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Bernheisel, Mary Mary Lib E. 93

  • Penn Hills , Formerly of Ligonier
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Mary Elizabeth "Mary Lib" Bernheisel, 93, of Penn Hills, formerly of Ligonier, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, Bob Bernheisel, with whom she celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary April 12th. She was the mother of Mark (Cathy) Bernheisel, Nancy E. Bernheisel and John (Nancy Jo) Bernheisel; grandmother of Terry Smith, Mandy (Jamie) Weaver, Melody (Ed) Agate, Bethany (Ken) Nemit and Lindsey Bernheisel; great-grandmother of 11; also survived by many nieces, nephews and sister, Helen "H" Craig. She was preceded in death by sisters, Louise "Weedy" Horner, Sue Berger and Nancy "Nan" Ferry. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road at Universal Road, Penn Hills. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Penn Hills Alliance Church. Interment will be in Restland Memorial Park.
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Brunner, Mary M. 70

  • New Sewickley Township , Formerly of McCandless
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry | Get Directions
  • Mary M. (Ehman) Brunner, 70, of New Sewickley Township, formerly of McCandless, died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 46 years of John Brunner; loving mother of Mark, Matthew (Nancy) and David (Allison); proud grandmother of Valerie, Heather, Joshua, Lila and one on the way in May 2015; sister of Harry (Janet) Ehman; and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Ferdinand Church. Mary had a love of crocheting, especially making afghans and blankets for her loved ones. She also had a very strong connection to her faith. Mary was adored by her grandchildren and will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Ferdinand Church Building Fund.
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Cole, Rodney W. 72

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Rodney W. Cole, of Monroeville, passed away at the age of 72 on Oct. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Bender) Cole; father of Michael J. and Traci A. Cole; brother of William Cole (Doris); uncle of Paul Connelly (Karen), Kenneth Connelly, Tina Wetmore (Adam) and Margie Connelly; and great-uncle of Chace Cole, Michael and Kristen Connelly. He was an Army Vietnam veteran. Friends will be received for a memorial visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 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. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the funeral chapel. Inurnment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Damon, Kim J. 40

  • Pittsburgh , Formerly of Wexford
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Thoma, Wexford | Get Directions
  • Kim Jean Damon, 40, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Wexford, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. She was the dear daughter of David and Tina Damon; sister of Jennifer, Eric (Sandra) and Jason; aunt of Brendon, Sydney and Nina; and is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Kim was an employee at Magee Women's Hospital. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME INC., 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John Neumann Church, Franklin Park. Everyone please meet at the church.
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DeFabio, Louis D. 80

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-10-24
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Louis D. DeFabio, 80, of Oakmont, formerly of Penn Hills, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. He was the devoted husband of the late Rose Marie DeFabio for 56 years; loving father of Lou (Maureen) DeFabio and Michele Donatucci (Ken Bullian); adoring grandfather of Nicole (Mark) Cherico, Anthony DeFabio and the late Louis D. DeFabio II; great-grandfather of Aubree Rose Cherico; brother of Mark (Lorraine) DeFabio; and brother-in-law of Joseph and Mary Ann Traficanti. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Louis and Dorothy. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh as a chemical engineer and an Army veteran. He retired from Vulcan Materials/AMG Resources. Lou enjoyed his grandchildren, playing golf and going the casino. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD., 7450 Saltburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills, PA 15235. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Susanna Church. Everyone please meet at the church.
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Donovan, Joseph 58

  • Mt. Washington
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Joseph Donovan, 58, of Mt. Washington, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. He was the father of Jon Donovan; son of Carmella "Connie" Nigro and the late John Donovan; brother of Marie Bainbridge (Roy), Lawrence Donovan (Denise Platt) and Lynnann Roberts (Larry); pappy of Makayla and Johnny Donovan; also survived by family and friends. Visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the BRUSCO - FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington (412-381-2323). A service will be held at the conclusion of visitation. Interment private. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Dull, Donald J. 91

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Donald J. Dull, 91, of Monroeville, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Rhonda (Kramer) Dull; loving father of Jeff (Edie) Dull and the late Donna (surviving spouse, David) Felmley and Linda Paine; dear grandfather of Jason, Adam and Jessica Dull, Tom and Greg Felmley, Charlie Rowe, Rachel, Sharon and Dan Paine; great-grandfather of Leia and Teagan; brother of the late Dorothy (surviving spouse, Bruce) and Duwayne (surviving spouse, Dorothy) Dull; also several nieces and nephews. Don proudly served in the Marines during World War II and retired from Westinghouse after 30 years of service. Friends will be received noon to 4 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, where a service will be 10 a.m. Monday. Interment with military honors is to follow at Restland Memorial Park. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Goehring, Helen E. 70

