TribLIVE

| Obituaries


Obituaries In the News

Battlefield, ballfield fascinated Civil War buff

By Craig Smith
Jack Halvey loved chasing down pop flies in the infield and studying the history of the Civil War. “He played softball three times a week …

Choose Your Publication

You are currently viewing obituaries for:

If this is not the publication you would like to view, please select a new one from the above list.

Search Notices

For best results, search with as much information as possible.

You do not have to fill out all of the above boxes, IE: If you do not have a first name, leave the text "FIRST NAME" and fill out the information you do have.

Today's Notices

Allegheny County

Veraldi, Alice 81

  • Whitehall
  • Died: 2014-09-03
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Alice (Dittley) Veraldi, 81, of Whitehall, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late James Lewis Veraldi; loving mother of James (Bonita) Veraldi and Susan (Carolyn) Veraldi; proud grandmother of Sarah Shotts and Colin Veraldi; great-grandmother of Hannah, Arden and Jonas; and is also survived by her siblings, Margaret Deiseroth, Ruth Moore, Robert Dittley and Dennis Dittley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Margaret Dittley, and her sister, Betty Ferguson. A special thanks to the nurses of Caring Hospice, especially Patience, for their loving care of Alice. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church, 5200 Greenridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Condolences may be left at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Westmoreland County

Alfer, John Chris 72

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1942-01-13
  • Died: 2014-09-12
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • John "Chris" Alfer, 72, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. He was born Jan. 13, 1942, in McKeesport, a son of the late Lewis and Marie Alfer. John was employed for 20 years as a mechanic at John Naretto Buick and retired from Jim Shorkey Auto Group. John was a member of St. Agnes Parish, and was Past District Deputy, Southwest District Elks and Past Exalted Ruler of Norwin Lodge No. 2313. He was also past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus No. 9019. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marjorie Thornton; and his brother, James Alfer. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Eddy) Alfer, of 48 years; two sons, Jeffery and his wife, Nancy, and Paul, both of North Huntingdon; daughter, Kristen Rutkowski and her husband, Richard, of Edinboro; and four grandchildren, Jessica and Austin Alfer, and Maggie and Grace Rutkowski. Friends were received this past Sunday and Monday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass was held Tuesday in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elks Home Service Nurse Program, P.O. Box 1255, Somerset, PA 15501, in memory of John "Chris" Alfer, member of Norwin Lodge No. 2313. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Allison, Eugene M. 89

  • Norvelt
  • Born: 1925-02-21
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Eugene M. "Sparky" Allison, 89, of Norvelt, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at his home. Born Feb. 21, 1925, in Derry, he was a son of the late Floyd and Margaret (Vogas) Allison. Sparky was an 80-year resident of Norvelt, who came with his parents at the age of 9 as an original homestead family. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Adam Eidemiller for 34 years. In retirement, Sparky was a skilled woodworker and grew many wonderful gardens. He always said he could "fix anything but not a broken heart." In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mildred M. Allison; and a brother and his wife, Floyd (Charlotte) Allison. He was the loving father to six children, William (Ellen) Allison, of Norvelt, Connie (Sam) Dean, of Norvelt, Daniel (Anita) Allison, of Wilmington, N.C., Bonnie Allison and Joe Konopka, of Kecksburg, David (Lisa) Allison, of United, and Skip Allison, of Norvelt; and loving grandfather to 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are sisters, Betty Christie, Dorothy (Joe) Zruno and Geraldine (George) Roadman; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, 15674, where his funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor David L. Greer officiating. Interment to follow in Middle Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Amadio, Joseph G. 89

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1925-03-09
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Joseph G. Amadio, 89, of Jeannette, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 9, 1925, in Jeannette, a son of the late Bernard and Maria Mitchell Amadio. Prior to his retirement, Joe was an automobile dealer and established Amadio Motor in Jeannette in 1948. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army Air Forces. Joe was a member of Ascension Church, Jeannette, a charter member of the M and S Club, Jeannette, and was an avid golfer and member of the Hannastown Country Club. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by brothers, Domenic and Anthony Amadio; a sister, Rose DeAugustine; and a nephew, Denny Amadio. He is survived by his wife, Mary DeMarchis Amadio; a son, Joseph D. Amadio, a daughter, Lisa M. Amadio, and a granddaughter, Brittany, all of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A blessing service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Father Paul A. Lisik presiding. Interment will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Brinker, Edith A. 99

