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Alexander, Neil H. 49

  • Died: 2015-03-24
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  • Neil Hugh Alexander, 49, passed away from complications due to Lou Gehrig's disease. Neil died peacefully in his sleep, holding the hand of his wife, Suzanne, with his beloved sister, Shawn, by his side, his two precious children, Abby and Patrick, and "the best dogs in the world," Libby and Benny, close by. Neil will be remembered for his courage in the face of ALS and all that he did to rally a community to raise awareness, care for other patients and their children and raise funds for research to find a cure. Many will remember his bold commitment just six weeks ago to raise $2.5 million to build the $10 million LiveLikeLou Center for ALS Research at the University of Pittsburgh. And those who knew him well remember his magnetic storytelling, infectious laugh, commanding presence, kind and humble heart, sense of adventure and his unparalleled love of anything Pittsburgh, including Hefren-Tillotson, the Pirates and the amazing people he and his family have come to love since returning to Pittsburgh 22 years ago. Neil was unwilling to let his illness define him, saying, "I have never been hungry. I have never been lonely. I have never lived in fear. It's been a good life. I am lucky." The lucky family who loved him most include his late mother, LoraLee McGeary; father, Dick (Nancy); mother-in-law, Colleen Lydon; sister, Shawn (Jack Jones); brothers, Rick (Jennifer Royall), Todd (Beth) and Jonathan Alexander; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jeannine and Gregg Dittoe; nieces, Sarah Alexander and Alexandria Scott; and nephews, Matthew, Benjamin and Jacob Alexander. Please join us to remember Neil's good life at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. In lieu of flowers, please honor Neil's desire to "leave ALS better than he found it" by donating either to The Pittsburgh Foundation, earmarked for LiveLikeLou.org, at 5 PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or, if intending to donate to research directly, to the University of Pittsburgh, earmarked for the LiveLikeLou Center for ALS Research at University of Pittsburgh, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave. at Meyran, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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Buchek, Anna J. 83

  • Bridgeville
  • Died: 2015-03-22
  • Funeral Home: Warchol, Bridgeville | Get Directions
  • Anna J. (Paroline) Buchek, 83, of Bridgeville, died Sunday, March 22, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late John Buchek; loving mother of Linda (the late Bob) Hippert; devoted grandmother of Rob and Meredith Hippert; and sister of Margaret (Richard) Pesavento, David (Virginia) Paroline and the late Andrew Paroline. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the WARCHOL FUNERAL HOME INC., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412-221-3333). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Child Parish, Bridgeville. Memorials may be made to South Fayette Foundation for Excellence, c/o Maureen Pedzwater, 3640 Old Oakdale Road, McDonald, PA 15057. View and add condolences at www.warcholfuneralhome.com.
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Crossey, Michael L.

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Michael L. Crossey, of Swissvale, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was the husband of the late Mary (Woatich) Crossey; loving father of Lawrence Crossey and his wife, Andrea, of New Jersey, and Constance McGovern and her husband, James, of Pittsburgh; dear "Little Pap" of Nicole, Zachary and Lauren; brother of Patricia Wrobel and her husband, Ted; brother-in-law of Kathryn Cargnel, Joanne Woatich and Richard Paulcheck; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Johanna Crossey; his brothers, William and James; two sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law. Mr. Crossey retired as a production coordinator with Westinghouse after 46 years. He will be greatly missed by his furbabies, Toby, Meeko, Spencer and Holly. Arrangements by the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, in St. Anselm Word of God Church. Please meet at the church. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale, 1800 Monongahela Ave., Swissvale, PA 15218; or Forbes Hospice Office of Fund Development, 4818 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Donato, Dorothy R. 75

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2015-03-19
  • Funeral Home: Green, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Rita (Uhrinyak) Donato, 75, of Munhall, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015, peacefully in her sleep, to start her journey to be with her Lord. She was the beloved wife for 52 years to Nicholas Sr.; loving mother to Nick Jr., of Munhall, and Marilyn (Scott) Scaff, of Plano, Texas; cherished grandma to Dylan and Mason Scaff; and sister to the late Marilyn Keselich. Dorothy took great pride in creating a beautiful flower garden every spring. She had a special place in her heart for all animals, and enjoyed celebrating Christmas in Texas every year with her family. She was a keypunch operator for Westinghouse Electric and in later years she worked for the Steel Valley School District in the cafeteria. Friends received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, PA 15120, 412-461-6394. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Saturday in Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in Hays. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center, 6620 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Attn: Donations, or Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Attn: Tributes. Please share your memories and condolences at www.georgeigreenfuneralhome.com.
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Flaherty, Frances 61

