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Allegheny County

Belles Sr., Robert E. 82

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Belles Sr., 82, of Shaler Township, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Mary J.; loving father of Debra Streb, Patti Allison (Richard), Barbara Paris (Mike), Robert E. Belles Jr. (Cathy), John Boehler, Edward Boehler (Heather), Daniel Boehler and Frank Boehler (Michele); brother of the late June Lattner and Joyce Bruggeman; grandfather of Rebecca, Anthony, Jeffrey, Melissa, Robbie, Rachel, Ryan, Candice, T.J., Edison and Brooks; great-grandfather of Kayla, Noah, Elizabeth and Lucas; and is also survived by extended family, friends and several foster children. Extraordinary love for the Lord and all the ways he touched people's lives as an ambassador for Christ and now he is at home in the Mansion in the sky. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Bonetti, Robert R. 75

  • Brentwood
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Readshaw, Carrick | Get Directions
  • Robert R. "Sonny" Bonetti, 75, of Brentwood, formerly of Baldwin Borough, Lafferty Hill, died Sunday, Aug., 30, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Jan B. (Koehler) Bonetti. The light of Bob's life were his children, Stephen (Kathy) Bonetti and James (Cynthia) Bonetti. He was the loving grandfather of Stephen, Lindsay and Lacey; brother of James (Teresa) Bonetti and Stephen (Arlene) Bonetti; brother-in-law of Ginny (Jim) Fleming and the late Pat (Bill) Yochum; special cousin to John and Wayne Chalovich, Bob Colosi, Joe Simoni, Michael, David and Barbara Bonetti and many other cousins; dear friend of Larry (Lee Ann) Swift; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the READSHAW FUNERAL HOME INC., 1503 Brownsville Road, Carrick. Funeral prayer will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Wendelin Parish. Entombment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Vietnam Veterans Inc. C/o Ed Moore, 229 Boggs Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15211. Send condolences to www.readshawfuneralhome.com.
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Bracken, Dorothy E. 83

  • Ross Township
  • Born: 1932-07-26
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Eileen (Anderson) Bracken, 83, of Ross Township, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. She was born July 26, 1932, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Charles and Lydia (Grimm) Anderson. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the janitorial staff at numerous downtown buildings, including Oxford Center and Jenkins Arcade. In her free time, she volunteered at Kane Regional in Ross Township. She enjoyed collecting frogs and loved to cheer on the Pittsburgh Penguins. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Denise Michaels; as well as a grandson, John Michaels; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Bracken; a brother, Charles Anderson; sisters, Jane Abbinanti and Lydia Thompson; and a niece, Sandra Mueller. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the HP BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Condolences may be offered at www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Chinsky, Frances 88

  • Bethel Park
  • Died: 2015-09-01
  • Funeral Home: D'Alessandro, Lawrenceville | Get Directions
  • Frances Chinsky, 88, of Bethel Park, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. She is survived by her close friends, Darlene and Frank Mascaro. Frances retired from Gimbel's Department Store's accounting department. No visitation. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church. Professional services entrusted to D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Lawrenceville. www.dalessandroltd.com.
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Conlon, JoAnna 67

  • Formerly of West View
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • JoAnna (Demarco) Conlon, 67, formerly of West View, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. She was the girlfriend of 23 years of Robert Crowley; cousin of Lynn C. Weaver, Penny Lochinger and Leonard Abbruzzese and family. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Athanasius Church, 7 Chalfonte Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229. Arrangements are by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., West View, PA 15229. JoAnna worked for many years at Suburban General Hospital. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Dalson, George C. 84

  • Richland Township , Formerly of West Deer Township
  • Born: 1931-06-16
  • Died: 2015-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Siwicki-Yanicko, Russellton | Get Directions
  • George C. Dalson, 84, of Richland Township, formerly of Curtisville, West Deer Township, passed peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, of acute myeloid leukemia. Born June 16, 1931, in Agras Edessa, Greece, to the late Constantine and Chrysanthi (Tripsi) Dalkalitsis, George emigrated to Curtisville in 1951 and married Maria Grecos on Aug. 24, 1958, in Agras Edessa, Greece. He was the owner/proprietor of Dalson's Tavern until his retirement in 1999. He was a longtime member of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in New Kensington and was a well-known friend to residents in the community. George enjoyed his retirement time with his wife Maria and their grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Maria (Grecos) Dalson; children, Eva D. (Donald) Malecki, of Fox Chapel, Dean T. (Anna) Dalson, of Horsham, and Trifon G. (Kerry) Dalson, of Clarksville, Md.; grandchildren, Daniel Malecki, of Washington, D.C., Emily and Nicholas Dalson, of Clarksville, and Teddy and Alex Dalson, of Horsham; sisters, Maria (Dimitri) Tanis, of Agras Edessa, Greece, and Anastasia (Gust) Caplanes, of Leechburg; and numerous nieces, grand-nieces, nephews and grand-nephews in the US and Greece. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Trifon Dalkalitsis. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. The family will meet at 10 a.m. Friday for the funeral services at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cemetery-St. George Chapel, located on Ringeissen Road (off of Sample Road), McCandless. The Trisagion service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family for distribution to the Greek Orthodox Church. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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Donley, James R. 84

