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Antenucci, John J.R. R. 54

  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • John Robert "J.R." Antenucci, 54, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after a courageous battle with renal cancer. He was the adored son of Shirley (Muschweck) Antenucci and Peter Antenucci; loving husband of Tina; beloved father of Mariah, Brendan and John; brother of Sue (John) Stone and Peter (Lynn) Antenucci; brother-in-law of Denise (Michael) Macklen; also survived by loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and dear friends. J.R. was best known for his infectious laugh, kindness, love of sports and ability to encourage all children to play and enjoy sports, especially baseball. J.R. will truly be missed by all whose hearts he touched. Friends will be received from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Condolences may be given at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Austin, John A. 81

  • Bakerstown
  • Born: 1933-03-21
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • John A. "Jack" Austin, 81, of Bakerstown, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was born March 21, 1933, in Bakerstown. He was the beloved husband for 61 years of Ann M. (McClaren) Austin; loving father of John W. "Jack" (Allison), of Wexford, Richard D., of Gibsonia, Kimberly A. (Daniel) Stefanov, of Bridgeport, W.Va., Karen L. (Frank) Snair, of Fawn Township, Jeffrey S. (Jill), of Wexford, and Karla D. (Michael) Gill, of Gibsonia; and proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Erdene (Burchfield) Austin; stepmother, Lee (McCoy) Austin; siblings, Dorothy Dillner, Wilma Sweazen and William Austin; daughter-in-law, Rhonda; and grandson, Graham Austin. Jack proudly served his country in the Army Signal Corps during the Korean War and was an elder at Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church. Family will welcome friends from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church. Private interment at Bakerstown Cemetery. Family suggests donations to Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 or Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church, 224 Tarentum-Culmerville Road, Tarentum, PA 15084. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Boyles, E. Harold Hal 91

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1923-08-23
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • E. Harold "Hal" Boyles, 91, of Monroeville, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, surrounded by family. Born Aug. 23, 1923, in Alexander, W.Va., he was a son of John Bethel and Ruth Cosby (Brooks) Boyles. He was the beloved husband of 67 years of Gertrude A. (Hart) Boyles; devoted father of Diana Hayes, Elaine (Ben Burnheimer) Junio, John (Catherine) Boyles, Pamela (Vincent) Panucci and Andrew (Julia) Boyles; loving grandfather of Amanda and John Hayes, Rachel Junio, Christina (Brandon) Moses and David (Emily), John P. (Carly), Levi, Seth and Keilah Boyles; and great-grandfather of Amelia, David E., Madison, Liam and Mason Boyles and Hanna, Julia, Tyler, Graysen and Hudson Moses. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A 1946 graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a self-taught writer, photographer and musician, he had a long career in advertising. He retired from Eljer Plumbingware as director of marketing communications in 1985. An avid painter, he had been a member of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, the Penn Art Association and the East Suburban Art League, where he also served as president. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Funeral service in the funeral chapel will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, with the Rev. Rob Marrow officiating. Interment will be following at Restland Memorial Park. The family thanks Forbes Hospice for their caring professionalism. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Forbes Hospice or Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Monroeville. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Connors, Shirley 88

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Gross, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Shirley (Adams) Connors, 88, of Oakmont, formerly of Penn Hills, passed away peacefully, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 58 years to Joseph Connors; mother of Barbara (Michael) Kurcina, of Plum Borough, and Daniel Connors, of Penn Hills; and grandmother of Joseph and Jeremy Kurcina. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Kathleen Schott and Bernadette Klepsky; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Clyde and William Adams; niece, Colleen Adams; and nephew, Dale Adams. The family would like to express their gratitude to Presbyterian Senior Care, Woodside Place and the Willows as well as family hospice. A special thanks to Aunt B, Cindy and Gary who helped us through this journey. "And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it," Eccl 12:7. Service and interment are private. Arrangements by WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD. If desired, contributions can be acknowledged to Presbyterian Senior Care Benevolent Fund, 1215 Hulton Road, Oakmont, PA 15139.
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Corrao-Scanga, Marguerite 90

