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Abate, Florence 83

  • Mt. Washington
  • Died: 2014-09-02
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt Washington | Get Directions
  • Florence (Lanick) Abate, 83, of Mt. Washington, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late William L. Abate Sr.; loving mother of William L. Jr. (Judi) Abate, Joanne (David) Puhac, Cynthia (Joe) McKenzie, John (Rose) Abate and the late Steven Abate; sister of Dolores Fulcher, Rudy Lanick, Rosemarie Stiles and the late Michael Lanick, Jenny Pritchard and Irene Adamiak; also survived by 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and loving family and friends. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington, 412-381-2323. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary of the Mount Church. http://www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Abel, Enos C. 80

  • Moon Township
  • Born: 1933-09-27
  • Died: 2014-09-02
  • Funeral Home: Hunstman, Moon | Get Directions
  • Enos Charles Abel, 80, of Moon Township, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. He was born Sept. 27, 1933, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Henry and Margaret (Flynn) Abel. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Irene S. (Jendrasik) Abel, and their children, Lynne Abel VandenBosche and Matthew C. Abel; one grandchild, Heidi VandenBosche; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Catherine Mary Steiner, Jack Abel and Peggy Walther. After being stationed in Tokyo, Japan with the Army from 1954 to 1956, where he also played baseball, he managed the order invoice department at Mine Safety Appliances for many years. Using his business experience, he then struck out on his own and became an entrepreneur and ran his own company, Abel Associates, until he retired. An avid singer, Enos sang in the church choir at St. James in Sewickley and St. Margaret Mary in Moon Township. Enos was past president of the Moon Township Rotary and also a member of Sewickley Men's Club. A huge Pirates fan, Enos met his wife, Irene, after Bill Mazeroski's famous 1960 World Series winning homerun. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MOON TOWNSHIP, 1522 Coraopolis Heights Road. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. James Catholic Church, Sewickley. Everyone please meet at church. Cemetery interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Villa St. Joseph, ATTN: Jim Neidenberger, 1030 W State St., Baden, PA 15005. http://www.huntsmanfuneralhomes.com.
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Alderson, Robert 64

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1949-11-20
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Robert Alderson, 64, of Clairton, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at home. Born Nov. 20, 1949, in McKeesport, he was a son of Geraldine (Daniel) Brown Alderson Cochran, of Clairton, and the late William D. Alderson. Robert graduated from Clairton High School in 1968, was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clairton, and worked as a clerk with the Allegheny County Treasurer's Office in Pittsburgh. He was past chairman and committeeman of the Clairton Democratic Committee, president of Clairton Lions Club, vice president of Century Townhomes Association and an aide to former State Representative David Levdansky. He was a faithful volunteer to anyone who needed anything and was a great and loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. Besides his mother, Robert is survived by his siblings, William D. (Sharon) Alderson Jr., of Midland, Mich., Donna Jean (Joe) Bartolomeo, of Dublin, Ohio, David G. (Danette) Alderson, of Jefferson Hills, Janine (Gary) Larsen, of Ostrander, Ohio, and Jonette A. (Paul) Emsurak, of Elizabeth Township; and also nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his father, Robert was preceded in death by a nephew, Joseph W. Bartolomeo. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, and Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 5th St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in the funeral home's chapel, with Pastor Hal Dangel officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions in Robert's name should be made to the Clairton Lions Club or First United Methodist Church of Clairton. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Bartek, Frances 93

  • West Mifflin , Formerly of Homestead
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Frances (Radziwon) Bartek, 93, of West Mifflin, formerly of Homestead, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Bartek Sr.; mother of John (Nancy Carney) Bartek Jr.; sister of Emily Regula and the late Helen Prusick, Pauline Kavel, Joseph Radziwon, Stanley Radziwon, John Radziwon, William Radziwon, Mary Yazinni and Rozella Armstrong; grandmother of John (Debbie) Bartek; and great-grandmother of Payton and McKenzie. Friends received from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Homestead. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Boyd, Lynda J. 66

