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Allegheny County

Trenga, Estelle 95

  • Formerly of Wilmerding
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Estelle (Godich) Trenga, 95, formerly of Wilmerding, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. She was a retired dispatcher for Wilmerding Borough, as well as a former election committeewoman, the longest standing member of the Wilmerding Women's Civic Club and a devoted member of St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church. She was a daughter of the late Mike and Mary (Verlinich) Godich; wife of the late Joseph A. Trenga; and mother of the late Maria B. Trenga. She was the last remaining sibling of her family and was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Mike Godich, Anna Winovich, Martha Traicheff, Nick Godich, Mildred Williams, George Godich, Betty Rothwell, Mitzi Rubino, Sam Godich, Mary Lorenz and Violet Simulia. She is survived by nieces and nephews and all who loved her. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332, where Pomen will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, officiated by the Very Rev. D.C. Malich. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
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Whalen, Marie M. 98

  • Pitcairn
  • Born: 1917-03-23
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Marie M. Flaherty Whalen, 98, of Pitcairn, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the Transition Care Center, North Huntingdon. She was born March 23, 1917, in Paintertown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie (Silvies) Flaherty. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin and its Golden Echoes. Marie was also a member of the Ladies Christian Benefit Association. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John L. "Jack" Whalen Sr.; two sons, Gary E. "Pete" Whalen and John L. "Leo" Whalen Jr.; sister, Martha Hunt; and brother, William Flaherty. Surviving are two children, Michael J. Whalen and wife, Sally, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Colleen M. Seibel and husband, Kurt, of Pitcairn; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Regina Frick, of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed 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 wishes to thank Transition HealthCare for their loving care they extended to Marie and especially Ashley for her loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 308 Second St., Irwin, PA 15642. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Westmoreland County

Arnold, William E. 75

  • Humphreys
  • Born: 1939-07-09
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • William E. Arnold, 75, of Humphreys, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born July 9, 1939, in Weltytown, a son of the late William L. and Zella M. (Welsh) Arnold. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Latrobe Steel Company for 42 years and was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trauger. Bill was a life member of Dryridge Volunteer Fire Department and member of the Westmoreland County Firemens Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Arnold; and a sister, Joyce DeVinney. Bill is survived by his wife, Phyllis M. (Danser) Arnold; loving father of William L. Arnold and companion, Kelly, of Derry, Pam Gumbita and husband, Kevin, Patti Colaianne and Lorrie Shepler, all of Latrobe; six grandchildren, Amanda Wolf and husband, Brandon, Blake Colaianne, Alexandra Gumbita, Olivia Gumbita, Shelby Arnold and Zachary Arnold; a great-grandson, Jaydon Arnold; three sisters, Carole Sivak and companion, Ron, of Carlisle, Beverly Selchan and husband, Don, of North Huntingdon, and Sandra Solo and husband, John, of Youngwood; brother-in-law, David DeVinney, of New Alexandria; and several nieces and nephews. Bill enjoyed his family and grandchildren and had a passion for restoring antique cars. His final days were spent with his family, his presence will be sadly missed and his love will be cherished by those he touched. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trauger, with the Rev. Dick Seigfried and the Rev. Nancy Mears co-officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Reformed Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. Bill's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Bethlen Home for the compassionate care given to him. www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Blasingame, James D. 61

  • Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1954-01-16
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • James Dale Blasingame, 61, of Fairmont, W.Va., formerly of Greensburg, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian. He was born Jan. 16, 1954, in Holdenville, Okla., a son of the late Frank and Bonnie Bell (Anderson) Blasingame. He recently had retired as a professional engineer for the natural gas industry. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Fairmont, W.Va. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lee (Setmire) Blasingame; two sons, Andrew Zachary Blasingame and his wife, Laura Swanson, of Washington, Pa., and Benjamin Nicholas Blasingame, of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Heather Marie Blasingame, of Morgantown, W.Va., and her fiance, Kevin Hanks; three brothers, Donald Blasingame and his wife, Frances, David Blasingame and his wife, Donna, and Lee Blasingame and his wife, Nancy, all of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A parting service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greensburg, with the Rev. Brian B. Chaffee officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Dominy, Jeffrey L. 56

