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Arndt, Luann 72

  • North Huntingdon
  • Died: 2014-09-25
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Luann (Nicol) Arndt, 72, of North Huntingdon, died suddenly while on vacation at Yellowstone National Park on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, with her beloved husband, Bernard Arndt, at her side. She and Bernie shared 43 years of marriage. She was the mother of the late Richard Arndt; and sister of Paula Weinel, of Mesa, Ariz., and Steve Nicol, of Denver, Colo. Luann was a long-term resident in the North Huntingdon area. Luann had a passion for collecting ceramic baby dolls, working in her flower gardens and traveling. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held Thursday in the funeral home chapel at a time to be announced. Interment in Brush Creek Cemetery. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Baughman, Gloria J. 60

  • Jeannette
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Graziano John V, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Gloria J. Baughman, 60, of Jeannette, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born May 10, 1954, in Jeannette, the daughter of the late William H. Baughman Sr, and Rosita A. Jimenez Baughman. Prior to her retirement, Gloria taught art to the sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes in the Jeannette Middle School. She was a former member of the Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette. She bred, raised and showed Shetland Sheepdogs to their many titles for 32 years. Gloria was a member of the Western PA Kennel Association and the American Shetland Sheepdog Association. She is survived by a brother, William H. Baughman Jr. and wife, Maryan, of Cleveland, Ohio; a niece, Amy Baughman Lloyd and husband, Kevin; a nephew, Chris Baughman and wife, Angela; and six great-nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 4 p.m. Friday in the St. Vincent Basilica Crypt, 300 Fraser-Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650. Interment will take place in the Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, Ala. JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC. entrusted with arrangements.
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Biller, Jonathan W. 38

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1976-07-21
  • Died: 2014-09-27
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Jonathan W. Biller, 38, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. He was born July 21, 1976, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Theresa E."Tess" Brzezinski Biller, of Mt. Pleasant, and the late William "Budda" Biller, who died Dec. 21, 2009. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School Class of 1995. He was a certified Heat and Air Conditioning Technician and was employed by Callis Corp. of New Kensington. Jonathan was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding quads. Jonathan is gone from our lives but will forever remain in the hearts of his family. In addition to his mother he is survived by three children, Jonathan W. "Billy" Biller Jr., of Mt. Pleasant, Justin Robert Biller and Janis R. Biller, both of Hunker; his two brothers, Jason P. Biller and Kate, and Joseph M. Biller and Jaymie McCabe, all of Mt. Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Jamie L. Ruggiero Biller, of Greensburg, his paternal grandfather, William R. Biller Sr., of Mt. Pleasant; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins, including Amy L. Schultheis and husband, Chris, of Ruffsdale; and a number of aunts and uncles. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Additional visitation with the family will be held with family from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Route 130, at which time his funeral service will begin, with the Rev. Frank S. Podolinski Jr. officiating. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences or obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Bogonovich, Sylvia A. 85

  • Westmoreland City
  • Born: 1929-07-08
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Sylvia A. Bogonovich, 85, of Westmoreland City, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at home. She was born July 8, 1929, a daughter of the late Silvino and Olinda Costanza Felluca. She was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroeville, the Serb National Federation Napredak Lodge No. 64, Biddle, enjoyed country and gospel music, gardening and taught line dancing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Felluca; and three sisters, Anita Kifer, Lillian Vesco and Arina Lander. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ilija (Eli); son, David and his wife, Judy; two daughters, Renee Jovanovic and her husband, Rodoljub, of North Wales, Pa., and Rebecca Fiorini and her husband, Caesar, of Maywood, N.J.; and five grandchildren, Brittany, Luke, Daniel, Mila and Emma. Friends were received this past Thursday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service was held Friday in the funeral home, with the Very Rev. D.C. Malich officiating. Interment is in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in memory of Sylvia. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Buchan, Pete 78

