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Allegheny County

Stasik, Matthew C. 31

  • Carrick
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Matthew Charles Stasik, 31, of Carrick, died suddenly Wednesday, April 15, 2015. He was the husband of the late Trina (Pfister) Stasik; beloved son of Lynn (Odato) Stasik and stepson of Keith Cahill; loving dad of Mattalyn and Isaac Stasik; brother of Christine Stasik, Eddie Stasik and his twin brother, Luke Stasik; grandson of Charles S. Odato and the late Helen (Ackerman) Odato; nephew of Helen Booth and Charles J. Odato; and is also survived by nieces and a nephew. Family and friends will be received from 2 until the time of the service at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. (Please do not use Ice Plant Hill Exit). www.alfierifuneralhome.com.
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Westmoreland County

Butts, Patricia H. 86

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1928-07-18
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Patricia H. Butts, 86, of Ligonier, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born July 18, 1928, in Brownsville, a daughter of the late William and Pauline Kooser Hardy. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed as an educator and principal in Northern Virginia for more than 40 years. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the National Education Association. She will be remembered for having a beautifully gifted operatic voice. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Hardy Sprowls and Jacqueline Hardy. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years, Donald W. Butts; two nieces, Elizabeth (Richard) Gillmore and Barbara (Alan) Jenkins; and eight grand-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, at the J. PAUL MCCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 East Main St., Ligonier, where her life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, with her pastor, the Rev. Robert D. Cummings officiating. Interment will follow in the Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. To sign the online guestbook or to send a condolence to the family, please visit www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Caldwell, LaVerna J. 90

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1924-09-01
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • LaVerna J. Caldwell, 90, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at her home. She was born Sept. 1, 1924, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Wallace and Margaret (Reese) Caldwell. Prior to retirement, she had been a supervisor for Bell Telephone with 33 years of service. She was a member of St. Paul Parish, Greensburg, the Elks Lodge of Irwin and enjoyed golfing and going out to eat. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Josephine Thomas, Bernice Brosnahan and Virginia Benson; a brother, Clifford W. Caldwell; a nephew, Brian Caldwell; and her companion, Charles Flack. She is survived by two brothers, Richard Caldwell and Robert Caldwell, both of Greensburg; two nephews, Richard Caldwell Jr. (Sharon), of Greensburg, and John Brosnahan, of Irwin; three nieces, Diane Gindlesperger (Jeff), of Greensburg, Dolores Brosnahan, and Sherry Brosnahan, both of Irwin; great-nephews, Michael, Joshua and Mark Gindlesperger; and a great-niece, Rachel Caldwell. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral liturgy will begin at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Carpenter Jr., Edward D. 81

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1933-04-05
  • Died: 2014-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Edward Dwight Carpenter Jr., 81, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Litteton, Mass., passed away after a brief illness, one year ago today, April 19, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, with his devoted and beloved wife, Jil, at his bedside. Ed was the only child of the late Edward and Victoria (Kuczylowski) Carpenter Sr. He was born April 5, 1933, in Wheeling, W.Va., and raised in McMurray. He graduated from Peters Township High School where he played center on the football team. Ed enlisted in the Army during the Korean War and served in 821st Engineer Battalion. He went on to graduate from California State University and Boston University as an English major. Ed had a distinguished career in the Chelmsford High School in Massachusetts and was in charge of the English Book Closet and Honor Society advisor. His good friend and co-worker, Barry Hazzard, spearheaded a scholarship fund in Ed's name. Ed was a proud member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin. He attended Book Club and Tai Chi classes at Redstone Colonial Estates and was a member of the Penn's Woods Seniors. All who met Ed knew him to be a gentle, kind and generous gentleman and a wordsmith. His most frequently used word was thank you. His poem "To Jill" was entered in a poetry contest, published and selected as a semifinalist. Ed married his college sweetheart, Sondra Jil Coffman, on July 20, 2012, in the Norwin Public Library butterfly garden officiated by the Rev. Ronald Durika. Ed's favorite meal was a crock of French Onion Soup and a steak at the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club. He remained loyal to his Patriots and Bruins but, would cheer on the Steelers and Penguins as long as they weren't playing his old teams. On the date that would have been his and his wife's second wedding anniversary, Ed's ashes, along with those of his feline companion, Mr. Tango, and feline buddy, Mr. Deiter, were scattered at a private ceremony. Contributions toward Edward Dwight Carpenter Jr. Scholarship fund can be sent to: Chelmsford High School Alumni Association c/o Scholarship Committee, 200 Richardson Road, North Chelmsford, MA 01863. WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Irwin, was in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Cook, Dan E. 53