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1958-11-22
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Jeffrey Lee Dominy, 56, of Trafford, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in UPMC East. He was born Nov. 22, 1958, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Charles D. and Eleanor E. (Dennison) Dominy and was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Dominy; and a sister, Jean Ellen Dominy. He was a former employee of Vantana USA, Delmont, and a member of F.O.E. Aerie 1671, Irwin, the Larimer Fireman's Club and the Polish Brotherhood of the White Eagle, Jeannette. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Lynn Cooper; sons, Jason William Cooper and Jesse Lee Dominy, both of Larimer; two grandchildren, Noah Joseph Michael Lekovich and Joclyn Eileen Alice Cooper; a brother, Carl (Charlotte) Dominy, of Penn; also nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Draghi, Kenneth V. 68

  • Hempfield Township
  • Born: 1946-10-31
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • Kenneth V. Draghi, 68, of Hempfield Township, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1946, in Export. Ken was a graduate of Franklin Regional High School, class of 1965, then attended Youngstown State University where he served four years of ROTC training before graduating with a degree in accounting. He served in the Army Reserve for six years before his honorable discharge as second lieutenant. He went on to become senior accountant for McNicholas Trucking Co., after which time he formed his own accounting firm know as Automated Data Systems. Ken was also a financial consultant for Cleveland Clinic and Robert Half Management Resources and served as knowledge manager/manager of Corporate Accounting for Developers Diversified Realty Co. before his retirement as financial controller for Zosana Pharmaceuticals Inc. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving siblings, Rosalie (Warren) Keough, of Export, John (Judy) Susich, of Harrison City, and Paul Susich, of Export; devoted uncle of Scott Keough, Justin Susich and Jennifer Dougherty; and was a beloved nephew of Lorraine Draghi. Kenny was the foundation of the Susich family and kept everyone together through good times and bad. Ken took a part of his sister, Rosalie, with him when he passed away, and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him and loved him. Visitation and services will be private. Military honors accorded by the Greensburg VFW Post No. 33 Honor Guard will take place in Grandview Cemetery, Export. To send online condolences or grief support, please visit www.wolfe-vongeis.com.
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Finnerty Sr., John J. 87

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1928-03-16
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • John J. Finnerty Sr., 87, of Scottdale, died Wednesday afternoon, May 27, 2015, in the comfort of his home, while being surrounded by his loving wife, Marcella, and his children. He was born March 16, 1928, in Scottdale, a son of the late John and Hilda Byrne Finnerty, who died Dec. 27, 1941, and Mar. 25, 1980, respectively. John was a devout Catholic and a faithful life member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. He was a retired molder, with Duraloy Blaw-Knox Corp., Scottdale, with 28 years of service. John was a proud veteran of the Army, serving during the Korean War from 1954 to 1956, with Co. B 110th T BN Headquarters Company attaining the rank of P.F.C. He was the recipient of the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. John enjoyed singing, loved to dance and enjoyed golfing in his spare time. He was a loving husband to his wife, Marcella, and a compassionate father, grandfather and brother to his family. John is gone from our lives forever, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him: his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Marcella Dowden Finnerty, whom he married May 1, 1970; his loving children, Donna Jean Hustek and husband, Joseph, of Scottdale, Linda Baker and husband, Thomas, of Vanderbilt, Charles R. Grindle and wife, Nancy, of Vanderbilt, Sally Santorella and husband, Eugene, of Mt. Pleasant, and Timothy Finnerty, of Everson; his eight grandchildren, Joseph and Brian Hustek, Crystal Miller and Thomas Baker, Bobby Grindle and Jill Mazur, and Erin and Eugene Santorella; his 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; his Yorkie companion, HOBO; and his sister and brother, Mimi Finnerty, of Scottdale, and James Finnerty, of New Castle. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his son, John J. Finnerty Jr. (July 3, 2004); his four sisters, Johanna Finnerty (Oct. 25, 2005), Cissy Dudley, Sister Hilda Marie Finnerty A.S.C. (January 2011) and Kitty Africa (2008). The family would like express their deep appreciation to Excela Home Care and Hospice and especially Laura, his nurse. Also Dr. Mark Williams and Mutual Aid Ambulance Service for the compassion and care they conveyed to John and his family during his illness. John's family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Prayers of Transfer will be held at 10a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by his funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. 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. The Ministry of Consolation will conduct a Wake Service at 1:45 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, online condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Gray, Virginia M. 90

