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Allegheny County

Allison, Carol L.

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-12-17
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Carol L. (Merritts) Allison, of Monroeville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at her home. She was the beloved wife of 65 years to James W. Allison Sr.; the loving mother of two sons, James W. Allison Jr. and his wife, Jean, of Blairsville, and Timothy K. Allison, of Derry. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rexford Lester and Ida Mae Merritts, of Wilmerding; and her brother, Robert Merritts. Carol is survived by her eight beloved grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six siblings, Jack Merritts, Claire Shepherd, Cynthia Kramer, Claudia Petkervich, Cheryl Mitchell and David Merritts. Carol was a longtime member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church in Monroeville, as well as the Order of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the Nile of the Shrine. Her lifelong love was her family, which grew throughout the years. Her kind, gentle and caring spirit will be missed by those that she touched. She was a truly a loving wife, devoted mother and caring friend to all who knew her. Friends will be received 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Monroeville, with the Rev. Robert J. Marrow officiating. Everyone please meet at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th St., Erie, PA 16505, greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Brown, Mary L. 88

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Mary Louise Brown, 88, of Penn Hills, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late George O. Brown Jr.; mother of Martin (Marge) Brown, Laurel, Md., Beverly (Tim) Bitler, Murrysville, Joann (Dave) Delozier, Wilkins Township, the late Raymond (Linda) Brown, Melbourne, Fla., Bernard (Gail) Brown, Rearden, Wash., Barbara (Gary "Doc") Legge, Penn Hills, Patti (John) Springer, Allegheny Township, and Mary Beth (Jeff) Meyers, North Huntington. She was the beloved grandmother of 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in St. Joseph Parish, Verona. Interment will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Westmoreland County

Ballew, Larry E. 67

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1947-06-05
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Larry E. Ballew, 67, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born June 5, 1947, in Greensburg, a son of the late Wayne Walter and Elizabeth Mae (Howard) Ballew. He was a member of Robertshaw Acres Golf Course. He worked in construction and farming. Surviving is his wife, Tetiana P. Ballew; a daughter, Melinda L. Wilkinson and husband, Jason, of Armbrust; two grandchildren, Tanner and Taylor; a stepdaughter, Anna Naidych; a sister, Nancy Himler and husband, Lee, of Latrobe; a brother, Robert Ballew and wife, Jorene, of Greensburg; a brother, Richard Ballew, of Youngwood; a sister, Melinda Loughner and husband, Orrie, of Pittsburgh; and a brother, Warren Ballew and wife, Linda, of Greensburg. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Ballew; and a sister-in-law, Debra Ballew. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the at the C. RICHARD MCCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 South Fourth St., Youngwood, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, with Pastor Timothy Stradling officiating. The family would like to thank the staff of Excela Westmoreland Hospital and Jeanne Green for all their care during this difficult time.
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Beckel, Sister Inez Mary 102

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Sisters Of Charity, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Sister Inez Mary Beckel, S.C., 102, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Caritas Christi, the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, in Greensburg. A native of Altoona, Sister Inez Mary entered the congregation of the Sisters of Charity, Sept. 8, 1932, from St. Leo Parish in Altoona. She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Stella (Vaught) Beckel; three brothers, Edwin, Norman and Walter; and two sisters, Regina and Sister Stella Marie Beckel, S.C. She is survived by nieces and nephews. She earned a bachelor's degree in piano, a master's degree in music education from Duquesne University and was a certified librarian. Sister Inez Mary taught elementary school students in the dioceses of Altoona-Johnstown, Pittsburgh, Tucson, Ariz., and the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. After her retirement from the classroom, she volunteered her services at Seton Hill University as a librarian and as sacristan. In reflecting on her life as a Sister of Charity, Sister Inez Mary said, "Living religious life in the presence of God is the fullness of joy. May I live in this presence until eternity dawns." Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, and Monday Dec. 22, 2014, at the Caritas Christi Motherhouse, Mt. Thor Road, Greensburg, PA 15601, where funeral will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. Vigil service will be held 7 p.m. Sunday also in the Motherhouse. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Charity, De Paul Center, 144 DePaul Center Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. For more information visit the website, http://www.scsh.org.
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Buscaglio, Rosemary A. 76

