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Branton Jr., Archie J. 85

  • Sheraden
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Conroy, Sheraden | Get Directions
  • Archie J. Branton Jr., 85, of Sheraden, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jane V. (Fischer) Branton; loving father of Colleen (Hugh) Happel, Archie J. (Carla) Branton III and Lynn (David) Coughenour; and grandfather of Sean, Kevin Happel, Kyle Branton, Rachel, Blair and Reed Coughenour. Mr. Branton served in the Army during World War II and Korea and received two Purple Hearts and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was the past commander of the VFW Post 418 and 33 Degree Master Mason. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at WM. F. CONROY FUNERAL HOME, 2944 Chartiers Ave., Sheraden. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial with military honors will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. http://www.wfconroyfuneralhome.com.
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Breakwell, David T. 68

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • David Thomas Breakwell, 68, of Monroeville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 46 years to Christine (Jozefowicz) Breakwell; loving father of Jake (wife, Lisa), David C., Paul W. (wife, Dana), and Fawn Breakwell; and wonderful grandfather of Emily, Paul III, and Xander. Dave was extremely generous to others and passionate about the Pittsburgh Penguins and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom." Private services were held at Penn Lincoln Memorial, North Huntingdon. Contributions may be made to the family for hospital expenses and sent to P.O. Box 112, Murrysville, PA 15668. Arrangements by the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL) (412-856-4747). http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Connors, Shirley 88

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Gross, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Shirley (Adams) Connors, 88, of Oakmont, formerly of Penn Hills, passed away peacefully, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 58 years to Joseph Connors; mother of Barbara (Michael) Kurcina, of Plum Borough, and Daniel Connors, of Penn Hills; and grandmother of Joseph and Jeremy Kurcina. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Kathleen Schott and Bernadette Klepsky; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Clyde and William Adams; niece, Colleen Adams; and nephew, Dale Adams. The family would like to express their gratitude to Presbyterian Senior Care, Woodside Place and the Willows as well as family hospice. A special thanks to Aunt B, Cindy and Gary who helped us through this journey. "And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it," Eccl 12:7. Service and interment are private. Arrangements by WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD. If desired, contributions can be acknowledged to Presbyterian Senior Care Benevolent Fund, 1215 Hulton Road, Oakmont, PA 15139.
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Dupal, Andrew J. 88

  • Rankin
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • Andrew J. Dupal, 88, of Rankin, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Margaret (Medulic) Dupal; loving father of Leslie Dupal, of Rankin, Janice (Joseph) Nowakowski, of Forest Hills, and Kenneth (Pam) Dupal, of Houston, Texas; and loving grandfather of Brian and Christine Dupal and Evan and Eric Nowakowski. Andy served in World War II as a Marine on Iwo Jima. The family would like to thank the staffs at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport and Locust Grove, West Mifflin. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 107 4th Ave., Rankin, PA 15104. Blessing service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at funeral home. Interment will follow with full military honors at Braddock Catholic Cemetery. http://www.kutchfuneralhome.org.
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Fedak, John F. 68

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • John F. Fedak, 68, of North Versailles, formerly of Braddock and North Braddock, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. John is survived by his precious wife of 13 years, Mary Helen (Brugh) Fedak and her son, Jeffrey R. Wyndroski. He was the brother of Dolores McQuiston, of Meadville; uncle of Jordan and Joshua McQuiston; and brother-in-law of Carolyn Scott, Cheryl Dobrowolski, Donna Brugh and James Brugh. John was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War era and was a retired welder from Epic Metals in Braddock. In retirement, he also had been a part-time employee of Kopp Glass in Swissvale. John was a member of the North Braddock Amvets, Post No. 60 and the East Pittsburgh VFW, Post No. 5008. Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Avenue at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Monongahela Cemetery. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Ferragonio, Franco

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Franco Ferragonio, of Shaler Township, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Gloria (Taverna) Ferragonio; and brother of Donna Varley (Robert). He is also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Service and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions made to Animal Friends.
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Flaherty, Earl F. 66

