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Allegheny County

Brown, John C. 83

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • John C. Brown, 83, of Plum, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in UPMC East, Monroeville, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband for 59 years of Marjorie Brown; and father of Joanne Crosby, James (Sharon) Brown, Sharon (Sheldon) Morris and Robert Brown. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Emily Brown; his son, Charles Brown; a brother; two sisters; and his great-granddaughter, Daniella Provenza. John was a graduate of St. Vincent Prep, a member of Holiday Park VFD and EMT, a longtime member of Our Lady of Joy Parish, Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree, The Holy Name Society, a Korean War Army veteran, and a member of Slickville American Legion Post 18. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the MAURICE L. KNEE FUNERAL HOME LTD., (across from S and T Bank), 7663 Saltsburg Road, Plum, PA 15239. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Joy Roman Catholic Church, Plum Borough.
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Essay, Thomas R. 78

  • Greenock
  • Born: 1936-06-26
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Thomas R. "Tom" Essay, 78, of Greenock, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at home. He was born June 26, 1936, in McKeesport, and was a son of the late Samuel and Louise (Mork) Essay. Tom was a member of Boston United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Wunder Essay; sons, Shane (Debbie) Essay, of Greenock, Jeffrey ( Kristin) Essay, of Rillton, and Daniel (fiancee, Toni) Essay, of Sutersville; daughter, Cindy (Mike) McNamara, of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Robert Essay, of Greenock; grandchildren, Shane Michael, Jamie, Aaron, Anna and Elijah Essay, and Josh and McKenzie McNamara; and great-granddaughter, Naomi Essay. Private visitation and service took place Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in the chapel of the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Interment followed at the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Greenock. Condolences may be made at http://www.Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Slagle Sr., Gordon W. 87

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Gordon Wayne Slagle Sr., 87, of Monroeville, formerly of Greensburg, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Grace (Murphy) Slagle; loving father of Gordon W. Slagle II (Nancy), Shaun R. Slagle (Cindy), Eric D. Slagle (Lisa) and Colleen C. Apgar (Brian); and loving Pap Pap of Nicole, Andrew, Jordan, Allison, Shaun, Will and Jack. Gordon was an Army World War II veteran and was a retired switchman with the Bell Telephone Co. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100), where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, with Pastor Robert Schaefer officiating. Interment following in Cross Roads Cemetery. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Swankler, Marie

  • Braddock Hills
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Karish, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Marie Swankler, of Braddock Hills, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the Late James W. Swankler Sr.; dear mother of James (Mary C.) Swankler Jr., Frank (Jan) Swankler, Debbie (Chuck) Lubay, Doug Swankler and Karen (Fred) Malerbo; also 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Family and friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the ROBERT P. KARISH FUNERAL HOME, 1300 Fourth St., Braddock Hills (412-271-3430). Parastas service at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Funeral Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Braddock.
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Westmoreland County

