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Allegheny County

Miller, Donald G. 83

  • Bethel Park
  • Born: 1930-10-10
  • Died: 2014-04-13
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • Donald G. Miller, 83, of Bethel Park, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian-Montefiore Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late George C. and Eleanor K. (Blum) Miller. Donald began his career as a ceramic engineer with Boeing Company, Wichita, Kan., and was employed by Cook Electric, Morton Grove, Ill., General Motors Company, Allison Division, Indianapolis, Ind., before retiring from the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation, R and D Center in Pittsburgh. He was an Army veteran who enjoyed hockey, especially when his son Keith was an avid hockey player growing up. Don was enthusiastic Steelers and Penguins fan. Other interests included tennis, golfing and skiing in his younger days. Memberships included but were not limited to the Franklin Mint Die Cast Collector Club, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, American Ceramic Society and the University of Buffalo Geology and Geography Society. Surviving are his devoted wife of 36 years, Mary Ann (Mance) Miller; loving son, Keith D. Miller and his wife, Alison (Kaufman) Miller, of Windham, N.H.; three cherished granddaughters, Julia, Kyla and Aliya, all of Windham, N.H.; a sister, Elaine (Miller) Nehrbass, of Mt. Dora, Fla.; and three nephews, Brian (Melissa) Nehrbass, of Newport News, Va., Gary (Cynthia) and Alan (Melissa) Nehrbass, all of Florida. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the WOLFE-von GEIS FUNERAL HOME INC., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export, 724-327-1400, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment will follow with military honors in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
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Westmoreland County

Ament, Kenneth E. 85

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1928-10-18
  • Died: 2014-04-13
  • Funeral Home: Mccracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Kenneth E. Ament, 85, of Ligonier, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Cook Township, a son of the late Charles M. and Anna Stahl Ament. Prior to his retirement in 1997, he had been employed as a dispatcher for Laidlaw Bus Lines for more than 40 years. He was a member of the Waterford United Methodist Church, the Ligonier Valley Senior Citizens and served time with the Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald L. Ament, in 1997; and three brothers, Charles, Emory and Norman Ament. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Sarah M. "Betty" Ament; a son, Jeffrey M. (Donna) Ament, of Tigard, Ore.; two grandchildren, Lee (Stephanie) and Christopher Ament; two great-grandchildren, Rohan and Browyn Ament; and a daughter-in-law, Laura Ament, of Latrobe. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where Ken's life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Fred Zickefoose officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook or to send condolences to the family, please visit: http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Fraicola, Frank Fritz 80

  • Herminie
  • Born: 1933-07-30
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Frank "Fritz" Fraicola, 80, of Herminie, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born July 30, 1933, in Herminie, a son of the late Andrew and Mary (Macinsky) Fraicola. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Mike, Andrew and George Fraicola; and three sisters, Katie Nelson, Mary Arway and Tillie Cardinale. Fritz was a Korean War veteran having served with the Army. Prior to his retirement he was a securities analyst having worked for Mine Safety Appliances Co. in Pittsburgh for more than 28 years. He was a member of St. Edward Church in Herminie, a life member of the Herminie Volunteer Fire Department Station 15, Herminie VFW Post 8427, Sewickley Township Community Ambulance Service, Sewickley Area Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and SNPJ Lodge 87. He loved spending time with his special grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fritz is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Loretta (Pace) Fraicola, of Herminie; two daughters, JoAnn (Rick) Newingham, of Arona, and Joyce Taylor and John Martin, of Bracey, Va.; a son, Frank J. (Janet) Fraicola, of Herminie; six grandchildren, Jennifer (J.J.), Mandy, Carissa (Barry), Stephanie, Josh and Alli; six great- grandchildren, Hailey, Andrew, Reed, Blake, Alonna and Drake; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and neighbors. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice, especially Melanie Glowacki for all their love and compassionate care over the past weeks. Friends will be received 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with Father John J. Harrold officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sewickley Township Volunteer Fire Department, 101 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, in memory of Fritz. The fireman will meet for services in the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening.
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Jurkovic Jr., John E. 84