  • Derry
  • Born: 1924-06-25
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Virginia M. "Gini" (Werner) Gray, 90, of Derry, died peacefully Friday, May 29, 2015, in the Loyalhanna Care Center. She was born June 25, 1924, in Derry, a daughter of the late Victor C. and Catherine Pearl Stein Werner. Gini was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Derry and the Altar Rosary Society. She had helped in the school cafeteria and had been very active in many other capacities throughout the years at St. Joseph's. Gini was a graduate of Derry Borough High School, a Navy World War II veteran, attended Latrobe Nursing School and received her nursing degree from California University. She was a retired nursing supervisor from Latrobe Area Hospital. She had volunteered for many years for the St. Vincent DePaul Society and store, was a past president of Derry Area Ambulance Service and had served on Derry Borough Council. She was one of the original members of the Derry Railroad Days committee. In addition to her parents, Gini was preceded in death by her first husband, John L. Paskovitch; three brothers, Thomas Glenn, Harold "Hug" and Richard S. Werner; two sisters, Rosemary Newingham and Elizabeth Letitia Love; and a daughter-in-law, Donna J. Paskovitch. Gini is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Donald S. Gray; two sons, Andrew J. Paskovitch (Carol), of Latrob,e and Patrick D. Gray, of Derry; one daughter, Tish Gray Tomlinson, of Derry; four grandchildren, Catherine A. Tomlinson, AFC Zachary A. Paskovitch, Carolyn V. Tomlinson and Dani L. Paskovitch; her canine friends, Winston, Rover, Riley and Bruster; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the MCCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen C. West as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Church Cemetery. The Altar Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. A combined military service will be conducted t 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with members from Derry and Latrobe VFW's and American Legion. Special thanks to Bev Crocker, Tracy Mains, Patti Lukon and the staff at Loyalhanna Care Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Hare, Cris C. 57

  • Adamsburg
  • Born: 1957-06-21
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Cris C. Hare, 57, of Adamsburg, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was a character! Cris was born June 21, 1957, in Greensburg, a son of the late Lawrence G. and Dorothy M. Spanogle Hare. He was an interior designer and the owner of Cristopher Design. Cris had lived in three major cities: Greensburg, Dallas, Texas, and San Jose, Calif., where he made truly amazing friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James T. Hare; and a sister, Sandra Hare. He is survived by his sister, Shelly (Tim) Jupena, of Adamsburg; and five nephews and a niece. The family wishes to thank Excela Hospice and a special thank you to Terry the registered nurse. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. For online condolences, visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Harrold, Linda R. 63

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1952-04-17
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Linda Rae Harrold, 63, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born April 17, 1952, in Greensburg, a daughter of Dorothy J. Weyandt Harrold and the late Lewis P. Harrold. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Greensburg. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a mortgage originator for Home Savings and Loan Co. and formerly Wells Fargo and Northwest Co. Linda enjoyed being outdoors and working on the family farm. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents and her aunt, Melva J. Smith. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy J. Harrold; a sister, Kathy J. Harrold; her aunt, Dolores Mathias, all of Greensburg; also numerous cousins. Linda's family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 North Main St., Greensburg, until the hour of service at 10 a.m., with Pastor Steve Craft officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. For online condolences and further information, please go to www.kepplegraft.com.
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Hlavsa, Ruth 90

