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Design icon Oscar de la Renta, favorite of first ladies, dies

By USA Today
One of the world’s most legendary fashion designers, Oscar de la Renta, died Monday, reported ABC News and Women’s Wear Daily. He was 82. De …

Connellsville native Stafford remembered for her generosity

By Mark Hofmann
A woman who donated both money and ideas to her hometown passed away this month and is being remembered for her generosity. Nancy L. Stafford, …

Cantor was passionate about church, heritage

By Aaron Aupperlee
When Michael Drabik led the Divine Liturgy during Mass at SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Braddock, he would occasionally slip in a …

‘Lady Cop’ made protecting children her focus

By Tory N. Parrish
Margaret Wagner loved children, so it made sense for her to make a career of protecting them, her daughter said. Wagner spent 31 years working …

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Bonacci, Sylvia 75

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Sylvia (Bobich) Bonacci, 75, of Monroeville, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Mildred (Dojonovic) Bobich; wife of the late Vincent Bonacci; beloved sister of Millicent Bozic and Peter (Jane) Bobich; special aunt of Melanie Bozic, Michelle (Dave Hawes) Lukas, Nicole (Joe) Tominello, Peter J. (Christy) Bobich; and special great-aunt of Julianna, Kaylee, Merissa, Mason, Dexter, Gloria, Bryce, Brock and Braylee. Sylvia was an office manager for the Serb National Federation, was on the democratic committee in Monroeville and was a member and chairman of the Monroeville Zoning Hearing board for many years. Family and friends are being received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a Pomen service at 8 p.m. in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332. Services in the St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Very Rev. DC Malich officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Everyone please meet at the church. Memory eternal Sylvia.
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Bowersox, Clarence H. 86

  • Wilkinsburg
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Clarence H. "Babe" Bowersox, 86, of Wilkinsburg, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Babe was the last surviving of 13 children of Anthony and Daisy Bowersox. He was the special uncle of Don (Bonnie) Bowersox, of Monroeville, and many other nieces and nephews. Babe was a Korean War Army veteran and for more than 30 years, he was an owner of Hoffman's Garage in Wilkinsburg. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial with Military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Byrne, Evelyn L. 80

  • Richland Township
  • Born: 1933-10-30
  • Died: 2014-10-17
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Evelyn L. Byrne, 80, of Richland Township, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, surrounded by her family. Born Oct. 30, 1933, in Hampton Township, she was a daughter of the late Milo and Bertha Grace (Allison) Fetterhoff. Evelyn worked at several places throughout her career. She began at the Richland School District cafeteria. Next, she worked as a baker and finally as a seamstress. Evelyn enjoyed helping and caring for anyone who needed it. She loved to travel, camp and snowmobile with her family and friends. She volunteered as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and belonged to the Auto-Go's camping group and North Hills Historical Car Club with her late husband. Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Terri (Thomas) Bridge, of Richland Township; grandchildren, Lauren Bridge and Matthew Bridge, of Richland Township, Christin (Robbin) Campbell, of Elizabethtown; and siblings, James Fetterhoff, of Valencia, Barbara Fredly, of Mars, and Nancy Coon, of Mars. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Patrick J. Byrne; and her sister, Mildred Delucia. Evelyn's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park, where a funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m., with Pastor Scott Kuechenmeister-Hall officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Evelyn's honor to Try Special Needs Inc., P.O. Box 40, Wexford, PA 15090. She will be laid to rest at Hampton Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Evelyn's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Dan, Beatrice Bea P. 89

