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Blystone, Bruce E. 69

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1945-09-20
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Bruce E. Blystone, 69, of Irwin, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at home. He was born Sept. 20, 1945, in Irwin, a son of the late Kenneth E. and Catherine (Walthour) Blystone; and was also preceded in death by a brother, Dennis K. Blystone. Bruce was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and the Men's Prayer Fellowship. He was also a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 236, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1671, both of Irwin, and was a member of two bowling leagues. He recently retired from the Westmoreland County Blind Association. He is survived by his siblings, Delores (the late Gildo) Vieceli, of Biddle, Eugene L. (Nancy) Blystone, of Greensburg, Gary L. (Bonnie) Blystone, of Lisbon, Ohio, Wayne K. Blystone, of Colorado, and Carl (the late Kathleen) Blystone, of North Irwin; and also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made in Bruce's name to the Westmoreland County Blind Association, 911 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Bulloch, Robert W. 83

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1931-10-04
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Robert W. Bulloch, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Johnstown, a son of the late Fred and Janet Bulloch Meley. Robert was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Robert was a retired road superintendent from the North Huntingdon Township Road Department. He was a member of the Norwin VFW Post 781 and a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Larue. He is survived by his sons, Keith and his wife, Patricia, Kory and his wife, Lucia, all of North Huntingdon. He was adored by his grandchildren, Katie, Rob (Ashlee), Sarah and Noah. He also enjoyed his great-grandson, Keith. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon, with Father Len Stoviak officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.obiob.
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Caldwell, LaVerna J. 90

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1924-09-01
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • LaVerna J. Caldwell, 90, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at her home. She was born Sept. 1, 1924, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Wallace and Margaret (Reese) Caldwell. Prior to retirement, she had been a supervisor for Bell Telephone with 33 years of service. She was a member of St. Paul Parish, Greensburg, the Elks Lodge of Irwin and enjoyed golfing and going out to eat. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Josephine Thomas, Bernice Brosnahan and Virginia Benson; a brother, Clifford W. Caldwell; a nephew, Brian Caldwell; and her companion, Charles Flack. She is survived by two brothers, Richard Caldwell and Robert Caldwell, both of Greensburg; two nephews, Richard Caldwell Jr. (Sharon), of Greensburg, and John Brosnahan, of Irwin; three nieces, Diane Gindlesperger (Jeff), of Greensburg, Dolores Brosnahan, and Sherry Brosnahan, both of Irwin; great-nephews, Michael, Joshua and Mark Gindlesperger; and a great-niece, Rachel Caldwell. 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 liturgy will begin at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Carpenter Jr., Edward D. 81

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1933-04-05
  • Died: 2014-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Edward Dwight Carpenter Jr., 81, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Litteton, Mass., passed away after a brief illness, one year ago today, April 19, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, with his devoted and beloved wife, Jil, at his bedside. Ed was the only child of the late Edward and Victoria (Kuczylowski) Carpenter Sr. He was born April 5, 1933, in Wheeling, W.Va., and raised in McMurray. He graduated from Peters Township High School where he played center on the football team. Ed enlisted in the Army during the Korean War and served in 821st Engineer Battalion. He went on to graduate from California State University and Boston University as an English major. Ed had a distinguished career in the Chelmsford High School in Massachusetts and was in charge of the English Book Closet and Honor Society advisor. His good friend and co-worker, Barry Hazzard, spearheaded a scholarship fund in Ed's name. Ed was a proud member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin. He attended Book Club and Tai Chi classes at Redstone Colonial Estates and was a member of the Penn's Woods Seniors. All who met Ed knew him to be a gentle, kind and generous gentleman and a wordsmith. His most frequently used word was thank you. His poem "To Jill" was entered in a poetry contest, published and selected as a semifinalist. Ed married his college sweetheart, Sondra Jil Coffman, on July 20, 2012, in the Norwin Public Library butterfly garden officiated by the Rev. Ronald Durika. Ed's favorite meal was a crock of French Onion Soup and a steak at the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club. He remained loyal to his Patriots and Bruins but, would cheer on the Steelers and Penguins as long as they weren't playing his old teams. On the date that would have been his and his wife's second wedding anniversary, Ed's ashes, along with those of his feline companion, Mr. Tango, and feline buddy, Mr. Deiter, were scattered at a private ceremony. Contributions toward Edward Dwight Carpenter Jr. Scholarship fund can be sent to: Chelmsford High School Alumni Association c/o Scholarship Committee, 200 Richardson Road, North Chelmsford, MA 01863. WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Irwin, was in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Davis, Mary Ann 78

