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Allegheny County

Betz, Joseph R. 63

  • East McKeesport
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Joseph R. "Joe" Betz, 63, of East McKeesport, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a son of the late John "Jack" and Josephine "Jo" (Casey) Betz; beloved husband of Peggy (McKnight) Betz; dear father of Gene (Rhonda) Zuro; grandfather of Samantha, Johnathan and Nicholas Zuro; brother of Patricia "Pat" (Tim) Dalton and Jack (Toni) Betz; son-in-law of Angie Pash; brother-in-law of Barbara Socci; also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Prayer service at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Jude the Apostle Church. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
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Enright, Suzanne 65

  • North Versailles
  • Born: 1950-03-12
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Suzanne (Evans) Enright, 65, of North Versailles, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, July 2, 2015. She was born March 12, 1950, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Edwin F. and Ruth (Funk) Evans and was also preceded in death by a brother, Howard F. "Buzzie" Kretzler. Suzanne was a graduate of Duff's Business Institute and was very proud of her career as a court reporter. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and the church Knit Wits, and was a faithful Bible reader always praising God despite her illness. She is survived by her husband, Timothy Enright; siblings, Mary (Fred) Arden, of Pittsburgh, William H. (Jackie) Evans, of Houston, Leslie (Larry) Cohen, of Princeton, N.J., Barb (Don) Dueker, of Dade City, Fla., and Roy "Butch" (the late Diana) Kretzler and Dennis (Nancy) Kretzler, both of Pittsburgh; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ronald Durika officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to the Pittsburgh Foundation earmarked for LiveLikeLou.org, 5 PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or the LiveLikeLou Center for ALS Research at University of Pittsburgh, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Robertson, Gertrude 91

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1924-03-31
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Willig, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Gertrude "Trudy" Robertson, 91, of McKeesport, died at home Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Born March 31, 1924, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Eleanor (Luty) Bratkowski and wife of the late Russell Robertson. Trudy wanted her family and friends to know that she had a good life and enjoyed it. She wished the very same for everyone. Trudy and her husband were great travelers, saw the United States and Canada by private rail car. Their adventures together took them as far from home as Germany on two occasions. Trudy retired from U.S. Steel where she was employed in the Pittsburgh office as an administrative assistant in the Traffic Department. She had the same position earlier in life with the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company. Trudy is survived by her niece, Catherine Bratkowski, of Pittsburgh; and nephew, Walter (Maryellen) Bratkowski, of Pittsburgh; cousins, Joanne (Tim) Duskey, Richard (Susan) Bratkowski, Larry (Diane) Luty, Denise (Al) Murray, Casey Kubik, of West Newton, and Alice (Frank) Bonadio, of New Castle; and dear friends. She was preceded in death by sister, Helen Marquardt; and brother, Walter Bratkowski. Friends and family will be received from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at WILLIG FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jody Dausey will officiate. Committal service and entombment will follow at McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, beside her beloved husband. www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
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Rose, Christine 80

  • Formerly of Harrison City
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Christine (George) Rose, 80, formerly of Harrison City, died Friday, July 3, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Lewis Rose; loving mother of Jeffrey (Mary Ann) Rose, Kenneth (Nancy) Rose, Daniel (Courtney) Rose and Scott (Dawn) Rose; sister of Thelma Kidd, Joy Fry, Vicki Detore and the late Dorothy George; also survived by nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Penn-Zion Lutheran Church, Harrison City, with Pastor Roger L. Steiner officiating. Arrangements by the LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to Penn-Zion Lutheran Church, 3417 Route 130, Harrison City, PA 15636. Online condolences may be made at www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Scarry, Ron

