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Andross, Donna M. 82

  • Upper Saint Clair , Formerly of Orange
  • Born: 1931-09-26
  • Died: 2014-07-24
  • Funeral Home: Cremation Funeral Care, McMurray | Get Directions
  • Donna M. Andross, 82, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Orange, Calif., passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014. Born Sept. 26, 1931, in Plaza, N.D., she is the daughter of the late Alf and Stella (Stortroen) Evenson. She was the beloved mother of Cheryl (Mark) Welch, of Upper St. Clair; cherished grandmother of Meaghan, Connor, Madeline and Christopher; sister of Vern (Helen) Evenson and Joan Blair; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her dear husband, Claude Andross; siblings, Joel Evenson, Earl Evenson, Betty Foss, LaVaun Sjol, Lowell Evenson and Wayne Evenson. Donna grew up in Van Hook, N.D., and graduated from Minot High School in 1949. Following which she moved to Southern California with her sister, Betty, where she met and married her husband, Claude. They lived and raised their daughter, Cheryl, in Orange County, until Claude passed away. Donna moved to Upper St. Clair in 2002 to live with her daughter, Cheryl, and her family. All services are private and have been entrusted to CREMATION and FUNERAL CARE, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. A burial at sea will be held off the coast of Newport Beach, California Coastline, where Donna will be reunited with her loving husband, Claude, of 50 years. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.org. Please view and sign the family's online guestbook at http://www.cremationfuneralcare.com.
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Ayers, Marie L. 84

  • Pleasant Hills , Formerly of West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Marie L. (Stockert) Ayers, 84, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was the wife of the late Walter "Bud" Ayers; beloved mother of Patty Ayers and the late Walter Ayers; loving grandmother of Amanda Ayers; mother-in-law of Debra (Ayers) Kimmel; daughter of the late Thomas and Edna "Marie" Stockert; and sister of Richard (Zita), Timothy (Candice), and the late Thomas and Miles William Stockert. She is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews. Marie was a longtime member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Bold, Ernest J. 89

  • Hampton Township
  • Born: 1924-12-31
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Ernest J. Bold, 89, of Hampton Township, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born Dec. 31, 1924, in Titusville, he was a son of the late Ernest and Isabelle (Ruppersberg) Bold. A 1942 graduate of Titusville High School, he enlisted in the Navy in September and was honorably discharged Oct. 1 1942 at Sampson Naval Training Station. While attending Gannon College, he rejoined the Reserves in Erie and received an honorable discharge from the Ready Reserve in 1963. Ernest and Caroline Elizabeth Sullivan were married in Syracuse, N.Y., Feb. 17, 1945. He graduated from Gannon College cum laude in May 1948. He and Caroline moved to Urbana-Champaign, Ill., and he received his Master of Arts in History in August 1949. His graduate studies continued and he received an appointment as a graduate teaching assistant in February 1950. The Bolds moved to Hampton Township in August after he accepted a teaching position at Shaler Township High School, from which he retired in July 1985. He is survived by his two sons, Kevin W. and Mark E. Bold; and two grandchildren, Courtney and Brandyn Bold. In addition to his parents and wife, Caroline, who died in 2008, he was preceded in death by his siblings, John J. Bold and Alice (Bold) Plymyer. Ernest's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will held be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at St. Ursula Church, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park. He will be laid to rest at the Allegheny County Memorial Park in Allison Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made in his honor to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 901 E. St., NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20004-2025. http://www.lawmemorial.org. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Ernest's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Chieffo, Carole M. 92

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Carole M. Chieffo, 92, of Penn Hills, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Sterling House in Penn Hills where she resided for the last year-and-a-half. She was beloved wife of the late Charles A. Chieffo; loving mother of Kenneth (Vivian) Chieffo, Charles (Diane) Chieffo and JoAnn Chieffo; grandmother of Danyel (Dale) Campalong and Chad Chieffo; great-grandmother of Emily and Natalie Campalong; dear sister of Marietta "Chick" Accetulla, Diane Bittner and the late Pat Bastone, Patty Lou Mudroch, James Bastone and Kathryn Lang. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Connie Zappala; nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and her loving cats, Precious and Peanut. She worked as a seamstress for Arthur Moser for more than 50 years before her retirement. Carole always enjoyed shopping with her sister, Chick. Friends and relatives will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona.
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Davidson, James T. 89

  • Dormont
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • James T. Davidson, 89, of Dormont, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Yvonne (Salicce) Davidson; loving father of John, Thomas, Jane (Randi) Young, Joseph, Edward and the late James T. Davidson Jr.; father-in-law of Renee Davidson; brother of Cathy Nickerson, the late Ellen Davidson, Jane Clerk and Fred Davidson; loving uncle of Franklin and Sarah along with several other nieces and nephews. Jim was a proud World War II Navy Seabee and was a retired auditor after 31 years with the Pittsburgh Press. Jim volunteered with Habit for Humanity, was an avid golfer and gardener and was also a member of the Western Pennsylvania Woodworkers. He was a lifelong member of the NRA, a hunter safety instructor with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and a member of the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen's Club. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Monday, in St. Bernard Church, with interment in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. If desired, memorials may be made to the ALS Association, 1275 K St. NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Eurich, Donald C. 83

