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Allegheny County

Catullo Sr., William J. 87

  • Plum , Formerly of Bloomfield
  • Died: 2015-04-27
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • William J. Catullo Sr., 87, of Plum, formerly of Bloomfield, died Monday, April 27, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Geraldine Catullo; father of Guy (Diane) Catullo, of Juno Beach, Fla., William (Debra) Catullo Jr. and Cyndi (Lee) Parshook, of Tampa, Fla.; grandfather of Kristin Shields, Kelly Jackson, Ashley Catullo, Andrew Catullo, Emily Catullo, Zachary Parshook, Jacqueline Parshook, Victoria Parshook and Ben Parshook; great-grandfather of Jeremy Jackson, Zander Jackson and Hailey Grace Shields; brother of Ray Catullo and the late Albert, Daniel, Ann, Agnus, Emma and Ida; brother-in-law of Yolanda Catullo; and is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. William was a World War II Army veteran and retired from Westinghouse. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD., 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. John the Baptist Church.
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Jankovich, Milos 90

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Milos "Mish" Jankovich, 90, of Monroeville, died Friday, April 24, 2015. A member of St. Nicholas Serbian Church, he served in the Army as a corporal during World War II in the European Theater for 23 months. He was a retired foreman in the weld shop for U.S. Steel Homestead Works, a 50-year member of the Plum Creek Monroeville Masonic Lodge, was an avid gardener with a large vegetable garden and he also raised rabbits for many years. He was a son of the late Nick and Anna (Blozowich) Jankovich; husband of the late Bryda (Painter) Jankovich; beloved father of JoAnne (Mike) Morris, of Monroeville, Lisa (Herb) Cohen, of North Huntingdon, and Nick Jankovich, of Pittsburgh; dear grandfather of Joseph (Alana) Morris, Andrew (Jennifer) Morris, Jennifer Morris, Joshua Cohen, Benjamin Cohen and Rachael Cohen; brother of Dinah (the late Tom) Parker, Anna (Al) Pieczynski, Yvonne Jankovich, Daniel (Anna Marie) Jankovich, the late Mildred (John) Tarbuck, Nick Jankovich, Violet (Milos) Padezan, George "Dill" Jankovich, Ralph "Bunny" Jankovich and Betty Jankovich; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Pomen at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Additional visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by service in St. Nicholas Serbian Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in Grandview Cemetery.
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Wagner, Randy D. 58

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1957-04-13
  • Died: 2015-04-27
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Randy D. Wagner, 58, of Monroeville, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Randy was born April 13, 1957, in Huntingdon, a son of Don and Joyce (Randolf) Wagner, of North Versailles. Randy worked at Quadrant Engineering. He is survived by his wife, Janelle Wagner; his children, Michael Wagner, Jessica Buechler (Mike), Janelle Wagner (Rico) and Holly Buechler; and their granddaughter, Kenzie Hieter, whom they are raising. He is also survived by three grandchildren; 10 brothers and sisters, Robin and Tom Vetler, Rick Wagner, Richelle and Paul Kasardo, Roger Wagner, Rita Ptaszkiewicz, Ralene and Kevin Nesky, Ryan and Cheri Wagner, Ranessa and James Sudy, Rolinda and Pat Pawlak, and Rosanne and Rodd Williams; 22 nieces and nephews; and four great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh St. (State Route 130), Trafford. Funeral and burial service time and date will be announced. Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Westmoreland County

Ballough, Charles M. 84

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1930-05-21
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Charles Michael Ballough, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, in UPMC McKeesport. He was born May 21, 1930, in Duquesne, a son of the late Michael and Anna Buddai Ballough. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Ballough was a steelworker for U.S. Steel. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the Army. He was a member of St. Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon, past commander of VFW Post 781, and a volunteer worker for St. Agnes Bazaar. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Rokasky Ballough; and four brothers, James, Bernerd, Arthur and Phillip Ballough. He is survived by his daughters, Kimberly Swankler and her fiance, Daniel Coyne, and Catherine Inigrida and her husband, Jack; brother, Michael Ballough and his wife, Gloria; sister, Anna Carek; grandchildren, Katie, Joe, Rose, Anna, Pilar and Paloma; great-grandchildren, Rylee, Sophie, Jacob and Taylor; and great-great-granddaughter, Ryker. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Agnes Church. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Barnhart, Donald E. 82