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1936-09-11
  • Died: 2014-09-29
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Pete Buchan, 78, of Latrobe, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 11, 1936, in Latrobe, he was the son of the late Marko Bucan and Helen Annie (Korenich) Bucan. Pete was a member of Holy Family Church, Latrobe. He retired from the Pennsylvania State Police as a Sergeant on July 5, 1989 after 31 years of service. While in the State Police, Pete was detached to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation during the years of 1968 to 1969 for undercover work in organized crime. He was named supervisor of the Greensburg Vice Unit in 1970 and in July of 1971, Pete started a western Pennsylvania Narcotics Detail and assumed command of the Region Five Strike Force. Pete was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in July 1972. In October of 1980, Pete left the Narcotics division to return to Greensburg where he assumed the roles of traffic sergeant, crime sergeant, vice sergeant and commander of the Somerset station. A Korean War veteran, Pete served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1958, stationed in the United States and Paris, France. After his retirement from the State Police, he also worked for a number of years as a safety supervisor for Mashuda Corporation. Pete was also an avid woodworker and quilter, and his quilts were exhibited at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, and in an exhibition titled "Men of Biblical Proportions," which traveled throughout the United States. His handmade miniature pianos are exhibited in the homes of friends and family throughout the United States as well. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved son, Daniel Peter; four brothers, John, Michael, William and George; and four sisters, Mary Bordanaro, Helen Demyanovich, Dorothy Krinock and Catherine Sluk. Pete is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Margaret (Gebhardt) Buchan, of Latrobe; daughter, Mary Paige Coyne (and John), of Stockholm, N.J.; daughter, Amy Buchan Baldonieri (and Kenneth M.), of Greensburg; and three grandchildren, Katie Lynn Coyne, of Stockholm, N.J., Hannah Paige Buchan and Maggie Dawn Buchan, both of Latham, N.Y. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Holy Family Church with the Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, VF, as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pete's name to the Pennsylvania State Police Museum in Hershey, (http://www.psp-hemc.org.) or the Troopers Helping Troopers Foundation (http://www.psta.org/troopers.php). To sign online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Butler, Robert I. 89

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1925-04-12
  • Died: 2014-09-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Robert I. Butler, 89, of Ligonier, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in the Bethlen Home. He was born April 12, 1925, in Latrobe, the son of Royston and Maud (Kepple) Butler. He had been employed as a teacher in the Ligonier Valley School District for many years. Robert was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ligonier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William, of Latrobe, and James, of Somerset; and a sister, Britta Annetta (Babe) Williams, of Latrobe. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sally (Austraw) Butler; his sister, Corinne Bollinger, of Latrobe; a son, Thomas A. Butler; a daughter, Barbara (Jeff) Yanits; and two granddaughters, Olivia and Grace Yanits, along with many nieces and nephews. Robert is a 1942 graduate of Latrobe High School. He is a veteran of the Navy and attended Thiel College, where he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi. He earned his Master's degree through University of Pittsburgh. Robert enjoyed travelling, spending winters in Florida, camping, biking and bird watching. He was an avid tennis player who played consistently into his late 70's. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Alzheimer's care team and the entire staff of the Bethlen Home. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier. Interment followed in the Unity Cemetery, Latrobe.
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Cameron, Robert F. 65

  • Formerly of Latrobe
  • Born: 1949-06-25
  • Died: 2014-09-25
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Robert Frederick "Fritz" Cameron, 65, formerly of Latrobe and Arnold, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Istanbul, Turkey. He was born June 25, 1949, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Charles Robert and Helen (Tutka) Cameron. Fritz joined The Peace Corps as a volunteer in 1979 and started teaching math in Ghana, West Africa. After two years, he moved to Istanbul, Turkey, to continue teaching math at Robert College, where he met his wife, Derin. In 1983, Fritz moved again, this time to Kuwait, to teach at the American School of Kuwait. During the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, Fritz was held hostage by the Iraqis for four and a half months. Undeterred by this experience, Fritz volunteered once again to go back and rebuild ASK after the liberation of Kuwait. Through the years, his role at ASK changed from math teacher to physical education teacher and finally student activities director for close to two decades. He coached basketball, volleyball and softball through the years at different levels. Despite his illness, he insisted on finishing the school year at ASK in 2013. Apart from his love for family and ASK, Fritz was an avid softball player. He participated in several international tournaments in Dubai, Cairo, Dhahran and Bangkok. Fritz spent his summer vacations in Latrobe with his beloved sisters and thoroughly enjoyed their golf games, jogging around the neighborhood, summer barbecues, visits to Muskoka, Canada, Steelers and Pirates games. Fritz is survived by his wife, Derin Dosdogru Cameron; three children, Sarah Nile Cameron, Joseph Marlee Cameron and Grace Derin Cameron; and four sisters, Cindy Pieza (Tom), of Lower Burrell, Debbie Iskra (Gary), of Cohasset, Mass., Nancy Smail (Jim), of Ligonier, and Robin Kniffen (Alan), of Latrobe. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Vincent Basilica, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe. Everyone please go directly to the church. Online guestbook and condolences can be found at http://www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com. Please visit http://www.ask.edu.kw/fritz-cameron.html to see the impact Fritz made on students, faculty and friends.
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Cramer, Emma G. 89

