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Barth, Robert J. 80

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1934-01-27
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Robert Joseph Barth, loving husband, father and grandfather, 80, of White Oak, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. He was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Ralph and Leoba Hoebler Barth. He was a graduate of Duquesne University and worked as a pharmacist for the former Aaron's Pharmacy in White Oak and then retired from Medco Express. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Patricia Gilkey Barth; children, James (Sheri) Barth and David (Peggy) Barth, both of Houston, Texas, and Kathleen (Paul) Ingram, of White Oak; grandchildren, Megan, Jennifer (Carmine Colavecchia), Kristina and Michael; and brother, Ralph Thomas (Judy) Barth, of Lecanto, Fla. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor) 412-678-6177. A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Angela Merici Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating.
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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 will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road at Universal Road, Penn Hills. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Penn Hills Alliance Church. Interment will be in Restland Memorial Park.
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Brunner, Mary M. 70

  • New Sewickley Township , Formerly of McCandless
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry | Get Directions
  • Mary M. (Ehman) Brunner, 70, of New Sewickley Township, formerly of McCandless, died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 46 years of John Brunner; loving mother of Mark, Matthew (Nancy) and David (Allison); proud grandmother of Valerie, Heather, Joshua, Lila and one on the way in May 2015; sister of Harry (Janet) Ehman; and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Ferdinand Church. Mary had a love of crocheting, especially making afghans and blankets for her loved ones. She also had a very strong connection to her faith. Mary was adored by her grandchildren and will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Ferdinand Church Building Fund.
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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 will be 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 will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the funeral chapel. Inurnment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Damon, Kim J. 40

  • Pittsburgh , Formerly of Wexford
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Thoma, Wexford | Get Directions
  • Kim Jean Damon, 40, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Wexford, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. She was the dear daughter of David and Tina Damon; sister of Jennifer, Eric (Sandra) and Jason; aunt of Brendon, Sydney and Nina; and is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Kim was an employee at Magee Women's Hospital. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME INC., 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John Neumann Church, Franklin Park. Everyone please meet at the church.
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Donovan, Joseph 58

  • Mt. Washington
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Joseph Donovan, 58, of Mt. Washington, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. He was the father of Jon Donovan; son of Carmella "Connie" Nigro and the late John Donovan; brother of Marie Bainbridge (Roy), Lawrence Donovan (Denise Platt) and Lynnann Roberts (Larry); pappy of Makayla and Johnny Donovan; also survived by family and friends. Visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the BRUSCO - FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington (412-381-2323). A service will be held at the conclusion of visitation. Interment private. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Jakub, Ann 94

  • North Versailles
  • Born: 1920-02-23
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Ann Jakub, 94, of North Versailles, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Hempfield Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Graceton, Indiana County, a daughter of the late John and Susan (Tiscak) Rebovich. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew Jakub; mother of Michael (Tammy) Jakub; grandmother of Stacie (Michael) Ravenscroft, Ryan (Sara) Jakub and Alexandria Jakub; great-grandmother of Riley Ravenscroft, Zachary Ravenscroft and Catherine Jakub; and sister of George (Helen) Rebovich, Paul (Doris) Rebovich, Helen (James) Saverine and Lillian Rebovich. She was preceded in death by brothers and sister, John Rebovich, Mary Yanity, Steve Rebovich, Nick Rebovich, Joseph Rebovich, Michael Rebovich and Edward Rebovich. Visitation from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski. Interment in St. Hedwig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Christ the Light of the World Parish, 32 S. First St., Duquesne, PA 15110.
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Kelly, Arnold L. 60

  • Clariton
  • Born: 1954-03-14
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Waters, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Arnold Leon Kelly, 60, of Clairton, departed this life peacefully Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at home. He was born March 14, 1954, in Braddock, son of Ethel Elizabeth Ellis Kelley, of Wilkinsburg, and the late Leo R. Kelley. He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Anthony Leo Kelley. He attended the General Braddock High School and worked as a barber during his lifetime. He accepted Jesus Christ into his life and he loved reading the word and talking about the Lord. He was loved and respected by many. He was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother; friend/caregiver, Rhonda Fuqua, of Clairton; three sons, William Quarles, of Swissvale, Ian Quarles, of Wilkinsburg, and Stewart Kelly, of Pitcairn; daughter, Brandi Kelly, of North Braddock; 22 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; wife, Lynette Lewis Kelly, of Wilmerding; brother, Bruce Kelley, of Wilkinsburg; two sisters, Cornelia "Connie" Kelley, of Wilkinsburg, and Garlene Nesmith, of Duquesne; and other relatives and many friends. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the Morning Star Baptist Church, 307 Shaw Ave., Clairton, with services following the visitation hour with the Rev. Dr. Willie Thompson Jr. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock. Arrangements entrusted to the ROBERT A. WATERS FUNERAL HOME INC., Clairton.
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Lippert, Delores P. 74

  • Whitaker
  • Born: 1940-10-02
  • Died: 2014-10-15
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Delores P. Lippert, 74, of Whitaker, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. She was born Oct. 2, 1940, in McKeesport, the daughter of Agnes Jobe Snyder, of Whitaker, and the late Leo Snyder. She is the wife of the late George H. Lippert Sr. Along with her mother, she is survived by her children, Georgeann (Robert) Pistella, of Wilkins Township, and David Lippert, of Whitaker; grandchildren, Ryan, Melissa, Kendal, Noah, Heather, Amber, Tiffany and B.J.; great-grandchildren, Dawson, Jaxson and Audrey; and brothers, Leo Snyder, of McKeesport, and Wilmer (Arlene) Snyder, of Greensburg. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION and MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Burial will be at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Donations may be made to the family in care of Strifflers at 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132.
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Malak, Paul 71

  • Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1943-09-29
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Carmine J. Louis C. Parise Funeral Home Cremation Services Inc., Carbondale | Get Directions
  • Paul Malak, 71, formerly of Pittsburgh, a resident of the Carbondale Nursing Home, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the VNA Hospice at Geisinger-CMC Hospital, Scranton, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Born Sept. 29, 1943, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Pearl (Szczesny) Mackowski, of Freeport, and the late John C. Malak. Paul was a graduate of Harbrack High School, Natrona Heights, and earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He sold machinery to pharmaceutical companies and worked for Glatt Co., Raymond Automation Inc., Horix Co. and was also self-employed as the owner and operator of Malco Inc. He had the privilege with his job to travel all 50 states and many countries. He was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also was an artist in his earlier years and was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Blakeslee, and was a troop leader for the Boy Scouts, in Westfield, N.J., while his children were growing up. He is survived by one son, Mark T. Malak and wife, Jennifer, of Greenfield Township; two daughters, K. Brett Malak, of Westfield, N.J., and Sandra Malak, of Jersey City, N.J.; three grandchildren, Casimir Malak, of Westfield, N.J., and John Paul and Alexandra L. Malak, of Greenfield Township; three brothers, Thomas Malak, of Miami, Fla., John Malak, of Pittsburgh, and Joseph Malak, of Freeport; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 the CARMINE J. and LOUIS C. PARISE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., Farview and 41st streets, Carbondale. The funeral will be held 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, from the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Interment with military honors will be in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township. To share condolences and photos with Paul's family visit his book of everlasting memories at http://www.parisefuneralhome.com.
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McMullen, Dorothy T.

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Dorothy T. McMullen passed to eternal life Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 45 years of John E. McMullen; loving mother of stepchildren, John E. (Bobbi) McMullen Jr., Joseph P. (Donna) McMullen, Patricia A. McMullen and Christopher P. (Nancy) McMullen; loving grandmother of six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; cherished sister of John N. (Erma) Tarle, Edward W. (Linda) Tarle, Mary T. (Brian) Corcoran and the late Joseph F. Tarle; loving aunt of eight nieces and nephews, 11 great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-nephew; and daughter of the late Nicholas and Stella Tarle. Dorothy was a proud graduate of St. Peter High School in McKeesport and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. She retired after 42 years from Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Power Lab as an information analyst. Dorothy was an active member of Pittsburgh Baptist Church and was the prayer-list coordinator. She enjoyed travel, exercise, reading, Bible study, healing and nutrition studies. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at noon Saturday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236. Luncheon will follow at Pittsburgh Baptist Church, 3100 Pioneer Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Pittsburgh Baptist Church, Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243 or to any local food bank. Condolences may be given at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Melvin, Norma A. 93

  • Upper St. Clair , Formerly of Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Norma A. (Buchanan) Melvin, 93, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Scott Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 65 years of the late John J. Melvin; devoted mother of John B. (Carolyn), of Thornville, Ohio, Douglas A. (May), of Lewisville, Texas, and Christopher E. (Rita), of North Fayette Township; devoted grandmother of Alexandra and Sean; step-grandmother of Lisa Ceballos and Lora Rethwisch; and step-great-grandmother of Gregory, Gavin and Olivia Ceballos and Baylen and Tate Rethwisch; sister of the late George Buchanan. As this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it should be noted that Norma was a 27-year survivor. Friends will be welcomed at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. If desired, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 1133 South Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Laughlin Memorial Chapel. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Nigrelli, Doris J. 89

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Doris Jane (McShane) Nigrelli, 89, of Munhall, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Nigrelli; loving mother of Vincent (Cindy) Nigrelli, of Pittsburgh, Stacy (Ron Berlind) Nigrelli, of Chicago, and Amy (Mitch) Greenwald, of Chicago; grandmother of Zachary, Caitlin, Macabee and Emma Rose; sister of (twin) Nellie Hawkins, Marilyn Sebring, Hugh McShane, late George McShane, Virginia Pigott and James McShane. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was a selfless, loving mother who enjoyed family gatherings and especially dancing with her loving husband, Vincent. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall 412-461-6394, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Please share your memories and condolences at georgeigreenfuneralhome.com.
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Osterhus, Margie B. 90

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Margie Barry Osterhus, 90, of Scott Township, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She was the daughter of the late John and Ruth May Barry; beloved wife of the late S.G. "Bud" Osterhus; loving mother of John E. Osterhus and his wife, Nancy, and Diane J. Osterhus and her husband, Harold "Ellie," of Greenberg; devoted grandmother of Christopher, David and Peter Osterhus; sister of Donald Barry, Ruth Cumler and the late John Barry. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews. Margie was a longtime member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and a longtime volunteer at St. Clair Hospital with over 20,000 hours. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time at noon Saturday in the LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Interment in Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg, Ohio, will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association or to The Salvation Army. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Paulus, Alfred A. 83

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Alfred Alan Paulus, 83, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in the company of his daughter, Amy Pople. He was the beloved husband of the late Lois Ann (McCullough) Paulus; cherished father of Tim Paulus, Amy Paulus (Andrew) Pople, Mike Paulus and Sid (Shaun) Armour; loving grandfather of Elliott, Simon, Jeremy and Mitchell Pople, Finn and Zuzu Armour; and brother of the late John Adam Paulus. Al was a trustee and choir member at Mt. Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He served his country in the Army. He retired in 2013 as a vice president at Hefren-Tillotson Inc. He was also a five decade member of Shawnee and past president of The Bond Club of Pittsburgh. Al was a lifelong Steelers fan and a proud witness to the Immaculate Reception. Al was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be dearly missed. Family plans no viewing. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 255 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Arrangements by LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Mt. Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MLEPC Friends of Music Fund, 255 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Reibie, Muriel S. 99

