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Aiken, James A. 69

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • James A. Aiken, 69, of Oakmont, went home with the Lord at his residence on Friday, July 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Kathryn "Kathy" (Cauley) Aiken for 49 years; dear father of Cpt. James (Tirzah), Todd (Sherry), Sean (Anna), Matthew (Erika), Dr. Peter (Nicole) and the late Joshua Aiken; son of the late Robert and Ursula Aiken; brother of Kathleen (late Paul) Kimpel, William (Lil), Jerry (Mary) and Mark Aiken; grandfather of Annika, Samuel James, Mikaela, Benjamin, Abraham, Maddie, Ryan, Emma, Luke, Sarah, Andrew James, Grace, Isabella, Eli James, Kathryn, Lizzie, Joshua and David. Jim was a former manager with John Hancock and a retired pastor serving Shady Avenue Christian Assembly. Kathy and her family send a special thank you to Bethany Hospice for their loving care. Friends and relatives will be received from 3 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakmont Presbyterian Church, 415 Pennsylvania Ave., Oakmont. Everyone please meet at church. Family strongly suggests memorials to New Life Christian Fellowship, 5877 Commerce St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Visit us at www.burket-truby.com.
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Allshouse, Thelma M. 88

  • Duquesne
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Teichart-Gracan, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Thelma M. Allshouse, 88, of Duquesne, died Friday, July 3, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Erhard and Ebba (Anderson) Mason; and wife of the late Albert Allshouse. She is survived by children, Ralph (Nancy) Allshouse, of Colorado, Linda (Kelly) Keech, of Maryland, and Karen LaChoppa, of Duquesne; grandchildren, Veronica Faulkner and Randy Jubak; and great-grandchildren, Alexis and Haley. She was preceded in death by siblings, Norma Somerville and Ray and Glen Mason. Thelma was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, past president of the Lady's Auxiliary of the Prince Humbert Club, Sunday school teacher, member of church council, woman's club and cook at Paule's Lookout. Friends received from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church Tuesday at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. John Gropp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Christ Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements by TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME.
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Andrews Jr., Benjamin 78

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1937-01-31
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Benjamin Andrews Jr., 78, of Pittsburgh, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. He was born Jan. 31, 1937, in Pittsburgh, and was the son of the late Benjamin V. and Marie K. Andrews. Benjamin was retired from the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 12 and was an Army veteran. He is survived by his sister, Shirley A. Andrews, of Monroeville. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dolores Coyne; and brothers, Eugene, William and Berkley Andrews. There is no visitation. Service with Military Honors will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, in the Chapel of Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. Arrangements are by the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Biondo, Carmen R. 87

  • Wilkins Township
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Carmen R. Biondo, 87, of Wilkins Township, died on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Pugliano) Biondo for 61 years; son of the late Marcello and Concetta Biondo; loving father of Dennis (Cathey), Carmen (Gerry), Marshall (Donna) and Bob (Lori); dear grandfather of Dennis, Danielle (Craig) Kaniecki, Philip (Ann), Natalie, Shawna (Eric) Bullard, Sharon (Chris) Broker, David (Haleigh), Ashley (Ryan) Bianco, Kristin (Matt) Fischman and Melissa; great-grandfather and "Pappy" of Landon, Gavin, Nathan, Gage, Coleton, Brady, Broden, Carter, Braxtynn, Juliana, Silur, Payton, Caden and Brooke; brother of the late Vincent (late Helen) Bionta, late Frank (late Cleo) Bionta and the late Antoinette Kissel; and brother-in-law of Kitty (late Anthony) Carvelli, Evelyn (late James) Albanese, Teresa (Rick) Smith, late Rose Madonna, late John, late Shippy and late Tony Pugliano. Carmen will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Carmen was a World War II Army veteran and a retired employee of RPC Electronics with more than 30 years of service. He was a life member of the Italo-American Citizens Club of Wilkins Township. Carmen loved his large family and cherished all of the time he shared with them. Friends welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James Street, Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Colman Church. Carmen will be laid to rest with military honors in Good Shepherd Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Colman Church Update and Renovate Fund, 100 Tri-Boro Ave., Turtle Creek, PA 15145. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Bolf, Sister Ann Margaret 92

  • Died: 2015-06-27
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Bellevue | Get Directions
  • Sister Ann Margaret Bolf, OSF, formerly known as Sister Louis, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis of the United States Province and in her 63rd year of profession, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Mt. Assisi Convent Motherhouse in Bellevue at the age of 92. Sister Ann Margaret entered the community from St. Aloysius Church, Wilmerding, in 1951 and professed her first vows in 1952 at Mt. Assisi Convent in Pittsburgh. She received a Bachelor of Science in education from Carlow University and a Master of Science in education from Duquesne University, both in Pittsburgh. After teaching in parish elementary schools for many years, Sister attended courses at Duquesne University and Carlow University to become certified in religion, parish social service and accredited to minister to the mentally challenged. Throughout her years in education, Sister Ann Margaret taught in the parishes in Hellertown, Barnesboro, Charleroi, North Side Pittsburgh, Clymer, Canonsburg, Erie, Tarentum, Farrell, Perryopolis and Ellsworth in Pennsylvania, and in Clarksburg, W.Va. She also served as principal in Ellsworth, Perryopolis and Erie. She later worked as a director of Religious Education in Perryopolis, Clymer and Canonsburg. Sister Ann Margaret used her giftedness helping troubled children at St. Joseph Home for Children in Dayton, Ohio, where she spent four years. Her training in parish social service was welcomed in St. Catherine of Sweden in Wildwood and in Canonsburg. In 2000, Sister came to Mt. Assisi Convent to minister to the retired sisters as their driver, something that she enjoyed doing. In her later years, she entered into the ministry of prayer, which she did until she died. Sister Ann Margaret will be remembered for her interest in the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pirates and attended their games any chance she had. Sister Ann Margaret was the daughter of the late Louis and Lillian (Kussan) Bolf. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Peter, George and William; and her sisters, Lillian Krall and Katherine Matiasic. She is survived by her religious community and her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at Mt. Assisi Convent. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Queen of Angels Chapel, Mt. Assisi, 934 Forest Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202. Arrangements by LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Breitenbach, Antoinette K. 64

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Antoinette K. "Toni" (Fishinger) Breitenbach, 64, of Gibsonia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 3, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, William A. and Ruth (Golebewski) Fishinger Sr. She is survived by her brother, William A. (Georgeanne) Fishinger Jr.; her son, Louis L. (Melissa) Breitenbach; and her daughter, Dana L. (Eric) Sauers, who were with her until the end. She is also survived by her grandchildren, EJ and Kimberly, who were her entire world. Toni spent her life doing anything she could for her family and friends. Throughout the struggles in her life she always found ways to have a smile on her face and find the goodness in everyone she met. She was an amazing woman with an amazing spirit and will be missed tremendously. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society or the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., Bakerstown. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Brucker, Sarah E. 90

