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Allegheny County

Drummond, Frederick G. 61

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1952-09-22
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Frederick G. "Fred" Drummond, 61, of Monroeville, died suddenly Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was born Sept. 22, 1952, in Pittsburgh, son of Mary Geier Drummond, of Monroeville, and the late Charles H. Drummond. Fred was operations manager for City Brewery in Latrobe. He was a member of the North American Martyrs Church for 37 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary J. Lewis Drummond; two loving daughters, Lisa (Aaron) Genton and Vicki (Dan) Dezort; three grandchildren, Erin Marie Genton and Rusty and Carter Dezort; three brothers, Charles J. (Debi) Drummond, Thomas G. (Beth) Drummond and David G. Drummond; three sisters, Mary V. Drummond, Nancy A. (Ron) Udovich and Julie D. (Russ) Gadagno; and 12 nieces and nephews. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Indiana Township. Interment will follow at St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to GBS/CIDP Foundation International at http://www.gbs-cidp.org. http://www.Hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Falvo, Dr. Ralph J. 67

  • Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Dr. Ralph J. "Butch" Falvo, 67, of Philadelphia, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, June 29, 2014. Ralph was a Vietnam War Army veteran; a lieutenant in the Navy Nurse Corps; was a registered nurse; earned a master's degree in health care and later went on to receive his doctorate degree. He was a son of the late Ralph and Helen (Hoyko) Falvo. Surviving is his wife, Diane (Karczewski) Falvo, of Forest Hills. He was the father of Blake (Melissa) Falvo, of Murrysville, Maura (Ryan) Hoare, of Reynoldsville, and Kylene Falvo, of Forest Hills; grandfather of Richard, Morgan, Ethan and Evelyn; and brother of Dale (Rosanne) Falvo, of Export. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Private service and interment will be Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., with military honors. ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-824-4332.
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Westmoreland County

Barkasi, Ruth M. 50

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1964-01-05
  • Died: 2014-09-18
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Ruth M. Barkasi, 50, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Jan. 5, 1964, in Greensburg, the daughter of Charles E. Koshinsky, of Greensburg, and the late Naomi (Loughner) Koshinsky. She had been employed as a patient accounts representative at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, and had attended LifeSpring Christian Church, Greensburg. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles E. Jr. and Glen A. Koshinsky. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, David J. Barkasi; a brother, John S. Koshinsky Sr. and his wife, Cindy, of Latrobe; and nieces and nephews, John Jr., Joshua, Sarah and Loren. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Roland D. Blake officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Chapman Jr., James H. 82

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1931-10-25
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • James H. "Jim" Chapman Jr., 82, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1931, in Claremont, N.H., a son of the late James H. and Marion Taylor Chapman Sr. After graduating from Stevens High School in Claremont, he attended the University of New Hampshire. In Korea, Jim served as a corporal with the Army Signal Corps. At one time, he was the owner and operator of the Mobil Service Station in Claremont, N.H. Prior to retirement, he was a mechanical designer for 32 years with Sullivan Machinery Company, later known as Joy Manufacturing in Claremont, N.H., and Franklin, Pa. Jim was a member of the Aerobic Center of Greensburg, where he enjoyed participating in the Silver Sneakers program. Also, he took great pleasure in attending Art on Tap 5.2.7. at the Westmoreland Museum of Art. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, June Rose George, in 2008. Jim is survived by two daughters, Cathy Stewart, of Grand Junction, Colo., and Laura (William) Schweiger, of Baden; three sons, Jason (Marty) Chapman, of Montrose, Colo., Peter Chapman, of Greensburg, and James Chapman, of Australia; and eight grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL, where a memorial service will take place at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tri City Meals on Wheels, Box 975, Greensburg; or Westmoreland Museum of Art, 4764 State Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601. For more information and online condolences, please go to http://www.kepplegraft.com.
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Elgin, Robert J. 91

  • Penn Township
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Robert J. "Bob" Elgin, 91, of Penn Township, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy "Dottie" (Abbott) Elgin; and brother of Betty Haggs. Bob was a research developer for U.S. Steel for many years and also a World War II veteran. He was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Parish, the Franklin Squares in Monroeville and a former chairman of the National Association of Square Dancers and the Legacy International Square Association. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City (724-744-2721). A funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Private interment in Belle Vernon Cemetery. http://www.LindsayFH.com.
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Gibson, Evelyn K. 98