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1961-07-13
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Peterson, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Dan E. Cook, 53, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at his home. He was born July 13, 1961, a son of James H. and Jill Cook. Dan was a devout member of Acme Open Bible Church, where he was a board member, deacon, Sunday school teacher and church drum player. He was a professional occupational therapist and trigger point therapist and formerly was the manager of Cook's Lumber, a 102-year-old family business (Build-It). Dan is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in psychology and went on to study pain management and obtained a degree in occupational therapy at Kaplan Career Institute. Dan was an athlete, tennis pro and cyclist. He was also a master woodworker, writer, poet and jazz lover. Dan was the beloved husband of Barbara Martin Cook; and loving father to Cyrus Cook. Also surviving are his parents, James H. and Jill Cook; two brothers, Arnold Cook (Edith), of Pittsburgh, and Otis Cook, of Litchfield, Conn.; and his 22 nieces and nephews of Pittsburgh. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Acme Open Bible Church, 725 Bear Rocks Road, Acme. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Tyrone Smartnick officiating. Dinner will immediately follow at the church. Interment will be in the Reform Cemetery, Trauger. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Mt. Pleasant Library, 120 S. Church St., Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666; or to the Acme Open Bible Church, P.O. Box 28, Acme, PA 15610. Funeral arrangements by SALOOM-PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, Youngwood, Eugene G. Saloom, funeral director.
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Forish, Elizabeth A. 78

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1936-07-10
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Repko) Forish, 78, of Greensburg, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born July 10, 1936, in New Alexandria, a daughter of the late Joseph Repko and Anna (Polk) Repko. Betty was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, and was retired from the Elliott Company. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Edward T. Forish; three sisters, Mary Kannala, Ann Repko and Dorothy DeMichael; and one brother, John Repko. Betty is survived by a sister, Vera Morris, of Levelgreen; a brother, Joseph Repko and his wife, Shirley, of Ohio; and she is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Parting prayers will be at 8:45 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment will follow at St. Clair Cemetery. 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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Graham, Deborah J. 65

  • Bolivar
  • Born: 1949-12-14
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Deborah J. Graham, 65, of Bolivar, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. She was born Dec. 14, 1949, in Ligonier, a daughter of Patricia (Robb) Graham and the late William Lynn Graham. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Robb Graham. Deb worked for many years at the Camp Henry Kaufmann with the girl scouts and loved and boarded horses and was a member of the Westmoreland County 4-H where she was a leader for 30 years. She is survived by her mother, Patricia Robb Graham; a sister, Donna Lenhart and her husband, Lonnie, of Bolivar; three nieces, Jennifer Lucas and her husband, Mark, Jill Lebo and her husband, Eric, and Jodi McDowell and her husband, Tim; a great-nephew, Casey Lucas; and a great-niece, Kaitlynn Lebo. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Ligonier Alliance Church with the Rev. Larry C. McDonnell officiating. Interment will be in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westmoreland County 4-H for the horse project, 214 Donohoe Road, Suite E, Greensburg, PA 15601.
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Linsenbigler, Edgar D. 77

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1937-05-01
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • Edgar D. "Eddie" Linsenbigler, 77, of Murrysville, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 1, 1937, in Apollo, a son of the late Edgar D. and Marie (Mornes) Linsenbigler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Catherine, George, Pete and Rose. Eddie worked as a self-employed ceramic tile contractor until his retirement and was an Army veteran who served during the Berlin Crisis. He was a life member of the NRA who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and farming. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Lillian (Egloff) Linsenbigler; three loving sons, Keith (Cindy), of Apollo, Gary (Lisa), of Saltsburg, and Jimmy (Tina), of Apollo. He was the proud grandfather of six grandchildren, Melissa, Jimbo, Christina, Dana, Nicole and Kelly; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at noon Monday at the WOLFE-von GEIS FUNERAL HOME INC., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export, 724-327-1400. Interment will follow in Poke Run Cemetery, Mamont, with military honors accorded by the Greensburg VFW Post 33 Honor Guard. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Eddie's name to St. Jude Children's Hospital Leukemia Research, PO Box 1000 Dept. 42, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For directions or to send online condolences please visit www.wolfe-vongeis.com.
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Marino, Grace J. 79

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1935-07-16
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Grace J. (Keenan) Marino, 79, of Greensburg, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, in the Westmoreland Manor. She was born July 16, 1935, in Haydenville, a daughter of the late Edward and Florence Hoover Keenan. She worked at the former Modern Tea Room and she was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by her husband, John A. Marino; six sisters, Harriet, Alice, Betty, Marie, June and Ann; and five brothers, Edward, William, Charles, Jack and Walter. She is survived by her four sons, John and wife, Regina, of Marienville, Robert and Richard, both of Greensburg, and Phillip and wife, Wendy, of Dublin, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Leah, Laura, Nina, Alyssa, Augustus, Romulus, Robert and RJ and wife, Krissy; one great-granddaughter, Baylee Rae; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no public viewing or services. Grace's family has entrusted her care to the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com, Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.
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Mitchell III, William E. 39

