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Allegheny County

Guthrie, Mary E. 76

  • Formerly of Wall and West Newton
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Mary E. "Honey Girl" (Arendas) Guthrie, 76, formerly of Wall and West Newton, died peacefully Sunday, March 29, 2015. She was a daughter of the late George and Mary Arendas; sister of George S. (Joyce) Arendas; aunt of Michele Gaydos and George W. (Melinda) Arendas; great-aunt of Jocelyn and Stephen Gaydos and Gabriel Arendas; also survived by numerous cousins. Honey Girl was affectionately called was an architect and president for architecture development. She was a graduate from Seton Hill College, Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332, with a Parastos service to follow. Parting prayers in at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church. Burial will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery.
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Speranza, Elizabeth L. 84

  • Formerly of Forest Hills
  • Died: 2015-03-28
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Lorraine" Speranza, 84, of Point Pleasant, formerly of Forest Hills, died peacefully Saturday, March 28, 2015. She was a daughter of the late George and Oral (Yeager) Glunt; wife of the late James Speranza; loving mother of Patty McQuistian, Kathy (Gary) Kramer, Jim (Kathy), Joe (Stacey) and Chris Speranza; special grandmother of 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and sister of Georgia Sanders and the late Jean Casley. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and all who loved Lorraine. Mrs. Speranza was a loving and special mother. She and her late husband were the owners of P and J Motors in Wilmerding, which her sons, Jim and Joe, carried on their parents' legacy. Family and friends are being received from 2 until 8 p.m. Tuesday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332. Parting prayers at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Colman Church with Father James Kunkel and Father Tom Burke as concelebrants. Burial will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery. www.alfierifuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Danielle House, 160 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905.
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Westmoreland County

Brennan, Mary C. 91

  • Irwin
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Mary C. (LaMonica) Brunner Brennan, 91, of Irwin, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital Greensburg. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin.
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Brinker, Marjorie A. 78

  • Delmont
  • Born: 1936-09-18
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Marjorie Ann (Wagner) Brinker, 78, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 29, 2015, at her home in Delmont with her loving family at her side. She was born Sept. 18, 1936, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Harlen and Bertha (Snyder) Wagner. Marjorie is survived by her loving family, including daughter, Diania Mason, of Greensburg; son, Richard "Rick" Brinker (Karen), of Export; daughter, Janet Himes (Barry), of Delmont; grandchildren, Lloyd and Keith Brinker, of Export, Michael and Lindsey Ford, of Harrisburg, Sherri Ford and fiance, Benjamin Smith, of Australia, Sara O'Brien and fiance, Michael Kushner, of Greensburg; great-grandchildren, Vienna O'Brien and Lilly Byrnes; and a dear cousin, MaryJane Good, with whom Marjorie was inseparable. She will also be missed by her special canine companion, Ginger. Marjorie will be remembered for her love of animals and her delicious pies. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Peter Goetschius, of Poke Run Presbyterian Church, Apollo, presiding. Interment services will follow and will be held privately for the immediate family only at Twin Valley Memorial Park in Delmont. Memorial donations may be directed to The Humane Society of Westmoreland County, Route 119, N. Greensburg St., Greensburg, PA 15601. www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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Byerly, Betty B. 85

  • Penn Township
  • Born: 1930-01-10
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Betty B. Byerly, 85, of Penn Township, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, in her home. She was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Harrison City, to the late Alvin and Blanche Walters Shearer. Betty sewed all the time with Busy Hands and was a member of Penn Township Senior Citizens and Young at Heart. She was a longtime member of the Harrison City United Church of Christ, the church she grew up in, and also attended Community United Methodist Church. Betty is survived by her loving children, Samuel R. Byerly, of Chicago, Susan S. (Larry) Wojcik, of Jeannette, and Becky L. (Joe) Brandt, of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren, Brant and Andrew Byerly, Tiffany Smith, Kim Novosel, Christa Ricciuti, Jacquilyn Tamanini, Lindsey Mayer and Annie Brandt; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Lottie Elias; and brother, Alvin "Pete" Shearer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis A. "Sam" Byerly; twin brother, Bill Shearer; and sisters, Susie Beatty, Jean Dzendzel and Alice Akins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, with the Rev. John Ciampa officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery - Denmark Manor, Penn Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to Busy Hands, c/o Jodie Roscosky, 2002 Harrison Ave., Jeannette, PA 15644. www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.
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Cain, Betty L. 85

