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Antignani, Alfreda

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Alfreda (Sunseri) Antignani, of Hampton Township, beloved wife of the late Arthur M. Antignani, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. If desired, memorial donations may be made in her honor in support of the American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Division Inc., Southwest Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620. Arrangements have been entrusted to KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., Allison Park. http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Bernheisel, Mary Mary Lib E. 93

  • Penn Hills , Formerly of Ligonier
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Mary Elizabeth "Mary Lib" Bernheisel, 93, of Penn Hills, formerly of Ligonier, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, Bob Bernheisel, with whom she celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary April 12th. She was the mother of Mark (Cathy) Bernheisel, Nancy E. Bernheisel and John (Nancy Jo) Bernheisel; grandmother of Terry Smith, Mandy (Jamie) Weaver, Melody (Ed) Agate, Bethany (Ken) Nemit and Lindsey Bernheisel; great-grandmother of 11; also survived by many nieces, nephews and sister, Helen "H" Craig. She was preceded in death by sisters, Louise "Weedy" Horner, Sue Berger and Nancy "Nan" Ferry. Friends were received this past Friday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road at Universal Road, Penn Hills. A service was held this past Saturday in Penn Hills Alliance Church. Interment will be in Restland Memorial Park.
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Birmingham, Virginia

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-10-17
  • Funeral Home: Musmanno, McKees Rocks | Get Directions
  • Virginia "Ginnie" (Willey) Birmingham, of Pittsburgh, loving mother, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Ginnie graduated from Winchester-Thurston in 1957 and Vassar College in 1961, then earned a Masters Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1962. After starting her family, she decided she wanted to make a difference in the world and went to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. After graduation, she practiced family law and helped battered women. This led to her involvement in various women's shelters in the area. Aside from the law, Virginia was an avid bridge player, loved traveling and enjoyed spending time with her dog, Maverick. But Virginia's true passion was her family. She is survived by a sister, Julie Haase, of Dallas, Texas, who she traveled the world with; four children, Julia Lawson (James), John (Kathy), both of Pittsburgh, Beth LaBlanc (Mike), of Phoenix, Ariz., and Carolyn Smith (Gwyeth), of New York. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren who she adored more than anything, Thomas, Emilie and Alex Lawson, Maddie and Patrick Birmingham, Amy, Mika and Lucas LaBlanc and "Gigi's Final Four" Charlie, Owen, Andrew and Benjamin Smith. Funeral services are private. Arrangements are entrusted to the ANTHONY M. MUSMANNO FUNERAL HOME INC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to two foundations dear to Virginia's heart, The National Fragile X Foundation (http://www.fragilex.org) or the American Diabetes Association (http://www.diabetes.org.)
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Campbell, Michael L. 26

  • Allison Park
  • Died: 2014-10-25
  • Funeral Home: McCabe Bros., Bloomfield | Get Directions
  • Michael L. Campbell, 26, of Allison Park, died suddenly Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. He was the beloved son of Michele L. Kelly and Stephen W. Campbell; stepson of Joseph J. Kelly; stepson of Sharon Campbell; brother of Sarah, Katie and Kimberly Campbell; grandson of Margaret Langer; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Michael worked as a senior camp commissioner at Heritage Reservation in Farmington. Michael was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. He was an Eagle Scout and recipient of the James E. West Fellowship Award. He was recently nominated to the Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow. This Order recognizes those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. An only son, brother, grandson; our favorite Lego-building, boy-scouting, punk-rocking, kid-wrestling, sarcastic ginger-head. Love you. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, http://www.mccabebrothers.com, 5300 Penn Ave., Bloomfield, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Friday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Penn Campus. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Michael's name to the James E. West Fellowship Award. Please contact Carolyn.Guzik@scouting.org or call 412-325-7911.
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Caruso, Andrew Andy P. 45

  • Turtle Creek , Formerly of Forest Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Andrew P. "Andy" Caruso, 45, of Turtle Creek, formerly of Forest Hills, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Susan "Sue" (Lotz) Caruso for 16 years; loving and dear father of Sarah King and Andrew "A.J." Caruso, both at home; and brother of Betsy (late Marty) Long, of Forest Hills, and Marie Rodgers, of California. Andy was an employee of Burlington's Coat Factory in Monroeville. He was an aficionado and collector of music ranging in all genres from the 1940s and into the 21st century. Andy deeply loved his family and spending time with them, especially watching wrestling with A.J. Friends will be welcome from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday.
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Cole, Rodney W. 72

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Rodney W. Cole, of Monroeville, passed away at the age of 72 on Oct. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Bender) Cole; father of Michael J. and Traci A. Cole; brother of William Cole (Doris); uncle of Paul Connelly (Karen), Kenneth Connelly, Tina Wetmore (Adam) and Margie Connelly; and great-uncle of Chace Cole, Michael and Kristen Connelly. He was an Army Vietnam veteran. Friends were received for a memorial visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the funeral chapel. Inurnment followed at Twin Valley Memorial Park. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Dayen, Philip J. 78

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Philip J. Dayen, 78, of Gibsonia, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Patricia (Hopkins) Dayen; loving father of Sherry (Paul Santmyer) Harris and Jay (Cindy) Dayen; brother of John Dayen; and proud grandfather of Ashley and Alison Harris and Hunter Dayen. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Bakerstown United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Swineford officiating. Please meet at the church. Philip loved going to car shows and was a longtime member of the Buick Car Club of America. A lifetime member of the NRA, he also enjoyed being active in his bowling league and was a past little league umpire. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Bakerstown United Methodist Church, 5760 William Flynn Highway, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Egenlauf, Hope 27

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1987-05-02
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Hope Jordan Egenlauf, 27, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was born May 2, 1987, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown, Pa., and Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth. She is the mother of the late Dominic, Autumn, Serenity and Victoria who also lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014. Along with her parents, she is survived by her husband, Keith Egenlauf; siblings, Thomas and Lance McPherson, of Elizabeth, Dave McPherson, of McKeesport, Joseph Jordan Jr., of Elizabeth, Dominic Jordan, of Clairton, John Jordan, of McKeesport, Angelo Jordan, of Monongahela, Steve, of Sharon, and Robert Jordan, of Erie, Thomas Williams, of Elizabeth, twin sister, Charity Pawlik Curry, of Tennessee, Dawn McPherson, of Elizabeth, and Shanaya Williams, of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Egenlauf, Ronald Ed 55

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1959-03-25
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Ronald "Ed" Egenlauf, 55, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was born in McKeesport March 25, 1959, the son of the late Herman and Lena McGarrity Egenlauf. Ed was a huge Steelers fan, loved to fish and adored his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne Chisco Egenlauf; sons, Ronald (Dawn Emery) Egenlauf Jr., Jesse Egenlauf and Keith (the late Hope Jordan) Egenlauf, all of McKeesport; daughters, Amber (Justin Suprak) Egenlauf, of Boston, Pa., and Tammy Payne, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Ronald, Heather, Megan, Keith, Ashley, Kayla, Destiny and the late Dominic, Autumn, Serenity and Victoria, who also lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014; siblings, Mary Benton, of Greenock, Donna (Perry) Ackerman, Tammy Chisco, Emma (Allen) Ackerman, Herman Egenlauf and David Egenlauf, all of McKeesport; and great-grandchildren, Charm and Noah. He was preceded in death by siblings, Gary Egenlauf, Anna Egenlauf, Paula Ridge and Tom "Nick" Warman; and a great-grandchild, Cameron. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.
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Ehrlich, Helen C. 93

  • Formerly of Oakmont
  • Born: 1921-09-30
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Helen C. (Hungerman) Ehrlich, 93, formerly of Oakmont, died peacefully at home Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Lighthouse Pointe in Fox Chapel surrounded by her loved ones. Helen was the loving wife of the late Charles (Chuck) Ehrlich for 65 years. Born in the Bloomfield area of Pittsburgh Sept. 30, 1921, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Brandenstein) Hungerman and sister to nine siblings, all of whom preceded her in death. Helen was a graduate of St. Paul's Cathedral High School and received her RN from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at St. Francis hospital until children came along, when she put her nursing career on hold. Years later, with all of her children out of the nest, she returned to St. Francis to fulfill her desire to help and serve others. Helen and Chuck moved from Bloomfield to Oakmont in 1951. Her Catholic faith was central to everything in her life. She was an active member of St. Irenaeus Church in Oakmont for more than 50 years. Her pineapple upside-down cakes were legendary among the parishioners at Annual Bazaar time. She regularly worked the voting polls in Oakmont, and when she finally had some time to herself, she loved to work jigsaw puzzles, teach others how to play solitaire, and she was a master at crosswords in the daily newspaper. Her real joy was her family and extended family. Helen was first and foremost a warm, gentle, loving mother of eight, grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 10. Her kitchen table was her canvas. There was always enough food for a few more friends or relatives to come to dinner at any time. More importantly, life and love were learned from her at that table. Helen is survived by son, Ted and his wife, Lisa, of Fort Myers, Fla.; daughter, Mary Ann Speca and her husband, Gerry, of Somerville, Mass.; daughter, Geraldine Frye and her husband, Terry, of Carlsbad, N.M.; son, Bill and his wife, Debbie, of Clinton; son, Michael and his wife, Sherry, of Oakmont; daughter, Dorothy Scalise and husband, Tony, of O'Hara Township; and daughter, Nancy VanOrsdale, of Greensburg. Her daughter Helen Catherine died as an infant in 1956. Helen is also survived by 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Brian (Sharon) Ehrlich, Kristin Schell, Matt (Amy Shillady) Frye, Meghan (Mike) Conley, Camilla (Steve) Breault, Scott (Crela Rector) Frye, Ryan (Lindsay) Ehrlich, Justin Frye, Alex (Sean Franklin) VanOrsdale, PJ (Keri) Ehrlich, Mike Scalise, Jake VanOrsdale, Danielle Scalise and Stephen Scalise; and 10 great-grandchildren, Cameron and Cooper Ehrlich, Mackenzie, Annelyse and Declan Conley, Ella and Sienna Breault, Grayson and Emerson Ehrlich, and Tyler Ehrlich. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME, 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday Nov. 1 at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St Irenaeus Church, 387 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Seraphic Mass Association, In Memory of Helen C. Ehrlich, 3600 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201, or to a charity of your choice.
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Evans, Nancy J. 84

  • Ben Avon Heights
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Nancy J. Evans, 84, of Ben Avon Heights, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Raymond and Freeda Elizabeth (Schmitt) Umbarger; wife for 45 years of the late Dr. Richard Seeley Evans; loving mother of Lee Ann Bollinger (Michael), of Sewickley, and Lynn Seeley Evans, of Ohio Township, Pa.; proud grandmother of Elizabeth Bollinger Kline (Jeffrey), of Aspinwall, Julia Lewis Bollinger, of Florence, Italy, Madeline Arrott Bollinger, of Denver, Colo., Michael Patrick McGrath (Lidija), of Portland, Ore., and Matthew Richard McGrath (Dana), of Ben Avon Heights; and delighted great-grandmother of Mia Jane McGrath. She is also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Nancy was a graduate of West Newton High School, in 1948, and Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing, in 1951. She met her husband, Dick, while working as an operating room nurse at Allegheny General. They spent over 35 years living in Ben Avon Heights. Nancy took pride in raising her children and grandchildren. She nurtured a love of English history and literature, bridge and conversation. Her family appreciated her intuitive insights regarding human behavior and common sense approach to life's inevitable dilemmas. She was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights Community Club, Shannopin Country Club, and Allegheny General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202. A private interment service will be held in the West Newton Cemetery in Westmoreland County. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ben Avon Area Historical Association, 300 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15202.
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Finney, Lydia D. 96

  • Richland Township
  • Born: 1918-07-30
  • Died: 2014-10-24
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Lydia E. (Dequenne) Finney, 96, of Richland Township, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Born July 30, 1918, in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Kathyrn (Stevens) Dequenne; beloved wife of the late Harry W. Finney and loving mother of the late David Finney; and also survived by several nieces and nephews. Lydia was a member of St. Thomas in the Fields Church in Gibsonia. Private arrangements have been entrusted to KING FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., in Allison Park. If desired, memorial contributions can be made in Lydia's honor to Animal Rights or Humane Society of your choice. http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Garth, Fred Shorty 94

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Tunie, Homestead | Get Directions
  • Fred "Shorty" Garth, 94, of West Mifflin, passed away at his home Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory daughters, Bessie Bailey, of Ala., and Tina Schofield, of McKeesport; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct, 31, 2014 at New Jerusalem Holiness Church, on the corner of Soles and Stewart Street, in McKeesport, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. http://www.tuniefuneralhomeinc.com.
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Gibson Jr., Charles J. 69

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-10-25
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Charles J. Gibson Jr., 69, of Ross Township, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Rose Marie (McCarthy) Gibson; loving father of Charles J. Gibson III (Katheryn), Michael V. (Mindy) Gibson, Gregory Wrbas and Kelly (Chad) Nelson; brother of Betty Priore and the late Rene Strickler; and also survived by 10 grandchildren. Family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kidney Cancer Foundation.
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Helf, Betty M. 88

  • Dormont
  • Died: 2014-10-25
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Betty M. Helf, 88, of Dormont, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. She was the wife of the late Philip Helf; loving mother of Elaine Skalyo, Diane Dewalt and Philip Helf; also survived by eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Betty was a resident of Dormont for 57 years and recently retired to Florida. She was a Dormont school crossing guard for 47 years, crossing many generations of local children. For many years, Betty was known affectionately as "the Key Lady" at the Dormont pool. She also volunteered for the Braille Society. Friends will be welcomed 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Huff, George F. 90