  • McCandless
  • Born: 1944-07-27
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Helen E. Goehring, 70, of McCandless, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of Walter O. Goehring II; loving mother of Orr (Elizabeth) Goehring and Joe (Debra) Goehring; dear grandmother of Emily, Michael, Isabella, Felicia and William; sister of Jean Evers and the late Mary Lou Thomas and Joseph Evers. She was born in Pittsburgh, July 27, 1944, to the late Helen Lamb Evers and Joseph Evers. Helen was a longtime teacher's aide in the North Allegheny School District, where she touched the lives of countless children and made many cherished friends. She was a devoted wife and mother who brought joy to all who knew her. She will be deeply missed. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh.
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Huygens, Frank V. 90

  • South Park
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson Memorial, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Frank V. Huygens, 90, of South Park, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine M. (Daniels) Huygens for 58 years; loving father of Victor J. (Louise) and Richard J. Huygens; devoted grandfather of Shannon Huygens (Mark) Paliotta, Nicole (Don) Holmes, LCpl. Daniel (Ashley) Huygens, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Huygens; loving great-grandfather of Rocco A. and Gianna J. Paliotta and Ryan D. Holmes; and cherished brother of the late Adrienne. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment at Jefferson Memorial Park. Condolences may be given at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Ignatenko, Donald 77

  • Indiana Township
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • Donald Ignatenko, 77, of Indiana Township, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at his home. Mr. Ignatenko was the beloved husband of Helen (Huchel) Ignatenko; father of Deborah (Tim) Winings, of New Hampshire, Barbara Ignatenko, of New Jersey, Stephanie (Jeff) Abriatis, of Cabot, Valerie and Bethany Ignatenko, of Pittsburgh; son of the late Deomid and Anna Ritsic Ignatenko; and grandfather of Kirsten and John Gibbens, Blaine and Maddie Abriatis. Mr. Ignatenko was an Air Force veteran, and a member of Infinity Lodge No. 546, F and AM and Hampton AARP. Celebrate Mr. Ignatenko's life with his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township, where a blessing service will be held Monday, notice of time later. His family respectfully suggests donations be made to the Salvation Army, 917 Brackenridge Ave., Brackenridge, PA 15014 or the Light of Life Mission, 915 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Leave condolences at http://www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Jakub, Ann 94

  • North Versailles
  • Born: 1920-02-23
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Ann Jakub, 94, of North Versailles, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Hempfield Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Graceton, Indiana County, a daughter of the late John and Susan (Tiscak) Rebovich. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew Jakub; mother of Michael (Tammy) Jakub; grandmother of Stacie (Michael) Ravenscroft, Ryan (Sara) Jakub and Alexandria Jakub; great-grandmother of Riley Ravenscroft, Zachary Ravenscroft and Catherine Jakub; and sister of George (Helen) Rebovich, Paul (Doris) Rebovich, Helen (James) Saverine and Lillian Rebovich. She was preceded in death by brothers and sister, John Rebovich, Mary Yanity, Steve Rebovich, Nick Rebovich, Joseph Rebovich, Michael Rebovich and Edward Rebovich. Visitation from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski. Interment in St. Hedwig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Christ the Light of the World Parish, 32 S. First St., Duquesne, PA 15110.
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Janaszek, Justin J. 26

  • Plum , Formerly of North Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Justin J. Janaszek, 26, of Plum, formerly of North Hills, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, after a long struggle with addiction. He was the beloved son of Priscilla (fiance, Thomas Allison) Janaszek, and James (Aimee) Janaszek; loving grandson, of Francis B. Janaszek, Kathleen Fuss, Catherine Allison and the late John and Thelma Macheska; brother of Zachary Grant Janaszek; stepbrother of Tess Nemec; uncle of Skye-Marie Rendos; and also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday 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 noon Tuesday. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Family Institute/SHORES Drug and Alcohol Counseling, 8235 Ohio River Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15202 so that others like Justin can be helped. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Lippert, Delores P. 74

  • Whitaker
  • Born: 1940-10-02
  • Died: 2014-10-15
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Delores P. Lippert, 74, of Whitaker, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. She was born Oct. 2, 1940, in McKeesport, the daughter of Agnes Jobe Snyder, of Whitaker, and the late Leo Snyder. She is the wife of the late George H. Lippert Sr. Along with her mother, she is survived by her children, Georgeann (Robert) Pistella, of Wilkins Township, and David Lippert, of Whitaker; grandchildren, Ryan, Melissa, Kendal, Noah, Heather, Amber, Tiffany and B.J.; great-grandchildren, Dawson, Jaxson and Audrey; and brothers, Leo Snyder, of McKeesport, and Wilmer (Arlene) Snyder, of Greensburg. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION and MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Burial will be at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Donations may be made to the family in care of Strifflers at 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132.
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Lohman, Douglas J. 25

