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Allegheny County

Federoff, Phillip 77

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Phillip Federoff, 77, of Penn Hills, died Friday, July 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Donna; loving father of Laurie (Clifford) Tell and Paul (Judi) Federoff; brother of Priscilla, Harriet and Harry; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Phillip was a Navy veteran. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Plum Creek Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Sipe, Mary D. 90

  • North Versailles , Formerly of Penn Hills
  • Born: 1924-07-14
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Forgie-Snyder, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Mary Dorothy (Sheaffer) Sipe, 90, of North Versailles (formerly of Penn Hills), passed Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was born July 14, 1924, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Harry Dewitt and Catherine Henrietta (Hergenroeder) Sheaffer. She was a salesperson and manger for Tupperware sales and sold Avon products, loved to crochet and had a booth named "Dorothy's Creations" at the indoor flea market in North Versailles. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of more than 39 years, James Paul Sipe Jr.; brother, Harry D. Sheaffer; and sister, Catherine Hipple. She is survived by her children, James P. (Barbara) Sipe III, of Wilmington, Del., Nancy Lynne (Robert) Hags, of Pittsburgh, Janice Ann (Joseph) Bodnar, of Pittsburgh, and Pamela Jean (Dominic) Pasqualino, of Latrobe; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Delores Schmidt, of Palm Desert, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the FORGIE SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083, where everyone will gather for a funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dennis Gill officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Penn Hills.
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Westmoreland County

Brehun, Paul P. 80

  • Unity Township
  • Born: 1934-06-28
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Paul P. Brehun, 80, of Unity Township, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home. He was born June 28, 1934, in Unity Township, a son of the late Michael Sr. and Anna (Soltis) Brehun. Prior to retirement, he worked for Latrobe Construction. Paul served with the Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Trauger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Grace (Schrack) Brehun; three brothers, John M., Harry Joseph and Mike Brehun; and two brothers-in-law, Thomas Homulka and John Lezo. He is survived by his daughter, Donna E. Behrenberg and husband, John, of New Alexandria; his son, Paul A. Brehun and companion, Lydia, of Ohio; five grandchildren, Evelyn, Johnny, Mikey, Danielle and Austin; two sisters, Mary Lezo, of Whitney, and Helen Homulka, of Mammoth; two sisters-in-law, Ida Brehun, of Unity Township, and Grace Brehun, of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity, where a funeral liturgy will be held at noon Wednesday with the Rev. Paul-Alexander Shutt, OSB, as celebrant. http://www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Charlesworth, Helen M. 95

  • Formerly of Latrobe
  • Born: 1919-06-04
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Hartman-Graziano, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Helen Marie (Altman) Charlesworth, 95, formerly of Latrobe, passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, July 25, 2014, in St. Anne's Home, Greensburg, in the presence of her brother and sister-in-law, David and Nancy Charlesworth, of Greensburg. She was born June 4, 1919, in Youngwood, a daughter of the late John Clark Altman and Blanche Estella (Errett) Altman. Helen graduated from Youngwood High School in 1938 and the Greensburg School of Business. She worked in Pittsburgh for West Penn Power until she married her late husband, John R. Charlesworth Sr., on Oct. 3, 1942, in St. Luke Lutheran Church, Youngwood. After residing in Greensburg and starting their family, Helen and John built their own home in 1950 on Woodlawn Drive in Latrobe. Helen was a homemaker, raised two sons, enjoyed a circle of friends in their close knit Lawson Heights community and was a member of the Latrobe United Methodist Church. In addition to her brother and sister-in-law, David and Nancy Charlesworth, of Greensburg, she is survived by two sons, Dr. John R. Charlesworth Jr., of Mableton, Ga., and Dennis W. Charlesworth and his wife, Janice, of Montgomery, Ala.; two grandchildren, Erica L. LaPointe and her husband, Justin, of Iowa, La., and Bradley S. Charlesworth and his fiance, Kimberly Valvis, of New Orleans, La.; her sister, Janet Poole, of Williamsport; two step-grandchildren, Jordan and Morgan LaPointe; her niece, Tracy Rectenwald, her husband, James and their children, Dr. James, Danielle, and Dylan Rectenwald; nephew, David Charlesworth, his wife, Cynthia, and their children, Ethan, Mariah and Zachary Charlesworth; nephew, Richard Poole; and nieces, Barbara Files and Diane Poole. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with her pastor, the Rev. Thomas M. Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Latrobe United Methodist Church, 440 Main St., Latrobe, PA 15650, or to a charity of one's choice. Online guestbook and condolences can be found at http://www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.
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Chiarelli, Frank V. 59