  • Formerly of Fox Chapel
  • Born: 1923-11-04
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • George Franklin Huff, formerly of Fox Chapel, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Gladwyne. George, born Nov. 4, 1923, in Pittsburgh, to George Franklin and Elsa Steiner Huff, was a graduate of Peabody High School in East Liberty. He completed his coursework at Yale University in two-and-a-half years and graduated in the Class of 1945. During World War II, George served in the Pacific as an ensign aboard the USS Hovey and the USS Doyle, both high-speed minesweepers. He survived the sinking of the USS Hovey in Lingayen Gulf after aerial attacks in January 1945, and he earned the Purple Heart. In 1949, he earned his Doctor of Science from Carnegie Institute of Technology. George was Vice President of Callery Chemical Co. in Evans City, where he was the assignor of a number of patents. He was an executive of Gulf Oil Corp. in Pittsburgh and Houston, Texas, from the mid-60s until his retirement in 1980. George was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Suzanne Johnston Huff, whom he married June 17, 1950. He is survived by four children, Frederick (Leslie) Huff, of Philadelphia, Suzanne Huff (Larry) Carreker of Houston, Sarah Huff (Richard) Day, of Whitney Point, N.Y., and George F. III (Sharon) Huff, of Houston; his brother, William Steiner Huff; his sister, the Rev. Elizabeth Huff (William) Rodewald, of Pittsburgh; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. George was a kind, generous and very wise man who was often described as a gentleman and a gentle man. He was a man of honor and duty and a man of deep and abiding faith who was devoted to and who loved his family unconditionally. His family will miss him greatly. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in the chapel at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. Funeral arrangements by the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his good works with the unobtrusive humility which is the proper attribute of true wisdom. - James 3:13.
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Hurley, Edward Mick M. 84

  • Forest Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Edward M. "Mick" Hurley, 84, of Forest Hills, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Charlotte (Phipps) Hurley for 63 years. He was the loving father of Edward M. (Barbara) Hurley, of Saltsburg, and Patrick (late Deborah) Hurley, of Wilkins Township; proud grandfather of Erin (Chris) Hurley, of Colorado, Missy (Barry) MacFarlane, of Florida, Kurt Hurley, of Pittsburgh, and Kimberly Hurley, of Pittsburgh; great-grandfather of Jackson and Jameson Sciambia; and brother of Darlene "Sissy" (late John) Reardon, of Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Penelope Hurley, Katie Hayden and Judith Inquartano; brothers, David, John and William "Billy" Hurley; and also survived by nieces and nephews. Mick was a Korean War veteran, having served with the Army, and a retired supervisor for Peoples Gas in Wilkinsburg, with more than 40 years of service. He enjoyed flower gardening and blacksmithing and was a member of the Blacksmith Club of Pittsburgh. Mick was also an admirer of classic cars and took pleasure in hunting and fishing, reading and learning. Friends will be welcome 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial with military honors will follow at Restland Cemetery. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Hutter, Erin D. 48

  • North Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross | Get Directions
  • Erin Dawn "Scratchy" Hutter, 48, of the North Hills, passed away suddenly Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. She was the wife of Vincent E. Parr Jr.; daughter of Carol and the late Alfred Hutter; sister of Robin (Christian) Stein, Beth (Kenneth) Roos and Sheree (Lawrence Jr.) Lucas; also survived by four nieces and four nephews. Erin was a music teacher in the North Hills School District for 20 years. She was an accomplished musician who performed with the Butler Symphony and played violin and fiddle with local bands, including The Deliberate Strangers, Boxstep, EQ and Slim Forsythe and the Parklane Drifters. Erin will be remembered as a loving and generous person who filled our lives with her creative spirit. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1302 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. A funeral service will be held in at 11 a.m. Saturday at Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church. Everyone please meet at church. http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Indorato, Leroy S. 72

  • North Side
  • Born: 1942-01-14
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Leroy S. Indorato, M.D., 72, of the North Side, died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at his home with his loving spouse, Robert Slick, and son, David, at his side. He was a widely beloved pediatrician. Leroy, known to friends and family as "Lee" and to patients as "Dr. Lee", was born Jan. 14, 1942, in Easton, to Connie and Phil Indorato. His grandmother, "Nanna", who emigrated from Sicily to the United States, also was a very significant influence in his life. Both of Lee's parents were master tailors at Strongwear Pants Co., and although he had aspirations of becoming an architect, his mother and father persuaded him to attend medical school instead. After earning his bachelor's degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia in 1963, he attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, graduating in 1967. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He then went into private practice with several fellow residents based at West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield, where he did instrumental work in the pediatric burn unit and helped to develop the level III neonatal intensive care unit for treatment of the sickest infants. In 1972, Lee and two partners, Drs. Harold Glick and Sheldon Levine, formed GIL Pediatric Associates, with an office in the East End of Pittsburgh and a Murrysville location. It marked the beginning of what would be a successful business partnership and an extraordinary lifelong friendship for the three doctors as they worked side by side for 45 years. In that time, their practice grew to become one of the largest pediatric practices in the Pittsburgh region, and as CCP-GIL, one of the four founding members of Children's Community Pediatrics, part of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Throughout his distinguished career, Lee cared for and treated thousands upon thousands of children and adolescents, always with true compassion and the same meticulous attention to detail he applied to every aspect of his life. In an age of epidemic medical testing, he was a brilliant old-fashioned diagnostician with skilled hands, careful listening skills and an encyclopedic knowledge of pediatric medicine. His bedside manner was unfailingly warm and tender, although his patients knew better than to arrive late for an appointment. They would travel from across the tri-state area to visit Dr. Lee, many of them second and third generation families of the practice. Hundreds of parents, grandparents and children gathered (on time) to thank him for his many years of service at a retirement celebration this past June. A respected scholar, Lee was named an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a superb teacher and mentor for young doctors and medical students. He also served as the community representative on the newborn committee at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, working to ensure strong integration of pediatric physicians into the hospital's nurseries. Despite his many accomplishments, he always shunned the limelight and accolades, remaining humble at every turn. Insatiably curious with a sheer intellect, there was virtually no subject beyond Lee's knowing command, including antiques, flower arrangement and cooking. He applied the same passion he had for medicine to his culinary pursuits, and in 1981, he and Rob Slick opened Robert E. and Lee Food Co. in Shadyside. The high-end catering business and gourmet market modeled after Dean and DeLuca in New York was ahead of its time for Pittsburgh. The shop, which closed in 1993, became locally famous for its decadent "chocolate intemperance" cake and catered high-profile events such as the black-tie opening of the new Pittsburgh airport and the 50th anniversary of Fallingwater. Lee was a loving and devoted father and active grandfather. He was deeply committed to his soulmate of nearly 50 years, and he and Rob were married in 2011 in East Hampton, N.Y., where they shared a second home. In addition to Rob, Lee is survived by his son, David Indorato; grandchildren, Steven and Elizabeth Indorato; brother, Anthony Indorato; nieces and nephews, Erin, Andrea and Brian; beloved friends; and the countless children and families he cared for up until the last month of his life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at St. Peter Church of St. Peter Parish, Arch and Ridge streets, North Side. Arrangements by McCABE BROS. INC., Shadyside. Donations in his memory may be made to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, http://www.cjdfoundation.org, or to a charity of your choice.
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Jakub, Serenity J. 3

  • McKeesport
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Serenity Jade (Reny) Jakub, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at the age of 3. She was tragically taken from us too soon, along with her mother, Hope Jordan Egenlauf, her brother, Dominic, and sisters, Autumn and Victoria. We will miss her greatly. Serenity always greeted everyone with a warm smile and sometimes a hug. She loved to laugh and play. Her days spent with her brothers, Sean and Jaxen, and her cousin, Mina, were filled with messes, silly games, naps, trips to the park and movies. And she could always be found with her Dora and Boots. Serenity's life, while brief, brought much joy and happiness to those around her. We will miss her more than we can express. She is forever loved by her father, Andrew Jakub, stepmother, Rebecca Brydges, and stepfather, Keith Egenlauf, and brothers, Jaxen and Sean, who will live each day in honor of Serenity. She is cherished by her Uncle Bill, Aunt Jenn and her paternal grandmother, Veronica, and Aunt Dawn and Uncle Joey, her maternal grandmother, Ellen Gilbert Williams, and grandfather, Joseph Jordan. She was welcomed into heaven by her grandpap, Bill Jakub Jr. Please, take a moment each day to hug your children and tell them how much you love them. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery.
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Jordan, Autumn 6

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 2008-10-05
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Autumn Jordan, 6, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was born Oct. 5, 2008, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Hope Jordan Egenlauf; and sister of the late Dominic and Victoria Jordan and Serenity Jakub, who all lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014. She is survived by her father, Adam Haynes; paternal grandmother, Juanita Haynes, of Moon Township, and paternal grandfather, Adam Haynes, of Penn Hills; maternal grandparents, Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth, and Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown; uncle, Malik Haynes, and aunt, Christine Haynes, of Pittsburgh; uncles, Tom, Lance, Dave, Joe, Dom, John, Angelo, Steve, Robert and Tom; and aunts, Charity, Dawn and Shanaya. She is also survived by many great-aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Jordan, Dominic 7

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 2007-04-25
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Dominic Jordan, 7, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was born in Pittsburgh, April 25, 2007, and is the son of the late Hope Jordan Egenlauf. He is the brother of the late Autumn and Victoria Jordan and Serenity Jakub, who also lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18. He is survived by his father, Paul Schumaker; and grandparents, Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown, Pa., and Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Jordan, Victoria 2

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 2012-02-09
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Victoria "Tori" Jordan, 2, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was born Feb. 9, 2012, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Hope Jordan Egenlauf. She is the sister of the late Dominic and Autumn Jordan and Serenity Jakub, who all died in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014. She is survived by her maternal grandmother, Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth, and maternal grandfather, Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown, Pa.; and many aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Kelly Jr., Charles J. 91

  • Formerly of Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, North Hills | Get Directions
  • Charles J. Kelly Jr., 91, of Masonic Village, formerly of Gibsonia, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was the beloved husband of A. Margaret Kelly and the late Kathleen Kelly; loving father of Richard C. Kelly (Roberta), C. Reed Brinkman (Paula Hansen) and Phyllis Chavlovich (Nicholas); brother of the late James F. Kelly; grandfather of Kirsten, Ethan, Nicole, Ryan, Meghan and Andrea; and great-grandfather of Harrison. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary Church, Glenfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Kissane, Antoinette

  • Formerly of East McKeesport
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Antoinette Kissane, of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of East McKeesport, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. She was a daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Zywar) Gosik; beloved wife of 46 years to William "Buddy" Kissane; cherished mother of Dr. Nicole "Nikki" (Dr. Lawrence Lee) Kissane; loving grandmother of Alexandra "Lexi" Kissane Lee; sister of Phyllis (George) Dippold and Bernadette (Mark) Sablofski; sister-in-law of Elizabeth (Robert) Bachy and the late Judith Hames; also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. Toni was an art teacher in Fairfax County, Va., for 34 years. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332. Service at 9 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church, North Huntingdon.
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Kleiner, Gebhard F. 84

  • Indiana Township
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Gebhard F. Kleiner, 84, of Indiana Township, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Renee Arturo; loving father of Renee Michelle (Timothy) Wagner; cherished grandfather of Ryan and Kyle Wagner; and is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Geb developed Alpine Village and was founder and president of Alpine Pools Inc. His passion in his life was spending time with family, business and gardening. A private family visitation and service was held at the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall, followed by entombment at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to National Parkinsons Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 3468 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
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Kloes Sr., Donald A. 79

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-12-27
  • Funeral Home: Simons, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Donald A. Kloes Sr., 79, of McCandless, formerly of Avalon, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Irma L. Kloes; father of Sandra M. (Ronald) Horner, Kimberly J. (Gary) Ross, Donald A. (Lynne) Kloes Jr. and Amy Jo (Michael) Giammanco; brother of Richard (Sue) Kloes; and grandfather of Jessica (Jason) Horner-Heckman, Rachel Horner, Mathew and Benjamin Ross, Michaela Kloes, Julia and Allison Giammanco and Miranda Nawoczynski. Donald was a leader for the Boy Scouts of America and involved in youth ministries at Green Stone United Methodist Church. Friends received from noon until the time of services at 2 p.m. Friday at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Southwest Region 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. http://www.simonsfuneralhome.com.
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Lenart, Stanley W. 91

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Stanley W. Lenart, 91, of North Versailles, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was a World War II Navy veteran and retired from Fisher Body. He loved fishing, working in his wood shop, enjoyed doing things for others and was all about family. He was a son to the late Walter and Julia (Mysilwiec) Lenart; husband of the late Pauline (Scheffler) Lenart; beloved father of Cecelia (Dennis) Sedlock, Kathleen (John) Sada and David (Mary Jo) Lenart; dear gradfather of John (Rachel) Sada, Donald Sada, Timothy Sada, Daniel Sedlock and Kylie Sedlock; great-grandfather of Nora Hope Sada; and brother of the late Stella Kostkas, Sophie Arendas, Mary Billy, Josephine Eastman, Joseph Lenart, Chester Lenart and Walter Lenart. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Joanne Smail; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial and noon in St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment with military honors will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
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Maggio, Pamela C. 62

  • Plum Borough
  • Born: 1952-07-16
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Dolence, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Pamela Christine Maggio, of Plum Borough, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. She was born July 16, 1952, to Donald and Dorothy (Redinger) Youngker. She was a great lover of animals. Survivors include her husband, James Crawford, of Plum; a son, Michael Youngker; brothers, Donald (Susie) Youngker and David (Mary Beth) Youngker; and a sister, Sandy (Mark) Squillace and Mother Dorothy (Dolly) Youngker. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Youngker. Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the STEPHEN P. DOLENCE Jr. FUNERAL HOME INC., 1519 Renton Road (Plum Borough). Services and interment were private for the convenience of the family.
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McGough, Jane 93