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1975-12-25
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • William E. Mitchell III, 39 years old, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was a much cherished and beloved son, brother and good friend to all who knew him. He brightened the path of all those who crossed it. He loved his family, his fiance, Maggie, the Steelers, Penguins and his faithful pets. He was born Dec. 25, 1975, in Greensburg. He graduated from Hempfield High School class of 1994. He was a member of The Roosevelt Club and the SNPJ of Carbon. He worked for Omnova of Jeannette. Previously he worked for DNP Corp of New Stanton. Surviving are his parents, Andrea and Edward Hedrick, William E. II and Kathy Mitchell; his brother, Ryan; his fiance, Maggie Roberts; and his much loved pets, Rayna and Malkin. He was preceded in death by his faithful dog, Louie. Friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 South Fourth St., Youngwood. Services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, at C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC. with Pastor John Smaligo, officiating. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the Animal Friends of Westmoreland County.
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Murray, Patricia

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2015-04-12
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Patricia Murray, of Murrysville, has passed away. Mrs. Patricia Murray radiated an inner joy and happiness, brimming with smiles and laughter. She treasured those around her with warmth and love. Pat was grandmother to five boys, and their nickname for her, "Mumsie", caught on widely, as she shared her home with their extended network of friends and family. Church was always vital to Pat. She was the family's spiritual anchor. Pat was a longtime member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Wilkinsburg and later Pittsburgh, where she served in many capacities. In addition to raising a family, Pat supported her beloved husband Ralph in the growth of the manufacturing company he led. Pat and Ralph were happily married for more than 52 years. A fashion design graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, Pat was also an accomplished artist and painter. She shared her gift by teaching painting classes and jurying local art shows. Pat and her college roommate ended up married to brothers and the families knit together as they grew. Pat was a lifelong Steelers fan, skilled bocci player and had a great sense of humor. She connected intimately with nature and had a soft spot for animals, including all the wildlife in the wooded yard behind her Murrysville home. Pat especially loved time spent with friends and family, including daughter, Cary Bohl and her husband, Ken; grandsons, Dave, Nick and Kyle; son, David Murray and his wife, Marthe; grandsons, Gordon and Sutton; brother, Paul Pringle and his wife, Aggie; and in-laws, extended family and friends. Her memory will be deeply cherished by all who have known her. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Patricia Murray at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 4275 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville, PA 15668. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Schrader, Christine A. 61

  • Hunker
  • Born: 1953-12-02
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Christine A. Schrader, 61, of Hunker, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1953, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late James A. and Irene (Ohler) True. She was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. She worked at Integrated Health Systems of Greater Pittsburgh in Greensburg. Surviving is her husband, Thomas L. Schrader; two children, Lynn E. Schrader and wife, Danni, of Claridge, and Julie A. Schrader and fiance, Jeffrey J. Johns Jr., of Greensburg; and a sister, Jennie Stokes, of Clarksburg. She was preceded in death by a brother, James True. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 South Fourth St., Youngwood. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, at C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc., with Jay Schrader officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. Contributions may be made to the MS Society of America.
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Stanko, Josephine A. 76

  • Bradenville
  • Born: 1938-05-04
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Josephine A. (Liberoni) Stanko, 76, of Bradenville, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at her residence. She was born May 4, 1938, in Superior, a daughter of the late Frank Liberoni Sr. and Josephine M. (Vesco) Liberoni. Josephine attended St. Martin's Church, New Derry, and had been employed at the former Green Meadows. She volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul and loved to be outdoors and mow the lawn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. Stanko; her fiance, John Irwin; a son, Jeffrey Scott Stanko; and two brothers, Frank J. Liberoni Jr. and Joseph A. Liberoni. Josephine is survived by a son, James A. Stanko and his wife, Sandra, of Twinsburg, Ohio; a daughter, Lori A. Cramer, of Derry; two sisters, Dolores Iaquinta, of Connellsville, and Louise Gruska and her husband, Richard, of Derry; two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Stanko and her fiance, Michael Tata, and Nicole Stanko; her Goddaughter, Gianna Gruska; and special friends, Dolly Stiffler, Terri Selembo, Judy Lipinski and Mike and Judy Fennell. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with the Rev. Chad Ficorelli, OSB, officiating. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Excela Health Home Care and Hospice. 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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Thomas, Joan E. 75

