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Bold, Ernest J. 89

  • Hampton Township
  • Born: 1924-12-31
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Ernest J. Bold, 89, of Hampton Township, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born Dec. 31, 1924, in Titusville, he was a son of the late Ernest and Isabelle (Ruppersberg) Bold. A 1942 graduate of Titusville High School, he enlisted in the Navy in September and was honorably discharged Oct. 1 1942 at Sampson Naval Training Station. While attending Gannon College, he rejoined the Reserves in Erie and received an honorable discharge from the Ready Reserve in 1963. Ernest and Caroline Elizabeth Sullivan were married in Syracuse, N.Y., Feb. 17, 1945. He graduated from Gannon College cum laude in May 1948. He and Caroline moved to Urbana-Champaign, Ill., and he received his Master of Arts in History in August 1949. His graduate studies continued and he received an appointment as a graduate teaching assistant in February 1950. The Bolds moved to Hampton Township in August after he accepted a teaching position at Shaler Township High School, from which he retired in July 1985. He is survived by his two sons, Kevin W. and Mark E. Bold; and two grandchildren, Courtney and Brandyn Bold. In addition to his parents and wife, Caroline, who died in 2008, he was preceded in death by his siblings, John J. Bold and Alice (Bold) Plymyer. Ernest's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will held be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at St. Ursula Church, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park. He will be laid to rest at the Allegheny County Memorial Park in Allison Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made in his honor to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 901 E. St., NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20004-2025. http://www.lawmemorial.org. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Ernest's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Burns, Daniel J. 60

  • Morningside
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe Bros., Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Daniel J. Burns, 60, of Morningside, died Monday, July 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 38 years of Victoria L. Burns; father of Sean D. and Brian P. Burns; brother of Thomas P. Burns (Andrea) and the late Peter D. Burns (survived by Roberta); also survived by nieces and nephews. Dan worked in the automobile industry for his entire career, where he had the privilege of working beside his late father, Peter D. Burns Sr. (the late Helen L. Burns). He was a member of the Morningside VFW and an avid hunter and fisherman. But most of all, Dan will be remembered as a loving husband and devoted father. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, http://www.mccabebrothers.com, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Dan's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
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Dawes, Mary Ann

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Mary Ann (Dudley) Dawes, of Penn Hills, died Sunday, July 27, 2014; wife of the late Pete Dawes; mother of Sam Dawes (Darlene); grandmother of Alex Dawes; and sister of Linda Verzinskie. Mary Ann will be missed by her extended family and many friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
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Fischer, Stephen G. 89

  • West Homestead
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Stephen G. Fischer, 89, of West Homestead, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the son of the late John and Bertha (Stepko) Fischer; beloved husband of 62 years to Frances (Ducar) Fischer; loving father of Stephen G. (Sheila) Fischer Jr., of Bridgeport, W. Va., and Cheryl Fischer, of Munhall; brother of the late John and Ernest Fischer; grandfather of Matthew (Ali) Fischer and C. Amanda Fischer; and great-grandfather of Lucy Grace Fischer. Stephen was a retired steelworker for US Steel Homestead Works, a member of the GCU and an avid bowler and golfer. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A Panachida service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. A funeral Liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Elias Byzantine Church, Munhall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Stephen's memory to St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church, 4200 Homestead-Duquesne Road, Munhall, PA 15120. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Gillis, E. Mildred 86

  • East McKeesport
  • Born: 1927-09-09
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Forgie-Snyder, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • E. Mildred Gillis, 86, of East McKeesport, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 28, 2014. Born Sept. 9, 1927, she was the daughter of the late R. Leslie and Ethel (Simpson) Gillis and was also preceded in death by a brother, R. Glenn Gillis; and a brother-in-law, Samuel Maddock. She is survived by her sisters, Jean Maddock and Marjorie Woodard, both of East McKeesport. She is also survived by many nephews and nieces, great-nephews and nieces and great-great nephews and nieces. Mildred was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was employed by the East Allegheny School District as an administrative secretary for many years until her retirement in December 2005. Mildred will be fondly remembered by her friends and co-workers in the school district. She was a longtime member of Broadway Alliance Church, where she faithfully worshipped and served the Lord her entire life. She was devoted to the worldwide ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and was dearly loved by her church family. Mildred lived her life totally for others. Her family will remember her as a mentor who was always there for them when in need. She was unselfish, kind, caring and compassionate, dearly loved and respected by all who knew her and will be sadly missed. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Broadway Alliance Church, East McKeesport, with the Rev. Alan Thompson and Rev. John Patterson co-officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored if donations would be made to Broadway Alliance Church, 1000 Broadway, East McKeesport, PA 15035, in memory of Mildred. The family would like to express appreciation to Denise Richardson and all the staff of Interim Healthcare Hospice for their compassionate and loving care of Mildred.
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Glickman, Esther

  • O'Hara Township
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Esther Rabinovitz Glickman, of O'Hara Township, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Gilbert I. Glickman; beloved mother of Susan (Paul) Davis, of White Plains, N.Y., Arlene Levy (Ralph Liebstein), of Highland Park, and Sharon (Michael) Meliker, of Bethesda, Md.; sister of the late Raymond Rabinovitz; Bubbe of Annie (Aaron) Weingrad, Jennifer (Eric) Heller, Nikki (Corey) Allen, Jillian Meliker and Marissa Meliker; great-grandmother of Sam, Max and Leila Heller, David and Daniel Allen and Isaac and Lucy Weingrad; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside. Visitation will be one hour prior to services from 2 to 3 p.m. Interment will be in B'nai Israel Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital area, 7700 Leesburg Pike, Suite No. 208, Falls Church, VA 22043. http://www.schugar.com.
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Gnoth, Edward J.

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Born: 1918-12-01
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Gnoth, of Pleasant Hills, died Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at Mercy Hospital. Born Dec. 1, 1918, in Yukon, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anne Gnoth. He graduated from Charleroi High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He later worked as an engineer with Bell Telephone Company. Edward enjoyed golfing, fishing, visiting the family camp in Clarion, gardening and working in the yard, traveling and visiting with family and friends. He was active in many civic and charity groups such as the Lions Club, Masons (was a past master at Charleroi Lodge No. 615 and a 50-year member of Pleasant Hills Lodge No. 509), American Legion Post No. 787 in Mars, Scottish Rite - Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Shrine Temple, The Pioneers - Retired Bell Telephone Employees and Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Emily V. Gnoth; brother, Walter Gnoth; and sister, Martha Gnoth. He is survived by sister, Betty Gnoth; son, Edward Gnoth; two grandsons, Edward Gnoth and James Gnoth; and two great-grandsons, Caleb Gnoth and Caden Gnoth. A Masonic service is planned for 9:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.
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Graham Sr., Edward J. 84

