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Allegheny County

Siepkes, Mary Ann 72

  • North Versailles , Formerly of Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Mary Ann (Kucera) Siepkes, 72, of North Versailles, formerly of Turtle Creek passed away peacefully Friday, July 3, 2015, at home. Born and raised in Monroeville, she courageously fought multiple myeloma cancer for more than five years. As a devout Catholic, she served as organist and cantor at St. Colman Catholic Church in Turtle Creek for 26 years and subsequently at St. Michael Catholic Church in Pitcairn. She has lately served as organist at First Presbyterian Church of Braddock. She was a faithful member and regent of the Catholic Daughters of Americas, St. Colman's Chapter. A woman of cultured tastes, she loved music, painting, and writing and had an enthusiasm for history and current events. She was also a great lover of animals. She was a valued employee of the Credit Union and Compass Federal Bank in Wilmerding and of Wal-Mart in North Versailles. Most of all, Mary Ann will be remembered as a devoted mother and wife with a sincere concern and abundant love for her family, friends and community. She is survived by and greatly missed by her sons, John and Eric Siepkes; she was the beloved wife of the late Henry Siepkes; and daughter of the late John and Annette Kucera. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are welcome to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015, at St. Colman Church, 100 Tri-Boro Highway, Turtle Creek, PA 15145. Arrangements by ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-824-4332.
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Westmoreland County

Chamberlin, Timothy E. 50

  • Hempfield Township
  • Born: 1964-11-07
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Timothy E. Chamberlin, 50, of Hempfield Township, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at home. He was born Nov. 7, 1964, in Johnstown, a son of the late Eleanor Magazzu. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Richard Mills; and a grandson, Izzik Chamberlin. He was a member of the Army and worked as a security guard. Timothy is survived by his wife, Donna (Everett) Chamberlin; sons, Steven, of Johnstown, Paul, of Greensburg, and Rolston, of Export; sister, BethAnn, of Stoystown; brother, Mark Mills, of Greensburg; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday July 6, with a service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Gregory Hall in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Dwornick, Joseph A. 76

  • Manor
  • Died: 2015-06-27
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Joseph A. Dwornick, 76, of Manor, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Carol Ann Barth Dwornick. Surviving are his daughters, Jodi A. (the late Randy) Antonacci and Jada A. (Mark) Donato. He was the grandfather of Alex J. Antonacci and Annessa A. "Freddy" Donato; and brother-in-law of Robert, who was like a brother to Joe (the late Susan) Platt and Ellen (John) Hermesmann. He is also survived by nephews, Patrick and Matthew Hermesmann. He spent his entire career working in the transportation industry; first, self-employed as an owner operator and then a safety director for Landstar Transportation. In his semi-retirement years, he also enjoyed driving for Bradish Glass Inc. Services will be private and interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Arrangements entrusted to the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., Oakmont, PA 15139. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ursula School, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park, PA 15101. Online condolences may be sent to www.englishfuneralhome.com.
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Fullman, Irene V. 86

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1928-11-28
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Irene V. Iwaniec Fullman, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 3, 2015, in the Scottdale Manor and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Fullman was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Jacob and Josephine Fornal Iwaniec. She was a member of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church and the former Transfiguration Parish, and its Holy Rosary Society. Irene was a 1946 graduate of the former Hurst High School. She worked for the former Red and White Grocery Store in their bakery department as a supervisor for more than 25 years. Irene was an avid Pirates fan. She enjoyed playing cards with her sisters and going to the casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Irene was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who loved caring for her family and always put their needs before her own. She always found the good in everyone and never had a bad word to say about anyone. Her great personality and her wonderful smile will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Irene is survived by her loving family: her son, David J. Fullman and his wife, Monica, of Ruffs Dale; and by her grandsons, Ross Fullman and Courtney, of Scottdale, and Ryan Fullman and Christina, of Ruffs Dale. She is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy Potosky and Marcina Pawlikowski, both of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Fullman, in 2005; and by her brothers and sisters, Edward and Valerian Iwaniec, Mary Jaworski, Sister Mary Loretta Iwaniec, Joan Iwaniec and Margaret Krzanowski. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by her funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. in Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. Interment will be in the Transfiguration Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. The Transfiguration Holy Rosary will recite the rosary at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Ginter, Elizabeth T. 91