  • Brookline
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Donald C. Eurich, 83, of Brookline, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Rosemary "Honey Bunny" (Larson) Eurich; loving father of Thomas (Scharlene) Eurich, Patricia (the late Roy) Ayers, David (Pam) Eurich, William (Lisa) Eurich and Tammy (Eric) Garvin; cherished grandfather of Cris, Adam, Cody, Amanda, Jeffrey, Valerie, Kim, Jason, Amy, Joshua, Amber, Ryan, Robert, Timothy, Christopher and the late Kenny; and is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Condolences may be left at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Gage, David F. 69

  • Penn Hills
  • Born: 1945-06-11
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • David Floyd Gage, of Penn Hills, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. David was born June 11, 1945, in Rochester, N.Y. He was the loving brother of Larry (Pamela), Lisa Skeers (Dennis) and Alan; uncle of seven nephews, one niece and one great-nephew. David loved a good game of golf and even had a couple of holes-in-one a few years back. He loved the Lord and his "Grove Guys" (you know who you are). David was a Navy veteran. Family and friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Military honors and funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in David's memory to: Wounded Warrior Project, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
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Gnoth, Edward J.

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Born: 1918-12-01
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Gnoth, of Pleasant Hills, died Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at Mercy Hospital. Born Dec. 1, 1918, in Yukon, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anne Gnoth. He graduated from Charleroi High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He later worked as an engineer with Bell Telephone Company. Edward enjoyed golfing, fishing, visiting the family camp in Clarion, gardening and working in the yard, traveling and visiting with family and friends. He was active in many civic and charity groups such as the Lions Club, Masons (was a past master at Charleroi Lodge No. 615 and a 50-year member of Pleasant Hills Lodge No. 509), American Legion Post No. 787 in Mars, Scottish Rite - Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Shrine Temple, The Pioneers - Retired Bell Telephone Employees and Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Emily V. Gnoth; brother, Walter Gnoth; and sister, Martha Gnoth. He is survived by sister, Betty Gnoth; son, Edward Gnoth; two grandsons, Edward Gnoth and James Gnoth; and two great-grandsons, Caleb Gnoth and Caden Gnoth. A Masonic service is planned for 9:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.
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Gray II, Charles A. 54

  • Glenshaw
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Charles A. "Charlie" Gray II, 54, of Glenshaw, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was the son of the late Rhoda (Croyle) and William H. Gray; beloved husband of Wendy (Dunlap) Gray; loving father of Kevin Gray; dear brother of Carole (Robert) Ledwith, James (the late Barbara) Gray, Linda (Lee) Williams and Fred (the late Sue) Gray. Charlie was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Independent Mountain Men of Pennsylvania. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian Church, 1520 Butler Plank Road, Glenshaw. Donations may be sent to a charity of your choice.
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Harris, Margaret E. 89

  • North Braddock
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Margaret E. "Peg" (Schweinberg) Harris, 89, of North Braddock, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late William W. Harris; loving mother of Lynn M. (Tom) Smith, of Georgia, and the late Wynne W. Harris; and dear grandmother of Tommy (Erin) Smith, Maggie Smith and Millie Smith, all of Georgia. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, James, Clarence, Kenneth and Russell Schweinberg; and her sister, Thelma Gevaudan. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. For years, Peg was a volunteer with the Braddock Salvation Army and its Golden Agers. She was a deeply faithful woman from her beginning days at St. Brendan Church until now as a member of Good Shepherd Parish. Friends welcome from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial at noon Saturday in Sacred Heart Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Memorial donations may be made to Easter Seals, 2525 Railroad St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or http://www.easterseals.com. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Hughes Sr., Thomas G. 53

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Thomas G. Hughes Sr., 53, of Penn Hills, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was the son of Marjorie (Lappenit) and the late Joseph Hughes; father of Amanda Jackson (John) and Thomas "George" Hughes Jr.; grandfather of Alexus and Alayla Jackson; brother of Joseph, Carol Hunter, Kenneth, John and Debbie Gervasoni; and stepfather of Heather and Jessica Mihm. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Friday.
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Hunter, Pearl M. 94