  • Mount Pleasant
  • Born: 1925-05-10
  • Died: 2014-09-30
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Emma G. "Dolly" Cramer, 89, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at her home with family by her side. She was born May 10, 1925, in Jones Mills, a daughter of the late Frank and Nellie (Beistel) Pyle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer Cramer, in 2001; and a sister, Vera Geary. Emma is survived by five children, Glenn (Renny) Kalp, of Norvelt, Connie (David) McIlwain, of Kittanning, Bonnie (Joseph) Tandarich, of Norvelt, Palmer Jr. (Melody) Cramer, of Bellefonte, and Lonna Hoffman, of Mt. Pleasant; eight grandchildren, Kristin (Jeff) Berrigan, Brianna (Jerome) Gera, Richard McIlwain, Michael (Debbie) McIlwain, Gregory McIlwain, Kayla (Anthony) Menart, Lilly Cramer and Garth Hoffman; 12 great-grandchildren, Sean, Shayla, Brandon, Nicole, Isabella, Kelsie, Nathaniel, Alexis, Kaitlyn, Lydia, Jordyn and Maya. Dolly enjoyed crocheting, baking and gardening. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674, where her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor David L. Greer, officiating. Entombment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. The family would like to thank the staff of Medi Hospice for all the care and compassion they have shown our mother, especially Tina, Kathie and Amy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dolly's memory to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 109 Crossroads Road, Route 119, Scottdale, PA 15683.
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Daniels, Goldie E. 89

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1925-09-28
  • Died: 2014-09-29
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Goldie Edith Mondell Daniels, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills, Clairton. She was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Goff, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Mondell Sr. Goldie was employed by ARMCO Steel during World War II and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon. Goldie was a devoted mother and loving grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially the Sunday dinners. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Alex Daniels; two brothers, Joseph Jr. and Elmer Mondell; and two sisters, Velma Barone and Sophia Gostey. She is survived by her son, James L. Daniels, of North Huntingdon; daughter, Linda Halverson (Ralph), of Port Vue; three grandchildren, Robert Phillips (Rhonda), and Christopher Phillips (Ellen) and Timothy Daniels; and two great-grandsons, Steve Alex Daniel Phillips and Jacob Donovan Phillips. Friends were received Wednesday at JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel. Entombment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Diffenderfer, Ruth G. 65

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1949-02-08
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Ruth Grace (Loughner) Diffenderfer, 65, of Irwin, passed from this life peacefully Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, after her 26-year battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 8, 1949, in Greensburg, a daughter of Ruth (Kunkle) Loughner, of Irwin, and the late Wayne Loughner. She grew up in Irwin, where she was a girl scout and graduated from Norwin High School, Class of 1967. She then went to Grove City College, where she met her husband, Dennis, earned a degree in elementary education, and was president of the sorority, Theta Alpha Pi. She also received a master's degree in elementary education from Penn State University. She taught kindergarten and first grade for 25 years at Norwin School District. She also served as President of the Norwin PTA. During her tenure at Norwin, "Mrs. D" formed many lasting relationships with the children she taught, parents and colleagues. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Irwin her whole life, where she served as a deacon and elder. We thank Ruthie for all the joy she gave us. She was an extraordinary daughter, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, teacher, neighbor, cousin, colleague and volunteer, and most importantly, an incredible person who believed in the resurrected Jesus Christ. Your Tuesday morning Bible class will miss you dearly. Farewell to the lady with a smile! In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 42 years, Dennis R. Diffenderfer; her children, David Diffenderfer, of Irwin (an Army veteran who served with the 82nd Airborne), Julie Armel and her husband, Adam, of Dormont; her brother, Joe Loughner, of Tulsa, Okla.; and beloved cousins, Paul and Chelsea Bair, of Tucson, Ariz., Skip and Mary-Ann Leon, of Concord, N.H., John and Alex Kunkle, of Monroeville, Bill and Jan Kunkle, of Camillus, N.Y., Rick and Denise Kunkle, of Brighton, Mich., Daryl Gilder, of Rowley, Mass., Ed and Ann McEndarfer, of Bloomington, Ind., and Puran and Susanna Bair of Tucson, Ariz. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Ken and Carolyn Diffenderfer, formerly of Hagerstown, Md. Friends were received this past Wednesday and Thursday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral service will be held this past Friday in First Presbyterian Church, 617 Main St., Irwin, with her pastor, Dr. Ronald H. Wakeman, officiating. Interment followed in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund of Greensburg, by contacting Lisa Dormire at 724-832-8400 or Westmoreland County Community College Educational Foundation of Youngwood, by contacting Debra Woods at 724-925-4083. The family wishes to thank the staff of Redstone Highlands for their professional, conscientious and caring support during a difficult and trying time in the passing of their beloved Ruthie. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Earnest, Eleanor J. 93