  • Upper St. Clair
  • Born: 1989-07-31
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Douglas J. Lohman, 25, of Upper St. Clair, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Born July 31, 1989, he was a beloved son of James and Robin Lohman; loving brother to Lane and Keith; and also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert K. and Betty Lou Lohman and Floyd and Hilda Sims. Doug will be remembered for his kind heart, infectious smile and enthusiasm for music and dancing. Family and friends will be welcomed 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Doug's life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, with Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Grace Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 105 Braunlich Drive, Suite 200, McKnight Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
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Lubinsky, Thomas S. 47

  • Oakdale
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Thomas Sam Lubinsky, 47, of Oakdale, died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. He is survived by his adored wife, Lynn (Grelo) Fullard Lubinsky, who had recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary; father Gerald Joseph Lubinsky Sr. and mother Frances (Valore) Lubinsky, of Irwin, brother Gerald Joseph Lubinsky Jr. and wife, Sherry, of North Huntington; sister Susan (Lubinsky) Harchelroad and husband, Gene, of Jeannette; daughter, Madelyn Page Lubinsky; step-children, TJ, Mitchell and Emily Fullard, and Ryan Sparks. He was employed at Amsted Rail as a director of sales. He will be lovingly remembered by family and friends as "Mr. Big." Friends are welcomed from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday in the WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. http://www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Melvin, Norma A. 93

  • Upper St. Clair , Formerly of Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Norma A. (Buchanan) Melvin, 93, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Scott Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 65 years of the late John J. Melvin; devoted mother of John B. (Carolyn), of Thornville, Ohio, Douglas A. (May), of Lewisville, Texas, and Christopher E. (Rita), of North Fayette Township; devoted grandmother of Alexandra and Sean; step-grandmother of Lisa Ceballos and Lora Rethwisch; and step-great-grandmother of Gregory, Gavin and Olivia Ceballos and Baylen and Tate Rethwisch; sister of the late George Buchanan. As this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it should be noted that Norma was a 27-year survivor. Friends will be welcomed at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. If desired, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 1133 South Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Laughlin Memorial Chapel. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Nigrelli, Doris J. 89

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Doris Jane (McShane) Nigrelli, 89, of Munhall, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Nigrelli; loving mother of Vincent (Cindy) Nigrelli, of Pittsburgh, Stacy (Ron Berlind) Nigrelli, of Chicago, and Amy (Mitch) Greenwald, of Chicago; grandmother of Zachary, Caitlin, Macabee and Emma Rose; sister of (twin) Nellie Hawkins, Marilyn Sebring, Hugh McShane, late George McShane, Virginia Pigott and James McShane. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was a selfless, loving mother who enjoyed family gatherings and especially dancing with her loving husband, Vincent. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall 412-461-6394, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Please share your memories and condolences at georgeigreenfuneralhome.com.
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Osterhus, Margie B. 90

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Margie Barry Osterhus, 90, of Scott Township, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She was the daughter of the late John and Ruth May Barry; beloved wife of the late S.G. "Bud" Osterhus; loving mother of John E. Osterhus and his wife, Nancy, and Diane J. Osterhus and her husband, Harold "Ellie" Greenberg; devoted grandmother of Christopher, David and Peter Osterhus; sister of Donald Barry, Ruth Cumler and the late John Barry. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews. Margie was a longtime member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and a longtime volunteer at St. Clair Hospital with over 20,000 hours. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time at noon Saturday in the LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Interment in Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg, Ohio, will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association or to The Salvation Army. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Paulus, Alfred A. 83

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Alfred Alan Paulus, 83, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in the company of his daughter, Amy Pople. He was the beloved husband of the late Lois Ann (McCullough) Paulus; cherished father of Tim Paulus, Amy Paulus (Andrew) Pople, Mike Paulus and Sid (Shaun) Armour; loving grandfather of Elliott, Simon, Jeremy and Mitchell Pople, Finn and Zuzu Armour; and brother of the late John Adam Paulus. Al was a trustee and choir member at Mt. Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He served his country in the Army. He retired in 2013 as a vice president at Hefren-Tillotson Inc. He was also a five decade member of Shawnee and past president of The Bond Club of Pittsburgh. Al was a lifelong Steelers fan and a proud witness to the Immaculate Reception. Al was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be dearly missed. Family plans no viewing. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 255 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Arrangements by LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Mt. Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MLEPC Friends of Music Fund, 255 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Reibie, Muriel S. 99