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1930-03-08
  • Died: 2014-04-13
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • John Edward Jurkovic Jr., 84, of South Greensburg, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his home. He was born March 8, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late John and Margaret (Hogan) Jurkovic. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by Westinghouse and later Powerex of Youngwood. He was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg, the VFW and American Legion, both of Mt. Pleasant, a life member of the Kosciuszko Club and also a life member of the Hecla Sportsmen's Club. He was a social member of the Mt. Pleasant Firemen's Club. He was also a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Pacek Jurkovic; their son, Jeffrey John Jurkovic and his wife, Cosette, of North Huntingdon; three sisters, Mary Ellen Fullman, of Mt. Pleasant, Florine Anderson and her husband, Matt, of Greensburg, and Janet Shaffer and her husband, Howard, of Bear Rocks; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Judy Pacek, of Greensburg; several nieces and nephews; and two grandpuppies, Klondike and Snow. Friends will be received from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg. Prayers at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 1 p.m. in St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Kemerer, Carol A. 66

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1947-12-09
  • Died: 2014-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Carol A. Kemerer, 66, of Youngwood, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Mountainview Specialty Care Center. She was born Dec. 9, 1947, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Blair C. Jr. and Livia (Pastore) Kemerer. She formerly had been employed by Eat'n Park. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas B. Kemerer; a sister, Kathleen Bihon; a niece, Denatte Bihon; paternal grandparents, Blair C. Sr. and Eldora Kemerer; and maternal grandparents, Louis and Nancy Pastore. She is survived by a brother, Larry L. Kemerer and his wife, Deborah, of New Stanton; and several nieces and nephews. Honoring Carol's wishes, there will be no public visitation. Private interment will be in Hillview Cemetery. LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Greensburg, in charge of arrangements. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Levendosky, John T. 65

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Derry
  • Born: 1948-06-02
  • Died: 2014-04-11
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • John T. "Butch" Levendosky, 65, of Greensburg, formerly of Derry, died Friday, April 11, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born June 2, 1948, in Latrobe, a son of the late John T. "Jack" and Edna L. McManamy Levendosky. He was a member of Word of Life Ministries in Greensburg; a graduate of Derry Area High School; a Vietnam War Navy veteran; life member of the VFW; and a former EMT with the Derry Area Ambulance Service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas A. Levendosky; and a nephew, Chad Horwat. Butch is survived by his sister, Rebecca L. Kercher (James), of Townsend, Mont.; two brothers, Robert F. Levendosky (Joyce), of Greensboro, N.C., and David M. Levendosky (Marcie Beaman), of Derry; an aunt, Peg O'Hara, of Bowie, Md.; a niece, Tina Levendosky; and three nephews, Adam and Andrew Levendosky, and Jimmie Beaman. Friends will be received from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where a service will be conducted at 2 p.m. with Pastor Curt Detar officiating. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Marucco, Kathleen L. 61

  • Latrobe , Formerly of Reading
  • Born: 1953-03-19
  • Died: 2014-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Kathleen L. Marucco, loving sister and aunt, 61, formerly of Reading, died Monday, April 14, 2014, after a four-year battle with cancer, at her brother's home in Latrobe. She was born March 19, 1953, in Latrobe, the daughter of the late Leroy "Babe" Marucco and Ann Corey Marucco. Kate graduated from Greater Latrobe High School where she developed her love of art and theater. She went on to Edinboro College where she earned a degree in Art. Growing up in Latrobe, she was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church. Her career in retail advertising took her from Troutman's in Latrobe to Nashville, Tenn., Atlanta, Ga., and finally to Reading, where she managed print advertising for the Boscov's department store chain until last year. Kate loved animals, especially her long-haired Dachshund, Hannah; trips to New York City with her niece, where they would meet her nephew and his wife for Broadway shows; vacations in Cape May; and music, especially Bruce Springsteen. She leaves behind her brother and sister-in-law, David and Connie Marucco, who were her caregivers. Her brother will be eternally grateful to his wife, Connie, for her hours and hours of work caring and fighting for Kate. Also surviving are her niece, Megan Marucco, of Shadyside, and her nephew, Michael Marucco and his wife, Erin, of Columbus, Ohio. Throughout this ordeal, many people worked so hard for Kate, too many to name individually. But the family would like to single out Brenda Sioris, Kate's wonderful friend in Reading, for all her help and love and her Latrobe caregivers, Jo Ann Pry, Deborah Rich and Joan Thompson, whose skill, dedication and compassion made Kate's and her family's lives so much better. The family also wants to thank the staff at the Arnold Palmer Cancer Center, especially the truly amazing Leslie Stewart and Beth O'Neil from Excela Home Health and all the family and friends who were there for Kate and her family, especially her cousin, Lou Marucco. After a long hard fight, the family has requested there be no calling hours or public services. Burial will be private at Unity Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Contributions in Kate's honor may be made to Action for Animals Humane Society, 386 Route 217, Latrobe, PA 15650 or your local Humane Society. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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McCoy, Vernabelle S. 81

