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Ackerman, Lois J. 86

  • Munhall , Formerly of Whitaker
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Lois J. (Durst) Ackerman, 86, of Munhall, formerly of Whitaker, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Lois was born in Whitaker, a daughter of the late Adam and Anna (Orris) Durst. She was the loving wife of the late of Robert R. Ackerman; cherished mother of Robert R. (Deborah) Ackerman II and Kenneth R. (Michelle) Ackerman; loving grandmother of Rob, Ryan, Lauren, Marissa and Nick; and also many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Lizetta, Lil, Irene, Naomi, Pearl, Albert, George "Uncle Bill" and Bob; and brothers-in-law, Frank and Alfred Ackerman. Lois was a longtime member of Whitaker United Methodist Church and the Whitaker Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Friends will be received 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, PA 15120, 412-461-6394, where services will be held 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Jeffrey Lukacs officiating. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to Whitaker Volunteer Fire Department, 239 Church St., Whitaker, PA 15120 or Whitaker United Methodist Church, 124 Arkansas Ave., Whitaker, PA 15120. Please share your memories and condolences at http://www.georgeigreenfuneralhome.com.
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Attenberger, Anna C. 77

  • Mt. Washington
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Anna C. (Belisario) Attenberger, 77, of Mt. Washington, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. She was the most beloved wife for 55 wonderful years of Raymond J. Attenberger; devoted mother of Debra (Jerry) Minsinger, Diane (Gus) Yancy, JoAnn (Bill) Gwyn and Raymond D. (Shannon McFeaters) Attenberger; cherished "Noni" of Jacob and Chelsea Minsinger, Alicia (Paul) Kruger, Douglas (Ashley) Condie Jr., Alexa Condie, Jenna (Jason) Leininger, Kara and Brian Gwyn and Max Attenberger; sister of Daniel (Pat) Belisario, Edith (the late John) Twigger and the late Josephine, Joseph (surviving Rose), Mary Belisario, Sue Martelli and Grace Dieterle; sister-in-law of Audrey (the late Rich) Benz, Tom (Mary) Attenberger and Carol (Jeff) Frontera; daughter of the late Donato and Anna (Pasquini) Belisario; also survived by a multitude of nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews; and dear friend of the Wilson family. Visitations from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the BRUSCO - FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington (412 381-2323). Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John Vianney Church. The family suggests donations to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 5150 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Beddard, Louise 86

  • Formerly of Boston, Pa.
  • Born: 1928-05-02
  • Died: 2014-08-24
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • Louise (Moke) Beddard, 86, of Conneaut Lake, formerly of Boston, Pa., passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. Born May 2, 1928, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Johanna (Nagy) Moke. She was a retired salesclerk for the former Kaufmann's and Gimbels. Louise was a resident of Conneaut Lake since 2012, a member of Boston Commons and the Senior Center and loved the Steelers and playing bingo. She is survived by her sisters, Rose Marie Moke, of Warren, Ohio, Donna Chaney, of Hubbard, Ohio, Carol Keener, with whom she resided, and Patricia (Richard) Bowers, of Fredonia; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Lillian Crafton; and brother, Donald Moke. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. A blessing will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the funeral home, with Deacon Dale DeSanto officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Behr, Kathleen 81

  • Carrick
  • Died: 2014-08-24
  • Funeral Home: Cieslak Tatko, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Kathleen Behr, 81, of Carrick, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. She was the daughter of the late William and Teresa Campfield; wife to Francis Behr, whom passed in 2005; loving mother to Richard Behr (Lisa), Carl Behr (Evonne) and William Behr (Christine); and is also survived by 18 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosemary Kavel and Teresa Campfield. Kathleen was a caring, loving person. She could be at her worst and ask you how you were doing. Although she could not hear all the beauty in this world, she could see it. We will all miss her very much. All are welcome to join and show your support and love. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in St. Wendelin Catholic Church. Arrangements are being handled by CIESLAK and TATKO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES LLC., 2935 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. Please sign the online register book at http://www.cieslaktatko.com.
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Brison Jr., Robert V. 114

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Robert V. Brison Jr., 57, of Oakmont, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. He was the dear son of the late Robert and Jane Brison Sr.; beloved husband for 27 years of Paula (Warner) Brison; loving father of Nicole Leininger and Karenie Slaughter; grandfather of Darian Slaughter; and dear brother of Barbara Brison. Bob and his family owned and operated the former Oakmont Dairy Queen for almost 50 years, opening in 1955. His family was very important to him and he was a very proud grandfather. Friends and relatives were received Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Funeral service was Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in the funeral home with the Rev. Laurie Lesoon, Pastor of Caring Ministries at Riverside Community Church, officiating. Interment followed in Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Borough. Because his mother and grandmother were afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, the family requests that donations be made in Bob's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Visit us online at http://www.burket-truby.com.
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Burton, Margaret 86

  • East Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-08-20
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Margaret "Jean" Burton, 86, of East Oakmont, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Edward R. Burton, having just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 7, 2014; loving mother of Scott (Karen) Burton, of Upper St. Clair, Terry Burton, of Sewickley, and Rebecca "Becky" Burton, of Raleigh, N.C.; grandmother of Matthew, Blaise and Rachael; and dear sister of Dorothy "Dot" Wolslayer and the late Donald, William, James, Whitey, Robert and Edith. Jean was a graduate of Oakmont High School and a longtime member of Oakmont Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon. She was a volunteer at the former Presbyterian Home, in Wilkinsburg, and enjoyed crafts, especially quilting. Friends and relatives were received Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. A funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in the Oakmont Presbyterian Church, 415 Pennsylvania Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Wilson officiating. Interment followed in Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Borough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA15222, http://www.alz.org. Visit us online at http://www.burket-truby.com.
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Cammarata, Alda M. 92

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Alda M. (Cerniglia) Cammarata, 92, of McCandless, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael A. Cammarata; mother of Lena (John) Cook and the late Mary Frances (Ken) Betts; grandmother of Donald Osterwise, Kenneth (Shawn) Betts, Michael (Cara) Osterwise, Scott Betts, John (Debby) Cook, Timothy (Diane) Osterwise, Keith (Terry) Betts and Amanda Cook; great-grandmother of Brittany, Evan, Kayla, Kelsey, Cory and Ryan Osterwise, Nicole, Lauren, Danielle, Zachary, Meagan, Tanner and Jacob Betts, Chris, Corey, Chad, Cody Davison and Kostya Cook; and sister of Domenic (Mary) Cerniglia and the late Gloria Cahall, Salvatore, Joseph and John Cerniglia. A seamstress by trade, Alda was a great cook and everyone knew her for her cookies. She enjoyed cards and the casinos, but most of all, she cherished spending time with her family. Family will welcome friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, Franklin Park/Wexford, where blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in North Side Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh, 1133 South Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Cardillo, Louis A. 79

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Louis A. Cardillo, 79, of Plum, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Deborah (Markiewicz) Cardillo; loving father of Donna (Tom) Martin and Kevin (Michelle) Cardillo; grandfather of Sarah Grace Martin; brother of Anthony (Carmella) Cardillo and Patricia (Joseph "Dennis") Devlin; brother-in-law of Theresa Cassavant and Helene Allard; also survived by nieces, nephews and his beloved dog, Gracie. Mr. Cardillo proudly served his country in the Army. He was a member of Our Lady of Joy Parish in Plum where he belonged to the Holy Name Society. He was also a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and former member of Immaculate Conception Parish of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Friends were received Monday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S and T Bank), Plum, PA 15239. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday at Our Lady of Joy Church, 2000 O'Block Road, Plum.
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Cicchino Sr., Robert E. 70

  • Crafton Heights
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Schepner-Mcdermott, Crafton | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Cicchino Sr., 70, of Crafton Heights, died suddenly Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Christine (Caivano) Cicchino; loving father of Rob Jr. (Kim), Tony (Crissy) and Steve (Kelly) Cicchino; devoted grandfather of 11 grandchildren; brother of Louise Dowd, Butch Cicchino and the late Peggy Curry; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Bob was a Navy veteran and served proudly on the USS Barry. He was also a retired Pittsburgh City Police Officer. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the SCHEPNER-McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 165 Noble Ave., Crafton. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Green Tree. Burial will be with full military honors in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Crohn's Foundation of America, 580 S. Aiken Ave., Suite 202, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.
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Daggett, Leo T. 73

  • Plum Borough
  • Died: 2014-08-24
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Leo T. Daggett, 73, of Plum Borough, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Virginia L. (Hilley) Daggett; loving father of Mary Kay (Kevin) Joyce, Lisa Schmalstieg and DeAnna (Ken) Zalevsky; grandfather of Allison, Ryan and Dillon Joyce, Billy Schmalstieg and Kailey, Jade and Alexis Zalevsky; and brother of Eileen (the late Raymond) Vermillion and Joseph (Eileen) Daggett. He was a retired machinist from Nabisco and an avid golfer. Friends were received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 445 Beatty Road, Monroeville, PA, (412) 856-4747. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bernadette Parish. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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DiPerna, Richard 81

  • Mount Washington
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Richard "Richie" DiPerna, 81, of Mt. Washington, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Rose Avigliano DiPerna; loving father of Kenneth (Mary), Ronald (Kathy), Anna Marie DiPerna and Maria Carmella DiPerna Wilkes (David); brother of Mike DiPerna (Theresa), Pat DiPerna (the late Gwen) and the late Joe DiPerna (Josie), Phyllis Panella (John), Jay Bay (Fred) and Edith Basilone (survived by George); and is also survived by 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, loving family and friends. Visitations will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 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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Eck, Theodore J. 78

