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Bieri, Charles M. 70

  • Ross Township
  • Born: 1944-08-02
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Charles M. Bieri, 70, of Ross Township, died Saturday evening, April 18, 2015, at Manor Care in North Hills. Born Aug. 18, 2015, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Aloysius and Virginia Bathe Bieri. Charles was a distribution manager for Dormont Appliance. He served as a sergeant in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed woodcarving. Surviving are a daughter, Cindy Naughton, of Mars; a son, Michael E. Bieri, of Ross Township; his grandchildren, Brenden, Bethany, Anniston and Devin; and his companion, Missy Dwojak. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Bieri. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tricia Shneck, family friend officiating. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Washington County. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Brown, G. Lorraine

  • Allison Park
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, North Hills | Get Directions
  • G. Lorraine (Stephens) Brown, of the Village at Hampton Fields, died Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was the wife of the late Clarence E. Brown Jr.; loving mother of Margaret Damron (John) and James E. Brown (Barbara); grandmother of Gregory Renkey, Michael Renkey, Matthew Brown and Jamie Chevrier; and great-grandmother of Marc Andre Chevrier. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the United Way.
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Ciaburri, Nancy L.

  • Aleppo Township
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry Township | Get Directions
  • Nancy L. (Vail) Ciaburri, of Aleppo Township, formerly of New Sewickley Township, died Thursday, April 16, 2015. She was the beloved wife of 59 years to Robert L. Ciaburri; loving mother of Robert Ciaburri II (Christine) and Kim Breit (Robert); grandmother of Nicholas, Aaron, Rachel, Jillian and Molly; and great-grandmother of Ella, Domenick, Asher, Vera and Isaac. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Orchard Hill Church. Arrangements are by DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME of Cranberry.
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Constant, Theresa M. 91

  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Theresa Marie (Wagner) Constant, 91, just 2 weeks shy of turning 92, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. She is survived by her children, Kathleen Moyer, Barbara Schaberl, Michele Pope and Robert Constant, 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Edwin Wagner. Theresa worked as a registered nurse until her retirement. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernadette Church.
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Delesio, John T. 86

  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Winter, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • John T. "Strut" Delesio, 86, died Friday, April 17, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn (Casciato) Delesio; brother of the late Frances DeBella, Rose Bernatowicz, Matthew and Rosario "Rocky" Delesio. John was a loving and cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews. A Korean War veteran, John was a quiet and unassuming man who enjoyed many friends, both in Illinois and Pittsburgh. John had a passion for bowling, and as an accomplished bowler at the age of 86, was an inspiration to his league. A former resident of Chicago, John remained a fan of the White Sox, Bears and Blackhawks, however, he grew an affection for the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins. Friends and family received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the WINTER FUNERAL HOME PC, 4730 Friendship Ave. Funeral at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Friendship Campus. Interment with military honors will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Animal Rescue League, 6620 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
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Florian, Elsie M. 76

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Elsie Mae (Keady) Florian, 76, of Munhall, died Friday, April 17, 2015. She was the daughter of the late James and Alta (Thomas) Keady; wife of the late John R. Florian; loving mother of Marty (Chris) Florian, of Arizona, Debbie (David) Smoody, of Munhall, and the late Susie (husband, Bob, survives) Bence, of Munhall; grandmother of Adam, Jena and Jonathan Bence, Michael Florian and Kristin (Julia) Florian; sister of Jean Bechtold, of Florida, and Jim Keady, of California; also survived by nieces, nephews and her beloved cat, Bella. Elsie was a retired teacher from St. Therese School in Munhall. She was also a volunteer at Lifespan, the Benedum Center and various other places. Elsie's family was everything to her and she will be dearly missed by everyone. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Therese Church, Munhall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society c/o Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn Funeral Home. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Getz, William S. 91

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • William S. "Stu" Getz, 91, of Swissvale, died Friday, April 17, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores (McCullough) Getz; loving father of Patricia M. Eiseman (Gary), of Springdale Township, Linda S. Hite (Bill), of Wilkins Township, Kathleen Griffith (Dave), of North Versailles, and the late Howard, Dorothy and Billy Getz; father-in-law of Debbie Getz; dear grandfather of Carol, Todd, Sarah, Bryan and Melanie; great-grandfather of Josh, Nico, Connor and baby Aubree to arrive in July; brother of Howard W. Getz, of Monroeville, and the late Frank "Les" Getz; uncle of Gayle Cindric, of Wilkins Township; and great-uncle of Gabi Cindric. Stu retired after 41 years of service at Union Switch and Signal, Swissvale, in the plating department. Stu served his country proudly in the Army 291st Combat Engineers during World War II on the beach in Normandy, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars. Stu was past commander of Swissvale American Legion Post 063, member of the Swissvale VFW and Swissvale Moose. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff of Harmar Village and Grane Hospice Care. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's School Program, 1000 Corporate Drive, Wexford, PA 15090. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Graham, Joseph W. 80