  • New Alexandria
  • Born: 1932-06-03
  • Died: 2014-04-13
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Vernabelle S. McCoy, 81, of New Alexandria, died peacefully Sunday, April 13, 2014, in her home. She was born June 3, 1932, in New Kensington, to Foster Lovell Stephens and Mabel Adell Longdon McCoy. Vernabelle was a housewife and homemaker. She was an avid sailor, and she and her husband built a 41 foot sailboat in their front yard. In 1981, she, her husband and family sailed from Norfolk, Va., across the Atlantic Ocean to Portugal. During the next 17 years, she and her husband, friends and family sailed throughout the Mediterranean as far east as Turkey, the Baltic Sea as far north as Oslo, Norway, as well as many canals and rivers of Europe, taking a break in 1991. Then, homeward bound, the group sailed back across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Barbados with her two sons and Pittsburgh sailing friends. For two more years, they cruised the Caribbean, the Bahamas and the Intra Coastal Waterway back to the Magothy River on Chesapeake Bay, where they had begun their journey 21 years earlier. She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, James Allen McCoy. There are four children, Kim McCoy, of Worcester, Mass.; Jan McCoy and wife, Dr. Kimberly Rau, of Fox Chapel, and Sean and Maggie; Jil McCoy, of New Alexandria; Lyn McCoy and husband, Rick Szelinski, of Belleview, Wash., and Annie and Stephen. P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets in New Alexandria in charge of arrangements. Interment and services will follow at a later date. http://www.newhousefuneralhome.com.
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Mellor, Patricia J. 73

  • Derry , Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1940-08-23
  • Died: 2014-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Kepple - Graft , Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Patricia Jean (Mancini) Mellor of Derry, formerly of Greensburg, went home to be with the Lord Monday, April 14, 2014. She was born Aug. 23, 1940, in Monongahela. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Kenneth L. Mellor, and their three children: son, Brad (Kim, Clarksville); daughter, Amy Urana, of Latrobe; and daughter, Tammy Welsh (Rich, Greensburg). She is also survived by her sisters, Dolores Rendulic (Jim, Finleyville) and Linda Hludzik (George, Framingham, Mass.); her beloved grandchildren, Karen (David) Kulivan, Jacob, Katie, Lauren, Joey and David; and her great-grandchildren, Nathan and Violet Kulivan. She was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Mancini; and her parents, Mary and Anthony Mancini. Patricia was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ in Greensburg and remained a devoted mother and grandmother throughout her life. She will best be remembered by her quick wit and storytelling. She was always "pretty okay" no matter the question. Her family will always remember her love for them and for the Lord. She will be greatly missed by all. Viewings will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Additional viewing will continue from 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, at The Church of Jesus Christ, Rt. 136, Greensburg, until time of the 11 a.m. funeral service with Elder Paul Gehly presiding. A private burial will take place in Monongahela Cemetery. Terence L. Graft, funeral director, has been entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and information, please visit http://www.kepplegraft.com./.
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Shannon, Edith E. 75

  • Export
  • Born: 1938-11-18
  • Died: 2014-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Edith E. (Hileman) Shannon, 75, of Export, died Monday, April 14, 2014. She was born Nov. 18, 1938, in Greensburg, daughter of the late Frank and Edna Hileman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Q. "Beige" Shannon in 2009; a sister, Marie Hileman; and a brother, Clair Hileman. Beige and Edie owned and operated Shannon's Auto Heaven along Pleasant Valley Road for 46 years. Edie is survived by a daughter, Tammy (Fred) Geahry; a grandson, Ryan Geahry; a sister, Mary Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. According to Edie's wishes, there will be no visitation or services. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Sisti, Anthony 83

