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Attenberger, Anna C. 77

  • Mt. Washington
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Anna C. (Belisario) Attenberger, 77, of Mt. Washington, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. She was the most beloved wife for 55 wonderful years of Raymond J. Attenberger; devoted mother of Debra (Jerry) Minsinger, Diane (Gus) Yancy, JoAnn (Bill) Gwyn and Raymond D. (Shannon McFeaters) Attenberger; cherished "Noni" of Jacob and Chelsea Minsinger, Alicia (Paul) Kruger, Douglas (Ashley) Condie Jr., Alexa Condie, Jenna (Jason) Leininger, Kara and Brian Gwyn and Max Attenberger; sister of Daniel (Pat) Belisario, Edith (the late John) Twigger and the late Josephine, Joseph (surviving Rose), Mary Belisario, Sue Martelli and Grace Dieterle; sister-in-law of Audrey (the late Rich) Benz, Tom (Mary) Attenberger and Carol (Jeff) Frontera; daughter of the late Donato and Anna (Pasquini) Belisario; also survived by a multitude of nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews; and dear friend of the Wilson family. Visitations from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the BRUSCO - FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington (412 381-2323). Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John Vianney Church. The family suggests donations to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 5150 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Bucki, Mary Jane 91

  • Ross Township , Formerly of West View
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Mary Jane (Voegtly) Bucki, 91, of Ross Township, formerly of West View, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Rudolph Bucki; dear sister of Greta Nicklas, Gloria Belohlavek, John Voegtly and the late Jewel Allison, James Voegtly and Amieda Repitske; and also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Mary Jane worked her entire life as a finisher, polisher and inspector at John Unertl Optical. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards and eating out with her family and friends and was an avid Pirates fan. Family will welcome friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to a charity of your choice. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Cammarata, Alda M. 92

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Alda M. (Cerniglia) Cammarata, 92, of McCandless, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael A. Cammarata; mother of Lena (John) Cook and the late Mary Frances (Ken) Betts; grandmother of Donald Osterwise, Kenneth (Shawn) Betts, Michael (Cara) Osterwise, Scott Betts, John (Debby) Cook, Timothy (Diane) Osterwise, Keith (Terry) Betts and Amanda Cook; great-grandmother of Brittany, Evan, Kayla, Kelsey, Cory and Ryan Osterwise, Nicole, Lauren, Danielle, Zachary, Meagan, Tanner and Jacob Betts, Chris, Corey, Chad, Cody Davison and Kostya Cook; and sister of Domenic (Mary) Cerniglia and the late Gloria Cahall, Salvatore, Joseph and John Cerniglia. A seamstress by trade, Alda was a great cook and everyone knew her for her cookies. She enjoyed cards and the casinos, but most of all, she cherished spending time with her family. Family will welcome friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, Franklin Park/Wexford, where blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in North Side Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh, 1133 South Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Goyak, Bernadette M. 82

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Healy-Hahn, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Bernadette M. (Stayduhar) Goyak, 82, of Shaler Township, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, after a brief illness, with family by her side. She was the devoted wife of the late Robert S. Goyak; loving mother of Bob (Gizella) Goyak, Karen (the late David) Mason, Donna Goyak (Mike Verbic) and the late Janet Goyak; proud grandmother of Luke (Andrea) Mason, Sara (Dan) Asher, Matthew (Sarah) Mason and Emily (Tim) Bouch; and is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and her furry companion, Spunky the cat. Bernie was a longtime member of the Bauerstown AARP No. 2490 and the Christian Mothers of Holy Spirit Church and will be greatly missed by her many friends. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the HEALY-HAHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 512 Grant Ave., Millvale. Mass of Christina Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Spirit Church. Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Reserve Township.
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Gregg, Virginia K. 85

