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Agostoni, Dr. David B. 69

  • Ohio Township
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Simons, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Dr. David B. Agostoni, 69, of Ohio Township, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Karen "the Redhead" Agostoni for 43 years; devoted father of Lisa M. Agostoni and Jason D. (Dr. Jacqueline Weaver) Agostoni; loving grandfather of Skyler Agostoni; caring brother-in-law and friend of Edward (Colleen) Kalchthaler; and fun-loving uncle of Nicole, Edward and Rhiannon Kalchthaler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Teresa Agostoni. Dr. Agostoni graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School in 1971 and practiced dentistry for 43 years. He was passionate about his profession and his patients. He owned and operated dental practices in North Hills, Evans City and Portersville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway, where a farewell service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. The family would like to thank the caregivers of Catholic Hospice for their help and compassion. http://www.simonsfuneralhome.com.
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Alfieri, Concetta 89

  • Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Concetta "Connie" (Russo) Alfieri, 89, of Turtle Creek, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She was a daughter of the late Michael and Virginia Russo; wife of the late Joseph Alfieri; beloved mom of Martin, Jim and Vincent (Denise) Alfieri; grandma of Tracy (Chad) Staller, Tony (Jennifer) Alfieri, Melanie (Joe) Lauterbach, Matt Alfieri and Jennifer Alfieri; great-grandma of Jake Ava, Gabby, Lily, Rona, Joey and Lindy; sister of Louise (late Phillip) Calabrese, Anthony (Patty) Russo and Michael (Sylvia) Russo and the late Joseph (late Blanche) Russo and late Lena (late Frank) DeCarlo; and is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 until 8 p.m. Tuesday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 412-824-4332. Prayers will be at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Colman Church. Burial will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery. May her beautiful soul rest in peace.
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Barclay, Chester Whitey 87

  • Rankin
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • Chester "Whitey" Barclay, 87, of Rankin passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 50 years to the late Anka (Mesko) Barclay; loving father of Janie and Ruthanne Barclay; uncle of Betty Anne (Jack) Steele; special friend and companion of Fran Guarin; grandfather of Marty Matelan, Michelle (Joe) Lagnese, Nick (Jen) Matelan, Amy Cush (Josh) Obusek and David (Elyse) Kalaluhi; 12 great-grandchildren; brother of the late Joan Fogel and Ida Schweiger; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was an active member of St. Michaels Orthodox Church, a member of the ACR club in Rankin and the Slovak Club in Braddock. He enjoyed swimming at Sandcastles and spending time with his family. Friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, with Parastas at 3 p.m., at the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 107 4th Ave., Rankin, PA 15104, with blessing service at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at funeral home, then Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michaels Greek Orthodox Church, Rankin. http://www.kutchfuneralhome.org.
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Barone, Genevieve Genny 78

  • Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Genevieve "Genny" (Ruscella) Barone, 78, of Turtle Creek, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. She was the loving mother of Darlene (Keith) Gerkin, Rocky (Heather) Barone, Denise Strapple, Debbie Hanacheck and the late Deanna and Richard Barone; and dear grandmother of 10. The family would like to thank the staff at the LGAR and the many friends she made there. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., corner of (118) Shaw and Triboro Avenues, Turtle Creek (412-823-1950), where a blessing service will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment to follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Bodenlos, Wilhelm Bill 91

  • Allison Park
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Wilhelm "Bill" Bodenlos, 91, of Allison Park, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. He was the husband of Regina Bodenlos; and father of Bill, Craig, Keith and Charlotte. He is survived by one sister, Magdalena. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ursula Church, Allison Park. Burial in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township.
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Brezinski, Mary A. 87

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • Mary Agnes (Rapp) Brezinski, 87, of Shaler Township, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Mrs. Brezinski was the beloved wife of the late Peter Brezinski; mother of George Brezinski (Kathleen), of Cranberry Township and the late Stephen and James Brezinski; daughter of the late Daniel S. and Agnes Schmader Rapp; sister of Lenore Dalmasso, of Franklin, and the late Ruth Rapp and Daniel J. Rapp; sister-in-law of Wanda Rapp, of Cleveland, Tenn.; and aunt of Tammy Cross (David) and Samuel Rapp. Celebrate Mrs. Brezinski's life with her family at a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Church, Etna. Arrangements made by PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township. Leave condolences at http://www.permanfuneralhome.com. The family respectfully suggests donations be made to the Stained Glass Window Fund, All Saints Church, 19 Wilson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15223.
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Brumm, Margaret A. 81

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Margaret A. "Marge" (Orowitz) Brumm, 81, of Monroeville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Chuck Brumm; loving daughter of the late Alfred and Isabelle (Santos) Orowitz; and sister of James Orowitz, of Monroeville, Alfred Orowitz Jr., of Deltona, Fla., Rose Creed, of Reidsville, N.C., and the late Stella Sanders and Patricia Quinn. Marge had worked as a licensed practical nurse for the majority of her professional career at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Marge enjoyed reading, playing "the slots," making ceramics and other crafts, watching football and spending time with her family, including her nieces and nephews. She loved her cat and dog, Cupid and Angel. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of (445) Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville (412-856-4747). Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernadette Parish. Everyone please meet at the church. Private interment will be held at St. Michaels Cemetery in Butler. The family kindly suggests instead of flowers or food to donate blood to your local blood bank. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Burke, Patricia A. 69

  • Baldwin
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Patricia A. (Lavery) Burke, 69, of Baldwin, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, after a long battle. She was the beloved wife of John C.; loving mother of Michelle (Eric) Rouillard, of McMurray, Bridget (Timothy) Leatherman, of Las Vegas, Nev., Maureen (Daniel) Boyer, of Lancaster, and Timothy (Caron) Burke, of Philadelphia; proud grandmother of Jasmine, Isabella and Bryce Leatherman, Elliot and Coen Boyer, and Conor and Emma Burke; sister of Kathleen (Burt) Hackett, Eleanor (the late Walt) Zilen, and Robert Lavery; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Funeral prayer will be 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Burke, Patricia A. 69

  • Baldwin
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Patricia A. (Lavery) Burke, 69, of Baldwin, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, after a long battle. She was the beloved wife of John C.; loving mother of Michelle (Eric) Rouillard, of McMurray, Bridget (Timothy) Leatherman, of Las Vegas, Maureen (Daniel) Boyer, of Lancaster, and Timothy (Caron) Burke, of Philadelphia; proud grandmother of Jasmine, Isabella and Bryce Leatherman, Elliot and Coen Boyer, and Conor and Emma Burke; and sister of Kathleen (Burt) Hackett, Eleanor (the late Walt) Zilen and Robert Lavery. She also is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227. Funeral prayer at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Candee, Jeanne R. 90

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Jeanne R. Candee, 90, of Monroeville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert S. Candee; loving mother of Cheryl Morrissey (Lane), Nancy Candee (Dr. Timothy Chapman), William E. Candee (Patricia), Linda DuBois (Mark) and Robert J. Candee (Glendeen); 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; she is also survived by nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Virginia Cavilier, Elton Root and Bernard Root. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100). Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in the funeral chapel with the Rev. Robert Marrow officiating. Interment following in Plum Creek Cemetery. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Check, Virginia E. 93

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1921-11-15
  • Died: 2015-01-19
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Virginia E. Check, 93, of McKeesport, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at home, where she was cared for by her beloved family. She was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Charleroi, the daughter of the late William and Katherine Hornbake Lauderback. She was the wife of the late Edward C. Check, who died March 23, 1999. Virginia was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in McKeesport. She was a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and was a former head nurse at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She is survived by her daughters, Karen E. Check, of McKeesport, Melinda L. Check, of Swissvale, and Virginia (Victor) Paez, of Slidell, La.; sons, Timothy E. Check, of McKeesport, Forrest E. (Jean) Check, of Port Vue, and Christopher E. "Eddie" Check, of Carlisle; grandsons, Damian Nunimaker, of Atlanta, Ga., and Zachary Paez, of Slidell, La.; and great-grandchildren, Mick and Stella Paez. Private visitation took place at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in the Corpus Christi Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Maranowski officiating. Interment followed at the St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Doyle Jr., William D. 24

  • McKeesport
  • Died: 2015-01-21
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • William Donald Doyle Jr., 24, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. He was born in Monroeville, the son of Rebecca Lennig Bezts and the late William Donald Doyle Sr. In addition to his mother, Rebecca, he is survived by his stepfather, Michael Bezts, of McKeesport; children, Braden and Ryan Doyle; siblings, Heather, Destiny and Michael Jr. Bezts and Collin Doyle; grandparents, Carol Jean and Robert Gene Lennig, of McKeesport; aunt, Rachel Lennig, of McKeesport; and girlfriend, Juliah Flesher, of Port Vue. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191).
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Dulavitch, Barbara A. 80

  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Barbara Ann (Richards) Dulavitch, 80, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, with her granddaughter, Jody, at her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Howard Dulavitch; loving mother of Deborah (Terrance Dowling) Sefchick, Michael (Debby) Dulavitch, Darlene (Dave) Vacsulka and James Joseph Dulavitch; grandmother of DonMichael (Simone) Oesterle, Misty (Craig) Berdine, Jody (Darren) Krieger, Christopher Michael (Ashley) Krieger, Elizabeth (Jeff) Dulavitch and Amber (Jimmy) Dulavitch; great-grandmother of Brenden, Alexis, Carter, Aubrey, Sidney, Haley and Taylor Mae; and sister of Joseph (Donna) Richards. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, where a blessing service will be held at 8 p.m. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Dunham, Ashton C. 87

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-01-20
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Ashton C. Dunham, 87, of Mt. Lebanon for the past 58 years, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, with his wife by his side. He was a son of the late Orman and Wilma Dunham; beloved husband for 62 years of Joan (Olsen) Dunham; and devoted father of Valerie W. Dunham, the late David C. and Richard O. Dunham. Ashton grew up in Dixfield, Maine, and lived there prior to being drafted into the Navy and serving until he was wounded. Following his recuperation and discharge, he attended the University of Maine but soon transferred to Boston University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Following his graduation, Ashton was pursued by Harvard University to further his education but declined and accepted an offer from Westinghouse Electric in New York City where he met the love of his life, Joan. In addition to being a loving husband and father, Ashton was a trusted friend and great man who will be dearly missed, but the memoires are everlasting. "You are our hero, big hugs and gentle kisses, until we meet again." If desired, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235. LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Dwyer, William F. 77

  • Gibsonia
  • Born: 1937-05-09
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Glenn-Kildoo, Zelienople | Get Directions
  • William F. Dwyer, 77, of Gibsonia, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, while under the care of Paramount Senior Living in Adams Township. Born May 9, 1937, in Chicago, Ill., he was a son of the late John Patrick and Margaret (Dahlquist) Dwyer. Bill was a faithful member of Christ Church at Grove Farm and served for 30 years as a board member for The Pittsburgh Project, an inner city ministry for youth on Pittsburgh's North Side. He was a key leader on the board, helping the project to secure a neighborhood school and remodel into dorm space. He also remodeled other buildings, which significantly helped the ministry to grow and better serve the community. He volunteered seven years with the Single Circle at Memorial Park Church, coming alongside individuals as a confidante and spiritual mentor. He was also involved with Richland Township's Little League baseball team for a number of years when his children were younger. Bill worked as an engineer, a realtor and most recently as a builder/contractor. He will be dearly missed for his humor, great listening skills and his gifted creativity and ability to "think outside the box" as a means of offering alternative solutions to problems. He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 29 years, Bonnie (Jackson) Dwyer, whom he married Feb. 8, 1986; his three children, Douglas, Janet and David Dwyer; his stepdaughter, Michelle Freiss Ramey and her husband, Kevin; and 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Dwyer, and Bill's younger brother, Jack Dwyer. A memorial service will be held in celebration of Bill's life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Christ Church at Grove Farm, 249 Duff Road, Sewickley, PA 15143. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bill's honor to The Pittsburgh Project, 2801 N. Charles St., Pittsburgh, PA 15214. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the Dwyer family at http://www.glennkildoofuneralhome.com.
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Dykeman, Lois M. 86

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-01-22
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  • Lois M. Dykeman, 86, of Pittsburgh, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, after an extended illness. She was the beloved mother of Jennifer A. (Dykeman) Foster and husband, Robert, the late Joseph E. Dykeman and the late Robert S. Dykeman; wife of the late Joseph E. Dykeman; grandmother to Graceann E. Foster; aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline (Karstetter) Fries and John Karstetter. Lois was a graduate of Altoona Nursing School and proudly performed her nursing duties for more than 35 years. Most notably, she was head nurse on 6 Main in Shadyside Hospital and she worked in the emergency room at Magee Women's Hospital. Memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in Third Presbyterian Church, 5701 Fifth Ave., at the corner of S. Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Interment will be at the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Send condolences at simpsonfuneralhome.com/obituary. Donations in lieu of flowers, Myastenia Gravis Association of Western PA. http://www.mgawpa.org.
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Eckendahl, Lois 84

  • Gibsonia
  • Born: 1930-01-22
  • Died: 2015-01-17
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Lois Eckendahl, 84, of Gibsonia, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Born Jan. 22, 1930, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Wesley and Evelyn (McCullough) Grubbs. She is survived by her sons, Elmer Raymond Eckendahl and Bruce (Terry) Eckendahl; daughter, Amy Lyn (Todd) Taylor; grandchildren, Ryan, Courtney, Bradley and Becky Eckendahl, Devin, Jessyka, Justin and Shawn Taylor; three great-granddaughters, Crystal Selena and Isabel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Eckendahl, who passed away Aug. 19, 2006. Lois's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, in Allison Park. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2014, at the King Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., with the Rev. Anthony Schneck officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Mt. Royal Cemetery in Glenshaw. If desired, memorial donations may be made in her honor in support of the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053, http://www.butlercountyhs.org. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Lois's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Eichorn, Anne S.