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1937-02-08
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Mary Ann (Harouse) Davis, 78, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. Born Feb. 8, 1937, in Calumet, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Stoker) Harouse. Mary Ann was a graduate of Hurst High School, class of 1955. On Oct. 14, 1961, Mary Ann married her love, Edmund G. Davis, at St. Mary Byzantine Church, Trauger. She had been employed by Westinghouse Electric, in Youngwood, prior to her career as a homemaker. In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Sue Davis; and siblings, Nicholas, Robert and John Harouse, as well as an infant brother. She will be loved and missed by her husband, Edmund; children, Jennifer (Eric) Suroviec, of Erie, Christopher Davis and Jessica Davis, of Mt. Pleasant; siblings, Bernadine Fanelli, of Jeannette, Thomas Harouse, of Waco, Texas, Evelyn Gillott, of Wooddale; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, 15674. The Panachida will be at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Her funeral Liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Byzantine Church, 4480 Route 981, Latrobe, 15650, with the Rev. Paul Alexander Schutt, OSB, as celebrant. The Parastas will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Trauger. Memorial contributions also may be given to St. Mary Byzantine Church, 4480 Route 981, Latrobe, PA 15650.
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Deemer, James D. 59

  • New Florence
  • Born: 1955-06-05
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Stuart, New Florence | Get Directions
  • James David "Dave" Deemer, 59, of New Florence, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born June 5, 1955, in Johnstown, the son of the late James and Geraldine "Dooker" (Boring) Deemer. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Fredrick "Fred" Deemer. He is survived by his wife, Shan (Alcorn) Deemer; sisters, Jane Anne Bash and husband, Gary, Kelly Brendlinger and husband, Dave, all of New Florence; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Dave was a longtime driver for Lodestar Bus Lines and was a New Florence Volunteer Fire Company member where he most recently was a fire policeman. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at KENNETH A. STUART FUNERAL HOME, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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Dickerson, Elizabeth A. 88

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Kepple- Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth Ann (Watson) Dickerson, 88, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, in her home after a seven-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Mourning her loss is her husband, W. Logan Dickerson; and daughter, Linda Ann Dickerson. Originally from Uniontown, Ann was a working partner with her husband at their construction and manufacturing company, which specialized in pre-stressed concrete. She had also been involved in animal breeding companies in Westmoreland County since 1970. Ann, along with her husband, Logan, are the owners of Lindwood Standardbred Horse Farm in Hempfield Township. She was a graduate of West Virginia University in 1948 with a degree in home economics and biology and was part of the homecoming court. Ann liked to sew and cook, and her family was grateful to her for developing fine culinary skills. She loved animals, and the family always had at least one dog and cat in their home near Greensburg. While Ann was primarily a dog lover, she cherished her horses and rode most weekends with her husband for the majority of her married life. Ann was also an avid gardener, and she enjoyed music and dancing. Her other hobbies included swimming, tennis and horseback riding. She and Logan enjoyed business and pleasure traveling which covered all states and five continents. A loving and caring wife and mother, Ann made it possible for her daughter, Linda, who has a rare neuromuscular disease, to be the first student in a wheelchair to graduate from Greensburg Salem High School, and ultimately attain her master's degree. Ann and Logan were happily married for 65 years. In addition to her beloved husband and daughter, Ann is survived by a brother, Frederick "Ted" Watson, of South Carolina; and a brother-in-law, James G. Darby, of New York. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Jane (Watson) Darby and Donald Watson. A celebration to honor Ann's life is being planned and will be held at the family farm in the near future. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to OSPTA Hospice (www.osptainc.com) or Alzheimer's Research (www.alzfdn.org). Arrangements have been entrusted to the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Terence L. Graft, funeral director. Please visit www.kepplegraft.com to offer a message of condolence.
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Forish, Elizabeth A. 78

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1936-07-10
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Repko) Forish, 78, of Greensburg, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born July 10, 1936, in New Alexandria, a daughter of the late Joseph Repko and Anna (Polk) Repko. Betty was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, and was retired from the Elliott Company. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Edward T. Forish; three sisters, Mary Kannala, Ann Repko and Dorothy DeMichael; and one brother, John Repko. Betty is survived by a sister, Vera Morris, of Levelgreen; a brother, Joseph Repko and his wife, Shirley, of Ohio; and she is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Parting prayers will be at 8:45 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment will follow at St. Clair Cemetery. To sign our online guest book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
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Gewecke, Helen M. 86

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1928-10-18
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Helen M. Gewecke, 86, of Latrobe, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. Born Oct. 18, 1928, in Latrobe, she was a daughter of the late Fred L. Wegley Sr. and Helen E. (Hammer) Wegley. Helen was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Latrobe. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley W. Gewecke; a daughter, Barbara A. Mulheren; a great-grandson, Cody; a sister, Dorothy E. Wegley; and a brother, Fred L. Wegley Jr. Helen is survived by a daughter, Sharon K. Gewecke, of Pleasant Unity; a brother, George T. Wegley, of Latrobe; three grandchildren, Monica, Melissa and Mandy; and two great-grandchildren, Rilee and Magnolia. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Jeffrey Schock officiating. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to the American Heart Association. To sign our online guest book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
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Glevanik, Janet I. 75

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1939-12-28
  • Died: 2015-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Janet I. Glevanik, 75, of Jeannette, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital after fighting a tough battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 28, 1939, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Michael and Catherine (Terpko) Glevanik. A graduate of Jeannette High School, she worked at Westinghouse and was a past member of St. Michaels Orthodox church. Janet loved to travel and live life to the fullest while spending time with her cousins and close friends of whom she is survived by. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC. is assisting with arrangements which are all private. To send online condolences, visit www.mason-gelder.com.
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Graham, Deborah J. 65