  • Shadyside
  • Born: 1921-02-07
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Jane (Fitzpatrick) McGough, 93, of Shadyside, departed this life Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, a day after she had a stroke, surrounded by loved ones while enjoying the Steelers-Colts game with family. Born Feb. 7, 1921, in Pittsburgh, to Laurette (Holland) Fitzpatrick and Hugh Regis Fitzpatrick, she was the loving and beloved mother of Jane Ellen Cheney, W. Thomas McGough Jr. (Rebecca Frazier), Hugh Fitzpatrick McGough (Kris Rust) and the late Marita McGough. She is survived by six devoted grandchildren, Emily Ann McGough, Allyn Cheney III, Lena Jane Cheney, Walter T. McGough III (Annie Cardi), Trevor Fitzpatrick Raebeck Carb and Olivia Astrid Huntley Carb; and numerous adoring nieces and nephews. Jane joins in heaven, her husband of 46 years, Walter Thomas "Bud" McGough, Esq., who died in 1996 after a 60-year career at Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay. Jane and Walter were mentors and friends to generations of Reed Smith lawyers, staff and their families. Jane also joins in heaven her treasured sister and brother, Rita Fitzpatrick Gumbert and Robert O'Donnell. Jane grew up in Squirrel Hill, but remained attached to her father's Irish immigrant roots in Terra Alta, W.Va. She was a graduate of St. Philomena Grade School, Taylor Allderdice High School and Chatham College. She was widowed during World War II when Army Lt. Edward E. "Ted" Ludwig Jr., her Taylor Allderdice sweetheart, was killed in Europe just a year after their marriage. During this period, Jane earned a Master of Education from the University of Pittsburgh and taught at Emsworth Elementary School and Shadyside Academy Junior School. Jane first knew Walter McGough as a friend of her brother, Bob, at Central Catholic High School. Jane and Walter were reunited at a Newman Club Dance after Walter returned from war service in the Air Force and they were married on Thanksgiving Day in 1950. Jane and Walter began family life at 127 LaCrosse Street in Edgewood before moving to 125 Bayard Place in Shadyside. Jane was a mother to many children beyond her own brood and a friend to the friendless, opening her arms and her home to all. Jane had a gift for making and keeping friends, and for bringing into the circle any person who might feel excluded. She was an early volunteer at the Irene Kaufmann Settlement/Hill House, and was active all her life with The Children's Home of Pittsburgh. Jane was a member of the College Club, the Ross Mountain Club and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. She was a loyal parishioner at St. Paul Cathedral. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St., http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at St. Paul Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to The Children's Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center, 5324 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or to Chatham University Advancement, Beatty House, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.
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Nehilla, Sondra E. 80

  • East Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Sondra E. (Larson) Nehilla, 80, of East Pittsburgh, a resident of Bessemer Terrace Manor, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was the wife of the late Raymond Nehilla; loving mother of Mark Nehilla Sr., of Swissvale, David (Jan) Nehilla, of Forest Hills, and Ronald (Diane) Nehilla, of Ford City; proud grandmother of Mark Nehilla Jr. and Jared Baker; and great-grandmother of four. Sondra was a devoted mother and homemaker, who volunteered with many of her children's activities as they were growing up. She also had worked for the election polls in Ambridge and served as a waitress at The Maple Restaurant in Ambridge. Sondra loved people, loved a celebration and loved to dance. Friends are welcome 11 a.m. Saturday to a memorial Mass in St. Maurice Church. Interment will follow at Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Memorial donations may be made to Community Life, 1305 Fifth Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Nipaver, Jerome J. 60

  • Shaler , Formerly of Belle Vernon
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Jerome J. Nipaver, 60, of Shaler, formerly of Belle Vernon, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jean C. (Conrad); loving father of Jennifer (Cory Garone) Nipaver and Justin J. (Courtney) Nipaver; stepfather of Jesse Parker; brother of Judy (Hubert Maxwell) Williamson and Doris Vacilla; son of the late Joseph F. and Genevieve J. Nipaver; grandfather of Leila Suarez, Madison and Maci; uncle of Sheri, Renee, Desiree, Laura and Danny; great-uncle of Robert, Deidre, TJ, Misty, Raymond, Billy, Brian, Joey and the late Julia; brother-in-law of Robert (Heather) Conrad; and is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the North Hills Community Baptist Church, 7801 Thompson Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Professional services are trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.
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Petrick, Nedra 86

  • Penn Hills
  • Born: 1927-11-04
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Gross, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Nedra (Doyle) Petrick, 86, of Penn Hills, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was born Saturday, Nov. 4, 1927, in Camden, in West Mifflin. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lavada Doyle; and twin sister, Nada Bekavac. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Petrick. She is survived by her daughter, Jan (Steve) Burke, of Carlsbad, Calif.; son, Jeff (Barb) Petrick, of Penn Hills; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was a frequent volunteer at the Penn Hills Senior Center and Penn Hills Service Association and never passed up an opportunity to dance. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday only in WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 11735 Frankstown Road at Rodi Road, Penn Hills. Final viewing will be 10:15 a.m. Saturday followed by a 10:30 a.m. funeral service. Interment is to follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Monroeville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be acknowledged to Bethany Hospice Memorial Fund, 6 Parkway Center, 875 Greentree Road, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.
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Polak, Dorothy 84

  • Munhall , Formerly of West Mifflin
  • Born: 1929-11-17
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Dorothy (Monzak) Polak, of Munhall, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the age of 84. Dorothy was born Nov. 17, 1929, to her late parents George and Mary Monzak. She is survived by her beloved niece and goddaughter, Lynda Duffy, who will sorely miss her "Ninnie." She is also survived by her son, Michael (Cathy) Polak; her brother, George (Bernice) Monzak; and daughter-in-law, Dauna Polak. She was the proud mother of her recently deceased son, Edward Polak, and sister of the late Georgina Duffy. She is loved by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephew. Dorothy was the president of the Christian Mothers' of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Homestead. Mrs. Polak also was the secretary for the St. Michael's Parish as well as the St. Maximilian Kolbe parish in the early years. In addition, Dorothy organized the "BINGO" games at St. Therese Plaza where she was a resident for many years. Dorothy was known for her cooking and baking. However, her ethnic Slovak cooking was of legendary portions. During the Christmas holiday, she would prepare haluski, potato haluski, mushroom soup, paska bread and various other ethnic dishes. Her stuffed cabbage and chicken and dumplings were known for folk's extra helpings. Mrs. Polak's nutrolls and apricot cookies were a thing of beauty. These foods and the recipes were passed down proudly to Dorothy by her late mother, Mary "Bubba" Monzak. Mrs. Polak's viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME, 3501 Main St., Munhall. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Maximilian Kolbe church in Homestead. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 363 W. 11th Ave. Ext., Homestead, PA 15120. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Reno, Peter A. 91

  • West Mifflin , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1923-10-16
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Peter A. Reno, 91, of West Mifflin, formerly of McKeesport, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was born Oct. 16, 1923, in Glassport, a son of the late John and Rose Reno. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert "Jack" Reno; and sisters, Amelia Antico, Edith Donnachie, Julia Herman and Virginia Zak. An Army World War II Air Corp veteran, serving with the 7th AAF, he was a retired employment relations representative for the Pennsylvania State Department of Labor and Industry. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport and the West Mifflin AARP. Surviving are his wife, Patricia L. Taber Reno; a son, David (Elizabeth) Reno, of Mesa, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Corpus Christi Church. Entombment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. http://www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Russo, Helen A. 76

  • East Oakmont
  • Born: 1938-08-12
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Gross, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Helen A. (Homison) Russo, 76, of East Oakmont, passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 12, 1938, to the late Stephen and Anna Homison, in Lawrenceville. She is survived by her sisters, Eleanor Galvin, Dolores Drost, Teresa Orban, Anne Tabrosky, Rita Tolusciak, Barbara Vidra and Bernie Vidra. Helen was married in 1959 and is survived by her husband, William Russo Jr. She was the beloved mother of Daniel (Sharon) Russo, Sandra (David) Cardinale, Renee' (Michael) Rihn, Linda (Kevin) Walker, Kenneth (Sherri) Russo and the late Kevin William Russo; grandmother of Michael Hyde, Adam (Emily) Hyde, Kelly (William) Crankshaw, Andrea Cardinale, Jacquelin Walker, William Walker, Vanessa Russo, Morgan and Sean Rihn; and great-grandmother of Sophia Hyde and Wyatt Crankshaw. Her most recent interests were traveling to Florida for the winter with her husband, Bill, where they enjoyed the warmth of the sun, good food, great friends, bonfires and the beach. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road), Penn Hills. Funeral prayers at 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Church, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington, 15068. In lieu of flowers, contributions acknowledged to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
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Schorr, Rev. W. David 66

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1947-11-10
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Rev. W. David Schorr, 66, a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in UPMC McKeesport. He was born Nov. 10, 1947, in McKeesport, son of the late Walter C. and Florence (Galata) Schorr. He attended elementary School at St. Joseph's in Duquesne and High School at Bishop's Latin School. He received his BA from Duquesne University in 1969 and his MA from St. Francis Seminary in Loretto in 1973. He was ordained May 5, 1973, by Bishop Vincent M. Leonard at St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh. He was the parochial vicar at the Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Pittsburgh, from 1973 to 1978, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Pittsburgh, from 1978 to 1980, and Holy Innocents Parish, Pittsburgh, from 1980 to 1984. From 1984 to 1989, he served as parish administrator at St. Helen Parish in Roosevelt, Utah. He was pastor at Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh from 1989 to 2008, and was currently serving as pastor at St. Rita Parish in Whitaker and Resurrection Parish in West Mifflin. He also served as the Youth Affairs representative at the North Side Deanery from 1976 to 1980. He was a recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bishop's Latin School and the Cardinal Wright Award. He was the brother of Patricia L. Schorr, of White Oak, Theodore (Donna) Schorr, of Vandalia, Ohio, Jeanne Estep, of White Oak, and Martin G. (Terri Jo) Schorr, of White Oak. He is also survived by his adopted son, Joseph Fox, and his family of Idaho; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, and from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer funeral director. Translation to Resurrection Church, West Mifflin, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, by Bishop David A. Zubik at Resurrection Church. Burial will follow in the Priest Plot at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bishop's Latin School Alumni Association, c/o Diocese of Pittsburgh, 111 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Smallwood, Robert H. 74

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Robert H. Smallwood, 74, of Shaler Township, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He was the son of the late Albert and Wilma Smallwood; beloved husband of Sue Smallwood; loving father of Brian (Susan) Smallwood and Jason (Joy) Smallwood; and dear grandfather of Allison, Victoria, Emma, Zoe and Gavin. He is also survived by his twin brother, Al Smallwood; two brothers-in-law, Denny (Joyce) and Steve (Kathy) Weber; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or http://www.alz.org/pa.
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Snyder, Lila

  • Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Lila Rosenthal Snyder, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Boca Raton, Fla. Beloved wife of the late Mervin A Snyder, she is survived by her loving children, Amy (David) Carples and Barry; four grandchildren, Michael and Seth Gitner, Zachary and Sydney Snyder; and her sister, Audrey Reichblum. Lila was a graduate of Winchester Thurston and Finch College. In the 1970s, she and her dear friend, Joan Benjamin, founded "Loot", a successful gift store in Shadyside. She leaves a legion of friends and relatives of all ages who will miss her wit, warmth, wisdom and spirit. Services at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside. Visitation one hour prior to services (noon to 1 p.m.). Interment at West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. In lieu of flowers, please honor Lila by making a donation to the Mervin and Lila Snyder Foundation, c/o Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. http://www.schugar.com.
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Stephenson, Joanne 85

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Joanne Wentz Stephenson, 85, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. She is survived by her four children, Tom W. Stephenson (Juanita), Kate Stephenson, Jean R.S. Blair (Bruce) and Rob R. Stephenson Jr.; and seven grandchildren, Robert Blair, Ragan Todd, Daniel Todd, Nicholas Blair, Athena Blair, Ragan Stephenson and Brooks Stephenson. Joanne was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Pittsburgh, and educated at The Ellis School, The Baldwin School and Wellesley College where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She married Rob Stephenson of Knoxville, Tenn., in 1951. Over the years, they lived in Knoxville, Massena, N.Y., Port Lavaca, Texas, and since 1969, Oakmont. She was widowed in 1978. After her youngest child started school, she began a long affiliation with the Allegheny Chapter of the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC), located on Pittsburgh's Northside. While working at ARC, she published workbooks to help the developmentally disabled transition from institutional living to independent living. Joanne retired from ARC Allegheny in 1992 to travel. A trip to Nepal in 1990 had led her to build and fund a school in the remote mountain village of Nepal, and she devoted the rest of her life to encouraging and supporting education and development in the village. She also sponsored numerous Nepali college students both in Kathmandu and at Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh. In addition to workbooks for the developmentally disabled, Joanne published two books about her experiences in Nepal and several children's books, particularly in collaboration with Wellesley classmate and illustrator Helene Horner Welles. Joanne was a member of Ross Mountain Park Club and Oakmont United Methodist Church. The family will receive visitors between 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the North Mausoleum in The Homewood Cemetery at 1599 South Dallas Ave., Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to FINCA International, 1201 15 St. NW, Washington DC, 20005, Pro-Literacy Worldwide, 104 Marcellus St., Syracuse, NY 13204, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or Ross Mountain Endowment Fund, 1910 Cochran Road, Manor Oak One, Suite 380, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-1205. Online condolences may be made to http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Wilhoit, James R. 82

  • Verona
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • James Robert Wilhoit, 82, of Verona, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Wilhoit; his children, Brenda Lee (Corky) Schmidt, Bonnie Lee (Anthony) Lapiana, Beth Ann Ferguson and James R. (Christel) Wilhoit II; also survived by his grandchildren, Mark, Brittany, Brock, Austin, Sabrina, Armand, Jacob and Laila Grace; great-grandchildren, Garrett and Madison; and his siblings, Della Zavodnick, Nancy Harvey and Ruth Vicker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Polly Wilhoit; and siblings, Edna Wagner, Eva Shones, Alberta Pershina, Mary Krampe, Dorothy Richards and Millard Kelly Jr. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, where a blessing service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Online condolences may be made at http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Zielinski Jr., Paul A. 79