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Marguerite Corrao-Scanga, 90, of Penn Hills, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Marguerite was a registered nurse who supervised the emergency room at Shadyside Hospital for 25 years. She was the wife of the late John Scanga and Charles Corrao; loving mother of James Corrao (Mary Lou), Christine (Wesley) and Charles Corrao; sister of Marianna Fiore, the late Henry Fiore, Caroline Corvino and Norma DeLucia; grandmother of Dayna, Michael, Mary Marguerite, Adrienne, Carrie, Charlie, Jimmy, Candace and Chelsey; and great-grandmother of Anthony, Isaac, Cyris and Cyonna. Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Bartholomew Church.
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Costello, Martha A. 97

  • Braddock Hills
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Martha A. (Modrak) Costello, 97, of Braddock Hills, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late William Costello; loving mother of the late Mary Louise Costello; and is also survived by loving nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Martha graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Nursing School and served her country with distinction during World War II as a 2nd Lieutenant Army nurse in France. She retired as a nurse at Wiggins Company with more than 30 years of service. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Good Shepherd Church, Braddock. http://www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Davis Jr., Charles J. 89

  • Penn Hills , Formerly of Shadyside
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Charles J. Davis Jr., 89, of Penn Hills, formerly of Shadyside, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Veronica (Galuska) Davis; loving father of Helen (the late Steve) Fialkovich, Charles S. Davis and Veronica (Bill) Franciscus; dear grandfather of Megan Fialkovich, Erin and Matthew Franciscus; and brother of the late Helen Davis. Charles was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church and Choir in Shadyside. He proudly served our country in the Navy during World War II and was a longtime employee of U.S. Steel and Research. He was also a member of Frick Lawn Bowling. The family would like to thank the physicians and staff at Harmarville DCI Dialysis, 4 East Shadyside Hospital and the staff and volunteers at Forbes Hospice. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 310 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Everyone please meet at church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Forbes Hospice, c/o West Penn Hospital, 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.
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Delserone, Anna Marie 85

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Anna Marie (Lucsko) Delserone, 85, of West Mifflin, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Donald R. Delserone; daughter of the late Michael and Mary Lucsko; mother of Richard (Tammy) Delserone and the late Donald D. Delserone; grandmother of Richard Jr. (Rachel) Delserone and Alex Robert Delserone; and great-grandmother of Gavin Delserone. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters and is also survived by her former daughter-in-law, Patricia Delserone. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A blessing service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Father Nicholas Mastrangelo, officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Dillner, Herman E. 93

  • West Deer
  • Born: 1921-05-04
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Herman E. Dillner, 93, of West Deer, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Born May 4, 1921, in Gibsonia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Irene (Bonin) Dillner; beloved husband for 50 years of Dorothy (Patton) Dillner; loving father of Herman E. (Joy) Dillner Jr., of Pymatuning, Betty Jane (John) Burke, of Florida, Mark E. (Marcie) Dillner, of Bairdford, and Marrene (Charles) Mechler, of Tarentum; brother of Hazel Mink, of Dorseyville, Earl Dillner, of Butler, Howard Dillner, of Gibsonia, and the late Harry Dillner, Elmer (Jean) Dillner and Ruth Black; and is also survived by six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. An Army World War II veteran, Herman served in an infantry division in Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland, Central Europe. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal and Freedom Award, given by the French government. Herman went on to work for 33 and one third years at the Gulf Research Facility in Harmar as a painter. He was a lifelong member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Dorseyville, where he served on the property and cemetery Committees. Herman was a longtime member of the West Deer VFW and enjoyed gardening, playing cards and working on his five tractors. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity United Church of Christ, Dorseyville, with interment to follow in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Dorseyville. Family suggests donations to Trinity U.C.C., 3712 Saxonburg Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Flaherty, Earl F. 66

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1948-04-11
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Earl F. Flaherty, 66, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in UPMC McKeesport. Born April 11, 1948, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Earl F. Flaherty Sr. and Betty (Ensign) Flaherty. A 1966 graduate of McKeesport Vocational High School, Earl also attended Machine Shop Technologies Center in Pittsburgh during his 38 years as a millwright with U.S. Steel, primarily at the Clairton Works. He was a volunteer at St. Mary's Byzantine Church in McKeesport and a member of CFU Lodge 3. He loved Tamburitzan music and was well known as the Santa for 13 years at Kaufmann's Pittsburgh department store. Earl is survived by his wife of 37 years, Frances (Dujmic) Flaherty; a sister, Cathy (Howard) Hayden; brother, Charles (Nikki) Flaherty; brother-in-law, Frank (Tess) Dujmic; nephews and godsons, Frank Dujmic Jr. and Charles Flaherty Jr.; nieces, Heather Flaherty, Rebecca and Mary Kathryn Dujmic, Kayla and Lauren Hayden; and nephews, Joseph Dujmic and Jake Hayden. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). Funeral services will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the funeral home by Fathers Paul Voida and Matthew Elanjalith. Interment will be private. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Ganassi, Sylvia M. 96

