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Alfonsi, Antonio 93

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1921-06-19
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Jefferson Hills | Get Directions
  • Antonio "Tony" Alfonsi, 93, a lifelong West Mifflin resident, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Tony was born June 19, 1921, in Sette Cerre, Italy, one of six children of Giosaffate and Felicia (DiGiacinto) Alfonsi. He worked 43 years for U.S. Steel at the Clairton Works, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and was an avid gardener. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings: brothers, Martin, Jack and Thomas Alfonsi, and a sister, Eleanor Ficorilli. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Liberata "Libby" (Cerasoli) Alfonsi; two children: son, Anthony (Crystal) Alfonsi, and daughter, Rosemarie (Bruno) Bonacchi; four grandchildren, Mary, John, Lucia and Daniel Bonacchi; a sister, Mary Gabriel; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large), in Jefferson Hills. There will be a prayer at 9 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas A' Becket Catholic Church with Father Daniel Maurer as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton. For condolences, visit http://www.stephendslater.com.
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Burt, Robert B. 89

  • New Sewickley Township
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry Township | Get Directions
  • Robert B. Burt, 89, of New Sewickley Township, formerly of Ross Township, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. He was the loving husband for 60 wonderful years of Marlene P. Burt. Bob was the loving father of Donna Burt-McAliley (Scott A.) and Robert B. Burt Jr. (Mary E.); devoted grandfather of Amanda L. Burt; and loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. His brother, the late George R. Burt, preceded him in death. Bob was retired from Bell of Pennsylvania and AT and T, where he was an instructor for PBX installation and PBX maintenance. He proudly served in World War II in the Navy on board the aircraft carrier USS Tarawa, which led to his ongoing desire for personal travel in the United States and Europe. Bob was also a 32nd Degree Mason. He spent his winters in Florida during his early retirement years and traveled as often a possible up until the time of his passing. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the National Wildlife Association or a charity of your choice.
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Coholic, Nicholas M.

  • McMurray , Formerly of Whitehall
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Nicholas M. Coholic, CLU, ChFC, of McMurray, formerly of Whitehall, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to the late Carole J. (Wallace) Coholic; loving father of Suzanne Coholic, Nicholas (Melody) Coholic and Robert (Linda) Coholic; grandfather of Michele and Andrew Coholic; son of the late Nicholas and Mary Coholic; brother of Earnest (Darlene) Coholic, Barbara (John) Jankowski and the late Lucille (survived by Matthew) Ostrofsky; brother-in-law, Ted (Connie) Wallace, and Marie (Mel) Kajikawa. Nick was a 1957 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the PHI KAPPA Catholic Fraternity (known as PHI KAPPA THETA.) He was an avid Pitt fan. Nick was a very generous and charitable individual throughout all aspects of his life. He retired from General American Life Insurance Co. as the eastern regional sales director and later as the registered principal of Walnut Street Securities. Nick was a member of the Pittsburgh Life Underwriters Association, the American Society of Chartered Financial Planners, the North Catholic Alumni Association, the National Rifle Association, the PA Pistol and Rifle Association, the Safari Club International, the Dormont/Mt. Lebanon Rifle Club, the North American Hunting Association, a member of the Linbaugh Institute of Conservative Studies and a former member of the Library Sportsman's Club. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, where funeral prayer will be held 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Gabriel of The Sorrowful Virgin Church, with entombment to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park Mausoleum. If desired, family suggests contributions to St. Gabriel of The Sorrowful Virgin School Fund, 5200 Greenridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Please send condolences to http://www.johnfslater.com.
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Costello, Helen A. 88

  • West View
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Helen A. (Weich) Costello, 88, of West View, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late James R. Costello; mother of Dion (Sandra) Costello, Owen (Mary Kay) Costello and the late Brian (his surviving wife Janie), Dee Dee, Kevin and Mark Costello; grandmother of Ryan, Kelly, Maura, Kristin, Bethany, Justin, Michelle and Danielle; and great-grandmother of Conor, Lucy and Liam. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View 15229. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Athanasius Church with the Rev. Robert A. Norton as celebrant. Interment will follow in North Side Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Cowell, Gary 73

