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Antignani, Alfreda

  • Hampton Township
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Alfreda (Sunseri) Antignani, of Hampton Township, beloved wife of the late Arthur M. Antignani, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. If desired, memorial donations may be made in her honor in support of the American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Division Inc., Southwest Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620. Arrangements have been entrusted to KING FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., Allison Park. http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Bernheisel, Mary Mary Lib E. 93

  • Penn Hills , Formerly of Ligonier
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Mary Elizabeth "Mary Lib" Bernheisel, 93, of Penn Hills, formerly of Ligonier, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, Bob Bernheisel, with whom she celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary April 12th. She was the mother of Mark (Cathy) Bernheisel, Nancy E. Bernheisel and John (Nancy Jo) Bernheisel; grandmother of Terry Smith, Mandy (Jamie) Weaver, Melody (Ed) Agate, Bethany (Ken) Nemit and Lindsey Bernheisel; great-grandmother of 11; also survived by many nieces, nephews and sister, Helen "H" Craig. She was preceded in death by sisters, Louise "Weedy" Horner, Sue Berger and Nancy "Nan" Ferry. Friends were received this past Friday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road at Universal Road, Penn Hills. A service was held this past Saturday in Penn Hills Alliance Church. Interment will be in Restland Memorial Park.
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Birmingham, Virginia

  • Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-10-17
  • Funeral Home: Musmanno, McKees Rocks | Get Directions
  • Virginia "Ginnie" (Willey) Birmingham, of Pittsburgh, loving mother, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Ginnie graduated from Winchester-Thurston in 1957 and Vassar College in 1961, then earned a Masters Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1962. After starting her family, she decided she wanted to make a difference in the world and went to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. After graduation, she practiced family law and helped battered women. This led to her involvement in various women's shelters in the area. Aside from the law, Virginia was an avid bridge player, loved traveling and enjoyed spending time with her dog, Maverick. But Virginia's true passion was her family. She is survived by a sister, Julie Haase, of Dallas, Texas, who she traveled the world with; four children, Julia Lawson (James), John (Kathy), both of Pittsburgh, Beth LaBlanc (Mike), of Phoenix, Ariz., and Carolyn Smith (Gwyeth), of New York. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren who she adored more than anything, Thomas, Emilie and Alex Lawson, Maddie and Patrick Birmingham, Amy, Mika and Lucas LaBlanc and "Gigi's Final Four" Charlie, Owen, Andrew and Benjamin Smith. Funeral services are private. Arrangements are entrusted to the ANTHONY M. MUSMANNO FUNERAL HOME INC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to two foundations dear to Virginia's heart, The National Fragile X Foundation (http://www.fragilex.org) or the American Diabetes Association (http://www.diabetes.org.)
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Campbell, Michael L. 26

  • Allison Park
  • Died: 2014-10-25
  • Funeral Home: McCabe Bros., Bloomfield | Get Directions
  • Michael L. Campbell, 26, of Allison Park, died suddenly Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. He was the beloved son of Michele L. Kelly and Stephen W. Campbell; stepson of Joseph J. Kelly; stepson of Sharon Campbell; brother of Sarah, Katie and Kimberly Campbell; grandson of Margaret Langer; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Michael worked as a senior camp commissioner at Heritage Reservation in Farmington. Michael was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. He was an Eagle Scout and recipient of the James E. West Fellowship Award. He was recently nominated to the Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow. This Order recognizes those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. An only son, brother, grandson; our favorite Lego-building, boy-scouting, punk-rocking, kid-wrestling, sarcastic ginger-head. Love you. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, http://www.mccabebrothers.com, 5300 Penn Ave., Bloomfield, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Friday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Penn Campus. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Michael's name to the James E. West Fellowship Award. Please contact Carolyn.Guzik@scouting.org or call 412-325-7911.
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Caruso, Andrew Andy P. 45

  • Turtle Creek , Formerly of Forest Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Andrew P. "Andy" Caruso, 45, of Turtle Creek, formerly of Forest Hills, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Susan "Sue" (Lotz) Caruso for 16 years; loving and dear father of Sarah King and Andrew "A.J." Caruso, both at home; and brother of Betsy (late Marty) Long, of Forest Hills, and Marie Rodgers, of California. Andy was an employee of Burlington's Coat Factory in Monroeville. He was an aficionado and collector of music ranging in all genres from the 1940s and into the 21st century. Andy deeply loved his family and spending time with them, especially watching wrestling with A.J. Friends will be welcome from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday.
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Cole, Rodney W. 72

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Rodney W. Cole, of Monroeville, passed away at the age of 72 on Oct. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Bender) Cole; father of Michael J. and Traci A. Cole; brother of William Cole (Doris); uncle of Paul Connelly (Karen), Kenneth Connelly, Tina Wetmore (Adam) and Margie Connelly; and great-uncle of Chace Cole, Michael and Kristen Connelly. He was an Army Vietnam veteran. Friends were received for a memorial visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the funeral chapel. Inurnment followed at Twin Valley Memorial Park. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Dayen, Philip J. 78

  • Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Philip J. Dayen, 78, of Gibsonia, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Patricia (Hopkins) Dayen; loving father of Sherry (Paul Santmyer) Harris and Jay (Cindy) Dayen; brother of John Dayen; and proud grandfather of Ashley and Alison Harris and Hunter Dayen. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Bakerstown United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis Swineford officiating. Please meet at the church. Philip loved going to car shows and was a longtime member of the Buick Car Club of America. A lifetime member of the NRA, he also enjoyed being active in his bowling league and was a past little league umpire. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Bakerstown United Methodist Church, 5760 William Flynn Highway, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Please pay tribute at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Egenlauf, Hope 27