  • Hunker
  • Born: 1932-07-20
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Donald E. Barnhart, 82, of Hunker, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born July 20, 1932, in Greensburg, son of the late James and the late Ellamae (Garris) Barnhart. He was a member of Holy Cross Church. He retired as a molding machinist for Precise Tech of East McKeesport. Surviving are his wife, Betty J (Timko) Barnhart; and four children, Donald E. Barnhart, of Pittsburgh, Jim P. Barnhart and wife, Rose, of Irwin, Timothy Barnhart and wife, Cheryl, of Hunker, and Betty Trinkley and husband, Joseph, of Ruffsdale; daughter-in-law, Alisa Barnhart, of Mt Pleasant; a sister, Doris Query, of Greensburg; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Marty Barnhart; daughter-in-law, Grace Barnhart; three brothers, Russell Barnhart, Vince Barnhart and Dan Barnhart; and two sisters, Marie Lawrence and Dorothy Moore. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at the at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Holy Cross Church with the Rev. Bill McGuirk officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. There will be a rosary service at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital ICU, third floor, and Excela Hospice for all their love and care.
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Bastaich, Leona R. 90

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1924-05-07
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Barthels, Smithton | Get Directions
  • Leona R. Bastaich, 90, of Greensburg, formerly of Perry Township, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Westmoreland Manor. She was born May 7, 1924, in South Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late Samuel L. and Cora Hough Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben Bastaich; a granddaughter, Denise; and was the last surviving member of her family, which included three brothers, Leroy, Wendel and Robert Smith; and four sisters Winnet Sethman, Myrtle Krasovic, Marie Pervoy and Wilma Kamadisky. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Schreiber and husband, Henry, of Tracy, Calif.; a grandson, William, of Manteca, Calif.; six great-grandchildren, Anthony, Danica, Tailor, Dustin, Devin and Lilly; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the L.L. BARTHELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Second St., Smithton. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Terry Guiste officiating. Burial will be in the West Newton Cemetery.
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Bowery, Marlyn T. 84

  • Harrison City
  • Born: 1930-09-06
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Marlyn T. Bowery, 84, of Harrison City, died Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Ginter, to the late Glenn and Sadie (Minto) Bowery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joan L. Smith Bowery; and sister, Sarah Gardner. Marlyn is survived by his son, Randy C. (Marie Morgan) Bowery; and daughter, Renee Yeckel; grandchildren, Rachel and Kenny Ray Yeckel; three great-granddaughters; and sister, Shirley (Larry) Glasco. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 27, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, with Pastor Jim Decker officiating. Interment will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Brugh, Edna N. 100

  • Born: 1914-12-23
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Edna N. (Guttridge) Brugh, 100, went to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior, Friday, April 24, 2015, at William Penn Care Center in Penn Township, surrounded by her loving family. Edna formerly resided in Swissvale, Venice, Fla., for 32 years, and seven years in Severna Park, Md. She was born Dec. 23, 1914, in North Braddock, a daughter of the late Alfred and Hannah (Birch) Guttridge. In addition to her parents, Edna was predeceased by her beloved husband of 55 Years, Clyde O. Brugh, in 1988; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Autumn Soltys, in 2001; and two sisters, Anne Gilmour and Elizabeth Fox. She is survived by her loving family: daughters, Yvonne D. Taczak, of Murrysville, and Emily B. Soltys and her husband, Al, whom she considered her son, of Severn, Md.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Edna worked at the Swissvale Carnegie Library, Carnegie Mellon University and Long Vue Country Club. She was an Allegheny County Committeewoman for 20 years and a committeewoman for the 7th District in Swissvale for 10 years. Edna was a past Matron and Patron of Amaranth and a past member of Eastern Star as well as a past member of the former Swissvale United Methodist Church. She is presently a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She was extremely talented, creative and enjoyed her many hobbies which included china painting, ceramics, sewing projects of all types and numerous other crafts. Edna was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan! Edna was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, affectionately called "G.G." by the great-grandchildren. And she made the world's best taffy apples! Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Faith United Methodist Church in Delmont, with the Rev. Ronald Raptosh presiding. The family requests that everyone please meet at the church. Interment services will follow at Monongahela Cemetery in North Braddock. Memorial donations may be sent to The Syria Shriners Hospital Fund for Children, 1877 Shriners Way Cheswick, PA 15025. www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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Cossel Jr., George R. 83