  • Born: 1922-07-30
  • Died: 2015-01-21
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Anne S. Eichorn passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. She was born July 30, 1922, in Ross Township, to John W. Seibert and Elizabeth J. Neal. She was preceded in death by her cherished parents and her four siblings, Mary Campbell, John Seibert Jr., Eleanor Hanlon and Charles Seibert. She was married to Raymond G. Eichorn for 54 years, until his death in 1995. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Janice Eichorn. To her dear friends who were there for her, gratitude abounds. Heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful nurses and the nursing assistants of Masonic Village - thank you for your compassionate care. To the social and recreational workers - thank you for the fun times and all the enjoyable events. Visitation will be 1 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, 8800 Peebles Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. Entombment will follow at Mt. Royal Mausoleum. Remembrances may be made to Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, 8800 Peebles Road, Allison Park, PA 15101 or to The Masonic Village of Sewickley, 1000 Masonic Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Evonich, George 71

  • Plum
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • George Evonich, 71, of Plum, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Ruth (Grindle) Evonich; loving father of Deborah Franciosi, George Evonich and Darlene (Bill) Gilboy; grandfather of Kate Vitek and Billy Gilboy; and brother of Michael (Terry) Evonich and the late Ann Wyncoop and Nancy Coleman. George started his automotive career at Essex, and then became a service rep for General Motors for more than 29 years. After retirement, he worked for Dominion Distribution as an eastern route supervisor. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Bernadette Parish. Interment will follow at Plum Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville (412-856-4747). The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Finerty, Father Bernard 79

  • Born: 1935-07-31
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: D'Alessandro, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Father Bernard Finerty, OFM Cap, 79, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Cumberland, Md., following several months of rapidly declining health. He was born to John and Pauline (Dieterle) Finerty on July 31, 1935, and was baptized at St. Bernard Church in Pittsburgh (Mt. Lebanon). Father Bernard was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Patricia Norton. He leaves to mourn his passing his sister, Carol Sherry and her husband, Jack; his brother, Gregory and his wife, Mary Ann; and many nieces and nephews. After attending the parish grade school, he entered St. Fidelis Seminary in Herman. In 1955, he was invested in the habit of the Capuchin Order and in 1956 professed his first vows as a friar. Father Bernard received a degree in theology in 1962 from Capuchin College in Washington, D.C. Father Bernard was ordained on June 3, 1961, in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Subsequently he attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, earning a Master of Education degree. As his first assignment and for most of the next 17 years he served in various capacities at St. Fidelis Seminary, including Dean of Studies and a classroom teacher. Being a fine athlete himself, he helped to coach the school's athletic teams. Father Bernard loved to sing and even composed songs for worship. He thoroughly embraced his ministry at the seminary and enjoyed the friendship of his confreres on the faculty. Father Bernard was an inspiration to the many students who attended the seminary from 1963 until 1980, when the school closed, a decision which broke his heart. Father remained at St. Fidelis for the next eight years to direct the newly founded Retreat Center. He was a well-known preacher of retreats, parish missions and recollection days. In 1988, he moved to Our Lady of Peace Friary, in Conway, which served as his base as he traveled throughout the country to preach. In 2000, he relocated to St. Clare Friary in Clairton, and continued his preaching ministry. One year later he became the director of Paul VI Pastoral Center in Wheeling, W.Va., coordinating retreats and conferences, while actively maintaining a vigorous preaching calendar. Father Bernard was assigned as parochial vicar at SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Cumberland, Md., in 2003. He would remain in Cumberland the remainder of his life. In 2011, when the Catholic parishes of Cumberland were united as one parish, Our Lady of the Mountains, Father Bernard was named to the new pastoral staff. He had a great fondness for the people of SS. Peter and Paul Parish and subsequently the parishioners of Our Lady of the Mountains. He found great support among the people he served in Cumberland, many of whom regarded Father Bernard as the best priest they had ever known. His body will be received Monday, Jan. 26, at the Shrine of SS. Peter and Paul, 125 Fayette St., Cumberland, Md. Visitation and viewing will take place from noon until the prayer service at 7 p.m. Father Bernard's body will be received at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at St. Augustine Friary, 221 36th St., Pittsburgh. Visitation and viewing will follow until 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. A wake service will be conducted at 8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church, 228 37th St., Lawrenceville. Interment in the Friar's Plot at St. Augustine Cemetery will take place immediately after the funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Father Bernard may be made to The Capuchin Friars, 220 37th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Professional services entrusted to D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Lawrenceville. http://www.dalessandroltd.com.
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Garofolo, Marybelle C. 85

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Marybelle C. (Beattie) Garofolo, 85, of Monroeville, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Samuel Garofolo Jr. for 64 years. She was the loving mother of Rosemary O'Brien, of Hopewell, Deborah (Darryl) Luther, of McKeesport, and Samuel W. (Lisa) Garofolo, of Monroeville; cherished grandmother of Stacy McClelland Bell, Tom (Emily) O'Brien, Ian (Joanne) McClelland, Michael (Kyra) Garofolo and Nicole Garofolo; and great-grandmother of Dylan and Bryan Bell, Mia, Blake and Troy McClelland. Marybelle is also survived by her precious guardian and therapy dog, Ellie May. She was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Philip Beattie and her sister, Margaret Calcamp. Marybelle was a proud homemaker, an excellent cook, baker and seamstress and was passionate toward gardening in her remarkable yard. Marybelle enjoyed family trips to their camp in Jefferson County where she taught her children fishing and how to catch worms. Marybelle mostly enjoyed spending time with her beloved grandchildren and all of her family. Friends will be welcome 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, Turtle Creek/Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Colman Church. Burial will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Glumac, Hilda J. 92

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Died: 2015-01-20
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Hilda J. (DeMutis) Glumac, 92, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late George S. Glumac; loving mother of Georgianna (Charles) Wilson, Joyce (Brad) Lambert, David (Debra) Glumac, Tammy Glumac and Herbert (Lisa) Jones; grandmother of Richard Riccuti, Angela Batchlor, David Glumac Jr. and Alexander Glumac; great-grandmother of Brentley Batchlor, Luke Batchlor, Samuel Riccuiti, Richard Riccuiti Jr. and Anthony Riccuiti; also survived by nieces and nephews. She was the sister of David DeMutis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Susie DeMutis; and her siblings, Cecil DeMutis and Irene Brown. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Blessing service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Condolences may be given at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Hartman, George F. 70

  • Mt. Lebanon , Formerly of Dormont
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • George F. Hartman, 70, recently of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Dormont, died Saturday evening, Jan. 24, 2015. He was the cherished brother of Elizabeth "Liz" (Dave) Molter, Constance O'Donnell, June (James) Serafini and the late Harry Hartman; and father of April Lempe. He also is survived by nieces and nephews. George was a proud Army veteran, a longtime member of the Dormont VFW and the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department for more than 20 years. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. If desired, memorials may be made to the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department or the Dormont VFW Post 694.
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Heatherington III, James 77

  • West Homestead
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • James Heatherington III, 77, of West Homestead, passed suddenly Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. James was born in Munhall, the son of the late James and Elizabeth (Hood) Heatherington II. Jim was a retired roller from Mesta and WHEMCO in West Homestead. He was the beloved husband of Natalie (Pasay) Heatherington; loving father of Kelly (Mark) Oniboni and Timothy P. (Bonnie) Heatherington; cherished grandfather of Melissa and Lauren Oniboni; and brother of Jane Winters, Elizabeth (Steve) Minnich, Diane Heatherington and Eileen Litzinger. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 15120 (412-461-6394), where a blessing service will be held on Wednesday time later.
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Hirsch, James F.

  • Bellvue
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • James F. "Chubby" Hirsch, of Bellvue, died Saturday Jan. 24, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Mary Ann "Boots" (Fisher) Hirsch; father of Kim E. Motycka (Steve), Amy K. O'Neill (Leo) and the late Frank E. Hirsch and James T. "Pat" Hirsch and his surviving spouse, Jane; loving grandfather of Nicole Motycka, Steven Motycka (Cait), Michael Motycka, Amanda, James, Frankie, Patrick and Julianne Hirsch. Chub had a scholarship to the University of Florida for football and baseball. After winning the SEC batting title, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox. Chub was the former mayor of Bellvue and a retired tipstaff for the Allegheny County Courts. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Ferdinand Church.
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Hoole, Phyllis 66

  • Cheswick
  • Died: 2015-01-03
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  • Phyllis Hoole, 66, of Cheswick, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, with her loving loving sister, Char, by her side. She was born Dec. 15, 1949, to Diane and Paul Labovitz. Phyllis was employed at Deer Lakes Medical Center. She leaves behind her husband, Robert Hoole; her mother; three sisters, Charlene, Barbara and Roberta; her brother-in-law, Jack (Deanna) Hoole; her stepchildren, Brian (Cathy) Hoole and Jeff (Holly) Hoole; her five grandchildren, Torin, Tara, Adam, Courtney and Christopher; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Jose; and her two best friends, Judy and Janis. Her loving spirit will be missed by her many friends.
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Ivancik, Stephen 89

  • Bellevue
  • Died: 2015-01-20
  • Funeral Home: Pinkerton, Avalon | Get Directions
  • Stephen Ivancik, 89, of Bellevue, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Shirley E. (Bergman); loving father of Faith (Matthew) Thompson, of McCandless, and Bonnie (Edward) Abplanalp, of Warren; cherished grandfather of Stephen and Matthew Abplanalp, Joshua and Sara Thompson; and brother of Ann Zacharias, Pete Ivancik and the late Mike and Nick Ivancik, Jewell Pestapack and Katherine Fobas. Stephen served in the Navy during World War II, serving at NTS WimVa, 62nd NCB and on the USS South Dakota in the South Pacific. He received the following medals; ALNAV 6-46, Pacific Theater Ribbon (one star), American Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal. He was employed at Western Hills School for more than 20 years where he enjoyed working with the staff and loved serving the students. His biggest enjoyment in life was spending time with his grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1014 California Ave., Avalon, 412-766-5600. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Bellevue United Presbyterian Church. Please meet at church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bellevue United Presbyterian Church or the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Kahler, Mary E. 93

  • West Mifflin , Formerly of Duquesne
  • Born: 1921-05-28
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Mary Eva Kahler, 93, of West Mifflin, formerly of Duquesne, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Locust Grove, West Mifflin. Born May 28, 1921, in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late William P. and Madeline (Felentzer) Ruhe. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis E. "Pep" Kahler for 68 years; mother of Mary (Ronald) Mital, of North Versailles, and Thomas W. (Michele) Kahler, of Level Green; grandmother of Jeffrey Mital, Brittany (Alan) Lindsey and Brian Lindahl; and sister of the late William Ruhe and Madeline Vernon. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing service will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church with the Rev. Joseph Grosko as celebrant. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.
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Karch, Milton C. 81

  • McCandless
  • Born: 1933-08-11
  • Died: 2015-01-21
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Milton C. Karch, 81, of McCandless, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, while under the care of the Shelbourne Personal Care in Butler. Born Aug. 11, 1933, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Milton W. and Catherine (Kulak) Karch. He is survived by his wife, Arlene (Rothenbach) Karch; daughter, Patti (Mike Sr.) Benaglio, of Allison Park; two grandsons, Mike (Melanie) Benaglio Jr. and Luigi Benaglio Sr.; four great-grandchildren, Julianna, Madeline, Mike III and Luigi Jr.; two sisters, Katherine D. Quigley, of Allison Park, and Joan C. Steckman, of Elwood City; and brother, Paul T. Karch, of Richland Township. Milton's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, in Allison Park. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC. He will be laid to rest at the Allegheny County Memorial Park in Allison Park. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Milton's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Katz, Stephen A. 72

  • Squirrel Hill
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Stephen A. Katz, 72, of Squirrel Hill, died at home Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, of pancreatic cancer. He was the son of the late Israel Katz and Grace Lauar Katz Schmuckler; stepson of the late Nathan Schmuckler; beloved husband of Cindy Ross-Katz; brother of Arnie (Svea) Katz; brother-in-law of Sally R. Bentley, Richard (Lisa) Ross and Laura (Michael) Mannella; and son-in-law of Nina M. Ross. He was the greatly loved uncle of Sol (Sandi) Osterkatz, Leah (Nils) Oster-Katz, Todd (Sarah) Bentley, Lauren (Val) Mathelier, Kim (Dean) Steiner, Rachel Ross, Benjamin Ross, Sarah Ross, Michael Mannella and Michelle Mannella. Steve graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School, attended Carnegie Mellon University and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. He was an avid Pitt football, basketball and baseball sports fan and was a Golden Panther and active in the School of Business Alumni Association. He served in the 911th Air Force Reserves and the 339th General Hospital Army Reserves. He was a CPA in Pittsburgh for almost 50 years, first working for Touche Ross, MainLafrentz, then J.K. Lasser, before beginning his own CPA practice. Steve led an active life as a CPA, sports enthusiast, loyal Pitt fan and avid golfer, being a longtime member of Westmoreland Country Club; but his true love was baseball. He played baseball at Taylor Allderdice as the leading pitcher. He realized after coaching one year of Pony League that he found a calling. He coached from the 60s through the 90s, initiating Squirrel Hill's participation in travel leagues and holding many leadership positions in the 14th Ward and JCC baseball programs, as well as the Director of the Pennsylvania Connie Mack League. His 1969 Junior Legion baseball team is still the only PA state champion team within the city of Pittsburgh. Baseball was a metaphor for life for Steve. He coached baseball but taught so many of life's lessons to his players. So many of his former players stayed in touch with him, recognizing how much he cared about them and taught them baseball as a way of life. In 2008, he received a well deserved award: The Ziggy Kahn Memorial Award from the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Western Pennsylvania. In 2013, Steve achieved a bucket list dream, to attend a baseball fantasy camp. He went to Yankee camp and relived his days as a pitcher. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, and Wednesday, one hour prior to services, from 1 to 2 p.m. Entombment will be in Homewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to UPMC Cancer Center, Development Office, UPMC Cancer Center Pavillion, Suite 1B, 5160 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232 or 14th Ward Athletic Association, 2827 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or Family Hospice Philanthropy Department, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. http://www.schugar.com.
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Kerekes, Mary 94

  • Formerly of Plum
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Mary (Vatral) Kerekes, 94, formerly of Plum Borough, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She was a loving daughter of the late John and Anna (Shuster) Vatral; beloved wife of the late Jesse Kerekes; sister of Helen Michaliszyn, of West Mifflin, and the late Julia Allen, Margaret Peternel, Olga Mitchell, Frank, John, Michael and George Vatral; also survived by step-children, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Panachida will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday and a funeral liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Cathedral followed by interment in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Munhall. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Koren, Frank A. 101