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1921-07-31
  • Died: 2014-09-28
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  • Eleanor Jeanne Earnest, of Greensburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Nature Park Commons. Born July 31, 1921, in Greensburg, she was a daughter of Howard and Grace Hershey and graduated from Greensburg High School in 1939. She married Andy Ray Earnest in 1949 and during their time in the Air Force traveled the world and the United States. Jeanne lived in San Jose, Calif., for 34 years before returning to her home town of Greensburg in 1994, and is survived by her daughters, Linda Rackley, of Pittston, Maine, Debra and son-in-law, Christopher J. McQuaid, of Frederick, Md.; six grandchildren, Christopher Rackley, of Napa, Calif., Matthew Rackley, of San Diego, Calif., Sarah Hobbs, Michelle McQuaid, Christine McQuaid and Christopher P. McQuaid, of Frederick, Md.; two great-grandchildren, Halley and Ashlyn Rackley, of California; a brother, Willian Hershey, of Naples, Fla.; sister-in-law, Jeannine Hershey, of Pittsburgh; and nieces and nephews. Queen Jeanne was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for 72 years and her "sisters", including St. Connie, played a major role in her life and brought her great joy. Burial services will be held at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, Calif., at a later date.
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Frendy, Donna M. 75

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1939-09-19
  • Died: 2014-10-01
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Donna M. Frendy, 75, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at home. She was born Sept. 19, 1939, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Edward W. and Florence M. Loughner Ruffner. She was a member of TOPS in Jeannette. Donna's family was her world; she would do anything for them. Through it all, her faith in God never wavered. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alex C. Frendy; a daughter, Jaime Frendy; and a sister, Carolyn Brilhart. She is survived by a son, Michael Vukas and his wife, Diane, of Jeannette; three daughters, Lisa Lyons and her husband, James, of Harrison City, Marsha Miller and her husband, Larry, of Hagerstown, Md., and Diana Sommer and her husband, John, of Greensburg; grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Stephanie, Sarah, Kayla and her husband James, Joshua and his wife Sarah, Jacob, Chelsea and Kelly; great-grandchildren, Jaelynn and Landon; a sister, Betty Peach, of Sarasota, Fla.; her sister by heart and best friend, Peggy Mosbaugher, of Penn; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Dr. Renny Domske and the Rev. Gary Simpson co-officiating. Private interment will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Hall Alexander, Carol 80

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1934-02-19
  • Died: 2014-09-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Carol (Hood) Hall Alexander, 80, of Ligonier, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Stahlstown, a daughter of the late William Franklin and Mabel (Roadman) Hood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay D. Hall Sr.; a son, Jeffrey Hall; two sisters, Phyllis Newell and Arlene Pasulka; and two brothers, Grant and Paul Hood. She is survived by her six children, Katherine Hugo (Ken) Johnston, Debbie (Ace) Davis, Jay D. Jr. (Marsha) Hall, Sheryl (Dave) Arbogast, Joel (Beth) Hall and Jon Hall; 19 grandchildren, Jennifer, Jenae, Rick, Kelly, Ian, Sierra, Scott, Jay Alan, Eric, Travis, Michelle, Jimmy, Mike, Lauren, Elizabeth, Kathryn, April, Stephanie and Jessica; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services and interment will be private. Arrangements by SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Ligonier.
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Hebda, Bernice A. 85