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • James R. Donley, 84, Mt. Lebanon, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. He was a wonderful dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. He was always grateful for his formation by St. Justin High School, St. Francis College, the Marine Corps, the Passionists of St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and especially the community of Auburn, N.Y., where he raised his family and lived for more than 40 years. He spent his last years back in Pittsburgh, with the primary role of selfless grandfather to his four grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Mary (James) Swindal; grandchildren, Teresa, Catherine, Joseph and Peter; his brothers, Edward (Mary Jean) and Thomas (Margaret); his sister-in-law, Margaret (John) Roche; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (O'Connell); daughter, Seanna; granddaughter, Margaret Grace; and siblings, Alice, Jean, Jack and Ruth. Family and friends will be welcome 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 412-563-2800, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Interment will be in Auburn. Please send donations in Jim's memory to the Seanna M. Donley Memorial Fund, c/o the Central New York Community Foundation, 431 E. Fayette St., Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13202. www.slaterfuneralhome.com.
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Fitzgerald, Thelma R. 91

  • Formerly of Sewickley and Bellevue
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Bellevue | Get Directions
  • Thelma R. Fitzgerald, 91, formerly of Sewickley and Bellevue, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. She was the wife of the late John D. Fitzgerald and also preceded in death by her sons, John D. Jr. (Barbara Soltis) and Robert and James (Debra) Fitzgerald. She is survived by children, Carol, Pat (Ross Kocher) and Michael (Jean) Fitzgerald. Thelma was grandmother to 12 and great-grandmother to 13. The family wishes to thank Vincentian Home for its loving care and support during Thelma's last five years. As Thelma requested, there will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 1000 Avila Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. (Everyone will meet at the church at 10 a.m.) Interment will follow in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to Vincentian Home, 111 Perrymont Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. www.ltmillerfuneralhome.com.
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Gedrock, Dorothy 90

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Dorothy (Oliver) Gedrock, 90, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Carnegie, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. She was the wife of the late Chester C. Gedrock; mother of Mary Anne Gedrock (the late Paul) Fitzgerald; sister of George A. Oliver, of Buffalo, N.Y., and the late Matthew (Marie) Oliver, Rosella Oliver McGrady, Mary Lou (August) Fontanesi, John (Sarah) Oliver and Irene (Lawrence) Speer; also survived by many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother and aunt. She was the family "prayer warrior." God and family came first. She was fiercely loyal to family and friends, a teacher of God's word by actions and prayers. "God's loving care." Family and friends will be welcomed from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Anne Church, 400 Hoodridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243.
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Heath, Gondola M. 83

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Gondola Mae "Dolly" Heath, 83, of Monroeville, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, while sleeping at home. Dolly was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Mary Ricker. Also preceding her in death were siblings, Jackie, Patricia, Ernest and Ernestine Ricker; infant grandson, Joshua Heath; and "adopted" grandson, Buddy. She is survived by her sister, Ardella; and her beloved husband of 61 years, the Rev. Chester Heath, along with her children, Ralph (Rebecca) Heath, Luann (Michael) Petit, Monica (Larry) Manning and Jason (Melissa) Heath. Dolly is also survived by her grandchildren, Jeremy, Ben, Jarissa Heath, Timothy Petit and Abigail Manning, along with seven great-grandchildren. Dolly was a faithful, lifetime companion, caring and full-time mother, and a loving, protective grandmother. She was a lifelong servant of the Lord, and a wife who asked for little but gave her all. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., corner of (118) Shaw and Triboro avenues, Turtle Creek (412-823-1950). Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Free Gospel Church, 811 Jones Ave., North Braddock, 15104, followed by a service at 11 a.m. Private interment at Free Gospel Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Free Gospel Missions, 6525 Italy Road, Export, PA 15632. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Jew, Rosemarie C. 87