  • Churchill
  • Died: 2015-01-21
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Frank A. Koren, 101, of Churchill, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth K. (Altenbach) Koren for 65 years. He was the cherished father of Michael (Mary) Koren, of Braddock Hills, Philip (Teresa) Koren, of Virginia, Louise (Wayne) Casey, of Illinois, John (Nancy) Koren, of Texas, Joseph Koren, of Churchill, and Charles (Rebecca) Koren, of Ebensburg. Frank was also blessed and pleased with his 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and his pet canine, Mr. Fezziwig. Frank was a Wisconsin native and attended Marquette University. He began his illustrious career as a funeral director in 1940 at the Kroos Funeral Home in Sheboygan, Wis. In 1957, he agreed to come to Pittsburgh to serve families at the former H. Samson Funeral Home in Oakland. During his almost 40-year career at H. Samson, Frank served families of some of Pittsburgh's most notable citizens including Harold "Pie" Traynor, Mayor Richard Caliguiri, Senator John Heinz, Pearl Mesta and Helen Clay Frick. After retiring from H. Samson, Frank became a valued staff member with the Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home. Frank was a longtime member of the Oakland Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He also belonged to the Serra Club, was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and he was a member of the National, Pa., and Allegheny County Funeral Directors Associations. Frank was always proud of his profession and his family. He placed a high importance for his children to become educated and rightfully appreciated that four of his sons served in the military. For leisure, Frank enjoyed bowling with Betty, reading, listening to classical music, rooting for Pittsburgh and Wisconsin sports teams, but foremost, he loved all of his family celebrations. Friends will be welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday in St. John Fisher Church. Burial will be in Homewood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Central Catholic Scholarship Fund, 4720 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. http://www.langianfuneralhome.com.
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Krall, Margaret A. 84

  • West View
  • Died: 2015-01-21
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Margaret A. Krall, 84, of West View, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Howard A.; loving mother of Margie Bolton and the late James Krall; mother-in-law of Tracey Krall; grandmother of Nathan and Jesse Krall, Christopher Snyder and Matthew Bolton; and sister of Maxine Holtz. No visitation or service. Professional sevices trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox.
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Kuhn, Kathleen R. 78

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Kathleen R. Kuhn, 78, of Penn Hills, went to heaven peacefully Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Robert E. Kuhn; mother of Robert (Colleen), James (Jacqueline), William (Dee Dee), Thomas (Diane), Kathy Lynn (David) Wicker, John (Jackie) and Susan (Joe) Szurszewski; grandmother of 17; great-grandmother of six; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, John, Annie, Joe and Jeanie. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillman Cancer Center.
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Lalaeff, Steven W. 80

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1934-08-13
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Steven W. Lalaeff, 80, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Concordia of Monroeville. Born Aug. 13, 1934, in Duquesne, he was a son of the late Vasil and Anna (Kapolka) Lalaeff. A retired pipefitter at US Steel's Duquesne Works and a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport, Steven was a member of the SOS Club of Serra High School, former maintenance man for Emmanuel Church in McKeesport, a former usher at St. Peter's Church in McKeesport and a former assistant football coach at Serra, Elizabeth Forward, and Yough High Schools. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Theresa C. (Farnan) Lalaeff; his son, Steven W. (Terry Knoll) Lalaeff Jr., of White Oak; daughters, Deanna C. Lalaeff, of McKeesport, and Marie (Kenneth) Ignasky, of Mt. Vernon; his two grandchildren, Angela and Adam Ignasky; his brothers, Nicholas (Jean) Lalaeff, of Michigan, and Phillip (Betty) Lalaeff, of Aliquippa; and also nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Steven was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen Radvansky, Mary Jaso, Margaret Evans, Agnes Kraynak, Ann Minnigh and Natalie Sokolowski. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Corpus Christi Church, McKeesport, with Father Michael Maranowski officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Lanza, Anna E.

  • Ingram
  • Born: 1924-10-06
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: McDermott, McKees Rocks | Get Directions
  • Anna Elisabetta Lanza, of Ingram, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The family mourns her death from a short illness. Anna was born Oct. 6, 1924, in Livorno, Italy, to Vincenzo and Eva (Donati) Colucci, and was one of four children. Anna married Joseph Lanza in Italy in 1945 and they were married for 48 years until Joe's death in 1993. They came to America in 1945. Anna and Joe lived in McKees Rocks until 1956, when they moved to Ingram and remained until their deaths. Mom was an exceptional cook, often watching Emeril and making his "dish of the day." She recently made her specialty meatballs for the family. She was a conscientious housewife and a talented seamstress. Anna was especially proud of her two children, Joseph Jr., of Greensburg, and Dr. Christina Dinklocker (Lanza), of Hinckley, Ohio. She enjoyed the accomplishments and many travels of her grandchildren, Anthony, Jason and Shelly. Anna attended St. Philip Church in early years, then attended Ascension Church most of her life. Mom was a loving, dedicated mother who made us laugh at her inventive ideas and marvel at her ability to come to America at 20 years old and teach herself to speak, read and write in English. A special highlight in her life was when she became an American citizen. Rest in peace and love always, Mom! Family and friends received from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Ascension Roman Catholic Church, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements by McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME INC., McKees Rocks. http://www.mcdermottfh.com.
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Lis, Norbert Norb S. 88

  • Baldwin
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Norbert S. "Norb" Lis, 88, of Baldwin, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Helen (Morris) for more than 63 years; and loving father of Norbert S. Jr., of California, and Sharon (Sonny) Gatzy. Norb was a longtime employee of the Allegheny County Maintenance Department from where he retired, and was a proud veteran of the Army, serving during Korea and World War II. There will be no public visitation, and interment was held privately in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with military honors. Arrangements entrusted to the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 North Linden St., Duquesne, PA 15110 or Disabled American Veterans, 1000 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Livi, Ivan D. 94

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Ivan D. Livi, 94, of Pleasant Hills, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. He was the husband of Annabelle (Rigotti); father of Darla Jean (James) Mroski; son of the late Attilo and Maria (Lazzari); brother of the late George Livi; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Ivan Livi was employed by the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) for 42 years, assuming its presidency in 1978. During his 15 years at the helm, he took PIA to great success. During his tenure, the institution enjoyed its highest student enrollment, the largest number of graduates, and during the peak of the aviation industry was considered the leading aviation school in the United States. It was also during this time that PIA, on behalf of the OX5 Pioneers, restored the history-making airplane, "Miss Pittsburgh," that made the first airmail flight. That aircraft continues to proudly hang on display at the Pittsburgh International Airport. He served on numerous boards and professional organizations including Aviation Technician Education Council, Professional Aviation Maintenance Association, Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators, OX5 Aviation Pioneers, Northrop Rice Foundation and the State Board of Private Licensed Schools. He was celebrated as "Educator of the Year" by both the Aviation Technician Education Council and the Italian Heritage Society. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Please send condolences to http://www.JOHNFSLATER.COM.
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Lyons, Jo Ann 84

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Jo Ann Lyons, 84, of Monroeville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Jo Ann was retired from Giant Eagle, where she was a longtime cashier, and had worked at Monroe Bowl. She is survived by her children, Judith Travers (the late Robert), Robert Lyons (Anne) and Lawrence Lyons (Karen); eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was a sister of Betty Stuber (the late Andrew), the late Richard and late Rita Long, Bonnie Hattman (Sally) and the late John Long. There will be no visitation. The family requests instead of memorial contributions, please go out and do an act of kindness for someone. Arrangements entrusted to the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Manzo, Samuel P. 85

  • Wexford , Formerly of Wilmerding
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Samuel P. Manzo, 85, of Wexford, formerly of Wilmerding, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, with his loving daughter, Rosanne, by his side. Mr. Manzo was very active in his former Wilmerding community, working for the Wilmerding Borough as well as serving on the Wilmerding Borough Council, and he retired from the Port Authority. He enjoyed traveling, for the last years of his life, to Florida with his daughter and son-in-law and family. He was also an avid sports fan. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Rosanne (Aldo) Colalilloan; and brother, Anthony (Barb) Manzo. He was the grandfather of Samantha (fiance, Brian Finamore) Colalillo, Christina Colalillo and Marco Colalillo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Mary (Botti) Manzo; his first wife, Sylvia (Muro) Manzo; second wife, Marie (Fisher) Manzo; son, Peter Manzo; and brother, Carmen (the late Joann). He was the stepfather of Jamey (Edward) Kelly, James (Karen) Fisher; and numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Services will be private. ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332, are entrusted to arrangements.
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McBride, Howard 72

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Died: 2015-01-20
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Howard McBride, 72, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in AHN Jefferson Hospital with family by his side. He was born Howard Robert McBride, in East Liverpool, Ohio, and grew up in McKeesport. He was one of two children of Robert and Dorothy (Peroney) McBride. Howard was a mechanic and parts manager for many Chrysler and Dodge dealerships in the area and also owner of McBride Auto Repair. He was an Army veteran and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post 75 in Clairton for 50 years and has held many offices including post commander, 36th District and Western vice commander for the Department of PA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sandy Varna. Howard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jean McBride; three children, Dorothy (Robert), Howard II (Sally) and Patricia (Alan); and a grandson, Blake. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, and Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large), Jefferson Hills, PA 15025. His funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in the funeral home, followed by interment in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville with military honors. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Pennsylvania American Legion Homeless Veterans, 709 Hope St. Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Visit http://www.stephendslater.com. for condolences.
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McCarthy III, Joseph F. 47

  • Pine Township
  • Died: 2015-01-21
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry | Get Directions
  • Joseph F. McCarthy III, 47, of Pine Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. He was the loving husband and best friend of Karen (Grumbine) for 23 years; loving father of Matthew R., Michael R. and Victoria L.; beloved son of Joseph and Ellen (Conroy); admired brother of Colleen (Scott) Guldin, Michael (Jessica) McCarthy, Ellen Deasy (Jim) and Kellie McCaffrey (Scott); kind son-in-law of Richard and Linda Grumbine; caring brother-in-law of the late Keith Grumbine and Kim Hartman (Jeff); warm-hearted uncle of Hannah, Mary and Emma Guldin, Alexandra McCarthy, George and Jack Kress, Gabrielle and Isabella McCarthy, Corey Deasy (Christy Redman), Lauren, Grace, Olivia and Shea Deasy, Brooke and Reese McCaffrey, Kelly and Luke Grumbine, Matt, Brian, Brandon Hartman and Trisha (Hartman) Beasley; also survived by many faithful friends and loving extended relatives. At the time of his passing, Joe had his own private law practice, McCarthy and Associates. Joe was also a graduate of Bishop Boyle High School, Penn State University and Duquesne School of Law. Joe was an adjunct professor at CCAC Allegheny Campus and a former state deputy attorney general. Joe will be remembered for his dedication to family, friends and community as demonstrated through many years of coaching including: Cranberry Township Athletic Association Baseball, Pine Richland eighth grade Boys Basketball, Pine Richland Girls Softball, YMCA Flag Football and St. Rosalia Boys Basketball. Joe will also be remembered for his passion and love of basketball as a competitive player at Bishop Boyle and Penn State Greater Allegheny, as well as managing and playing in the men's Magee Basketball League in Greenfield. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. starting Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, 724-772-8800. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Hope Lutheran Church, 8070 Rowan Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. Everyone please meet at church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Hope Lutheran Church, 8070 Rowan Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.
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Muckle II, Leonard E. 32

  • Franklin Park
  • Died: 2015-01-20
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Leonard E. Muckle II, 32, of Franklin Park, died suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. He was the beloved son of Lenny and Jane (Finau) Muckle; proud grandson of Mary Jane (Rubino) Muckle and the late Allen A. Muckle Sr. and Saula and Mele Tilini (Fonua) Finau; dear brother of Melia and Marcus Stoney Muckle; and is also survived by many loving uncles, aunts and cousins. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 4 p.m. Sunday in Northgate Church, 238 West View Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229. Lenny was a member of Ambassadors Pittsburgh Soccer Club. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Leonard E. Muckle II Memorial Fund, checks made payable to Northgate Church (memo to Leonard Muckle Memorial Fund), 238 West View Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229. http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Myers, Susan M. 69

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-01-01
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  • Susan M. Myers, 69, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Brookline, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. It is with great sorrow that we were not able to ease her pain. In loving memory, your sisters, Joan (Dick) Tomer and Nancy (John) Hart; also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at St. Bernard's Church, 311 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. "The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
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Olmo, Raymond H. 77

  • Mount Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-01-12
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Raymond H. Olmo, 77, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Lou (Carey) Olmo; recent companion of Maranne Welch; devoted father of Andrew R. (Gina) Olmo, of Peters Township, and Kari (David) King, of Mt. Lebanon; loving grandfather of Drew, Gianna, Shane and Marc Olmo and Mackenzie, Meghan, Ashlyn and Amanda King; brother of Richard Nowe II, Dennis Nowe and the late Dean Nowe; and is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Ray was a Korean Conflict Army veteran, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He was a supporting alum of Pitt and his fraternity for nearly 50 years and a Penguin season ticket holder since the mid 1960's. Ray was with AT and T wireless from 1989 until he retired in 2003. Prior to that, he had worked with Carmike Cinemas and Ogdon Foods. Friends will be welcomed from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Interment will be private. If desired, memorials may be made to Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Owens, Stewart E. 89

  • Liberty Bourough
  • Born: 1925-04-22
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Stewart E. Owens, 89, of Liberty Borough, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. He was born in McKeesport, April 22, 1925, the son of the late Stewart and Olive Owens. Following his 1943 graduation from McKeesport High School, Mr. Owens enlisted in the Army Air Corp and served during World War II and again during the Korean War as member of the Air Force. Following his honorable discharge, Mr. Owens returned to the Liberty Borough and began his lifetime of dedicated service to that community and the surrounding Mon Valley. Mr. Owens' contributions to Liberty Borough included more than 30 years as a member of the borough council and the proud distinction of serving as the community's first mayor in the 1960s. He also served on the borough's Planning Commission and was a lifetime member of the Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Owens was a founding member of the Twin Rivers Council of Governments and the McKeesport 911 Center and was a member of the South Allegheny School District's Board of School Directors. His extensive knowledge of local issues aided him well during his 18-year tenure as a field representative for US Congressman Joseph Gaydos. In addition to his innumerable political contributions, Mr. Owens was a faithful member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, serving as a Ruling Elder, Sunday school teacher, and as a member of numerous pastoral search, finance and building committees. Mr. Owens' dedication to his church was limitless and he could typically be found assisting with various maintenance projects in the church, even into his late 80s. In December 2014, Mr. Owens was presented with a 65-year membership pin by Local 230 United Brotherhood of Carpenters, having retired from the construction industry after 27 years as a carpenter and foreman. Mr. Owens also was associated with numerous civic organizations including Free and Accepted Mason - Aliquippa Lodge No. 375, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Scottish Rite Consistory Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Shriners, Liberty Borough Senior Organization and the Liberty Borough Veterans' Club. Mr. Owens will be remembered for his tireless work ethic, his hands-on leadership style, his attention to detail, his selfless service to his church and community and his dedication to his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandsons. In additional to his parents, Mr. Owens was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Dorothy; and his sister, Betty Lou Martin; as well as other cherished relatives, in-laws and friends. Mr. Owens will be dearly missed by his two children and their spouses, Deborah and Bruce Piker, of Liberty Borough, and David and Mary Ann Owens, of North Huntington; four grandchildren and their spouses, Colleen and Benjamin Stumpf, of Erie, Lindsey and Matthew Abel, of Latrobe, Eric Owens, of Tyson's Corners, Va., and Amy Owens, of North Huntingdon; and two great-grandsons, Nathaniel Stumpf and Levi Abel. His surviving siblings include older sister, Edna Long, of Cypress, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Blaine and Arlene Owens, of Elizabeth; and sister and brother-in-law, Shelia and Steve Mendel, of South Park; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2015, and from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2015, to the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Liberty Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charissa Clark Howe officiating. Procession and committal will follow to Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Liberty Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 900 Elizabeth St., McKeesport, PA 15133. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Paraggio, G. Edmond 93