  • Brentwood
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Cieslak Tatko, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" (Diffendal) Brucker, 90, of Brentwood, died peacefully Wednesday, July 1, 2015. She was the beloved daughter of Gregory C. and Anna Rose Diffendal, of McKeesport; devoted wife of the late William J. Brucker Jr.; loving mother of William G. (Anne), Christine (Bob) Kircher, Daniel (Diane), Gregory (Rose), Joseph (Lori), Roselyn (Jeff) Carozza and the late Margaret (Peggy) Daylitko (a Mercy Hospital nurse); adopted mother of Joanne and David Eckert; cherished grandmother of William J. III (Stacy), April and Brenna Brucker, Robert F. III and Kelsey Kircher, Jaclyn, Jessica and Christopher Brucker, Gregory, Alex, Isabella and Natalie Brucker, Joseph, Michael and Justin Brucker and Peter and Dominic Carozza; adopted grandchildren, Grant, Sean and Daniel Eckert; sister of Thomas S. (Mary Lou) Diffendal Sr. and the late Gregory F. Diffendal, Mary Katherine Whitehead, Rose Kulis, James Diffendal and Joseph Diffendal; and dear cousin and friend of Catherine Williams. During World War II, Betty worked in the metallurgical lab of the U.S. Steel Homestead Works. Later she graduated from Shadyside Hospital as an LPN and served her community as a dedicated nurse at Mercy Hospital and Magee-Womens Hospital. She was a longtime member of the Brentwood Civic Club, VFW 1810 Ladies Auxiliary, Brentwood Historical Society, Scarlet Minx Red Hat Club and St. Wendelin Church. She was an avid reader and collector of Department 56 ceramic houses with a village display for each season. Widowed at age 47, she raised seven children as a single parent. Mrs. Brucker encouraged advanced education and was proud to say that within her family she had everything she needed for her own village: five pharmacists, two physicians, a distinguished CMU musician, a Ph.D. in chemistry, a BSN, an RN, a dentist, a CPA, a New York City comedian, a physician's assistant, a physical therapist, a chemical engineer, a mechanical engineer, an attorney, three high school valedictorians and two salutatorians, with 10 younger grandchildren still discovering their talents. Special thanks to Dr. Terence Philbin and the nurses of Mercy Hospital for their loving care. Friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015 at CIESLACK and TATKO FUNERAL HOME, 2935 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at St. Wendelin Parish. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brentwood Library, 3501 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. Please sign online register at www.cieslaktatko.com.
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Campbell, David W. 57

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1958-02-06
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • David W. "Corndog" Campbell, 57, of Elizabeth, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va. He was an iron worker with Local Union 3 in Pittsburgh and he loved to barbecue and play softball. Born Feb. 6, 1958, in McKeesport, he was a son of Helen (Chester) Gallinari, of Loxahatchee, Fla. and the late Joseph Campbell. In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cheryl A. (Keener) Campbell; daughters, Stacey Campbell and Stephanie Campbell, both of Elizabeth; sisters, Holly (Mark) Laurie, of Caloosa, Fla., and Kim Weeks, of Floyd, Va.; brother, John Campbell, of Woodstock, Ga.; also nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth. A funeral service will take place at noon Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. R. Paul Walter officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Evarts, Betty Ann 77

  • Allison Park
  • Born: 1938-06-27
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Betty Ann Evarts, 77, of Allison Park, died Saturday morning, July 4, 2015, in the comfort of her home. Born in Wexford on June 27, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Hazel May Myers Werling Sr. A homemaker, Betty Ann was a member of Hiland Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, Frederick C. Evarts, who she married on Jan. 12, 1957, a daughter, Polly Stehle and her husband, Ralph C., of Ross Township; a son, Roger C. Evarts, of Allison Park; her grandsons, Ralph A. (Alexandria) and Robert T. Stehle; and a brother, Eugene Werling, of Avalon. She was preceded in death by a brother, John D. Werling Jr.; and a sister, Hazel May Stewart. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Ruby officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Marshall Township. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Haberman, Elizabeth M. 81

  • Aspinwall
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth M. (Brosenitsch) Haberman, 81, of Aspinwall, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Haberman; loving mother of Mary Pollice, Nancy (Mark) Alchier, William J. Jr. (Mim), Mark E., Susan (John) Dinger, Amy (Kevin) Voytosh, Ronald G. (Dawn); cherished grandmother of Gemma, Eric, Amanda, Jessica, William III, Heather, Mark, Abigail and Christian; great-grandmother of Nathan, Brianna, Caleb, Luke and Rylee; stepgrandmother of Ben and Dylan; and sister of George (late Helen) and Thomas (late Carol) Brosenitsch. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave., Aspinwall, where a parting prayer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Scholastica Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
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Horn, Richard W. 78

  • Baldwin
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Richard W. "Tyke" Horn, 78, of Baldwin, died Friday, July 3, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Alberta A. "Birdie" Horn; loving father of Richard A. "Rick" (Kimberly) Horn and Victoria A. "Vickey" (Thomas) Goldie; grandfather of Natalie (Bill) Merola, Vanessa (Patrick) Roth and Stephen Goldie; great-grandfather of Valerie and Britney Merola; son of the late Aloysius and Rose (Devlin) Horn; brother of Rose Marie (Bob) Cargo, Patricia (Phil) DeGregorio, Gerald "Jerry" (Dee) Horn and the late Elizabeth Lutch and Clifford Horn; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a lifetime member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, served with Local Union No. 230 for more than 50 years. Tyke retired from Dick Corp. as a valued superintendent. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman as well as a NASCAR follower and enjoyed his part-time employment at Wildwood Country Club. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, where funeral prayer will be held 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Albert the Great Church. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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Johnston, Thomas H. 88

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1926-10-03
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Thomas H. Johnston, 88, of White Oak, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. He was born Oct. 3, 1926, in Glassport, and was the son of the late Kenneth and Mary Catherine Davidson Johnston. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in McKeesport and the White Oak American Legion Post 701. He enlisted in the Navy on Feb. 3, 1944, served during World War II, and retired March 3, 1969. He was preceded in death by his wife, Angeline Scire Johnston; daughter, Rosalie Johnston Jennings; and brother, Kenneth Johnston. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Tambella Amendola Johnston; children, Thomas Johnston, of Clearwater, Fla., Marcia Ann Rogers, of Littleton, Colo., and Angela Marie Johnston, of Malborough, Md.; stepson, Dr. Mark Amendola, of Endwell, N.Y.; grandsons, Michael Rogers, Christopher and Nicholas Johnston; and great-grandsons, Gavin and Caven Rogers. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION and MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Church. Burial will follow. Remembrances may be made to St. Patrick Church, 310 32nd St., McKeesport, PA 15132.
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Likovich, Barry 53

  • Rankin and Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-06-27
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Barry Likovich, 53, of Rankin and Monroeville, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, just two days short of his 54th birthday. He was the beloved son of Raphael "Tina" Likovich and the late Lawrence "Larry" Likovich; husband of the late Susan (Rosemeyer) Likovich; father of Tyler Likovich; grandfather of Lilyana Likovich; brother of Maryann Likovich, Lorraine (Jeff) Venturella and Larry (Nancy) Likovich; brother-in-law to the Rosemeyer family; also many loving nieces and nephews and greet-nieces and nephews. Memorial service from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at City Reach Church, 7327 McClure Ave., Swissvale, PA 15218. Arrangements by the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 107 Fourth Ave., Rankin, PA 15104, 412-271-6322. www.kutchfuneralhome.org.
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Mieczkowski, Dolores 75