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1938-08-16
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Rosemary A. Buscaglio, 76, of Greensburg, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Select Specialty Hospital of Latrobe. She was born Aug. 16, 1938, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Guiseppe and Jennie Palumbo Buscaglio. She was a beautician by trade, and a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, John, Nicholas and Samuel Buscaglio; and a sister, Agnes Hawse. She is survived by her son, Dennis Buscaglio and his girlfriend, Lori Rolley; a brother, Joseph Buscaglio and wife, Carmella; and a sister, Angeline Altieri, all of Greensburg; two sisters-in-law, Stella Buscaglio, of Greensburg, and Joann Hellein, of Latrobe; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Rosemary from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. Rosemary's family has entrusted her care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at http://www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
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Casario, Betty J. 89

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1925-12-07
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Betty J. (Caesar) Casario, 89, of Jeannette, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Betty was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Joseph and Genevieve (Reitz) Caesar. Betty was a member of the Ascension Church, Jeannette, and was also a volunteer for their Italian Festival and Spaghetti Dinners for many years. She was a graduate of Jeannette High School, Class of 1944. She loved playing cards and was a charter member of the 500 Card Club for more than 60 years as well as playing with her Pinochle Club. Betty was also a wonderful cook and baker who made delicious pies enjoyed by all. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Casario, in 2012; and her daughter, Patricia A. Gibson. Betty is survived by her son, John Casario (Sharon); and her son-in-law, Robert Gibson, both of Jeannette; her grandchildren, Matthew and Travis Gibson and Paige Casario; her siblings, Dorothy Vitolo (Paul) and Joseph Caesar (Lucille); her sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and Joseph J. Pacelli, of Jeannette; sister-in-law, Bonnie Dobrinick, of Trafford; close friends, Paul and Dora Gaudi; and special friend and neighbor, Valetta Bradosky, all of Jeannette. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh St. (State Route 130), Trafford, 412-372- 3111. Parting prayers will be at 9:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Ascension Church, Jeannette, with Father Paul Lisik as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum, Delmont. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Ingersoll, Margot A. 76

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1938-04-27
  • Died: 2014-11-29
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Margot A. Ingersoll, 76, of Murrysville, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born April 27, 1938, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Morgan Norton. In addition to her parents, Margot was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph H. Ingersoll, in 1999. She was a member of Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, Murrysville, and the Murrysville Women's Club. Margot is survived by a daughter, Anne Tihansky, of Langhorne; two sons, Scott (Karen) Ingersoll, of Murrysville, and Paul (Janet) Ingersoll, of Penn Township; and nine grandchildren, Kelsey, Katie, Kristin, Kara, Jared, Timothy, Evan, David and Emma. A memorial service for Margot will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, Murrysville. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, Murrysville. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Inks, David L. 57

  • Export
  • Born: 1957-05-30
  • Died: 2014-12-20
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • David L. Inks, 57, of Export, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born May 30, 1957, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Harry and Norma (Wible) Inks. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary "Jean" Behe; brothers, William and Robert "Bubba" Inks; and a granddaughter, Anya. He worked as a nuclear tech at Master-Lee Energy Services and loved hunting, fishing, playing golf and riding quads. David is survived by his wife of 41 years, Judy (Brougher) Inks; two daughters, Stephanie Inks and Jeff, of Jeannette, and Nicole Inks, of Export; brothers, Harry Inks and Michelle, of North Versailles, and Johnny Inks and Jamie, of North Carolina; sisters, Pearl Kitner and Ron, of Apollo, and Carol Anthony, of Greensburg; grandchildren, Anthony, Michael, Ryan, Zachary, Nathanael and Abigail; great-grandson, Anthony Jr.; best friend, David Schneider and Janie; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in the funeral home, with Pastor Charles Bowser officiating. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Jachimowicz, Thomas J. 81

