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Allegheny County

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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Frasca, Mary V. 91

  • East Pittsburgh , Formerly of Windber
  • Died: 2014-12-20
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Mary Velvia Frasca, 91, of East Pittsburgh, formerly of Windber, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved daughter of the late Enrico and Beatrice (Yocca) Frasca; loving sister of Eunice Ann (the late Frank) Qualls and the late E. Elmer (the late Grace) Frasca and Ada Mildred (the late Edmund) Rutkowski; cherished aunt of Jeffrey (Vicki) Rutkowski and Janice (Jerry) Britanik; and great-aunt of Jeffrey (Shannon), Drew (Becky) and Janna (Brendan). Mary worked for Westinghouse for more than 30 years, and was a member of St. Colman Church and the Wilkins Township Senior Center. Mary enjoyed spending countless hours with her family, oftentimes in the kitchen teaching and cooking. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., corner of (118) Shaw and Triboro avenues, Turtle Creek, (412-823-1950), where a blessing service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Yerace, Rose M. 97

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1917-07-28
  • Died: 2014-12-20
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Rose M. (Sennec) Yerace, 97, of Monroeville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in the Forbes Regional Hospital Monroeville. Rose was born July 28, 1917, in Chalfant, the daughter of the late Conrad and Marie (Ungerman) Sennec. Rose was an avid bowler and enjoyed watching baseball, especially the Pirates. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Guy F. Yerace, in 2000; and her two brothers, Joseph and Emil Sennec. Rose is survived by her children, Guy A. Yerace, of Monroeville, Mary Brown (George), of Trafford, and Geraldine Powell (Merle), of Pleasant Unity; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. until noon Tuesday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC. 702 Seventh St. (Rt. 130), Trafford 412-372-3111. A blessing service will follow visitation at noon in the funeral home with Father David Nazimek officiating. Interment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Westmoreland County

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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Chicklo, Maria 87

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1927-11-01
  • Died: 2014-12-21
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Maria "Mary" Chicklo, 87, of Jeannette, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in the Bristol House, Irwin. She was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Riccia, Italy, the daughter of the late Raffaele and DelZingaro Vassalotti. Prior to her retirement, Mary was employed by the former Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Ascension Church Jeannette, the church's Rosary Altar Society and the M and S Club Women's Bocce League. Mary loved to cook and bake and was known for her homemade pasta and pizzelle cookies. She also enjoyed gardening and sharing what she grew. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Nick Chicklo, in 1958; a son, Anthony "Tony" Chicklo, in 2004; and a brother, Giuseppe Vassalotti. She is survived by her son, Nick Chicklo and wife, Karen, of Jeannette; grandchildren, Anthony Chicklo and wife, Emily, Ronald Chicklo and wife, Carrie, all of Jeannette, Jeffrey Chicklo and wife, Christy, of Irwin, Nicole Kaklis and husband, Dino, of Wise, Va., Carley Chicklo, of Arlington, Va., Kareen Hayes and Christopher Moffa, both of Jeannette; great-grandchildren, Rocco, Nino, Gino, Isabella and Gabriella; sisters-in-law, Antoinette Vassalotti, Marie Ciccaglione, and Connie Santopouli and husband, Carmen; brothers-in-law, Samuel Ciccalgione and wife, Carmella, and Joseph Ciccaglione and wife, Angelina; a nephew, Raffaele Vassalotti; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Mary's family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff and nurses of the Bristol House and the Heartland Hospice for all of the kind and compassionate care that Mary received during her time there. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Ascension Church with Father Paul A. Lisik as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice, 3520 Rt. 130, Irwin, PA 15642.
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Eichelberger, Lillian L. 84

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1930-03-24
  • Died: 2014-12-21
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Lillian L. (Ottoson) Eichelberger, 84, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. She was born March 24, 1930, in Irwin, a daughter of the late Herbert E. and Olga (Jackson) Ottoson. She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in Harrison City. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of more than 34 years, Walter L. Eichelberger; daughter, Cathy Middlemiss; son-in-law, Jesse Ballantyne; and sister, Esther Tharp. She is survived by her children, Marilyn Eichelberger, of Penn Township, Susan (Donald) Labuda, of Elizabeth, Walter (Yong Sun) Eichelberger Jr., of Madison, Ruth Ballantyne, of North Huntingdon, and John Eichelberger, of Harrison City; grandchildren, Christopher Ballantyne Sr., Walter (Sara) Eichelberger III, Daniel Eichelberger and Emily Ballantyne; great-grandchildren, Christopher Ballantyne Jr., Walter Eichelberger IV and Colton Ballantyne; and sister, Betty Beard. The family would like to thank their friend Diane for her loving care. 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. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Community United Methodist Church in Harrison City. Interment to follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park in North Huntingdon. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Hartman, Walter R. 67