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1931-01-07
  • Died: 2014-04-12
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Anthony "Tony" Sisti, 83, of Jeannette, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 7, 1931, in Jeannette, a son of the late Joseph and Josephine Stella Sisti. Prior to his retirement, Tony was the owner/operator of the former QT's Tavern in Jeannette. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served with the Navy. In addition to his parents, Tony was predeceased by a brother, Victor J. Sisti. He is survived by his wife, Donna Odorisio Sisti; a daughter, Leslie Sisti, of Jeannette; a brother, Dom C. Sisti and wife, Carroll, of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. 2nd St., Jeannette. A blessing service will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Father Paul Lisik presiding. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity or organization of one's choice.
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Taylor Sr., Jack A. 81

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1932-11-11
  • Died: 2014-04-12
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Jack A. Taylor Sr., 81, of Ligonier, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Westmoreland Manor. He was born Nov. 11, 1932, in Arona, a son of the late Aldren A. Taylor and Grace (Shupe) Taylor. Jack was retired from Kennametal with 35 years of service. He was a former member of Ligonier Country Club, Old Colony Sportsmen's Club and Laughlintown Protective Association. Jack was an avid hunter, shooter and golfer. He is survived by three sons, Jack A. Taylor Jr. and his wife, Jody, of Latrobe, Jay M. Taylor and Jeff C. Taylor, both of Lower Burrell; seven grandchildren, David, Kaitlin, Sara, Stephanie, Jay, Alyssa and Megan; and the mother of his children, Joy L. Taylor, of Cocoa Beach, Fla. There will be no public visitations. Services and interment are private. Arrangements are being handled by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. To sign our online guest book, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Wilkins, Marien E. 45

  • Hunker
  • Born: 1968-09-08
  • Died: 2014-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Marien E. "Maddie" Wilkins, 45, of Hunker, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was born Sept. 8, 1968, in New Brighton, daughter of Richard and Donna (Johnson) Tucker, of Rochester. She worked as a manager for Long John Silvers in Mt. Pleasant/Scottdale and Belle Vernon. She was a member of Anxiety Bowling League, Bier Haus Pool League of Ruffsdale, a part of the Eat n Park Singers and enjoyed karaoke. Besides her parents, surviving are her husband, Robert J. Wilkins; two daughters, Jessica E. Wilkins and Taylor-Jane Rose Wilkins, both of Hunker. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., with the Rev. Bonnie King officiating.
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Fayette County

Macz, Sandor F. 39

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1974-09-18
  • Died: 2014-04-12
  • Funeral Home: Eley-Mccrory Funeral Home, Fayette City | Get Directions
  • Sandor Frank Macz, 39, of Belle Vernon, passed away tragically Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Washington Township, Fayette County, as a result of being struck with a train. He was born Sept. 18, 1974, in Rahway, N.J., son of Sandor Macz and Judith A. Stevens Lilley, who both survive. Sandor was a member of the Nottingham Christian Center in Eighty Four. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends who dearly loved him. Surviving are his father, Sandor Macz and wife, Jeanean, of Monongahela; mother, Judith A. Stevens Lilley, of Monessen; two sons, Tyler and Dylan Macz, of Monongahela; siblings, Lisa Radar, of Belle Vernon, Frank Macz, of Spring, Texas, Christine Davis, of Fayette City, Kevin Macz, of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Dennis Macz, of Monessen; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Funeral arrangements were handled by the ELEY-MCCRORY FUNERAL HOME INC., 334 Main St., Fayette City, PA 724-326-5621, http://www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com.
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Vojacek, Rita G. 58

  • West Leisenring
  • Born: 1956-03-24
  • Died: 2014-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Haky, Uniontown | Get Directions
  • Rita G. (Wilhelm) Vojacek, 58, of West Leisenring, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Laurel Ridge Center, Uniontown. She was born March 24, 1956, in Connellsville, daughter of Kenneth Wilhelm, who preceded her in death and Anna Marie (Savage) Wilhelm, of Uniontown. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two children, son, Steve G. Vojacek and fiance, Sharon, of Hopwood, daughter, Rachel Ann Vojacek, of West Leisenring; a grandson, Maxx Vojacek, of Uniontown; five brothers and sisters, Nancy Morris, of Virginia, Clyde Savage and Jamie, of Perryopolis, Shirley Jarzynka and husband, Ed, of Hopwood, Bonnie Gaudiano and husband, Don, of Uniontown, and Ken Wilhelm, of West Leisenring; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown. The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kenneth Walls and Pastor Vincent Winfrey officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at http://www.cancer.org. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at http://www.hakyfuneralhome.com.
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White, Genevieve Jenny B. 86

