madeline was preceded in death by infant grandsons, John Blaise, Alexander and Kolbe Cook. She was aunt to many nieces and nephews and friend to many whom she loved dearly. Madeline loved her family tremendously and was there for every milestone and event in their lives. She was a giving and loving person who made friends quickly due to her ability to make everyone feel comfortable in her presence. Madeline adored the seashore but her favorite beach stateside was Myrtle Beach, S.C. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Friends may visit 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 334 Forest Grove Raod, Coraopolis (Kennedy Township), where a prayer service will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Monday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Malachy Church. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
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Martin, Elizabeth J. 86

  • Castle Shannon
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth Jean (Gloekler) Martin, 86, of Castle Shannon, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, George K.; her sister, Mary Frances; and brother, Walter. She is survived by her sister, Roseanne (Thomas); her children, David, James (Joetta), Patrick (Patty), Paul (Rebekah), Susan (Tim) Brazel and Diane (Tim) Murray; her grandchildren, Meghan, James (Lauren), Ian, Elizabeth (Nate), Maria, Gabrielle, Daniel, Anna, Timothy, Emily, Luke, Ryan, Grace, Will, Ben and Julia; and her great-grandchildren, Nathan Jr., Josiah and Noah. The organizer, the occasion-marker and the glue, she'd put a date on the calendar a year in advance and the whole family would be there: pretzel salad and holiday beef at Christmas, plus picnics, Gloekler family reunions and Martin Vacation, a week at the shore for more than 30 years. You can bet there would be peanut butter cookies and coffee cake and endless bags of peanut M and M's. She was the third of four children born to Elizabeth and Walter Gloekler. Her years at St. Rosalia left her with the brand of quiet, determined faith she would use to raise her family. Her upbringing in Greenfield instilled the same wanderlust that drew her parents on many trips around the globe - trips she and her siblings would eagerly replicate years later. She was a force: quiet, strong, witty and independent. Her eyes were kind, so deeply kind. They're how she smiled. For 59 years, Jean and George built a family for whom support and love - and lots of wit and laughter - were a given. Grandchildren were a delight. Throughout their lives, holding hands and helping each other along in this world, navigating life so completely in sync you would swear their clothes were matching (sometimes they actually were). Grandma and Pop-pop: they celebrated family. And they showed exactly how important family is by living it, embracing it and being it. Friends will be welcomed 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Winifred Church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Winifred Church Food Bank, 550 Sleepy Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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McCluskey Sr., John C. 87

  • Plum Borough
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • John Charles "Jack" McCluskey Sr., 87, of Plum Borough, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Joan L. (Gdovic) McCluskey; loving father of John (Charlene) McCluskey Jr., David (Kasia) McCluskey, Cynthia Slavinsky, Jacquelyn (Keith) Schultz and Kathleen (Joel Reck) McCluskey; brother of Betty Kubichan; and is also survived by 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by seven siblings. He served in the Army 101st Air Borne, Regimental Path Finders. Jack was a retired teamster for Helm's Express and was a lifetime member, board member and range safety officer at the Logan's Ferry Sportman's Club. Friends will be received from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville, (412-856-4747), where a funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be private. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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McLean Sr., Alexander 89

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1926-06-06
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Elder Alexander McLean Sr., 89, of Clairton, departed this life peacefully Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born June 6, 1926, in Lumberton, N.C., son of the late James Webster and Anna Bell Evans McLean. He was a graduate of the Laurinburg Institute of Learning. He joined the Army on June 10, 1946, and moved to Clairton after his service and was hired by United States Steel at its Clairton Works. He met and married his wife of 67 years, Lillie Belle Jacobs, on July 23, 1948. He joined Gethsemane Church of God in Christ in 1955 under Pastor Ithiel C. Clemmons. He was called by the Lord to the ministry and preached his trial sermon in 1958. He enrolled in the Harty Bible School and graduated in 1962. He was appointed pastor of Gethsemane Church of God in Christ by Bishop G. E. Vaughn in October 1967 and recently celebrated his 43rd pastoral Anniversary. Elder McLean served in many capacities for the Church of God in Christ, including president of the State Finance Committee, superintendent of the Washington District for more than 20 years and was yet serving under the Jurisdictional Leadership of Bishop James Miles Foster. Superintendent McLean is the longest serving pastor in the history of Gethsemane Church of God in Christ. Elder Alexander McLean has been a father to many in his family, church and community. Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Lillie Belle Jacobs McLean, of Clairton; sons, Bennie (Lena) McLean, of Maxton, S.C., Kenneth Wayne (Veronica) McLean, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Alexander (Annie Marie) McLean Jr., of Clairton; daughters, Linda (George) Gallaway, of Homestead, Brenda Graves, of Clairton, Mary Elizabeth "Bunny" Baldwin, of Van Nuys, Calif., and Annie Marie (James) Nash, of Clairton; 20 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; brother, James Colon (Hazel) McLean, of Laurinburg, N.C.; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Superintendent McLean truly has been blessed in his faithful service to the Lord. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at the Gethsemane Church of God in Christ, 200 Crest St., Clairton, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, with Elder Dana Brown officiating and Bishop James M. Foster bringing the eulogy. Interment will follow in the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth. Local arrangements by the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., Clairton.
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Mittereder, Florence A. 99