  • South Hills
  • Born: 1924-12-04
  • Died: 2014-10-16
  • Funeral Home: Beinhauers, Canonsburg | Get Directions
  • Beatrice P. "Bea" (Zielinski) Dan, 89, of Friendship Village of South Hills, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. She was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Plains, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles and Pauline (Shimshock) Zielinski. She was the beloved wife of 48 years to the late John Dan Jr., a former executive with the P and LE Railroad; loving mother of John Charles Dan and wife, Barbara, of Mickleton, N.J.; cherished grandmother of Alexander Dan, of Dallas, Texas; sister of the late Bernard (Anne) Zielinski and Edward (Anna Mae) Zielinski; devoted aunt of Janis Pasko (Bill Ebbinghaus), of Madison, Ohio, Edward Zielinski (Diane Chaycosky), of Kirtland, Ohio, and Dana Zielinski, of University Heights, Ohio. She is also survived by extended family members. Mrs. Dan attended Western Reserve University and was employed as a bookkeeper while in her 20s in the Cleveland, Ohio area and later in her life at various businesses in Allegheny and Washington Counties. She was also a professional musician for a brief period. She was a resident of Bethel Park from 1959 to1962 and of Upper St. Clair since 1969, where she was active in the Woman's Club and the Coterie Club. Bea and her husband, John, loved to travel and visited over 20 states, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe. The family would like to express their gratitude for the compassionate care provided by the staff of Friendship Village's Health Center. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the BEINHAUER FUNERAL HOME, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray (724-941-3211). A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. in Ruthfred Lutheran Church, South Park and Patterson Roads, Bethel Park, PA 15102. Interment in Forest Lawn Gardens Cemetery. Please add tributes at beinhauer.com.
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Dornetto, Rose M. 90

  • Mount Lebanon
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Rose M. (Domino) Dornetto, 90, of Mt. Lebanon, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Dornetto; devoted mother of the late Thomas Dornetto Jr. and Robert Dornetto; sister of James A. (Josephine), Antoinette "Toni", the late Joseph (survived by Betty) and Josephine Domino; mother-in-law of Mary Anne Dornetto; cherished grandmother of T.J. (Brandi), Chuck (Candace) and Jonathan (Lena); loving great-grandmother of Xzavier, Wyatt, Lilia, Jessica, Brooks and Evvie. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bernard Church. If desired, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Drabik Jr., Michael 91

  • Churchill , Formerly of North Braddock
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Michael Drabik Jr., 91, of Churchill, formerly of North Braddock, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Helen (Chirko) Drabik for 62 years; loving father of Michael J. (Carol) Drabik, of North Braddock, Diane Popp, of Churchill, and Myron J. (Ruth) Drabik, of East Pittsburgh; proud grandfather of Alecia (John) DiMatteo, Jeremy (Talin) Drabik and Melissa Trisch; great-grandfather of Nadya and Joslyn; brother of the late Stephen (late Margaret) Drabik; and is also survived by nieces and nephews. Mike was a World War II Army veteran and served with the 82nd Combat Engineers Battalion. He was a retired employee of US Steel Edgar Thomson Plant with 39 years of service. Mike served as a cantor for SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Braddock for more than 47 years. He was a member and vice-president of the local S.O.A.R., an association of retired steelworkers. Mike was a member and president of the Board of Directors of the Monongahela Cemetery. He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus since 1958 with Council No. 911 in Braddock. Mike also was a member and past officer of the Slavonic Social Club in Braddock and was a lifetime member of the East Pittsburgh VFW Post 5008. Friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a Parastas will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Office of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. Burial with Military honors will follow at Monongahela Cemetery. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Ferraro, Barbara J. 78

  • Baldwin
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Griffith, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Barbara J. "Dolly" Ferraro, 78, of Baldwin, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Joseph Ferraro; and loving mother of Catherine McGrew (Slim), Linda Wagner (Robert), Chris Walker (Dan McKee) and the late Regis Schulz. She was also blessed and loved by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Dolly retired from Hornes/Lazarus and Pat Catan's. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the GRIFFITH FUNERAL HOME INC., 5636 Brownsville Road, Broughton-Curry-South Park Township. Funeral prayer will be at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Ascension of our Lord Church. The family requests donations in Barbara's name to the Western PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Condolences may be offered for the family at http://www.GriffithFH.com.
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Garrow, Anna Mae 87