  • Bolivar
  • Born: 1949-12-14
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Deborah J. Graham, 65, of Bolivar, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. She was born Dec. 14, 1949, in Ligonier, a daughter of Patricia (Robb) Graham and the late William Lynn Graham. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Robb Graham. Deb worked for many years at the Camp Henry Kaufmann with the girl scouts and loved and boarded horses and was a member of the Westmoreland County 4-H where she was a leader for 30 years. She is survived by her mother, Patricia Robb Graham; a sister, Donna Lenhart and her husband, Lonnie, of Bolivar; three nieces, Jennifer Lucas and her husband, Mark, Jill Lebo and her husband, Eric, and Jodi McDowell and her husband, Tim; a great-nephew, Casey Lucas; and a great-niece, Kaitlynn Lebo. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Ligonier Alliance Church with the Rev. Larry C. McDonnell officiating. Interment will be in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westmoreland County 4-H for the horse project, 214 Donohoe Road, Suite E, Greensburg, PA 15601.
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Holmes, Blake F.

  • Jeannette
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Blake Francis "My Wittle Man" Holmes, four months, of Jeannette, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Dec. 22, 2014, in Greensburg, a son of Jason L. and Cara Beth (Portser) Holmes, of Jeannette. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Clair Frye; and paternal great-grandfather, Francis Mangan. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Vera Lynn Holmes, at home. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Bill and Denise Portser, of Jeannette; paternal grandmother, Dee Holmes, of Jeannette; paternal grandfather, Jess Holmes, of Plum; maternal great-grandmother Lois Frye, of Greensburg; maternal great-grandparents, Jack and Betty Portser, of Latrobe; paternal great-grandmother, Barb Mangan, of Jeannette; aunts and uncles, Amanda and Jason MacAllister, Zack and Tiffany Portser and Mandy Mangan; family friend, "uncle" Harry; cousins, Maliki and Felucia MacAllister, Paige Claire and Gabriel Portser. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg, where a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Chris Whitehead, of Charter Oak United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Johnson, Jeffrey E. 62

  • Laughlintown
  • Born: 1952-04-25
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Mccracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Jeffrey E. Johnson, 62, of Laughlintown, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Westmoreland Excela Health. He was born April 25, 1952, in Ligonier, a son of the late Earl Eugene and Dolores Scott Johnson. Jeff was employed as a sales representative for Ligonier Town and Country Motors for more than 25 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lisa Ann Penrose and Doreen Rose; and a brother, Clifford Johnson. Jeff is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Kathleen Siemback Johnson; a son, Jesse G. Johnson, of Ligonier; and two sisters, Anita M. Charlton, of Somerset, and Denise F, Neiderhiser, of Ligonier. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon Saturday at the Ligonier Alliance Church with the Rev. Larry C. McDonnell officiating. To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, please visit www. jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com. The J. PAUL MCCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., Ligonier, is assisting the family.
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Kowalsky, John S. 74

  • Wendel
  • Born: 1940-09-07
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • John S. Kowalsky, 74, of Wendel, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at RNC Greensburg, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 7, 1940, in Greensburg, a son of the late Frank and Frances Wawrzyniak Kowalsky. Prior to his retirement, John was employed with Westinghouse Electric, Industrial Ceramics, was an automation assembler for Cleaveland Price, a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church, Herminie, and the Herminie No. 2 Games Association. John enjoyed street rods, and was an overall handyman who enjoyed hunting, oldies music and tinkering in his garage. He especially enjoyed Doo-Wop Music at the PORC Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Joseph Bracovich. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Patricia Andrews Kowalsky; daughters, Antoinette (Toni) DeZorzi and her husband, Theodore, of Chandler, Ariz., Leslie Brough and her husband, Timothy "T," of North Huntingdon; sisters, Agnes Gabonay and her husband, Samuel, and Barbara Bracovich; special aunt, Josephine Garsteck; four grandchildren, Christopher and Keith DeZorzi, Mason and Trevor Brough; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Edwards Catholic Church, Herminie. Interment in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Family House, Shadyside. Many thanks to the entire staff of RNC for their excellent and compassionate care that John received. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Kuhns, Mildred L. 92

  • Harrison City
  • Born: 1923-02-16
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Mildred Louise (Mayers) Shaw Kuhns, 92, of Harrison City, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. She was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Windber, a daughter of the late Paul and Ann (Christoff) Mayers. She was a member of St. Barbara Church, in Harrison City, and attended Immaculate Conception Church, in Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Shaw; her second husband, Duane E. Kuhns; a son, David P. Shaw; brothers, Paul G., Joseph and Thomas Mayers; a sister, Dorothy Shrift; and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Shaw. Surviving are three sons, William A. Shaw, of Ohio, Michael E. Shaw and wife, Mary Ann, of North Huntingdon, and Joseph P. Shaw and wife, Dana, of Harrison City; daughter-in-law, Marlene Haas, of Florida; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave., Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Linsenbigler, Edgar D. 77