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1987-05-02
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Hope Jordan Egenlauf, 27, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was born May 2, 1987, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown, Pa., and Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth. She is the mother of the late Dominic, Autumn, Serenity and Victoria who also lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014. Along with her parents, she is survived by her husband, Keith Egenlauf; siblings, Thomas and Lance McPherson, of Elizabeth, Dave McPherson, of McKeesport, Joseph Jordan Jr., of Elizabeth, Dominic Jordan, of Clairton, John Jordan, of McKeesport, Angelo Jordan, of Monongahela, Steve, of Sharon, and Robert Jordan, of Erie, Thomas Williams, of Elizabeth, twin sister, Charity Pawlik Curry, of Tennessee, Dawn McPherson, of Elizabeth, and Shanaya Williams, of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Egenlauf, Ronald Ed 55

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 1959-03-25
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Ronald "Ed" Egenlauf, 55, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was born in McKeesport March 25, 1959, the son of the late Herman and Lena McGarrity Egenlauf. Ed was a huge Steelers fan, loved to fish and adored his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne Chisco Egenlauf; sons, Ronald (Dawn Emery) Egenlauf Jr., Jesse Egenlauf and Keith (the late Hope Jordan) Egenlauf, all of McKeesport; daughters, Amber (Justin Suprak) Egenlauf, of Boston, Pa., and Tammy Payne, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Ronald, Heather, Megan, Keith, Ashley, Kayla, Destiny and the late Dominic, Autumn, Serenity and Victoria, who also lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014; siblings, Mary Benton, of Greenock, Donna (Perry) Ackerman, Tammy Chisco, Emma (Allen) Ackerman, Herman Egenlauf and David Egenlauf, all of McKeesport; and great-grandchildren, Charm and Noah. He was preceded in death by siblings, Gary Egenlauf, Anna Egenlauf, Paula Ridge and Tom "Nick" Warman; and a great-grandchild, Cameron. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.
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Ehrlich, Helen C. 93

  • Formerly of Oakmont
  • Born: 1921-09-30
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Helen C. (Hungerman) Ehrlich, 93, formerly of Oakmont, died peacefully at home Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Lighthouse Pointe in Fox Chapel surrounded by her loved ones. Helen was the loving wife of the late Charles (Chuck) Ehrlich for 65 years. Born in the Bloomfield area of Pittsburgh Sept. 30, 1921, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Brandenstein) Hungerman and sister to nine siblings, all of whom preceded her in death. Helen was a graduate of St. Paul's Cathedral High School and received her RN from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at St. Francis hospital until children came along, when she put her nursing career on hold. Years later, with all of her children out of the nest, she returned to St. Francis to fulfill her desire to help and serve others. Helen and Chuck moved from Bloomfield to Oakmont in 1951. Her Catholic faith was central to everything in her life. She was an active member of St. Irenaeus Church in Oakmont for more than 50 years. Her pineapple upside-down cakes were legendary among the parishioners at Annual Bazaar time. She regularly worked the voting polls in Oakmont, and when she finally had some time to herself, she loved to work jigsaw puzzles, teach others how to play solitaire, and she was a master at crosswords in the daily newspaper. Her real joy was her family and extended family. Helen was first and foremost a warm, gentle, loving mother of eight, grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 10. Her kitchen table was her canvas. There was always enough food for a few more friends or relatives to come to dinner at any time. More importantly, life and love were learned from her at that table. Helen is survived by son, Ted and his wife, Lisa, of Fort Myers, Fla.; daughter, Mary Ann Speca and her husband, Gerry, of Somerville, Mass.; daughter, Geraldine Frye and her husband, Terry, of Carlsbad, N.M.; son, Bill and his wife, Debbie, of Clinton; son, Michael and his wife, Sherry, of Oakmont; daughter, Dorothy Scalise and husband, Tony, of O'Hara Township; and daughter, Nancy VanOrsdale, of Greensburg. Her daughter Helen Catherine died as an infant in 1956. Helen is also survived by 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Brian (Sharon) Ehrlich, Kristin Schell, Matt (Amy Shillady) Frye, Meghan (Mike) Conley, Camilla (Steve) Breault, Scott (Crela Rector) Frye, Ryan (Lindsay) Ehrlich, Justin Frye, Alex (Sean Franklin) VanOrsdale, PJ (Keri) Ehrlich, Mike Scalise, Jake VanOrsdale, Danielle Scalise and Stephen Scalise; and 10 great-grandchildren, Cameron and Cooper Ehrlich, Mackenzie, Annelyse and Declan Conley, Ella and Sienna Breault, Grayson and Emerson Ehrlich, and Tyler Ehrlich. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME, 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday Nov. 1 at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St Irenaeus Church, 387 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Seraphic Mass Association, In Memory of Helen C. Ehrlich, 3600 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201, or to a charity of your choice.
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Evans, Nancy J. 84

  • Ben Avon Heights
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Nancy J. Evans, 84, of Ben Avon Heights, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Raymond and Freeda Elizabeth (Schmitt) Umbarger; wife for 45 years of the late Dr. Richard Seeley Evans; loving mother of Lee Ann Bollinger (Michael), of Sewickley, and Lynn Seeley Evans, of Ohio Township, Pa.; proud grandmother of Elizabeth Bollinger Kline (Jeffrey), of Aspinwall, Julia Lewis Bollinger, of Florence, Italy, Madeline Arrott Bollinger, of Denver, Colo., Michael Patrick McGrath (Lidija), of Portland, Ore., and Matthew Richard McGrath (Dana), of Ben Avon Heights; and delighted great-grandmother of Mia Jane McGrath. She is also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Nancy was a graduate of West Newton High School, in 1948, and Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing, in 1951. She met her husband, Dick, while working as an operating room nurse at Allegheny General. They spent over 35 years living in Ben Avon Heights. Nancy took pride in raising her children and grandchildren. She nurtured a love of English history and literature, bridge and conversation. Her family appreciated her intuitive insights regarding human behavior and common sense approach to life's inevitable dilemmas. She was a member of the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights Community Club, Shannopin Country Club, and Allegheny General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202. A private interment service will be held in the West Newton Cemetery in Westmoreland County. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ben Avon Area Historical Association, 300 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15202.
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Finney, Lydia D. 96