Acey, Eugene D. 86

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1928-08-27
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Eugene David "Gene" "Jeep" Acey, 86, a longtime resident of Scottdale, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2014, in Amber House, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Scottdale, a son of the late David Assey and Mary Saad. Jeep was a longtime and faithful member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, and was a former member of St. Clement Roman Catholic Church, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when he resided there. He was a graduate of the former Scottdale Joint Senior High School, Class of 1948. He was also a graduate of Drama School at the Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, Calif., and also of the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Metropolitan T.V. School of New York City. Gene had pursued his acting career and did many commercials in Florida and California. He also appeared in two movies while in California, one which was titled "Somebody Up There Likes Me." Jeep was a retired store manager with the former A.C. Products, Scottdale, with 17 years of service. Previously he was the hotel manager with The Fountain Bleu Hotel, Miami Beach, Fla., with eight years of service and was display manager at the Miami Beach Convention Center for three years. For a number of years, Gene also served as a boating deputy sheriff in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas. Gene was a veteran of the Navy, serving during the Korean War as a petty officer draftsman. He was also the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal (First Award). Gene was a member of the American Legion and VFW Posts, both of Scottdale and the Scottdale BPOE No. 777. Gene will be greatly missed by his family and those who loved him, especially his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph A. and Bessie I. (Ritenour) Acey, of Connellsville; his two grandchildren, Robert Eugene and Stephen Anthony Acey, both of Connellsville; and his great-granddaughter, Jade Acey; and a number of nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Russell Acey, of Somerset. In addition to his parents, Gene was predeceased by three brothers, Joseph Assey, KIA during World War II on Anzio Beach Head in 1943, Samuel M. Assey (Nov. 2, 1995) and James G. Acey; and three sisters, Gimillia Assey (March 24, 1975), Helen Lepley (March 28, 1997) and Dorothy Samole. Gene's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. St. John Ministry of Consolation will hold a vigil service at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday and the Scottdale BPOE No. 777 will conduct a memorial ritual at 7 p.m. Tuesday, both in the funeral home. Parting prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the partner parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with his pastor, the Rev. Andrew M. Kawecki, as celebrant. Committal services and interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the gravesite by the Southmoreland Veterans Association Honor Guard. To view online obituary, send condolences, flowers or obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Artman, John C. 32

  • New Alexandria , Formerly of Slickville
  • Born: 1982-05-24
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • John Curtis Artman, 32, of New Alexandria, previously of Slickville, died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in an accident. He was born May 24, 1982, in New Kensington, a beloved son of Kenneth John (Jill) Artman and Edith Ann Cline (Merle) Hoak. John was employed by the Elliott Co., Jeannette, in the industrial maintenance department. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends. John was an avid fisherman and hunter who also enjoyed boating, canoeing, motorcycling and music. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Helen Nolan; maternal grandfather, Vearl Cline Sr.; and uncle, Bill Artman. John will be sadly missed by his loving partner, Jennifer Marie Sultzer, the mother of his two children, Logan John Artman and Sakora Raye Artman; parents, Kenneth (Jill) and Edith (Merle); brother, Timothy Michael Artman; sister, Jennifer Lynn Artman; paternal grandparents, William M. and Audley A. Artman; and a loving group of stepsiblings, extended family members and friends. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177, where a memorial service will be conducted at noon, immediately following the gathering. The family respectfully requests that no flowers be sent. As an expression of sympathy, contributions may be made to "Children of John Artman," a fund that is being set up at S and T Bank to benefit Logan and Sakora. To send online expressions of sympathy, grief support information or directions, please visit http://www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Brasco, Angeline T. 97

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1917-05-06
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Graziano, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Angeline T. Brasco, 97, of Jeannette, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born May 6, 1917, in Beyer, a daughter of the late Anthony and Terzina Marsico. Angie was an active member of the Ascension Church Jeannette and its Rosary Altar Society. She participated in the churches spaghetti dinners and Italian Festivals. You could always find her in the kitchen stirring the sauce. Angie also loved to crochet for herself and others. She loved making blankets for the nuns and the shut ins. Angie was adored by all and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends who loved her. In addition to her parents, Angie was predeceased by her husband, Domenick, in 1986; and many siblings. She is survived by her children, Frances Feher and husband, Charles, of Belle Vernon, Janet Shaffer and husband, Bill, of Cranberry Township, and Richard Brasco and wife, Barbara, of North Augusta, S.C.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Theresa Marsico, of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. 2nd St., Jeannette. The Ascension Rosary Altar Society will pray the rosary at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Ascension Church with Father Paul A. Lisik, as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
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Dugger, Bob J. 88