  • Sewickley , Formerly of Ross Township
  • Born: 1915-01-15
  • Died: 2014-10-12
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Muriel S. (Hicks) Reibie, 99, of Masonic Village at Sewickley, formerly of Ross Township, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12., 2014. She was born Jan. 15, 1915, in Pittsburgh. She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph A. Reibie; loving mother of Ronald A. (Irene) Reibie, Nancy (Jack) Hurley and Susan R. (the late Clark) Schenck; grandmother of Mark A. (April) Reibie Sr., Judith (Vince) Reibie Pistilli, Cheryl Reibie Sarge, Kurt R. Schenck and Julianne M. Schenck; great-grandmother of M. Alan (Nicole) Reibie Jr., Jennifer Reibie, Jordyn and Cameron Pistilli; and is also survived by a cousin, Grace Krisher; and many nieces and nephews. The family extends sincere thanks to the Masonic fraternity and the staff at Masonic Village at Sewickley for the many years of dedicated care. Muriel was a longtime member of Norwood-Herrington Chapter No. 356, Order of Eastern Star. There will be no viewing and the interment is private. The family will welcome friends at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at a memorial service at SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, Franklin Park/Wexford. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Employee Appreciation Fund, Masonic Village at Sewickley, 1000 Masonic Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143 or to Riverview United Presbyterian Church, 3505 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15214, where Muriel was a longtime member. Arrangements are entrusted to Schellhaas and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. Please leave condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Ritchie, Marie G. 83

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Marie G. Ritchie, 83, of Plum, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late James C. Ritchie Jr., mother of Mary C. (John) Evenson, James C. (Mary Beth) Ritchie III, Lisa (David) Morrison and Sue (Mary) Ritchie; grandmother of Adam, James IV, Shaylyn, Andrea, Garrett, Emily and Eric, and was preceded in death by Elle. She was the sister of Beverly Antonelli and the late John Kropilac. A blessing service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Soxman Funeral Homes LTD. / Roth Chapel, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Rusnak, Robert Rock S. 88

  • Richland Township
  • Born: 1925-11-28
  • Died: 2014-09-26
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Robert S. "Rock" Rusnak, 88, of Richland Township, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Robert was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Springdale. He was the devoted husband of more than 50 years to Theresa E. (Meszaros) Rusnak. He was the loving father of Candace C. (Mark) Davison, of Port Matilda, and Charlene F. Rusnak, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and proud grandfather of Jennifer K. Davison. Robert was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Andrew, George and Michael; and sister, Helen. Rock enlisted in the Merchant Marines during World War II and later served in the Army at the Pentagon. He was a member of Ironworkers Local Union No. 3, was a steadfast Steelers fan and enjoyed playing golf. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in St. Thomas Church-in-the-Fields, 4106 St. Thomas Drive, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Arrangements entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown. Donations may be given to St. Thomas Church, 4106 St. Thomas Drive, Gibsonia, PA 15044, http://www.StThomasChurchInTheFields.org or Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090, http://www.concordialm.org. http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Schenck, Robert B. 94

  • Upper St. Clair
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Robert B. Schenck, 94, of Upper St. Clair, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Born and raised in New Jersey, he was the husband of the late Anne M. Schenck; father of Robert A. and William J. Schenck; brother of Howard and Walter A. "Alan" Schenck; grandfather of Jennifer Cifelli, Michael R. Schenck and the late Christopher J. Schenck; also survived by nieces and nephews. Bob was a diehard Notre Dame football fan, an avid fisherman and gardener, and enjoyed all things pertaining to nature and the outdoors. He was a career accounting manager for Vibra Screw Inc. in Totowa, N.J. There will be no viewing. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Louise de Marillac Church. Interment will be in East Hanover, N.J. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to one of his favorite charities, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Shick, John D. 80

  • Blawnox
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • John D. Shick, 80, of Blawnox, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Anne M.; loving father of JR, Robert (Teressa), William (Jenni), David Shick and Joanne (Ken) Martin; grandfather of Austin, Zachary, Sabrina, Quay, Jessyca, Peyton, Candace, Amanda, Kelly, Samantha and the late Lucy and Brett; and brother of Twila Rudiger and the late Lois Rager. Visitation from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., 930 Center Ave., Blawnox. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Animal Rescue League.
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Stasko, Mark W. 56