  • Arnold
  • Born: 1954-11-18
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Frank V. Chiarelli, 59, of Arnold, died Friday, July 25, 2014, in his home. He was born Nov. 18, 1954, in New Kensington, to the late Frank and Lena Autore Chiarelli, and had been a life resident of the local area. He retired in 2010 as a disability claims adjudicator for the Bureau of Disability Determination, Greensburg. Frank was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Navy as a petty officer third class as a chef. He was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church and Spartaco Club in New Kensington, and a graduate of Valley High School, the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in political science and the Culinary Institute of New York. He enjoyed cooking, the opera and theater. He is survived by his brother, Charles G. Chiarelli (Sue Hutchinson); nephews, Michael, Derek and Charles Chiarelli; cousins, Merlina Borgo and Maria Zilinski; and significant other, Nancy Seanor. 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 RUSIEWICZ OF ARNOLD FUNERAL HOME, 1400 Fifth Ave., Arnold, PA 15068, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be private. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Dow, Denise M. 51

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1962-12-04
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Denise M. Dow, 51, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born Dec. 4, 1962, in Braddock, a daughter of Paul Dow and the late Dorothy Mazik Dow. Denise was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. She was a 1980 graduate of Norwin Senior High School. She was formerly employed by Tri-Anim as a customer service representative. Denise was a volunteer for many years with the Connellsville Softball League. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert. She is survived by her father, Paul (wife Linda); one sister, Cheryl DiBiase (husband Bob); five brothers, Paul, Michael (wife Linda), Jim (wife Mary Lou), Danny (wife Leaanne) and B.J. Dow; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church with Father Len Stoviak officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Fatur, Edward F. 79

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1934-10-16
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Edward F. Fatur, 79, of Delmont, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville, with his loving and devoted family by his side. Born Oct. 16, 1934, in Delmont, he was a son of the late Anthony and Cecelia (Hribar) Fatur. For many years, Ed and his brothers owned and operated Fatur's Foodland in Delmont. He was an Army veteran and a longtime member of St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church, Delmont. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his beloved wife, LaRue (Murphy) Fatur; brother, Charles Fatur; and sister-in-law, Rhoma Fatur. Surviving are his daughters, Lisa (Barrie) Rohrbacher, of Greensburg, and Tracy (Bill) Barnes, of Delmont; brothers, Paul Fatur and Roy (Carol) Fatur, all of Greensburg; sister-in-law, Ann Fatur, of Delmont; grandchildren, Nicole (Jim) Garris and Jonathan Rohrbacher; great-grandson, Gavin Garris; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. Ed's funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church, 497 Athena Drive, Delmont, with Father Joseph Bonafed as celebrant. Everyone please meet at the church. Chapel committal and entombment with full military honors accorded by VFW Post 33 Honor Guard, Greensburg, will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that contributions in Ed's memory be made to Delmont Meals on Wheels, 301 East Pittsburgh St., Delmont, PA 15626; or to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Please write "Ed Fatur" on check memo line. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit http://www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Lisbon, Grace P. 80

  • Mammoth
  • Born: 1933-12-17
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Grace P. Lisbon, 80, of Mammoth, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Mountain View Specialty Care, Unity Township. She was born Dec. 17, 1933, in Mammoth, a daughter of the late Jacob L. and Effie (Fry) Peffer. Prior to retirement, Grace was a longtime employee at Electro-Glass Products, originally in Mammoth, and helped transition to its current location in Norvelt. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trauger, and was a member and longtime officer of the Kecksburg VFD Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Lisbon; five brothers, Nevin L., W. Earl, Vernon W. and Jacob E. Peffer and Lloyd E. McClellan; and five sisters, Dorothea O. Peffer, Jean Schultz, E. Ruth Peffer, Donna Kowatch and Alice A. Bronson. She is survived by her son, Joseph N. Lisbon, of Mammoth; two daughters, Colleen G. Tuk and husband, Douglas, of Latrobe, and Sandra R. Raygor and husband, James Jr., of Dawson; two grandchildren, Timothy R. Lisbon and wife, Amanda, and Kayla R. Baker; two great-grandchildren, Laura Ann and John Henry Lisbon; three step-grandsons, James, Brennan and Conner Raygor; a sister,Thelma Andrews, of Brinkerton; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trauger, with Avis Specht, L.M., officiating. Please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in St. Paul Reformed Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, is in charge of arrangements. http://www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Oesterlin, Fadra 76

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1937-10-04
  • Died: 2014-07-16
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Fadra Allshouse Oesterlin, 76, of Ligonier, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Redstone Highlands of Greensburg. She was born Oct. 4, 1937, in Greensburg, daughter of the late Merion and Tressie Harrold Allshouse. Fadra was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ligonier, its choir, and the Lutheran Church Women. She was a Red Cross Emergency Volunteer and a member of the following organizations; Thiel College Alumni Choir, Ligonier Hose Company No. 1 Auxiliary, Baltzer-Meyer Historical Society, Dorcas Class, Ligonier PTO club, Sigma Kappa Sorority, Sweet Adelines, Westmoreland Choral Society, Willing workers and the Hollow Tree Players. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. William Oesterlin. Surviving are three children, Lori Georgeff, of Ligonier, Mark Oesterlin and his wife, Tina Bilott, of North Huntingdon, and Judy Miller and her husband, Frank, of Greensburg; five grandchildren, Shawn and Phillip Rose, Marissa and Laura Miller and Jesse Lopata; and one great-granddaughter, Lily Hummel. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ligonier. Entrusted with the arrangements is the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. For online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Pezze, Mary E. 77