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1916-05-09
  • Died: 2014-09-18
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Evelyn Kelly Gibson, 98, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Newhaven Court, Greensburg. She was born May 9, 1916, in Portage. Prior to her retirement, she had been a registered nurse. She was a member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church. She was loved by many. In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Hoot" Gibson, in 1990; an infant son; two daughters, Merrily Rausch and Kathy Larson; and a brother, Edward Kelly. She is survived by a son, Thomas E. Gibson and his wife, Margaret, of South Carolina; two daughters, Mary Gibson, of Brazil, and Sally Krautz and her husband, Samuel III, of Greensburg; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at Newhaven Court, Greensburg, at a date and time to be announced. LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Greensburg, in charge of arrangements. The family would like to thank Newhaven Court and Amedisys Hospice of Scottdale for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 109 Crossroads Road, Suite 400, Scottdale, PA 15683. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Horne, Lillian A. 85

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1929-04-09
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Lillian A. Horne, 85, of West Newton, was carried by angels to her heavenly Father, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. She was born April 9, 1929 in Gratztown, a daughter of the late Joseph Olschon, and Glenola (Davenport) Olschon-Walker. Lillian was a former member of First Baptist Church, West Newton, where she was very active, including teaching Sunday School. She was a member of The Church of Sutersville and the Happy Go Lucky Square Dancing Club of Dravosburg. An avid card player, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Horne; a son, Terry Horne; a sister, Naomi Matthews; and a brother, Ronald Olschon. Surviving are three daughters, Valarie Lash and husband, Dave, of Irwin, Tamara Troup and husband, Tom, of Vanderbilt, and Heather Horne, of North Huntingdon; six grandchildren, Michelle (Jerry) Van Horn, Jennifer (Craig) Fusting, Melissa (Robert) Jurkeiwicz, Nichole (Donnie) Dye, Thomas Troup II and Nicolas Horne; nine great-grandchildren, Desiree and Tyler Van Horn, Gavin and Regan Fusting, Caden, Lincoln and Ethen Dye and Addison and Max Jurkiewicz; a sister-in-law, Julianne Olschon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the J. WILLIAM MCCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Church, 738 1st St., Sutersville, PA 15083. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Hrtyanski, Dorothy J. 81

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1933-07-28
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • Dorothy J. Savage Hrtyanski, 81, of Greensburg, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born July 28, 1933, in Herminie, daughter of the late John and Jessie (Bugel) Savage. Prior to retirement, she was employed as an airline stewardess by Eastern Air Lines with 21 years of service. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Herminie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Savage; and a stepdaughter, Darcy Hill. Surviving are her husband of 40 years, William J. Hrtyanski; stepdaughter, Sherry Cambruzzi and her husband, David, of Darragh; three grandchildren, David J. Cambruzzi and his wife, Renee, of West Newton, Shanna Cambruzzi Clougherty and her husband, John, of North Huntingdon, and Joe Hill and his wife, Liz, of Apollo; three great-grandchildren, Ava Cambruzzi, Cole Cambruzzi and Cruz Clougherty; a brother, Ronald Savage and his wife, Marcia, of Nevada; two nieces, Wendy and her husband, Jim Marchesi, and Stacy Savage; four great-nieces , Mylie and Madisyn Marchesi, Marquel and Marlayna Olmos; a great-nephew, Mason Marchesi; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Savage, of Nevada. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Edward Catholic Church, Herminie, with Father John Harrold as celebrant. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
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King, Deborah L. 56

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1958-07-09
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Deborah L. King, 56, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in UPMC Shadyside, after a courageous seven-year fight with cancer. She was born July 9, 1958, a daughter of the late Walter and Dolly Hudec Remaley. A 1976 graduate of Southmoreland High School, she earned her associate degree from Westmoreland County Community College, and was employed by the Greensburg Bureau of Disability Determination Office for 36 years. She was a member of Alverton Methodist Church, where she served as a trustee. Surviving are her husband, Anthony C. King, whom she married on Oct. 28, 1978; her children, Anthony L. King, of Virginia, and Courtney M. King and fiance, Paul Scarsella Jr., of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Donald Dean Miller and wife, Verla, and Denny Remaley and wife, Terri, both of Mt. Pleasant; two sisters, Dana Lopes and husband, Louie, of Fredericksburg, and Anita Guckert and husband, Jack, of Hunker; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased, in addition to her parents, are a brother, Wally Remaley, and a sister, Vicki Remaley. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, with the Rev. Thomas Shirer officiating. Interment will follow in Alverton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. King's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or http://www.stjude.org. Please visit http://www.saloom-rega.com to send a condolence. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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McGee, Peggy A. 49