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-01-21
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • G. Edmond "Eddie" Paraggio, 93, of Penn Hills, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. He was born in Italy and immigrated to the United States when he was 16 years old. He attended Westinghouse High School and graduated as class valedictorian in 1942. At Westinghouse, he met and eventually married his bride of 66 years, Carmella (Billie) Garofalo. Together, they raised a family while he worked as a bricklayer. He served in the Army in the Military Police during World War II and later served as Guard of Honor at President Franklin Roosevelt's funeral. He was always a loving and giving individual and after his retirement, he volunteered for many years at Seneca Nursing Home, Meals on Wheels and the American Cancer Society. He is survived by his wife, "Billie"; sister, Santina Trevisiol (Rico), of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; daughters, Debbie Ostien (Rick), of Tolland, Conn., Cindy Franceschelli (Patsy), of Murrysville; and son, Paul Paraggio (Lynne), of Centreville, Va. He was a proud and loving grandfather and wonderful role model to Matt Ostien, Danielle Kneeland (Mike), Dante and Seve Franceschelli and Alex and Carlo Paraggio. Several nieces and nephews who loved him dearly also survive him. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME, 1110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, PA 15235. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church in Penn Hills followed by interment at Allegheny Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA, or Meals on Wheels Association of America.
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Pelkey, Eleanor D. 88

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2015-01-25
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Eleanor D. (Banik) Francis Pelkey, 88, of Munhall, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Roy Francis and Ralph Pelkey; daughter of the late Michael and Anna Banik; mother of Norene Prodan, Jean (Charles) Seckel and Peggy Jean (George) Prisalac; sister of the late Mary Gajdzik, Anna Wedge, Margaret Finney and Steve Banik; grandmother of Lisa, Chuck, Rachelle, Lorene, Patrick and Sam; great-grandmother of Nick, Chelsea, Hallie, Denver, Charleigh, Alexa, Danica, Gunner and Blaise; godmother of Beverly Ann Finney; and also survived by nieces, Martha Hubans and Mary Ann Paylo. Eleanor was a resident of the Palms at O'Neil. She loved everyone there and enjoyed spending time with all of her friends. She will be dearly missed. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A blessing service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Perri, Dr. Francis R. 88

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Born: 1926-04-07
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel-Slater, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Dr. Francis R. Perri, 88, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, after a long battle with prostate cancer. The oldest of three children, Francis Regis Perri was born April 7, 1926, into the Italian-Irish Catholic family of Dr. Ernest and Stella (Gallagher) Perri in Monaca. Francis was united in marriage to Prudence Louise Boutin in 1954 in Minneapolis, Minn. He is survived by his loving wife, Prudence; and 12 children: daughters, Kathy (John) Dobson, of Chadds Ford and Mary Anne Perri, of Pittsburgh; and sons, Daniel (Eleanor) Perri, of DuBois, Brian (Elizabetta) Perri, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Thomas (Arlene) Perri, Jefferey (Lynne) Perri, Theodore Perri, William (Elizabeth) Perri, Christopher (Lisa) Perri, James Perri and Gregory (Emily) Perri, of Pittsburgh; and the late Robert Perri. Grandpa "Papa" was loved and will be missed by his 24 grandchildren, Gregory, Nicolas, Amanda, Jacob, Isaiah, Danielle, Zachary, Mary Anne, Julie, Claire, Kristin, Nicole, Abigail, Hailee, Francis, Guilliana, Thomas, Sean, Brian, Katie, Megan, Kiera, Lillian and Nia; and two great-grandchildren, Adelina and Orlando. Francis was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Ernest and Richard. After graduating with honors from St. Vincent Prep School in Latrobe, Francis enlisted at the age of 17 and proudly served in the Navy as a radio operator at a naval air station in North Africa during World War II. He returned to St. Vincent College to finish his college degree and graduated with honors from the School of Sciences. He was also an outstanding athlete in baseball, basketball and football, serving as captain of both the basketball and football teams. He attended Georgetown Medical School and again graduated with honors in 1954, achieving one of the highest scores in the nation on the National Medical Board examination. He trained in general surgery as a resident at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh from 1954 to 1958, followed by a fellowship in cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City in 1960. When he returned to Pittsburgh in 1960, he joined Dr. Leo O'Donnell in general surgery practice at Mercy Hospital and St. Clair Hospital. He served as chairman of the department of surgery at Mercy Hospital and St. Clair Hospital in the 1960s and 70s and started the first intensive care unit in Pittsburgh at Mercy Hospital in the early 1960s. He trained two generations of surgeons at Mercy Hospital and treated tens of thousands of patients over a career that spanned 40 years. Francis retired in 1999 and spent the last 15 years with the things which were most important to him: his family, faith, friends and fly fishing. Despite the many accomplishments during his lifetime, he was a very humble and soft spoken man who never talked about himself. He preferred to focus on his family, friends, patients and the surgical residents whom he trained. His legacy in medicine will continue with six children practicing in the fields of surgery and nursing. Francis' kindness, generosity, tireless work ethic, surgical excellence, devotion to his family and love for his wife will be remembered forever. Friends welcome 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at FREYVOGEL-SLATER FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 412-835-1860, 112 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park (Opposite Macy's South Hills Village). Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday in St. Thomas More Church. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested in memory of Dr. Perri to St. Vincent College, Health Science Endowment Fund, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650. http://www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Priatko, George 88

  • Plum
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • George Priatko, 88, of Plum, formerly of North Braddock and Forest Hills, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Lois E. (Mueller) for 51 years; loving father of Michael (Charlotte) Priatko, of Plum, Gregory (Jacqueline) Priatko, of Wisconsin, Theresa (Jeffrey) Kucic, of Clarion, and Christopher (Sharon) Priatko, of North Huntingdon; dear grandfather of Joshua, Matthew, Emily, Andrew, Lydia and Chloe Priatko and Lauren and Amanda Kucic; proud great-grandfather of Anthony Priatko; brother of Marion (late Hugh) Campbell, William (late Helen) Priatko, Terry (late Joseph) Bonacci and the late John Priatko; also survived by nieces and nephews. George was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Plum American Legion, Post No. 980. After World War II, he worked for 10 years for U.S. Steel, Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock. He then became employed with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after a long career from the Northside facility. His Christian faith was very important to him as he was a former member of St. Gregory Orthodox Church in Homestead and currently was a member of Our Lady of Joy in Plum. George was a physical fitness buff and was known for doing more than 100 pushups every day, even until these last 6 months. He also was proud to be a founder, along with his brother John, of the former Shady Lane Club in North Braddock, where neighborhood youth gathered for exercise, fitness and fellowship. Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James Street, Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Joy Church, Plum. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Restland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 1000 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Prior, David M. 28

  • West Deer Township
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Ajak, Creighton | Get Directions
  • David M. Prior, 28, of West Deer Township, unexpectedly went to be with Jesus Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at his home. He was born March 28, 1986, in McKeesport, the son of Daniel M. and Lisa (Yajko) Prior, of West Deer Township. David was a graduate of Cheswick Christian Academy, Class of 2004. He worked at Emilia's Garden Restaurant, Harmar Township. He was a member of Abundant Joy Fellowship, Tarentum. David enjoyed life with his girlfriend, Sam and dogs. He liked to fish, disc golf, garden and cook. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Nate (Suzanne) Prior, of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; and his sister, Hannah Prior, of St. John, US Virgin Islands; his grandmothers, Valencia Yajko and Amelia Fortuna; a nephew, Zachary Prior; his girlfriend of 10 years, Samantha Sherman, of West Deer Township; and several aunts and uncles and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Paul Yajko and Walter Prior. Relatives and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 921 Freeport Road, Creighton, PA 15030. Services will begin following visitation in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening with his Pastor, the Rev. Greg Blythe, officiating. Burial will be private in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral and burial expenses.
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Saunders, Justine

  • Lawrenceville
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Justine (Kline) Saunders, of Lawrenceville, left us to be with her Lord on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. She was the daughter of Blanche and John Kline and wife of Donald Saunders. Justine was the beloved mother of John Kelly, Tad and Baby. She will be sorely missed by her family, Germaine, Paul and Paula McWilliams, as well as Jacqueline "Sis" McKee. A lifelong resident of Lawrenceville, Justine was devoted to The Divine Mercy, the welfare of animals, an avid reader of all things British, celebrated her Polish heritage and volunteering at her Senior Center on Butler Street. Friends received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Stanislaus Church. Her family respectfully requests that donations in Justine's memory be made to Animal Friends.
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Schillin, Edward J. 83

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Schilling, 83, of Ross Township, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Alice C. (Nauer) Schilling; loving father of Mark, Sharon (Dennis) Parkhill, Gary (Valerie), Gregg (Kathy) and Brian (Samantha); dear grandfather of Melissa Parkhill, Jamie (Jim) Seelman, Amanda, Jodi, Chelsea (Evan), Jacob, Zane and Blake; and great-grandfather of Kenley and Trenton. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Teresa of Avila Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Drive, Wexford, PA 15090.
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Scholl, Genevieve M. 95

  • Formerly of Natrona Heights
  • Died: 2015-01-20
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Genevieve M. Scholl, 95, formerly of Natrona Heights, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Lester Eugene Scholl; loving mother of Richard E. Scholl, Lois J. Frederick and Thomas R. Scholl. No Visitation or service. Professional services trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox.
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Siroki, John G. 89

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1925-04-12
  • Died: 2015-01-20
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • John G. Siroki, 89, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Jefferson Hospital. He retired, after 41 years of service, as a furnace recorder for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, and was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, Clairton. He was a 1942 Clairton High School graduate, an Army veteran of World War II and member of the American Legion. John also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. Born April 12, 1925, in Clairton, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Mary (Costello) Siroki, and husband of the late Tana R. (Harsmanka) Siroki, who passed away Jan. 7, 2012. He is survived by his son, Nicholas J. (Carol) Siroki, of Dayton, Ohio; six grandchildren, Susan Siroki, Christine (Harry) O'Dell, Laura Arnett, Nicholas (Lisa) Siroki and Beth Waters, all of Dayton, Ohio, and Lisa (Brian) Rhodes, of Lewisville, Texas; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Siroki. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025, where a 7:30 p.m. Parastas will be held. A Panachida will take place at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m. in Ascension Church, with the Rev. Ivan Mina officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Ascension Cemetery, Clairton. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Slezak, Irene Z. 91

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2015-01-20
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Irene Z. (Zaremba) Slezak, 91, of Munhall, passed away Tuesday, Jan., 20, 2015, at Mercy Hospital following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Slezak Sr.; three brothers; and two sisters. Irene was born June 21, 1923, in Homestead, daughter of the late Constanty and Kazmiera (Okonski) Zaremba. She is survived by two sons, Michael Slezak Jr. and Bernard Slezak, of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Annette Marchetti, of Beaufort, S.C.; also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb 21, 2015, at St. Agnes Church in West Mifflin. Entombment will follow with a private service in the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum in Pittsburgh. Arrangement by SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Stampahar, Richard J. 83

  • O'Hara Township
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Richard Joseph Stampahar, 83, of O'Hara Township, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Harmar Village Care Center, due to complications of dementia. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Norine (Nolte) Stampahar; and children, Paul Stampahar, of Pompano Beach, Fla., Shelley (Walter) Stoecklein, of Pittsburgh, Sharon (Thomas) DeBlois, of Munroe Falls, Ohio, Scott Stampahar, of Pittsburgh, and Laurie (George) McClaran, of Pittsburgh. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Jessica (Stoecklein) DeFelice, Meridith and Katherine Stoecklein, Tyler Matthew and Nicole DeBlois, Jayme and Macy McClaran. Born and raised in Lawrenceville, the son of Joseph and Katherine (Rogina) Stampahar, he was a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh. He served active duty during the Korean War in the armed forces working with the Atomic Cannon in Fort Sill, Okla. Upon discharge, he received his undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and his master's from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked for Westinghouse and Heppenstall Companies until he found his two true passions: real estate and politics. He worked as a broker in sales with Commonwealth Realty Co., Oliver Realty and as a CPM with Grubb Ellis. Rich was a Republican chairman of Allegheny County and was always active in local and regional politics. He served as a commissioner of O'Hara Township from 1966 to 1975, and as treasurer for the township from 2006 to 2012. He was known by many as "Real Estate Rich," and often spoke the phrases, "if real estate is your profession, then politics is your business" and "don't monkey with this hunky." He was a colorful individual and an avid Steelers fan. He worked as a white collar professional but never forgot his blue collar roots. He received countless awards for his time and dedication to the real estate profession and was named Pennsylvania's Realtor of the Year in 1998. Burial is private; however, a memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, in St. Pio Parish, St. Edward Church in Blawnox. In lieu of flowers, anyone interested in making donations are encouraged to do so: Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 110 E. 42nd St., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10017; Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20805; Air Warrior Courage Foundation, P.O. Box 877, Silver Spring, MD 20918; or the Little Sisters of the Poor of Pittsburgh, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Professional services entrusted to the THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox.
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Stiteler, Ellen J. 59

  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Ellen J. Stiteler, 59, unexpectedly passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She was a daughter of Robert (Josie) Stiteler and the late Ellen Wilson; sister of Michelle (Frank) Pace and Kathy (Rege) Lach; aunt of Michael, Matt, Tina, Cathy and Abbey; also survived by several cousins. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Pius X Church. If desired, memorials may be made to the Western PA School for Blind Children, 201 N. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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Sweeney, Richard J. 55

  • East Liberty
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Bloomfield | Get Directions
  • Richard J. Sweeney, 55, of East Liberty, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. He was the beloved son of the late Dan and Roxie Sweeney; brother of Daniel M., John M. (Mary) and Patricia J. (Stephen Mosovsky); and uncle of Jessica and Michael Sweeney. A special thanks to the Lanna family for their lifelong friendship. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at MCCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 5300 Penn Ave., Bloomfield, where funeral will commence at 10 a.m. Tuesday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Penn Campus. http://www.mccabebrothers.com.
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Trovato, John J. 85