  • Sewickley , Formerly of Ross Township
  • Born: 1915-01-15
  • Died: 2014-10-12
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Muriel S. (Hicks) Reibie, 99, of Masonic Village at Sewickley, formerly of Ross Township, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12., 2014. She was born Jan. 15, 1915, in Pittsburgh. She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph A. Reibie; loving mother of Ronald A. (Irene) Reibie, Nancy (Jack) Hurley and Susan R. (the late Clark) Schenck; grandmother of Mark A. (April) Reibie Sr., Judith (Vince) Reibie Pistilli, Cheryl Reibie Sarge, Kurt R. Schenck and Julianne M. Schenck; great-grandmother of M. Alan (Nicole) Reibie Jr., Jennifer Reibie, Jordyn and Cameron Pistilli; and is also survived by a cousin, Grace Krisher; and many nieces and nephews. The family extends sincere thanks to the Masonic fraternity and the staff at Masonic Village at Sewickley for the many years of dedicated care. Muriel was a longtime member of Norwood-Herrington Chapter No. 356, Order of Eastern Star. There will be no viewing and the interment is private. The family will welcome friends at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at a memorial service at SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, Franklin Park/Wexford. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Employee Appreciation Fund, Masonic Village at Sewickley, 1000 Masonic Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143 or to Riverview United Presbyterian Church, 3505 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15214, where Muriel was a longtime member. Arrangements are entrusted to Schellhaas and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. Please leave condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Ritchie, Marie G. 83

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Marie G. Ritchie, 83, of Plum, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late James C. Ritchie Jr., mother of Mary C. (John) Evenson, James C. (Mary Beth) Ritchie III, Lisa (David) Morrison and Sue (Mary) Ritchie; grandmother of Adam, James IV, Shaylyn, Andrea, Garrett, Emily and Eric, and was preceded in death by Elle. She was the sister of Beverly Antonelli and the late John Kropilac. A blessing service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Soxman Funeral Homes LTD. / Roth Chapel, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Rusnak, Robert Rock S. 88

  • Richland Township
  • Born: 1925-11-28
  • Died: 2014-09-26
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Robert S. "Rock" Rusnak, 88, of Richland Township, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Robert was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Springdale. He was the devoted husband of more than 50 years to Theresa E. (Meszaros) Rusnak. He was the loving father of Candace C. (Mark) Davison, of Port Matilda, and Charlene F. Rusnak, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and proud grandfather of Jennifer K. Davison. Robert was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Andrew, George and Michael; and sister, Helen. Rock enlisted in the Merchant Marines during World War II and later served in the Army at the Pentagon. He was a member of Ironworkers Local Union No. 3, was a steadfast Steelers fan and enjoyed playing golf. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in St. Thomas Church-in-the-Fields, 4106 St. Thomas Drive, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Arrangements entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown. Donations may be given to St. Thomas Church, 4106 St. Thomas Drive, Gibsonia, PA 15044, http://www.StThomasChurchInTheFields.org or Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090, http://www.concordialm.org. http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Schenck, Robert B. 94

  • Upper St. Clair
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Robert B. Schenck, 94, of Upper St. Clair, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Born and raised in New Jersey, he was the husband of the late Anne M. Schenck; father of Robert A. and William J. Schenck; brother of Howard and Walter A. "Alan" Schenck; grandfather of Jennifer Cifelli, Michael R. Schenck and the late Christopher J. Schenck; also survived by nieces and nephews. Bob was a diehard Notre Dame football fan, an avid fisherman and gardener, and enjoyed all things pertaining to nature and the outdoors. He was a career accounting manager for Vibra Screw Inc. in Totowa, N.J. There will be no viewing. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Louise de Marillac Church. Interment will be in East Hanover, N.J. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to one of his favorite charities, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Shick, John D. 80

  • Blawnox
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • John D. Shick, 80, of Blawnox, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Anne M.; loving father of JR, Robert (Teressa), William (Jenni), David Shick and Joanne (Ken) Martin; grandfather of Austin, Zachary, Sabrina, Quay, Jessyca, Peyton, Candace, Amanda, Kelly, Samantha and the late Lucy and Brett; and brother of Twila Rudiger and the late Lois Rager. Visitation from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., 930 Center Ave., Blawnox. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Animal Rescue League.
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Snyder, Ryan M. 30

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1984-03-07
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Finney, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Ryan M. Snyder, 30, of Clairton, departed his life Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. He was born March 7, 1984, in McKeesport, to Karen Snyder, of Dravosburg, and Robert Randolph, of Boston, Pa. He is survived by his girlfriend, Krista Barker, of Clairton; one son, Ryan M. Snyder Jr., of Clairton; stepdaughter, Karissa Gribshaw, of Clairton; one brother, Garrett Sianiak, of Confluence; three sisters, Tiara Snyder, Brittnay Gonzales and Rakell Greene, of McKeesport; stepfather, Rafeel Greene, of Elizabeth; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, three nieces, four nephews, grandparents and many friends. Ryan was a graduate of McKeesport Area High School and just recently started a new job. He enjoyed basketball and would play pick-up games. Ryan had faced many obstacles in his life. Ryan was a loving son, father, brother, uncle and grandson; he will be deeply missed. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, with service to follow at 8 p.m. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. Sixth St., Clairton, PA 15025. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions be made to funeral home to help defray funeral costs. Online condolences may be shared at http://www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
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Stasko, Mark W. 56

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1957-10-31
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Mark W. Stasko, 56, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at his home. He was employed in the maintenance department at Carnegie Mellon University and was a member of St. Mary's Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport. Mark was a 1975 graduate of South Allegheny High School, where he was an all-conference and honorable mention all-state football player. He was also a member of Preferred Liars Golf League at Butler's. Born Oct. 31, 1957, in McKeesport, he was a son of Clara (Zarski) Stasko, of Port Vue, and the late Donald Stasko. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Danette (Bonadio) Stasko; daughter, Courtney Stasko, of Elizabeth Township; sons, Ian (Katie) Stasko, of Jefferson Hills, and Jesse (Krista) Stasko, of Arlington, Va.; grandson, Cassius Stasko; brother, David (Kathy) Stasko, of Hudson, Ohio; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Elizabeth Township, with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner and Father Paul Voida officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Romanian Church, 318 26th St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Wolf, Robert A.