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Graham Sr., 84, of Monroeville, died Monday, July 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Taufkirch) Graham; loving father of Edward (Diane) Graham Jr., William (Cyndee) Graham, Ronald (Karen) Graham, and Michael (Lisa) Graham; grandfather of nine; and great-grandfather of three. Ed loved his family and enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He was a longtime member of St. Bernadette Parish and was a Korean War Marine veteran. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of (445) Beatty Road and Route 48 North, Monroeville, 412-856-4747. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, in St. Bernadette Parish. Interment with full military honors will follow in Restland Memorial. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Hunter, Marcia E. 66

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Marcia E. (Stallard) Hunter, 66, of Penn Hills, passed away Monday July 28, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Stephen M. Hunter; loving mother of J.R. and Mark Stallard; grandmother of Jacob, Courtney and Jack; sister of the late Bonnie DeTar; aunt of Jenna Sheets; and great-aunt of Alex, Sam and Ian. Marcia loved to read and was active in the Sharpsburg Family Worship Center. She volunteered for the Easter Egg Hunts and enjoyed attending the Women's Club meetings. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of 445 Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville, (412-856-4747), where a service with Pastor Russ Horne will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow at Plum Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sharpsburg Family Worship Center, 200 8th St., Sharpsburg, PA 15215. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Jenereski, Robert J. 72

  • Marshall Township
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Robert J. Jenereski, 72, of Marshall Township, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. The son of the late Stanley and Helen (Faszcewska) Jenereski, Bob was a master beekeeper and owner of Sunstream Apiary, which is one of the largest in Western Pennsylvania. He began beekeeping as a teenager growing up in Richland Township and has been tramping through the fields from West Virginia to Erie, surveying his hives for 53 years. An accounting graduate of what is now Robert Morris University, he spent 36 years working in financial positions at Westinghouse Electric and other companies. During all those years of indoor work, he continued to keep bees. Since his retirement in 1993, however, he was able to devote much more time to his hobby. Over the past decade, he has almost tripled the number of his hives from 125 to 350. He is survived by his brother, Stanley Jenereski, of Richland Township. Robert's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at KING FUNERAL HOME INC. He will be laid to rest at the St. Augustine Cemetery in Pittsburgh. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Robert's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Ketterer, Marie J. 93

  • Etna
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Marie J. (Fusan) Ketterer, 93, of Etna, died Monday, July 28, 2014. She was the wife of the late Charles J. Ketterer Jr.; mother of Charles J. III (Carol) Ketterer, Kerry (Jim) Weber, Judith Ketterer-Takac (George) and the late Patricia Bailey; sister of Dorothy Theiss, Anna Stepp and the late Robert Fusan, Julia Kruljac, Eleanor Krancjcich and Lawrence, Joseph, Ralph and Edward Fusan; grandmother of Michael, Patrece and Melissa Bailey, Lisa (Mark) Fetzner and Jason (Tara) and Jessica Weber; and great-grandmother of Christopher Bailey, Noah and Hunter Corpening and Matthew Fetzner. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, in All Saints Church, Etna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to All Saints Church Stained Glass Fund, 19 Wilson St., Etna, PA 15223. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Kovalchick, Helen 91

  • Formerly of Renton
  • Born: 1923-01-12
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Helen (Koban) Kovalchick, 91, formerly of Renton, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Clarebridge Community in Export where she was currently a resident. She was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Bitumen, daughter of the late Vasil and Anna Pechina Koban. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Michael L. "Mike" Kovalchick; five sisters, Eleanor DeMichiei, Margie (Paul) Shish, Anna (Babe) Opina, Sue (Nick) Novelsowski and Mary (Fred) Falsetti; and two brothers, John Koban and Mike (Alice) Koban. Helen and Mike began their life together in Sagamore before relocating to Renton, where they raised two sons and a daughter, Michael (Sherry) Kovalchick, of North Carolina, Denny (Kathy) Kovalchick, of Apollo, and Michele (Jim) Kelly, of Murrysville. She was "NANA" to six grandchildren, Michael (Chelsey), Natalie, Chris and Kevin Kovalchick and Jimmy (Kimberly) and Patrick (Nicole) Kelly; six beautiful great-grandchildren, Lassen, Scarlet, Logan, Abby, Mia and McKenna; two sisters, Carolyn (James) Nesbit and Betty (the late John) Bodnar; brother-in-law, "Tootie" DeMichiei; sister-in-law, Kathryn Koban; and many nieces and nephews. Besides being a loving sister, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Helen was a wonderful homemaker. She took her job seriously and truly excelled. She was always cooking up something special or baking something incredible. Her house on Maple Street was her castle and she was very proud of the home she made there. Also, she loved her music: American Bandstand during the week, oldies on Saturday mornings and always polkas on Sundays. Her home was said by many to be happy and very cozy. Her faith was very important to her everyday life. She was a member at Holy Trinity, Wall, and then later the Church of the Resurrection in Monroeville. She worked very hard at all the bazaars and the Lawn Fairs, making pirohis, holupki, nut rolls and cookies. She loved singing in Slovak during Mass and still could speak fluently just weeks before her passing. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, with Parastas at 2 p.m. at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville, with a Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Resurrection, 455 Center Road, Monroeville, with Father Joseph Raptosh as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Plum Creek Cemetery. The family would like to thank the entire staff and employees at Clarebridge for their comfort, compassion and constant support they gave to "NANA" during her last weeks. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Lasky, Robert J. 83

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Sperling, McCandless | Get Directions
  • Robert J. Lasky passed peacefully Monday, July 28, 2014, at the age of 83. He was a resident of McCandless. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Miller) Lasky; brother of Jack Lasky and Dottie Lindblom; stepfather of Bonnie Gildea; and is survived by many loving and caring nieces and nephews. Mr. Lasky honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of VFW McKees Rocks Post 418. Bob was an alumnus of North Catholic, Class of 1949. He was a retiree of USA Box, having worked for 58 years. Bob was proud that he started as a mail clerk and worked his way to production manager and promoted to sales manager. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at SPERLING FUNERAL HOME, 700 Blazier Drive, McCandless Township. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Catherine of Sweden Church. Memorial donations may be made to St. Catherine of Sweden Church, 2554 Wildwood Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. Memories can be left at http://www.sperlingfuneral.com.
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Longwell, Beverly A. 76

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Beverly Ann (Nohach) Longwell, 76, of Hampton Township, passed away peacefully Friday, July 25, 2014, at her home. She was born in Butler, to the late Nicholas J. and the late Genevieve T. (Critchlow) Nohach. She was married to the late David C. Longwell. Beverly was a longtime active parishioner of Christ Episcopal Church. She earned her teaching degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master's in business education from Robert Morris University. Mrs. Longwell was a teacher with Shaler Area School District for 35 years, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed traveling to Florida for relaxation. She is survived by her stepchildren, Laura (David) Lindt, of Lancaster, Beth (John) Miller, of Lancaster, and Dean (Amy) Longwell, of Hampton Township; stepgrandchildren, Maureen (Karsten) Yoder, Michelle Miller, Molly Miller, Rachael Lindt and Dana Lindt, all of Lancaster, Grace Longwell and Brady Longwell, both of Hampton Township. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Longwell. As per her request, Mrs. Longwell will have no public visitation. A private service will be held at a later date at the Christ Episcopal Church. She will be laid to rest at the Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in her honor to Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Gardens, 5910 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Please visit http://www.kingfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
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Maloney Jr., Edward J. 86