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1937-05-01
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • Edgar D. "Eddie" Linsenbigler, 77, of Murrysville, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 1, 1937, in Apollo, a son of the late Edgar D. and Marie (Mornes) Linsenbigler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Catherine, George, Pete and Rose. Eddie worked as a self-employed ceramic tile contractor until his retirement and was an Army veteran who served during the Berlin Crisis. He was a life member of the NRA who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and farming. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Lillian (Egloff) Linsenbigler; three loving sons, Keith (Cindy), of Apollo, Gary (Lisa), of Saltsburg, and Jimmy (Tina), of Apollo. He was the proud grandfather of six grandchildren, Melissa, Jimbo, Christina, Dana, Nicole and Kelly; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at noon Monday at the WOLFE-von GEIS FUNERAL HOME INC., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export, 724-327-1400. Interment will follow in Poke Run Cemetery, Mamont, with military honors accorded by the Greensburg VFW Post 33 Honor Guard. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Eddie's name to St. Jude Children's Hospital Leukemia Research, PO Box 1000 Dept. 42, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For directions or to send online condolences please visit www.wolfe-vongeis.com.
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Lohmeyer, William E. 76

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1939-04-10
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • William E. Lohmeyer, 76, of Greensburg, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was born April 10, 1939, in Jersey City, N.J., son of the late William and Ethel Lohmeyer. He was a member of St. Matthias Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greensburg. Prior to retirement, Bill was packaging manager at the former Latrobe Brewing Company. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant daughter, Susan Aileen Lohmeyer. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Geraldine Lohmeyer; three daughters, Laurie Ann (Steven) Brainard, of Forest City, N.C., Janet (Jose) Levalle, of Tamarac, Fla., and Dawn (Michael) McArdle, of Farmington Hills, Mich.; a son, William (Nicole) Lohmeyer, of Santiago, D.R.; eight grandchildren, Bridgette and Jennifer Brainard, Cole and Travis Levalle, Reilly and Max McArdle and Kiersten and Karissa Lohmeyer; and a sister, Linda Schumacher, of Georgia. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Matthias Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 Chapel View Drive, Greensburg. Those attending the funeral service are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be private. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the church or to the USO (www.uso.org). For online condolences, visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Mahoney Sr., Lawrence F. 81

  • Irwin , Formerly of Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Lawrence F. Mahoney Sr., 81, of Irwin, formerly of Penn Hills, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at his residence. He was the beloved husband of the late Joyce (Halleran) Mahoney; and loving father of Lawrence F. Mahoney Jr., Molly (Tom) Savinda, Patrick (Stephanie) Mahoney, William Mahoney and Joanne Braswell. Also surviving are a brother, a sister and 11 grandchildren. He was a special companion of the late Agnes Olesky. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of (445) Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville (412-856-4747). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Private interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lawrenceville. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Mains, Carolyn M. 51

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1964-01-09
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Mccracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Carolyn Marie Mains, 51, of Ligonier, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1964, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late John and Shirley Smith Renwick. Carol had been a manager for Fox's Pizza in Ligonier. She was a member of the VFW Post 734 and American Legion Post 267 Ladies Auxiliaries. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Albert Mains. She is survived by her companion of 17 years, Matthew E. Markowsky; three children, Stacy (Daniel) Smith, of Tacoma, Wash., Sarah Dawn Mains and Mark N. Mains, both of Ligonier; five grandchildren, Lilly Knupp, Mark N. Mains II, Hunter James, Parker Andrew and Carter Matthew Smith; and several brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where Carol's life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Dr. J. Paul McCracken officiating. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Wilpen. The family requests that contributions be made to the funeral chapel to help defray funeral expenses. To sign the online guest book or to send a condolence to the family, please visit www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Marino, Grace J. 79

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1935-07-16
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Grace J. (Keenan) Marino, 79, of Greensburg, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, in the Westmoreland Manor. She was born July 16, 1935, in Haydenville, a daughter of the late Edward and Florence Hoover Keenan. She worked at the former Modern Tea Room and she was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by her husband, John A. Marino; six sisters, Harriet, Alice, Betty, Marie, June and Ann; and five brothers, Edward, William, Charles, Jack and Walter. She is survived by her four sons, John and wife, Regina, of Marienville, Robert and Richard, both of Greensburg, and Phillip and wife, Wendy, of Dublin, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Leah, Laura, Nina, Alyssa, Augustus, Romulus, Robert and RJ and wife, Krissy; one great-granddaughter, Baylee Rae; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no public viewing or services. Grace's family has entrusted her care to the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. 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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Markle, Richard R. 75