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1915-03-23
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Edith A. Brinker, 99, of Ligonier, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in the Bethlen Home. She was born March 23, 1915, in Ligonier Township, a daughter of the late Harry and Cora Rector Ankney. Edith was a member of the Rector United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the Ladies Guild. She was a member of the Ligonier Valley Senior Citizens. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clark C. Brinker, in 1997; and two sisters, Thelma Keefer and Mabel Frye. She is survived by her son, Cecil C. (Janet) Brinker, of Ligonier; two grandchildren, Carol (Keith Vangura) Brinker and Richard (Christina) Brinker; and two great-grandchildren, Gillian and Zachary Brinker. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where Edith's life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday with her pastor, Fred Zickefoose, officiating. Interment will follow in Fairmont Cemetery. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Rector United Methodist Church or to the Bethlen Home. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences to the family, please visit http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Bunda-Houser, Arlene 62

  • North Huntingdon
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Arlene Bunda-Houser, 62, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Jeff; loving mother of John and Albert Bunda and Samatha Pinkerton.; and grandmother of Tabatha and Donnie Pollard. Friends received from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport, 412-823-4054. Service will follow at 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home. http://www.kutchfuneralhomes.org.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Cain Jr., William Bill D. 86

  • Export
  • Born: 1927-10-15
  • Died: 2014-09-17
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • William D. "Bill" Cain Jr., 86, of Export, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Oct. 15, 1927, in White Valley, a son of the late William D. Sr. and Anna (Ruylak) Cain. Bill was a retired owner/operator truck driver who hauled steel for many years. He went on to become manager of Mosside Lanes in Pitcairn. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army, who enjoyed spending time at his camp in Big Bear Lake, W.Va. He was an avid wood worker and Pittsburgh Pirates fan but his biggest pleasure was to be in the company of his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Philip Cain; a sister, Agnes Tranchini; brothers-in-law, Frank Tranchini, George Scarlett and Fred Schreiver; sister-in-law, Mary Cain; nephew, David Cain; and a niece, Nancy Clark. Surviving is his loving wife, of 62 years Betty (Brunecke) Cain; three loving daughters, Donna (Richard) Miller, of Irwin, Cindy (Daniel) Hopper, of Harrison City, and JoAnn (Gary) Rosenberger, of Murrysville; four cherished grandchildren, Joseph Rosenberger, Michael (Julie) Hopper, Melanie Miller and Richard Miller III; four siblings, Ruth Scarlett, of Hudson Ohio, Esther Schreiver of Virginia Beach, Va., Thomas (Coralen) Cain, of Madison, Miss., and Judy (Don) Rivardo, of Export; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be welcome from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the WOLFE-VON GEIS FUNERAL HOME INC., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export, 724-327-1400, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, with military honors accorded by the Greenburg VFW Post No. 33 Honor Guard. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit http://www.wolfe-vongeis.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Decker, Lois Arlene 87

  • Penn Township
  • Died: 2014-09-16
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Lois "Arlene" (Miller) Decker, 87, of Penn Township, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Victor F. Decker; adored daughter of the late Clarence and Emma (Stiffler) Miller Taylor and her late stepfather, Arthur W. Taylor; loving mother of Forrest W. (Margaret) Decker, Duane (Karen) Decker and the late Gordon M. Decker; sister of Robert Miller, Zane Taylor, Ruby Brown, Delores Hauth, Patty Litz, Nancy Mangery, Joyce Veronesi, Sandra DaScenza, Cynthia DeMetro and the late Calvin Taylor, Aileen Taylor, Dorothy Lachie, Beverly Brown, Lucille Kersten, Sylvia Taylor and Judy Taylor; grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of 10; and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Arlene was a lifelong member of Manor Presbyterian Church and worked for the Westmoreland County Agency on Aging. Friends will be received 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721, where services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment is to follow at Twin Valley Memorial. http://www.LindsayFH.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Elias, Antonette 93