  • Greenock
  • Born: 1918-06-19
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Sylvia Mae Ganassi, 96, of Greenock, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at her home. She was born June 19, 1918, in Greenock, and was the daughter of the late Dario and Feame (Nizzoli) Pigozzi. Sylvia and her late husband, Mario Ganassi, were married for 43 years. She was a member of Greenock United Methodist Church and was a past president of the Elizabeth Township Historical Society. Sylvia enjoyed playing cards with her club girls and treasured her two trips to Italy. She is survived by her son, Glenn E. Ganassi, of Mt. Pleasant; granddaughters, Michelle and husband, Seth Forry, of Berlin, and Jennifer and husband, Alan Anderson, of Mt. Pleasant; great-granddaughters, Sara Forry and Emma Mae Anderson; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dario "Nick" Jr., Wayne "Zeke," Edmund "Chuck" and Glenn Pigozzi. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Edwin Pope officiating. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greenock United Methodist Church, 1213 Greenock Road, McKeesport, PA 15135. Condolences may be made at http://www.gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Heckman, Ada M. 91

  • Formerly of Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1923-05-09
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Ada M. Heckman, 91, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla. Born in Vermillion County, Indiana, May 9, 1923, Ada was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ida (Lucantoni) Pappafava, and wife of the late Charles Joseph Heckman. She attended grade school in Shirkieville, Ind., and graduated from Sewickley Township High School in Herminie. Ada completed her business education at Douglas Business College in McKeesport. Ada is survived by two sons, Deacon Kevin Charles Heckman and wife, Michele Heckman, of Arvada, Colo., and Richard Anthony Heckman and wife, Kathy Sommer, of Leonia, N.J.; a sister, Louise Zaverl, of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; three granddaughters, Hannah Quast and husband, Paul, Holly Heckman and Emma Heckman; and loving companion, Norval "Dick" Williams, of Fort Myers, Fla. Ada was also preceded in death by brother, Premo J. Pappafava, of Greensburg, former CEO of General Carbide Corp. in Hempfield Township. She is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. Her employment was with Potter-McCune Co., U.S. Steel Corp., National Works. She retired from Union National Bank, McKeesport. Ada was a member of American Legion Post 701 seniors; the American Legion Auxiliary; associate member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge; Elizabeth Township Seniors and Life Span; and the Italian American Club of Lehigh Acres, Fla. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132 (412-678-3454). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in St. Patrick's Church, McKeesport. Procession and burial will follow to Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Johnson, Mildred I. 86

  • Avalon
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Mildred I. Johnson, 86, of Avalon, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the wife of the late Robert Johnson; mother of Robert (Gail) Johnson, Susan (Richard) Knight, Sally (Shawn) Heagerty, Sandy (Mark) Paterson, Stacey (Chris) McLaughlin, Shelly (Norbert) Johnston and Ray (Julieta) Johnson; grandmother of 11; great-grandmother of seven; sister of Robert (Rose) Peck, David (Joanne) Peck, Ruth (Ernie) Stevens and the late James (surviving wife, Frances) Peck; and is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Forest Ave., Presbyterian Church, 898 Forest Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Kemmerling, Byron R. 76

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Byron R. Kemmerling, 76, of Shaler Township, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Edna M. (Paul) Kemmerling; loving father of Glenda Kemmerling; brother of Lois (Robert) Sovak and Edward J. Borkowski; uncle of D'Ann (Clifton) Stanford, Michael (the late Kimberly) Sovak and the late Robert (surviving wife, Melissa) Sovak; great-uncle of Corey and Christopher Stanford, Emily, Megan, Justin and Lindsay Sovak; and is also survived by many extended family members, relatives and friends from the Lawrenceville community. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. No visitation Thanksgiving Day. Family and friends are invited to gather at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church. http://www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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Kohan, William A. 69

  • Allison Park
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • William A. "Bimbo" Kohan, 69, of Allison Park, Shaler Township, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was the son of the late Andrew and Agnes (Welsh) Kohan; beloved husband of Beverly (Willis) Kohan; loving father of Albert, Jennifer, Jimmy and Marissa Kohan; and brother of Sue Benaglio, Ann Sollinger, Nancy Myros, Jane Bittner, Tom, Robert, Any, Ron and the late Joe, John, Albert, Eileen and Sally Kohan. Bill was the proud owner of W.K. Trucking Inc. His passion was his trucks and NASCAR. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 2510 Middle Road, Glenshaw. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery of St. Mary's, Hampton Township.
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Lofink, Robert J.