  • Bethel Park
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Maloney Jr., 86, of Bethel Park, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Gladys Anne (Helferty) Maloney; loving father of John (Karen), Nancy, Beth, Edward "Ted", Joseph (Lori) and James (Linda) Maloney; cherished grandfather of Andrew, Colin, Dan, Joey, Julia, Maggie, Jenna, Mickey, Nicholas and Katie; beloved brother of Richard Maloney and the late Betty O'Neil, Eileen Joyce and Barbara Fitzgerald; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 412-563-2800, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Anne Church. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. http://www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Martineau, Floyd M. 91

  • Lawrenceville
  • Died: 2014-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Floyd M. Martineau, 91, of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, July 24, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Marcella (Wisniewski) Martineau; loving father of James Conrad Martineau and Thaddeus Allen (Joyce) Martineau; and grandfather of Christian Martineau. Family and friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church. http://www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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Medved, Richard E. 78

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1935-08-27
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Richard E. Medved, 78, of Port Vue, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, in his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1935, in McKeesport, a son of the late Caroline Kolic and John Medved. A retired mechanic for Helms Express in Irwin and a parishioner of Corpus Christi in McKeesport, Richard was a proud Vietnam War veteran of the Army, a member of the Port Vue American Legion Post No. 447, Club Dobrotvor and the CFU Lodge No. 3. He is survived by his children, Rick (Victoria) Medved, Sheryl (Stephen) Kamp, of McKeesport, Eric (Veronica) Medved, of Denver, Colo., Jay (Janet) Medved, of Liberty Borough, and Donald (Lorelei) Medved, of Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sister, Genevieve Terranova, of Maryland; and also nieces and nephews, especially Diane Brooks and John Gross. Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Madeline Gross. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). A blessing will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the funeral home, with Father Michael Maranowski officiating. Procession and burial, with honors performed by the American Legion Post No. 447 Honor Guard, will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Vue. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Miller, Edward P. 85

  • Mount Washington
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt Washington | Get Directions
  • Edward P. "White" Miller, 85, of Mt. Washington, died Monday, July 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Camille (Fevo) Miller; loving father of William J. Miller; brother of the late Mary Erne; brother-in-law of Bob Spratt; brother-in-law of the late Joseph "Gus" Fevo and Shirley Spratt; uncle of Kathy Moore, Sue Kohnfelder (Ken) and Elaine, Ted and Patrick Erne; and great-uncle of Katie and Jack Kohnfelder. Mr. Miller was a professional boxer. He trained and coached amateur boxers, as well as the JFK football league. Visitations will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington, (412 381-2323). Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary of the Mount Church. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Nerone, F. Regan 73

  • South Park
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • F. Regan Nerone, 73, of South Park, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Regan is survived by his loving spouse, Margaret (Ondovchik); beloved children and grandchildren, Michael Francis and Amy (wife), Katie, Mandy, Sean and Elizabeth Nerone; Rebecca Ann and Glenn (husband), Josh, Max, Sam and Spencer Yauch; Laura Lee and Andrew (husband), Tess, Ellie and Meg Reinhart; siblings, James Randal and Roberta (wife) Nerone, John Roger and Helena (wife) Nerone, Richard Anthony and Kathy (wife) Nerone, Johanna and Richard (husband) Smith, Margaret Mary and Dr. Ronald (husband) DiCarlo, Phillip Nerone, Kathy (Nerone) Peters; also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Christine Nerone. Regan was a graduate of Baldwin High School and Duquesne University, B.A.; a member of the Gamma Phi Fraternity; a graduate of Duquesne School of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree; and a lieutenant in the Army, Commander 993rd Base Post Office. Regan was a senior attorney for Westinghouse, general counsel for RIDC, solicitor for Collier Township, South Park Township and Alcosan; law clerk for the Honorable Robert A. Kelly, and director of aviation for Allegheny County and director of property and supplies for Allegheny County. In his private law practice, he was a general practitioner with specialties in anti-trust, municipal land estates and trusts. Regan was a member and active participant at Nativity Catholic Church, where he was on the Pastoral Council, catechist for CCD and RCIA, Eucharistic minister and lector. He was the 2006 recipient of the Pittsburgh Manifest Kingdom of God Award. He was a council member, president and formation director of the Secular Discalced Carmelites. Regan was a recovering alcoholic. He was an avid Steelers fan and a fan of all activities of his 11 grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Nativity Catholic Church, South Park, followed by entombment at the All Saints (Braddock Catholic) Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Nativity Catholic Church, 5811 Curry Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Online condolences can be given at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home, http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Neyman, William L. 67

  • Kennedy Township
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: McDermott, Kennedy Township | Get Directions
  • William Lee Neyman, 67, of Kennedy Township, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 28, 2014, surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia (Bernat); three daughters, Denise (Ed) Binder, Diana Lynn and Debbie (John) Kronz; and eight grandchildren, Ashley Kronz, Zachary Binder, Lindsey VanBriggle, Zarley Binder, Alex Kronz, Cory VanBriggle, Austin Kronz and Casey VanBriggle. He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. Neyman and Jean (Fox) Neyman. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 334 Forest Grove Road, Kennedy Township, where prayers will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m., in St. Malachy Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Bill's name to a charity of your choice.
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Pampena, Maria A. 88

  • Bloomfield
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: McCabe Bros., Bloomfield | Get Directions
  • Maria Assunta Pampena, 88, of Bloomfield, died Monday, July 28, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 53 years to the late Giulio Pampena; mother of Adelio Pampena (Rosalia), Giuseppina "Pina" Zottola (Antonio) and Vincent Pampena (Millie); daughter of the late Giuseppe and Maria Vento; grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of 13; sister of Teresa Tedesco and Marzia Zangrilli, both of Toronto, Canada, and three other sisters who predeceased her; and also survived by many nieces and nephews. Assunta was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Spigno Saturnia, Latina Province, Italy. Family and friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at MCCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 5300 Penn Ave., Bloomfield, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Friday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Parish, Friendship Campus. http://www.mccabebrothers.com.
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Payne Sr., James P. 58

  • Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • James P. Payne Sr., 58, of Turtle Creek, died heroically Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 34 years in August of Vicki (Donofrio) Payne; loving father of Jim "Slim" (Crystal) Payne Jr., of Turtle Creek, Sara (Louis) Payne, of Penn Hills, and Marisa Payne, of Turtle Creek; proud grandfather of Makaylee Payne; brother of Daniel (Mary Beth) Payne, David (Fran) Payne, Tim (Cathyann) Payne and Rob Payne; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim was a retired employee of Kopp Glass with more than 25 years of service. He was an avid fisherman, especially fishing at Crooked Creek State Park. Friends welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James Street, Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Colman Church. Burial will follow in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Pfennigwerth, Lois M. 81