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1920-10-23
  • Died: 2014-09-16
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Antonette (Cassette) Elias, 93, of Jeannette, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Greater Pittsburgh at Greensburg. She was born Oct. 23, 1920, Jeannette, a daughter of the late Angelo and Angeline DiMartino Cassette. Antonette was a member of Ascension Church, Jeannette, the church's Rosary Altar Society and Senior Citizens Group. She loved her flower and vegetable gardens and was a great cook. Most of all, she was a really good mom. In addition to her parents, Antonette was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, George M. Elias; a brother, Albert Cassette; and a sister, Marie Paulone. She is survived by her loving daughter, Kathleen Garrick and husband, John J., of Jeannette; a brother, Alexander "Sonny" Cassette, of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 North 2nd St., Jeannette. The Ascension Rosary Altar Society will pray the rosary 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 12:30 p.m. Friday in Ascension Church, with Father Paul A. Lisik, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Felbaum, Dorothy M. 82

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1932-03-07
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Mccracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Dorothy M. Felbaum, 82, of Ligonier, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at her home. She was born March 7, 1932, in Bolivar, a daughter of the late John E. and Emma Miller Baird. Dorothy enjoyed playing Bingo and going to the casino. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene E. Felbaum; three sons, Daniel, James and Randy Felbaum; a grandson, Jason Felbaum; and a sister, Ethel Johnston. She is survived by three children, Carol A. (Louis) Starry, of Latrobe, Larry E. (Eleanor) Felbaum, of Vacaville, Calif., and John G. (Leeann) Felbaum, of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Glenn Baird, of Bolivar, and Carl (Blanche) Baird, of Lake Anna, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where her life was celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Bruce H. Gorski, officiating. Interment followed in the Fort Palmer Cemetery, Bolivar. To sign the online guestbook or to send condolences to the family, please visit http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Halvey, John 81

  • North Huntingdon
  • Died: 2014-09-12
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • John "Jack" Halvey, 81, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, surrounded by his wife and children. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret (Messer) Halvey and John Joseph Halvey Sr. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mildred (Mitzi) Lauer Halvey, and their children, Kathy (Halvey) Gibson (Raymond), Richard Halvey (Nancy), John Eric Halvey (Jenifer), Kimberly (Halvey) Stoltz (John), and Kayln (Halvey) Freisleben (William), and his grandchildren. A graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1950, he attended Duquesne University before he was drafted into the Army. A Korean War veteran, Jack received a National Defense Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. On Jan. 11, 1955, he received Honorable Discharge. He retired from Duquesne Light Co. after 39 years of employment. Jack was a member of St. Agnes Parish and volunteered at its fish fry for many years. An avid reader -- especially of Civil War history -- Jack spent many afternoons in the Norwin Public Library. A private memorial service will be held by his family at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME. Burial will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. If desired, memorials may be made to the Norwin Public Library, 100 Caruthers Lane, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 or the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Entrusted with the arrangements is the Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home Inc., 504 Oak St., Irwin. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Harrold, Richard A. 82

  • Hempfield Township
  • Born: 1931-11-25
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Richard A. Harrold, 82, of Hempfield Township, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at home. He was born Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1931, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late John A. and Mildred (Lowe) Harrold. He retired from Robertshaw Controls, of New Stanton. He was a member of St. Matthias Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greensburg and the Robertshaw Retirees. Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Patricia (Burkett) Harrold; and nine children Lizabeth A., Richard M., Grace P., Adam F., Mark G., Matthew B., Luke R., Benjamin L. and Rachel A.; four grandsons, Adam B., Samuel R., Shawn P. and Andrew M.; a sister, Mildred Giles; cousin, Ruth Jean Chalfant, of Pittsburgh; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, John W.; and a brother, John O. There will be a memorial service 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at St. Matthias Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Excela Hospice, 134 Industrial Park Road, Suite 200, Greensburg, PA 15601.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Hribal, Retha L. 86

