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Kerestes, Kathy J. 61

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1954-05-19
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Stump, Rostraver Township | Get Directions
  • Kathy Jane Kerestes, 61, of Belle Vernon, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. Born in Monongahela, May 19, 1954, she was a daughter of the late Michael T. and Barbara C. (Ulakovic) Kerestes. A graduate of Point Park College, Kathy began her career at WESA Radio in Charleroi. She then became the morning news anchor at WTAE Radio for the O'Brien and Garry Show, where she was "The Voice of Pittsburgh" for 12 years and was also a weekend reporter for WTAE-TV. She left WTAE and became director of media and community relations at Carlow College, where she developed the prestigious "Women of Spirit" program. She served on many boards and committees, including Alice Paul House, POWER and the CLO, and her honors include Pennsylvania Press Award, National Associated Press Award, Carlow College President's Award for Excellence and recognition as One of Pittsburgh's 50 Finest. She is survived by her brother, Edward M. (Mary Ann) Kerestes, of Rostraver Township; sisters, Barbara Martin, of Canonsburg, and Dr. Suzan (Jay) Mohney, of Fallowfield Township; nephews, Michael Ross Martin, Edward Ryan Kerestes, Jay Michael Mohney and Jeffrey Edward Mohney; and niece, Victoria Kerestes. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township, (724-929-7934), where a blessing service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 801 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, with Monsignor Roger A. Statnick as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com.
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Mazur, Dorothy 88

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1926-06-07
  • Died: 2015-05-22
  • Funeral Home: William A. Bautz Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Dorothy “Dolly” (Ghilani) Mazur, 88, of Monongahela, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. Born June 7, 1926 in Victory Hill, she was a daughter of the late Emilio and Sarah Bizzotti Ghilani; beloved wife of the late Peter Mazur; grandmother of Kimberly (Myron) Samsin of Winnipeg, Canada, Bill (Mindy) Sherry of New Eagle, Jonathan (Samantha) Dawson of Belle Vernon, Erin and April Dawson both of Monongahela; great-grandmother of David Sherry and Gianna Dawson. Numerous nieces and nephews still survive. Dolly was preceded in death by her children, Nancy Sherry, Richard Mazur and Karen Dawson; a grandson, Brian Teets; brothers, Anthony, Arthur, Edward, Frank and Joseph Ghilani; and a sister, Lena Buckeye. Family and friends are welcome at WILLIAM A. BAUTZ FUNERAL HOME, 139 Main Street, New Eagle, 724-258-8190, on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a blessing service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Father William R. Terza as celebrant in the funeral home. Interment will be held in the Monongahela Cemetery. Condolences can be left on the obituary page at www.williamabautzfuneralhome.com.
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Narey, Ruth 84

  • Carroll Township
  • Born: 1931-02-09
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Massafra Funeral Home, Donora | Get Directions
  • Ruth "Pat" Narey, 84, of Carroll Township, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Southmont Presbyterian Home in Washington, Pa. She was born Feb. 9, 1931, in North Charleroi, the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Clement) McClain. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Narey on December 5, 2007; three brothers, John, George and Jim McClain; and two sisters, Betty Brewer and Ellen Burkhart. Survivors include her two sons, Jack Narey and his wife Janet and Brian Narey both of Donora; a brother Herb (Kay) McClain; seven grandchildren a 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being handled by ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE INC., 40 Second St. Ext., Donora, PA 15033, 724-379-6900, www.massafrafuneralhome.com, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. with the Rev. James Bailey officiating.
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Shetterly, Thomas 74

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1941-03-15
  • Died: 2015-05-23
  • Funeral Home: Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, Perryopolis | Get Directions
  • Thomas Shetterly, 74, of Charleroi, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was born March 15, 1941, in Charleroi, the son of the late Charles W. and Alberta Smith Shetterly. He was a lifetime construction worker that spent his last years before he retired being self-employed. He retired after 55 years. He was President of the PA Fish and Boat Commission, member of Trout Unlimited of Chestnut Ridge, Business agent for the Lathers Local Union, Carpenters Union, active in cold water conservation, he was a serious outdoors man engaging in hunting and fishing and he cared about the environment and protecting it for further generations. He recently received an award from the Pennsylvania Senate for his outstanding efforts to restore springs in the Laurel Highlands through his work with Trout Unlimited of Chestnut Ridge. Thomas is survived by his wife, Janet Yates Shetterly, the following daughters and sons; Shari Horan, Thomas E. Shetterly and wife, Ashley, Tami Pahanish and husband, Mike; the following grandchildren: Melissa, Sean, Jason, Dylan,Lauren, Erin, Aidan, Natasha, Lena,Garrett, Logan and Braden and great-grandson, Mason. He was also survived by the following sisters and brothers, Kenneth Shetterly and wife, Pat, Dona Brazzon and husband, Mike, Terry Shetterly and wife, Leslie, Glenda Gasper and husband, Tom, and Phil Shetterly and wife, Bonnie. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 305 Rear Independence St., Perryopolis, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday until 10 a.m., the hour of the service. Interment is private. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Trout Unlimited of Chestnut Ridge, PO Box 483, Uniontown, PA 15401.
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Sowden, William H. III 76

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1939-02-13
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • William H. "Bill" Sowden III, 76, of Belle Vernon, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. A son of the late Jean Ruecroft and William H. Sowden II, he was born in North Belle Vernon Feb. 13, 1939. He had retired from Allenport Plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Co. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Darlene Pozum Sowden; one daughter, Leslie Sowden of Belle Vernon; and two sons, Scott Sowden of Long Branch and Rob Sowden of Whitehall. At Bill's request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. The FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, handled arrangements, 724-929-5300, www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com.
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