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-08-22
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Theodore J. Eck, 78, of Gibsonia, Pine Township, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 42 years of Janet (Ecker) Eck; loving father of Raimee H. Eke, of Baltimore, Md., Thea A. (Matthew Shlian) Eck, of Ann Arbor, Mich., Stefanie Koessler, William Rossi, and a son, Theron, from a previous marriage; brother of Patricia (Jerry) Dominick, of Florida, and Tom (Dot) Eck, of Georgia; and proud grandfather of Fjora M. Eck-Shlian, of Ann Arbor, Mich. Ted was born in 1935 in Oklahoma City. His family moved to Nashville, Tenn., and then to Savannah, Ga., where Ted was a graduate of Savannah High School. He was active with the marching band and the Savannah car clubs, and went on to attend the University of Illinois earning a B.S. in floriculture, like his father before him. Upon graduation, Ted served his country in the Georgia National Guard and worked with his family greenhouse operation, Eck's Laurel Green Nursery, in Savannah, Ga. He then took a job with the Fred C. Gloeckner Co. as a horticultural consultant and salesman, where he never retired and work for more than 52 years. A passionate horticulturalist, Ted came from a line of pioneer Galesburg, Ill., Swedish farmers and carried a love of the earth. Upon marriage, he and his wife purchased and founded the Bradford Gardens Greenhouse, now the Bradford Woods Conservancy. He was past president of the Men's Garden Club of Pittsburgh, board member of the Pittsburgh Civic Gardens Center and the Penn State College of Agriculture Advisory Board, and longtime volunteer director of the Western Pennsylvania Flower Growers. He belonged to the West Mifflin Men's Garden Club and the Hosta and Daylily Society. Ted enjoyed the camaraderie of the Frosty Beer Exchange and the men's all-talk and no-work breakfast garden club. He spoke perfect botanical Latin, led tours with his wife, Janet, to famous European Gardens, and gave many horticultural lectures. The renowned and tireless "family driver" exchanged his two-seater Volvo for a Ford van. Ted was a longtime co-coach with Pine-Richland Soccer Club and helped to establish the Pine-Richland High School Girls Soccer team. He served as a parent-on-duty with the Children's Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh, volunteered with the Pine-Richland High School marching band and particularly enjoyed listening to the ska band that practiced on the front porch one fateful summer. A devoted member of St. Thomas Church-in-the-Fields, he was a longtime member of the Vestry and was an usher. He hated pruning their apple trees every spring, loved microbrew beers of any kind, stayed abreast of the new technologies and techniques in his industry and was completely engaged in all facets of his life. Ted loved being around farm people, visiting his clients, working in his gardens and most of all loved his family, especially his precious granddaughter, Fjora. He will be deeply missed by all who had the fortune of knowing him. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas Church-in-the-Fields with Father Ronald Baillie officiating. Family suggests donations to Lighthouse Foundation, P.O. Box 366, Bakerstown, PA 15007; or Penn State Trial Gardens, 233 Ag Administration Building, University Park, PA 16802.
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Fatula, Betty 94

  • Duquesne
  • Born: 1920-04-06
  • Died: 2014-08-24
  • Funeral Home: Skovranko, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Betty Fatula, 94, of Duquesne, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Briarcliff Health Center, North Huntingdon. She was born April 6, 1920, in Masontown, and was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and was preceded in death by a brother, Alec Fatula; and three sisters, Anna Hodnik, Mary Kiec and Justine Karafa. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the WILLIAM S. SKOVRANKO MEMORIAL HOME, 828 Richford St. at Commonwealth Avenue, Duquesne. Prayers will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Aug. 30, 2014, in the memorial home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Holy Name Church, Duquesne, with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin.
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Galluzzo, Owen T. 9

  • Sewickley
  • Died: 2014-08-10
  • Funeral Home: Hahn, Millvale | Get Directions
  • Owen Thomas Galluzzo, 9, of Sewickley, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, surrounded by his family. He is the son of Meghan Eberle Galluzzo and Matthew Galluzzo; big brother of Olivia Drew Galluzzo; grandson of Thomas Eberle, Margaret Glessner Victor, Ronald L. Galluzzo and Ann E. Galluzzo; great-grandson of Thomas Glessner; godchild and nephew of Caitlin Harper and Suzanne Wietholter; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and amazing neighbors and friends. Owen was the unofficial mayor of Osborne Elementary, where he was due to begin third grade. Owen was a kind, gentle and old soul. He touched the lives of everyone he met. He loved Star Wars, outer space, playing the drums, waves at the beach and all his buddies on Nevin Avenue. Owen's life celebration will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at War Memorial Park, 800 Blackburn Road, Sewickley, PA 15143. Family requests contributions be made in Owen's memory to the Owen Galluzzo Memorial Fund, c/o The Pittsburgh Foundation, 5 PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements by the HAHN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC.
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Golightly, Thomas W. 83

  • Allison Park
  • Born: 1930-11-19
  • Died: 2014-08-22
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Thomas W. Golightly, of Allison Park, died peacefully Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, from complications following open heart surgery. He was surrounded by his family. Born Nov. 19, 1930, in Kokomo, Ind., the son of the late Joseph and Ada Golightly, Tom was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Bowie Golightly; and his four brothers, James, Joseph, Robert and George (Pat). His father and all five brothers spent their entire careers with PPG Industries. Tom is survived by his wife, the Rev. Carolyn J. Jones; his children, Lynn Holden (Clarence), of Allison Park, and Thomas Golightly II (Kate), of Point Breeze. He was a devoted grandfather to Christopher (Meghan) and Jessica Holden and Thomas III and Neal Golightly; and was uncle to 12 nieces and nephews. Tom graduated in 1952 from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering, and later earned an MBA at the University of Michigan. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Active in Scouting as a parent, Tom was proud that both his son and two of his grandsons were Eagle Scouts. Camping and other outdoor activities were favorite pastimes, and in more recent years he enjoyed travel with family and friends, and looked forward to spending time each summer at the Chautauqua Institution and in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. A member of the Glenshaw Presbyterian Church for nearly 40 years, Tom served that congregation as an elder, deacon, trustee and youth leader. A service of witness to the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the church. The family will be available to greet friends prior to the service and at a luncheon reception following. Burial will be private in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300 Glenn Ave., Glenshaw, PA 15116. Arrangements by BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., Glenshaw.
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Goyak, Bernadette M. 82

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Healy-Hahn, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Bernadette M. (Stayduhar) Goyak, 82, of Shaler Township, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, after a brief illness, with family by her side. She was the devoted wife of the late Robert S. Goyak; loving mother of Bob (Gizella) Goyak, Karen (the late David) Mason, Donna Goyak (Mike Verbic) and the late Janet Goyak; proud grandmother of Luke (Andrea) Mason, Sara (Dan) Asher, Matthew (Sarah) Mason and Emily (Tim) Bouch; and is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and her furry companion, Spunky the cat. Bernie was a longtime member of the Bauerstown AARP No. 2490 and the Christian Mothers of Holy Spirit Church and will be greatly missed by her many friends. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the HEALY-HAHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 512 Grant Ave., Millvale. Mass of Christina Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Spirit Church. Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Reserve Township.
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Gregg, Virginia K. 85

  • Formerly of Baldwin
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Virginia K. (Russman) Gregg, 85, formerly of Baldwin, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul H. Gregg; loving mother of Susan (Bill) Hamilton, Kathleen Shaver and Colleen (Kari) Ekwurzel; devoted grandmother of nine; and great-grandmother of 13; daughter of the late John and Cecelia Russman; and sister of Paul Russman, Ruth Niedermier, Alice Barth and the late Edith Schragel, Mildred Oliver and John, Bert, Cyril and Joseph Russman. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Funeral prayer will be 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Germaine Church. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Holland, Marianne M. 67

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1946-08-31
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Marianne M. Holland, 67, of Monroeville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in her home. Marianne was born Aug. 31, 1946, in Carnegie, a daughter of the late Bennie M. and Alice M. (Oberhelman) Opczynski. Marianne was a member of St. Regis Church, Trafford. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Holland; and a brother, Robert Opczynski. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Brian) Mastandrea; grandchildren, Laryn McConnell and Chelsea Pollifrone; great-grandchildren, Rory, Aidan and Logan McConnell; and her siblings, Stan, Albert, David and Micheline Opczynski and Eve Gossic. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 7th St., State Route 130, Trafford, 412-372-3111. A funeral blessing service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with Father Thomas Dansak officiating. Interment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Kacsmar, Sophia 90

  • Whitaker
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Sophia (Manakos) Kacsmar, 90, of Whitaker, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John Kacsmar; and mother of John Daniel Kacsmar, Patrick Kacsmar, David (Juana) Kacsmar and Robert Kacsmar. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Church, Munhall. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Klotzbaugh, Lucy 61

  • Braddock Hills
  • Died: 2014-08-22
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Lucy Grove Klotzbaugh, 61, of Braddock Hills, passed away from this world to the arms of her Lord and Savior Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside. She joins her much beloved father, James Grove; her adored Aunt Lucinda; and much beloved son, Jon Marc. She leaves behind to await their reunion in glory her precious son, Matthew Michael and his partner, Melissa; and her much beloved brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Dureena; and nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome to greet the family from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Homewood Cemetery Chapel, Forbes and Dallas avenues, Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh), where a memorial service will follow, with Pastor Ronald Breight presiding. Funeral arrangements are being handled by BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, Delmont, 724-468-8381. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity or the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania. http://www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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Kotchey, Eileen M. 80

  • Allison Park
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Eileen M. Kotchey, 80, of Allison Park, passed away quietly Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Eileen was a daughter of the late George and Bertha Eisengart. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Kotchey; children, Joseph (Diane) Kotchey, David (Michelle) Kotchey, Debra (Phillip) Boyd and Keith (Lynn) Kotchey; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her brothers, George (Nancy) Eisengart and James (Candace) Eisengart. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ivan Eisengart; and sister, Jean Schwartz. Eileen's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will held be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at St. Ursula Church, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park. She will be laid to rest at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sharpsburg. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Eileen's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Lardas, James N.