  • Scott Township
  • Born: 1928-06-16
  • Died: 2015-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauer-Fryer, Bridgeville | Get Directions
  • Rosemarie C. Jew, of Scott Township, went to be with her Lord Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. She was born June 16, 1928, a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Teresa Romano Conte. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Edward W. Jew Jr., M.D.; loving mother of Adrienne (Mark) Lesnett and Edward W. Jew III, M.D.; cherished grandmother of Allison (Patrick) Bouchard, Renee S. Lesnett, Darby Jew Bennett and Edward W. Jew IV; great-grandmother of twins, Elise and Selene Bouchard; sister of Anita Eble and Angela Scurci; also survived by nieces and nephews. At the request of the family, there is no visitation. All are welcome to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Thomas More Church, 126 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Interment is private. Arrangements entrusted to BEINHAUER-FRYER FUNERAL HOME. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Please add tributes atwww.beinhauer.com.
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Klein, Bernice

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Bernice Klein, of Pittsburgh, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Sidney Klein; greatly loved mother of Paul M. Klein (Holly Maurer-Klein), Steven A. Klein, Edward J. Klein (Jill) and Ellen K. Brown; much loved grandmother of Laura Klein Mullen (Gavin), Anna and Emily Klein, Benjamin and Scott Brown and great-grandmother of Jack Paul Mullen (born Aug. 22, 2015); and sister of Marion (late Samuel) Byer. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends and her favorite nurse, Henry. Everyone who knew Bernice felt fortunate to have had her in their lives. She will live on in the hearts of many. Services at 11 a.m. Thursday at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 to 11 a.m.). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 501 Martindale St., Suite 670, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. www.schugar.com.
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Kulka, Walter W. 81

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Walter W. "Bill" "Booz" Kulka, 81, of Shaler Township, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. He was the husband of Janet E. Scott Kulka; father of Scott, Gary (Lorrie) and Kathi Kulka (Tom Exler); son of the late Emil and Hattie Kulka; brother of the late Emil "Koke" Kulka Jr. and Valerie Smith; and grandfather of Matthew and Mason. Walter was an avid Steelers fan and a hunter and fisherman. He was also a graduate and football player for both Central Cambria High School and St. Francis University. He retired from the Department of H.U.D. as chief evaluator and later worked at West Penn Financial and Homeowners Real Estate as an appraiser. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service will be Friday at Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church, 517 Sangree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Church or Hope Hospice. www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Limbacher, Orma E. 78

  • Formerly of Turtle Creek
  • Died: 2015-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Orma E. (Emerick) Limbacher, 78, of Manassas, Va., formerly of Turtle Creek, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Manassas. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Bertha (Jones) Emerick; beloved wife of Larry Limbacher for 50 years; loving mother of Larry Limbacher Jr., of Ohio, and Nancy (Robert Sr.) Adkins, of Manassas; dear grandmother of Robert Adkins Jr. and Ryan Adkins; sister of Thomas Emerick, of Turtle Creek, and the late Bud Emerick; also survived by nieces and nephews. Orma was a retired employee of Aerojet Corp. in Gainesville, Va. Friends welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Colman Church. Orma will be laid to rest in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Miller Jr., Harvey A. 96

  • Glenshaw
  • Born: 1918-09-01
  • Died: 2015-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Harvey A. Miller Jr., born Sept. 1, 1918, in Pittsburgh, and resided in Glenshaw from 1950 to the present, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. In 1943, he married the late Ruth Marion Sample and they had four children, Kenneth R. Miller, Patricia M. Butler, Mary Jane Miller and Ronald H. Miller. Harvey attended Friendship Grade School and Peabody High School and earned his BA degree from Grove City College and Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was the eldest son of the late Harvey A. Miller and the late Regina Lee Miller, of East Liberty, and had three brothers, J. Lee Miller, C. Andrew Miller and the late Raymond B. Miller. His surviving family includes three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Harvey served from 1941 through 1945 as an officer in the Navy, Destroyers, in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific Fleets. His service included the invasions at Gela, Sicily, Normandy and Marseille, France, and included various Atlantic Convoys. He was later transferred to the Pacific Fleet where he served until the war ended. After his service, Harvey engaged in private civil practice with trial and appellate appearances before State and Federal Courts, including argument as lead counsel before the United States Supreme Court. He practiced for more than 60 years as the law firm Miller and Miller with his father, Harvey A. Miller, brother, J. Lee Miller, son, Kenneth R. Miller, and grandniece, Morgan Evans, retiring from active practice in 2012. Harvey served on the board of trustees of Grove City College for 41 years and continued as emeritus trustee from 2004. He was a former trustee of St. Francis Hospital, Passavant Hospital and the Glenshaw Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of several Masonic orders and the North Boro's Sportsmen's Club. Harvey and Ruth traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Egypt, Jordan, Alaska and the Scandinavian countries and toured China in an Airstream trailer. After losing Ruth to cancer, he spent his most recent years living in Glenshaw and continuing his practice. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300 Glenn Ave., Glenshaw. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the "Mary Jane Miller and Ruth Sample Miller Memorial Scholarship at Grove City College," the Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300 Glenn Ave., Glenshaw, PA 15116, or an organization of your choice.
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Munsch, Edward R.