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Pearl M. (Miller) Hunter, 94, of Ross Township, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was the wife of the late William H. Hunter; loving mother of Debra M. Hunter and William H. Hunter Jr.; sister of Harry D. (late wife, Dorothy) Miller; and aunt of Susan (Phil) Martucci, Pamela D. Miller and the late Nancy Kellams. Many thanks to her beloved caregiver, Dutch. Pearl was the 16th employee hired at Federated Investors and enjoyed a 30-year career. She was an avid card player with friends in her neighborhood and enjoyed life. She always saw the positive in people. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements by T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the North Hills Food Bank, 845 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15229.
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Ingold II, William S. 56

  • Pleasant Hills , Formerly of West Mifflin
  • Born: 1958-05-11
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • William S. Ingold II, 56, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of West Mifflin, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was born May 11, 1958, in McKeesport, the son of the late William H. and Eleanor Nicholson Ingold. He was very proud to have served in the Navy. He was a very caring and giving person, dedicated to being a terrific uncle to his nieces, nephews and great-nieces. He was a member of the West Mifflin No. 3 Fire Hall. He is survived by his sisters, Kathleen (Edward) Taylor, of North Huntingdon, Lois (Stephen) Kramer, of Moon Township, and Carla (Alan) Bishop, of North Huntingdon; nieces and nephews, Janelle and Justin Kramer, Kimberly Blatt and Bryan Morobitto; and great-nieces, Kassidy, Cecelia and Jocelyn Blatt and Jordan Morobitto. He is preceded in death by his brother, Guy A. Ingold. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, 412-678-6177. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow.
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Kim, Kevin H. 45

  • Sewickley
  • Died: 2014-07-18
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  • Kevin Hyunkyung Kim, a highly regarded University of Pittsburgh faculty member, whose scholarship was in the areas of statistical methods and behavioral and social sciences, died unexpectedly of natural causes Friday, July 18, 2014, at his home, in Sewickley. He was 45. "Kevin was extremely generous with both his time and his expertise," said colleague and School of Education Department of Psychology in Education Chair Suzanne Lane. "He spent many hours with both students and faculty sharing his deep knowledge of quantitative methodology. His intellect, wit and humor will be remembered by all." Kim began working with the University of Pittsburgh School of Education in 2003 as an assistant professor, and became an associate professor of research methodology in 2009. He also had secondary appointments as both an associate professor of business administration in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and as an affiliated faculty member in the department of medicine. "Kevin was a wonderful colleague and a fine teacher and scholar," said Alan Lesgold, Rene and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education. "We all will miss him. May Kevin's memory be a blessing and inspiration to his friends and colleagues." Kim's scholarly work focused on using advanced statistical methods to address important issues in education and behavioral and social sciences. In particular, his research focus was on structural equation modeling, multivariate statistics, multilevel modeling and Asian American mental health. He has published in methodological journals and journals in many other academic disciplines, and worked as a co-investigator on numerous federally funded grants with faculty throughout the University of Pittsburgh and other universities. In 2007, he co-wrote the book, Univariate and Multivariate General Linear Models: Theory and Applications, with Neil Timm. In 1996, Kim received a bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University and later attended the University of California, Los Angeles, receiving both his master's and doctoral degrees in psychology with a concentration in quantitative methodology. He was born in South Korea and moved to Los Angeles when he was in elementary school. Kim is survived by his mother and two brothers. The University of Pittsburgh School of Education is planning a memorial service in September.
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Kosko Sr., Carl P. 84

  • Lincoln Place
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Carl P. "Casey" Kosko Sr., 84, of Lincoln Place died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Lois (Houck) Kosko; loving father of Barbara Jean Kosko, of Lincoln Place, Richard (Patricia) Kosko, of West Mifflin, Patricia (Gary) Schwartz, of Shaler, Jeffery (Julie) Kosko, of Friendship, and the late Carl D. Kosko; father-in-law of Janet Kosko, of Munhall; son of the late Joseph and Mary (Fetzko) Kosko; brother of Dorothy Vaslowski, of Peters Township, and the late Cecelia Kosko, Robert, Joseph, Eugene and William Kosko; cherished grandfather of Tara, Richard, Chad, Ashley, Sara, Tyler, Carly and Megan; and great-grandfather of Gabriella, London and Sydney. Casey was a retired foreman for U.S. Steel Homestead Works Structural Department, co-founder of Kosko Painting Company, member of Holy Angels Church and an usher for many years and an umpire for WPIAL baseball for 35 years. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, 412-461-6394. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, Hays. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ALS Association, 416 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, PA 15209. Please share your memories and condolences at http://www.georgeigreenfuneralhome.com.
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Kovalchick, Helen 91