  • Oakland
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • James N. Lardas, of Oakland, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Evangeline J. Lardas; father of Constance Lardas Romero (Armando), Nicholas D. Lardas (Zoe) and Emmanuel J. Lardas (Marina); grandfather of Alfonso Romero (Elizabeth), Evangelia Romero (Eric Peck), Demetri and Zachary Lardas, Demetre, Theodore and Amalia Lardas; great-grandfather of Caleb, Sebastian and Alexander; brother of Kemon Lardas and the late Konstantine and Irene Lardas; and brother-in-law of Sophia Lardas and Calliope Lardas. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with Trisagion service at 7:30 p.m., at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street. Funeral at 11:30 a.m. Friday in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Remembrances may be made to the Pan-Icarian Foundation Evangeline Lardas Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 79037 Pittsburgh, PA 15216 or the Philoptochos of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com.
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Liotta, Amelia 88

  • Churchill
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Forest Hills | Get Directions
  • Amelia (Diodati) Liotta, 88, of Churchill, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Joseph Liotta; mother of Amelia K. "MiMi" Liotta and Joan (Mick) Villani; grandmother of J.R. (Heather) Krauza and Jennifer (Jason) Moss; great-grandmother of Tyler and Brianna Moss and Brendan, Aaron and Lucia Krauza; daughter of the late Rodger and Rose Diodati; and sister of Roger, Kathryn and the late Robert Diodati. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday only at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday in St. John Fisher Church, time announced later. Memorials may be made to St. John Fisher Church Capital Improvement Fund.
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Loeffert, Elizabeth 88

  • Hampton Township
  • Born: 1925-09-21
  • Died: 2014-08-23
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Betty" (Walker) Loeffert, 88, of Hampton Township, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, while under the care of Vitas Hospice Care. Born Sept. 21, 1925, in Butler, she was a daughter of the late Lewis C. and Clara B. (Guest) Walker. Betty married her loving husband, Jack Loeffert, on Oct. 12, 1950. Mrs. Loeffert graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1946 as a registered nurse. She first worked with Mercy Hospital, and then worked as a private duty nurse. Betty was a longtime member of Hampton United Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed line dancing and traveling with her husband. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and knitting. She was known for being a fantastic cook and baker, enjoying canning the fruits of her labor, and was an avid reader. Most of all, she loved to care for her loving family. She is survived by her husband of almost 64 years, John "Jack" Loeffert, of Hampton Township; son, Gary (Jill) Loeffert, of Overland Park, Kan.; daughter, Judy (Dennis) Capilongo, of Katy, Texas; son, Jay (Martha) Loeffert, of Gibsonia; daughter, Wendy (Dan) Uchiyama, of Aiea, Hawaii; grandchildren, Josh (Laura) Loeffert, of Gardner, Kan., Kim (Kris) Keller, of Plymouth, Minn., Brant (Candace) Capilongo, of Spring, Texas, Brian Capilongo, of Kemah, Texas, Jayson Loeffert, of Reading, Chris Loeffert, of Gibsonia, Amanda Loeffert, of Gibsonia, and Tracy Maruyama, of Kent, Wash.; great-granddaughters, Genevieve Capilongo, of Spring, Texas, Corinne Loeffert, of Gardner, Kan., and Serena Loeffert, of Gardner, Kan.; and great-grandson, Karter Keller, of Plymouth, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Helen Wissinger. A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in Hampton United Presbyterian Church, 2941 E. Hardies Road, Gibsonia, with the Rev. Ted Martin officiating. There will be a reception and friendly gathering following the service. She will be laid to rest at 1 p.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville. Memorial donations may be made in her honor to Hampton United Presbyterian Church, 2941 E. Hardies Road, Gibsonia. Arrangements are being made through KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Betty's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Matta, Joseph W. 67

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2014-08-23
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Joseph W. Matta, 67, of Swissvale, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 44 years to Anne Matta; father of Joseph (Amy) Matta, Anthony (Wendy) Matta and Lisa Pedrotti; and loving Pappy to Josie, George, Paul, Avery, Claire and the late Brody. Joe was retired from Operating Engineers Local No. 95. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon Friday at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001.
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Mayton, Thomas C. 90

  • Shaler Township
  • Born: 1924-01-22
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Kyper, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Thomas C. Mayton, 90, of Shaler Township, died Monday, Aug, 25, 2014, in UPMC Passavant, McCandless. Born Jan. 22, 1924, in Lakewood, Ohio, he was a son of the late Louis and Helen Prihely Mayton. He was raised in the Cleveland area, and was a Glenshaw resident for 53 years. He was a member of St. Sebastian Church, Ross Township, and a member of the choir for 40 years. He was employed as a federal meat inspector by the U.S. government for 30 years. He worked at H.J. Heinz Co., Armour, Swift and other meat packing companies. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Merchant Marine as a lieutenant and pharmacist's mate. He volunteered at Beechwood Farms as a naturalist. Mr. Mayton's hobbies included gardening and raising grapes from his parents' farm in Avon, Ohio. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was truly a loving husband and father. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Rose Mary Misencik Mayton; four children, Daniel A. (Pat) Mayton, of Edinboro, Anne M. (Sam) Morgan, of Concord, Ohio, Thomas J. (Becky) Mayton, of Moon Township, and Therese R. "Terry" (James "Ralph") Kalchthaler, of Gibsonia; a brother, William (Marie) Mayton, of Avon, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Williams (Jeff), Jennifer Yu (Vic), Lori Burke (Donnie), David Morgan (Anna), Matthew Morgan (Kara), Michael Mayton (Tracy), Rachel Bowden (Jason), Jeremey Kalchthaler (Maura), Jessica Dudkiewicz (Ryan) and Jonathan Kalchthaler; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the KYPER FUNERAL HOME, 2702 Mt. Royal Blvd. at Mt. Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw. Funeral prayer at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Sebastian Church, 311 Siebert Road, Ross Township, with Father John Rushofsky as celebrant. Interment with military honors will be in Assumption of St. Mary Cemetery, Glenshaw. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sebastian School, 311 Siebert Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
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Neurohr, Patricia A. 80

  • West View , Formerly of Reserve Township
  • Born: 1934-05-25
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Patricia A. (Steinmiller) Neurohr, 80, of West View, formerly of Reserve Township, passed peacefully surrounded by her family and was delivered to our Lord Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. She was born May 25, 1934, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late George and Agnes (Flynn) Steinmiller. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Desmond R. Neurohr. She was the stepdaughter of Elvera Steinmiller; dear mother of Desi (Barbara), Ronald (Cheryl) and Lorna (Ron Samuel) Neurohr; stepsister of Joe and George Steinmiller and the late Jack Kelly. She is the proud grandmother of Ronnie, Ryan, Eric, Andrew and Jill Neurohr. Family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday 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. Friday in St. Athanasius Church. Interment will be in North Side Catholic Cemetery. Patricia was an AARP member and retired from Western PA Humane Society after 20 years of service. The family expresses their greatest appreciation to Celtic Health Care for their hospice services. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Celtic Health Care, 150 Scharberry Lane, Mars, PA 16046, or the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please leave condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Radack Jr., John A. 92

  • Richland Township
  • Born: 1922-06-13
  • Died: 2014-08-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • John A. Radack Jr., 92, of Richland Township, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. He was born June 13, 1922, in Pittsburgh, the loving son of the late John and Barbara (Kirin) Radack. He was the beloved husband of the late Roseann (Wild) Radack; dear father of David (Diane) Radack and Daniel Radack; proud grandfather of Angela, John, Joseph Radack and Madelyn Plummer; and brother of Barbara Scott, Elaine Heufelder, Rita Musi, the late Joseph and Albert Radack. John was a member of the BPOE Allegheny Lodge No. 339 since 1944. He proudly served his country during World War II. John worked for Grainger for more than 30 years. He especially enjoyed being with his family. Family will welcome friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Richards Church. Internment in Mt. Royal Cemetery. Family suggests donations in John's name to Interim Hospice of Johnstown, 322 Warren St., Johnstown, PA 15905. Please leave condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Ross, Gordon S. 56

  • Spring Church
  • Born: 1958-05-19
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Gordon S. Ross, 56, of Spring Church, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning. Born May 19, 1958, in Kiski Township, he was the son of Pricilla (South) Ross, of Spring Church, and the late Paul Ross. Gordon lived in the Apollo area most of his life, and was a 1976 graduate of Apollo-Ridge High School. He later received his associate's degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from Penn State University. Gordon worked for R and P Coal Company in the Emily No. 4 mine for 21 years until its closing. He was a member of the UMWA. Gordon currently worked as a driver for Aire Ride. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Girty and loved serving the Lord, Spring Church Sportsmen's Club, was a Patriot Guard Rider and lifetime member of the NRA. Gordon enjoyed hunting, fishing, helping others and being with family. In addition to his mother, Gordon is survived by his brother, Warren P. (Patty) Ross, of Kiski Township; sister, Penny O. (Robert) Collins, of Monroe, La.; niece, Jenny R. (Tim) Martin; nephew, Clinton R. Martin; great-nephew, Brodie Paul; and his beloved dogs, Chloe and Alexis. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at noon Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., with the Rev. Ernie F. DeLuca officiating. Interment in Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, Girty. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Rubash, Agnes M. 90

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1924-05-10
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Agnes M. Rubash, 90, of Monroeville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Agnes was a colorful woman whose sense of humor, easy smile and caring personality endeared her to many. She was born Agnes Maxine Bertovic on May 10, 1924, in Universal. She was a daughter of the late Peter Michael Bertovic and Agatha Luketich Bertovic. She has a surviving sister, Francis Remezo, of Murrysville. Agnes was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, Daniel and Thomas; as well as her sisters, Ann Rady, Mary Kumer, Rose Keenan, Helen Sheedy and Sally Marince. Harry Lawrence Rubash and Aggie were married for more than 40 years, until his death in 1986. They were longtime residents of Turtle Creek, where they raised their family. Aggie is survived in death by her two loving sons, Harry E. Rubash, M.D., of Weston, Mass., and Peter M. Rubash, J.D., of Churchill; her daughters-in-law, Kimberly Rubash, of Weston, and Terri Rubash, of Churchill; and her six grandchildren, Bradley, Steven, Kristin, Elizabeth, Caroline and Peter. Aggie and Harry were active members of the SNPJ Lodge for many years. They also belonged to the Turtle Creek Methodist Church and the SubAlpine Social Club. Viewing will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 118 Shaw Ave., Turtle Creek (412-823-1950). A brief service will follow and there will be a private interment at Plum Creek Cemetery. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Stokes Sr., Ned H. 91

  • Ross
  • Born: 1922-09-23
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Ned Harold Stokes Sr., 91, of Ross, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. He was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Johnstown, Pa., a son of the late Horace and Julia (Peden) Stokes. He was the beloved husband of the late Ella E. (Stortz) Stokes and the late Helen (Miller) Stokes; and loving father of Shelby (James) Carmack, Ned H. (Marian) Stokes Jr., James K. (Linda) Stokes, Timothy G. (Judy) Stokes, Jay K. Stokes and Leslie J. (Roy) Grimm. He is also survived by two stepchildren, Carole H. Holliday and William D. Waugh, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George "Buzz" Stokes; and a sister, Elinetta Keifer. Ned was a proud World War II veteran, having served in the Navy aboard the USS Rush and the USS Shubrick. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a mechanical engineer with Detroit Stoker. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland, West View VFW, Sons of the American Revolution, Christopher Gist Chapter, and was also a 60-year member of Corinthian Lodge 573 of the Free and Accepted Masons. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland, c/o Youth Group, 311 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Arrangements by H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC. Condolences may be offered at http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Thomas, Velma J. 69