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1929-08-27
  • Died: 2014-10-01
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Bernice A. McGivern Hebda, 85, of Scottdale, died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 1, 2014, at St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Felix W. and Anna C. Schlinger McGivern, who died Aug. 21, 1977, and Oct. 1, 1991, respectively. Bernice was a devout Catholic and a lifelong and faithful member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. She was a graduate of Scottdale High School and Durbin Secretarial School, Connellsville. She was a retired key punch operator for the former Modulus Corp. of Mt. Pleasant with 20 years of service. She also was a key punch and computer operator for Brown Boveri, South Greensburg, for 10 years. She also served on the Scottdale Borough Council, representing the fourth ward in Scottdale. Bernice is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Survivors include her loving and devoted son, Lawrence A. Hebda and wife, Lynn, of Mt. Pleasant; and her brother, Robert J. McGivern and wife, Louise, of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ladislaus E. "Duke" Hebda (Mar. 19, 2005); a sister, Anna Marie McGivern (1926); and brothers, Vincent P. McGivern and Harry Regis McGivern. Bernice's family will greet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Prayers of transfer will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, followed by her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, with her pastor, the Rev. Andrew M. Kawecki, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. St. John's Ministry of Consolation will conduct a vigil service at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences, flowers or to obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Highducheck, Helen 93

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1921-02-05
  • Died: 2014-09-26
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Helen O'Bradovic Highducheck, 93, of North Huntingdon, went home to be with Jesus Christ on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at her home. She was born Feb. 5, 1921, in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Mile and Angie (Petrovitch) O'Bradovic. Helen attended Calvary Baptist Church and the adult Bible study and also attended the missionary meetings. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William P. Highducheck Sr.; and seven siblings. Surviving are a son, William P. Highducheck Jr. and his wife, Rosemary, of Harrison City; two grandchildren, William P. Highducheck III and Robyn Poulich and her husband, Mike; great-grandchildren, Jacinta and Michael Poulich; a brother, Nicholas O'Bradovic and his wife, Hazel, of Delmont; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the funeral home chapel. Interment was private. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Jones, LaRay A. 33

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1981-07-27
  • Died: 2014-09-28
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • LaRay Anton Jones, 33, of Jeannette, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was born July 27, 1981, in Jeannette, a son of Veronica Jones, of Jeannette, and Louis Berry III, of Rankin. He was employed by PPG Industries and he co-owned Steel City Soles. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Jeannette, graduated from Jeannette High School in 1999 then served in the Navy during Operation Iraqi Freedom and afterwards worked for the Department of Defense. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Nila Pigott, of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Ciara Smith, of Jeannette; a brother, Joseph Johnson, of Columbia, S.C.; maternal grandmother, Floretha Jones, of Jeannette; paternal grandmother, Ruth Jefferson, of Rankin; and host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by an uncle, Keith Jones; and cousin, Daveen Jones. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Hopewell Baptist Church, 436 Chestnut St., Jeannette. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the church, with Pastor Anthony Murray officiating. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, entrusted with arrangements. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Kakos, Mary 97

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1916-11-15
  • Died: 2014-09-28
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Mary Andresio Kakos, 97, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born Nov. 15, 1916, in Mingo Junction, Ohio, a daughter of the late John and Susan (Cibota) Andresio. Mary was employed as a cake decorator for more than eight years by Pacific Bakery. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, in North Huntingdon, and a former member of Holy Trinity Church, in McKeesport. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, George J. Kakos Sr.; a son, George J. Kakos Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Kakos; a brother, Michael Anderson; and sisters, Anna Kakos and Susie Bickerstaff. Mary loved crocheting and playing bingo at St. Anne's. Surviving are four children, Thomas W. Kakos and his wife, Janet, of Bethel Park, Joseph J. Kakos, of Vanderbilt, Eleanor J. Swartz, of West Mifflin, and Janet Fazio and her husband, Anthony, of North Huntingdon; nine grandchildren, Tom, Suzanne, Mark, Dan, Gary, Jeff, Pam, Bob and Joanne; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Agnes Nicholson, of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Interment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Anne Home and Heartland Hospice for the loving care they gave to Mary. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Lander Jr., Carl F. 75