  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Dolores (Karolski) Mieczkowski, 75, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Patrick J. Mieczkowski; loving mother of Daniel (Marie), David, Tammy (Scott) and Karen; grandmother of Michael, Lauren, Kara and the late Ryan; sister of Richard, Raymond and the late Lorraine. Family and friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stanislaus Church. www.zalewskifuneralhome.com
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Mizia, Walter A. 66

  • Born: 1949-01-20
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Szafranski-Eberlein, Carnegie | Get Directions
  • Walter A. Mizia, 66, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. He was the beloved husband Lorraine Mizia; father of Walter (Jamie) and Steven Mizia; son of the late Jean Rose and WaIter Mizia; proud grandpap of Tyler, Evan and Reese; and brother of Linda, Michael and the late Gary and Charmayne. Walter was a retired Allegheny County firefighter lieutenant, a retired navy reserve master chief petty officer, a life member of the Fairview Volunteer Fire Deparment, past commander of the American Legion Post No. 290, a retired Pennsylvania State firefighting instructor, member of Holy Child Roman Catholic Church and proud Vietnam veteran. Friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the SZAFRANSKI - EBERLEIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 Third St., Carnegie. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Barbara Church. Burial with full military honors will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
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Pennell, Colleen H. 83

  • Buena Vista
  • Born: 1931-09-15
  • Died: 2015-07-05
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Colleen H. (Phillips) Pennell, 83, of Buena Vista, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015, at home. She was a former member of Bell Chapel United Methodist Church and attended the United Presbyterian Church of Buena Vista. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and very active with church activities. An avid walker, Colleen enjoyed baking, reading and playing cards with her friends. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Born Sept. 15, 1931, in Kitzmiller, Md., she was a daughter of the late Aubrey and Theresa (Harvey) Phillips, and wife of the late Charles W. Pennell Jr., who passed away Jan. 5, 1988. She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Tom) Sloboda, of Forward Township, Sandy (Bill) Meyers, of Forward Township, and Tracy (Bob) Sivak, of Buena Vista; seven grandchildren, David (Beth) Albeck, of Tyrone, Matthew Albeck, of Ruskin, Fla., Bill (Justine) Meyers, Ryan Meyers, Kelsey Meyers and Kyle Sivak and Keaton Sivak; great-grandchildren, Kendall and Blake Meyers; sisters, Darlene (Bob) Magri, of Street, Md., Mary Ellen (Bill) Bennett, of Baltimore, Md., and Natalie (John) Warnick, of Keederville, Md.; brother, Paul Phillips, of Kitzmiller, Md.; nieces and nephews; and loving companions, Charlie and Abby. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her son, Chuckie Pennell. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037 (412-384-4344), followed by a 7 p.m. service in the funeral home chapel. Private interment will take place in International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in Elk Garden, W.Va. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Race, John W. 87

  • Munhall
  • Born: 1927-08-05
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • John W. Race, 87, of Munhall, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. He was born to Tresa and Yum (John) Race on Aug. 5, 1927. He was adored and cherished by his loving wife, M. Therese Race for 63 years; deeply loved by his sons, John "Skip" (Joanne) Race and Charles (Cheryl) Race, daughter, Joan Grubbs Trosky, and the late Chris Race, who died July 4, 2014; grandsons, Jay "John" (Alison) Race, Jeff Race and Jason (Amy) Race; granddaughters, Kate (Dennis) Naujelis, Alana and Larkin Trosky and Mandy Race; also two great-granddaughters, Delaney and Saylor Race. He is also survived by loving and caring nieces and nephews who adored him and called him "Uncle Porky"; and numerous cousins. He was a loving brother of sister, Pearl (late Regis) McCloskey, and brother, Albert "Bus" (Joan) Race; also nephew of Joseph Race, of Whitaker, and Wilma Koch, of Munhall. Jack was a member of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Munhall. He was a 1945 graduate of Munhall High School. He was very proud of his service in the Navy, of which he served in Bikini and Operation Crossover and witnessed the first test of the nuclear bomb. He was past president of Homestead Post Office, past Pa. state president and regional administrative assistant for Pa./South Jersey Letter Carriers. He was a retired Union Railroad employee. Jack was a great Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan and they lost a great fan in John. He was a quiet, kind and gentle man and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Friends received from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Therese Church.
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Reiling, Olive M. 90

  • Oakmont , Formerly of Mount Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Olive M. Reiling, 90, of Oakmont, formerly of Mt. Lebanon and Point Breeze, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. She was the beloved daughter of the late Gebhart J. and Olive (Kraus) Reiling Sr.; dear sister of Loretta M. Holtz and the late Gebhart J. Reiling Jr. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Olive was a longtime parishioner of St. Beades and St. Bernards in Mt. Lebanon. She had a strong belief in God and the Eucharist. Olive was a longtime employee of Highmark. Friends and relatives are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont. Arrangements are by BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., Oakmont. Donations may be made in her name to Catholic Relief Service, PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297.
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Surunis, Mary A. 87

  • Formerly of Forest Hills
  • Born: 1928-01-28
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Mary A. (Keffales) Surunis, 87, of Aiken, S.C., formerly of Forset Hills, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Mary was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Pittsburgh, and raised on Lockhart Street on the North Side. She was a 1948 graduate of Allegheny High School. She was the beloved wife of the late James Surunis who went to be with the Lord June 2, 1976; loving mother of Stacey (Rich) Gamrat, of Aiken, S.C., Efthemia (Ronald) Yerman, of New Milford, Conn., Christ (Tamsin) Surunis, of Alameda, Calif., and John (died at birth); proud Yia Yia of Steven (Brigitte) and Christine Gamrat, Jamie and Paul Ezdebski, Anton, Zachary and Teo Surunis and Sarah Madsen; great-grandmother of Grayson, Sofia, Jacob, Benjamin and Seth. She was preceded in death by brothers, George and Bob Christ and Tony and James Keffales. Also survived by her dog and loyal companion, Angel. During her lifetime, Mary was employed by Heinz, Westinghouse -Trafford Division and most recently the former Radisson Hotel, Monroeville, from which she retired after 18 years of service. Mary enjoyed playing bingo, but her favorite pastime was being with her beloved family and friends. Visitors are welcome to pay respect from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a Trisagion will be prayed at 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox Church (Ypapanti) in East Pittsburgh. Additional viewing in church one hour prior to the service. Mary will be laid to rest, immediately following, in William Penn Cemetery, Churchill. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Tedesco, Vincent L. 90