  • Richland Township
  • Born: 1918-07-30
  • Died: 2014-10-24
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Lydia E. (Dequenne) Finney, 96, of Richland Township, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Born July 30, 1918, in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Kathyrn (Stevens) Dequenne; beloved wife of the late Harry W. Finney and loving mother of the late David Finney; and also survived by several nieces and nephews. Lydia was a member of St. Thomas in the Fields Church in Gibsonia. Private arrangements have been entrusted to KING FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., in Allison Park. If desired, memorial contributions can be made in Lydia's honor to Animal Rights or Humane Society of your choice. http://www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Gibson Jr., Charles J. 69

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2014-10-25
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Charles J. Gibson Jr., 69, of Ross Township, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Rose Marie (McCarthy) Gibson; loving father of Charles J. Gibson III (Katheryn), Michael V. (Mindy) Gibson, Gregory Wrbas and Kelly (Chad) Nelson; brother of Betty Priore and the late Rene Strickler; and also survived by 10 grandchildren. Family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kidney Cancer Foundation.
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Helf, Betty M. 88

  • Dormont
  • Died: 2014-10-25
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Betty M. Helf, 88, of Dormont, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. She was the wife of the late Philip Helf; loving mother of Elaine Skalyo, Diane Dewalt and Philip Helf; also survived by eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Betty was a resident of Dormont for 57 years and recently retired to Florida. She was a Dormont school crossing guard for 47 years, crossing many generations of local children. For many years, Betty was known affectionately as "the Key Lady" at the Dormont pool. She also volunteered for the Braille Society. Friends will be welcomed 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Huff, George F. 90

  • Formerly of Fox Chapel
  • Born: 1923-11-04
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • George Franklin Huff, formerly of Fox Chapel, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Gladwyne. George, born Nov. 4, 1923, in Pittsburgh, to George Franklin and Elsa Steiner Huff, was a graduate of Peabody High School in East Liberty. He completed his coursework at Yale University in two-and-a-half years and graduated in the Class of 1945. During World War II, George served in the Pacific as an ensign aboard the USS Hovey and the USS Doyle, both high-speed minesweepers. He survived the sinking of the USS Hovey in Lingayen Gulf after aerial attacks in January 1945, and he earned the Purple Heart. In 1949, he earned his Doctor of Science from Carnegie Institute of Technology. George was Vice President of Callery Chemical Co. in Evans City, where he was the assignor of a number of patents. He was an executive of Gulf Oil Corp. in Pittsburgh and Houston, Texas, from the mid-60s until his retirement in 1980. George was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Suzanne Johnston Huff, whom he married June 17, 1950. He is survived by four children, Frederick (Leslie) Huff, of Philadelphia, Suzanne Huff (Larry) Carreker of Houston, Sarah Huff (Richard) Day, of Whitney Point, N.Y., and George F. III (Sharon) Huff, of Houston; his brother, William Steiner Huff; his sister, the Rev. Elizabeth Huff (William) Rodewald, of Pittsburgh; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. George was a kind, generous and very wise man who was often described as a gentleman and a gentle man. He was a man of honor and duty and a man of deep and abiding faith who was devoted to and who loved his family unconditionally. His family will miss him greatly. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in the chapel at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. Funeral arrangements by the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his good works with the unobtrusive humility which is the proper attribute of true wisdom. - James 3:13.
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Hurley, Edward Mick M. 84

  • Forest Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Edward M. "Mick" Hurley, 84, of Forest Hills, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Charlotte (Phipps) Hurley for 63 years. He was the loving father of Edward M. (Barbara) Hurley, of Saltsburg, and Patrick (late Deborah) Hurley, of Wilkins Township; proud grandfather of Erin (Chris) Hurley, of Colorado, Missy (Barry) MacFarlane, of Florida, Kurt Hurley, of Pittsburgh, and Kimberly Hurley, of Pittsburgh; great-grandfather of Jackson and Jameson Sciambia; and brother of Darlene "Sissy" (late John) Reardon, of Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Penelope Hurley, Katie Hayden and Judith Inquartano; brothers, David, John and William "Billy" Hurley; and also survived by nieces and nephews. Mick was a Korean War veteran, having served with the Army, and a retired supervisor for Peoples Gas in Wilkinsburg, with more than 40 years of service. He enjoyed flower gardening and blacksmithing and was a member of the Blacksmith Club of Pittsburgh. Mick was also an admirer of classic cars and took pleasure in hunting and fishing, reading and learning. Friends will be welcome 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial with military honors will follow at Restland Cemetery. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Hutter, Erin D. 48

  • North Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross | Get Directions
  • Erin Dawn "Scratchy" Hutter, 48, of the North Hills, passed away suddenly Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. She was the wife of Vincent E. Parr Jr.; daughter of Carol and the late Alfred Hutter; sister of Robin (Christian) Stein, Beth (Kenneth) Roos and Sheree (Lawrence Jr.) Lucas; also survived by four nieces and four nephews. Erin was a music teacher in the North Hills School District for 20 years. She was an accomplished musician who performed with the Butler Symphony and played violin and fiddle with local bands, including The Deliberate Strangers, Boxstep, EQ and Slim Forsythe and the Parklane Drifters. Erin will be remembered as a loving and generous person who filled our lives with her creative spirit. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1302 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444. A funeral service will be held in at 11 a.m. Saturday at Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church. Everyone please meet at church. http://www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Indorato, Leroy S. 72