  • Formerly of Renton
  • Born: 1923-01-12
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Helen (Koban) Kovalchick, 91, formerly of Renton, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Clarebridge Community in Export where she was currently a resident. She was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Bitumen, daughter of the late Vasil and Anna Pechina Koban. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Michael L. "Mike" Kovalchick; five sisters, Eleanor DeMichiei, Margie (Paul) Shish, Anna (Babe) Opina, Sue (Nick) Novelsowski and Mary (Fred) Falsetti; and two brothers, John Koban and Mike (Alice) Koban. Helen and Mike began their life together in Sagamore before relocating to Renton, where they raised two sons and a daughter, Michael (Sherry) Kovalchick, of North Carolina, Denny (Kathy) Kovalchick, of Apollo, and Michele (Jim) Kelly, of Murrysville. She was "NANA" to six grandchildren, Michael (Chelsey), Natalie, Chris and Kevin Kovalchick and Jimmy (Kimberly) and Patrick (Nicole) Kelly; six beautiful great-grandchildren, Lassen, Scarlet, Logan, Abby, Mia and McKenna; two sisters, Carolyn (James) Nesbit and Betty (the late John) Bodnar; brother-in-law, "Tootie" DeMichiei; sister-in-law, Kathryn Koban; and many nieces and nephews. Besides being a loving sister, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Helen was a wonderful homemaker. She took her job seriously and truly excelled. She was always cooking up something special or baking something incredible. Her house on Maple Street was her castle and she was very proud of the home she made there. Also, she loved her music: American Bandstand during the week, oldies on Saturday mornings and always polkas on Sundays. Her home was said by many to be happy and very cozy. Her faith was very important to her everyday life. She was a member at Holy Trinity, Wall, and then later the Church of the Resurrection in Monroeville. She worked very hard at all the bazaars and the Lawn Fairs, making pirohis, holupki, nut rolls and cookies. She loved singing in Slovak during Mass and still could speak fluently just weeks before her passing. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, with Parastas at 2 p.m. at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville, with a Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Church of the Resurrection, 455 Center Road, Monroeville, with Father Joseph Raptosh as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Plum Creek Cemetery. The family would like to thank the entire staff and employees at Clarebridge for their comfort, compassion and constant support they gave to "NANA" during her last weeks. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Leary, Rosemary E. 90

  • Mt. Lebanon , Formerly of Bethel Park
  • Died: 2014-07-21
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Rosemary E. (Dempsey) Leary, 90, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Bethel Park, died Monday, July 21, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Leary; loving mother of Richard J. Leary III, of Salisbury, Md., Maureen (Milan) Mamula, of Mt. Lebanon, Patrick (Julie Mason) Leary, of Spring Mills, Kate (WD) Hertel, of Pittsburgh, Mary (Roy) Burford, of Bethel Park, and Dr. Joseph (Beth) Leary, of Austin, Texas; wonderful grandmother of Brendan (E. Annie Hall) and Barry (fiancee, Sara Santmier) Leary, of Washington, D.C., Emily Mamula, of Washington, D.C., Christy (Chris) Rose, of Aiea, Hawaii, Tricia and Ashley Burford, Paul, of Galveston, Texas, Matthew, Kelly, Michael, Kristen and John Leary; great-grandmother of two; also survived by sisters-in-law, Nancy Dempsey and Mary Leary; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Geneva and Lawrence Dempsey; and her sister and brothers, Marie, Lawrence, Gerard and George Dempsey; her daughter-in-law, June Leary, of Spring Mills; and her brother-in-law, Herbert Leary. Rosemary was a proud alumna of Carnegie Tech and was a member of the Alumni Association. She was a realtor in the South Hills for many years, active in the League of Women Voters and a member of St. Thomas More Church for more than 50 years. She was an avid gardener and never met a plant she didn't like or a weed she couldn't resist pulling. She was athletic and her grandchildren are happy she passed on her skills. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday Aug. 3, 2014, at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in St. Thomas More Church, 126 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. The family would like to thank the staff of Kane Regional Center, Scott Township, for their kind and loving care given to their mother. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Lupi, Robert D. 81

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Robert D. Lupi, 81, of McCandless, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was the husband of the late Barbara S. (Galusha) Lupi; loving father of Robert D. Jr. and his wife, Jeannie, of Syracuse, N.Y., Michael A. and his wife, Marcia, of Butler, Joanne C. Kelly and her husband, John, of McCandless, Marie A. Nolan and her husband, William, of Jefferson Hills, and the late Charles A. Lupi (survived by his wife, Max); brother of Richard, Carol, Frannie and the late Al Lupi; also survived by 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John Neumann Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Fund or the MS Society.
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Maloney Jr., Edward J. 86

  • Bethel Park
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Maloney Jr., 86, of Bethel Park, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Gladys Anne (Helferty) Maloney; loving father of John (Karen), Nancy, Beth, Edward "Ted", Joseph (Lori) and James (Linda) Maloney; cherished grandfather of Andrew, Colin, Dan, Joey, Julia, Maggie, Jenna, Mickey, Nicholas and Katie; beloved brother of Richard Maloney and the late Betty O'Neil, Eileen Joyce and Barbara Fitzgerald; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 412-563-2800, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Anne Church. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. http://www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Marciniec, Mary O. 93

