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Allison, Eugene M. 89

  • Norvelt
  • Born: 1925-02-21
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Eugene M. "Sparky" Allison, 89, of Norvelt, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at his home. Born Feb. 21, 1925, in Derry, he was a son of the late Floyd and Margaret (Vogas) Allison. Sparky was an 80-year resident of Norvelt, who came with his parents at the age of 9 as an original homestead family. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Adam Eidemiller for 34 years. In retirement, Sparky was a skilled woodworker and grew many wonderful gardens. He always said he could "fix anything but not a broken heart." In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mildred M. Allison; and a brother and his wife, Floyd (Charlotte) Allison. He was the loving father to six children, William (Ellen) Allison, of Norvelt, Connie (Sam) Dean, of Norvelt, Daniel (Anita) Allison, of Wilmington, N.C., Bonnie Allison and Joe Konopka, of Kecksburg, David (Lisa) Allison, of United, and Skip Allison, of Norvelt; and loving grandfather to 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are sisters, Betty Christie, Dorothy (Joe) Zruno and Geraldine (George) Roadman; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, 15674, where his funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor David L. Greer officiating. Interment to follow in Middle Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
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Amadio, Joseph G. 89

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1925-03-09
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Joseph G. Amadio, 89, of Jeannette, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 9, 1925, in Jeannette, a son of the late Bernard and Maria Mitchell Amadio. Prior to his retirement, Joe was an automobile dealer and established Amadio Motor in Jeannette in 1945. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army Air Forces. Joe was a member of Ascension Church, Jeannette, a charter member of the M and S Club, Jeannette, and was an avid golfer and member of the Hannastown Country Club. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by brothers, Domenic and Anthony Amadio; a sister, Rose DeAugustine; and a nephew, Denny Amadio. He is survived by his wife, Mary DeMarchis Amadio; a son, Joseph D. Amadio, a daughter, Lisa M. Amadio, and a granddaughter, Brittany, all of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A blessing service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Father Paul A. Lisik presiding. Interment will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
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Brinker, Edith A. 99

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1915-03-23
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Edith A. Brinker, 99, of Ligonier, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in the Bethlen Home. She was born March 23, 1915, in Ligonier Township, a daughter of the late Harry and Cora Rector Ankney. Edith was a member of the Rector United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the Ladies Guild. She was a member of the Ligonier Valley Senior Citizens. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clark C. Brinker, in 1997; and two sisters, Thelma Keefer and Mabel Frye. She is survived by her son, Cecil C. (Janet) Brinker, of Ligonier; two grandchildren, Carol (Keith Vangura) Brinker and Richard (Christina) Brinker; and two great-grandchildren, Gillian and Zachary Brinker. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where Edith's life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday with her pastor, Fred Zickefoose, officiating. Interment will follow in Fairmont Cemetery. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Rector United Methodist Church or to the Bethlen Home. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences to the family, please visit http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Crosson, Lorraine V. 73

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1940-10-31
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Lorraine V. (Stankewich) Crosson, 73, of Irwin, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was born Oct. 31, 1940, in Claridge, a daughter of the late John and Caroline (Sobleski) Stankewich. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, in Irwin, and enjoyed spending time at home with her husband. Lorraine was an avid sports fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates and especially the Steelers. She was a true black-and-gold fan, who will be missed by all. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son-in-law, Earl Taylor; and sisters, Lillian Stankewich, Gertrude Stolz and Adaline Gasbara. She is survived by her husband, James F. Crosson; children, Nadine Taylor-Rich and her husband, Matthew, of Champion, Sheree Tamer, of Jeannette, and Frank Gradischek, of Jeannette; stepchildren, James Crosson, of Dayton, Ohio, and Laurie Crosson, of Irwin; grandchildren, Joseph Taylor, of Ruffsdale, Angel Maynard, of Las Vegas, Nev., Dakota Taylor, of Mt. Pleasant, Brooke Gradischek and Derek Gradischek, of Irwin; great-grandchildren, Joey and Bella Taylor; and sisters, Magdalen Piano, of Jeannette, Gloria Kohl, of Harrison City, and Marcella Carfang, of Delmont. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for a funeral service with her pastor, Bob Tokosh, officiating. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Hribal, Retha L. 86