  • Coraopolis
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Copeland, Coraopolis | Get Directions
  • Lynda J. Boyd, 66, of Coraopolis, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, after a 12 year battle with lung and brain cancer at home with Diane O'Toole by her side. Lynda was the daughter of the late Mary Jean Fisher and Ronald Lane Boyd Sr. She was a graduate of Moon High School, graduate of Shadyside School of Nursing and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She is survived by a sister, Laurie Coulter, of Streetsboro, Ohio; a brother, Ronald Lane Boyd Jr., of Madill, Okla.; her uncle, Warren (Shirley) Boyd, of Erie; aunt of Leanne Coulter and Danielle Fonseca; great-aunt of Alexis and Bradlee Fonseca; and also surviving are extended family and friends, Patricia O'Toole, Lori, Mackenzie and Dean Patrick O'Toole, Martin, Cheryl, Martin III, Todd, Brandon and Andrew Rubeo, Dean Joseph O'Toole and Tom Halchak. A private memorial Mass will be held at a later date in St. Joseph Church with interment in Queen of Heavens Cemetery. Arrangements are by COPELAND CORAOPOLIS FUNERAL HOME. Contributions in her name to American Cancer Society will be appreciated.
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Constantino Jr., Abraham A. 74

  • Forest Hills
  • Born: 1939-09-16
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Abraham A. Constantino Jr., M.D., of Forest Hills, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He was born Sept. 16, 1939. He was the beloved husband of 49 years to Rose Eva Constantino; father of Charles, Kenneth and Abraham III; and is survived by sisters, Aurora, Becky and Rex. Dr. Constantino practiced general surgery and physical medicine for many years. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday only at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday.
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Degaro, Jane L. 100

  • Pittsburgh , Formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Jane L. "A.J." (Schwartz) Degaro, 11, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Degaro; loving aunt of James R. Brunetti and many other nieces and nephews; and is also survived by a dear sister-in-law, Rita Degaro. Jane grew up and resided in Cincinnati, Ohio, later moving with her husband, Vince, to Sarasota, Fla., where she lived until 2003, when she relocated to Pittsburgh to live with her nephew, James. There will be no viewing. Family and friends are invited to a chapel service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio. Arrangements are entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, West View. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to your local "Animal Humane Society". http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Emmert, Jeanetta L. 36

  • Formerly of Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Jeanetta Lynn Emmert, 36, formerly of Gibsonia, passed on to her heavenly home Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was the daughter of David and Karol Emmert, of Montana, formerly Gibsonia; mother of Nicholas Gualazzi, Aidan James Seibert and Danika Seitz; sister of David Edward Emmert, of Amherst, Va.; and granddaughter of Karl and Ruth Feitl, of Shaler. She was preceded in death by three sons, James David Seibert, James Seibert and Daniel Seitz. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Memorial services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Equilibrium, The Bi-Polar Foundation, http://www.bipolar-foundation.org. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Entwisle Sr., Bruce S. 65

  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Bruce Shawn Entwisle Sr., 65, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Kathryn "Kathy" (Pegnetter) Entwisle; loving father of Bruce "Shawn" Jr. (Christine); cherished grandfather of Brandon, Justin, Shawn and Evelyn Entwisle; and brother of Jeanne Cararnini, Edward "Ned" and Stevan Entwisle. Bruce was a son of the late Dr. Edward "Ted" and Ruth Entwisle. Services private. Memorial contributions may be made to an animal shelter of your choice. Professional services trusted to the THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD.
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Fine, Marvin 77

  • Forward Township
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Marvin Fine, 77, of Forward Township, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at home. He was a retired maintenance man at the Youghiogheny Country Club in Elizabeth Township. Born June 10, 1937, in Forward Township, he was a son of the late George Dewey Fine and Gertrude Mary Louise (Behanna) Fine. He is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William Heaton officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Greager, Kimberly G. 48

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Kimberly G. Greager, 48, of Ross Township, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of William and the late Bella Greager; loving sister of Deborah Greager, John Greager (Anita), Kathy Gehry (Robert) and the late Sandra and Leslie "Tom" Greager; proud aunt of John, Theresa, Tracy, Cheryl Lynn and Karie Greager; John and Michael Greager; Erica Welsh, Ashley Gehry and William Gehry; and devoted great-aunt of Austin, Alyssa, Kailey and Bella. She is also survived by many loving friends and relatives. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills, where a service will also be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
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Guadagnino, Frank Grady S. 79