  • Herminie
  • Born: 1923-09-23
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth Teresa Ginter, 91, of Herminie, passed away Thursday evening, July 2, 2015, in Hempfield Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Keystone, daughter of the late Fabian and Marija (Crnkovich) Cividini. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ginter; her four sisters; niece, Janet Buncie; and nephew, William Andrewson. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Mary (Michael) Kuklish, of Herminie; her grandson, Michael Kuklish, also of Herminie; two great-granddaughters, Meah and Alexis; nieces and nephews and their families, Joan Wilhelm, Antoinette (Sammy) Smith, Robert (Irene) LaVella, Kenneth (Arlene) Stock, William Stock, George (Grace) Andrewson, Ellen Andrewson, Barbara Holmes, Phyllis and Ronald Ralph; and great-nieces and great-nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Golden Heights and Hempfield Manor, for all their love and care over the past few years. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251, at which time a funeral service will be held in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
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Griffith, Ronald W. 76

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1938-11-15
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Dodson, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Ronald W. "Woody" Griffith, 76, of West Newton, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Lowber, a son of the late Blake Griffith and Bernadine Synder Griffith. Prior to his retirement, he worked for Matthias Coal Mine as a brandisman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Griffith, in July of 2013. Woody is survived by his son, Jeffrey Griffith; his two daughters, Rona Maughan and Marci Logan; and his son, Brian Griffith; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Woody's request, all funeral arrangements are private. RICHARD F. DODSON MEMORIAL HOME entrusted with arrangements.
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Hood, Sara E. 88

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1927-06-03
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Sara E. Hood, 88, of Latrobe, died Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was born June 3, 1927, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Morris J. and Rachel Brewer Griffin. She was a member of Life Springs Church, of Greensburg. She loved to play the piano and guitar and enjoy singing. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sons, Joseph C. Hood III and Daniel J. Hood; four brothers, Fred Griffin, Kenneth Nye, Robert Nye and Nathan Nye; and four sisters, Dorothy Trump, Jane Cope, Rachel Crouse and Susan Watt. Sara is survived by four daughters, Linda Miller, of Greensburg, Nancy Kovatch, of Latrobe, Lois Kemerer (Bob Seaton), of Greensburg, and Kathie Hood, of Luxor; six grandchildren, Desirae, Jerry, Milo, Tony, Steve and Maria Rose; four great-grandchildren, Natalie, Karley, Daunte and Cameron; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Almon Birt officiating. Interment will follow in Hillview Cemetery, Greensburg. The family wishes to thank the staff at Loyalhanna Care Center for their wonderful care. For online condolences, visit BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Kozar, Joseph T. 76

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1939-03-12
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Graft-Jacquillard, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Joseph T. Kozar, 76, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 2, 2015, at his home. He was born March 12, 1939, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late John and Mary (Sebeck) Kozar. Joe worked as a machinist in the tool and die industry last working for General Nuclear. He was a veteran of the Marines and was affiliated with Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale. He was also a member of the Mt. Pleasant VFW. Joe enjoyed spending his spare time riding his Harley and his quad, and other activities he shared with his wife, Linda. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, John, Bob and Kenny Kozar; and his sister, Veronica Valentovish. Joe is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Linda J. "Shortie" (Giseburt) Kozar; two children, Kevin Kozar and his wife, Paula, of Fayette City, and Karen Greene and her husband, Michael, of Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Zachary, Zane, Lily and Ed; and several nieces and nephews. It was Joe's request for no public viewing. The family is planning a memorial service at a later date, which will be announced. Arrangements are in the care of GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. To share a message of condolence, please visit www.gjfuneral.com.
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Luffy, Linda J. 71

