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Anklin, Bertha E. 103

  • Sewickley
  • Born: 1912-04-03
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Cole, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Bertha E. Lowndes Anklin, 103, of Sewickley, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was born April 3, 1912, in Albany, N.Y. She was the wife of Peter Anklin. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Traviss (husband, Don Traviss); her two granddaughters, Heather Relation (husband, Brian Easton) and Alexandra Traviss; and her two great-grandsons, Liam and Niall Easton. She was a longtime member of Newtonville United Methodist Church in Newtonville, N.Y. and attended Christ Church in Sewickley, where she lived for the past 17 years. She was very active at the Newtonville United Methodist Church, where she was president and treasurer of the Women's Charitable organization called Mispbah. She also helped to run the church rummage sale, roast beef dinner and clam bake. She also volunteered at Children's Hospital and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. After she moved to Sewickley in 1998, she joined the Knit-Whits, a women's knitting group that knit blankets for the homeless. A truly gracious and extraordinary lady, she was always giving of herself, loved and admired by all of her friends and a constant source of strength to her family even in the last few days of her life. She will be missed, but will always be remembered and honored by her family and friends. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME INC. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Mrs. Anklin's name to Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Road, Wexford, PA 15090.
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Barnard, Carolyn J. 87

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Carolyn "Connie" J. (McClintock) Barnard, 87, of Penn Hills, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Allan Barnard and Charles McClemens; loving mother of Gregory (Debby) McClemens, Sue (Joe) Kelly, Wendy (Brian) Renter and Pamela Barnard; grandmother of Joey, Derek, Zachary, Nick, Tayla and Jalen, and four great-grandchildren; sister of her twin, Marilyn "Monnie" Mack and the late Henry "Dean" and Charles "Chick" McClintock; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Friday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S and T Bank), Plum, PA 15239, where a funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
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Cable, Stephen J. 66

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1949-03-10
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Brandt, Ross Twp | Get Directions
  • Stephen Jay "Taxi Steve" Cable, 66, of Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. He was born March 10, 1949, cherished son of Betty L. and the late Edward "Ted" Cable. He was the loving father of Stephen "Butch" (Sue) Cable Jr., Dianna "Dee Dee" (Dan) Meehan, Jonathan (Patti) Cable, Rebecca Donaldson, Jayson (Pam) Cable and Amber (Sam) Schlater; beloved grandfather of Joshua (Samantha), Jerret, Stephen "Chip," Samantha, Leah, Rachel, Jakob, Daniel, Jordyn, Jonathan, Stephanie, Richard, Katherine "Katie," Henry, Eden, Alaina, Gavin, Andrew and Ariella; and great-grandfather of Aaron, Victoria, Laina and Charlotte. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township, 412-364-4444, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. www.brandtfuneralhome.com.
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Cooney, Suzanne 75

  • Richland Township
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Suzanne (Berkopec) Cooney, 75, of Richland Township, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. She was the beloved wife for 14 years of Patrick J. Conney. She was preceded in death by her first husband, the late Ronald Kearns. She was the loving mother of Kenny G. Kearns, of Gibsonia, Karen (Harry) Owens, of Mars, Kelly (Dan) Dennis, of Tarentum, and Kerry (Jim) Simmons, of Shaler; stepmother of Carol Ann Alpaugh, of South Carolina, and Patricia Wilkert, of Saxonburg; sister of Cathy (Larry) Domitrovich, of Gibsonia, and the late George Berkopec; and dear grandmother of Ronny, Tommy, Carson, Corey, Karly, Emily and Jenna. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Richard Church, 3841 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Interment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Family suggests donations to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org. Please offer condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Duarte-Evans, Cynthia A.