  • Formerly of Shaler
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Twp | Get Directions
  • Florence A. (Galloway) Mittereder, 16 days short of her 100th birthday, formerly of Shaler, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard J.; sister of Elizabeth Galloway and the late Margaret Stewart, John, Hank, Raymond and Charles Galloway; lovingly cared for by her niece, Mary Mittereder Donnelly and her husband, Joe; also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at The Arbors of St. Barnabas. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the HP BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Richard Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Barnabas or a charity of one's choice. www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Owens, Catherine M. 97

  • Lawrenceville
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Catherine M. "Cass" Owens, 97, of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. She was the daughter of the late John J. and Anna (Sheran) Owens, Sr.; sister of Marion Regina "Jean" McKee, James R. Owens, the late John J. Jr., Thomas A. Owens, of Florida, Dolores E. Stone, Margaret M. Dawson, Anna Thelma Conley and Francis E. "Buddy" Owens; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church. www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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Robertson, Gertrude 91

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1924-03-31
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Willig, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Gertrude "Trudy" Robertson, 91, of McKeesport, died at home Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Born March 31, 1924, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Eleanor (Luty) Bratkowski and wife of the late Russell Robertson. Trudy wanted her family and friends to know that she had a good life and enjoyed it. She wished the very same for everyone. Trudy and her husband were great travelers, saw the United States and Canada by private rail car. Their adventures together took them as far from home as Germany on two occasions. Trudy retired from U.S. Steel where she was employed in the Pittsburgh office as an administrative assistant in the Traffic Department. She had the same position earlier in life with the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company. Trudy is survived by her niece, Catherine Bratkowski, of Pittsburgh; and nephew, Walter (Maryellen) Bratkowski, of Pittsburgh; cousins, Denise (Al) Murray, Joanne (Tim) Duskey, Richard (Susan) Bratkowski, Diane (Larry) Luty, Casey Kubik, of West Newton, and Alice (Frank) Bonadio, of New Castle; and dear friends. She was preceded in death by sister, Helen Marquardt; and brother, Walter Bratkowski. Friends and family will be received from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at WILLIG FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jody Dausey will officiate. Committal service and entombment will follow at McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, beside her beloved husband. www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
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Ryave, David B.

  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • David B. Ryave passed unexpectedly Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was the most beloved son of Gail and the late Arnold Ryave and David Acevedo; beloved father of Daniel, Jacob and Allie Ryave; treasured grandson of the late Seymour and Ceil Perlut; great-grandson of the late Belle Perlut; cherished brother of Sharon Ryave Brody and Rose Ann Stophel; and fun-loving and adored uncle of Ben and Josh Brody. David was the former vice president and supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel, where he devoted his heart and soul to the Pittsburgh Jewish Community from the time he was 14 years old when he began working with his dad, Arnold Ryave, on weekends. Services at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 to 11 a.m.). Interment at Beth Shalom Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in David's memory may be made to Aleph Institute, 5804 Beacon St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217. www.schugar.com.
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Teti, Salvatore A. 93

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1922-03-14
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Willig, Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • Salvatore A. Teti, 93, of McKeesport, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. He was born March 14, 1922, in Palena, Italy. He was the beloved husband of the late Enis (Pettinari) Teti and son of the late Angelo and Rosemilda (Travalini) Teti. Salvatore worked as a millwright for U.S. Steel for 42 years. He was a World War II Army veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. He was also a longtime member of St. Patrick Church and was a choir member until 2013. He was also a member of the American Legion No. 731, Amvets, Italian Sons and Daughters of America and President of the Palanese Club of America for more than 25 years. He was a member of the 11th Ward Club. His hobbies included gardening, handyman work and he was also an avid bowler until the age of 92. He was the loving father of Gloria (the late Robert) Wargo, of Garden Grove, Calif., Anthony (Karen) Teti, of Pittsburgh, and the late Rita Taylor; grandfather of Jenna (Jim) Murphy, Aaron Wargo, Evan (Meaghan) Wargo, Josh and Cassi Teti, Tracy and Jesse Taylor; great-grandfather of Elizabeth and Jaise Murphy and Isla Wargo; and brother of Mario and Perino Teti. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at WILLIG FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Church. Father Vincent Velas will be the celebrant. Entombment to follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery. Salvatore was loved by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed. www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
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Westmoreland County

Barton Jr., Walter W. 78

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1937-01-15
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Walter W. "Pete" Barton Jr., 78, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in UPMC Mercy, Uptown. He was born Jan. 15, 1937, in Elrama, Allegheny County, a son of the late Walter and Mary (McCaslin) Barton. Prior to retirement, he had been employed as a plant manager by Pre Finish Metals. He was a member of St. Paul Parish, Greensburg, and was an Army veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ellen Yanichko. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Nancy (Brancolini) Barton; two sons, Lee J. Barton, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Todd P. Barton and his wife, Ruth, of Greensburg; four grandchildren, Samantha, Jackson, Peter and Luciana; two brothers, Frederick Barton and his wife, Rita, of Mt. Lebanon, and Paul Barton; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Prayers at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Parish, Greensburg. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Jurcik, Victoria L. 85

