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Allegheny County

Kocik, Tracey 35

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1978-11-30
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Tracey Perrin Kocik, 35, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Murrysville, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after a hard battle with cancer, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born Nov. 30, 1978, in Media. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Charles Perrin. She was a member of Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville and loved spending time with her family and friends. Tracey is survived by her very loving husband, Nathan B.F. Kocik. of Pittsburgh; her mother, Margaret "Peggy" Baker Perrin, of Murrysville; her father, Bob and his wife, Michelle, of Harrison City, two sisters; Amy and Bailey Perrin; maternal grandparents, Leo and Lorriane Baker, of Donora; paternal grandmother, Esther Perrin, of Monroeville; father and mother in-law, John S. and Shawna Kocik, of Pittsburgh; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends who loved and adored Tracey. Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tracey's name to the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation Inc., 201 N. Charles St., Suite 2404, Baltimore, MD 21201. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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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 were received 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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Balko, Mike 88

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1925-09-07
  • Died: 2014-04-07
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Mike Balko, 88, of West Newton, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at home. He was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Van Meter, a son of the late Charles and Anna (Lesko) Balko. Mike was a member of West Newton Bible Students Association and prior to retirement was a carpenter and superintendent for Dick Corp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Andrew Balko; five brothers, John, Andrew, Charles, James and George; and by sisters, Anna Swalchick and Mary Krasonic. Surviving is his wife of 66 years, Marjorie (Rubisch) Balko; a son, Michael (Vickie) Balko, of Casselberry, Fla.; two daughters, Marjorie (Byron) Keith, of Bothell, Wash., and Karen (Louis) Speroni, of Rostraver Township; eight grandchildren, Deanna Speroni (Bob) Byers, Dana Speroni (Jeff) Kolbfleish, Louis III (Casey) Speroni, Jeremy (Allison) Balko, Timothy Balko, Ryan (Kim) Balko, Jonathan (Katie) Keith and Aaron Keith; six great-grandchildren, Nolan and Shane Byers, Ada and Zane Balko, and Jackson and Kennedy Keith; a brother, Paul Balko, and a sister, Dorothy Loraine Praskavich, both of Rostraver Township; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends were received this past Thursday at the J. WILLIAM MCCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services were held this past Friday, with Elder Byron Keith officiating, and interment followed in West Newton Cemetery. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Carns, Bobby E. 80

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1933-05-29
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Bobby Eugene Carns, 80, of Ligonier, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born May 29, 1933, in Ligonier Township, a son of the late Pealer P. and Margaret Heffelfinger Carns. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Martha Jane O'Brien Carns. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Fairmont Cemetery with the Rev. Chad Somerville officiating. The J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., Ligonier, is assisting the family. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences to the family, please visit http://www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Costanza, John B. 68

  • Herminie
  • Born: 1946-03-20
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Nickels, Herminie | Get Directions
  • John B. Costanza, 68, of Herminie, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 20, 1946, in Herminie No. 2, son of the late Domenico and Nora (Smith) Costanza. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Castine; and five brothers-in-law, Marvin Turnbull, George Price, Albert Castine, Russle Elliot and Robert Peoples. Johnny was kindhearted and a hard worker. He was proud to be a barber in Herminie since 1963 until currently, when his illness worsened. He owned his own water hauling business from 1979 to 2013 and also owned a garbage route from 1980 to 1996. He was Sewickley Township supervisor up until 1998 and was a life member of the Herminie Wendel Athletic Association. He enjoyed gardening and loved sharing his vegetables with his family and friends. He leaves behind Erica and Johnathin; a brother, Louis (Barbara ) Costanza, of Irwin; four sisters, Olive Turnbull, of Michigan, Ann Price, of Pitcairn, Kathleen Elliot, of Irwin, and Michaeleen Peoples, of Grapeville; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews. Johnny will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Per Johnny's wishes, there will be no public visitation. JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251, in charge of arrangements.
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Dixon, William R. 69