  • Formerly of Baldwin
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Virginia K. (Russman) Gregg, 85, formerly of Baldwin, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul H. Gregg; loving mother of Susan (Bill) Hamilton, Kathleen Shaver and Colleen (Kari) Ekwurzel; devoted grandmother of nine; and great-grandmother of 13; daughter of the late John and Cecelia Russman; and sister of Paul Russman, Ruth Niedermier, Alice Barth and the late Edith Schragel, Mildred Oliver and John, Bert, Cyril and Joseph Russman. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Funeral prayer will be 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Germaine Church. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Gronsky, Gloria M. 86

  • Gibsonia
  • Born: 1928-03-30
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Gloria M. Gronsky, 86, of Gibsonia, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. She was born March 30, 1928, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Howard and Sophia (Proskey) Brandt. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Gronsky. She was a retired employee of Woolworth's and was a member of St. Victor Church, Bairdford, where she was active with the Ladies Guild. She was the cherished mother of her six children, Christine (Joseph) Romano, of Greensburg, Michael (Susann) Gronsky, of McCandless, Judith (John) Ruhl, of Sarver, Jeffrey Gronsky, of Ligonier, Gregg (Clair) Gronsky, of Cheswick, and Cathy (Daniel) Gaston, of Sarver; deeply loved by her 10 grandchildren, Jonathan (Jennifer) Gronsky, Megan Romano, Bradley (Jaqueline) Gronsky, Michael (Jennifer) Gronsky, Adam (Nicole) Gronsky, Angela (Michael) Petrosky, Rebecca Gronsky, Nathaniel Ruhl, Alyssa (fiancee Adam Bania) Gaston and Derek (Kiersten) Gaston; and her true joys, great-grandchildren Olivia, Addalyne, Chase, Ethan, Lucienna and Hayden. She is also survived by her siblings, Patricia Hipkiss, Howard (Teresa) Brandt Jr., Thomas (Barbara) Brandt and Judith (James) Erick; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff of the VNA visiting nurses and their inpatient hospice for the kindness and care shown to our loved one. Friends and family will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Victor Church, Bairdford, with Father Charles Speicher, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Ihrig Sr., Henry G. 91

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Henry G. "Hank" Ihrig Sr., 91, of Monroeville, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Mary K. (Edge) Ihrig; loving father of Henry (Paula) Ihrig Jr., Kathryn (Mike) Bort, Janice (Stephen) Kovacs, Barbara Warner and Anita Mullen; dear grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 12. "Hank" was a World War II Army veteran and retired from the Elliott Company in Jeannette after 25 years of service. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday 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 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Bernadette Parish. Interment with military honors will follow at Twin Valley Memorial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Ladies of Charity, St. Bernadette Parish, 245 Azalea Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146 or the Parent Project for Muscular Dystrophy at http://www.parentproject.md.org. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Jones, James A. 84

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1930-08-13
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Craig, Mckeesport | Get Directions
  • James A. Jones, 86, of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in UPMC McKeesport. He was born Aug. 13, 1930, in McKeesport, a son of the late Edwin W. and Arthurine (Bonnet) Jones. Jim was retired after 45 years of service at Bettis Atomic in West Mifflin, he was a member of McKeesport Presbyterian Church and East McKeesport Lodge 765 F and AM. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Lou (Culbert) Jones; three sons, J. Mark (Cindy) Jones, J. David (Susan) Jones and Neil R. (Terri) Jones; a sister, Carol McLaughlin; and eight grandchildren. According to Jim's wishes there is no visitation. A private family service was held in the WILLIAM H. CRAIG FUNERAL HOME INC., of McKeesport. Private Burial took place in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. The family is requesting contribution in Jim's name to the UPMC Cancer Center at McKeesport Hospital or the Arthritis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania.
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Kacsmar, Sophia 90

  • Whitaker
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Sophia (Manakos) Kacsmar, 90, of Whitaker, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John Kacsmar; and mother of John Daniel Kacsmar, Patrick Kacsmar, David (Juana) Kacsmar and Robert Kacsmar. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Church, Munhall. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Lafferty, Jean R.