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Hahn, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Joseph W. Graham, 80, of Shaler Township, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 60 years to Nancy "Simon" Graham; loving father of Valerie (Donald) Zulka, Brian Graham and family, and the late Charles Joseph Graham; proud grandfather of Adam and Alan Zulka; brother of John (Nancy) Graham, Mary Belle Turka and Timothy (Darlene) Graham and the late Keith, David and Kathryn Graham; brother-in-law of Mary Ann, Annie and Carol Graham; also many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Joseph was a life-long member of The Order of the Eastern Star, a 50 year member of the Corinthian Lodge No. 573 F and AM, a volunteer Fireman at Cherry City Fire Dept, and extremely active in serving his church and the Lord. He was just "a regular Joe." Friends received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the HAHN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 123 North Ave., Millvale. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Ross Presbyterian Church.
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Hall, Gertrude A. 84

  • Bethel Park
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Henney, Bethel Park | Get Directions
  • Gertrude A. "Trudy" (Allmaier) Hall, 84, of Bethel Park, died Friday, April 17, 2015, peacefully at home. She was the beloved wife of George Hall; and mother of Linda Schakenbach (John), Stephen Hall (Cathy), Nancy Gagnon (Victor) and the late Kenneth Hall. She also is survived by five grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Susan Hall; one niece and one nephew. She drove a school bus for the Bethel Park School District for 17 years in the '70s and '80s. Trudy enjoyed square dancing and counted cross stitch. She was married to her husband, George, for 62 years. They enjoyed traveling in their RV to national parks and to various states, including Alaska. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at PAUL L. HENNEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Tuesday in St. Valentine Church. Interment will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Bethel Park Library. www.henneyfuneralhome.com.
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Hart, Sandra L. 70

  • Ross Township
  • Born: 1945-02-21
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Sandra L. Hart, 70, of Ross Township, died suddenly Friday, April 17, 2015. She was born Feb. 21, 1945, daughter of the late Carmen (Elnora) Ross. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard W. Hart Sr.; loving mother of Richard W. Hart Jr., Carmen M. (John) Seibert and William R. (Jennifer) Hart; dear grandmother of Amanda (Dan) James, Will and Jessica Hart, Carlie, John (Jr.) Sarah and Courtney Seibert and Billy and Nick Hart; great-grandmother of Sophie, Mackenzie, Chiara and Coen; sister of Robert (Linda) Ross and the late Tony Ross. Sandy loved spending time with her grandchildren and deeply missed her husband, Rich, since his passing. Family will welcome friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Athanasius Church. Interment in North Side Catholic Cemetery. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Hoffman, Frank R. 74

  • Fineview
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Heard, Observatory Hill | Get Directions
  • Frank R. Hoffman, 74, of Fineview, died peacefully Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was the loving brother of George W. "Bill" Hoffman Jr. and his wife, Bernie, and the late Barbara Meadors and Kathleen Heller; also survived by several devoted nieces and nephews. Frank served his country honorably in the Army. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the HEARD FUNERAL HOME INC., 4047 Perrysville Ave., Observatory Hill, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in Mt. Royal Cemetery.
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Jones, Walter W. 74

  • Bethel Park , Formerly of Euclid, Ohio
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Walter W. Jones, 74, of Bethel Park, formerly of Euclid, Ohio, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 39 years of Marcia Jean (Whaley) Jones; adoptive father of Marty (Randi) and Matthew (Kelly) Whaley; and is also survived by 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Ronald and Terry Jones. Walter loved to build or repair everything and it was often said, "that if he couldn't fix it, it couldn't be fixed." Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Main Sanctuary of Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to your favorite charity. www.laughlinfnueralhome.com.
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Kalocay, Jennifer S.