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1953-11-19
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Frances (Dujmic) Flaherty, 61, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in UPMC McKeesport. She was born Nov. 19, 1953, in McKeesport, to the late Frank David Dujmic and Frances Jane Ann (Priselac) Dujmic. Frances was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge No. 3 of McKeesport. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Earl F. Flaherty, who died Nov. 22, 2014. She is survived by a brother, Frank (Tess) Dujmic, of Port Vue; also nieces, nephews and two grandnephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Gari, Jeanetta 77

  • Ross Township , Formerly of Clairton
  • Born: 1938-01-27
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Finney, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Jeanetta "Lynne" Gari, 77, of Ross Township, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was born Jan. 27, 1938, in McKeesport, to the late Christopher and June Keys Basich. Lynn is survived by daughters, Colleen (Butch Colaruso) Korinko, of Greensburg, Adrienne (Bill) Miko, of Ross Township, and JuneAnne (James Paxon) Albert, of West View; sons, Carl Nero, of Swissvale, and James (Nicole) Gari, of Glassport; brother, Frank "Sonny" (Patty) Shaw, of Bethel Park; and 13 grandchildren. She was a 1956 graduate of Clairton High School and spent most of her life in Clairton and Elizabeth Township. Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St., Clairton, PA 15025. Service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the funeral home presided by Mark Clark. Interment will be immediately following service at Jefferson Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
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Hettinger, Frances L. 99

  • Bethel Park
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Frances L. (Fletcher) Hettinger, 99, of Bethel Park, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick E. "Fritz" Hettinger; devoted mother of Laura H. (the late Walter) Donnellan, of Wind Ridge, Dr. Paul F. (Lisa Thorell) Hettinger, of Orlando, Fla., and the late Linda Pierce; loving grandmother of Daniel P. Donnellan; and great-grandmother of Daniel P Jr. and Dillon H. Donnellan. Frances was an accomplished pianist and artist. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, with services in the funeral home chapel at 4 p.m. Interment in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery will be private. If desired, memorials may be made to Paws for Purple Hearts, c/o Laughlin Memorial Chapel, 222 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Hoffman, Richard J. 81

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Richard J. Hoffman, 81, of Shaler Township, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Janice for 58 years; father of Vicki Stasenko (Steve), Sandi Cain (Bob), and Richard A. Hoffman (Marcie); son of the late Anthony J. and Florence Hoffman; and grandfather of Abbey and Casey Stasenko, and Leah and Allison Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman served in the Army and was a loss control agent in the insurance industry. No visitation. Service and interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5041. Please visit us at neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Hubner, James R. 86

  • Plum Borough
  • Died: 2015-03-21
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • James R. Hubner, 86, of Plum Borough, died Saturday, March 21, 2015. He was the husband of the late Evelyn M.; beloved father of Wanda M. (Alton) Kester, James E. (Debra), Douglas A. (Carrie) and Richard R. (Diane); grandfather of Bob (Kate), Jennifer (Brad), John, Cheryl, Kim, Jason, Ryan, Jaimie, Chelsea and Nick; and great-grandfather of five. Friends were received Tuesday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD., 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills, where a service was held Wednesday, March 25. Donations may be made to American Legion Post 980, 7824 Saltsburg Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15239.
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Hughes III, Edward E. 69