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1957-10-31
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Mark W. Stasko, 56, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at his home. He was employed in the maintenance department at Carnegie Mellon University and was a member of St. Mary's Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport. Mark was a 1975 graduate of South Allegheny High School, where he was an all-conference and honorable mention all-state football player. He was also a member of Preferred Liars Golf League at Butler's. Born Oct. 31, 1957, in McKeesport, he was a son of Clara (Zarski) Stasko, of Port Vue, and the late Donald Stasko. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Danette (Bonadio) Stasko; daughter, Courtney Stasko, of Elizabeth Township; sons, Ian (Katie) Stasko, of Jefferson Hills, and Jesse (Krista) Stasko, of Arlington, Va.; grandson, Cassius Stasko; brother, David (Kathy) Stasko, of Hudson, Ohio; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Elizabeth Township, with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner and Father Paul Voida officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Romanian Church, 318 26th St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Wolf, Robert A.

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Robert Anthony Wolf, of Munhall, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 53 years of Mary (Lamanna) Wolf; son of the late Francis and Helen (Miller) Wolf; loving father of Robert Wolf, of Munhall, Richard A. (Tina) Wolf, of Morgantown, Charles Wolf, of Bridgeville, and Steven Wolf, of Moon Township; brother of Richard Wolfe, of Philadelphia, Adele Delich, of Penn Hills, and the late Ida Jacobyansky, Helene Merritt and Paul Wolf; pap pap of Hannah, Ryan, Meagan and Robert; and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army Air Corps, where he retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a member of the 492nd and 801st Bomb Group, the Air Arm of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services). The unit's code name was the "Carpetbaggers". Robert graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and was a physicist with the Bureau of Mines. He was the former cubmaster of Pack 15, served as an usher at St. Therese Church, was past president and cofounder of Trinity Manufacturing and a member of the Reserve Officers Association. Family and friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral Mass will at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Therese Church, Munhall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert's memory to St. Therese Church, 1 St. Therese Court, Munhall, PA 15120 or a charity of your choice. Robert's family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Alan Itskowitz and staff for their concern and assistance during these difficult years. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Woolaghan, Raymond 73

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-10-24
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Raymond Woolaghan, 73, of Munhall, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (Cornetta) Woolaghan; father of Raymond Woolaghan and Anthony (Beth) Woolaghan; brother of Dennis Woolaghan and the late Joseph Woolaghan; grandfather of Valerie, Matthew, Brittney and the late Michael. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, St. Therese Church, Munhall. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Wygant, Adelbert Del C. 91

  • Oakmont
  • Born: 1923-07-09
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Adelbert "Del" C. Wygant, 91, of Oakmont, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. He was born July 9, 1923, son of Edgar C. Wygant and Florence Belle (Acklin) Wygant, in Oil City. He moved to St. Mary's, Pa. when he was 12 and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1941. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He returned from the war and settled in Oakmont, where he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service. He married Dorothy J. Klingensmith Jan. 20, 1950. They moved to Plum Borough in 1954, where they resided until moving back to Oakmont in 2002. Del was a member of the Oakmont Presbyterian Church where he was the superintendent of Sunday School for many years and was an Elder of the Church. After retiring from the post office, he worked for Lorch Floral Shop and Bloomers Floral Studio delivering flowers. He and Dorothy went on many trips around the U.S., visiting relatives and attending his annual army unit reunions, driving in a cargo van they had fitted out as a camper. They spent many nights in KOA Campgrounds. When in town, Del delivered meals on wheels and drove the Oak-a-Bus. Since he loved tinkering with anything electronic, he was a ham radio operator and a member of the North Hills Amateur Radio Club. He was also a certified first responder and a member of R.E.A.C.T. When not reading, doing crossword puzzles, watching the Steelers and the Pirates games on TV, emailing and Skyping on his computer, he would be down at the RCAC playing pinochle. Del was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, June Alexander; a brother, Alan Wygant; and a half-brother, Richard Wygant. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Dot;" three children, Gloria L. Wendt, Menasha, Wis., Beth (Robert) Guers, Roanoke, Va., and Bruce (Kathy) Wygant, Winchester, Ky; four grandchildren, Christopher (Kelly) Wygant, San Antonio, Texas, Melissa J. Wygant, Oklahoma City, Okla., Amanda Guers, New Cumberland, Pa., and Robert Guers Jr., Fairfax, Va.; one great-grandchild, Jackson Wygant; one sister, Barbara Sullivan, San Diego, Calif.; one half-brother, Michael (Melinda) Wygant, El Cajon, Calif.; and one half-sister, Carol McKinney, Fort Collins, Colo. He is also survived by many cousins, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and also by many friends, as he was very gregarious and would talk to everyone. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in the Oakmont Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakmont Presbyterian Church, 415 Pennsylvania Ave., Oakmont; Riverview Community Action Corporation, PO Box 437, Oakmont, PA 15139 or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Del's family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers at 4th Floor UPMC St. Margarets and Canterbury Place Hospice for their gentle care, support and compassion. Arrangements entrusted to the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, INC. Online condolences may be made to http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Zajackowski, Francis J. 80