  • Born: 1943-10-14
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Linda J. Sior Luffy went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 2, 2015. Linda had a strong religious faith and had studied to become a minister. She is survived by her dear husband, Peter D Luffy. She was born Oct. 14, 1943, in Shafton, a daughter of the late Otto and Frances Rain Wippich. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Alvin L. Sior and several siblings. Linda is survived by four children, Doug Sior, John (Kathy) Sior, Linda Sior and Stacey (Chris) Felentzer; three stepchildren, Joe (Leanna) Luffy, Lori Luffy and Steve Luffy; nine grandchildren, Staff Sgt. James (Angela) Wilson, Jim (Kayla) Kunkle, Christina Wilson, Tim Kunkle, Pat Sior, Rick Loughner, Brandon Sior, Tessa Luffy and Aviery Luffy; and three great-grandchildren, Jorden Wilson, Jaelynn Kunkle and Landon Kunkle. There will be no public visitation or service at this time.
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Matrozzo, Germaine J. 78

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1936-08-24
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Germaine "Gerry" Josephine (Polak) Matrozzo, 78, of Greensburg, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1936, in Rices Landing, a daughter of the late John and Josephine Salosky Polak. She was Catholic by faith. Prior to retirement, Gerry was employed as a waitress for various restaurants. She enjoyed playing bunco and bingo with her friends at Pershing Square. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Matrozzo; two brothers, Roy and Arthur Polak; also two sisters, Virginia Habe and Leona Trbovich. Gerry is survived by her daughter, Veronica Lynn Brighton and her husband, Michael, of Greensburg; and her sister, Barbara Moriarity, of Parma Heights, Ohio; also a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Her services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Action for Animals, P.O. Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650. For online condolences and information, please go to www.kepplegraft.com.
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McNally, Adam J. 25

  • Alverton
  • Born: 1989-08-16
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Adam Jason "Bird" McNally, 25, of Alverton, died Tuesday evening, June 30, 2015. He was born Aug. 16, 1989, in Latrobe, the son of John David and Sonya A. Moore McNally. Bird was a graduate of Southmoreland High School, Class of 2008. He was employed by National Hydraulic of Mt. Pleasant as a laborer, for 10 years. He enjoyed riding horses, motorcycles and enjoyed working on his truck. In addition to his parents, Adam is survived by his sister, Tiffany A. Griffith and husband, Dave, of Scottdale; his brother, Jon C. McNally and fiancee, Brianne Hennesey, of Alverton; his two nephews, Evan and Luke Griffith, of Scottdale; his maternal grandfather, Charles H. Moore and wife, JoAnn, of Alverton; his four uncles, Mark McNally and wife, Marci, of Newell, Ricky Moore, of Alverton, Keith Moore and wife, Marybeth, of Alverton, and Gregory Garsteck, of Connellsville; his aunt, Kathryn "Kathy" Routzahn and husband, John, of Connellsville; and a number of cousins. Bird was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Rebecca J. O'Toole Moore (Aug. 11, 1994); his paternal grandparents, John "Jack" and Minnie Hunter McNally (July 8, 1982) and (June 17, 2014) respectively; and his aunt, Jacqueline "Jackie" Garsteck (March 21, 2000). Bird's family will greet friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffrey Welsh officiating. Chapel service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, send condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Mears, Nevin D. 82

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1933-03-26
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Nevin D. Mears, 82, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Wellsprings Memory Care Facility. He was born March 26, 1933, in Greensburg, a son of the late Lloyd and Emma Shearar Mears. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed for 43 years for the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County. He was a Korean War veteran, having served with the Army, and was an active member of the American Legion Post 981 South Greensburg, where he had served as past commander. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Anna Mary Koch Mears; three brothers, Robert, Charles "Dutch" and Lloyd "Bud"; and sister, Betty. He is survived by his devoted stepdaughter, Maxine Zachetti (Melvin); his beloved grandchildren, Brian Zachetti (Anne) and Jeffrey (Ami); great-grandchildren, Mia Zachetti and Isabella Zachetti; a sister, Jean McGlothlin (William); and numerous nieces and nephews. 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 service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery Mausoleum with full military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 981 Honor Guard. The family would like to thank the staff of Weatherwood Manor, Wellsprings and Viaquest Hospice for their compassionate care during Nevin's long battle with dementia. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Olson, Todd W. 50