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1936-12-10
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Mary E. Kober Pezze, 77, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at home. She was born Dec. 10, 1936, in Greensburg, daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Curry Kober. Mary was at one time employed as a secretary for Irwin Builders Supply of Irwin. Prior to retirement, she was a selling specialist for Hornes Department Store of Monroeville. In 1954, Mary was crowned Queen of Irwin. She was a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of America, was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish of Irwin and was very active with the American Diabetes Association of Pittsburgh. She enjoyed the symphony and gardening. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Marlene Paulson; and a brother, Eugene Kober. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, John I. Pezze; two children, a son, John E. Pezze, of North Irwin, and a daughter, Lisa M. Pezze of North Huntingdon; four grandchildren, John V. Pezze, Joel I. Pezze, Jason E. Pezze and Erin K. Pezze. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial, which will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Parish. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. For online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Rice, Anna M. 84

  • Kingston
  • Born: 1930-07-04
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Merlin, Derry | Get Directions
  • Anna Mae (Piper) Gunter Rice, 84, of Kingston, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian. She was born July 4, 1930, in Ligonier, a daughter of the late Wilson and Carrie (Musnug) Piper. Anna worked at GC Murphy's 5 and 10 in Latrobe. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Youngstown. She loved her family and friends. Besides her birth parents, Anna was preceded in death by William Burkhart and Edna Piper, who raised her; first husband, John E. Gunter; second husband, Hubert H. Rice; one son, Donald E. Gunter; one sister, Jenny Griffin; and one brother, Ralph Piper. Anna is survived by her nine children, Clifford W. Gunter, of Kingston, Barbara A. Sampson and husband, John, of Derry, Donna D. Johnston and husband, Edward, of Springboro, Rose M. Gunter, of Greensburg, Regina M. Rawls and husband, Jeffrey, of Seger, Kenneth A. Gunter, of Kingston, Nancy J. Gunter, of Latrobe, Terry L. Gunter, of Kingston, and Kevin L. Gunter, of Kingston; one daughter-in-law, Beth Gunter, of Derry; six brothers and sisters, Emma Wright, of Mt. Pleasant, Welty Piper, of Latrobe, Mildred Ritenour, of Latrobe, Victor Burkhart and wife, Doris, of Millwood, Donald Burkhart and wife, Viola, of Latrobe, and Ruth Wilford, of Blairsville; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends for Anna's life celebration from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the MATTHEW X. MERLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 529 N. Chestnut St., Derry. A funeral service will be held for Anna at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. David P. von Schlichten officiating. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery, Youngstown.
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Ross, Louise M. 89

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1925-04-22
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Louise Mae Spisso Ross, 89, of Scottdale, died Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, in Jo Ella's Personal Care Home, Scottdale, while being comforted by her loving family. She was born April 22, 1925, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Frank E. and Raphilia Gioia Spisso. She had been a life member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Scottdale. Affectionately, she was known by many and the students of Southmoreland School District, as "Grandma Ross" where she worked as a cafeteria aide for 15 years. She was also a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, filling orders for Daffodils Days for 25 years as well as volunteering for the American Heart Association for four years. Grandma Ross volunteered much of her time for 13 years, preparing Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate, with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Headquarters Headquarters Co., 110th Infantry Battalion, of Scottdale and Mt. Pleasant. She was also involved with the Friends of the Scottdale Public Library and for a number of years was an active volunteer with the Scottdale Fall Festival and the Teen Council for the Community. Louise's memories will forever remain in the hearts of her loving family: her daughter and son-in-law, Toni Sultzer and husband, Richard, of Mt. Pleasant; her granddaughter, Marcy Lynne Miller and husband, Joseph; and her great-granddaughter, Emily Anne Miller, both of Pittsburgh; also a number of nieces and nephews, especially her special nephew and niece, Col. Albert DeSantis and wife, Nancy, of Woodbridge, Va., and Patricia Mason and husband, Tex, of Mt. Pleasant; and a special friend, Linda Chandler, of Bethel Park. In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony C. Ross (June 18, 1975); three brothers, Arnold R., Frank E. and John Spisso (2012); two sisters, Antionetta Ross (April 26, 2003) and Bernadine DeSantis (Sept. 19, 2007). Louise's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where her funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Robert Bixel, of the Pennsville Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. Louise's family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to Jo Ella's Personal Care Home, Scottdale, and their staff for the wonderful care Louise received. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to the Scottdale Library in Memory of Louise Ross.
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Swartz, F. Lillian 78