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1944-12-12
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Waters, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Velma Jean Thomas, 69, of McKeesport, departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at home. She was born Dec. 12, 1944, in McKeesport, son of John L. and Minnie Josephine Reeves Thomas. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Ruth Simmons, Donald and John Thomas. He was a caregiver for a personal care home. Surviving are brothers, Waliyyuddin B. (Elaine) Muhammad and Larry Thomas, both of McKeesport, Kenneth Thomas, of Braddock, and Keith Thomas, of Detroit, Mich.; sisters, Linda (Jesse) Jones, of Monroeville, and Marlene McGee, of Aliquippa; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, with Elder Anthony Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, McKeesport.
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Valentine, Earle M. 83

  • Hampton Township
  • Born: 1930-10-27
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Earle M. Valentine, 83, of Hampton Township, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, while under the care of the Concordia at Rebecca Residence in Allison Park. Born Oct. 27, 1930, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Earle P. and Ida (Ritchey) Valentine. He enjoyed going to camp and travelling up and down the East Coast. He always liked to take the slow road home. He is survived by his son, Lorin Valentine, of Hampton Township; daughter, Melana (Douglas) Goncar, of Richland Township; granddaughter, Abigail Goncar; brother, Paul (Alice) Valentine; and his special friend, Noralee Ensminger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn J. (Mink) Valentine, who passed away June 16, 2010; and his brother, Jim Valentine. Earle's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., Allison Park. He will be laid to rest at the Allegheny County Memorial Park in Allison Park. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Earle's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Wanchock, Edward J. 92

  • Sewickley
  • Born: 1921-11-28
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Cole, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Wanchock, 92, of Sewickley, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. He was the husband of the late Ruth Ellen Ferko Wanchock. Born Nov. 28, 1921, in Aliquippa, he was the son of the late Michael and Rose Zanith Wanchock. A World War II veteran of the Army, he will be buried with military honors and he was a member of the Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his son, Leonard J. (JoAnne) Wanchock, of Sewickley; two daughters, Janice (Andy) Sedal, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Nance (Roland) Jones, of Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren, Sarah (Ben) Cotting, of Houston, Texas, Elizabeth (Matt) Hays, of San Clemente, Calif., Luke Wanchock, of Moon Township, Abby Schneider, of Sewickley, Audry Sedal, of Toronto, and Catherine Jones, of Naples, Fla.; and five great-grandchildren, William, Reid and Chase Cotting, of Houston, Texas, and Gemma and Arthur Hays, of San Clemente, Calif. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME INC., where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. Interment will follow in Sewickley Cemetery, Sewickley.
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West, Frances 83

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Teichart-Gracan, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Frances West, 83, of West Mifflin, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. She was a daughter of the late John and Sarah (Feeney) Haroulakis; wife of the late Glenn G. West. She is survived by her daughter, Donna (John) Niedziack; son, Alvin (Lou Ann) West; grandsons, Alvin (Stephanie) West, John (Melissa) West and Michael West; great-grandchildren, Kaleb West, Kylie West and Olivia West; brother, James (Flip) Haroulakis; and sister, Marie Bumbas. She was preceded in death by brothers, Emmanuel "Mike", Nick, George and Andrew; and sister, Victoria Wilson. Frances was retired from Isaly's and was a former member of Methodist Church in Duquesne. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, at which time a funeral service will be held, at the TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne. Interment will be following in Lebanon Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Wozniak, Aleck 89

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Aleck Wozniak, 89, of Monroeville, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 63 years to the late Agnes L. (Malinzak) Wozniak; son of the late John and Fenia Wozniak; and was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. He was the loving father of Charles A. (Mai) Wozniak, Mary Joan Luckock, Mark T. (Janet) Wozniak and Patricia (John) Henk; loving grandfather of Lucy Marlane McClure, Alex McClure, Jennifer Gereshenski, Jonathan (Marcie) Wozniak and Sarah (Tad) VanDeCar; loving great-grandfather of Olivia and Caitlin Wozniak and Hunter and Colton Van DeCar. Aleck attended California STC in September 1942 and enlisted in the Army Air Corps Cadet Program as a voluntary inductee in January 1944. He completed navigation training and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in August 1945 in Selman Field, La. He was discharged from Mitchell Field, N.Y., in February 1946. He graduated from California STC in January 1948, with majors in industrial arts and mathematics. He later graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a master's degree in school administration. Aleck was retired from U.S. Steel as a design engineer. Aleck was active in the Monroeville Lions Club and worked on founding the Farmers Market. He was a Monroeville Councilman for 12 years, a member of the American Legion and a member of St. Bernadette's Building Committee. He enjoyed fly fishing in Glacier National Park, Mont., and Potter County and also enjoyed gardening. He and his wife Agnes traveled extensively with trips to the Grand Canyon, Ariz., Florida Keys, Indiana and many other states. Along with his brother, Sam, he traveled to Paris, France, Mt. St. Jean, near Nancy, France, and Lviv, Ukraine. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, and Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at St. Bernadette Church, with interment following in Good Shepherd Cemetery. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Zirckel, Joyce T. 71

  • Gibsonia
  • Born: 1943-07-19
  • Died: 2014-08-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Joyce T. Zirckel, 71, of Gibsonia, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Born July 19, 1943, in Bellevue, she was the daughter of Edward and Lillian (Franc) Weger. She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Zirckel; loving mother of John (Michelle) Zirckel, of Richland, Jane Zirckel, of West Deer, and Jennifer (Timothy) Nicotra, of Richland; sister of Edward (Shirley) Weger, of Kansas City, Kan., Robert (Ruth) Weger, of Gibsonia, Charles (Darlene) Weger, of South Hills, and Thomas (Bette) Weger, of North Side; and dear grandmother of Matthew, Kylie, Marissa, T.J., Alec, Lily and Gianna. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Holy Sepulcher Church, 1304 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, PA 16002. Interment will follow in Holy Savior Catholic Cemetery, Gibsonia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road, Wexford, PA 15090. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Arch, Charles A. 65

  • Larimer
  • Born: 1949-05-21
  • Died: 2014-08-23
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Charles A. "Chip" Arch, 65, of Larimer, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born May 21, 1949, a son of Tresa Janiro Enyeart, of Larimer, and the late Anthony Arch. Chip was the owner of All Sports Trophy Store, in Irwin. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. He was a Westmoreland County Commissioner for the Amateur Softball Association, and was a baseball umpire for PAL. He was a member of the Lions Club and the Larimer Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Robert Enyeart; and an uncle, Louis Botti. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Denny Arch, of Saltsburg; two stepsisters, Roberta Balkovic and husband, Matt, of New Jersey, and Francis Kurutz and husband, George, of Virginia; aunts and uncles, Ann Botti, of East McKeesport, Grace Wood and husband, Mike, of North Huntingdon, and Patti Ternes and husband, Paul, of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff of Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital for the compassionate care they extended to Chip during his time there. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Aronckes Jr., Kenneth M. 31

  • Hempfield Township
  • Born: 1983-06-28
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Kenneth M. Aronckes Jr., 31, of Hempfield Township, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. He was born June 28, 1983, in Greensburg, a son of Sandra R. (Seilhamer) Karr and her husband, Frank, of Hempfield Township, and Kenneth M. Aronckes Sr., of Bloomington, Minn. Ken was a graduate of Hempfield Area High School, class of 2003. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Pauline Aronckes; and maternal grandfather, Charles Seilhamer. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Isabella Kendra Aronckes, and his wife, Alyce L. Aronckes, both of Blawnox; his sister, Natalie Hagerty and her companion, Mark Ferrenberg, of Pleasant Unity, and their children, Eric Hagerty, Halie and Kendra Ferrenberg; his maternal grandmother, Doris Seilhamer, of Lowber; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Kenneth L. Bossart officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ken's mother for a trust to be created for Bella. http://www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Booher, Edward B. 96

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1918-07-01
  • Died: 2014-08-23
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Edward Bair "Ned" Booher, 96, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Redstone Highlands. He was born July 1, 1918, in Greensburg, son of the late Vance E. Booher Sr. and Helen Bair Booher. For many years, he was part owner and manager of Mountain View Inn, where he was vice president of the corporation. He retired from Mountain View Inn on July 1, 1985, after 45 years. He graduated from Greensburg High School in 1936 and from Swarthmore College in 1940. He and his wife, Hazel Herd Booher, were married Nov. 11, 1942. Ned was a veteran of World War II. In his youth, he was active in Scouting and was a former Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster. He was a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels beginning in 1970 and serving for 42 years. He was also active in the Westmoreland County Historical Society and longtime member of the Greensburg Kiwanis Club. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg where he had served as deacon, elder and trustee. Other civic activities included service as a member of SW PA Division, American Heart Association, Caregivers of SW PA and Redstone Presbyterian Senior Care. Ned enjoyed playing golf and was a longtime member of Hannastown Golf Club and later joining a league at Cloverleaf Golf Club. For hobbies, he collected and repaired antique clocks and was a member of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. He also collected postcards of Greensburg and Lincoln Highway and was a member of Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor and Academy Hill Historic District. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Herd Booher; brother, Vance E. "Bill" Booher; daughter, Jane Booher Schmidgal; as well as grandsons, Joshua Mooney and James J. Schmidgal. He is survived by his two daughters, Helen B. Bush, of Delmont, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Mooney, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; grandchildren, Amy, Anthony and Sean Bush, Edward (Ned), Megan, and Eric (Chad) Schmidgal, and Lucas Mooney, and Christian Mooney; and also numerous great-grandchildren. Honoring Ned's wishes, there will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Redstone Highlands Chapel with the Rev. Martin Ankrum officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund, 6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601; or First Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and information, please visit http://www.kepplegraft.com.
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Cable Jr., Gerald Bud W. 79

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1935-05-12
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Gerald Warren "Bud" Cable Jr., 79, of Mt. Pleasant, went home to be with his heavenly father Tuesday, Aug. 26 2014, in Excela-Health Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe. Mr. Cable was born May 12, 1935, in Dunbar, a son of the late Gerald and Ruby Humphreys Cable. He was a member of Church of God of Mt. Pleasant. Bud was a graduate of Connellsville High School. He served in the Army National Guard for more than six years. Bud was employed for many years as a tool and die maker for the former Anchor Hocking Co. of Connellsville. He was a gifted artist, excelling in scrimshaw engravings and carvings and enjoyed cycling, staying fit and especially loved annual vacations to Ocean City, N.J. Bud was a loving husband and father, who served his Lord and was a good and faithful servant. He is survived by his devoted and loving family; his daughters, Pamela Jo "Pammie" Cable and Heidi Leigh Gulisek and her husband, Joe, all of Mt. Pleasant. He is also survived by his brothers, Donald R. Cable and Russell (Ricky) Cable, both of Arizona. Bud is also survived by his very special friend, Debbie Davis; and by his beloved pets, his dogs, Buddy and Marco. In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara A. Mason Cable, in 2002. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant, with funeral services immediately following the visitation hours at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Inurnment will be private. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Bud's caregiver, Ed Cichocki for his kindness, care and compassion during Bud's illness. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Clohessy, Harry M. 95