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2014-09-18
  • Funeral Home: Kutch, East McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Gary Cowell, 73, of West Mifflin, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. He was a son of the late Carl and Louise (Cross) Cowell; beloved husband of Margaret "Peg" (Prelosky) Cowell; loving father of Carla Cowell, Danelle (Jack) Kline and William "Bill" Cowell; and grandfather of Jocelyn Kline. He was a member of West Mifflin No. 3 Volunteer Fire Company and an avid golfer. He graduated from Norwin High School Class of 1959. He was a retired driver for ACCESS. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES and CREMATORY, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport, PA 15035, 412-823-4054, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. http://www.kutchfuneralhome.org.
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Coyne Portman, Maureen 80

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Maureen (Barrett) Coyne Portman, 80, of Mt. Lebanon, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Regis J. Coyne and Charles A. Portman; devoted mother of Kathleen Coyne D'Andrea, Christine Coyne (Frank) Ferris, Regis P. Coyne (Lynne) and the late Colleen Coyne Hendrickson; loving grandmother of Michael (Lisa) Ferris, Kevin (Shannon) Ferris, Kelly (Matt) Sumner, Matthew Johns, Ryan Hendrickson, Kristi Hendrickson, Sean Coyne and Kevin Coyne; and great-grandmother of McKenzie, Logan, Charlie and Mason. Maureen was a volunteer at St. Clair Hospital for 26 years. She also was an active and faithful member of St. Bernard Church, where family and friends will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to St. Bernard Church or St. Clair Foundation. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Damian Jr., James R. 72

  • Green Tree
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • James R. Damian Jr., 72, of Green Tree, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 50 years of Mary Diane (Tobin) Damian; loving father of Diane C. Damian, Kristin Damian (Machiel) van de Geer and Lisa (Greg Ahart) Damian; cherished Papa of Sophia and Damian van de Geer; and loving brother of Rose (Virg) Smeltzer and their children, David and Lynne. He is also survived by many cousins. James will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800),1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bernard Church. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sepsis Alliance, 501 W. Broadway, Suite 1700, San Diego, CA 92101 or a charity of one's choice. http://www.slaterfuneral.com.
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Davis, Virginia O.

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Virginia O. "Jean" Davis, of Plum, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was the widow of William E. Davis, who died in 2003. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School and an 11-year employee in the bookkeeping department of the home office of G.C. Murphy Co. in McKeesport. She is survived by two children, Kim Marie Boyd (Daniel) and William John Davis; three grandchildren, Aaron William Boyd, Jenna Nicole Davis and Hayley Dawn Davis; a sister, Shirley Mandella (Walter); a special cousin, Cecelia McKibben (David); and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Elizabeth Obusek; and brothers, infant Lawrence, Ernest and John. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S and T Bank), Plum, PA 15239. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.
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Doczkat, Elizabeth I. 86

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth I. "Betty" (Murphy) Doczkat, 86, of Monroeville, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Alvin W. Doczkat; loving mother of Sharyn (Jim) Rosipal, Ronald (Lynn) Doczkat and Bradley Doczkat; and sister of the late John and Mary. She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., corner of (118) Shaw and Triboro avenues, Turtle Creek, 412-823-1950, where a service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery. The family kindly suggests memorial contributions may be made to Harmar Village Care Center, 715 Freeport Road, Cheswick, PA 15024. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Dohn, Jane M.

  • Formerly of Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-09-18
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Jane M. (Moore) Dohn, of St. Barnabas, formerly of Ross Township, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. She was the wife of the late William H. Dohn; loving mother of Kathleen Yost (Richard); proud grandmother of Jason Yost (Babli); great-grandmother of Neel; and sister of Eleanor Wagner. Jane was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother who loved to paint and volunteered to help others. A celebration of Jane's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Barnabas Charities, 5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Arrangements by DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Drummond, Frederick G. 61