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1927-10-24
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Retha L. Stoner Hribal, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Amber House, Mt. Pleasant, with her family present after a lengthy illness with Lewy Body Dementia. Retha was born Oct. 24, 1927, a daughter of the late Orten O. and Margaret Leasure Stoner. She was a graduate of East Huntingdon High School and attended Mt. Pleasant School of Nursing for one and a half years; her student cap and cape are buried in the Frick Hospital Time Capsule. She was a past member of Alverton and Mt. Pleasant Church of God. Retha was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was an excellent cook and baker and loved working in her yard. Her kitchen was open to anyone who visited no matter the time of day or night. Retha retired from caregiving at Westmoreland Manor with 22 years of service. Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Harold Hribal Sr.; children, Ralph Hribal (Eileen) and Donna Loucks (Karle), of Mt. Pleasant, and Harold Hribal Jr. (Tina), of Murrysville; grandchildren, Kelly Hribal, Sean Hribal, Justin Loucks, Trisha Yurko, Ryan Hribal and Alex Hribal; great-grandchildren, Harrison Loucks, Julia Loucks, Ava Yurko, Alexa Yurko and Mia Hribal; sisters, Gloria Miller, Jeannette Stoner, Margaret Burkholder, Dianne Lint, Ema Stoner and Deborah Lint; and brothers, Lawrence Stoner, Jay D. Stoner, Franklin Stoner and David Stoner. In addition to her parents, Retha was preceded in death by her son, Michael Stoner Hribal; infant grandson, Adam Loucks; brother, Ronald Stoner; and sisters, Zelma Herbert, Dolores Moore, Martha Butler and Carol Kite. The family invited friends Wednesday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held Thursday with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Amber House and Excela Hospice for their kind and considerate care of Retha during her illness. To send a condolence, please visit http://www.saloom-rega.com. Richard Rega, funeral director.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Iapalucci, Michael 83

  • Crabtree
  • Born: 1930-09-20
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Michael Iapalucci, 83, of Crabtree, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born Sept. 20, 1930, in Salem Township, a son of the late Frank and Lucy (Pompellio) Iapalucci. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by the Dick Corporation and later, Westmoreland Manor. He was a member of the Crabtree Fireman's Club and the Sons of Italy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy M. (DeVinney) Iapalucci, on Oct. 2, 2010; two brothers, Nat and Frank; and two sisters, Josephine Teodoro and Jennie Moczydlowsky. He is survived by three sons, Michael Iapalucci Jr. and his companion, Dot, of New Alexandria, James Iapalucci, of Greensburg, and David William Iapalucci, of Delmont; three daughters, Dorothy Bolha and her husband, Dennis, of Derry, Deborah Zerbini and her husband, Alan, of Saltsburg, and Patricia Kostelnik and her husband, Richard, of Greensburg; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Patsy Iapalucci and his wife, Virginia "Ginni Lou", of Greensburg; two sisters, Mary Hasychak, of Slickville, and Antonette Trabucco and her husband, Frank, of Delmont; a sister-in-law, Barbara Iapalucci, of Crabtree; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Unity Township. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Kuhn Sr., Edward M. 81

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1932-10-04
  • Died: 2014-09-11
  • Funeral Home: Saloom- Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Edward M. Kuhn Sr., 81, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian. Ed was born Oct. 4, 1932, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Milton S. and Kathryn Hostoffer Kuhn. Ed was a former member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant, a 1950 Graduate of Ramsay High School, where he participated on the varsity teams of baseball, track, basketball and football graduating with 12 varsity letters. Ed later went on to play professional baseball with the Chicago White Sox and was inducted into the FayWest Hall of Fame in 1986. He excelled at golf holding a single digit handicap, attaining three holes-in-one and was a competitive bowler, winning numerous trophys. He was a Korean War veteran having served with the Army as a helicopter mechanic, a member of American Legion Post 446 Mt. Pleasant, VFW Post 3368 and the former Mt. Pleasant Elks. Ed was a butcher by profession and was the co-owner of the Hostoffer Meat Packing Service, Mt. Pleasant, and later was employed by the food service department at St. Vincent College, Latrobe. Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Evelyn King Kuhn; children, Edward M. Kuhn Jr. and Jeffrey Berry, of Greensburg, Lynn Kuhn, of Acme, Lori Kuhn, of Mt. Pleasant, and David Kuhn and his wife, Barbara, of McMurray; his grandchildren, Synclaire Evelyn and Karsyn Marie; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis Radebaugh, Carl King, Curtis King, Lillian King, Dorothy Kuhn, Paul King, John King and Linda King; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed was the last member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Kay Marks and Carol Radebaugh; a brother, James "Jess" Kuhn; brothers-in-law, Robert Marks, William King, Robert King, Michael Pasko and Sam Miller; sisters-in law, Mary Miller, Ramona Pasko and Linda King; and a niece, Vickie King. Visitation was held this past Sunday at SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services were held this past Monday. Interment full military honors conducted by American Legion Post, 446 Mt. Pleasant, followed in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Please visit http://www.saloom-rega.com to send a condolence. Richard Rega, funeral director.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Matura, Ann V. 92