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1933-01-24
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Thomas J. Jachimowicz, 81, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1933, in Edwardsville, a son of the late Benjamin S. and Helen Koiro Jachimowicz. Following graduation from Edwardsville High School in 1952, Tom enlisted and served in the Army for three years during the Korean War. He graduated from Millersville State Teachers College with a degree in secondary education and completed his master's in education from Villanova University. After retiring as superintendent of the Aliquippa School District, Tom devoted much of his time to the Greensburg community. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, the Knights of Columbus Council 1480, Greensburg Community Development Corporation and volunteered with the Westmoreland Chapters of the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, the United Way, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Rotary Club where he was past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Lillian Chicallo Jachimowicz; his brother, Julian Jachimowicz; and his sister, Claire Heister. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Patricia N. Jachimowicz; four children, Valerie Jachimowicz and husband, Bruce Amos, of Philadelphia, Christopher Jachimowicz and wife, Becky, of Topton, David Jachimowicz and wife, Gina, of Chestertown, Md., and Diane Kennedy and husband, Rob, of Clark Summit; four grandchildren, David, Audrey, Jordan and Brynne Jachimowicz; a stepgranddaughter, Brittani Fahrman and husband, Michael; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Tom from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Entombment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 126 South Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. Tom's family has entrusted his care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at http://www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
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McCutcheon, Joseph D. 57

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1957-03-20
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Joseph D. McCutcheon Jr., 57, of Greensburg, passed suddenly Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. He was born March 20, 1957, in Wilkinsburg, a son of Irene (Byrd) Scott (husband Richard Scott) of North Versailles and the late Joseph D. McCutcheon. He was a hard working contractor, family man, golfer and avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was known for saying "You have to start straight to stay straight," and "The numbers don't lie." In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, David McCutcheon; and a sister, Pamela McCutcheon. He is survived by his wife of more than 34 years, Debra Ann (Kalp) McCutcheon; children, Joseph D. McCutcheon III, James A. McCutcheon (fiance Chelsea Pisarcik), Rebecca A. McCutcheon (fiance Justin Ruby), and Robert E. McCutcheon (fiance Megan Garland); former daughter-in-law, Rebecca McCutcheon; grandchildren, Morgan "Morgy," Mason, Preston, Austin "Aussie," Maggie May, Shyann "Shy," Peyton "Monster Baby" and Kaitlyn; sister, Cynthia McCutcheon; and brothers, Kenneth "Fritz" and Donald McCutcheon; also nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather at 11 a.m. Tuesday for a funeral service. Interment will follow in Long Run Cemetery, North Huntingdon. For online condolences please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Pletcher, Leslie B. 65

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1949-11-09
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Johnson, Buena Vista | Get Directions
  • Leslie B. "Les" Pletcher, 65, of Belle Vernon, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was born Nov. 9, 1949, in Avon Park, Fla., a son of Tena Ruth (Johnson) Pletcher, of Buena Vista, and the late Remo H. Pletcher. Les was a retired police sergeant for Elizabeth Township and a former Marine Reservist. He was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Allegheny Lodge No. 91, a member of Aliquippa Lodge No. 375, F and AM, McKeesport, a life member of Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the Sutersville Moose and the Buena Vista United Presbyterian Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sharon (Bendel) Pletcher; his daughter, Kimberly Ann Pletcher, of Elizabeth; stepsons, Shawn and Michael Williams; grandchildren, Laura Brookes and Corbin Jeffrey; great-granddaughter, Olivia Jordan; siblings, Alice Ruth Gallingane, Remo D. (Deborah) Pletcher and Grace L. (Kenneth) Angelo, all of Buena Vista; his companion, Debbie Marsh, of Belle Vernon; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the RALPH L. JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, 3411 Wood St., Buena Vista, 412-751-6481. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Buena Vista United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. John Yohe officiating. Those attending the service please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Aliquippa Lodge will hold Masonic funeral services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Buena Vista United Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.
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Ray, Kenneth D. 89

  • Ruffsdale
  • Born: 1925-06-22
  • Died: 2014-12-20
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Kenneth D. Ray, 89, of Ruffsdale, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born June 22, 1925, in Wyano, a son of the late Daniel and Hettie (Hoke) Ray. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert R. Ray; and two sisters, Jenny Moore and Norma Moore. Ken was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy as a motor machinist's mate third class. Prior to his retirement, he had worked for the Yough School District in the maintenance department for 10 years, and was also a Union carpenter for Masters Builders in Pittsburgh. Ken was a lifetime member of Hilltop United Methodist Church in Madison. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially spending time with his family. Ken is survived by his loving wife, Jeannine (Kiehl) Ray, of Ruffsdale; his three sons, Robert (Valinda) Ray, Larry (Laverne) Ray and Kenneth (Barbara) Ray, all of Ruffsdale; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Ken will be dearly missed by his family, friends, neighbors and his three special dogs, Blossom, Pooh-Bear and Baby. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Randy Sweet officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
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Redding, William S. 75