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1952-09-22
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Frederick G. "Fred" Drummond, 61, of Monroeville, died suddenly Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was born Sept. 22, 1952, in Pittsburgh, son of Mary Geier Drummond, of Monroeville, and the late Charles H. Drummond. Fred was operations manager for City Brewery in Latrobe. He was a member of the North American Martyrs Church for 37 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary J. Lewis Drummond; two loving daughters, Lisa (Aaron) Genton and Vicki (Dan) Dezort; three grandchildren, Erin Marie Genton and Rusty and Carter Dezort; three brothers, Charles J. (Debi) Drummond, Thomas G. (Beth) Drummond and David G. Drummond; three sisters, Mary V. Drummond, Nancy A. (Ron) Udovich and Julie D. (Russ) Gadagno; and 12 nieces and nephews. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Indiana Township. Interment will follow at St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to GBS/CIDP Foundation International at http://www.gbs-cidp.org. http://www.Hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Falvo, Dr. Ralph J. 67

  • Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Dr. Ralph J. "Butch" Falvo, 67, of Philadelphia, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, June 29, 2014. Ralph was a Vietnam War Army veteran; a lieutenant in the Navy Nurse Corps; was a registered nurse; earned a master's degree in health care and later went on to receive his doctorate degree. He was a son of the late Ralph and Helen (Hoyko) Falvo. Surviving is his wife, Diane (Karczewski) Falvo, of Forest Hills. He was the father of Blake (Melissa) Falvo, of Murrysville, Maura (Ryan) Hoare, of Reynoldsville, and Kylene Falvo, of Forest Hills; grandfather of Richard, Morgan, Ethan and Evelyn; and brother of Dale (Rosanne) Falvo, of Export. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Private service and interment will be Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., with military honors. ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-824-4332.
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Garmann, M. Blanche 103

  • North Side
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Brady, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • M. Blanche Garmann, 103, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, of the North Side. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Garmann; sister of the late Josephine, George J., Dorothy and John F. Blanche is survived by her sister-in-law, Marcella; her two nephews, George L. and John B.; and a great-niece, Elizabeth. The family would like to thank Flo, Cathy, Linda and Nurse Pam for all their care. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at BRADY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 1151 Southside Ave. (Spring Hill). Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Incarnation Parish.
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Hamilton III, Alfred Bucky E. 70

  • Crafton Heights
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Scott Township | Get Directions
  • Alfred Earl "Bucky" Hamilton III, 70, of Crafton Heights, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at his "Obey Street School" in Crafton Heights, with Carol by his side after a brave battle with Leukemia. Bucky was the son of the late Alfred Earl Hamilton Jr. and Anna Mae (Thoma). Bucky was a truck driver for Entertainment Books for many years, but his true career was having fun! He enjoyed skiing, boating, motorcycling, etc. Bucky will be greatly missed by his loving companion, Carol Kee and her children, Christopher, Jon and Elizabeth Kee. Survivors include his sister, Marcia (Chris) Clark; nephews, Brian Clark and Rob (Katie) Clark; many cousins, and among them, Peter McCormick and Bob Henry; along with hundreds of friends. Friends will be welcome, with Steelers wear and Terrible Towels, from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township, where a funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
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Isaak Jr., Herman C. 74

  • Penn Hills , Formerly of Bloomfield
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Herman C. "Herky" Isaak Jr., 74, of Penn Hills, formerly of Bloomfield, beloved by many, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was a member of Monroeville Christian Church. Herman is survived by his devoted wife of 44 years, Maryann (Welsh) Isaak. He was the loving father of Michael (Michelle) Isaak, Karl (Andrella "Kay") Isaak and John Isaak; cherished grandfather of Erin (Eddie), Tristan, Susanna, Ryan, Nathaniel and the late Antwon; great-grandfather of Antwon and Andrea; brother of Margaret (the late William) Sciullo, Julia (Paul) Sciullo, Grace Isaak, Ruth (Michael) Close and the late Patricia (Ralph) Garrison; and brother-in-law of Dolly (George) Adamson. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), corner of Beatty Road and 48 North, Monroeville (412-856-4747). Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Monroeville Christian Church with Evangelist Dave Provance officiating. Interment will follow in The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family or Monroeville Christian Church, 3780 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146. http://www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Miklos, Noami 94