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1935-09-25
  • Died: 2014-07-25
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • F. Lillian Swartz, 78, of Jeannette, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 25, 1935, in Forest City, to the late Louis and Rose Sekuta. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Rose Bilott; and sister-in-law, Arlene Sekuta. She was a member of Word of Life Ministries in Greensburg. She was an accomplished seamstress and worked at Dante Fashions prior to her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, making crafts and gardening. Lillian is survived by her son, R. Darin and wife, Amy, of The Woodlands, Texas; her daughter, Deborah Lucci and husband, Joseph, of Greensburg; and her son, David, of New Alexandria; brother, John Sekuta, of Greensburg; and former husband, Theodore R. and wife, Nancy. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Karina Alexander and husband, Frank, Marc and Isabella Lucci and Matthew and Amanda Swartz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday July 27, 2014, in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, in the funeral home. A service will be held at 12 noon Monday, in Word of Life Ministries, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Anne Home in Greensburg; or to the American Cancer Society. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Yelich, Stephen M. 78

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1936-02-24
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Stephen M. "Steve" Yelich, 78, of West Newton, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Hutchinson, son of the late Marko and Mary (Tressa) Yelich. Steve was a member of St. Edward Church in Herminie. He was an avid sports fan. Spending time with his family and grandson, Ryan, was always a priority. He was the most loving, caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Nicholas and Robert Yelich. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Dolores Vargo Yelich, of West Newton; his son, Stephen Yelich, of Tampa, Fla.; and his daughter, Stacey Yelich, of Herminie; his beloved grandson, Ryan Droske; two sisters, Catherine "Kay" Thompson, of Hutchinson, Patricia "Tisha" Heller and her husband, Jack, of West Newton; and numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, 724-446-7251. a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Edward Church, Herminie, with Father John J. Harrold as celebrant. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to St. Edward Church, 120 St. Edward Lane, Herminie, PA 15637, in memory of Steve.
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Fayette County

Bradley, Terry L. 75

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1938-12-26
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Terry Lee Bradley, 75, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 26, 2014, at home. He was born Dec. 26, 1938, in Connellsville, a son of the late Harry E. and Sara (Martin) Bradley. Terry was a graduate of Connellsville High School Class of 1956 and was an Air Force veteran. He began his career as a printer by working with Williamhouse for several years. Later, he worked for Little Printing in Uniontown until becoming part owner of Bethlen Printing, Ligonier, where he retired after 20 years of service. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Roseann (Snyder) Bradley; two daughters, Carol Ann and Mary Kay Bradley; a son, Robert Lee Bradley; sister, Geraldine Prinkey; brother, Robert Bradley, all of Connellsville; and also many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of his funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.
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Somerset County

Pletcher, Imojean 91

  • Scullton
  • Born: 1923-02-28
  • Died: 2014-07-26
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Somerset | Get Directions
  • Imojean Pletcher, 91, of Scullton, passed Saturday, July 26, 2014, at The Patriot. Born Feb. 28, 1923, in Indian Head, she is a daughter of the late Richard and Capitola (King) Ansell. She is also preceded in death by her son, Gordon Pletcher; granddaughter, Suzzane Marie Pletcher; an infant brother; brother, Donald Ansell; and sister, Sara Kreger. Imojean is survived by her husband of 66 years, Roy Pletcher; children, Donna Cottle and husband, Tom, of Somerset, Carl Pletcher and wife, Donna, of Spring Hill, Fla., David Pletcher and wife, Robin, of Scullton, Terry Pletcher and wife, Meg, of Scullton, Richard Pletcher, of Atlanta, Ga., Lorraine Bradley and husband, Michael, of King's Mountain, Dewayne Pletcher, of Columbia, S.C., Daniel Pletcher and wife, Darlene, of Orlando, Fla., and Dale Pletcher and wife, Melinda, of Ligonier; grandchildren, Kelly Jean Hajel, Bracken Putman, Stephanie Pletcher, Kassandra Pletcher, Katie Jean Pletcher, Jennifer Stevanus, Chad Pletcher, Michael Bradley, Monika Jean Bradley, Mollie Bradley, Ashley Pletcher and Samantha Pletcher; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Mardelle Snyder, of Kingwood. Imojean was a lifelong member of the Scullton Christian and Missionary Alliance Church where she was a past Sunday School teacher. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading and gardening. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Somerset. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Scullton Christian and Missionary Alliance Church with one hour of visitation prior to the service with Pastor Boyd Race officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Scullton Christian and Missionary Alliance Church at Scullton Road, Rockwood, PA 15557. To leave a condolence, please visit http://www.millerfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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