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1919-07-07
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Harry M. Clohessy, 95, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his home. He was born July 7, 1919, in Irwin, a son of the late William and Eulalie Clohessy. He was a graduate of University of Pittsburgh, with a degree in both engineering and business. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Edwiena (Kloss) Clohessy, in 2003; and a son, Edward "Ebbie" Clohessy. Surviving are three children, Alice Gallagher and husband, Dennis, of Florida, Michael Clohessy, of Washington, D.C., and William Clohessy and wife, Patrice, of Illinois; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Harry loved people, especially children, and they all loved him. Most days you could find him riding his tractor. At Harry's request, all services were private. Entrusted with the arrangements is the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Dedo, Edward S. 79

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1935-01-02
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Edward Stanley Dedo, 79, of Jeannette, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Herminie, son of the late Joseph and Helen (Skrabski) Dedo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph, Walter and Charles Dedo. Edward retired from United States Steel, National Tube as a pipefitter. He was a social member at Hahntown Fire Hall and Jeannette Legion. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. Surviving are his daughters, Denise Gerda and Cindy Rehe, both of West Newton, and Tammy (Scott) Brown, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Michele Curcio, Christine Lucas, John Rehe, Justin, Sean, Nathan and Coco Brown; and great-grandchildren, Saige Trotter, Jayden Lucas and Kennedy Curcio. Visitation and services were private. Arrangements entrusted JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Derk Sr., James R. 76

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1938-02-08
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • James R. Derk Sr., 76, of Ligonier, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1938, in Derry, a son of the late Robert L. and Dorothy (Boyd) Derk Frye. Jim was a member of the Waterford Christian Church, the Ligonier Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 1 (Waterford). He was a veteran, having served with the National Guard and was a former owner of Derks Restaurant in Ligonier. Jim was an avid sports fan and loved playing golf and as of two weeks ago was active and enjoyed a family event. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lemon Frye. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Dolores L. (Eisaman) Derk; three loving children, Sue Kinsey and her husband, Kris, of Ligonier, James R. Derk Jr. and his wife, Laurie, of Ligonier, and Keith Derk and his wife, Marie, of Ligonier; six loving grandchildren, Michael (Ashley), Jennifer (Bob), Jamie (Jeffrey), Nichole (Frank), Josh (Abby) and Alysa (Adam); six loving great-grandchildren, Jaden, Katlyn, Mackenzie, Brooke, Connor and Justine; a brother, Ronald Derk and his wife, Veronica, of Ligonier; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier, with the Rev. Robert D. Cummings officiating. The family would like to express a warm thank you to Jim's doctors, nurses, ambulance crew and UPMC Cancer Center Mountain View for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim's name may be made to Ligonier Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 1 (Waterford), 44 Firehall Road, Ligonier, PA 15658; or to the American Cancer Society (Ligonier Relay for Life), 510 Pellis Road, Suite 203, Greensburg, PA 15601.
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Eckenrode, James W. 64

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1950-07-05
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • James W. Eckenrode, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at UPMC Mercy. He was born July 5, 1950, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Regis and Mary Sill Eckenrode. James was a grinder for Whemco Steel Casting and a Vietnam War veteran having served in the Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post 701 White Oak, enjoyed gardening and cooking, trips to the beach and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Karen Maline Lindberg Eckenrode; children, Jennifer Eckenrode George and her husband, Ryan, Ryan Eckenrode, Cara Lindberg Mason and her husband, Richard, Kelcie Lindberg Guidas and her husband, Jereme, and Collin Lindberg; brother, David Eckenrode and his wife, Jill; sister, Carol Eckenrode; and three grandchildren, Tristan, Teagan and Quinn. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, where a memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association in memory of James. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Highberger, Dale L.

  • Latrobe
  • Died: 2014-08-15
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Dale Levi Highberger, infant son of Alicia Highberger and Joshua L. Mlaker, of Latrobe, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at MaGee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh. Dale is survived by a brother, Wyatt Highberger; maternal grandparents, James L. Heffelfinger Jr., of Uniontown, and Amy Lynch, of Latrobe; paternal grandparents, Laura McClure, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Randy Miller Sr., of Somerset; and these aunts and uncles, Amber (Shawn Torrance) Lynch, Autumn Highberger, Krista Heffelfinger, Matthew Heffelfinger, Brandon Vought and Jennifer Latuch. Friends were received Friday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, with the Rev. Eric S. Torrance officiating.
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Hylwa, Ann 95

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1918-09-29
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Ann Hylwa, 95, of Jeannette, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in the Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Grapeville, a daughter of the late Watzel and Mary Ponschion Leyko. Prior to her retirement, Ann was employed by the former John Thomas Greenhouse. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, painting and housework. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Max Hylwa; a son-in-law, Frank Hostoffer; brothers, John, Steven, Andrew and Michael Leyko; and sisters, Mary Cycak and Alice Leyko. Ann is survived by a daughter, Barbara Hostoffer, of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Olga Shanefelt, of Latrobe; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 North 2nd St., Jeannette. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with Father Lawrence Daniels presiding. Interment will follow in the Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township.
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Lambert, Tammy J. 51

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1962-09-06
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Tammy Jo Lambert, 51, of Greensburg, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 6, 1962, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Sallie Milliken, of Irwin, and Eddie Lambert, of North Carolina. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Arthur and Leah Kinzey; and uncle, Daniel Kinzey. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her siblings, Eddie Lambert Jr. and Danny Joe Lambert, both of Irwin; niece, Jessica Lambert, of Irwin; nephews, Josh Lambert, of Irwin, Joel Lambert, of Maryland, Corey Lambert, of Irwin, and Derek Cangco, of Irwin; great-nephew, Chase Cirelli, of Irwin; and great-niece, Lylah Mae Lambert, of Maryland. Tammy loved and took great pride in her many houseplants and had a special gift for interior decorating. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Paul Baer officiating. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Lovis, Martha L. 84

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1930-03-03
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Martha Louise (Jones) Lovis, 84, of Mt. Pleasant, Old Bethany, died Thursday Aug. 21, 2014, in Excela Health- Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Lovis was born March 3, 1930 in Grapeville, a daughter of the late Thomas and Dora Rager Jones. She was a member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. Louise had been employed at the former Frick Community Hospital, the Norvelt Sewing Factory and then worked in the Housekeeping Department of the Harmon House Convalescent Center, where she retired from. She was an avid sports fan, who especially loved watching the Steelers and the Pirates. Louise is survived by her loving family, her husband of 60 years, Sylvester R. Lovis; and her devoted children, Diana L. Lovis and her companion, Ron Jakubovic, and David R. Lovis, all of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her brother, William H. Jones, in 1974. Family and friends were received this past Sunday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Funeral services for Louise were held at this past Monday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko officiating. Private interment followed in the Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Lucas, William E. 78

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1936-06-16
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • William E. Lucas, 78, of Greensburg, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. He was born June 16, 1936, in New Bethlehem, a son of the late Walter and Edna Lucas. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Patricia A. Gradischek Lucas; two granddaughters, Candi and Faith Potoka; and several siblings. He is survived by three daughters, Vicki C. (James) Mehring, of North Huntingdon, Kimberly S. (Robert) Cohen, of Youngwood, and Jodi L. (Jeffrey ) Sanner, of Greensburg; and three grandchildren, William J. Sanner, Adam C. Sanner and Joshua R. Potoka. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. For online donations and condolences, visit http://www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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McMaster, Wayne M. 89

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1925-08-17
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Wayne M. McMaster, 89, of Ligonier, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Fairfield Township, a son of the late Mohney and Belle Muir McMaster. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a carpenter. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of Byers-Tosh American Legion Post 267. He was a life member of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association, honorary member of the Ligonier Volunteer Hose Company No. 1 (Waterford) and the Ligonier Township Sportsmen's Club. He was a man dedicated to serving his God and his church. As a member of Waterford United Methodist Church, he served as past lay leader, Sunday school teacher, chairman of the administrative board, chairman of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee, chairman of the parsonage trustees, youth director and supervisor of the Sunday school building addition. He enjoyed working in his garden and flowerbeds. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and loved his dogs. In his earlier days he was a well-known stock car racer on numerous area race tracks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Riffle McMaster, in 2003; three brothers, Edgar, James and Robert McMaster; and five sisters, Iva Lynn, Jane Crowe, Catherine McMaster, Alberta Ritenour and Ellen Sechrist. Wayne is survived by three children, Susan (Louis) Marinos, of Belle Vernon, Larry D. (Deidre) McMaster, of Wilpen, and Robert (Anne) McMaster, of Finleyville; four grandchildren, Daren (Gary) Rhoades, Louis (Diane) Marinos, and Alyssa and Alex Robinson; five great-grandchildren, Louis Jr., Jessica and Alan Marinos, and Anna and Gracie Rhoades; a sister, Lois Ritenour, of Derry; and a brother, Earl (Clara) McMaster, of Ligonier. There will be no public viewing. A service to celebrate Wayne's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Waterford United Methodist Church with his pastor, Fred Zickefoose, officiating. The Ligonier Township Hose Company No. 1 will hold services at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the church, followed by the Ligonier Valley Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be in Lebanon Cemetery. The J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., Ligonier, is assisting the family. Contributions, if desired, may be made in Wayne's memory to Waterford United Methodist Church. To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, please visit http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Mellon, Vera L. 86

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1928-02-02
  • Died: 2014-08-24
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Vera L. (Higgins) Mellon, 86, of Irwin, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Westmoreland City, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Rachel Higgins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley D. Mellon; a son, Larry W. Mellon; a grandson, Donald W. Mellon; four brothers and three sisters. Surviving are a son, Dennis A. Mellon and wife, Monica, of Irwin; grandchildren, Wendy Mellon Stewart, of Jeannette, and Scott Mellon, of Irwin; a great-grandson, Stephen Wozniak Jr.; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Marks Mellon-Anderson and husband, Ray, of Jeannette; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received Tuesday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Bingman officiating. Interment followed in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Minerva, Vincent J. 78