  • Brighton Heights
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Lois M. (Barbin) Pfennigwerth, 81, of Brighton Heights, passed peacefully Friday, July 25, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 37 years to the late Robert T. Pfennigwerth; dear mother of Robert Pfennigwerth, Elaine Pfennigwerth and Leslie Carter; proud grandmother of Chelsie N. Carter, Monica M. Fowler and Emma (Emzie) Pfennigwerth; and sister of Wade (Judy) Barbin and the late Thomas Barbin. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Risen Lord Parish. Interment will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Please leave condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Polak, Edward G. 61

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Edward G. Polak, 61 of Munhall, died, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in the comfort of his home with family by his side. Born in 1952, in Homestead, to Dorothy (Manzak) and the late Michael Polak, he attended Homestead High School and received a football scholarship to Youngstown State University. Ed was married to Dauna Helen Koestline. They celebrated their 43rd anniversary last year. Survivors include his wife, Dauna; mother, Dorothy; his daughter, Amy (Brian) Tomasic; his son, Jamie (Jackie) Polak; his brother, Michael "Mickey" (Kathy) Polak; and grandchildren include, Cal Tomasic, Chase Polak, Camden Polak and Mia Tomasic. Also, Ed enjoyed his remaining years with his good friend, Jack Linsenbigler and cherished the love of the Fetzko family (Russ, Lisa, Rudy and Joey). Ed also is adored and will be missed by his dog, Franklin. Ed's pride and joy were his two children, Amy and Jamie. Ed's grandchildren were "everything to him." Ed was a strong man, a loyal friend and a great family man. Affectionately known as "G" to his grandchildren, Ed told some, the "G" denoted his middle name which few knew was George. Others he told it stood for the word "Great." However, it stood for Grandfather. Ed Polak was the best grandparent a child could imagine! He will be remembered, celebrated and missed. We love you "G!" Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME. The funeral Mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Therese Church in Munhall. In lieu of flowers, please make donations on Ed's behalf to St. Therese School, 3 St. Therese Court, Munhall, PA 15120; and/or the Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Puckey, Blanche F. 76

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1938-03-31
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Blanche F. (Aldridge) Puckey, 76, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, in UPMC Shadyside. She retired after 30 years of service as a cafeteria worker for the Elizabeth Forward School District and was a former member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. Blanche enjoyed bowling and was a member of various leagues at Brunswick and Colonial Lanes. Born March 31, 1938, in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Dubbs) Aldridge. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James C. Puckey Sr.; daughter, Joyce (Jim) Reed, of Belle Vernon; son, James C. (Bonnie) Puckey Jr., of Finleyville; nine grandchildren, Matthew (Rebekah) Puckey, Noah Reed, Gabriel Reed, Samantha (fiance, Ryan Hohn) Puckey, Megan Puckey, James Reed, Kristina (Casey) Walton, Megan (Jason) Sonson and Amanda Poland; five great-grandchildren, Makayla, Alexander, Nicholas, Dylan and Madison; sister, Virginia Aldridge, of Wilmington, N.C.; brother, David Aldridge, of Floreffe; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 North Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A service will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. James Mimidis officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1133 South Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Rex Jr., John P. 29

  • Indiana Township
  • Born: 1985-05-16
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Kyper, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • John Paul "J.R." Rex Jr., 29, of Indiana Township, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian. He was born May 16, 1985, in Pittsburgh, a son of John P. Sr. and Marian Rose Clark Rex. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption, Glenshaw. J.R. attended the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children for 18 years. He is survived by his parents, John P. Sr. and Marian Rose Clark Rex; one brother, Keith C. Rex, of Indiana Township; three sisters, Colleen M. Rex, of Indiana Township, Meredith R. (Phillip) Avolio, of McCandless, and Amber M. (Christopher) Bodle, of Iowa City, Iowa; one niece, Sienna M. Rex; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Elizabeth Nossek Clark and Raymond and Mary Theresa Coholich Rex. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the KYPER FUNERAL HOME, 2702 Mt. Royal Boulevard at Mt. Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw, where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Funeral prayer will take place at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 2510 Middle Road, Glenshaw, with Father John Marcucci officiating. Memorials may be made to the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, 201 N. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; or to St. Mary School, 2510 Middle Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116.
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Romano, Doloyse E. 85

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Doloyse E. "Dolly" Romano, 85, of Ross Township, died Monday, July 28, 2014. She was the wife of the late Carl Romano; loving mother of June Roderus (George), Susan (Herb) Stepchuk (John), and Donna Hierta (Joe); proud grandmother of Christine Herb (Andrew), Kathleen Roderus, John Herb (Amanda), and George Roderus; devoted great-grandmother of Elliot and Hayden Cook; sister of June Chapman (the late William), Felix Hammill (Donna), Betsy Helbig (Kurt), William Weir (Maria), Mary Schlentner (Ken), Zoe Motta (Jim), and Jim Weir (Kathy); and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Athanasius Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Forbes Hospice, 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
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Spicuzza, Leonard A. 81

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Leonard A. "Hawk" Spicuzza, 81, of West Mifflin, formerly of Hays, died Monday, July 28, 2014. Len was a retired lab technician for Harbison Walker Refractories, was a Korean War Navy veteran and was a member of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church. He was very active in all types of athletics his entire life and Steel Valley's softball team No. 1 fan. Lenny enjoyed all 81 years of his life. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Sullivan) Spicuzza; beloved father of Leonard J. (Marie), of West Mifflin, Linda Bajus, of Dravosburg, Christine (Tim) Martin, of Pleasant Hills, and Kenneth (Patricia), of Oviedo, Fla.; and cherished grandfather of Marissa, Anthony, Bryan, Joshua, Samuel and Emma. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Mildred Metz Spicuzza; and siblings, Virginia Lerro and Phillip "Spike" Spiccuza. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, in Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church. Please share your memories and condolences at http://www.georgeigreenfuneralhome.com.
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Stavrides, M.D., Alexander P. 85

  • Oakmont
  • Born: 1928-09-12
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Alexander Pericles Stavrides, M.D., 85, of Oakmont, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in Pittsburgh. He was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Serres, Greece, a son of the late Sotiria Stavridou and the late Pericles Stavrides. He was predeceased by his wife, Marcia (Mears) Stavrides. He received an M.D. from the University of Salonica, Greece, and was a practicing pathologist in Canada and then in the Pittsburgh area for many years. He was very proud to have been invited to serve on the U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health and helped it issue its first report in 1964. He is survived by his son, Alexander Stavrides II, of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a sister, Helen Stavridou Astin, of Los Angeles, Calif. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St., http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com. Funeral service and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to West Penn Hospital Foundation, 4818 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
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Tomchik, Rita A. 84

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Rita Ann (Yesko) Tomchik, 84, of Munhall, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late George "Ben" Tomchik Jr.; mother of Jeffrey Tomchik; sister of Joseph Yesko Jr. and Monica Tomko; grandmother of Benjamin Tomchik and Vanessa Tomchik; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. At Rita's request, a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., Munhall. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Wojtaszek, Joseph A. 96

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Joseph Andrew Wojtaszek, 96, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Mary Margaret (Malik) Wojtaszek; father of Robert (Susan) Wojtaszek, of Duquesne, Pamela (late Ronald) Tolagian, of Virginia, Joanne Murphy, of West Mifflin, and the late Richard Wojtaszek; brother of Wanda Gretz and the late Helen Wesley, Jean Vecchio, Walter Walters and Henry Walters; and is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Joseph was a retired general foreman for the B and O Railroad. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Therese Church, Munhall. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Zuccher, Kathleen A.