  • Bethel Park
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel-Slater, Bethel Park | Get Directions
  • Jennifer Shannon Kalocay, of Bethel Park, died unexpectedly Friday, April 17, 2015. She was the beloved daughter of Bernard "Bo" and the late Mary Lee Kalocay; dear sister of Michael (Wendy) Kalocay and Jackie Kalocay Hogg (David); doting aunt of Andrew Hogg, Rylee and Ryan Kalocay; and godmother of Andrew Hogg. Her smile and presence touched the lives of many friends and family members. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at FREYVOGEL-SLATER FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 112 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park (opposite Macy's South Hills Village). Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Valentine Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to Chartiers Center (TSR Mt. Lebanon), 437 Railroad St., Bridgeville, PA 15017.
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Kaminski, Marlene A. 73

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Marlene Adair (Danielson) Kaminski, 73, of Swissvale, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Saturday, April 18, 2015. She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Anthony Kaminski; her loving children, John Kaminski and his wife, Jeanine, and Lynn Checchio; her dear grandchildren, Marla Checchio, Justin Checchio and Amelia Kaminski; her devoted sisters, Dolores Ross and her late husband, Robert, and Donna Law and her husband, Dean; many loving nieces and nephews; and "her gang," Eleanor, Charlotte, Diane, Lorraine and Mary Ellen. She was the daughter of the late Einar and Della Mae (Siems) Danielson. Marlene lived her entire life in Swissvale. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Hileman and her late husband, Jack. Marlene was a fun-loving and supportive wife, mother, nana, aunt and friend who enjoyed her family dogs, dancing, spending time with her wonderful neighbors and trying her luck at the casinos. Family and friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Word of God Roman Catholic Church, 7446 McClure Ave., Swissvale, PA 15218. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Katsafanas, Sophia

  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Sophia (Katselas) Katsafanas passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Basil W. Katsafanas; sister of Tasso Katselas (Jane), Chris Katselas and the late Milton Katselas; and aunt of Dana and Lisa Katselas. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street, (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, Oakmont.
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Klavon, Mark A. 55

  • Lawrenceville
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Bloomfield | Get Directions
  • Mark A. Klavon, 55, of Lawrenceville, died Friday, April 17, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Sandra L. (Brady) Klavon; father of Charlie Klavon, John Hirschfield Jr., Brandon Hirschfield, Lindsie Hirschfield and Cortnie Thomas; grandfather of Alissa and Jesse West, Makayla and Isaac Thomas, Johnny Hirschfield III and Mikey; brother of Mary Ellen Tegtmeier, Martha Jane Rahuba, Geraldine May (Mark Gatnarek), Gloria Wolak Gibson (Dick), James (Christgin), Audrey Vernon (John) and the late Raymond Klavon; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 until blessing service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at MCCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, www.mccabebrothers.com, 5300 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. Interment private.
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Kolovich, Theresa A. 47

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1967-12-24
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Theresa Ann Honacki Kolovich, 47, of West Newton, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was a former school psychologist for the Currituck, N.C., School District and Richmond, Va., Area School District and former member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township. She loved taking care of her animals. Born Dec. 24, 1967, in Monongahela, she was a daughter of John J. and Mary Ann (McKenna) Honacki, of Elizabeth Township. In addition to her parents, Theresa is survived by a brother, John (Laurie) Honacki, DC, of Cranberry Township; sister, LuAnn (Michael) Sowko, Ph. D., of Forward Township; nieces and nephew, Michael, Lauren and Natalie Sowko; also, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, in St. Michael Parish, with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to W PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Laurence, Joann G. 77

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Mt. Oliver | Get Directions
  • Joann G. Laurence, 77, of Mt Lebanon, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian. She was the wife of the late William; loving mother of William II (Trudi), George (Aracely), and the late Mary Louise; also survived by 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Joann will be dearly missed by her family and many special friends who loved her deeply. Per her wishes, service and interment private. If desired, family suggests gifts in her memory, in support of heart disease research, to the University of Pittsburgh Medical and Health Sciences Foundation Attn: Gary Dubin, 3600 Forbes Ave., Suite 8084, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements by TIMOTHY K. SLATER FUNERAL SERVICES INC., (412-381-3337), 425 Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver, PA 15210. Condolences at www.timothykslater.com.
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Martowski, Helen 91

  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Bloomfield | Get Directions
  • Helen Martowski, 91, died Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was the beloved daughter of the late John Benjamin and Thecla Martowski; sister of the late John Martowksi; and is survived by niece, Danielle Martin, of New York City, N.Y. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 5300 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Maria Goretti Church, Friendship Campus. Everyone please gather at the church. Interment will be private.
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Meshanko, Andrew M.