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Francis J. "Fritz" Zajackowski, 80, of Shaler Township, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. He was the son of the late Frank and Anna Zajackowski; beloved husband of Jo-Ann F. (Steinmetz) Zajackowski; loving father of Jeffrey L. (Michele) Zajackowski; dear grandfather of Zachary; brother of Theresa Schaeffer, Janice Vacek and the late Marcella Zajackowski, Loretta Latovic and Elmer Zajackowski; brother-in-law of Mary L. Steinmetz and Frank J. Steinmetz Jr.; and is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Fritz was an Army veteran with the 101st Airborne, member of the Mt. Royal Post VFW, lifetime member of the Etna Elks, former member of St. Mary's Athletic Association was retired from Paul Lumber Company and was a member of Teamsters Local No. 249. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in All Saints Church, Etna. Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park. Donations may be sent to All Saints Church.
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Westmoreland County

Caripolti, Richard A. 81

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1933-09-06
  • Died: 2014-10-25
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Richard Angelo Caripolti, of Murrysville, formerly of Lower Burrell, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Born Sept. 6, 1933, Richard was an honest, hardworking man who was always there to lend a helping hand to his family, friends and neighbors. A 1951 graduate of New Kensington High School, Richard served four years in the Marine Corps at Paris Island, S.C., and in the American Embassy in Italy and Spain. He was employed for 30 years as a draftsman in the Glass Research Department at PPG Industries in Creighton, and holds more than 10 patents for glass-making processes and glass safety design. In 1973, he designed and hand-built two homes in Upper Burrell, one, a patented circular dome-style home that received local recognition and National Awards for energy efficiency. Over the years, Richard remodeled more than 40 homes in the Lower Burrell, DuBois, Murrysville and North Fort Myers, Fla., areas. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and painting, and will be remembered for his beautiful whistling. He is survived by Marcia A. Lemmon, his loving wife of 59 years; and daughters, Lori Melani, Bonnie Caripolti and Wendy Caripolti. He was the grandfather to Megan and Dana Melani and Mackenzie and Mia Meixner, and great-grandfather to Ava Sargent; also survived by stepbrother, Robert Giuliana and his family; along with numerous nephews, nieces and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna Norris and Fredrico Caripolti; stepfather, Sabatino Giuliani; brothers, Fred and Bill Caripolti; and sister, Clara. Family and friends will be received from 2 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. Sunday in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. A private graveside burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell. Admired by all who met him and deeply loved by those who knew him, Richard will always be remembered for having a song in his heart. http://www.giglerfuneralhome.com.
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Hobi, John M. 57

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1957-07-15
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • John Michael Hobi, 57, of Lower Burrell, formerly of Gibsonia, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, of lung cancer. He was born July 15, 1957, in Uniontown, son of the late John and Arlene (Brooks) Hobi. John was married to his wife, Margaret "Peg" (Paladino) Hobi, for 14 years. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, he was a chemical engineer for PPG Industries. He recently had received an award for Exceptional Performance in the Glass Business and Discovery Center. This most recent award was in addition to several awards he received for his engineering and design skills. He and his wife were the former owners of Zacherl's Watering Hole in Gibsonia. He was a former member of Buffalo Beagle Club, Worthington and Hill Top Beagle Club, Cowansville. John finished two field champions during his membership in the beagle clubs. He and his wife attended Trinity United Christian Church, Lower Burrell. John enjoyed cooking. He made many holiday dinners for the family. He enjoyed "building and working with his hands." He loved his grandchildren and especially loved visits with his grandson, Logan, during his hospital stays. He was proud of his granddaughters and all of their accomplishments. He cherished his time with Gracie, his pet Yorkie. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Kenneth (fiancee, Kim Degan) Holben, of Brackenridge; granddaughters, Tawnya and Alexis Holben, of O'Hara; grandson, Logan Holben, of McKeesport; sister-in-law, Sally (Curtis Campbell) Paladino; niece, Sherry (Dan) Witucki; great-nieces, Megan Witucki and Danielle (Richard) Skowronski, and daughters, Madeline and Julia, all of Lower Burrell; and his brother, David (Janine) Hobi, and their children, Matthew and Rachel, of Murrysville. Visitation from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. Sunday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, with the Rev. Cletus Hull III officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent to: Trinity United Christian Church, 3400 Garvers Ferry Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. Visit: dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Penna, Antoinette E. 96

