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Andross, Donna M. 82

  • Upper Saint Clair , Formerly of Orange
  • Born: 1931-09-26
  • Died: 2014-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Cremation Funeral Care, McMurray | Get Directions
  • Donna M. Andross, 82, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Orange, Calif., passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014. Born Sept. 26, 1931, in Plaza, N.D., she is the daughter of the late Alf and Stella (Stortroen) Evenson. She was the beloved mother of Cheryl (Mark) Welch, of Upper St. Clair; cherished grandmother of Meaghan, Connor, Madeline and Christopher; sister of Vern (Helen) Evenson and Joan Blair; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her dear husband, Claude Andross; siblings, Joel Evenson, Earl Evenson, Betty Foss, LaVaun Sjol, Lowell Evenson and Wayne Evenson. Donna grew up in Van Hook, N.D., and graduated from Minot High School in 1949. Following which she moved to Southern California with her sister, Betty, where she met and married her husband, Claude. They lived and raised their daughter, Cheryl, in Orange County, until Claude passed away. Donna moved to Upper St. Clair in 2002 to live with her daughter, Cheryl, and her family. All services are private and have been entrusted to CREMATION and FUNERAL CARE, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. A burial at sea will be held off the coast of Newport Beach, California Coastline, where Donna will be reunited with her loving husband, Claude, of 50 years. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.org. Please view and sign the family's online guestbook at http://www.cremationfuneralcare.com.
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Ayers, Marie L. 84

  • Pleasant Hills , Formerly of West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Marie L. (Stockert) Ayers, 84, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was the wife of the late Walter "Bud" Ayers; beloved mother of Patty Ayers and the late Walter Ayers; loving grandmother of Amanda Ayers; mother-in-law of Debra (Ayers) Kimmel; daughter of the late Thomas and Edna "Marie" Stockert; and sister of Richard (Zita), Timothy (Candice), and the late Thomas and Miles William Stockert. She is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews. Marie was a longtime member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday 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. Saturday morning. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Bold, Ernest J. 89

  • Hampton Township
  • Born: 1924-12-31
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Ernest J. Bold, 89, of Hampton Township, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born Dec. 31, 1924, in Titusville, he was a son of the late Ernest and Isabelle (Ruppersberg) Bold. A 1942 graduate of Titusville High School, he enlisted in the Navy in September and was honorably discharged Oct. 1 1942 at Sampson Naval Training Station. While attending Gannon College, he rejoined the Reserves in Erie and received an honorable discharge from the Ready Reserve in 1963. Ernest and Caroline Elizabeth Sullivan were married in Syracuse, N.Y., Feb. 17, 1945. He graduated from Gannon College cum laude in May 1948. He and Caroline moved to Urbana-Champaign, Ill., and he received his Master of Arts in History in August 1949. His graduate studies continued and he received an appointment as a graduate teaching assistant in February 1950. The Bolds moved to Hampton Township in August after he accepted a teaching position at Shaler Township High School, from which he retired in July 1985. He is survived by his two sons, Kevin W. and Mark E. Bold; and two grandchildren, Courtney and Brandyn Bold. In addition to his parents and wife, Caroline, who died in 2008, he was preceded in death by his siblings, John J. Bold and Alice (Bold) Plymyer. Ernest's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will held be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at St. Ursula Church, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park. He will be laid to rest at the Allegheny County Memorial Park in Allison Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made in his honor to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 901 E. St., NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20004-2025. http://www.lawmemorial.org. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Ernest's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Chieffo, Carole M. 92

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Carole M. Chieffo, 92, of Penn Hills, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Sterling House in Penn Hills where she resided for the last year-and-a-half. She was beloved wife of the late Charles A. Chieffo; loving mother of Kenneth (Vivian) Chieffo, Charles (Diane) Chieffo and JoAnn Chieffo; grandmother of Danyel (Dale) Campalong and Chad Chieffo; great-grandmother of Emily and Natalie Campalong; dear sister of Marietta "Chick" Accetulla, Diane Bittner and the late Pat Bastone, Patty Lou Mudroch, James Bastone and Kathryn Lang. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Connie Zappala; nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and her loving cats, Precious and Peanut. She worked as a seamstress for Arthur Moser for more than 50 years before her retirement. Carole always enjoyed shopping with her sister, Chick. Friends and relatives will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona.
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Davidson, James T. 89

  • Dormont
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • James T. Davidson, 89, of Dormont, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Yvonne (Salicce) Davidson; loving father of John, Thomas, Jane (Randi) Young, Joseph, Edward and the late James T. Davidson Jr.; father-in-law of Renee Davidson; brother of Cathy Nickerson, the late Ellen Davidson, Jane Clerk and Fred Davidson; loving uncle of Franklin and Sarah along with several other nieces and nephews. Jim was a proud World War II Navy Seabee and was a retired auditor after 31 years with the Pittsburgh Press. Jim volunteered with Habit for Humanity, was an avid golfer and gardener and was also a member of the Western Pennsylvania Woodworkers. He was a lifelong member of the NRA, a hunter safety instructor with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and a member of the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen's Club. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Monday, in St. Bernard Church, with interment in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. If desired, memorials may be made to the ALS Association, 1275 K St. NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Deutsch, Melissa N. 22

  • Indiana Township
  • Born: 1992-06-12
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Cheswick | Get Directions
  • Melissa Nicole Deutsch, 22, of Indiana Township, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was born June 12, 1992, and had the most infectious smile and really knew how to slam a door. She was our friend, daughter, stepdaughter, sister, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, niece and most of all a blessing. She had very strong opinions, sarcasm and love for everyone. She was silly, smart, beautiful, kind and compassionate. Family was everything to her. She shared an unbreakable bond with her twin brother, Daniel; and her youngest brother, Jason. She also shared that bond with her brothers, Joshua and Jeremy. Melissa held a special place in all of our hearts especially her grandmother. She might be gone but she will never be forgotten. She is survived by her mother, Christine (Dan) Waltz; her father, Frank Deutsch; her brothers, Daniel, Jason, Joshua and Jeremy; her grandmother, Karen Dukes; grandfather, James Dukes; her great-grandparents, William and Thelma Fisher; her aunt, Jennifer; uncle, Eric; and many others. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Cheswick at the CHARLES B. JARVIE FUNERAL HOME INC., 1607 Pittsburgh St., where services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends. Visit us at http://www.jarviefuneralhome.com.
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Dusi, Bree L.

  • Lincoln Borough
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Bree Lynn Dusi, infant daughter of George L. Dusi Jr. and Nicole Pierce Dusi, of Lincoln Borough, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Dec. 28, 2013, in Magee Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Lucas Dusi; sisters, Reese and Shannyn Dusi; and grandparents, Ruth A. Dusi, of Lincoln Borough, and Cathy and Rick Pierce, of Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, George L. Dusi Sr. Friends are welcome from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at http://www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Eurich, Donald C. 83

  • Brookline
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Donald C. Eurich, 83, of Brookline, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Rosemary "Honey Bunny" (Larson) Eurich; loving father of Thomas (Scharlene) Eurich, Patricia (the late Roy) Ayers, David (Pam) Eurich, William (Lisa) Eurich and Tammy (Eric) Garvin; cherished grandfather of Cris, Adam, Cody, Amanda, Jeffrey, Valerie, Kim, Jason, Amy, Joshua, Amber, Ryan, Robert, Timothy, Christopher and the late Kenny; and is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Condolences may be left at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Fairbaugh-Coram, Marsha 67

  • Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1947-07-12
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: ___ | Get Directions
  • Marsha Fairbaugh-Coram died Friday, July 25, 2014, in Lima, Ohio. She was born July 12, 1947, in McKeesport, to Ruth Delores Cottom-Fairbaugh and Joseph Robert Fairbaugh. Marsha was a kindhearted and gentle woman who was full of love for both people and animals. She found motherhood to be her most cherished role in life. Marsha enjoyed swimming, skating, gardening, cooking for others and, as a lifelong student of the Bible, she had a deep love for God. Marsha will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Fred Coram. She had two sons, Fred and Richard Coram; four grandchildren, Harlie Coram, Cadan Coram, Tristyn Dunsmuir and Nichole Dunsmuir; one great-grandchild, Rori Matthews; two sisters, Sally VanDoren and Edith Snyder; one nephew, Colan Cindric; three nieces, Laurel "Chase" Corley, Emily and Sarah Snyder; and cousins. Interment will be at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
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Gage, David F. 69

  • Penn Hills
  • Born: 1945-06-11
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • David Floyd Gage, of Penn Hills, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. David was born June 11, 1945, in Rochester, N.Y. He was the loving brother of Larry (Pamela), Lisa Skeers (Dennis) and Alan; uncle of seven nephews, one niece and one great-nephew. David loved a good game of golf and even had a couple of holes-in-one a few years back. He loved the Lord and his "Grove Guys" (you know who you are). David was a Navy veteran. Family and friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Military honors and funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in David's memory to: Wounded Warrior Project, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
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Gnoth, Edward J.

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Born: 1918-12-01
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Gnoth, of Pleasant Hills, died Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at Mercy Hospital. Born Dec. 1, 1918, in Yukon, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anne Gnoth. He graduated from Charleroi High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He later worked as an engineer with Bell Telephone Company. Edward enjoyed golfing, fishing, visiting the family camp in Clarion, gardening and working in the yard, traveling and visiting with family and friends. He was active in many civic and charity groups such as the Lions Club, Masons (was a past master at Charleroi Lodge No. 615 and a 50-year member of Pleasant Hills Lodge No. 509), American Legion Post No. 787 in Mars, Scottish Rite - Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Shrine Temple, The Pioneers - Retired Bell Telephone Employees and Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Emily V. Gnoth; brother, Walter Gnoth; and sister, Martha Gnoth. He is survived by sister, Betty Gnoth; son, Edward Gnoth; two grandsons, Edward Gnoth and James Gnoth; and two great-grandsons, Caleb Gnoth and Caden Gnoth. A Masonic service is planned for 9:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.
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Gray II, Charles A. 54

  • Glenshaw
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Charles A. "Charlie" Gray II, 54, of Glenshaw, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was the son of the late Rhoda (Croyle) and William H. Gray; beloved husband of Wendy (Dunlap) Gray; loving father of Kevin Gray; dear brother of Carole (Robert) Ledwith, James (the late Barbara) Gray, Linda (Lee) Williams and Fred (the late Sue) Gray. Charlie was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Independent Mountain Men of Pennsylvania. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian Church, 1520 Butler Plank Road, Glenshaw. Donations may be sent to a charity of your choice.
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Harris, Margaret E. 89