  • Plum , Formerly of East Liberty
  • Died: 2014-09-02
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Frank S. "Guady" Guadagnino, 79, of Plum, formerly of East Liberty, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Molitierno); loving father of Salvatore (Lisa) Guadagnino, Rachelle Dever and Rosanne (Dale) Falvo; brother of Pauline Griggs; and grandfather of Alyssa, Aaron, Carlo and Elizabeth. Frank was a member of "The Rogues." Friends will be received 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, Plum.
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Hawkins, Carl O. 77

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Dalessandro, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Carl O. Hawkins, 77, of Pittsburgh, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. There will be no visitation or service. A private burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, O'Hara Township. Professional services are by D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Lawrenceville.
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Held, Corinna 76

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Corinna (Dalla Bernandina) Held, 76, of Pleasant Hills, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Gary Held; loving mother of Ralph, Carla and Dolores Held and Christine Marte; grandmother of Marc and Elizabeth Held and Abner Jr., Leena, Joya Marte and Violet Hoover-Held; also survived by Debbie Held, Lisa Barber and Abner Marte. Services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Jacobetz, Vera A. 87

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Vera A. Jacobetz, 87, of West Mifflin, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Vera is survived by her loving children, Charles Jacobetz Jr. and wife, Francis, Tina (Jacobetz) Ganch and husband, William, Michael A. Jacobetz and wife, Philomena, Marlene Jacobetz and Mark Steele; also survived by seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles R. Jacobetz Sr.; daughter, Tina (Jacobetz) Ganch; and her parents, Vincent and Marie Alice Leone. Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh. Blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will take place at the Jefferson Memorial Park. Online condolences can be given at http://www.JeffersonMemorial.biz.
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Johnson, Donna J. 86

  • Plum
  • Born: 1927-10-27
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Donna Jean Johnson, 86, of Plum, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born Oct. 27, 1927, in Revloc, Pa., a daughter of the late Alf and Cora Johnson. She was a graduate of Slippery Rock University and received a master's from the University of Pittsburgh. Donna worked for 30 years as a health and physical education teacher at Apollo Ridge School District as well as a professor of sports education at California University of Pennsylvania, where she also coached fencing, gymnastics and volleyball. She was a former member of the Pittsburgh Field Hockey Association and the Mid-East field hockey team. In her spare time, she played the flute in both the Delmont and Scottdale Community Bands. She was also a fine seamstress and loved to sew and knit. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marian Wizniak; and a niece, Jean Aydlett. She is survived by nieces, Nancy (Lew) May and Sally (John Zigland) Wizniak; great-nieces, Amanda (Andrew) Costello, Rebecca (Jeremy) Reed, Amy (Thomas) Eller and Lisa (Max) Hernandez; as well as her dear friends, Jane Fisk and Lois Snyder. Arrangements are private and are being personalized by the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC, 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. Condolences may be offered at http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Kay, Gerri 70

  • Squirrel Hill
  • Born: 1943-09-10
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Gerri Kay, of Squirrel Hill, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, Sept. 1, 2014. Born Sept. 10, 1943, Gerri was a loving and beloved daughter of the late Irwin Porter and the late Rachel Rakusin Porter; loving and beloved sister of Idy (William) Goodman and Charles (Hilary Tyson) Porter; loving and beloved aunt of Mollie Goodman (Andrew O'Brien), Jacob Goodman (Sean Shepherd), Abby Goodman (Rose Covert), Marisa Porter and Gillian Porter; loving and beloved niece; loving and beloved of numerous cousins and their children. Gerri was extraordinary in creating relationships throughout her family's generations, past and present, as well as with so many others throughout her communities in Pittsburgh, New York and Cape Cod. Gerri was well-known throughout the city of Pittsburgh for her commitment toward issues of social justice and bringing together diverse collaborations. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social work, later receiving its Distinguished Alumni Award, Gerri was active in the early days of school integration. This culminated with Reizenstein School, bringing together a huge and diverse population. Gerri then put together the Reizenstein Middle School Consortium. She moved on to work at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, became director of the Public Education Fund, and worked as vice president for Program and Policy at the Pittsburgh Foundation. After retirement, Gerri became deeply engaged in a wide variety of community organizations. A woman who could fit more into one 24-hour day than anyone, Gerri was deeply engaged in justice, social service and arts organizations. During that time, Gerri served on such boards as the ACLU Pittsburgh Chapter - Executive Committee and membership development committee chair, Chamber Music Pittsburgh Advisory Board, City of Asylum, City Theater board and Executive Committee, Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Free Clinic, Quantum Theater, Society of Contemporary Craft, Squirrel Hill Health Center as vice chair of the board, Squonk Opera, United Jewish Federation board member and former chair of the Local/National Funding Committee, and University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics Health and Human Services committee co-chair. Gerri will be deeply missed by her family and so many who loved her. As one friend said, "Pittsburgh loved Gerri." We will miss her love, intelligence and wonderful laughter; we will miss her passion and outrage; we will miss her sense of style and guidance in all things chocolate; we will deeply miss her sense of adventure and fun, and all the love she showered on us. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave. in Squirrel Hill. Family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Synagogue prior to the service. Interment will be in B'Nai Israel Cemetery. Donations can be made to: American Civil Liberties Foundation, Pennsylvania Chapter; Squirrel Hill Health Center; The Institute of Politics, University of Pittsburgh; City of Asylum Pittsburgh. Arrangements entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC. http://www.schugar.com.
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Marasco, Elaine A. 85