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Robert Anthony Wolf, of Munhall, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 53 years of Mary (Lamanna) Wolf; son of the late Francis and Helen (Miller) Wolf; loving father of Robert Wolf, of Munhall, Richard A. (Tina) Wolf, of Morgantown, Charles Wolf, of Bridgeville, and Steven Wolf, of Moon Township; brother of Richard Wolfe, of Philadelphia, Adele Delich, of Penn Hills, and the late Ida Jacobyansky, Helene Merritt and Paul Wolf; pap pap of Hannah, Ryan, Meagan and Robert; and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army Air Corps, where he retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a member of the 492nd and 801st Bomb Group, the Air Arm of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services). The unit's code name was the "Carpetbaggers". Robert graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and was a physicist with the Bureau of Mines. He was the former cubmaster of Pack 15, served as an usher at St. Therese Church, was past president and cofounder of Trinity Manufacturing and a member of the Reserve Officers Association. Family and friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral Mass will at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Therese Church, Munhall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert's memory to St. Therese Church, 1 St. Therese Court, Munhall, PA 15120 or a charity of your choice. Robert's family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Alan Itskowitz and staff for their concern and assistance during these difficult years. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Wygant, Adelbert Del C. 91

  • Oakmont
  • Born: 1923-07-09
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Adelbert "Del" C. Wygant, 91, of Oakmont, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. He was born July 9, 1923, son of Edgar C. Wygant and Florence Belle (Acklin) Wygant, in Oil City. He moved to St. Mary's, Pa. when he was 12 and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1941. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He returned from the war and settled in Oakmont, where he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service. He married Dorothy J. Klingensmith Jan. 20, 1950. They moved to Plum Borough in 1954, where they resided until moving back to Oakmont in 2002. Del was a member of the Oakmont Presbyterian Church where he was the superintendent of Sunday School for many years and was an Elder of the Church. After retiring from the post office, he worked for Lorch Floral Shop and Bloomers Floral Studio delivering flowers. He and Dorothy went on many trips around the U.S., visiting relatives and attending his annual army unit reunions, driving in a cargo van they had fitted out as a camper. They spent many nights in KOA Campgrounds. When in town, Del delivered meals on wheels and drove the Oak-a-Bus. Since he loved tinkering with anything electronic, he was a ham radio operator and a member of the North Hills Amateur Radio Club. He was also a certified first responder and a member of R.E.A.C.T. When not reading, doing crossword puzzles, watching the Steelers and the Pirates games on TV, emailing and Skyping on his computer, he would be down at the RCAC playing pinochle. Del was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, June Alexander; a brother, Alan Wygant; and a half-brother, Richard Wygant. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Dot;" three children, Gloria L. Wendt, Menasha, Wis., Beth (Robert) Guers, Roanoke, Va., and Bruce (Kathy) Wygant, Winchester, Ky; four grandchildren, Christopher (Kelly) Wygant, San Antonio, Texas, Melissa J. Wygant, Oklahoma City, Okla., Amanda Guers, New Cumberland, Pa., and Robert Guers Jr., Fairfax, Va.; one great-grandchild, Jackson Wygant; one sister, Barbara Sullivan, San Diego, Calif.; one half-brother, Michael (Melinda) Wygant, El Cajon, Calif.; and one half-sister, Carol McKinney, Fort Collins, Colo. He is also survived by many cousins, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and also by many friends, as he was very gregarious and would talk to everyone. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in the Oakmont Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakmont Presbyterian Church, 415 Pennsylvania Ave., Oakmont; Riverview Community Action Corporation, PO Box 437, Oakmont, PA 15139 or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Del's family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers at 4th Floor UPMC St. Margarets and Canterbury Place Hospice for their gentle care, support and compassion. Arrangements entrusted to the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, INC. Online condolences may be made to http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Zajackowski, Francis J. 80

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Francis J. "Fritz" Zajackowski, 80, of Shaler Township, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. He was the son of the late Frank and Anna Zajackowski; beloved husband of Jo-Ann F. (Steinmetz) Zajackowski; loving father of Jeffrey L. (Michele) Zajackowski; dear grandfather of Zachary; brother of Theresa Schaeffer, Janice Vacek and the late Marcella Zajackowski, Loretta Latovic and Elmer Zajackowski; brother-in-law of Mary L. Steinmetz and Frank J. Steinmetz Jr.; and is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Fritz was an Army veteran with the 101st Airborne, member of the Mt. Royal Post VFW, lifetime member of the Etna Elks, former member of St. Mary's Athletic Association was retired from Paul Lumber Company and was a member of Teamsters Local No. 249. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in All Saints Church, Etna. Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park. Donations may be sent to All Saints Church.
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Westmoreland County