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1931-07-14
  • Died: 2015-04-27
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • George Richard "Dick" Cossel Jr., 83, of Scottdale, died Monday morning, April 27, 2015, in Scottdale Manor and Rehabilitation Center, Scottdale, East Huntingdon Township. He was born July 14, 1931, in Broadford, a son of the late George R. Sr. and Susan Berish Cossel. Dick was a member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, and was a Fourth Degree member of the Catholic Knights of Columbus, Father Byrne Council No. 948, Connellsville. He was a graduate of Scottdale High School, Class of 1949. Dick was a veteran of the Army, serving as a corporal in Germany during the Korean War. He was the owner/ operator of Cossel's Food Market, Scottdale, for 40 years. Previously, he owned Dick's Produce, also in Scottdale. Dick held life memberships in the Scottdale Elks, BPOE No. 777 and Scottdale Moose where he held the office of past governor. He was also a former steward for the Everson VFW. Dick is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him: his children, Carole A. Cirillo and husband, Michael, of Mt. Pleasant, and George R. Cossel, of Scottdale; his grandchildren, Christopher Cirillo and Megan Schindler, of Latrobe, and Curtis Cirillo and Jess Joiner, of Irwin; and his sister, Ann Mary Karpinski and husband, Bill, of Bridgeville. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys D. Hribal Cossel (Jan. 8, 2014); his daughter, Judith Lynn Cossel (Nov. 6, 1960); and his brother, Michael Lynn Cossel. Dick's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Prayers of Transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass in the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with his pastor, the Rev. Andrew M. Kawecki, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. St. John's Ministry of Consolation will conduct a wake service at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. To view online obituary, sing guest registry, send condolences, send flowers or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Frescura, Annita 100

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1915-02-13
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Annita (Noca) Frescura, 100, of Delmont, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 25, 2015, in William Penn Care Center, Jeannette. She was born Feb. 13, 1915, in Delmont, a daughter of the late Francesco and Rosa Noca. Annita was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Roe (Roy) Frescura; and brothers and sisters, Elisio, Joseph, Olga and Florence. Annita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed by her beloved family. Annita is survived by her devoted daughter, Kathie Grevemeyer, of Greensburg; grandchildren, Steven (Christine), David (Kelly) and Susan (Dan); great-grandchildren, Aubrey Roe, Cassidy, Evan, Ava, Robert and Christopher; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. A celebration of Annita's life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home at the conclusion of visitation. Chapel committal and interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. As an expression of sympathy, contributions in Annita's memory may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3520 Route 130, Building 3, Irwin, PA 15642 or Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA 15626. Please write "A. Frescura" on check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Grimm, Rev. Wendell S. 84

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1931-04-08
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Graft-Jacquillard, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Pastor Wendell S. Grimm, 84, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully Friday, April 24, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born April 8, 1931, in Alverton, a son of the late Peter Carl and Emmaline (Sherrick) Grimm and raised by Albert and Anna (Kennel) Grimm. Pastor Grimm was a longtime and faithful member of Center Bethel Church of God, Alverton, where he had served as pastor for three years. Prior to that, he served at Mt. Nebo Church of God, Champion, for seven years. Wendell was also well known as the proprietor of the Wendell S. Grimm Insurance Agency, Scottdale, which in later years included Real Estate Services. He was a 50-year Mason of Marion Lodge 562 F and AM, Scottdale, and also held memberships as a Shriner and Tall Cedars. He was a past member and president of the Scottdale Kiwanis Club and a 50-year member of the Ligonier American Legion. A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he also served as a first class petty officer in the Navy during the Korean War. In addition to his parents and his Uncle Bert and Aunt Annie, he was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor Nowak; and four brothers, Daun and Joseph Grimm, James Shupe and Richard Grimm. He is survived by his loving wife, Gladys L. (Nagy) Grimm; his devoted children, Wendy L. Grimm, Dr. David R. Grimm, Christina M. Rowe (James), Pastor Robert W. Grimm (Christina) and Suzanne M. Kramer (Jason); 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Grimm (Nancy) and Thomas Grimm (Julia); and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Additional viewing will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of his funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Center Bethel Church of God, Alverton, with Pastor Lee Kline and Pastor Keith Solomon co-officiating. Interment will follow in Alverton Cemetery with military honors bestowed by the Scottdale-Everson Honor Guard. Marion Lodge 562 F and AM will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Center Bethel Church of God, P.O. Box 114, Alverton, PA 15612. To share a message of condolence, please visit www.gjfuneral.com.
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Hennon, Florence E. 95