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-09-02
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Elaine A. (Caliguiri) Marasco, 85, of McCandless, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Augustine "Gus" Marasco; stepmother of Michele (Brian) Pivar, Linda (Alan) Killmeyer and Christine (William) Laboon; sister of Dr. Lawrence Caliguiri and the late Angela Alvino, Fred, Louis and Dr. Joseph Caliguiri; sister-in-law of Mary (Richard) Kruger; and is also survived by step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews. Elaine was a longtime active member of the Phi Mu Sorority. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Sebastian Church, followed by entombment in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Miller, Agnes A. 91

  • Allison Park , Formerly of Troy Hill
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Agnes A. Miller, 91, of Allison Park, formerly of Troy Hill, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. She was the wife of the late John; mother of Jack Miller (Barb), Karen Tredway, David Miller (Sonja), Mark Miller (Judy), Linda Price (Jim) and the late Donald Miller; daughter of the late George and Agnes Werbanec; sister of Dolores Kozlowski and the late George, Raymond, Mildred, Veronica and Jozie Werbanec; grandmother of Jennifer Howard, Mark Miller and Lisa Roedersheimer; great-grandmother of Mara, Eva, Piper and Skyler; and her beloved pets, Honey and Hazel. Agnes was a member of the Lay Carmelites. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Middle Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Father Scott Seethaler, TASH Inc., 9448 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101 or online at http://www.fatherscott.com., click Clinica Del Pueblo. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Muzzio III, Henry J. 58

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1956-05-19
  • Died: 2014-08-24
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Henry J. Muzzio III, 58, of Pittsburgh, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at his home. Born May 19, 1956, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to Mary Stella (Cunningham) and Henry J. Muzzio Jr. Henry was a 1974 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He was an Army Veteran and was employed at University Drive VA, Pittsburgh. Henry was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and also enjoyed reading. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters, Kathy Brousseau and Ginny Connors and his brother, Dan. He is also survived by three nieces and a nephew. A private memorial is planned. MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., in care of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans.
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Nicklas, Raymond J. 85