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1948-04-11
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Earl F. Flaherty, 66, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in UPMC McKeesport. Born April 11, 1948, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Earl F. Flaherty Sr. and Betty (Ensign) Flaherty. A 1966 graduate of McKeesport Vocational High School, Earl also attended Machine Shop Technologies Center in Pittsburgh during his 38 years as a millwright with U.S. Steel, primarily at the Clairton Works. He was a volunteer at St. Mary's Byzantine Church in McKeesport and a member of CFU Lodge 3. He loved Tamburitzan music and was well known as the Santa for 13 years at Kaufmann's Pittsburgh department store. Earl is survived by his wife of 37 years, Frances (Dujmic) Flaherty; a sister, Cathy (Howard) Hayden; brother, Charles (Nikki) Flaherty; brother-in-law, Frank (Tess) Dujmic; nephews and godsons, Frank Dujmic Jr. and Charles Flaherty Jr.; nieces, Heather Flaherty, Rebecca and Mary Kathryn Dujmic, Kayla and Lauren Hayden; and nephews, Joseph Dujmic and Jake Hayden. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). Funeral services will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the funeral home by Fathers Paul Voida and Matthew Elanjalith. Interment will be private. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Haas, Elizabeth Mary

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Mary" (Lenahan) Haas, of Ross Township, formerly of Bloomfield, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Haas; loving mother of Mary Jo Karlovits (Joseph), Patricia A. Schultz, Joseph M. Haas (Ruth), Sarah E. Hodge (John) and James R. Haas (Paulette). She is also survived by 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Sebastian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090.
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Kelly, William Bill A. 86

  • Franklin Park
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Thoma, Wexford | Get Directions
  • William A. "Bill" Kelly, 86, of Franklin Park, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was a Doctor of Education. He was the beloved husband of Sally; father of the late Jeanne Kelly Domville; father-in-law of Mike Domville; and grandfather of Peter and Andrew Domville. Bill was a proud member of the Robert Morris College Faculty for 35 years. He was a dedicated supporter of the Northland Public Library. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME INC., 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. If desired, the family suggest memorials to the Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh PA 15237.
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Ketter, Margaret E. 90

  • Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Margaret Elizabeth "Toot" (O'Keefe) Ketter, 90, formerly of Pittsburgh and Pitcairn, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Howard Ketter; loving sister of Dolores Skena, Elizabeth Macey, and the late James O'Keefe, Catharine Knabe and Loretta "Shirley" O'Keefe. She is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews; and 23 great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her longtime companion, James "Jimmy" Achilles. Toot collected dolls and dollhouses, was an avid reader and loved traveling and bingo. She was also a longtime employee of St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh. 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), where a blessing service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Charter School, 4369 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Lewis, William C. 100

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Born: 1913-12-30
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • William C. Lewis, 100, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Born Dec. 30, 1913, in West Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Daniel and Hannah Lewis. A retired supervisor at the former Hercules and PICCO Corporations, William was a member of the former Beulah Baptist Church and was also a regular attendee at First United Methodist of Clairton. He joins his wife, the late Martha Nadine (Holt) Lewis. William is survived by his daughters, Patricia Jane (Ronald) Cuddy, of Lake Orion, Mich., and Donna Jean Charles, of Forward Township; son, Daniel W. (Sharon) Lewis, of Jefferson Hills; his eight grandchildren, William (Joyce), Ronald, Dean (Gaye) and Dana Cuddy, Keith (Gina) Charles, Bobbie Jean Krznaric, and William and Capt. Michael Lewis, USAF; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his brother, Berl Lewis, of Elizabeth; "Big Bill's" two girls, Heather and Eliza Sopko; and also nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by siblings, Daniel Lewis and Leona and David Alderson. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, and from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). A funeral service will be held at noon Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in First United Methodist Church of Clairton with Pastor Hal Dangel officiating. Procession and burial to follow to Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in William's name should be made to the First United Methodist Church of Clairton, 500 Thompson Ave., Clairton, PA 15025. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Liberto, Mariangela 85