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Vincent L. Tedesco, 90, of Penn Hills, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Evelyn (DeWitte) Tedesco; loving father of Mary Margaret Tedesco and Deborah Gathagan (Chris); grandfather of Karen Moses (John), Dennis Ayres (Melissa) and Nicole Baraff (Tyler Sherman); great-grandfather of Courtney, Demi and Haley Moses and Samantha and Denny Ayres; and brother of the late Benny Tedesco. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bartholomew Church. Memorial donations may be made to St Bartholomew Parish or a charity of your choice.
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Troiano, Margaret A. 60

  • Carrick
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Margaret A. "Peggy Anne" Troiano, 60, of Carrick, formerly of Mt. Washington, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was the beloved mother of Matthew (Marcie) DeBold, Dawn (Shawn) Forsyth and Christina Troiano; daughter of the late Bridget Snee; loving sister of Timothy (Mary) DeBold and Kathleen DeBold; also survived by her nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Please send condolences to WWW.JOHNFSLATER.COM.
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Vojtek, Rev. John C. 70

  • Formerly of Munhall
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Rev. John C. Vojtek, 70, formerly of Munhall Gardens, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was the beloved son of the late John P. and Helen (Yadvis) Vojtek; brother of Bonnie (Joseph) DiCarlo, of Pittsburgh, Anita Walsh (Tim Grupac), of Penn Township, Mary Ellen Vojtek (Doug Hamilton), of Los Angeles, Calif., Paul (Diane) Vojtek, of Erie, Ed (Michelle) Vojtek, of Monroeville, and the late Thomas Vojtek; also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and parish families. Father Vojtek was an outstanding athlete at Munhall High School. He was ordained a priest in 1976 by Bishop Vincent Leonard. He served as a priest at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Glenshaw, St. Mary Parish, Beaver Falls, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, East McKeesport, St. Bonaventure Parish, Glenshaw, St. Philip and James Parish, New Castle, Madonna of Czestochowa Parish, New Castle, St. Joseph Parish, Aliquippa and pastor of All Saints Parish, Pittsburgh and Transfiguration Parish, Russellton. Father Vojtek was a passionate supporter of the unborn child and the Pro-Life movement. He was a sports enthusiast and loved playing golf, in which he always overestimated his capabilities. He was a great bowler and truly loved his time spent at the Club Alley's in Homestead and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Translation service at 7 p.m. Monday in St. Rita Church, 219 W. Schwab Ave., Munhall, followed by visitation until 9 pm. Additional visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your home parish in Father Vojtek's memory. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Bowman, James D. 80

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1935-05-07
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Graft-Jacquillard, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • James D. Bowman, 80, of Scottdale, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. He was born May 7, 1935, in Scottdale a son of the late Irene Dillon. Prior to his retirement, Jim was employed as a truck driver for Super Value. He was a true family man and had many hobbies. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Theresa "Timmy" (Babura) Bowman; his devoted children, James D. Bowman Jr., Susan Baughman and fiance, Mark Geary, Karen Hough and husband, Brian, and Carol Groff and husband, Robert; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his brother, Butch Dillon. Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where the visitation will conclude at 8 p.m. with a brief prayer service. Private interment will take place in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to be used according to the wishes of the family. To share a message of condolence, please visit www.gjfuneral.com.
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Chamberlain, Timothy E. 50

  • Hempfield Township
  • Born: 1964-11-07
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Timothy E. Chamberlain, 50, of Hempfield Township, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at home. He was born Nov. 7, 1964, in Johnstown, a son of the late Eleanor Magazzu. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Richard Mills; and a grandson, Izzik Chamberlain. He was a member of the Army and worked as a security guard. Timothy is survived by his wife, Donna (Everett) Chamberlain; sons, Steven, of Johnstown, Paul, of Greensburg, and Rolston, of Export; sister, BethAnn, of Stoystown; brother, Mark Mills, of Greensburg; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday July 6, with a service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Gregory Hall in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Crowe, Clarence S. 92

  • Born: 1922-11-22
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Martucci Funeral Home, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Friends will be received 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. A service of remembrance will follow at 6 p.m. led by Pastor Robert L. Wratchford. Interment will be private. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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DeLancey, Bonnie S. 69

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1946-02-19
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Giunta - Bertucci, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Bonnie Sue DeLancey, 69, of New Kensington, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at Wood Haven Care Center, Monroeville. She was born Feb. 19, 1946, in New Kensington, to the late William J. and Delores (Johnston) Robinson. She was the wife of 47 years of Wilbur L. DeLancey. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, William F. and Franklin Robinson; and a sister, Janice Dinnan. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington, where she served as a deacon and was in charge of the food bank for many years. She also was a member of the East Kensington Community Circle and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Wilbur L. DeLancey, of New Kensington; a son, James W. DeLancey, of North Carolina; two daughters, Jayme (Michael) Polena, of Sarver, Jenny Alexander, of Lower Burrell, and Erica (Nate) Manges, whom she loved like a daughter; four grandchildren, Shelbee, Kaylee, Jordan and Jayden; also survived by nieces, nephews and many close friends. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington. Arrangements were entrusted to the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 Fifth Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, owner-supervisor. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington, 601 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068 or the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. To leave an online condolence, visit www.giunta-bertucci.com.
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Drop, Jean P.

  • Monessen
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Jean Plavetich Drop, 73, of Monessen, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was the daughter of the Late Nicholas and Frances Kovatich Plavetich. Mrs. Drop was a retired Charleroi High School Spanish Teacher having taught for over 35 years and was a life member of the National Educational Association. A Monessen High School graduate, she received her bachelor's degree in Spanish from California University. Jean was Catholic by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Kim Anderson; beloved husband of 32 years, Louis Drop; brother-in-law, John "Jack" McElroy. She is survived by her brother, John Plavetich of Monessen; sister, Mrs. Frances McElroy of McMurray; nephews, John and Hilary McElroy of Mt. Lebanon and Ryan McElroy and Stacey Babyak of Pittsburgh; great-nephews, Jack Landers and Nicholas Russell McElroy of Mt. Lebanon; as well as aunts, an uncle and cousins. Friends will be received 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in the ROBERT A. BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC., Grand Boulevard and Marion Avenue, Monessen, www.billicksfuneralhome.com. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Father Michael Crookston officiating. Entombment will follow in Grandview Cemetery in Monessen. In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made in Jean's memory to the Kim Anderson Memorial Scholarship in Political Science, Pennsylvania State University - School of Liberal Arts, 13 Sparks Building, University Park PA 16082.
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Fullman, Irene V. 86

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1928-11-28
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Irene V. Iwaniec Fullman, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 3, 2015, in the Scottdale Manor and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Fullman was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Jacob and Josephine Fornal Iwaniec. She was a member of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church and the former Transfiguration Parish, and its Holy Rosary Society. Irene was a 1946 graduate of the former Hurst High School. She worked for the former Red and White Grocery Store in their bakery department as a supervisor for more than 25 years. Irene was an avid Pirates fan. She enjoyed playing cards with her sisters and going to the casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Irene was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who loved caring for her family and always put their needs before her own. She always found the good in everyone and never had a bad word to say about anyone. Her great personality and her wonderful smile will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Irene is survived by her loving family: her son, David J. Fullman and his wife, Monica, of Ruffs Dale; and by her grandsons, Ross Fullman and Courtney, of Scottdale, and Ryan Fullman and Christina, of Ruffs Dale. She is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy Potosky and Marcina Pawlikowski, both of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Fullman, in 2005; and by her brothers and sisters, Edward and Valerian Iwaniec, Mary Jaworski, Sister Mary Loretta Iwaniec, Joan Iwaniec and Margaret Krzanowski. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by her funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. in Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. Interment will be in the Transfiguration Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. The Transfiguration Holy Rosary will recite the rosary at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Good Sr., Edward E. 77