  • Richland Township
  • Born: 1929-04-19
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Raymond J. "Jack" Nicklas, 85, of Richland Township, formerly of Middlesex Township, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2014, at St. Barnabas Nursing Home after a brief stay. Born April 19, 1929, in Butler, he was the son of the late Raymond G. and Agnes R. Dodds Nicklas. A 1951 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He met his future wife, Joy, in Des Moines, Iowa. Jack was a realtor at Agnes R. Nicklas and Associates Realty, which was founded by his mother, the late Agnes R. Nicklas, in 1953. He was also co-founding partner of Nicklas, King and MConahy, an appraisal and accounting firm. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Realtor's Association and was a four-year director for the Butler County Board of Realtors. He had served for 16 years as a member of the Butler County Development Board. Jack also had served 10 years as the secretary for the Middlesex Township School Authority. He was an 81-year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown. Jack was a charter member of the Rich-Mar Rotary Club, where he had served as secretary/ treasurer for 1970 to 1972 and as president in 1974. He had served as Rotary District No. 7280 Governor in 1977 and was a Paul Harris Fellow many times over. He was co-chairman for Rotary's Polio Plus campaign for the district raising monies to help eradicate polio throughout the world. He served many years on the Butler County AAA Board and was president when Butler AAA merged with AAA of Western Pennsylvania. He then served as a representative on the AAA Board of Western Pennsylvania. Jack had served on the Pennsylvania State Board of the Easter Seals Foundation for two terms as well as the local board of Easter Seals. He received his 50 years of service award as a member of John E. Mair Lodge No. 729, F and AM in Mars in 2001 and is a member of the Naco Caravan No. 19, the Gourges Lodge of Perfection, Syria Shrine and the Royal Order of Jester's Pittsburgh Court No. 2. An avid golfer, Jack was a 74-year member of the Butler Country Club, where he had two holes-in-one. He also served on the board of directors of the West Penn Golf Association, as well as chairman of the caddy scholarship fund for the WPGA. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Joy Fletcher Nicklas, whom he married June 21, 1953; two daughters, Melinda N. Meighan and her husband, Jim, of Bradford Woods, and Melanie N. Hynden and her husband, Douglas, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and his two grandchildren, Kyle N. Hynden, of Cincinnati, and First Lt. Richard Hynden, USMC, of Corpus Christi, Texas. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, 5825 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Please meet at the church. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Dan Muttart, the Rev. Dr. Richard Morledge and the Rev. Donn Ed. Burial will be in North Cemetery, Butler. Following the burial, a luncheon will be held at the Butler Country Club to celebrate Jack's life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693; or to Hosanna Industries, 109 Rinard Lane, Rochester, PA 15074. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Novak, Terry F. 67

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Terry F. Novak, 67, of North Versailles, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. He was the son of the late Edward and Margaret Novak; dear father of Terry M. and Michelle Novak; special grandfather of Savannah Krall and Michael Novak; brother of Patty (Eric) Schmeltz, Allan (Raquel) and Edward (Linda) Novak; dear friend of Penny and Frank Haenel; and is also survived by nieces, nephews and many friends. Terry served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was also a baseball coach for EAAA and was a Quarter Master for the Wall VFW Post 1768. Family and friends are being received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332. Prayers will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Jude the Apostle. Burial will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors.
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Novotny, Stefani 56

  • Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2014-08-11
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Stefani Novotny, 56, of Turtle Creek, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer surrounded by family and friends. She was a daughter of the late Margaret (Stefanos) Novotny; mother of Vanessa Novotny, Travis O. Novotny and the late Mark Allison and Joseph Novotny; grandmother of Margaret and Isiah; sister of Kathy (Jay) Costello, Carol A. (Paul) Elmer, Sophie A. (Ron) Swyka and the late Robert (surviving spouse Suzy) Novotny; and also many nieces, nephews and friends. Stefani worked many years at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Holy Angels Lutheran Church, 201 Caldwell Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148. Arrangement by the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, Turtle Creek/Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Memorial contributions may be directed to Holy Angels Church. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Salancy, Carl L. 64

  • Wilkinsburg
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Carl Louis Salancy, 64, of Wilkinsburg, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Jay Blackford; son of the late Leroy and Anna (Marvenko) Salancy; beloved father figure of Valentyn (Marianna Foo) Olegiaovich Rukhaylo; and loving grandfather of Pausha and Emily. Per Carl's request, there will be no viewing or service. Arrangements entrusted to JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., Turtle Creek (412-823-1950). Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Slagle Sr., Gordon W. 87

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Gordon Wayne Slagle Sr., 87, of Monroeville, formerly of Greensburg, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Grace (Murphy) Slagle; loving father of Gordon W. Slagle II (Nancy), Shaun R. Slagle (Cindy), Eric D. Slagle (Lisa) and Colleen C. Apgar (Brian); and loving Pap Pap of Nicole, Andrew, Jordan, Allison, Shaun, Will and Jack. Gordon was an Army World War II veteran and was a retired switchman with the Bell Telephone Co. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100), where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, with Pastor Robert Schaefer officiating. Interment following in Cross Roads Cemetery. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Smith, Elaine A. 74

  • Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Elaine A. (Cahill) Smith, 74, of Turtle Creek, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Erma Dodson Cahill; mother of Mark Brucker, of Scranton, Deborah Smith, of Swissvale, and Bonnie Oviedo, of North Carolina; sister of Robert, Gordon and Leo Cahill, Mary Ellen Pusateri, Maureen Cahill, Marian Kaufman, Edith Maisano and Beverly Eskdale; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Elaine may have been Elvis' biggest fan and was the historian of the family through her photography. We love you and will truly miss you. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at Allegheny Cemetery. Arrangements by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Smith, Thomas A. 68

  • North Side
  • Died: 2014-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Ball, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Thomas Adam Smith, 68, of North Side, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, from lung cancer, in UPMC Shadyside. He was a 1964 graduate of Perry High School. He was the beloved son of Dorothy A. Smith and Adam Smith; beloved grandson of Paul and Alice Zickis and Charles and Justinea Behone, from Russia. He leaves behind three children, Missy M. McKenny, Monique Lycette and Samuel Smith; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He also had two girls and three boys as great-nieces and nephews. He was the brother of Andrea Pohl, Jeanette M. Singer and the late Robert T. Smith and his brother-in-law, Bud Singer. He had many friends from all over, especially Jan and Jane Comport and family, who we appreciate for everything they did for Tom in his time of need. Thank you very much. We will miss you more than you could have imagined. God have mercy on his soul. May he rest in peace. Eternity starts in a second. Cremated Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, a private Mass service being held by family. We would appreciate a Mass in memory of Thomas A. Smith.
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Sozanski, Claudette 83

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-09-02
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Claudette Sozanski, 83, of Penn Hills, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 62 years of Robert Sozanski; loving mother of Mary Westerlund (Stu), Christine Patterson (Bob), Lauren Notz (Robert), the late Janice Sozanski and infant son, Robert; sister of Victor Mulvihill (Dottie) and the late Donald Mulvihill; sister-in-law of Julie Mulvihill; loving grandmother of Robert Beveridge, Emily and Molly Bernoski; also several nieces and nephews. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Susanna Church.
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Stillwagon Jr., James E. 61

  • West Deer Township
  • Born: 1953-03-08
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • James E. Stillwagon Jr., 61, of West Deer Township, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Born March 8, 1953, in Quantico, Va., he was a son of the late James E. and Patricia (Plesco) Stillwagon Sr. He is survived by his wife, Lori (Comport) Stillwagon; son, James E. Stillwagon; daughter, Julie C. Stillwagon and siblings, Patricia (Mike) Mullaly, Susan (Don) Johnson, Mark (Shelley) Stillwagon, David (Colleen) Stillwagon and Charles (Bill) Stillwagon. James' family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will held be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at St. Victor Roman Catholic Church, 527 Bairdford Road in Bairdford. If desired, memorial donations may be made in his honor in support of the Genesis of Pittsburgh, 550 California Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202, 412-766-2693. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with James' family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Swankler, Marie

  • Braddock Hills
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Karish, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Marie Swankler, of Braddock Hills, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the Late James W. Swankler Sr.; dear mother of James (Mary C.) Swankler Jr., Frank (Jan) Swankler, Debbie (Chuck) Lubay, Doug Swankler and Karen (Fred) Malerbo; also 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Family and friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the ROBERT P. KARISH FUNERAL HOME, 1300 Fourth St., Braddock Hills (412-271-3430). Parastas service at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Funeral Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Braddock.
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Tomasic Jr., Nicholas G. 65

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Nicholas G. Tomasic Jr., 65, of West Mifflin, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He was a dear son of Helen (Haggerty) Tomasic, of North Braddock, and the late Nicholas "Mike" Tomasic Sr.; beloved husband of the late Joanne (Labik) Tomasic for 39 years; loving father of Joanne (Dana) Buffo, of Pleasant Hills, and Daniel (Valerie) Tomasic, of West Mifflin; loving pappy of Jonathan and Peter Tomasic and Ella Buffo; beloved brother and friend of James (Jerri) Tomasic and Debra (Joseph) Balcik, all of Monroeville; beloved uncle of Tracy Sharpley, Jennifer Tomasic, Christopher and Sarah Balcik; and nephew of Mary (late Ozzie) Kerlin and George (late June) Tomasic. Nick was an avid traveler and thoroughly enjoyed trains, whether driving or riding them or collecting models of various kinds of trains. Friends welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in Resurrection Church, West Mifflin. Burial will be in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum, 300 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579 or http://www.rrmuseumpa.org. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Wegener, Eileen C. 79