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Edward R. Munsch, of Ross Township, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Lang) Munsch; father of John Munsch (Debbie), Larry Munsch (Cindy), Steven Munsch (Janet), Stacey Nagel (Kim) and Timothy Munsch (Libby); brother of Robert Munsch, William Munsch, Mary Frances "Sis" Sipes and the late Merle and Ralph Munsch; and is also survived by 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills, where a blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
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Price, Christine 66

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Hughes, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Christine (Shlapak) Price, 66, of Shaler Township, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in her sleep, with her family at her side. She was the loving wife of 44 years to Elmer "Al" Price Jr.; daughter of the late Steven and Mary Emma (Bielic) Shlapak; beloved mother to Amy (Mark) Proie and Jason (Danielle) Price; devoted grandmother of Nick and Mathieu Proie and Carson Price; dear sister of Barb (Dave) Derr; daughter-in-law of Corrine Price; sister-in-law of Tom (Anita) Price and Julie (Chuck) Killcrece; also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Family to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the HUGHES FUNERAL HOME INC., 1501 Lowrie St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 - Troy Hill. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Most Holy Name Church, Troy Hill. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ross Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 1700 Harpster St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Ravenstahl Sr., Robert P. 90

  • Died: 2015-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Robert P. "Bob" Ravenstahl Sr., 90, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. He was the loving husband for 63 years to Joan (Robesh); and loving father of Robert (Cindy), Kurt (Cathy), Linda (Raymond) Gruss, Daniel (the late Maureen) and Joanne (Ned) Feeney. Bob was also the proud grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of nine. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette (Soupene); and father, John Roy Ravenstahl; as well as his brother, John; and sisters, Marguerite Bachor and Jeanne Ley. Bob proudly served his country as a Marine aboard the USS Anderson during World War II. On his return, he served the city of Pittsburgh Fire Department for more than 20 years and retired as the deputy fire chief. Later he went on to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Bob was a member of the American Legion Observatory Post No. 81, Allegheny Elks Lodge No. 339, the Three Rivers Leatherneck Detachment No. 310 and AARP Chapter No. 1435. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from noon to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Incarnation of the Lord Church, 4071 Franklin Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Marine Corps League, Three Rivers Leatherneck Detachment No. 310, P.O. Box 15433, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
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Rengers, Richard R. 35

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2015-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Richard R. "Ricky" Rengers, 35, of Shaler Township, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. He was the son of Richard L. and Janice R. Rengers; father of Orion Rengers; brother of Amy Lynn Rengers (Kurt Walther); grandson of Robert and Ruth Schomer and the late Robert and Grayce Rengers; and is also survived by many extended family members and friends. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Church, Etna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ricky's family. Please visit us at www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Salera, Nancy J. 55

  • Penn Hills
  • Born: 1959-10-03
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Vaia, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Nancy Jean (Ahsmann) Salera, 55, of Penn Hills, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at home. She was born Oct. 3, 1959, in Wilkinsburg, a beloved daughter of Mary Ann (Berardelli) Ahsmann and the late Walter B. Ahsmann. Nancy was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed by her loving family. She is survived by her mother, Mary Ann; sister, Linda A. (Byron) Cogswell; brother, Thomas M. (Joanne) Ahsmann; and sister, Janet M. (David Sr.) Tautkus; five nieces and nephews, Lisa (Jeffrey) Petrina, Thomas (Holly) Ahsmann Jr., Brian (Marci) Ahsmann, David (Gina) Tautkus Jr. and Christina (Dave) Tautkus; eight great-nieces and great-nephews, Hannah, Brianna, Hailey, Matthew, Emily, Jesse, Alex and Zachary; and very close friends, Joe Young, Dolly Queen, Diane Woods and Joanie Goodman. Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. A blessing service for Nancy will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home, immediately following visitation, with Father Joseph Bonafed, of St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church, Delmont, officiating. Special blessings will be offered by Brother Dominic Berardelli (Uncle John) FSC, Christian Brothers of St. John Baptist De La Salle, St. Mary's College, Moraga, Calif. In lieu of flowers, Nancy's family respectfully requests contributions be made to her family. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
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Satterfield, Bonnie J. 74