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: O'Brien, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Robert J. Lofink, of Gibsonia, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, as a result of an accident. He was the beloved husband for 50 years of Elaine (Curtin) Lofink; loving father of Darlene M. Biernesser, Renee A. (David) Eichenlaub and the late Robert Lofink; grandfather of Breanne Dolby, Chelsey Biernesser, Artie Biernesser, Edward Eichenlaub, Kaitlin Eichenlaub and Jeannine Eichenlaub; and brother of John C. (Marilyn) Lofink, of Hermitage, Judy M. (Tony) Verdi and David A. (Regina) Lofink. There are no visitations. There will be a funeral Mass for Mr. Lofink at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in St. Catherine of Sweden Church (Hampton Township). Everyone invited.
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Lynch, William C.

  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • William C. Lynch died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of the late Sheila Darney Lynch; father of Glynn A. (Don) Essick and the late W. Christopher Lynch; grandfather of Regis William Essick and Kaitlyn McGlynn Essick; brother of Joe and Jerry Lynch, Rosemarie Neil and the late Patsy Koslosky, Helen Harrington, Joan Modzelewski, John, Gene, Thomas and Anthony Lynch; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St. (http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul Cathedral.
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Mayo, Henrietta Etta E. 71

  • East Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Henrietta "Etta" E. Mayo, 71, of East Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Vince "Henry" Mayo, of East McKeesport; dear grandmother "Oma" of Vincent Andrew Mayo, of East Pittsburgh; sister of Samuel Koschik, of Pitcairn, John Koschik, of Homestead, and the late Millianne "Nootsie" Koschik. Etta was a retired employee from the registrar's office at the University of Pittsburgh, with 10 years of service, and a floral designer for 20 years with Shackford and Maxwell flower shop, in Wilkinsburg. In retirement, she enjoyed knitting, playing Sudoku and watching television. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Avenue at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery, in Monroeville. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com
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McGregor, Marsha 75

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Marsha (Jasik) McGregor, 75, of Ross Township, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. She was the loving mother of Lynda (Mark) Dodson and the late David McGregor; daughter of the late Andrew Jasik and Edwin and Mary Mitesser; and is also survived by loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and relatives. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Sebastian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kanzius Cancer Research, The Erie Community Foundation, 459 W. Sixth St., Erie, PA 16507 in memory of her son, David.
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Meerhoff, Kathryn L. 68

  • Monroeville , Formerly of Polish Hill
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Zalewski, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Kathryn L. (Mazza) Meerhoff, 68, of Monroeville, formerly of Polish Hill, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. She was the beloved wife of William Meerhoff; loving mother of Billy (Linda) Meerhoff Jr. and David Meerhoff; cherished grandmother of Dylan Meerhoff; loving daughter of Anne Janes and the late Jack Mazza; dear sister of John Mazza, Robert Mazza, Connie Lynn and the late Chuck Janes; niece of Edward and Robbie Malewski and family; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville. Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. http://www.zalewskifuneralhome.com.
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Mort, Charles W. 90

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Charles W. Mort, 90, of Monroeville, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was the husband of the late Phyllis Mort; father of George Mort and his wife, Karen and Daniel Mort; grandfather of John Mort and Daniel Mort; brother of Richard Mort (Marlene) and Robert Mort (Sue), Betty Rickey (Rick) and Theo Brennan (Phil); and is also survived by his caregiver, Karen Reinhart. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Mort; and his siblings, Merle, Melvin, George, Harold and Roy Mort, and Margaret Riley. Chuck was an Army World War II veteran, serving with the 81st engineers and was a retired crane operator at J and L for more than 30 years. He also was a security guard at Woodland Hills High School. He was an avid golfer. The family wishes to thank Forbes Hospice for their care and compassion. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the funeral chapel with Rev. Rob Marrow officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to VFW- National Headquarters, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111, greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Rock, Michael 67

  • North Side
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Michael Rock, 67, of the North Side, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 42 years of Helen Rock; father of Michael (Casie) Rock; brother of Patricia Schwer; and nephew of Michael Lonzo. He also is survived by granddog, Riley. Mike was a generous man and loved to make everyone laugh. He loved his son, Mike, his motorcycles and working on cars. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 388 Center Ave., West View 15229, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Seibel, Betty L.