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1922-08-11
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Ann V. (Doyle) Matura, 92, of Greensburg, formerly of Level Green, passed away Monday Sept. 15, 2014, in the Newhaven Court at Lindwood, Hempfield Township. Ann was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Beno and Augusta (Vincent) Lantermo. Ann was retired from Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh and was a member of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Murrysville. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Matura, in 2010. Ann is survived by her son, Dennis (Joanne) Doyle, of Greensburg; her granddaughter, Allison (Col. Charles, Army) Grindle, of Carlisle; her two great-grandchildren, Caroline and Claire Grindle; her stepson, Tom (Christine) Matura, of Homestead; her brother Donald P. Lantermo, of Hempfield Township; and a special niece, Diana (Butch) Miller, of Irwin. There will be no visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 4202 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville, with Monsignor James Gaston as celebrant. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. THE JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 7th St., Trafford, 412-372-3111, is assisting the family with arrangements. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Miller, James V. 93

  • Jones Mills
  • Born: 1921-04-10
  • Died: 2014-09-16
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • James V. Miller, 93, of Jones Mills, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at his home. He was born April 10, 1921, in Indian Head, a son of the late Chester and Minnie Whetsel Miller. Mr. Miller was a graduate of Connellsville High School. He was a carpenter, having been an honorary life member of almost 66 years of Union Local No. 2274. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in the military police during World War II, where he was a bodyguard during the Nuremberg War Trials. He was a member of the Valley Brethren Church. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Cramer Miller; two children, Joan Elaine Foster and her husband, Rock, of Jones Mills, and Brian Miller and his wife, Candise, of Champion; and two great-grandchildren, Malinda and Rachel Miller. Mr. Miller was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Sherman Miller. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Municipal Building Road and Route 711, Melcroft, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. William Yoder officiating. Interment will follow in the Donegal Cemetery. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Mohler, Stanley R. 86

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1927-09-30
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Professor Stanley R. Mohler, M.D., of Dayton, Ohio, recently of Murrysville, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ursula L. (Burkhardt) Mohler; brother, Hallock N. Mohler; children, Susan L. Mohler, Stanley R. Mohler Jr. and Mark H. Mohler; daughters-in-law, Angela Manon (Roberts) Mohler and Kathy J. (Andre) Mohler; and grandchildren, Tabitha N. Mohler, Samantha M. Mohler and Kurt A. Mohler. Son of Norton H. Mohler and Minnie A. (Ross) Mohler, Dr. Mohler was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Amarillo, Texas. Dr. Mohler developed his two great passions, airplanes and medicine, as a young boy. He combined this love into his specialty of aerospace medicine. After two years of service in the Army and graduation from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, in 1956, Dr. Mohler interned for the U.S. Public Health Service in San Francisco, Calif. Subsequently, he was a medical officer at the Center for Aging Research, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. From 1961 to 1965, Dr. Mohler was director of the Federal Aviation Administration's Civil Aeromedical Institute (CAMI) in Oklahoma City. From 1966 to 1978, he was chief of the Aeromedical Applications Division of the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C. From 1978 to 2004, Dr. Mohler was director of the Wright State University Aerospace Medicine residency program, Dayton, Ohio. More recently, he was professor emeritus, Wright State University. Other distinctions include airplane pilot with Airline Transport and Instructor ratings, member of the medical advisory panels of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), member of NASA's Aerospace Medicine Advisory Committee, president and fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (ASMA), member, and secretary/treasurer of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) and author of numerous publications and books including Wiley Post, His Winnie Mae, and the World's First Pressure Suit. Our husband, father, brother and grandfather has now departed the earth on his final flight, an eternal mission to the heavens. Goodbye, Dad. You were the perfect father. We love you and will miss you terribly. Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Donations may be sent to the Aerospace Medical Association's Stanley R. Mohler, M.D. Aerospace Medicine Endowed Scholarship by mailing a check made out to "Aerospace Medical Association Foundation" at 320 S. Henry St., Alexandria, VA 22314. In the check's memo, please write "Stanley Mohler." For online condolences and information, please visit http://www.kepplegraft.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

