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Allegheny County

Guthrie, Mary E. 76

  • Formerly of Wall and West Newton
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Mary E. "Honey Girl" (Arendas) Guthrie, 76, formerly of Wall and West Newton, died peacefully Sunday, March 29, 2015. She was a daughter of the late George and Mary Arendas; sister of George S. (Joyce) Arendas; aunt of Michele Gaydos and George W. (Melinda) Arendas; great-aunt of Jocelyn and Stephen Gaydos and Gabriel Arendas; also survived by numerous cousins. Honey Girl was affectionately called was an architect and president for architecture development. She was a graduate from Seton Hill College, Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332, with a Parastos service to follow. Parting prayers in at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church. Burial will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery.
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Westmoreland County

Beyer, Mary 87

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1927-12-05
  • Died: 2015-03-22
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Mary "Joanne" Glarrow Beyer, 87, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at her home. She was born Dec. 5, 1927, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late George and Stephanie Bonnaswiecz Glarrow. Mary was a longtime member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church, North Huntingdon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Beyer, in 2006. She is survived by her son, Robert Beyer, of Philadelphia; two daughters, Karen Kerber and her husband, Walter, of Mt. Pleasant, and Christine Beyer, of Falls Church, Va.; brother, Theodore Glarrow, of Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren, Jason, Dustin, Stephanie, Emily, Madeline and Carlos; and seven great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Laney, Lizzy, Olivia, Amin, Zidane and Zak. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2015, at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Janet Reid officiating. The family would like to thank her great friends, Carole, Don, George, Peg, Shannon and Suzi. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Excela Health Home Care and Hospice, 134 Industrial Park Road, Suite 1600, Greensburg, PA 15601; or the Western PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Bish, Robert 58

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1957-01-01
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Robert "Bob" Bish, 58, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, March 30, 2015, in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 1, 1957, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Robert Bish Sr. and Laura Jean (Jantz) Barret. He was employed as a truck driver by J.A. Trucking Inc., of West Newton, and was a former driver for Quality Movers, of Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Lisa Arnold Bish. He was a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the Marine Corps. Surviving are two sons, Brandon and Dylan Bish, both of Ohio; a brother, Jimmy Bish, of Irwin; and a sister, Carol Fletcher, of Greensburg. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, at which time the family will conduct a tribute. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Brennan, Mary C. 91

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1924-02-20
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Mary C. (LaMonica) Brunner Brennan, 91, of Irwin, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital Greensburg. She was born Feb., 20, 1924, in Braddock, a daughter of the late Felix and Catherine (Miele) LaMonica. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, in Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William F. Brunner; her second husband, Harry Brennan; a son, William B. Brunner; a sister, Lucille Gaskill; and a brother, James LaMonica. Surviving are four children, Barbara Howe and husband, Robert, of Champion, Wilma Fiorina and husband, Gary, of Latrobe, Mary Cassarino and husband, Richard, of North Huntingdon, and Lillian McCalister and husband, Fred, of Carlisle; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Estadt, of Ohio, and Frances LaMonica, of San Diego, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Mary's family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff at Stone Brook Manor for the care they gave to their mother during her stay there. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in the funeral home follow by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Stone Brook Manor Senior Care Living, 507 Rowe Road, Manor, PA 15665. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Brinker, Marjorie A. 78

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1936-09-18
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Marjorie Ann (Wagner) Brinker, 78, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 29, 2015, at her home in Delmont with her loving family at her side. She was born Sept. 18, 1936, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Harlen and Bertha (Snyder) Wagner. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard "Dick" Brinker. Marjorie is survived by her loving family, including daughter, Diania Mason, of Greensburg; son, Richard "Rick" Brinker (Karen), of Export; daughter, Janet Himes (Barry), of Delmont; grandchildren, Lloyd and Keith Brinker, of Export, Michael and Lindsey Ford, of Harrisburg, Sherri Ford and fiance, Benjamin Smith, of Australia, Sara O'Brien and fiance, Michael Kushner, of Greensburg; great-grandchildren, Vienna O'Brien and Lilly Byrnes; and a dear cousin, MaryJane Good, with whom Marjorie was inseparable. She will also be missed by her special canine companion, Ginger. Marjorie will be remembered for her love of animals and her delicious pies. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Peter Goetschius, of Poke Run Presbyterian Church, Apollo, presiding. Interment services will follow and will be held privately for the immediate family only at Twin Valley Memorial Park in Delmont. Memorial donations may be directed to The Humane Society of Westmoreland County, Route 119, N. Greensburg St., Greensburg, PA 15601. www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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Byerly, Betty B. 85