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1919-08-15
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Florence E. Hennon, 95, of Greensburg, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Friday, April 24, 2015. She was born Aug. 15, 1919, to the late Raymond E. and Florence I. (Mandale) Charlier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy W. Hennon, in 1973; and two sisters, Drina Browett and Margaret Burns. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra R. "Sandie" Murnyack (Alex); son, Gary W. Hennon (Denise); seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Alpha Ministries and had been a secretary for Full Gospel Church until her retirement at the age of 80. Previous to that she had been a secretary at Maplewood Presbyterian Church for many years. Her life can be celebrated in the words of a note written by her granddaughter, Melissa Robinson: "Grandma, Thank you for being a good and faithful servant, by living a life of prayer, you have built up an incomparable inheritance for your family, your children, grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. The highest inheritance that can ever be passed down to family is the knowledge of God. Thanks to you grandma, our lives will be spiritually blessed for generations to come. We Love You! Goodbye for now until we see you again in Glory!" Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Additional viewing will be held from noon Tuesday until the hour of service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. James Lyons officiating. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alpha Ministries Inc., P.O. Box 1706, Greensburg, PA 15601. For online condolences and further information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com.
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Hochstine, William L. 77

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1937-09-22
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • William Lee "Bill" Hochstine, 77, of Greensburg, died Friday, April 24, 2015. He was born Sept. 22, 1937, in New Kensington, a son of the late Eleanor Ruth Stone and Henry Fulton Hochstine. He was a member of the Air Force and was retired from Hochstine and Guinan Associates. He attended Murrysville Alliance Church, was a member of the Westmoreland Obedience and Training Center, the Greensburg Art Center and the Vandergrift Sportsman Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Kris Anderson; and a brother, Richard Hochstine. Bill is survived by his wife, Betsy Ferguson Hochstine; three children, Leayn (Al) Hochstine, of White Oak, Jill Marie (David) Minnick, of White Oak, and Daniel C. Hochstine, of New York, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Jennifer McCune, Matt and Amy Anderson, Faythe Potersnak and Nicole Minnick; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, with Pastor Susan Beth Hans and Pastor Dan Lawrence co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Comfort Dogs Ministry, c/o Lutheran Church Ministries, 333 W. Lake St., Addison, IL 60101. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Johnson, Carl E. 81

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1934-01-04
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Carl Emil Johnson, 81, of Ligonier, formerly of Derry, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, in the Greensburg Care Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1934, in Ligonier, a son of the late Carl E. and Jennie Jones Johnson. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by the Carpenters Union No. 165 of Pittsburgh. He had served in the Army during post-war years. He was a member of the FOE No. 01188 in Latrobe, Kingston Vets and Sportsmen's Club and the American Legion No. 267 in Ligonier. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, Kenneth, Howard and Archie Johnson; and a sister, Theresa Gray. Carl is survived by four children, Kristin (Michael) McCormick, of Alexandria, Va., Robert (Kim) Johnson, of Ligonier, Larrs (Wendy) Johnson, of Weirton, W.Va., and Nelson (Lori) Johnson, of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marion Sortina, of Newport News, Va., Betty Huch, of Gibsonia, and Nancy Weimer, of Latrobe; and a brother, Jack Johnson, of Florida. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where Carl's life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Dr. J. Paul McCracken officiating. Interment will be in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook or to send a condolence to the family, please visit: www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Kader, Richard L. 75

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1939-09-23
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Richard L. Kader, 75, of Latrobe, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, at his residence. He was born Sept. 23, 1939, in Latrobe, a son of the late Stella Volek. Richard was a devout Catholic. He participated with the ARC of Westmoreland Program, was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan, enjoyed going out to eat and always had a smile on his face. Richard is survived by his sister, Rose M. Shrum, of Bradenville; and a nephew, David A. Shrum. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral liturgy will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, officiating. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to ARC of Westmoreland. To sign our online guest book, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
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Koring, Aaron J. 19