  • North Side
  • Born: 1942-01-14
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Leroy S. Indorato, M.D., 72, of the North Side, died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at his home with his loving spouse, Robert Slick, and son, David, at his side. He was a widely beloved pediatrician. Leroy, known to friends and family as "Lee" and to patients as "Dr. Lee", was born Jan. 14, 1942, in Easton, to Connie and Phil Indorato. His grandmother, "Nanna", who emigrated from Sicily to the United States, also was a very significant influence in his life. Both of Lee's parents were master tailors at Strongwear Pants Co., and although he had aspirations of becoming an architect, his mother and father persuaded him to attend medical school instead. After earning his bachelor's degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia in 1963, he attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, graduating in 1967. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He then went into private practice with several fellow residents based at West Penn Hospital in Bloomfield, where he did instrumental work in the pediatric burn unit and helped to develop the level III neonatal intensive care unit for treatment of the sickest infants. In 1972, Lee and two partners, Drs. Harold Glick and Sheldon Levine, formed GIL Pediatric Associates, with an office in the East End of Pittsburgh and a Murrysville location. It marked the beginning of what would be a successful business partnership and an extraordinary lifelong friendship for the three doctors as they worked side by side for 45 years. In that time, their practice grew to become one of the largest pediatric practices in the Pittsburgh region, and as CCP-GIL, one of the four founding members of Children's Community Pediatrics, part of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Throughout his distinguished career, Lee cared for and treated thousands upon thousands of children and adolescents, always with true compassion and the same meticulous attention to detail he applied to every aspect of his life. In an age of epidemic medical testing, he was a brilliant old-fashioned diagnostician with skilled hands, careful listening skills and an encyclopedic knowledge of pediatric medicine. His bedside manner was unfailingly warm and tender, although his patients knew better than to arrive late for an appointment. They would travel from across the tri-state area to visit Dr. Lee, many of them second and third generation families of the practice. Hundreds of parents, grandparents and children gathered (on time) to thank him for his many years of service at a retirement celebration this past June. A respected scholar, Lee was named an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a superb teacher and mentor for young doctors and medical students. He also served as the community representative on the newborn committee at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, working to ensure strong integration of pediatric physicians into the hospital's nurseries. Despite his many accomplishments, he always shunned the limelight and accolades, remaining humble at every turn. Insatiably curious with a sheer intellect, there was virtually no subject beyond Lee's knowing command, including antiques, flower arrangement and cooking. He applied the same passion he had for medicine to his culinary pursuits, and in 1981, he and Rob Slick opened Robert E. and Lee Food Co. in Shadyside. The high-end catering business and gourmet market modeled after Dean and DeLuca in New York was ahead of its time for Pittsburgh. The shop, which closed in 1993, became locally famous for its decadent "chocolate intemperance" cake and catered high-profile events such as the black-tie opening of the new Pittsburgh airport and the 50th anniversary of Fallingwater. Lee was a loving and devoted father and active grandfather. He was deeply committed to his soulmate of nearly 50 years, and he and Rob were married in 2011 in East Hampton, N.Y., where they shared a second home. In addition to Rob, Lee is survived by his son, David Indorato; grandchildren, Steven and Elizabeth Indorato; brother, Anthony Indorato; nieces and nephews, Erin, Andrea and Brian; beloved friends; and the countless children and families he cared for up until the last month of his life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at St. Peter Church of St. Peter Parish, Arch and Ridge streets, North Side. Arrangements by McCABE BROS. INC., Shadyside. Donations in his memory may be made to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, http://www.cjdfoundation.org, or to a charity of your choice.
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Jakub, Serenity J. 3

  • McKeesport
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Serenity Jade (Reny) Jakub, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at the age of 3. She was tragically taken from us too soon, along with her mother, Hope Jordan Egenlauf, her brother, Dominic, and sisters, Autumn and Victoria. We will miss her greatly. Serenity always greeted everyone with a warm smile and sometimes a hug. She loved to laugh and play. Her days spent with her brothers, Sean and Jaxen, and her cousin, Mina, were filled with messes, silly games, naps, trips to the park and movies. And she could always be found with her Dora and Boots. Serenity's life, while brief, brought much joy and happiness to those around her. We will miss her more than we can express. She is forever loved by her father, Andrew Jakub, stepmother, Rebecca Brydges, and stepfather, Keith Egenlauf, and brothers, Jaxen and Sean, who will live each day in honor of Serenity. She is cherished by her Uncle Bill, Aunt Jenn and her paternal grandmother, Veronica, and Aunt Dawn and Uncle Joey, her maternal grandmother, Ellen Gilbert Williams, and grandfather, Joseph Jordan. She was welcomed into heaven by her grandpap, Bill Jakub Jr. Please, take a moment each day to hug your children and tell them how much you love them. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery.
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Jordan, Autumn 6

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 2008-10-05
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Autumn Jordan, 6, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was born Oct. 5, 2008, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Hope Jordan Egenlauf; and sister of the late Dominic and Victoria Jordan and Serenity Jakub, who all lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014. She is survived by her father, Adam Haynes; paternal grandmother, Juanita Haynes, of Moon Township, and paternal grandfather, Adam Haynes, of Penn Hills; maternal grandparents, Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth, and Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown; uncle, Malik Haynes, and aunt, Christine Haynes, of Pittsburgh; uncles, Tom, Lance, Dave, Joe, Dom, John, Angelo, Steve, Robert and Tom; and aunts, Charity, Dawn and Shanaya. She is also survived by many great-aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Jordan, Dominic 7

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 2007-04-25
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Dominic Jordan, 7, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was born in Pittsburgh, April 25, 2007, and is the son of the late Hope Jordan Egenlauf. He is the brother of the late Autumn and Victoria Jordan and Serenity Jakub, who also lost their lives in the fire on Oct. 18. He is survived by his father, Paul Schumaker; and grandparents, Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown, Pa., and Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Jordan, Victoria 2

  • McKeesport
  • Born: 2012-02-09
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Victoria "Tori" Jordan, 2, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was born Feb. 9, 2012, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Hope Jordan Egenlauf. She is the sister of the late Dominic and Autumn Jordan and Serenity Jakub, who all died in the fire on Oct. 18, 2014. She is survived by her maternal grandmother, Ellen Gilbert Williams, of Elizabeth, and maternal grandfather, Joseph Jordan, of Jamestown, Pa.; and many aunts and uncles. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday and again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the HUNTER-EDMUNDSON-STRIFFLER FUNERAL HOME, 600 Market St., McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-6191). Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery.
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Kelly Jr., Charles J. 91