  • Penn Township
  • Born: 1930-01-10
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Betty B. Byerly, 85, of Penn Township, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, in her home. She was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Harrison City, to the late Alvin and Blanche Walters Shearer. Betty sewed all the time with Busy Hands and was a member of Penn Township Senior Citizens and Young at Heart. She was a longtime member of the Harrison City United Church of Christ, the church she grew up in, and also attended Community United Methodist Church. Betty is survived by her loving children, Samuel R. Byerly, of Chicago, Susan S. (Larry) Wojcik, of Jeannette, and Becky L. (Joe) Brandt, of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren, Brant and Andrew Byerly, Tiffany Smith, Kim Novosel, Christa Ricciuti, Jacquilyn Tamanini, Lindsey Mayer and Annie Brandt; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Lottie Elias; and brother, Alvin "Pete" Shearer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis A. "Sam" Byerly; twin brother, Bill Shearer; and sisters, Susie Beatty, Jean Dzendzel and Alice Akins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, with the Rev. John Ciampa officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery - Denmark Manor, Penn Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to Busy Hands, c/o Jodie Roscosky, 2002 Harrison Ave., Jeannette, PA 15644. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Campbell, Jean 82

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1932-10-14
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Jean "Mimi" Campbell, of Murrysville, died peacefully Monday, March 30, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 14, 1932, in East Alton, Ill., to Robert and Zelma Ottwell Shultz. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 50 years, W. Wayne Campbell. Surviving are her children, Debbie (Larry) Seighman, of Washington Township, Kevin Campbell, of Trafford, and Mike Campbell, of Delmont; granddaughters, Rachel (Jeff) MacIntosh, Autumn (Joe) Geiser, Amy Campbell (Tony Teaman), Nicola Campbell, Kristy Campbell (Ian Korekach), Bonny Seighman (Seth Grills) and Erin Seighman; and great-grandchildren, Yasmine, Maddy, Claudia, Joey G., Joey M., Tyler, Dylan, Brooke, Ava, Margo, Claire and Quincy. She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy L. Johnson, of Columbus, Ohio; brother-in-law, Robert L. Campbell, of East Alton, Ill.; many nieces and nephews; and numerous close friends. Jean sold real estate for the former Franklin Realty for more than 10 years and was very involved in her community. She was active in the Murrysville Woman's Club for many years and served as a past president. She was also a past president of the Van Buren Point, NY Woman's Club, where she spent the summers at the family cottage, for more than 40 years. Mimi Jean was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also a world traveler and enjoyed taking her family on two cruises to the Caribbean. Jean's family would like to thank her devoted caregivers and Bridges Hospice for their compassionate care during these last few years. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in her memory, to The Westmoreland County Food Bank or the Murrysville Woman's Club Scholarship Fund. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Hall, Katherine A. 78

  • Formerly of North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1936-07-24
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Katherine A. Hall, 78, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at St. Anne's Home in Greensburg. She was born July 24, 1936, in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late John Campbell and Katherine Amelia Havicon Fulton. Prior to her retirement, Katherine was employed by the McKeesport Area School District as an elementary school teacher. She was a member of the All Souls Episcopal Church in North Versailles, an avid reader, enjoyed baking, along with traveling. Two of her favorite trips included Scotland and Sedona, Ariz. She also taught Sunday school at Cantabury Lane. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Hall, in 1992. She is survived by one son, William, of Rock Hill, S.C.; one daughter, Corinne Kisslinger and her husband, Stephen, of Fort Mills, S.C.; one brother, Raymond Havicon; and two grandchildren, Heather and Holly Kisslinger. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel, followed by interment in Grandview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Katherine's family, in lieu of flowers. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Johnston, Donald M. 91

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1923-04-12
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Donald M. Johnston, 91, of Ligonier, died Monday, March 30, 2015, in the Loyalhanna Care Center. He was born April 12, 1923, in Latrobe, a son of the late Merle E. and Sara Clark Johnston. Prior to his retirement in 1989, he had been employed as a unit manager at Latrobe Area Hospital. He had been previously employed by Teledyne Vasco. He was a proud veteran of World War II, having served with the Army 10th Mountain Division. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia L. Maisack Johnston, in 2009; and a daughter, Susan Gibler, in 2001. Donald is survived by a daughter, Karen Johnston, of San Francisco, Calif.; two sons, Keith (Bev) Johnston, of Ligonier, and Eric (Amy) Johnston, of Coral Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Fred (Judy) Johnston, of Erie. Private interment took place Tuesday in St. Michael's Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. James B. Simons officiating. A memorial service to celebrate Donald's life will be held at St. Michael's of the Valley Church, at a time to be announced. The family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks to the caregivers at the Loyalhanna Care Center for giving so much of themselves to provide the care and attention that their father required. The family appreciates their dedication along with their compassion and grace. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Donald's memory to the St. Michael's of the Valley Church, Rector, PA 15677. The J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., Ligonier, is assisting the family. To sign the online guestbook or to send a condolence to the family, please visit: www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Kiliany, Christopher B. 31