  • Harrison City
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Edward E. Good Sr., 77, of Harrison City, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at his residence, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Valerie (Palla) Good; wonderful son of the late Anna Marie (Lux) and Marion Oscar Good; loving father of Eddie (Kami) Good and Gene (Amy) Good; adored grandfather of Ethan, Gavin, Carson and Poppy's Little Girl, Natalie; brother of Wilbert (Lois) Good, Lois Bortz, LaVerne (Alan) Mochnick, Joanne (the late Thomas) Brookover and the late Kathleen (the late Paul) Koontz; brother-in-law of Mary (the late William) Good and Sue (the late Clifford Sr.) Good; and uncle of the late Regina (Koontz) Mattucci. Ed was a life member and a past fire chief for 24 years at the Harrison City Volunteer Fire Department. He was also past president of the Fire Chiefs Association of Westmoreland County, past president of the Westmoreland County Firemen's Association, past big chief of the Mohawk's Association, member of the State Firemen's Association and past director of the Fire School Committee for the Fire Chiefs Association. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, (724-744-2721). Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Penn Zion's Lutheran Church. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park. Fireman's memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison City Volunteer Firemen's Association, P.O. Box 419, Harrison City, PA 15636 or Penn Zion's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 351, Harrison City, PA 15636. www.Lindsay-Jobefuneralhome.com.
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Hood, Sara E. 88

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1927-06-03
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Sara E. Hood, 88, of Latrobe, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was born June 3, 1927, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Morris J. and Rachel Brewer Griffin. She was a member of Life Springs Church, of Greensburg. She loved to play the piano and guitar and enjoyed singing. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sons, Joseph C. Hood III and Daniel J. Hood; four brothers, Fred Griffin, Kenneth Nye, Robert Nye and Nathan Nye; and four sisters, Dorothy Trump, Jane Cope, Rachel Crouse and Susan Watt. Sara is survived by four daughters, Linda Miller, of Greensburg, Nancy Kovatch, of Latrobe, Lois Kemerer (Bob Seaton), of Greensburg, and Kathie Hood, of Luxor; six grandchildren, Desirae, Jerry, Milo, Tony, Steve and Maria Rose; four great-grandchildren, Natalie, Karley, Daunte and Cameron; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Almon Birt officiating. Interment will follow in Hillview Cemetery, Greensburg. The family wishes to thank the staff at Loyalhanna Care Center for their wonderful care. For online condolences, visit BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Kauffman, Carol E. 69

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1945-09-16
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Carol E. (Pravlik) Kauffman, 69, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Jefferson Hills Manor. Mrs. Kauffman was born Sept. 16, 1945, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Francis and Kathryn Yezek Pravlik. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Scottdale. Carol was a 1963 graduate of the former East Huntingdon High School. She had been employed with the Central Tax Bureau in Youngwood and had also served as secretary for the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for many years. Carol was a member of the East Huntingdon Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, where she had served as treasurer, and the former Slovak Club Ladies Auxiliary, where she had been past president, secretary and treasurer. Carol loved to bake and had created and decorated beautiful wedding cakes for many couples in the Mt. Pleasant area. She is survived by her loving family: her devoted son, Richard A. Kauffman and his wife, Tammy, of Jefferson Hills; and her beloved granddaughters, Abigail and Addison Kauffman. She is also survived by her sister, Doris Jean Pravlik Butts and her husband, Kenneth, of Owensdale. In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Alton J. Kauffman, less than one month ago on June 8, 2015. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Karen C. Thompson officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. To offer an online condolence, please visit our web site at: www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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McNally, Adam J. 25

  • Alverton
  • Born: 1989-08-16
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Adam Jason "Bird" McNally, 25, of Alverton, died Tuesday evening, June 30, 2015. He was born Aug. 16, 1989, in Latrobe, the son of John David and Sonya A. Moore McNally. Bird was a graduate of Southmoreland High School, Class of 2008. He was employed by National Hydraulic of Mt. Pleasant as a laborer, for 10 years. He enjoyed riding horses, motorcycles and enjoyed working on his truck. In addition to his parents, Adam is survived by his sister, Tiffany A. Griffith and husband, Dave, of Scottdale; his brother, Jon C. McNally and fiancee, Brianne Hennesey, of Alverton; his two nephews, Evan and Luke Griffith, of Scottdale; his maternal grandfather, Charles H. Moore and wife, JoAnn, of Alverton; his four uncles, Mark McNally and wife, Marci, of Newell, Ricky Moore, of Alverton, Keith Moore and wife, Marybeth, of Alverton, and Gregory Garsteck, of Connellsville; his aunt, Kathryn "Kathy" Routzahn and husband, John, of Connellsville; and a number of cousins. Bird was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Rebecca J. O'Toole Moore (Aug. 11, 1994); his paternal grandparents, John "Jack" and Minnie Hunter McNally (July 8, 1982) and (June 17, 2014) respectively; and his aunt, Jacqueline "Jackie" Garsteck (March 21, 2000). Bird's family will greet friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffrey Welsh officiating. Chapel service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, send condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Ortman Sr., Richard D. 83

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1931-07-20
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Richard Donald Ortman Sr., 83, of New Kensington, died Friday, July 3, 2015, in Life Care Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born July 20, 1931, in Arnold, to Harry J. and Lillian Heavner Ortman Sr., and had been a life resident of the local area. He had worked as a security guard for AMGARD in Pittsburgh and previously for Mid-America Packaging and U.S. Gypsum in Oakmont. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, receiving three Bronze Stars. Richard was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Kensington, and a life member of the Arnold Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 and the American Legion in Lower Burrell. He is survived by his children, Sandra Lynn Ortman, of New Kensington, and Roger D. Ortman, of Lower Burrell; grandchildren, Gweneth A. "Gwen" and Rheanna A. Ortman; and sisters, Martha Felt, of New Kensington, and Arveda Taliani, of East Deer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet A. Bryan Ortman; a son, Richard D. "Rick" Ortman Jr.; brothers, Harlan and Harry Ortman Jr.; and sisters, Louise Hanyo, Dorothy Miller and Ruth Hyer. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday by the Rev. Marsha Adams. Burial with military honors by the Vandergrift Honor Guard will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The Arnold Fire Department will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home to conduct memorial services. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Regina, Frances 89