  • Pine Township
  • Born: 1927-06-20
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Anna Mae (Kremer) Garrow, 87, of Pine Township, formerly of Allison Park, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. She was born June 20, 1927, to the late Joseph and Hilda (Heisel) Kremer. She was the beloved wife for 57 years of the late Robert W. Garrow; loving mother of Steven R. (Barbara) Garrow, of Tarentum, Lynn A. (Timothy) Rizzo, of Cheswick, and Jeffrey D. (Patricia) Garrow, of Pine Township; sister of Paul (Betty) Kremer, of Allison Park, Jim (Lois) Kremer, of Hudson, Fla., Rose Blazier, of Sun Lake, Ariz., and Jack (Elva) Kremer, of Gibsonia; proud grandmother of Jessica and Jayme Garrow, Dianna (Norman Osthoff) and Lana Rizzo, Stephanie (Nathan) Indergaard, Robert and Michelle Garrow; and great-grandmother of Giavonni Rizzo, Mina Mae Indergaard and Bruno Osthoff. Anna Mae was an active member of the Allison Park Assembly of God and loved gardening. Most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Entombment in Allegheny County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Love a Child, P.O. Box 60063, Fort Meyers, FL 33906; or International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, P.O. Box 96105, Washington, DC 20090-6105, http://www.ifcj.org. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Harms, Virginia M. 92

  • Formerly of Etna
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Thoma, Wexford | Get Directions
  • Virginia M. Harms, 92, of St. Barnabas, formerly of Etna, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. She was the wife of the late Ellwood; loving mother of Ginny Fisher, Bill Harms and Patty Petro; sister of Teresa DeLuca, Judy Shoop and the late Rich, Jack and Don Ladesic and Mitzi Perka; and is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME INC., 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in SS. John and Paul Church, Sewickley. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, 5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.
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Jones, Barbara

  • O'Hara Township
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • Barbara Frketich Jones, of O'Hara Township, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Mrs. Jones was the beloved wife of the late John V. "Jack" Jones; mother of Suanne Balestrieri (Frank), of West View, Richard J. Jones (Cyndi), of McCandless, Paul T. Jones (Debbie), of Shaler Township, and the late Janet Meinert and Robert J. Jones; daughter of the late Matthew and Anna Profozich Frketich; sister of Dorothy McGinn (late Pat), of Millvale, Rose Augustine (Jim), of Shaler, Catherine Doverspike (late Bill), of West View, Matthew Frketich (Ann), of Arizona, Mary Ann Miller (Joe), of Shaler, and the late Anna Mae Smith; and is also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Mrs. Jones was a member of Guardian Angels CFU Lodge 4 and the Red Hat Ladies. Celebrate Mrs. Jones' life with her family from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw. Leave condolences at http://www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Little, Betty J. 91

  • Hampton Township
  • Born: 1923-08-18
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Betty J. Little, 91, of Hampton Township, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, surrounded by her family. Born Aug. 18, 1923, in Follensby, W.V., she was the daughter of the late John and Bess (Kremer) Scordellis. Betty was a medical assistant at Passavant Hospital and for private doctor's offices for over 20 years and volunteered at Health South for many years afterwards. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for many years. Betty enjoyed playing the organ, playing cards and traveling with her husband. Betty is survived by her children, Raymond (Lucille) Lagundo, of Westminster, Calif., Patricia Goodrich, of Hampton Township, and Rev. William (Ellen) Little, of East McKeesport; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kenneth Little, Oct. 20, 2002; brother, James Scordellis; and great-granddaughter, Alexis Pegher. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1610 Powers Run Road, Fox Chapel, PA 15238, with the Rev. Robert Musser officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Betty's honor to Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309. She will be laid to rest at Hampton Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Betty's family at http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Long, Mercedes J. 79

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Mercedes J. Long, 79, of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Frances Snow; beloved mother of Albert (Marie) Long, Joanne (Glenn) Maiers-Grimsley, Carol (Roy) Matthews and Pamela (Kenneth) Bahle; devoted grandmother of Josiah, Robin, Nicole (Jeremy), Brian (fiance, Ashly), Jennifer and David; loving great-grandmother of Alissa, Riley, Abigail and Madelyn; and sister of Paul (Eloise) Snow, Geraldine Snow, Andrew T. Snow and the late Frances and Raymond Snow. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Blessing service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Menzemer, Charles L. 85