  • Sewickley
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Cole, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • John J. Trovato, 85, a longtime resident of Sewickley, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Barbara Ann Burckart Trovato (2003); father of Darby Ann Trovato, of Houston, Texas, Jerry (Sandy) Trovato, of Sewickley, John "Nuke" ( Debra) Trovato, of Sewickley, and Jim (Julie) Trovato, of Bell Acres. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his sister, Teresa Trovato Hodges, of Louisiana. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015, in THE RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME INC., 328 Beaver St., Sewickley, PA 15143. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, with Father Thomas J. Burke as celebrant. Interment is to follow in St. James Cemetery.
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Wauthier, Jules Pete A. 89

  • Presto
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Warchol, Bridgeville | Get Directions
  • Jules A. "Pete" Wauthier, 89, of Presto, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Julia M. Wauthier; loving father of Gary (DeeAnn) and Daniel (Dawn) Wauthier; and cherished grandfather of Kristie, Denielle and Haley Wauthier and Yoanna (Kyle) Kenworthy. Pete was a Veteran of World War II, serving with the Army in the Pacific Campaign. He was a United mine worker and a lifetime member of the Presto Volunteer Fire Department. He frequented Trader Jack's Flea Market and the Cecil Farmer's Market and was known for his tomatoes. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the WARCHOL FUNERAL HOME INC., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412-221-3333), where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Presto VFD. View and share condolences at http://www.warcholfuneralhome.com.
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Wenzel, Charles Chuck J. 81

  • Formerly of Gibsonia
  • Died: 2015-01-21
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  • Charles J. "Chuck" Wenzel, 81, of Nunda, N.Y., formerly Gibsonia, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. He was formerly a resident of Meridian Road. He was predeceased by his parents, Eberhardt and Clara (Siebert) Wenzel; and his sister, Katherine Wenzel. He is survived by his children, Douglas (Trish) Wenzel, of Arizona, Robert (Patricia) Kelly, of Nunda, N.Y., and Faith Kelly, of Arizona; grandchildren, Dylan, Savannah, Olivia, Chad (Erica), Brandi and Justin; and great-grandchildren, Emily and Kayla. Charles served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Later in life Charles worked at the Lowes in Richland Township, where he developed many friendships. At Charles' request, funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Corinthian Lodge No. 573, 3579 Masonic Way, Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or the Mars VFW Post 7505, 331 Mars Valencia Road, Mars, PA 16046. Arrangements entrusted to the KEVIN W. DOUGHERTY FUNERAL HOME INC., Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence and for further information, please visit http://www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com.
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Wilkinson Jr., Don E.

  • Upper St. Clair
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauers, Canonsburg | Get Directions
  • Don E. Wilkinson Jr., of Upper St. Clair, peacefully passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Dawne (Parks) Wilkinson; loving father of Dena (Jeffrey) Wengert, Nicole (Karl) Mocharko, Don (Jody) Wilkinson III and Denise (Scott) Ivol; cherished grandfather of Lauren, Beau, Grant, Dominic, Michael, Talia and two great-grandchildren; caring brother of Dorothy Wilkinson Mirin and the late Shirley (Bill) Johns; son of the late Don E. Wilkinson Sr. and Dorothy; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Don was a proud administrator of local Pennsylvania taxes for many years. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends and Family are welcome from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 5:30 p.m. Monday at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Please add or view tributes at http://www.beinhauer.com.
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Yasko, Regina 85

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1929-09-18
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Craig, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Regina Yasko, 85, of McKeesport, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in UPMC McKeesport. She was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Hitcho) Kaleta. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Yasko. She was a member of the former St. Pius V Catholic Church in McKeesport and a homemaker. Regina is survived by her loving son, Robert G. and his wife, Donna, along with three grandchildren, Christopher, Justin and Natalie Yasko; nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in the WILLIAM H. CRAIG FUNERAL HOME INC., 3000 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132, William C. Craig owner/supervisor. A blessing service will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in the funeral home, with Father Michael Maranowski officiating. Burial will be following in St. Mary's Polish Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity in Regina's name.
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Adams Sr., George O. 88

  • Delmont
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • George O. Adams Sr., 88, a former resident of Swissvale and Harrison City, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Gaithersburg, Md., with his loving family at his side. George was a member of Community Methodist Church in Irwin. He enjoyed his family and traveling with his wife of 68 years, Norma Whetton Adams. George worked as a tool and die maker at Whitaker Metals and instilled the values of integrity, professionalism and hard work in his four sons, George O. Adams Jr. (Debra Okorn), of Amherst, Ohio, John "Jack" W. Adams (Janet Lukas), of Murrysville, Thomas J. Adams (Linda Carter), of McCordsville, Ind., and Donald E. Adams (Daria Novekosky), of Reston, Va. An avid craftsman, he loved working with wood and making toys for his grandchildren, George III, Shawn, Christopher, Kimberly, Heather, Thomas Jr., Tasha and Kyla. George's pride and joy was his family. He was blessed to know his great-grandchildren, George IV, Rebecca, Shawn "Kai", Logan and Keira. George was born April 5, 1926, in Braddock, a son of the late William and Agnes (Jamieson) Adams. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian E. Adams; and a sister, Marion Adams. George is survived by his sisters, Kathryn Adams, of Jarrettsville, Md., and Marjorie Bigham (Elmer), of Selah, Wash.; as well as his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. by Infinity Lodge No. 546 Free and Accepted Masons. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Community United Methodist Church, 3487 Route 130, Irwin, with Pastor John Ciampa presiding. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Harrison City, with military honors presented by VFW Post 33 of Greensburg. http://www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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Barner, Donne G. 76

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1938-06-23
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Donne G. "Don" Barner, 76, of Irwin, (Herminie No. 2), died peacefully at his home, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born June 23, 1938, in Greensburg, son of the late Harrold G. and Ruth (Dickson) Barner. Don was a veteran, having served in the Navy. Prior to his retirement, he had worked for Ryco Inc. in McKeesport as welder/shop supervisor. He was a member of Herminie No. 2 United Methodist Church, the Herminie VFW, Post 8427, West Hempfield Legion Post 53, Wendel Herminie No. 2 Athletic Association and the Italian Miners Association in Hahntown. Don enjoyed hunting and golfing. He loved spending time at the Fox Den Acres Campground with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Barner. Don is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Carole A. (Reichen) Barner; a daughter, Corey (John) Merva, of New Stanton; two sons, Sean (Amy) Barner, of Herminie, and Bryan (Janis) Barner, of Blairsville; and 11 special grandchildren, Caleb, Ashely, Haley, Ethan, Colby, Cara, Collin, Estella, Sadye, Marlee and Blaine. The family would like to thank Medi Home Hospice for all their love and care. Don will be sadly missed by his family, friends and neighbors. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Bruce A. Anthony officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin.
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Beach, Marian Cookie 85

  • Lower Burrell
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Marian "Cookie" Beach, 85, of Lower Burrell, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Allegheny General Hospital, with her family at her side. She was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Glassmere, to the late Philip and Mary (Klein) Ganss. Cookie was a 50-year member of United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington and a past worthy matron of the New Kensington Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed the comfort from reading her daily word and the Bible. She loved listening to the birds and waiting for the first robin to appear in the spring. Cookie was known for baking the best egg custard pies, as well as many other treats. She was very well versed on current events and talking politics. One of favorite pastimes was going shopping especially with her daughter, Marybeth. None of her activities ever outweighed the love and devotion she shared with her family, children, grandchildren and close friends. Besides her parents, Cookie was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel H. "Bud" Beach, March 25, 2000; brother, Philip Ganss; and sister, Melba Ganss. Leaving behind to cherish her memory is her son, Charles (Peggy) Beach, of Saxonburg; and her daughter, Marybeth (Frank) Pallone, of New Kensington; grandchildren, Erik (Christy) Beach, Sister Mary Fidelis, Jennifer, Meighan, Katie and Maria Pallone; three great-grandchildren, Grace, Emma and Sadie Beach; and special friends, Rich and Shirley Rosenberger, of New Kensington. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Harold M. Mele Jr. officiating. Private burial will be in Forks Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Gilpin Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania, 1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 3002, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Visit us at http://www.giglerfuneralhome.com.
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Callis, Edward Rebel M. 77

  • New Florence
  • Born: 1937-08-24
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Stuart, New Florence | Get Directions
  • Edward Martin "Rebel" Callis, 77, of New Florence, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at home surrounded by the love of his life, Ida Belle, and his family. He was born Aug. 24, 1937, in Richmond, Va., to the late Stanley and Clemmie Callis. He was also preceded in death by brother, James B. Callis; and an infant brother. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ida Belle (Rolley) Callis; children, James Callis and wife, Becky, Florida, Tammy Gibson and husband, Tom, Ligonier, Shane Callis and fiancee, Tabatha Hutzell, New Florence, and Jessica Callis and fiance, Travis Lovejoy, of Seward; grandchildren, Jenna, Kaylee, David, Shane II, Mylei and Alissa Callis, Joshua, Autum and Brady Gibson; great-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Bella and Blayne; sister, Elizabeth Williams, Richmond, Va.; and multiple nieces and nephews in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. At Ed's request, there will be no public viewing or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses. Family assisted by KENNETH A. STUART FUNERAL HOME, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence, PA 15944. Online donations may be made at http://www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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Carnahan, Esther M. 80

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1934-10-12
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Esther M. Carnahan, 80, of New Kensington, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Belair Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lower Burrell. She was born Oct. 12, 1934, in Freeport, to the late Charles and Mary Frances (Early) Booher, and was a homemaker who had lived in the area most of her life. Esther was a member of Trinity United Christian Church in Lower Burrell. She enjoyed baking and writing stories, but her greatest enjoyment came from her children and grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Simon Wallace Carnahan Sr.; son, Simon Wallace Carnahan Jr.; son, Robert Paul Carnahan; daughter, Donna Carnahan, on Jan. 6, 2015; and granddaughter, Bethanne McGinnis. Survivors include three daughters, Marybeth Kirkman, of Arnold, Dianne (Rick) Myers, of New Kensington, and Frances (Tom) Speer, of New Kensington; grandchildren, Gary Harrison, of Arnold, Kelly (Mark) Wasilewski, of Monroeville, Lacie Carnahan, of Buffalo, N.Y., Brandy Myers and Ricky Myers, both of New Kensington, Christopher (Donna) Myers, of Waynesburg, and Chelsa Cribbs, Cory Cribbs and Kenny McGinnis III , all of New Kensington; 22 great-grandchildren; and her brother, John (Cathy) Booher, of Cabot. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Cletus L. Hull III, officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell. Visit us at http://www.giglerfuneralhome.com.
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Cartwright, Terrence K. 57

  • Penn Township
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Terrence K. "Blair" Cartwright, 57, of Penn Township, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Mary Jo (Stefkovich) Cartwright; wonderful brother of Michael J. (Laurel) Cartwright, Patrick Cartwright and Diana Nichols; brother-in-law of Janet Cartwright; uncle of Marc (Alejandra) Cartwright, Autumn (Gaines) Myer, Jed and Matthew "Zip" Nichols; great-uncle of Isaac Cartwright; stepdad of Kim Stefkovich and Heather (Judd) Pittler; and "Pap-Pap" to Reese and Drew Pittler. Blair was an employee of Hamill Manufacturing in Penn Township for more than 30 years. He was a member of the HOG Club and loved traveling the country on his Harley with his friends. He was an avid Steelers fan, loved hunting and fishing and also going to the beach. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City (724-744-2721). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Barbara Catholic Church. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will be private. Vigil services will be 8:30 p.m.Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Barbara Food Bank, 111 Raymaley Road, Harrison City, PA 15636. http://www.LindsayFH.com.
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Chockla, Thomas F. 88

  • Derry
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Thomas F. Chockla, 88, of Derry, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at his home. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by the MCCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry.
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Chockla, Thomas F. 88

  • Derry
  • Born: 1927-01-24
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Thomas F. Chockla, 88, of Derry, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Derry, a son of the late Mike and Mary Barron Chockla. Tom was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Derry. He was a graduate of Derry Township High School and a proud World War II Army veteran. He retired after 38 years of service to Kennametal. An avid hunter, he was a very generous man who always offered a helping hand. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his six sisters, Kate Pishok, Anne Sterner, Mary VonOhsen, Jule Stemmler, Betty Gray and Eileen Lawry; and seven brothers, Andy, John, Steve, Mike, George, Walter and Bill Chockla. Tom is survived by his beloved wife and lifelong caregiver, Julia Klym Chockla; his loving children, Michael A. Chockla (Cel Repak), of Derry, Thomas Francis Chockla, of Latrobe, William A. Chockla (Sandra), of Estes Park, Colo., Janice Shepherd (Michael), of Irwin, and Lori Gerthoffer (John), of Greensburg; his last remaining sibling, Mitchell Chockla, of Miami, Fla.; four grandchildren, Andrew (Gosia), Janelle (Heather), Aaron (Melissa) and Hillary; two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Emily; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with Father Stephen C. West as celebrant. Interment will be made in St. Joseph Church Cemetery. A veteran's service will be conducted at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home by the combined funeral detail of American Legion and VFW of Latrobe and Derry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Drach, Mary Ellen 84

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1930-02-05
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Mary Ellen Drach, 84, of Jeannette, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born Feb. 5, 1930, in Corning, N.Y., a daughter of the late Floyd W. and Marion Tew English. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Jeannette, OES No. 69 of Jeannette and Town and Country Women's Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Drach. She is survived by three children, Charles Drach, Lisa Shinn and her husband, Leo, and Jennifer Sudia, all of Jeannette; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Floyd English and his wife, Carol, of Painted Post, N.Y., William English and his wife, Betty, of Foster City, Calif., and Robert English and his wife, Mary Lou, of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. Respecting Mary Ellen's wishes, all services will be private. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC. in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Jeannette Public Library, 500 Magee Ave., Jeannette, PA 15644. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Elliott, Lois J. 81