Bidese, John B. 90

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1924-06-29
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • John B. Bidese, 90, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born June 29, 1924, in Delmont, a son of the late John Bidese and Catherine Borgo Bidese. John was a retired superintendent for the PA Department of Public Welfare. He was a faithful member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, where he served as an usher for many years, and a devout Catholic who lived his faith daily. John was a was a graduate of St. Vincent College, a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy, and also a member of the Knights of Columbus and volunteered at Celian Heights. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Mario Bidese. He is survived by his loving and devoted sister, Josephine E. Bidese; his cousin, Albert Borgo, both of Greensburg; and many close friends. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of John from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Parting prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Greensburg. John's family has entrusted his care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences or for directions, please visit us at http://www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
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Dugger, Susan L. 62

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1952-07-21
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Susan L. McAlister Dugger, 62, of Scottdale, graduated to her heavenly home Tuesday evening, Oct. 21, 2014, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, with her loved ones by her side. Susan's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Additional visitation will take place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Scottdale Church of Christ, where her funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with Bob Chambers, Minister, and her son, Steven Dugger, youth director of the church, officiating. Private inurnment will follow in the Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send online condolences, send flowers or to obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Gulla, Leona 80

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1934-08-09
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Leona Gulla, 80, of Youngwood, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was born Thursday, Aug. 9, 1934, in West Aliquippa, daughter of the late Mike and Ann (Kolson) Ondik. Surviving are a son, Allan T. Gulla, of Youngwood; two grandchildren, Brandie McClatchey and husband, Matt, of Harwick, and Ryan Gulla, of Youngwood; a great-grandchild, Matilyn; and a sister Mary Ondik, of Aliquippa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Gulla, and a grandson, Bryan Gulla. Services are private. Arrangements by the C. RICHARD MCCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC.,Youngwood.
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Hawley, Henry R. 85

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Henry R. "Pete" Hawley, 85, of Greensburg, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born March 16, 1929, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Henry and Elva (Wessel) Hawley. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by People's Natural Gas Company. He had attended Armbrust Wesleyan Church, an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of Masonic Lodge and 32nd degree Mason. He was also a member of the Youngwood Sportsman Club, the New Stanton Volunteer Fire Department and a devoted Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America where, under his leadership, six young men received their Eagle Scout awards. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and organic gardener. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anna A. (Altman) Hawley; a son, Richard W. Hawley and his wife, Beverly, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two daughters, Dawn Getz and her husband, Jay, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Marie A. Wilson and her husband, Ron, of Cleveland, Ohio; six grandchildren, Alexandra Poole (Nathaniel), Hillary Tobin (Josiah), Jonathan Getz, Jeremy Getz, Leah Wilson and April Getz; his brother, the Rev. Wayne Hawley and his wife, Lois, of Arizona; a sister, CoraLee Mason and her husband, Dr. Charles Mason, of State College; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday in the Armbrust Wesleyan Church, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., with his brother, the Rev. Wayne Hawley, officiating. Private interment at Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or the Boy Scouts of America. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Hoke Sr., Patrick B. 87

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1927-08-20
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Patrick B. "Pat" Hoke Sr., 87, of Greensburg, died, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Aug. 20, 1927, in Greensburg, a son of the late William T. and Gertrude Bell Hoke. He was a graduate of Robert Morris College School of Business. He was a veteran, serving with both the Navy during World War II and the Army during the Korean War. Prior to retirement, he worked for Overmyer Mould Company, Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Ann Wallak Hoke; and a brother, William "Art" Hoke. Pat is survived by his children, Patrick B. "Ricky" Hoke Jr., of Pittsburgh, and Julie Ann Gault and husband, Matt; two grandchildren, Matthew and Rebecca Gault, all of Greensburg; a sister, Kathleen Hoke Tamoliunas and husband, Cass, of Albany, N.Y.; and is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation and services and interment will be private. KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, is in charge of arrangements. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. For online condolences and further information, please visit http://www.kepplegraft.com.
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Levett, Thomas C. 36

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of Upper Burrell
  • Born: 1977-12-21
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Thomas Clyde Levett, 36, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Upper Burrell, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in his home. He was born Dec. 21, 1977, in Natrona Heights, to Thomas M. and Sharon A. Robbins Levett, of Upper Burrell. Tom was a construction worker for Local 1058 Laborers Union, Pittsburgh, and was a Marine Corps veteran, serving as a Sergeant. He was a member of the Logans Ferry United Presbyterian Church, the VFW in Lower Burrell and the FO Eagles in New Kensington. He played soccer in his high school years and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the Pittsburgh sports teams, the Steelers and Penguins. Survivors include his loving fiance, Kathryn A. Bowers; children, Noah and Madison Levett; parents, Thomas M. and Sharon A. Robbins Levett, of Upper Burrell; sister, Jennifer (Kenneth) Matthews, of Wilmerding; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas G. (Anne) Levett and Clyde (Ethel) Robbins. He will be greatly missed and loved by everyone who knew him. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. Robert Henry. Burial with military honors by the Marine Corps will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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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 will gather together from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, and noon to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 East Main St., Ligonier. A service to celebrate Luppi's life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Bolivar United Presbyterian Church, with his pastor, James G. Sunseri, officiating. Interment will follow in the Fort Palmer Cemetery. Bolivar Volunteer Hose Company will honor Luppi with a service at 7 p.m. 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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Minnici, Dominic 76

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Saloom- Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Dominic Minnici, 76, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe. Arrangements will be announced by SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, when completed.
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Musnug, Helen M. 86

  • Latrobe
  • Died: 2013-10-01
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  • Helen M. (Schober) Musnug, 86, of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. In living memory of our mother, Helen, her family would like to request the honor of you presence to fondly remember our loving mother at a memorial service held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Bethel Cemetery. Come share the many blessings of Helen's long a fruitful life with us.
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Neal, Jane 91