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1984-02-12
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Christopher B. Kiliany, 31, of Youngwood, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, March 29, 2015, at his home. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Feb. 12, 1984, son of Bernard "Bernie" Kiliany, of Scottdale, and Esther "Kathy" Byers Crivella and husband, John, of Tarrs. He was a graduate of Southmoreland High School's Class of 2002. Chris was a 2004 graduate of Westmoreland County Community College with a degree in HVAC. He was employed as a sheet metal worker for Local 12 and was currently employed by Hranec of Uniontown. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 12 and also the East Huntingdon Township Sportsman Club. Chris is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. In addition to his parents, Bernard "Bernie" Kiliany, of Scottdale, and Esther "Kathy" Byers Crivella and husband, John, of Tarrs, Chris is survived by his loving and devoted wife of six years, Jessica D. Sage Kiliany, whom he married Aug. 8, 2009; his loving fur baby, Sadie; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald Sage and Cathy Neighbors Sage, of Scottdale; his sister-in-law, Kristie Harvey and husband, Jim, of Greensburg; his stepsister, Alissa Heinbaugh and husband, Harry, of Smithton; and his stepbrother, Brian Crivella, of Yukon. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Olga Berenche Kiliany; his maternal grandmother, Romayne E. Byers; and his uncle, Robert "Gene" Kiliany Jr. Chris' family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Steve Bane, of New Stanton Methodist Church, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in St. John's Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, send online condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Markland, William D. 92

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1922-04-10
  • Died: 2015-03-26
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • William D. Markland, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Transitions Health Care, North Huntingdon. He was born April 10, 1922, in McKeesport, a son of the late Samuel E. and Mrytle Hartman Markland. William was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in McKeesport. Prior to his retirement in 1983, William was employed as a layout draftsman at Westinghouse Electric East Pittsburgh. In World War II, he was a B-17 bomber pilot with the 483RD bomb group based in Italy. He flew 42 bombing missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters. After combat, he was a bomber instructor pilot until the end of the war. He belonged to Masonic Lodge 375 and two radio control model airplane clubs, the Keystone Clippers and the Laurel Highland Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mrytle Surgeon. He is survived by his wife, Margaret R. Chapman Markland, whom he married in 1950; son, William Jr. and his wife, Janice, of Elizabeth Township; daughter, Ruth Watkins and her husband, William, of Belmont, Ohio; four grandchildren, Katherine and David Watkins, Douglas Markland and his wife, Tamie, and Daniel Markland; and four great-grandchildren, Joshua, Faith, Brooke and Mason. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwin Public Library or St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Masslock Jr., Andrew M. 74

  • Ruffs Dale
  • Born: 1940-05-04
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • Andrew M. "Sonney" Masslock Jr., 74, of Ruffs Dale, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at his home. He was born May 4, 1940, in Greensburg, son of the late Andrew M. Masslock Sr. and Margaret Eckovich Masslock. He was retired from the Navy with the rank of senior chief with 23 years of service and also retired from the local coal mine in Ruffs Dale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elvia Masslock; a son, Andres Masslock; and a daughter, Michelle Kemp. Surviving are sons, Samuel Masslock and his wife, Francine Faison, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ricky Wilson and his wife, Rebecca Wilson, of Chesapeake, Va.; daughters, Jessica Abrahante and her husband, Eddie, of Norfolk, Va., and Deanna Moore, of Portsmouth, Va.; a sister, Joanne Rhodes and her husband, Jack, of Ruffs Dale; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sonney was a member of the CFU Lodge No. 432 of Yukon. He had a passion for restoring cars, telling the same jokes over and he loved spending time with his best friend and brother-in-law, Jack Rhodes. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC, Route 136, Madison. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth L. Bossart officiating. Private interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery.
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Mulroy Jr., Francis J. 84

