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Astle, Richard W. Sr. 65

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1949-02-23
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Stump Funeral Home, Rostraver Township | Get Directions
  • Richard Wayne Astle Sr., 65, of West Newton, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. Born in Monongahela on Feb. 23, 1949, he was the son of the late Herbert and Davida (Anthony) Astle. Richard was a heavy equipment operator and was in the Steelworkers Union. He was a member of Webster Methodist Church and Sutersville Moose. He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Konsugar) Astle; son, Richard W. Astle Jr. of Pittsburgh; daughter, Crystal M. (Joseph) Harvey; grandchildren, Tyler, Austin and Bryce Harvey; brother, David Astle; and sister, Goldie Kruper all of West Newton; brothers-in-law, Michael (Mary Ann) Konsugar and Randy (Carol) Konsugar; many beloved nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township, 724-929-7934, http://www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com.
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Monaghan, Edward V. 69

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1944-11-30
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Edward Vincent Monaghan, 69, of Monessen, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the Emergency Room of Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born in Uniontown on Nov. 30, 1944, the son of the late Edward "Ted" and Mary Franks Monaghan. Ed was a graduate of German Township High School and received his bachelor and master's degrees from California State Teachers College. He worked as an elementary school teacher and guidance counselor in the Albert Gallatin School District for 35 years. For the past 12 years, he worked as an attendant for Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. in Monessen. He was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, Monessen Lions Club, BPOE 773, PSEA, and the New Alpine Club Golf League. Ed was an avid sportsmen, having played baseball for California State Teachers College and softball for the Masontown Hawks. He later helped coach basketball at Albert Gallatin High School and the golf team at Monessen High School. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Virginia Sala Monaghan; a daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Jason Bradburn of Rostraver Township; his beloved granddaughters, Quinn and Brecklynn Bradburn; a sister, Sandra (George) Rantovich of Masontown; a sister-in-law, Rosemary (Bernie) Dunyak of Monessen; two nephews, Scott (Dedra) Rantovich of Venetia and David (Rebecca) Dunyak of Fairfax Station, Va.; a niece, Debbie (Sam) Perry of Monessen; and great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, beginning with a 9:30 a.m. blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church. Entombment will follow in Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum, Monessen. The Monessen Lions Club will conduct services at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 7829 National Pike, Uniontown, PA 15401. Condolences accepted for the family at http://www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Pierce, Joel F. 75

  • Richeyville
  • Born: 1938-09-10
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Greenlee's Funeral Home, Bentleyville | Get Directions
  • Joel Franklin Pierce 75, of Richeyville, strolled through the gates of heaven Saturday August 30, 2014 at his residence with his beloved wife by his side. He was born Sept. 10, 1938, in Ellsworth, Pa., a son of the late Carl B. and Dorothy Blackburn Pierce. Mr. Pierce was a 1956 graduate of Bentleyville High School and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. He served aboard the U.S.S. Paricutin and the U.S.S. Finch and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He had been employed by the Woolworth Corporation as a manager for over 15 years in Ohio and New York locations. He later pursued his passion for farming and for 22 years had been employed by the Matthews farm in Bentleyville. Mr. Pierce attended the Garwood Baptist Church in Coal Center and was also a member of the Bentleyville American Legion Post No. 165 and the Miners Club of Richeyville. He had a passion for farming and gardening and his love of the fields, growing and sharing the fruits of his labors with others was second to none. He often recited the quote “The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world” and was known as the “Candyman” by many always handing out candy bars to people, especially children. You never had to guess what was on his mind. He had a special kindness, generosity, wit, and clarity about him. He enjoyed sharing his special handmade hoagies and also his vast knowledge of sports trivia. Mr. Pierce was an avid Cal. U. of Pa. women’s basketball fan and enjoyed attending games as well as being a regular attendee at many local High School sporting events. On Dec.. 21, 1992, he married Susan Westbrook Pierce who survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Stephanie Beamer (Bryan) of Monument, Colo., Joann Caine of Cincinnati, Ohio, Robin Lutes of Bentleyville, and Dana Vahaly of Pompono Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Del Jean Haddad of Bentleyville, and Leota Reale (Sam) of Twin Oaks, Ohio; one brother, William Pierce of La Quinta, Calif.; a son-in-law, Harvey Lutes of Scenery Hill; eight grandchildren including a special grandson, and best friend, Andy “Boomer” Lutes of Bentleyville; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his parents, are a sister, Patty Harford; and a brother, James Pierce. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to noon Wednesday, the hour of services, in the JOHN B. GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 2830 Main St., Beallsville, with the Pastor Cliff Reynolds officiating. Interment will be private. An online guestbook and personal condolences may be accessed at http://www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Washington City Mission, 84 Wheeling St., Washington, PA 15301 or the Garwood Baptist Church, 637 Scenic Drive, Daisytown, PA 15427.
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