  • Sewickley Hills
  • Born: 1929-05-14
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Musmanno, McKees Rocks | Get Directions
  • Charles Le Roy Menzemer, 85, of Sewickley Hills, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. He was born May 14, 1929, in St. Louis, M0. Defined by his tireless dedication in all of his many endeavors, Charlie, as he was known to those close to him, graduated from the Missouri School of Mines with a degree in chemical engineering and George Washington University with a law degree. For 35 years, he worked as a senior patent attorney at Westinghouse, specializing in acquisitions and divestitures, retiring in 1995. Charlie served his country as a captain in the Korean War in the Army's Intelligence Division. An active member of his community, Charlie served as mayor of Sewickley Hills from 2006 to 2009. He also spent 26 years as a member of the Sewickley Borough Council, where he was instrumental in the building of the Sewickley Hills Borough Building and successfully negotiated to obtain water service for the borough of Glenfield. A lover of dogs and other animals, he received a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his pro bono work with the Police K-9 Association of PA. Among his many interests, Charlie was an avid gun and weapons collector, a skilled marksman and skeet shooter, an avid reader and history enthusiast, a participant in martial arts, and he fenced at Salle D'Escrime of Pittsburgh, which is where he met his loving wife, JoAnn (Iorio), to whom he was devoted in marriage for 51 years. Charlie is survived by his wife, JoAnn; brother-in-law, Dominic Iorio Jr.; sister-in-law, Connie (Gene) Benacquista; sister-in-law, Marlene Edwards; 10 nieces and nephews; and 19 great-nieces and great-nephews. His passion for learning and knowledge continues beyond his death as his body will be donated to the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. A memorial service will be held in his honor from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the Sewickley Hills Borough Building (349 Magee Road, Sewickley, PA 15143), followed by a luncheon from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Atria's (12980 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090). Arrangements entrusted to the ANTHONY MUSMANNO FUNERAL HOME INC. Donations can be made in his memory to the Ohio Township Police and Fire Department, the Salvation Army, the Wounded Warriors Project or the Police K-9 Association of PA.
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Minnich, Joseph R.

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Joseph R. Minnich, of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, with his family by his side. He was born in 1935, the son of Joseph Rossman Minnich and Sylvia Marie (Hughes) Minnich. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Helen; and a son, Steven. Joe was a driver/instructor for Greyhound Bus Lines until his retirement. After that, he worked part-time at NAPA Auto Parts in White Oak. He was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by children, Vicki (Barry) Slepsky, Ronald (Chris), Michael (Carol) and Tim (Sue) Minnich. Grandchildren include Valerie, Brian Slepsky, Kourtney (Brian) McGonigle, Ron (Natalie) Minnich, Marissa, Stephanie Minnich, Jayme, Danny Klein, Jessica and Jason Weinberg. Great-grandchildren are Bryce Slepsky, Slater and Asher McGonigle, Ava Minnich and Sofia, Jayden Klein. Surviving siblings include sisters, Joan Arthur and Jackie Kovatch; and one brother, James Minnich. He was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita (Dee) Dowling; and two brothers, Charles Robert and Norman Lee Minnich. Joe, who was fondly known as "Pap" or "Pappy Joe" will always be remembered for his love of life and his wicked sense of humor. He loved the outdoors and spent much time on the front porch swing greeting any and all who passed by. He also loved all kinds of activities with his sons, which included watching sports, hunting and fishing. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joe will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In memory of Joe, please feel free to come in casual dress (jeans) as that is what he would have wanted. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday followed by a service at 7 p.m. in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332.
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Mischler, William J. 90