O'Shea, Nancy T. 72

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1941-12-22
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Nancy T. O'Shea, 72, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Nancy was born Dec. 22, 1941, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Stephen and Jean Nolf Toth. Nancy was employed by AT and T as an operator, retiring with 38 years of service. She was a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School and was a member of the AT and T Pioneers. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. O'Shea, in 2009. Surviving are her son, Sean O'Shea and wife, Suzanne, of Greensburg; grandsons, Zachary and Christopher O'Shea; sister, Donna Maher and husband, Vinnie, and Judy Altomonte, of Connellsville; special niece, Tracy Vokes and husband, Greg; and special great-niece and great-nephew, Lauren Snyder and Matt and Paul Allen and Chrissy. The family is inviting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Randy Landman officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Bullskin Township. Please visit http://www.saloom-rega.com to send a condolence. Richard Rega, funeral director.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Pedder, David 54

  • North Huntingdon
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • David Pedder, 54, of North Huntingdon, tragically passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was a son of Henry Pedder and the late Marjorie Ellis; stepson of Karen Pedder; loving brother of Carl, Henry and Melinda Pedder and Elizabeth Pedder-Breegle, Patricia Puzak, Marjorie Puzak and Pamela Austin; and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. David was the oldest of eight siblings. He served in the Army at Quantico, Va., for four years after attending Norwin High School. He liked to shoot pool, to hunt and to fish with his friends. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport, PA 15035, 412-823-4054, where a service will follow at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home. http://www.kutchfuneralhome.org.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Penney, Sara M. 90

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1924-07-18
  • Died: 2014-09-11
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Sara Mae Penney, 90, of West Newton, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Westmoreland Manor. She was born July 18, 1924, in Elizabeth Township, a daughter of the late Sheridan and Alice (Sterner) Weaver. Sara was a member of First Baptist Church, West Newton, where she previously helped with Sunday school. She had been a floor captain at Filbern Manor and also delivered Meals on Wheels. She was a past employee of Yough School District. Surviving are two children, Thomas L. Penney and wife, Karen, and Alice Penney; two grandsons, Thomas L. Penney Jr. and wife, Michele, and Cameron Penney and wife, Amy; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Brady; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred H. "Fritz" Penney; two brothers, Alvin and James Weaver; and two sisters, Mattie Roudabush and Dorothy Williams. Friends were received Sunday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where funeral services were held Monday. Interment followed in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, West Newton, or the West Newton Volunteer Fire Department. The family would like to thank the staff of Fourth Floor B at Westmoreland Manor for the care given to Sara. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Sofranko, John T. 89