  • North Braddock
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Margaret E. "Peg" (Schweinberg) Harris, 89, of North Braddock, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late William W. Harris; loving mother of Lynn M. (Tom) Smith, of Georgia, and the late Wynne W. Harris; and dear grandmother of Tommy (Erin) Smith, Maggie Smith and Millie Smith, all of Georgia. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, James, Clarence, Kenneth and Russell Schweinberg; and her sister, Thelma Gevaudan. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. For years, Peg was a volunteer with the Braddock Salvation Army and its Golden Agers. She was a deeply faithful woman from her beginning days at St. Brendan Church until now as a member of Good Shepherd Parish. Friends welcome from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial at noon Saturday in Sacred Heart Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Memorial donations may be made to Easter Seals, 2525 Railroad St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or http://www.easterseals.com. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Hawkins, John K. 70

  • Port Vue
  • Born: 1943-09-23
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Willig, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • John K. "Hawk" Hawkins, 70, of Port Vue, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at UPMC McKeesport. Born Sept. 23, 1943, in McKeesport, he was the son of Walter Hawkins and the late Mary (Regan) Hawkins Grieser. Hawk retired after 25 years of employment with the nuclear division of Westinghouse Corporation and, earlier in life, worked at U.S. Steel, National Tube Works. He was a Navy veteran and proudly served on the USS Enterprise. A past commander of the Port Vue American Legion Post 447, he faithfully served on the Post's Honor Guard and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. In addition to his father, Hawk is survived by children, Ken (Kim) Hawkins, of Elizabeth, Mindy Jankowski, of White Oak, and Christina Beatty, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Kara, Madeline, Amelia, Ava, Xander, Derek and Anthony; brothers, Ray (Anita), James (Donna) and Alan (Ilene) Hawkins; former wife and lifelong friend, Bonnie Hawkins; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his mother, Hawk was preceded in death by children, Timothy Tiehl and Mary Jane Hawkins. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at WILLIG FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES. Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, in the funeral home chapel. Committal, military honors and interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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Hughes Sr., Thomas G. 53

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Thomas G. Hughes Sr., 53, of Penn Hills, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was the son of Marjorie (Lappenit) and the late Joseph Hughes; father of Amanda Jackson (John) and Thomas "George" Hughes Jr.; grandfather of Alexus and Alayla Jackson; brother of Joseph, Carol Hunter, Kenneth, John and Debbie Gervasoni; and stepfather of Heather and Jessica Mihm. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Friday.
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Hunter, Pearl M. 94

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Pearl M. (Miller) Hunter, 94, of Ross Township, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was the wife of the late William H. Hunter; loving mother of Debra M. Hunter and William H. Hunter Jr.; sister of Harry D. (late wife, Dorothy) Miller; and aunt of Susan (Phil) Martucci, Pamela D. Miller and the late Nancy Kellams. Many thanks to her beloved caregiver, Dutch. Pearl was the 16th employee hired at Federated Investors and enjoyed a 30-year career. She was an avid card player with friends in her neighborhood and enjoyed life. She always saw the positive in people. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements by T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the North Hills Food Bank, 845 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15229.
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Ingold II, William S. 56

  • Pleasant Hills , Formerly of West Mifflin
  • Born: 1958-05-11
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • William S. Ingold II, 56, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of West Mifflin, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was born May 11, 1958, in McKeesport, the son of the late William H. and Eleanor Nicholson Ingold. He was very proud to have served in the Navy. He was a very caring and giving person, dedicated to being a terrific uncle to his nieces, nephews and great-nieces. He was a member of the West Mifflin No. 3 Fire Hall. He is survived by his sisters, Kathleen (Edward) Taylor, of North Huntingdon, Lois (Stephen) Kramer, of Moon Township, and Carla (Alan) Bishop, of North Huntingdon; nieces and nephews, Janelle and Justin Kramer, Kimberly Blatt and Bryan Morobitto; and great-nieces, Kassidy, Cecelia and Jocelyn Blatt and Jordan Morobitto. He is preceded in death by his brother, Guy A. Ingold. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, 412-678-6177. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow.
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Kameg, Florence 90

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1924-01-15
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Florence Kameg, 90, of West Mifflin, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Locust Grove. She was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Braddock, daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Fialkovich) Koshute. She was retired from Mercy Hospital, where she was a nursing assistant. Florence enjoyed reading and spending time outdoors and working in her garden. She was the mother of Sandra (Norman) Fetsko, of Youngstown, Ohio, Robert (Mary Ann) Kameg, of West Mifflin, and the late Kimberly (surviving spouse, Gary) Vogel, of North Versailles; grandmother of Michael (Ann) Fetsko, Darren (Paula) Fetsko, Dana (Tim) Davitt, Ryan (Denise) Kameg, Kirstyn (Lance) Burgert, Brandon (Michele) Kameg and Justin (Holly) Vogel; great-grandmother of 10; and sister of Irene Dunny, of East McKeesport. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Prayers will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m., in Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino officiating. Interment will be in Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock.
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Kim, Kevin H. 45

  • Sewickley
  • Died: 2014-07-18
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  • Kevin Hyunkyung Kim, a highly regarded University of Pittsburgh faculty member, whose scholarship was in the areas of statistical methods and behavioral and social sciences, died unexpectedly of natural causes Friday, July 18, 2014, at his home, in Sewickley. He was 45. "Kevin was extremely generous with both his time and his expertise," said colleague and School of Education Department of Psychology in Education Chair Suzanne Lane. "He spent many hours with both students and faculty sharing his deep knowledge of quantitative methodology. His intellect, wit and humor will be remembered by all." Kim began working with the University of Pittsburgh School of Education in 2003 as an assistant professor, and became an associate professor of research methodology in 2009. He also had secondary appointments as both an associate professor of business administration in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and as an affiliated faculty member in the department of medicine. "Kevin was a wonderful colleague and a fine teacher and scholar," said Alan Lesgold, Rene and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education. "We all will miss him. May Kevin's memory be a blessing and inspiration to his friends and colleagues." Kim's scholarly work focused on using advanced statistical methods to address important issues in education and behavioral and social sciences. In particular, his research focus was on structural equation modeling, multivariate statistics, multilevel modeling and Asian American mental health. He has published in methodological journals and journals in many other academic disciplines, and worked as a co-investigator on numerous federally funded grants with faculty throughout the University of Pittsburgh and other universities. In 2007, he co-wrote the book, Univariate and Multivariate General Linear Models: Theory and Applications, with Neil Timm. In 1996, Kim received a bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University and later attended the University of California, Los Angeles, receiving both his master's and doctoral degrees in psychology with a concentration in quantitative methodology. He was born in South Korea and moved to Los Angeles when he was in elementary school. Kim is survived by his mother and two brothers. The University of Pittsburgh School of Education is planning a memorial service in September.
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Kosko Sr., Carl P. 84

  • Lincoln Place
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Carl P. "Casey" Kosko Sr., 84, of Lincoln Place died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Lois (Houck) Kosko; loving father of Barbara Jean Kosko, of Lincoln Place, Richard (Patricia) Kosko, of West Mifflin, Patricia (Gary) Schwartz, of Shaler, Jeffery (Julie) Kosko, of Friendship, and the late Carl D. Kosko; father-in-law of Janet Kosko, of Munhall; son of the late Joseph and Mary (Fetzko) Kosko; brother of Dorothy Vaslowski, of Peters Township, and the late Cecelia Kosko, Robert, Joseph, Eugene and William Kosko; cherished grandfather of Tara, Richard, Chad, Ashley, Sara, Tyler, Carly and Megan; and great-grandfather of Gabriella, London and Sydney. Casey was a retired foreman for U.S. Steel Homestead Works Structural Department, co-founder of Kosko Painting Company, member of Holy Angels Church and an usher for many years and an umpire for WPIAL baseball for 35 years. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, Hays. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ALS Association, 416 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, PA 15209. Please share your memories and condolences at http://www.georgeigreenfuneralhome.com.
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Kovalchick, Helen 91

  • Formerly of Renton
  • Born: 1923-01-12
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Helen (Koban) Kovalchick, 91, formerly of Renton, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Clarebridge Community in Export where she was currently a resident. She was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Bitumen, daughter of the late Vasil and Anna Pechina Koban. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Michael L. "Mike" Kovalchick; five sisters, Eleanor DeMichiei, Margie (Paul) Shish, Anna (Babe) Opina, Sue (Nick) Novelsowski and Mary (Fred) Falsetti; and two brothers, John Koban and Mike (Alice) Koban. Helen and Mike began their life together in Sagamore before relocating to Renton, where they raised two sons and a daughter, Michael (Sherry) Kovalchick, of North Carolina, Denny (Kathy) Kovalchick, of Apollo, and Michele (Jim) Kelly, of Murrysville. She was "NANA" to six grandchildren, Michael (Chelsey), Natalie, Chris and Kevin Kovalchick and Jimmy (Kimberly) and Patrick (Nicole) Kelly; six beautiful great-grandchildren, Lassen, Scarlet, Logan, Abby, Mia and McKenna; two sisters, Carolyn (James) Nesbit and Betty (the late John) Bodnar; brother-in-law, "Tootie" DeMichiei; sister-in-law, Kathryn Koban; and many nieces and nephews. Besides being a loving sister, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Helen was a wonderful homemaker. She took her job seriously and truly excelled. She was always cooking up something special or baking something incredible. Her house on Maple Street was her castle and she was very proud of the home she made there. Also, she loved her music: American Bandstand during the week, oldies on Saturday mornings and always polkas on Sundays. Her home was said by many to be happy and very cozy. Her faith was very important to her everyday life. She was a member at Holy Trinity, Wall, and then later the Church of the Resurrection in Monroeville. She worked very hard at all the bazaars and the Lawn Fairs, making pirohis, holupki, nut rolls and cookies. She loved singing in Slovak during Mass and still could speak fluently just weeks before her passing. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, with Parastas at 2 p.m. at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville, with a Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Resurrection, 455 Center Road, Monroeville, with Father Joseph Raptosh as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Plum Creek Cemetery. The family would like to thank the entire staff and employees at Clarebridge for their comfort, compassion and constant support they gave to "NANA" during her last weeks. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Leary, Rosemary E. 90

  • Mt. Lebanon , Formerly of Bethel Park
  • Died: 2014-07-21
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Rosemary E. (Dempsey) Leary, 90, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Bethel Park, died Monday, July 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Leary; loving mother of Richard J. Leary III, of Salisbury, Md., Maureen (Milan) Mamula, of Mt. Lebanon, Patrick (Julie Mason) Leary, of Spring Mills, Kate (WD) Hertel, of Pittsburgh, Mary (Roy) Burford, of Bethel Park, and Dr. Joseph (Beth) Leary, of Austin, Texas; wonderful grandmother of Brendan (E. Annie Hall) and Barry (fiancee, Sara Santmier) Leary, of Washington, D.C., Emily Mamula, of Washington, D.C., Christy (Chris) Rose, of Aiea, Hawaii, Tricia and Ashley Burford, Paul, of Galveston, Texas, Matthew, Kelly, Michael, Kristen and John Leary; great-grandmother of two; also survived by sisters-in-law, Nancy Dempsey and Mary Leary; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Geneva and Lawrence Dempsey; and her sister and brothers, Marie, Lawrence, Gerard and George Dempsey; her daughter-in-law, June Leary, of Spring Mills; and her brother-in-law, Herbert Leary. Rosemary was a proud alumna of Carnegie Tech and was a member of the Alumni Association. She was a realtor in the South Hills for many years, active in the League of Women Voters and a member of St. Thomas More Church for more than 50 years. She was an avid gardener and never met a plant she didn't like or a weed she couldn't resist pulling. She was athletic and her grandchildren are happy she passed on her skills. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday Aug. 3, 2014, at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in St. Thomas More Church, 126 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. The family would like to thank the staff of Kane Regional Center, Scott Township, for their kind and loving care given to their mother. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Lupi, Robert D. 81