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1939-04-05
  • Died: 2014-09-30
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Carl F. Lander Jr., 75, of West Newton, passed into eternal life on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh, with his family by his side. He was born April 5, 1939, in McKeesport, a son of the late Carl F. Lander Sr. and Amelia Bruna (Landini) Lander. Carl graduated from California University of Pennsylvania and taught graphic arts at Burnett Junior High School. He was proud of his students who won numerous international awards in graphic arts. In 1966, he opened Creative Graphics by Lander, a letterpress and offset printing shop, and celebrated 50 years in 2006. He used his unique graphic arts designs creating fine art prints, bookmarks, programs, calendars, Christmas cards, poetry, wedding invitations and many other creative works. A profound historian, he wrote and published "Builders of a Country." He did historical programs at schools and historical societies. He was a lay minister, and currently a member of Buena Vista Presbyterian Church, where he served as a pianist, elder and church clerk. Carl was a member and past master of Duquesne-McKeesport Lodge No. 731 F and AM. Also, he was a past member of West Newton Rotary Club, working with the International Student Exchange Program, and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Surviving is his wife of 46 years, Ruth Ann (Markle) Lander. Most of all, Carl was the proud father of two children, Carl F. Lander III and wife, Molly, and Lydia Miller and husband, Edward. His granddaughter, Kaitlyn Rose Miller, was his pride and joy. He will be deeply missed by sisters, Amelia Faye McNeely and Ruth Mae Blum; brothers-in-law, Glenn Markle and wife, Toniann, and John Markle and wife, Sandy; sister-in-law, Patricia Harvey and husband, Art; mother-in-law, Allie V. Markle; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Paul Lander. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Buena Vista Presbyterian Church, 335 Styche St., Buena Vista, PA 15018. Everyone is asked to go directly to church. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Buena Vista Presbyterian Church. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Lux, Dorothy J. 92

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1922-09-01
  • Died: 2014-09-30
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Jean (Cummock) Lux, 92, of West Newton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 1, 1922, in West Newton, a daughter of the late Thomas Cummock and Ruth Cummock Crise. Dorothy retired from Walther Schmitt and Associates and was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was active in the Sew and Grow group, both in West Newton. She was a great mother and enjoyed cooking, playing cards, traveling to visit her sister, quilting, watching sports on TV, particularly baseball and golf, and her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mike; and a sister, Helen Clifton Gadwa. She is survived by her four sons, James (Mary Lee), of Austin, Pa., Donald (Alberta), Barry (Michelle) and Bruce (Debbie), all of West Newton; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Dorothy will be sadly missed by her family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY Jr. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. Dorothy's family would like to express their extreme gratitude to Bruce and Debbie for the excellent care they provided during her lengthy illness. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, West Newton. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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McDowell, Mildred G. 79

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1934-11-17
  • Died: 2014-09-29
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Mildred G. McDowell, 79, of Ligonier, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. She was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Ligonier Township, a daughter of the late Noah and Cora (Roddy) Knupp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene McDowell; and an infant son. She was a member of the Laughlintown Christian Church. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a mentor to her family. She is survived by her four loving children, Judy (Thomas) Cataldo, of Florida, Jerry (Sandy) McDowell, of Ligonier, Linda (Robert) Queer, of Ligonier, and Ronald (Bobbi) McDowell, of Ligonier; six grandchildren, Lisa (A.J.) McQuillan, Thomas Jr. (Stephanie) Cataldo, Timothy (Jodi) McDowell, Michael (Carla) McDowell, Matthew Queer and Faith McDowell; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence (Violet) Knupp, of Ligonier, and Ronald (Helen) Knupp, of Florida. Family and friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. George Umphlett and the Rev. Charles Burd co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mildred's name to the Laughlintown Christian Church, PO Box 102, Laughlintown, PA 15655.
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Monsour, Gilbert J. 86