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1924-07-21
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Ruth "Ruthie" (Oblak) Hlavsa, 90, of Trafford, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Juniper Springs, North Huntingdon. Ruth was born July 21, 1924, in Manor, a daughter of the late Thomas Oblak Sr. and Rose Raspet Oblak. Ruth was a very active member of Calvary United Church of Christ in Turtle Creek. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a wonderful homemaker. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Hlavsa in 2009; brothers, John, Charles, Robert and Thomas Oblak; and sisters, Elsie Bohm, Mildred Roskey and Mary Susa. Ruth is survived by her children, Thomas Charles Hlavsa and wife, Sharon "Sally" of Morgantown, W.Va., and Gary Lee Hlavsa, of Bel Air, Md.; her grandchildren, David, Matthew and Heather Hlavsa; and her siblings, Albert Oblak, Edward Oblak, Elizabeth Halich and Evelyn Melinsky. Family and friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 7th St. (State Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111, where service will be held at 11 a.m., with Pastor Donald Ludwig officiating. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or at www.alz.org.http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Hudec, Phyllis 79

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Phyllis Palanko Hudec, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, May 29, 2015. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A complete obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Greensburg Tribune-Review. www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Jack, Cuthbert A. 64

  • Born: 1950-08-17
  • Died: 2015-05-29
  • Funeral Home: St Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Father Cuthbert A. Jack, OSB, died Friday, May 29, 2015. A monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, he was born Aug. 17, 1950, in Butler. He was the oldest son of Eleanor C. (Wheeler) Jack, of Monroeville, and the late Claude E. Jack. He is survived by one brother, Thomas R. Jack, of Bethel Park, and his wife, Linda; a niece, Melinda; a nephew, Andrew; one uncle, several aunts and many cousins. Father Cuthbert was a 1969 graduate of Gateway Senior High School, Monroeville. Following high school, he attended St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh (1969 to 1971), taking classes at Duquesne University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1973. In 1980, he graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and then worked in Mercy's Burn Trauma Center as critical care nurse until he entered St. Vincent Archabbey in 1984. He made simple profession of monastic vows July 10, 1985 and solemn profession July 11, 1989. At St. Vincent Seminary, he earned both the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees. He was ordained to the diaconate in July of 1989 and served his deacon internship at St. Maurice Parish in Forest Hills in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He was ordained to the priesthood June 2, 1990 by Bishop Anthony G. Bosco of Greensburg in Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica. Father Cuthbert used his talents in a rich variety of ways. He worked as a carpenter, worked as a cook and waiter in restaurants, was a critical-care nurse in the burn unit at Mercy Hospital, all before entering the St. Vincent Monastic Community in 1984. After his seminary studies, Father Cuthbert undertook intense study of French at Middlebury College in Vermont and its graduate program in Paris. He taught French at St. Vincent College from 1993 until 2015. He maintained the wide interests of his younger days by baking bread for the monastic community, serving as liaison with food service, and assisting in the monastery infirmary at St. Vincent. From 1988 to 1990, Father Cuthbert also served as an Opportunity Program advisor and a dormitory moderator in Wimmer Hall at St. Vincent College. Since his student days at Duquesne University, Father Cuthbert was interested in the Byzantine Liturgy and maintained his interest after ordination in 1990. In 2000, he received bi-ritual faculties from the Vatican's Congregation for Eastern Churches to serve the faithful of the Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh and in 2002 he received the appointment to serve as pastor of St. Mary Holy Protection Byzantine Church in Homer City. He also served for a time as the administrator of St. Anne Byzantine Catholic Church in Clymer. Funeral services for Father Cuthbert will begin with viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015, at St. Mary Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer City, followed by a wake service (Parastas) at 7 p.m. in the church. The Byzantine Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by Archbishop William Skurla, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015 at St. Mary Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church. The body of Father Cuthbert will be transferred to the Elizabeth J. Roderick Center at St. Vincent Archabbey, following the Byzantine Divine Liturgy, for viewing from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2015, with a wake service at 7:15 p.m. held in the Archabbey Basilica. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in the Archabbey Basilica, by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, OSB, followed by the Rite of Committal at the Mary, Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel at St. Vincent Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Health and Welfare Fund, St. Vincent Archabbey, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650.
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Johnson, Ellamae 89

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1926-04-01
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Ellamae Johnson, 89, of Youngwood, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was born Thursday, April 1, 1926, in Mt. Pleasant, daughter of the late Laurence and Ima B. (Morgan) Fidler. She was a member of St Paul's United Methodist Church. She retired from Westinghouse in Youngwood. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest M. Johnson, in 1994; her daughter, Pamela Sue Johnson, in 1990; and her sister, Helen Hartzell. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, in St. Paul United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Beverly Gross, officiating. Arrangements are by the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Contributions may be made to the St Paul's United Methodist Church, Youngwood.
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Martelli, Frank L. 77