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Robert D. Lupi, 81, of McCandless, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was the husband of the late Barbara S. (Galusha) Lupi; loving father of Robert D. Jr. and his wife, Jeannie, of Syracuse, N.Y., Michael A. and his wife, Marcia, of Butler, Joanne C. Kelly and her husband, John, of McCandless, Marie A. Nolan and her husband, William, of Jefferson Hills, and the late Charles A. Lupi (survived by his wife, Max); brother of Richard, Carol, Frannie and the late Al Lupi; also survived by 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John Neumann Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Fund or the MS Society.
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Maloney Jr., Edward J. 86

  • Bethel Park
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Maloney Jr., 86, of Bethel Park, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Gladys Anne (Helferty) Maloney; loving father of John (Karen), Nancy, Beth, Edward "Ted", Joseph (Lori) and James (Linda) Maloney; cherished grandfather of Andrew, Colin, Dan, Joey, Julia, Maggie, Jenna, Mickey, Nicholas and Katie; beloved brother of Richard Maloney and the late Betty O'Neil, Eileen Joyce and Barbara Fitzgerald; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 412-563-2800, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Anne Church. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. http://www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Marciniec, Mary O. 93

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1921-02-13
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Mary O. Marciniec, 93, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at home. She was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Duquesne, daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Petrick) Olexa. She was a retired receptionist for Dr. Paul Balta in Duquesne. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. She was a former Duquesne Democratic Committee Woman in the 1960's, was an avid bowler, volunteered at McKeesport Meals on Wheels, volunteer at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport and former member of the Former Christ the Light of the World Rosary Society. She was the wife of the late Stanley Marciniec; mother of Darlene (Sonny) Murcek, of Murrysville, Ronald Marciniec, at home, Robert (Steph) Marciniec, of North Hills, and the late Randy Marciniec; grandmother of Adam and Kara Marciniec; and sister of Dolly Tauber, of White Oak; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Michael Olexa, late Anna Suhoski and the late Helen Dandar. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Funeral prayers will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne, with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino. Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin.
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Martin, Michael D. 61

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Michael D. Martin, 61, of Mt. Lebanon, died suddenly Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was a son of the late Regis E. and Elizabeth G. Martin; loving father of David M. (Eric Tilbrook) Martin; brother of Sandra Wiedt, Regis E. Martin Jr., Patricia Jones, Mary Capoferri and the late Kevin Martin; and is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Family plans no viewing hours. Relatives and friends are invited to gather after 1:45 p.m. Saturday to attend his memorial Mass at 2 p.m., in Our Lady of Grace Church, 310 Kane Blvd., Scott Township. The family will greet friends at the church following Mass. Interment in St. Anne Cemetery will be private. Arrangements by LAUGHLIN MEMORAL CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to David M. Martin, 3937 Erne St., Palm Harbor, FL 34683 for development of a future memorial fund. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Morrone, Richard D. 78

  • Cheswick
  • Born: 1936-07-14
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Springdale | Get Directions
  • Richard D. Morrone, 78, of Cheswick, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh. He was born July 14, 1936, in Pittsburgh, to the late Frank and Nellie Mongery Morrone and was a welder with Reiling Manuf until his retirement. Mr. Morrone was a member of the Krivan Hall Association in Springdale. His survivors include his son, Richard E. (Christina) Morrone, of Springdale; daughter, Deborah C. Pappa, of Cheswick; son, David P. (Mary) Morrone, of North Huntingdon; daughter, Denise A. Morrone, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; six grandchildren, Justin and Louie Morrone, Michael and David Morrone and Christopher and Matthew Morrone; and four great-grandchildren, Payton, Paige, Parker and Payne Pappa. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Christina Morrone; five brothers, Raymond, Joseph, Frank, Robert and John Morrone; and two sisters, Philamena Morrone and Edith Ferraro. Services and interment were private. Arrangements are handled by the CHARLES B. JARVIE FUNERAL HOME INC., Springdale.
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Pfleiderer, Kalah L. 26

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Kalah L. Pfleiderer, 26, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Jayden Hunter; loving daughter of Patricia Hoffman; dear sister of Joe Hoffman; granddaughter of Kathleen and Richard DeFazio; and dear friend of Joe Sedlak. Kalah will be missed by all who loved and knew her and forever in our hearts. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Community of the Crucified One, New Covenant Community Church, 104 E. 11th Ave., Homestead. Arrangements are by the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. http://www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Pomerleau, Kyle J. 18

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Kyle Jessie Pomerleau, 18, of Gibsonia, Pine Township, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at home, after losing his courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his parents, Dean and Terry Pomerleau; his sister, Kendall Pomerleau; his beloved dog, Zoe; as well as his grandfather, Raymond Jessie, of Worcester, Mass.; two aunts; his uncle; and several cousins. Kyle was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Glen and Phyllis Pomerleau; and his maternal grandmother, Nancy Jessie. Kyle graduated third in his class from Pine-Richland High School in June 2014, and had planned to major in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. His goal was to become a child life specialist in order to help children be more comfortable in hospitals, as he was supported at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh throughout his journey. At Pine-Richland, Kyle played cello in the orchestra as well as bassoon and saxophone in the band. He was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Government, Model UN, the fencing team and the track and field team. Kyle's favorite color was orange, and he requested that friends and family wear something with orange to his memorial. The memorial service will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Kyle designated to the Child Life Department of Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www.givetochildrens.org/donate. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Roehling, Elaine 71

  • Forest Hills
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Elaine (Channing) Roehling, 71, of Forest Hills, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 52 years to Edward Roehling; mother of Eric (Missy) Roehling; daughter of the late Charles and Doris (Hahne) Channing; and sister of Wesley (Connie) Channing and the late Charles Channing. Elaine graduated second in her class from Carrick High School. She was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church of Forest Hills, very involved at Camp Lutherlyn and was the recording secretary for the Western PA Genealogical Society. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Hope Lutheran Church of Forest Hills. Everyone please meet at church. If desired, family suggests contributions to Hope Lutheran Church, 353 Ridge Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15221; or Camp Lutherlyn, P.O. Box 355, Prospect, PA 16052. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Sepesy, Lucille R. 90

  • Formerly of Duquesne
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Lucille Rose Bowers Schmuck Sepesy, 90, formerly of Duquesne, died Monday, July 28, 2014. She was the wife of Robert A. Sepesy; dear mother of Gregory "Beave" Schmuck; Elizabeth "Betsy" Korhnak and Genevieve "Penny" Deyell; loving grandmother of Chris and Paul Korhnak, Jennifer Kingston, Lucy Bober, Amanda Dausey, Lyle Deyell, Matt and Rebecca Schmuck and the late John Eugene Dausey; great-grandmother of six; great-great-grandmother of one; and sister of Harry Kratzenberg, Vicki Bajus, Judy Jones and Mary Jane Senn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Lentz Bowers and Genevieve Weber; stepfather, Jacob Kratzenberg; husband, Eugene Schmuck; six brothers, Fred, Chuck, Don, Jack Bowers, Bud and Jim Kratzenberg; and sisters, Toots Doyle and Elsie Duleba. Arrangements by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, PA 15112. 412-824-8800. Memorial donations may be made to Washington Christian Outreach, 119 Highland Ave., Washington, PA 15301. Please see http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com for final arrangements.
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Stape Sr., Kenneth L. 74

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1940-04-19
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Kenneth L. Stape Sr., 74, of South Greensburg, sunset Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Sunrise April 19, 1940. Prior to his retirement, he was owner/operator of the former K and L Transmissions of Greensburg. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with the kids. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Margaret Herman Stape; four brothers; and a stepdaughter, Michelle "Sissy" Cole. Kenneth is survived by his companion of 42 years, JoAnne Bishop Cole; three children, Grace (Larry) Nichols, Kenneth "Bud" Stape Jr. and Mark (Jennifer) Stape, all of Greensburg; a stepson, George (Bobbie Jo) Cole, of Greensburg; 11 grandchildren, Jonathan, Renee, Jessie, Victor, Paige, Kaitlyn, Hunter, Abigail, Noah, Melissa and Kenneth III; three great-grandchildren, Kage, Jase and Aliea; a brother, Richard (Shirley) Stape, of Sandy Lake; three sisters, JoAnn Dutrou, of Dayton, Ohio, Dorothy (Jim) Back, of Jeannette, and Peg Bozic, of Jeannette; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Marty and Rose Patrick. Family and friends will be received from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. For online condolences, visit http://www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Veres, John 70

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1943-09-19
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • John "Bo" Veres, 70, of Clairton, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired fireman for the City of Clairton, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Born Sept. 19, 1943, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John S. and Susan (Evanick) Veres. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie (Julian) Veres; four grandchildren, Sgt. Brandon (Angela) Felicetty, USMC of Havelock, N.C., Hope Felicetty, Mary Katherine Janetka and Anthony James Janetka, all of Clairton; son-in-law, Paul M. Janetka, of Clairton; five brothers-in-law, James (Claudia) Julian, of Pittsburgh, Dan (Mary) Julian, of Akron, Ohio, Dean (Lisa) Julian, of Exton, Terry (Denise) Julian and Jeff Julian, all of Clairton; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Penni Lynn Veres-Janetka, who passed away July 25, 2014; sister, Patricia Milas; and brother, Fred Veres. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in St. Clare of Assisi Parish. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Weihaus, Elsie M. 85

  • Arlington
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Boron, Carrick | Get Directions
  • Elsie M. (Daschbach) Weihaus, 85, of the Arlington area, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was the beloved and loving wife of the late Walter F. Weihaus; beloved and loving mother of Joan Morena (Paul) Robbins, Susan (Ronald) Schubert, Elsa (William) Duerr, Walter (Myrna) Weihaus and Ruthann (Paul) Knerr; daughter of the late Norman and Adele Daschbach; sister of Wilma "Sis" Hubenthal, Joan O'Leary, and the late Norman and William Daschbach and Virginia Smith; and also survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at the BORON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1719 Brownsville Road, until her blessing services at 10 a.m. If desired, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. http://www.BoronFuneralHome.com.
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Widmaier, Ann 81

  • Richland Township
  • Born: 1933-05-27
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Ann Widmaier, 81, of Richland Township, Gibsonia, died Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, at Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Pittsburgh. Born May 27, 1933, in Donora, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Dragacia Majireck. Ann attended the Mars Alliance Church. Surviving are her husband, Richard H. Widmaier, who she married May 19, 1965; two daughters, Caroline Widmaier, of Cantonment, Fla., and Kimberly Widmaier, of Milton, Fla.; and two sons, Mark Widmaier and his wife, Stephanie, of Jefferson, Md., and Dan Widmaier, of Cranberry Township. She was the youngest of 10 children, and was the last to survive. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Audrey. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mars Alliance Church, 997 Route 228, Mars, PA 16046, with the Rev. Joe Toomey and the Rev. Jeff Lawther, officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, Pine Township. Memorials may be made to the Jewish Missions in care of Mars Alliance Church. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Yurosko, Catherine M.