  • Claridge
  • Born: 1926-02-15
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Frances Regina, 89, of Claridge, died Friday, July 3, 2015, in her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1926, in Iselin, to the late Alexander and Anna (Butry) Bezik. Fran was a lifelong member of St. Barbara Church. She worked for many years at Westmoreland Country Club and kept herself busy with her love of gardening, flowers, baking and crocheting. Fran is survived by her loving children, George A. (Carol) Regina, Robert (Cindy) Regina and Darlene (Dale) Rosendahl; three grandchildren, Renee (Jarrette) Kalp, Robin (Justin) Hoover and Alex Regina; three great-grandchildren, Jakob and Gabriel Hoover, and Jackson Kalp; and a sister, Anne Stanonik. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George Regina; brothers, Max, Chuck, Metro, George and Pete; and sisters, Mary and Kaye. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at St. Barbara Church, with Father Michael Sikon officiating. Interment will follow in St. Barbara Cemetery, Claridge. Special thanks to the nurses and aides from Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to St. Barbara Catholic Church, 111 Raymaley Road, Harrison City, PA 15636. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Sheele, Eleanor 94

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1921-06-12
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Eleanor Sheele, 94, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 3, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Eleanor was born June 12, 1921, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Albert and Virginia Pergalski Gorecki. Eleanor was a devoted mother to her family. She loved to do plastic canvas and bake and she was noted for her bread and cookies she baked for the holidays. Eleanor loved doing word searches and spending time with her family. Eleanor always had a smile on her face and a wry sense of humor and always put others before herself. She was a member of the former Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church and the Transfiguration Rosary Society. She is survived by her sons, James and wife, Mary Ann, Thomas and his companion, Betty Sparks, her caretaker and son, Robert, and youngest son, Donald and wife, Rose; and son-in-law, Rodger Pospisil. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also survived by two sisters, Cecelia Barrick, of Mt. Pleasant, and Florence Zemba, of Jeannette; and brother, Edward Gorecki and his wife, Dorothy, of Mt. Pleasant. Eleanor will be missed by her family and all of her friends. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, William; daughter, Patty Pospisil; daughter-in-law, Cathy; and sisters, Sister Mary Amelia, Frances Bailey and Marcella Symanski. Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where a blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Kosisko as celebrant. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. A parish wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday and the Transfiguration Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 6 p.m. Monday, both in the funeral home. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Shultz, William W. 78

  • New Stanton
  • Born: 1937-05-18
  • Died: 2015-07-05
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • William W. Shultz, 78, of New Stanton, died Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Born May 18, 1937, in Carpentertown, he was a son of the late Waid T. and Anna Mae (Magill) Shultz. He served in the Army. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, New Stanton, and Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association. He volunteered at the apple festival in Delmont and loved animals. He retired from Landers Service, Jeannette. Surviving are his wife, Grace E. Shultz; four children, Susan L. Orischak and husband, Douglas, of Hunker, William J. Shultz and wife, Brenda L., of Hunker, Franklin W. Shultz, of New Stanton, and David A. Shultz, of New Stanton; three grandchildren, Andrew Orischak, William Shultz and Tiffany Orischak; and two sisters, Betty Loyd, of Hunker, and "Mitzie" Kimmel, of Mt. Pleasant Township. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Shultz and James Shultz; and a sister, Nancy Shultz. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in the funeral home with the Rev. Anne Woodman Howe officiating. Interment will follow in Youngwood Cemetery.
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Thompkins, Mary M. 69

  • Yukon
  • Born: 1946-04-10
  • Died: 2015-07-05
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Mary Margaret (Weaver) Thompkins, 69, of Yukon, died Sunday, July 5, 2015. She was born April 10, 1946, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Harold F. and Evelyn (Murray) Weaver. She was a homemaker, who loved her family and her cats. She is survived by her partner of more than 42 years, Ralph Kaylor, of Yukon; children, Carrie A. (D. Douglas) Sarver, of Greensburg, Ralph Thompkins and girlfriend, Tawnia Brown, of Irwin, David (Lisa) Thompkins, of North Huntingdon, and William Thompkins, of United; grandchildren, Ciara Bartic, Victoria Sarver, D. Jacob Sarver, Madolyn Thompkins, Chase Thompkins, Logan Thompkins, Ty Thompkins, Connor Thompkins, Sadie Sarver and Grace Sarver; brothers, Richard (Holly) Weaver, of Irwin, and Harold "Frank" (Veronica) Weaver, of Jeannette; sisters, Linda (Ralph) Martin, of Irwin, and Elaine (Wayne) Evans, of Eminence, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday for a funeral service with the Rev. Brian B. Chaffee officiating. Interment will follow at Madison Union Cemetery, Sewickley Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends of Westmoreland at www.animalfriendswestmoreland.org. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Travaglia, Bernard M. 84

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1930-12-27
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Bernard M. Travaglia, 84, of Greensburg, formerly of Washington Township and Jeanette, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at home. Born Dec. 27, 1930, in Washington Township, he was a son of the late Bortolo "Mike" and Carolina (Cignetti) Travaglia. Bernard lived in Washington Township most of his life before moving to Jeanette, and later Greensburg. He was a graduate of Washington Township High School and received a degree in Architectural Drafting from Penn State. Bernard served our country with the Army during the Korean War. He was the owner of Travaglia Plastering and Construction Company in Washington Township for many years until his retirement in 1999. Bernard attended Cornerstone Ministries in Murrysville. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved woodworking of all types. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Carol Travaglia, who passed away in 1997. Bernard is survived by his companion, Marilyn R. Bundy, of Greensburg; children, Michael and Kenneth Travaglia, Richard (Lori) Bundy, of Greensburg, David (Holly Gaskell) Bundy, of Slickville, and Diane Bundy, of Greensburg; and grandchildren, Amanda (Nathan) Dziack, of Greensburg, Haylee (Jake Todolsky) Bundy, of Greensburg, and Korbin Bundy, of Greensburg. At Bernard's request, all services are private and have been entrusted to the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., Apollo. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Zubaty, Clara M. 89

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Penn Township
  • Born: 1925-07-26
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Clara M. Zubaty, 89, of Greensburg, formerly of Penn Township, died Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the St. Anne Home, where she had resided for 12 years. She was born July 26, 1925, in Pleasant Valley, to the late John and Anna (Kushar) Perne. She was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church and Christian Mothers, and was also a member of Claridge Women's Club and SNPJ Lodge No. 7. Clara is survived by her loving children, son, Kenneth F. (Carol) Zubaty and daughter, Joyce (Jerry) Falta; three grandchildren, Lori (Kevin) Demmig, Kenneth P. (Nikki) Zubaty and Jennifer (Brandon) Haas; six great-grandchildren, Emily, Julia and Marissa Valero, Cole and Izabella Zubaty and Loralei Haas; and two sisters, Frances Celesnik and Jane Lutrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rudolph F. "Ralph" Zubaty; and siblings, John Adamic, Albin Perne, Mollie Zgnoc, Anna Kristolawsky, Matilda Volk, Barbara Wolanski, Helen Glitsky and Katie Koltalo. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at St. Barbara Catholic Church, 111 Raymaley Road, Harrison City, with Father Michael Sikon officiating. Interment is to follow in St. Barbara Cemetery, Claridge. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Armstrong County