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1930-03-28
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Victoria L. "Vickie" Jurcik, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born March 28, 1930, in Brownsville, a daughter of the late Andrew and Ann Baluch Jurcik. Prior to her retirement, she was a third grade teacher for more than 40 years and a member of St. Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by two nieces, Patty Skiavo and Kathy; five nephews, Richard and Tom Nalevanko and David, Larry and Stephen Augustus. Her sweet personality was reflected in a life of simplicity and service to others. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Bartholomew Church, Crabtree. Please go directly to the church. Interment will be in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Crabtree. The family would like to thank the staff at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Kovalcin, Paul 76

  • Hecla
  • Born: 1938-12-19
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Paul "Ed" Kovalcin, 76, of Hecla, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was born Dec. 19, 1938, in Hecla, a son of the late Sandore and Mary Semancik Kovalcin. Ed was Catholic by faith and was a veteran of the Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, John; and sisters, Ann and Josephine. He is survived by one special niece, Karen Tapper, of Greensburg; and six nieces and one nephew. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are in the care of JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt.
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McNally, Adam J. 25

  • Alverton
  • Born: 1989-08-16
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Adam Jason "Bird" McNally, 25, of Alverton, died Tuesday evening, June 30, 2015. He was born Aug. 16, 1989, in Latrobe, the son of John David and Sonya A. Moore McNally. Bird was a graduate of Southmoreland High School, Class of 2008. He was employed by National Hydraulic of Mt. Pleasant as a laborer, for 10 years. He enjoyed riding horses, motorcycles and enjoyed working on his truck. In addition to his parents, Adam is survived by his sister, Tiffany A. Griffith and husband, Dave, of Scottdale; his brother, Jon C. McNally and fiancee, Brianne Hennesey, of Alverton; his two nephews, Evan and Luke Griffith, of Scottdale; his maternal grandfather, Charles H. Moore and wife, JoAnn, of Alverton; his four uncles, Mark McNally and wife, Marci, of Newell, Ricky Moore, of Alverton, Keith Moore and wife, Marybeth, of Alverton, and Gregory Garsteck, of Connellsville; his aunt, Kathryn "Kathy" Routzahn and husband, John, of Connellsville; and a number of cousins. Bird was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Rebecca J. O'Toole Moore (Aug. 11, 1994); his paternal grandparents, John "Jack" and Minnie Hunter McNally (July 8, 1982) and (June 17, 2014) respectively; and his aunt, Jacqueline "Jackie" Garsteck (March 21, 2000). Bird's family will greet friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffrey Welsh officiating. Chapel service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, send condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Peterman, Ellen C. 92

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1923-02-07
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Ellen C. Peterman, 92, of Ligonier, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Lansing, Mich., a daughter of the late Verner R. and Emily Morrow Griffith. She was an alumna of the Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing. She had been employed as a registered nurse, having worked for Westmoreland Hospital, Uniontown Hospital until 1985, and retiring in 1995, after having worked for the late Dr. Richard Cribbs. She was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church and its Women's Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. Peterman, in 1981. She is survived by three children, Carl R. (Kaye) Peterman, of Greenwood, Del., Mark A. Peterman, of Tampa, Fla., and Linda Schurg, of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren, Carla (Patrick) Williams, Kristen (Jerry) Thomas, Tammy (Steve) Bruck and Tarrah (William) Cooney; eight great-grandchildren, Morgan Thomas, Kyle Moyer, Ian and Riley Cooney, Ellen and Elaina Williams, and McKayla and Ashley Bruck; a soon to be born great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Dorothy Shultz, of Ligonier, and Betty Barnhart, of Youngwood; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where Ellen's life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday with her pastor, the Rev. John E. Flower Jr., officiating. Private interment will be in Zenith (Pa.) Lutheran Cemetery. To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, please visit www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Shaw, Betsy M. 84

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1931-05-22
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Betsy M. McWilliams Shaw, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Life Care, Monroeville. She was born May 22, 1931, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Howard and Violet Frye McWilliams. Betsy was a member of Oak Grove Church, Ga., and the Polish Club, Westmoreland City. She enjoyed playing bingo, visiting the Meadows and especially spending time with her family at picnics and cookouts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald F. Shaw; sons, William and Gary Leon Ellis; and loving granddaughter, Stacey Dawn Flowers; three brothers, Mick, Pete and Paul McWilliams; and sister, Violet Rose. She is survived by her three sons, Dave (Karen), Michael (Shirley) and Jeffrey (Yvonne) Ellis; three daughters, Lonna (John) McElroy, Eleanor Zepkowski and her baby, Tracey Wright and Ron Freeman; brothers, Jack (Ann) and Richard McWilliams; sister, Doris Felder; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Long Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Shipley, James W. 88