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Griffith, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Catherine M. Yurosko, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was the sister of Mary Eddings, Louise Kelly and the late Michael Yurosko, John Yurosko, Margaret Dukoit, Elizabeth Kosar and Irene Niccolai; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Catherine worked for McKeesport Hospital. After retirement, she volunteered at Jefferson Hospital. She was a devoted and active member of Holy Spirit Church and member of the Lion's Club. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GRIFFITH FUNERAL HOME INC., 5636 Brownsville Road, Broughton-Curry-South Park Township. Funeral prayer will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit Church. The family requests donations in Catherine's name to Holy Spirit Church, 2603 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122-2558. Condolences may be offered for the family at http://www.GriffithFH.com.
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Zibrat, Christine 96

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1917-11-05
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Christine (Zitnik) Zibrat, 96, of McKeesport, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at home. She was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in McKeesport and CFU Lodge No. 146 of Versailles and its Ladies Club. Christine loved bingo, sewing and traveling. Born Nov. 5, 1917, in Johnstown, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Antoinette (Omerzel) Zitnik; and wife of the late Stephen Zibrat. She is survived by a daughter, Stephanie (the late Paul) Pausic, with whom she resided; son, Eugene (Ann Elizabeth) Zibrat, of Laurel, Md.; five grandchildren, Beth (Isaac) Danielle, Patricia (Jason) Fay, Keith Zibrat, Karen (Styron) Keller and Gina Adamson; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Krauser, of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by brothers, Frank and Louis Zitnik. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in St. Patrick's Parish, with Father Vincent Velas officiating. Entombment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Cochran, Brother Nathan M.

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1957-06-24
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Brother Nathan M. Cochran, OSB, a monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was born June 24, 1957, in Marion, Ohio, a son of the late Blaine R. and Ruth E. (Roach) Cochran. A brother, Blaine A. Cochran, of Edison, Ohio, survives him. He is also survived by Phyllis Disbrow, of Edison, who, with her late husband, and her daughter, Sue Arter, and her husband, David, of Westerville, Ohio, were dear friends. He studied vocal music at Bowling Green State University from 1975 to 1977 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies from The Pontifical College Josephinum in 1980. He earned a Master of Divinity degree with honor from St. Vincent Seminary in 1985 and did graduate studies in art history at the University of Pittsburgh from 1985 to 1986. In 1998, he earned a Master of Science with Pratt Honors in the theory, criticism and history of art architecture and design at the Pratt Institute. Brother Nathan entered the novitiate at St. Vincent Archabbey in 1982, made his simple profession of monastic vows July 10, 1983, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1986. He served as curator for the St. Vincent Archabbey Art Collections (from 1983 to present). In 1998, he was named as the director of the St. Vincent Gallery and a lecturer in fine arts at St. Vincent College. In 2007, he was also named the artistic director of the St. Vincent Concert Series, and, in 2008, he was appointed chair of the Department of Fine Arts. At St. Vincent College, his past appointments included assistant registrar (1985 to 1986), registrar (1986 to 1997), director of the King Ludwig Gallery (1986 to 1994), residence hall moderator (1994 to 1997), co-director of the St. Vincent Gallery (1994 to 1997), study abroad advisor (1998 to 2007) and moderator for the Review, the student newspaper, and the college yearbook (1998 to 2002). He was registrar of St. Vincent Seminary (1989 to 1997), director of public relations at St. Vincent Archabbey (1989 to 1997) and teaching assistant at the Pratt Institute (1997 to 1998). On Founders' Day in 2011, Brother Nathan was the first recipient of the St. Vincent College Projektenmacher Award, which honors an individual who, in the spirit of St. Vincent founder, Boniface Wimmer, made a valuable difference to the campus community through creativity, imagination and vision. "Since his arrival in 1982, Brother Nathan was a patient and tireless lobbyist at the college to revive the great tradition of Sacred Christian art in western civilization," said Brother Norman W. Hipps, president. "He reminded the monks and the faculty of the simple but profound message of the founder of St. Vincent, Boniface Wimmer, who said: 'I am firmly convinced that a monastic school, which does not strive to advance art as much as science and religion, will be deficient in its work'." "He played an important role in the revival of the tradition of Catholic religious art, architecture and music. While he loved the classical works of the golden age of western Christian art, he readily embraced the work of contemporary artists who created sacred art," said Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, OSB. "He was committed to the exhibition of the sacred works of arts through his biannual sacred art exhibition." Of particular note, he initiated a Nationwide Juried Catholic Art Exhibition. For the third national Catholic arts exhibit, Brother Nathan successfully enlisted famed British art historian Sister Wendy Beckett to serve as judge. She praised his endeavors, noting that "artists often come to understand their faith by the actual creation of artworks. We need these artworks, these attempts by artists known or unknown, to share with us their understanding of what it means to be a Christian. Would that there were hundreds of Brother Nathans in all countries!" He curated and designed more than 60 exhibitions at St. Vincent, including the national juried Catholic arts exhibit, the fifth of which will open Oct. 26, exhibits featuring artists such as Dai Morgan, William M. Hoffman Jr., Barbara Kern-Bush, Lynn Johnson, Naijun Zhang and Hung Liu and Alexis Dillon, regional exhibitions and faculty and student exhibitions from St. Vincent College and many on the history of St. Vincent Archabbey, College and Parish. Brother Nathan was the author of Gifts of a King: The Treasured Art of Saint Vincent Archabbey (Latrobe, 1986) and had served as editor of the Benedictine Monks of St. Vincent Archabbey Monastery Newsletter, now Heart to Heart (1989 to 1997), of which he was founding design editor. He was co-author with Annemarie Spring of German-American Art at a Pennsylvania Benedictine Archabbey: Saint Vincent, Latrobe, a paper presented at the Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, Penn State University (1994) and had written and contributed to a number of exhibition catalogues at St. Vincent and for the Cincinnati Art Museum's An American Abroad: Frank Duveneck's European Years (Cincinnati, 1987). Brother Nathan was a contributor to Saint Vincent: A Benedictine Place (Latrobe, 1995) and principal co-author of The Saint Vincent Basilica, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, One Hundred Years (Latrobe, 2005), which received a national Catholic Press Association Award in 2006. In 2004, he worked in Vatican City as the special secretary for the Beatification of Emperor Karl I of Austria. He coordinated and organized the various beatification celebrations in Rome and wrote, edited and oversaw the translation, printing and distribution of various publications and press releases in 11 different languages. The principal ceremony in St. Peter's Square was attended by more than 75,000 people and was the last major public event celebrated by Pope John Paul II. He curated an exhibit in the St. Vincent Gallery, Karl I: The Peace Emperor, The Last Habsburg Emperor of Austria-Hungary (2002) and served as a contributor and on-camera expert for Karl: The Last Habsburg Emperor, a documentary produced by George Lucas to accompany the DVD release of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, 2007. Brother Nathan received the Signum Memoriae Civilian Medal of Honor from HIRH Otto von Habsburg, Archduke and Crown Prince of Austria and King of Hungary. It was the first time the medal had been bestowed since 1898 and was presented in honor of Archduke Otto's 95th birthday. His memberships have included the American Association of Museums, Carnegie Museums, College Art Association, Kaiser-Karl-Gebetsliga fur den Volkerfreiden, (Emperor Karl League of Prayers for Peace Among the Nations), Constantian Society, Smithsonian Associates and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. At St. Vincent, he was a member of many committees including those on educational standards, Founders' Day and renovation for Kennedy Hall. He was a member of the Council of Seniors, St. Vincent Archabbey (1993 to 1994) and member and co-chair of the Sesquicentennial Committee (1993 to 1996). His community service included membership on the board of directors of the Greensburg Area Cultural Council (1996 to 2000) and board of directors, Westmoreland County Choral Society (1993 to 1998). He also was a religious services volunteer at the State Correctional Institution at Greensburg (1989 to 1996). The body of Brother Nathan will be received at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the Elizabeth Roderick Center of St. Vincent Seminary. Viewing will follow from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and will continue from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, in the Archabbey Basilica. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, OSB, in the Archabbey Basilica. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Health and Welfare Fund, St. Vincent Archabbey, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650.
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Farabaugh, Stella L. 77

  • Derry
  • Born: 1936-08-04
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Shoemaker, Blairsville | Get Directions
  • Stella L. (Loring) Harper Farabaugh, 77, of Derry, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, in the Loyalhanna Care Center, Latrobe. The daughter of Clair and Marie (Fisher) Loring, she was born Aug. 4, 1936, in Palmerton. Mrs. Farabaugh was a member of the Black Lick United Methodist Church, BPOE No. 406 Ladies Auxiliary, Mountain View Squares and the Fiery Red Hats of Blairsville. She graduated from Blairsville High School in 1954 and from Westmoreland County Community College with her registered nurse's degree in 1992. She worked at Torrance State Hospital for 29 years, retiring in 1997. Surviving are her husband, William J. Farabaugh, whom she married April 29, 1995; three sons, Stan "Rocky" Harper (Laura), of Blairsville, Bret Harper (Chrissy), of New Alexandria, and Rick Harper (Cherie), of Blairsville; two daughters, Sharon Noga, of Coral, and Candy Ross (David), of Blairsville; one stepson, Tom Farabaugh, of Pittsburgh, and one stepdaughter, Debbie Farabaugh, of Minneapolis, Minn.; 12 grandchildren, Josh Harteis, Jason Harteis, Eric Noga, Tony Ross, Jon Ross, Casey Harper, Tom Harper, Jessica Harper, Bailey Walters, Ashley Farabaugh, Adin Farabaugh and Nathan Farabaugh; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Loring (Patricia), of Library; three sisters, Nellie Culbertson, of Monroeville, Aeda Hill, of Chokio, Minn., and Jean Shepherd (Gary), of Blairsville. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Clair Loring; and two sisters, Helen Irwin and Dorothy Lane. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME INC., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Brett M. Dinger officiating. To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit http://www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.
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Fontana, Joseph JoJo 81