  • Sewickley
  • Died: 2015-03-17
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • Edward E. "Sandy" Hughes III, 69, of Sewickley, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015. After a valiant battle with lung cancer, Sandy passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Born in 1945 in Pittsburgh to the late Edward E. Hughes II and Elizabeth Davis Hughes, Sandy attended Edgewood High School where he excelled in basketball and tennis, highlighted by sectional titles and the 1962 WPIAL Basketball Championship. Sandy studied civil engineering at Lafayette College, graduating in 1968 as a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He married his beloved Constance (Connie) Keck at Edgewood Presbyterian Church in 1971. Sandy began his career with Koppers Company, but soon realized a compelling interest in commercial construction, working first in Washington, DC, and ultimately in Pittsburgh. He worked for Landau Building Company for 25 years, managing projects in hospitals, universities, churches and office buildings. His most recent projects as a private consultant included the new WPXI-TV studio facility and a manufacturing plant in Memphis, Tenn. His projects won numerous Master Builders Awards. Sandy and Connie loved renovating old houses. His talent for woodworking was evident in his Welsh stick and Windsor chairs, a canoe, tables, beds, carved boxes, turned bowls and several guitars, and he delighted in passing on his craft to others. He loved sailing, music, old cars, poetry, building fences and spending time at the farm with his family and friends. Sandy and Connie were members at St. Stephens Church, Sewickley, and flourished in their small group under the leadership of Dr. Steve Smith. Since 2010, Sandy has loved being a part of Christ Church Fox Chapel where Connie is associate rector. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Experiment for 30 years, and a steadfast friend of Bill W. for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Connie Hughes; and daughters, Jessica Hughes Breedlove (Alan), of Gibsonia, and Corinne Hughes Dlugonski (Bernie), of Leetsdale. He was the beloved brother of Katharine Leatham, Molly Brown and Dory Spencer. He was Pop-pop to his beloved seven grandchildren, Teddy, Sophie, Katharine, Madeline, Charlie, Emma and Henry Breedlove. Sandy's approach to life was ebullient, always positive, ever grateful, celebratory, expressing his delight in "the best" of each person, each moment, each meal, each day. He quietly impacted many lives with his deep well of wisdom, acceptance and love. His last piece of advice to his family: "If you have any questions, ask Teddy." The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave., Aspinwall. A service of resurrection will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2015, at Church of the Ascension, Oakland. Contributions honoring Sandy Hughes may be made to Christ Church Fox Chapel, 630 Squaw Run Road East, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
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Jardini, John E. 92

  • Born: 1923-03-14
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Cieslak Tatko, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • John E. Jardini, 92, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife of 65 years, Teresa Gallo Jardini and family Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was the son of the late Pasquale Jardini and Michelina Mancini Jardini, of Carrick; loving brother to the late Josephine (Frank) Hasenkopf and Orlando Jardini; and is also survived by one sister-in-law, Linda Jardini. His memory will be cherished by two children, Ronald Jardini (Immacolata Raffaele) and Eileen Jardini (Douglas Brooks); three grandchildren, John Jardini, Elizabeth Jardini and Rachel Jardini; as well as many nieces and nephews, the late "Skipper" Hasenkopf, Jon Hasenkopf (Karen Hasenkopf), Cathy Porco, Nancy Jardini (Morris Panner), David Jardini (Dawn Shober) and Michelle Jardini (Sean Gannon). He will be remembered by many other relatives and friends in the United States and in Brazil. John was born March 14, 1923, in Taquaritinga, Brazil, and his family brought him to Pittsburgh at the age of 4. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II. After the war, he built a home in Carrick where he and Teresa raised their children. John was a hard-working man, self-employed as a bricklayer and contractor and was a staunch Steelers fan. After his retirement, he and Teresa enjoyed many years in Palm Beach, Fla., returning to Pittsburgh three years ago. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the CIESLAK and TATKO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 2935 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227, followed by a memorial reception and dinner. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the charity of your choice in John's name.
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Kunkler, Richard D. 86

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1928-11-19
  • Died: 2015-03-21
  • Funeral Home: Hoffer, Norvelt | Get Directions
  • Richard Donald Kunkler, 86, of Pittsburgh, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Lewisville, Texas. Richard was born Nov. 19, 1928, in Pittsburgh, to Lawrence and Jean (Wilson) Kunkler. He went to school at Wilkinsburg High School and enjoyed working with his father at Kunkler and Nobs Grocery Store. He married Dorothy Lorraine Heide Aug. 17, 1950, in Trauger. He attended Findlay College and the University of Pittsburgh. Richard worked as a general manager for Kroger Co. and a restaurant manager for Marriot Corp., prior to beginning his longest tenured position as a supervisor in the IHOP system. For 34 years he was associated with Linda Pont Corp. and VCM Corp., touching and influencing the lives of many. He later enjoyed working with his daughter in helping to supervise an IHOP franchise. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Army, where he was awarded the Occupation Medal in Germany as an Artillery Chief. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Flower Mound, Texas. Richard was preceded in death by his mother and father; and his brother, Lawrence Jr. Richard is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his brother, Arthur Kunkler; his daughter, Sandra Streett (David); his sons, Donald Kunkler (Louanna) and Richard Kunkler (Noelle); grandchildren Jonathan, Jason, Lindsay and Patrick Kunkler, Jennifer and Jeffrey Streett and Dakota Saunders; great-grandchildren, Emily Kesler and Reagan and Andrew Penner; as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, 2245 Mt. Pleasant Road, Norvelt, PA 15674, where his funeral service will be at noon Saturday with the Rev. Eric E. Dennis, of Linway United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment to follow at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Trauger, where military honors will be accorded by the Armbrust Veterans Association. The veterans will meet at 11:45 a.m. for their service in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Lemchak, John S. 66