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1926-07-16
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • James W. Shipley, 88, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in St. Anne Home. He was born Friday, July 16, 1926, in Pine Grove, W.Va., son of the late William and Ethel (Gump) Shipley. He was a decorated Marine World War II veteran, having served in the South Pacific. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Greensburg. He worked for Robertshaw Controls in Youngwood. He then went to Massachusetts and was employed by Texas Instruments in Attleboro, Mass. After retirement, he lived in Latrobe and Greensburg. Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Doris L. Shipley. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at the C. RICHARD MCCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Additional view will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at the funeral home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. Brian B. Chaffee officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. Contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, 120 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg. To send condolences, visit crmfh.com.
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Weishorn, Eugene M. 67

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1947-11-12
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Eugene M. Weishorn, 67, of North Huntingdon, died at home Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Braddock, a son of the late Roy and Helen (Humenik) Weishorn and was also preceded in death by a brother, William Weishorn. He was a former employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp., East Pittsburgh. He is survived by his daughters, Lisa Kearns, of McDonald, and Lori (Louis) Pasquale, of Greensburg; grandchildren, Amanda (Zack) Martsolf and Brandon Graft; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Ron (Linda) Weishorn, of Manor; a sister, Debbie (Darryl) Petrocelli, of Blue Bell; nieces and nephews; and his cat, Mini. Friends will be received from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a blessing service will follow at 6 p.m. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Armstrong County

Cieply, Rose A. 94

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1921-02-15
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Rose A. Cieply, 94, of Ford City, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Our Family Home in Ford City. She was born Feb. 15, 1921, a daughter of the late Cyril Prazenica and Agnes Zvonar Prazenica; and wife of the late Leo J. (Horse) Cieply, who died Sept 3, 2014. She formerly worked at PPG, Ford City and attended Christ, Prince of Peace Parish. She was a member of Ford City VFW Ladies Auxiliary, was a lifetime member of the CU Club Board of Directors and Jednota Branch 200. She was a former president of Friday Night Women's Bowling League. She liked bowling, bingo, pinochle playing, the lottery, loved listening to polka music, was a good Slovak cook and liked the Steelers. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa and Kenneth Wilsoncroft, of Ford Cliff, and Geralyn Freeman and Bob "Ace" Freeman, of Ford City; grandchildren, Kurtis, Jennifer, Lauren, Janelle and Jared; and great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Jaden and Damon. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, Stephen, Charles "Pooch", Frank and Rudolph "Beaver" Prazenica; and her sisters, Sister Claude Ann, Mary "Molly" Spera, Anna Panchik, Josephine Greenawalt and Agnes Prazenica. Rose was the last survivor of the Prazenica family. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., 701 Sixth Ave, Ford City, PA 16226, 724-763-9151, where prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Christ, Prince of Peace Parish, with Father John Harrold officiating. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Rose's family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Michelle and Traci and the rest of Our Family Home's staff.
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Duceour, Judy M. 64

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1951-04-26
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Judy M. Duceour, 64, of Kittanning, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at UPMC Montefiore. She was born April 26, 1951, in Natrona Heights, the daughter of the late Sante and Helen Stello. She was a member of St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roman Catholic Church in Kittanning. Judy was raised in West Deer and later spent 32 years in the San Francisco Bay area before she retired and lived the past seven years in the Kittanning area. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Ralph Duceour; two sons, Ryan Duceour (Teri Lee), of Kittanning, and Brad Duceour (Jennifer), of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Tyler, Kyle and Joey Duceour; and brother, Ronald A. Stello (Carol), of Jackson, Tenn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Stello. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Kittanning. Parting prayers at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roman Catholic Church in Kittanning with the Rev. Douglas Dorula as celebrant. Interment in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Fraazier Township. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Hankey, Dorothy V. 100

  • Elderton
  • Born: 1914-11-29
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Clark Chapel, Elderton | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Virginia Hankey, 100, of Elderton, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2015, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning. She was born Nov. 29, 1914, in Blandburg, Clearfield County, Pa., a daughter of Howard L. and Margaret R. (Rice) Erdley. Dorothy lived in Clearfield County until she was 16 and then was a resident of Plumcreek Township for many years. She was an excellent homemaker and was known for being a wonderful cook and baker. Gardening and crocheting were two of her favorite hobbies and she was a former member of Grace Baptist Church in Shelocta. Dorothy was also a wonderful aunt who was a second mother to her many nieces and nephews. Dorothy's family would like to thank the Brandons at Family Pines Rest Home for the prayers and excellent care they gave her. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sister, Charlotte R. Yount, of Ford City; and several nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Glenn W. Hankey, whom she married March 1, 1933, and who died June 19, 1990; and brothers, James E., Willard S., Walter W. and Howard Thomas Erdley. Relatives and friends may visit from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the CLARK CHAPEL OF THE BAUER FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 S. Main St., Elderton. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donald Toy officiating. Burial will be in United Rockville Lutheran Cemetery, Ford City. Arrangements are being handled by the Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, Inc. To send a condolence to Dorothy's family or view a tribute honoring her life, visit www.bauerfuneral.com.
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Woytowish, Edward A. 91