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1939-08-29
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • William S. Redding, 75, of Jeannette, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 29, 1939, in Jeannette, a son of the late Carlyle and Katherine Watkoski Redding. Prior to his retirement, Bill was a self-employed electrical contractor. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Arlington Sportsman's Club, both of Jeannette, and the National Rifle Association. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Gurksnis Redding, in 2002; and brothers, James, Thomas and Donald Redding. He is survived by his sons, William T. Redding, of Jeannette, Richard A. Redding and wife, Kimberly, of North Huntingdon, and Michael J. Redding and wife, Sharon, of Grapeville; a daughter, Kelli Copper, of Florida; grandchildren, Johnny, Brandon and Anthony Copper, Daniel Heffelfinger and wife, Emily, Kaylyn Heffelfinger, Sarah Calabrese and husband, Craig, and Andrew Parana; great-grandchildren, West, Finn, Jayden and Abigayle; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A blessing service will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with Father Paul A. Lisik officiating. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
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Rega, Ronald A.

  • Formerly of Youngwood
  • Born: 1930-03-02
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Moss Feaster, Dunedin, Fla. | Get Directions
  • Ronald Amato Rega, of Clearwater, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was born March 2, 1930, in Youngwood. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 127 in Clearwater and a member of the American Legion. He loved fishing, golfing and playing the drums. Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Rosanne; children, Ron Rega (Wilson), daughter-in-law, Renee Falcon Wilson, of Greensburg, Scott Rega, Renee Davis and Stacie Rega, all of Clearwater, Fla.; and grandchildren, Kristy, Mary, Madalyn, Kylie, Payne and Jayde. A visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at MOSS FEASTER FUNERAL HOME, 1320 Main St., Dunedin, Fla. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice. http://www.mossfeasterdunedin.com.
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Treskovich, Louise A. 85

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1929-11-17
  • Died: 2014-12-20
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Louise A. Treskovich, 85, of Latrobe, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Emeritus Senior Living, Latrobe. She was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late John and Teresa (Marol) Burke. Prior to her retirement, she was the secretary for many years for the St. Vincent Development Club and enjoyed traveling both in the U.S. and abroad. She was a member of St. Vincent Basilica Parish. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Loretta Burke. Louise is survived by her son, Barry J. Treskovich, of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; her daughter, Nancy Treskovich, of Greensburg; a brother, Gerald J. Burke, of Latrobe; a sister, Mrs. Ben (Linda) Falcone, of Greensburg; a special niece, Mrs. Chris (Abbey) Owoc, of Irwin; special nephew, Nicholas (Dana) Falcone, of Carnegie; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent Basilica. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Emeritus Senior Living, Diagnostic Associates, and Heartland Hospice for their excellent care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Louise's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. To sign our online guest book, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Fayette County

Fowler, Truman 78

  • Normalville
  • Born: 1936-04-23
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Truman Fowler, 78, of Normalville (Clinton), passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in the Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born April 23, 1936, in Barbourville, Ky., a son of the late Wils and Maudie Rowlett Fowler. Truman had worked as a carpenter for Al Rose and A.J. Firestone. He then retired as a custodian having worked for the Connellsville Area School District. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Army. Truman had several hobbies he loved, including trains, horseshoes and bluegrass music. The family would like to thank nurse Jill from Home Health Care for all of her fine and loving care given to Truman during his illness. Truman will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered, by his loving family, his wife of 59 years, Ruth Ritenour Fowler; his children, Karen Crider and husband, Roy, and Donna Zavatson and husband, Robert, all of Connellsville, Kevin Fowler and wife, Sherry, of Scottdale, and Glenn Fowler, of Clinton; his grandchildren, Roy Crider and wife, Krystal, of Rivesville, W.Va., Jennifer Nicholson and husband, Robert, and Amanda Pisczek and husband, Kris, all of Connellsville, Sarah Koffler and husband, Donald, of Brownsville, Donald Fowler and wife, Tabetha, of Scottdale, and Brian Fowler, of Birmingham, N.Y.; his great-grandchildren, Kathlynn, Caleb, Logan, Zackery, Connor, Tori and Lexie. Truman was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Della Stone and Hazel Barnard; and his brothers, Ray, Elmer, Carrol, Harold and Boyd Fowler. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft (724-455-2310), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Chris Golemblowski officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Normalville Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Valley VFW. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Hreno, Faith M. 60