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1921-02-13
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Mary O. Marciniec, 93, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at home. She was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Duquesne, daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Petrick) Olexa. She was a retired receptionist for Dr. Paul Balta in Duquesne. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. She was a former Duquesne Democratic Committee Woman in the 1960's, was an avid bowler, volunteered at McKeesport Meals on Wheels, volunteer at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport and former member of the Former Christ the Light of the World Rosary Society. She was the wife of the late Stanley Marciniec; mother of Darlene (Sonny) Murcek, of Murrysville, Ronald Marciniec, at home, Robert (Steph) Marciniec, of North Hills, and the late Randy Marciniec; grandmother of Adam and Kara Marciniec; and sister of Dolly Tauber, of White Oak; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Michael Olexa, late Anna Suhoski and the late Helen Dandar. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Funeral prayers will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne, with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino. Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin.
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Martin, Michael D. 61

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Michael D. Martin, 61, of Mt. Lebanon, died suddenly Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was a son of the late Regis E. and Elizabeth G. Martin; loving father of David M. (Eric Tilbrook) Martin; brother of Sandra Wiedt, Regis E. Martin Jr., Patricia Jones, Mary Capoferri and the late Kevin Martin; and is also survived by his many nieces and nephews. Family plans no viewing hours. Relatives and friends are invited to gather after 1:45 p.m. Saturday to attend his memorial Mass at 2 p.m., in Our Lady of Grace Church, 310 Kane Blvd., Scott Township. The family will greet friends at the church following Mass. Interment in St. Anne Cemetery will be private. Arrangements by LAUGHLIN MEMORAL CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to David M. Martin, 3937 Erne St., Palm Harbor, FL 34683 for development of a future memorial fund. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Pfleiderer, Kalah L. 26

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Kalah L. Pfleiderer, 26, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Jayden Hunter; loving daughter of Patricia Hoffman; dear sister of Joe Hoffman; granddaughter of Kathleen and Richard DeFazio; and dear friend of Joe Sedlak. Kalah will be missed by all who loved and knew her and forever in our hearts. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Community of the Crucified One, New Covenant Community Church, 104 E. 11th Ave., Homestead. Arrangements are by the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. http://www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Pomerleau, Kyle J. 18

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Kyle Jessie Pomerleau, 18, of Gibsonia, Pine Township, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at home, after losing his courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his parents, Dean and Terry Pomerleau; his sister, Kendall Pomerleau; his beloved dog, Zoe; as well as his grandfather, Raymond Jessie, of Worcester, Mass.; two aunts; his uncle; and several cousins. Kyle was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Glen and Phyllis Pomerleau; and his maternal grandmother, Nancy Jessie. Kyle graduated third in his class from Pine-Richland High School in June 2014, and had planned to major in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. His goal was to become a child life specialist in order to help children be more comfortable in hospitals, as he was supported at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh throughout his journey. At Pine-Richland, Kyle played cello in the orchestra as well as bassoon and saxophone in the band. He was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Government, Model UN, the fencing team and the track and field team. Kyle's favorite color was orange, and he requested that friends and family wear something with orange to his memorial. The memorial service will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Kyle designated to the Child Life Department of Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www.givetochildrens.org/donate. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Roehling, Elaine 71

  • Forest Hills
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Elaine (Channing) Roehling, 71, of Forest Hills, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 52 years to Edward Roehling; mother of Eric (Missy) Roehling; daughter of the late Charles and Doris (Hahne) Channing; and sister of Wesley (Connie) Channing and the late Charles Channing. Elaine graduated second in her class from Carrick High School. She was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church of Forest Hills, very involved at Camp Lutherlyn and was the recording secretary for the Western PA Genealogical Society. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Hope Lutheran Church of Forest Hills. Everyone please meet at church. If desired, family suggests contributions to Hope Lutheran Church, 353 Ridge Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15221; or Camp Lutherlyn, P.O. Box 355, Prospect, PA 16052. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Sepesy, Lucille R. 90

  • Formerly of Duquesne
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Lucille Rose Bowers Schmuck Sepesy, 90, formerly of Duquesne, died Monday, July 28, 2014. She was the wife of Robert A. Sepesy; dear mother of Gregory "Beave" Schmuck; Elizabeth "Betsy" Korhnak and Genevieve "Penny" Deyell; loving grandmother of Chris and Paul Korhnak, Jennifer Kingston, Lucy Bober, Amanda Dausey, Lyle Deyell, Matt and Rebecca Schmuck and the late John Eugene Dausey; great-grandmother of six; great-great-grandmother of one; and sister of Harry Kratzenberg, Vicki Bajus, Judy Jones and Mary Jane Senn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Lentz Bowers and Genevieve Weber; stepfather, Jacob Kratzenberg; husband, Eugene Schmuck; six brothers, Fred, Chuck, Don, Jack Bowers, Bud and Jim Kratzenberg; and sisters, Toots Doyle and Elsie Duleba. Arrangements by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, PA 15112. 412-824-8800. Memorial donations may be made to Washington Christian Outreach, 119 Highland Ave., Washington, PA 15301. Please see http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com for final arrangements.
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Stape Sr., Kenneth L. 74