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1940-04-06
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Richard R. Markle, 75, of Youngwood, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born April 6, 1940, in Youngwood, a son of the late Raymond E. Markle and the late Dorothy P. (Harrold) Markle. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Youngwood. He is survived by his two sons, Chris A. Markle and wife, Mary, of Selinsgrove, and Lee E. Markle and wife, Anne-Claire, of West Henrietta, N.Y.; his brother, Douglas A. Markle and wife, Dian, of Tega Cay, S.C.; his friend and companion, Marilyn F. Love, of North Huntingdon; seven grandchildren, Davis, Noelle, Jonah, Elliott, Sasha, Eli and Sophie; and his nephews, Kevin and Keith Markle and their families. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert James Markle. He was a graduate of Hempfield High School and earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Dick was an avid reader and a Pittsburgh sports fan. At 73 years old, he discovered the enjoyment of vacation cruises. He was perhaps never more in his element than when he was leading the trivia game, surrounded by his extended family at the annual Markle family reunion. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Additional viewing will be held from 10:30 till 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Christ United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Christ United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Seth officiating. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. Family suggests memorial contributions to Christ United Methodist Church.
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Masciantonio, Ann 92

  • Westmoreland City
  • Born: 1923-01-04
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Ann (Galozi) Masciantonio, 92, of Westmoreland City, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, in the St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born Jan. 4, 1923, in Biddle, a daughter of the late Ermenegildo and Celestina (Scartazza) Galozi. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, in Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel J. Masciantonio; a sister, Mary Nicholson; and two infant sisters. Surviving are three children, Karen Brinker and husband, Gary, of North Huntingdon, Marilyn Morrison and husband, Jeff, of Irwin, and Gary Masciantoino and wife, Debra, of Westmoreland City; two grandchildren, Megan and Matt Morrison; two stepgrandsons, Joshua and Robert Kustra; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ann was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, guided by faith, the rock and foundation of our family, always putting others before herself. Her unselfish dedication showed through in the love she always gave. Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the (new location) OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at St. Anne Home for their kindness, compassion and excellent care our mother received during her stay. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Mitchell III, William E. 39

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1975-12-25
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • William E. Mitchell III, 39 years old, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was a much cherished and beloved son, brother and good friend to all who knew him. He brightened the path of all those who crossed it. He loved his family, his fiance, Maggie, the Steelers, Penguins and his faithful pets. He was born Dec. 25, 1975, in Greensburg. He graduated from Hempfield High School class of 1994. He was a member of The Roosevelt Club and the SNPJ of Carbon. He worked for Omnova of Jeannette. Previously he worked for DNP Corp of New Stanton. Surviving are his parents, Andrea and Edward Hedrick, William E. II and Kathy Mitchell; his brother, Ryan; his fiance, Maggie Roberts; and his much loved pets, Rayna and Malkin. He was preceded in death by his faithful dog, Louie. Friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 South Fourth St., Youngwood. Services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, at C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC. with Pastor John Smaligo, officiating. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the Animal Friends of Westmoreland County.
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Murray, Patricia

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2015-04-12
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Patricia Murray, of Murrysville, has passed away. Mrs. Patricia Murray radiated an inner joy and happiness, brimming with smiles and laughter. She treasured those around her with warmth and love. Pat was grandmother to five boys, and their nickname for her, "Mumsie", caught on widely, as she shared her home with their extended network of friends and family. Church was always vital to Pat. She was the family's spiritual anchor. Pat was a longtime member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Wilkinsburg and later Pittsburgh, where she served in many capacities. In addition to raising a family, Pat supported her beloved husband Ralph in the growth of the manufacturing company he led. Pat and Ralph were happily married for more than 52 years. A fashion design graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, Pat was also an accomplished artist and painter. She shared her gift by teaching painting classes and jurying local art shows. Pat and her college roommate ended up married to brothers and the families knit together as they grew. Pat was a lifelong Steelers fan, skilled bocci player and had a great sense of humor. She connected intimately with nature and had a soft spot for animals, including all the wildlife in the wooded yard behind her Murrysville home. Pat especially loved time spent with friends and family, including daughter, Cary Bohl and her husband, Ken; grandsons, Dave, Nick and Kyle; son, David Murray and his wife, Marthe; grandsons, Gordon and Sutton; brother, Paul Pringle and his wife, Aggie; and in-laws, extended family and friends. Her memory will be deeply cherished by all who have known her. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Patricia Murray at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 4275 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville, PA 15668. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Piraino Sr., Gennaro R. 72

  • Pleasant Unity
  • Born: 1942-10-13
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Gennaro R. Piraino Sr., 72, of Pleasant Unity, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital, Latrobe. He was born Oct. 13, 1942, in McKeesport, a son of the late Cladinoro and Mary (Maglicco) Piraino. He attended the former Penn Joint High School in Harrision City, was a member of the former Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, Trauger, and prior to retirement he worked for Dill Construction, Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Louise Long, Lucrezia Ricci, Rose Sartori and Theresa Wise; and his brother, Rosario "Ross" Piraino. He is survived by his wife, Jean A. (Atkinson) Piraino; two sons, Dr. Gennaro R. Piraino Jr. and wife, Carol, of Latrobe, and Rosario "Ross" Piraino and wife, Dee, of Irwin; seven grandchildren, Anthony, Gino, Maria, Nico, Rocco, Dylan and Ava; a sister, Genevieve Fix and husband, Bill; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity. Prayers will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral liturgy to be held at 10:30 a.m. in Unity Chapel, Latrobe, with the Rev. Aaron N. Buzzelli, OSB, as celebrant. Private interment in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Schneider Sr., Robert W. 83