  • Highland Park
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Mariangela (Scalamogna) Liberto, 85, of Highland Park, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Paolo Liberto; cherished mother of Concettina (Gregg Zoller), Vittoria and the late Angelina Liberto; loving sister of the late Vittoria Costa (Venerando) and Teresa Monteleone (Francesco); dear sister-in-law of Gesuele Liberto (Maria), and the late Gregorio Liberto, Concetta and Giacomo Ionadi, Agostino Liberto (survived by Teresa), Felicia Liberto and Giuseppe Liberto (survived by Concetta); daughter of the late Giuseppe and Mariangela Scalamogna. She is also survived by her loving and devoted nieces, nephews and cousins, both here and in Italy. She will be dearly missed by her cagnolino "Vino." Mariangela immigrated to America from Maierato, Italy, in 1969, along with her husband and three daughters. She will be remembered for her warmth, kindness, generosity and strong devotion to her faith. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at MCCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, (http://www.mccabebrothers.com), 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Wednesday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Church. Interment to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
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Little, Mary M. 58

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1956-06-30
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Mary Margaret "Maggy" Little, 58, of Clairton, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in her home. Born June 30, 1956, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Karl Cam Laughlin Sr. and Mary Agnes (Bickerton) Laughlin. A clerk at Big Lots in West Mifflin, Maggy enjoyed camping, but enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren much more. She joins her husband, the late Harold Little Sr. Maggy is survived by her sons, Harold (Lisa Bisogni) Little Jr., of Clairton, Jacob W. (Kairy) Little, of Jefferson Hills, and Lukas (Janeen) Little, of Elizabeth; her grandchildren, Jessica and Dante Bisogni and Jacob, Kyleigh, Gavin, Garrett, Jusden and Jordan Little; her great-grandchildren, Gia and Aria; her longtime companion, Timothy Zombeck; his children, Tiffenie (Mark) Russell and Kevin Zombeck; his grandchildren, Lacey and Jelena Russell; and also nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by Timothy Zombeck Jr.; and her siblings, Karl Cam Laughlin Jr., Kenneth and Keith Laughlin and Jean Leck. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. Procession and burial will follow to Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Mayo, Henrietta Etta E. 71

  • East Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Henrietta "Etta" E. Mayo, 71, of East Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Vince "Henry" Mayo, of East McKeesport; dear grandmother "Oma" of Vincent Andrew Mayo, of East Pittsburgh; sister of Samuel Koschik, of Pitcairn, John Koschik, of Homestead, and the late Millianne "Nootsie" Koschik. Etta was a retired employee from the registrar's office at the University of Pittsburgh, with 10 years of service, and a floral designer for 20 years with Shackford and Maxwell flower shop, in Wilkinsburg. In retirement, she enjoyed knitting, playing Sudoku and watching television. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Avenue at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery, in Monroeville. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com
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Meier, Carl A. 94

  • Gibsonia , Formerly of Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Carl A. Meier, 94, of the Village of St. Barnabas, Gibsonia, formerly of Ross Township, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 68 years of Charlotte (Christman) Meier; loving uncle of Patricia Vresh, Marjorie Boles, Sandra Grau, Cynthia Wingard and Richard Stoehr; dear brother-in-law of Marie Stoehr; also survived by many cousins and great-nieces and great-nephews. A World War II veteran, having served with the Army, Carl was a longtime warehouse manager with Stockham Valve and Fitting, Etna. He was also a lifetime member of Teutonia Mannerchor, American Legion Post 116, Avalon and AARP, Bauerstown. Carl also enjoyed billiards, golfing and square dancing with his wife, Charlotte. Family will welcome friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Richard Church, 3841 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044, with Father Thomas A. Sparacino, celebrant. Family suggests donations to the charity of your choice. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Mort, Charles W. 90

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Charles W. Mort, 90, of Monroeville, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was the husband of the late Phyllis Mort; father of George Mort and his wife, Karen and Daniel Mort; grandfather of John Mort and Daniel Mort; brother of Richard Mort (Marlene) and Robert Mort (Sue), Betty Rickey (Rick) and Theo Brennan (Phil); and is also survived by his caregiver, Karen Reinhart. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Mort; and his siblings, Merle, Melvin, George, Harold and Roy Mort, and Margaret Riley. Chuck was an Army World War II veteran, serving with the 81st engineers and was a retired crane operator at J and L for more than 30 years. He also was a security guard at Woodland Hills High School. He was an avid golfer. The family wishes to thank Forbes Hospice for their care and compassion. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the funeral chapel with Rev. Rob Marrow officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to VFW- National Headquarters, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111, greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Nally, Paul R. 90