  • Lloydsville
  • Born: 1938-03-24
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Frank L. Martelli, 77, longtime resident of Lloydsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 24, 1938, in Latrobe, a son of the late John L. Martelli and Margaret T. (Urdzik) Martelli. Frank was a devout Catholic who loved his religion and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe. A Vietnam era veteran, he served with the Military Police for the Army. Prior to his retirement, he was a hardworking machinist for Latrobe Die Casting. For 55 years, he was an active member of the Lloydsville Fire Department and was a longtime member of the Lloydsville Sportsmen's Club. He loved his garden, hunting, fishing and his dogs, especially his faithful friend of 15 years, "Cubby." Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Maria Vaccare. Frank will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his very loving family: his wife of 54 years, Anna C. (Groba) Martelli; one son, Frank R. Martelli and his wife, Lisa L., of Latrobe; one daughter, Catherine A. Vaccare, of Latrobe; two grandchildren, Katherine N. Vaccare and James F. Vaccare; and two brothers, John J. Martelli, of Lloydsville, and Andrew P. Martelli, of Pipetown. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Members of the Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Military services will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home by the American Legion Post No. 515 and VFW Posts No. 3414 and No. 444. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe, with the Rev. Anthony Carbone as celebrant. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses and hospice staff at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital and Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital for their outstanding care and compassion. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
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Mikan, Patricia A. 80

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1935-02-21
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Patricia Ann "Pat" Mikan, 80, of Trafford, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the Golden Living Center, Murrysville. Pat was born Feb. 21, 1935, in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late William and Catherine (Gilkey) Peacock. Pat was a member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford. Pat met her husband, Tom, while working at Mine Safety Appliances in Wilkinsburg. Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She never missed any of her son's or grandson's football games. She also never missed a band, chorus or Tamburitzan concert for her children or grandchildren. She was involved with the Trafford Tamburitzans, designing and making costumes for their performances. Pat was preceded in death by her siblings, Catherine Haynes, Josephine Harmon, Theresa Fab, William, Steven and Joseph Peacock and Virginia Trainor. Pat is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Thomas B. "Tom" Mikan; her children, Lisa Dollman (Jeff), Thomas Mikan (Joyce), Bernadette Capets (Chris), William Mikan (Tammy), Theresa Lenker (Alec) and Joseph Mikan; her grandchildren, William and Katherine Hutchison, Jessy Lenker, Audrey Mikan and Kody Capets; her great-granddaughter, Keira Lynn Hutchison; and her sister, Carol Putney. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass for Pat at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave., Trafford, with Father David Nazimek as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the St. Regis Church Development Fund, 517 Homewood Ave., Trafford, PA 15085. The JOHN M.DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., Trafford, 412-372-3111. Trafford is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Mitrisin Sr., William S. 86