  • Died: 2014-08-10
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Jean R. Lafferty died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. She was the wife of the late Richard E.; daughter of the late Mildred Donnelly; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and her friends, Kim and John Sabol. Jean was a nurse at Kane Hospital and Asbury Heights. She loved music and sang with the Sweet Adelines for many years. There will be no public visitation. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, contributions requested for the Pittsburgh Symphony or the Pittsburgh Public Theater.
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Liotta, Amelia 88

  • Churchill
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Forest Hills | Get Directions
  • Amelia (Diodati) Liotta, 88, of Churchill, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Joseph Liotta; mother of Amelia K. "MiMi" Liotta and Joan (Mick) Villani; grandmother of J.R. (Heather) Krauza and Jennifer (Jason) Moss; great-grandmother of Tyler and Brianna Moss and Brendan, Aaron and Lucia Krauza; daughter of the late Rodger and Rose Diodati; and sister of Roger, Kathryn and the late Robert Diodati. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday only at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. John Fisher Church. Memorials may be made to St. John Fisher Charity Fund.
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Neurohr, Patricia A. 80

  • West View , Formerly of Reserve Township
  • Born: 1934-05-25
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Patricia A. (Steinmiller) Neurohr, 80, of West View, formerly of Reserve Township, passed peacefully surrounded by her family and was delivered to our Lord Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. She was born May 25, 1934, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late George and Agnes (Flynn) Steinmiller. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Desmond R. Neurohr. She was the stepdaughter of Elvera Steinmiller; dear mother of Desi (Barbara), Ronald (Cheryl) and Lorna (Ron Samuel) Neurohr; stepsister of Joe and George Steinmiller and the late Jack Kelly. She is the proud grandmother of Ronnie, Ryan, Eric, Andrew and Jill Neurohr. Family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Athanasius Church. Interment will be in North Side Catholic Cemetery. Patricia was an AARP member and retired from Western PA Humane Society after 20 years of service. The family expresses their greatest appreciation to Celtic Health Care for their hospice services. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Celtic Health Care, 150 Scharberry Lane, Mars, PA 16046, or the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please leave condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Rubash, Agnes M. 90

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1924-05-10
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Agnes M. Rubash, 90, of Monroeville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Agnes was a colorful woman whose sense of humor, easy smile and caring personality endeared her to many. She was born Agnes Maxine Bertovic on May 10, 1924, in Universal. She was a daughter of the late Peter Michael Bertovic and Agatha Luketich Bertovic. She has a surviving sister, Francis Remezo, of Murrysville. Agnes was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, Daniel and Thomas; as well as her sisters, Ann Rady, Mary Kumer, Rose Keenan, Helen Sheedy and Sally Marince. Harry Lawrence Rubash and Aggie were married for more than 40 years, until his death in 1986. They were longtime residents of Turtle Creek, where they raised their family. Aggie is survived in death by her two loving sons, Harry E. Rubash, M.D., of Weston, Mass., and Peter M. Rubash, J.D., of Churchill; her daughters-in-law, Kimberly Rubash, of Weston, and Terri Rubash, of Churchill; and her six grandchildren, Bradley, Steven, Kristin, Elizabeth, Caroline and Peter. Aggie and Harry were active members of the SNPJ Lodge for many years. They also belonged to the Turtle Creek Methodist Church and the SubAlpine Social Club. Viewing will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 118 Shaw Ave., Turtle Creek (412-823-1950). A brief service will follow and there will be a private interment at Plum Creek Cemetery. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Ruffolo, Michelle 55

  • Wilmerding
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Michelle Ruffolo, 55, of Wilmerding, completed her earthly journey after a courageous battle Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Edgar Ruffolo, of East McKeesport, and the late Ondraie Ruffolo; loving daughter of Anna Marie (Azzolini) Ruffolo and the late Ernest "Jumbo" Ruffolo; dear sister of Christine Probola, of Forest Hills, Frank (Carrie) Ruffolo, of Brookville, and Mark (Marianne) Ruffolo, of Swissvale; proud grandmother of Zander Ruffolo; niece of Lou and Maxine Azzolini, of Swissvale; and very dear friend of Edgar Loving. Michelle was a former employee of Wabco in Wilmerding. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Good Shepherd Church.
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Sholder, John P. 65