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1940-11-12
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Bonnie J. Satterfield, 74, of Elizabeth, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Jefferson Hospital. Born Nov. 12, 1940, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Edna Holmes. A retired administrative assistant at National City Bank in Clairton, Bonnie also was a former teller at Ladbroke's in West Mifflin. She was past secretary and trustee of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company and a former member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. Bonnie is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ronald E. Satterfield; her daughter, Rhonda J. (John) Jarvis, of Elizabeth Township; her son, Ronald E. "Sammy" Satterfield, of Elizabeth; her four grandchildren, Johnny Jarvis, of Elizabeth Township, Jennifer (Wade) Galloway, of Elizabeth Township, Jeff (April) Turner, of Elizabeth Township, and Shaina Satterfield, of Elizabeth; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Besides her mother, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Ralph E. Rockwell. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 N. Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor John Pipp officiating. Burial to follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Seebacher, Steven S. 50

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Sperling, McCandless | Get Directions
  • Steven S. Seebacher passed peacefully Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 50 years old and a lifelong resident of Ross Township. Steve was the loving fiance of Carolyn Waddell; beloved son of Sylvester Seebacher and Geraldine Ittel; and adored brother of Sandi Binz. He was the big, strong uncle of Danielle and Matthew Binz, Morgan Lishawa, Matthew and Alex Waddell; and great-uncle of Jamison and Lennon Waddell. He also is survived by many loving aunts and uncles. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in St. Teresa of Avila Church, 1000 Avila Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Memorial donations may be made to www.givetochildrens.org/2013/pennies-from-heaven/donation-form. Remembrances can be left at www.sperlingfuneral.com.
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Starr, Andrew J.

  • Edgewood
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Andrew James "Jim" Starr, of Edgewood, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Jim was beloved by his family and enjoyed travel, the arts, cards and tennis. He was the son fo the late A.Q. Starr and Violetta Starr. Having graduated from Edgewood High School in 1941, he was recently recognized as the oldest graduate attending the Edgewood All-Class Reunion. He was a Sergeant during World War II. Jim earned an engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Jim was a successful businessman. His father's business, Houston-Starr Company, distributed building materials in Western Pennsylvania. Seeing a market to develop, Jim started wholesaling kitchen cabinets and appliances. Eventually under his guidance, Houston-Starr Company became the exclusive distributor of Amana, KitchenAid and Jenn-Air throughout Western Pennsylvania. He also led the company into the wholesale residential and commercial door in the hardware business. Jim recognized the importance of being a diversified company and added more than 100 apartment rental units to the company. When Jim turned 70, his interest turned to residential real estate development. He established Geln Arden, a high-end real estate plan in Monroeville. Jim and Ginny, his beloved wife of 65 years, stayed active. Together they traveled extensively, visiting numerous countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, in addition to Central and South America. He enjoyed his season tickets to PICT, CMU and Quantum Theater. Jim and Ginny frequented art exhibits at the Frick Art and Historical Center and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Jim enjoyed playing bridge with other couples and cards with his friends. He was an avid tennis player until five years ago. He frequented the Edgewood Club courts. Jim will be missed by Virginia "Ginny Steinbach, his loving wife of 65 years. He was beloved by his children, Sarah Bogle (Mike Bogle), James B. Starr and Marienne T. Starr (Walter Wasielak) and Joy (Wooding) Starr; his daughter-in-law; as well as by his grandchildren, Kristin (Bogle), Bruno (Luke), Robert Michael Bogle Jr., James W. Starr (Brittany), Nicole Starr, Daniel Wasielak and Alexandra Wasielak; as well as by his great-grandchildren, Hayley Starr and Hannah Starr. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday only at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. A church service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Beulah Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCrady Road, Pittsburgh. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Striffler, Patricia A. 87

  • White Oak
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Patricia Anne (Connelly) Striffler, 87, of White Oak, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Patrick Aloysius and Christine Erda Weiskircher Connelly. She was the wife of the late Frank Sheridan Striffler and the mother of the late Frank Connelly Striffler. She was a 1946 graduate of McKeesport High School, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hill University, served her internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati and then worked at McKeesport Hospital as an assistant dietitian. After raising her children, she owned and operated All Aboard Travel Agency in McKeesport and North Versailles where she worked from 1978 until 1993. She was a member of the McKeesport College Club where she previously served as president, was a member and volunteer for the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center and also served on her high school reunion committee for many years. She is survived by her children, Edgar Patrick Striffler Esq. and Sue Ann Striffler (Steve) Galaski, both of White Oak; grandson, Adam Striffler Galaski; grand dogs, Puerta and Rico; sister, Carlene Cavanaugh, of Ocala, Fla.; and nieces, Stacy J. Cavanaugh, Kathleen (Alar) Elken and Christine (Scott) Altman. Friends will be received from 2 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, and Thursday, Sept. 3, at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, 412-678-6177. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Friday in St. Angela Merici Church. Father Kevin Dominik will officiate and burial will follow. Remembrances may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 or the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132.
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Suda, Anthony T. 92