  • Highland Park
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • William J. Mischler, 90, of Highland Park, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne M. (Klingensmith) Mischler; father of Michael G. Mischler, Mary Beth Niksic (Kemal), Jeanne M. Laird (Tom), Barbara A. Rossi (Dave) and Steven E. Mischler (Shannon); grandfather of T.J., Jenny, Paula, Jamie, Troy, Jack, Mary Rose, Will, Sead, Peter, Amila and Eva; brother of John V. and the late Wernert E. Mischler; and is also survived by countless nieces and nephews. A lifelong resident of the East End, Bill attended Central Catholic High School. In 1941, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and piloted the B-24 Liberator. Upon his return to Pittsburgh, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and began a long career with Koppers, as a professional engineer and manager. Soon after, he met his wife of 60 years, Jeanne Klingensmith, whom he married at Sacred Heart Church, where he remained a lifelong parishioner. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCABE BROTHERS INC. FUNERAL HOME, http://www.mccabebrothers.com., 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Friday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, http://www.jdrf.org.
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Mitchell, Fenton M. 84

  • Forest Hills , Formerly of Fox Chapel
  • Died: 2014-10-15
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Fenton M. "Mitch" Mitchell, 84, of Forest Hills, formerly of Fox Chapel, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Marie Shaler Mitchell and the late Kathleen Mitchell; loving father of Jeffrey (Rebecca) Mitchell, Jason Mitchell and Jennifer Mitchell; cherished grandpa of Aydin and Arrington; and brother of Byron and the late James Mitchell. Mitch was a cardiologist in Pittsburgh area hospitals until his retirement. There will be no visitation. Service and interment are private. Arrangements are entrusted to WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 412-731-5001. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Masonic Children's Hospitals.
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Nagy, Dolores M. 83

  • Churchill , Formerly of Homestead
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Dolores M. Nagy, 83, of Churchill, formerly of Homestead, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Dolores was a longtime school teacher and administrator in the Churchill area school district. Friends will be received from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday only at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. John Fisher Church.
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Oliver, Margaret Jean 88

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Margaret "Jean" (Kudravy) Oliver, 88, of Monroeville, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Ann Kudravy; beloved wife of 65 years to Lawrence J. Oliver; loving mother of Lorraine Stephens, Candice "Candy" Sambol and Patricia "Patti" Masterson; dear grandmother of M.J. Oliver, Sonya J. Boyd and Ashley Sambol; and sister of the late John Kudravy. Family and Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Alfieri Funeral Home Inc., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Prayers will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernadette Roman catholic Church. Interment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery.
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Pasquinelli, Raymond A. 91

  • Whitehall
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Raymond A. "Ray" Pasquinelli, 91, of Whitehall, formerly of Brookline, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 49 years of Santa "Tina" (Pellarin); loving father of Raymond J. (Kelly) Pasquinelli and Donna Marie (Stephen) Flinn; devoted Pap Pap of Maire, Lauren, Connie and Corey; brother of Eleanor Pasquinelli; also survived by his many loving nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Ray loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid golfer and former member of The Duquesne Golf Club and the South Park 60 Golf League and was known to have multiple hole-in-ones. He was and a proud veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He retired after working as a butcher for Giant Eagle, and many years previously as the proprietor of his own market. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227. Funeral prayer at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church. Family suggests contributions to St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Reid, Catherine R. 91

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Catherine R. (Henke) Reid, 91, a lifelong resident of McCandless, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John F.; cherished mother of Steven E. (Nancy) Reid, Jackie (Robert) Boyd and Michael F. (Cindy) Reid; proud grandmother of Steven P. (Debra) Reid, Bethany L. (Paul) Lesczynski, Melinda A. (William) Petrina, Robert S. (Rachael) Boyd, Michelle T. (Michael) Calderone and Michael F. (fiancee, Rachel Peters) Reid; great-grandmother of Katherine, Ashlee, Steven, Katherine, William and Mia; and sister of Evelyn Unger and the late Victor Henke and Rose Ebitz. Catherine worked for Bell Telephone and retired from the GC Murphy Company. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Alexis Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Alexis Church Building Fund. http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Sadowski, Eleanor M. 92