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1918-10-16
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Antoinette E. Penna, 96, of Murrysville, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Antonio and Cesira Ciaccia Penna. She was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. She was an avid fan of all the Pittsburgh sport teams, loved to read and read the newspaper daily and loved to travel to Italy, but especially loved her niece, nephew and all her great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Lombardo; and a brother, Leo Penna. Antoinette is survived by a niece, Lorraine (Bob) Oldenski, of Apollo; a nephew, John (Geri) Lombardo, of Saltsburg; five great-nieces and nephews, Jason (Megan), Jeremy (Kristi), Jonathan, Melissa (John) and Jordan; and six great-great-nieces and nephews, Kaya, Logan, Landon, Keegan, Annalyse and Jacob. Visitation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday in the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. Monday in the church and interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Reed, Donna J. 67

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1947-03-16
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Donna Jean (Majercik) Reed, 67, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She was born March 16, 1947, in Duquesne, a daughter of the late M. John and Margaret (Dill) Majercik. She was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, North Huntingdon, and a former member of Order of Eastern Star, Irwin, Chapter No. 400. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Milan Reed. She is survived by her husband of more than 38 years, Paul E. Reed; sons, Matthew (Samantha) Reed, of Larimer, and Dennis (Marie) Reed, of North Huntingdon; daughter-in-law, Kimberly Reed, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Lacey, Ryan, Michael, Zachary and Aidan; a brother, Dennis (Natalie) Majercik, of North Huntingdon; a sister, Diane (Tom) Weaver, of Beyer; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and all her adopted grandchildren. She was loved by all. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Lutheran Church of Our Saviour with Pastor Janice Attenburger officiating. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Those wishing may make a contribution in Donna's name to the memorial fund of Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 1570 Clay Pike Road, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Butler County

Emerick, Marion A. 93

  • Butler , Formerly of Mars
  • Born: 1920-12-31
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Marion A. (Woodling) Emerick, 93, of Butler, formerly of Mars, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Sunnyview Home. Born Dec. 31, 1920, in Sewickley, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Agnes McHugh Woodling. She was a graduate of Robert Morris School of Business. Marion had been an executive assistant to the vice president of National Steel in Pittsburgh and was also a retired executive secretary for LTV Steel (formerly J and L Steel). She had served as a director of the National Secretary's Association. A member of Holy Sepulcher Church, she was also member and past matron of the Mars chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and had belonged to the Mars American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her sons, Alan C. Emerick, and his wife, Janet, of Butler, and David W. Emerick, of Tarentum; her grandchildren, James T. (Nichole) Emerick, William A. (Dawn) Emerick, Sarah (David) Essary and Michael (Amanda) Emerick and her great-grandchildren, Noah, Jackson, Chase, Violet, Abram, Paige, Cora and Liam. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Emerick, whom she married, July 23, 1948, and who died Sept. 1, 2009; and by four brothers. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Blessing services will follow at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Butler, PA 16053. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Hickinbottom, Barry L. 62

  • Middlesex Township
  • Died: 2014-10-23
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Barry L. Hickinbottom, 62, of Middlesex Township, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. He was the husband of Jill Zivkovich; father of Kristie (John) Babinsack and Brad (Heather) Hickinbottom; son of the late John W. and Anna Hickinbottom; brother of Greg S. and Scott W. Hickinbottom, both of Tampa, Fla.; and grandfather of John Jr., Austin, Sara, Cameron, Malia, Burton, Madisyn, Keegan, Jackson and Colton. Barry was a truck driver for Teamsters Local 249. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Neely Funeral Home, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd. Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Whitlinger, Patricia S. 75

  • Penn Township
  • Born: 1939-10-21
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Patricia S. Whitlinger, 75, of Penn Township, Butler County, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Born in New Castle, Oct. 21, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Frances Brenneman. She was the beloved wife for 25 years to Kenneth H. Whitlinger; loving mother of Mark (Kathy) Seger, Brian (Karen) Seger and Bruce (Margaret) Seger; step-mother of Dara Whitlinger and Dana Babinez; sister of Carol (Bill) Braund and Elizabeth (Don) Gilbert; and sister in-law of Barbara Muckle. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. One of the most caring and loving person one could know, Patty was a wonderful mother, wife and grandmother. She loved making her home, taking great vacations with her husband, Ken, and enjoyed knitting and sewing. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007, where services will follow visitation at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave., Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Washington County