  • Overbrook
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Debor, Brookline | Get Directions
  • Betty L. Seibel, of Overbrook, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the wife of the late Robert; beloved mother of Lyndalee South and Maryann (Jan) Rihs; grandmother of Kristen Rihs and Rebecca (Justin) Galloway; sister of Mary Jane Klein and William Schohn; also many loving nieces and nephews. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday only at FRANK F. DEBOR FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1065 Brookline Blvd., 412-561-0380. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday in Church of the Resurrection. No visitation on Thanksgiving Day. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15228.
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Teck Jr., Nicholas R. 76

  • Duquesne
  • Born: 1938-02-11
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Nicholas R. Teck Jr., 76, of Duquesne, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Lawson Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 11, 1938, in McKeesport, son of the late Nicholas and Stella (Nichols) Teck Sr. He was a retired tire man from Schuloff Automotive in McKeesport. He was the husband of the late Donna (Craven) Teck; father of Nicholas (Bridget Heberling) Teck, of Indiana, Pa., and Vicky Ann (Richard Scott) Adams, of Duquesne; grandfather of Aaron, Autumn and Avi Adams; brother of John (Mary) Nichols, of Belmar, N.J., Tom Teck, of Smock, Rose Marie Seman, of Wilmerding, Larry (Joan) Teck, of Versailles, Steve (Judy) Teck, of North Versailles, and the late Bill Teck and late Richard Teck (surviving spouse, Louise); brother-in-law of Judy Smitley; and is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating.
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Thompson, Alvin R. 96

  • Wexford
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Alvin Royal Thompson, 96, of Wexford, formerly of Drexel Hill, went to be with Jesus Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. He was the loving husband of the late Gretchen Thompson; beloved father of Lynne (Bill) Curran, of Media, Linda (Rob) Blankemeyer, of Wexford, and the late Barbara Repsher (survived by Hank), of Springfield; proud grandfather of Stephen (Kathleen), Matthew, Lindsay (Owen), Gretchen (Nathan), Meredith (Garrett), Kristin (Jimmy) and Adam; and great-grandfather of Miles, Emily and Connor. Al was a Navy veteran of World War II, an active member of Orchard Hill Church and he loved all sports. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until the time of a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Road, Wexford. Arrangements are by H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-364-4444. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that those so inclined may make a donation to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850.
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Westmoreland County

Huha, Victoria 80

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of Glassport
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Wojciechowski, Glassport | Get Directions
  • Victoria "June" Huha, 80, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Glassport, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Victor and Elizabeth Jaskolski; and wife of the late John Huha. She is survived by her children, Mary (Les) Mannerberg, of North Huntingdon, Michelle (Jim) Yurkiewicz, of Pittsburgh, John Huha, of Pittsburgh, and Marsha (Bill) Boulger, of Minnesota; her beloved grandchildren, Mandy (Dave) Gates, Greg and Matthew Mannerberg and Maxwell Boulger; great-grandchildren, Nicole and David Gates; and sisters, Jean Pack, of Connecticut, Margaret Stefanowicz, of New Jersey, Mary Audrey Billy, of Port Vue, and Elizabeth "Bunny" Doncoes, of New York. She was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia Skotnicki; and brother, Robert Jaskolski. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport. A funeral Mass will be held at noon Saturday at Queen of the Rosary Church with Rev. Kedzierski. Interment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery.
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McSorley Cucchi, Shirley E. 83