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of Cape Coral, Fla.
  • Born: 1936-03-29
  • Died: 2014-08-23
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Vincent James "Jim" Minerva, 78, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Cape Coral, Fla., passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at his home. He was born March 29, 1936, in East McKeesport, a son of the late James and Velma Dakin Minerva. He is survived by his beloved wife, Arline Martin Minerva; a daughter, Mary Lou Minerva; two sons, Scott James Minerva and Dan Martin Minerva; two brothers, Gene and Glenn Minerva; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Louella Taylor. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Circleville United Methodist Church. JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERALHOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, in charge of arrangements. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Neubert, Violet K. 92

  • Formerly of Jeannette
  • Born: 1921-12-07
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Violet K. "Posie" Neubert, 92, formerly of Jeannette, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Juniper Village, Forrest Hills. She was born Dec. 7, 1921, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late James and Bertha (Dougherty) Thompson. She was a life member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jeannette, where she taught Sunday school and helped with the Sunshine Girls and was a life member of United Lutheran Church Women. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome E. Neubert; a son, Eugene Neubert; her brothers and sisters, James E. Thompson, David V. Thompson, Murrel R. Thompson, George R. Thompson, Bertha M. Baldwin, Earl R. Thompson, Curtis Thompson, Berl T. Thompson, Carl A. Thompson, Dorothy Thompson and Margaret Thompson. She is survived by a son, Jerome A. Neubert and his wife, Joyce, of Forrest Hills; a daughter-in-law, Susan Neubert, of Jeannette; four grandchildren, Kathleen Neubert Friez, Steve Neubert, Deborah Szymanski and Bryan Neubert; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. 1st. St., Jeannette. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Susan Luttner, officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 531313, Henderson, NV 89053. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Simpson, Mark A. 58

  • Mount Pleasant Township
  • Born: 1955-10-22
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Mark Allen Simpson, 58, of Mt. Pleasant Township, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Born Oct. 22, 1955, he was the son of the late Frank Robert and Dorothy (Reese) Simpson. Before his retirement, Mark was employed as a heavy equipment operator for PennDOT, where he was recognized as a statewide employee of the month, among his many awards. He loved his weekends, when he got to watch NASCAR and his beloved Steelers. Everyone that knew him considered him the best guy in the world. Mark is survived by his sisters, Mary Jane Simpson, and Cheryl Simpson and Ed Kattera; his second mom, Dottie Monticue; his caregivers, Cheryl Deak and Robin Honse; and his best and oldest friend, Charlie Johnson. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Middle Presbyterian Church, Mt. Pleasant. Entombment will follow at Middle Presbyterian Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.hofferfuneralhome.com.
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Spinella, Mary Agnes Aggie 92

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1921-10-17
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Mary Agnes "Aggie" Spinella, 92, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at the Bethlen Home, Ligonier. Aggie was born Oct. 17, 1921, and was a lifelong resident of Mt. Pleasant. Her generous spirit and personality touched many individuals, from her church community, United Brethren Church in Mt. Pleasant, The Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizens' Association, The Assunta Club, The Kosciuszko Club, The Red Hats, The Bear Rocks Group of Acme, Scottdale Pool (The Water Lilies), The McDonald's Clan, to the Westmoreland Monthly Widows' Luncheon at Westmoreland Community College. Aggie's life was enriched by her loving relationships with her husband, Gerald; and her parents, Louis and Frances (Rega) Spinelli, who preceded her in death. Aggie is survived by her loving family, her daughter Dr. Gerri Spinella (Dr. Bridget Cahill), of Truro, Mass., and Evanston, Ill.; her daughter, Marleen (Joseph) Ocasek, of Charleston, S.C.; her grandson, Adam (Kim) Ocasek, of Thurmont, Md.; her granddaughter, Erin Ocasek (Christopher Starnes), of Charleston, S.C.; and her great-grandchildren, Annalise and Daniel. Her relatives and dear friends will surely miss her loving, funny greeting cards, well wishes, classic jokes and phone calls that Aggie so graciously and freely dispersed. The family is inviting friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev Harrison Smith and the Rev. John Morrow co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Scottdale Pool, P.O. Box 171, Scottdale, PA 15683, or The Brethren Church, 201 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, PA. Please visit http://www.saloom-rega.com to send a condolence. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Spoonhoward, Jason Jake 44

  • Herminie
  • Born: 1969-12-22
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Jason "Jake" Spoonhoward, 44, of Herminie, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Dec. 22, 1969, in Jeannette, a son of Roxie (Peoples) and the late Dale Spoonhoward. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his fiancee of 25 years, Nicole Moorhead; his four children, Michael, Sean, Seth and Makayla Spoonhoward; and his brother, Michael "Zeb" Spoonhoward and wife, Nichole. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements handled by the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME, West Newton. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Taylor, Melvin L. 85

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1928-11-03
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Melvin Lawrence Taylor, 85, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2014. He was born Nov. 3, 1928, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Herbert L. and Alice (Nelson) Taylor. He retired as a partner of Wendel Machine Company, Irwin. Melvin was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 781, and Circleville United Methodist Church. In adding to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Lawrence M. "Larry" Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Clarice J. (Earhart) Taylor; children, Sandy Foot and her husband, Chris, of North Huntingdon, and David A. Taylor and his fiance, Penny Cartright, of Ridge Spring, S.C.; grandchildren, Stacey (Dan) Korber and Jason (Heather) Taylor; six great-grandchildren; also, Nellie Taylor. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday with his pastor, the Rev. Ray Lyon, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to Circleville United Methodist Church, 11600 Parkway Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 or Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA 15626.
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Baker, Ralph E.

  • Apollo , Formerly of Plum
  • Born: 1923-07-31
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Ralph E. Baker, of Apollo, formerly of Plum, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Concordia at Ridgewood, Plum. Born July 31, 1923, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Aaron J. and Blanche (Yeager) Baker. Ralph lived in Plum Borough most of his life before moving to Apollo in 1995. He worked on the family farm for more than 25 years, and for the Plum Borough Road Department for 12 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Hankey Christ Lutheran Church in Plum. Ralph loved working on the farm, and liked riding his horses. He enjoyed country music. In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his brother, Aaron Baker Jr.; infant sister, Lois Jean Baker; and girlfriend, Dot Forsythe. He is survived by his sister, Elvie Wilbert, of Plum; niece, Debra "Debbie" Saula, of Plum; nephew, Robert (Loretta) Baker, of New Kensington; niece, Leanna; great-nieces and great-nephews; and special friend, Helen. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo, with Pastor Terri Swails officiating. Interment in Hankey Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery, Murrysville. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Kalinowski, Eugene M. 85

  • Apollo , Formerly of Polish Hill
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Eugene M. Kalinowski, 85, of Apollo, formerly of Polish Hill, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was a son of the late Stanley L. and Anna V. (Dlugonski) Kalinowski; brother of Lydia Roscoe and the late John and his surviving wife, Frances Kalinowski, and Stanley Kalinowski and his surviving wife, Barbara Johnson; also survived by nieces and nephews. Eugene was a member of Carnegie and Frick Museums, AAP, Pittsburgh Water Color Society, Constabulary Occupation Army in Germany and a retired art teacher in the Pittsburgh School System. Friends received from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 3201 Dobson St., Polish Hill. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James the Greater Church, Apollo. http://www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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Morrow, William M. 82

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1932-01-29
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Bauer, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • William M. "Bill" Morrow, 82, of Ford City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in UPMC St. Margaret, Aspinwall. He was born Jan. 29, 1932, in Mosgrove, a son of Hartzell and Elizabeth (Moore) Morrow. Bill was a lifetime resident of Armstrong County and graduated from Kittanning High School in 1950. He honorably served in the Army during the Korean War, and was of the Protestant faith. Bill worked as a truck driver and retired from Mashuda Corp. and belonged to Teamsters Local 341. Boating on the Allegheny River and fishing were two of his favorite hobbies, and he was also a talented woodworker. Bill loved his dogs and never forgot his favorite, Abby, even after her passing. He enjoyed traveling to visit family members and also loved spending time with his grandsons and great-granddaughters, who will all hold fond memories of fun sleepovers and activities with him in their hearts. Bill will be remembered for the love he had for his family, especially for his grandsons and great-granddaughters. His memory will be cherished by his loving wife of 62 years, Shirley (Helm) Morrow; daughters, Deborah A. Zeigler and husband, Donald, of Kittanning, and Kathy Jo Reedy and husband, Bryan "Butch," of Ford City; grandchildren, Christopher Zeigler and wife, Tracy, of Kittanning, and Michael Frank and companion, Nicki, of Ford City; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Natalie Zeigler; brother, Larry Morrow and wife, Karen, of Ford City; and sisters, Sandra Brena and husband, Joseph, of Pittsburgh, and Sonja Connell, of Yatesboro. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles and Robert Morrow; sisters, Vera Boggs and Janet Gearhart; son-in-law, Gary Frank, who died Oct. 29, 2005; brothers-in-law, Fred Connell, George Boggs and Harry Gearhart; and sister-in-law, Babe Morrow. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the BAUER FUNERAL HOME, 515 N. McKean St., Kittanning. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the funeral home with the Rev. Alfred Neal Reedy officiating. Burial will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington. Contributions may be made in Bill's memory to Orphans of the Storm, P.O. Box 838, Kittanning, PA 16201. Arrangements are being handled by Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. To send a condolence to Bill's family, visit http://www.bauerfuneral.com.
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Rice, Roberta L. 66

  • Apollo
  • Born: 1947-12-05
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Corridoni, North Apollo | Get Directions
  • Roberta L. (Peace) Rice, 66, of Apollo, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning. She was born Dec. 5, 1947, in Indiana, Pa., the daughter of the late Robert and Louise Rouse Walker. Roberta attended the North Apollo Church of God. She was an avid shopper, loved to quilt, garden and bake. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by four children, Robert E. Rice and his wife, Carol, of Olivet, Timothy Rice, of Apollo, Tammie Rice, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Clayton Peace, of Apollo; five grandchildren, Christina, Cruz, Jared, Adriana and Nevada; a great-granddaughter, Jasmine; two brothers, Ken Walker and his wife, Judy, of Brick Church, and Ted Walker and his wife, Nancy, of Apollo; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Rice, in 1995. Family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in the KELLY L. CORRIDONI FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1916 Moore Ave., North Apollo, where services will begin at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Shaffer officiating. Interment will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Spring Church. To view and send online condolences, visit us at http://www.corridonifuneralhome.com.
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Toy Sr., Jesse M. 86