  • Upper St. Clair
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Cynthia Ann Duarte-Evans, M.D., of Upper St. Clair, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 26, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Steven Evans; loving and devoted mother of Steven Alexander, Allison Nicole and Jonathan David Evans; daughter of the late Everette and Lucia (Vieira) Duarte; sister of Bradford, Leslie and Cheryl Duarte; and niece of Anna Vieira Cabral Spencer, Elaine DaRosa, Vivian DeFreitas and Lorraine Sherman, Joan Joseph and David Leroy Duarte. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at South Hills Assembly of God, where service will follow at 7 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., Brentwood. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Hillman Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232 or MS Society, 1501 Reedsdale St. No. 105, Cardelllo Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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Edwards, Viola 94

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1920-08-12
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Jefferson Hills | Get Directions
  • Viola Edwards, 94, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the Masonic Village of Sewickley. She was born, Viola Grace Goodrum on Aug. 12, 1920, in West Mifflin, one of six children of James and Britha Jean (Andrews) Goodrum. Viola was a lifelong member of the Lebanon Presbyterian Church in West Mifflin and a member of the Eastern Star. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Howard Edwards, Russell Meyers, Robert Weber and Edward J. Mattes, and four of her siblings, two brothers, James and Arnold Goodrum, and two sisters, Mary DaBaldo and recently Hannah McDevitt, on Friday, May 22, 2015, one day before Viola. Viola is survived by three children, son, Arnold Mattes, of Jefferson Hills, and two daughters, Donna Kettish, of Sykesville, Md., and Karen (Jeff) Dowd, of Fort Mill, S.C.; five grandchildren, Lance Mattes, of Bethel Park, Dawn (Kettish) Schmidt, of Galena, Ohio, Lori (Kettish) Banks, of Sykesville, Tracy (Dowd) Carrasco, of Orlando, Fla., and Justin Dowd, of Fort Mill; 13 great-grandchildren; and her remaining sister, Jean Hudson, of Shalimar, Fla. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of her service at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large), in Jefferson Hills. The Rev. Robert Titus will be officiating. Her burial will follow in Lebanon Church Cemetery in West Mifflin. If desired, contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershq.org. Visit www.stephendslater.com. for condolences and more information.
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Errington, Lois M. 85

  • Hampton Township
  • Born: 1930-05-14
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Lois M. (Nock) Errington, 85, of Hampton Township, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, while under the care of the UPMC-Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born May 14, 1930, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Durst) Nock; and sister of the late Walter Nock and wife of the late John "Jack" Errington, who passed away in 1990. Lois was retired from a sales career that included working at Sears, Horne's and Woolworth's department stores. She enjoyed breakfast with the girls at Eat N Park and playing cards on the computer. She is survived by her children, Judy Williamson, of Hampton Township, John Williamson, of Covina, Calif., Linda Honeywill, of Pine Township, Bob Williamson, of La Canada, Calif., Ken Errington, of Butler, and Steve Errington, of Cranberry Township; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna O'Hanlon. Lois' family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at King Funeral Home, with Pastor Dan Muttart, officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Allegheny County Memorial Park in Allison Park. If desired, the family suggests memorial donations may be made in her honor to support a veteran's organization of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Lois's family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.
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Gaver, Marie M.

  • Formerly of Bellevue
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Miller, Bellevue | Get Directions
  • Marie M. Gaver, formerly of Bellevue, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Little Sisters of the Poor. She was the beloved wife of the late Earl Gaver; and sister of the late Francis Gelzheiser. Marie is survived by nieces, nephews and dear friends, including Marcia and Steve Mosolansky. Marie had been secretary to the superintendent of North Hills High School until her retirement in 1979. She also worked for Care at Kaufmann's for 57 years. She was a longtime member of the Church of the Assumption, the Catholic Daughters of America Court Bellevue and Northgate AARP. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Chapel of Little Sisters of the Poor. Interment will follow in Christ Our Redeemer (Northside Catholic) Cemetery. Arrangements are by LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., Bellevue. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Church of the Assumption, 45 N. Sprague Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202, or Little Sisters of the Poor. www.ltmillerfuneralhome.com.
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Hartnett Jr., Daniel F. 85