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1923-05-11
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Jane Neal, 91, of Greensburg, formerly of Jeannette, died Thursday Oct. 23, 2014, in Greensburg Care Center. She was born May 11, 1923, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth (Baker) Backus. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Wallace O. Neal. She is survived by her children, Linda Darragh, of Greensburg, Gary Neal and his wife, Vickie, of Greensburg, and Sherri Roscosky and her husband, Jim, of Irwin; three grandchildren, Jessica Waltenbaugh and her husband, Don, Renee Boby and her husband, Dylan, and Kristie Rodgers; six great-grandchildren, Shane, Blake, Jace, Ryan, Emma and Jake; a sister, Peggy Riddle, of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com. The family would like to send a special thank you to the women of Grane Hospice, who were true angels, and our own angel Debbie Born. The family requests no flowers.
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Povlik, Melvin 55

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Saloom- Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Melvin Povlik, 55, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Arrangements will be announced by SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, when completed.
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Reed, Rita M. 81

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1933-04-06
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Rita M. Reed, 81, of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at her residence. She was born April 6, 1933, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late James E. Murphy Sr. and Margaret F. (Henigin) Murphy. Rita was a member of Sacred Heart Church and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 515. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Raymond G. Palek; a son-in-law, John Kolan; four brothers, Herbert A., Robert E., Raymond A. and James E. Murphy Jr.; a sister, Dorothy Watson; a stepdaughter, Catherine Reed Urban; two step-grandchildren, Asa B. Reed III and Andrew J. Urban. Rita is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Asa B. Reed Sr.; two sons, Kevin Palek and his wife, Cynthia, of Latrobe, and Sean Palek, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two daughters, Karen Kolan, of Latrobe, and Lauren Ronald and her husband, Ken, of Virginia Beach, Va.; three stepsons, Asa B. Reed Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., Timothy Reed and his wife, Judy, of Ligonier, and Richard Reed and his wife, Sherry, of Key Biscayne, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Margaret Terhorst and her husband, Roger, of Acme, and Dorothy Sood and her husband, Donald, of Eau Clair, Wis.; a stepson-in-law, Dennis Urban, of Latrobe; one brother, Gerard A. Murphy, of Arcadia, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Kevin Michael Palek, Loni Kolan and her fiance, Daniel Adelson, Kelli Palek O'Rourke and her husband, Tim, Amanda Trimmer, Samantha Trimmer and her fiance, Matt Oehninger, Andrew Palek and his wife, Judy, Jamie Palek, Lindsey Palek and Austin Dowden; nine great-grandchildren, Olivia, Mackenzie and Mara Lewis, Karli Sutton, Brady, Quinnlynn and Murphy O'Rourke and Hannah and Andrew Palek; and 12 step-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. The Sacred Heart Rosary Altar Society will recite the Rosary at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit No. 515 will hold a service at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, as celebrant. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. The family would also like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Reyna and staff and Medi Home Hospice, especially, Sue, Mary Jo, Beverly and Lisa for their excellent care and compassion. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Rickard Jr., William J. 57

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1957-02-19
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • William J. "Bull" Rickard Jr. 57, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at his residence. He was born Feb. 19, 1957, in Braddock, a son of Josephine Napolitano Rickard, of Braddock, and the late William J. Rickard Sr. He was a truck driver for Frank Fuhrer Wholesale and was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in North Huntingdon. He was an avid oldies records collector and was a member of Pork Records Club. In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Carolyn Seliga Rickard; a daughter, Sarah Rickard, at home; and brothers, Peter L. Rickard, of Murrysville, Nicholas Rickard, of North Versailles, Daniel "Pope" Rickard, of Braddock, and Lloyd "Rocky" Rickard, of Forest Hills. Also surviving are sisters, Marie Danielson, of Penn Hills, and Isabella Frank, of Braddock; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Polish Cemetery, White Oak. http://www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Robinson, Robert J. 73

  • Upper Burrell Township
  • Born: 1941-03-23
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Churchfield-Peters, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Robert J. "Bob" Robinson, 73, of Upper Burrell Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Natrona Heights. He was born March 23, 1941, in New Kensington, to the late Evelyn Warren Robinson Slobogian and Robert F. Robinson. He worked as a mechanic and groundskeeper at the Fox Chapel Golf Course between 1964 and 1983 and at Tri-Valley Sanitation/Waste Management from 1985 to 1989. He was a member of Rolling Oldies Car Club of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Bob enjoyed working on cars, attending car cruises and spending time with his family. His grandchildren were the love of his life. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margaret Carson Robinson; his son, Robert Chris (Diana) Robinson, of Lower Burrell, his daughters, Robin (Steve) Sorch, of New Kensington, and Nicole (Tyler) Walters, of West Deer; grandchildren, Alexa and Emilee Sorch, Noah, Alden and Alena Cavada and Chuckie, David and Timmy Conley; brothers, Perry and Joe (Roberta) Robinson; sisters, Charlene (Ralph) Wilson, Cheryl (Ronnie) Robinson, Linda (Larry) Best and Florence (Ricky) Mauk; brothers-in-law, Ronnie and David (Karen) Carson; sister-in-law, Betty (Edwin) Pulk; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Robert A. Robinson and Florence A. Snyder Robinson; his grandchildren, Steven and Samuel Sorch; his mother and father-in-law, Frances and George E. Carson; and in-laws, Carol Robinson, John (Eddie), Bill, Eugene, Raymond, Paul and Shirley Carson and Dorothy Spana. Family and friends are invited from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the CHURCHFIELD-PETERS FUNERAL HOME, 501 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, with the Rev. Gene Miller, officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. For online condolences, please visit us at http://www.petersfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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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 will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9 a.m. Saturday 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 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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Butler County