  • Formerly of Gibsonia
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, North Hills | Get Directions
  • Charles J. Kelly Jr., 91, of Masonic Village, formerly of Gibsonia, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was the beloved husband of A. Margaret Kelly and the late Kathleen Kelly; loving father of Richard C. Kelly (Roberta), C. Reed Brinkman (Paula Hansen) and Phyllis Chavlovich (Nicholas); brother of the late James F. Kelly; grandfather of Kirsten, Ethan, Nicole, Ryan, Meghan and Andrea; and great-grandfather of Harrison. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary Church, Glenfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Kissane, Antoinette

  • Formerly of East McKeesport
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Antoinette Kissane, of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of East McKeesport, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. She was a daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Zywar) Gosik; beloved wife of 46 years to William "Buddy" Kissane; cherished mother of Dr. Nicole "Nikki" (Dr. Lawrence Lee) Kissane; loving grandmother of Alexandra "Lexi" Kissane Lee; sister of Phyllis (George) Dippold and Bernadette (Mark) Sablofski; sister-in-law of Elizabeth (Robert) Bachy and the late Judith Hames; also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. Toni was an art teacher in Fairfax County, Va., for 34 years. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, 412-824-4332. Service at 9 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church, North Huntingdon.
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Kloes Sr., Donald A. 79

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2014-12-27
  • Funeral Home: Simons, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Donald A. Kloes Sr., 79, of McCandless, formerly of Avalon, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Irma L. Kloes; father of Sandra M. (Ronald) Horner, Kimberly J. (Gary) Ross, Donald A. (Lynne) Kloes Jr. and Amy Jo (Michael) Giammanco; brother of Richard (Sue) Kloes; and grandfather of Jessica (Jason) Horner-Heckman, Rachel Horner, Mathew and Benjamin Ross, Michaela Kloes, Julia and Allison Giammanco and Miranda Nawoczynski. Donald was a leader for the Boy Scouts of America and involved in youth ministries at Green Stone United Methodist Church. Friends received from noon until the time of services at 2 p.m. Friday at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Southwest Region 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. http://www.simonsfuneralhome.com.
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Lenart, Stanley W. 91

  • North Versailles
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Stanley W. Lenart, 91, of North Versailles, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was a World War II Navy veteran and retired from Fisher Body. He loved fishing, working in his wood shop, enjoyed doing things for others and was all about family. He was a son to the late Walter and Julia (Mysilwiec) Lenart; husband of the late Pauline (Scheffler) Lenart; beloved father of Cecelia (Dennis) Sedlock, Kathleen (John) Sada and David (Mary Jo) Lenart; dear gradfather of John (Rachel) Sada, Donald Sada, Timothy Sada, Daniel Sedlock and Kylie Sedlock; great-grandfather of Nora Hope Sada; and brother of the late Stella Kostkas, Sophie Arendas, Mary Billy, Josephine Eastman, Joseph Lenart, Chester Lenart and Walter Lenart. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Joanne Smail; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial and noon in St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment with military honors will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
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Maggio, Pamela C. 62

  • Plum Borough
  • Born: 1952-07-16
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Dolence, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Pamela Christine Maggio, of Plum Borough, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. She was born July 16, 1952, to Donald and Dorothy (Redinger) Youngker. She was a great lover of animals. Survivors include her husband, James Crawford, of Plum; a son, Michael Youngker; brothers, Donald (Susie) Youngker and David (Mary Beth) Youngker; and a sister, Sandy (Mark) Squillace and Mother Dorothy (Dolly) Youngker. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Youngker. Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the STEPHEN P. DOLENCE Jr. FUNERAL HOME INC., 1519 Renton Road (Plum Borough). Services and interment were private for the convenience of the family.
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McGough, Jane 93

  • Shadyside
  • Born: 1921-02-07
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Jane (Fitzpatrick) McGough, 93, of Shadyside, departed this life Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, a day after she had a stroke, surrounded by loved ones while enjoying the Steelers-Colts game with family. Born Feb. 7, 1921, in Pittsburgh, to Laurette (Holland) Fitzpatrick and Hugh Regis Fitzpatrick, she was the loving and beloved mother of Jane Ellen Cheney, W. Thomas McGough Jr. (Rebecca Frazier), Hugh Fitzpatrick McGough (Kris Rust) and the late Marita McGough. She is survived by six devoted grandchildren, Emily Ann McGough, Allyn Cheney III, Lena Jane Cheney, Walter T. McGough III (Annie Cardi), Trevor Fitzpatrick Raebeck Carb and Olivia Astrid Huntley Carb; and numerous adoring nieces and nephews. Jane joins in heaven, her husband of 46 years, Walter Thomas "Bud" McGough, Esq., who died in 1996 after a 60-year career at Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay. Jane and Walter were mentors and friends to generations of Reed Smith lawyers, staff and their families. Jane also joins in heaven her treasured sister and brother, Rita Fitzpatrick Gumbert and Robert O'Donnell. Jane grew up in Squirrel Hill, but remained attached to her father's Irish immigrant roots in Terra Alta, W.Va. She was a graduate of St. Philomena Grade School, Taylor Allderdice High School and Chatham College. She was widowed during World War II when Army Lt. Edward E. "Ted" Ludwig Jr., her Taylor Allderdice sweetheart, was killed in Europe just a year after their marriage. During this period, Jane earned a Master of Education from the University of Pittsburgh and taught at Emsworth Elementary School and Shadyside Academy Junior School. Jane first knew Walter McGough as a friend of her brother, Bob, at Central Catholic High School. Jane and Walter were reunited at a Newman Club Dance after Walter returned from war service in the Air Force and they were married on Thanksgiving Day in 1950. Jane and Walter began family life at 127 LaCrosse Street in Edgewood before moving to 125 Bayard Place in Shadyside. Jane was a mother to many children beyond her own brood and a friend to the friendless, opening her arms and her home to all. Jane had a gift for making and keeping friends, and for bringing into the circle any person who might feel excluded. She was an early volunteer at the Irene Kaufmann Settlement/Hill House, and was active all her life with The Children's Home of Pittsburgh. Jane was a member of the College Club, the Ross Mountain Club and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. She was a loyal parishioner at St. Paul Cathedral. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St., http://www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at St. Paul Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to The Children's Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center, 5324 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or to Chatham University Advancement, Beatty House, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.
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Nehilla, Sondra E. 80