  • New Stanton
  • Born: 1925-06-26
  • Died: 2014-09-17
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • John T. Sofranko, 89, of New Stanton, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at home. He was born Friday, June 26, 1925, in Mt Pleasant, son of the late Stephan J. and Theresa E. (Berdak) Sofranko. He was an original homesteader in Norvelt. He graduated from Hurst High School, class of 1943. He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II. He was a member of Holy Cross Church of Youngwood, VFW No. 211 in Youngwood, A and B Club in Youngwood, Hempfield Hunt Club in New Stanton, the Mt Pleasant Civic Club and the Church choirs of St Florian and Holy Cross. He is survived by his wife, Catherine "Kay" (Yanossy) Sofranko; four children, Beverly Ann McCarrell and husband, Mac, of Oakmont, John T. Sofranko and wife, Gloria, of Morgantown, W.Va., Diane E. Kauffman and husband, Chuck, of Norvelt, and Jeff Sofranko and wife, Donna, of Mt. Pleasant; nine grandchildren, Todd, Kelly, Adrienne, Stephanie, Anna, Elizabeth, Michael, Brandon and Nathaniel; 10 great-grandchildren; three stepsons, Jerry A. Free and wife, Mary, of Greensburg, Jeff J. Free and wife, Sandy, of Mt. Pleasant, and Jay M. Free and wife, Renee, of Stahlstown; eight stepgrandchildren, Corinne, Jacob, Nina, Michele, Mary T., Kayla, Cory and Jerin; one stepgreat-grandchild; three sisters, Betty Tirdil, Valeria Wolk and Dorothy Vidakovich, all of Norvelt; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty A. (Bishop) Sofranko; and two sisters, Margaret Pavick and Helen Kapura. John was a wonderful caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a man of great integrity and honesty. He loved God and his church. He was always ready to serve and help. He had great wit and loved to joke back and forth with everyone. He was a real "punster." He never met a pun he didn't like. He loved to work in his "man cave" where he spent many hours repairing things and making things for his grandchildren to use. He was the ultimate "Mr. Fixit." He built his home in Norvelt with very little help. He was always available to help anyone who needed it. He was the joy and love of his wife and family. We will miss him so much. It was a privilege to have him in our lives. Rest in peace. We love you. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Holy Cross Church, with the Rev. William McGuirk officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Florian Cemetery, Trauger. In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest a memorial contributions to Relay for Life in care of John Sofranko/Nathaniel Sofranko or Holy Cross Church.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Fayette County

Cramer, Shirley M. 63

  • Fairchance
  • Born: 1950-11-27
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Shirley Marie Cramer, 63, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Fairchance. She was born at home in Stahlstown on Nov. 27, 1950, daughter of the late Walter Ross and Alice Romayne (Grover) Cramer. Shirley always loved her stuffed animals and jewelry. A very loving and wise heart took her far beyond her Down's Syndome condition, many years past what everyone expected. As she's re-united with her mom and dad, she is also preceded in death by her two brothers, Walter J. and William Cramer; and a sister, Charlotte Queer. She is survived by three brothers, John M. (Barb) Cramer, of Fallentimber, Butch (Bobbie) Cramer, of Ligonier, and Russell Cramer, of McClellandtown; a number of nieces and nephews; and her special family, Ellen, Curtis and Darenda Krichbaum, of Fairchance. Family and friends were received from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 East Church St., Ligonier, PA 15658. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Anthony Hita officiating. Private interment followed in the Fairmount Cemetery.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book

Metro, Regina A. 50

  • Continental No. 2
  • Born: 1964-02-08
  • Died: 2014-09-16
  • Funeral Home: Whitmarsh, Fairchance | Get Directions
  • Regina Ann Metro, 50, of Continental No. 2, Uniontown, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, after a short battle with cancer while being comforted by her loving family. She was born Feb. 8, 1964, in Uniontown, a daughter of Sadie Zinn Metro, and the late Andrew J. Metro. Regina was a graduate of Fairchance-Georges High School Class of 1982. She had been employed for 14 years with Vertex as a call service representative. Regina was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Uniontown. Surviving is her loving family; her daughter, Christa Angelo; her mother, Sadie Zinn Metro; brother, David Metro; and sister, Mary Skala and her husband, Michael, Skala, all of Continental No. 2. The family will greet friends and family from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, and until 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, when a prayer service will be held. A funeral Mass follows at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 180 Old Walnut Hill Road, Uniontown, with the Rev. Father Ronald L. Simboli as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Bzyantine Catholic Cemetery, Hopwood.
  • View Full Listing
  • Visit Guest Book
Obituary Departments
Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewPhone: 866-794-9801
Fax:866-794-9799
obits@tribweb.com
Greensburg Tribune-ReviewPhone: 866-794-9801
Fax:866-794-9799
obits@tribweb.com
Valley IndependentPhone: 724-684-2637
Fax:724-684-2603
obits@tribweb.com
hweightman@tribweb.com
Valley News DispatchPhone: 866-794-9801
Fax:866-794-9799
obits@tribweb.com
Daily CourierPhone: 866-794-9801
Fax:866-794-9799
obits@tribweb.com
Daily NewsPhone: 866-794-9801
Fax:866-794-9799
obits@tribweb.com
Leader TimesPhone: 866-794-9801
Fax:866-794-9799
obits@tribweb.com