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Kathleen A. Zuccher, of Shaler Township, died Monday, July 28, 2014. She was a daughter of the late Josephine G. and Anthony J. Zuccher; loving sister of Vivian L. Zuccher and Mary Ellen (Bernie) Dolansky; dear aunt of Stephen (Christa) and Kevin Dolansky; and niece of Margaret Miscio. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, in All Saints Church, Etna. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
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Affrica, Daniel J. 63

  • Allegheny Township
  • Born: 1951-04-30
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Curran, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Daniel J. "Tooty" Affrica, 63, of Allegheny Township, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. Born April 30, 1951, in Natrona Heights, to the late William and Josephine (Harrigan) Affrica, Daniel grew up in Brackenridge, but lived in the Leechburg area the last 35 years. He was employed by Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation in Brackenridge as a senior supervisor of Raw Materials for the last 36 years. Daniel was a member of the Yellow Creek Trout Club in Indiana and was a pilot. He enjoyed hiking, backpacking, tennis, gardening, skiing and playing the harmonica, but he mostly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Tooty had a big heart, touched many lives and lived his life to the fullest. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William P. Affrica; and a sister, Merilyn Affrica Lindh. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karen D. (Lewis) Affrica, of Allegheny Township; daughter, Sparrow A. (Bill) Graper, of Sarver; son, Cody J. Affrica, of Allegheny Township; two sisters, Carolyn (Ernest) Bowser, of Virginia, and Kathleen (Don) Herring, of North Carolina; a brother, John (Eileen) Affrica, of Michigan; three grandchildren, Josie, Will and Annabelle Graper; father-in-law, John Lewis; sister-in-law, Sandy Patrinos; brother-in-law, Gus (Carol) Lewis; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, 300 Market St., Leechburg, PA 15656. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the North Apollo Church of God, 507 20th St., Apollo, PA 15613, with the Rev. Robert Shallenberger officiating. Everyone is to meet at the church. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Frank, Johnny D. 84

  • Luxor
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: D'alessandro, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Johnny D. Frank, 84, of Luxor, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the son of the late Anthony and Concetta (D'Onofrio) Frank; beloved husband of Bernice B. (Kostelnik) Frank; loving father of Doreen (Dr. Frank) Zalakar, Michael J. (Elaine) DiFranco; grandfather of Michael F. DiFranco; brother of Samuel and the late Anthony, Patsy, Joseph, William and Anna Frank; and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He belonged to The Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Johnny worked for Leonard Brothers then retired from Carolina Freight. He belonged to Teamsters Local 249, Old Crabtree Sportsman Club, South Greensburg American Legion and VFW Post 33. Johnny loved going to his hunting camp in McKean County with his family and friends. He was an avid Pirates fan and enjoyed fishing and hunting with his son, Michael, and cherished grandson, Michael. Johnny was always ready with a smile and a joke or story to tell. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Per family wishes, there will be no visitation. A blessing service and interment will be private at the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. Professional services trusted to D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Lawrenceville.
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Leighty Jr., William R. 53

  • Scottdale
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • William R. Leighty Jr., 53, of Scottdale, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as the result of an automobile accident. 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. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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LeJeune, Bryce F. 58

  • Mount Pleasant Township
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Bryce F. LeJeune, 58, of Mt. Pleasant Township, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his home. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Charter Oak United Methodist Church, 449 Frye Farm Road, Greensburg, with the Rev. Chris Whitehead officiating. Bryce's complete announcement will appear Friday and Saturday.
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Macklin, Millie L. 68

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1946-01-19
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Millie L. Macklin, 68, of Greensburg, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. She was born Jan. 19, 1946, in New Alexandria, a daughter of the late Louis and Thelma (Pratt) Seice. She previously worked for Thermal Industries in production and was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jeannette. Millie is survived by her daughters, Jodie Macklin, of Jeannette, and Vickie Macklin, of Greensburg; brothers, William Seice and his wife, Kathy, of Jeannette, and Pete Seice, of Texas; a sister, Loretta Fetty and her husband, Bud, of Jeannette; two grandchildren, Nathan and Taira Howard; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A celebration of Millie's life will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at her homestead, 168 Sutherland Road, Jeannette, with Pastor Susan Luttner. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC. is in charge of all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Manley, LaQuita 52

  • Arnold
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • LaQuita Manley, 52, of Arnold, died Friday, July 25, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Jamal Chambers, of Natrona Heights, Damenica Suber, of Natrona Heights, Kevin Suber Jr., of Monessen; grandmother of Jamal Chambers Jr., Javeon Chambers, JaCora Chambers and Treyson Suber; sister of Randell (Cynthia) Howell, Suzette Marion Manley, Claudette Manley (Mark) Knuckles and Clifford Eugene Manley; stepsister of Janise Jackson, of Pittsburgh; Tara Lynn Jackson, of New York, N.Y., Margaret Windgate, of New York, N.Y., Paul Windgate Jr., of Harrisburg, and the late Dale Windgate; daughter of the late Clifford Manley Sr. and Marlene Savannah; also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; sister-in-law of the late Katrina Manley, aunt of the late Manuel Taylor III; great-aunt of Trenton Hartsfield and the late Shimya Hartsfield; and best friend of Renita Banks. LaQuita was a lifelong area resident, a Valley High School Graduate in 1980, she loved reading, cooking, loved life and especially singing and dancing. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Canaan Baptist Church, 1230 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington. Professional services trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox.
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McCune, Leroy P. 87