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1931-03-08
  • Died: 2015-03-31
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Francis J. "Bud" Mulroy Jr., 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his home. He was born March 8, 1931, in East Pittsburgh, a son of the late Francis J. and Margaret Katis Mulroy Sr. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Mulroy was a lifelong construction laborer and a member of the Local Union 373. He was a member of St. Helen's Church, East Pittsburgh, and was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Army Security Agency from 1948 to 1952. He enjoyed horse racing and was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates and Steelers fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Mulroy; and two sisters, Germaine Cole and Florence Mulroy. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lorraine Hawn Mulroy; children, Kathy Irvin, of Irwin, Karen Tubbs and her husband, Mark, of Yorktown, Va., and Rillton, Kenny Mulroy, of Hampton, Va., Kris Mulroy, of Irwin, and Keith Mulroy, of North Huntingdon; sister, Elaine Muskovac and her husband, Nick; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki officiating. Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Oleszewski, Nancy 68

  • Latrobe , Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1946-09-29
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: Coshey-Nicholson, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Nancy Oleszewski, 68, of Latrobe, formerly of Greensburg, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Loyalhanna Care Center, Latrobe. She was born Sept. 29, 1946, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Earl and Margaret Reese Smith. She was a former employee of the Tribune-Review in Greensburg. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Oleszewski; and a brother, James Smith. She is survived by a son, Michael Paul Oleszweski, of Manor; and two daughters, Melissa Ann Dunn and her husband, Gregory Sr., and Jamie Lynn Sullenberger, all of Latrobe; a brother, Timothy S. Smith, of Grapeville; a half-sister, Sandra Fromm; and nine grandchildren. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Robert A. Free, officiating. Interment will follow at the Hillview Cemetery. Alvin P. Oskin Jr. is in charge of arrangements.
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Rudolph, Ellen A. 91

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1923-06-22
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Ellen A. Rudolph, 91, of Murrysville, died Monday, March 30, 2015. She was born June 22, 1923, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Peter and Anna Mehalik Kovick. She attended a one-room schoolhouse in Saxonburg for her early years and was a 1941 graduate of Etna High School and attended Business Training College (now Point Park University). She was employed by Koppers and then Frigidaire for a number of years. Ellen was a life member of 50-plus years of the Murrysville Women's Club and a member of Bethel United Presbyterian Church, Monroeville. Ellen enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was preceded in death by her husband, George I. Rudolph, in 2008, whom she married in Yuma, Ariz., in 1946; a brother, Perry Kovick; and a sister, Martha Dankmyer. Ellen is survived by two sons, Edward (Rainelle) Rudolph, of Bethel Park, and Kenneth Rudolph, of Murrysville; five grandchildren, Brian, Matthew, Lisa, Kelly and Michael; four great-grandchildren, Henry, Bella, Cameron and Abby; a sister, Cassie Pegher, of Pleasant Hills; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Union Dale Cemetery, Pittsburgh. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Sadock, Seth A. 61

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1953-06-11
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Coshey-Nicholson, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Seth A. Sadock, 61, of Greensburg, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 29, 2015. After a long and courageous battle with esophageal cancer, Seth succumbed while surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 11, 1953, in Berwick, a son of the late Eileen "Popsy" Friedlander Sadock and Martin Sadock, who had resided in Greensburg. Seth began his multifaceted career at Mutual Aid Ambulance Service as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and concurrently volunteered thousands of hours at Westmoreland Hospital. Seth was a behavioral counselor for troubled children and subsequently ran a medical equipment leasing business. After a serious accident more than a decade ago, Seth founded The Blue Buddha Puppet Co. to bring joy and smiles to children and adults in everyday life. Seth was a lifeguard and a Boy Scout and was awarded the Boy Scouts' highest honor, Eagle Scout, as a teenager. He was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and gardener. He is survived by his loving wife, Marcia Williams Sadock, of Greensburg; his two children, Samantha Aryn Sadock and Stefan Ethan Sadock and Ashley Reed, of Pittsburgh; two stepchildren, Susan Rugh and her husband, William, of Jeannette, and Kelly Ann Perkins, of Jeannette; his sister, Jamie Sadock and her husband, Jerry Perelmutter, of New York; his brother, Jonathan Sadock, of Philadelphia; his four grandchildren, Declan, Liam, Quinn and Ayla; his niece, Ava Rose Sadock, and nephew, Ian Maxwell Sadock, of Philadelphia; along with stepnieces, nephews, cousins, friends and fans and a vast collection of puppet friends, including Mr. Squeekers and Mezmo. Friends will be received from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME, 319 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rabbi Sara Perman officiating. Interment will follow at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all the loving staff at Arnold Palmer Cancer Center and Heartland Hospice for their kindness and caring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Seth's memory to Children's Cancer Network. www.childrenscancernetwork.org or mail your donation to: Children's Cancer Network, 6150 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1, Chandler, AZ 85226.
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Smeltzer, Sara F. 88