Emerick, Marion A. 93

  • Butler , Formerly of Mars
  • Born: 1920-12-31
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Marion A. (Woodling) Emerick, 93, of Butler, formerly of Mars, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Sunnyview Home. Born Dec. 31, 1920, in Sewickley, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Agnes McHugh Woodling. She was a graduate of Robert Morris School of Business. Marion had been an executive assistant to the vice president of National Steel in Pittsburgh and was also a retired executive secretary for LTV Steel (formerly J and L Steel). She had served as a director of the National Secretary's Association. A member of Holy Sepulcher Church, she was also member and past matron of the Mars chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and had belonged to the Mars American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her sons, Alan C. Emerick, and his wife, Janet, of Butler, and David W. Emerick, of Tarentum; her grandchildren, James T. (Nichole) Emerick, William A. (Dawn) Emerick, Sarah (David) Essary and Michael (Amanda) Emerick and her great-grandchildren, Noah, Jackson, Chase, Violet, Abram, Paige, Cora and Liam. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Emerick, whom she married, July 23, 1948, and who died Sept. 1, 2009; and by four brothers. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Blessing services will follow at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Butler, PA 16053. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Whitlinger, Patricia S. 75

  • Penn Township
  • Born: 1939-10-21
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Patricia S. Whitlinger, 75, of Penn Township, Butler County, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Born in New Castle, Oct. 21, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Frances Brenneman. She was the beloved wife for 25 years to Kenneth H. Whitlinger; loving mother of Mark (Kathy) Seger, Brian (Karen) Seger and Bruce (Margaret) Seger; step-mother of Dara Whitlinger and Dana Babinez; sister of Carol (Bill) Braund and Elizabeth (Don) Gilbert; and sister in-law of Barbara Muckle. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. One of the most caring and loving person one could know, Patty was a wonderful mother, wife and grandmother. She loved making her home, taking great vacations with her husband, Ken, and enjoyed knitting and sewing. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007, where services will follow visitation at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave., Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Fayette County

Minerd, Glenda M. 76

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1938-10-03
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Glenda M. Minerd, 76, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Highlands Hospital. She was born Oct. 3, 1938, in Mt. Braddock, a daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Livingston) Crayton. Glenda was a member of Central Fellowship Church. She was employed for 40 years as a secretary for Pechin's Market, Dunbar. Glenda was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 493, their secretary and past state president. Glenda is survived by her best friend of many years, Tony Lembo, of Connellsville; two daughters, Denise Turek, of Dunbar, and Susan Renee Bertok and husband, William Daniel, of Greensburg; three sons, James A. Minerd, of Dunbar, Kenneth A. Minerd, of Dunbar, and Ronald W. Minerd, of Dunbar; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ann Crocetti and husband, Anthony, of Dunbar; Tony's children, James Lembo and wife, Gina, of Connellsville, Renanne Hess and husband, Bob, of Mt. Pleasant; and many nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Glenda was predeceased by two brothers, James and Don Crayton; a sister, Jean Shea. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, where a service will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will be private. Members of FOE 493 Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Glenda's family requests that donations be made to Scott Nicholson Cancer Fund, 2511 Springfield Pike, Connellsville, PA 15425. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Greene County

MacDowell, Jay E. 67

  • Nineveh
  • Born: 1946-11-01
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Rush, Rogersville | Get Directions
  • Jay E. MacDowell, 67, of Nineveh (Morris Township), died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in his home. He was born Nov. 1, 1946 in McKeesport, a son of Edward Earl MacDowell and Norine Jasper, and had resided in Morris Township, Greene County, the past 15 years. Mr. MacDowell was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Waynesburg. He was also a life member of the DAV, a former member of the Viet Nam Veterans (Washington Chapter) Motorcycle Club and the West Greene Area Lions Club. Mr. MacDowell earned his GED, later attended Community College of Allegheny County, was a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College and earned his master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as a specialist fourth class with the 524th Military Police Company at Fort Shafter, and received a Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Mr. MacDowell and his large frame could barely contain his vibrancy, intelligence, curiosity and kindness, and had worked as a fisherman, a logger, a drummer and educator, and was also employed in construction, was a freelance artist and writer, and enjoyed farming. He was a former deputy sheriff for Greene County, state constable and a zoning enforcement officer for Morris Township. Mr. MacDowell was a past track and field coach at West Greene High School where the athletes referred to him as "MacDaddy." He married Regina Muzika, who survives, on Oct. 29, 2000. Also surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are six children, Jason, Benjamin, Curran, Mackenzie, Cecilia and Veronica; four grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Pastories; a stepbrother, David Augustine; and several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who loved and adored him. A memorial gathering of friends will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the RUSH FUNERAL HOME INC., Rogersville. A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in St. Ann Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. J. Francis Frazer officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Family and friends may view the obituary, send condolences and flowers at http://www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Indiana County

Amond, Alda L. 94

  • Indiana , Formerly of Blairsville
  • Born: 1920-03-04
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Blairsville | Get Directions
  • Alda L. Amond, 94, of Indiana, Pa., formerly of Blairsville, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at her home. She was born March 4, 1920, in Blairsville, daughter of J.W. Lee and Twila (Fleming) Lee. She was a member of United Presbyterian Church, Blairsville. In 1953, she and her husband owned the former Amonds Jewelry in Blairsville until 1983. Alda was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 166 of Blairsville and several card clubs. Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Maynard D. "Red" Amond, of Blairsville; sister, Twyla Clawson, of Matthews, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, J.W. Lee; mother, Twila (Fleming) Lee; sister, Alice Condron; brother, William Lee; and sister, Francis Feeley. In keeping with Alda's wishes, there will be no visitation. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, the time of the memorial service at the JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC. The Rev. Timothy Moore and the Rev. Dr. Roger D. Petersen will co-officiate. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Blairsville Public Library, 113 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA 15717.
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Gelston, Harriet L. 85