  • Dormont
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Paul R. Nally, 90, of Dormont, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 69 years of Lois L. (Gordon) Nally; devoted father of Linda LaRocca and the late Daniel L. Nally; loving grandfather of Bradd, Lauren and Abagael LaRocca; great-grandfather of Alexis LaRocca; brother of Marcella Zitelli, Audrey Cimino, the late Imelda White, Alice Stoker, Patrice Cappellini, Howard, James and Lawrence Nally; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Paul was a retired lieutenant of guards for the Allegheny County Jail. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Bernard Church. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
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Orlando, Philip A. 90

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-11-17
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Philip A. Orlando, 90, of Pittsburgh, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He was a loving uncle of Gayle South. Philip was a career military man, having served for 30 years as a Marine. Service was private. Arrangements by the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport, PA 15035, 412-823-4054. http://www.kutchfuneralhome.org.
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Scandolari, Louisa 53

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Louisa Scandolari, 53, of Scott Township, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of Irma and the late Remo Scandolari; loving sister of Albino Scandolari and John (Mary Jo) Scandolari; aunt of Vincent and Fabria Scandolari; and great-aunt of Brianna. She is also survived by loving family and friends. Louisa received a bachelor of science in medical technology from WVU and a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a sales representative for Kroff Chemical Corp. She was an avid Golfer and also loved to host fashionable parties for her family and friends for all events. Visitations are from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington, (412 381-2323). Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bernard Church. If desired, contributions can be made to St. Bernard's School. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Schmid, Mary B. 66

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: George, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Mary B. (Young) Schmid, 66, of Munhall, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Vaughn D. Schmid Sr.; loving mother of Vaughn D. Schmid Jr., of Castle Shannon, and Kristin (Emmanuel) Amos-Abanyie, of Forest Hills; sister of Maureen Whelan and Kevin Young, both of St. John's, Newfoundland; and cherished grandmother of Emmanuel, Levi and Elina. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church.
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Schultz, Duane L. 66

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Duane L. "Butch" Schultz, 66, of North Versailles, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was an Army Vietnam veteran, worked for the U.S. Postal Service in McKeesport, was an AMA life member, a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and of the VFW No. 8430 in East McKeesport. He was a son of the late Donald J. and Blanche E. (Berwick) Schultz; beloved husband for 41 years of Florence H. "Flo" (Howard) Schultz; devoted father of Harley David (Kimberly) Schultz, Jay (Amelia) Schultz and Joshua Schultz; loving brother of Carol (Ken) Larson, Donald A. "Don" (Georgeanne) Schultz and the late Dale Schultz; son-in-law of Bernice and the late Robert Howard; brother-in-law of Robert "Butch" (Marie) Howard, Earl "Huck" (Jan) Howard and Ethel Eileen (George) Skiles; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and all who loved him. Family and friends received from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Additional visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. Monday with Pastor Tim Williams officiating. Interment at St. Mary's Polish Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 412-471-0935 or http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 103 Yost Blvd., Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 or 412-829-2818 or http://www.familyhospicepa.org.
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Stockton, Saralyn 60

  • Upper Saint Clair , Formerly of Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Saralyn (Nicklas) Stockton, 60, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Mt. Lebanon, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 35 years of Steven D. Stockton; loving and devoted mother of Steven D. Stockton Jr., Evan R. Stockton, Sean R. Stockton and Ryan N. Stockton; daughter of the late Dr. Robert B. and Sara Jane (Ream) Nicklas; daughter-in-law of Doris and the late James Richard Stockton; niece of the late Orval A. and Evalyn (Ream) Redhair; grandmother of Jaelyn Lakes; sister of Robin Nicklas (Nancy), Evalyn Fiedler and John Nicklas (Valerie); sister-in-law of Don Stockton, Joan Roth (Fred) and the late Marianne Stockton; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery will be private.
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Thomas, Rose 100