  • Wilkins Township
  • Died: 2014-08-06
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • John Paul Sholder, 65, of Wilkins Township, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. He was the brother of Judy Kane; uncle of Christopher and Brian Kane; and is also survived by his uncle, Jon Niehl, of Chicago, Ill.; his aunt, Arvella Haines, of California; and numerous cousins. John was a 1967 graduate of Churchill High School and a 1971 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He was a career retail sales associate, having been employed by Wander Sales, The Appliance Store, Perla's and lastly Sears at Penn Center. John was an aficionado of all literature and reading ranging from the classics to comic books. He also was a passionate fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Friends and family are invited to a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in St. Colman Church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 810 River Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or http://www.lung.org. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Stokes Sr., Ned H. 91

  • Ross
  • Born: 1922-09-23
  • Died: 2014-08-26
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Ned Harold Stokes Sr., 91, of Ross, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. He was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Johnstown, Pa., a son of the late Horace and Julia (Peden) Stokes. He was the beloved husband of the late Ella E. (Stortz) Stokes and the late Helen (Miller) Stokes; and loving father of Shelby (James) Carmack, Ned H. (Marian) Stokes Jr., James K. (Linda) Stokes, Timothy G. (Judy) Stokes, Jay K. Stokes and Leslie J. (Roy) Grimm. He is also survived by two stepchildren, Carole H. Holliday and William D. Waugh, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George "Buzz" Stokes; and a sister, Elinetta Keifer. Ned was a proud World War II veteran, having served in the Navy aboard the USS Rush and the USS Shubrick. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a mechanical engineer with Detroit Stoker. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland, West View VFW, Sons of the American Revolution, Christopher Gist Chapter, and was also a 60-year member of Corinthian Lodge 573 of the Free and Accepted Masons. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland, c/o Youth Group, 311 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Arrangements by H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC. Condolences may be offered at http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Tinstman, Gary J. 55

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Died: 2014-08-22
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Gary J. Tinstman, 55, of Pleasant Hills, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He was the caring son of Delores Jean Tinstman and deceased father, Millard (Bud) Tinstman. There will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at a later date. If desired, donations may be sent to St. Judes Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in memory of Gary's deceased brother, Randy Lee Tintsman. Gary will be laid to rest at Jefferson Memorial Park, 401 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Condolences may be left at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Tognarine, Ethel M. 73

  • Baldwin , Formerly of Port Vue
  • Born: 1941-05-31
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Ethel Mae Tognarine, 73, of Baldwin, formerly of Port Vue, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, after a long illness in Baldwin Rehab Center. Born May 31, 1941, in Mt. Lake Park, Garrett County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Lena Fresh. She was retired from Jefferson Hospital and the Salvation Army. She is preceded in death by her husband, Regis J. Tognarine; daugher, Lorraine Zoscak; and brother, William Fresh, of Elizabeth. She is survived by daughters, Linda (Robert) Marzec, of Baldwin, Mary Lou (Pete) Evanchak, of Port Vue, and Cheryl (Brad) Reber, of North Carolina; brother, Joseph McRobie, of Tennessee, and sister, Mary Fresh, of Maryland; sister-in-law of Chris (Charlene) Tognarine, of Jefferson Hills, Geno (Patricia) Tognarine, of McKeesport, and Judith Fresh, of Elizabeth; and is also survived by nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Interment will follow in Roundhill Cemetery, Elizabeth. The family of Ethel requests memorial donations be made in her memory to the Humane Society of Pittsburgh, 1101 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233, (http://www.wpahumane.org), as she adored her animals. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Wozniak, Aleck 89