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1944-10-15
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • William R. Dixon, 69, of Irwin, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at home. He was born Oct. 15, 1944, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late John and Frances M. Dixon. Prior to his retirement, William was employed as a master molder by Brass and Bronze Casting Co. with 41 years of service. He was a member and bartender at the Slovakian Club, Lower Greenfield, member of Hahntown-Wendel Club and social member of Westmoreland City Firehall and Adamsburg Firehall. He enjoyed fishing, doing home improvements, woodworking and jerry-rigging anything on which he worked. He was well-known for being a jokester and pulling pranks. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol A. Barney Dixon; daughters, Stacy A. Barbour and her husband, Michael, of South Greensburg, and Stephanie A. Dixon and her fiance, John Shakoske, of Rilton; brother, James Dixon, of Pittsburgh; sister Linda Fidel and her husband, Bill, of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren, Jenna and Andy Barbour; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved four-legged companion, Rudi. Friends will be received from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m., in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.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 two daughters, Vickie Jo and Jayme Fraicola; 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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Hissem, John W. 77

  • Stahlstown
  • Born: 1936-11-02
  • Died: 2014-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • John W. Hissem, 77, of Stahlstown, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born Nov. 2, 1936, in Ruffsdale, a son of the late Harry T. and Margaret Bowser Hissem. Prior to his retirement, John worked as a heavy equipment operator for Ripepi's in Monongahela. He was a member of the Stahlstown Senior Citizens and was Protestant by faith. John is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Ethel B. Tinkey Hissem; his children, John Hissem and fiancee, Stacie, Susan Hixson and husband, David, and Frances Will and husband, Mark, all of Ligonier, Kevin Hissem and fiancee, Wanda, of Acme, David Hissem and wife, RoniSue, of Mt. Pleasant, Karen Wemer and husband, Tim, of Dacula, Ga., Richard Nedrow and fiancee, Dawn, of Indian Head, Tammy Shawley and Brian Hunt, of Stahlstown, and Kimberly Eicher and husband, Chris, of Mt. Pleasant; his 24 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; his brothers, Harry Hissem and wife, Glenda, of Latrobe, and Henry Clay Hissem and wife, Polly, of Stahlstown; and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley and Kerm Miller, of Lore City, Ohio. Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, the hour of a funeral service, in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146, Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, 724-455-2310, with the Rev. Keith Hauger officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Action for Animals, 125 Fairview Lane, Derry, PA 15627 in memory of John W. Hissem. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Homer Chapple, Alma J. 87

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1926-04-30
  • Died: 2014-04-13
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Alma J. Homer Chapple, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born April 30, 1926, in Munhall, a daughter of the late Anthony Frederick and Blanche May Hess. Prior to her retirement, Alma was a clerk in the auditing department for Old Republic Insurance Co. She was a member of the East Suburban Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Homer Sr.; brother, Albert Hess; and two sisters, Blanche Hess and Lois Siniawski. She is survived by her husband, Walter Chapple; son, Thomas Homer Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of Virginia; four daughters, Penny Crowe and her husband, Scott, of Matthews, N.C., Jane Walker and her husband, Roger, of Zelienople, Jean Brown and her husband, Ronald, of Middletown, Ohio, and Blanche Painter and her husband, Melvin, of Penn Township; stepchildren, Dennis Chapple and his wife, Deborah, and Beverly Treese and her husband, Val; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends were received Tuesday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service was held Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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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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Kattic, Joanne 77

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1936-07-11
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Joanne Andrecak Kattic, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Joanne was born July 11, 1936, in McKeesport, daughter of the late Steve and Elizabeth (Wargo) Andrecak. Joanne was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. She graduated from St. Peters High School in McKeesport in 1954. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Joann Fabrics. She is preceded in death by her brother, Donald Andrecak; and grandson, "JJ" John Patrick Jones III. She will be missed by her husband of 58 years, Donald Kattic, of North Huntingdon. Surviving are five daughters, Laura (Philip) Ivkovich, of Vero Beach, Fla., Lana (Mark) Huffman, of Salisbury, N.C., Lisa (Ed) Kovalcin, Luanne Jones and Leslie (Tom) Quealy, all of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Cara (Erik) Falk, Christine Bratkovich, Heidi Stogard, Katie (Chris) Adcock, Melissa Kovalcin, Philip Ivkovich, Eddie Kovalcin, Mandie Starkey, Claire Jones and Tommy and Trey Quealy; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Paige, Brooke, Billy, Avery, Anderson, Ellie, Madison and Murphey. She was a gifted and avid quilter and belonged to the Norwin Quilt League and won first place at the Westmoreland County Fair. The family is especially proud that she donated "lap quilts" to the Veterans Hospital. She will be missed very much and is with the Lord and Angels in Heaven. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the St. Agnes Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.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, Deannette 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 II, John Butch T. 65