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1924-02-11
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Edward Albert Woytowish, 91, of Kittanning, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Manorville, a son of the late Walter and Mae (Brown) Woytowish, and was a lifelong resident of the community. He married Vera I. (Bell) Woytowish on Aug. 12, 1950. She died June 8, 2002. He was a millwright and was employed by PPG, Ford City, for 30 years, retiring in 1978. He entered the Navy on Dec. 9, 1942, served in World War II, and was discharged April 7, 1946. A member of the former St. Francis of Paola and St. Lawrence, Cadogan, he enjoyed woodworking as a hobby after retirement. He helped his sons build their homes. He also treasured his dogs, Sandy and Molly, both of whom lived 16 years and enjoyed riding in the car with him. Survivors include his three sons, Michael W. (Kathleen J.) Woytowish, of Elderton, Paul E. (LeeAnn) Woytowish, of Kittanning, and Stephen J. Woytowish, of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren, Jessica Woytowish, Melanie (Jake) Symoniak, Peter (Kathryn) Woytowish, Andrew (Jessica) Woytowish and Justine Woytowish; and two great-grandchildren, Carter and Jaysa Woytowish. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., Ford City. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Lawrence Church, Cadogan, with Father John Harrold. Interment in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery.
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Butler County

Allen, Dorothy M. 75

  • Butler
  • Born: 1939-07-08
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Geibel, Butler | Get Directions
  • Dorothy M. Allen, 75, of Butler, passed away Monday evening, June 29, 2015, at her daughter's home. Born July 8, 1939, in Butler, she was a daughter of the late William J. Heller and Anna (Katchur) Heller. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert M. "Bob" Allen for 45 years, they married Dec. 31, 1958; he died Dec. 8, 2003. Dorothy retired in 2006 after working for Butler County for 23 years. She was a Reach to Recovery volunteer for 10 years and also a volunteer at the VA. She enjoyed traveling, biking and spending time with family and friends. She is known by many for her loving kindness and giving heart. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Butler and attended Prime Timers at Christ Church at Grove Farm, Sewickley. She was the loving mother of Lori (Allen) McDonnell and husband, Jamie, of Seven Fields. She also was the devoted grandmother of Brendan, Sean and Brian McDonnell. She is also survived by a sister, Ruth Leopold (late husband, Vaughn), of Cabot; and a brother, Tom Heller (wife, Joan), of California; also a number of nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was a sister, Jeanne Heller, of California; and a brother, William Heller, of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler. Funeral services will then be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Internment will be in the North Side Cemetery, Butler. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 201 W. Jefferson St., Butler, PA 16001, or Good Samaritan Hospice of Pittsburgh, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090.
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Crummy, Virginia R. 88

  • Middlesex Township
  • Born: 1927-02-06
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Virginia R. "VA" Crummy, 88, of Middlesex Township, Valencia, died Wednesday morning, July 1, 2015, at Saxony Health Center in Saxonburg. Born in Middlesex Township, Feb. 6, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Effie Morrow Lisman. In 1948, she graduated with 37 classmates in the last Cadet Nursing Class at Butler Memorial Hospital. VA was a registered nurse and had worked as the supervisor for the operating room at Butler Memorial Hospital for 10 years. She then took time off to raise her family and then worked as a floor nurse for 25 years. She was a lifelong member and former deacon of Glade Run Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and was elementary youth director for 10 years. VA was active in the Royal Grange and was a volunteer with the South Butler Community Meals on Wheels. Surviving are her husband, W. Donald Crummy, whom she married on Aug. 30, 1952; and two sons, William Crummy and his wife, Martha, of Richland Township, and David Crummy and his wife, Kristen, of Butler. She was the grandmother of Matthew, Tyler, Ellen and John Crummy; and great-grandmother of Carter Jacob and Shae Lynn Crummy. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Gladys Truver, Dorothy Lisman, Mary K. Stone and Hazel Wilson; and her brothers, Andrew and Charles Lisman. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in Glade Run United Presbyterian Church, 1091 Pittsburgh Road, Valencia, PA 16059, with the Rev. Greg Wiest, pastor, officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in Glade Run Cemetery, Middlesex Township. Memorials may be made to South Butler Community Meals on Wheels, 1091 Pittsburgh Road, Valencia, PA 16059. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Fayette County

Coligan, Clyde G. 87

  • Born: 1928-03-28
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Clyde G. Coligan, 87, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 28, 1928 in Trotter, the son of the late Benjamin F. and Anna Colbert Coligan. He was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School. He served in the Army and was a member of the American Legion, Uniontown. He worked and retired in milk delivery in Maryland. He is survived by sons, David and wife, Janet, of Jessup, Md., and Robert, of Holiday, Fla.; grandchildren, Teressa Neff, Julie Tegeler, Deborah Adams and husband, Fred, Savanah, Cody and Brooke Coligan; great-grandchildren, Stacy and Bailey Adams; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Hope Neff; brothers, Robert, Eugene, Donald, Frank, James, Orrin, Regis and Bernie; sisters, Freda , Mildred, Meredith, Francis and Geraldine Bartholomai. Family and friends will be received from 5 until 8 p.m., when a funeral service will be held, Sunday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will be private.
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Cooper, Brenden D. 18