  • Formerly of Polish Hill
  • Died: 2015-03-01
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • John S. Lemchak, 66, formerly of Polish Hill, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Hope Hospice in Florida. John grew up on Polish Hill. He was the beloved son of the late Mike and Betty Lemchak; endeared brother of Dorothy Scolaro and the late Barbara Piotrowski, Patricia Klavon, Madeline Eggers and Mike Lemchak; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. John was a proud Navy veteran, a devout Catholic and a devoted family man. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Everyone is asked to meet at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be at Allegheny Cemetery with military honors. www.zalewskifuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in John's memory to his favorite charity: The St. Jude's Children's Hospital. A memorial page has been set up in his honor at fundraising.stjude.org/goto/JOHNLEMCHAK.
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Linch, Irene V. 97

  • Bethel Park
  • Born: 1917-10-24
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Henney, Bethel Park | Get Directions
  • Irene Virginia (Layfield) Linch, 97, of Bethel Park, died Monday, March 23, 2015, after a long and contented life and a slow battle with congestive heart failure. She was born Oct. 24, 1917, in Harrison County, W.Va., the oldest of 10 children of Bernard and Effie (Radcliff) Layfield, three of whom survive: Harold Layfield, of Florida, and Jean Vargo and Ken Layfield, of Ohio. She met and married Lester Linch in 1940 and was widowed too soon in 1970. Together they raised five children: two sons, Gary (Jayne), of Olmstead Falls, Ohio, and Stephen (Lessie), of Decatur, Ga., and three daughters, Marilyn (Robert) Frew, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Anita (Fenwick) Hall and Kathy Linch, both of Bethel Park. One granddaughter predeceased her. She is survived by 10 adult grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, all of whom admire the strong, capable woman who was "Gramma Linch." Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at PAUL L. HENNEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the South Hills Church of the Nazarene. Her celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at South Hills Church of the Nazarene, 5601 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102, followed by a fellowship luncheon at the church. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, next to her husband in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Quiet Dell, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to South Hills Church of the Nazarene or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. www.henneyfuneralhome.com.
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Mandich, Roger M. 88

  • East McKeesport
  • Born: 1927-02-18
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Forgie-Snyder, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Roger M. Mandich, 88, of East McKeesport, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at home. He was born Feb. 18, 1927, in McKeesport, a son of the late Mirko and Rose (Stanich) Mandich, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Sentipal) Mandich. He was a retired postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service and was also a former employee of Firth Sterling, McKeesport, and Valley Auto Parts, Turtle Creek. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of VFW Hilltopper Post 8430, East McKeesport, the American Legion, Post 701, White Oak, where he liked to dance on Monday nights, and a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. Surviving are his brother, Edward L. (Jean) Mandich, of East McKeesport; his special friend, Louise Schenk, of Penn Hills; brothers-in-law, Robert (Maryann) Goldie and Joseph J. Goldie; also cousins. A private blessing service will be held at FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083, with interment following in Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to a charity of choice.
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McLane Jr., Clyde 83

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • Clyde McLane Jr., 83, of Scott Township, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Bonnie; loving father of Clyde McLane III, Craig (Dani Jo) McLane and Leesa (Michael) Zias; brother of Ruth, Delano and Sonie; and loving grandfather of Ainsley and Addison. Clyde served in the Navy during the Korean War. He earned a master's degree from Texas Tech University and worked his entire career at PPG Industries. Clyde served as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and was a longtime parishioner of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Interment will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Miller, Charles L. 82

  • Castle Shannon
  • Died: 2015-02-07
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Charles L. Miller, 82, of Castle Shannon, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. He was the husband of the late Shirley May (Schneider) Miller; devoted father of Charles, of Poway, Calif., Richard, of Castle Shannon, Thomas, of Orlando, Fla., James, of Pensacola, Fla., Linda LeViere, of Southington, Ohio, and Kathleen Osteritter, of West Mifflin; brother of Mary Ann Bench, of Bethel Park; also survived by 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Charles was Army veteran, retired postal worker, member of the Shriners and an avid bowler. Family plans no viewing. A blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel, 509 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Arrangements by LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL INC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Paramount Hospice, 3025 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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More, Helen I. 87