  • Derry
  • Born: 1933-12-07
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Lois J. Lehman Elliott, 81, of Derry, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Loyalhanna Care Center. Born Dec. 7, 1933, in Latrobe, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. Ashbaugh and Mary A. (Hostoffer) Ashbaugh. Lois was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe, and had been a nanny to several local families for many years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James P. Lehman; her second husband, Francis S. "Jake" Elliott; a son, James C. Lehman; a brother, Raymond Ashbaugh; a sister, Betty Hoffer; and a stepgrandson, Patrick J. Seremet Jr. Lois is survived by a daughter, Beverly Brady and her husband, Bill, of Derry; five sons, Keith Lehman and his wife, Roseann, of Latrobe, Richard Lehman and his wife, Sis, of Derry, Ronald Lehman and his wife, Sheila, of Latrobe, Donald Lehman and his wife, Michelle, of Monroeville, and Brian Lehman, of Latrobe; a brother, Charles Blaine Ashbaugh and his wife, Vern, of Latrobe; a sister, Charlotte Kraynak, of Latrobe; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Anthony Carbone officiating. Interment will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the staff at Loyalhanna Care Center for their constant care of our mother, and also a special "thanks" to Daniel from therapy for being Mom's special friend. Thank you as well to Medi Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion with our mom. To sign our online guest book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Gaydosh, Stephen A. 86

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1928-03-10
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Stephen A. Gaydosh, 86, of New Kensington, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in his home. He was born in New Kensington on March 10, 1928, to the late Vincent and Julia Konkol Gaydosh and was a lifelong resident of New Kensington. Mr. Gaydosh served in the Army and was a member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and was a member of the former All Saints Church, Arnold, and was a life member of both New Kensington Volunteer Fire Co. No. 4 since 1949 and the Lower Burrell VFW Post 92. He worked as a lab technician for Alcoa in New Kensington and Merwin and enjoyed woodworking, carvings, and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rose Marie Pankoski Gaydosh; three children, Stephanie Ciesielski, of New Kensington, Stephen A. Gaydosh Jr., of Lantana, Fla., and Richard E. (Donna) Gaydosh, of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Krystin (Kyle) Berntsen, Richard "Corey" (Kristian) Ceisielski, Arielle (Zachaery) Ribel and Chelsey Gaydosh; four great-grandchildren, Kylee, Keilani and Kieran Ciesielski, and Kayden Bertsen; niece, Debbie (Larry) Mason; and nephew, Michael Fularz. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Wendy and Jaimie Ciesielski; three brothers, Joseph, Vincent and Andrew Gaydosh; and sister, Anna Fularz. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, where Prayers of Transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday followed by Christian Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church, New Kensington. Interment with military honors by the Tarentum VFW will follow at Greenwood Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. The VFW Post 92 will conduct services at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home and the New Kensington Fire Department will conduct services at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made in his name to St. Mary Church, 857 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068 or Heritage Hospice, 356 Freeport St., Suite 200, New Kensington, PA 15068. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Greene Jr., Benson W. 99

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1915-12-19
  • Died: 2015-01-18
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Benson W. Greene Jr., 99, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Nature Park Commons, Greensburg. He was born Dec. 19, 1915, in Jeannette, a son of the late Benson W. Sr. and Alice Eliza Greene. Prior to retirement, he worked at Walworth Valve Co. as a shop clerk. He was a faithful, longtime member of the Church of the Advent, Jeannette, where he served as a Eucharistic minister and an acolyte for 60-plus years. A onetime violinist and magician, Benson also loved the outdoors and nature. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Philip R. Greene, of Florida; and first wife, Rita McLaughlin Greene; and their infant son, Patrick. Benson is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Jean Playfair Greene; their son, Benson III and his wife, Lori, of Greensburg; and a granddaughter, Sarah Rose Greene, of Orlando, Fla. Friends will be received from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Church of the Advent, 51 S. First St., Jeannette, with the Rev. Vicente Santiago officiating. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Benson's memory to the Church of the Advent. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, in charge of arrangements.
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Hitlan, Patricia A. 80

  • Acme
  • Born: 1934-02-05
  • Died: 2015-01-25
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Patricia A. Hitlan, 80, of Acme, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in UPMC St. Margaret Hospital. She was born Feb. 5, 1934, in Homestead, a daughter of the late Thomas Francis and Mary E. Mellon Cloherty. She was a graduate of the former Homestead High School. She was employed as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company in Pittsburgh and later the Laurel Highlands Telephone Company. She was a member of St. Raymond of the Mountains Roman Catholic Church, Donegal. She is survived by three sons, Daniel W. Hitlan, of Acme, Timothy P. Hitlan and his wife, Sandra, of Cheswick, and Mark E. Hitlan and his wife, Laurel, of McDonald; and three grandchildren, Kevin Hitlan, Hali Emerick and Julie Hitlan. Mrs. Hitlan was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Hitlan, in 2014; a brother, Thomas Francis Cloherty Jr.; and two sisters, Virginia M. Martin and Mary Louise Mentzer. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Municipal Building Road and Route 711, Melcroft, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Raymond of the Mountains Roman Catholic Church, Donegal, with the Rev. Thaddeus Kaczmarek as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Raymond Cemetery. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Huffman, Carl E. 89

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1925-05-13
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Carl E. Huffman Sr., 89, of Mt. Pleasant (Alverton), died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born May 13, 1925, in Southwest, a son of the late Earl Edward and Eva Elizabeth Marker Huffman. He was employed by Cramer Auto Wreckers and was a retired superintendent for the Alverton Coal Co. and he also later worked for Cramer Auto Wreckers. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Medical Corps. He was a member of VFW Post 3368 of Mt. Pleasant and was a member and past president of the Laurel Swingers. He was a member of the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren. He is survived by one daughter, Diana Lynn Gummo and her husband, Daniel, of Bear Rocks; grandson, David Onorato and his fiancee, Rachel Sage; and his dog, Mitzy. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Carl E. "Skip" Huffman Jr.; a daughter, Darla Faye Harshman; sisters, Mary Kistler, Florence Baird and Helen Sutty; and brothers, Junior Earl Huffman and Lloyd "Milt" Huffman; his longtime companion, Edith H. Painter; and his former wife, Lois Heasley Huffman. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Mark Peachey officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Joy Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Honor Guard. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Immel, Rosemarie L. 83

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1931-09-20
  • Died: 2015-01-20
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Rosemarie Lyda Immel, 83, of Greensburg, died peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at home. She was born Sept. 20, 1931, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late John and Mary Nesballa Hanyo. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Leslie E. Immel Sr.; a brother, Frederick Hanyo; three half-brothers, Leonard Hanyo, Everett Hanyo and Joseph Evans; and a half-sister, Gertrude Long. She is survived by two sons, Leslie E. (Kathy) Immel Jr., of Greensburg, and Allan K. (Deborah) Immel, of Irwin; two daughters, Cynthia A. (Darrell) Barnes, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Terrie (Walter) Thompson, of Greensburg; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Our Lady of Grace Church, 1001 Mt. Pleasant Road, Greensburg. Interment of cremated remains will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CurePSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 or http://www.psp.org/donate. For online condolences, visit http://www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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McClellan, Donald E. 76

  • Lower Burrell
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Donald E. McClellan, 76, of Lower Burrell, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Maureen (McDade) McClellan of 54 years. He was the dear father of Tammy (Stewart) Kretz, Beth (Wayne) Bender and Robert D. Mcclellan; brother of Margaret "Peggy" (Richard) Stover, Kerry (Susan) McClellan; and Pap to Erika Bender and Robert McClellans's son, Robert Louis. Mac was employed by Bell Telephone (now Verizon) as was his father, the late Alva McClellan, of Oakmont, for more than 40 years. Friends and relatives will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.
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Mencer, Donald F. 80

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1934-03-01
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Donald Franklin Mencer, 80, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Mencer was born March 1, 1934, in South Huntingdon Township, a son of the late Guy Poole Mencer Sr. and Ruth Marie Hout Mencer. He was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church and the former Transfiguration Parish. Don was a Korean War veteran, having served in the Army. He had been employed by Westinghouse Corp. in Derry until his retirement. Don is survived by his loving family: his children, Lori Kalinay and her husband, Vaughn, of Boiling Springs, Pa., and Joe Nitkiewicz and his wife, Vivian, of Mt. Pleasant, and their mother, Betty Nitkiewicz Mencer, of Mt. Pleasant; and by his grandchildren, Emily and Erica Kalinay, John Nitkiewicz and Amy Magda, and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Joanne Lockwood, of Thompson, Ga. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brother, Guy Mencer Jr., on Jan. 19, 2015. As per the wishes of the family, there will be no hours of public visitation. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Private inurnment will be in Middle Presbyterian Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Mitchell Sr., Raymond W. 92

  • Youngstown
  • Born: 1922-11-18
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Raymond W. Mitchell Sr., 92, of Youngstown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Born Nov. 18, 1922, in Ligonier Township, he was a son of the late George O. Mitchell and Catherine A. (Bosslet) Mitchell. Raymond was a member of the Latrobe United Presbyterian Church. He was retired from Kennametal Inc., and had also been a wallpaper hanger for more than 25 years. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of the American Legion Post 515, Latrobe, and had also enjoyed woodworking at his shop at home. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann G. (Hunter) Mitchell; a son, Darwin H. Mitchell; five brothers, Charles, Paul, James, George and Robert Mitchell; and eight sisters, Mary Grace Mills, Helen Miller, Blanch Smithley, Hilda Mitchell, Edna Mitchell, Mary Edmundson, Martha Mitchell and Agnes Burkhart. Raymond is survived by a son, Raymond W. Mitchell Jr., and his wife, Lorraine, of Youngstown; two grandchildren, Holly Tonkin and her husband, Bill, of Blairsville, and Brian Mitchell and his wife, Jennifer, of Lexington, S.C.; and five great-grandchildren, Mitchell Tonkin, Blake Tonkin, Zachary Mitchell, Tyler Mitchell and Maddie Mitchell. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitations. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, officiated by the Rev. Donald Graff, at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, or to a charity of one's choice. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Pass, Robert W. 63

  • Born: 1951-08-09
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • Robert Wendell Pass, 63, died Friday, Jan. 23. 2015, from complications of a heart attack at Hershey Medical Center. Born Aug. 9, 1951, in Austin, Texas, he was a son of Vincent L. Pass and the late Cleo D. Pass. Bob graduated from State College Area High School in 1969. Following graduation from Penn State College of Business in 1973, Bob was employed by Mittelman, Lew, Blumenthal and Piper (now SF and Company) for three years. From 1976 onward, Bob was associated with The Clothesline, first in Lock Haven and then on College Avenue in State College. Survivors include his father, Vincent L. Pass, of Centre Hall; and his brother, James L Pass, of State College. For the last seven years, Bob was a devoted caregiver for his father. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the WOLFE-VON GEIS FUNERAL HOME, in Export, where a blessing service will be held immediately following. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Export. Contributions may be made to the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, 555 Gettysburg Pike Suite A300, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
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Raygor, James A. 80

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1934-02-07
  • Died: 2015-01-25
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • James A. Raygor, 80, of Scottdale, passed away at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Jim was born Feb. 7, 1934, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Clifford F. and Anna (Kravetz) Raygor. He married the former Dolores "Jean" Greenawalt on Oct. 25, 1952. Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a self-employed plasterer for many years and also was employed by El Grande Enterprises of Donora and Burrell Construction of New Kensington. Jim loved hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a longtime and faithful member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist in Scottdale, held a lifetime membership with Bridgeport Sportsman's Club and belonged to the Tri-Town Sportsman's Club and the PAK of Everson. Jim will be sadly missed by his loving family; his wife of 62 years, Dolores "Jean" (Greenawalt) Raygor; his son, James Raygor Jr. and his wife, Sandra, of Dawson; his daughter, Diane Luczka and her husband, Paul, of Scottdale; his seven grandchildren, Melissa Peden and her husband, Bill, of Mt. Pleasant, Michael Luczka, of Pittsburgh, Jason Luczka and his wife, Kylie, of Scottdale, Nicole Raygor Knight and her husband, Ryan, of Pittsburgh, and James, Brennen and Connor Raygor, all of Dawson; his special nephew, Benney Raygor and his wife, Paulette, of Alverton; his brother, Kurtiss Raygor and his wife, Bonnie, of Scottdale; his two sisters-in-law, Betty Lambing, of Alverton, and Audrey Lantzer, of Killbuck, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his older brother, Bernard Raygor. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300 / http://www.fergusonfunerals.com / GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278). Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel, where prayers of transfer will be recited Wednesday, followed by funeral Mass at the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist at a time to be announced. Graveside committal service and interment will be in the church cemetery. The Ministry of Consolation will conduct a vigil service at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Love Lasts Forever!
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Rosensteel, Ronald G. 78

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1936-03-23
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Ronald Glenn Rosensteel, 78, of Greensburg, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at home, with his beloved family at his side. He was born March 23, 1936, in Swede Hill, a son of the late Harry G. and Pearl (Jordan) Rosensteel. Ronald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Prior to retiring, he was employed as a machine operator by the former Westinghouse, later Powerex, in Youngwood. He was an Air Force veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Lantermo and Viola Shola; brother-in-law, Jack Shola; and nieces, Shelly Lantermo and Laurie Rosensteel. Ronald will be greatly missed by his loving family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Gayle K. (Muehlhauser) Rosensteel; sons, Douglas R. (Brenda) Rosensteel, of Greensburg, and Jeffrey G. (Lora) Rosensteel, of Jeannette; daughter, Karin K. (Jeffrey) Moon, of Greensburg; brother, James (Rose Marie) Rosensteel, of Greensburg; brother-in-law, Donald Lantermo, of Greensburg; and nieces and nephews. Ronald was the proud grandfather of Joseph R. Gross, Jeffrey G. Rosensteel, Joshua M. Gross, Rachel R. Bubas, Samantha L. Moon, Rebecca K. Rosensteel, Hannah N. Rosensteel, Matthew L. Moon and Morgan S. Rosensteel, all of whom will especially miss him. Respecting Ronald's wishes, visitation, services and interment in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, will be private. VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit http://www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Schmucker, Marc A. 58

  • Formerly of Ligonier
  • Died: 2015-01-13
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Marc Anthony Schmucker, 58, formerly of Ligonier, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, with his loving family at his side, at Mosaic Care Hospital, St. Joseph, Mo. Marc was born in Latrobe, the son of Joann Skoloda Schmucker Bitzer and the late Gerald Schmucker. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Chris Ann Shadron. Marc was a 1974 graduate of Ligonier Valley High School. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with a minor in human resources. He was a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the Air Force. Marc had been employed as vice-president of human resources and safety for the Bradken Steel Foundry of Atchison/St. Joseph. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Brenda Malinish Schmucker; three children, Eric (Michelle) Schmucker, Jeffrey (Karis) Schmucker and Madison Schmucker; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Ava, Mya, Bellaluna and Thor; stepfather, Howard Bitzer; a brother, Jeffrey (Kamala) Schmucker; two sisters, Mary (Tom) Clark and Angela (Shane) Herrholtz; brother-in-law, Mike Shadron; stepbrother, Howard (Alicia) Bitzer; in-laws, Andy and Lois Malinish; sister-in-law, Glenda (Corey) Stump; brother-in-law, Scott (Tina) Malinish; and his beloved dog, Sophie. A private funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in the chapel of the Ligonier Valley Cemetery with the Rev. John Foriska officiating. Local arrangements were handled by the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., Ligonier.
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Seman, Robert M. 78