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1932-12-24
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Joseph "JoJo" Fontana, 81, of Jeannette, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, one day after Joe and his wife Eileen celebrated their 55-year wedding anniversary with their family. He was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Jeannette, a son of the late Frank and Mary Altier Fontana. Prior to his retirement, Joe was the owner/operator of Fontana's Garage in Jeannette for 45 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the Army. Joe was an avid sportsman and trap shooter, a lifetime member of the Youngwood Sportsman's and the Ruffsdale Gun Clubs. He also was a life member of the NRA and the Amateur Trapshooting Association. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by brothers, Raymond, George and Frank Fontana Jr. He is survived by his wife, Eileen DePonte Fontana; his daughters, Joleen Brewer and husband, Ron, of Jeannette, and Lisa Lydic and husband, Jeff, of Greensburg; grandchildren, David and Samantha Brewer and Alex and Conor Lydic; a great-granddaughter, Miada; a sister-in-law, Margaret Fontana, of Harrison City; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 North 2nd St., Jeannette. A blessing service will take place 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scout Troop No. 465, c/o Harold Zion Lutheran Church, Route 136 and Baltzer-Meyer Pike, Greensburg, PA 15601.
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Frick, Elizabeth R. 87

  • Rostraver Township
  • Born: 1927-02-09
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Rhome Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth R. "Betty" Frick, 87, of Rostraver Township, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Jefferson Regional Health Center. She was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Monessen, a daughter of the late Ralph Meyer and Floretta Steiner Meyer. Betty had moved to Rostraver Township around 1940, and remained there on Salem Church Road until the last 10 years, when she moved to Cedar Hills. She was a graduate of Rostraver High School with the class of 1945. She was a member of the High School Band, as well as her father's band in her teens. Music was Betty's life. She sang in the "Harmonettes Trio", the St. Paul's Church Choir, where she was also the organist for many years, and entertained for nursing homes. Betty had directed, produced, and sang on "Showboat" for many years. She was also well known for her yodeling, whether it was on "Showboat", volunteer functions, or the school bus. Betty also shared her musical talents by singing at many weddings and funerals as well as being a guest vocalist at many other Church's in addition to her own. She worked at Fort Pitt Foundry during High School, The Valley Independent as a Line Type Operator, was the Society Editor for the Donora Newspaper, where she had met and interviewed President Truman, drove a school bus for the Ringgold School District, was a dispatcher for Elizabeth Forward School District, and ended her work career as a Manager for Laidlaw Transportation. Betty was always concerned about others. She was a very active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Monessen, was a Luther League Advisor, Sunday School Teacher with The Class of Ruth, WELCA, and member of the Church Council, in addition to her duties as the Church Organist and Choir Director. She also had been a Girl Scout Leader in the 1950's. Surviving are her husband of nearly 67 years, Alvin C. Frick; daughter, Rhonda R. and husband, Bill Holly of Glenmoore, Pa.; son, Alvin J. and wife, Susan Frick, of Metz, W.Va.; grandchildren, Ryan L. Cannon of Pottstown, Pa., Randee R. and husband, Ed Kovatch, of Glenmoore, Joshua and wife, Joanna Frick, of Pittsburgh, Jared Frick of Metz, W.Va.; great-grandchildren, Shane Barton of Spring City, Pa., Alicia and Amanda Cannon, both of West Chester, Pa., Leland Cannon of Pottstown, Clayton, McKenna Elizabeth (her namesake) and Greyson Kovatch of Glenmoore, Pa., Aeris Frick and Aisley Frick.of Metz, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her only brother, John Ronald Meyer of Colorado. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the RHOME FUNERAL HOME INC., family owned and operated as a member of the Golden Rule, 1209 Grand Blvd., Monessen, where friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the time of service, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Monessen on Saturday, Aug. 2. Interment will follow in the Salem Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be conveyed to the Frick family at http://www.rhomefuneralhome.com.
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Gavatorta, Anna 99

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Jeannette
  • Born: 1914-08-02
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Anna Gavatorta, 99, a resident of Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, formerly of Jeannette, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. She was born Aug. 2, 1914, in Yukon, a daughter of the late Battista and Mary Bertolino Molinero. Anna was a member of the Ascension Church Jeannette, and its Rosary Altar Society and Senior Citizens Group. She was also a former member of the All Seasons Club and the local AARP. In addition to her parents, Anna was predeceased her husband, Samuel Gavatorta, in 1986; a brother, Martin Molinero; and four sisters, Catherine Gavatorta, Tressa Gavatorta, and twin sisters, Natalie Shaeffer and Perina Molinero. She is survived by a sister, Rena Dotto, of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. 2nd St., Jeannette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in the Ascension Church with Father Paul A. Lisik as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
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Gordon, Mary A.

  • Latrobe
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Mary A. Gordon, of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Clarence E. "Flash" Gordon and Rose Marie (Graham) Gordon. Mary was employed at L and S Machine Company and was an avid movie fan. She is survived by her daughter, Vanessa Bates and her husband, Mark, of Latrobe; her son, Joshua Hawanchak, of Latrobe; a sister, Jean Sylvester and her husband, Glen, of St. Clairsville, Ohio; a niece, Molly McWilliams and her husband, Jack; and a great-niece, Ava Rose McWilliams. There will be no public visitations. Services and interment are private. Arrangements are being handled by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. 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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Graff, Edward F. 87

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1927-06-15
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Edward Forrest Graff, 87, of Lower Burrell, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was born June 15, 1927, in New Kensington, to the late Peter J. and Lois I. Cable Graff and was a life resident of the local area. He was a security guard for U.S. Steel and had previously been a milkman for the former Menzie Dairy. He had also worked on the survey crew for the original Pennsylvania Turnpike. A veteran of World War II, he served as a Private First Class in the 334th Ordnance Field Depot Company. Edward was a member of Lower Burrell Church of God and the Lower Burrell American Legion. His favorite pastime was walking the neighbor's dog. Survivors include his wife of 64-and-a-half years, Esther I. Cousins Graff; sons, Edward F. (Chris Martin) Graff, of Lower Burrell, and Scott E. (Karen) Graff, of Allegheny Township; grandchildren, Jacob, Caleb and Bradley (Amy) Graff; great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Dylan Martin; half-sister, Carol Ozepy, of Lower Burrell; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Graff; and a sister, Mary Barkasi. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday 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. Monday, by the Rev. Douglas Crump. Burial, with military honors by the Army, will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Guzzie, Pegi 63

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1950-10-17
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Pegi (Bongiorno) Guzzie, 63, of Monessen, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at her residence. She was born in North Charleroi on Oct. 17, 1950, the daughter of the late Phillip T. and Mary Rose Mandarino Bongiorno. Pegi was a lifelong resident of Monessen, a 1968 graduate of Monessen High School, and received her degree in psychology from Wheeling Jesuit College. She was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and was previously a partner in the Like Nu store in Monessen. She loved to bake and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Gregory W. Guzzie; two sons, Billy (Nikki) Guzzie of Greentree, and Bryan Guzzie of Monessen; a daughter, Laura Guzzie of Monessen; two granddaughters, Kayla and Tori Guzzie; a grandson, Nicholas Diaz; a brother, Phillip A. (Lisa) Bongiorno of Woodbridge, Va.; eight sisters, Anne Marie (Terry) Tom of Monessen, Patti Cassidy of Lafayette, Ind., Teri (Raoul) Jeanmenne of Peoria, Ill., Angie (John) Lulack of Colorado Springs, Colo., Betty (Mike) Kuvinka of Chicago, Ill., Mary Jo (Ron) Kunsa of Chicago, Ill., Christine (George) Mermigas of Baton Rouge, La., and Michele Labatut of Zachery, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Bobby. Friends will be received on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC., AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, beginning with a 9:30 a.m. blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, 816 Fifth Ave., Sixth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Condolences accepted for the family at http://www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Hanley, David J. 52

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1962-02-20
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • David James Hanley, 52, of Delmont, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 20, 1962, to Dorothy (Bitcko) Hanley, of Delmont and the late James Crandall Hanley. David grew up in Delmont and graduated from Greensburg Salem High School. He was a member of St. John Baptist de Ia Salle Catholic Church, Delmont. David followed in his father's footsteps working in the gas and pipeline industry. He was employed by Dominion Resources as a heavy equipment operator. He was hardworking, dedicated and well-respected in his field. His kind ways touched many people and he was always there to lend a helping hand. Dave lived life to the fullest. His family and friends were his priority and he kept us all smiling with his fun Irish nature. He always found the best in everyone and every situation. He loved the outdoors, whether it was hunting, going to camp with his close friends or just relaxing on his porch with his family. In addition to his father, Dave was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas C. Hanley; brother-in-law, Tom Crissman; and mother-in-law, Bobbi Costello. David is survived by his loving family, his beloved wife of 30 years, Cheryl A. (Costello) Hanley; his sons, whom he was so proud of, Matthew D. Hanley and his wife, Anna, and James T. Hanley; mother, Dorothy; sisters, Debra (Ed Baloga) Crissman and Patricia (Bruce) Irwin; father-in-law, Ron Costello; sisters-in-law, Ann Marie Hanley, Tamara (Gary) West and Michele Pochiba; brother-in-law, Ron Costello Jr.; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends. Goodbyes are not forever/ Goodbyes are not the end/ They simply mean we will miss you/ Until we meet again/ We will always love you. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, staff and caregivers of Allegheny General Hospital, Forbes Rehab and Forbes Hospice for their care and support. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. A funeral Mass for Dave will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. John Baptist de Ia Salle Catholic Church, 497 Athena Drive, Delmont, with Father Joseph Bonafed as celebrant. Please meet at the church. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit http://www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Heldman, Irene

  • Lower Burrell
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Irene Rudzinsky Heldman, of Lower Burrell, went to be with our Lord Tuesday, July 29 2014, following a lengthy illness, surrounded by her husband and family at her side. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Katherine Patak Rudzinsky, formerly of Stowe Township. Irene was the loving wife for more than 57 years to David M. Heldman. They were married at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in the Northside of Pittsburgh. Irene was a dedicated and loving mother to her three children, Irene K. Heldman M.D., Donna E. Heldman and Meredith S. Heldman Heavner (Kirk), all of Mars. She was also the loving grandmother of Alexander P. Heavner, of Mars. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Rudzinsky Stecko, as well as several nieces and nephews. She worked at Bell Telephone in its business office until she left to take her "dream job", which was raising her three daughters, and later, spending time with her grandson, Alex. She always was there to cheer on her family, from the early years, through high school and into college, and never missed a softball game, track event or tennis match. Although she loved attending her daughters' events, what she loved to do the most was to watch her "favorite", Alexander, play baseball, basketball and football. Despite her illness, she was able to watch him play baseball last month, during her first outing in more than seven months. Irene was a former member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, where she taught Sunday School. She was very active in the Katherine Kuhlman ministry for more than 25 years, and sang in the concert choir. Every Christmas, her family enjoyed listening to the choir's recording of Handel's Messiah. She was also a former member of the Lower Burrell/New Kensington Garden Club and had been active in the girl scouts and P.T.A. organizations. Irene was the First Lady of Syria Shrine when her husband served as the Potentate in 2009. During his year as Potentate, as well as his six years as an officer, she enjoyed traveling and supporting the Shrine by attending numerous Shrine events. Over the years, she made many dear friends through their involvement in the Shrine. In addition to the First Lady, she had also served as the past president of the Syria Motor Corp Ladies Auxiliary, and was a member of the Daughters of the Nile. Irene was a kind, sincere, thoughtful person who always knew the right thing to say and never spoke an unkind word. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., Lower Burrell, PA 15068. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Grace Community Presbyterian Church, 2751 Grant St., Lower Burrell, PA 15068, by the Rev. Clifford Buell. Everyone is asked to meet at church. Entombment will follow in Mount Royal Mausoleum, Glenshaw. Memorials may be made to the Transportation Fund, Syria Shrine Center, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024 or the Leukemia Society Riverwalk Corp. Center, E. Carson St., Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Landfried, Mark H. 84