  • Baldwin
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Helen I. More, 87, of Baldwin, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Patsy More; daughter of the late Anthony and Teresa Imbrogno; mother of Patricia (William) Kennedy, of Warren, Ohio, and Anthony More, of Cheswick; grandmother of Brian (Kristin) Kennedy, of Thomasville, N.C., and David Kennedy, of Chander, Ariz.; and great-grandmother of Avery Kennedy. She is also survived by sisters, Mary Lepiane, Irene Brown and Theresa Bellas; sisters-in-law, Betty Imbrogno and Meni Franceschelli; and many nieces and nephews. Helen spent 30 years teaching at St. Elizabeth School and remained there heading their fund-raising projects. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Funeral prayer will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Elizabeth School. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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Opfer Sr., Dennis M. 66

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1948-09-25
  • Died: 2015-03-21
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Dennis M. Opfer Sr., 66, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, at home. Born Sept. 25, 1948, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Albert and Julia (Lovas) Opfer. A retired truck driver for Levinson Steel in Ambridge, Dennis was a member of Grace and Truth Church in Houston and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by a daughter, Rachel (John) Hazuda of Imperial; son, Dennis M. Opfer II of Glassport; grandchildren, Brooke and Julia Opfer and Jack and Hope Hazuda; sister, Sandra (George) Cheplic of Finleyville; brother, Wayne P. (Alberta) Opfer of Glassport; uncle, Michael Lovas of Elizabeth Township; also nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, 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. Friday, March 27, 2015, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Scott A. Warne officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace and Truth Church, 12 E. Pike St., Houston, PA 15342. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Perichak, Frances G. 92

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1922-07-10
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Frances G. Perichak, 92, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at UPMC McKeesport. She was born July 10, 1922, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Dujmic) Bertovich. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild. She was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She was the beloved wife for 53 years to the late Edward Perichak, who died April 25, 2003; mother of Janet (David Giles) Maskarinec, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Donna (Jimmy) Gasper, of Chelmsford, Mass.; grandmother of Brian (Paige) Maskarinec, Ben Gasper, Sarah (Chris) Maskarinec Sumrall and Emily (Joseph) Gasper Robinson; great-grandmother of Violet Maskarinec and Cabe Sumrall; also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frances' name to Celtic Hospice, 150 Scharberry Lane, Mars, PA 16046.
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Petrina Jr., Joseph E. 64

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-03-22
  • Funeral Home: Wylie, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Joseph E. Petrina Jr., 64, of Penn Hills, died suddenly, Sunday, March 22, 2015. He was a beloved son of Margaret (Evanish) and the late Joseph E. Petrina Sr.; father of Jeffrey (Lisa), Joseph (Danielle) and Michelle Petrina; grandfather of Alexander and Zachary Petrina; brother of Richard (Marilyn), Michael (Cheryl), James (Bobbi), Nicholas (Nancy), JoAnn and Joyce Petrina; also survived by many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Joe was retired after 35 years in the Coast Guard. He was president of the Turtle Creek Italian Club; enjoyed helping others and spending time at his hunting camp. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the FINDLAY C. WYLIE FUNERAL HOME INC., 11311 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Maurice Parish Church, Forest Hills.
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Pivarnik, Mary T. 90

  • Born: 1924-12-17
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Mary Theresa Pivarnik went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Friendship Ridge Nursing Center, Brighton Township. She was born Dec. 17, 1924, in West Homestead, where she lived until 2010. She was the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Beres) Pivarnik. Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, Michael and John Pivarnik; sisters, Margaret (McDowell) and Sister Helen Pivarnik CDS; and a niece, Mona McDowell. Mary is survived by two nephews and their families, J. Mike and Annamarie Pivarnik, of Columbus, Ohio, and J. Thomas Pivarnik, of New Brighton; and one niece, Sandra Durbin, of Ellwood City, and her family. Mary was a devoted member of St. Maximillian Kolbe Church, Homestead, and the former St. Michael's Church West Homestead. At the former St. Michael's, Mary was a member of the church choir, Christian Mothers and Michaelaires and had taught CCD there. At St. Maximillian Kolbe's, Mary was a member of the Lady's Guild and the Senior Group. She was also a member of OASIS. Family and friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. until the blessing service at 11 a.m. Friday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC. Interment to follow at St. Michael's Cemetery, West Mifflin. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Polce, Dominec A. 85

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-03-20
  • Funeral Home: Pearce, Pitcairn | Get Directions
  • Dominec Anthony Polce, 85, of Monroeville, died Friday, March 20, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Ferguson) Polce; father of Jeffrey (Stacy) Polce and the late Kevin R. Polce; brother of Josephine Chioda, Pauline Martinelli, Betty Mikosz and the late Helen Perriello, Clara Cristoforo, Veto Polce, Joseph J. Polce and Virginia Polce; and grandfather of Stephanie, Jeffrey Jr., Marissa, Abby, Chloe and Dominec. Dominec was a Korean War veteran and a WABCO retiree. Friends were received this past Monday at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL. HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn. Funeral service was held this past Tuesday at Pitcairn Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Alan W. Thompson officiating. In lieu of flowers, family asks donations be made to Broadway Alliance Church, 1000 Broadway Ave., East McKeesport, PA 15035 or Pitcairn Assembly of God Church, 520 Wall Ave., Pitcairn, PA 15140.
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Rajakovich, Ann H.