  • Formerly of Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Rose (Zotter) Thomas, 100, of South Euclid, Ohio, formerly of Ross Township, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late William A. Thomas; loving mother of James E. Thomas and his wife, Margaret, of South Euclid, and the late William G. Thomas; dear grandmother of Steven, Christopher (Kathy) and Matthew Thomas; sister of Louise Karner; and great-grandmother of Mabel and Jed. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter Parish, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Middle and Suisman Streets. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Peter Parish, 720 Arch St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Vancheri, Elizabeth Betty 84

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Betty" (Ladygo) Vancheri, 84, of Ross Township, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 62 years to Frank J. Vancheri; loving mother of Suzanne Culkin (Jack), Jane Sonntag (Steve), Paul Vancheri (Lynn), of Boston, Eleanor Walsh (Joseph), of Arizona, and Frances Vancheri, of Kentucky; sister of the late Peter Ladygo; and dear grandmother of Sarah, Emily, John, Elizabeth, Lauren, Leslie, Matthew, Jessica and Nicholas. She is also survived by two great-granddaughters. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Teresa of Avila Church.
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Westmoreland County

Battenhouse, Ruth 93

  • Level Green
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Ruth (Coates) Battenhouse, 93, of Level Green, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the daughter of Thomas R. and Bess Beveridge Coates. She was past matron of Braddock's Field Chapter No. 75, Scottish Rite Women's Club of Pittsburgh, Daughters of the Nile No. 48, member of Pittsburgh Glass Club, and the Organ Society of Pittsburgh. She was also a member of the Community United Methodist Church of Harrison City and the Murrysville Garden Club. She was a past mother advisor of Level Green Assembly No. 125, Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She had many years of community service, including volunteering at the Level Green Presbyterian Church, the VA hospital of Pittsburgh, Friends Thrift Store, and Meals on Wheels. She was preceded in death by John M. Battenhouse, her husband of 57 years, in 2001. She is survived by two sons, Jack W. (Sharon), of Level Green, and Thomas R. (Shelby), of Anderson, S.C.; four grandchildren, Thomas (Carrie) Battenhouse, of Stow, Ohio, Jennifer (Christian) Stoecklein, of South Fayette, Janet Battenhouse, of Level Green, and Holly (Brian) Tillman, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and seven great-grandchildren, Margaret, Sophia, Eric and Jason Battenhouse, and Elizabeth, Caroline and Stephanie Stoecklein. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh Street (Rt. 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor John Simpson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Grande, Carmen Millie R. 94

  • Trafford
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Carmen R. "Millie" Grande, 94, of Trafford, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. He was born May 10, 1920, the son of the late Pasquale and Theresa Rosella Grande. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran as well as an usher and a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Regis Catholic Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen August Grande; and his brothers, Dominic, Anthony, Joseph and Francis Grande. He is survived by his children, Gary Grande, Karen (Tom) Mercalde, Theresa (Jim) McCarron, Susan (Michael) Oriolo, Liz (Bob) Thompson and Rich (Sierra) Grande; a sister, Gloria Drost; and six grandchildren, Brandon and Megan McCarron, Nicole and Natalie Thompson, Nathan Sneith and Steven Grande. The family would like to thank the staff at Heartland Home Care and Hospice for their exceptional care. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC. 702 Seventh St. (Rt. 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Regis Catholic Church with Father David Nazimek officiating. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. Contributions can be made to the St. Regis Church Development Fund, 517 Homewood Ave., Trafford, PA 15085. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Stockberger, Alice A. 96

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1918-06-29
  • Died: 2014-11-14
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Alice A. Stockberger, 96, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. She was born June 29, 1918, in Easton, a daughter of the late Harry and Bertha Hoch Stockberger. Prior to her retirement, she was a teacher at the former Forbes Road School. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Greensburg, where she had been involved in Mary Martha Circle. She was a member of the Apollo Chapter 1250 O.E.S., the Greensburg College Club, the National, Pennsylvania and Westmoreland County Retired Public School Employees Associations and the Westmoreland County Historical Society. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Frederick and Robert Stockberger. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. Interment will be in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. For online condolences, visit http://www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Armstrong County