Ellenberger, Lillian J. 87

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1928-04-23
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Lillian J. Ellenberger, 87, of Kittanning, died Saturday, July 4, 2015, in The Communities at Indian Haven, Indiana, Pa. Born April 23, 1928, in Kittanning, she was a daughter of the late James and Nina (Snyder) Martin. She was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church in New Bethlehem. Mrs. Ellenberger was a longtime employee of the YMCA and retired from Dr. James Greenbaum's office. She was known for her cooking and Sunday dinners. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ellenberger; grandson, Jamie Ellenberger; and two sisters, Ruth Houser and Mildred Pryor. Survivors include a son, James Ellenberger (wife, Wanda), of Kittanning; granddaughter, Danielle Kephart (husband, Donald), of Kittanning; and two great-grandchildren, Mariah and Madison Kephart. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church with Dr. Scott Gibson officiating. Interment in Mateer Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to I'll Be Me Alzheimer's Foundation, 222 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Arrangements by SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME INC., Kittanning. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Butler County

Flinchbaugh, Barbara 77

  • Center Township
  • Born: 1937-10-20
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Barbara Powell Flinchbaugh, 77, of Center Township, Butler, died Friday morning, July 3, 2015, in the comfort of her home. Born Oct. 20, 1937, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Jessie Mayne Fisher Powell. Barbara had been a member of the Junior Women's Club of Butler, the Butler County Art Association and the Butler Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen E. Flinchbaugh, who she married Oct. 11, 1958, and who died Aug. 28, 2009. Surviving is a nephew, David Cubbison, of Bedford. Arrangements are private under the direction of the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. Barbara will be buried on her family's plot at New Waterford Cemetery in New Waterford, Ohio. Memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
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Fayette County

Mazza, Dolores G. 86

  • Connellsville
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Dolores G. "Dee" Mazza, 86, of Connellsville, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Golden Living Center, Uniontown. Arrangements are under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, and will be announced when complete. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Simmons, Thomas R. Sr. 70

  • Confluence
  • Born: 1945-06-21
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Crawford Funeral Home, Farmington, Pa. | Get Directions
  • Thomas R. Simmons Sr., 70, of Confluence, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born June 21, 1945, in New Eagle, a son of the late Roy and Doris Clemens Simmons. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Linda Vogel and Edna Smith; and stepfather, Harry McDonald. Surviving are his wife, Deborah Todd Simmons; and two children, Tammy Henning and husband, Nathan, of Farmington and Tommy Simmons of Markleysburg, Pa.; three grandchildren, Colby Simmons, Brady Simmons and TJ. Henning; a stepsister, Donna Wilkinson and family of Venetia; and a stepbrother, John McDonald and wife, Betty, and family of Columbia, Md. Tom was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Confluence. He was the owner and operator of Lone Star Restaurant, Markleysburg for 18 years. He was a member of the Markleysburg-Henry Clay Fire Department where he called bingo for many years. He loved going to Roaring Knob Races where he worked in the press box. He loved boating on the Yough and spending time with his loving grandchildren. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the hour of the service Tuesday in the DONALD R-CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmington, Interment will follow in Sansom Chapel Cemetery, Farmington.
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Stefano, Anna M. 94

  • Dunbar
  • Born: 1920-10-14
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Burhans-Crouse, Dunbar | Get Directions
  • Anna M. (Bernardo) Stefano, 94, of Dunbar, went to be with her Lord and Savior early Friday morning, July 3, 2015, at Highlands Hospital, Connellsville, after a long and religious life. She was born Oct. 14, 1920, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family being predeceased by her parents, Nicolangelo and Assunta Farrace Bernardo; one brother and two sisters; and her loving husband, Jim Stefano Sr., in 1989. Ann enjoyed cooking with a passion and set many mouth-watering holiday dinners. Several of her recipes have become family staples and favorites, especially her sauce and meatballs. In 1958, Ann helped launch Stefano's Printing alongside her husband and son, Jim Stefano Jr., and worked many years in the business. A lifelong member of St. Aloysius Parish, she helped serve meals with the Altar and Rosary Society members and also helped them serve at the county fair. She loved gardening and bowling and excelled at both in her younger days. Ann is survived by her son, Jim, and wife, Stephanie; three beloved grandchildren, Senator Pat and wife, Tina, Ken and wife, Molly, and Mario and wife, Karin; seven great-grandchildren; three special nieces, Carmella Mullins, Marie Hagner, and Josephine Dominick. Special thanks are extended to the untiring help and devotion of niece, Carmella, and friends Linda and Don. Friends will be received from noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, PA 15431 with Prayers at 2:30 p.m. and rosary at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church with Father Micah E. Kozoil and Father Bob Lubic as co-celebrants. Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
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Washington County

Brozinski, Alex 70

  • Carroll Township
  • Born: 1945-05-15
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Massafra Funeral Home, Donora | Get Directions
  • Alex Brozinski, 70, of Carroll Township, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 3, 2015, at Allegheny General Hospital, with his family by his side, after a lengthy illness. He was born May 15, 1945, in North Charleroi, the son of the late Alex A. and Alexandra Seroka Brozinski. Alex was a resident of Carroll Township, Eldora, most of his life. He fought bravely over the last two years with cancer. He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Church, and served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he was stationed in Da Nang. Alex was a 1963 graduate of Donora High School and the Douglass Business School in 1965. He worked in production control at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel in Allenport. He was known as Big Bro by his co-workers. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Rosalie Vitalbo Brozinski, where they would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Oct. 29, 2015; his son, Joseph Brozinski; two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Robert Loar, and Kimberly and Jason Siwula all of Carroll Township; six grandchildren, Michael and Alex Brozinski, Tyler and Isabella Loar, and Aleah and Aubrey Siwula; a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Nick Kustra of Greensburg; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Justine and Tom Russell of Belle Vernon; two aunts, Dolores Warbutton of Florida and Jackie Seroka of Monessen; a lifelong best friend and "brother" Bill Brody; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements are being handled by the ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE INC., 40 Second Street Ext., Donora, PA 15033, 724-379-6900, www.massafrafuneralhome.com, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Valley Church with the Rev Father Pierre Falkenhan as celebrant. Interment to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
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Lehr, Neil J. 82

  • Roscoe
  • Born: 1933-04-09
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Melenyzer Funeral Home, Roscoe | Get Directions
  • Neil J. Lehr, 82, of Roscoe, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 2, 2015. Born April 9, 1933, in Roscoe, he was the youngest son of the late Joseph W. and Elizabeth Klein Lehr. Neil was a member of the Roscoe Presbyterian Church and retired from the American Truck Stop in Bentleyville after 25 years as a cashier and then as manager. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Neil is survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carolyn Clutter and Fritzi Furlong; and two brothers, Joseph C. Lehr and Raymond Lehr. There will be no visitation, and services are private. Arrangements handled by MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe.
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Schuster, James B. 54