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1927-10-24
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Retha L. Stoner Hribal, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the Amber House, Mt. Pleasant, with her family present after a lengthy illness with Lewy Body Dementia. Retha was born Oct. 24, 1927, a daughter of the late Orten O. and Margaret Leasure Stoner. She was a graduate of East Huntingdon High School and attended Mt. Pleasant School of Nursing for one and a half years; her student cap and cape are buried in the Frick Hospital Time Capsule. She was a past member of Alverton and Mt. Pleasant Church of God. Retha was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was an excellent cook and baker and loved working in her yard. Her kitchen was open to anyone who visited no matter the time of day or night. Retha retired from caregiving at Westmoreland Manor with 22 years of service. Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Harold Hribal Sr.; children, Ralph Hribal (Eileen) and Donna Loucks (Karle), of Mt. Pleasant, and Harold Hribal Jr. (Tina), of Murrysville; grandchildren, Kelly Hribal, Sean Hribal, Justin Loucks, Trisha Yurko, Ryan Hribal and Alex Hribal; great-grandchildren, Harrison Loucks, Julia Loucks, Ava Yurko, Alexa Yurko and Mia Hribal; sisters, Gloria Miller, Jeannette Stoner, Margaret Burkholder, Dianne Lint, Ema Stoner and Deborah Lint; and brothers, Lawrence Stoner, Jay D. Stoner, Franklin Stoner and David Stoner. In addition to her parents, Retha was preceded in death by her son, Michael Stoner Hribal; infant grandson, Adam Loucks; brother, Ronald Stoner; and sisters, Zelma Herbert, Dolores Moore, Martha Butler and Carol Kite. The family is inviting friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where private services will be held Thursday with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Amber House and Excela Hospice for their kind and considerate care of Retha during her illness. To send a condolence, please visit http://www.saloom-rega.com. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Kiser, Glenn E. 88

  • New Alexandria
  • Born: 1925-12-30
  • Died: 2014-09-06
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Glenn Edwin Kiser, 88, entered into eternal rest Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. He was born Dec. 30, 1925. He was a resident of New Alexandria since 1968 with his wife, Barbara Marie Aten Kiser, and five children. He and Barbara were married for 57 years. He was preceded in death by his father, George E. Kiser, and mother, Ethel Henny Kiser; and two older brothers, who died in infancy. Glenn was a 1944 graduate of Altoona High School. He joined the Maritime Academy in Philadelphia and graduated as a licensed engineer. Glenn served his country in USCG Merchant Marine from 1941-1946, and in the Naval Reserve from 1950-1959, each from which he received honorable discharge. After his military career, he went to work for Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Ohio for a number of years before moving his family to Western Pennsylvania, where he continued working with Westinghouse in the Pittsburgh area. After his retirement from Westinghouse, Glenn went to work and retired from the Electric Motor and Supply Co. in Altoona. Upon moving his family back into Western Pa. in 1968, Glenn enjoyed farm life, his family, hunting, fishing, and used the skills he had acquired working on diesel engines while on board ship with the USCG. Glenn also served his community being on the school board for the Blairsville/Saltsburg School District. He and Barbara were members of the Saltsburg Baptist Church where he served as a trustee. In later years, he and his wife became members of the North Apollo Church of God and spent much time with their church family and friends. He is survived by his sister, Louise Marie Wilson, from Washington; his five children, Kurt K. Kiser, of Wyoming, Kathe M. Nason, of New Alexandria, Gretchen L. Weimer, of New Alexandria, Amy J. Beach, of Georgia, and Gary E. Kiser, of New Alexandria; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in North Apollo Church of God, 507 20th St., North Apollo, PA 15613. Pastors Robert Shallenberger and Lee Rupert will officiate. A lunch will immediately follow the service in the Family Life Center of the church, with time for reminiscence and fellowship. Contributions made payable to the North Apollo Church of God Compassion Fund will be donated in Glenn's name. Arrangements are being handled by McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry.
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Mattei, Viola 97

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1917-09-03
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Viola (Delissio) Mattei, 97, of Delmont, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. She was born Sept. 3, 1917, a daughter of the late Panfilo and Mary (Matinelli) Delissio. She lived most of her life in Delmont, relocating to Louisville in her later years to be closer to her daughter. Prior to her retirement, Viola worked in the accounting department of the former Beckwith Machinery Inc. of Murrysville. In addition to her parents, Viola was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alfred "Pete" Mattei, in 1973; brothers, Guy, Mike, Tony, Joe, Silvio and Quinto Delissio; and her sisters, Jean Thomas, Ann Cortinovis, Edythe Cepull, Lucy Crawford and Daisy LanFranche. She is survived by her daughter, Marylee Rothschild and her husband, Armand; two grandsons, Daniel and Nathan Rothschild; along with many nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are welcome to join the family in blessing services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381, with Father Joseph Bonafed, of St. John Baptist de La Salle Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park in Delmont. http://www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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Matura, Ann V. 92

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1922-08-11
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Ann V. (Doyle) Matura, 92, of Greensburg, formerly of Level Green, passed away Monday Sept. 15, 2014, in the Newhaven Court at Lindwood, Hempfield Township. Ann was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Beno and Augusta (Vincent) Lantermo. Ann was retired from Westinghouse Electric in East Pittsburgh and was a member of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Murrysville. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Matura, in 2010. Ann is survived by her son, Dennis (Joanne) Doyle, of Greensburg; her granddaughter, Allison (Col. Charles, Army) Grindle, of Carlisle; her two great-grandchildren, Caroline and Claire Grindle; her stepson, Tom (Christine) Matura, of Homestead; her brother Donald P. Lantermo, of Hempfield Township; and a special niece, Diana (Butch) Miller, of Irwin. There will be no visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 4202 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville, with Monsignor James Gaston as celebrant. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. THE JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 7th St., Trafford, 412-372-3111, is assisting the family with arrangements. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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O'Shea, Nancy T. 72