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Ron Scarry passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, in Pittsburgh, from an injury resulting from an accidental fall. He was born in Connellsville and was the son of the late Margaret Scarry. He is survived by Linden Freeman, his beloved life partner, and Richard Miles, his beloved friend and soul mate for more than 46 years. He is also survived by his brother, James Scarry and his wife, Cherie; and his nephew, Jamie Scarry and his wife, Julie, and their children, Kennedy, Piper and Parker. Ron lived a full life. As a federal employee, his career took him from Detroit, Mich., to Washington, D.C., then to New York City. His favorite memories were living in Manhattan during the disco era becoming an A-lister at the mega clubs such as The Saint, Studio 54, The Limelight and many others. He later moved to Miami, Fla., for 10 years prior to returning to his home state of Pennsylvania. He loved living in the city of Pittsburgh with its open air markets and many festivities. His heart remained in Connellsville where he maintained a second residence and visited monthly. His favorite hobbies included taking photos, creating floral arrangements and pampering his pet cat, Baxter. He will be so very missed by all who knew and loved him. At his request, he will be cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to donate towards his funeral expenses, may do so directly to Paul Fink Funeral Home, Connellsville, 724-628-1872.
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Westmoreland County

Cook, Patti J. 65

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1950-05-23
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Mason, Davidsville | Get Directions
  • Patti Jean Cook, 65, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at home. She was born May 23, 1950, in Delaware, Ohio. She was preceded in death by first husband, Ernest Snyder. She is survived by husband of 11 years, Thomas Marshall, and these children, beloved daughter, Kacey Snyder, Kyle (Cara) Snyder, Patrick (Heather) Marshall and Charles Whipkey (Wendy Hoover); also survived by grandchildren, Laela, Charlotte, Samantha (Brandon) Day, Austin, Sydney and Hailey; also numerous friends and family. Patti retired from the Boys College in Monroeville. Family receiving friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at the GEORGE E. MASON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1687 Tire Hill Road, Davidsville, PA 15928, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment at Custer Cemetery. Those who wish, please make donations to the family for items needed at the Malcom House, where Kacey resides, in memory of Patti.
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Fullman, Irene 86

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Irene (Iwaniec) Fullman, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 3, 2015. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A complete obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Greensburg Tribune-Review. www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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McNally, Adam J. 25

  • Alverton
  • Born: 1989-08-16
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Adam Jason "Bird" McNally, 25, of Alverton, died Tuesday evening, June 30, 2015. He was born Aug. 16, 1989, in Latrobe, the son of John David and Sonya A. Moore McNally. Bird was a graduate of Southmoreland High School, Class of 2008. He was employed by National Hydraulic of Mt. Pleasant as a laborer, for 10 years. He enjoyed riding horses, motorcycles and enjoyed working on his truck. In addition to his parents, Adam is survived by his sister, Tiffany A. Griffith and husband, Dave, of Scottdale; his brother, Jon C. McNally and fiancee, Brianne Hennesey, of Alverton; his two nephews, Evan and Luke Griffith, of Scottdale; his maternal grandfather, Charles H. Moore and wife, JoAnn, of Alverton; his four uncles, Mark McNally and wife, Marci, of Newell, Ricky Moore, of Alverton, Keith Moore and wife, Marybeth, of Alverton, and Gregory Garsteck, of Connellsville; his aunt, Kathryn "Kathy" Routzahn and husband, John, of Connellsville; and a number of cousins. Bird was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Rebecca J. O'Toole Moore (Aug. 11, 1994); his paternal grandparents, John "Jack" and Minnie Hunter McNally (July 8, 1982) and (June 17, 2014) respectively; and his aunt, Jacqueline "Jackie" Garsteck (March 21, 2000). Bird's family will greet friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffrey Welsh officiating. Chapel service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, send condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Mears, Nevin D. 82

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1933-03-26
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Nevin D. Mears, 81, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Wellsprings Memory Care Facility. He was born March 26, 1933, in Greensburg, a son of the late Lloyd and Emma Shearar Mears. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed for 43 years for the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County. He was a Korean War veteran, having served with the Army, and was an active member of the American Legion Post 981 South Greensburg, where he had served as past commander. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Anna Mary Koch Mears; three brothers, Robert, Charles "Dutch" and Lloyd "Bud"; and sister, Betty. He is survived by his devoted stepdaughter, Maxine Zachetti (Melvin); his beloved grandchildren, Brian Zachetti (Anne) and Jeffrey (Ami); great-grandchildren, Mia Zachetti and Isabella Zachetti; a sister, Jean McGlothlin (William); and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery Mausoleum with full military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 981 Honor Guard. The family would like to thank the staff of Weatherwood Manor, Wellsprings and Viaquest Hospice for their compassionate care during Nevin's long battle with dementia. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Sheele, Eleanor 94