  • South Greensburg
  • Born: 1940-04-19
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Kenneth L. Stape Sr., 74, of South Greensburg, sunset Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Sunrise April 19, 1940. Prior to his retirement, he was owner/operator of the former K and L Transmissions of Greensburg. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with the kids. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Margaret Herman Stape; four brothers; and a stepdaughter, Michelle "Sissy" Cole. Kenneth is survived by his companion of 42 years, JoAnne Bishop Cole; three children, Grace (Larry) Nichols, Kenneth "Bud" Stape Jr. and Mark (Jennifer) Stape, all of Greensburg; a stepson, George (Bobbie Jo) Cole, of Greensburg; 11 grandchildren, Jonathan, Renee, Jessie, Victor, Paige, Kaitlyn, Hunter, Abigail, Noah, Melissa and Kenneth III; three great-grandchildren, Kage, Jase and Aliea; a brother, Richard (Shirley) Stape, of Sandy Lake; three sisters, JoAnn Dutrou, of Dayton, Ohio, Dorothy (Jim) Back, of Jeannette, and Peg Bozic, of Jeannette; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Marty and Rose Patrick. Family and friends will be received from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. For online condolences, visit http://www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Veres, John 70

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1943-09-19
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • John "Bo" Veres, 70, of Clairton, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired fireman for the City of Clairton, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Born Sept. 19, 1943, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John S. and Susan (Evanick) Veres. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie (Julian) Veres; four grandchildren, Sgt. Brandon (Angela) Felicetty, USMC of Havelock, N.C., Hope Felicetty, Mary Katherine Janetka and Anthony James Janetka, all of Clairton; son-in-law, Paul M. Janetka, of Clairton; five brothers-in-law, James (Claudia) Julian, of Pittsburgh, Dan (Mary) Julian, of Akron, Ohio, Dean (Lisa) Julian, of Exton, Terry (Denise) Julian and Jeff Julian, all of Clairton; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Penni Lynn Veres-Janetka, who passed away July 25, 2014; sister, Patricia Milas; and brother, Fred Veres. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in St. Clare of Assisi Parish. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Weihaus, Elsie M. 85

  • Arlington
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Boron, Carrick | Get Directions
  • Elsie M. (Daschbach) Weihaus, 85, of the Arlington area, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was the beloved and loving wife of the late Walter F. Weihaus; beloved and loving mother of Joan Morena (Paul) Robbins, Susan (Ronald) Schubert, Elsa (William) Duerr, Walter (Myrna) Weihaus and Ruthann (Paul) Knerr; daughter of the late Norman and Adele Daschbach; sister of Wilma "Sis" Hubenthal, Joan O'Leary, and the late Norman and William Daschbach and Virginia Smith; and also survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at the BORON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1719 Brownsville Road, until her blessing services at 10 a.m. If desired, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. http://www.BoronFuneralHome.com.
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Widmaier, Ann 81

  • Richland Township
  • Born: 1933-05-27
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Ann Widmaier, 81, of Richland Township, Gibsonia, died Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, at Family Hospice and Palliative Care in Pittsburgh. Born May 27, 1933, in Donora, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Dragacia Majireck. Ann attended the Mars Alliance Church. Surviving are her husband, Richard H. Widmaier, who she married May 19, 1965; two daughters, Caroline Widmaier, of Cantonment, Fla., and Kimberly Widmaier, of Milton, Fla.; and two sons, Mark Widmaier and his wife, Stephanie, of Jefferson, Md., and Dan Widmaier, of Cranberry Township. She was the youngest of 10 children, and was the last to survive. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Audrey. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mars Alliance Church, 997 Route 228, Mars, PA 16046, with the Rev. Joe Toomey and the Rev. Jeff Lawther, officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, Pine Township. Memorials may be made to the Jewish Missions in care of Mars Alliance Church. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Zibrat, Christine 96

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1917-11-05
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Christine (Zitnik) Zibrat, 96, of McKeesport, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at home. She was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in McKeesport and CFU Lodge No. 146 of Versailles and its Ladies Club. Christine loved bingo, sewing and traveling. Born Nov. 5, 1917, in Johnstown, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Antoinette (Omerzel) Zitnik; and wife of the late Stephen Zibrat. She is survived by a daughter, Stephanie (the late Paul) Pausic, with whom she resided; son, Eugene (Ann Elizabeth) Zibrat, of Laurel, Md.; five grandchildren, Beth (Isaac) Danielle, Patricia (Jason) Fay, Keith Zibrat, Karen (Styron) Keller and Gina Adamson; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Krauser, of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by brothers, Frank and Louis Zitnik. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in St. Patrick's Parish, with Father Vincent Velas officiating. Entombment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Westmoreland County