  • Squirrel Hill
  • Born: 1922-12-27
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Anthony T. Suda, 92, of Squirrel Hill, formerly of Clairton, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Heritage Place in Squirrel Hill. Born Dec. 27, 1922, in Lamont Furnace, he was a son of the late Stanley and Hedwig Suda. A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Anthony was a World War II veteran of the Army, worked at both River Shipping in Elizabeth and the former Large Distillery, and was a former member of both the Slavonic Club of Clairton and the Daniel Keffer Post 75 of the American Legion in Clairton. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his five siblings, Mary Klement, Catherine Suda, Wanda Whitney, Leota Hrvacic and Joseph Suda. Anthony is survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700), until a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Clare of Assisi Parish. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Tippmann, Nikki L. 68

  • South Park
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Griffith, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Nikki Lynn Tippmann, 68, of South Park, died Monday, August 31, 2015. She was the daughter of Betty Broderick and the late Jack Broderick; long time partner of Jim Shoup; loving mother of Jamie Jirari and Brandon Tippmann; grandmother of Ola, Malec, David and Ava; and sister of Kimberly Doering. Nikki recently retired from Oakley Family Dentistry where she worked as a dental hygienist for 46 years. She valued her career and loved her patients. Since retiring, Nikki enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching them grow. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service 4 p.m. Thursday at the GRIFFITH FUNERAL HOME INC., 5636 Brownsville Road, South Park Township, 412-655-4600. Condolences may be offered for the family at www.GriffithFH.com.
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Westmoreland County

Ernette, James L. 70

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1945-07-18
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Frederick, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • James L. "Jay" Ernette, 70, of Greensburg, Hutchinson Island, Fla., and Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Monday August 31, 2015, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born July 18, 1945, in Greensburg, a son of the late William C. Ernette Sr. and Dorothy R. (Longsdorf) Ernette. Jay was a graduate of Hempfield Area High School, Point Park College and the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. Jay retired from the Pennsylvania State Police after almost two decades of dedicated service. He was the founder and former CEO of Unity Printing Co. Inc. located in Latrobe (1980-until his retirement in 2013). He was a member of Latrobe United Methodist Church. Freemasonry was an important part of Jay's life; he was elected as the Right Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Pennsylvania (1998-1999). Jay was a member and current and/or past officer of the following Masonic organizations: Westmoreland Lodge No. 518, F and AM; Valley Royal Arch Chapter No. 289; Excelsior Mark Lodge No. 216; Olivet Council No 13; Kedron Commandery No. 18; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, PA NMJ (Gourgas Lodge of Perfection, Pennsylvania Council, Pittsburgh Chapter, Pennsylvania Consistory, SPRS, Coroneted 33 Honorary Member, Supreme Council, NMJ); Pennsylvania Council of Deliberation; Syria Temple, Pittsburgh, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; Caravan Eight, AAONMS; Royal Order of Jesters, Pittsburgh Court No. 2; Treasure Coast Billiken Club of Florida; Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Westmoreland Forest No. 77; Constans Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine and Appendant Orders; National Sojourners No. 130, Carlisle; Islam Grotto, MOVPER, Pittsburgh; Allied Masonic Degrees, Grand Masters Council "A"; Grand College of Rites of the U.S.A.; International Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay, Honorary Legion of Honor; PIN Club, Pittsburgh; LAMAS Club, Latrobe; National Masonic Foundation for Children; Masonic Renewal Committee of North America; The Royal Order of Scotland, Provincial Grand Lodge of the U.S.A.; Golden Triangle York Rite College No. 32; and Acacia Lodge No. 163, Stuart, Fla. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Brenda Smith Ernette; a daughter, Lisa R. (Ernette) Frederick and her husband, Joe, of Greensburg; two grandchildren, Ashley L. Frederick and Cole J. Frederick, both of Greensburg; a brother, William C. Ernette Jr., of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a sister, Carole A. Stemmler and her husband, Richard, of Latrobe; and his faithful dog, Max. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650. Jay's funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Frederick Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. David J. Henderson of Grace United Methodist Church officiating. A private entombment will follow at St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. A Masonic funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday by Westmoreland Lodge 518 F and AM. In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions to be made in Jay's name to the Compassionate Care Fund at the Masonic Village at Sewickley, 1000 Masonic Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143 or to the Animal Friends of Westmoreland, 216 Depot St., Youngwood, PA 15697. To send condolences, please visit www.FrederickFuneralHome.com.
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Gorda, Richard S. 78