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Robert W. Schneider Sr., 83, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully Friday, April 17, 2015, after a brief illness. He was born in Pittsburgh, son of the late Robert William and Agnes (Mckibben) Schneider, and was the first in his family to go to college. Bob was a top-notch salesman for 40 years and enjoyed close relationships with clients, family and friends alike. Bob was a daily communicant and longtime parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. He was co-founder of the St. Vincent de Paul Store in Greensburg and also a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Cathedral, where he organized many projects to benefit local low-income residents. Bob was a proud Army veteran who served with distinction during the Korean War. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Christian Family Movement and the American Legion. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Rosemary (Klingensmith) Schneider; his infant son, Jon Eric Schneider; and sisters, Loretta Overly, Bernice Graff, Ellen Gedraitis and Irma Pernatozzi. Surviving are his sons, Robert W. Schneider Jr. (Holly), of Pittsburgh, Glenn E. Schneider (Janice), of Columbia, Md., and Gregg E. Schneider (Tracy), of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Eric, Evan, Ella Rose and Jacob; sister, Phyllis Keast; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and his companion and dear friend, Mary Weber. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. A blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment services will be held at noon Tuesday in Calvary Cemetery in Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Store, 126 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. For online condolences and information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com.
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Soyka, John G. 89

  • Sutersville
  • Born: 1925-08-31
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • John G. "Jerry" Soyka, 89, of Sutersville, died Friday, April 17, 2015. He was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Collinsburg, son of the late John and Alice (Couchenour) Soyka. Jerry was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He would help out anyone who needed assistance, sharing his time, wit and stories freely. Surviving are four children, John G. "Jerry" Soyka Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Tampa, Fla., Cheryl Menser and husband, Greg, of Bovard, Jeff Soyka, of Tampa, Fla., and Ricky Soyka, of Sharon; seven grandchildren, Cherie Menser, Rachel Montoya and husband, Miguel, Rebecca Bortz and husband, Brad, Crystal Menser, Aaron Menser and wife, Barbara, Jarett Laudadio and Brandon Soyka; and a great-grandson, Isaiah Bortz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha I. Soyka; a son, Gary Soyka; grandchildren, Autumn Soyka and Daniel Soyka; a great-grandson, Eli Menser; and a sister, LaVerne "Bernie" Soyka. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the J. WILLIAM MCCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment with full military honors will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to ALS Association, Western PA Chapter, 416 Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209, or at webwpawv.alsa.org. www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Stanko, Josephine A. 76

  • Bradenville
  • Born: 1938-05-04
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Josephine A. (Liberoni) Stanko, 76, of Bradenville, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at her residence. She was born May 4, 1938, in Superior, a daughter of the late Frank Liberoni Sr. and Josephine M. (Vesco) Liberoni. Josephine attended St. Martin's Church, New Derry, and had been employed at the former Green Meadows. She volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul and loved to be outdoors and mow the lawn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. Stanko; her fiance, John Irwin; a son, Jeffrey Scott Stanko; and two brothers, Frank J. Liberoni Jr. and Joseph A. Liberoni. Josephine is survived by a son, James A. Stanko and his wife, Sandra, of Twinsburg, Ohio; a daughter, Lori A. Cramer, of Derry; two sisters, Dolores Iaquinta, of Connellsville, and Louise Gruska and her husband, Richard, of Derry; two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Stanko and her fiance, Michael Tata, and Nicole Stanko; her Goddaughter, Gianna Gruska; and special friends, Dolly Stiffler, Terri Selembo, Judy Lipinski and Mike and Judy Fennell. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with the Rev. Chad Ficorelli, OSB, officiating. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Excela Health Home Care and Hospice. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
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Thomas, Joan E. 75

  • Unity Township
  • Born: 1939-05-04
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Joan E. Thomas, 75, of Unity Township, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born May 4, 1939, in Calumet, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Mamula) Puskar. Prior to retirement she worked at Latrobe Area Hospital and was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trauger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William H. "Sparky" Thomas; and two sisters, Mary Kay Bashioum and Bernadette Hall. She is survived by four daughters, Sherry Brewer and husband, Arnie, of Scottdale, Kerry Baker and husband, Bob, of New Kensington, Diane Deemer and husband, Gary, of Greensburg, and Billie Jo Vallorani, of Latrobe; five grandchildren, Jack, Jerrad, Justin, Shane and Brett Vallorani; four great-grandchildren, Chase, Addy, Kendall and Josie; two sisters, Kathy Perkey and Sophie Puskar; two brothers, John and Mike Puskar; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Dick Seigfried, officiating. Interment will follow in Hillview Cemetery, Hempfield Township. www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Viola, Victoria A. 96