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Ann H. (Antolovich) Rajakovich, of Swissvale, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was the wife of the late Frank M. Rajakovich; and loving mother of Rita Hyland and her husband, James, of Forest Hills, Ann Abraham and her husband, Philip, of Blackridge, Florian Rajakovich and his wife, Audrey, of Green Tree, Joseph Rajakovich and his wife, Lisa, of Swissvale, Frank Rajakovich and his wife, Lisa, of Swissvale, and Mary Iannetta and Joseph Klos, of Philadelphia. Ann is also survived by her 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends received from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday only at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Word of God Roman Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to St. Anthony School Programs, 2000 Corporate Drive, Suite 580, Wexford, PA 15090 or Word of God Parish, 2021 S. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Reeder, Ann B. 81

  • Carnegie
  • Died: 2015-03-21
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • Ann Beatrice Reeder, 81, of Carnegie, died peacefully Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Country Meadows, Bridgeville. She was born June 21, 1933, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Vern and Eleanor (Beatty) Moschel. Ann and Thomas S. Reeder Jr. were married on Feb. 21, 1957; she started a family and decided to stay home to be a homemaker. She loved spending time with family and close friends, enjoyed playing bingo on the weekends, and arts and crafts. She is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas S. Reeder Jr.; two sons, Thomas S. Reeder III and Timothy F. Reeder Sr. (companion, Christina Parkinson); three grandchildren, Timothy F. Reeder Jr., Terry Reeder and Tyler Thomas Reeder; and two brothers, Rich Moschel and Gary Moschel. She was preceded in death by siblings, Vern Moschel, Bud Moschel, Judy Lightel and Georgia Eckoff. Friends welcome from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Graveside services and interment at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Everyone is asked to meet at the public information center at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested in Ann Reeder's name to St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 218 Alter St., East Carnegie, PA 15106.
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Rusnak Sr., Joseph E. 68

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1946-04-07
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Joseph E. Rusnak Sr., 68, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Glassport, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, in Forbes Hospice at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born April 7, 1946, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Hruska) Rusnak. A retired route supervisor for the Port Authority of Allegheny County who also worked at GM's Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin, Joseph was a member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Township and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, camp and ride his motorcycle. Joseph is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cheryl (Bowden) Rusnak; his sons, Joseph E. (Elizabeth) Rusnak Jr., of East McKeesport, and A.J. Rusnak, of Pauley's Island, S.C.; his grandson, Aiden Turley; his granddaughter, Emma Rusnak; his brother, Michael (Carol) Rusnak, of St. Louis, Mo.; his sister, Susan (Gordon) Boyd, of Lindenwold, N.J.; and also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, in St. Michael's Church with Father Thomas Wagner officiating. Interment will be private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Forbes Hospice, 2570 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA 15146. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Silverio, Richard A. 87

  • Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Richard Anthony Silverio, 87, of Turtle Creek, died Monday, March 23, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Fisher) Silverio for 61 years; loving father of Cathy Silverio Ramsey (Greg), Robin Silverio Cepikoff (Ron) and Craig Silverio; dear grandfather of Stephen Carr (Cassandra), Allison Moschetta (Jeff), Destiny Cepikoff, Emily, Stephanie and Matthew Silverio; and great-grandfather of Isabelle Moschetta and baby Carr to arrive in August. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Josephine (Rossetti) Silverio; sisters, Mary Cervi, Elizabeth Cuffaro, Rose Isue; and brothers, Armando, Dominick, Edward and twin brother, Rudolph Silverio. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard was a Korean War veteran, having served in the Army, and he was a Past Master of the F and AM, Valley Lodge No. 613 in Turtle Creek. Richard was an avid golfer and loved to dance with his wife, whom he affectionately called "My Precious". He loved his morning coffee at Starbucks, with his buddies. Richard will always be remembered for his beautiful smile and zest for life. There will be no visitation. A celebration of his life will be held at noon Saturday, April 25, 2015, in McMasters Methodist Church in Turtle Creek. Arrangements by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org.http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Simok, Carmella 93