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1996-09-30
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Brenden Durbin Cooper, 18, of Connellsville, Bullskin Township, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Sept. 30, 1996, in Greensburg, a son of Brett Cooper, of Bullskin Township, and Jamie Brown, of Dawson. Brenden worked as a cart tender for Connellsville Wal-Mart. He enjoyed playing Xbox, wrestling, fishing, hunting, riding bikes and four-wheelers with his friends. He was a 2015 graduate of Connellsville Area High School. In addition to his parents, Brenden is survived by his stepmother, Beth Cooper; two brothers, Brier Cooper, of Connellsville, and Daniel Geary, of Dawson; a stepsister, Paige Hickman, of Bullskin Township; paternal grandfather, Archie Cooper, of Connellsville; maternal grandparents, James and Cecilia Brown, of Vanderbilt; maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Brown, of Dunbar; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Brenden was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Holly Cooper; paternal great-grandparents, Archie and Catherine Cooper; paternal great-grandparents, George and Hope Durbin; maternal great-grandparents, Ed and Beatrice Guynn; and maternal great-grandfather, William Brown. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, (724) 628-9033. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Steven Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, followed by a fellowship meal at Pleasant Valley Masonic Lodge, Route 982, Bullskin Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home. There will be no public viewing Saturday, July 4. To sign the online guest registry visit our website at www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Druciak, Helen A. 86

  • Naomi
  • Born: 1929-02-11
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Eley-McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City | Get Directions
  • Helen A. "Toots" Misher Druciak, 86, of Naomi, Fayette City, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Nevaeh Cove Personal Care Home, Charleroi, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Fairhope, Fayette County, daughter of the late Steve Misher and the late Katherine Kowasic Misher. She was a member of St. Joseph Polish National Catholic Church, Fairhope. She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Cathers and husband, Rick, of Fairhope and daughter, Kristi Reece and husband, Ernie, of Naomi; three sons, Joseph Druciak III and wife, Judy, of Belle Vernon, son, David Druciak and wife, Pamela, of Deltona, Fla.; and, son, Donald Druciak and wife, Lynnie, of Naomi; six grandchildren, Renee Cathers, Valerie Hamer, Erika Banks, Joseph Druciak IV, David Druciak, Alisha Druciak; four great-grandchildren, Colby, Ryan and Courtney Hamer, and Skylee Druciak; one sister, Betty Petros of Belle Vernon, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Druciak in 2006; two brothers, Joseph and Steve Misher. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, in the ELEY-McCRORY FUNERAL HOME INC., 334 Main St., Fayette City, 724-326-5621,www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com. Blessing service will be held Monday, July 6, 2015 , at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Polish National Church, Fairhope, with the Father Felix Pyzowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Polish National Church, Perry Ave., Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
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McCann, Donna J. 79

  • Juniata
  • Born: 1936-06-26
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Donna J. (Kern) McCann, 79, of Juniata, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Kade Nursing Home, Washington, Pa. She was born June 26, 1936, in Juniata, a daughter of the late Russell H. and Pauline Menart Kern. Donna was a graduate (with honors) of the former Dunbar Township High School with the class of 1954. She had worked as an office manager for several psychologists/psychiatrists in the Columbia, S.C., area for 16 years. Prior to moving to South Carolina, she was an associate broker with Laughrey-King and Matthew Anderson Real Estate. Upon retiring to Pennsylvania, Donna was a member of the Fayette County Assessment Appeals Board for special hearings. She was a member of Juniata United Methodist Church and held various positions in the church including, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, assistant Sunday school superintendent, trustee and organist. She served on the Juniata Homecoming Committee and Juniata Church Anniversaries (both in 1958 and 2008). She also volunteered at the Womens Auxiliary at the Flatwoods Fire Department and the Fayette Friends of Animals Shelter. Donna enjoyed the company of Winston and Muffin, her pet dogs that she rescued from the animal shelter. She also enjoyed watching sandlot baseball and horseracing. Donna is survived by her brother, James S. Kern and wife, Ludmilla, of New Cumberland; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Donna was predeceased by her husband, Gerald B. "Jerry" McCann, Feb. 26, 2008. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside committal service to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery, with the Rev. David Ealy officiating. Everyone please go directly to the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, 724-628-1430. www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Washington County