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1926-11-08
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Leroy P. McCune, 87, of Youngwood, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. McCune was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Manor, the son of the late Andrew and Helen Maher McCune. He was a member of the Ambrust Wesleyan Church. Leroy owned McCune Auto Repair and previously had worked for Westmoreland Auto, Chelsted Motors and Ford Motors as a gifted mechanic and service manager. He was an avid reader, a history buff and had a great appreciation for trains, both big and small. Leroy lived his life as a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, loving his family and friends. He now enjoys his reward in heaven; his joy is complete. He is survived by his family: his loving wife of 62 years, Irene Sullenberger McCune; and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his surviving children, Brenda McCune Phillips and Kent, of Franklin, Tenn., Sandra J. McCune, of Latrobe, Timothy L. McCune and Pam, of Youngwood, Pamela McCune Neill and Vaughn, of Youngwood, and Loren B. McCune and Jackie, of Las Vegas, Nev.; his eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Leroy was preceded in death by his brother, Roland L. McCune. Visitation with Leroy's family will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, followed by a celebration of life service in the New Stanton United Methodist Church with Pastor Bonnie King officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. Inurnment will be private. The family wishes to thank Excela Health Hospice for their care and compassion. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Menart, Donna M. 58

  • Mount Pleasant
  • Born: 1955-10-06
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mount Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Donna Marie Linardi Menart, 58, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at her home. She was born Oct. 6, 1955, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of Michael and Dorothy Winzenburg Linardi. Donna graduated in 1973 from Mt. Pleasant Area Senior High School. From 1975 to 1977, she went to Radiological Radiographer School at Westmoreland Hospital and was licensed by the state of Pennsylvania in 1977. In 1989, she became a registered ultrasonographer. On April 8, 1978, she married Gerald Menart. Donna had two sons, Anthony and Seth. She was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church and for the last four years, Donna helped at the Friday fish dinners. She was a booster mother for her sons in baseball, football, basketball and soccer. Donna coached and refereed boys basketball for years in the JVBA organization. She retired from work at Westmoreland Hospital in July 2013 after 35 years of service. In addition to her parents, Michael and Dorothy Linardi, she is survived by her husband, Jerry; son, Anthony Menart and wife, Kayla; sisters, Linda Flaherty and her husband, Dale, and Diane Linardi Miller and husband, Michael; and her brother, Michael Linardi Jr. and his wife, Mary. Donna was predeceased by her son, Seth Andrew Menart, May 17, 2009; and her in-laws, Anna and Anton Menart. As per the wishes of Donna, there will be no public viewing. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Richard Kosisko as celebrant. All arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Seth Menart Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Mt. Pleasant Area Senior High School in memory of Donna Marie Linardi Menart. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Negich, Ann M. 94

  • Export
  • Born: 1920-04-02
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • Ann M. Negich, 94, of Export, died Tuesday, July 29, 2013, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born April 2, 1920, in Rillton, a daughter of the late George and Barbara (Kerin) Malazich. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husbands, William Felesky and George Negich; a son, Ed Felesky; two sisters, Catherine Ribar and Mary Rua; and a brother, Sam Malazich. She is survived by her devoted son, Matthew Felesky and his wife, Connie, of Delmont; two cherished granddaughters, Brenda (Tony) Gardone, of Delmont, and Cheryl Tilker, of Greensburg; two loving great-grandchildren, Matt Felesky and Tony (Bobbi Jo) Felesky; and also three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the WOLFE-VON GEIS FUNERAL HOME INC., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export, 724-327-1400. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Catholic Church, Export. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit http://www.wolfe-vongeis.com.
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Pospisil, Patricia A. 64

  • Acme
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Patricia A. Pospisil, 64, of Acme, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Raymond of the Mountain, Donegal. Patty's complete announcement will follow Thursday.
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Silich, Justin M. 28

  • New Kensington , Formerly of Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1986-01-12
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Justin Mark Silich, 28, of New Kensington, formerly of Lower Burrell, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the emergency room of Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born Jan. 12, 1986, in Pittsburgh, and had been a life resident of the local area. A welder, he worked for McConway and Torley in Pittsburgh. Justin was a member of the Burrell High School Class of 2004 and enjoyed sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates, cards, the casino and time with his family and friends. Survivors include his parents, Mark and Denise Delenne Silich, of Davenport, Fla.; his sister, Amanda Lee Silich, of New Kensington; nephew, Nathan Hadad; grandfather, Charles Silich, of Murrysville; aunt, Darlene Delenne (Jay) Scripter, of Toledo, Ohio; uncle, Ronald (Sherry) Silich, of Murrysville; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jules and Margaret Hulings Delenne; paternal grandmother, Frances Belmay Silich; and an uncle, Dan Delenne. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 until services at 8 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Harold Mele in the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. Burial will be private. http://www.rusiewiczfh.com.
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Stapf, Mary Lou 79

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1934-10-27
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Mary Lou Chalfant Stapf, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville. She was born Oct. 27, 1934, in Larimer, daughter of the late James H. and Margaret A. Mowry Chalfant. Mary Lou loved to sew, bake, play cards, listen to country music and spend time with her family. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Larimer. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ronald Stapf, in 1992; her beloved son, John, in 2009; and her brother, Jim, in 2010. Surviving are a son, Bill Stapf and his wife, Pam, of Odessa, Fla.; a daughter, Marion Smith and her husband, Lee, with whom she lived with; a daughter-in-law, Audry Blough; grandchildren, Nick and Alyese Stapf, Benjamin Smith, Bill (Colleen) Hardy, Becky Hamilton, Beth (Mark) Dressler and Brianna Hardy; great-grandchildren, MacKenzie Hamilton and William and Elise Hardy; and close friends, Bill and Joanne Hardy. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St. Irwin. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 1230 Brownstown Road, Larimer, PA 15647. Mary Lou's family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and doctors at Forbes Regional Hospital. For online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Torok, Anna M. 95

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1918-09-29
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Anna M. Torok, 95, of New Kensington, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Bel Air Nursing Home, Lower Burrell. She was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Graceton, to the late Joseph and Anna Konkol Bondra. Mrs. Torok was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and enjoyed cooking, baking, flowers and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia (Dominic) Giordano, of Lower Burrell, and Arlene (Richard) Bruni, of New Kensington; 10 grandchildren, Kevin (Joanne) Torok, Carrie (Bruce) Bashline, Maria (Kevin) Giordano-Filer, Anna (Michael) Lucas, John (Jennifer) and Dominic (Terra) Giordano, Kelly (Eric) Giordano-Cesaratto, Christina (Gordon) Unitas, Gina (Timothy) Giordano-Malloy and Rick Bruni; 20 great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen (Thomas) Koscianski, of Lower Burrell. Besides her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Joseph Torok Sr.; son, Joseph T. Torok Jr.; two grandchildren, Joseph H. Torok and Letitia Bruni Nielsen; brothers, Joseph, John, Steve and George Bondra; and two sisters.,Pauline Smrek and Mary Ann Fischer. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, where prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Church, New Kensington. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The family suggests donations made in her name to: Mt. St. Peter Church, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington, PA 15068. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Wachs, Virginia E. 88