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Carmella Simok, 93, of Swissvale, died Monday, March 23, 2015, peacefully at home with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Frank C. Simok; beloved mother of Bridget Baacke (James); loving grandmother of Carmella Smith (James); and dear sister of Frank Saccamango (Blanche) and the late John, Ann, Josephine, Rose, Ned, Sam, Anthony and Joseph. Carmella had a special love for her grand doggies, loved Italian music and ladylocks. The family would like to give a special thanks to family friend, Christopher Zapf. Funeral arrangements private. Arrangements by the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Skavronski, Dolores 87

  • Wilmerding
  • Died: 2015-03-23
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Dolores "Dolly" (Woynik) Skavronski, 87, of Wilmerding, died Monday, March 23, 2015. She was a devoted member of St. Jude the Apostle Church and will be fondly remembered as being a very loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was a daughter of the late George and Helen Woynik; wife of the late John Skavronski; beloved mother of Matthew (Kim) Skavronski, Robert J. "Bob" (Lynette Deaver) Skavronski, John Skavronski and Nancy (Guy) Farruggia; cherished grandmother of Madison Farruggia, Lauren Farruggia, Brian Farruggia and Alec Skavronski; sister of the late Kenneth (Dorothy) Woynik; aunt of Kathy (George) Padezan, the late Kristine (surviving husband, Doug) Marguriet; great-aunt of April Padezan, Kristina Padezan and Danielle (Robert) Marco; and great-great-aunt of Sierra and Tyler. Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Jude the Apostle Church. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
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Taormina, Eric J. 29

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-03-22
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Eric J. Taormina, 29, of Shaler Township, died suddenly Sunday, March 22, 2015. He was the cherished son of A.J. and Darlene (Kasun) Taormina; dearest friend and brother of Rochelle Taormina; nephew of Ron and Maryanne Taormina and Jack and Doris Kasun; and is also survived by his forever friends, Brandon and Nate; and his sidekick, Gracie. Eric was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was a business owner. Eric was very thoughtful to everyone with his love and kindness. He will be dearly missed every moment of every day. Friends will be received from 2 until the time of a blessing service at 8 p.m. Thursday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw.
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Trappen, Edward G. 79

  • Whitehall
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Castle Shannon | Get Directions
  • Edward G. Trappen, 79, of Whitehall, died Thursday, March 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Wilhelmena (Crocci) Trappen; father of the late Matthew; brother of Joe Ann Bohlander and Barbara Ann Kubes; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Edward was a longtime employee of Whitehall Borough. He loved his cottage, gardening and hunting and a friend to anyone. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1008 Castle Shannon Blvd., Castle Shannon. Blessing service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Worton, Gary W. 37

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1977-07-17
  • Died: 2015-03-21
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Gary Wayne Worton, 37, of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, in West Penn Allegheny. He was born July 17, 1977, in Pittsburgh, the son of Dale Worton, of Shadyside, and Lois R. Hodill, of Bethel Park. He was a ceramic contractor and a member of East Liberty Lutheran Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by uncles, Gary Hodill, of Baldwin, and Tim Worton, of Pittsburgh; and cousin, Lisa Worton, of Alabama. No visitation. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, in Christ Lutheran Church, Duquesne, with Pastor John Gropp officiating. Arrangements by MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director.
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Zemba, Stephen F. 87

  • Bethel Park
  • Died: 2015-03-22
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel-Slater, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Stephen Francis Zemba, 87, of Bethel Park, died Sunday, March 22, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Irene M. (Wrublewski) Zemba; son of the late Joseph and Agnes Veller Zemba; father of Stephen E. (Angela Sue) Zemba and Holly L. Zemba; grandfather of Alison M. (Casey) Plouffe and Ashley E. Zemba; and great-grandfather of Angela K. and Ella M. Plouffe. He was preceded in death by siblings, Josephine Zemba, Andrew (Irene) Zemba, Margaret Wilson, John Zemba, Joseph (Margaret) Zemba, Marie Biernacki and Mathilda Kubiak. Steve was a Marine Corps veteran, obtaining the rank of Staff Sargent. He served his country in both World War II (Pacific Theater) and the Korean Conflict. He was a Robert Morris College graduate. He began his business career as an accountant with J and L Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh. Later he was the owner of the Beer Box Inc. and New Etna Curb Beer Distributor Companies. In his retirement years, he was a Pennsylvania State Constable in Bethel Park. He enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his Polka friends. Gardening was his favorite pastime, along with caring for his many cars. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at FREYVOGEL-SLATER FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 412-835-1860, 112 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park, (opposite Macys South Hills Village). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Louise de Marillac Church. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
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Westmoreland County