  • East Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Sondra E. (Larson) Nehilla, 80, of East Pittsburgh, a resident of Bessemer Terrace Manor, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was the wife of the late Raymond Nehilla; loving mother of Mark Nehilla Sr., of Swissvale, David (Jan) Nehilla, of Forest Hills, and Ronald (Diane) Nehilla, of Ford City; proud grandmother of Mark Nehilla Jr. and Jared Baker; and great-grandmother of four. Sondra was a devoted mother and homemaker, who volunteered with many of her children's activities as they were growing up. She also had worked for the election polls in Ambridge and served as a waitress at The Maple Restaurant in Ambridge. Sondra loved people, loved a celebration and loved to dance. Friends are welcome 11 a.m. Saturday to a memorial Mass in St. Maurice Church. Interment will follow at Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Memorial donations may be made to Community Life, 1305 Fifth Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Nipaver, Jerome J. 60

  • Shaler , Formerly of Belle Vernon
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Jerome J. Nipaver, 60, of Shaler, formerly of Belle Vernon, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jean C. (Conrad); loving father of Jennifer (Cory Garone) Nipaver and Justin J. (Courtney) Nipaver; stepfather of Jesse Parker; brother of Judy (Hubert Maxwell) Williamson and Doris Vacilla; son of the late Joseph F. and Genevieve J. Nipaver; grandfather of Leila Suarez, Madison and Maci; uncle of Sheri, Renee, Desiree, Laura and Danny; great-uncle of Robert, Deidre, TJ, Misty, Raymond, Billy, Brian, Joey and the late Julia; brother-in-law of Robert (Heather) Conrad; and is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the North Hills Community Baptist Church, 7801 Thompson Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Professional services are trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.
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Polak, Dorothy 84

  • Munhall , Formerly of West Mifflin
  • Born: 1929-11-17
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Dorothy (Monzak) Polak, of Munhall, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the age of 84. Dorothy was born Nov. 17, 1929, to her late parents George and Mary Monzak. She is survived by her beloved niece and goddaughter, Lynda Duffy, who will sorely miss her "Ninnie." She is also survived by her son, Michael (Cathy) Polak; her brother, George (Bernice) Monzak; and daughter-in-law, Dauna Polak. She was the proud mother of her recently deceased son, Edward Polak, and sister of the late Georgina Duffy. She is loved by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephew. Dorothy was the president of the Christian Mothers' of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Homestead. Mrs. Polak also was the secretary for the St. Michael's Parish as well as the St. Maximilian Kolbe parish in the early years. In addition, Dorothy organized the "BINGO" games at St. Therese Plaza where she was a resident for many years. Dorothy was known for her cooking and baking. However, her ethnic Slovak cooking was of legendary portions. During the Christmas holiday, she would prepare haluski, potato haluski, mushroom soup, paska bread and various other ethnic dishes. Her stuffed cabbage and chicken and dumplings were known for folk's extra helpings. Mrs. Polak's nutrolls and apricot cookies were a thing of beauty. These foods and the recipes were passed down proudly to Dorothy by her late mother, Mary "Bubba" Monzak. Mrs. Polak's viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME, 3501 Main St., Munhall. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Maximilian Kolbe church in Homestead. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 363 W. 11th Ave. Ext., Homestead, PA 15120. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Reno, Peter A. 91

  • West Mifflin , Formerly of McKeesport
  • Born: 1923-10-16
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • Peter A. Reno, 91, of West Mifflin, formerly of McKeesport, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was born Oct. 16, 1923, in Glassport, a son of the late John and Rose Reno. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert "Jack" Reno; and sisters, Amelia Antico, Edith Donnachie, Julia Herman and Virginia Zak. An Army World War II Air Corp veteran, serving with the 7th AAF, he was a retired employment relations representative for the Pennsylvania State Department of Labor and Industry. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport and the West Mifflin AARP. Surviving are his wife, Patricia L. Taber Reno; a son, David (Elizabeth) Reno, of Mesa, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Corpus Christi Church. Entombment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. http://www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Schorr, Rev. W. David 66

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1947-11-10
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Rev. W. David Schorr, 66, a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in UPMC McKeesport. He was born Nov. 10, 1947, in McKeesport, son of the late Walter C. and Florence (Galata) Schorr. He attended elementary School at St. Joseph's in Duquesne and High School at Bishop's Latin School. He received his BA from Duquesne University in 1969 and his MA from St. Francis Seminary in Loretto in 1973. He was ordained May 5, 1973, by Bishop Vincent M. Leonard at St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh. He was the parochial vicar at the Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Pittsburgh, from 1973 to 1978, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Pittsburgh, from 1978 to 1980, and Holy Innocents Parish, Pittsburgh, from 1980 to 1984. From 1984 to 1989, he served as parish administrator at St. Helen Parish in Roosevelt, Utah. He was pastor at Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh from 1989 to 2008, and was currently serving as pastor at St. Rita Parish in Whitaker and Resurrection Parish in West Mifflin. He also served as the Youth Affairs representative at the North Side Deanery from 1976 to 1980. He was a recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bishop's Latin School and the Cardinal Wright Award. He was the brother of Patricia L. Schorr, of White Oak, Theodore (Donna) Schorr, of Vandalia, Ohio, Jeanne Estep, of White Oak, and Martin G. (Terri Jo) Schorr, of White Oak. He is also survived by his adopted son, Joseph Fox, and his family of Idaho; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, and from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer funeral director. Translation to Resurrection Church, West Mifflin, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, by Bishop David A. Zubik at Resurrection Church. Burial will follow in the Priest Plot at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bishop's Latin School Alumni Association, c/o Diocese of Pittsburgh, 111 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Smallwood, Robert H. 74