  • Sharpsburg
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Andrew M. Meshanko, of Sharpsburg, originally from Wilkinsburg, died Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Marlyn Meshanko; and loving father of Michael (Machele), Andrea Zacchia (John), Robert, Daniel (Patricia) and Andrew (Laurie). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Andrew was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gerard Majella Church.
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Patterson, Edward M. 94

  • Eastmont
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Forest Hills | Get Directions
  • Edward Moore Patterson, 94, of Eastmont, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015. He was the husband of the late Doris G. Patterson; father of Edward G. (Marilyn Pasquarelli) Patterson, of Pitcairn, Bruce Patterson, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara (Roger Rubeck) Jenkins, of Redington Beach, Fla., and Nina (Eric) Hanson, of New London; loving companion of Pat Shoff, of Youngwood; and grandfather of Michelle L. Patterson and April Hanson. After graduation from Franklin and Marshall College, he entered the Army in 1943, serving in Company B, 322nd Medical Battalion, 97th Division. After returning home, he had a long career at Edgar Thomson Works of U.S. Steel. He coached Little League/softball and umpired when his children were young and mentored junior achievement. He loved wildlife and hunted and fished his entire life. He later enjoyed volunteering to Stock Streams before the opening of trout season. He was a Mason, belonged to John Dayton Rogers VFW Post 6681, East Suburban Friendship Club and Crowfoot Rod and Gun Club. Friends are invited to a memorial visitation at 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001, until time of memorial service at noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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Pierre, Keith O. 60

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Keith O. Pierre, 60, of Penn Hills, born in Trinidad, W.I., died Friday, April 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by parents, Christopher and Dolly Pierre; and son, Danny. He was the brother of Steve, Jacquie, Dianne and Derrick (Areilla) Pierre. He will be greatly missed by sweetheart, Denise King, her parents, Dave and Mary Meacham, and her brothers. Also surviving are uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A loyal and lifetime member of Penn Hills Universal VFD No. 226, Keith held a number of offices during his time at No. 6. He worked at Penn Hills Shop 'n Save since 1997. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Unity Community Church with full fireman's honors. To honor his memory, donations may be made to Penn Hills Universal VFD No. 226, c/o any S and T Bank branch.
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Reiland, David C.

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • David C. Reiland, of Ross Township, died Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 40 years to Kathy (Hohmann) Reiland; loving father of Dana L. Reiland; beloved son of Rita Reiland and the late Joseph Reiland; brother of Donald Reiland (Sharon), Richard J. Reiland (Marjorie) and Kathy Arndt (William); beloved uncle of Hollie Walsh; and other nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Teresa of Avila Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Hospice, 2605 Nicholson Road, Suite 3240, Sewickley, PA 15143, 724-933-6222.
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Stahley, Zola M. 77

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2015-04-10
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Zola Mae Stahley, 77, of Oakmont, died Friday, April 10, 2015. She was the sister of John Stahley, of Livonia, Mich., and the late Anna Lou Landstorfer. Zola is also survived by her beloved and special nephew, Alan Landstorfer, of Oakmont, and other nieces and nephews. Zola was a retired account manager with the former Daniel, Sapp and Boorne Associates in downtown Pittsburgh. Friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, in the Oakmont United Methodist Church, 419 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. Arrangements are by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 412-823-9350. Memorial donations are suggested to the Oakmont United Methodist Church. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Sudia, Theodore W. 89

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1925-10-10
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Cremation Funeral Care, Mcmurray | Get Directions
  • Theodore William Sudia, 89, of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at home. Born Oct. 10, 1925, in Ambridge, he was a son and the youngest of the eight children of the late Paraskeva and Frank Sudia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecelia Elson Sudia; daughter, Norah Sudia Davies; and also by siblings Anna, Frank, Marion, Victoria, Helen and Daniel. He is survived by son, Frank Sudia; daughter, Rachael Sudia (Keith) Boivin; grandchildren, Samuel, Cecelia Iris and Aaron; sister, Dorothy Evancho; and by many, many nieces and nephews. Ted received the Eagle Scout Award in 1938. He proudly served in the Naval Reserve during World War II as a radar operator on the YMS-200, a minesweeper in the Pacific. He received his doctorate from the Ohio State University in Plant Ecology/Plant Physiology. Ted held the position of associate professor at the University of Minnesota and later became the chief scientist of the National Park Service, where he retired after 25 years of service in 1995. He was a founding member of the George Wright Society, an organization dedicated to the protection, preservation and management of cultural and natural parks and reserves through research and education. A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, in the Galbreath Chapel at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to CREMATION and FUNERAL CARE, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Dr. Theodore William Sudia, to the George Wright Society, www.georgewright.org, or to Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America, lhc-bsa.org.
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Tibbitt, Beatrice B. 80