  • Aston
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Nolan-Fidale, Aston | Get Directions
  • Harriet Louise (Fidler) Gelston, 85, of Aston, passed away and entered heaven Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Louise was born in 1929 in Mt. Pleasant. She graduated from Westmoreland Nursing School in Greensburg and practiced as a registered nurse for 40 years. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling and rug hooking. Her warm, kind smile and pleasant personality will be missed by all. Louise was a daughter of the late Bertha and Harry Fidler; and the grandmother of the late Andrew Graham. She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Karl Albert Gelston; her two daughters, Cythnia Ann Graham and Robin Lopez; a sister, Ruth Bertelman; five grandchildren, Rebecca Graham, Kelly MacLemore, Catalina, Sofia and Javier Lopez; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Mackenzie MacLemore. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at NOLAN-FIDALE FUNERAL HOME, 5980 Chichester Ave., Aston, PA 19014. Celebration of life service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at NOLAN-FIDALE FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, http://www.cbf.org or Greenpeace, http://www.greenpeace.org. Condolences may be made at http://www.nolanfidale.com.
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Hart Sr., Richard R. 92

  • York
  • Born: 1921-10-21
  • Died: 2014-10-16
  • Funeral Home: Heffner, York | Get Directions
  • Richard R. Hart Sr., 92, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at York Hospital. He was the husband of Mary L. (Tedesco) Hart. The couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 31, 2014. Born Oct. 21, 1921, in Natrona Heights, Richard was a son of the late Russell and Pearl (Klingensmith) Hart. He worked for 42 years for Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Brackenridge, until his retirement in 1987. Mr. Hart served our country in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Hart was a life member with more than 50 years of the American Legion Post 226 in Brackenridge. He was an avid reader of Louis L'amour Westerns and loved watching old Western movies. He crafted stained glass, designing a lamp for each of his sons. Richard loved Pittsburgh and its Steelers and Pirates. He was a sportsman who, at 85, birdied a 185 yard par three hole of golf. He was a kind, good natured man who will be dearly missed by his family and friends. In addition to his wife, Mr. Hart is survived by three sons, Richard R. Hart Jr. and his wife, Denise, of York, Ronald F. Hart and his fiancee, Maribeth, of Cheswick, and Randal R. Hart and his wife, Amy, of Allenwood, Pa.; a daughter, Deborah J. Cardamone and her husband, Thomas, of Pittsburgh; two granddaughters, Brittany M. Hamilton and Kaylynn R. Hart; two great-grandchildren, Julian Cardamone and Hailey Hamilton; a brother, Edward Hart, of Circleville, Ohio; a sister, Mildred Justice, of Boardman, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Marla Cardamone; a brother, Melvin Hart; and three sisters, Virginia Hank, Grace Hart and Anna Bonefield. A celebration of life tribute service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in the chapel at Greenwood Memorial Park, 104 Melwood Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068, with full military honors provided by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. Please send condolences to http://www.bestlifetributes.com.
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Trayner, Thelma 87

  • Formerly of Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1927-05-27
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Melenyzer Funeral Home, Roscoe | Get Directions
  • Thelma Trayner, 87, formerly of Belle Vernon, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Generations Elder Care, Uniontown. Born May 27, 1927, in North Charleroi a daughter of William and Mabel Robbins Ferguson. Mrs. Trayner was retired from the former Belle Vernon Holiday Inn where she was the housekeeping manager. A loving mother and grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by a son, Patrick Trayner of Washington, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Jeffrey Novak of Perryopolis; a sister, Harriet Kite of Belle Vernon; and five grandsons, Chris, Shawn, Justin and Nick Novak and Bryan Trayner. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jairomy Trayner; and two brothers, Harold and William Ferguson. There will be no visitation. The MELENYZEER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES are in charge of arrangements.
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Williams, Darla 73

  • Riverton, Wyo. , Formerly of Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1941-05-17
  • Died: 2014-10-22
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  • Darla (Wolfe) Williams, 73, of Riverton, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation - Wind River Center on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Darla Rae Wolfe was born May 17, 1941, in McKeesport, to Bernard Wolfe and Iona Garnett (Gray) Wolfe. She was one of six children. She attended schools in Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School in 1959. She then worked out of New York City, N.Y., in airline reservations. She was a former Rainbow Girl, J.O.B.S Daughter and also was a member of D.A.R. She married David Williams in Elizabeth on Dec. 28, 1960. As soon as they were married they moved to Wyoming as her husband had a job in the Gas Hills. She stayed in Wyoming the rest of her life. Together they had four children. She worked as a bookkeeper after coming to Wyoming and held many different positions throughout the years. Before she retired, she was the bookkeeper for the Riverton Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and being in her flower garden. She loved being with family and having family gatherings. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, David Williams; her sons, Randy and wife, Martha Williams, of Phoenix, Ariz., and David and wife, Carrie Williams, of Riverton, Wyo.; her daughter, Chandra and husband, Mitch Cady, of Arizona; her six grandchildren, Eric, Kyle, Terra, Tyrel, Cody and Randi; her brothers, Edward and wife, Anne Wolfe, and Kenneth and wife, Sandy Wolfe; her sister, Sharon and husband, Van Freer; and her six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Iona Garnet Wolfe; her daughter, Kathleen Williams; and her two brothers, Fredrick and Bernard J. Wolfe. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at DAVIS FUNERAL HOME. Viewing will be held before the service starting at 8 a.m. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
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