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Paul Zielinski Jr., 79, of Scott Township, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 36 years of A. Marilyn (Moore) Zielinski; devoted father of Kenneth (Marlene), of Sebastian, Fla., Kathleen Seale, of Baldwin, and Michelle (Jeff) Getchell, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; brother of Richard (Leslie) Zielinski; and grandfather of seven. Paul was a proud Marine having served in the Korean War and retired after 25 years as pipefitter-welder with Exxon. He was an active member of Pittsburgh Baptist Church and was a volunteer at the Baptist Home aiding in the one on one specialty care of Alzheimer patients. Paul's true passion was providing joy and laughter for all. Friends will be welcomed from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon Saturday, until time of services at noon. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to Pittsburgh Baptist Church, 3100 Pioneer Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Westmoreland County

Appleby, Barbara L. 76

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1938-05-05
  • Died: 2014-10-24
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Barbara Lee Appleby, 76, of Jeannette, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at her residence. She was born May 5, 1938, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Joseph and Bernadette Gess Gurksnis. Barbara was a secretary for the former Jeannette Chamber of Commerce and most of her life devoted to the role of a dedicated military wife, supporting her husband and family. In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Retired Major Robert M. Appleby, in 2001; a daughter, Debra M. Ellison; a brother, John Gurksnis; and three sisters, Virginia Redding, Mona Rager and Helen Sistek. She is survived by two daughters, Vicki L. Bentley and husband, James, of Winchester, Va., and Tammy Fulk, of Chester, Va.; a son, Michael Appleby and wife, Dawn, of Irwin; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Lucille Gurksnis, of Greensburg; brothers-in-law, Robert Rager, of North Huntingdon, William Redding, of Jeannette, William Appleby and Richard Hyatt, both of Greensburg, and Gavin Appleby, of Atlanta, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
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Balinsky, Frances L. 71

  • Wegley
  • Born: 1943-10-28
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Frances L. (Dzatko) Balinsky, 71, of Wegley, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Crest Personal Care Home, New Alexandria. She was born Oct. 28, 1943, in Shafton, a daughter of the late John V. Dzatko and Sophie Kroll Dzatko, and stepdaughter of the late Anna (Pushkar) Dzatko. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Balinsky; her son, Joseph D. Feola, who died six weeks ago; her brother, John M. Dzatko; nephew, John D. Dzatko; and brother-in-law, Calvin Taylor. She is survived by her stepson, Gary Balinsky, of Niceville, Fla.; two sisters, Louise Taylor, of Normangee, Texas, and Margaret Semonik, of Irwin; sister-in-law, Donna Dzatko, of Tempe, Ariz.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Frances had numerous jobs throughout her lifetime. She was a loving wife, mother, stepmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. At Frances' request, there will be no viewing. WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Bernabo, Lois G. 79

  • Formerly of Bolivar
  • Born: 1935-05-07
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Mccracken J Paul Funeral, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Lois G. Bernabo, 79, of Queens, N.Y., formerly of Bolivar, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in North Shore University Hospital. She was born May 7, 1935, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Anthony Bernabo and Dorinda Muir Bernabo. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed as a social worker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David R. Bernabo, in 2014. She is survived by three sisters, Janet Marsh, of Bolivar, Judy Lichtenfels, of Robinson, and Valli (Bill) Peterson, of Stoneboro, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends were received at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where her life was celebrated with the Rev. Dr. J. Paul McCracken officiating. Interment followed in the Bolivar Westview Cemetery, Bolivar. To sign the online guestbook or to send condolences to the family, please visit: http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Breegle, Celeste A. 42

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1972-06-18
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Celeste A. (Bileck) Breegle, 42, of West Newton, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born June 18, 1972, in Greensburg, a daughter of Hilda (Kahler) Bileck and the late Bernard Bileck. Celeste was a member of Holy Family Church, West Newton, where she was a Faith Formation aide. She supported her husband's membership in the Stephen Bayard Lodge No. 526 F and AM. Celeste was generous and helpful to everyone, always willing to lend a hand. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband of 22 years, Stuart E. Breegle; a brother, Bernard Bileck Jr. and wife, Lynn; a sister, Coreen Goetz and husband, Gary; nieces and nephews, Ryan Kelley and wife, Katie, Andrew Kelley, Noel Kelley, Nicholas Bileck, Alyssa Bileck and Kristen Bileck; her father-in-law, Eugene Breegle; her brothers-in-law, Chris and Jeff Breegle; and her beloved dog, Chief. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Scott Bileck. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Church. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Breznik, Frank R.

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Frank R. "Red" Breznik, of Murrysville, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He was a local home builder and general contractor for many years. Frank is survived by his wife, Verda Thompson Breznik; two daughters, Penny (David) Cole and Dr. Trudy Breznik; four grandchildren, Stephanie Molina, Henry "Booder" (Lydia) Hill, Niki Goldman and James Goldman; two great-grandchildren, Enzo and Zoey; three sisters, Lois "Babe" Perich, Betty Britz and Emily Thomas; and many nieces and nephews. Frank was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Robert Breznik. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Emmanuel Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ, Hills Church Road, Export, with the Rev. Joseph Hedden officiating. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Brunner, Frances M.

  • New Kensington , Formerly of Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Frances Marie (Brocato) Brunner, of New Kensington, formerly of Oakmont, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was born August 24, in Oakmont, a daughter of the late Helen (Zalar) and Samuel Brocato. Her spirit will be carried on by her beloved husband, Frank J. Brunner; seven children, Teresa (Bruce) Davidson, Joseph (Nancy) Sorch, Steven (Robin) Sorch, Jennifer (Bill) Goss, Heather (James) Nickman, Kristin (Laurent) Brunner and Krissy (N. Harindra) Vedala; one stepson, Frank J. (Jackie) Brunner; six grandchildren, Adam Davidson, Dylan, Cody, Alexa, Emilee Sorch and one baby on the way; two step-grandchildren, Lauren Brunner and Melissa Anderson; two surviving brothers, Charles (Rene) Brocato and Rodney (Kelli) Metzgar; two surviving sisters, Jackie (Brian) Charlton and Shelly Babinsack; and many other friends and relatives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law, Charlotte and Frank Brunner; grandsons, Steven and Samuel Sorch; and sisters, Sharon Kent and Deborah Ciarelli. We have all been so blessed to have this beautiful, charismatic and compassionate woman be part of our lives for this duration of time. She has truly captivated the hearts of many people who were fortunate enough to have known her. Her gracious love and all the special memories of her will continue to fill up our hearts for the rest of years to come. She is and will continue to be so dearly missed by her family and friends, especially her Gettysburg friends. Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. A blessing service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the conclusion of the visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Relay for Life, c/o 528 9th St., Oakmont, PA 15139.
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Clair, Alton L. 98

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1916-02-16
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Davis, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Alton L. Clair, 98, of Greensburg, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Hempfield Manor. Born Feb. 16, 1916, in Jeannette, he was a son of the late Oscar and Edna Leonard Clair. Prior to his retirement in 1996, he was the owner of Clair Plumbing and Heating Co. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army, and took great pride in serving under Gen. George Patton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances V. Byrd Clair; daughter, Tammy Dwork; stepson, Dennis F. McLaughlin; and brother, Carl W. Clair. He is survived by two sons, Carl and wife, Jean Clair, of Greensburg, and William and fiancee, Lisa Vandervort, of Greensburg; two daughters, Carol and husband, Robert Beers, of North Carolina, and Donna Marshall and husband, Thomas Dennie, of Indiana; two stepsons, Patrick and wife, Karen McLaughlin, of Irwin, and Joseph McLaughlin; all his grandchildren, including Sheryl Amos, of Armbrust; and many great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in Covenant Care Ministries, 533 Sidney St., Greensburg, with Pastor Almon Birt officiating. Interment in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Arrangements by ROBERT B. DAVIS II FUNERAL HOME, Greensburg. The family requests donations to the Robert B. Davis II Funeral Home, 29 Division Ave., Greensburg, PA 15601.
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Darr, John W. 90

  • Laughlintown
  • Born: 1924-09-29
  • Died: 2014-10-25
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • John W. Darr, 90, of Laughlintown, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at his home surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. He was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Ligonier, a son of the late Russell and Nettie (Stern) Darr. Prior to his retirement in 1986, he had been employed by Kennametal for more than 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Air Force. His memberships include Calvary United Methodist Church, where he had served on church council, was a lay leader and taught Sunday school. He was also a member of the Ligonier VFW No. 734, American Legion No. 267, the Ligonier Valley Veteran's Honor Guard, the Laughlintown Protective Association and had been the overseer of the Laurel Hill Cemetery for more than 30 years. John was a man of God who honored his Lord daily by the life he lived. His greatest love in life was always his family who all brought him great joy. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Alice Spoor, Ethel Wagner and Ann Carlson; and three brothers, Lincoln "Abe", Wilbert "Wib" and Donald Darr. John is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Betty J. Ream Darr; three children, Jody (J. Dick) Love, of New Florence, Laurie (William) Shaulis, of Somerset, and John W. (Christy) Darr Jr., of Kane; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Maxine Dortic, of Albany, N.Y.; a brother, Richard Darr, of Austin, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to mention and thank their dear neighbors, Jody and Mary McLean, who helped in so many ways. Friends were received this past Monday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 East Main St., Ligonier. A service to celebrate John's life was held this past Tuesday at Calvary United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Joshua Ricketts and the Rev. Ardyth Hill co-officiating. The Ligonier Valley Honor Guard honored John with a service this past Monday. Interment followed in the Laurel Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made in John's memory to Calvary United Methodist Church or to Bethlen Hospice. To sign the online guestbook or to send a condolence to the family, please visit http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Frye, Gladys E. 99

  • Formerly of Congruity
  • Born: 1915-01-17
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Gladys E. Frye, 99, of Williams Bay, Wis., formerly of Congruity, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Williams Bay, Wis. She was born Jan. 17, 1915, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles P. and Edith C. (Bleich) Allenbaugh. She had been a member of Congruity Presbyterian Church, where she had served as the church organist for 40 years. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. "Gene" Frye; and a son, Gary P. Frye. She is survived by a son, Robert A. Frye and his wife, Kay, of Florida; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. There will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Gladys' life at 11 a.m. Friday in Congruity Presbyterian Church, New Alexandria, with the Rev. H. Clifton Foster officiating. Private interment Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Greensburg, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congruity Presbyterian Church, 136 Fenneltown Road, New Alexandria, PA 15670. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Hickle, David A. 64

  • Wyano
  • Born: 1950-02-19
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • David A. Hickle, 64, of Wyano, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. He was born Feb. 19, 1950, in Steubenville, Ohio, a son of Ruth (Thomas) Hickle and the late Charles Hickle. David was a veteran of the Navy and was a member of the American Legion of Smithton, and Dormont-Whitehall Lodge No. 684 Free and Accepted Masons. For many years, he was active with the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Debbie Hickle; three children, D.J. Hickle and wife, Kate, Jeremy Hickle and Matthew Hickle; two grandchildren, Ashley and Keira; a brother, Tom Hickle; and a sister, Susan Hickle. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Hickle. Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY Jr. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services were held at 1 p.m. Friday. Interment followed in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. A Masonic service was held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, please specify for melanoma. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Hornock, Stephen R. 84

  • New Alexandria
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Stephen R. Hornock, 84, of New Alexandria, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born in Salem Township, son of George Hornock and Anna Balik. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Mike; and a sister, Mary Pacienza. He is survived by his wife, Joan; and a son, Joseph Hornock; two daughters, Sue Watt and husband, Jim, and Sally Watt and husband, Jerry, all of New Alexandria; grandchildren, Holly Shafer and Dustin, Rebecca, Stephen, Jeff and Jesse; brothers, George, John (Peggy) and James; and sister, Anna Marie Suman (Jerry). He retired from Kennametal. Steve was a member of St. James Church, New Alexandria. He was a member of the Army during the Korean Conflict. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington Sts., New Alexandria. http://www.newhousefuneralhome.com. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in St. James Catholic Church of New Alexandria with Monsignor Larry J. Kulick J.C.L. Pastor of St. James Church as Celebrant. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, New Alexandria. Military honors will be accorded by the Blairsville Military Service Group. The family would like to thank the firemen, EMT's and the hospital for their loving care of Steve.
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Huemme, Patricia A. 84

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1930-08-08
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Patricia A. (Chupa) Huemme, 84, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 8, 1930, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Peter and Susan Chupa. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an office manager for Sharky's Restaurant in Latrobe. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin and the Christian Mothers/Women's Guild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Huemme, in 1996; a son, Donald Huemme; a great-grandson, Luke Huemme; and seven brothers and sisters. Surviving are five children, Robert Huemme, of Unity, Jeannette Louise Hamilton and husband, Paul, of North Huntingdon, Denise Donnelly, of North Huntingdon, Richard Huemme, of New Hampshire, and Mary Pat Goehring and husband, Randy, of North Huntingdon; 15 grandchildren, Christi Lynn, Brad, Patrick, Jonathan, Jackie, Matthew, Mark, Eric, Courtney, Nicole, Katelyn, Kyle, Grace, Zachary and Julien; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received Tuesday and Wednesday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Kalp, Lloyd Nook D. 97

  • Pleasant Unity
  • Born: 1917-08-19
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Lloyd D. "Nook" Kalp, 97, of Pleasant Unity, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born Aug. 19, 1917, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Charles R. and Nellie (Blank) Kalp. He served with the Army in Europe during World War II with the 95th Engineering Regiment. Nook was a member of Latrobe Presbyterian Church and Masonic Lodge No. 518, Greensburg. Prior to retirement, he and his wife owned and operated Pleasant Unity Appliance from 1946 through 1989. Nook was also an avid farmer who raised quarter horses and beef cattle. In retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling with family and friends, especially to Hawaii. He always looked forward to visits from his great-grandchildren, special time with Tony, Emma and Andrew. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth G. (Harr) Kalp, whom he married June 5, 1946; two brothers, Leroy and Wayne Kalp; and four sisters, Luella Ford, Grace Whipkey, Laura Keck and Loretta Kalp. He is survived by three children, Karen K. Pultz and husband, Barney, of Fort Myers, Fla., Douglas W. Kalp and wife, Jayne, and Randy L. Kalp and his girlfriend, Debra Wise, all of Pleasant Unity; four grandchildren, Holly Patsy and husband, Anthony, Heather Nold and husband, Jeff, Dr. Hope McDowell and husband, Shane, and Dr. Matthew D. Kalp; six great-grandchildren, Tony, Emma and Andrew Patsy and Erin, Molly and T.J. McDowell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity. Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday in Unity Chapel, 114 Chapel Lane, Latrobe, with the Rev. Clark R. Kerr officiating. Please go directly to the chapel. Private interment will be in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. Greensburg Masonic Lodge No. 518 will hold a service at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Laurel Faith in Action, P.O. Box 854, Latrobe, PA 15650. http://www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Kerr, Robert G. 82