Pelton, Frederick Fred W. 70

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1944-08-09
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Kyper, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Frederick W. "Fred" Pelton, 70, of Ford City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospice, in Cabot. Son of the late Fredrick and Edna (White) Pelton, Fred was born Aug. 9, 1944, in Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Denise McGrady. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Matthew Pelton and wife, Galina, and Alan Pelton and wife, Christine; two granddaughters, Lilla and Zoya Pelton; and a sister, Eleanor Rogers and her husband, Walter. Funeral arrangements will remain private and are under the direction of the ELOISE B. KYPER FUNERAL HOME INC., 2702 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, Pa. Written tributes and memorials are welcomed and encouraged at http://www.Kyperfuneralhome.com.
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Butler County

Hindin, Harvey J. 85

  • Cabot
  • Born: 1929-07-20
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Harvey Jerome Hindin, 85, passed peacefully into the waiting arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Harvey was born July 20, 1929, in Braddock, to Benjamin and Sarah (Charapp) Hindin. He grew up in Rankin, where his parents owned a small grocery store at 1 Miller Ave. Harvey and Anna Mae (Ann) Schnaubelt were married May 2, 1953, in Alexandria, Va. He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied photography. He served in the Navy from 1950 to 1954. Over the years, he held a number of photography and printing jobs in the Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. areas. Harvey and Ann retired to Virginia Beach, Va., before returning to the Pittsburgh area in 2012 to live at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot. He enjoyed woodworking and photography and he was always eager to help others. Harvey is survived by his loving wife, Ann; his devoted children, Mark, of Arlington, Va., Amy (John) Correll, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Tracey (Stephen) Johnson, of Pittsburgh; and by his grandchildren, Tim Correll and Sam and Adam Johnson. He was predeceased by his parents and by his brother, Melvin. "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in the Lund Care Center Chapel, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot. You may send your condolences and memories to the family by email to annhindin@yahoo.com or by mail to Ann Hindin, Concordia Haven 2, Apt. 1111, 148 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Harvey's name be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. http://www.foxfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Kline, Dorothy M. 81

  • Callery
  • Born: 1933-09-28
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Dorothy M. "Dot" (Wilson) Kline, 81, of Callery, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, peacefully in the comfort of her home, with her family at her side, after a long illness. Born in Nixon, Pa., Sept. 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Florence Lloyd Wilson. Dot was a retired Postal Clerk for the Zelienople Post Office. She was a lifetime member of the Crestview Presbyterian Church, where she had served as a Deacon and also belonged to the Mars Chapter 271, Order of the Eastern Star. Dot loved spending time with her family and enjoyed sports. Surviving are three daughters, Vicki L. Kline Sayti (Gene Colonello), of Callery, Melanie "Mel" Golden (Bob Jr.), of Cranberry Township, and Kim Fair, of Butler; her grandchildren, Shawn, Ryan and Lindsay Sayti, Zacchary (Morgan) and Mitchell Golden, and Chase and Cambry Kosich; her sister, Madelynn "Mitzie" Staaf, of Gibsonia; and her brother, Lloyd "Cy" Wilson, of Mars. She is also survived by three nephews, a niece and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Kline, whom she married Feb. 20, 1953, and who died June 22, 2002; and by her daughter, Tammy Kline Kosich. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Crestview Presbyterian Church, 210 Kline Ave., Callery, PA 16024, with the Rev. Robert Goossen officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in Brownsdale Cemetery in Penn Township. In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests that memorials be made to the Crestview Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box AA, Callery, PA 16024. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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McKaveney, Daniel J. 60