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1928-12-22
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • William S. "Bill" Mitrisin Sr., 86, of Scottdale, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, May 28, 2015, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Keith Weinman, of Mt. Pleasant, while being comforted by his loving children. He was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Everson, a son of the late Stephen and Theodosia (Doris) Nowicki Mitrisin. Bill was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Church, Scottdale, where he was a former member and officer in the Church Holy Name Society. He was a graduate of the former Scottdale Joint High School, Class of 1947, where he was an athlete, participating in the School's football and baseball teams. Bill was employed by Allied Mills, Everson, also known as Wayne Feeds and Continental Grain Co. After five years of service, Bill took a management position and worked through the ranks to become production manager. He retired after 33 years of service. Bill was a lifetime member of the Scottdale BPOE Elks of 777. His memory will forever remain in the hearts of his loving children: two sons, William "Bill" Mitrisin Jr. and wife, Mary Ann (Henry), of Everson, and Michael Mitrisin and wife, Natalie (Dzambo), of Scottdale; three daughters, Kathy Weinman and husband, Keith, with whom he resided, Marlene McCloy Wedge and husband, Ed, and Darlene Benish and husband, Samuel, all of Mt. Pleasant; his special friend and companion, Marjorie Joan Geer, of Scottdale; 12 grandchildren, Gary Barber, Steve Mitrisin, Jason and Joshua Weinman, Justin and Casey Mitrisin, Amy Absten, Ashley Pletcher, Sarah McCloy, Krista Stephens, Lindsay Ludwick and Molly Benish; 18 great-grandchildren; his sister, Loretta Sowinski, and brother, Marion Mitrisin, both of Scottdale; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill will once again be reunited with his wife, Kathleen (Wise) Mitrisin (Jan. 15, 1995); his two brothers, Steve Mitrisin (Feb. 24, 2000) and Victor Mitrisin (Nov. 26, 2011); and his son-in-law, Richard T. McCloy (April 30, 1992). Bill's family will greet friends from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where Prayers of Transfer will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Church, Scottdale, with his cousin, Arch Abbot Douglas Nowicki, and his pastor, the Rev. Andrew M. Kawecki, con-celebrating. Committal services and interment will follow in the parish cemetery. The Ministry of Consolation will conduct a parish wake service at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Bill's family would like to sincerely thank Amedisys Hospice Care for their love and compassion they conveyed to Bill and his family, especially Trista, Tiffany, Carol and Erin. They would also like to thank Dr. Rasheed for his professional care for Bill, throughout the years. To view online obituary, send condolences, flowers or obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Morriello, David 58

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1956-08-25
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • David Morriello, 58, of Greensburg, died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 25, 1956, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Pasquale and Stella (Jurich) Morriello. He was employed for OMNOVA in Jeannette. Surviving are his wife, Margaret "Peggy" (Payne) Morriello; brothers and sister, Tony Morriello and wife, Pat, of Tennessee, Bob "Jose" Morriello, of Florida, and Deb Morriello, of California; father and mother-in-law, Pete and Georgetta Payne; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 6:45 p.m. Monday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Animal Friends of Westmoreland, 216 Depot Road, Youngwood, PA 15697. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Walsh, Charles H. 78

  • Acme
  • Born: 1936-09-10
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Charles H. Walsh, 78, of Acme, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Born Sept. 10, 1936, he was a son of the late Robert and Minnie (Hainey) Walsh. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Pepsi-Cola in Kecksburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce P. Walsh; and son, Mark C. Walsh. He is survived by two sons, Drew A. Walsh and Dane "Robert" Walsh; a granddaughter, Crystal Gall; two great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Owen; a brother, James Walsh; and nieces and nephews. Mr. Walsh is in the care of the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, PA 15674. To leave online condolences, please see our website: hofferfuneralhome.com.
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Fayette County

Len, Dorothy R. 75

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1940-01-09
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Goldsboro-Fabry, Fairchance | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Rae Len, 75, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Always Care. She was born Jan. 9, 1940, a daughter of Howard and Freda Henry. Dorothy is survived by her three children, Kimberly Sue Postlethwait, Jennifer Maffit and Mary Lynn Bauccio. In honoring Dorothy's request, there will be no public visitation. A memorial gathering will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 317 Harrison Road in Jeannette. Professional funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the GOLDSBORO-FABRY FUNERAL HOME INC., 21 E. Church St., Fairchance.
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Reuter, Wilbert H. 94

  • Tennille, Ga. , Formerly of Penn Hills
  • Born: 1920-12-05
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Wilbert Henry Reuter, 94, of Tennille, Ga., formerly of Penn Hills, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, in an Augusta, Ga., hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Reuter was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Reuter was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Pittsburgh, son of the late August Reuter and Florence Lehrman Reuter. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Reuter worked for Mine Safety Appliance Company in Pittsburgh for 47 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Mulberry Presbyterian Church. Survivors are his wife of 70 years, Ruth Blattner Reuter, of Tennille, Ga.; a daughter, Lois Reuter Meeks and her husband, George, of Tennille, Ga.; two grandchildren, Robin Gray Stefurak, of Mobile, Ala., and John Paul Gray, of Bishop, Ga.; and three great-grandchildren, Lane Ruth Stefurak, Robert Gray Stefurak and Julianne Lily Gray. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will be private in the Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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