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1995-11-05
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Aaron James Koring, 19, of Greensburg, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, as a result of a vehicle accident. He was born Nov. 5, 1995, the son of Ken and Christy (Peters) Koring. He was a senior at Hempfield Area High School. He enjoyed BMX riding with his friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Earl and Nancy Koring; and maternal grandparents, Jim and Dorothy Peters. In addition to his parents, he is survived by sisters, Katrina Dixon, of Latrobe, and Caila Koring, of Greensburg; two nephews, Brady and Tyler; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Lindner, Wesley L. 85

  • Mount Pleasant
  • Born: 1929-12-17
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Wesley L. "Wes" Lindner, 85, of Mt. Pleasant, passed from this earth to his heavenly home Saturday, April 25, 2015, in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late George and Anna Meyers Lindner. Wes was a 42-year member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Scottdale, and a graduate of Brentwood High School. Wes and his wife, Rose, lived and raised their children in West Mifflin until moving to Mt. Pleasant in 1973.He was employed by Sears for 42 years and managed Sears Auto Centers in West Mifflin and Greensburg. Following his retirement in 1988, Wes returned to college to earn degrees at Westmoreland County Community College in business management and legal assisting. Wes was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and his memories will forever remain in the hearts of those he loved. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Rose Marie Waterman Lindner, whom he married, June 17, 1950; his children, Wesley G. (Cheryl), Richard H. (Rebecca), Larry W. (Audrey), and Suzanne C. Frund (Mark); six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Greer (Ruth). Wes' family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where his funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with his Pastor, the Rev. Daniel Clark, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul's Cemetery, Baldwin. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 600 Mulberry St., Scottdale, in Wes' memory. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences, send flowers or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Pacelli, Albert A. 88

  • Formerly of Jeannette
  • Born: 1927-04-23
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Albert A. Pacelli, of Azusa, Calif., formerly of Jeannette, was called to his heavenly home on his 88th birthday, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Albert was born April 23, 1927, in Jeannette, a son of the late Philip and Mary Pacelli. God never made a friendlier or a more generous man. He was Roman Catholic by faith. Al was a graduate of Jeannette High School's Class of 1945. Al was a self-employed carpenter. In 1953, he and his wife, Margaret "Peg" (Maturo) Pacelli, and son, Phil, moved to California. They settled in Azusa, 20 miles east of Los Angeles. Al secured a position with Pacific Outdoor Advertising and quickly rose to an executive position and spent his entire career with the firm. Following retirement, he and his son, Michael, founded the A.M.P. Trees Service Corp. In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; and his two sisters, Carmella Zellers and Gloria Marion. His survivors include his four children; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph J. Pacelli (Dolores), of Jeannette; three nephews, William and David Marion, of Greensburg, and Robert Marion, of Jeannette; plus numerous relatives and friends from the Jeannette area. The OAKDALE MEMORIAL PARK AND MORTUARY of Glendora, Calif., is handling arrangements. Local information provided by JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., Trafford. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Ray, Nelsie 90

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1924-08-28
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Nelsie (Hardway) Evans Ray, 90, of West Newton, died Saturday, April 25, 2015. She was born Aug. 28, 1924, in Rosedale, W.Va., a daughter of the late Criss and Flossie (VanBuren) Hardway. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Kroger's grocery store. Nelsie was a life member of Westmoreland Yough Trail Council and a member of United Food and Commercial Workers and AARP. She attended the West Newton Senior Center, loved to cook, fish, and play cards and bingo, and had many good times at camp. Surviving are her loving husband, Alfred A. Ray; a son, David B. Evans and wife, Irma, of Smithton; three grandchildren, Darin B. Evans and wife, Paula, of Conyers, Ga., Douglas B. Evans and wife, Diana, of Bedford, and Shannon R. Walko and husband, Mike, of Concord, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Derek and Alfred Evans, Dallas B. Evans, of Bath, Maine, Dylan B. Evans, of Bedford, and Carly Noelle Walko; two brothers, Paul Hardway, of West Newton, and Delbert Hardway, of Fairmont, W.Va.; two sisters, Nina Nichols and Lois Fleming, both of Fairmont, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Texie Vuckovich; and a brother, Hobert Hardway. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Ricci, Janet M. 69