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Robert M. Seman, 78, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Arrangements are in the care of JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, NORVELT. Full obituary to follow tomorrow.
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Siegel, David C. 70

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1944-05-17
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • David C. Siegel, 70, of Irwin, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born May 17, 1944, in Hahntown, a son of the late Herbert and Norma Douglas Siegel. David was employed by Painter Tool Company. David enjoyed gardening and animals. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Linnea Siegel Kehoe. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Whalen Siegel; daughter, Heather Siegel; stepson, Rob Baran, of Pittsburgh; stepdaughter, Phoebe Eichinger, of Colorado Springs; one sister, Karen Siegel Vuleta, of San Diego, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Vicky Eichinger. Services will be private. Arrangements are by JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made in memory of Dave to http://www.GrowPittsburgh.com.
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Sindorf, William E. 79

  • Formerly of Ligonier
  • Born: 1935-11-14
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Mccracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • William E. Sindorf, 79, formerly of Ligonier, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in the Brethren Village Retirement Home, Lancaster. He was born Nov. 14, 1935, in Derry, a son of the late Lloyd and Dorothy Powers Sindorf. Bill graduated from Derry Borough High School and the Allegheny Technical Institute. He served in the Naval Reserve for more than 8 years. His management career in the electronics field spanned more than 25 years. He also had owned and operated a 7-11 franchise in Chalfont before retiring to Daytona Beach, Fla. in 1995 and back home to Ligonier in 2000. He had served as Worshipful Master of Ligonier Lodge No. 331 F and AM in 1963 and was a 50-year member. He had also been a volunteer firefighter for more than 25 years, serving Ligonier and Chalfont. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother. He is survived by his wife, Helen Jane Hoover Sindorf; three children, William A. (Kristie) Sindorf, of Lancaster, Timothy E. (Lisa) Sindorf, of Burlington, N.J., and Sandy K. Zubyk and fiance, Ian McEwen, of Lansdale; six grandchildren, Trevor, Joshua, Danielle and Bradley Sindorf, and Tyler and Benjamin Zubyk; a sister, Betty Jean (James) Riddell, of Holly Hill, Fla.; and two brothers, Richard L. Sindorf, of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Paul H. Sindorf, of Las Vegas. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the J. PAUL MCCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier. Ligonier Lodge No. 331 F and AM will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral chapel. Funeral services will be private. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences to the family, please visit http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Sperlak, Mary E. 91

  • New Stanton
  • Born: 1924-01-23
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Saloom - Peterson, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Mary E. Sperlak, 91, of New Stanton, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at the Latrobe Regional Health and Rehab Center. Mary was born Jan. 23, 1924, at Swissvale, a daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Williams Hartman. Surviving are two sons, Robert (Paulette), of Warwick, Rhode Island, and Daniel (Lisa), of Yukon, Pa.; and three daughters, Julia Palmer, of Latrobe, Myrna Wiemer (Robert), of Yukon, and Vivian Rittenhouse (Daniel), of Creston, Ohio. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Sperlak; a son, Michael; her brother, Paul Hartman; and a sister, Ruth Means. Private graveside funeral service will held at the Olive Branch Cemetery. Arrangements are by the SALOOM-PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, Youngwood.
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Thomas, Irene J. 71

  • New Derry
  • Born: 1943-08-21
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Irene J. Thomas, 71, of New Derry, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Born Aug. 21, 1943, in Lloydsville, she was a daughter of the late John and Annie Petrus. Irene loved bingo and baseball and was an excellent cook. She loved her family and was a devoted mother to her two sons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rosie Burke; and three brothers, Steve, Joseph and John Petrus. Irene is survived by her husband, Carl N. Thomas, of New Derry; her two sons, Carl John Thomas and his wife, Crystal, of Blairsville, and John F. Thomas, of New Derry; three sisters, Gloria Nolan, of Lloydsville, Kathy Stauffer, of Derry, and Virginia Enos, of New Alexandria; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Scott Shaffer officiating. Interment will follow at Coles Cemetery. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Vitolo, Dorothy B. 90

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1924-05-27
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Belle Vitolo, 90, of Jeannette, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in her residence. She was born May 27, 1924, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Joseph and Geneieve Reitz Caesar. She was a member of Ascension Church, Jeannette, where she often helped out in the kitchen for the different church functions. Dorothy was also a member of the Jeannette Historic Society. She was a poll worker as well as the treasurer for her high school reunion committee. She loved being in the kitchen whether it was cooking for family and friends or baking for them as well. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by a grandson, Danny; two infant great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Casario. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her husband, Aldeleresio "Paul" Vitolo; a daughter, Paula J. Duva (Lawrence), of Middletown, Md.; four sons, Alfred J. (Marlene), of Duncannon, Robert P. (Lisa), of Rogersville, Joseph P. (Victoria), of Harrisburg, and Thomas J. (Susan), of Grennsburg; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Caesar (Lucille), of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. 2ND St., Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Ascension Church, with Father Paul Lisik as celebrant. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in honor of her name to the American Cancer Society, 510 Pellis Road Ste 203, Greensburg, PA 15601.
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Vought, Elizabeth Liz E. 91

  • New Alexandria
  • Born: 1923-03-07
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth E. "Liz" Vought, 91, of New Alexandria, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in St. Anne Home in Greensburg. Born March 7, 1923, in Greensburg, she was a daughter of Levi Seaton and Ella Marie Dunn. Liz retired from the Corner Restaurant, where she worked as a cook for 35 years. She belonged to Open Door Baptist Church of Greensburg. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard Vought, in 1982; and her son, Robert E. Vought, in 2008. She is survived by children, Levi Vought and wife, Brenda, of Altman, Carol Butala and husband, Bob, of New Alexandria, William Vought, of Greensburg, David Vought and wife, Cheryl, of Florida, and Susan Rosborough, and husband, Pat, of New Alexandria; two sisters, Alice Beam, of North Carolina; and Myrtle Cullen and husband, Dale, of Nebraska; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Elizabeth was dearly loved by her grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets in New Alexandria, http://www.newhousefuneralhome.com. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in the P. David Newhouse Funeral Home, 215 Church St., New Alexandria, with Pastor Craig Pendl, of Open Door Baptist Church of Greensburg, officiating. Burial will be in Greensburg Union Cemetery, Greensburg.
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Armstrong County

Livingston, Janice L. 63

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1951-07-24
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Janice L. Livingston, 63, of Kittanning, entered eternal life Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, wife and friend, who entered this life July 24, 1951. Jan Livingston was born to Jack and Louise (Brochetti) Mazzotta, in Kittanning. Jan was a very active member of the community. She was involved in Junior Women's Club, the ACMH Women's Auxiliary and Kittanning Garden Club. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially summer vacations at the beach. She had many hobbies and expressed her artistic flare through her knitting and poetic prose. Everyone loved her spunky personality, her incredible smile and generous heart. Jan mentored many young people through both her professional and personal life and was instrumental in the success of many. After raising her family, Jan graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in family and consumer science and went on to earn a master's degree in business education and workforce development. Jan substituted in the Armstrong School District before her employment at Indiana University, where she was first an instructor in the IUP New Choices Career Development Program then a field resource person for the Teacher Certification Program at IUP. Jan is survived by her husband, Michael Livingston "Mickey," of Kittanning; three sons, Todd, his wife, Margo, and three children, Marissa, Madelon and Breanna, of Omaha, Neb., Jay and his wife, Masako, Jon, his wife, Sara, and children, Sidney and Avery, both of Pittsburgh; brother, Larry and his wife, Liz, and children, Drew and Rachel, of Omaha, Neb.; sister-in-law, Pam Mazzotta, of Orlando, Fla., and children, Michael, Jon, Samantha, Lee David and Alan. Preceding her in death were her mother, Louise; father, Jack; and brother, Sam Mazzotta, of Orlando, Fla. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the First Baptist Church in Kittanning with the Rev. Ken Thompson officiating. Immediately following the service, friends and family are invited to a reception at the Kittanning Country Club. Memorial contributions can be made to (UPCI) University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Center. By mail: Development, UPMC Cancer Pavillion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Online at donation.upmc.com in memory of Jan Livingston. Arrangements are under the care of SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME IN KITTANNING.
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Miccolis, Keith M. 32

  • Leechburg
  • Born: 1982-05-15
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Curran, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Keith M. Miccolis, 32, of Leechburg, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 15, 1982, in Natrona Heights, he was a son of Carl Miccolis and Sharon (Skomo) McKinney. Keith graduated from Leechburg Area High School in 2000, and attended Wright Co. Technologies School for telecommunications. He was employed by Henkel and McCoy of Blue Bell. He enjoyed watching football and racing at Lernerville Speedway; riding go-karts and four-wheelers; fishing; listening to country music; going to Pirates games; and his puppy Doberman pinscher, Russell. Keith is survived by his father, Carl (Michele) Miccolis, of Hyde Park; mother, Sharon (John Bigley) McKinney, of Leechburg; two sisters, Connie Johnson, of Leechburg, and Jayden Rusak, of Mansfield, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Anne Miccolis, of West Leechburg; maternal grandmother, Lorraine Skomo, of Gilpin Township; stepbrother, David Knapp, of Hyde Park; his niece, Shalynn; great-nephew, Xavier; good friend, Austin Bigley; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Joseph Skomo, in 2013. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, 300 Market St., Leechburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Christ the King Parish, Gilpin Township, with Father James Loew, OSB, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery, Gilpin Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Keith's memory to "Caring About Keith Fund," c/o Curran Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 300 Market St., Leechburg, PA 15656. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Miska, Gloria E. 80

  • Ford City
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Gloria E. Miska, 80, of Ford City, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are being handled by the MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., and will be announced when complete.
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Beaver County

Buettner, Joseph 86

  • Aliquippa , Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Mastrofrancesco, Aliquippa | Get Directions
  • Joseph "Joe" Buettner, 86, of Aliquippa, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the ANTHONY MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME INC., 2026 McMinn St., Aliquippa, PA 15001, 724-375-0496. A complete obituary will be in Tuesday's paper.
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Butler County

Baron, Helen C. 92

  • Butler
  • Born: 1922-12-18
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Geibel, Butler | Get Directions
  • Helen C. Baron, 92, of Butler, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The world lost another wonderful person. Born Dec. 18, 1922, in Saxonburg, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Veronica Chvlink Danik. She was the wife of Anthony F. Baron, who passed away April 13, 2013. She was a loving and gentle wife and mother. She taught her children to love and respect others. She was a generous and a bright woman with a common sense beyond belief. She found joy in simple things. A hardworking woman from an early age, she worked cleaning homes and later worked at Allegheny Ludlum. Following her marriage, she worked hard on the family farm along with her husband while raising her family. She loved and took pride in her many flower gardens as well as her vegetable garden, which led her to do a lot of canning and freezing of produce. She was a courageous woman who would not let adversity get her down. She put her family's needs and best interests before her own. She is now and will always be deeply missed. Surviving are her five children, Teresa (Robert) Docherty, of Pittsburgh, Anthony David (Theresa) Baron, of Butler, Cecelia (Stanley) Dodds, of Butler, Charles Baron, of Cypress, Texas, and Thomas (Cindy) Baron, of Sarver; six grandchildren, Angela, Kathleen, Allison, Grant, Caitlin and Corey; and three great-grandchildren, Mackenna, Anya and Aidan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers and five sisters. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean, St., Butler, with the Rev. Kevin Fazio, officiating. Entombment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery in Butler. Women and Christian Mothers will meet at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday at the church to recite the rosary. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VNA Inpatient Hospice at 115 Technology Drive, Butler PA 16001.
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Cox, Gerald E. 82

  • Valencia
  • Died: 2015-01-21
  • Funeral Home: Simons, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Gerald Everett Cox, 82, of Valencia, formerly of Allison Park, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, after a prolonged illness. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Eleanor Josephine Cox. Also survived by his four loving children, Sandra (William) Danley, Douglas (Patricia Golitko) Cox, Barbara (Daniel) Baird and Gregory (Tracy) Cox; three sisters-in-law, Lois (Jim) Murray, Marilyn Stevenson and Michele Raye; grandchildren, Stephen Danley, Ryan (Kelly) Danley, Laura Danley, Jessica (Jarod) Lynch, Kristen (Anthony Dargon) Cox, Jeffrey Wallace, Tyler Baird, Sarah Cox, Rebekah Cox and Elisabeth Cox; two great-grandchildren, Parker Danley and Annabelle Dargon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Everett and Vera Horner Cox; mother-in-law, Iva Ganovski; sister-in-law, Suzanne Horkey; and two nieces. Gerald graduated from Hamilton High School and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. A Marine Corp Sergeant, he was fascinated by history and family genealogy, loved to travel, was an avid golfer and loved spending time with his grandkids. He was an active member of St. Paul's Methodist Church, where he was involved with several ministries including lay member to the Western PA Annual Conference. He was especially proud of the youth ministry and served as youth advisor and Youth Advisory Board Chair. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, with visitation at the church from noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, families suggest memorial contributions be made in his memory to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101.
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Custer, Leona M. 71

  • Fenelton
  • Born: 1943-07-03
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Worthington | Get Directions
  • Leona M. Custer, 71, of Fenelton, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in VNA Hospice in Butler. She was born July 3, 1943, in Vandergrift. She moved to Lifesteps in 2001 and she enjoyed pets, dogs and cats. She enjoyed spending money, going shopping, buying jewelry, being pampered and getting her hair and nails done. She liked singing, going to the park for picnics, coloring, making crafts and playing games, especially bingo. She attended Lifesteps Adult Day Health Services and also attended Lifesteps Adult Day Training Facility and Family Counseling Partial Program. She is survived by her cousin, Fred Hedglin, of Ohio; and all of her family and friends of Lifesteps. She was preceded in death by her parents. Friends will be received from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in the F. DUANE SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, in Worthington, with the Rev. John W. Snyder officiating. Interment in Worthington Presbyterian Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Leona's honor to the Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, 11878 State Route 85, Kittanning, PA 16201. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit http://www.snydercrissman.com.
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Darrell, Charles Chuck R. 53