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1929-10-10
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Mark Harold Landfried, 84, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Mark was a resident of Redstone Highlands in Murrysville since its opening in 2002. He was born Oct. 10, 1929, in Greenville, son of Pearl "Mimi" Landfried and Harold "Dutchie" Landfried. He was married to Marjorie McCullough, of Cambridge Springs, in 1950. Mark graduated from Westminster College in 1953 and from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1956. After studies at New College, the University of Edinburgh Mark was ordained in 1957 to the ministry of the United Presbyterian Church of North America (now, the Presbyterian Church, USA). He served as the organizing pastor for Chippewa United Presbyterian Church in Beaver Falls until 1968, when he moved to be the stewardship consultant for Synod of the Trinity in Camp Hill. In 1979, Mark became the director of stewardship training for the general assembly of the Presbyterian Church in New York City. Mark completed his service in ministry as the pastor for United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington from 1982 to 1990. Upon retirement, Mark continued a personal ministry through the writing and sharing of devotional materials. In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his sister, Jeannette Irvine and her husband, Clifford Irvine; his sister, Barbara Hill; his niece, Patricia Hill Ellwood; and his beloved son, Ronald M. Landfried. He is survived by his wife, Marge, the love of his life; his daughter, Karen Hewitt and her husband, Dan; grandson, Jeffrey Hewitt and his wife, Nina; great-grandson, Echo Hewitt; daughter-in-law, Bebe Guill, of Durham, N.C.; and grandchildren, Jessalee Landfried and Sam Landfried and their mother, Linda Lumsden. Mark loved his family dearly, and was proud of them all. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Hillside United Presbyterian Church, Greenville. Another memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in the Redstone Highlands Chapel, Murrysville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Redstone Benevolent Care Fund; or to a cause special to you. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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LeJeune, Bryce F. 58

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1956-05-20
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Bryce F. LeJeune, 58, of Mt. Pleasant Township, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his home. Born May 20, 1956, in Babylon, N.Y., he was a son of Charlotte (Kidston) LeJeune, of Mt. Pleasant Township, and the late George LeJeune. He attended Charter Oak Methodist Church, Greensburg. Bryce was an insurance agent with BP Insurance Agency, Ligonier, and previously had been an executive chef for many years, including owner and operator of the Roosevelt Room, Norvelt. His hobbies and passions included hunting, camping, fishing, shooting and horseback riding. Bryce loved animals and was a founder and president of the "Second Chance Equine Association." In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Christina (Turney) LeJeune; his stepson, Larry Skoloda and his wife, Jennifer; two granddaughters, Brianna and Haley Skoloda; two brothers, Neil (Sharon) LeJeune, of Greensburg, and their two children, Jacob and Mara, Jeffrey (Nancy) LeJeune, of Mt. Pleasant Township; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Charter Oak United Methodist Church, 449 Frye Farm Road, Greensburg, with the Rev. Chris Whitehead officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Bryce may be made to Second Chance Equine Association, Box 193, Norvelt, PA 15674. Online condolences may be left at http://www.hofferfuneralhome.com.
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Martin, Jeffrey S. 54

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1960-04-10
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Jeffrey Scott Martin, 54, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. He was born April 10, 1960, in Greensburg, a son of the late Betty Crosby Martin. Scott was a journeyman moldmaker for Ross Mould Inc., Washington, Pa. He was a member of the Derry Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary W. Crosby Sr. He is survived by his son, Cory S. Martin and fiance, Kelly Pennell, of Greensburg; a special nephew, Gary W. Crosby Jr. and fiance, Kim, of Greensburg; a special sister-in-law, Kathryn L. Burnett Crosby; his good friend, Danny Monahan and wife, Wendy, of Monongahela; four siblings, Connie Tomb and husband, Ray, of Falconer, N.Y., Robert Crosby and wife, Cindy, Tammy Geer and husband, Scott, all of Greensburg, and Tracey Trew and husband, Gregg, of Canonsburg; an uncle, Richard Crosby, of Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Scott from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, in the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Scott'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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Menart, Donna M. 58

  • Mount Pleasant
  • Born: 1955-10-06
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mount Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Donna Marie Linardi Menart, 58, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at her home. She was born Oct. 6, 1955, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of Michael and Dorothy Winzenburg Linardi. Donna graduated in 1973 from Mt. Pleasant Area Senior High School. From 1975 to 1977, she went to Radiological Radiographer School at Westmoreland Hospital and was licensed by the state of Pennsylvania in 1977. In 1989, she became a registered ultrasonographer. On April 8, 1978, she married Gerald Menart. Donna had two sons, Anthony and Seth. She was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church and for the last four years, Donna helped at the Friday fish dinners. She was a booster mother for her sons in baseball, football, basketball and soccer. Donna coached and refereed boys basketball for years in the JVBA organization. She retired from work at Westmoreland Hospital in July 2013 after 35 years of service. In addition to her parents, Michael and Dorothy Linardi, she is survived by her husband, Jerry; son, Anthony Menart and wife, Kayla; sisters, Linda Flaherty and her husband, Dale, and Diane Linardi Miller and husband, Michael; and her brother, Michael Linardi Jr. and his wife, Mary. Donna was predeceased by her son, Seth Andrew Menart, May 17, 2009; and her in-laws, Anna and Anton Menart. As per the wishes of Donna, there will be no public viewing. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Richard Kosisko as celebrant. All arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Seth Menart Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Mt. Pleasant Area Senior High School in memory of Donna Marie Linardi Menart. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Moran, Doris J. 81

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1932-08-09
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Auer, North Apollo | Get Directions
  • Doris Jean Dick Moran, 81, of Latrobe (Cook Township), passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Westmorland Regional Hospital in Greensburg. She was born Aug. 9, 1932, in Valencia, the daughter of the late James and Janet Mitchell Dick. Before her retirement, she was employed as an offset press operator for American Locomotive and Unity Printing. She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Youngstown. She enjoyed living in the country and watching and feeding the wildlife that surrounded her home. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Samuel E. Moran; one daughter, Cathy Besterci and her husband, Greg, of Youngwood; two grandchildren, Nicole Noel and Jason Besterci; four great-grandchildren, Austin and Addisyn Noel and Maya Besterci and Krista Felgar; and her aide and family friend, Donna Snyder. At her request, all services were private. Local arrangements were handled by AUER CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1916 Moore Ave., North Apollo. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and doctors of the intensive care unit at Westmoreland Regional Hospital.
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Owen Sr., Louis D. 84

  • Arnold
  • Born: 1930-05-07
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Louis D. Owen Sr., 84, of Arnold, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 7, 1930, in Creighton, East Deer, to the late Leslie and Captola Munnford Owen. Mr. Owen was a caster and a stripper/burner and retired in from the caster department of Allegheny Ludlum, Brackenridge in 1990. He was employed there for 42 years. He enjoyed the Steelers, the Pirates and the Penguins, and playing cards -- especially poker. He was a member and a deacon of Canaan Outreach Ministry, New Kensington. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Lillian Ellen Ackles Owen; and his children, Iris R. "Green Jeans" Owen, Lorrie K. Owen Sr., and Trent C. Owen Sr., all of New Kensington; six stepchildren, Paul Ackles, Rhonda Blakey, Cheryl (Emery) Johnson, Darcella Brown, Tamara (Alan) Jackson and Herbert (Norma) Blakey Jr.; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a host of stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; and his brother, Willis Owen, of New Kensington. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three children, Colleen Sherdina Owen, in infancy, Lois Darcel Watkins and Louis Duane Owen Jr.; and siblings, Clarice Landers, Lesola Owen, Marvin Owen, Loumaniver Owen, Lane Owen and Munford Owen. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday from in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, in Canaan Outreach Ministry, 1226 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington. Anyone attending the service should go directly to the church. Officiating will be Elder Ronald P. White. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Pochet, Richard B. 65

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1949-03-06
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Richard B. Pochet, 65, of Jeannette, formerly of Latrobe, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born March 6, 1949, in Latrobe, a son of the late Marcel Louis Pochet and Mary L. (Bendl) Pochet. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church, Irwin. He was a retired circulation manager at the Latrobe Bulletin and then worked as a supervisor at Torrance State Hospital and as a CNA at Westmoreland Manor. He was a longtime member of the Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Company No. 2 and volunteered at the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Brad L. Pochet; a brother, Donald J. Pochet; maternal grandparents, Jacob and Martha (Schasney) Bendl; and paternal grandparents, Louis F. and Augusta (Dumont) Pochet. He is survived by his wife, Donna M. (Davison) Pochet, of Jeannette; two sons, Brian R. Pochet, of Greensburg, and Richard A. Pochet, of Latrobe; two brothers, Robert Louis Pochet and his wife, Ellen, of Annapolis, Md., and Louis F. Pochet and his wife, Dorothy, of Greensburg; two sisters, Mary Louise Muggli and her husband, Gary, of Latrobe, and Ellen Stas and her husband, Thomas, of Unity Township; five grandchildren, Madison, Alex, Brett, Kendall and Caedin; one great-grandchild, Braxton Kumle; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. There will be no public visitations. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the ASPCA Medical Fund, c/o Dr. Tummons Office, 725 Duck Hollow Road Ext., Uniontown, PA 15401. 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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Seybold, James R. 88

  • Formerly of Jeannette
  • Died: 2014-07-24
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  • James R. Seybold, 88, formerly of Jeannette, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Lakeland, Fla. He was the son of the late Clarence Seybold and Anna Kepple. Jim was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Helen Mary, who died July 5, 2014. He is survived by daughters, Susan Johnston and husband, Donald "DJ", and Amy Bland and husband, Jeff; son, Richard Seybold and wife, Sharon; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Jim graduated from Jeannette High School, class of 1944, leaving early to enlist in the Navy, where he served on the USS Salt Lake City. He participated in the battles of Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After World War II, Jim worked as a piping designer for many companies in the U.S. He was a life member of the American Legion and belonged to various other clubs. He enjoyed playing shuffleboard and golf. Military services will be held in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., at a future date.
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Shroyer, Walter Z. 89