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Derry
  • Born: 1948-06-02
  • Died: 2014-04-11
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • John T. "Butch" Levendosky II, 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. 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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Niedzalkoski, Stanley L. 72

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1941-11-17
  • Died: 2014-04-09
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Stanley Lawrence "Larry" Niedzalkoski, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Nov. 17, 1941, in Jeannette, the son of the late Joseph and Lillian Defabo Niedzalkoski (Joe and Lil Bush). A natural-born athlete, he proudly wore the football uniforms of the Greensburg Lions and West Virginia University Mountaineers. While earning his physical education degree at WVU, he met grad student Marlene Peltonen, of Charleroi, who he married April 4, 1964. The newlyweds moved to Jamestown, N.Y., where Larry began coaching high school football. He continued coaching when they moved back to Pennsylvania, first at Jeannette, and then served his alma mater Greensburg as assistant coach to his mentor and idol, Bob Williams. In addition to his career teaching health and physical education for the Greensburg Salem School District, he turned his love of model railroading into a successful business venture, beginning in the basement of his home in 1971 and later moving to downtown Jeannette. Niedzalkoski's Train Shop is still thriving today, operated by his son, Mike. Larry was well known in the community, having been named a Paul Harris Fellow in the Jeannette Rotary Club, serving on the church council and financial committee of Sacred Heart Parish, as president of the Greensburg Teachers Credit Union and as a proud member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He was unmatched in his knowledge of sports trivia and 1950's rock and roll. He also loved poetry, crossword puzzles and second-guessing the call of every referee and coach on each televised sporting event he watched. Larry is survived by his wife, Marlene, and sidekick pug, Rookie, daughter, Laura Neal and husband, Kyle Duckworth, of Bar Harbor, Maine, daughter, Kim Lee, and granddaughters, Lily, Lila and Lydia, of Beijing, China, son and protegee, Michael Niedzalkoski and special friend, Linda Irwin, of Greensburg, brother and best friend Joe Niedzalkoski and wife, Judy, of Greensburg, niece, Amy Niedzalkoski Brown and husband, Alex, and children, Alaina and Nathan, of Bryn Mawr, aunt, Lacy Sartoris, of Latrobe, aunt, Gloria Defabo, and many cousins, teammates, students and friends. Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. 1st St., Jeannette. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette, concelebrated with Father Paul Lisik and Father Paul Taylor. Interment followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Jeannette. A reception followed at Rizzo's Malabar Inn, Crabtree. Larry's family wishes to thank the staffs of the Arnold Palmer Cancer Center, Westmoreland Hospital and Latrobe Hospital for their tireless and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the donor's favorite charity. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Orange, Robert J. 25

  • Mt. Pleasant Township
  • Born: 1989-02-09
  • Died: 2014-04-10
  • Funeral Home: Saloom-Rega, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Robert Joseph Orange, 25, of Mt. Pleasant Township, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 10, 2014. He was born Feb. 9, 1989, a son of Lori Bossick Shearer and husband, Tom, of Norvelt, and John Orange and wife, Diane, of Greensburg. He was a 2007 graduate of Geibel Catholic High School in Connellsville, where he played soccer and basketball. He graduated in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Villanova University and was currently employed by Nabors Completion and Production in Black Lick. Surviving, in addition to his parents, is his sister, Molly Orange, of Washington, Pa.; his paternal grandmother, Louise Orange, of Indiana, Pa.; his aunts and uncles, Joseph Bossick (Kathy), of Southwest, Pa., Jan Brougher (Roy), of Latrobe, Lee Ann Rice (Larry), of Florida, Liz Maguire (Bill), of Allison Park, Todd Orange (Leesa), of Apollo, and Amy Orange (Robert), of Alaska; several cousins; and his dog, Carlos. Deceased are his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Ann Bossick; and his paternal grandfather, Robert Orange. Friends were received Monday in SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in St. Florian Roman Catholic Church, 4261 Route 981, United. Interment followed in St. Florian Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 105 Braunlich Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Please visit http://www.saloom-rega.com to send a condolence.
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Patik, Shirley J. 74

  • Scottdale
  • Died: 2014-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Shirley Joanne Lesko Patik, 74, of Scottdale, died Monday, April 14, 2014. A complete obituary will be published in the Sunday edition of the Greensburg Tribune-Review. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. To see a complete obituary, visit our website at http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Peddicord, Daniel L. 50