  • Export
  • Born: 1918-12-22
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Victoria Ann Viola, 96, of Export, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. She was born Dec. 22, 1918, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Paul and Nora Petrino. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Emanuel Viola Jr., who passed away in May of 1990; and a brother, Joseph Petrino. Vicky is survived by four children, Paul (Corinne) Viola, of Clarksburg, Dianne Tropeck, of Acme, Patty Deet, of Plum, and Thomas (Darlene) Viola, of Homer City; two grandsons, Don and Chris Deet, of Plum; a sister, Maryann "Honey" Meglio, of Forest Hills; many nieces and nephews; plus her special friends, the Jerry and Jan Moore family, of Export. Vicky was well-known in the Export, Murrysville and Delmont areas as an avid bingo and card player and wishes all fellow players the same good luck and good fortune she enjoyed her whole life. Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville with a blessing service at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, Export. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Williams, Linda M. 39

  • Hannastown
  • Born: 1976-01-02
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Linda M. (Drap) Williams, 39, of Hannastown, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, as a result of the injuries she sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Jan. 2, 1976, in Greensburg, a beloved daughter of Barry and Michele (Testa) Drap, of New Alexandria. Linda was a loving daughter, mother, sister, granddaughter, aunt and friend. She owned a cleaning service. Linda was Catholic by faith. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, George Drap; and former husband, Richard A. Williams. Linda will be dearly missed by her loving family. She is survived by her beloved son, Colton Williams, of Hannastown; parents, Barry and Michele; sister, Debbie Pronko (Mike Maruca), of Slickville; niece, Samantha Pronko; maternal grandparents, Michael and Madeline Testa; paternal grandmother, Edna Drap; and special friend, Jack Tapper. Respecting the family's wishes, visitation will be held privately. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass for Linda that will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. James Catholic Church, 306 St. James Lane, New Alexandria, PA 15670, with Monsignor Larry Kulick, as celebrant. Everyone please meet at the church. VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Interment will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. As an expression of sympathy, Linda's family respectfully requests contributions in her memory be made to the family. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Fayette County

Barnes, Sara 95

  • Uniontown
  • Born: 1920-02-18
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson, Uniontown | Get Directions
  • Sara Cole Barnes, 95, of Uniontown, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, in Lafayette Manor. She was born Feb. 18, 1920, in Baggaley, daughter of George Emmett Cole and Leila Mae Marks Cole. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Barnes; a brother, Ray Donald Cole; and two sisters, Eva Jean Niner and Eleanor Mae McDaniel. Sara was a graduate of South Union High School with the class of 1938. She attended the Church of the Open Door in Connellsville, was a member of Delta Rho Sorority (Service League) and enjoyed gardening and spending time with family. Sara was a devoted mother and grandmother. Left to cherish Sara's memory are her two daughters, Carol Ann Barnes Davis and husband, Marshall, of Charlotte, N.C., and Janet Barnes Sessler and her husband, Bob, of Uniontown; a son, Kenneth William Barnes, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; four grandchildren, Timothy Gabosch and wife Toni, Brett Barnes, Chris Barnes and wife DeeDee, and Ben Keller and wife Holly; seven great-grandchildren, Jack Barnes, Ben Barnes, Will Barnes, Alex Barnes, Laney Catherine Gabosch, Mason Ray Gabosch and Millie Rue Keller; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, where the family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, followed by a service celebrating Sara's life at 4 p.m. with Pastor Kenneth Van Sickle officiating. Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com. The family suggests donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Falco, Regis E. 81

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1933-09-03
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Regis E. Falco, 81, of Connellsville, died Friday, April 17, 2015 in RNC, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Connellsville, a son of the late Ralph and Susan (Colatch) Falco. Regis was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. Regis was an insurance agent for METLife for many years. He then worked in the Shipping/Receiving department of Montgomery Wards. Regis was an avid fan of all sports, especially when watching dog races. Regis is survived by his daughter, Sue Ann Kezmarsky and husband, Tom "Kaz", of Connellsville; three grandchildren, Chad and Julie Kezmarsky, and their children, Isabella and Chloe Kezmarsky, of Connellsville, Renee Kezmarsky, of Philadelphia, and Jason Kezmarsky, of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Marie Blasey and Marlene Scarry, both of Connellsville; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a sister-in-law, Eileen Falco. In addition to his parents, Regis was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Falco; and two brothers-in-law, Gerry Scarry and Don Blasey. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, with Father Bob Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Indiana County

Waters, Daniel C. 73

  • Saltsburg
  • Born: 1942-02-20
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Daniel Charles Waters, 73, of Saltsburg, died peacefully Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. He was born Feb. 20, 1942, in Homer City, a son of the late Charles and Florence (Weir) Waters. Daniel was a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Daniel was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was Protestant by faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved son, Charles Waters. Daniel will be greatly missed by his beloved family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Clara (McClain) Waters; daughter, Michele Waters, of Saltsburg; son, Daniel Waters, of Greensburg; granddaughters, Grace (Bryan) Hull and Cassandra Nath; and his buddy, Smitty, his dog. He is also survived by a brother, Lance; sisters, Judy and Deb; and extended family members. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. Funeral and committal services for Daniel will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ron Raptosh of Faith United Methodist Church, Delmont, officiating. Private interment will be in Armagh Cemetery, Armagh. The Waters family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff and caregivers of Westmoreland Manor for the excellent care Daniel received and compassion shown to him and his family during his stay. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Washington County