  • Lowber
  • Born: 1926-05-09
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Virginia E. Wachs, 88, of Lowber, died Monday, July 28, 2014. She was born May 9, 1926, in Armburst, a daughter of the late Alvin and Gladys (Millard) Dean. Virginia was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of West Newton. Survivors include two sons, James Wachs and wife, Denise, and Robert Wachs and wife, Georgeann; two grandchildren, Robert Wachs Jr. and wife, Jennifer, and Lonnie Wachs; three great-grandchildren, Maddelyn Rose, Tyler and Dylan; a sister, Maxine Thompson; a sister-in-law, Norma Wachs; and nephews, Craig Wachs and James Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "Bud" Wachs; a grandson, Jesse Wachs; a brother, Alvin McIndoe; and a brother-in-law, Samuel Wachs. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, PO Box 251, West Newton, PA 15089. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Weaver, Paul W. 70

  • New Alexandria
  • Born: 1944-04-21
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Paul William Weaver, 70, of New Alexandria, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born April 21, 1944, in Herminie, son of the late Harry and Effie Lint Weaver. Paul retired from LWB Steinl Inc., where he was a field service technician. Paul loved to go hunting and camping. He loved playing blackjack at the casinos and dining out. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Nicholas Paul Weaver; and siblings, Harry Weaver Jr., Elizabeth Weaver and David Weaver. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Sandra McDonald Weaver, of New Alexandria; five sons and two daughters, Paul William Weaver Jr. and wife, Rose, of Clarion, Brian Lee Weaver and wife, Darlene, of Spring, Texas, Robert Wesley Weaver and wife, Sarah, of New Alexandria, Lori Ann Seiffert and husband, Eric, of Springfield, Mass., William Jacob Smith, of New Alexandria, Douglas Edward Smith and wife, Stacy, of Apollo, and Tammy Jane Smith Garland and companion, Bill, of Pleasant Unity; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and his beloved pet dog, Pebbles. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets, New Alexandria. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Almon Birt, pastor of Church of the Open Door, Greensburg, officiating. Burial will be in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
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Wilson, William 76

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1937-09-02
  • Died: 2014-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Churchfield-Peters, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • William "Uncle Bill" Wilson, 76, of New Kensington, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Squirrel Hill Center, Pittsburgh. Bill was born Sept. 2, 1937, in New Kensington, to the late Edward R. and Fannie E. Bennett Wilson. He was a veteran of the Army and worked for the VA Hospital for most of his life. He was a lifelong member of Holiday Park United Methodist Church. He enjoyed eating out, playing the lottery, going to the movies and going to church. He is survived by his two nieces and caregivers, Tammy and Debbie Wilson; his best friend of 70 years, Mary Jane Miller; his sisters, Trish, La, Judy and Lil; and many nieces and nephews. The family asks everyone to join them for a memorial service for Bill and his brother, George, at 3p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Holiday Park United Methodist Church, 81 Sandune Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15239. Arrangements are under the care of the CHURCHFIELD-PETERS FUNERAL HOME, 501 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, PA 15058, 724-335-1951. For online condolences, please visit us at http://www.petersfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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Armstrong County

Blom, Elizabeth Betty B. 95

  • Gilpin Township
  • Born: 1919-03-25
  • Died: 2014-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth B. "Betty" (Berrie) Blom, 95, of Gilpin Township, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Westminster Place at Presbyterian Senior Care in Oakmont. She was born March 25, 1919, in Yatesboro, to the late Joseph Berrie and Julia (Loney) Berrie. She was a bookkeeper and notary, retiring in 1994 from Charapp Auto Sales in Freeport, previously working at Bures Auto Sales in Freeport and Kiski Valley Pontiac/Cadillac in Leechburg with more than 40 years of service. She was a member of Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church in Leechburg, where she was a member of the Women's Association, Member of Session, Adult Committee and Worship Committee. She was also a member of and served four terms as president of the Leechburg Monday Evening Club, member of the Leechburg Historical Society, volunteer at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights and participated with the Garden Club in Oakmont. She was a 1937 graduate of Leechburg High School and organized her class reunions. She enjoyed reading, doing word search puzzles and cooking (Betty won first prize at an apple pie baking contest at her church). Survivors include three nieces, Judi (Robert) Stevens of Crystal Lake, Ill., Rebecca (Randy) Ferrar, of New Kensington, and Linda Koedel, of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; one great-niece, Kirsten Stevens; four great-nephews, Douglas (Monica) Koedel, Michael (Christine) Koedel, Tyler Stevens and Brett Stevens; and eight great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, Tyson Koedel, Brooke Koedel, Dylan Koedel, Grady Koedel, Mya Koedel, Melanie Hauver, Sara Hauver and Steven Hauver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence S. Blom, Aug. 21, 1975; brother, Joseph A. Berrie, in 2011; sister, Ethel Koedel; her longtime friend and companion, Robert Morey; and nephew, Robert Koedel. Friends will be welcomed by her family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at CLAWSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051, and from 10 to 10:30 a.m., the time of her funeral ceremonies, Friday, at Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church, 271 Main St., Leechburg, with her pastors, the Rev. Gary J. Lyon and the Rev. Lisa Lyon officiating. Contributions may be made in her memory to Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church, 271 Main St., Leechburg, PA 15656. To send an online condolence to the Blom family, please visit http://www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Shrock, Leroy H. 89

  • Dayton
  • Born: 1925-03-23
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Leroy Harry Shrock, 89, of Dayton, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Kittanning Care Center. He was born March 23, 1925, to Norman and Viola (Good) Warden at Hamilton, Pa. He graduated from Dayton High School, class of 1943. Leroy worked as a self-employed dairy farmer and drove school bus for McMeans Bus Co. for more than 20 years. He married M. Elvira Powers on June 27, 1946. He was a member of Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder and taught Sunday school for more than 30 years. Leroy was also a member of the Dayton Young Farmers, life member at Dayton Sportsmen Club and Armstrong County Mounted Posse. He was the former director of the Atlantic Breeder Co-op and Former Wayne Township Supervisor. Leroy received an award from the Armstrong County Federation of Sportsmen and was also voted most outstanding young farmer in Pennsylvania in 1958. He also loved to hunt and shoot trap. Leroy is survived by his wife, M. Elvira; son, Ronald L. (E. Gwen) Shrock, of Dayton, Pa.; three stepsisters; one stepbrother; stepgrandson, Michael O. Crawford, of Milford, Va.; stepgranddaughter, Cheryl E. Crawford-Lott, of Clarion; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Jessie Shrock; and one stepbrother. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 724 W. Main St., Rural Valley. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at the Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Church with Sheila Wadding officiating. Additional visitation will be held at the church, one hour prior to services. Burial will take place in the Glade Run Cemetery. http://www.carsonboyer.com.
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Uplinger, Hazel G. 88

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1926-06-21
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Hazel G. Uplinger, 88, of Kittanning, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. She was born June 21, 1926, to Harry and Ethel (Ramer) Ramer, in Cowanshannock Township. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ. Hazel is survived by her daughter, Lois (Leroy) Yount, of Kittanning; granddaughter, Annette (James) Shreckengost, of Adrian; great-grandson, Brady Shreckengost, of Adrian; two cousins, Mary Lou Cogley, of Kittanning, and Janet and Richard Wilding, of Canada; and a niece, Doris (Larry) Songer, of Greensburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ford A. Uplinger, who died April 29, 2001; and two sisters, Mary Miller and Betty Walker. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 724 Main St., Rural Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Peters officiating. Burial will take place in the Salem (Hills) United Church of Christ Cemetery. http://www.carsonboyer.com.
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Butler County