  • Worthington , Formerly of Kittanning
  • Born: 1928-05-26
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Jesse Milton Toy Sr., 86, of Worthington, formerly of Kittanning, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Sugar Creek Rest. He was born May 26, 1928, in Kittanning, a son of the late Blanch (Toy) Klingensmith. He was a bricklayer and a lifelong resident of the community. He enjoyed gardening, baseball, boxing, going to yard sales, loved to help people and loved his family. Survivors include his children, Jesse M. Toy Jr. and wife, Lisa, of Emporium, Cindy Toy Cousins, of Harrisburg, and Jay Toy and wife, Robin, of Worthington; grandchildren, Andrea Toy Pyle, Jesse M. Toy III, John Copenhaver, Marlee Blose, Brad Toy and wife, Dawn, Matt Toy and Zack Toy; great-grandchildren, Teaira Stockdill, Deven Stockdill, Adeline Toy, Savannah Toy and Ayden Stockdill; and sister, Betty Shankle. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Smith. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit http://www.snydercrissman.com.
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Beaver County

Herford, Portia 74

  • Brighton Township
  • Born: 1939-09-07
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Noll, Beaver | Get Directions
  • Portia Herford, 74, of Brighton Township, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Heritage Valley Health System, Beaver. Born Sept. 7, 1939, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Gerhard and Katharine Derge and had been a resident of Brighton Township for more than 20 years. She retired as a Montessori teacher with both Ohio Valley and Beaver Valley Montessori Schools. A 1957 graduate of Aspinwall High School, she later graduated from Case Western Reserve with her bachelor's degree in social work. She is survived by her brother, Jeffery Derge and his wife, Dorothy, of State College; a nephew, Gillmer Derge, of Cohoes, N.Y.; a niece, Katharine Gipe and her husband, Phil, of State College; a great-niece and nephew, Alice and Lewis Gipe; and several special cousins. As per her wishes, cremation services were conducted by the NOLL FUNERAL HOME INC., 333 Third St., Beaver. Online condolences may be shared at http://www.nollfuneral.com. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Wojtarowicz, John F. 60

  • Ambridge
  • Born: 1954-03-16
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Kasper-Hahn, Ambridge | Get Directions
  • John Francis Wojtarowicz, 60, of Ambridge, fell peacefully into the Lord's arms Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. John was born March 16, 1954, in Sewickley, to the late Frank and Nellie Wojtarowicz. He was a 1972 graduate of Quaker Valley and served in the Army during Vietnam. John was a believer of the Catholic faith. He was an avid musician, played bass guitar and enjoyed vintage tube-type electronics, his personal favorite being the 6L6. He was a fan of science fiction, particularly Star Trek. John was employed by Estenson Logistics/Prime Source in Leetsdale. John is survived by Maggie, his wife of 39 years; his daughter, Casey; granddaughters, Ivy and Valerie; Mike (brother) and wife, Pam; Sis (sister) and husband, Wal; brother-in-law, Keith; longtime friends, Sharan and John Stark; and loving family, Karrie, Matt, Nellie and Layne; Katie, Mike, Violet Abel and Annie; Mallory and Phebe; Emily, Nic and Claire; and Mystik. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL HOME, 547 8th St., Ambridge. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017. Afterwards, family and friends are invited to a celebration of John's life at Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church, 4128 Route 151, Aliquippa. The family wishes a special thank you to the nurses and doctors at Heritage Valley Hospital in Sewickley. Memorial contributions can be made to http://www.teslasciencecenter.org/mission. John 3:16.
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Butler County

Joyce, James W. 87

  • Valencia , Formerly of Garfield
  • Born: 1927-07-20
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • James W. "Jim" Joyce, 87, of Valencia, formerly of the Garfield neighborhood in Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Born July 20, 1927, he was a loving son of William and Nora (Long) Joyce. He was the beloved husband of 63 years of Mary K. (O'Donnell) Joyce; dear father of James P. (Wyline) Joyce and the Rev. Michael J. Joyce, OFM Cap.; proud grandfather of Sherrianne (Jay) Haulbold and Colleen (Jerry) Moore; and great-grandfather of Crystle and Caitlin Lavine, Erin Haulbold, William, Patrick and Michael Moore. Jim was preceded in death by his three brothers, Michael, John and William Joyce. James proudly served in the Navy during World War II. Jim later became a police officer for many years with the Pittsburgh Police. He was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Fort Pitt No. 1. Jim enjoyed fishing down in Florida, vacationing to Stone Harbor, N.J., and spending time with his family. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007, where a vigil service will be held at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Sepulcher Church, 1304 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, PA 16002, where his son, the Rev. Michael J. Joyce, OFM Cap, will officiate. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Holy Sepulcher School and the Faith Formation Department, 1304 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, PA 16002. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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McCandless, Gerald Pete D. 87

  • Mars
  • Born: 1927-08-21
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Gerald D. "Pete" McCandless, 87, of Mars, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 2014, at the Arbors of Valencia Woods. Born Aug. 21, 1927, in Jackson Township, he was a son of the late Harold and Olive Lutz McCandless. Pete was a Glazier for Glaziers Local 751, working at PPG Industries in Pittsburgh. He was a member of Old Union Presbyterian Church, had served in the Navy during World War II, and was a life member of Mars VFW Post 7505, a 58 year member of the Evans City American Legion Post 219 and a 56 year member of John E. Mair Lodge 729 F and AM. Surviving are two daughters, Paula Condon and her husband, David, and Robin Kennedy and her husband, Brian, both of Mars; a daughter-in-law, Veronica McCandless, of Shaler Township; his grandchildren, Ryan McCandless and his wife, Jolene, Jason McCandless and his wife, Nicole, Heather Hieserich and her husband, Tim, Krista Boyd and her husband, Klavin, Matthew Kennedy and his wife, Leandra and Melissa Howells and her husband, Russ; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Luntz and her husband, Lee of Houston, Texas, and Lois Nye, of Fombell; a brother, Harold Richard McCandless, of Denton, Texas; a special friend, Ruth Kennedy Jones, of Mars; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn "Pooch" Davidson McCandless, whom he married June 3, 1948, and who died Jan. 8, 2004; a son, Paul D. McCandless; and a brother, Howard McCandless. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Old Union Church, 200 Union Church Road, Mars, PA 16046, with the Rev. Peter deVries, pastor, officiating. A luncheon will follow. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park, Butler. Memorials may be made to Quality EMS, 222 Brickyard Road, Mars, PA 16046 or Old Union Presbyterian Church. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Tenos, George A. 90

  • Formerly of Cranberry Township
  • Born: 1923-10-28
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • George A. Tenos, 90, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Cranberry Township, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Born Oct. 28, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late John and Inez (McClure) Tenos. George graduated from West View High School and Graceland University. While serving as a Navy pilot and navigator during World War II, the Mexican government awarded him the "Merito Naval" Naval Merit Medal for the rescue of the Mexican vessel, Marmex and its crew. Mr. Tenos spent 20 years in the landscape business and more than 30 years as a broker in real estate. He was a pilot and was once a member of the Condor Aero Club in Zelienople. His main passion was ministry and he served as pastor at various times in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Beechview and the North Hills. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy J. (Raisbeck) Tenos, of Jacksonville, Fla., (previously of North Hills); his children, Gregory (Mary) Tenos, of Cranberry Township, Gary (Janet) Tenos, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Lorrie M. Tenos, of Columbia, Md.; grandchildren, Michael (Cassie) Tenos, Stacey (David) Jessee, Charlotte (Benjamin) Lopez and Deidre Tenos; great-granddaughters, Mallory Jessee, Aubrey Tenos and Keira Tenos. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his brother, John E. Tenos. George's family will welcome friends at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Community of Christ Church, 3321 Wexford Road (Route 910 and Babcock Boulevard) in Gibsonia, with a memorial service following at 2 p.m. He will be privately laid to rest at Allegheny County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4114 Sunbeam Road, Building 400, Jacksonville, FL 32257 (http://www.communityhospice.com). Arrangements have been entrusted to KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC. Please visit http://www.kingfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
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Fayette County

Russell Sr., Robert Dale 80

  • Dunbar
  • Born: 1933-11-03
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Burhans-Crouse, Dunbar | Get Directions
  • Robert "Dale" Russell Sr., 80, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at home. Friends will be received 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar. Services will be held in the funeral home, at 11 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Robert Wrachford officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, with military rites accorded graveside by Amvets Post 103.
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Saunders, Janet 61

  • Connellsville
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Janet Saunders, 61, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Highlands Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, and will be announced when complete. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Showman, Merry B. 85

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1929-08-14
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Merry B. Showman, 85, of Connellsville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Merry was born Aug. 14, 1929, and was a daughter of the late John and Roma Cunningham Bridegum. Prior to her retirement, Merry worked as a nursing assistant. She was a charter member of Faith Bible Church in Connellsville and later became a member of Wooddale Bible Brethren Church in Bullskin Township. In addition to her parents, John and Roma Bridegum, Merry was predeceased by her brother, Craig Bridegum; and two grandchildren, Jessica and Christopher Witt. Merry is survived by her sister, Dianne Wagner and husband, Bill, of Connellsville; her children, Marc C. Taylor, of Greensburg, Dawn Witt and husband, the Rev. Geary Witt, of Connellsville, Melinda "Lindy" Taylor, of Connellsville, Charlie Taylor and wife, Gloria, of Connellsville, and Claudia Cummings and husband, Jim, of Brooksville, Fla.; her grandchildren, Craig and Christopher Taylor, Melissa Kelly, Rebecca Bridges, Jonathan Witt, Cassandra Calkins, Michael and MacKenzie Taylor, and Rachael and Nicholas Minjarez; and her great-grandchildren, Bradley Witt, Scout Witt, Kit Witt-Hess, Kayden Kelly and Payton Bridges. Merry's family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedisys and JoElla's Personal Care Home in Scottdale. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, (724-628-1430), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with her son-in-law, the Rev. Geary Witt, and the Rev. Zac Calkins co-officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery, Confluence. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Stambaugh, Eleanor V. 86

  • Uniontown , Formerly of Connellsville
  • Born: 1928-08-24
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Eleanor Vae Stambaugh, 86, of Uniontown, formerly of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in the Sunshine Estates Personal Care home in Connellsville. She was born Aug. 24, 1928, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Charles and Pauline Kermes Havlichek. Eleanor was a member of Third Presbyterian Church of Uniontown. She enjoyed playing the piano and loved spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Vernon Stambaugh; her sisters, Nancy Havlichek and June Morrow; and her brother-in-law, Melvin Edenfield. Eleanor survived by a sister, Charlotte Edenfield, of Harrisburg; her sons, Scott Stambaugh and wife, Connie, of Lebanon, and Alan Stambaugh and wife, Tammy, of Connellsville; her grandchildren, Julie Sisko, of Lebanon, Andy Stambaugh and wife, Dee, of Palmyra, Jennifer Kirman and husband, Chris, of Lititz, Miranda Stambaugh, of Norvelt, and Bethany Stambaugh, of Connellsville; and her great-grandchildren, Brittany Stambaugh, Brandon Sisko, Ashley Sisko and Isabelle Vae Kirman. Eleanor will be greatly missed. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Sunshine Estates as well as Amedisys Hospice Care of Scottdale for the excellent and compassionate care they provided for Eleanor. As per Eleanor's request, there will be no viewing or memorial service held. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, 724-628-1430. To leave a message or send condolences please ask http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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DeMarino, Tiffany L. 38