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Peggy Ann McGee, 49, of Murrysville, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Roberta Fisher. She is survived by her fiance, Michael Matzko; her children, Brandon Gaffey (Sarah), Corey Gaffey (Tiffany) and Lisa Defloria (Brian); granddaughter, Sophia Gaffey; and brothers, John Fisher Jr. (the late Doll) and Robert Fisher. She is also survived by her loving nephew, Ryan Fisher, and cousin, Karen O'Connor, and will be missed by her extended family. Peggy enjoyed crafts, crocheting and doll making and was well known for her knitting. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, for a memorial visitation at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, (412-372-2100), with a service following. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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McNierney, Joan M. 81

  • Claridge , Formerly of Manor
  • Born: 1933-07-16
  • Died: 2014-09-18
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Joan M. (Lagalski) McNierney, 81, of Claridge, formerly of Manor died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in the William Penn Care Center. She was born July 16, 1933, in Westmoreland City, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie Bukoski Lagalski. She was a former member of Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin, a current member of St. Barbara Church in Harrison City, a member of the Compassionate Friends of Greensburg and the Lioness Club of Manor. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Francis J. McNierney; two children, Joseph L. and Juliann McNierney. Joan loved being a homemaker, baking and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, to her family. Surviving is a son, Francis McNierney, of Jeannette; three grandchildren, Julie (Mark) Macri, Jennifer (Robert) Greco, Jessica McNierney (fiance, Chris Wright); four great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean (Steve) Pernick, of Harrison City; a brother, Joseph (Mary) Lagalski, of Westmoreland City; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Barbara Church. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Molowski, Donald J. 74

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1940-09-19
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Donald J. Molowski, 74, of Mt. Pleasant, died suddenly, on his birthday, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at his home. Mr. Molowski was born Sept. 19, 1940, in Wyano, a son of the late Stanley and Anna Chirrup Molowski. He was a 1958 graduate of the former South Huntingdon High School. Don was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War. He served in the Navy for nine years serving on four destroyers, including the USS Laffey, the USS Ingersoll and the USS Watts. He was employed for 30 years with Westinghouse Corp. as a nuclear reactor service technician. Don was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Public Library, and participated in the YMCA Silver Sneakers Program. He enjoyed reading, and traveling with his beloved wife. He was a loving husband and a devoted son and son-in-law. Don had a wonderful sense of humor. Don is survived by his loving family; his wife of 26 years, Patricia "Pat" Linkowski Molowski; his brother, Larry Molowski, of Latrobe; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, including Skylar and Aidan Neubert, with whom he had a special relationship. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Molowski. Family and friends will be received from 6 until 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by Don's 10 a.m. funeral Mass in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko as celebrant. Interment with military rites accorded by the American Legion Post 446 will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Tarentum. A parish wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or the Mt. Pleasant Public Library in memory of Donald J. Molowski. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Overly, Linda 61

  • Ruffsdale
  • Born: 1953-04-18
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Linda Overly, 61, of Ruffsdale, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at her home. She was born April 18, 1953, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of Stella Leek Myers, of Ruffsdale. Linda was a 1971 graduate of Southmoreland High School. She was a member of Christ Reformed Church, in Ruffsdale, where she served as a church deaconess. Linda was always there for everyone, no matter who it was. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jerry Overly; her siblings, Donald Myers and his wife, Shari, of Dayton, Ohio, Connie Dye, of Pittsburgh, and Timothy Myers and his wife, Shelly, of Ruffsdale; her sister-in-law, Kathy Myers, of New Alexandria; and numerous nieces and nephews, including her special nieces, Makenna and Courtney Myers. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Joshua Justin Overly, in 2013; and a brother, Jay C. Myers. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dennis Kletzing officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Plyler, Elizabeth Betty J. 77