  • Shaler Township
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Robert H. Smallwood, 74, of Shaler Township, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He was the son of the late Albert and Wilma Smallwood; beloved husband of Sue Smallwood; loving father of Brian (Susan) Smallwood and Jason (Joy) Smallwood; and dear grandfather of Allison, Victoria, Emma, Zoe and Gavin. He is also survived by his twin brother, Al Smallwood; two brothers-in-law, Denny (Joyce) and Steve (Kathy) Weber; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or http://www.alz.org/pa.
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Snyder, Lila

  • Formerly of Pittsburgh
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Lila Rosenthal Snyder, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Boca Raton, Fla. Beloved wife of the late Mervin A Snyder, she is survived by her loving children, Amy (David) Carples and Barry; four grandchildren, Michael and Seth Gitner, Zachary and Sydney Snyder; and her sister, Audrey Reichblum. Lila was a graduate of Winchester Thurston and Finch College. In the 1970s, she and her dear friend, Joan Benjamin, founded "Loot", a successful gift store in Shadyside. She leaves a legion of friends and relatives of all ages who will miss her wit, warmth, wisdom and spirit. Services at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside. Visitation one hour prior to services (noon to 1 p.m.). Interment at West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. In lieu of flowers, please honor Lila by making a donation to the Mervin and Lila Snyder Foundation, c/o Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. http://www.schugar.com.
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Stephenson, Joanne 85

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Joanne Wentz Stephenson, 85, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. She is survived by her four children, Tom W. Stephenson (Juanita), Kate Stephenson, Jean R.S. Blair (Bruce) and Rob R. Stephenson Jr.; and seven grandchildren, Robert Blair, Ragan Todd, Daniel Todd, Nicholas Blair, Athena Blair, Ragan Stephenson and Brooks Stephenson. Joanne was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Pittsburgh, and educated at The Ellis School, The Baldwin School and Wellesley College where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She married Rob Stephenson of Knoxville, Tenn., in 1951. Over the years, they lived in Knoxville, Massena, N.Y., Port Lavaca, Texas, and since 1969, Oakmont. She was widowed in 1978. After her youngest child started school, she began a long affiliation with the Allegheny Chapter of the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC), located on Pittsburgh's Northside. While working at ARC, she published workbooks to help the developmentally disabled transition from institutional living to independent living. Joanne retired from ARC Allegheny in 1992 to travel. A trip to Nepal in 1990 had led her to build and fund a school in the remote mountain village of Nepal, and she devoted the rest of her life to encouraging and supporting education and development in the village. She also sponsored numerous Nepali college students both in Kathmandu and at Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh. In addition to workbooks for the developmentally disabled, Joanne published two books about her experiences in Nepal and several children's books, particularly in collaboration with Wellesley classmate and illustrator Helene Horner Welles. Joanne was a member of Ross Mountain Park Club and Oakmont United Methodist Church. The family will receive visitors between 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the North Mausoleum in The Homewood Cemetery at 1599 South Dallas Ave., Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to FINCA International, 1201 15 St. NW, Washington DC, 20005, Pro-Literacy Worldwide, 104 Marcellus St., Syracuse, NY 13204, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or Ross Mountain Endowment Fund, 1910 Cochran Road, Manor Oak One, Suite 380, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-1205. Online condolences may be made to http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Wilhoit, James R. 82

  • Verona
  • Died: 2014-10-27
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • James Robert Wilhoit, 82, of Verona, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Wilhoit; his children, Brenda Lee (Corky) Schmidt, Bonnie Lee (Anthony) Lapiana, Beth Ann Ferguson and James R. (Christel) Wilhoit II; also survived by his grandchildren, Mark, Brittany, Brock, Austin, Sabrina, Armand, Jacob and Laila Grace; great-grandchildren, Garrett and Madison; and his siblings, Della Zavodnick, Nancy Harvey and Ruth Vicker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Polly Wilhoit; and siblings, Edna Wagner, Eva Shones, Alberta Pershina, Mary Krampe, Dorothy Richards and Millard Kelly Jr. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, where a blessing service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Online condolences may be made at http://www.english-funeral-home.com.
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Zielinski Jr., Paul A. 79

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Paul Zielinski Jr., 79, of Scott Township, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 36 years of A. Marilyn (Moore) Zielinski; devoted father of Kenneth (Marlene), of Sebastian, Fla., Kathleen Seale, of Baldwin, and Michelle (Jeff) Getchell, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; brother of Richard (Leslie) Zielinski; and grandfather of seven. Paul was a proud Marine having served in the Korean War and retired after 25 years as pipefitter-welder with Exxon. He was an active member of Pittsburgh Baptist Church and was a volunteer at the Baptist Home aiding in the one on one specialty care of Alzheimer patients. Paul's true passion was providing joy and laughter for all. Friends will be welcomed from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon Saturday, until time of services at noon. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to Pittsburgh Baptist Church, 3100 Pioneer Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Balinsky, Frances L. 71

  • Wegley
  • Born: 1943-10-28
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Frances L. (Dzatko) Balinsky, 71, of Wegley, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Crest Personal Care Home, New Alexandria. She was born Oct. 28, 1943, in Shafton, a daughter of the late John V. Dzatko and Sophie Kroll Dzatko, and stepdaughter of the late Anna (Pushkar) Dzatko. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Balinsky; her son, Joseph D. Feola, who died six weeks ago; her brother, John M. Dzatko; nephew, John D. Dzatko; and brother-in-law, Calvin Taylor. She is survived by her stepson, Gary Balinsky, of Niceville, Fla.; two sisters, Louise Taylor, of Normangee, Texas, and Margaret Semonik, of Irwin; sister-in-law, Donna Dzatko, of Tempe, Ariz.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Frances had numerous jobs throughout her lifetime. She was a loving wife, mother, stepmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. At Frances' request, there will be no viewing. WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit http://www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Breegle, Celeste A. 42