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1936-11-07
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Richard S. Gorda, 78, of Trafford, formerly of Duquesne, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at UPMC East. He was born Nov. 7, 1936, in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Bertha (Wargo) Gorda. He was a retired custodian at St. Agnes Church in Oakland and a former security guard. He was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne and the former Duquesne Auxiliary Police. He was formerly employed by W.T. Grant Co., Duquesne. He attended Mass daily and proudly served his country in the Navy. He was the brother of Kathleen M. (Ted Konchina) Schussler, of North Versailles, Madeline (late Francis) Salvatore, of Imperial, John M. (late Terry) Gorda, of Duquesne, and the late Patricia Anderson and Marian Gorda. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne, with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Interment with military honors in Holy Name Cemetery.
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Kunkle, Robert R. 68

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1947-08-16
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Robert Ray Kunkle, born Aug.16, 1947, was taken from us on Aug. 31, 2015. He passed peacefully at Westmoreland Hospital. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Kent; son-in-law, Bob, and the loves of his life, Kayla and Ryan, to whom he was "Pap Pickles". Bobby loved to dance, shoot pool with his buddies, play his harps and listen to the blues. Bob was loved by his many friends, his adopted family, the Marino's, and cherished by his longtime friend and partner, Linda. Bob always introduced himself as "Bob with one O". He was the finest gentleman and one in a billion. For online condolences, visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Roote, Jay C. 84

  • Hempfield Township , Formerly of Jackson, Tenn.
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay-Jobe, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Jay C. Roote, 84, of Hempfield Township, formerly of Jackson, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.He was the beloved husband of the late Blanche Marie (Churchel) Roote; loving father of David (Diane Smith) Roote, of Delmont, Dennis (Carol Eastman) Roote, of Rochester, N.Y., and Douglas (Jennifer Warner) Roote, of Derry; grandfather of Steven, Andrew and Elizabeth Roote; brother of Barbara (Parker) Williams, of Humbolt, Tenn., Beverly (Sam) Hall, of Jackson, Tenn., Betty Roote, of Jackson, Tenn., and James (Mary) Roote, of Stevenson, Ala.; and is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Jay retired after nearly 30 years as an electrical engineer from Westinghouse Electric. He was past president and treasurer of the Jeannette Lions Club, volunteer for Meals on Wheels, member and past trustee of Community United Methodist Church in Harrison City and served as a medic in the Army. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City. Funeral service celebrating Jay's life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Community United Methodist Church. Everyone please meet at church. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Lions Club International Foundation, 300 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842 (www.lionsclub.org.) or Community United Methodist Church, Meals on Wheels, 3487 PA Route 130, Irwin, PA 15642. www.Lindsay-Jobefuneralhome.com.
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Tancreti, Lois J. 75

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2015-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Lois J. Tancreti, 75, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, peacefully in her home in Murrysville, surrounded by her family. Lois was a beautiful, strong woman with a great sense of humor and an infectious smile. She valued family above all and she had a very generous and caring heart. She recently retired after 31 years of working for the Social Security Administration. She was the daughter of the late John R. and Caredwen Wagner Wedge. Lois was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Bill, Ed, Jim and Ken Wedge. She is survived by her former husband and dear friend, Eugene N. Tancreti; a daughter, Lori L. Grippo, of Murrysville; a son, Eugene K. (Reine) Tancreti, of Carnegie; five grandchildren, Jason, Tara (Tyler), Krista, Alex and Lauren; two great-grandchildren, Riley and Francis; a brother, Allan (Doris) Wedge, of Texas; and a sister-in-law, Dolores Wedge, of Youngstown, Pa. She is forever loved by all. A blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. www.hartfuneralhome.com.
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Yost, Rosemary 58

  • North Huntingdon
  • Died: 2015-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Rosemary (McDowell) Yost, 58, of North Huntingdon, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. She died peacefully in the hospital surrounded by her family. Rosemary was the daughter of Adele (Carroll) McDowell and the late Edward A. McDowell. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend who made an impact on everyone and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of more than 31 years, James A. Yost; children, Eric J. Yost, of Butler, and Caroline M. Yost (fiance, Korey Luciow), of Plum; brother, Larry (Sandy) McDowell, of Connecticut; sisters, Aileen Barnard, of North Huntingdon, Carol Duffy, of North Huntingdon, and Peggy (Jim) Kozej, of Gibsonia; 17 nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 11 a.m. until time of blessing service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. Memorial contributions can be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation at www.ccfa.org. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Butler County