  • Rillton
  • Born: 1946-04-08
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Janet M. Beardsley Ricci, 69, of Rillton, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Born April 8, 1946, in Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late Ephraim and Mary Aujay Beardsley. She was a retired customer service representative from Elliott Co., in Jeannette, where she had worked for 40 years. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Ricci, in 2013; and her daughter, Dana Lynn, in 2012. She is survived by her sisters, Carolyn Mears and husband, Blaine, of Uniontown, and Linda Boltin and husband, Jerry, of Downers Grove, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are private at Janet's request. The P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets, New Alexandria, is in charge of arrangements. www.newhousefuneralhome.com.
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Show, Helen M. 95

  • Jeannette , Formerly of Harrison City
  • Born: 1920-03-11
  • Died: 2015-04-27
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Helen M. Show, 95, of Jeannette, formerly of Harrison City, died Monday, April 27, 2015, in the Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She was born March 11, 1920, in Mt. Pleasant, to the late Alvin and Anna (Emery) Overly. Helen was an avid bingo player. She was a member of Jeannette American Legion, where she volunteered for many years, and was also a member of Jeannette Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Helen is survived by her five children, James Show Jr., Donna (Paul) Orange, Ellen (Neil) Kush, Marlene (Dan) Rogers and Cindy (Dean) Loughner; 12 grandchildren, Neil (Kim) Kush Jr., Kellie (Tom) Pedder, Bonnie (Scott) Corey, Rob (Kris) Kush, Beth Rubright, Connie (Jason) Baughman, Heather (Jay) Blassingame, Belinda (Doug) Good, Deanne (Kamal) Benlahrir, Jimmy Show, Dean-o (Erin) Loughner and Kerrie Show; 26 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James F. Show Sr.; brothers, Joe, Frank and Jim Overly; and sisters, Patty Curry and Emma Jean Overly. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, with Pastor Robert Ross Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Sphon, Robert L. 82

  • Whitney
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Robert Lee Sphon, 82, of Whitney, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 25, 2015. There will be no funeral home visitation. All are welcome to a memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in the Latrobe First Church of God, 616 Princeton St., Latrobe, PA 15650, with Pastor Michael Bobula officiating. Arrangements by HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME in Latrobe. Complete obituary information, online guestbook and condolences can be found at www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.
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Steiner, William R. 91

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1923-08-29
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • William R. "Bill" Steiner, 91, of Scottdale, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Bill was born August 29, 1923, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Ludwig "Dutch" and Dora (Schurer) Steiner. He married the former Genevieve D. Lebe on Aug. 12, 1954. Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was proprietor of the former Steiner's Roller Skating Rink in Scottdale for 40 years and co-owner of Huntingdon Lanes in Mt. Pleasant for 15 years. Bill was a member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Church in Scottdale and the Scottdale American Legion. A veteran of World War II, he served as a Private First Class in the Army from 1943-46 and was awarded the bronze star. Bill loved traveling, roller skating and taking care of kids! Bill will be sadly missed by his loving family; his wife of 60 years, Genevieve D. (Lebe) Steiner; his two children, Barbara Lynn and her husband, David, of Myersville, Md., and Gary Steiner, of Richmond, Va.; his two grandchildren, Liza Caton and her husband, Steve, and David Lynn IV; his four great-grandchildren, Daniel, Anthony, Addison and Parker Caton; and his two nieces. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Steiner. 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 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Keith Solomon, officiating. The Scottdale-Everson Honor Guard will bestow final military honors following the service. Final resting place will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Bullskin Township. Love Lasts Forever!
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Zera, Sandra R. 74

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1941-03-14
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Sandra Rose (Montalbano) Zera, 74, of Irwin, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at her home. She was born March 14, 1941, in Braddock, a daughter of the late John and Rose Novara Montalbano. She is survived by her beloved husband, Kenneth Zera; two sons, Kenneth J. and his wife, Kimberly, and Sean Zera; a daughter, Sandra Johnston and her husband, Mike; two brothers, Carl and John Montalbano; two sisters, Carmela Curry and Rose Anne Needham; three grandchildren, Justin, Kenny and Chelsea; and a great-grandchild, Dominic DeFelice. She was the godmother of Dennis Del. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Father Len Stoviak officiating. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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