  • Indian Head
  • Born: 1928-02-12
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Genevieve Barbara "Jenny" White, 86, of Indian Head, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Jenny was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Ralphton, Somerset County, a daughter of the late Lester "Huck" and Catherine (Blucas) Nedrow. She was a member St. Raymond Catholic Church for 18 years and currently a member of Indian Head Church of God, where she was Sunday School superintendent of the primary department for many years. Jenny was passionate about children and helped the youth of the church raise money to attend church camp. Jenny graduated from Connellsville Area High School in 1946. She attended Penn State University and California University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with her Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education in 1969. Jenny earned her master's degree in reading and elementary supervision from California University in 1974. She retired from her job with the Connellsville Area School District as a first grade teacher after 22 years of service. After her retirement, Jenny established numerous scholarships for students from Saltlick and Springfield townhips for them to attend institutions of their choice and pursue the field of education. And so, her legacy lives on. Jenny will be sadly missed by her beloved husband of 67 years, H. Dean White. She is survived by her loving family; four sons, Dean Keith White and wife, Cindy, of Maysville, Ky., Mark R. White and wife, Karen, of Indian Head, Todd E. White and wife, Janet, of MaysviIle, Ky., and Daryl E. White and wife, Charlene, of Connellsville; her daughter, Susan B. Shepler and husband, Mark, of Indian Head; 10 grandchildren, Brian (Gena) White, Emily (Greg) Huizen, Eric White, Ethan White, Sara (Mike) Lindsay, Katie (Bill) Noel, Amy (Ryan) Gartley, Andrea Shepler, Rachel Shepler and Cyrus Shepler; six great-grandchildren, Nolan and Allen White, Laila Huizen, Jackson Dix, Eli Noel and Foster Gartley; her sister, Mary Griger and husband, Bob; her sister, Grace Hoover and husband, Duane; her brother, John Nedrow and his wife, Marilyn; her sister, Helen Sparks and sister, Catherine Wolk and husband, Paul; her brother-in-law, Doran "Curt" White and his wife, Barb; sister-in-law, Virginia White; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, William Sparks; brother-in-law, Harold White; a niece, Trudy Sparks; and three nephews, Adam Wolk, Joseph Nedrow and John C. White. The family would like to thank the staff at Emeritus Senior Living Facility in Latrobe and also Grane Hospice Care. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Municipal Building Road and Route 711, Melcroft. Additional viewing for Genevieve will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, the time of services, in Indian Head Church of God, Indian Head, PA 15446, with Pastor Doug Nolt and Pastor Ed Mikkelsen officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 950 Main St., Findlay, OH 45840 or to Camp Sonrise Mountain, P.0. Box 2321, Indian Head, PA 15446, in memory of Genevieve B. White. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneraIhomes.com.
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Buechele, G. Michael 70

  • The Villages, Fla.
  • Died: 2014-04-12
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  • G. Michael "Mike" Buechele, 70, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of the Greensburg-Latrobe area, died peacefully Saturday, April 12, 2014, with his wife of 38 years, Mitzi, their son, Greg, daughter-in-law, Ashley, and granddaughter, Cosette, at his bedside. Born in Pittsburgh, he was predeceased by his parents, Greg and Bernice Buechele; and his devoted uncle and aunt, George and Anne Buechele Deike. Mike is survived by his wife, son and family, brother, Paul and wife, Carla, of Atlanta, and numerous special cousins, nephews and nieces. Mike fought the fight against cancer for three years with strength and dignity, but eventually could fight no more. A memorial service will be held April 25 in Hope Lutheran Church, 250 Avenida Los Angelos, The Villages, FL 32162. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to Hope Lutheran Church or the church or charity of your choice.
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