  • Donegal
  • Born: 1932-05-04
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Donegal | Get Directions
  • Robert G. Kerr, 82, of Donegal, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 4, 1932, in Ronco, a son of the late James R. and Clara E. Weedy Kerr. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Roadman-White American Legion Post 941 and Masonic Lodge 331 F and AM. Robert is a veteran of the Air Force and served as the mayor of Donegal for 29 years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Louise Cunningham Kerr; three children, Robin (John) Meyer, Bobby (Patricia) Kerr and Holly Kerr; five grandchildren, Jake and Jordan Ferranto, Joshua (Meredith) King, Chris (Tara) Meyer and Justin ( Miranda) Meyer; four great-grandchildren, Brynlee, Emily, Natalie and Noah; two special friends, Hailey and Alyssa; sister, Judy Abraham; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Keith Deckinger officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 144, Donegal, PA 15628. Arrangements by L. BOYD SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Donegal.
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Kist, Dorothy J. 95

  • Derry
  • Born: 1919-06-15
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Jane Kist, 95, of Derry, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born June 15, 1919, in Altoona, a daughter of the late Adolph and Regina M. Shaffer Sabathne. Dorothy was a member of St. Joseph Church in Derry where she was a Eucharistic Minister and had taught CCD and belonged to the Rosary Altar Society. She retired from Torrance State Hospital. For many years, she belonged to the Derry Business and Professional Association and had volunteered at Latrobe Hospital and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. In her younger years she was a former Cub Scout and Girl Scout Leader. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Kist; a son, Daniel Kist IV; two daughters, Regina Nolle and Mary M. Kurnocik; son-in-law, Stephen Kurnocik; and her two brothers, Henry A. and Charles A. Sabathne. Dorothy is survived by her son, Charles A. Kist (Ginger), of Erie; six grandchildren, Ryan, Daniel, Jamie, Mallory, Timothy and Rachel; two great-grandchildren, Jaiden Glus and Evan Faison; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the MCCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Stephen C. West as celebrant. Interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery, Altoona. The Altar Rosary Society will recite the Rosary at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Knight, Nancy C. 71

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1942-11-13
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Nancy C. Shorthouse Knight, 71, of Irwin died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in the Forbes Regional Campus, Monroeville. She was born Nov. 13, 1942, a daughter of the late Paul and Eleanor (Mildon) Shorthouse. Nancy was retired from the former Parkville Bank in Monroeville, having worked in the IRA Department. She was a member and deacon of New Hope Presbyterian Church in North Huntingdon and their Women's Glow Girls. Nancy was a member and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Irwin chapter 400, and also a member of the North Irwin Red Hat Group. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Mildon. Surviving is a son, Shawn Knight and his wife, Elizabeth, of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday in New Hope Presbyterian Church, North Huntingdon, with the Rev. John Pressler officiating. Interment will follow in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Eastern Star service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Norwin Area Meals on Wheels, 12727 Lincoln Way, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 or to the Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania OES Fraternal Fund, c/o Irwin Chapter 400, 12020 Radcliffe Center, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Leone, Lucy R. 90

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1924-02-16
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Lucy R. Leone, 90, of Murrysville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Naples, Italy, daughter of the late Guiseppi and Rosa Speranza Palomba. She was preceded in death by her husband, George P. Leone. She worked in the pet supply business with her husband for more than 48 years and continued with her son and daughter until the present day with three stores in the Pittsburgh area. She was a member of Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. Lucy is survived by three children, Madeline McCloy, of Murrysville, Gina Coleman, of Murrysville, and George P. (Mary Lynne) Leone, of Wexford; three grandchildren, John Coleman, Nicolas Leone and Jacob Leone; two sisters, Maria Rosaria and Columbina Balzano, both of Italy; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. Additional visitation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday in Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Indiana, Pa. If desired, memorials may be made to an animal shelter of one's choice. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Loucks, Helen J. 80

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1934-03-28
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Saloom- Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Helen Jean Loucks, 80, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. Jean was born March 28, 1934, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Ernest E. and Helen Duncan Dolan. Surviving is her son, Glenn Charles Kuhns and wife, Mary Ann, of Weirton, W.Va.; grandchildren, Tracy Trout and Nicholas Kuhns, of Weirton, and Glenn W. Kuhns, of Mt. Pleasant; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Overly, of Roswell, Ga., and Connie Ross, of Mt. Pleasant; and a brother, Ernest E. Dolan Jr. and wife, Patricia, of Scottdale. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Heather Kuhns. Friends are welcome from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Randy Landman officiating. Interment will be private. Please visit Jean's online memorial at http://www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Lucas, Robert J. 89

  • Formerly of Vandergrift
  • Died: 2014-10-22
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  • Robert Joseph Lucas, 89, formerly of Vandergrift, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at his home in East Petersburg. Born in Pittsburgh, he was preceded in death by his parents, sister, brother and loving wife, Margaret. He is survived by his sister, Norma Anker; daughter, Nanci (Robert) Stark; son, Grant (Kathy) Lucas; grandchildren, Stephanie Kramer, Michael, Joshua, Matthew and Jordan Lucas; and great-grandchildren, Ashlea Kramer-Diem and Aiden Moore.
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Lupacchini Jr., Albert Big Luppi 79

  • Bolivar
  • Born: 1935-05-29
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Albert "Big Luppi" Lupacchini Jr., 79, of Bolivar, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1935, in Johnstown, a son of the late Albert and Bertha Hoe Lupacchini Sr. Prior to his retirement in 1997, he had been employed by the Allegheny Foundry for more than 40 years. He was a member of Bolivar United Presbyterian Church, a 55-year member of the Bolivar Volunteer Hose Company where he had served as chief engineer and assistant chief. Luppi enjoyed auto racing but the real love of his life was his family, especially his three granddaughters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jaclyn Jo Lupacchini. Luppi is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly J. "Dink" Saxton Lupacchini; a son, Joel L. (Kelly) Lupacchini, of Bolivar; and three granddaughters, Kelsey Lynn, Kayla Marie and Karly Jo Lupacchini, all of Bolivar. Albert was preceded in death by his father Albert Lupacchini Sr., and mother, Bertha Hoe Lupacchini. Luppi's friends and family gathered this past Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, and Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the J. PAUL MCCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 East Main St., Ligonier. A service to celebrate Luppi's life was held this past Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Bolivar United Presbyterian Church, with his pastor, James G. Sunseri, officiating. Interment followed in the Fort Palmer Cemetery. Bolivar Volunteer Hose Company honored Luppi with a service Sunday in the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Luppi's memory to the Bolivar Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 3, Bolivar, PA 15923. To sign the online guestbook or to send condolences to the family, please visit http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Massena, Bonita M. 58

  • Mt. Pleasant Township
  • Born: 1956-01-22
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Bonita Marie "Bon Bon" Massena, 58, of Mt. Pleasant Township, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at her home. She was born Jan. 22, 1956, in Latrobe, a daughter of Margaret (Tirdil) Magda, of Norvelt, and the late John Magda. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Jack Ziegler; a sister, Carol Ann Link; and a brother, Robert Magda. Bonita had been employed by Giant Eagle, Eastgate, as a cake decorator. Bon Bon was the ultimate Steelers fan. She was the loving wife of 17 years to husband, Joseph Massena; loving mother to daughter, Hollie (Patrick) Ziegler, of Pittsburgh; and loving grandmother to Sage Williams and Patrick Ziegler. Also surviving are sister, Kathy Langford and husband, Dr. Amel "Buzz," of Latrobe; sister-in-law, Anita Ridge, of Latrobe; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sandra and Edward Baughman, of Mt. Pleasant Township; and nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, 15674, where her transfer prayers will be at 9:15 a.m. Friday, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Florian Catholic Church, United, with the Rev. John A. Sedlak as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Calumet. A vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The St. Florian Altar Society will pray the rosary at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in funeral home.
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McBeth Sr., Charles E. 87

  • Formerly of Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1927-08-12
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Charles E. McBeth Sr., 87, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Mt. Pleasant, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Mr. McBeth was born Aug. 12, 1927, in Tarrs, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Beistel McBeth. He was a member of Center Bethel Church of God in Alverton. Charles worked for the Exxon Corporation, managing the Exxon Gas stations on the PA Turnpike from Sideling Hill to the Hempfield Plaza until his retirement. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving family: his children, Linda Kring and her husband, Larry, of Mt. Pleasant, Charles E. McBeth Jr., of Connellsville, and Rebecca Mallik and her husband, Larry, of Level Green; his stepchildren, Ronald Ferrari, of Avondale, Ariz., Robert Ferrari Sr. and his wife, Pedy, of Derby, Kan., Jean Lakly and her husband, Timothy, and Arlene Haynie and her husband, Daniel, all of St. Petersburg, Fla.; his six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and numerous stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren. Charles is also survived by his brother, Harry P. Bowser and his wife, Karon, of Alverton; his sister, Thelma Ritenour, of Acme; and his stepbrother, Leon Mowry and his wife, Charlotte, of Acme. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Ostewise McBeth, in 1984; his second wife, Irene Hudock McBeth, in 2009; his stepmother, Mildred Tinkey Mowry McBeth; and his sisters and brother, Imogene Ulery, Marjorie Brown, Alice Zwierzelewski and George McBeth. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Funeral services for Mr. McBeth will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. D. Keith Solomon officiating. Interment will be in the Alverton Cemetery. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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McDunn, Daniel F. 70

  • Formerly of Derry
  • Born: 1944-02-13
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Daniel F. McDunn, 70, of Glendale Yearround, Flinton, Pa., formerly of Derry, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Altoona. He was born Feb. 13, 1944, in Latrobe, a son of the late John and Elinor (Zimmerman) McDunn. Dan is survived by his wife, Kathy (Corle) McDunn; one daughter, Colleen (McDunn) Shumaker, of Derry; one son, Sean McDunn, of Crossville Tenn.; one granddaughter, Courtney McDunn, his pride and joy; one brother, Dennis McDunn, of Normalville; two sisters, Kathy Crownover and husband, Craig, of Donegal, and Mary Jo Firtz, of Ligonier; and several nieces and nephews. Dan worked for Elliott as an assembler and was a Marine veteran. All arrangements are private under direction of McCABE FUNERAL HOME. mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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McKeever, Kathryn R. 94

  • Formerly of Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1920-07-12
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Kathryn Rose McKeever, 94, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Lower Burrell, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in her home. She was born in New Kensington July 12, 1920, to the late Samuel J. and Bessie Barnett Holloway, and had been a life resident of the local area until five years ago when she went to make her home with her daughter. Kathryn was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in New Kensington and the Pucketoes Garden Club. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and was especially proud of her computer skills, which she mastered with her internet searches. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Hess; sons, W. Paul (Mamie) McKeever and Gary W. (Marcia) McKeever; grandchildren, Eric, Dana, Meredith, Mary, Paul, Wayne, Peter and Brad; and nine great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter W. McKeever; brother, George Holloway; and sisters, Pauline Hanna, Margaret Davis and Mary Robinson. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. Rob Shoup. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
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Miscik, Mary 96

  • Calumet
  • Born: 1918-07-31
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Mary Miscik, 96, of Calumet, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was born July 31, 1918, in Calumet, a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Durkatch) Krynicky. Mary attended St. Florian Elementary School, United. She married Andrew Miscik, Aug. 16, 1936, who predeceased her in 1978. Mary was a devoted mother to four sons, Thomas, Joseph (Shirley), Dennis (Karen) and Robert. She was grandmother "Gram" to Joe Miscik Jr., Carey (Miscik) Yoder, Dave Miscik, Ryan Miscik, Adam Miscik and Natalie Miscik; and great-grandmother to Jenna Yoder, Andy Yoder and Matthew Miscik. Mary was the last surviving member of her family which included sisters, Dora Fritz, Elizabeth Matsko, Anna Staschack, Josephine Urbanowski and Rose Olenchock; and brothers, Anthony, Michael, Nicholas, Joseph, John and Felix Krynicky. Mary operated a beauty shop in her home for many years. Also for many years, she helped prepare food for parish functions at St. Mary Byzantine Church, Trauger, where she was a devout member. A baseball and football fan, she made numerous trips to colleges and professional stadiums watching her sons play sports. She enjoyed her trips to Florida, visiting family and friends. Mary spent the last several years of her life in the comfort and care provided by the great staff and wonderful nuns at St. Anne Home, Greensburg. Family and friends will be received 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674. The Panachida service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, followed by her Divine Liturgy at 11:15 a.m. in St. Mary Byzantine Church, with the Rev. Paul-Alexander Shutt, OSB, as celebrant. Interment is to follow in St. Florian Cemetery, Trauger. Rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. A Parastas service will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. For those who wish, contributions in Mary's name may be made to St. Mary Byzantine Church, 4480 Route 981, Latrobe, PA 15650.
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Molin, Joseph 86

  • Export
  • Born: 1928-01-08
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • Joseph "Joe" Molin, 86, of Export, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Export, a son of the late John and Amelia Molin. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded by three sisters, Jolane Molin, Evelyn Scheller and Virginia Zaremba; and a brother, Andrew Molin. Joe owned and operated the former Joe's Fruit Market on Route 22 in Murrysville. He was a Korean War Army veteran, a member of St. Mary Church and the Italian American Club, both in Export. Surviving are his devoted sister, Alice Zeyzus, of Export; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WOLFE-VON GEIS FUNERAL HOME INC., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export, 724-327-1400. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church, Export, with Father Joseph Bonafed as celebrant. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Export, with military honors accorded by the Greensburg VFW Post No. 33 Honor Guard. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit http://www.wolfe-vongeis.com.
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Montrose Sr., Robert H. 73