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2015-05-25
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Daniel F. Hartnett Jr., 85, of Munhall, died Monday, May 25, 2015. He was the father of Kathy Chimes, Dan Hartnett III, Tim Hartnett, John (Stacey) Hartnett, Patrick (Deann) Hartnett and the late Michael (wife, Karen survives) Hartnett; brother of the late William (wife, Barb survives) Hartnett; grandfather of Corey Shaina, Joshua, Kimberly, Jesse, Rebecca, Richard Connor, Shannon, Kayla and Alaina; great-grandfather of Mikayla; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dan was a veteran of the Air Force, serving during Korea; a retired foreman for U.S. Steel Homestead Works; an avid Steelers fan; and a member of AARP No. 3172. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Therese Church, Munhall. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Hickly, Clara A. 96

  • North Side
  • Died: 2015-05-25
  • Funeral Home: Pinkerton, Avalon | Get Directions
  • Clara A. Hickly, 96, of the North Side, died Monday, May 25, 2015. She was the beloved aunt of William (Joan) Hickly, Robert (the late Diane) Hickly and Donald Hickly; and is also survived by many great-nieces and great-great-nieces and nephews and a great-great-great-nephew and many cousins. Clara worked at Morgan's Cleaners in Bellevue for more than 40 years, was a graduate of Oliver High School Class of 1937 and was still meeting her alumni for luncheons regularly. She was a devoted member of The Risen Lord Parish. Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1014 California Ave., Avalon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Risen Lord Parish. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be offered at www.pinkertonfuneralhome.net.
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Marsh, Mary

  • Fox Chapel
  • Died: 2015-04-30
  • Funeral Home: Freyvogel, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Mary "Polly" McNaugher Marsh, of Fox Chapel, died Thursday, April 30, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late William "Bill" Marsh; mother of Dr. William "Bill" McNaugher Marsh (Stephanie), Margaret "Margo" McNaugher Marsh, Robert "Rob" McNaugher Marsh (Tracey) and the late David McNaugher Marsh; grandmother of Stephen, Becky, Emily, Sam and Beth Marsh, Mary Biernesser and Tim and Bennett Marsh; sister of Isabel "Pinky" Hatfield (Ed); and daughter of the late Dr. William and Isabel McNaugher, of Point Breeze. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Polly attended Winchester Thurston School and Vassar College. Happily married to Bill for 53 years, Polly lived in the Fox Chapel area and volunteered at a number of organizations around the Pittsburgh area. She was an elder of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, designing and creating the paraments, as well as designing the columbarium. Polly helped to create the David McNaugher Marsh Memorial Library at Shadyside Academy Middle School, where she also volunteered. She was a longtime member of the Junior League of Pittsburgh, once honored as Volunteer of the Year. She was president and a lifetime member of the Squaw Valley Garden Club and Master Flower Show Judge Emeritus with the National Garden Club. Polly loved gardening and arts and crafts of all kinds from a very young age, mastering and teaching gardening, flower arranging, needlepoint, knitting, applique and quilting. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, where the family will receive friends following the service. Interment will be private. A memorial reception will follow at 5 p.m. at Longwood at Oakmont. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the David McNaugher Marsh Memorial Library at Shadyside Academy, 500 Squaw Run Road E, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 or Foxwall EMS, 145 Squaw Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com.
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Meyers, Jerome M.

  • Oakland
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Schugar, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • Jerome M. Meyers, of Oakland, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Janet Meyers. He was the beloved father of Linda (Donald) MacLeod, Sally (Michael Powell) Meyers and Richard (Al Kennedy) Meyers; stepfather of Debra Richards, Eric McCutcheon and Scott McCutcheon; brother of Sylvia Iwler and Harvey Potashman; grandfather of Cameron and Rebecca MacLeod, Helena Powell and Noah Meyers; step-grandfather of Hannah Richards, Zen and Sophia McCutcheon; much loved by his caregivers, Lorenzo, Kim and Lydia. Jerome served in the Army. He was an attorney and also co-founder of Food Gallery Supermarkets with his brother, Harvey. Visitation will be 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside, where services will follow at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Homewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, www.michaeljfox.org.http://www.schugar.com.
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Naccarato, Joseph 82