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Eleanor M. Sadowski, 92, of Monroeville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was beloved wife of the late Leonard H. Sadowski; loving mother of Dennis P. Sadowski and his wife, Judy, and the late Leonard J. Sadowski and his surviving wife, Barbara; grandmother of three and great-grandmother of four; sister of Lorraine Ridge and the late Catherine Ricci and Bernice Kozioziemski; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100). Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at St. Bernadette Church. Interment following in St. Mary's Cemetery in Sharpsburg. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Scott, Raymond Scotty M. 85

  • Hazelwood
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Kanai, Greenfield | Get Directions
  • Raymond M. "Scotty" Scott, 85, of Hazelwood, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores M. (Thomas) Scott; loving father of Linda L. (Keith) Moore, Elizabeth A. (Kevin) Retenauer and the late Paul R. Scott; "Pap" of Katie (Jeremy) Shrum; "Pap Pap Scott" to Bailee and Aubree; and brother of the late Robert and Richard Scott and Sarah Hill. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the EDWARD P. KANAI FUNERAL HOME, 500 Greenfield Ave., where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday.
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Taylor, Robert E. 82

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1932-07-21
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Robert "Bob" Elliott Taylor, 82, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. He was born July 21, 1932, in North Versailles, and was the son of the late Fred and Tillie Elizabeth Race Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Helen J. Case Taylor; son, Curt E. Taylor, of Baldwin; daughter, Juneau R. Bowman, of Ingram; grandchildren, Danny Guy Taylor, Robert E. Taylor, Zachary Guy Taylor, Olivia R. Bowman and Dylan G. Bowman; great-grandchildren, Gabby and Jackson; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Guy Robert Taylor; brothers, Fred Taylor Jr., and John W. "Jack" Taylor; and sisters, Ruth M. Wilding Howden and Ola Mae Shotwell. Bob was a conductor for Union Railroad/Transtar and retired after 42 and a half years of service. He was also an ironworker for Local No. 3 with 25 years of service. Bob was a 50 year member of Solomon's Staircase Lodge No. 357 Free and Accepted Masons, Buena Park, Calif. Friends are welcome from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery Praying Hands Columbarium, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at http://www.Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Westmoreland County