  • Ligonier , Formerly of Bolivar and Robinson
  • Born: 1947-11-13
  • Died: 2014-12-21
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Walter R. Hartman, 67, of Ligonier, formerly of Bolivar and Robinson, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in the Bethlen Home. He was born Nov. 13, 1947, in Wilpen, a son of the late Ralph W. "Wynn" and Margaret J. "Peg" Garland Hartman. Prior to his retirement, he had captained his own tugboat, was an over-the-road truck driver, and operated a salvage business at the Robinson Foundry. He was a Vietnam War veteran, having served with the Navy Seabees. He belonged to the Robinson Rod, Gun and Archery Club. He was an animal advocate and loved all animals, especially his beloved dog, Shep. He had attended Fort Palmer Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his sister, Sally K. Henderson, of Bolivar; and three nephews, Richard A., Thomas W. and Terry L. Henderson. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where Walter's life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. J. Paul McCracken officiating. If desired, contributions may be made in Walter's memory in care of 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, PA 15658. To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, please visit http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Horney, Katherine Kay D. 87

  • Lowber
  • Born: 1927-03-06
  • Died: 2014-12-20
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Katherine D. "Kay" Horney, 87, of Lowber, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. She was born March 6, 1927, in McKeesport, daughter of the late Theodore and Elizabeth (Luty) O'Bryon. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Sabin's China in Versailles. Kay was known for her cooking and generosity to others. Surviving are two children, Frank Horney Jr. and wife, Barb, and Colleen Tuskan and husband, George; three grandchildren, Christopher and wife, Tanya, Casey, and Aaron and wife, Shelly; a great-grandchild, Colby; a sister, Alice Bonadio and husband, Frank; and a special cousin, Gertrude. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; son, Brian; and brothers, Dan and Paul. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the J. WILLIAM MCCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC. 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and the staff at Transitions Healthcare for the special care given to Kay. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.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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Kolenc Jr., Bernard 70

  • Fitz Henry
  • Born: 1944-02-17
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Barthels, Smithton | Get Directions
  • Bernard Kolenc Jr., 70, of Fitz Henry, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Excela Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Feb. 17, 1944, in Fitz Henry, a son of the late Bernard and Josephine Stieman Kolenc Sr. He was a retired South Huntingdon Township road maintenance employee, a member of the former St. Timothy Catholic Church in Smithton, and was a member of the American Legion Post 790 in Smithton. He is survived by his brother, Donald Kolenc, of Fitz Henry; two nephews, Donald Kolenc and wife, Lisa, of Fitz Henry, and David Kolenc and wife, Darla, of Smithton; and a niece, Kristen Porter and husband, Jason, of Rostraver; great-nephews, Chris and Ian; and great-nieces, Autumn, Madeline, Emma, Penny and Paige. Family and Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the L.L. BARTHELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Second Street, Smithton. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with father Jonathan Wisneski officiating. Burial will be in Hoffman Cemetery, South Huntingdon Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a local animal shelter or the ASPCA.
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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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Salvatore, Stella J. 90

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1924-12-06
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Stella "Jean" Marshall Salvatore, 90, of Greensburg, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Walnut Ridge Personal Care Home. She was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Greensburg, the daughter of the late Ralph Marshall and Marie Brinkley Marshall. Prior to retirement, she worked as a sales clerk for Pross Co., A.E. Troutman Co. and Thomas Drug, all of Greensburg. She was a member and past president of Marilao Ladies Auxiliary Post 33 in Greensburg and past District 27 president. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Salvatore Sr.; a son, James Salvatore Jr.; and a brother, Ralph "Bud" Marshall. She is survived by four daughters, Nancy Pastor, of Florida, Suzette (Michael) Fedor, of Greensburg, Jennifer "Ginger" Salvatore (John McVicker), of Jeannette, and Judy Salvatore, of Greensburg; five grandchildren, Penny (Greg) Hutsell, Matthew (Sue) Pastor and Michael (Chris) Pastor, all of Maryland, and Michael Fedor and Angela Salvatore, both of Greensburg; and seven great-grandchildren. Stella will be missed by her daughters, for whom she lived her life. We love you, Mummy! Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the VFW Post 33 Ladies Auxiliary of Greensburg or The American Heart Association. The family would like to thank the staff at Walnut Ridge Personal Care Home for their care of Stella. For online condolences, please visit http://www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Sheets Sr., Carroll E. 82

  • Derry
  • Born: 1932-08-29
  • Died: 2014-12-21
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Carroll E. Sheets Sr., 82, of Derry, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in the Greensburg Care Center. He was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Back Creek, Fayette County, a son of the late Elmer H. and Myrtle Bittner Sheets. He was a member of the Blairsville Free Methodist Church. Carroll was retired from the Army after 21 years of service, having served two tours in Vietnam and time in Korea. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Giesla Sheets; his second wife, Chris Cross Sheets; a son, Fredrick Sheets; and his sister, Iona Clark. Carroll is survived by his wife, Ann A. Malnofski McKlveen Sheets; two sons, Johnnie Sheets, of Kentucky, and Elmer Sheets (Beth), of Latrobe; his daughter, Sandra Hogue, of Derry; four stepchildren, Lauren Schirf (Grant), Sandra Hughes (David), Russ McKlveen (Pam) and Jeff McKlveen (Connie); a brother, Ronald Sheets, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where a service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday with his pastor, the Rev. Rusty McClurg, officiating. Interment will be made in Normalville Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Smen, Jane S. 97