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1932-10-31
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Joseph "Cheech" Naccarato, 82, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 31, 1932, in San Pietro Amanteo Calabria, Italy, son of the late Americo and Maria (Cicero) Naccarato. He worked at family owned Naccarato Bros. Produce in Braddock and retired from J-Jac Construction. He was a member of St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin. He was an avid bowler and gardener and member of the "Thursday Nite Pinbusters" Bowling League at Coral Lanes. He was the husband of Joan (Manns) Naccarato, of 56 years. He is survived by six children, Sherry (Ronald) Messick, of Long Branch, Sandra (Ronald) Kelly, of Pleasant Hills, Jeffrey (Denice) Naccarato, of West Mifflin, Dean Naccarato, of West Mifflin, Melissa (Lou) Petrucci, of Imperial, and Rodney (Patti) Naccarato, of Liberty Borough; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Louis (Yvonne) Naccarato, of Glenshaw; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Bernice Monzak, of West Mifflin. He was predeceased by his infant sister, Gulgermina. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. A blessing service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin with the Rev. Joseph Grosko, officiating. Interment will be in All Saints-Braddock Catholic Cemetery.
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O'Toole, Mary Anne

  • South Park
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Mary Anne (Proctor) O'Toole, of South Park, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Patrick J. O'Toole for more than 56 years; loving mother of Lynda (Chuck) Mirt, Coleen (Scott) Loughman, Pam (Scott) Krause, Tim (Alicia) O'Toole and Kelli (Jack) Aul; and MaMa of Caitlin, Colin and Michael. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, where a blessing service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. If desired, family suggests contributions to Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or Three Rivers Hospice, 1195 Jacks Run Road, North Versailles, PA 15137. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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Oczypok, Angeline 88

  • Clairton
  • Born: 1927-01-08
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Clairton | Get Directions
  • Angeline Oczypok, 88, of Clairton, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was born Angeline Catherine Bernardo on Jan. 8, 1927, in Clairton, one of eight children of the late Ralphael and Concetta (Demis) Bernardo. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Oczypok Sr.; sisters, Grace Curringa, Esther Mackinack, Mildred Bernardo, Nellie McFarland and Mary Carroll; and a brother, Vincent Bernardo. She is survived by three children, Paul (Maureen) Oczypok, of Moon Township, Mark (Rhonda) Oczypok, of Pleasant Hills, and Joseph (Loraine) Oczypok, of McCandless; eight grandchildren, Kate, Beth, Chris (Lauren), Annie, Sara, Matt, Meg and Derek; one brother, Anthony (Caroline) Bernardo; and many nieces and nephews. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Route 51 (Large), Jefferson Hills. There will be a prayer in the funeral home at 9 a.m. Saturday with Mass of Christian burial Celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. For condolences, visit www.stephendslater.com.
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Pappert, Thelma C. 100

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Thelma C. Pappert, 100, of McCandless, died Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Anna C. Pappert; the loving sister of Ralph Pappert and the late Mercedes, Regis and Andrew Pappert. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Teresa of Avila Church.
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Porter, Helen M. 90

  • Mount Washington
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Helen M. (Rizzo) Porter, 90, of Mt. Washington, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles R. Porter; loving mother of Charles R. (Barbara) Porter; grandmother of Michelle A. (Timothy) Ferlin; great-grandmother of Paige, Ian and Owen; sister of Frank "Chip" Rizzo (Charlotte Guenther) and the late Beatrice F. (Dick) White; aunt of Steven (Rose) White, Barbara (Joseph) Alberti and Enod Knorr; and is also survived by loving family and friends. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Visitations will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington, (412-381-2323). Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary of the Mount Church. www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Teta, Joseph A. 89