Heldman, Irene

  • Lower Burrell
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Irene Rudzinsky Heldman, of Lower Burrell, went to be with our Lord Tuesday, July 29 2014, following a lengthy illness, surrounded by her husband and family at her side. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Katherine Patak Rudzinsky, formerly of Stowe Township. Irene was the loving wife for more than 57 years to David M. Heldman. They were married at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in the Northside of Pittsburgh. Irene was a dedicated and loving mother to her three children, Irene K. Heldman M.D., Donna E. Heldman and Meredith S. Heldman Heavner (Kirk), all of Mars. She was also the loving grandmother of Alexander P. Heavner, of Mars. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Rudzinsky Stecko, as well as several nieces and nephews. She worked at Bell Telephone in its business office until she left to take her "dream job", which was raising her three daughters, and later, spending time with her grandson, Alex. She always was there to cheer on her family, from the early years, through high school and into college, and never missed a softball game, track event or tennis match. Although she loved attending her daughters' events, what she loved to do the most was to watch her "favorite", Alexander, play baseball, basketball and football. Despite her illness, she was able to watch him play baseball last month, during her first outing in more than seven months. Irene was a former member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, where she taught Sunday School. She was very active in the Katherine Kuhlman ministry for more than 25 years, and sang in the concert choir. Every Christmas, her family enjoyed listening to the choir's recording of Handel's Messiah. She was also a former member of the Lower Burrell/New Kensington Garden Club and had been active in the girl scouts and P.T.A. organizations. Irene was the First Lady of Syria Shrine when her husband served as the Potentate in 2009. During his year as Potentate, as well as his six years as an officer, she enjoyed traveling and supporting the Shrine by attending numerous Shrine events. Over the years, she made many dear friends through their involvement in the Shrine. In addition to the First Lady, she had also served as the past president of the Syria Motor Corp Ladies Auxiliary, and was a member of the Daughters of the Nile. Irene was a kind, sincere, thoughtful person who always knew the right thing to say and never spoke an unkind word. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., Lower Burrell, PA 15068. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Grace Community Presbyterian Church, 2751 Grant St., Lower Burrell, PA 15068, by the Rev. Clifford Buell. Everyone is asked to meet at church. Entombment will follow in Mount Royal Mausoleum, Glenshaw. Memorials may be made to the Transportation Fund, Syria Shrine Center, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024 or the Leukemia Society Riverwalk Corp. Center, E. Carson St., Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Landfried, Mark H. 84

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1929-10-10
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Mark Harold Landfried, 84, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Mark was a resident of Redstone Highlands in Murrysville since its opening in 2002. He was born Oct. 10, 1929, in Greenville, son of Pearl "Mimi" Landfried and Harold "Dutchie" Landfried. He was married to Marjorie McCullough, of Cambridge Springs, in 1950. Mark graduated from Westminster College in 1953 and from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1956. After studies at New College, the University of Edinburgh Mark was ordained in 1957 to the ministry of the United Presbyterian Church of North America (now, the Presbyterian Church, USA). He served as the organizing pastor for Chippewa United Presbyterian Church in Beaver Falls until 1968, when he moved to be the stewardship consultant for Synod of the Trinity in Camp Hill. In 1979, Mark became the director of stewardship training for the general assembly of the Presbyterian Church in New York City. Mark completed his service in ministry as the pastor for United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington from 1982 to 1990. Upon retirement, Mark continued a personal ministry through the writing and sharing of devotional materials. In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his sister, Jeannette Irvine and her husband, Clifford Irvine; his sister, Barbara Hill; his niece, Patricia Hill Ellwood; and his beloved son, Ronald M. Landfried. He is survived by his wife, Marge, the love of his life; his daughter, Karen Hewitt and her husband, Dan; grandson, Jeffrey Hewitt and his wife, Nina; great-grandson, Echo Hewitt; daughter-in-law, Bebe Guill, of Durham, N.C.; and grandchildren, Jessalee Landfried and Sam Landfried and their mother, Linda Lumsden. Mark loved his family dearly, and was proud of them all. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Hillside United Presbyterian Church, Greenville. Another memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in the Redstone Highlands Chapel, Murrysville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Redstone Benevolent Care Fund; or to a cause special to you. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Stecki, Martin A. 74

  • Export
  • Born: 1939-09-26
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Martin A. Stecki, 74, of Export, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was born Sept. 26, 1939, in Braddock, son of the late Martin M. and Mary Polek Stecki. He was a retired draftsman for Westinghouse at East Pittsburgh, Trafford and Sunnyvale, Calif., with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, and was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Joseph Simchak. Martin is survived by his wife, Judy Marts Stecki; a sister, Frances Simchak, of Export; two brothers, Edward (Mary Caye) Stecki, of Marble, and Lawrence (Darlene) Stecki, of Canonsburg; two sisters-in-law, Janie (George) Power and Kathy (Vince) Ciampa; a brother-in-law, Lloyd (Debra) Marts; seven nieces and nephews, Carrie Ann (Jim), Christopher, Angela, Josh, Michael, Stacy and Anna; and three great-nieces, Miranda, Gigi and Mia. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. Additional visitation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday in the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mother of Sorrows Food Pantry or Mother Theresa Outreach. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Butler County

Tarantini, Pamela Pammy J.