  • Derry
  • Born: 1917-01-09
  • Died: 2014-12-20
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Jane S. Smen, 97, of Derry, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Blairsville, a daughter of the late Samuel E. and Agnes Ashton Smith. Jane was a member of the Derry First United Methodist Church. She was a proud supporter of the food bank. She liked to cook and loved being with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Americo Pallottini; her second husband, Tony Smen; a son, William Smen; her brother, Ashton Smith; and her sister, Ruth Henigin. She is survived by her sons, Alfred Pallottini (June), of Leslie, Mich., Louis Pallottini (Sandy), of Derry, Ronald Smen (Carol), of Unity Township, Tony Smen Jr., of Bangor, Maine, Steve Smen (Carla), of Derry, and James Smen (Sandy), of Blairsville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where a service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday with her pastor, the Rev. John Emigh, officiating. Interment will follow in Coles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mccabefuneralhomes.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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Trovel, Mary 92

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1922-12-07
  • Died: 2014-12-20
  • Funeral Home: Frederick, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Mary Yawczak Trovel, 92, of Latrobe, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in her residence. Born Dec. 7, 1922, in Dorothy, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Theodora Rudy Yawczak. She worked as a licensed practical nurse at Latrobe Area Hospital. Mary was a member of Holy Family Church in Latrobe. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Paul J. Trovel, in 2002; five brothers, John, Theodore, Peter, George and Nicholas Yawczak; and a sister, Sophie Kopetsky. She is survived by her daughter, Marcia Ballinger and husband, Charles, of Vineland, N.J.; a son, Charles Trovel and wife, Kathleen, of Camp Hill; three grandchildren, Christopher Trovel, Brandon Trovel and Michelle Ballinger; a great-grandson, Alexander Trovel; and her sisters, Gertrude Yawczak, of Derry, and Kathryn Daniels, of Bridgeton, N.J. There will be no visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in Holy Family Church, Latrobe, with Father Daniel Mahoney as celebrant. (Everyone please go directly to the church.) Burial will be in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. Arrangements by FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., Latrobe.
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White, Kenneth L. 54

  • Derry Township
  • Born: 1960-06-29
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Merlin, Derry | Get Directions
  • Kenneth L. White, 54, of Derry Township, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born June 29, 1960, in Latrobe, a son of the late Robert G. Sr. and Lois B. (Heasley) White. Ken worked for JM Builders of Latrobe as a carpenter. Besides his parents, Ken was preceded in death by a brother, Robert G. White Jr. Ken is survived by his son, Eric L. White and wife, Cheryl, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Amy E. White, of Export; a brother, William S. White and wife, Patricia, of Derry; four sisters, Lois J. Martin and husband, George, of Keysville, Va., Linda S. Laughlin, of Derry, Betty A. White and Mark Napoli, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Helen G. Daugherty and husband, James, of Derry; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Family will receive friends for Ken's life celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the MATTHEW X. MERLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 529 N. Chestnut St., Derry, 724-694-8331. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Wilson officiating.
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Wilson, James L. 68

  • Export
  • Born: 1946-04-16
  • Died: 2014-12-20
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • James L. "Jim" Wilson, 68, of Export, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 16, 1946, in Homestead, a son of the late William and Violet (Rose) Wilson. Jim was a former employee of Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh and retired as a welder with Dura Bond Steel Corp in Export. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wilson; and a brother-in-law, John Sloan. Surviving are his beloved wife, Barbara (Glunt) Wilson; two loving children, Brian (Lisa) Wilson and Lisa Wilson, all of Export; a brother, William (Moon) Wilson, of Idaho; a sister, Nancy Sloan, of Turtle Creek; and several nieces and nephews. Jim will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved him, including his two dogs, Colby Blake and Diesel. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the WOLFE-VON GEIS FUNERAL HOME INC., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export (724) 327-1400, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dan Lawrence officiating. Interment will be private. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Wilson's name to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit http://www.wolfe-vongeis.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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Lane, E. LaVerne 92

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1922-03-23
  • Died: 2014-12-21
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • E. LaVerne (King) Lane, 92, of Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at her home. She was born March 23, 1922, in Owensdale, a daughter of the late Chalfant W. and Elizabeth Dieterly King. LaVerne was a graduate of Scottdale High School with the class of 1941. Prior to her retirement, she worked as an inspector for the Anchor Hocking Cap. Plant No. 15, in South Connellsville. LaVerne attended the Hickory Square United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, LaVerne was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Ray Lane, in 2003; and three brothers, Gilliam W. King, in 1994, Blain S. King, in 2011, and Robert W. King, in 2009. LaVerne was the last surviving member of her immediate family. LaVerne is survived by her niece, Kathleen King, of Uniontown, who helped care for LaVerne; and many other nieces and nephews and their families. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville (724-628-1430), where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Roy Butt officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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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, Ark., 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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