  • Manor
  • Born: 1963-10-25
  • Died: 2014-04-10
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Daniel Larence Peddicord, 50, of Manor, formerly of North Huntingdon, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 10, 2014. He was born Oct. 25, 1963, in Jeannette, a son of the late Raymond and Hildegard (Dressel) Peddicord. Danny was a western Pennsylvanian through and through. He bled black and gold, never missed a Pittsburgh sporting event and was center stage wherever he went be it one of Courtney's band performances, Nathan's fireman's banquets or Ashley's honors ceremonies. He has proudly celebrated high school graduations with both Ashley and Nathan. He loved his family and friends more than life itself but not as much as he loved the Lord. He is most remembered by his beaming smile and contagious laughter that filled a room. When it came to entertainment, "nothing is better than fireworks!" says Danny. He was a light in this world and his legacy will live on through his loving family. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Becky (Mertz) Peddicord; three children, Ashley Nicole and fiance, Jacob "Jake" Hensell, Nathan Daniel and girlfriend, Joelle "Muffy" Smith, and Courtney Marie Peddicord; five brothers, Raymond Jr. and his wife, JoAnne, of Greensburg, Robert, of Herminie, Richard and his wife, Nancy, of South Carolina, William and his wife, Valerie, of North Versailles, and Anthony and his wife, Melissa, of Greensburg; a sister, Mary Ferrell, of Monroeville; brothers and sisters-in-law, including Bill Mertz, who was one of his best friends; 25 nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and special friend, Jeff Hensell. Friends were received Saturday and Sunday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral service followed in First United Methodist Church, 10 Atlantic Ave., Manor, PA 15665, with the Rev. Darlene Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Daniel Peddicord Family Cancer Fund at First Niagara Bank, 201 Ronda Court, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.
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Pletcher, James R. 69

  • Ruffsdale
  • Born: 1944-10-30
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • James R. Pletcher, 69, a longtime resident of Ruffsdale, died Tuesday evening, April 15, 2014, in RNC of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg, while being comforted by his loving family. He was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of the late Earl and Ruth Cramer Pletcher. Jim was a member of Scottdale Church of Christ. He was a retired millwright for U.S. Steel, Irvin Works with 33 years of service. Jim loved collecting, restoring and customizing antique cars. He was well-known around the area car shows, displaying his craftsmanship. Jim was an honorable, kind man who loved his family and was greatly loved in return. Jim is gone from our lives forever, but never gone from our hearts. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Alice Lubiniski Pletcher, whom he married Feb. 20, 1965; three loving children, Michelle R. Corbin, of New Castle, Valerie H. Johnson and husband, Rand, of Ruffsdale, and Jason R. Pletcher, of Mt. Pleasant; his adoring grandson, Ian Michael Johnson; and two sisters, Ethel Rupp and husband, Paul, of Ruffsdale, and Marie Hough and husband, Ronald, of Scottdale. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his son, Michael Earl Pletcher (March 19, 1974); and two sisters, Edith Toward and Betty Thomas. Jim's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, in the funeral home, with his pastor, Bob Chambers, Minister, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, condolences or to obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Polanofsky, Gary L. 83

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1930-07-08
  • Died: 2014-04-11
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Gary Lee Polanofsky, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home. Born July 8, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant, he was a son of the late John and Martha (Nemiseck) Polanofsky. In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Weldon and Alice Jones; a brother, Jay; and a son-in-law, Bill Pawlikowski. He was known as Dad, Pap or Chief. Gary's passions were his family, his work and "messing with old cars." He graduated from the Chicago Motive Trades Institute in 1948. Gary served in the Army during the Korean War. He was the owner and operator of Gary's Garage in Mt. Pleasant for more than 62 years and was a member of Pennsville Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy J. (Jones) Polanofsky; children, Cindy (Fitz) Prinkey, of Scottdale, Sandy (Jeff) Swartz, of Connellsville, Carol Pawlikowski and fiance, Patrick Moore, of Pittsburgh, and Gary (Kelli) Polanofsky, of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Tina (Paul) Wetzel, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Molly (Dave) Aliyetti, of Lower Burrell, Lynn Brooks, of Pittsburgh, Jeffrey "Bud" (Marisa) Swartz, of Boyertown, Bill Pawlikowski, of Pittsburgh, Brad Pawlikowski and Krista Polanofsky, both of Mt. Pleasant. A private memorial service was held Wednesday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, with the Rev. Josh Tamblyn officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110. "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the Spirit shall return unto God who gave it." Eccl. 12:7.
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Quakenbush, Tyler L. 21