  • Newburgh, Ind.
  • Born: 1976-02-25
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: __, __ | Get Directions
  • Tiffany Lee DeMarino, 38, of Newburgh, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Deaconess VNA Plus Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville, Ind., after battling cancer for several years. She was born Feb. 25, 1976, in Pittsburgh, to the late William DeMarino and Carole Macerelli DeMarino. She was preceded in death by her father; her nephew, William Michael Deitz; her grandparents; and various other family members. Tiffany is survived by her mother, Carole; sister, Brittany DeMarino Deitz; brother-in-law, Michael Deitz; and two nephews, Eli and Jase Deitz. The family would like to thank the staff at Deaconess VNA Plus Charlier Hospice Center for their care of Tiffany. Private funeral services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to either of the following: Warrick Humane Society-Pet Adoption Center, 5722 Vann Road, Newburgh, IN 47630 or Deaconess VNA Plus Charlier Hospice Center, 610 E. Walnut St., Evansville, IN 47713. Condolences may be made online at http://www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.
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Golobish, Andrew 50

  • Sacramento, Calif. , Formerly of Herminie
  • Born: 1963-11-05
  • Died: 2014-08-21
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  • Andrew Golobish, 50, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Herminie, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Reno, Nev. Andy was born Nov. 5, 1963, in Greensburg, to the late Rudy and Dorothy Oberley Golobish. Andy graduated from Yough High School in 1981, he attended Penn State University then served his country in the Marine Corps, "Semper Fi." He worked as a correctional officer at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, JL Screen printing and lastly for Greyhound Bus Co. He is survived by his daughter, Kelly Rae; stepdaughter, Christina Rae; grandson, Tristan Noel; and 12 brothers and sisters, Judy, Larry, David, Patty, Rudy, Karen, Ginger, Randy, Daniel, his twin, Albert, Samuel and Tammy. Included in Andy's surviving family are his siblings' spouses; many nieces and nephews; extended family; and his former wife, Alba. Andy was a good, loving, caring, compassionate, loyal and trustworthy man. He was diehard Steelers fan and avid golfer. His daughters describe him as, "A big teddy bear with a heart of gold." His brother, Al, describes him as, "My strength, my better half, my best friend, companion for life and my heart." Andy will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The viewing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME, on Sewickley Ave. in Herminie, where service for the celebration of Andy's life will immediately follow at 4 p.m. There will be a gathering of his family at Hilltop Methodist Church in Madison following the service. Please consider a memorial gift of your choice in Andy's name to your charity of choice in lieu of flowers.
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Kevana, Yvonne D. 76

  • Moatsville, W. Va. , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1938-06-20
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Craig, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Yvonne D. Kevana, 76, of Moatsville, W. Va., formerly of McKeesport, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Grafton City Hospital. She was born June 20, 1938, in Mt. Storm, W. Va., the daughter of the late Orville and Marie Chapman. She was the wife of the late Theodore J. Kevana Sr. Yvonne worked in the healthcare field, when she lived in the McKeesport area. She is survived by a daughter, Karen Bishop; sons, John and Theodore Jr.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Paul, Orville, Dorsey and Kenneth Chapman; a sister, Shirley Moritz; and nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the WILLIAM H. CRAIG FUNERAL HOME INC., 3000 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.
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Law, Thelma Ruth

  • Mt. Zion, Ill.
  • Born: 1932-12-24
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Moran Goebel, Decatur, Ill. | Get Directions
  • Thelma "Ruth" Law, of Mt. Zion, Ill., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family. Ruth was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Ford City, a daughter of Warren and Viola Yount Hartman. She married James Law on June 9, 1958. Ruth loved spending time with her family and was a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother who taught by example that it was better to give than receive. She also enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing, working in her flower gardens and going to garage sales. She was an avid reader and an excellent cook. She was very devoted to caring for the elderly and retired from the Eastern Star Home in Macon, Ill. Ruth is survived by her husband of 56 years, James Law, of Mt. Zion, Ill.; daughters, Rosemary (Jack) Crissman and Mary Ann (Ted) Drake, both of Decatur, Ill.; and son, Mike Law, of Mt. Zion, Ill. She also leaves behind her sister, Anna Mae Hollobaugh, of Ford City; brother, Wendell (Mutzy) Hartman, of Apache Junction, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Gail Hartman and Shirley Hartman, of Mt. Zion, Ill.; and grandchildren, Alan Johnston (Shelli), Michael Law Jr. (Tiffany), Ted Drake III (Julie), Jayme Cameron and Laurel Hewitt (Matt). She had 10 beautiful great-grandchildren, Chris, Quinn, John Michael, Alissa, Olivia, Amber, Timothy, Dimitri, Joel and Lily, and soon to arrive, Elly Ruth. She also leaves behind John (Joyce) Law, Sally (Ray) Stitt, of Ford City, Tom (Ruth) Law, of Haddam Neck, Conn., Annette Beverly, of Jupiter, Fla., and Nancy Law Ewing, of Indiana, Pa., along with many nieces and nephews; and her best buddy, her Yorkie, Binky. Ruth was preceded in death by her son, Bobby; her parents, Viola and Warren Hartman; infant brother, Warren Earl Hartman; and brothers, George, Paul and Kenneth Hartman. The family is honoring her wishes for cremation with no services. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to our beloved charity, Little Friends, 140 Wright St., Naperville, IL 60540, which works tirelessly for children with autism. We would also like to give a special thank you to Granny's friend and granddaughter, Shelli, for her loving and devoted care, Dr. Brook Ballard, and the doctors and staff of the 6th and 11th floors of St. John's Hospital. The family of Thelma "Ruth" Law is being served by MORAN and GOEBEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, Ill. View the online obituary, share memories, and send condolences to the family at http://www.moranandgoebel.com.
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Tansmore, Charles M. 74

  • Allentown, Pa.
  • Born: 1940-06-08
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Taylor Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Charles Milford Tansmore, 74, of Allentown, Pa., formerly of Monessen, passed away on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Forbes Medical Center in East Liberty, Pa. Born to the late Milford Charles Tansmore and Ruth Phillips Tansmore on June 8, 1940. Charles, "Ben" as he was called by friends, was a contractor by trade and traveled the world. He was Baptist by faith. He leaves to cherish his memory, sons, Charles, Aaron, Milford and Ashiesherr Tansmore; daughters, Mary, Perann and Belinda; three brothers, Author Tansmore (Sandra) of Monessen, William Tansmore of Monessen and Edward "Tiny Tim" Tansmore of Philadelphia; two sisters, Charlotte Tansmore of Monessen and Maxine Tansmore of New York; numerous grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Merriel Tansmore; and two sisters, Harrietta Howard and Geraldine Crable. Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the WILLIAM R. TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 645 McMahon Ave., Monessen, from 11 to 1 p.m. at which time funeral services begin with Minister Evelyn Robinson giving the eulogy. Arrangements entrusted to Trudy Taylor-Williams, director in charge, 724-684-4877.
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Thomas, Gordon B. 62

  • Indian Land, S.C.
  • Born: 1952-07-06
  • Died: 2014-08-14
  • Funeral Home: Burgess, Lancaster, S.C. | Get Directions
  • Gordon Butler Thomas, 62, of Indian Land, S.C., passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, less than two weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. His final days were spent surrounded by his family and best friend; however, it was his devoted wife, Cathy, who was there when he took his last breath and found peace. Gordon was born July 6, 1952, in Sewickley, and was proud to call it home. He was the son of the late Auburn and Juanita "Bootsie" Thomas. He is survived by his sister, Anita Mossett and her husband, Wayne Mossett, who live in St. Petersburg, Fla. Gordon married his high school sweetheart, Cathy Holzer Thomas, in September of 1979, and had two beautiful and loving daughters, Alexa and Emily. Alexa lives just a few miles away from Cathy in South Carolina with her fiance, Mike Fratoe. Emily and her husband, Jason Creek, live in Pennsylvania, and they blessed Gordon with two grandchildren over the past two years, Sheldon and Hadley. Gordon was unlike anyone else; after all, how many people do you know with three last names? He learned early the importance of hard work and dedication and at 8 years old he was already working in the local shoe shop. He gained the respect of many by working hard over the years and becoming the manager of a successful mortgage company. He was relocated numerous times over his 30-year career and made even more friends along the way. In fact, people used to joke and say that Gordon could go anywhere in the country and run into someone he knew. He was loved and welcomed everywhere he went and there was always laughter and a good story to be told. At 17, he went to Woodstock and ended up in LIFE magazine; he stood in line with a cantaloupe for the first batch of ice cream made by Ben and Jerry, and he trained circus bears with ice cream cones in New Hampshire. Gordon lived life to the fullest. He was a man who people gravitated towards because of his outgoing personality and genuine kindness. He was sensitive and would cry when he got emotional, but he was strong and dedicated to the people he loved. He was a proud man; always pulling a comb out of his pocket to smooth his hair. He was able to say goodbye to his family and close friends on his final day. Gordon was sure to let "his girls" know he loved them, and they were sure to let him know they were proud to be his wife and daughters. Gordon and his infectious joy and laughter will be missed by many, leaving a void in our hearts. Please join Gordon's family to "Celebrate His Life" on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Sewickley, Pa., VFW. Feel free to stop in between 6 and 9 p.m. BURGESS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY of Lancaster, S.C., is caring for the family of Mr. Thomas. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at http://www.burgessfunerals.com.
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Thurau, Rev. Dr. Robert H. 96

  • Franklin
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: ___ | Get Directions
  • Rev. Dr. Robert H. Thurau, of Franklin, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church here from 1943 to 1948, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his home. He was 96. After graduation from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, he accepted a call to St. Mark's and served from 1943 to December 1948, when he was called to become pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Kittanning. He remained there the rest of his active ministry and was elected pastor emeritus when he retired in 1979. While residing in Jeannette, Dr. Thurau pursued his doctor of philosophy degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh and was awarded it in 1946.
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