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1926-01-01
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Bob J. Dugger, 88, of Scottdale, Upper Tyrone Township, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, Aug. 31, 2014, in Oak Hill Nursing Home, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Whitmer, W. Va., a son of the late Harry L. and Vernie Dugger. Bob was a longtime and faithful member of the Scottdale Church of Christ, where he served as a Deacon and was also a member of the Church Dartball League. He was a member of the Bullskin, Scottdale, Everson and Connellsville Senior Citizens Organizations. He was a member and past president of the Alverton Civic Association and for a number of years, an assistant scout master of Troop 170, Alverton. Bob was a retired employee of Permali of Mt. Pleasant with 20 years' service. Previously he was employed by the former Penn Scott Foundry of Scottdale for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with 4610th Quarter Master Truck Company, 184th BN in the Western Pacific. He was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal, while attaining the rank of Private First Class. Bob is gone from our lives forever, but never gone from the hearts of those he loved; his wife of 66 years, Dorothy A. Copeland Dugger, whom he married March 27, 1948; his son, Jack K. Dugger and wife, Susan, of Scottdale; his two grandsons, Keith L. Dugger and wife, Kimberly, of Vancouver, Wash., and Steven R. Dugger, of Scottdale; his two great-grandchildren, Amiee and Samuel Dugger, both of Vancouver, Wash.; and his brother, Joseph Dugger and wife, Freda, of Everson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Jimmy Dugger (2011), Roy Dugger (1999), Harry Dugger (2002), Ted Dugger (2012), Kenneth Dugger (2013) and Kevin Dugger (May 9, 1940, in infancy). Bob'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. Additional Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday in the Scottdale Church of Christ, Chestnut St and Loucks Ave., where his funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., with his Pastor, Bob Chambers, Minister, officiating. Full military honors will be accorded at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home by the Southmoreland Veterans Association Honor Guard. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, condolences or to obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Everett, Thomas W. 63

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1951-06-19
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Thomas William "Bugs" Everett, 63, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. He was born June 19, 1951, in Greensburg, the son of the late William and Veda Everett. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Hutchison and Gunter where he worked for 40 years. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and received the bronze, silver and gold palms and the God and Country award. In addition, he was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He was also a member of Blythe Lodge 593 West Newton, was a Shriner and a 32nd degree Mason. Tom was an active member of the Greensburg Fire Department, where he had served as captain and longtime chairman of the carnival for Hose Company No. 3. Currently, he was serving as president of the board of the Greensburg Fire Museum. He was president of the local chapter of the Red Knights motorcycle club and was a member of the Hill Top Club. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie (Crum) Everett; and a great-niece, Dara Marie Flock. He is survived by his sisters, Karin E. (Dennis) Flock and Jan E. (John) Owen, of Greensburg; a niece, Heather (George) Reichart; his nephews, Michael (Donna) Flock, Derek (Amber) Owen and Kyle Owen; also four great-nieces, Makayla, Rylie, Harleigh and Amanda; and three great-nephews, Hayden, Kyle and Georgie. Also surviving is his brother-in-law, Bruce (Marietta) Crum; and daughters, Christie and Kelly; and a sister-in-law, Jane Lee (David) Pellegrini. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, where his funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. John Owen. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. The Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. and members of the Greensburg Fire Department will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m., both on Tuesday in the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit http://www.kepplegraft.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greensburg Fire Museum, P.O. Box 924, Greensburg, PA 15601.
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Gamble, Robert L. 86

  • New Florence
  • Born: 1928-07-23
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Stuart, New Florence | Get Directions
  • Robert L. Gamble, 86, of New Florence, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. He was born July 23, 1928, in Bolivar, the son of late Lafayette and Mildred (Hall) Gamble. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Allen Gamble, and sister, Doris (Gamble) Fisher. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy (Dick) Gamble; children, Cindra Shearman and husband, John, of New Florence, Robert A. Gamble and wife, Kathleen, of New Florence, Lu Ann Hosek, of Aldie, Va., Lindon D. Gamble and wife, Mary, of New Florence, and Vernon Gamble and wife, Phyllis, of Winchester, Va.; grandchildren, Eric Gamble, Valerie Strohm, Lindon C. Gamble, Timothy Hosek, Nicole Englert and Stephen Gamble, Josh Shearman and Alicia Shearman; six great-grandchildren; and brother, J. Conrad Gamble, of Bolivar. He was co-owner of Gamble and Gamble Construction Company, former employee of EADS Engineering, member of the Acacia Lodge No. 355 Free and Accepted Masons, 32nd degree Mason, Coudersport Consistory as well as a member at Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he was a past trustee. He enjoyed train watching and loved dachshunds, especially his dog, Candy. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at KENNETH A. STUART FUNERAL HOME, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Trinity Presbyterian Church, 117 Chestnut St., New Florence. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, PO Box D, New Florence. Online condolences may be left at http://www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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Maida, Edna D. 83