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Murrysville
  • Born: 1965-03-03
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Todd W. Olson, 50, of Greensburg, formerly of Murrysville, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 3, 1965, in Jeannette, a son of the late Richard D. and Nancy L. (Smith) Olson. Todd was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Olson; and brother-in-law, "Hack" Deren. Todd is survived by his beloved family. He will be greatly missed by his devoted sister, Cindy Deren, of Saltsburg; nephews, Jason Keenan (Christy), Charlie Deren (Andrea) and Danny Deren; and great-nieces, Madison, Mackenzie, Kaitlyn and Chloe. Respecting the family's wishes, there will be no visitation and arrangements will be private. VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send online expressions of sympathy or to obtain grief support information, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Piper, Alice M. 84

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1930-07-24
  • Died: 2015-06-30
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Alice M. Piper, 84, of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. She was born July 24, 1930, in New Alexandria, a daughter of the late Lewis and Lucille (Silvis) Risher. She is survived by her two children, Walter L. "Sonny" Piper Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Latrobe, and Ronald E. Piper and his wife, Rita, of Youngstown; four grandchildren, Chad (Kelly) Piper, Jeremy, Nicole and Heather Piper; two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Cheyenne Piper; four sisters, Mary Ellen, Vern and her husband, Dan, Peggy and her husband, Richard and Edie; a brother, William "Bill" and his wife, Jennie; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Piper Sr.; an infant son; a grandson, Ryan Piper; four brothers, Charles, Lewis, Walter and George; two sisters, Kay and Mary; and stepmother, Lucinda Risher. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, in the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier, with Amedisys Chaplin David Hixson. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Amedisys Hospice, 109 Crossroads Road, Scottdale, PA 15683. Alice's family would like to thank everyone at the Mountainview Speciality Care Center and the Amedisys Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion given to Alice.
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Porterfield, George R. 77

  • Stahlstown
  • Born: 1937-11-23
  • Died: 2015-07-02
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • George Ronald Porterfield, 77, of Stahlstown, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at his home in Stahlstown, surrounded by his family and friends after losing his battle with a severe heart condition. He was born Nov. 23, 1937, at his home in Stahlstown, a son of the late George B. and Edna (Overly) Porterfield. Prior to his retirement, he was a heavy equipment operator engineer for 35 years with the Local 66 Operating Engineers and was an Air Force veteran having spent time overseas. Ron had many passions including, raising his children, spending time with his grandchildren, breeding and riding horses, competitive archery, was adventurous and took pleasure riding his dirt bikes, hovercraft, boat and snowmobiles. He was always there to help others and was affectionately called "Shorty" by his friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon; and two sons, Stephen and Shane. Ron is survived by his four children; son, Dan Clark and his sons, Daniel, Stephen and David Peak; daughter, Dayna (Doug) Musto and their children, Olivia and Stephen; daughter, Julie (Bob) Tomsic and their children, Lauren, Kaley, and Marisa; son, Jason (Jamie) Porterfield and their children, Joshua, Calvin, Brianna, Casey and Gabriella; his sister, Maxine Darr; niece, Marge Ulery and her companion, Larry Smith and their child, Angie (Valentine) Wtorkiewicz and their son, Tristan; nephew, Wes (Cindy) Darr and their child, Jeremy (Elaina) Darr and their children, Analeigh and Camden. A memorial service and potluck party to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the Donegal Community Center, with the Pastor Ronald Boyd. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of L. BOYD SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 322 Church St., Donegal. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made the Wounded Warriors Project or the Humane Society.
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Regina, Frances 89