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1961-06-06
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Frye Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • James Bradley Schuster, 54, of Monongahela, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 4, 2015. He was born June 6, 1961, in Alameda, Calif., the son of James Charles and Carole Crompton Schuster who survive and reside in Monongahela.Jim was a 1979 graduate of Ringgold High School. He then enrolled in the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics where he graduated at the top of his class. After graduation, he worked for both Delta and U.S. Air in Pittsburgh. For the past 21 years, he was employed by Avalotis Painting Contractors in Verona, where he currently was their quality control manager. Since he was a teenager, Jim could be seen helping with the family business, Jim’s Bar in Monongahela. Jim was a great athlete as well as a phenomenal mechanic. He loved his family, enjoyed golfing and riding his Harley. In addition to his parents, he is survived by Barbara Megela with whom he shared six beautiful years; son, Andrew Schuster of Chicago, Ill.; grandson, Koa; three sisters, Valerie Rocco and husband, Bart, and their son, Philip, of Elizabeth, Jodi Mahaffey and husband, Richard, and their daughter, Carley, of Kings Port, Tenn., Roseann Morales and husband, Rafael, and his daughters, Jackie and Renee of Bridgeville; Barb's son, Mario Carcella of Belle Vernon; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him so much. Jim was preceded in death by his son, Sam Schuster who died March 21, 2014. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 West Main St., Monongahela, where services will be held at 11 a.m Wednesday, July 8, 2015, with the Rev. Mark Wright officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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Miller, Iva Margaret 93

  • Lancaster , Formerly of Adamstown
  • Born: 1921-12-03
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Iva Margaret (Brooks) Miller, 93, of Lancaster, formerly of Adamstown and Indian Head, passed away peacefully Friday, July 3, 2015, in the Hospice Center of Lancaster, Mount Joy, with her loving family at her side. She was born Dec. 3, 1921, in Indian Head, a daughter of the late Clyde B. and Maude Miller Brooks. Iva Margaret was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1940. She then received her teaching degree from what is now the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1944. She began her teaching career in the Saltlick Township School District. Prior to her retirement, she was a second grade teacher at the Adamstown Elementary School in the Cocalico School District. She was also the former owner/operator, along with her husband, of the Knotty Pine Motel, in Adamstown. She was a member of Indian Head Church of God. Iva Margaret will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving family: her children, Michael Lynn Miller, of Lancaster, Merle Patrick Miller and wife, Tammy, of Ephrata, and Sarah Susan Myers and husband, Brad, of Akron, Pa.; her grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Lindsay, Ellen and Brody; her sister, Virginia White, of Indian Head; and her brother, Samuel C. Brooks and wife, Delores, of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, Iva Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Merle E. Miller, Feb. 13, 2007; and her sisters, Jeanne King and Doris Miller. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, 724-455-2310, where funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ed Mikkelsen officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Champion. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Morelli, Victor A. 64

  • Bear, Del. , Formerly of York
  • Born: 1951-06-12
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Etzweiler, York | Get Directions
  • Victor A. Morelli, 64, of Bear, Del., formerly of York, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at Fox Subacute in Mechanicsburg. Victor was born June 12, 1951, in Johnstown, a son of the late Victor Morelli and Margaret (Fannell) Fowler and stepson of the late William Fowler. He was a graduate of Hempfield Area High School in Greensburg. Victor was a member of Zeredatha Lodge 451 F and AM. His passion was his daughters and granddaughter. He enjoyed playing golf and working outdoors. He had a very distinguished career as a jeweler with more than 30 years in the profession. Victor is survived by two daughters, Anna "Cathi" Morelli, of York, and Susan Morelli, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Michayla Flores; numerous cousins; and an ex-wife, Mary Jane Morelli, of York. Following cremation, entombment will be held at Westmoreland Memorial Gardens in Greensburg at a later date. Arrangements by the ETZWEILER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICE, 1111 E. Market St., York, PA 17403. www.etzweilerfuneralhome.com.
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Neidley, Dorothy

  • Cornwall
  • Born: 1923-08-07
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Grose, Myerstown | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Hill Neidley, born Aug. 7, 1923, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at Cornwall Manor near Lebanon. Raised in Alverton, Dorothy was a daughter of Walter Hill and Mary Brownfield Hill. She graduated from East Huntingdon High School in 1941. The Alverton Church of God was family to her. After working in war production from 1941 to 1945, she graduated from Findlay College, Ohio, in 1948. Dorothy married John W. Neidley, of Harrisburg, in 1949. He taught French at the Hill School in Pottstown from 1957 to 1976, where they were members of the First Baptist Church. Dorothy enjoyed researching her heritage of the Brownfields, then the Irish Hills and Scottish McIntyres. She is survived by her husband, John; two children, Elliott Neidley and Marcia Lynch, and son-in-law, James; five grandchildren, Christine, Andrew, Colin, Shannon and Patrick; and her niece, Susan Barnhart. Her two late sisters are Jane Herr, of Donegal, and Nancy Jousson, of Greensburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Zerr Chapel at Cornwall Manor, 1 Boyd St., Cornwall, preceded by a viewing beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be private in Landisburg. GROSE FUNERAL HOME, Myerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to the Cornwall Manor Benevolent Fund.
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Pollock, Robert F. 80

  • Hummelstown
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Dr. Robert Francis Pollock, 80, of Hummelstown, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Harrisburg. Son of Monica (Godleski) and John Pollock (both deceased), he grew up in Mt. Carmel along with his brother John and twin brother William. Bob graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School, then served his country as captain in the Army at Fort Knox, Ky. In 1965, he opened a dental practice in South Greensburg and also worked at SCI, Greensburg, from where he retired in 1999. Bob was an accomplished athlete while attending Mt. Carmel High School, he was named All American first team tackle. At the University of Pittsburgh he played in the Senior, Gator Bowl and Sugar Bowl. He was named to All Pennsylvania first team in 1956, All East 1956, MJ's Annual All American team in 1956 and was co-captain in 1956, Mt. Carmel Wall of Fame in 1990 and PA State Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. Bob was a past president of Westmoreland County Dental Society, dental staff at Frick Hospital and South Greensburg Lions. He served on the board of directors of Mutual Aid Ambulance Service for 45 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 981, South Greensburg, and a member of the Greensburg Knights of Columbus. When living in Greensburg, Bob was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. Bob loved the Lord, his country and his family. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nedda (Rech); and five children, Robert (Lynn), Arlington, Va., Laura (Glenn) Trout, Jeannette, Beth (Kevin) Kiernan, Shelton, Conn., Andrew (Janice), Haymarket, Va, and Daniel (Kari), Oneida, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren, Nicole Lees, Alex, Zachary and Mason Pollock, Joshua, Corlina and Kevin Kiernan, Katy, Marian, Reed and Jack Pollock; and one great-granddaughter, Lina (Barkley). Also surviving are his brother, William (Pat); sisters-in-law, Joan (Warren) Silvers, Diane (David) Carroll and Phyllis (John) Pollock; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Pollock; and mother-in-law, Lina Rech, both deceased in November 2014. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of St. Paul, Carbon Road. Interment and military honors to follow at the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. Memorial donations can be made to: Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, 1701 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or the Church of St. Paul, 820 Carbon Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. www.bachfuneralhomeinc.com.
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