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Joseph A. Teta, 89, of Mt. Lebanon, went to see the Lord Thursday, May 27, 2015. He was the beloved husband for 51 years of Theresa L. Iacoboni Teta; dear father of Joseph Teta Jr; father-in-law of Jane Robinson Teta; caring grandfather of Chelsea, Michael, AJ and Christian; great-grandfather of Bentley; son of the late Joseph and Philomena Teta; brother of the late Anthony Teta, Ruth Teta and Mary Morsa; and is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews. Joseph was a graduate of 5th Avenue High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II, stationed in Europe. He spent 47 years working at Pennsylvania Rail Road, later retiring from Conrail as a purchasing agent. Joseph sang as a choir member of both St. Bernard Church and the South Hills Chorale. Additionally, he volunteered at St. Bernard Parish as an usher, money counter and pie maker. Relatives and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening and again from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15216. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Bernard Church, 311 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Entombment with military honors will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Bernard Angel Fund, 311 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Trenga, Estelle 95

  • Formerly of Wilmerding
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Estelle (Godich) Trenga, 95, formerly of Wilmerding, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. She was a retired dispatcher for Wilmerding Borough, as well as a former election committeewoman, the longest standing member of the Wilmerding Women's Civic Club and a devoted member of St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church. She was a daughter of the late Mike and Mary (Verlinich) Godich; wife of the late Joseph A. Trenga; and mother of the late Maria B. Trenga. She was the last remaining sibling of her family and was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Mike Godich, Anna Winovich, Martha Traicheff, Nick Godich, Mildred Williams, George Godich, Betty Rothwell, Mitzi Rubino, Sam Godich, Mary Lorenz and Violet Simulia. She is survived by nieces and nephews and all who loved her. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332, where Pomen will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, officiated by the Very Rev. D.C. Malich. Everyone please meet at the church. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
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Wandless Jr., Thomas W. 55

  • Edgewood
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Jobe, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Thomas W. Wandless Jr., 55, of Edgewood, suddenly passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015. He was loved and will be missed by his family. He is survived by his mother, Judith; father Thomas; sister, Catherine Gelblum; niece, Matisse; and all his aunts, uncles and cousins. Tom was a former employee of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, Oakland. He was self-employed at the time of his passing. Tom was an avid fan of the Pirates and Steelers, a good athlete and an animal lover. Services are private. Arrangements are by the JOBE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., corner of 118 Shaw and Triboro Ave., Turtle Creek, (412-823-1950). www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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Ward, Mercedith C. 88

  • Penn Hills
  • Born: 1926-08-28
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Trenz, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Mercedith Cecilia "Cede" (Moritz) Ward, 88, of Penn Hills, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, following a brief illness. Cede was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Grace Moritz. She was the devoted wife of 56 years to the late Edgar H. Ward. Cede was also preceded in death by five siblings, Helen Pitt, Mary Grace McConnell, Alice Moritz, Andrew Moritz and Edna Gunnell. She is survived by her daughters, Brooke Ann Rorabaugh (Fred), of Three Rivers, Mich., Susan Elizabeth DeMarco (Romeo), of Trafford, and Deborah Louise Rich (Peter), of North Fayette Township; her grandchildren, Colin Rorabaugh (Kelly), Zachary Rorabaugh (Lauren), Julie Hoff (Jason), Adam DeMarco (Meg), Ashlee Stephenson (Mark), Emily Finn (Matthew) and Jeffrey Rich; eight great-grandchildren; and her brother William Mokel. Cede was a devoted mother and grandmother and generous to all who knew her. She will be missed by her family and many friends. The family is grateful to the physicians, nurses and staff at Forbes Hospital and at Celtic Hospice in West Penn Hospital who cared for Cede in her final days. Burial arrangements will be private. Arrangements entrusted to TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., Penn Hills. Contributions in Cede's memory may be made out to Celtic Hospice and mailed to Celtic Healthcare, 150 Scharberry Lane, Mars, PA 16046.
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Yovanovich, Peter 88

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-05-28
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Peter Yovanovich, 88, of Ross Township, died Thursday, May 28, 2015. He was born in Macedonia, Yugoslavia. He served his country in World War II as a member of the Navy as a seaman first class on the USS Tabora from 1945 to Sept. 18, 1946. He worked at the Alcoa Headquarters in Pittsburgh as a drafting supervisor for 31 years. In 1948, Pete married his beloved wife, Louise (Boelky). They were happily married for 67 years. He was the father of David P. Yovanovich, Joanne L. Garfold (Hugh) and Diane R. Yovanovich; brother-in-law of Theresa Burner; cherished grandfather of Joseph A. and Daniel P. Garfold; also survived by many nieces and nephews. After retirement, Pete spent his time golfing, bowling and working in his beloved yard and garden. He also traveled throughout Canada. Pete had many wonderful friends and neighbors. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Teresa of Avila Church.
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Westmoreland County