Aul, Kenneth L. 94

  • Houston, Pa.
  • Born: 1919-11-23
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Mcilvaine-Speakman, Houston | Get Directions
  • Kenneth L. Aul, 94, of Houston, Pa., died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in his home. He was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Marienville, a son of C. Calvin and Carrie Kuhl Aul. Mr. Aul was a graduate of Marienville High School. During World War II, he served four years in the Navy as a pharmacist mate second class aboard the troop transport, USS John Penn. While on board, his had tours in Europe where they were part of Operation Torch in the Mediterranean and in the Pacific where they shuttled troops around the Solomon Islands. His ship was sunk by a Japanese torpedo while in the harbor at Guadalcanal. He was rescued from the water by crew from another ship in his flotilla. He was then sent to San Francisco to recover. During this time, he married Margaret E. Kahle, of Clarington, on Feb. 25, 1944, in St. John's Presbyterian Church. He continued his Navy service and was shipped back to the South Pacific for another year before being discharged. Mr. Aul had worked at various glass plants in Jersey City, N.J., Knox, Pa., and Danielson, Conn. From 1961 until his retirement in 1984, he worked for the Metro then Kraft the Ball Glass in Washington the last 17 years as plant manager. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Houston and a former Elder of the First United Presbyterian Church in Houston. Mr. Aul was a member of the Washington County Manufacturers Association, Boy Scouts of America and the Masonic Lodge in Marienville. Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth C. Aul, of Washington, Pa., and Samuel N. Aul and his wife, Zina, of Palmetto, Fla.; his daughter-in-law, Debbie Stratton and her husband, Steve; three grandchildren, Samuel C. Aul (Becky), Melissa Kaplan (Rahim) and Roberta J. Weiss (Christopher); and seven great-grandchildren, Henry, Peter and Genevieve Aul, Jackson and Scarlett Kaplan and Emily and August Weiss. Deceased are a son, Richard Aul; three brothers; and four sisters. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the McILVAINE-SPEAKMAN FUNERAL HOME LTD., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Additional visitation and services will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, 140 Cherry St., Marienville, PA 16239, with services at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Interment will follow in North Forest Cemetery, Marienville. The family suggests memorial contributions to: City Mission, 84 W. Wheeling St., Washington, PA 15301; The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 9219, Seattle, WA 98109; or The Watchful Shepherd, 1061 Waterdam Plaza Drive, Suite 204, McMurray, PA 15317. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at http://www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.
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Brown, Ronald A. 79

  • Sellersville
  • Died: 2014-10-18
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  • Ronald A. Brown, 79, of Sellersville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn F. (Fickinger) Brown for 57 years. Born in Erie, he was a graduate of Baldwin High School and Dickinson College. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David A. Brown, and his wife, Donna, of Annandale, N.J.; a daughter, Carole S. McArtney, and her husband, Jack, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; and four grandchildren. Services will be private.
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McShane, James D. 33

  • Manchester , Formerly of Coraopolis
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Robinson, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • James Devin McShane, 33, of Manchester, formerly of Coraopolis, died tragically and suddenly in an automobile accident Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Born Feb. 6, 1981, he was the eighth child of nine, a son of Mark William and Rosemarie Therese Fox McShane; beloved brother of Colleen (William White), Sean (Angela), Hugh, Holly (Mark Neely), Brigid, Meg (Nicolas Sanabria), Frank (Melissa Tozzi) and Gilliane; devoted friend of Amber Kostiuk; proud uncle of Roderick, James, Liam, Connor, Troy, Alexander, Makayla, Malla, Clara, Noemi, Aidan, Allen, Benjamin, Mark, Monica, Angelina and Amari. Devin was a 1999 graduate of Cornell High School. He briefly attended the University of Notre Dame and was a 2005 graduate of CCAC and a 2007 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with an Associate of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing, respectively. He was employed by Northwestern Mutual as a financial advisor, where he was passionate about his work and excited about the opportunities. Devin was previously the director of the Ryan Madonna Scholarship Fund and he was also a partner for McShane Brothers Contracting. He worked in Academic Services at CCAC as the face of the Allegheny Campus and he was a fiction writer of short stories. He was committed to peace in Sudan and had supported the GI-Network and worked with Sudanese Lost Boys in fundraising for projects to build schools and clinics in their villages. He enjoyed running marathons and 10K races in his spare time. Relatives and friends will be received 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 and 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at the ODELL ROBINSON JR. FUNERAL HOME, 2025 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15214. A Catholic Mass with interfaith participation will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Curch, 1304 Fourth Ave., Coraopolis, PA 15108. Contributions to The Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 440323, St. Louis, MO 53144 or http://www.mightyoakes.org would be appreciated.
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