  • Mars
  • Born: 1961-11-27
  • Died: 2015-01-21
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Charles R. "Chuck" Darrell, 53, of Mars, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2015, in the emergency room of UPMC Passavant, in Cranberry, after suffering a heart attack at home. Born in Connellsville, Nov. 27, 1961, he was the son of the late Gerald and Sandra Hart Darrell. Chuck was the owner of DCER Service in Mars, a commercial equipment repair company. A true family man, Chuck was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, cooking (especially barbeque), and was a novice wine connoisseur. An avid sports fan, he loved all sports and enjoyed watching cooking shows. He had attended the Mars Alliance Church and he had served 5 years with the Marine Corps. Surviving are his wife, Jeanne Yute Darrell, whom he married Sept. 15, 1989; his children, Nathan Darrell and his wife, Ashley, of Butler, Kolby and Tyler Darrell, both of Mars, and Joshua Carrasco, in Texas; his grandchildren, Gavin and Miley; a special little girl, Mackenzie Patterson; his friends he regarded as sons, Mitchell Holzer, of Valencia, and Brian Good, of Warrendale; his sister, Donna Bonzon and her husband, Ron, of West Sunbury; his brother, Scott Strickler, of New Castle; and many other relatives and in-laws. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Military honors by the Butler VFW Post 249. American Legion Post 778 Honor Guard will follow the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Freehling, Harold Teeny M. 88

  • Saxonburg
  • Born: 1926-10-06
  • Died: 2015-01-25
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Harold M. "Teeny" Freehling, 88, of Saxonburg, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Sunnyview Home. Born Oct. 6, 1926, in Cabot, he was the son of Merle Freehling and Alberta Dreher Freehling. Teeny served in the Navy aboard the USS Roosevelt during World War II. He had worked as a blaster for Penn-Dixie Cement. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Sarver, lifetime member of the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Co., lifetime member of the Saxonburg VFW and the Sarver Vets. Surviving are his wife, June (Brinkley) Freehling, whom he married on Nov. 27, 1992; his siblings, Audley (Ann) Freehling, of Saugus, Mass., Violet (Ted) Stewart, of North Washington, Pa., Glenn R. (Mary) Freehling, of Saxonburg, Phylis (John) Moore, of Petrolia, and Jan Shannon, of Middletown, Ohio; stepdaughter, Barbara Patterson, of Louisiana; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Dorritt Freehling; two brothers, Donald Freehling and Dale Freehling; and one sister, Carol Hoover. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., Saxonburg. Funeral services will follow at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. http://www.foxfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Kacsuta, George 98

  • Cranberry Township
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry Township | Get Directions
  • George Kacsuta, 98, of Cranberry Township, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Caroline (Salopek) Kacsuta; loving father of Donna Hovis (Ronald), Patricia Pride (Allen), George Kacsuta and the late Carol Ann Kacsuta; grandfather of Steven and Matthew Hovis; great-grandfather of Jacob, Alyssa and Amanda Hovis; and brother of Elizabeth Estok and the late John, Thomas, Paul, Joseph, Edward, Ann and Margaret. He also is survived by many loving relatives and friends. George proudly served his country in World War II as captain and B-17 pilot for 25 combat missions with the Eighth Air Force, 94th Bomb Group, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with five Battle Stars, World War II Victory Medal and Distinguished Unit Badge. He also served as a troop carrier pilot during the Korean War. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gregory Catholic Church, Zelienople. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, P.O. Box 1992, Savannah, GA 31402 (http://www.mightyeighth.org).
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McCall, Geoffrey L. 76

  • Buffalo Township
  • Born: 1938-07-03
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Geoffrey Lee "Jeff" McCall, 76, of Buffalo Township, Sarver, died Thursday Jan. 22, 2015, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh following surgery. He was born in Arnold on July 3, 1938, to the late Donald S. and Gertrude B. Camp McCall and had been a life resident of the local area. Jeff had been a self employed tractor-trailer driver until he joined the Port Authority of Pittsburgh as a bus driver, retiring after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church of Sarver, the Ken High Class of '58 and a life member of the Hunters and Fisherman Club in Valley Camp. He enjoyed time at his camp in Tionesta, hunting, fishing, camping, boating on the Allegheny, baking and cooking at camp, dining out, but especially time with his grandchildren and family. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen E. Van Tine McCall; daughter, Lori Jean Saska, Aliquippa; son, Brian Lee (Belinda "Hope") McCall, Sarver; grandchildren, Mathew and Jessica Saska, Kristy (Stefan) Sassic, and Brennen and Maura McCall; and great-granddaughter, Adelina Sassic. Friends will be received from 1 p.m. until a celebration of his life at 4 p.m. Sunday by his pastor, the Rev. Robert H. Wilson of the Zion United Methodist Church, in the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Hospital.
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Seiss, Lorraine 75

  • Born: 1939-02-02
  • Died: 2015-01-21
  • Funeral Home: Dalessandro, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Lorraine (Baker) Seiss was born Feb. 2, 1939, in Lawrenceville, and died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Butler. Lorraine loved people and gave tirelessly and selflessly to others. Whether they needed help, guidance, encouragement, a place to live or just a shoulder to lean on, there was always time to help others. She also loved gardening, music and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna (Kulbaki) Baker; her father, Clement Leo Baker; sisters, Ann Kubit, Nancy Feldbauer and Marylou Domachowski; and her brother, Clement Baker Jr. She leaves behind her husband of 34 years, Robert Seiss; and her daughters, Diane Feldbauer (Mike) Doven and Cindy Feldbauer (Carmen) Morgano; stepdaughter, Jennifer Lilly; stepson, Jack Seiss; as well as her nieces and nephews. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Butler at 46th Streets, Lawrenceville, where family and friends will gather at 9 a.m. Monday, followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association. http://www.dalessandroltd.com.
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Fayette County

Kline, Kathyrn Kitty

  • Dunbar
  • Died: 2015-01-25
  • Funeral Home: Burhans-Crouse, Dunbar | Get Directions
  • Kathryn "Kitty" Kline, of Dunbar, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Arrangements will be announced by BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, Dunbar, when completed.
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Greene County

Sumrall, Byron Slim J. 97

  • Waynesburg
  • Born: 1917-05-24
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Behm, Waynesburg | Get Directions
  • Byron J. "Slim" Sumrall, 97, of Waynesburg, formerly of Greensburg, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in the home of his daughter in Waynesburg. Slim was born May 24, 1917, in Sumrall, Miss., a son of Adolph and Audrey Sumrall. He was a twin and the last surviving member of 10 brothers and sisters. During the depression, Slim joined the CCC's and arrived in Uniontown, much to his surprise and amazement in the middle of a snowstorm. Like so many from the greatest generation, two days after Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the Navy. He spent the next 4 years in Submarines in the South Pacific. He received a presidential citation for heroism in action on the USS Jack. Slim worked for West Penn Power Co., starting as a lineman in Greensburg in 1947, retiring in 1982 as operating superintendent of the Jefferson Division. His beloved wife of 52 years, Mary Louise Heston Sumrall, preceded him in death in 2000. Also preceding him in death was a grandson, Jeffrey Kempert. Surviving are two daughters, Susan Stankewich (Joe), of New Alexandria, and Carol L. Lorentz (J.L. Goslin), of Waynesburg; a grandson, Byron J. Lorentz (Kristin); and several nieces and nephews in Mississippi and Louisiana. The family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers of Amedisys Hospice for their help and kindness. There will be no public viewing at Slim's request. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by BEHM FUNERAL HOMES INC., 182 W. High St. Waynesburg. Condolences may be offered at http://www.behmfh.com.
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Indiana County

Prola, Guerrino J. 96

  • Blairsville
  • Born: 1919-01-07
  • Died: 2015-01-23
  • Funeral Home: Shoemaker, Blairsville | Get Directions
  • Guerrino Joseph Prola, 96, of Blairsville, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Homer City, to the late Joseph and Marguerite Prola. Joe attended Blairsville High School and enlisted in the Army in December of 1941, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. After training at various Army camps, he was assigned as a combat medic to the 99th Division, A Company, and served his country for four years until his discharge in December 1945. He was involved with numerous engagements with the German forces, including one instance where he accompanied B Company on a patrol to capture a German soldier. His bravery and duty under difficult circumstances resulted in him being awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf cluster as well as the Good Conduct Medal. He served in the Battle of the Bulge, where he walked into enemy fire in order to save the life of another soldier. Because of his actions, he was awarded the Silver Star, the second highest military award a soldier can receive. During this same battle, he was struck by shrapnel yet continued to care for troops in the field and received the Purple Heart as a result of being wounded. In recent years, he received many honors for his military service, which included the True American Hero Award from John P. Murtha, U.S. Congressman, the Legion of Honor Medal awarded by the French Government, and he was inducted into Soldiers and Sailors Hall of Valor in 2014. Throughout his life, he remained active in sharing his stories with students, Boy Scouts and community members. He regularly attended the 99th Division reunions and was chosen to be a part of the PBS series, "World War II, In Their Own Words," which is now part of the Library of Congress. After returning home from the war, he started working at Torrance State Hospital. He went on to have a long career as a salesman when he began working at Walter Kidde and then moved on to McCullough Coffee. His sales career ended in 1999, when he retired at the age of 80. Joe was an active member of the United Presbyterian Church of Blairsville and served as a deacon and elder. He was a member of the Blairsville VFW Post 5821 and the Thursday afternoon poker club. He was an active member of the Blairsville Military Service Group, conducting services for his fellow veterans. He was involved with the Jaffa Temple Legion of Honor in Altoona, the Little Vets in Indiana and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was most proud of his association with the Indiana County Ballroom Dance Club, where he was a charter member and proudly held the office of president. His love of dancing remained an important part of his life and he continued to attend monthly dances. He is survived by three daughters, Kerry Dettorre (Nick), of Export, Joni McCrady (Gary), of Mt. Joy, and Dana Thompson (Bill), of Indiana, Pa. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Eric McCrady (Karen), of Mt. Joy, Jordyn McCrady, of Marietta, Nicholas Dettorre, of Export, Kelsey Thompson, of Indiana, Pa., and Sean Thompson, of Indiana, Pa.; a great-grandchild, Kirk McCrady, of Mt. Joy; a special friend, Ginny Welteroth, of Shelocta; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Victor and Chester; a sister, Frances; and his wife, Evelyn, to whom he was married for 57 years. Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at the SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME, 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in the United Presbyterian Church, Blairsville, with the Rev. Timothy R. Monroe officiating. Acacia Lodge 355 F and AM will have services at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Military services will be accorded by the Blairsville VFW Post 5821 and American Legion Post 0407. To view the online obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences, visit http://www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.
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Brashear, Patricia A.

  • San Diego, Calif.
  • Died: 2015-01-19
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  • Patricia A. (Lynch) Brashear, of San Diego, Calif., joined the angels Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Escondido, Calif. Pat was born in 1930, in Pittsburgh, but she called San Diego, Calif., her home for more than 55 years. She joined the Air Force after nursing school, but her life's career was as a devoted wife of 58 years to James E. Brashear Jr. and mother to their eight children. Pat was a sports fan, avid bowler and dedicated member of her church choir. She is survived by her children, 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Patricia's life will be celebrated in a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 1945 Illion St., San Diego. The family is grateful for the care shown to Pat by the professionals at Atria North Escondido and Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, the Cure Alzheimer's Fund or an organization of your choice that supports dementia care and research.
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McNatt, Marilyn S. 69

  • Pawleys Islans, S.C. , Formerly of Oakmont
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Marilyn Sue (Elliott) McNatt, 69, of Pawleys Island, S.C., formerly of Oakmont, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Ronald H. McNatt; son, Richard (Jody) McNatt, of Atlanta, Ga.; and daughter, Jennifer McNatt, of Salt Lake City, Utah. Marylin's grandchildren include, Emily, Tyler, Mackenzie, Sarah, Bodie, Connor, Colin and Bella. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Elliot (Ed) Spier; nephew, Brad (Stephanie) Spier; and niece, Laura (Micah) Galvas. Born in Pittsburgh, Marilyn grew up in Oakmont and graduated from Oakmont High School. She attended West Penn Hospital School of Nursing and was a registered nurse for 46 years. After living 53 years in the Oakmont community, she and her husband, Ron, retired to Pawleys Island, Along with her love of living near the ocean, Marilyn worked as a horticulture volunteer at Brookgreen Gardens. She was also a member of the Waccamaw Archaelogical Society and a member of First Baptist Church of Murrells Inlet. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. this past Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Murrells Inlet. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SVC. INC., 378 Maryland Ave. Oakmont, PA 15139, with a memorial service following visitation at 2 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, 401 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. Those who cannot attend the visitation at the funeral home are asked to go directly to church for the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Riverside Community Church, Oakmont, or Brookgreen Gardens-Murrells Inlet, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. Online condolences may be made to http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Spiher, Edward A. 81

  • Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Died: 2015-01-18
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  • Edward A. Spiher, 81, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, with his wife, Barbara, by his side. Before coming to Oakland Park, Fla., he served four years in the Navy and nine years with the Vandergrift Police Department. Ed began his career with the City of Oakland Park Police Department as a police officer, Nov. 9, 1967. Ed was promoted to the detective division in 1970 and worked as a juvenile detective and community relations officer before retiring from the city, Jan. 4, 1993. During his tenure, he received many letters and commendations from parents, school and governmental officials for his outstanding dedication to the young people of this community. To many young adults, his large stature, but gentle heart, earned him a reputation as a direct but fair man. He spent many hours, on-duty and off-duty, attending school events, counseling and lecturing students. He touched many lives, especially when he was a juvenile officer. His guidance, leadership and sense of humor will be missed. He was an "institution" in the city and, in his honor, The City of Oakland Park named a building Edward Spiher Recreation Center. He was very proud of that honor. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 South State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449. Arrangements by KRAEER FUNERAL HOME, Margate, Fla. http://www.kraeermargate.com.
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Watson, Kathleen A. 57

  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Born: 1957-03-06
  • Died: 2015-01-18
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  • Kathleen Ann (Miller) Watson, 57, of Orlando, Fla., went to rest in Heaven Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, shortly after surgery at Florida Hospital Orlando in Orlando, Fla. She was born March 6, 1957, in McKeesport, and graduated from Serra High School in 1975, where she was a varsity cheerleader and member of the homecoming court. She was the daughter of the late Joseph P. Miller and the late Margaret (Rupcic) Miller. She was a food and beverage manager who most recently worked at Walt Disney World. Mrs. Watson is survived by her husband, Jayson P. Toto; three brothers, William J. Miller, Thomas R. Miller, and Paul David Miller; her godson, Andrew David Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at BANFIELD FUNERAL HOME, in Longwood Fla.
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