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1992-10-23
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Tyler Lee Quakenbush, 21, of Latrobe, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Tyler was born Oct. 23, 1992, in Latrobe. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Brenda (Leonard) Quakenbush and Vic Mills, of Latrobe; three brothers, Blake, Collin and Luke, all of Latrobe; his paternal grandmother, Virginia (Barra) Leonard, of Latrobe, and pap, William Hanson, of Greensburg; and aunts and uncles, Drew (Rhonda) Leonard, of Greensburg, William (Jessica) Hanson, of Greensburg, Lori (Dave) Albright, of Greensburg, Chrissy (Raphael) Albright, of Latrobe, Tom Mills, of Greensburg, and Jake Hanson, of Greensburg. Tyler is also survived by his true love, Hailee Knott; and his little buddy, Kameron, of Youngstown, Pa.; and a host of relatives and good friends too numerous to mention. Waiting in heaven to play a game of horseshoes, is his maternal grandfather, Clark "Pap" Leonard. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. David Von Schlichten, Pastor of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. 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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Reihner I, Herbert C. 91

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1923-03-23
  • Died: 2014-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Herbert C. Reihner I, 91, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born March 23, 1923, in Washington, Pa., a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Amon) Reihner. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by Plasteel Products, Washington, Pa. He was a member of West Washington United Methodist Church, and was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Ralph Riethmiller and Alan Broadway. He is survived by his wife, Ethel L. (Howard) Reihner; three sons, Herbert C. Reihner II, of Florida, Paul E. Reihner and his wife, Marianne, of Washington, Pa., and Jeffery A. Reihner and his wife, Holley, of Waynesboro; three daughters, Connie L. Riethmiller, of Norfolk, Va., Diana L. Broadway, of Florida, and Vicky L. Ahrens and her husband, Eric, of Greensburg; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Reihner, of Washington, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor Ken Loomis officiating. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.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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Sickles, James A. 75

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1938-10-08
  • Died: 2014-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Graft Jacquillard, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • James A. Sickles, 75, of Scottdale, passed away, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Westmoreland Manor. Jim was born Oct. 8, 1938, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Thomas and Sarah (Strike) Sickles. He was employed as a motor coach driver with Quest Coach of Scottdale and was previously employed by Washington Charters. He is survived by his loving companion, Mary French; a son, James Michael Sickles; two grandchildren, Junior and Ryan Sickles; his extended family, Amanda, David and Amy Stone, Michael, Nathan, Tiffany, Brandon, Alyssa, Charity and Shakyra and Logan Riley; a sister, Sara Ruth (Glen) Miles; brothers, Norman "Sonny" (Joan) Sickles and Thomas Sickles; numerous nieces and nephews; and his pets, Jasmine and Lilly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John "Jack" Sickles. Family and friends are invited to Jim's memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, with the Rev. Thomas Shirer officiating. Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home by the Scottdale-Everson Honor Guard. Interment will be private. A reception will immediately follow the service. For online condolences and information, please visit http://www.gjfuneral.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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Stumpo, Angeline

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Died: 2014-04-13
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Mount Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Angeline Stumpo of Mt. Pleasant died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Forbes Regional Health Center, Monroeville. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Paul P. and Rose Ragusa Stumpo. A graduate of the former Ramsay High School, Angeline was a retired, self-employed beautician. She was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Josephine Stumpo, of Greensburg, wife of the late Sam Stumpo; her nieces and nephews, Sam, Tom and Paul Stumpo, of Greensburg, David (the late Joanne) Stumpo, of Mt. Braddock, Cathy Barnhart and her husband, Bob, of Greensburg, Greg Monchak, of Mt. Pleasant, Georjan May and her husband, Jeffrey, of Mt. Pleasant, and Patricia Lane of North Carolina. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three sisters, Mary Belcastro, Helen Stumpo and Flora Monchak; and one brother, Sam Stumpo. As per the wishes of Angeline, there was no public visitation. A private funeral Mass was held for the family at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Richard Kosisko as celebrant. Interment was in St. Pius X Cemetery. All arrangements were under the direction of BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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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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Tiberi, Bernard S. 62