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1931-03-31
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Edna D. Zaronsky Maida, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Maida was born March 31, 1931, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Paul and Helen Long Zaronsky. She was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. Edna was a graduate of the former Ramsay High School. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. Edna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who devoted her life to caring for her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Gerald C. Maida; her children, Gerald E. Maida, of State College, Jonathan P. Maida and his wife, Misty, and Karen S. Maida, all of Mt. Pleasant; and by her beloved grandson, Ronald J. Hause Jr., Ph.D., of Seattle. Edna is also survived by her brother and sisters, Paul Zaronsky Jr. and his wife, Geraldine, of Mt. Pleasant, Doris Donnadio, of Connellsville, Nancy Nowakowski, of Philadelphia, and Joy Graczyk and her husband, Ronald, of New York. In addition to her parents, Edna was preceded in death by her daughter, Kristie Maida Hause, in July 2014. In honoring the wishes of Edna and her family, there will be no hours of public visitation, and her funeral will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Malt, Karen A. 60

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1953-09-20
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Karen A. (McCue) Malt, 60, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the McGee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Sept. 20, 1953, a daughter of Gertrude (Styke) McCue, of North Huntingdon, and the late Raymond E. McCue. Karen was a teacher's assistant for Pace School, of Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin, the St. Joseph Polish Club and the FOE 1671, of Irwin. She loved to go to camp at Prince Gallitzin. Surviving are her husband, Scott Malt; a son, Craig Miller and wife, Claudia, of North Huntingdon; three grandchildren, Kristian, Alejandra and Sierra Miller; three brothers, Raymond McCue, of Boston, Mass., Timothy J. McCue and wife, Laura, of Natrona Heights, and Christopher McCue, of Arizona; a sister, Kathleen M. Thornton and husband, Kevin, of North Huntingdon; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christine Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Entombment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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McCormick, Doris 92

  • Penn Township
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Sperling, Wexford | Get Directions
  • Doris McCormick, 92, of Penn Township, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was the sister-in-law of Annabelle McCormick and Dale N. Smith. Doris was also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Marie McCormick; and siblings, Wayne McCormick and A. Jayne Smith. Doris was a retiree of Westinghouse Electric with more than 40 years of service. Friends will be received 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at SPERLING FUNERAL HOME, 700 Blazier Drive, Wexford, PA 15090 where a service will be held at 5 p.m. Memories can be left at http://www.sperlingfuneral.com.
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Mihalick, Margaret 90

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Johnstown
  • Born: 1924-03-22
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Margaret Mihalick, 90, of Greensburg, a former lifelong resident of Johnstown, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born March 22, 1924, in St. Michael, Pa., a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Kundrot) Kapitan. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Mihalick, on March 28, 2005; a grandson, Bryan C. Mihalick; two brothers, Andrew and John Kapitan; and two sisters, Helen Trisch and Anna Biros. She is survived by her son, George A. Mihalick and his wife, Diane, of Irwin; a granddaughter, Tina Marsalko and her husband, Paul, and their two children, Logan and Chase. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Divine Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church. Interment will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Dunlo, Pa. Parastas will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff and administration at Westmoreland Manor and Latrobe Hospital for their kind and thoughtful care to mother Margaret. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Bryan C. Mihalick Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Juniata College (please make checks payable to Juniata College) or St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 624 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Moltrup, Carol A. 61