  • Brownsville
  • Born: 1954-02-07
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Stump, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Faith M. Hreno, 60, of Brownsville, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at home. Born Feb. 7, 1954, in North Charleroi, she was a daughter of the late Cecil E. and Erma A. (Wilt) Boyd. Protestant by faith, Faith was a licensed practical nurse and retired from Jefferson Hills Manor. She had great love for her grandchildren, who called her "Nana". She is survived by her husband, John M. Hreno; son, Edward A. (Lauren) Vayansky Jr., of Bethel Park; daughter, Tara M. Hay, of North Fayette; three grandchildren, Kayla Hay, Ryan Hay and Margaret Faith Vayansky; brother, Cecil E. Boyd Jr., of Missouri; and two sisters, Janet (Larry) Wagner, of North Carolina, and Naomi Guth, of Erie. In addition to her parents, Faith was preceded in death by her brother, Martin Boyd. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township, 724-929-7934, http://www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, with Lt. Joel Thwaite, of The Salvation Army officiating. Interment will follow in Fells Cemetery.
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Indiana County

Karp Sr., Robert Fuzzy G. 86

  • Conemaugh Township
  • Born: 1928-03-04
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Curran, Saltsburg | Get Directions
  • Robert George "Fuzzy" Karp Sr., 86, of Conemaugh Township, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian, in Pittsburgh, surrounded by his loving family. Born March 4, 1928, in Export, he was the son of the late William and Clara (Hill) Karp. Robert lived in Conemaugh Township since 1957 and was a 1946 graduate of Franklin High School. He served our country with the Army during the Korean War. Robert worked as a dairy farmer until 1977, when he took a job as a heavy equipment operator for Twinbrook Coal Company in Marion Center for 15 years, retiring in 1993. Robert loved working on his farm and had a cow/calf operation, raising feeder calves and selling them. He was a member of St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church in Saltsburg, and the Saltsburg American Legion. Robert enjoyed traveling with his wife, Margaret, seeing much of the United States, and even visited Rome, Italy and the Holy Land. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jerry and James Karp. Robert is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret J. (Gebrosky) Karp; children, Robert G. (Barbara) Karp Jr., of Connellsville, Mary Lynn (Jeff) DiFiore, of Imperial, Michael A. (Victoria) Karp, of El Dorado, Ariz., Constance L. "Connie" (Leo) Shannon, of Saltsburg, and Jeffrey L. "Luke" (Margaret) Karp, of Saltsburg; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Snock, of Apollo; brother, William Karp, of Export; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 701 Salt St., Saltsburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, Saltsburg, with Father Salvatore Lamendola as celebrant. Interment in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Memorial Contributions may be made in Robert's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org). To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Stemple, Carol J. 62

  • Born: 1952-12-15
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Carol J. Stemple, 62, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at home. She was born Dec. 15, 1952, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late George R. and Jean Shifler. She is survived by her husband, Ed; a brother, John Shifler (Ellen); step-mother, Eve Shifler; mother-in-law, Helen Stemple; two sisters-in-law, Mary Beth Stemple and Jewel Wood (Michael); two sons, Scott Bowlin (Erica) and Adam Bowlin (Jamie); step-son, John Stemple (Karla); and special niece, Jenny Gross; also surviving are her three grandchildren, Emma and Liam Bowlin, and Autumn Stemple; and great-niece, Meredith Gross. She was an employee of the Area Agency on Aging for 28 years. She will be cremated as per her wishes. There will be no services. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are being handled by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. To sign our online guest book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Woodward, Dorothy J. 85

  • Decatur, Ala. , Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1929-10-13
  • Died: 2014-12-09
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  • Dorothy Jean (Kokoska) Woodward, of Decatur, Ala., died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. She was born Oct. 13, 1929, and was a former resident of Greensburg. Mrs. Woodward was preceded in death by her husband, Harry G. Woodward Jr., to whom she was married for more than 63 years. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Kerner, Judith Laskowski and Patricia Miller; sons, Robert, Kenneth, John, Timothy and Michael; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Donald Kokoska, of Greensburg. Funeral Mass was held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in St. Ann Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church in Decatur. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Ann Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church, 3910 Spring Ave. SW, Decatur, AL 35603.
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