Lunn, William G. 92

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1922-10-03
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • William G. Lunn, 92, of Irwin, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Walnut Ridge Memory Care, Greensburg, after a long battle with severe Sundowners dementia and Parkinson's disease. He was born Oct. 3, 1922, in Adamsburg, a son of the late Franklin Boocks and Irene Abbott Lunn, and was also preceded in death by brothers, Lt. Cameron Stahl Lunn, John Cameron Lunn, Maurice Johnston "Pete" Lunn and Franklin Boocks "Man" Lunn; a sister, Harriet Virginia Lunn Smith; and infant great-granddaughter, Emilee Elizabeth Kiser-Loughran. He is survived by daughters, Lana Lunn (Gary) Washek, of Greensburg, Rene Lunn (Richard) Amen, of Irwin, and a son, Timothy Michael Lunn, of Irwin; grandchildren, Mark Loughran, of Greensburg, Dr. Darren (Jennifer) Loughran, of Oil City, Patrick Boyle (fiance Sharon Paine), of Greensburg, Jeny (Daniel) York, of Irwin, Robert (Keightley) Amen, of Monroeville, Richard Amen, of Wilkes Barre, Brian Lunn and Susie Myslivy and Heather (Dale) Felice, both of Greensburg; great-grandchildren, Cameron Loughran, Shane Loish, Peyton and Landon Loughran, Tegan Boyle, Logan and Gabriel Loughran, Bradley and Allison Hazlett, Khloe Lunn, Hannah and Adam York, Elizabeth, Alex, Matthew, William and Brayden Amen and Chase Welsh; a sister, Jane Maxwell Lunn Kifer, of Ferguson, Mo.; sisters-in-law, Dolores Lunn, of Adamsburg, and Joyce Lunn, of Ligonier; along with many nieces, nephews and numerous good friends. Bill was a graduate of Norwin High School, Class of 1940. After high school, he was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation before enlisting in the Navy to serve our country. As a World War II veteran, he achieved the rank of Pharmacist Mate, Second Class. Bill was sent to Africa, then to Salerno, Italy, to train for the invasion of southern France and transported to the Pacific area serving on a PT boat, Platoon B-4, Battalion No. 8, until the end of the war and was discharged Dec. 22, 1945. Upon returning from serving his country, he attended Robert Morris College, majoring in accounting. He then began his career in insurance working with his father-in-law, H. Earl Whitehead, at their home in Irwin, (Nationwide Insurance at that time was known as Farm Bureau Insurance). Bill worked for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company as an agent in Irwin for 53 years. Over that time he acquired many designations; CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter), CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter), and RHU (Registered Health Underwriter). Bill was a lifetime member of Brush Creek Salem United Church of Christ, Irwin. Over the years he was extremely active serving as superintendent of Sunday school and an adult Sunday school teacher along with serving on numerous committees both in the Sunday school and church. His passion was sports. He loved the Steelers, Pirates and was an avid Pitt fan. Bill loved to read, mainly history books about World War II as well as others about our country. For many years, Bill was extremely competitive playing racquet ball and hand ball. He enjoyed golf and played tennis into his late 70's. He also enjoyed walking and the outdoors. He was a member of the Carl Leroy McKelvey Post 472, American Legion, Manor, for more than 55 years, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 33, of Greensburg, and a charter member of the National World War II Museum, in New Orleans, La. Bill was also a charter member of Norwin Rotary serving as president, treasurer and on various committees. He was a member of the Westmoreland Business Referral Association, Westmoreland Investment Club and the Norwin Area Chamber of Commerce. Until recently he also enjoyed a Friday lunch group with area businessmen and a Friday happy hour with a group of friends. At Bill's request, there will be no viewing. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship room of the Brush Creek Salem United Church of Christ, 133 Altar Lane, Irwin, PA 15642. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary with his pastor, Rev. Diane Wiley, officiating. Interment with Naval honors will be at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017. WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, Irwin, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brush Creek Salem United Church of Christ, 133 Altar Lane, Irwin, PA 15642. No flowers please. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Walnut Ridge for their wonderful care and compassion, and also Heartland Hospice for all their insight, excellent care and help over the past year. It takes special people to care for dementia patients and everyone that had a part in his care went way beyond what was required.
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Pogue, Richard L. 95

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1919-04-27
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Richard L. Pogue, 95, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday Oct. 19, 2014. He was born April 27, 1919, in Greensburg, the son of the late Clarence and Margaret E. Thomas (Keller) Pogue. He was a retired welder for Westinghouse Electric Corp., Trafford and East Pittsburgh plants, and a Navy veteran of World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilburetta L. (Shorthouse) Pogue; and daughter, Gloria Raishart. He is survived by a son, Bruce (Darlene) Pogue, of Georgia; grandchildren, Kimberly (Brian) Bernhardy, of North Versailles, Danielle (Will) Kelly, of North Huntingdon, Jennifer (Morgan) Lamb, of Georgia, Kelly (Michael) Kelley, of Georgia, Stephen Kurtz, Amanda (Rory) Cady, of Arizona, and Christopher Pogue, of Georgia; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Clarkson, of North Carolina; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Eric E. Dennis officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Todoric, Lesley A. 30

  • Formerly of Penn Township
  • Died: 2014-10-15
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Lesley Anne Todoric, 30, formerly of Penn Township, died suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of Steven and Sally Anne Todoric, of Penn Township; loving granddaughter of Margaret Miholovich, the late John Miholovich and the late Steve and Marie Todoric; sister of Steven Daniel Todoric; and niece of Betsy (Thomas) Costellic and Diane Miholovich. A blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, (724-744-2721). The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to Pet Friends, 409 Main St., Irwin, PA 15642. http://www.LindsayFH.com.
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