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Noami "Noma" (McGuire) Miklos, 94, lifelong resident of Plum, died, surrounded by her family, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. She was the wife of 63 years to the late Joseph Miklos; beloved mother of Betty Glenn and Shirley Dick; sister of Rita Lauric and Lorna Smith; loving grandmother of four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by six brothers. Friends received from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD., 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills, where a service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
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Mitala, Sister Vivian 95

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Sister Vivian Mitala, 95, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, Ky., passed into eternity on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in the 79th year of her religious life. Sister originally entered the Congregation of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from St. Joseph Parish, in Clairton, in 1935. After receiving her teaching credentials, Sister taught for seven years in the elementary school in the Pittsburgh and Greensburg dioceses. When she expressed an interest in working in the medical field, she spent one year in study at St. Louis University in Missouri. She then went on to Ohio Valley Hospital for training as a registered medical records librarian. Sister Vivian was assigned to St. Jude Hospital in Montgomery, Ala., to organize and establish the Medical Records Library. Later, Sister Vivian moved on to St. Vincent Hospital in Monett, Mo., serving as medical librarian and head of the medical records department for 43 years. When Sister retired to the Motherhouse in 2003, she helped in the business office for two years until complications following surgery left her partially paralyzed. She became a resident at the Vincentian Home, where she remained until her death. Sister was well-known for her gentle demeanor, prayerful spirit and complete trust in God. Very often, she was found in the chapel, deep in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Sister Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Susan Mitala; and her siblings, Anna, Andrew and John. She is survived by her nephews, Jack and Ronald Mitala. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at St. Louise Convent, 8200 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in the convent chapel, followed by interment in the Sisters' cemetery on the convent grounds. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Office of Congregational Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048-0009.
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Ramsey, Janet S. 68

  • Richland Township
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Janet S. (Brosenitsch) Ramsey, 68, of Richland Township, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late John Hrydil; loving mother of Kenneth (Shelly) Knight Sr., Jennifer (Joseph) Hopper, Elizabeth Knight and Shawn (Melissa) Ramsey; sister of James, Leo and Patricia Brosenitsch; and proud grandmother of Kelly and Kenneth Knight Jr. She was preceded in death by sons, Blean Ramsey and Richard Knight; and brother, Richard "Louis" Brosenitsch. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown. Blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with Father Thomas A. Sparacino as celebrant. Interment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Runkle, Leona 90

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-09-18
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Leona Grall Runkle, of Shaler Township, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in her assisted living apartment at St. Barnabas Health System. Leona had just celebrated her 90th birthday on May 3. She is the wife of the late Fred W. Grall Jr., and formerly of the Grall Plan. She leaves behind four daughters, Gail C. Whitaker (Guest), Donna G. Fogle (Tom), Joyce G. Dayen (the late Harry Dayen) and Shirley Grall Schnebel; and eight grandchildren, Kristi Whitaker-Krile (Steve), Katie Radloff (Ryan), Brian Fogle (Lisa), Kerri Renner (Jule), Stacey Dayen, Anna Held (Greg), Jessica Rice (Philip) and Erica Schnebel (Matt). Leona has 13 great-grandchildren, Emily, Hayden and David Krile, Jake and Sarah Radloff, Dillon and Morgan Fogle, William and Emmett Renner, Connor Dayen, Natalie and Wyatt Held and McKinley Rice. In 2001, Leone found happiness again by marrying the late Walter T. Runkle, father of Scott Runkle (Diane) and Dr. Donna Smith (the Rev. Fred). Walter had four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Leona was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, with a service at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will be at Mt. Royal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1965 Ferguson Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Scolieri, Antonietta A. 85

  • Morningside
  • Died: 2014-09-18
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Antonietta A. Scolieri, 85, of Morningside, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Giuseppe "Joseph" Scolieri; wonderful mother of Anthony (Angela) Scolieri, Mary (Bill) Butch and the late Philip (surviving wife Donna) Scolieri; and devoted grandmother of Ashley, Christina, Rachel, Jimmy and Alex. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Antonietta had unwavering faith in God and was a lifelong member of St. Raphael Parish in Morningside. She was also a member of the Ladies of Charity, the Young at Heart Club and the Morningside Bocce League. She loved playing bocce, tending to her garden, listening to classic Italian music and preparing traditional meals for her family. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at NEELY FUNERAL HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Raphael Church, Morningside. Interment following at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Verona. The family gives everyone who visited and assisted in her care during the past year their greatest gratitude. Please visit us at http://www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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Steinmiller, Helen G. 76