  • Export
  • Born: 1929-07-21
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Betty L. Cain, 85, of Export, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 29, 2015, with her loving family by her side. She was born July 21, 1929, in Murrysville, daughter of the late Lawrence and Ethel Cole Brunecke. She was an employee for many years at Johnny Miller's House by the Side of the Road in Murrysville and she sold Avon products for more than 40 years. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and take care of her family and on weekends they spent time at their camp at Big Bear Lake Campgrounds in West Virginia. She was a member of the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, Murrysville. She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Cain, in 2014; two infant siblings; two brothers, Russell L. Brunecke and Carl E. Brunecke; and two sisters, Anna Mary Johnson and Sarah Jane Erbe. Betty is survived by three daughters, Donna (Richard) Miller, of Irwin, Cindy (Daniel) Hopper, of Harrison City, and JoAnn (Gary) Rosenberger, of Murrysville; four grandchildren, Joseph Rosenberger, Michael (Julie) Hopper, Melanie Miller and Richard Miller III; two sisters, Marion Polahar and Joie Smith; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Marnie Silbert officiating. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. If desired, memorials may be made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank in Delmont. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Hart, William L. 87

  • Mt. Pleasant , Formerly of Connellsville
  • Born: 1927-08-19
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • William Leo Hart, 87, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Connellsville, died Friday, March 27, 2015. He was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Edenborn, the son of the late James F. Hart and Mary K. (Regan) Hart. He graduated from St. John's High School, Uniontown, in the class of 1944. After, he joined the Navy, where he served during World War II. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Connellsville, Connellsville Lions Club for more than 50 years, Connellsville Elks No. 503, a previous member of Connellsville Area School Board for 30 years and he also served with many other civic/service organizations. He was a dental technician by trade, where he operated two laboratories, first being the Abel Dental Lab in Uniontown and then Dental Prosthetics in Connellsville. William is survived by his wife of 62 years, Susanna K. (Swaney) Hart; daughters, Cindy Hutton and husband, James, of Norfolk, Va., and Tammy Hart, of Connellsville; granddaughters, Sarah McGinley and husband, Michael, of Connellsville, Amy Schwarz and husband, Ron, of Vanderbilt, Beth Brady and husband, Jason Smith, of Connellsville, and Katherine Hutton, of Richmond, Va.; great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Cameron and Colleen McGinley, William and Maggie Schwarz, and Nathanael Brady; brother, Vincent Hart and wife, Irene, of Plano, Texas; sister-in-law, Barbara Bryner and husband, Charles, of Covina, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Barbara Lee Howard and Mary Katherine Reilly. A gathering with the family will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Connellsville. Inurnment will be private. Connellsville Lions Club will hold a memorial ritual at 7 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of William Hart to Trinity Lutheran Church, Connellsville.
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Haurilesko, Irene 77

  • Level Green
  • Died: 2015-03-27
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Irene (Kocsuta) Haurilesko, 77, of Level Green, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Manor Care Monroeville, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Andrew Kocsuta and Mary Badza. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Paul Haurilesko; son, Eric A. Haurilesko (Patricia); and grandchildren, Sarah and John Carlson, all of Level Green; daughter, Paula J. Haurilesko, of Alexandria, Va.; and brother, Charles Sterchack, of Pitcairn and the late Tony Badza. She was a longtime volunteer and board member of Penn Area Library, a member of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Rankin and a 25-year member of the Level Green Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh St. (State Route 130), Trafford. A service of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. John D. Lazarek officiating. Interment will be in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Memorial donations may be made to the Penn Area Library, 2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City, PA 15636 or a Glioblastoma research organization. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Kallenborn, Ronald D. 77

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1937-07-12
  • Died: 2015-03-28
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Ronald D. Kallenborn, 77, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Wexford. He was born July 12, 1937, in West Newton, a son of the late Joseph and Florence (Highberger) Kallenborn, and was also preceded in death by his wife of more than 48 years, Karen J. (Staymates) Kallenborn, and a brother, J. Wayne Kallenborn. Ron was a retired industrial arts teacher for the Norwin School District with 37 years of service, and had received his master's degree from the University of California. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Irwin, where he served as a deacon for many years and a member of the dartball team, and was also a member of the Handyman Association of America. He is survived by his children, Kelli (John) Emmons, of Canoga Park, Calif., Missy (Allan) Bourdius, of Gibsonia, and Scott (Jen) Kallenborn, of Rawlings, Md.; grandchildren, Penny and Neil Bourdius; a brother, Gifford Kallenborn, of West Newton; and a nephew, Marc Kallenborn. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Calvary Baptist Church with his pastor, the Rev. Mark Shaffer, officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. Those wishing may contribute to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road, Wexford, PA 15090. For online condolences, visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Kiliany, Christopher B. 31