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1951-09-19
  • Died: 2014-04-09
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Bernard S. Tiberi, 62, of Ligonier, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 19, 1951, in Latrobe, a son of the late Constantine and Clara Caldarelli Tiberi. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by the Derry Construction Co. He also served with the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He is survived by a sister, Constance (Lee) Sholley, of Canton, Ohio; a brother, James V. (Kathryn) Tiberi, of Ligonier; several nieces and nephews; an aunt; and an uncle. There will be no public viewing and all services will be private. Interment will be in Ligonier Valley Cemetery. The J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., Ligonier, is assisting the family. To sign the online guestbook or to send a condolence to the family, please visit www. jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Wells, Martha B. 88

  • Norvelt
  • Born: 1926-02-19
  • Died: 2014-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Martha B. Wells, 88, of Norvelt, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home. Born Feb. 19, 1926, in Unity Township, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Florence Scherer. Prior to retirement, Martha worked in the office at Idewild Park, Ligonier. She was a member of United Church of Christ Trauger, did volunteer work at Latrobe Hospital and the Pleasant Unity Food Bank and did taxes for the elderly at the senior center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick E. Wells; a daughter, Vera Zawalsh; an infant son, Freddy; siblings, Elmer Scherer Jr., Vera Sobinsky, Edna Eckenrod and Ray Scherer. The most important things in her life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the loving mother to her daughters, Barbara Wells, of Ridgeway, and Karen (Joe) Herrod, of Latrobe; loving grandmother to Eric (Georganna) Zawalsh, Jason Herrod, Adam (Kelly) Zawalsh and Shelby and Jordan Wells. She was the loving Great-Grammy Candy to Ronnie, Cayden, Tristan, Brianna and Lydia Zawalsh. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt. Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in United Church of Christ, 107 Dutch Hill Road, Latrobe (Trauger), with the Rev. David J. Ackerman officiating. Please go directly to the church Saturday. Interment will follow at St. Paul Reformed Cemetery.
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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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Wood, Anna A. 92

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1921-05-28
  • Died: 2014-04-11
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Anna Almira Wood, 92, of Irwin, Sewickley Township, died Friday, April 11, 2014, in Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born May 28, 1921, in Cowansburg, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Albright) Jury. Surviving are six children, Marie Colebank, of Markleysburg, Linda VanDyke, of Yukon, and JoAnn Casoni, of Sutersville, James Wood, of McKeesport, Barry Wood, of Connecticut, and John Wood, of Irwin; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ronald Jury. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Wood Jr.; a brother, John Jury; and three sisters, Bertha Walters, Alice Perry and Mary Lash. Friends were received Monday and Tuesday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where funeral services were held Wednesday. Interment followed in Mars Hill Cemetery. "May her loving joyful spirit live on in all the hearts of her loved ones." http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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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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Burns, Eleanore 85

  • Richmond, Va.
  • Born: 1928-01-09
  • Died: 2014-01-03
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Eleanore Frederick Burns, of Richmond, Va., died peacefully Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Mrs. Burns was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Charles and Martha Rudnick Frederick. She was an active member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Richmond, where she took great delight in singing in the church choir. Eleanore was a 1946 graduate of the former Ramsay High School in Mt. Pleasant and then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked at Deluxe Check Printers for more than 30 years until her retirement. In 1992, she moved to Richmond, where she was very pleased to serve in a volunteer role at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital for more than 15 years. She was also a member of the Catholic Women's Club and Richmond Tri Club. Eleanore was very proud of and delighted in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eleanore took great pleasure in remaining up-to-date on her love for fashion and design. Eleanore is survived by her daughter, Pamela A. Shellenbarger, of San Diego, Calif.; her grandchildren, Alison Shellenbarger Pertler and Peter Shellenbarger; and by her great-grandchildren, Henry and Miriam Pertler. She is also survived by her sisters, Veronica F. Harenchar, of Richmond, Va., and Martha F. Fox, of Youngstown, Ohio. In addition to her parents, Eleanore was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Lawrence F. Burns, whom she married in October 1950; her infant son, Mark Alan; her son-in-law, Randall Shellenbarger; and by her sisters and brother, Florence F. Secorie, Magdalene F. Kapr, Dorothy F. Burdick and Raymond Frederick. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of her blessing service at noon Monday, April 21, 2014, at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant, followed by her funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m. at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Pius X Parish Cemetery. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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