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Helen G. (Hildbold) Steinmiller, 76, of Ross Township, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Richard N. Steinmiller; loving mother of Robert (Pat) Chapman, LuAnn (Brian) Vula, Janice (Kenneth) Belke and Diane (Paul) Schlag; dear sister of Thomas Hildbold, Janice (Kenneth) Grayson and the late Elmer, Howard, Norman, William and Lloyd Hildbold, Mary Jesse Melder and Mildred Boldin; and also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Helen was a member of OES Jepthah Eastern Star No. 73 and the Social Order of Beaucant, Odd Fellows, United Lodge 2 and Rebekah Lodge. Family will welcome friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. John's Lutheran Church, 920 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15229. Please meet at Church. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Stender, Joan Gail 80

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Joan "Gail" Stender, 80, of Monroeville, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Edwin G. Stender. Gail and Ed celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 22. She was the loving mother of Trish (Ace) Kellerman, Lynn (David) Whitmarsh, Leslie Aikin, Robin (Dave) Zerby, Tracey (Emmett) Kirby, Edwin and Charles Stender; grandmother of Christina Kirby, Joseph Higwind, Eddie Aikin, Johnny Aikin and Alexis Stender; and sister of Patricia White and Robert Stennett. Gail was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins fan. There will be no visitation. A celebration of life service and reception will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the residence. In lieu of flowers, donations to Family Hospice and Palliative Care East, 103 Yost Blvd., Forest Hills, PA 15221, greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Westmoreland County

Hrtyanski, Dorothy J. 81

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1933-07-28
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • Dorothy J. Savage Hrtyanski, 81, of Greensburg, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born July 28, 1933, in Herminie, daughter of the late John and Jessie (Bugel) Savage. Prior to retirement, she was employed as an airline stewardess by Eastern Air Lines with 21 years of service. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Herminie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Savage; and a stepdaughter, Darcy Hill. Surviving are her husband of 40 years, William J. Hrtyanski; stepdaughter, Sherry Cambruzzi and her husband, David, of Darragh; three grandchildren, David J. Cambruzzi and his wife, Renee, of West Newton, Shanna Cambruzzi Clougherty and her husband, John, of North Huntingdon, and Joe Hill and his wife, Liz, of Apollo; three great-grandchildren, Ava Cambruzzi, Cole Cambruzzi and Cruz Clougherty; a brother, Ronald Savage and his wife, Marcia, of Nevada; two nieces, Wendy and her husband, Jim Marchesi, and Stacy Savage; four great-nieces , Mylie and Madisyn Marchesi, Marquel and Marlayna Olmos; a great-nephew, Mason Marchesi; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Savage, of Nevada. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Edward Catholic Church, Herminie, with Father John Harrold as celebrant. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
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McGee, Peggy A. 49

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Peggy Ann McGee, 49, of Murrysville, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Roberta Fisher. She is survived by her fiance, Michael Matzko; her children, Brandon Gaffey (Sarah), Corey Gaffey (Tiffany) and Lisa Defloria (Brian); granddaughter, Sophia Gaffey; and brothers, John Fisher Jr. (the late Doll) and Robert Fisher. She is also survived by her loving nephew, Ryan Fisher, and cousin, Karen O'Connor, and will be missed by her extended family. Peggy enjoyed crafts, crocheting and doll making and was well known for her knitting. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, for a memorial visitation at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, (412-372-2100), with a service following. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Molowski, Donald J. 74