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1924-10-25
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Walter Zane Shroyer, 89, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, in Eichars Personal Care Home, Normalville. He was born Oct. 25, 1924, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Walter L. and Florence Myrtle White Shroyer. Walter was Protestant by faith. He was a retired farmer for the Shroyer Family Farm in Connellsville and also a retired employee of Permali Inc., of Mt. Pleasant. Walter was a loving father, grandfather and brother to his family. Walter's memories will forever remain in the hearts of those he loved, his three children, Mildred Arlene Dean, of New Salem, Daniel Shroyer, of Connellsville, and Margie Shroyer Sanner, of Ruffsdale; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Lillie Ventura, of Silver Springs, Md. In addition to his parents and his loving wife of 65 years, Mildred L. Bigelow Shroyer, who died Jan. 5, 2013, Walter was predeceased by three children, Lena Marie Marie Core (Jan. 4, 2013), Beverly Molen (July 4, 2013) and David Shroyer (June 26, 2014). Walter's family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the time of his funeral service at 12 noon Sunday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, with the Rev. Jeffery Welsh, Pastor of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences, order flowers or to obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Stecki, Martin A. 74

  • Export
  • Born: 1939-09-26
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Martin A. Stecki, 74, of Export, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was born Sept. 26, 1939, in Braddock, son of the late Martin M. and Mary Polek Stecki. He was a retired draftsman for Westinghouse at East Pittsburgh, Trafford and Sunnyvale, Calif., with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, and was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Joseph Simchak. Martin is survived by his wife, Judy Marts Stecki; a sister, Frances Simchak, of Export; two brothers, Edward (Mary Caye) Stecki, of Marble, and Lawrence (Darlene) Stecki, of Canonsburg; two sisters-in-law, Janie (George) Power and Kathy (Vince) Ciampa; a brother-in-law, Lloyd (Debra) Marts; seven nieces and nephews, Carrie Ann (Jim), Christopher, Angela, Josh, Michael, Stacy and Anna; and three great-nieces, Miranda, Gigi and Mia. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. Additional visitation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday in the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mother of Sorrows Food Pantry or Mother Theresa Outreach. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Torok, Anna M. 95

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1918-09-29
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Anna M. Torok, 95, of New Kensington, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Bel Air Nursing Home, Lower Burrell. She was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Graceton, to the late Joseph and Anna Konkol Bondra. Mrs. Torok was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and enjoyed cooking, baking, flowers and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia (Dominic) Giordano, of Lower Burrell, and Arlene (Richard) Bruni, of New Kensington; 10 grandchildren, Kevin (Joanne) Torok, Carrie (Bruce) Bashline, Maria (Kevin) Giordano-Filer, Anna (Michael) Lucas, John (Jennifer) and Dominic (Terra) Giordano, Kelly (Eric) Giordano-Cesaratto, Christina (Gordon) Unitas, Gina (Timothy) Giordano-Malloy and Rick Bruni; 20 great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen (Thomas) Koscianski, of Lower Burrell. Besides her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Joseph Torok Sr.; son, Joseph T. Torok Jr.; two grandchildren, Joseph H. Torok and Letitia Bruni Nielsen; brothers, Joseph, John, Steve and George Bondra; and two sisters.,Pauline Smrek and Mary Ann Fischer. 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 Street, where prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Church, New Kensington. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The family suggests donations made in her name to: Mt. St. Peter Church, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington, PA 15068. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Weaver, Paul W. 70

  • New Alexandria
  • Born: 1944-04-21
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Paul William Weaver, 70, of New Alexandria, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born April 21, 1944, in Herminie, son of the late Harry and Effie Lint Weaver. Paul retired from LWB Steinl Inc., where he was a field service technician. Paul loved to go hunting and camping. He loved playing blackjack at the casinos and dining out. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Nicholas Paul Weaver; and siblings, Harry Weaver Jr., Elizabeth Weaver and David Weaver. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Sandra McDonald Weaver, of New Alexandria; five sons and two daughters, Paul William Weaver Jr. and wife, Rose, of Clarion, Brian Lee Weaver and wife, Darlene, of Spring, Texas, Robert Wesley Weaver and wife, Sarah, of New Alexandria, Lori Ann Seiffert and husband, Eric, of Springfield, Mass., William Jacob Smith, of New Alexandria, Douglas Edward Smith and wife, Stacy, of Apollo, and Tammy Jane Smith Garland and companion, Bill, of Pleasant Unity; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and his beloved pet dog, Pebbles. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets, New Alexandria. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Almon Birt, pastor of Covenant Care Ministries, of Greensburg, officiating. Burial will be in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
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Wobrak, Pastor Michelle L. 54

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1959-11-01
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Pastor Michelle L. Wobrak, 54, of Latrobe, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe. She was born Nov. 1, 1959, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Elmer and Marjorie (Hadley) Stewart. Michelle graduated from Seton Hill College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and was a Methodist minister that served the following churches: Christ United Methodist Church, Youngwood, Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Jeannette, Brush Valley, Mt. Tabor and Calvary United Methodist churches, of Indiana, Pa., New Virginia United Methodist Church, in Hermitage, and Christ United Methodist Church, in Erie. Michelle loved sewing, quilting and spending time with her family at the Jumonville Christian Camp. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Billick. She is survived by her husband, Stephen "Steve" Wobrak; a son, Craig Wobrak, of Greensburg; a daughter, Ellen Wobrak, of Latrobe; a brother, Eric Stewart, of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m., the time of services, Saturday in First United Methodist Church, 310 Oak St., Irwin, with the Rev. Patricia M. Nelson and the Rev. David Lake co-officiating. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the family. To send online condolences visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Butler County

Tarantini, Pamela Pammy J.

  • Evans City , Formerly of Glenshaw
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Pamela J. "Pammy" Tarantini, of Evans City, formerly of Glenshaw and Bloomfield, unexpectedly went to be with her heavenly father Thursday, July 31, 2014. Pamela was a loving and faithful wife of her husband, Robert, who survives; and the mother of Chris (Teresa) Celli and Ginnyanne Celli and John (Jessica) Paul. Pamela was the only daughter of Anna (Cliff) and the late John Schwarzmeier and Edward McMinn. In addition, she is survived by her sister "daughter," Erin (Danny) Jackson; brother, Shawn (Ellen and Ethan) McMinn; and nine grandchildren, Brandon, Elexis, Jonathan, Gina, Payton, Victoria, Anna, Cole and Dylan. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at NEELY'S, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Fayette County

Ambrose Jr., Roy 87

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1926-11-18
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Graft Jacquillard, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Roy Ambrose Jr., 87, of Connellsville, passed away, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was born Nov. 18, 1926, in Trotter, a son of the late Roy Ambrose Sr. and Edith Allen Ambrose. Roy retired as an operating superintendent with West Penn Power, Connellsville Division, with 40 years service. He was previously co-owner and operator of the former Dairy Delight in Connellsville. He was a veteran of the Navy and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Connellsville. Following his retirement, Roy remained active enjoying hunting, fishing and golfing at Pleasant Valley Country Club, where he had been a longtime member. He and his wife, Martha, were also avid Pittsburgh Pirates fans and enjoyed spending time with their family. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Martha A. (Britt) Ambrose; his devoted children, Alan A. Ambrose and wife, Lauretta, of Mt. Pleasant, and Connie D. Heide and husband, Marshall, of Mammoth; his grandchildren, Heidi Jacquillard (Jim), Lori Champagne (Ray), Heather Hunter (Alex), Hayley Beaver (Paul), and Michelle Metz; his great-grandchildren, Justina, Luke, Lily, Allie, Camille, Kaylyn, Jake and Jacob. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, June Piasecki and Lois Whoric. Family and friends are welcome from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Chapel committal services and entombment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. For online condolences and information, please visit http://www.gjfuneral.com.
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Dillinger, Brad 38

  • Connellsville
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Brad Dillinger, 38, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. 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.
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Koza, Francis Frank M. 87

  • Scottdale
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Francis M. "Frank" Koza, 87, of Scottdale, died Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, while being comforted by his loving family. Frank's family will greet friends beginning 1 p.m. Sunday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 West Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at a time to be announced.
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Leighty III, William R. 29

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1985-02-26
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • William Ray "Willy" Leighty III, 29, of Connellsville, died early Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, of injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident on State Route 981 in Alverton. Willy's family will greet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where his funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, with his Pastor, the Rev. Robert Stewart, Officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Normalville. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences, order flowers or obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Indiana County

Shields, Jimmy W. 69

  • Blairsville
  • Born: 1944-11-17
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Blairsville | Get Directions
  • Jimmy W. Shields, 69, of Blairsville, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1944, in Chester, S.C., son of Bart and Kathryn (Moore) Shields. Jimmy was a member of First United Methodist Church, Blairsville. He was also a member of the Acacia Lodge No. 355 F and AM, Coudersport Consistory, Jaffe Shrine, the National Rifle Association and Carpenters Union. Jimmy was a millwright and pipefitter and had worked for Penelec for 18 years. He also worked for an engineering company in Annapolis and Quantico where he met President William Clinton and, most recently, worked at Lennon-Smith Engineering in Pittsburgh. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, woodworking and guns. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathy (Stuchal) Shields, of Blairsville; mother, Kathryn (Moore) Shields, of Indiana; sister, Patricia Morris and husband, Tom, of Indiana; sister-in-law, Connie Morris, of Blairsville; special niece, Shani Morris, of Blairsville; brother-in-law, Gary Stuchal and wife, Barri, of Blairsville; special friend, Pete Walker; and his best buddy, Charlie. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Bart Shields; an infant son, Brian Shields; son and best friend, Chad W. Shields in 2006; brother, Michael Shields; father-in-law, William Stuchal; and mother-in-law, Lois Stuchal. Visitation was held at JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., Blairsville, where Acacia Lodge also conducted services. Funeral took place Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Scott Shaffer officiating. Interment was in Blairsville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Blairsville Cemetery Association, 609 E. Market St., Blairsville, PA 15717. http://www.jamesfergusonfuneralhome.com.
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Washington County

Berish, Patricia L. 64

  • Coal Center
  • Born: 1950-07-22
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Mariscotti Funeral Home, California, Pa. | Get Directions
  • Patricia Lee Berish, 64, of Coal Center, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was born Saturday, July 22, 1950, in Brownsville, a daughter of the late Lester and Emma (Luko) Murphy. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in California, Pa. In addition to her parents, Pattie was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce A. Murphy. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 43 years, Elmer Berish; two sons, Joe Berish and wife, Holly and Jeremy Berish and his girlfriend, Karen Burnsworth. Also surviving are her two grandsons, JJ and Ty Berish. Friends will be received in the MARISCOTTI FUNERAL HOME INC., Anthony N. Mariscotti, supervisor, 323 Fourth St., California, Pa., on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm and until 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, when Prayers of Translation will be recited in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas Aquinas Church with Father Michael Zavage as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
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Carson, Charles S. 68