  • Greenock
  • Born: 1935-03-23
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles Borough | Get Directions
  • Beatrice B. Tibbitt, 80, of Greenock, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Sycamore Estates Personal Care Residence in Duquesne. Born March 23, 1935, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Beatrice (Lukart) Buck. The former proprietor of Bea's Cleaning Company, Beatrice was a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and loved her dog Toots. She is survived by her sons, William (Billie) Tibbitt and Frank (Charlene) Tibbitt, of Elizabeth Township; her daughter, Deborah (Gregory) Swiech, of Irwin; her grandchildren, Heather, Frank, Jason, Erin, Marcail, Robert and Aubrey; her great-granddaughter, Scarlett; her sister, Loretta (Donald) Sudsina, of North Versailles; and also nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. A blessing will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in the funeral home with Deacon Dale DiSanto, officiating. Procession and burial will follow to Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Beatrice's family would like to thank Peggy Powers Placement and Carol and her wonderful staff at Sycamore Estates for their support and care of Bea. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Tominello, Della M. 102

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Pearce, Pitcairn | Get Directions
  • Della M. (Battiste) Tominello, 102, of Monroeville/Pitcairn, died Monday, April 20, 2015. She was the wife of the late Salvatore A. "Timmy" Tominello; mother of Victor Tominello, Rosalie Stevenson and Joseph (Linda) Tominello; also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Della was born and raised in Brushton and was a custodian for Pittsburgh School Board for many years. Friends received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday at North American Martyrs Church, Monroeville, with the Rev. Joseph G. Luisi officiating.
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Vallejo, Velma M. 70

  • Crafton , Formerly of Canonsburg
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Franklin Park | Get Directions
  • Velma M. (Warren) Vallejo, 70, of Crafton, formerly of Canonsburg, passed Thursday, April 16, 2015, following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Sidney and Letha Mae (McBride) Warren; mother of Dr. Manuel (Susan) Vallejo Jr. and Rodrigo Vallejo; loving grandmother of Manuel's children, Alexander and Anna Vallejo, and Rodrigo's daughter, Haley Vallejo; sister of James Warren, Patricia D'Amico, John Paul Warren, Sharon Ann Clark and the late Jack Warren and Mary Sue Burris; and is also survived by beloved niece, Nina (Sam) Amer, and nephews, Sam and Geno D'Amico, as well as many additional nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., Franklin Park. Please leave condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Wuenschell, Debra 60

  • Forest Hills
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Debra (Morell) Wuenschell, 60, of Forest Hills, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015. She was the loving wife of Roy Wuenschell for 25 years; beloved mother of Valerie (John) Royce, of Texas; loving grandmother of four grandchildren; beloved sister of June (Delroy) May, of Brookline, and the late Sherry Linsenbigler; and is survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Debbie graduated from Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Campus as a registered nurse and worked at many of the local hospitals. She enjoyed cooking and using Facebook on her computer. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where services will be held at 4:30 p.m. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Yonich, Edward R. 76

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1938-09-07
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Edward R. Yonich, 76, of Clairton, passed away at home Friday, April 17, 2015. Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Clairton, he was a son of the late George and Stella (Olesky) Yonich. A retired supervisor for Eastman Chemical in West Elizabeth and member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Edward was a veteran of the Army, an assistant Scout Master for the Clairton Boy Scouts, and volunteer at the former St. Clare School. He enjoyed fishing, camping and was the official bingo caller at his campground in Pymatuning. Besides his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Joyce E. (Manown) Yonich, who passed away Feb. 24, 2015; and siblings, Stella Phillips, Effie Nikolich, Dolores Mitro, and Louis, John, Anthony "Sonny" and George "Barney" Yonich. He is survived by his daughter, Roslyn O'Hara, of Clairton; his grandson and best buddy, Scott O'Hara, of Clairton; his sister, Lorettta (Dale) Pierce, of Greentree; his dog, Buddy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700). Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in St. Clare of Assisi Parish. Procession and burial to follow to St. Clare Cemetery. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Zwigart, Marian E. 97