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Aleck Wozniak, 89, of Monroeville, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 63 years to the late Agnes L. (Malinzak) Wozniak; son of the late John and Fenia Wozniak; and was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. He was the loving father of Charles A. (Mai) Wozniak, Mary Joan Luckock, Mark T. (Janet) Wozniak and Patricia (John) Henk; loving grandfather of Lucy Marlane McClure, Alex McClure, Jennifer Gereshenski, Jonathan (Marcie) Wozniak and Sarah (Tad) VanDeCar; loving great-grandfather of Olivia and Caitlin Wozniak and Hunter and Colton Van DeCar. Aleck attended California STC in September 1942 and enlisted in the Army Air Corps Cadet Program as a voluntary inductee in January 1944. He completed navigation training and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in August 1945 in Selman Field, La. He was discharged from Mitchell Field, N.Y., in February 1946. He graduated from California STC in January 1948, with majors in industrial arts and mathematics. He later graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a master's degree in school administration. Aleck was retired from U.S. Steel as a design engineer. Aleck was active in the Monroeville Lions Club and worked on founding the Farmers Market. He was a Monroeville Councilman for 12 years, a member of the American Legion and a member of St. Bernadette's Building Committee. He enjoyed fly fishing in Glacier National Park, Mont., and Potter County and also enjoyed gardening. He and his wife Agnes traveled extensively with trips to the Grand Canyon, Ariz., Florida Keys, Indiana and many other states. Along with his brother, Sam, he traveled to Paris, France, Mt. St. Jean, near Nancy, France, and Lviv, Ukraine. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, and Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at St. Bernadette Church, with interment following in Good Shepherd Cemetery. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Zimmer, Ronald C.

  • Churchill
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Ronald C. Zimmer, of Churchill, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor Lubin Zimmer; loving father of David Howard (Sherry) Zimmer; grandfather of David, Debra (Yarin), Kirchen, Stephanie and Matthew; great-grandfather of Daniel; also survived by nieces, nephews; great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews; and cousins, friends and the 10s of cats who predeceased him and those who will miss him. Graveside Services and Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC. Contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. http://www.schugar.com.
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Lhota, Elnora

  • New Stanton
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Elnora "Betty" Lhota, of New Stanton, formerly Monessen, passed Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Betty was born in Monongahela, the youngest of the late Dalby and Grace (Hillman) Stevenson's 13 children. Betty is survived by one daughter, Debra Lhota, of Pittsburgh; two sons, Kevin (Patty) Lhota, of Pittsburgh, and David Lhota, of Monessen; one son-in-law, Jim Calderaro, of Pittsburgh; one grandson, Jason (Deana) Lhota, of Trafford; five granddaughters, Melanie (Renawn) Harris, of North Huntington, Allyson (Dan) Sapko, of Unity Township, Cassandra (BeBe) Broughton, of Orange Park, Fla., Gabrielle (Dave) Garrety, of Washington, and Sabrina (Greg) McConnell, of Wexford; 13 great-grandchildren; treasured nieces and nephews; and dear friends, including Ginny and Lois. Betty was a homemaker and devoted wife to Edward Lhota, before his death in 1980. Betty enjoyed playing cards, visiting Cape May with niece, Chris, and spending time with family, especially her great-grandchildren. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in New Stanton and a 50-year member of Eastern Star. Betty was also preceded in death by her daughter, Megan Calderaro, seven brothers and five sisters. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, with an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m., and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME, 101 Fourth St., Youngwood. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. John W. Seth to officiate, followed by service at the Monongahela Cemetery Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made to The Megan Lhota Calderaro Scholarship Fund at Clarion University.
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McElhinny, Elmer J. 87