  • Fallowfield Township
  • Born: 1946-07-03
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Charles S. Carson, 68, of Fallowfield Township, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the comfort of his own home. Born on July 3, 1946, he was the son of the late Alexander F. and Viola G. Parkins Carson. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Coal Center, was a 1966 Charleroi High School graduate, and was retired as an electrician for Wheeling-Pitt Steel, Allenport. Charles also loved to build and fly remote controlled airplanes and was a member of the Missed Approach Fly Club. He is survived by his wife, Debra Carson; son, Chad Carson of Charleroi; daughters, Bonnie (Christy Anguilli) Carson of Utica, N.Y., and Nancy (Steve) Carson of Fallowfield Township; stepson, Justin (Jamie) Reichel of Belle Vernon; stepdaughter, Niccole (Eric Herbenak) Reichel of Imperial; sister, Ruth Ann (Anthony) Carson Dury of Monongahela; uncle, Ross Carson of Fallowfield Township; grandchildren, Katalina Zaladonis and Alexis Carson; nieces and nephews; and fur children, Zoe and Lilly. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Iva Jane Gysegem. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in the Grace United Methodist Church, 420 California Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423. Friends will be received in the church from 10:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled by the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Pierantozzi, Carlo A. 80

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1934-03-06
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Marra, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Carlo A. Pierantozzi, 80, of Monongahela, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born March 6, 1934, in Crabtree, he was a son of the late Carlo Pierantozzi and Helen (Bocci) Pierantozzi. Following high school, Carl served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked until his retirement as a crane man in the foundry department at the former U.S. Steel Combustion Engineering in Monongahela. Surviving is a sister, Dorothy Passarello, of Monongahela; a sister-in-law, Josephine Pierantozzi; along with several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was his brother, Justin Pierantozzi; and a sister, Mary Magrey. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the MARSHALL MARRA FUNERAL HOME, 216 Chess St., Monongahela, 724-258-6767, http://www.marshallmarrafuneralhome.com, at which time services will begin, with Father William Terza officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
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Pierantozzi, Carlo A. 80

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1934-03-06
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Marra Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Carlo A. Pierantozzi, 80, of Monongahela, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born March 6, 1934, in Crabtree. He was the son of the late Carlo Pierantozzi and Helen (Bocci) Pierantozzi. Following high School, Carlo served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked until his retirement as a crane man in the Foundry department at the former U.S. Steel Combustion Engineering in Monongahela. Surviving are a sister, Dorothy Passarello of Monongahela; a sister-in-law, Josephine Pierantozzi; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his brother, Justin Pierantozzi; and a sister, Mary Magrey. Friends will be received at the MARSHALL MARRA FUNERAL HOME, 216 Chess St., Monongahela, 724-258-6767, marshallmarrafuneralhome.com, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at which time services will begin with the Father William Terza officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Mon-Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad.
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Reis, Harry W. 87

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1926-09-09
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Harry W. Reis, 87, of Charleroi, died peacefully, on July 30, 2014, in Dunlevy Gardens Personal Care Home. Born on Sept. 9, 1926, in Punxsutawney, he was the son of the late John C. Reis and Amelia (Campagnolli) Reis, of Charleroi. Harry was an active lifetime member of Mary, Mother of the Church, in Charleroi, where he served in many capacities including head usher, finance committee, parish counsel, Holy Name Society, and many other committee’s too numerous to list. He served for many years in the political arena of Charleroi and Washington County as a council man and as a representative on the Washington County Democratic Committee. He retired from council in 2013 after serving 16 years. Harry was also a well known baseball coach, coaching Charleroi Little League and Mon Valley Catholic High School Baseball. Harry was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Co., Allenport Plant. He was known as quite a labor leader serving Local Union 1187 USWA in various capacities from grievance man to vice president of the local to president of the local. From this position he retired. His union career hit a zenith in 2005 when he was elected to the Washington-Greene Central Labor Council’s Hall of Fame. He also served as president of the Steelworker’s Organization of Active Retirees for many years. Harry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was a member of the Tenth Street AC where he liked to play cards. He was known as a loving father and a great friend to anyone in need. He is survived by his two sons, William "Bill" Reis and wife, Barbara, of North Charleroi, and John "Jack" Reis, and wife, Kathy, of Belpre, Ohio; grandchildren, Jacqueline Reis Zona and husband, Derek, of New Brighton, Matthew Reis, and wife, Jennifer, of Harrisburg, Kristen Reis McElwayne and husband, Scott, of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Karie Reis Smith and husband, Jay, of Little Hocking, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Nolan and Elisabetta Zona, Evan and Claire McElwayne, McKenzy Smith and Cecelia Reis. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Doris J. Martin Reis on June 2, 2013; brother, Gene Reis; and sister, Lois Reis Moffet. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, in Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi, celebrated by the Rev. Gerald Mikonis. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Verrett, Daniel E. 49

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1964-10-16
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: William A. Bautz Funeral Home, New Eagle | Get Directions
  • Daniel E. Verrett, 49, of Monongahela, passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Born Oct. 16, 1964, in Jamestown, N.Y., son of the late Fred and Sally (Johnston) Verrett. He was the beloved husband of Elaine R. (Huffman) Verrett; father of Daniel and Cheyenne Verrett, Jason and Toni Hallam and David Yancec Jr.; grandfather of Cody, Tracy, Isaac and Tyler Hallam, Jacob and Kaleb Yancec and Zoe Verrett and Kaden Bates; brother of Pam, Cindy, Cathy, Martha, Judy, Peggy, Leslie, Scott, Lisa, Kyle, Paul, Delightful and Marshall. He was a former laborer at Mon Valley Scrap. Services are private and announced by the WILLIAM A. BAUTZ FUNERAL HOME of New Eagle. Condolences can be left on the obituary page at http://www.williamabautzfuneralhome.com.
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Adams, Jason P. 40

  • Bradley Beach
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Pearce, Pitcairn | Get Directions
  • Jason Peter Adams, 40, of Bradley Beach, N.J., died Monday, July 28, 2014. He was the husband of Hayley (Ross) Adams; father of Delaney J. Adams; beloved son of Richard C. and Jacqueline (Bilinski) Adams; son-in-law of Stephen and Leigh Ross; brother of Richard M. (Kathi Jean) Adams and Christopher S. Adams; and is also survived by aunt, Denise L. Bilinski, and other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Regis Church, Trafford, with Father David Nazimek officiating. In lieu of flowers, family asks donations be made to NAMI Greater Monmouth, (National Alliance for Mental Illness), PO Box 6212, Freehold, NJ 07728.
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Morgan, Robert G. 87

  • Akron, Ohio , Formerly of Dunbar
  • Born: 1926-11-12
  • Died: 2014-07-04
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  • Robert G. "Ping" Morgan, 87, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Dunbar, passed away peacefully Friday, July 4, 2014, at his residence. He was born Nov. 12, 1926, in Coal Center, a son of Harry G. and Mary (Uhazie) Morgan. He was raised in Dunbar (Morrell) and attended Dunbar Township High School. He was a Navy veteran. He had been a resident of Akron since 1955 and was employed as a laborer. Mr. Morgan is survived by his sister, Eleanor, and husband, James Hennessey, of Dunbar (Morrell); niece, Regina Samples, of Virginia Beach, Va.; nephew, Daniel and wife, Deborah, of Scottdale; and their daughters, Erin and husband, Daniel Owens, and son, Carter, of Ruffsdale, and Brianne Hennessey, of Scottdale. He is also survived by numerous cousins throughout Pennsylvania, Michigan and Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of HUMMEL FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIES, in Akron, Ohio. Private interment of cremains will be at the Dickerson Run Union Cemetery, Dickerson Run, in a family plot. Please visit http://www.hummelcares.com to share memories and condolences.
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Peck, Dennis J. 60

  • Falls Creek
  • Born: 1953-09-27
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Goble-Baronick, Dubois | Get Directions
  • Dennis James Peck, 60, of Falls Creek, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his home. Born Sept. 27, 1953, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late James B. and Anna B. (Gatchie) Peck. On Nov. 12, 1993, he married Diana L. (Rokosky) Peck. She survives. Denny was the owner/operator of DuBois Car Care Center. He was very active in the Falls Creek community, serving as President of Falls Creek Borough Council, as a member of the Falls Creek Park Board and the Falls Creek Redevelopment Authority. He was the Chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Committee, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 965, Pottersdale "Stagger Inn" Camp and Irish Mary's Hunting Club. He is survived by five children, Craig R. Peck and his wife, Amanda, Laura A. Missos and her husband, Peter, both of Valencia, Kevin J. Peck and his wife, Elizabeth, of Allison Park, Emily K. Peck, of Conway, and Jacob A. Peck, of the Army stationed in Hawaii; a brother, Ronald Peck; four granddaughters, Anya Peck, Marina Missos, Mackenzie Peck and Maddison Peck; and a grandson, Brandon Knochel. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Peck. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the GOBLE-BARONICK FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, from the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be placed with "The Peck Pavilion at Taylor Park", P.O. Box 20, Falls Creek, PA 15840. Online condolences may be made to http://www.gbfuneralhome.com.
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Ritenour, Orpha L.

  • Born: 1934-11-20
  • Died: 2014-07-15
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  • Orpha L. Ritenour peacefully passed Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at her home in Florida surrounded by her loving family and was at last reunited with her husband, Donald Eugene Ritenour. Orpha is survived by her four children, Stella (Dolly) Ritenour, Orpha (Jeannie) Harvey, Donald Ritenour and John Ritenour; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our Gram and little Pap will forever live on in our hearts: "Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn's rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die."
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Smith, David E. 80

  • Boca Raton
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • David Edward Smith, 80, of Boca Raton, Fla., died suddenly Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Norma (Sattenstein) Smith; much loved father of Marcee Smith, Brenda Smith and the late Stewart A. Smith; son of the late Samuel and Rebecca Simon Smith; brother of the late Roslyn Smith Sims and Suzanne Smith Rubinstein; loving grandpa of Phebe Marion Barnett and Rebecca Hollis Smith; and is also survived by two nieces, Hayley and Brynne Rubinstein; a nephew, Dr. Steven Rubinstein; and his constant companion, Dolly, a wee West Highland Terrier. David attended Staunton Military Academy, Alderdice High School, University of Kentucky and Duquesne University. He founded D and N Smith Company, which was a financial consulting firm in the men's clothing industry. He turned around and saved many businesses throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Friends may meet at noon Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside, and then proceed to West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation for 1 p.m. graveside services. Contributions may be made to ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease) Association of Western Pennsylvania, 416 Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209, in memory of his beloved son, Stewart Smith. http://www.schugar.com.
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