Cursi, John 76

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1939-04-20
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • John Cursi, 76, of Charleroi, died on June 30, 2015. Born on April 20, 1939, in Cokeburg, he was the son of the late Albert and Elsie Cursi. He was Catholic by faith, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a retired coal miner. John is survived by his son, Jason (Kristie) Cursi of North Charleroi; daughter, Darcie Cursi of Charleroi; grandchildren, Jaden Cursi and Rain Cursi; brother, Edward (Flora) Cursi of Washington; and sister, Elvira Ursic of Mapleview. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Betty Beebe Cursi; brothers, Nick, Albert and Eugene Cursi; and sister, Bernadette DeSensi. As per John's wishes, there will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Online condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Poziviak, Margaret 94

  • Formerly of Elrama , Formerly of Elrama
  • Born: 1920-09-18
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Slater Funeral Home, Jefferson Hills | Get Directions
  • Margaret "Margo" Poziviak, 94, formerly of Elrama, Union Township, Washington County, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She was born Sept. 18, 1920, in Large, Allegheny County, one of six children to Charles Patrick Newmeyer and Carrie Potts Newmeyer. Margaret was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, the Elrama Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary, "The" Card Club and an avid Duck Pin bowler, Polka dancer, Bingo player and Pirates fan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Poziviak; one son, Ronald "Monk" Poziviak; and all of her five brothers and sisters. Margaret is survived by her twin sons, Dennis (Alice) and Paul (Nancy) Poziviak; three grandchildren, Dane Hone and Erik and Jacob Tannehill; six great-grandchildren, Arek and Dylon Allen, Emma Hone, Connor, Hannah and Martin Tannehill; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, and 10 a.m. until the time of blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51, Large, Jefferson Hills. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery, Pleasant Hills. For condolences please visit www.stephendslater.com.
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Swaney, Linda D. 67

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1947-08-02
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Spallino, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Linda D. Swaney, 67, of Charleroi, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Born on Aug. 2, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Crayton. She was a member of Garwood Baptist Church and loved quilting, making stained glass and singing in church. She was retired from U.S. Steel Clairton Works as a Substation Inspector and had also worked at Lowe's in Belle Vernon and Washington. Linda is survived by her daughters, Ann (Shaun) Davis-Gluyas, of Charleroi, and Diana (David) Grubbs, of Tacoma, Wash.; brother, Robert Crayton, of Uniontown; long time friend, Jane Nicholson, of Charleroi; and her dachshund, Parker. Friends will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 5, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the time of service, on Monday, July 6, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Pastor Cliff Reynolds will conduct the 3 p.m. service on Monday. Online condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Swaney, Linda D. 67

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1947-08-02
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Linda D. Swaney, 67, of Charleroi, died on July 1, 2015. Born Aug. 2, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Crayton. She was a member of Garwood Baptist Church and loved quilting, making stained glass and singing in church. She was retired from U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, as a Substation Inspector and had also worked at Lowe's in Belle Vernon and Washington. Linda is survived by her daughters, Ann (Shaun) Davis-Gluyas of Charleroi, and Diana (David) Grubbs of Tacoma, Wash.; brother, Robert Crayton of Uniontown; longtime friend, Jane Nicholson of Charleroi; and her dachshund, Parker. Friends will be received 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2015, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the time of service, on Monday, July 6, 2015, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Pastor Cliff Reynolds will conduct the 3 p.m. service on Monday. Online condolences may be sent to www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Holland, Beatrice 99

  • New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
  • Born: 1915-10-30
  • Died: 2015-06-26
  • Funeral Home: Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Beatrice Holland, 99, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly of North Charleroi, passed away, Friday, June 26, 2015. She was born Oct. 30, 1915, in North Charleroi, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Paterline Appoloni. Beatrice retired in 1978 from Charleroi-Monessen Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Rayna Mae Culbusky and husband, Frank, of North Charleroi; three grandchildren, Craig Culbusky, Cathy Harapko and husband, John, and Scott Culbusky and wife, Julie; two great-grandchildren, Josh Calcek and wife, Natalie, and Jessica Culbusky; two great-great-grandchildren, Ross and Raegan Calcek. In addition to her parents, Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Holland; two sisters, Josephine Hega and Clara Carlock; and one brother, Ernest Appoloni. Funeral service were held in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
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McQuisten, Karen S. 62