Dominy, Jeffrey L. 56

  • Trafford
  • Born: 1958-11-22
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Jeffrey Lee Dominy, 56, of Trafford, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in UPMC East. He was born Nov. 22, 1958, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Charles D. and Eleanor E. (Dennison) Dominy and was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Dominy; and a sister, Jean Ellen Dominy. He was a former employee of Vantana USA, Delmont, and a member of F.O.E. Aerie 1671, Irwin, the Larimer Fireman's Club and the Polish Brotherhood of the White Eagle, Jeannette. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Lynn Cooper; sons, Jason William Cooper and Jesse Lee Dominy, both of Larimer; two grandchildren, Noah Joseph Michael Lekovich and Joclyn Eileen Alice Cooper; a brother, Carl (Charlotte) Dominy, of Penn; also nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Shaw, Ruth M. 76

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1938-12-14
  • Died: 2015-05-25
  • Funeral Home: Dobrinick, Trafford | Get Directions
  • Ruth M. "Tootie" (McClintock) Shaw, 76, of Irwin, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Ruth was born Dec. 14, 1938, in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late Paul and Ruth McClintock. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Gerald Shaw. Ruth is survived by her four sons, John Shaw (Bonnie), Gerald T. Shaw (Roberta), James W. Shaw (Cheryl) and Robert N. Shaw (Arlynn); several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce Graham (John) and Linda McGraw (James); and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital and Westmoreland Manor for the care they gave to their mother. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday for a memorial visitation in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 7th St. (State Route 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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Walton, Doris N. 94

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1920-05-29
  • Died: 2015-05-27
  • Funeral Home: Barnhart, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Doris N. Walton, 94, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was born May 29, 1920, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Charles and Della Armstrong Neel. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Greensburg. Prior to retirement, she was a secretary at Seton Hill College. She had been a volunteer at Westmoreland Hospital. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jack M. Walton; and a brother, James Neel. She is survived by two sons, John N. Walton, of Greensburg, and Joseph C. (Frances) Walton, of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Georgia (Martin) Holtz, of Richmond, Calif., and Barbara Jane (Paul) Himler, of Greensburg; five grandchildren, Erin Phipps, Paul Himler, Heather Himler, Emily Walton and Sarah Walton; and eight great-grandchildren, Alex and Nick Carr, Kaleb, Kloey and Kassidy Himler, David and Ben Phipps and Khloe Walton; and a great-great-grandson, Aiden Carr. Family and friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Redstone Highlands for their care. For online condolences, visit www.BarnhartFuneralHome.com.
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Butler County

Boughton, Ruth A.M. 92

  • Formerly of Butler
  • Born: 1922-06-20
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Ruth A.M. Boughton, 92, of St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars, formerly of Butler, died Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2015, at St. John's. Ruth was born in Baltimore, Md. on June 20, 1922, the daughter of the late Rev. Henry and Elsie Eberle. Ruth married David Boughton on Feb. 16, 1974, in Staten Island, N.Y. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1990. In addition to her parents and her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, Roger Eberle; and an infant brother. She is survived by many loving cousins, both locally and around the country. Ruth attained her degree in nursing at the South Baltimore General Hospital in 1943 and served in the Army during World War II as a captain in the Nursing Corps from 1944 to 1946. She was held briefly as a prisoner of war by the Germans during her time in Europe. After her discharge from the Army, she spent 10 years as a missionary and nurse in India. Upon her return to the United States, she earned certification in gerontology and worked for Eager Lutheran Hospital in Brookline, N.Y. until she retired in 1985 and moved with her husband to Butler. She was an active volunteer for 22 years at St. John Specialty Care Center until September 2009 and was devoted to God and caring for others. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Connoquenessing, president of the American Lutheran Church Women and served on many committees and boards involving the Lutheran Church. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at St. John Specialty Care Center Chapel, 500 Wittenberg Way, Mars. Burial will be in Coraopolis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to ELCA World Hunger, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764 or to St. John Specialty Care Center, P.O. Box 928, Mars, PA 16046. Arrangements are under the direction of the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Geiger, Ruth J. 78