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Eileen C. (Lotz) Wegener, 79, of McCandless Township, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 55 years of Ralph M. Wegener; loving mother of R. Michael Wegener Jr. (Doley), Susan Miller (Matt) and Patricia Wegener; and dear grandmother of Matthew and Julia Miller and Chelsey and Courtney Wegener. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Sebastian Church, 311 Siebert Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Everyone please meet at church. Interment will follow at Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Sebastian School.
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Zipf, George W. 66

  • Millvale
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Hahn, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • George W. Zipf, 66, of Millvale, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. He was a son of the late Donald Eugene and Francis Zipf; the beloved husband of 37 years to Janet C. "Greygor" Zipf; loving father of Damian, Nikkia and Jesse Zipf; brother of Cindy Rhoades, Judy Zipf and the late Donald Zipf; and also survived by many in-laws, neices, nephews and his dog, Jayda. George was known for his knowledge and ability to fix anything. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the HAHN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 123 North Ave., Millvale (Next to Holy Spirit Parish). Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Spirit Church.
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Westmoreland County

Connelley, Robert 91

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1922-09-04
  • Died: 2014-08-25
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Robert "Bob" Connelley, 91, of Murrysville, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at the Golden Living Center, Murrysville. He was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late James and Arta (Myers) Connelley. Prior to retirement, he worked for Westinghouse as a draftsman. He was also a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Urban) Connelley; and a grandson, Quinter James Connelley. Bob is survived by his son, James U. Connelley; a grandson, Ian R. Connelley; ex-daughter-in-law and friend, Lori Quinter Connelley and his dear friend, Terry Konkus. Bob was an amazing grandfather and a loyal friend to all. His grandson was his pride and joy and he will be sadly missed. Visitation was private. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, with the Rev. Marnie Silbert, officiating, and military honors following the service. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Davey, Dorothy J. 94

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1919-11-28
  • Died: 2014-09-02
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Dorothy J. Davey, 94, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. She was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Fred and Emma Onosko Eckenrod. Prior to her retirement, she worked for the former W.T. Grant Company. Dorothy enjoyed playing bingo at #7 Hose House. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William A. Davey Sr.; a son, Robert E. Davey; a brother, Fred Eckenrod Jr.; and a sister, Helen Cribbs. She is survived by a son, William A. Davey Jr., of Greensburg; a daughter, Sally A. (Robert) Davis, of Shalimar, Fla.; three grandchildren; and nine-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. For online condolences, visit http://www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Waugaman, Eleanor M. 95

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

Seibel, Eugene F. 62

  • Leechburg , Formerly of Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Eugene F. Seibel, 62, of Leechburg, formerly of Penn Hills, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. He was the loving father of Jennifer (Sam) Folino, of Monroeville, Chris (Christa) Seibel, of Norfolk, Va., and Chad (Kacie) Seibel, of Leechburg; adored son of Bernadette and the late Eugene Seibel; grandfather of Joseph, Alyssa, Ethan, Chad Jr. and Tyler; and brother of Debbie Smith, Cheryl Seibel and the late David Seibel. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of 445 Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville, (412-856-4747). Interment will be private. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 1100 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Butler County

Ashworth, Robert H. 84

  • Cabot , Formerly of Penn Hills
  • Born: 1929-09-14
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Robert H. Ashworth, 84, of Cabot, formerly of Penn Hills, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospice located in the Concordia retirement community. Born Sept. 14, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Bob was the son of the late Harry and Grace Ashworth; husband of Betty; and brother of Don (Joan) Ashworth, of Carpinteria, Calif., and Jack (Karen) Ashworth, of Norfolk, Va. Bob grew up in Penn Hills, was the father of Scott (Linda) Ashworth, of Gibsonia, and Julie Ashworth, of Dallas, Texas. He had three wonderful granddaughters, Kendall, Austen, and Kelly. Bob graduated from California State Teacher's College and Carnegie Institute of Technology. He taught industrial design, worked in consulting design firms and managed the industrial design section at the US Steel research laboratory. Bob met his wife, Betty Griest, at California STC, and they were married for 62 years. Bob and Betty, born-again Christians, were members of Allegheny Center Alliance Church, where Bob served as elder before relocating to Concordia. He served in the Army Engineers Corps and Medic Corps during the Korean Conflict. There will be a memorial service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, with a celebration following at 5 p.m. at Concordia Haven 1 in Cabot. FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., Saxonburg, was entrusted with arrangements. Please don't send flowers, but if you are so inclined, we would appreciate your support for the Good Samaritan Hospice at Concordia, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. For all who have been offering prayers for Bob, thank you very, very, much. Praise the Lord, Bob is home with his Lord. http://www.foxfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Smithco, Frederick 94