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1941-05-13
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Robert H. Montrose Sr., 73, a lifelong Irwin resident, passed away suddenly Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at home. He was born May 13, 1941, in Irwin, a son of the late Frank "Hank" and Margaret (McKelvey) Montrose, and was also preceded in death by his brother, Frank (the late Marianne) Montrose. Bob was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 1959, and was an all-section shooting guard for the school basketball team. He was a retired employee of Westinghouse Energy Center, Monroeville, and operated Montrose Printing of Irwin. Bob was a member of LOOM Lodge and FOE Aerie, both of Irwin, the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club and a social member of the Polish Brotherhood of the White Eagle, Jeannette, the American Legion Post 359, VFW Post 781, the North Irwin, Paintertown and Larimer Fireman's clubs and a social member of Alpha Gamma Phi at Clarion University. He was a hardworking family man and enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Kathleen E. (Behr) Montrose; children, Robin E. (Brett Sr.) Harper, of Irwin, and Robert H. (Rachele) Montrose Jr., of Lakewood, Ohio; grandchildren, Brett Jr. and Conner Harper and Shelby and Sydney Montrose; siblings, Lois (Ray) Myers, of North Huntingdon, and Jerry (the late Dawn) Montrose, of Manor; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Father John Moineau officiating. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Murin Sr, Andrew 88

  • Bradenville
  • Born: 1926-02-04
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Andrew Murin Sr., 88, of Bradenville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Monessen, a son of the late John and Helen (Paulina) Murin. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Caroline "Kitty" (Milani) Murin; five sons, Joseph "Bono" (Angela), Marc "Tiko" (Gena), Andrew "Huey" (LuAnn), Michael "Butts" (Colleen) and Scott "Ziggy" (Kimberly); six grandchildren, Kristi, Shanon, Brandi, Joshua, Santina and Peter John; six great-grandchildren, Justin, Brandon, Preston, Sophia, Riley and Hadley; his sister, Margaret; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, George, Michael, John, Steve and Edward; and his sister, Annie. A World War II veteran, he was a crew member of the B-17 Flying Fortress, 93rd Bomber Squadron, in the Asian-Pacific Theater. It was customary for ladies back home to write to servicemen during the war. Kitty and Andy met via these letters they wrote to each other. When he came back to the states, he arranged to meet her and the rest is a wonderful 66-year history. He was known for lovingly making pizzelles and sharing with his friends and family. For 42 years, he shared his love of golf with the same foursome. He had an inspection garage and knew how to fix any car. His garage was a popular social gathering place for gentlemen in Bradenville. As a longtime employee for John F. Casey Co., he helped to build our city and surrounding areas. He loved talking about his time being a crane operator, building bridges, dams and other large projects. He was a member of St. Rose Roman Catholic Church in Latrobe and always gave to his family and friends without asking for a thing in return. He was always quick with a joke and he had a laugh that was contagious! He was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew him. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. The St. Rose Rosary Altar Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Military services accorded by the combined funeral detail of American Legion Post 515 and VFW Posts 3414 and 444 will be held at 9:15 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Rose Roman Catholic Church, Latrobe, with the Rev. Rod Rodriguez as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the St. Vincent Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Online guestbook and condolences can be found at http://www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.
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Oden, George W. 78

  • Ruffs Dale
  • Born: 1936-05-23
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • George Wile Oden, 78, peacefully passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at his home in Ruffs Dale. He was born May 23, 1936, in West Newton. George was blessed to be raised by his wonderful foster parents, Grace and Ernest Oden, on their farm in Ruffs Dale. George graduated from South Huntingdon High School in 1955. After graduating, he worked for U.S. Steel in the Mon Valley for a short time before being drafted to serve in the Army. George served as a radio operator in Germany from 1959 to 1962 to include the Berlin Crisis. After returning from Germany, he worked for 17 years at International Paper in Yukon. Then George worked for numerous years in a variety of construction jobs before being hired as a Firm Security guard at SuperValu. George retired at the age of 62. During his retirement, George "volunteered" as the unofficial Schaeffer's Corner Market greeter, spreading news, weather and morning cheer. He also enjoyed going to sales and gardening with his wife and spending time with his dog, Babe. George is survived by his wife of 46 years, Diana Accipiter; his daughter, Lora Ansell and her husband, Chris; son, George and wife, Jaime; and grandsons, Markus Oden, Christopher Ansell Jr. and Andrew Oden; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and dog, Babe. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, followed by a prayer service at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME in Madison, with the Rev. Kenneth L. Bossart officiating.
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Onder, Andrew B. 90

  • North Huntingdon
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Andrew B. Onder, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was a son of the late John and Anna Onder, of North Braddock; husband of the late Mae C. Onder; and father of the late Bruce A. Onder. He was also predeceased by brothers, Joseph, John Jr., Edward Sr. and Elmer P. Onder. He is survived by brother, Albert W.; and sister, Ruthe O.; also survived by special nephew, David J. Onder and family; and Glenn Galbraith and family. He is survived by many other nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Prior to his retirement, Andy was employed by the Edgar Thompson Plant with 40 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II and a longtime member of the VFW of Irwin, Post No. 781. Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in New Hope Presbyterian Church, North Huntingdon. Please go directly to the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Hope Presbyterian Church or the VFW Post 781, in memory of Andy. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Peckman, Dale B. 86

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1928-10-05
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Retired Air Force Col. Dale B. Peckman, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Oct. 5, 1928, to the late Arnold L. and Wilma (Buckingham) Peckman, in McKeesport. He graduated from McKeesport High School in 1946, and also graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1950 with a BA degree in secondary education, having majored in Latin. Dale enrolled in the ROTC, and was commissioned in 1950 as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He was subsequently integrated as a career officer into the Regular Air Force; his service spanned the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Dale was the holder of several Air Medals (63 combat sorties and 195 combat pilot hours), several Meritorious Service Medals, the Bronze Star and many other military decorations. He was a graduate of the USAF Pilot Training Program, having achieved the rating of Command Pilot prior to his retirement. He held diplomas from the USAF Squadron Officer School, the Air Command and Staff College, the Air War College, the University of Southern California (accident investigation and prevention) and New York University (safety engineering); he held an MS degree from George Washington University. Subsequent to his retirement from the Air Force, Dale managed Campbell Airport in the Pittsburgh area. Later, he taught Communications, Business Law and Macro-Economics at Westmoreland County Community College and the Monroeville School of Business. Dale had a parallel career in music. In the late 1940s, he played trombone with the Benny Banack Orchestra in the Pittsburgh area and successfully auditioned with the Raymond Scott Hit Parade Orchestra. Later he played euphonium and trombone in the Allegheny Brass Band, the National Award Winning Dominion Brass Band of Virginia, the Tidewater Winds, the Jeannette Community Band and the Westmoreland County Community College Orchestra and Stage Band. Dale enjoyed travel and was an active participant in many fraternal organizations. He was a life member of the National Order of Daedalians, a fraternal order of military pilots, originally qualifying for a membership by having flown an Air Force prop jet setting a world speed record between Honolulu, Hawaii, and El Paso, Texas. He was a life member of the VFW and a life member of the American Legion. He was a former member of Toastmasters International and served many years, including a year as King Lion, with the Lions Club International. Dale was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Irwin. Dale is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Shirley Eileen (Bryce) Peckman; and children, retired Air Force Col. Todd Dale Peckman and wife, Dorothy, of O'Fallon, Ill., Kim Eileen Nascone and husband, Christopher, of Huntsville, Ala., Beth Anne Zubalik and husband, C. Michael, of Greensburg, and Lee Anne Harkins and husband, Jerome D., of Irwin. Dale is also survived by his six loving grandchildren, David Peckman and wife, Linda, Lauren Peckman, Matthew Nascone and wife, Adrienne, Megan Zubalik, Jarrod Harkins and Brandee Harkins; a sister, Zoe Louise Slagle and husband, Jim; sister-in-law, Barb Owen; a brother-in-law, Bruce Bryce and wife, Anne; and several nieces and nephews. To honor Dale's request, there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Lake, his pastor, officiating. Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Order of Daedalians, P.O. Box 249, Randolph AFB, San Antonio, TX 78150-0249. Entrusted with the arrangements is the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Piper, Shirley K. 61

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1952-11-06
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Shirley Kay Piper, 61, of West Newton, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at home. She was born Nov. 6, 1952, in McKeesport, and was a daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy Mottsinger Daniels. She is survived by four daughters, a son, two brothers, a sister, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at http://www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com. The family wishes to thank Heartland Hospice for the special care given to Shirley.
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Pollick, Shirley A. 76

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1938-06-29
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Shirley Ann Pollick, 76, of New Kensington died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born June 29, 1938, in Creighton, to the late Stephen John and Mary Ann Waugaman Pavlik. She formerly worked at Paragon Plastics in New Kensington. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, New Kensington, and VFW Post 92 Ladies Auxiliary. Shirley enjoyed playing bingo. Surviving are her children, George (Paula Minard) Kaminski, of New Kensington, Barbara (Mark) Apperson, of New Kensington, and David (Colleen) Kaminski, of Scottdale; stepchildren, Connie (Joe) Peluso, of Greensburg, John "Jack" Pollick, of New Kensington, Jodie (Daniel) McBurney, of Jeannette; grandchildren, Josh Graham, David Kaminski Jr., Alicia Kaminski and Sean Kaminski; several step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert (Vallie) Pavlik, of Butler. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Pollick Jr.; brothers, John and George Pavlik; and great-grandson, Joe Graham. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road, Lower at Alder St., Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Arnold.
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Povlik, Melvin W. 55

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1959-03-03
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Melvin W. Povlik, 55, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Melvin was born March 3, 1959, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Zigmont and Mabel McElroy Povlik. Prior to him becoming blind, Melvin loved to ride his motorcycle and fish with his special nephew, Frankie and wife, Marcie, and family, with whom he spent most of his life; and a special niece, Naomi Bailey, his special angel who was always there for him, even to the end. Melvin is survived by his loving sisters, Doris Geary and husband, Beryl, of White, and Ruthann Vokes and husband, Ronald, and a brother, Joseph and wife, Sue, both of Mt. Pleasant; also surviving are two special sisters-in-law, Phyllis and Christine Povlik; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Melvin was preceded in death by brothers, Frank, Bob, Jim Povlik and Zigmont Povlik Jr. Private services will be held for the family. Arrangements are under direction of the SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122. Please visit Melvin's online memorial at http://www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Rose, Doreen L. 55

  • Bradenville , Formerly of Ligonier
  • Born: 1959-06-15
  • Died: 2014-10-24
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Doreen L. Rose, 55, of Bradenville, formerly of Ligonier, died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. She was born June 15, 1959, in Ligonier, a daughter of the late Earl Eugene and Dolores Scott Johnson. Doreen had been employed as a caregiver. She was a member of the Lloydsville Firemen's Club. She loved to camp and fish. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lisa Ann Penrose; and a brother, Clifford Johnson. She is survived by her fiance, David M. Schall, of Bradenville; two sons, Shane W. (Nicole) Rose, of Monroeville, and Jacob L. Rose (Kara McCurdy), of Ligonier; a granddaughter, Brooklyn Rose; two sisters, Anita M. Charlton, of Somerset, and Denise F. Neiderhiser, of Ligonier; and a brother, Jeffrey E. (Kathleen) Johnson, of Ligonier. A service to celebrate Doreen's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, with the Rev. Larry C. McDonnell officiating. Interment will be in Ligonier Valley Cemetery. Contributions, if desired, may be made in Doreen's memory to the charity of one's choice. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences to the family, please visit http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Schachte, Joseph R. 55

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1958-12-10
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Donegal | Get Directions
  • Joseph R. Schachte, 55, of Ligonier, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He was born Dec. 10, 1958, in Greensburg, a son of the late Francis and Irene Koslosky Schachte. He was a member of the former St. Boniface Church and current member of St. Raymond of the Mountains. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth Schachte. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Louise Pelkofer Schachte and their four children, Barbara Schachte (Joseph R. Starry), William Schachte (Courtney Grossman) and Christine and Theresa Schachte; sister, Mary Ann (Kevin) Carlson; brother, John (Mary Beth) Schachte; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the L. BOYD SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 322 Church St., Donegal. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Raymond of the Mountains with the Rev. Thaddeus J. Kaczmarek as Celebrant. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a local food bank in memory of Joseph.
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Smith, Muriel G. 89

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1925-08-06
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Muriel G. Smith, 89, of Ligonier, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Ligonier Gardens. She was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Ligonier, a daughter of the late Eugene and Ruth Cogan Soisson. Muriel had been an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and was a member of the Westmoreland County Republican Party. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Smith, in 1986; a brother, Robert Soisson; and two sisters, Betty Brant and Claire Zollinger. She is survived by her son, Donald R. (Carol) Smith, of Milton, Del.; two grandchildren, Todd Smith and Kelly (Peter) Boyer; two great-grandchildren, Katie and Jody Boyer; a brother, Edgar (Marlene "Cookie") Soisson, of Ligonier; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends were received at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, with the Rev. Paul Poerschke officiating. Interment followed in the Unity Cemetery, Latrobe. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made in Muriel's memory to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ligonier, PA 15658. To sign the online guestbook or to send condolences to the family, please visit: http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Stevens, Virginia L. 86