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1984-02-12
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Christopher B. Kiliany, 31, of Youngwood, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, March 29, 2015, at his home. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, Feb. 12, 1984, son of Bernard "Bernie" Kiliany, of Scottdale, and Esther "Kathy" Byers Crivella and husband, John, of Tarrs. He was a graduate of Southmoreland High School's Class of 2002. Chris was a 2004 graduate of Westmoreland County Community College with a degree in HVAC. He was employed as a sheet metal worker for Local 12 and was currently employed by Hranec of Union Township. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 12 and also the East Huntingdon Township Sportsman Club. Chris is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. In addition to his parents, Bernard "Bernie" Kiliany, of Scottdale, and Esther "Kathy" Byers Crivella and husband, John, of Tarrs, Chris is survived by his loving and devoted wife of six years, Jessica A. Sage Kiliany, whom he married Aug. 8, 2009; his loving fur baby, Sadie; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald Sage and Cathy Neighbors Sage, of Scottdale; his sister-in-law, Kristie Harvey and husband, Jim, of Greensburg; his stepsister, Alissa Heinbaugh and husband, Harry, of Smithton; and his stepbrother, Brian Crivella, of Yukon. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Olga Berenche Kiliany; his maternal grandmother, Romayne E. Byers; and his uncle, Robert "Gene" Kiliany Jr. Chris' family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Steve Bane, of New Stanton Methodist Church, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in St. John's Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, send online condolences or to obtain directions, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Napoleon, Frank B. 86

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1928-12-30
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Frank B. Napoleon, 86, of Irwin, died Monday, March 30, 2015, in Autumn Ridge Personal Living, Monroeville. He was born Dec. 30, 1928, in Swissvale, a son of the late Bernard and Elizabeth (Pasquerella) Napoleon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a facilities manager for Westinghouse. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, in Irwin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Antoinette (Pella) Napoleon. Surviving are his wife, Judith (Desciscio) Napoleon; three children, Deborah Parker and husband, Raymond, of North Carolina, Renee D'Alesio and husband, John, of Harrison City, and Frank Napoleon and wife, Lesley, of California; six grandchildren, Kathryn (George) Monteleone, Benjamin (Blythe) Parker, Michael and Victor D'Alesio, Christin and Reid Napoleon; three great-grandchildren, Sophie, Cameron and Owen Parker; a brother, Nick Napoleon and wife, Ursula, of South Hills; and a sister, Donna Pembrooke and husband, Bob, of Plum. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Braddock Catholic All Saints Cemetery, Braddock Hills. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Nickle, David D. 72

  • East Huntingdon Township
  • Born: 1942-04-27
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • David D. Nickle, 72, of East Huntingdon Township, died early Monday morning, March 30, 2015, in the comfort of his son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Nickle's, home in Lemont Furnace, while being surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 27, 1942, in Jeanette, a son of the late David Frank and Emeline Marie Gagliardi Nickle. Dave is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him: his children, Eunice Carrie Nickle, of Grindstone, Heather Dawn Nickle, of Chalk Hill, and David Aaron Nickle and wife, Nancy, of Lemont Furnace; his special friend, Jean Karwatske, of Connellsville; his stepchildren, Joseph T. Presock, of Champion, David R. Presock, of Dunbar, and Sharon K. Nicholson and husband, Ernest, of Connellsville; his grandchildren, Brian and Aaron Nickle, Devin Morrison, Nicole Lenning and Cody Nicholson; his sister, Judy Diehl, of New Mexico; and his sister-in-law, Kathy Nickle, of Jeanette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Diane Nickle (June 21, 2014); and brother, James Nickle. David's cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., Scottdale. To view online obituary, sign guest registry or send condolences, please visit www.kapr.com.
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Poppa, William L. 83

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1931-05-16
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • William Louis Poppa, 83, of North Huntingdon, has been called home by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, March 30, 2015, at his home. He was born May 16, 1931, in Linhart, a son of the late Michele and Maria Rose Scrima Poppa. Prior to his retirement in 1994, Mr. Poppa was employed by the Edgar Thomson Works, U.S. Steel, and was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. He played banjo, guitar and harmonica with a group at the Herminie Senior Center, and often played for area nursing homes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers, Leonard, Rocco, Anthony and Dan; and four sisters, Dorothy Zeler, Helen Polivka, Ann Simile and Katherine Vater. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Eileen Marie Kirkman Poppa; two sons, Joseph W. and his fiancee, Keely, and Thomas M. and his wife, Amy; daughter, Barbara Poppa; two sisters, Mary Buzzie and Louise Nesta; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Agnes Church. Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Sadock, Seth A. 61