  • Claridge
  • Born: 1926-02-15
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Frances Regina, 89, of Claridge, died Friday, July 3, 2015, in her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1926, in Iselin, to the late Alexander and Anna (Butry) Bezik. Fran was a lifelong member of St. Barbara Church. She worked for many years at Westmoreland Country Club and kept herself busy with her love of gardening, flowers, baking and crocheting. Fran is survived by her loving children, George A. (Carol) Regina, Robert (Cindy) Regina and Darlene (Dale) Rosendahl; three grandchildren, Renee (Jarrette) Kalp, Robin (Justin) Hoover and Alex Regina; three great-grandchildren, Jakob and Gabriel Hoover, and Jackson Kalp; and a sister, Anne Stanonik. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George Regina; brothers, Max, Chuck, Metro, George and Pete; and sisters, Mary and Kaye. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at St. Barbara Church, with Father Michael Sikon officiating. Interment will follow in St. Barbara Cemetery, Claridge. Special thanks to the nurses and aides from Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to St. Barbara Catholic Church, 111 Raymaley Road, Harrison City, PA 15636. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Rose, Christine 80

  • Formerly of Harrison City
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Christine (George) Rose, 80, formerly of Harrison City, died Friday, July 3, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Lewis Rose; loving mother of Jeffrey (Mary Ann) Rose, Kenneth (Nancy) Rose, Daniel (Courtney) Rose and Scott (Dawn) Rose; sister of Thelma Kidd, Joy Fry, Vicki Detore and the late Dorothy George; also survived by nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Penn-Zion Lutheran Church, Harrison City, with Pastor Roger L. Steiner officiating. Arrangements by the LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to Penn-Zion Lutheran Church, 3417 Route 130, Harrison City, PA 15636. Online condolences may be made at www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Sheele, Eleanor 94

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1921-06-12
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Eleanor Sheele, 94, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, July 3, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Eleanor was born June 12, 1921, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Albert and Virginia Pergalski Gorecki. Eleanor was a devoted mother to her family. She loved to do plastic canvas and bake and she was noted for her bread and cookies she baked for the holidays. Eleanor loved doing word searches and spending time with her family. Eleanor always had a smile on her face and a wry sense of humor and always put others before herself. She was a member of the former Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church and the Transfiguration Rosary Society. She is survived by her sons, James and wife, Mary Ann, Thomas and his companion, Betty Sparks, her caretaker and son, Robert, and youngest son, Donald and wife, Rose; and son-in-law, Rodger Pospisil. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also survived by two sisters, Cecelia Barrick, of Mt. Pleasant, and Florence Zemba, of Jeannette; and brother, Edward Gorecki and his wife, Dorothy, of Mt. Pleasant. Eleanor will be missed by her family and all of her friends. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, William; daughter, Patty Pospisil; daughter-in-law, Cathy; and sisters, Sister Mary Amelia, Frances Bailey and Marcella Symanski. Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where a blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Kosisko as celebrant. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. A parish wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday and the Transfiguration Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 6 p.m. Monday, both in the funeral home. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Snyder-Marshall, Patti J. 65

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1950-05-23
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Mason, Davidsville | Get Directions
  • Patti Jean (Cook) Snyder-Marshall, 65, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at home. She was born May 23, 1950, in Delaware, Ohio. She was preceded in death by first husband, Ernest Snyder. She is survived by husband of 11 years, Thomas Marshall, and these children, beloved daughter, Kacey Snyder, Kyle (Cara) Snyder, Patrick (Heather) Marshall and Charles Whipkey (Wendy Hoover); also survived by grandchildren, Laela, Charlotte, Samantha (Brandon) Day, Austin, Sydney and Hailey; also numerous friends and family. Patti retired from the Boys College in Monroeville. Family receiving friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at the GEORGE E. MASON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1687 Tire Hill Road, Davidsville, PA 15928, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment at Custer Cemetery. Those who wish, please make donations to the family for items needed at the Malcom House, where Kacey resides, in memory of Patti.
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Zubaty, Clara M. 89