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1921-06-12
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Eleanor Sheele, 94, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 3, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Eleanor was born June 12, 1921, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Albert and Virginia Pergalski Gorecki. Eleanor was a devoted mother to her family. She loved to do plastic canvas and bake and she was noted for her bread and cookies she baked for the holidays. Eleanor loved doing word searches and spending time with her family. Eleanor always had a smile on her face and a wry sense of humor and always put others before herself. She was a member of the former Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church and the Transfiguration Rosary Society. She is survived by her sons, James and wife, Mary Ann, Thomas and his companion, Betty Sparks, her caretaker and son, Robert, and youngest son, Donald and wife, Rose; and son-in-law, Rodger Pospisil. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also survived by two sisters, Cecelia Barrick, of Mt. Pleasant, and Florence Zemba, of Jeannette; and brother, Edward Gorecki and his wife, Dorothy, of Mt. Pleasant. Eleanor will be missed by her family and all of her friends. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, William; daughter, Patty Pospisil; daughter-in-law, Cathy; and sisters, Sister Mary Amelia, Frances Bailey and Marcella Symanski. Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where a blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Kosisko as celebrant. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. A parish wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday and the Transfiguration Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 6 p.m. Monday, both in the funeral home. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Weishorn, Eugene M. 67

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1947-11-12
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Eugene M. Weishorn, 67, of North Huntingdon, died at home Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Braddock, a son of the late Roy and Helen (Humenik) Weishorn and was also preceded in death by a brother, William Weishorn. He was a former employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp., East Pittsburgh. He is survived by his daughters, Lisa Kearns, of McDonald, and Lori (Louis) Pasquale, of Greensburg; grandchildren, Amanda (Zack) Martsolf and Brandon Graft; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Ron (Linda) Weishorn, of Manor; a sister, Debbie (Darryl) Petrocelli, of Blue Bell; nieces and nephews; and his cat, Mini. Friends will be received from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a blessing service will follow at 6 p.m. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Fayette County

Coligan, Clyde G. 87

  • Born: 1928-03-28
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Clyde G. Coligan, 87, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 28, 1928 in Trotter, the son of the late Benjamin F. and Anna Colbert Coligan. He was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School. He served in the Army and was a member of the American Legion, Carmichaels. He worked and retired in milk delivery in Maryland. He is survived by sons, David and wife, Janet, of Jessup, Md., and Robert, of Holiday, Fla.; grandchildren, Teressa Neff, Julie Tegeler, Deborah Adams and husband, Fred, Savanah, Cody and Brooke Coligan; great-grandchildren, Stacy and Bailey Adams; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Hope Neff; brothers, Robert, Eugene, Donald, Frank, James, Orrin, Regis and Bernie; sisters, Freda and Mildred Coligan, Meredith, Francis, Geraldine Bartholomai, and Thelma Ambrisco. Family and friends will be received from 5 until 8 p.m., when a funeral service will be held, Sunday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will be private.
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Downing, Clara A. 73

  • Connellsville , Formerly of Jeannette
  • Born: 1942-02-24
  • Died: 2015-06-02
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Clara Ann Downing, 73, of Connellsville, formerly of Jeannette, died Thursday, June 2, 2015, in Eicher Family Home, Normalville. She was born Feb. 24, 1942, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Reginald and Clara B. (Lester) Downing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by nieces, Karen White, Kimberly Rindt and Sharon Downing; and a nephew, Robert Downing. Clara is survived by her brothers, John Downing and his wife, Wanda, of Manor, Lester Downing and his wife, Donna, of Greensburg, Ronald Downing and his wife, Ethel, of Connecticut, and Ken Downing and his wife, Pat, of McCullough; her sister, Regina B. Bosch and her husband, Duane, of Connellsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Lee Malley officiating. Interment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Miller, Iva Margaret 93

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