  • Southwest Greensburg
  • Born: 1927-02-03
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Sara F. Smeltzer, 88, of Southwest Greensburg, died Monday, March 30, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Lemuel and Ida (Shaffer) Fox. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Southwest Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard W. Smeltzer, on March 23, 2001; two infant children, Gary Allen and Kathleen Sue Smeltzer; and four sisters, Elinor, Helen, Elberta and Doris. She is survived by her son, Dennis L. Smeltzer, of Southwest Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Additional viewing will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday, the time of service, in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. A. Harrison Smith officiating. Private interment in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Warneke, Helene A. 91

  • Irwin , Formerly of White Oak
  • Born: 1923-07-26
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Helene A. (Wawrzeniak) Warneke, 91, of Irwin, formerly of White Oak, passed away peacefully in the company of her daughter Sunday, March 29, 2015, in the Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin. She was born July 26, 1923, in Glassport, a daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Parzychowski) Wawrzeniak. She was a member of the St. Angela Church, of White Oak, and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers and a current member of the St. Agnes Church, in North Huntingdon. Helene was at one time employed as a nanny and caregiver for several families throughout the area, and was also a den mother for the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Warneke; a sister, Florence Rybar; and brothers, Edward and Ernie Warren. Surviving are a daughter, Karen Harris and husband, Jim, of North Huntingdon; a son, John W. Warneke, of Florida; and two grandchildren, Melissa and Joe Harris. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. funeral rite outside of Mass in the St. Agnes Church. Interment will follow in the St. Mary's Polish Cemetery, White Oak. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Wright, Fred V. 85

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  • Died: 2015-03-29
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  • Fred V. Wright, 85, of Export, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne, and daughter, Diana. He is survived by sons, Rob (Kim), John (Suzanne) and Dan. He was the grandfather of Laura (John Parker), Steven (Claire), Rachel, Samantha, Courtney, Natalie and Emily. He was also preceded in death by his father, Fred H.; his mother, Audrey; and his sister, Patti. After serving in the Navy, Fred lived a rewarding life working as a machinist, mechanic and printer. He enjoyed the outdoors and his family. He missed his wife and daughter, and he will be missed by us. There will be a family service, followed by burial at Twin Valley Cemetery in Delmont.
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Fayette County

Ohler, Elma L. 91

  • Formerly of Connellsville
  • Born: 1923-10-09
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Elma L. (Mickey) Ohler, 91, formerly of Connellsville, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015, in the Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant. Elma was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Ray E. and Roxey (Faidley) Mickey. She was married to Albert B. "Bearl" Ohler, who passed away May 22, 2006. Elma was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a faithful member of the Church of the Brethren of Connellsville, where she was active in the Woman's Fellowship and Builders Sunday School programs. A graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1941, she enjoyed sewing, reading, crossword puzzles, camping with her husband and the companionship of her pet dog, Bella. Elma will be sadly missed by her devoted family: her two daughters, Sandy Brown and her husband, Bob, of Bear Rocks, and Karen Showman and her husband, Jerry, of Connellsville; her three grandchildren, Andrew Brown, Lauren Showman and her fiance, Edward Gourn, and Jillian Showman; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor Friend; and her two brothers, Wilbur "Bill" and Robert "Scotty" Mickey. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300 / www.fergusonfunerals.com / GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278). Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Charles Whipple officiating. Graveside committal service and interment will follow in Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Love Lasts Forever!
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Regitz, David J. 59

  • Revloc
  • Born: 1955-09-05
  • Died: 2015-03-31
  • Funeral Home: Askew-Houser, Ebensburg | Get Directions
  • David Joseph Regitz, 59, of Revloc, a native of the Greensburg area, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at home. He was born Sept. 5, 1955, in Easton, son of Lester and Bernice Regitz. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother; loving wife, Kimberly "Sue" Mullen, to whom he was married 23 years; children, Melissa (Eric) Berringer, Stacy (Michael) Gonder, Mark Regitz; and six grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Becky Regitz, Johanna (Steve) Wtorkowski, Brenda (Dennis) Ford, Erica (Doug) Loughner and Greta Regitz. David was retired as a truck driver at the Walmart Distribution Center in Woodland. He enjoyed his family, his dog, Roscoe, and fishing. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the ASKEW-HOUSER FUNERAL HOMES INC., Ebensburg, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Monsignor David Lockard, officiating. Interment will be at Holy Name Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dave's family.
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