Coester, David R. 26

  • East Butler
  • Born: 1989-08-14
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Young, Butler | Get Directions
  • David Robert "Dave" Coester, 26, of East Butler, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. He was born Aug. 14, 1989, in Orange Park, Fla., a son of James Paul Coester, of West Sunbury, and Lou Ann (Thompson) Coester, of Saxonburg. Dave was a member of Power of God Pentecostal Church and had attended Highlands High School. He worked for United Plate Glass and for Texas Roadhouse. He played bass guitar, loved heavy metal music, Lernerville Raceway, hiking at McConnells Mills, playing catch and spending time with his friends and family. Surviving, along with his parents, are his wife, whom he married Feb. 28, 2014, Stephanie (Hortert) Coester, of East Butler; his son, David Coester Jr., and a son on the way, Deagan Coester; three sisters, Amanda Coester, of Butler, Naomi Coester and Hope Coester, both of West Sunbury; two brothers, Stephen Coester, of West Sunbury, and Chris Strausser, of Butler; niece, Annabelle Strausser, of Butler; nephew, Justin Austin, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jim and Katherine Thompson; paternal grandparents, Bill and Susan Coester; and two aunts, Chelle Gannon and Sarah Sulensky. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME LTD., 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at Power of God Pentecostal Church, 222 W. Cunningham St., Butler (enter from Birch Street Alley) with his pastor, Danny Anthony, officiating. Interment in Butler County Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a trust has been established by his work, United Plate Glass, for his children. Checks should be made payable to the David Coester Children's Trust Fund and mailed to UPG, 108 Grundman Drive, Butler, PA 16001. www.youngfuneralhomes.com.
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Hays, Susan L. 58

  • Portersville
  • Born: 1956-10-09
  • Died: 2015-08-29
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Susan L. Hays, 58, of Portersville, formerly of Evans City, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 29, 2015, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, with her family at her side. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints, Psalm 116:15. Born Oct. 9, 1956, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Betty Miller Kramzar and the late Frank Kramzar. A homemaker, Susan was a member of the First Bible Baptist Church of Harmony. Susan enjoyed traveling and camping and she and her family had made many trips around the country in their travel trailer. Surviving are her husband, Larry L. Hays, whom she married July 31, 1982; her children, Benjamin Hays and his wife, Deborah, of Frederick, Md., and Timothy Hays and Sarah Hays, both of Portersville; her grandchildren, Abigail, Micah, Caleb, Luke and Hannah Hays; her mother, Betty Kramzar, of Edmond, Okla.; her sister, Kathleen Epps and her husband, William, of Edmond, Okla.; her brother, John Kramzar, of Greenville, N.C.; her niece, Jackie Kramzar; and her nephew, Daniel Epps. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor David Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Township. Memorials may be made to the First Bible Baptist Church, 127 Seneca School Road, Harmony, PA 16037. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Ludwick, Duane L. 73

  • Middlesex Township
  • Born: 1942-05-05
  • Died: 2015-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Duane L. "Pete" Ludwick, 73, of Middlesex Township, Valencia, passed away Saturday afternoon, Aug. 29, 2015, at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless. Born May 5, 1942, in Baum, he was the son of the late Donald and Doris Swartzlander Ludwick. Pete was a foreman at Carl Strutz and Company in Mars, where he had worked for 55 years, and was retiring Aug. 31, 2015 (today). He was a social member of the Mars VFW and enjoyed hunting, fishing and racing. Surviving are his wife, Jean Himes Ludwick, who he married in Butte, Mont., Sept. 14, 1978; a daughter, Vickie Kowalski and her husband, Bob, of Wexford; two grandchildren, Christy Kline and her husband, Troy, of Mars, and Michael Mitchell and his wife, Candace, of Evans City; and his great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jacob and Hailie Mitchell and Kyler and Khloe Kline. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Ludwick. Arrangements are private under the direction of the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com. Memorials may be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
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Rogers, Charles J. 84

  • Attica, N.Y.
  • Born: 1930-12-02
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Bash-Nied, Delmont | Get Directions
  • Charles J. Rogers, 84, of Attica, N.Y., passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Hurlbut Nursing Home in Rochester, N.Y. He was born Dec. 2, 1930, in Pitcairn, a son of the late William F. and Ruth Jae (Smith) Rogers. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth (Smith) Rogers; brothers, Glenn and Lloyd Rogers; and a sister, Lorraine Scarton. Charles was a Korean War veteran, having served with the Army, where he received Two Bronze Stars. After leaving the military, Charles became an owner/operator of Rogers Transport in Attica. He also owned a local Dairy Farm in Attica and throughout the years was also a mechanic for Alden Trucks. Charles is survived by sisters, Shirley Kemerer, of Pennsylvania, Jean Rossi, of Pennsylvania; nephews/godsons, Charles (Nancy) Rogers, of Darlen Center, N.Y., and Michael (Mary) Rogers, of N.Y.; along with several other nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 10 a.m. to noon Friday at BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381, followed by graveside services to be held at Emmanuel Cemetery at Hills Church in Export, with the Rev. Joseph Heddon presiding. Full military honors will follow presented by VFW Post 33 of Greensburg. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Veterans Outreach Center, 459 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620. www.bash-niedfuneralhome.com.
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