  • Valencia
  • Born: 1936-10-20
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: McDonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Ruth Jane Hayes Geiger, 78, of Valencia, passed away Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015, at Elmcroft of Saxonburg. Born Oct. 20, 1936, in Sewickley, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Emma F. Kolb Hayes. Ruth was a member of St. Kilian Parish and the Ladies of Charity there. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, dining out, photography, scrapbooking and Scrabble, but her favorite times were spent with her husband, six children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of more than 60 years, Joseph C. Geiger Jr., whom she married Jan. 15, 1955; a daughter, Sandra Becker (John), of West Deer Township; five sons, Joseph Geiger (Patty), of McCandless, Eric Geiger (Monica), of Pittsburgh, Mark Geiger (Laura), of Peachtree City, Ga., Matthew Geiger (Amie), of Butler, and Michael Geiger (Kristy), of Mars; her grandchildren, Christopher (Brittany), Amanda, Brian (Sandy), Sarah, Jeff, Dan, Max, Jordan, Luke, Kylie, Roan, Jackson and Cole; her great-grandchildren, Colt and Aubrey; and a sister, Elaine Snell (Mel), of Springdale. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Kilian Church, corner of Clark and Cherry streets, Mars. Father Charles Bober, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Holy Savior Cemetery, Richland Township. Memorials may be made to Lifeline of Cranberry. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Skundrich, Keith J. 54

  • Mars
  • Born: 1961-02-18
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Keith J. Skundrich, 54, of Mars, died Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015, at his home. Born Feb. 18, 1961, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Alice Zielinski Skundrich and the late James Skundrich. Keith was a sheet metal worker for Sheet Metal Union Local No. 12 in Pittsburgh. Surviving are his mother, Alice Zielinski Skundrich, of Gibsonia; a son, Matthew Freisch, in California; a brother, Blair Skundrich (Donna), of Pittsburgh; and two nephews, Nick and Layne. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Blessing services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Sparacino, pastor of St. Richard Church, officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Richard's Church, 3841 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Washington County

Morgan, Mary A. 94

  • Donora , Formerly of Dravosburg
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Griffith, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Mary Alice (Allen) Morgan, 94, of Donora, formerly of Dravosburg and Jefferson, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Morgan; mother of James E. (Susan) Morgan, of Elizabeth Township; grandmother of James S. Morgan, John (Margaret) Morgan, Michael J. (Megan) Morgan and David C. (Kristy) Morgan; and is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Services are private. Arrangements are by GRIFFITH FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-655-4600. If desired, please make donations in Alice's name to your favorite charity. Condolences may be offered for the family at www.GriffithFH.com.
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Reuter, Wilbert H. 94

  • Tennille, Ga. , Formerly of Penn Hills
  • Born: 1920-12-05
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Wilbert Henry Reuter, 94, of Tennille, Ga., formerly of Penn Hills, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, in an Augusta, Ga., hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Reuter was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Reuter was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Pittsburgh, son of the late August Reuter and Florence Lehrman Reuter. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Reuter worked for Mine Safety Appliance Company in Pittsburgh for 47 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Mulberry Presbyterian Church. Survivors are his wife of 70 years, Ruth Blattner Reuter, of Tennille, Ga.; a daughter, Lois Reuter Meeks and her husband, George, of Tennille, Ga.; two grandchildren, Robin Gray Stefurak, of Mobile, Ala., and John Paul Gray, of Bishop, Ga.; and three great-grandchildren, Lane Ruth Stefurak, Robert Gray Stefurak and Julianne Lily Gray. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Interment will be private in the Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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