  • Formerly of Latrobe
  • Born: 1953-07-15
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Parthemore, New Cumberland | Get Directions
  • Carol A. Moltrup, 61, of ManorCare, Carlisle, formerly of Latrobe, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at ManorCare, Carlisle. Carol was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, loved making colorful crocheted creations and capturing her family's memories one photo at a time. She was born July 15, 1953, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Edwin C. and Elsie M. (Gilman) Moltrup. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Liz Moltrup; and a faithful companion, her dog, Honey Bear. Surviving are a brother, Samuel J. Moltrup (Karen), of Etters, and Diane L. Moltrup, of Dillsburg; an aunt, Sara Moyher, of Ligonier; a niece, Amanda L. Menginie (Anthony), of Etters; a nephew, Benjamin Hirsch (Jin), of Springfield, N.J.; a great-nephew, Tyler Bruder; and two great-nieces, Emma Menginie and Rachel Hirsch. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at PARTHEMORE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, New Cumberland. A viewing will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are respectfully requested to Action for Animals Humane Society, P.O. Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650. For more information or to send messages of condolence, please visit http://www.Parthemore.com.
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Riblett, Jack E. 83

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1930-10-25
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Jack Earl Riblett, 83, of Greensburg, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Johnstown, a son of the late George and Evelyn (Hershberger) Riblett. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Sun Oil Co. He was a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren, Southwest Greensburg, and sang in the church choir. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a lifetime member of the West Point Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Betty L. (Vivis) Riblett; a son, Randy Riblett and his wife, Suzann, of Greensburg; a daughter, Jacqueline Toth, of New Jersey; four grandchildren, Eric Riblett, Rachelle Donahue and her husband Justin, Ashley Toth and Ross Toth; three great-grandchildren, Connor, Ava and Abby; and a sister, Roberta Standa. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Additional visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. till noon Wednesday, the time of service, in the Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Ronald Overly officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. Jack was a devoted husband and best father anyone could hope to have. Jack had a lust for life and a contagious sense of humor, and will be missed beyond belief. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Point Volunteer Fire Department, 100 Volunteer Drive, Greensburg, or the Church of the Brethren, 554 Stanton St., Greensburg, PA 15601. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Romano, Virginia R. 89

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1924-12-24
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Virginia R. Romano, 89, of Greensburg, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in The Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Greater Pittsburgh in Greensburg. She was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Pallitto) Santodonato. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several sisters. She is survived by her husband, Daniel W. Romano Sr.; a son, Daniel W. Romano Jr. and his wife, Michele, of Greensburg; a daughter, Pat Battiston and her husband, Lee, of New Stanton; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no public visitation. Interment will be private. LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Greensburg, in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Pittsburgh Chapter, 555 Grant St., Suite 380, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; Excela Health Home Care and Hospice, 130 Industrial Park Road, Suite 1600, Greensburg, PA 15601; or RNC, 890 Weatherwood Lane, Greensburg, PA 15601. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Roudabush, Mattie A. 86

  • Sutersville
  • Born: 1928-07-31
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Mattie A. Roudabush, 86, of Sutersville, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at her home. She was born July 31, 1928, in Elizabeth Township, a daughter of the late Sheridan and Alice (Sterner) Weaver. Mattie was a member of Sutersville Primitive Methodist Church, where she formerly served as a Bible School teacher, on the board of trustees and as treasurer. Surviving are seven children, Nancy Roudabush, Kenneth (Frances) Roudabush, Paula (Russell) Jazemski, John Roudabush, Karen (John) Pierce, Donna (Roger) Opachick and Lisa (Charlie) Wood; nine grandchildren, Terri, Kennett, Jesse, Zane, Rachel, Nicole, Traci, Lori and Brandon; eight great-grandchildren, Kayla, April, Luke, Michael, Isaiah, Aiden, Zaelyn and Evelyn; a sister, Sara Penney; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, F. Paul Roudabush; brothers, Alvin and James Weaver; and sister, Dorothy Williams. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Matthew Sigler officiating. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sutersville Primitive Methodist Church, P.O. Box 382, Sutersville, PA 15083. Mattie's family would like to thank Chrissy Yuhas from the Thorne Group and Bea Holma and Kristin Nuttall from Amedysis Hospice for the care given to her. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Waugaman, Eleanor M. 95