  • Hampton Township
  • Born: 1918-01-21
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Marian E. (Fiegel) Zwigart, 97, of Hampton Township, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. Born Jan. 21, 1918, in Etna, she was the daughter of the late John and Susan Fiegel and the wife of the late Theodore J. Zwigart, who passed away in 1998. Marian was a longtime member of St. Ursula Christian Mothers and devoted to Our Lady, the Blessed Mother. She handmade and donated over 50,000 Rosaries to missions worldwide. She is survived by her son, Dennis (Karen) Zwigart; and three daughters, Cheryl (Bob) Horsley, Donna (Bill) Klingensmith and Bonnie (John) Scarp; grandchildren, Denee, Elyce and Daryl; and seven great-grandchildren. Marian's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, at KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, at St. Ursula Church, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park. She will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery in Sharpsburg. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Marian's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Westmoreland County

Armor, Donald R. 77

  • Manor
  • Born: 1938-04-03
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Donald R. Armor, 77, of Manor, died Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was born April 3, 1938, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Paul and Ruth (Arbaugh) Armor. He worked as a barber and retired from Dean's Barber Shop in Murrysville. He attended the Bruch Creek Salem United Church of Christ and was a member of the Sportsman's and Landowners Alliance of Murrysville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of more than 54 years, Marilyn G. "Susie" Armor; granddaughter, Sarah Armor; and sister, Betty Jones. He is survived by his sons, Mark (Patricia) Armor, of Port Orange, Fla., and Paul (Susan) Armor, of Milwaukee, Wis.; grandchildren, James and Cynthia Armor; brother, Robert (Barbara) Armor, of North Carolina; and nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where everyone will gather at 1 p.m. Thursday for a funeral service. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. Memorial contributions can be made to the Sportsman's and Landowners Alliance of Murrysville for the Benefit of the Youth Fishing Derby, PO Box 514, Murrysville, PA 15668. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Blystone, Bruce E. 69

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1945-09-20
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Bruce E. Blystone, 69, of Irwin, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at home. He was born Sept. 20, 1945, in Irwin, a son of the late Kenneth E. and Catherine (Walthour) Blystone; and was also preceded in death by a brother, Dennis K. Blystone. Bruce was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and the Men's Prayer Fellowship. He was also a member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 236, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1671, both of Irwin, and was a member of two bowling leagues. He recently retired from the Westmoreland County Blind Association. He is survived by his siblings, Delores (the late Gildo) Vieceli, of Biddle, Eugene L. (Nancy) Blystone, of Greensburg, Gary L. (Bonnie) Blystone, of Lisbon, Ohio, Wayne K. Blystone, of Colorado, and Carl (the late Kathleen) Blystone, of North Irwin; and also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made in Bruce's name to the Westmoreland County Blind Association, 911 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Jokola, Ljubica 92

  • Trafford
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Ljubica "Violet" (Gojkovich) Jokola, 92, of Trafford, died Monday, April 20, 2015. She was a devoted member of St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, the St. Petka Circle of Serbian Sisters, Serb National Federation Lodge 7, and a former member of the Trafford Senior Citizens. She was a daughter of the late Gliso and Mila Gojkovich; wife of the late Nick Jokola; beloved mother of Nick (Mary) Jokola and Mila (Pero) Prpa; loving Baba of Shawn Wallace-Baiza (Mike Baiza), Eric Wallace and Nicole Jokola; dear Great-Baba of Emma, Gordon, Magdalejna, Abby, Maddy and Ella; and sister of Peter (the late Irene) Gojkovich, Dolores (Al) Lonzo, Diane (the late Ed) Yurack, the late Mitzi (Steve) Vudragovich, Mary (Paul) Estok, Jennie (John) Zigarovich, George (Netta) Gojkovich, Paul (Evelyn) Gojkovich and Betty (Jim) Alfieri. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332, with Pomen at 7:30 p.m. Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery. She will fondly be remembered as a beautiful cook and baker, especially well-known for her homemade noodles and Pogoca. She will be greatly missed. May her memory be eternal.
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Mansfield, Shirley J. 84

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Rapp, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Shirley Jean Mansfield, 84, of Murrysville, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was the loving wife of the late Charles Mansfield; devoted mother of Sherrie Mansfield, Lynn (Larry) Jaskiel and Thomas Mansfield; beloved grandmother of Alyssa, Laura and Jeanine; and great-grandmother of Abigail. Shirley worked at Atlantic and retired from Matz Family Chiropractic. Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Lutheran Church, Delmont. Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, 301 E. Pittsburgh St., Delmont, PA 15626. Arrangements by RAPP FUNERAL HOME, 412-241-5415.
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Matiasic, Janice V. 75