  • East Hartford, Conn. , Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1954-10-14
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Daniel J. "Dan" McKaveney, 60, of East Hartford, Conn., formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after a short, courageous battle with cancer. Dan was born Oct. 14, 1954, in Pittsburgh, to Daniel and the late Alice (Coyle) McKaveney. He was a 1972 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a 1976 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduating with his mechanical engineering degree, Dan moved to Ohio to work for Goodyear Atomic Corp., and then to Connecticut, where he spent the last 36 years as a devoted Pratt and Whitney employee. Most recently, Dan served as the Integrated Product Team lead at Pratt and Whitney, where he was responsible for the development, validation and certification of the GP7200 Thermal Management System for the Airbus A380 product. Following successful entry-into-service of the GP7200, Dan took over the Nacelle Ventilation System integration team for the PW1100G engine that powers the A320neo. He led this team from the conceptual design phase all the way to the beginning of the aircraft flight test phase. During his 36 years at Pratt and Whitney, Dan made significant contributions to the High Pressure Turbine Design, Externals Design and the Fuel, Thermal Management and Ventilation Systems of numerous commercial and military engines. He also worked onsite support with Boeing for JT9D and PW4084 engines. Dan led a team of engineers and information systems personnel to develop the first full-scale 3D digital mockup of a large commercial engine to support the Boeing 777 airframe installation. He was also an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), where he served in several leadership positions through the years, including chairman of the Southern New England section. In addition to his extensive technical expertise, Dan did an outstanding job developing young engineers. He made significant contributions toward mentoring young engineers who have since become valuable members in several different disciplines throughout the engineering community. They have achieved their full potential, in large part, due to Dan's guidance. His young team has flourished and is demonstrating leadership skills and technical ability beyond their experience levels. His many friends, colleagues and customers, gratefully acknowledge his service and the exceptional standard of engineering excellence and integrity that he set. His colleagues and family always appreciated his organizational skills and unique filing system, which enabled him to find something at a moment's notice. In addition to his father, he is survived by his seven brothers, Mark (Patricia), Kevin (Terry), Gary, James (Marai), Regis, Robert (Linda) and Christopher (Tracy). He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to his mother, Dan was predeceased by several loving aunts and uncles. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, Pittsburgh, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Tuesday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, donate.cancer.org/index, in memory of Dan. The family would like to thank Dan's colleagues, friends and extended family for their support over the last few months. A special thank you goes to Dan's caregivers at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Connecticut and the Lutheran Senior Life Passavant Community Center in Pennsylvania for their compassionate care.
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Pracel, Scott J. 56

  • Harrisburg
  • Born: 1958-04-11
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Scott J. Pracel, 56, of Harrisburg, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was born in Pittsburgh, April 11, 1958, son of the late Joseph M. and Rita G. (Reed) Pracel. He was the loving brother of Rita (the late Robert) Megahan and Joseph (Carol), Richard (Sherry) and Wayne (Judith) Pracel. He is also survived by an aunt, Rose (Seigal) Wills; and many nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Scott's name to the ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens), 825 K St., NW, Suite 1200, Washington, D.C. 20006. Arrangements entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., West View. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Trasp, Marcella M. 67

  • Espyville
  • Born: 1947-11-01
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Marcella M. Trasp, 67, of Espyville, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. Born Nov. 1, 1947, in New Eagle, she was a daughter of the late Steve and Grace (Ruffing) Letavec. A former employee of Shop N' Save in Century Square Plaza in West Mifflin and a member of TOPS in Conneaut Lake, Marcell enjoyed making crafts and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Yogi Trasp; her sons, Steve Letavec, of Dravosburg, John N. (Joanie) Trasp, of Mt. Vernon, and Bill (Shelli) Trasp, of Austintown, Ohio; her grandchildren, Jessica and John Letavec, Kara and Kevin Trasp, and Devlin and Raven Geroski; her sisters, Barbara (Charlie) Quinn, of Elrama, Gloria (Frank) Margita, of Dilliner, and Stephanie (John "Herk") Andrechak, of Safety Harbor, Fla.; and also nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, and from 10 a.m. until a blessing service at noon Tuesday in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, (412-384-4344), with Father Vincent Velas officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Round Hill Cemetery, in Elizabeth Township. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Wiseman, Genevieve A.

  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Lawrence, Bellevue | Get Directions
  • Genevieve A. Wiseman died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late Henry G. Wiseman; beloved aunt of Carol A. Quinn and the late Mary A. Quinn; and aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers. There will be no visitation. Friends invited to a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at noon Monday, Nov. 24, in the Church of the Assumption, 45 N. Sprague Ave., Bellevue. Interment to follow in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery, Ross Township. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice. Arrangements BY LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., Bellevue. http://www.ltmillerfuneralhome.com.
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