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1940-09-19
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Donald J. Molowski, 74, of Mt. Pleasant, died suddenly, on his birthday, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at his home. Mr. Molowski was born Sept. 19, 1940, in Wyano, a son of the late Stanley and Anna Chirrup Molowski. He was a 1958 graduate of the former South Huntingdon High School. Don was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War. He served in the Navy for nine years serving on four destroyers, including the USS Laffey, the USS Ingersoll and the USS Watts. He was employed for 30 years with Westinghouse Corp. as a nuclear reactor service technician. Don was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Public Library, and participated in the YMCA Silver Sneakers Program. He enjoyed reading, and traveling with his beloved wife. He was a loving husband and a devoted son and son-in-law. Don had a wonderful sense of humor. Don is survived by his loving family; his wife of 26 years, Patricia "Pat" Linkowski Molowski; his brother, Larry Molowski, of Latrobe; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, including Skylar and Aidan Neubert, with whom he had a special relationship. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Molowski. Family and friends will be received from 6 until 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by Don's 10 a.m. funeral Mass in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko as celebrant. Interment with military rites accorded by the American Legion Post 446 will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Tarentum. A parish wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or the Mt. Pleasant Public Library in memory of Donald J. Molowski. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at http://www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Quinlan, Mary M. 80

  • Murrysville
  • Died: 2014-09-20
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Mary Margaret Quinlan, 80, of Murrysville, formerly of Carnegie, died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was the beloved aunt (second mother) to Linda Wagner (Tom), Donna Fontana (Rick), Patty Recklitis (Mike) and Janet Romagna (Al); four great-nieces and nephews; and nine great-great-nieces and nephews; along with many very special friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, 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 a.m. Wednesday at North American Martyrs Church with Father Joseph Luisi as celebrant. Interment following at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, 204 Cemetery Lane, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Heart Association greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Sacriponte, Weido 84

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1930-09-06
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Weido "Skinny" Sacriponte, 84, of New Kensington, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Elmcroft of Saxonburg. He was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Arnold, to the late Guiseppe and Filodea (Passagrilli) Sacriponte, and had lived in the Arnold/New Kensington area all of his life. He was employed for 38 years by Westinghouse Electro - Mechanical Division in Cheswick, where he worked as a quality control inspector and retired as manager of Quality Control. Skinny was a member of the New Kensington Eagles, VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell and the Spartaco Club. He was a football and basketball referee for 54 years in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Skinny enjoyed playing bocce, golfing, dancing, softball and was an avid Steelers fan. He also enjoyed being outdoors and working in his vegetable garden. He served in the Army from 1952 to 1954 and received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony (surviving wife, Mary); sisters, Rose Phillip (surviving husband, Phil) and Mary Schultz (surviving husband, Harry); a son in infancy, Joseph; and a brother-in-law, Mike "Chico" Guerrieri. Leaving behind to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 54 years, Dorothy (Guerrieri) Sacriponte; sons, Dino (Susan) Sacriponte, of Butler, and Gary Sacriponte, of Verona; grandchildren, Vincenzo and Sophia, who were his pride and joy in his life; sister, Betty (late Phil) Alphonsi, of Lower Burrell; brother, James (Connie) Sacriponte, of Jeannette; sister, Joyce Clark (Jeff Saeger), of New Kensington; and sister-in-law, Gloria Guerrieri, of Springdale. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Harold Mele officiating. Private burial in Union Cemetery in Arnold. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 4638 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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Sutton, John T. 92

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1922-08-31
  • Died: 2014-09-21
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • John T. Sutton, 92, of Irwin, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. He was born Aug. 31, 1922, in Buchanan, Ky., a son of the late Green and Lula (Howard) Sutton. He was a World War II Navy veteran and worked as a diesel mechanic for U.S. Steel for more than 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the Irwin VFW 781, loved fishing, gardening and playing softball. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Frank, Charley, Eugene and Earl; and sisters, Alta, Mabel and Shirl. He is survived by his wife, Pearl F. (Wheeler) Sutton; sons, John T. Sutton Jr., of Latrobe, Gary L. (Linda) Sutton, of Paintertown, and Rodger K. Sutton, of Irwin; grandchildren, Cassandra, Jessica (Michael), Lydia and Gary Jr.; great-grandchild, Athena; brother, Joe Sutton, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family 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 everyone will gather at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for a funeral service. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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