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Penn Township
  • Born: 1925-07-26
  • Died: 2015-07-04
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Clara M. Zubaty, 89, of Greensburg, formerly of Penn Township, died Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the St. Anne Home, where she had resided for 12 years. She was born July 26, 1925, in Pleasant Valley, to the late John and Anna (Kushar) Perne. She was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church and Christian Mothers, and was also a member of Claridge Women's Club and SNPJ Lodge No. 7. Clara is survived by her loving children, son, Kenneth F. (Carol) Zubaty and daughter, Joyce (Jerry) Falta; three grandchildren, Lori (Kevin) Demmig, Kenneth P. (Nikki) Zubaty and Jennifer (Brandon) Haas; six great-grandchildren, Emily, Julia and Marissa Valero, Cole and Izabella Zubaty and Loralei Haas; and two sisters, Frances Celesnik and Jane Lutrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Rudolph F. "Ralph" Zubaty; and siblings, John Adamic, Albin Perne, Mollie Zgnoc, Anna Kristolawsky, Matilda Volk, Barbara Wolanski, Helen Glitsky and Katie Koltalo. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at St. Barbara Catholic Church, 111 Raymaley Road, Harrison City, with Father Michael Sikon officiating. Interment is to follow in St. Barbara Cemetery, Claridge. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Coligan, Clyde G. 87

  • Born: 1928-03-28
  • Died: 2015-07-01
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Clyde G. Coligan, 87, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Uniontown Hospital. He was born March 28, 1928 in Trotter, the son of the late Benjamin F. and Anna Colbert Coligan. He was a graduate of Dunbar Township High School. He served in the Army and was a member of the American Legion, Carmichaels. He worked and retired in milk delivery in Maryland. He is survived by sons, David and wife, Janet, of Jessup, Md., and Robert, of Holiday, Fla.; grandchildren, Teressa Neff, Julie Tegeler, Deborah Adams and husband, Fred, Savanah, Cody and Brooke Coligan; great-grandchildren, Stacy and Bailey Adams; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Hope Neff; brothers, Robert, Eugene, Donald, Frank, James, Orrin, Regis and Bernie; sisters, Freda and Mildred Coligan, Meredith, Francis, Geraldine Bartholomai, and Thelma Ambrisco. Family and friends will be received from 5 until 8 p.m., when a funeral service will be held, Sunday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will be private.
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Downing, Clara A. 73

  • Connellsville , Formerly of Jeannette
  • Born: 1942-02-24
  • Died: 2015-06-02
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Clara Ann Downing, 73, of Connellsville, formerly of Jeannette, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Eicher Family Home, Normalville. She was born Feb. 24, 1942, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Reginald and Clara B. (Lester) Downing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by nieces, Karen White, Kimberly Rindt and Sharon Downing; and a nephew, Robert Downing. Clara is survived by her brothers, John Downing and his wife, Wanda, of Manor, Lester Downing and his wife, Donna, of Greensburg, Ronald Downing and his wife, Ethel, of Connecticut, and Ken Downing and his wife, Pat, of McCullough; her sister, Regina B. Bosch and her husband, Duane, of Connellsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Lee Malley officiating. Interment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Miller, Iva Margaret 93

  • Lancaster , Formerly of Adamstown
  • Born: 1921-12-03
  • Died: 2015-07-03
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • Iva Margaret (Brooks) Miller, 93, of Lancaster, formerly of Adamstown and Indian Head, passed away peacefully Friday, July 3, 2015, in the Hospice Center of Lancaster, Mount Joy, with her loving family at her side. She was born Dec. 3, 1921, in Indian Head, a daughter of the late Clyde B. and Maude Miller Brooks. Iva Margaret was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the class of 1940. She then received her teaching degree from what is now the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1944. She began her teaching career in the Saltlick Township School District. Prior to her retirement, she was a second grade teacher at the Adamstown Elementary School in the Cocalico School District. She was also the former owner/operator, along with her husband, of the Knotty Pine Motel, in Adamstown. She was a member of Indian Head Church of God. Iva Margaret will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving family: her children, Michael Lynn Miller, of Lancaster, Merle Patrick Miller and wife, Tammy, of Ephrata, and Sarah Susan Myers and husband, Brad, of Akron, Pa.; her grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Lindsay, Ellen and Brody; her sister, Virginia White, of Indian Head; and her brother, Samuel C. Brooks and wife, Delores, of Connellsville. In addition to her parents, Iva Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Merle E. Miller, Feb. 13, 2007; and her sisters, Jeanne King and Doris Miller. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146 Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, 724-455-2310, where funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ed Mikkelsen officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Champion. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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