  • Greensburg , Formerly of Port Vue
  • Born: 1926-11-05
  • Died: 2014-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Elmer J. McElhinny, 87, of Greensburg, formerly of Port Vue, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Greensburg Care Center. Born Nov. 5, 1926, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Albert J. and Margaret (Fuehr) McElhinny. Elmer was a World War II veteran, having served with the Navy, where he attained the rank of quartermaster 3rd class. He was a member of St. Bruno Parish in Greensburg. He retired in 1981 from Swift Industries Home Builders as an architectural designer after 25 years of service. Elmer is survived by his wife, Patricia J. (McMahon) McElhinny; sons, Edward J. (Margaret) McElhinny, of Port Vue, and Thomas A. (Lori) McElhinny, of Port Vue; daughters, Sherry M. (Paul) Merritt, of Greensburg, and Lisa M. (Gerard) Stofka, of Johnstown; sisters, Evelyn Simon, of Rhode Island, and Thelma Caito, of Naples, Fla.; brothers, Sven McElhinny, of White Oak, and Gerard McElhinny, of Pittsburgh; brother-in-law, Mark Schaitkin; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Elmer was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Beth Schaitkin; and brothers, Albert, Walter and Conrad McElhinny. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., McKeesport, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, with Father Matthew Reese as celebrant. Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in St. Joseph's Cemetery, North Versailles. Memorial contributions in Elmer's name should be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4256. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Scott, Joseph C. 82

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1931-12-05
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Joseph C. Scott, 82, of Trafford, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in the Golden Living Center, Monroeville. Joseph was born Dec. 5, 1931, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Edward and Lydia (Cromie) Scott. He grew up in East Liberty and graduated from Peabody High School. Joseph was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the Army. He was actively involved in the Level Green community, including coaching and expanding the athletic association to include girls' softball. He was a retired insurance agent and member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford. In retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve G. Scott, in 2012; his son, Jeffrey Scott and his wife, Susan; three brothers, Wally, Harold and Edward Scott; and a sister, Margaret Trabits. Joseph is survived by his children, Pam Phalin (Tom), of Bethel Park, Joe Scott (Jane), of Saginaw Mich., Janet Jupena (Bruce), of Level Green, and Suzanne Kalna (Scott), of West Newton; and his seven grandchildren, Joshua Scott, Virginia "Ginny" Scott, Jordan, Jarad and Jevin Jupena; and twins, Wyatt and Chloe Kalna. There will be no visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave., Trafford. Interment with military honors will be at 2 p.m. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. The JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 7th St., Trafford, (412)372-3111, is assisting the family with arrangements. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Armstrong County

Kalinowski, Eugene M. 85

  • Apollo , Formerly of Polish Hill
  • Died: 2014-08-21
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Eugene M. Kalinowski, 85, of Apollo, formerly of Polish Hill, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He was a son of the late Stanley L. and Anna V. (Dlugonski) Kalinowski; brother of Lydia Roscoe and the late John and his surviving wife, Frances Kalinowski, and Stanley Kalinowski and his surviving wife, Barbara Johnson; also survived by nieces and nephews. Eugene was a member of Carnegie and Frick Museums, AAP, Pittsburgh Water Color Society, Constabulary Occupation Army in Germany and a retired art teacher in the Pittsburgh School System. Friends received from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 3201 Dobson St., Polish Hill. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James the Greater Church, Apollo. http://www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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Butler County

Joyce, James W. 87

  • Valencia , Formerly of Garfield
  • Born: 1927-07-20
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • James W. "Jim" Joyce, 87, of Valencia, formerly of the Garfield neighborhood in Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Born July 20, 1927, he was a loving son of William and Nora (Long) Joyce. He was the beloved husband of 63 years of Mary K. (O'Donnell) Joyce; dear father of James P. (Wyline) Joyce and the Rev. Michael J. Joyce, OFM Cap.; proud grandfather of Sherrianne (Jay) Haulbold and Colleen (Jerry) Moore; great-grandfather of Crystle and Caitlin Lavine, Erin Haulbold, William, Patrick and Michael Moore; and special dad of Nancy and Andy Gallick. Jim was preceded in death by his three brothers, Michael, John and William Joyce. James proudly served in the Navy during World War II. Jim later became a police officer for many years with the Pittsburgh Police. He was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Fort Pitt No. 1. Jim enjoyed fishing down in Florida, vacationing to Stone Harbor, N.J., and spending time with his family. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007, where a vigil service will be held at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Sepulcher Church, 1304 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, PA 16002, where his son, the Rev. Michael J. Joyce, OFM Cap, will officiate. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Holy Sepulcher School and the Faith Formation Department, 1304 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, PA 16002. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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McCandless, Gerald Pete D. 87