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1972-06-18
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Celeste A. (Bileck) Breegle, 42, of West Newton, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born June 18, 1972, in Greensburg, a daughter of Hilda (Kahler) Bileck and the late Bernard Bileck. Celeste was a member of Holy Family Church, West Newton, where she was a Faith Formation aide. She supported her husband's membership in the Stephen Bayard Lodge No. 526 F and AM. Celeste was generous and helpful to everyone, always willing to lend a hand. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband of 22 years, Stuart E. Breegle; a brother, Bernard Bileck Jr. and wife, Lynn; a sister, Coreen Goetz and husband, Gary; nieces and nephews, Ryan Kelley and wife, Katie, Andrew Kelley, Noel Kelley, Nicholas Bileck, Alyssa Bileck and Kristen Bileck; her father-in-law, Eugene Breegle; her brothers-in-law, Chris and Jeff Breegle; and her beloved dog, Chief. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Scott Bileck. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Church. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Leone, Lucy R. 90

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1924-02-16
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Lucy R. Leone, 90, of Murrysville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Naples, Italy, daughter of the late Guiseppi and Rosa Speranza Palomba. She was preceded in death by her husband, George P. Leone. She worked in the pet supply business with her husband for more than 48 years and continued with her son and daughter until the present day with three stores in the Pittsburgh area. She was a member of Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. Lucy is survived by three children, Madeline McCloy, of Murrysville, Gina Coleman, of Murrysville, and George P. (Mary Lynne) Leone, of Wexford; three grandchildren, John Coleman, Nicolas Leone and Jacob Leone; two sisters, Maria Rosaria and Columbina Balzano, both of Italy; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. Additional visitation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday in Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Indiana, Pa. If desired, memorials may be made to an animal shelter of one's choice. http://www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Molin, Joseph 86

  • Export
  • Born: 1928-01-08
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • Joseph "Joe" Molin, 86, of Export, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Export, a son of the late John and Amelia Molin. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded by three sisters, Jolane Molin, Evelyn Scheller and Virginia Zaremba; and a brother, Andrew Molin. Joe owned and operated the former Joe's Fruit Market on Route 22 in Murrysville. He was a Korean War Army veteran, a member of St. Mary Church and the Italian American Club, both in Export. Surviving are his devoted sister, Alice Zeyzus, of Export; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WOLFE-VON GEIS FUNERAL HOME INC., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export, 724-327-1400. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church, Export, with Father Joseph Bonafed as celebrant. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Export, with military honors accorded by the Greensburg VFW Post No. 33 Honor Guard. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit http://www.wolfe-vongeis.com.
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Armstrong County

Brumbaugh, Theora M. 80

  • Born: 1934-05-02
  • Died: 2014-10-25
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Theora Margaret (Craig) Brumbaugh passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, after a long battle with colon cancer. She was born May 2, 1934, at home in Cheswick, to John Russell Craig and Dee Alta Lynn McCanna Craig. She married her first love, Harry F. Brumbaugh, a handsome 21 year old Army enlisted man, on Oct. 24, 1952, at the age of 18 during the Korean War. They were married for 57 years before Harry's death in 2009, and together they raised three children, John Craig Brumbaugh, Lisa Dee Brumbaugh and Daniel James Brumbaugh. Theora was a kind, caring soul who was devoted to her family. She loved all creatures (except for snakes), was an excellent cook and baker and the quintessential wife, mother and grandmother. She was the primary caregiver and a fierce watchdog for her husband Harry during his battle with leukemia and other illnesses. She was brave, funny, smart and resourceful, and always full of grace, even when her own cancer diagnosis got the best of her on some days. All who knew her drew strength from her amazing faith, courage and resilience. Trained in opera, she never had the chance to use her beautiful talent professionally. She was a member of the choir at St. Mark's Lutheran church in Adrian, for many years. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Kittanning, and a member of the Order of the Amaranth. She was retired from Armstrong School District as a teacher's aide, and loved all of the children she helped. Theora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry; her youngest son, Daniel; and her sisters, Exie Lindahl and Barbara Noel. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Brumbaugh) Hovis Tinley; her son-in-law, David Tinley; and her grandchildren, Jenna V. Margaret Hovis and Calley, Tessa and Tynan Tinley, of North Huntingdon; her great-grandchild, Gavin Michael Klump, of North Huntingdon; her former son-in-law, Jeffrey Hovis and his partner, Dan Prevade, of Pittsburgh; and son, John Brumbaugh, his wife Barbara, and their children, Christopher, James, Madelyn and Mara of Aiken, S.C. The Tinley family would like to thank all the friends, neighbors and family who supported Theora and Harry in difficult times with visits and vigilance. We are forever grateful. A celebration of Theora's life will be held by the Tinley family at a later date. In lieu of condolences, we would suggest a donation to "Colleges against Cancer Relay for Life" at Pittsburgh University, in Theora's name. We are all better people for knowing her and loving her. She would say with a twinkle in her eye, "You're going to miss me when I'm gone!" If only she knew how much.
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Butler County

Yoakum, W. Larry 85

  • Formerly of Middlesex Township
  • Died: 2014-10-26
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • W. Larry Yoakum, 85, of Katy, Texas, formerly Middlesex Township, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 64 years of Dolores (Wilson) Yoakum; loving father of Michael (Parinee) Yoakum, of Houston, Texas, and Mark Yoakum, of Katy, Texas; brother of James (Barbara) Yoakum, of Butler, David (Joann) Yoakum, of Bakerstown, and the late Mary Lyvonne; also survived by four grandchildren, Justin, Jason, Lauren and Courtney. A Korean War Army veteran, Walter was a member of the Local 66 Operating Engineers for more than 50 years. Friends welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Daniel Muttart officiating. Interment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Donations to a charity of choice. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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