  • Yuma, Colo. , Formerly of Kittanning
  • Born: 1952-08-31
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Bauer, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Karen Sue (Brown) McQuisten, 62, of Yuma, Colo., formerly of Kittanning, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Care Hospital, following a battle with cancer. Karen was born Aug. 31, 1952, in Kittanning, to Theodore W. and Bertha A. (Salsgiver) Brown. Following graduation from Kittanning High School, Karen worked in the Kittanning area at Moonlight Mushrooms Inc., for the Leader Times Newspaper and at Shop-n-Save. She met her future husband, David, after relocating to New Jersey. While in New Jersey, she worked at Wawa Food Services and Summit Bank. Karen was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Yuma, Colo., where her husband is currently the pastor. She was a true woman of faith and was deeply committed and supportive of her husband's ministry. Her interest in photography allowed her to make many personal calendars for her family members. She also enjoyed walking, hiking and sight-seeing, but her greatest joy came from spoiling her granddaughter. Karen will best be remembered for her faith, honesty and integrity. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Rev. David E. McQuisten, of Yuma, Colo.; daughter, Heather R. Smith and husband, Harry, of Acto, N.J.; stepdaughter, Shannon McQuisten, of New Jersey; granddaughter, Alexis R. Reed; step-grandson, Aedan Bowker; great-grandson, Michael W. Reed; brother, James F. Brown and wife, Evelyn, of Tipp City, Ohio; sisters, Ruth E. Guidi and husband, Peter, of Las Vegas, Nev., Emmy S. Houser and husband, Jerry, of Kittanning, Pauline C. Otterson, of Butler, Judith A. Stitt, of Kittanning, and Sally L. Metzger, of Turnersville, N.J.; and sister-in-law, Gertrud Brown, of DuBois. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Randolph R., Theodore Jr., and Gary Allen Brown; and sisters, Margaret L. Sturdevant and Orvetta L. Brown. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Yuma, Colo., with the Rev. David Ralph officiating. Another memorial service is planned at the Nazarene church in Pitman, N.J., and will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Karen's honor to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries of the Yuma Nazarene Church, 505 East Beatty Ave., Yuma, CO 80759.
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Nolte, Suzan

  • Clearwater, Fla.
  • Born: 1955-07-04
  • Died: 2015-06-23
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  • Suzan "Sioux" (Curry) Nolte, of Clearwater, Fla., had her fire extinguished Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Clearwater. She came in with a bang July 4, 1955, in McKeesport. Sioux moved to Florida in 1973 and stayed for all her adult life. A short time in California blessed her with her son, Chet. Sioux was active in Chet's life, from volunteering at school to being a Den Leader/Cubmaster with Pack 72 for many years along with her second husband, Peter I. Polk. She was predeceased by her father, Bernard R. Curry; and husband, Peter. She is survived by her mother, Gertrude Curry; son, Chet Nolte; sister, Linda Starmack Meredith (Paul); and nephew, Matthew Klapkowski. Sioux is also survived by many family members and friends, not the least, Florence Townsend McNeil, best friend for 42 years and constant caregiver for the last months of her life. Thank you to everyone who made her last months possible. Thanks to Suncoast Hospice and the Bronze team for their loving care and to Florence so that Sioux could be in her home at the end.
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Ruscella, Norma J. 87

  • St. Petersburg, Fla. , Formerly of Stanton Heights
  • Died: 2015-06-28
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Norma J. (Daugherty) Ruscella, 87, formerly of Stanton Heights, and most recently of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sunday, June 28, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late John E. Ruscella; mother of Laura A. Roney, Phyllis L. Ruscella and Joan E. Ruscella; mother-in-law of James M. Roney; grandmother of John Joseph Roney (wife Linda) and Kevin Patrick Roney (wife Letitia); and great-grandmother of Matthew, Kailee, Natalie and Michael Roney. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where funeral will commence at 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Raphael Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
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Taylor, Dawn J. 78

  • The Villages, Fla. , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1936-12-28
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Dawn J. Taylor, 78, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. She was born Dec. 28, 1936, in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Evelyn (Carlson) Campbell. She is survived by her husband, James R. Taylor, of The Villages Fla.; daughters, Cheryl Lynn Taylor, of Falling Waters, W. Va., and Wendy Vogt, of Clio, Mich.; son, Jeffery J. Taylor, of The Villages, Fla.; grandchildren, James Yatsko, of Falling Waters, W. Va., Julie (Michael) Dale, of Falling Waters, W. Va., David J. "D.J" (Amanda) Vogt, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Tyler Vogt, of Clio, Mich.; great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Josie Dale, of Falling Water, W.Va.; and sister, Gail (James) Vickers, of Boardman, Ohio. Dawn was preceded in death by grandchildren, Joseph Yatsko and Dawn Liv Taylor. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday July 2, at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES INC., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, (412-678-6177). Services will be held Friday in funeral home chapel. Burial will follow.
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Walko, Lawrence G. 92

  • Brandenburg, Ky. , Formerly of Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1922-11-08
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Lawrence George Walko, 92, of Brandenburg, Ky., formerly of Lower Burrell, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Gifford Memorial Hospital, Randolph, Vt. He was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Mary D, Pa., to the late Michael John and Veronica Alice Milot Walko. He was a paint technician for PPG Paints in Springdale, retiring with 47 years of service. A World War II veteran, he served with the Army as a technician 5th grade with the 188th Signal Repair Company. Lawrence was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed golf, gardening and time with his family. He is survived by his children, Caryl Ann (Roger) Pittiglio, Columbia, Md., Lawrence G. (Carol) Walko Jr., Brandenburg, Ky., and Judith (Sam) Paddock, of Braintree, Vt.; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a sister, Theresa Lee, of Pottsville. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael C. Walko; his wife, Virginia Walko; a brother, Michael J. Walko; and a sister, Dorothy Sohnle. Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., Lower Burrell, where services will follow at 1 p.m., by the Rev. Dave Hefferan. Entombment with military honors by the Army will follow in Greenwood Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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