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1941-12-22
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Nancy T. O'Shea, 72, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Nancy was born Dec. 22, 1941, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Stephen and Jean Nolf Toth. Nancy was employed by AT and T as an operator, retiring with 38 years of service. She was a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School and was a member of the AT and T Pioneers. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. O'Shea, in 2009. Surviving are her son, Sean O'Shea and wife, Suzanne, of Greensburg; grandsons, Zachary and Christopher O'Shea; sister, Donna Maher and husband, Vinnie, and Judy Altomonte, of Connellsville; special niece, Tracy Vokes and husband, Greg; and special great-niece and great-nephew, Lauren Snyder and Matt and Paul Allen and Chrissy. The family is inviting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday to SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, 724-547-2122, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Randy Landman officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Bullskin Township. Please visit http://www.saloom-rega.com to send a condolence. Richard Rega, funeral director.
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Randall, Andrew R. 93

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1921-02-27
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Andrew R. Randall, 93, of South Greensburg, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was born Feb. 27, 1921, in West Virginia, a son of the late Julia (Backos) Randall. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by The Kroger Co. He was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg, where he had served on parish council, was an altar server, lector and Eucharistic minister. He was a veteran of the Navy, serving during D-Day of World War II, and had received a Purple Heart. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1480, Greensburg, a life member of American Legion Post 981, South Greensburg, the Hannastown Golf Club, and enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Patricia "Pat" Randall, on Feb. 14, 2007; a son-in-law, Eric McCullough; two brothers, Joseph and Edward "Babe"; and an infant sister, Mildred. He is survived by three daughters, Kathy McIlnay and her husband, Dennis, of Hollidaysburg, Andrea Randall, of South Greensburg, and Lisa Yohman, of Greensburg; a granddaughter, Madison Yohman; a sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Weiss and her husband, Jerry, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 10 until 11 a.m. Wednesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg, where a funeral Liturgy will begin at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum with full military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 981 Honor Guard. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Stewart, Roger M. 74

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1940-08-13
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Roger McKay Stewart, 74, of Jeannette, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Aug. 13, 1940, in Penn Township, a son of the late John Dewey and Meredith (Baker) Stewart. Prior to retirement, Roger was a long haul truck driver. Roger is survived by his loving daughter, Audra Tossy Bray, of Olney, Md.; son-in-law, Brian S. Bray; three loving grandchildren, Grant, Colin and Taylor Bray; and numerous nieces and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Dewey Stewart. The family expresses their deepest gratitude to Ridgeview Residential Care for caring for Roger during the last several months, as well as the loving care and devotion of his dearest friends. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Brian Tubbs officiating. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Tabita, Flavia M. 86

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1928-05-29
  • Died: 2014-09-13
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Flavia M. Tabita, 86, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at her home. She was born May 29, 1928, in Switzerland, a daughter of the late Margaretta Strambi. She had attended Word of Life Ministries, Greensburg. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Tabita, on Oct. 3, 1991. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Tabita, of Greensburg, and Marco Tabita and his wife, Lisa, of Greensburg; two daughters, Julie Strohm, of Perris, Calif., and Melly Tolio; nine grandchildren, Sarah and David McGee, Brittany Strohm, Jennifer Strohm, Courtney Strohm, Ashley Moody, Zoey Tabita, Adam Shields and Caleb Love; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Chris Toth officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. "Those we love live in our hearts forever." http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Miller, Clifford D. 69

  • Apollo
  • Born: 1945-08-08
  • Died: 2014-09-09
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  • Clifford D. Miller, 69, of Apollo, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at West Haven Manor in Washington Township. He was born Aug. 8, 1945, in Greensburg, a son of the late Francis E. and Lillian Huey Miller. Before his retirement, he was employed by the Navy Operating Engineers as a boiler technician. He was a Navy veteran having served his country for 20 years. Cliff was a member of the Slickville American Legion Post 18. He loved woodworking, fishing and traveling. He is survived by his beloved wife of 20 years, Linda Adamik Miller, of Apollo; his loving children, Sam Marks and his wife, Jennifer, of Des Moines, Iowa, Kathryn Nuzzo and her husband, Patrick, of Monessen, and Julie Marks, of Apollo; four grandchildren, Lillian and Jocelyn Marks and Vincent and Isabella Nuzzo; six siblings, Earl Miller, Loretta Engel, Doris Welch, Sam Miller and his wife, Joyce, Francis Miller and wife, Louise, and Ruth Ann Bayura and her husband, Jim; and his sister-in-law, Marge Miller. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ed Miller. Cliff, I will love you until the rivers run still, and the four winds we know blow away. Daisy a day, dear.
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