  • Evans City , Formerly of Glenshaw
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Pamela J. "Pammy" Tarantini, of Evans City, formerly of Glenshaw and Bloomfield, unexpectedly went to be with her heavenly father Thursday, July 31, 2014. Pamela was a loving and faithful wife of her husband, Robert, who survives; and the mother of Chris (Teresa) Celli and Ginnyanne Celli and John (Jessica) Paul. Pamela was the only daughter of Anna (Cliff) and the late John Schwarzmeier and Edward McMinn. In addition, she is survived by her sister "daughter," Erin (Danny) Jackson; brother, Shawn (Ellen and Ethan) McMinn; and nine grandchildren, Brandon, Elexis, Jonathan, Gina, Payton, Victoria, Anna, Cole and Dylan. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at NEELY'S, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Adams, Jason P. 40

  • Bradley Beach
  • Died: 2014-07-28
  • Funeral Home: Pearce, Pitcairn | Get Directions
  • Jason Peter Adams, 40, of Bradley Beach, N.J., died Monday, July 28, 2014. He was the husband of Hayley (Ross) Adams; father of Delaney J. Adams; beloved son of Richard C. and Jacqueline (Bilinski) Adams; son-in-law of Stephen and Leigh Ross; brother of Richard M. (Kathi Jean) Adams and Christopher S. Adams; and is also survived by aunt, Denise L. Bilinski, and other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Regis Church, Trafford, with Father David Nazimek officiating. In lieu of flowers, family asks donations be made to NAMI Greater Monmouth, (National Alliance for Mental Illness), PO Box 6212, Freehold, NJ 07728.
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Peck, Dennis J. 60

  • Falls Creek
  • Born: 1953-09-27
  • Died: 2014-07-31
  • Funeral Home: Goble-Baronick, Dubois | Get Directions
  • Dennis James Peck, 60, of Falls Creek, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his home. Born Sept. 27, 1953, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late James B. and Anna B. (Gatchie) Peck. On Nov. 12, 1993, he married Diana L. (Rokosky) Peck. She survives. Denny was the owner/operator of DuBois Car Care Center. He was very active in the Falls Creek community, serving as President of Falls Creek Borough Council, as a member of the Falls Creek Park Board and the Falls Creek Redevelopment Authority. He was the Chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Committee, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 965, Pottersdale "Stagger Inn" Camp and Irish Mary's Hunting Club. He is survived by five children, Craig R. Peck and his wife, Amanda, Laura A. Missos and her husband, Peter, both of Valencia, Kevin J. Peck and his wife, Elizabeth, of Allison Park, Emily K. Peck, of Conway, and Jacob A. Peck, of the Army stationed in Hawaii; a brother, Ronald Peck; four granddaughters, Anya Peck, Marina Missos, Mackenzie Peck and Maddison Peck; and a grandson, Brandon Knochel. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Peck. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the GOBLE-BARONICK FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, from the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be placed with "The Peck Pavilion at Taylor Park", P.O. Box 20, Falls Creek, PA 15840. Online condolences may be made to http://www.gbfuneralhome.com.
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Smith, David E. 80

  • Boca Raton
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • David Edward Smith, 80, of Boca Raton, Fla., died suddenly Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Norma (Sattenstein) Smith; much loved father of Marcee Smith, Brenda Smith and the late Stewart A. Smith; son of the late Samuel and Rebecca Simon Smith; brother of the late Roslyn Smith Sims and Suzanne Smith Rubinstein; loving grandpa of Phebe Marion Barnett and Rebecca Hollis Smith; and is also survived by two nieces, Hayley and Brynne Rubinstein; a nephew, Dr. Steven Rubinstein; and his constant companion, Dolly, a wee West Highland Terrier. David attended Staunton Military Academy, Alderdice High School, University of Kentucky and Duquesne University. He founded D and N Smith Company, which was a financial consulting firm in the men's clothing industry. He turned around and saved many businesses throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Friends may meet at noon Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside, and then proceed to West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation for 1 p.m. graveside services. Contributions may be made to ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease) Association of Western Pennsylvania, 416 Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209, in memory of his beloved son, Stewart Smith. http://www.schugar.com.
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