Cable, Richard C. 68

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1947-02-05
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Richard C. Cable, 68, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born Feb. 5, 1947, in Monroeville, a son of the late Thomas R. and Lois R. (Lucas) Cable. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Irwin. He retired as a case worker for the Department of Welfare in McKeesport. He was a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society, the Camp "B" in Pitcairn and liked NASCAR, World War II history and camping. Family meant everything to Richard, and he enjoyed spending time with his church family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Jack Pry. He is survived by his wife of more than 39 years, Karla F. (Wilson) Cable; brother, Robert (Lisa) Cable, of Dunham, N.C.; sister-in-law, Charlene Pry and Deborah (Gregory) Gibala; niece, Amanda Brown, Janeen (Ryan) Emsurak and Marci (James) Barrow; nephews, Jason and Joshua Cable; and great-nephews and nieces. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather for a funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Cindy Lindow officiating. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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O'Bryon, Scott 45

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1969-08-13
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Scott O'Bryon, 45, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1969, in Pittsburgh, the son of Robert R. and Merlyn Miller O'Bryon. Scott was a carpenter for more than 20 years, and a 1987 graduate of Norwin Senior High School. He was actively involved in the Norwin Alliance Church and loved cooking and baking. He was a very caring person and a friend to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his sister, Tracy O'Bryon; maternal grandparents, Merl and George Miller; and paternal grandfather, Raymond O'Bryon. He is survived by his cherished daughter, Raimey Marie; paternal grandmother, Mary O'Bryon; beloved sister, Debbie Jennette and her husband, Bill; proud uncle of Kendra Jennette and her fiance, Matt Nicholas, and Cody Jennette; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends and family will gather from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015, with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwin Alliance Church, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Verost, Olga 91

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2015-03-25
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Olga Verost, 91, of Murrysville, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was the former owner of William Penn Motel and a founding member of the Monroeville Convention Visitors Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Verost; daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Jacisin) Lesko; beloved mother of Cynthia Martincic and husband, Vince Rafeew, Mary (John) Mulach, Walter (Jan) Verost, Eileen (Dave) Sabina and the late Virginia (surviving spouse, Hugh) Laverty and Mary Jane Verost; grandmother of Rebecca (Mike) Sargo, Kristen Verost, Rachel (Brent) Backstrom, Clare (Chad) Jordan, Faith, Eve and Andrew Mulach and five great-grandchildren; and sister of Alex (Ann) Lesko and the late Paul (Margaret), Joseph (Irene) and Albert (Marion) Lesko. Olga also dearly loved her nieces and nephews. Olga has asked that memorials be made to St. Joseph Center Foundation, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in HART FUNERAL HOME, 3103 Lillian Ave., Murrysville. Additional visitation 9 to 9:45 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 4202 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville. Everyone meet at church. Arrangements entrusted to R.V. ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME INC., Homestead.
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Wintermyer, Gregory F.

  • North Huntingdon
  • Died: 2015-03-22
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Gregory F. Wintermyer, 53, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015. He was a son of Frederick H. and Patricia A. (Walker) Wintermyer; loving father of Noah F. Wintermyer; brother of Jeffrey Wintermyer, of North Versailles, and Patrick A. (Tracy) Wintermyer, of Glenshaw; nephew of James and Edward Wintermyer and the late Richard Walker; and grandson of paternal grandparents, the late Harry and Anna Wintermyer; and maternal grandparents, Josephine and the late George Walker. He is also survived by aunt, Jessica Walker, of White Oak; and good friend, Tim McNally. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport, PA 15035. Service at 11 a.m. Friday at Praise Assembly of God, 245 Foster Road, North Versailles, PA 15137. Everyone please meet at the church. Family suggests memorial contributions to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. www.kutchfuneralhome.org.
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Wislosky, John 89

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1926-02-23
  • Died: 2015-03-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • John Wislosky, 89, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Trafford, a son of the late Stephen and Catherine (Marchyn) Wislosky. He was a self-employed electrical, heating and air conditioning specialist. He served in the Army Air Corps and enjoyed bowling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Gail L. (Dulany) Wislosky; son, John B. Wislosky; and brothers, Nick and David Wislosky. He is survived by his children, Cheryl (Bill) Nimmo, of East Providence, R.I., and David (Lynette) Wislosky, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren, Matthew Nimmo, Jessica (Adam) Stadler and Kelly and Nathan Wislosky; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Dutka, of Monroeville, and Dorothy Dutka, of North Huntingdon. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather for a funeral service at noon Saturday with Pastor Randy Caperton officiating. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Township. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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