  • Formerly of Norvelt
  • Born: 1927-11-18
  • Died: 2014-10-24
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Virginia Louise "Ginny" (Pelar) Stevens, 86, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Norvelt, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. She was born Nov. 18, 1927, in United, a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Kendi) Pelar. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert H. Stevens, in 2009; and a brother, John E. Pelar. Ginny served as a teacher at various elementary grade levels both as a substitute and full-time classroom teacher in the Hempfield School District and for most of her career in Mt. Pleasant Area School District. Her proudest moments came when she could teach her Norvelt School first graders to read! Ginny was a member of St. Florian Catholic Church, United, its Altar Society, and Norvelt Mothers Club. She is survived by three children, Jeannie (William "Bill'') Jones, Dr. Robert "Robbie" (Lisa) Stevens and Mary Ellen (Dr. Thomas) McCloskey; and six grandchildren, Ryan Jones, BethAnn McCloskey, Victoria Stevens, Jason McCloskey, Matthew Stevens and John Stevens. Family and friends were received Monday, Oct. 27, in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, 15674, where her transfer prayers were held Tuesday, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Florian Church with the Rev. John A. Sedlak as celebrant. Interment followed in St. Florian Cemetery, Trauger. A vigil service was held Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ginny's memory to St. Florian Church, Box 187, United, PA 15689 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
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Weaver, Elsie E. 86

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1928-04-23
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Elsie E. (Kregel) Weaver, 86, of Irwin, former resident of Walnut Ridge Memory Care, Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in the RNC of Greater Pittsburgh in Greensburg. She was born April 23, 1928, in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Janoziz) Kregel. Elsie was very involved in the Irwin Photo Lab, assisting her late husband, Bill, and son, Bob, in the day-to-day operations. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin, also a member of the Country Hills Homemakers for more than 20 years, and was a very active volunteer at St. Emma's Monastery in Greensburg. She was a 1946 graduate of Norwin High School. Elsie was an avid flower gardener and loved doing crafts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Weaver, in 1988; brothers, Joseph and Victor Kregel; and sisters, Irma Wentzel and Emma Wagoner. Surviving are four children, William D. Weaver and his wife, Sherry, of Columbia, S.C., Cynthia Weaver, of San Francisco, Robert Weaver and his wife, Debbie, of Irwin, and Brian Weaver and his wife, Suzanne, of North Huntingdon; five grandchildren, Christy Weaver, Sarah Zupon, Jonathan Weaver, Kara Weaver and Rachel Weaver; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers were held in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment followed in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, 308 Second St., Irwin, PA 15642. Elsie's family would like to thank the staff at Walnut Ridge Memory Care, RNC and Asera Care Hospice and her home caretaker, LuAnn Beresford, for their special care and compassion that they showed their mother. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Wyant, Mackenzie M. 18

  • Herminie
  • Born: 1996-07-17
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Hauger-Zeigler, Somerset | Get Directions
  • Mackenzie Marie "Kenzie" Wyant, 18, of Herminie, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born July 17, 1996, in Somerset, a daughter of Heather Ann Ritter, of Herminie, and Kris Lee Wyant and his wife, Tiffany (Rohde), of Berlin. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Linda Ritter; great-grandparents, Elaine Kaufman, Blaine Wyant and Sue Lytle; and uncle, Andy Ritter. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sisters and brother, Kayla and Andie Wyant, of Herminie, and Cole Wyant, of Berlin; maternal grandparents, Tom Ritter, of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Bonnie Stahl, of Hummelstown; paternal grandparents, James and Cindy Wyant, of Berlin; great-grandparents, George Kaufman, of Harrisburg, C. Richard and Betty Ritter, of Mechanicsburg, and Donna Wyant, of Berlin. Kenzie is a 2014 graduate of Yough High School. She also worked as a waitress for Kerber's Dairy. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the HAUGER-ZEIGLER FUNERAL HOME, Somerset, where a service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, with the Rev. Dr. Arthur J. Gotjen officiating. Interment in Somerset County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of your choice. http://www.haugerzeigler.com.
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Yeo, Thomas B. 73

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1941-08-18
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Thomas B. Yeo, 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 18, 1941, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Thomas and Edna Frances Weber Yeo. Prior to his retirement, he was the former owner and operator of Norwin Office Supply Co. in Norwin Towne Square, and later was an assembler for Respironics with 17 years of service. Thomas was a member of Penns Woods United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 601, Irwin, Yough Sportsmen's Club, was an avid fisherman and especially enjoyed making his own lures, and was a veteran, having served in the Navy. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Phyllis J. Finger Yeo; and a son, Thomas H. Yeo, of West Newton. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or Penns Woods United Methodist Church. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Armstrong County

Anderson, M. Jane 74

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1940-07-16
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • M. Jane Anderson, 74, of Ford City, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, surrounded by her family, in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. Born July 16, 1940, in Franklin, she was the daughter of the late Edward Morris Sr. and Esther Morris Sterrett. She was a member of Christ, Prince of Peace Church, Ford City. Jane had worked for Genovese Opthlamic Associates for 15 years, and was currently employed by the Altman Real Estate Agency. She is survived by her husband, Stephen Anderson; two daughters, Aimee (Kevin) Nardulli, of Bakerstown, and Jill (Pat) Fabian, of Ford City; three grandchildren, Abigail Nardulli, Anderson Fabian and Alexa Fabian; and her brother, Edward Morris Jr., of Clare, Mich. Friends will be welcomed from 9:30 a.m. until the time of parting prayers at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in Christ, Prince of Peace Church, with Father Bryan Summers as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Richard G. Laube Cancer Center Patient Care Fund, 1 Nolte Drive, Kittanning, PA 16201. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.welchfh.com.
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Baum, John Wayne 77

  • Templeton
  • Born: 1937-08-11
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Bauer, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • John Wayne Baum, 77, of Templeton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 11, 1937, in Boggs Township, Armstrong County, to John Franklin and Nellie (Wray) Baum. Wayne graduated from Dayton High School in 1955 and was a resident of Armstrong County all his life. He honorably served in the Army and then worked as a delivery man for UPS for 30-and-a-half years until his retirement in 1993. During that time, he received the 25-Year Safe Driving Award. At home, Wayne kept busy by working on his family farm to conserve his land for wildlife. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Pinecreek Sportsman Club. He enjoyed stocking trout and working at the Dayton Fair stand. Wayne loved spending time with his friends and family, and was proud that he had the privilege of teaching each of his grandchildren to hunt and fish. Despite his many interests, Wayne's service to God was number one in his life. He was the associate pastor at Faith Cathedral in Kittanning for 30 years and will be remembered for his selfless dedication in showing God's love to others. His memory will be cherished by his loving wife of 56 years, Peggy (Lockhart) Baum, whom he married June 14, 1958; sons, Michael W. Baum and wife, Lynn, of Guntown, Miss., and Mark L. Baum and wife, Paula, of Templeton; and grandchildren, Alexandria Baum, Tyler Baum, Rebekah Baum, Marisa Baum and Leah Baum. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James F. Baum; sisters, Charlotte Doverspike and Dorothy Scaife; infant sister, Janet Baum; and Jack Russell Terrier dog, Scrappy. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at the BAUER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 515 N. McKean St., Kittanning. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Faith Cathedral Church, 149 Rau Drive, Kittanning, with the Rev. Neal Reedy officiating. Interment will be in Mateer Cemetery, Templeton, where military honors will be presented by the American Legion Honor Guard. Arrangements are being handled by the Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. To send a condolence to Wayne's family, visit http://www.bauerfuneral.com.
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Boyer, Nancy L. 83

  • Elderton
  • Born: 1931-09-27
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Clark Chapel, Elderton | Get Directions
  • Nancy Louise Boyer, 83, of Elderton, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 27, 1931, in West Lebanon, Indiana County, the daughter of James A. and Garnet (Devers) Patterson. Louise was a member of the Elderton Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir. Louise previously worked for Nationwide insurance as a secretary and also provided notary public service to the Elderton area. She held memberships with a number of organizations, such as the American Legion Auxiliary, Elderton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Pine-e Camping Club, and the Punxsutawney Antique Car Club. Besides her love for camping, she enjoyed cheering on the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, playing the piano and singing with "The Boyer Trio." Family and friends were important to Louise but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Louise will be deeply missed by her husband of 65 years, Donald G. Boyer; son, Tracy Boyer and wife, Karen; daughters, Bonnie Gratzmiller and husband, Tom, and Shawnee Boyer Hohl and husband, Jeff; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Marybelle Bennett; sister-in-law, Elaine Daughtery and husband, Clyde; five nephews; and one niece. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Curtis James Patterson; and sister, Gertrude Evans. At Louise's request, services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the CLARK CHAPEL OF THE BAUER FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Brumbaugh, Theora M. 80

  • Born: 1934-05-02
  • Died: 2014-10-25
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Theora Margaret (Craig) Brumbaugh passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, after a long battle with colon cancer. She was born May 2, 1934, at home in Cheswick, to John Russell Craig and Dee Alta Lynn McCanna Craig. She married her first love, Harry F. Brumbaugh, a handsome 21 year old Army enlisted man, on Oct. 24, 1952, at the age of 18 during the Korean War. They were married for 57 years before Harry's death in 2009, and together they raised three children, John Craig Brumbaugh, Lisa Dee Brumbaugh and Daniel James Brumbaugh. Theora was a kind, caring soul who was devoted to her family. She loved all creatures (except for snakes), was an excellent cook and baker and the quintessential wife, mother and grandmother. She was the primary caregiver and a fierce watchdog for her husband Harry during his battle with leukemia and other illnesses. She was brave, funny, smart and resourceful, and always full of grace, even when her own cancer diagnosis got the best of her on some days. All who knew her drew strength from her amazing faith, courage and resilience. Trained in opera, she never had the chance to use her beautiful talent professionally. She was a member of the choir at St. Mark's Lutheran church in Adrian, for many years. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Kittanning, and a member of the Order of the Amaranth. She was retired from Armstrong School District as a teacher's aide, and loved all of the children she helped. Theora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry; her youngest son, Daniel; and her sisters, Exie Lindahl and Barbara Noel. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Brumbaugh) Hovis Tinley; her son-in-law, David Tinley; and her grandchildren, Jenna V. Margaret Hovis and Calley, Tessa and Tynan Tinley, of North Huntingdon; her great-grandchild, Gavin Michael Klump, of North Huntingdon; her former son-in-law, Jeffrey Hovis and his partner, Dan Prevade, of Pittsburgh; and son, John Brumbaugh, his wife Barbara, and their children, Christopher, James, Madelyn and Mara of Aiken, S.C. The Tinley family would like to thank all the friends, neighbors and family who supported Theora and Harry in difficult times with visits and vigilance. We are forever grateful. A celebration of Theora's life will be held by the Tinley family at a later date. In lieu of condolences, we would suggest a donation to "Colleges against Cancer Relay for Life" at Pittsburgh University, in Theora's name. We are all better people for knowing her and loving her. She would say with a twinkle in her eye, "You're going to miss me when I'm gone!" If only she knew how much.
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Julius, Dorothy E. 96

  • Worthington
  • Born: 1918-09-23
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Worthington | Get Directions
  • Dorothy E. (Gaiser) Julius, 96, of Worthington, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at Meadowlake Manor. She was born Sept. 23, 1918, in Worthington, a daughter of the late Charles and Keith (Kendry) Gaiser. She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Worthington. Survivors include her son, Charles (Patty) Julius, of Butler; daughter, Linda (Dave) King, of Youngstown, Ohio; two grandchildren, Michael and Krista; and two great-grandchildren, Julian and Xavier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Julius, whom she married May 4, 1946, and who passed away May 27, 1972. Friends and family will be received from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Worthington with the Rev. James Higgins as celebrant. Interment will be in Worthington Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements handled by F. Duane Snyder Funeral Home in Worthington. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit http://www.snydercrissman.com.
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McKee Sr, Steven J. 53

  • West Franklin Township
  • Born: 1961-04-28
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Worthington | Get Directions
  • Steven James McKee Sr., 53, of West Franklin Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at home. Born April 28, 1961, in Kittanning, he was the son of James A. and Luana (Moorhead) McKee, of West Franklin Township. He was employed by Lineal Industries, in Pittsburgh, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, Carla J. (Baker) McKee; son, Steven J. McKee Jr. (wife, Amanda), of Worthington; daughter, Heidi J. Toy (husband, Matt), of Worthington; grandchildren, Cheyenne, Ashlynn, Tommy and Josalynn McKee, Madison Schaeffer and Nicholas, Rhylie and Zachary Toy; and five sisters, Jaime (Randy) Freeman, of Worthington, Debbie (Pat) Sallustio, of Columbus, Ohio, Marsha (Jeff) Bechtel, of LaBelle, Fla., Jackie (Ken) Stitt, of Worthington, and Amy (Russ) Walker, of Worthington. Friends and family will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the F. DUANE SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, in Worthington, and from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Saturday in Franklin Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Jones officiating. Interment in Franklin Union Baptist Church Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit http://www.snydercrissman.com.
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Young Jr., Floyd L. 69

  • Parks Township
  • Born: 1945-06-18
  • Died: 2014-10-25
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Floyd L. "Butch" Young Jr., 69, of Parks Township, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Bruce A. and Ellen M. Young, in Lewis Center, Ohio. He was born June 18, 1945, in Natrona Heights, to Floyd A. Young Sr. and Aldine E. (Grinder) Young. He was a self-employed auto mechanic with more than 40 years of service. He served in the Army during the Vietnam era, stationed in Germany. He was a member of the American Legion Post 775 and a past member of the Parks Township Sportsman's Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his mother, Aldine E. (Grinder) Young, of Parks Township; his son, Bruce A. Young (Ellen M.), of Lewis Center, Ohio; brother, Andrew C. Young (Susan), of Parks Township; sister, Darlene Shaffer (Charles), of Baden; grandsons, Phillip and Jack; and brother-in-law, the Rev. T.J. McLaughlin. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd A. Young Sr.; and his sister, Judy McLaughlin. Family and friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051, where funeral ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. T.J. McLaughlin officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Gilpin Township, with full military honors by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215. To send an online condolence to the Young family, please visit http://www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Butler County