  • Unity Township
  • Born: 1939-05-04
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Joan E. Thomas, 75, of Unity Township, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born May 4, 1939, in Calumet, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Mamula) Puskar. Prior to retirement she worked at Latrobe Area Hospital and was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trauger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William H. "Sparky" Thomas; and two sisters, Mary Kay Bashioum and Bernadette Hall. She is survived by four daughters, Sherry Brewer and husband, Arnie, of Scottdale, Kerry Baker and husband, Bob, of New Kensington, Diane Deemer and husband, Gary, of Greensburg, and Billie Jo Vallorani, of Latrobe; five grandchildren, Jack, Jerrad, Justin, Shane and Brett Vallorani; three great-grandchildren, Chase, Addy, Kendall and Josie; two sisters, Kathy Perkey and Sophie Puskar; two brothers, John and Mike Puskar; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Dick Seigfried, officiating. Interment will follow in Hillview Cemetery, Hempfield Township. www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Viola, Victoria A. 96

  • Export
  • Born: 1918-12-22
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Victoria Ann Viola, 96, of Export, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. She was born Dec. 22, 1918, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Paul and Nora Petrino. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Emanuel Viola Jr., who passed away in May of 1990; and a brother, Joseph Petrino. Vicky is survived by four children, Paul (Corinne) Viola, of Clarksburg, Dianne Tropeck, of Acme, Patty Deet, of Plum, and Thomas (Darlene) Viola, of Homer City; two grandsons, Don and Chris Deet, of Plum; a sister, Maryann "Honey" Meglio, of Forest Hills; many nieces and nephews; plus her special friends, the Jerry and Jan Moore family, of Export. Vicky was well-known in the Export, Murrysville and Delmont areas as an avid bingo and card player and wishes all fellow players the same good luck and good fortune she enjoyed her whole life. Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville with a blessing service at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, Export. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Fayette County

Falco, Regis E. 81

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1933-09-03
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Regis E. Falco, 81, of Connellsville, died Friday, April 17, 2015 in RNC, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Connellsville, a son of the late Ralph and Susan (Colatch) Falco. Regis was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. Regis was an insurance agent for METLife for many years. He then worked in the Shipping/Receiving department of Montgomery Wards. Regis was an avid fan of all sports, especially when watching dog races. Regis is survived by his daughter, Sue Ann Kezmarsky and husband, Tom "Kaz", of Connellsville; three grandchildren, Chad and Julie Kezmarsky, and their children, Isabella and Chloe Kezmarsky, of Connellsville, Renee Kezmarsky, of Philadelphia, and Jason Kezmarsky, of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Marie Blasey and Marlene Scarry, both of Connellsville; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a sister-in-law, Eileen Falco. In addition to his parents, Regis was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Falco; and two brothers-in-law, Gerry Scarry and Don Blasey. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, with Father Bob Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Indiana County

Waters, Daniel C. 73

  • Saltsburg
  • Born: 1942-02-20
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Daniel Charles Waters, 73, of Saltsburg, died peacefully Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. He was born Feb. 20, 1942, in Homer City, a son of the late Charles and Florence (Weir) Waters. Daniel was a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Daniel was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was Protestant by faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved son, Charles Waters. Daniel will be greatly missed by his beloved family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Clara (McClain) Waters; daughter, Michele Waters, of Saltsburg; son, Daniel Waters, of Greensburg; granddaughters, Grace (Bryan) Hull and Cassandra Nath; and his buddy, Smitty, his dog. He is also survived by a brother, Lance; sisters, Judy and Deb; and extended family members. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. Funeral and committal services for Daniel will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ron Raptosh of Faith United Methodist Church, Delmont, officiating. Private interment will be in Armagh Cemetery, Armagh. The Waters family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff and caregivers of Westmoreland Manor for the excellent care Daniel received and compassion shown to him and his family during his stay. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Pezze, Michael D. 25

  • Scottsdale, Ariz. , Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1989-04-29
  • Died: 2015-04-12
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Dr. Michael D. Pezze, 25, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Greensburg, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, as the result of an accidental drowning in Arizona. He was born April 29, 1989, in Greensburg, a son of David S. and Barbara Jean Heider Pezze, of Greensburg. He was a 2007 graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic and a 2013 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy. He was a member of a pharmacy fraternity, Phi Delta Chi. Michael enjoyed skiing, lifting weights, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He would light up a room with his smile and charming personality. Michael had so many good friends from every walk of life and he cherished them all. Michael was employed as a pharmacist at Sam's Club in Arizona. He worked at Westmoreland Country Club as a caddy for a number of years and was known as "Mongo". He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Homer Heider Sr. and Lou Ellen Wilson Heider. In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by two brothers, Philip Pezze, of McKees Rocks, and Matthew Pezze, of Greensburg; paternal grandparents, Santo and Geraldine Pezze, of North Huntingdon; aunts and uncles, Homer (Kathy) Heider, Donald (Patricia) Heider, James (Barbara) Heider, Vincent (Barbara Jo) Heider, Bonnie (Randy) Marts, Thomas (Cynthia) Pezze, Jennifer (Dr. Joseph) Capito and Daniel Pezze; and numerous cousins. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. If desired, memorials may be made to Focus on the Family, 8605 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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