  • Adamsburg
  • Born: 1928-05-07
  • Died: 2014-10-01
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Gilbert John Monsour, 86, of Adamsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Excela Westmoreland. He was born May 7, 1928, a son of the late John and Josephine (Urcheck) Monsour. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of VFW Post 781 and managed the Carlton Motel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine Liotta. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Jean (Haluck) Monsour; children, Denise M. (Mike) Villi and Charlene DeFazio, both of Greensburg; grandchildren, Michael G. Villi, Anthony J. Villi, A.J. DeFazio, Anthony A. DeFazio II and Vincent L. DeFazio; great-grandchildren, Michael A. and Noah J. Villi; a brother, Gary P. Monsour; and a sister, Myra Beck, both of Florida; and is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Agnes Church, 11400 St. Agnes Lane St., North Huntingdon. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Porterfield, Bruce R. 66

  • Rector
  • Born: 1948-07-23
  • Died: 2014-09-22
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Bruce R. Porterfield, 66, of Rector, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 23, 1948, in Rector, a son of Viola Ankney Porterfield, of Rector, and the late Delmar J. Porterfield. Bruce was a honest, hard working man of "True Grit" and even to his death he put his loved ones before himself. Bruce was a veteran of the Navy, having served in the Vietnam War. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his wife, Sherry Barron Porterfield; and a brother, Richard Porterfield. He is survived by his three children, two daughters, Rebecca Porterfield and Joseph Keslar, of Mt. Pleasant, and Julie Porterfield and Bill Clipper, of Champion; a son, Matthew Miller and Sonia, of Acme; five grandchildren, Riley, Barren, Natalie, Michaela and Carmondy; brothers and sisters, Delmer Porterfield and Rosie, of Stahlstown, Donna Fetter and Gary, of Latrobe, Martin Porterfield and Rita, of Stahlstown, Bob Porterfield and Candy, of Mansville, Randy Porterfield and Marsha, of Maryland, Melissa Monticue and Bob, of Mansville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services for Bruce were private and are under the direction of SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier.
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Senchur, Jenny M. 80

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1933-12-07
  • Died: 2014-09-27
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Jenny M. Senchur, 80, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in the Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Greensburg. She was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Herminie, a daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Teacher) Senchur. Jenny was a member of the former St. Boniface Church, in Penn. Surviving are two children, James F. Durst and his lifelong companion, Christine Kuskie, of Jeannette, and Kimberly Kunak and her husband, Joseph, of Irwin; grandchildren, Joyce Ann Dudley and her husband, Matthew, Michael Joseph Kunak, Kelly Roseberry and Martin Stouffer and his wife, Beth; great-grandchildren, Steele and Stella Dudley, Keegan Cogley, C.J. Kunak, Cody Roseberry and Ali and Haley Stouffer; great-great-granddaughter, Gabby Cogley; and several step-great-grandchildren. Jenny loved children and music and was an accomplished accordion player. Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday in the Ascension Church, Jeannette. Interment followed in the Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Venturo, John J. 53

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1961-02-03
  • Died: 2014-09-29
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • John J. Venturo, 53, of Trafford, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in the Forbes Regional Hospital. John was born Feb. 3, 1961, the son of the late John J. Sr. and Norma Jean (Bradley) Venturo. John was a carpenter by trade and was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Trafford, volunteered helping children in the church and he was a friend of Bill W. John was preceded in death by his son, John David Venturo; his long term companion, Joyce Mack; and a brother, Edward Venturo. He is survived by his children, Dana Lee Venturo and Steven E. Venturo; his granddaughter, Liliana Venturo; a stepson, Michael Mack, all of Trafford; his fiance, Kim Lucarelli, of Trafford; his sister, Camille Venturo, of Trafford, Marianne Zipnock, of New Stanton, and Robert Venturo, of Trafford; uncle, Joe Venturo; and many nieces, nephews, their spuoses and children, cousins and friends. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Trinity United Methodist Church, 407 Duquesne Ave., Trafford, with Pastor Justin Judy, officiating. The JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 7th St., Trafford, 412-372-3111, is assisting the family with arrangements. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Waltonbaugh, Arlene M. 78

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1936-07-29
  • Died: 2014-09-25
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Arlene M. Waltonbaugh, 78, of West Newton, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at home. She was born July 29, 1936, in West Newton, a daughter of the late Frank and Johanna (Cuk) Peternel. Arlene enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. She is survived by two daughters, Cathy Frohnhofer and husband, Kie, of West Newton, and Carrie Cosalter and husband, Albert, of Ruffsdale; and three grandsons, Josh, Jesse and Corey Frohnhofer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Teed" Waltonbaugh. Friends were received Sunday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services were held Monday. Interment followed in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Zelenak, Dorothy S. 85