  • Mars
  • Born: 1927-08-21
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Gerald D. "Pete" McCandless, 87, of Mars, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 2014, at the Arbors of Valencia Woods. Born Aug. 21, 1927, in Jackson Township, he was a son of the late Harold and Olive Lutz McCandless. Pete was a Glazier for Glaziers Local 751, working at PPG Industries in Pittsburgh. He was a member of Old Union Presbyterian Church, had served in the Navy during World War II, and was a life member of Mars VFW Post 7505, a 58 year member of the Evans City American Legion Post 219 and a 56 year member of John E. Mair Lodge 729 F and AM. Surviving are two daughters, Paula Condon and her husband, David, and Robin Kennedy and her husband, Brian, both of Mars; a daughter-in-law, Veronica McCandless, of Shaler Township; his grandchildren, Ryan McCandless and his wife, Jolene, Jason McCandless and his wife, Nicole, Heather Hieserich and her husband, Tim, Krista Boyd and her husband, Klavin, Matthew Kennedy and his wife, Leandra and Melissa Howells and her husband, Russ; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Luntz and her husband, Lee of Houston, Texas, and Lois Nye, of Fombell; a brother, Harold Richard McCandless, of Denton, Texas; a special friend, Ruth Kennedy Jones, of Mars; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn "Pooch" Davidson McCandless, whom he married June 3, 1948, and who died Jan. 8, 2004; a son, Paul D. McCandless; and a brother, Howard McCandless. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Old Union Church, 200 Union Church Road, Mars, PA 16046, with the Rev. Peter deVries, pastor, officiating. A luncheon will follow. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park, Butler. Memorials may be made to Quality EMS, 222 Brickyard Road, Mars, PA 16046 or Old Union Presbyterian Church. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Tenos, George A. 90

  • Formerly of Cranberry Township
  • Born: 1923-10-28
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • George A. Tenos, 90, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Cranberry Township, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Born Oct. 28, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late John and Inez (McClure) Tenos. George graduated from West View High School and Graceland University. While serving as a Navy pilot and navigator during World War II, the Mexican government awarded him the "Merito Naval" Naval Merit Medal for the rescue of the Mexican vessel, Marmex and its crew. Mr. Tenos spent 20 years in the landscape business and more than 30 years as a broker in real estate. He was a pilot and was once a member of the Condor Aero Club in Zelienople. His main passion was ministry and he served as pastor at various times in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Beechview and the North Hills. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy J. (Raisbeck) Tenos, of Jacksonville, Fla., (previously of North Hills); his children, Gregory (Mary) Tenos, of Cranberry Township, Gary (Janet) Tenos, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Lorrie M. Tenos, of Columbia, Md.; grandchildren, Michael (Cassie) Tenos, Stacey (David) Jessee, Charlotte (Benjamin) Lopez and Deidre Tenos; great-granddaughters, Mallory Jessee, Aubrey Tenos and Keira Tenos. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his brother, John E. Tenos. George's family will welcome friends at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Community of Christ Church, 3321 Wexford Road (Route 910 and Babcock Boulevard) in Gibsonia, with a memorial service following at 2 p.m. He will be privately laid to rest at Allegheny County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4114 Sunbeam Road, Building 400, Jacksonville, FL 32257 (http://www.communityhospice.com). Arrangements have been entrusted to KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC. Please visit http://www.kingfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
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