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1953-06-11
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Coshey-Nicholson, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Seth A. Sadock, 61, of Greensburg, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 29, 2015. After a long and courageous battle with esophageal cancer, Seth succumbed while surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 11, 1953, in Berwick, a son of the late Eileen "Popsy" Friedlander Sadock and Martin Sadock, who had resided in Greensburg. Seth began his multifaceted career at Mutual Aid Ambulance Service as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and concurrently volunteered thousands of hours at Westmoreland Hospital. Seth was a behavioral counselor for troubled children and subsequently ran a medical equipment leasing business. After a serious accident more than a decade ago, Seth founded The Blue Buddha Puppet Co. to bring joy and smiles to children and adults in everyday life. Seth was a lifeguard and a Boy Scout and was awarded the Boy Scouts' highest honor, Eagle Scout, as a teenager. He was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and gardener. He is survived by his loving wife, Marcia Williams Sadock, of Greensburg; his two children, Samantha Aryn Sadock and Stefan Ethan Sadock and Ashley Reed, of Pittsburgh; two stepchildren, Susan Rugh and her husband, William, of Jeannette, and Kelly Ann Perkins, of Jeannette; his sister, Jamie Sadock and her husband, Jerry Perelmutter, of New York; his brother, Jonathan Sadock, of Philadelphia; his four grandchildren, Declan, Liam, Quinn and Ayla; his niece, Ava Rose Sadock, and nephew, Ian Maxwell Sadock, of Philadelphia; along with stepnieces, nephews, cousins, friends and fans and a vast collection of puppet friends, including Mr. Squeekers and Mezmo. Friends will be received from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME, 319 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rabbi Sara Perman officiating. Interment will follow at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all the loving staff at Arnold Palmer Cancer Center and Heartland Hospice for their kindness and caring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Seth's memory to Children's Cancer Network. www.childrenscancernetwork.org or mail your donation to: Children's Cancer Network, 6150 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1, Chandler, AZ 85226.
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Thiel, Louise 88

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1926-06-19
  • Died: 2015-03-28
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Louise (Fannerella) Thiel, 88, of Greensburg, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born June 19, 1926, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Rocco and Concetta (Scaglione) Fannerella. Louise was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church and a former member of Hempfield No. 2 Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking for her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert W. Thiel; and brothers, Michael and Frank Fannerella. She is survived by a brother, Tony Fannerella, of Greensburg; sister, Mary Cholock, of Greensburg; brother, Bill Fannerella, of Carson City, Nev.; sister, Josephine Fannerella, of Greensburg; two sons, Don Thiel and wife, Tina, of Greensburg, and Vince and wife, Colleen, of New Alexandria; two grandchildren, Katelynn and Jeffrey; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would especially like to thank sister, Josephine, and April Kobistek for the special care they provided to Louise. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Louise from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in the funeral home with Father Dan Blout officiating. Entombment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. Louise's family has entrusted her care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. 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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Warneke, Helene A. 91

  • Irwin , Formerly of White Oak
  • Born: 1923-07-26
  • Died: 2015-03-29
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Helene A. (Wawrzeniak) Warneke, 91, of Irwin, formerly of White Oak, passed away peacefully in the company of her daughter Sunday, March 29, 2015, in the Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Irwin. She was born July 26, 1923, in Glassport, a daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Parzychowski) Wawrzeniak. She was a member of the St. Angela Church, of White Oak, and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers and a current member of the St. Agnes Church, in North Huntingdon. Helene was at one time employed as a nanny and caregiver for several families throughout the area, and was also a den mother for the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Warneke; a sister, Florence Rybar; and brothers, Edward and Ernie Warren. Surviving are a daughter, Karen Harris and husband, Jim, of North Huntingdon; a son, John W. Warneke, of Florida; and two grandchildren, Melissa and Joe Harris. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. funeral rite outside of Mass in the St. Agnes Church. Interment will follow in the St. Mary's Polish Cemetery, White Oak. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Fayette County

Ohler, Elma L. 91

  • Formerly of Connellsville
  • Born: 1923-10-09
  • Died: 2015-03-30
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Elma L. (Mickey) Ohler, 91, formerly of Connellsville, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015, in the Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant. Elma was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Ray E. and Roxey (Faidley) Mickey. She was married to Albert B. "Bearl" Ohler, who passed away May 22, 2006. Elma was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a faithful member of the Church of the Brethren of Connellsville, where she was active in the Woman's Fellowship and Builders Sunday School programs. A graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1941, she enjoyed sewing, reading, crossword puzzles, camping with her husband and the companionship of her pet dog, Bella. Elma will be sadly missed by her devoted family: her two daughters, Sandy Brown and her husband, Bob, of Bear Rocks, and Karen Showman and her husband, Jerry, of Connellsville; her three grandchildren, Andrew Brown, Lauren Showman and her fiance, Edward Gourn, and Jillian Showman; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor Friend; and her two brothers, Wilbur "Bill" and Robert "Scotty" Mickey. Personalized arrangements are under the professional supervision of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale (724-887-5300 / www.fergusonfunerals.com / GPS: N40 degrees 06.136, W79 degrees 35.278). Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Charles Whipple officiating. Graveside committal service and interment will follow in Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Love Lasts Forever!
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