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1928-11-24
  • Died: 2014-10-01
  • Funeral Home: Saloom- Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Dorothy S. Zelenak, 85, of Greensburg, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Dorothy was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary Milon Scott Doyle. The family is inviting friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday to the SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Visitation Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko as celebrant. Interment will follow in Visitation Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in the Friday edition of the newspaper.
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Carter, Deborah W. 63

  • North Charleroi
  • Born: 1951-01-22
  • Died: 2014-09-30
  • Funeral Home: Frye, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Deborah Wagner Carter, 63, of North Charleroi, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in the Washington Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy and courageous battle with many health issues. She was born Jan. 22, 1951, in North Charleroi, the daughter of the late Herbert Wagner and Norma Carson Wagner, who survives. Deborah was known for her big heart, quick wit and determination. She was a 1969 graduate of Monongahela High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree from Penn State College. She was formerly a medical billing specialist in various area offices. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving husband, Ronald Carter; three sons and a daughter, Jonathan Moebus and wife, Jodi, of Canonsburg, Anthony Kerfonta and wife, Amanda (Rosenberry), of Apollo, Carey Proctor, of Mt. Pleasant, and Roy Proctor, of Yukon; six beautiful grandchildren, Corey and Jake Proctor, Tasha and Nevin Kerfonta, and Kamryn and Adrienne Moebus; two sisters, Janis (Wagner) Fenton and husband, Kurk, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Hollis (Wagner) Sukla Nelson, of Delmar, Md.; and a special friend who is like a son, Michael Bujanowski. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 W. Main St., Monongahela. Funeral services and interment will be private. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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Evans, Lawrence A. 71

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1942-12-17
  • Died: 2014-09-30
  • Funeral Home: Frye, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Lawrence A. Evans, 71, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1942, in Charleroi, the son of Andrew and Mary Kathryn Stech Evans. Larry was a graduate of Belmar High School, class of 1960. He furthered his education at California State Teachers College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in math education and a Master of Science degree in mathematics. His well-respected career encompassed 35 years, teaching integrated math and algebra for seven years at Ringgold Middle School and 28 years at Mt. Lebanon Middle School. While he taught at Mt. Lebanon, he was a coach for Math Counts. He was a lifetime member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and a member of the National Education Association. A member of The First United Methodist Church in Monongahela, Larry was a former trustee and formerly on the auditing committee. He was also a member of the American Bridge Association and enjoyed playing duplicate bridge. He was a certified bridge director and teacher and obtained the rank of silver life master. Larry was the founding president of the Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Linda Wilson Evans, with whom he celebrated 49 years of marriage on Dec. 26, 2013; son, Darren Evans and wife, Valerie, of Greensburg; two grandchildren, Abigail and Nathaniel Evans; and a sister, Karen Evans, of Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Jill Suzanne Evans, who died Feb. 21, 2004. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 W. Main St., Monongahela. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Simpson Chapel at The First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Alan Morrison officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spina Bifida Association of Western PA, 134 Shenot Road, Wexford, PA 15063 or to The First United Methodist Church, Bell Tower Restoration, 430 W. Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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Asbee, Dennis J. 64

  • Norfolk, Va.
  • Born: 1949-10-06
  • Died: 2014-09-28
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Dennis J. "Pidge" Asbee, 64, of Norfolk, Va., passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 6, 1949, in Latrobe. Pidge enjoyed spending time with his family, bowling, fishing and traveling. Pidge is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sharon Giles Asbee; two sons, Nathan (Carrie) Asbee and Lance (Rachael) Asbee; three stepchildren, Chris (Melissa) Vogle, Melinda Vogle and Nicholas (Kristy) Vogle; nine grandchildren, Lily, Jack and Evelyn Asbee, Casey, Dalton, Addison, Colton and Conner Vogle and Cindy Smith; four brothers, Chuck Asbee, Robert (Judy) Asbee, Dan (Debbie) Asbee and Walter (Angel) Asbee; three sisters, Audrey Toth, Pauney Miller and Mildred Douglas; and several nieces and. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A committal service with full military honors accorded by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests financial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society. For online donations and condolences, visit BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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