  • Irwin
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Eleanor M. Waugaman, 95, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at St. Paul Homes, Greenville. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Berlin Waugaman; and loving sister of Flora Waugaman; also survived by nephews, Richard Owens (Karla), Rodney Croyle (Becky), Gregory Croyle (Debbie) and Shawn Croyle; and niece, Judy Stoves (Dave). Eleanor was a 1937 graduate of Norwin High School. She was a lifelong resident of Irwin and member of First United Church of Christ in Irwin. She was predeceased by a sister, Sarah Owens; and a brother, Franklin Waugaman. There will be no viewing. Private interment will take place at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. To send condolences, visit our webpage at http://www.williamsnyderfuneralhome.com.
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Prestia, Lucetta 85

  • Perryopolis
  • Died: 2014-08-28
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  • Lucetta Erney Prestia, 85, of Perryopolis, passed away peacefully of natural causes Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Lucetta, affectionately known as Cettie, was the beloved wife of the late Ross Prestia and loving mother of Maralyn, Ross (deceased) and Jon; and dear mother-in-law of Christine and Richard. She was the cherished "Nana" of four grandchildren, Kate, Matthew, Lauren and Amanda; as well as three beautiful great-granddaughters, Zoe, Aubrie and Gracie. Cettie was the precious sister of Robert (deceased), Dewey and Jon Erney; and the sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt to many in both the Prestia and Erney families. Cettie loved listening to the world's great opera singers, playing cards with her friends and watching figure skating, but more than anything she treasured time with her loved ones. Spending a lifetime of devotion to her family, whom she loved deeply, Lucetta will be remembered by her sweetness, her rich soprano singing voice, a gracious ease and generosity when entertaining her friends and family and a cheerful laughter that came straight from her heart. Cettie had an uncanny ability to turn a "house" into a warm, welcoming and loving "home." She cared deeply for others and will always endearingly live in the hearts of those who loved her. She will be missed, but never forgotten. Even in death, Lucetta still continues to contribute to the welfare of others by donating her body to the Humanity Gifts Registry. A memorial service to honor Lucetta will be held at a later date and will be announced by the family. For those who are so inclined, donations in her memory can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America. http://www.lls.org/waystohelp/donate/donateonline.
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Shiery, William K. 78

  • Everson
  • Born: 1935-12-05
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • William K. Shiery, 78, of Everson, Upper Tyrone Township, passed away early Saturday morning, Aug. 30, 2014, in Redstone Highlands SNF, Greensburg. Bill's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where his funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Neil Stevens, pastor of New Hope Alliance Church, Scottdale, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the gravesite by the Southmoreland Veterans Association Honor Guard. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send condolences, flowers or obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Smith, James 89

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1925-05-09
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Fink, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • James "Smitty" Smith, 89, of Connellsville, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at home, comforted by his family. He was born May 9, 1925, in Connellsville, a son of the late Smith and Betty (Craft) James. He was Protestant by faith. Smith was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Marine Corps. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an engineer for the B and O Railroad. He was a member of the VFW Post 21 and the Polish Club. He is survived by his children, Joni Piccioni and husband, James, of Connellsville, and Gary James and wife, Bobette, of Acme; grandchildren, Mike Piccioni and wife, Amanda, Justin James and girlfriend, Yvonne Rush, all of Connellsville, and Jared James and wife, Gina, of Acme; great-grandchildren, Braden Michael Piccioni, Sunny Rose James and Jaden Golden; brother, Neil James and wife, Barb, of Mentor, Ohio; sister-in-law, Mary Conaway; brother-in-law, Lyle Reagan; special nieces and nephews, Scott and Linda Conaway and Jeff and Wanda Conaway; and his pet dog, Buddy and Bird, Smokey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty James (2001); and a son, Ronnie James (1972). Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Lee Maley officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park.
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