Haid, Daniel E. 45

  • Chicora
  • Born: 1968-11-17
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Hile, Chicora | Get Directions
  • Daniel E. Haid, 45, of Chicora, Donegal Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh following an illness. Daniel was born Nov. 17, 1968, in Butler. He was a son of Edward Andrew Haid III, of Fenelton, and the late Marcia Rhoades Haid. He was of the Roman Catholic faith. As a youth, he was active in scouting, and in 1986 Dan earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a 1987 graduate of Karns City High School. He had been employed as a residential program worker with ARC in Butler and was a member of SEIU Local 668 where he had served as union steward. In addition to his father, he is survived by three brothers, Andrew J. Haid, of Butler, Edward A. Haid and his wife, Traci, of Fenelton, and Joseph A. Haid and his wife, Shanna, of Chicora; as well as a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his mother, who passed away Nov. 9, 1997, he was also preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at the HILE FUNERAL HOME OF CHICORA, 339 Chicora Fenelton Road, Chicora. A blessing service will follow at 8:45 p.m. from the funeral home, with the Rev. Rick Thompson, pastor of Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church, Chicora, officiating. To honor Dan's memory, the family requests you attend a benefit from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 at Alan's Roadhouse in Petrolia. For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit http://www.hilefh.com.
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Yoakum, W. Larry 85

  • Formerly of Middlesex Township
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • W. Larry Yoakum, 85, of Katy, Texas, formerly Middlesex Township, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 64 years of Dolores (Wilson) Yoakum; loving father of Michael (Parinee) Yoakum, of Houston, Texas, and Mark Yoakum, of Katy, Texas; brother of James (Barbara) Yoakum, of Butler, David (Joann) Yoakum, of Bakerstown, and the late Mary Lyvonne; also survived by four grandchildren, Justin, Jason, Lauren and Courtney. A Korean War Army veteran, Walter was a member of the Local 66 Operating Engineers for more than 50 years. Friends welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Daniel Muttart officiating. Interment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Donations to a charity of choice. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Washington County

Costello, Mary 87

  • Finleyville
  • Born: 1927-04-24
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Frye Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Mary Costello, 87, of Finleyville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Thorpe's Personal Care Home, Charleroi. She was born April 24, 1927, in Dunlevy, the daughter of Frank Kennedy and Helen Mastile Kennedy Anders. Mary retired in 1994 after 30 years of employment at Cicci Dance Supplies in Finleyville. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville and it's Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild. She is survived by her husband, Paul Costello with whom she celebrated 67 years of marriage on Nov. 27, 2013; son, Paul F. Costello and wife, Dorothy of Washington; sister, Patricia Loadman and husband, Charles, of Monongahela; several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Harry Anders; two sisters, Grace Wise and Margaret Withrow; and two stepsisters, Betty McFall and Louise McMahon. Friends will be received on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 West Main St., Monongahela. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church with the Rev. Robert Boyle as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Church Building Fund, 3609 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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Coyle, Teresa 48

  • New Eagle
  • Born: 1965-11-18
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Frye Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Teresa "Terry" Coyle, 48, of New Eagle, died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in her home. She was born Nov. 18, 1965, in Bentonville, Va. She is survived by her daughter, Jenna Butler and husband, Brad Jancic, of Monongahela; son, Tommy Farquhar of Johnstown; grandchildren, Logan and Aubree Jancic; sister, Lynn Nolan of Odessa, Fla. Friends will be received on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, from noon to 1 p.m. in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 West Main St., Monongahela, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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Heinzelman, Deborah S. 61

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1953-04-13
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Rhome Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Deborah S. Heinzelman, 61, of Charleroi, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in her home. She was born April 13, 1953, in Paterson, N.J., a daughter of the late James F. and Margaret E. Jones Heinzelman. Deborah was a loving and devoted mother to her three children whom she raised on her own and survive, Diana Heinzelman of Land O Lakes, Fla., Jason Heinzelman of Charleroi and Marc Heinzelman of Paterson, N.J.; grandchildren, Ciara, Dianna, Ryan, Francesca, Shai, Elise and Marc Jr.; and siblings, Margaret "Joyce" Forbes, Charles Heinzelman, Donna Heinzelman, John Heinzelman, Michele McIvor, Catherine Heinzelman, Jeffrey Heinzelman, Craig Heinzelman, Sandra Hannah and Richard Heinzelman. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James F. Heinzelman Jr.; and a niece, Jennifer Heinzelman. As per the Heinzelman family's request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the RHOME FUNERAL HOME INC., Family Owned and Operated as a Member of the Golden Rule, 1209 Grand Blvd., Monessen. Online condolences may be conveyed to the Heinzelman family at http://www.rhomefuneralhome.com.
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Hough, Esther M. 85

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1928-11-23
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Marra Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Esther M. Hough, 85, of Monongahela, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Washington County Health Center. Born Nov. 23, 1928, in Elrama, she was the daughter of the late John Sr. and Alice (Cratty) Nagy. Esther had worked until her retirement as a nurse's aid at Havencrest Nursing Center in Carroll Township. She was a member of the Full Gospel Assembly in Monongahela and enjoyed playing bingo with her friends. Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Bennett J. Hough; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Tammy Hough of Harrisburg; two daughters, Leora and James Leasure Sr. of Eighty Four and Wanda and James Scott of Washington, Pa.; a brother, William Nagy of Florida; and a sister, Shirley and husband, Joseph Scagline, of Ulysses, Pa.; six grandchildren, Zachary Hough, Beverly Fossum, James Jr. (Kathy) Leasure, Dennis Jr. (Genie) Sumney, Vicky (Frank) Evans and Billie Jo (Cliff) Baldwin, 12 great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Martha Nagy of Elrama. Preceding her in death was a daughter, Alice Courtney who died in 1986; three children who died in infancy and a brother, John Nagy Jr. Friends will be received at the MARSHALL MARRA FUNERAL HOME, 216 Chess St., Monongahela, 724-258-6767, marshallmarrafuneralhome.com, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at which time a service will begin in the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Harding officiating. Memorial contributions can be made in Esther’s name to the Full Gospel Assembly, 580 East Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063.
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Houston, John E. Jr. 87

  • North Charleroi
  • Born: 1926-12-15
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • John E. Houston Jr., 87, of North Charleroi, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in the Nevaeh Cove Personal Care Home, Charleroi. He was born Dec. 15, 1926, in North Charleroi, the son of the late John E. and Amelia (Pro) Houston. Mr. Houston was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish and the BPOE Lodge No. 494 both of Charleroi and the North Charleroi French Club. He was a former member and past president of the North Charleroi Borough Council. Mr. Houston was member of America's Greatest Generation and served his country in World War II. He was a highly regarded General Foreman at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Allenport Plant and retired in 1984. Because of his knowledge and skills at the plant, he continued as a project consultant for several years. Among his many talents, Mr. Houston was an avid golfer and his accuracy on the course earned him the name "Fairway John". He rarely lost a golf ball. He also enjoyed bowling and hunting. He was very proud of the accomplishment of building, brick by brick, his home of the last 50 years. Mr. Houston is survived by his attentive and loving wife, Joan Buccolini Houston; three daughters, Marie (Ralph) Hirsch of Pittsburgh, Patty (Nick) Pavlick of Belle Vernon, and Barb (Dale) Day of Belle Vernon; sister, Armida (Ron) Biagini of North Charleroi; five stepchildren, Cynthia Jones, Annette Belleville, Steven (Kathy) Belleville, and John Belleville all of Bradford, and Christine (Steve) Mansfield of Alaska; one granddaughter, Margaret “Maggie” Pavlick, two stepgrandchildren, Michael Day and Kim (Josh) Scalise; and several stepgrandchildren; and stepgreat- grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Houston was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Augustine Houston; and his brother, Raymond Houston. Friends will be received Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the SCHROCK-HOGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Mary, Mother of the Church, 7th and Washington Ave., Charleroi. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with full military rites. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.schrock-hogan.com.
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Walmsley, Constance Louise L. 80

  • Donora , Formerly of West Newton
  • Born: 1934-04-15
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Constance Louise "Connie" Walmsley, 80, of Donora, formerly of West Newton, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She was born April 15, 1934, in West Newton, a daughter of the late Robert A. and Lillian M. (Markle) DeHappart. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in West Newton. Connie is survived by five children, Lee Walmsley, of Belle Vernon, Charles Walmsley Jr., of Alaska, Nancy Kite, of Irwin, Terri Sloboda, of Donora, and Janie Walmsley and husband, Jason, of Belle Vernon; 10 grandchildren, Lee Jr., Stacy, Luisa, Tom, Kristi, Kelli, Kathi, Tasha, Dylan and Jason; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford DeHappart, of Port Carbon and Harold DeHappart, of Schuylkill Haven; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mary Rita Rozik. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edward DeHappart and her companion of 30 years, Edward Kostella. Friends were received this past Sunday and Monday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services were held this past Tuesday. Interment followed in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 201 S. 6th St., West Newton, PA 15089. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Hayes, Harold W. 81

  • Pleasant Valley, W.Va.
  • Born: 1933-02-07
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Domico, Fairmont | Get Directions
  • Harold Waide Hayes, 81, of Pleasant Valley, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg, W.Va. He was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Mt. Pleasant, son of the late Harry and Hazel Exline Hayes. Waide served in the military as an Army sergeant in the Korean War. He was also the former manager of Potter McCune, and owner of the later known Fairmont Cash and Carry. He enjoyed many sports, his favorites being baseball, football and hockey. His favorite teams were the Detroit Tigers, Penn State Nittany Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his earlier years, he was a baseball player for Wooddale's Fay West League and also served as a Boy Scout leader. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anna Marie (Craig) Hayes; three children, Brenda Smith and husband, Kevin Smith, of Philippi, W.Va., Denise Hayes, Cheryl Vincent and husband, Rudy Vincent, both of Fairmont, W.Va.; two grandsons, Christopher Vincent and wife, Laura, and Joseph Vincent; one granddaughter, Kristyn Hayes, mother of great-grandson, Jadyn Hayes Wagner. In addition to his parents, a sister, Gerry Kunkle; brother, Carl Nichols; and his beloved beagle, Mork, preceded Waide in death. Family received friends Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, and Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at DOMICO FUNERAL HOME, 414 Gaston Ave., Fairmont, W.Va. Funeral service was held Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Scott Kreps officiating. Burial followed at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton. Full military rites were conducted by the Taylor County Veterans Council. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested all contributions be made to the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility or the Alzheimer's Association Charity. "Memories should last forever" fight against Alzheimer's! Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.domicofh.com.
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Matisko, Stephen M. 87

  • Appleton, Wis.
  • Born: 1927-01-13
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Valley, Appleton, Wis. | Get Directions
  • Stephen Michael Matisko, 87, of Appleton, Wis., passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Rennes Health Center. Stephen was born Jan. 13, 1927, to the late John Joseph and Elizabeth Margaret (Tirdil) Matisko, in Arnold. Stephen spent his early life in Arnold and graduated from Arnold High School. On Sept. 24, 1955, he was united to the love of his life, Joyce Henderson, in St. Mary Catholic Church in Richmond, Ind. Stephen worked for Alcoa. He began his career as a draftsman apprentice with the company, and advanced to his last position as the superintendent of service for capping machines, retiring after 38 years of service. He enjoyed singing in the choir at St. Mary Catholic Church in Richmond, Ind., as well as bowling, golfing and woodworking. Stephen is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joyce, of Appleton, Wis.; his children, Vince (Diane) Matisko, of Appleton, and Sue Matisko, of Green Bay, Wis.; his grandchildren, Matt (Kim) Matisko, of Milwaukee, Beth Matisko, of Milwaukee, and Andy Matisko, of Appleton; his brother, John (Martha) Matisko; his sisters, Betty Jean Matisko and Bernadette Matisko; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Stephen was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bill and Paul Matisko; a sister, Margaret Unites; and his niece, Beth Matisko. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in St. Pius X Catholic Church, 500 W. Marquette St., Appleton, Wis., with Father Thomas J. Farrell as celebrant. Relatives and friends may visit with the family from 10:30 until 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements by VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, Appleton, Wis. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer's Association in Steve's name would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Southern Care Hospice, Rennes Health Center of Appleton and Living Tree of Greenville for the excellent care and support they provided. Online condolences can be submitted at http://www.valleyfh.com.
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McCormack, Gladys F. 84

  • Woodsboro, Md.
  • Born: 1930-05-12
  • Died: 2014-10-21
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  • Mrs. Gladys Florence McCormack, 84, of Woodsboro, Md., died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, with her children by her side. Born May 12, 1930, in West Newton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Louise Merella. She was the wife of Thomas E. McCormack, who died in 1984. Mrs. McCormack was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Libertytown, Md. Surviving is a daughter, E. Siobhan McCormack, of Glen Head, N.Y.; two sons, Kevin McCormack and wife, Mary, of Jefferson, Md., and Sean McCormack, of Frederick, Md.; and five nieces and nephews. She was the last of seven siblings and is also predeceased by a nephew. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at St. Peter Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Jason Worley as the celebrant. A graveside interment service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at West Newton Cemetery, with the Rev. Fr. John Sweeney officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church, 9190 Church St., Union Bridge, Md. 21791 or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at http://www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.
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Strand, Clarence W. 72

  • Cadyville, N.Y.
  • Born: 1942-08-21
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Curran, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Clarence W. Strand, 72, of Cadyville, N.Y., and Allegheny Woodlands, Allegheny Township, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Born Aug. 21, 1942, in Vandergrift, he was the son of the late Clarence W. and Fern (Hill) Strand. Clarence was a 1960 graduate of Vandergrift High School and 1964 graduate of Grove City College. He worked for many years for the state of New York in vocational rehabilitation. Clarence enjoyed the outdoors, especially canoeing, fishing, hiking, golf and gardening. He liked experimenting with unusual vegetables and herbs. Clarence loved listening to his favorite radio programs and his music collection. He was fond of opera and ballet, attending performances in Florida where he spent winters along with his sisters. In addition to his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by a sister, Anna (Strand) Hilty White; and a nephew, David Hilty. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lucille (Strand) and Kenneth Ray Allen; brother-in-law, Harold White; loving nieces, Karen (Allen) and husband, William Disciscio, Linda (Hilty) and husband, Brian Frayer, and Kathleen (Allen) and husband, John Coulter; eight great-nieces and nephews; and five great-great-nieces and nephews. Private graveside services were held at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, Leechburg, are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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