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1937-03-15
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth J. "Betty" (Romeo) Plyler, 77, of Latrobe, passed away peacefully Friday, September 19, 2014, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, with her loving family and friends by her side. She was born March 15, 1937, in Slickville, a daughter of the late Rocco and Mary (Macri) Romeo. Betty was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking and especially spending time with family. Betty was a member of St. Vincent Basilica Parish, Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Natale Romeo and Bruno Romeo; and sisters, Josephine Varacalli and Theresa Franzi. Betty will be sadly missed by her beloved family. She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Francis D. Plyler; daughter, Pamela Brummett and her husband, William, of Greensburg; son, Rodger Plyler and his special friend, Tonya, also of Greensburg; daughter, Lisa Simms and her husband, Jeff, of Hostetter; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She will be especially missed by her five grandchildren, Justin Trabucco, Bryan (Lisa) Trabucco, Ashley Trabucco, Jacob (Lynn) Simms and Zach Simms; and great-grandchildren, Adriauna and Rocco Trabucco and Emma and Hunter Simms; all of whom she cherished. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. A blessing service for Betty will be conducted immediately following visitation at 7 pm. Monday in the funeral home, with Father Chad Ficorilli, OSB, officiating. Private interment will be held Tuesday in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum, Delmont. Betty's family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff and caregivers of Excela Westmoreland Hospital, especially the 1st Floor and CCU, for the excellent and compassionate care Betty received during her stays with them. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit http://www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Quinlan, Mary M. 80

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Mary Margaret Quinlan, 80, of Murrysville, formerly of Carnegie, died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was the beloved aunt (second mother) to Linda Wagner (Tom), Donna Fontana (Rick), Patty Recklitis (Mike) and Janet Romagna (Al); four great-nieces and nephews; and nine great-great-nieces and nephews; along with many very special friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100). Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at North American Martyrs Church with Father Joseph Luisi as celebrant. Interment following at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, 204 Cemetery Lane, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Heart Association greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Scherer, Melissa 42

  • Hempfield Township
  • Born: 1972-03-06
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Peterson, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Melissa (Nodd) Scherer, 42, of Hempfield Township, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at her home. Melissa was born March 6, 1972, a daughter of Marie Sissy Bungard Marisette, of Mt. Pleasant, and the late William Nodd Sr. She was a former student of the Mt. Pleasant area schools and a member of the Hecla Community Church. Surviving, in addition to her mother, is her husband of 24 years, David Scherer Sr.; daughter, Alissa Scherer; and son, David Scherer Jr., all of Greensburg; a stepson, Cody Scherer, of Youngwood; her niece, Anna Marie Fee, of Latrobe; a brother, William Nodd Jr.; a sister, Rebecca Marisette, of Latrobe; and two uncles, Ronald E. and Donald E. Bungard, of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by a brother, Nathan John Marisette. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the SALOOM-PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, 408 Depot St., Youngwood. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hecla Community Church with the Rev. Dr. Dale Porterfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Middle Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Saloom-Peterson Funeral Home to help the family defray cost. Arrangements by Eugene G. Saloom, funeral director of the Saloom-Peterson Funeral Home of Youngwood, 724-925-7216.
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Shearer, Charles W. 56

  • Trauger
  • Born: 1958-07-07
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Charles W. "Chuck" Shearer, 56, of Trauger, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. He was born July 7, 1958, in Latrobe, a son of the late Charles D. and Dorothea L. (Harr) Shearer. He was employed at Airo Die Casting, Derry Township. Chuck liked camping and fishing and also enjoyed the beach. He is survived by three children, Joshua R. Shearer and wife, Bridgette, of Trauger, Carrie R. Haines and husband, Mitch, of Greensburg, and Noah D. Shearer, of Derry; five grandchildren, Paige, Dallas, Jillian, Charlotte and Emily; his sister, Beth Ann Lawrence and husband, David, of Trauger; and his brother, Jeffrey R. Shearer and wife, June, of Alverton. Funeral services will be private for the family. GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, in charge of arrangements. http://www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Sutton, John T. 92

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1922-08-31
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • John T. Sutton, 92, of Irwin, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. He was born Aug. 31, 1922, in Buchanan, Ky., a son of the late Green and Lula (Howard) Sutton. He was a World War II Navy veteran and worked as a diesel mechanic for U.S. Steel for more than 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the Irwin VFW 781, loved fishing, gardening and playing softball. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Frank, Charley, Eugene and Earl; and sisters, Alta, Mabel and Shirl. He is survived by his wife, Pearl F. (Wheeler) Sutton; sons, John T. Sutton Jr., of Latrobe, Gary L. (Linda) Sutton, of Paintertown, and Rodger K. Sutton, of Irwin; grandchildren, Cassandra, Jessica (Michael), Lydia and Gary Jr.; great-grandchild, Athena; brother, Joe Sutton, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for a funeral service. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Thomas, Robert C. 88

  • Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1926-08-30
  • Died: 2014-09-16
  • Funeral Home: Furlong, Summerville | Get Directions
  • Robert C. Thomas, 88, of Sigel, formerly of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Brookside Assisted Living in Brookville. Born Aug. 30, 1926, in Greensburg, he was a son of the late Charles M. and Violet A. Tinsley Thomas. After high school, Robert joined the Army. He was a veteran, serving during World War II. Robert was married to Betty J. Thompson on Nov. 22, 1943, and she preceded him death on April 19, 2011. Robert was employed by Alltel until his retirement. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greensburg. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge 225 in Greensburg. Robert is survived by a brother, Daryl J. (Jean) Thomas, of Sigel; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles M. Jr. and Richard E. Thomas; and a sister, Hazel Hall. At his request, there will be no public visitation. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Westmoreland County Memorial Park with the Rev. Steve Morris officiating. Interment will be at the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Funeral arrangements are being handled by FURLONG FUNERAL HOME, Gregory K. Furlong, funeral director, corner of Broad Street and First Avenue, Summerville.
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Fayette County

Basinger, Gerald E. 68

  • Everson
  • Born: 1946-03-13
  • Died: 2014-09-18
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Gerald E. "Jerry" Basinger, 68, of Everson, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2014, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born March 13, 1946, in Everson, a son of the late John A. and Irene Harshman Basinger. Jerry is survived by his loving family: his two sisters, Ruth Anastasia and husband, Robert, of Connellsville, and Betty Basinger, of Everson, with whom he resided. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard E. (Dec. 10, 1970), Paul (2001) and John "Jay" Basinger (Aug. 22, 2003); and his sister, Pearl French Stoner (June 22, 1996). A private funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, with the Rev. Ray Keefer officiating. Private interment will follow in the Mt. olive Cemetery. To view online obituary or sign guest registry, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Basinger, Robert K. 62

  • Connellsville Township
  • Born: 1952-02-09
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Robert K. Basinger, 62, of Connellsville Township, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Feb. 9, 1952, in Connellsville, a son of the late John and Jerry Basinger. He was retired, having worked as a laborer for several contractors out of Union Local 1058. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Basinger, of Connellsville; a son, Michael Basinger and fiancee, Debbie Goodnow, of Connellsville; a grandson, Brock Basinger, of Connellsville; a brother, John Basinger and wife, Debbie, of Connellsville; and several sisters- and brothers-in-law. Bob was predeceased by his wife, Donna Jean Savage Basinger, in 2011; and a brother, Bill Basinger, in 2014. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, where a service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Glendon Wills officiating. Interment will be private. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Pollock, Evangeline Vange 94

  • Port Charlotte, Fla. , Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1920-01-08
  • Died: 2014-09-11
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  • Evangeline "Vange" Pollock, 94, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Greensburg, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. She was born Jan. 8, 1920, a daughter of the late Catherine and Mat Marovich. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Pollock, and brother, Matthew. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Lee Allderdice and her husband, Doug; son, George M. Pollock and his wife, Jeanne; her beloved grandchildren, Linda (Bobby) Pollock-Iezzi, Dawn Pollock, George Raad Steele and David Allderdice; her great-grandchildren, Anthony and Miranda Iezzi, Brianne (Ben) Messer, Rocco and Cassius Steele, Ben and Will Allderdice; and two great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Kay Cremonese; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Vange was actively involved in many organizations throughout her life. She served many roles in these clubs and volunteered for whatever organization needed her help. She attended Salvation Army Church and assisted in any way they needed, she also belonged to the Red Hat Society, AARP and the Pennsylvania Club, among the other clubs she was involved in; these clubs where a great source of fun and companionship for her. She loved to listen and dance to polkas, also line dancing. She enjoyed bowling, swimming and was a gold medal winner many times in the Senior Olympics. She loved to entertain and was an excellent cook and baker, which she has passed on to her family. Anyone that was fortunate enough to meet Vange knows what a special person she was; she inspired everyone with her kind ways and spunky attitude and will forever live in their heart. There will be a celebration of her life at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at her son George Pollock's home in Acme. If you are planning to attend please RSVP to Linda Iezzi Salon, 724-837-4515.
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