Marks Sr., Robert R. 86

  • Speers Hill
  • Born: 1929-03-09
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Spallino, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Robert R. Marks Sr., 86, of Speers Hill, passed away peacefully, at home, Saturday, April 18, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Born March 9, 1929, he was a son of the late Aloysius and Amelia Marks. He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the Army, and was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church, the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus, all in Charleroi. He was a 1947 graduate of St. Justin's High School, in Pittsburgh, and was retired as a salesman with the H.J. Heinz Co. and with Montgomery Ward, in Charleroi. He loved hunting with his sons and grandsons, listening to music of his era, and spending time with his large family. Bob is survived by his children, Robert R. (Debi) Marks Jr., of Lakeland, Fla., Noreen (Joe) Salamone, of Upper St. Clair, Bill (Sandy) Marks, of Speers Hill, Kathleen (Bob) Cole, of Peters Township, Patrick (Kim) Marks, of Green, Ohio, and Colleen (Chuck) Balsano, of Rostraver Township; grandchildren, Mandolin (Marty) Hoffman, Christina (Matt) Evans, Kristen (Erin Dawso) Salamone, Erin (Tim) Chiappetta, Justin (Deidra) Salamone, Carlyn (Chris) McCune, Bill Marks Jr., Ty (Melissa Tedrow) Marks, Alyssa (Jarrod Pletcher) Marks, Bobby Cole, Patrick (Christina Hunter) Cole, Shannon Cole, Shawn and Courtney Marks, and Chaz and Maddie Balsano; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Caroline Evans, Sydney and Aubrey Hoffman, and Campbell Chiappetta; brother, Paul Marks; sister-in-law, Ruth Marks; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife of 58 years, Shirley Marks; great-grandson, Aiden Robert; sister, Charlotte Krahe; and brothers, John, Bill, Albert, George and Harry Marks. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi, celebrated by the Rev. James Young, with entombment following in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, 302 W. Main St., Suite 100, Avon, CT 06001.
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Pezze, Michael D. 25

  • Scottsdale, Ariz. , Formerly of Greensburg
  • Born: 1989-04-29
  • Died: 2015-04-12
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Dr. Michael D. Pezze, 25, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Greensburg, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, as the result of an accidental drowning in Arizona. He was born April 29, 1989, in Greensburg, a son of David S. and Barbara Jean Heider Pezze, of Greensburg. He was a 2007 graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic and a 2013 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy. He was a member of a pharmacy fraternity, Phi Delta Chi. Michael enjoyed skiing, lifting weights, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He would light up a room with his smile and charming personality. Michael had so many good friends from every walk of life and he cherished them all. Michael was employed as a pharmacist at Sam's Club in Arizona. He worked at Westmoreland Country Club as a caddy for a number of years and was known as "Mongo". He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Homer Heider Sr. and Lou Ellen Wilson Heider. In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by two brothers, Philip Pezze, of McKees Rocks, and Matthew Pezze, of Greensburg; paternal grandparents, Santo and Geraldine Pezze, of North Huntingdon; aunts and uncles, Homer (Kathy) Heider, Donald (Patricia) Heider, James (Barbara) Heider, Vincent (Barbara Jo) Heider, Bonnie (Randy) Marts, Thomas (Cynthia) Pezze, Jennifer (Dr. Joseph) Capito and Daniel Pezze; and numerous cousins. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. If desired, memorials may be made to Focus on the Family, 8605 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Snyder, Gerald A. 87

  • St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Born: 1927-10-16
  • Died: 2015-04-13
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  • Gerald A. Snyder, 87, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Born Oct. 16, 1927, in Weston, W. Va., Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jannetta; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and George Stump, of Greensburg and Lithia, Fla.; granddaughters, Heather Ochalek, of Lithia, Fla., and Holly Stump, of Bradenton, Fla.; and great-grandchildren, Kathryn, Noah and Jordan, all of Lithia, Fla. Mr. Snyder grew up in Glenville, W. Va., and attended Glenville State College, where he remained an active alumni. He proudly served in the Army (1945-48). Beginning his pipeline career in 1949, he went on to own and operate Pace Pipeline Company, headquartered in Delmont. Mr. Snyder was a member of the PLCA (Pipeline Contractors Association) and served on their board of directors for several years and as their president in 1980-81. He was well-known and respected throughout the business world for his hard work, diligence and honesty. Among his many accomplishments was his acceptance into the Loyal Order of Masons and the Shriners. Gerald was a dedicated member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Greensburg, serving in many capacities there for more than 50 years. Retiring to St. Petersburg, Fla., he enjoyed boating, fishing, horses and family and will be remembered as a generous, no-nonsense and loving man. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2015, in the First Christian Church in Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his memory be sent to this same church, (134 Mathews Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.)
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