Lewandowski, William J. 84

  • Slippery Rock
  • Born: 1930-02-13
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Slippery Rock | Get Directions
  • William Joseph Lewandowski, 84, of Brady Township, Slippery Rock, passed away at 3 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at VNA Inpatient Hospice, Butler. He was born Feb. 13, 1930, in West Natrona, to Edward and Eva (Polczynski) Lewandowski. On Nov. 7, 1964, he married Iola Mary Shuler and she survives at the residence. Bill was a 20-year Air Force veteran; worked at Pullman-Standard until it closed in 1982-1983; and had been a member and usher at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Slippery Rock. He was a member of American Legion Post 0393 and VFW Post 6231 both of Slippery Rock. His hobbies were hard tool leathering, working in his yard and garden and fishing. Besides his wife, Bill is survived by two sons, William J. and wife, Robin Lewandowski, of Olivia, N.C., and Roy C. Lewandowski, of Fenelton; and three daughters, Cynthia R. and husband, William Freese, of Glendale, Ariz., Brenda D. and husband, Matthew Neumann, of Pensacola, Fla., and Stella M. and husband, Stephen Timko, of Sarver. He is also survived by three sisters, Patricia and husband, John Clark, of Spring Hill, Fla., Helen and husband, Gerald Baughter, of Cornwall, Pa., and Dorothy and husband, Robert Baker, of Ligonier; a brother, George Lewandowski, of Freeport; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Stella Sobolewski Lewandowski; a daughter, Theresa Lewandowski; three sisters, Rose Mary Lewandowski, Stella Lewandowski and Frances Meighan; and two brothers, Edward and Frank Lewandowski. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday July 31, 2014, at the SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 670 South Main St., Slippery Rock, with Father Kevin Poecking officiating. Interment will be at St. John's Cemetery in Coylesville. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 342 Normal Ave., Slippery Rock, PA 16057 or VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001.
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Fayette County

Heater, Willow N.

  • Connellsville
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Baby Willow Nadine Heater, three months, of Connellsville, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was born April 8, 2014, in Westmoreland Hospital, a daughter of Christopher Heater and Elizabeth Porterfield. Willow was a very happy baby and loved everyone she came in contact with. In addition to her parents, Willow is survived by her sister, Kloee Heater, of Connellsville; paternal grandparents, Timothy and Tammy Heater, of Connellsville; maternal grandparents, Ben Porterfield, of Mill Run, and Tracy Bigam, of Connellsville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and her pet dog, "Windham". Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, the hour of service, with Pastor Randy Newell officiating in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Helms, Elinor R. 77

  • South Connellsville
  • Born: 1936-11-25
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Elinor Rae "Ellie" Helms, 77, of South Connellsville, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in the Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon Township, after a long battle with cancer. Ellie was born Nov. 25, 1936, in South Connellsville, a daughter of the late Walter Glenn and Mildred Eicher Helms. Ellie was born and raised in South Connellsville, where she lived her entire life. She was a 1954 graduate of Connellsville High School and she was very active with her class reunion committee. She was a very active member of the Albright United Methodist Church where she was very loving to her church friends and family. She was the sole proprietor of Elinor Rae's Beauty Salon where she worked since 1965. She is survived by her only niece, Lisa M. Brown, of Irwin, with whom she was very close to; a nephew, Thomas G. Brown, of Greensburg; great-nieces and nephews, Lindsay and Jacob Westwood, of Irwin, and Sara and Thomas Brown, of Illinois. Ellie also greatly loved her pet cat, Meme. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Janice Fae Helms. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Steven Lamb officiating. Interment will be in the Hill Grove Cemetery. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Nelson, Anna Mae 99

  • Formerly of Connellsville
  • Born: 1914-09-26
  • Died: 2014-07-18
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Anna Mae Nelson, 99, formerly of Connellsville, died Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Hillside Manor, Uniontown. She was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Breakneck, Bullskin Township, and was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Isabelle Coughenour Minerd. Anna was a faithful member of the Connellsville Church of God. In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Nelson; son, William Nelson; a granddaughter-in-law, Christine Nelson; and one brother and two sisters. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Marjorie Nelson; two grandsons, Curt (Kerry) Nelson and Chris Nelson; and six great-grandchildren, Matthew, Tim, Megan, Adam, Kate and Will. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, with Pastor Nelson Confer officiating. KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME of Greensburg entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of God, 126 Breakneck Road, Connellsville, PA 15425. For online condolences and information, please visit http://www.kepplegraft.com.
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Richter, Wilma A. 93

  • Normalville
  • Born: 1921-03-17
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Wilma A. Richter, 93, of Normalville RD1, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in Sunshine Estates Personal Care Home, Connellsville. She was born March 17, 1921, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late George and Ellen (Lyberger) Campbell. Wilma was Protestant by faith. She enjoyed cooking, tending to her flower garden, bird watching and the outdoors. Wilma is survived by three sons, Paul F. Richter and wife, Betty, Ray C. "Pete" Richter and wife, Linda S., and Michael L. Richter and wife, Teresa, all of Normalville RD1; two daughters, Ellen Byers and husband, William, and Patricia Byers and husband, Harry, all of Belle Vernon; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special sister-in-law, Nettie Laws, of Normalville; and several nephews and nieces. Wilma was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, Wilma was predeceased by her husband, Charles A. "Chick" Richter, in 1996; a daughter-in-law, Nettie Richter; a brother; and four sisters. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday, the hour of service with Pastor William "Ed" Nicholson officiating, in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Washington County

Homa, Beverly A. 76

  • California, Pa.
  • Born: 1937-12-31
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Massafra Funeral Home, Donora | Get Directions
  • Beverly Ann Syrko Homa, 76, of California, Pa., formerly of Donora and Belle Vernon died on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa. She was born Friday, Dec. 31, 1937, in Donora, the daughter of the late George and Mary Scotash (Skalic) Syrko. She was a member of St. Michael Byzantine Rite Catholic Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George A. Syrko. Surviving are her daughter, Dawn Marie (Christopher) Sullivan of Belle Vernon; a son, Donald Michael Homa of Belle Vernon; two grandchildren, Nakell and Angela; a great-grandson, Noah James Gillon; a brother, Tom (Eileen) Syrko of Corona, Cal; sister-in-law, Mildred Syrko of Warren, Ohio; also many nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being handled by the ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE INC., 40 Second St. Ext., Donora, PA 15033, 724-379-6900, http://www.massafrafuneralhome.com, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Father Stephen Wahal officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, 511 Murray Ave., Donora, PA 15033.
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