  • Luxor , Formerly of Pitcairn
  • Born: 1940-04-08
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Janice V. Matiasic, 75, of Luxor, formerly of Pitcairn, died Sunday, April 20, 2015. She was born April 8, 1940, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Thomas R. and Fern Carlson Lindquist. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Francis Matiasic; a brother, S. Bruce Lindquist; and six sisters, Joyce Sharlow, Joan DeBone, Judy Lindquist, Jean Lindquist, R. Jane Taylor and Jerrilyn Lindquist. She is survived by two sons, Joseph F. (Kris) Matiasic, of Luxor, and Russell A. (LuAnn) Matiasic, of Delmont; three grandchildren, Adam J. Matiasic, Cory M. Matiasic and Brandon Ayers; two brothers, Thomas R. Lindquist, of Bear Rocks, and Samuel E. Lindquist, of Manor; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. For online condolences, visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Murray, Patricia

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2015-04-12
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Patricia Murray, of Murrysville, has passed away. Mrs. Patricia Murray radiated an inner joy and happiness, brimming with smiles and laughter. She treasured those around her with warmth and love. Pat was grandmother to five boys, and their nickname for her, "Mumsie", caught on widely, as she shared her home with their extended network of friends and family. Church was always vital to Pat. She was the family's spiritual anchor. Pat was a longtime member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Wilkinsburg and later Pittsburgh, where she served in many capacities. In addition to raising a family, Pat supported her beloved husband Ralph in the growth of the manufacturing company he led. Pat and Ralph were happily married for more than 52 years. A fashion design graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, Pat was also an accomplished artist and painter. She shared her gift by teaching painting classes and jurying local art shows. Pat and her college roommate ended up married to brothers and the families knit together as they grew. Pat was a lifelong Steelers fan, skilled bocci player and had a great sense of humor. She connected intimately with nature and had a soft spot for animals, including all the wildlife in the wooded yard behind her Murrysville home. Pat especially loved time spent with friends and family, including daughter, Cary Bohl and her husband, Ken; grandsons, Dave, Nick and Kyle; son, David Murray and his wife, Marthe; grandsons, Gordon and Sutton; brother, Paul Pringle and his wife, Aggie; and in-laws, extended family and friends. Her memory will be deeply cherished by all who have known her. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Patricia Murray at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 4275 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville, PA 15668. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Schneider Sr., Robert W. 83

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Kepple-Graft, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Robert W. Schneider Sr., 83, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully Friday, April 17, 2015, after a brief illness. He was born in Pittsburgh, son of the late Robert William and Agnes (Mckibben) Schneider, and was the first in his family to go to college. Bob was a top-notch salesman for 40 years and enjoyed close relationships with clients, family and friends alike. Bob was a daily communicant and longtime parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. He was co-founder of the St. Vincent de Paul Store in Greensburg and also a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Cathedral, where he organized many projects to benefit local low-income residents. Bob was a proud Army veteran who served with distinction during the Korean War. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Christian Family Movement and the American Legion. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Rosemary (Klingensmith) Schneider; his infant son, Jon Eric Schneider; and sisters, Loretta Overly, Bernice Graff, Ellen Gedraitis and Irma Pernatozzi. Surviving are his sons, Robert W. Schneider Jr. (Holly), of Pittsburgh, Glenn E. Schneider (Janice), of Columbia, Md., and Gregg E. Schneider (Tracy), of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Eric, Evan, Ella Rose and Jacob; sister, Phyllis Keast; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and his companion and dear friend, Mary Weber. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. A blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment services will be held at noon Tuesday in Calvary Cemetery in Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Store, 126 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. For online condolences and information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com.
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Smith, Father Thomas E. 90

  • Level Green
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Father Thomas E. Smith, 90, of Level Green, formerly of Pitcairn, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015. He was affectionately known as Pittsburgh's Singing and Dancing Priest. He was the loving brother of Dorothy O'Reilly, Donald Smith, Doris (Edwin) Della Piazza, Carol (John) Mock and the late Gilbert (surviving spouse, Jenny) Smith and June (surviving spouse, Patsy) Mitlo; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Father Tom was a priest for the Pittsburgh Diocese from 1951 until 1994. He then continued his ministry and theatre in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Upon his return to Pittsburgh in 2004, he assisted with parish duties at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Forest Hills and St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Monroeville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of (445) Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville (412-856-4747). Additional visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 245 Azalea Drive, Monroeville (412-373-0500), where Translation Vespers will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bernadette Parish. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 N. Linden St., Duquesne, PA 15110 or online at www.pittsburghfoodbank.org.http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Viola, Victoria A. 96