  • Formerly of Cranberry Township
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Healy-Hahn, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Frederick "Fred" Smithco, 94, of Wexford Healthcare Center, formerly of Cranberry Township, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. He was the beloved father of the late Lois J. Geis. He is survived by a son-in-law, Richard Mitesser; a granddaughter, Jacqueline Geis (Frank); and two great-grandsons, Cameron and Kolby Yourison. Fred was a proud veteran of the Merchant Marine, having served in World War II. He was a retiree of the chamber of commerce and was a lifetime member of the BPOE Elks Lodge No. 2249 of Cranberry Township. In his free time, Fred enjoyed spending time with friends, golfing, playing bingo and watching the Pirates, Steelers and the Price is Right on television. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the HEALY-HAHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 512 Grant Ave., Millvale, 412-821-2940, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The family would like to thank all the caring patient staff from Wexford Healthcare Center.
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Washington County

Hare, Damon L. 56

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1957-10-21
  • Died: 2014-08-17
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Damon L. Hare, 56, of Monongahela, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at home. He was born Oct. 21, 1957, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Ralph Hare and Sylvia (Lynn) Hare. He was a security guard for Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Hills. He was a Navy veteran, serving in their submarine division. Survivors include his sisters, Patricia M. (Gene) Opfer, of Elizabeth, and Denise (Robert) Moody, of Austin, Texas; former wife, Mary Hare, of Williamstown, N.J.; dear friend, Sara (Beara) Reid, of Uniontown; aunts, uncles and nieces; and beloved pet rabbit, Raven Skye "Time Traveling Pants" Hare. Memorial gathering from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344, where a memorial service will follow at 4 p.m., with Pastor Harold Dangel officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Lee Jr., John Jack A.

  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Copeland, Moon | Get Directions
  • John A. "Jack" Lee Jr. died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Lee is survived by his wife, Marsha Kelly-Lee; his children, Nicole Lee and Danielle Lee, and the mother of these children, April McGarvey; his stepchildren, Shana Seifert, Heather Artura, Kathryn Kelly-Richmond and Cortney Kelly-Sonkin; and his siblings, Dr. Jean Wahl, Charles Lee and Richard Lee. He was predeceased by a son, Joshua Lee. More important than Jack Lee's death is how he lived. He grew up on the English/Lee Farm in Wexford. After graduating from Westminster College, he began his career in business, eventually creating Strategist Inc., an innovative way for companies to speak and listen to their employees. Jack thrived on knowledge, process and understanding. Through example, he showed his children that anything was possible. He promoted self-learning and betterment of not only the mind but the spirit. He was the husband, the father, the friend that said, "You can do it," "It is what it is," and would always ask, "Do you have your running shoes on?" Those of us who love him wish that every person could feel that type of love and support, the power of it was immense and will remain long after his death. Jack graduated from Perry Hall High School. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and a member of Leadership Pittsburgh. Viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at COPELAND'S FUNERAL HOME, 981 Brodhead Road, Moon Township, PA 15108, http://www.copelandfuneralhomes.com, where celebration of life service will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation, greaterpawv.wish.org or to the charity of your choice.
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Redman, Joanne M.

  • St. Petersburg, Fla. , Formerly of Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Joanne M. (Murray) Redman, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Ross Township, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. She was the wife of the late Richard R. Redman; loving mother of Joseph P. Redman and the late LuAnn Kranack; grandmother of Jennifer (Nick) Lawery, Richard, Ronald and Robert Redman; and great-grandmother of Hunter and Kayla Lawery. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Teresa of Avila Church.
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