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1931-09-14
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Shirley E. (Huffmyer) McSorley Cucchi, 83, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. She was born Sept. 14, 1931, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late James "Sam" and Iola (Slagle) Huffmyer. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Irwin, also part of the Sweet Adelines singing group and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of more than seven years, Joseph Cucchi. She is survived by her children, Deborah (Gary) Hunt, Arthur (Bonn) McSorley, Michael (Jennifer) McSorley, Patricia Talbot Reuther (Robert Feldman), Donna (Torok) McSorley and Kathleen Lyons; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; sister, Phyllis (Hugh) Joslin; brother, James (Sue) Huffmyer; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity Church, 502 Main St., Irwin, with Dr. Clifton J. Suehr officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or the ASPCA at http://www.aspca.org. For online condolences, please visit our website at http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Williams, Jessica L. 31

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of Penn Township
  • Born: 1983-09-02
  • Died: 2014-11-23
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Jessica Lynn Williams, 31, of North Huntingdon and formerly of Penn Township, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 2, 1983, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of George Oravec, of Penn Township, and the late Diana (Smith) Oravec. A graduate of James Madison University, Jessica worked as a financial analyst for KPMG in Pittsburgh. Jessica was an outgoing and positive person whose warm smile and generous heart will forever stay with those who knew her. Besides her father, she is survived by her husband, Nick Williams, of North Huntingdon, and their son, Greyson; her brother, Jeff (Stephanie) Oravec, of Charlotte, N.C.; her sister, Megan Oravec, of Penn Township; her niece, Maryn Oravec; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Community United Methodist Church, 3487 Route 130, Harrison City, with Pastor John Ciampa officiating. Funeral arrangements are by the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. In lieu of flowers, Jessica's family asks that memorial contributions be made to Greyson Williams' 529 college fund, in care of the family. http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Butler County

Jones, Roberta F. 77

  • Butler , Formerly of Shadyside
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: McCabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Roberta F. "Bobbi" "Bertie" Jones, 77, of Butler, formerly of Shadyside, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of the late Robert D. and Beane (McShane) Jones; sister of the late Mary Louise Trenga; dear aunt of Deborah Ann Trenga-Myers (Jay Myers), Linda Polito-Rhodes (Richard Rhodes) and the late Donna Polito; and great-aunt of MaryGrace and Jayson Myers and Christine and Heaven Rhodes. Bobbi worked for Crum and Forster Insurance Cos. for 28 years. She wrote for the company paper, "Spotlight," under the nom de plume "Sally Snoop from the Sixth Floor." Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Interment to follow at Mt. Royal Cemetery.
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Kline, Dorothy M. 81

  • Callery
  • Born: 1933-09-28
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Dorothy M. "Dot" (Wilson) Kline, 81, of Callery, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, peacefully in the comfort of her home, with her family at her side, after a long illness. Born in Nixon, Pa., Sept. 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Florence Lloyd Wilson. Dot was a retired Postal Clerk for the Zelienople Post Office. She was a lifetime member of the Crestview Presbyterian Church, where she had served as a Deacon and also belonged to the Mars Chapter 271, Order of the Eastern Star. Dot loved spending time with her family and enjoyed sports. Surviving are three daughters, Vicki L. Kline Sayti (Gene Colonello), of Callery, Melanie "Mel" Golden (Bob Jr.), of Cranberry Township, and Kim Fair, of Butler; her grandchildren, Shawn, Ryan and Lindsay Sayti, Zacchary (Morgan) and Mitchell Golden, and Chase and Cambry Kosich; her sister, Madelynn "Mitzie" Staaf, of Gibsonia; and her brother, Lloyd "Cy" Wilson, of Mars. She is also survived by three nephews, a niece and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Kline, whom she married Feb. 20, 1953, and who died June 22, 2002; and by her daughter, Tammy Kline Kosich. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Crestview Presbyterian Church, 210 Kline Ave., Callery, PA 16024, with the Rev. Robert Goossen officiating. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in Brownsdale Cemetery in Penn Township. In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests that memorials be made to the Crestview Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box AA, Callery, PA 16024. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Pracel, Scott J. 56

  • Harrisburg
  • Born: 1958-04-11
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Scott J. Pracel, 56, of Harrisburg, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. He was born in Pittsburgh, April 11, 1958, son of the late Joseph M. and Rita G. (Reed) Pracel. He was the loving brother of Rita (the late Robert) Megahan and Joseph (Carol), Richard (Sherry) and Wayne (Judith) Pracel. He is also survived by an aunt, Rose (Seigal) Wills; and many nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Scott's name to the ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens), 825 K St., NW, Suite 1200, Washington, D.C. 20006. Arrangements entrusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., West View. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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