  • Export
  • Born: 1918-12-22
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Victoria Ann Viola, 96, of Export, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015. She was born Dec. 22, 1918, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Paul and Nora Petrino. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Emanuel Viola Jr., who passed away in May of 1990; and a brother, Joseph Petrino. Vicky is survived by four children, Paul (Corinne) Viola, of Clarksburg, Dianne Tropeck, of Acme, Patty Deet, of Plum, and Thomas (Darlene) Viola, of Homer City; two grandsons, Don and Chris Deet, of Plum; a sister, Maryann "Honey" Meglio, of Forest Hills; many nieces and nephews; plus her special friends, the Jerry and Jan Moore family, of Export. Vicky was well-known in the Export, Murrysville and Delmont areas as an avid bingo and card player and wishes all fellow players the same good luck and good fortune she enjoyed her whole life. Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville with a blessing service at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, Export. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Beaver County

Goddard, Sharon K. 70

  • Baden
  • Died: 2015-04-17
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  • Sharon K. Goddard, 70, of Baden, died Friday, April 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Alberta May Adams and twin brother, Jerry Adams. She was the beloved wife of 49 years to Ken Goddard; loving mother of Teresa L. Keith, of Logan, Ohio, and Melissa (Eric) DeWitt, of Ambridge; devoted grandmother of Elizabeth and Alexander Keith, Quintin, Zachary, Morgan and Olivia DeWitt; sister of Donald Adams Jr., Patricia Adams and Bruce Adams, all of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 547 Eighth St., Ambridge, 724-266-2549. Services will be at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Kathy Clark, officiating. Burial will be in Kalamazoo, Mich. The family suggests memorial contributions to Kidney Foundation and Childhood Leukemia Fund.
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Butler County

Farringer, Blanche M. 90

  • Mars
  • Born: 1924-12-21
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Blanche May Farringer, 90, of Mars, died Monday morning, April 20, 2015, at LAS St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars. Born Dec. 21, 1924, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Edward Shaner and Irene Brooks Shaner Markle. A homemaker, Blanche was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting. Surviving are her husband, A. Ray Farringer, who she married June 12, 1943; her daughter, Barbara Yoakum and her husband, Jim, of Butler; a son, James Farringer and his wife, Terry, of Blawnox; her grandchildren, Robert "Rob" Fester and Jonathan James "J.J." Farringer; her great-grandchildren, Josselyn, Alex, Kaitlyn, Colton and Lance; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Shaner. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be private with burial in Butler County Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association, 100 W. Station Square Drive No. 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Thieleman, Eleanor M. 93

  • Mars
  • Born: 1922-03-28
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Eleanor M. Thieleman, 93, of Mars, died Thursday afternoon, April 16, 2015, at LAS St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars. Born March 28, 1922, on the family farm in Adams Township, she was the daughter of the late E. Raymond and Marie L. Kidd Thieleman. Eleanor had been a postal clerk for the Mars Post Office for many years and was a member of the Mars Alliance Church. Surviving are two sisters, Frances P. Baillie, of Evans City, and Bernice L. Kelly, of Mars; three brothers, Donald C. Thieleman and his wife, Mae, George F. Thieleman and his wife, Margaret, and William J. Thieleman, all of Mars; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Elmer E. Thieleman. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Township. Memorials may be made to the Mars Alliance Church, 997 Route 228, Mars, PA 16046. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Washington County

Larkin, Dorothy G. 90

  • Canonsburg
  • Born: 1924-09-25
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Dorothy G. "Dot" Larkin, 90, of Canonsburg, formerly of Bakerstown, died Friday afternoon, April 17, 2015, at Golden Living in Canonsburg. Born in Pittsburgh, Sept. 25, 1924, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Derek Cervanyak. Dorothy had owned Larkin's Crafts in Bakerstown and was an avid bingo player and crafter. Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Reichart and her husband, Jerry, of Ohio Township, and Robin Lamneck and her husband, Martin, of Mars; two sons, Terry Larkin and his wife, Barbara, of Canonsburg, and Robert Larkin and his wife, Courtney, of Gibsonia; her grandchildren, Shawn, Becky, Amber, Kara, Terry, Kara, Brian, Justine, Niki, Ashley, Jayme and Martin; and her great-grandchildren, Madison, Gavin, Zachery, Declan, Ally, Jordyn, Tyler, Layla, Carson, Landon, Owen, Ben, Henry, Hudson, Roman and Haylee; a sister, Margaret Cervanyak, of Sewickley; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Larkin; two brothers, James and Robert; and two sisters, Anna May and Theresa. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Lawther officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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