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LaCarte, Emma T. 99

  • Belle Vernon
  • Died: 2014-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Stump, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Emma T. LaCarte, 99, of Belle Vernon, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in The Residence at Hilltop, Carroll Township. A complete obituary will be published Saturday and Sunday. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, 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 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Anne, Rostraver Township, with the Rev. Vincent J. Gigliotti as celebrant. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.
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Pigeon, Joseph Jr. 89

  • Bentleyville
  • Born: 1924-06-16
  • Died: 2014-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Bentleyville | Get Directions
  • Joseph Pigeon Jr., 89, of Bentleyville, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in the emergency department of the Washington Hospital. He was born June 16, 1924, in Cokeburg, a son of Joseph Pigeon Sr. and Danitza Grdic Pigeon. He was a 1942 graduate of the Bentleyville High School. A veteran, Mr. Pigeon served during World War II from 1943 to 1946 with the U.S. Army as a sergeant in the Medical Corp. He was a member of the Miner’s Club in Richeyville and was a life member of the Bentleyville Volunteer Fire Department. On April 17, 1961, he purchased from his father, Pigeon’s Tavern in Bentleyville and operated the tavern with his wife. Mr. Pigeon also worked for the Pigeon Creek Sanitary Authority. His wife, Alma Louise McGavitt Pigeon, died Sept. 25, 1988. Surviving are his children, Joyce Morich (the late Randy) of Daisytown and Joseph Pigeon, III (Kerry) of Scenery Hill; grandchildren, Chad Vincent Morich, Dana Elizabeth Morich, Joseph Pigeon IV and Tressa Leigh Pigeon; great-granddaughter, Danisa Joy Morich; brother, Walter Pigeon (Margaret) of Monessen; sisters, Dianne Luketich, Frances Hohn (Robert) and Lucille Weis, all of Bentleyville, Irene Gunderman of North Versailles and Evelyn Basel of Belle Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are his brother, Charles Pigeon; and stepmother, Helen Pigeon. Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the THOMPSON-MARODI FUNERAL HOME INC., 809 Main St., Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, where a service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014, with the Pastor Ken Custer officiating. Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 165, Bentleyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bentleyville Public Library, 931 Main St., Bentleyville, PA 15314. Visit to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.
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Rusnak, Joseph

  • Formerly of Monessen
  • Born: 1932-03-18
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Joseph Rusnak was born on March 18, 1932, in Monessen, to John and Elizabeth Rusnak. He was the youngest of five children. He was predeceased by his siblings John, Mary, Margaret and Michael. He was a graduate of Monessen High School and served in the U.S. Army. On May 17, 1958, he married his wife, Sonia, and they moved to New York where they raised their four children. They spent the last 25 years living in Valley Stream, N.Y. His first job was in the Pittsburgh Steel Mill. He then spent more than 40 years as a milkman, eventually owning his own business Moo Moo Milk Corporation. He passed away suddenly on April 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife Sonia; four children, Nina of Valley Stream, N.Y., Gregory and his wife, Gillian, of Cederhurst, N.Y., Elizabeth of Peekskill, N.Y., and Maria and her husband, Thomas, of Mastic, N.Y.; four grandsons, Daniel, 29, Alexander, 24, Jeremy, 22, and Thomas Jr., 19; granddaughter, Ayeesha, 27; and two great-granddaughters, Kira, 8, and Layla, 2. Despite moving to New York, he was a lifelong Terrible-Towel-waving Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until noon on Monday, April 21, 2014, in the ROBERT A. BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC., Grand Boulevard and Marion Avenue, Monessen, PA 15062, Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014, at noon in the funeral home, with the Rev. Father Dragan Filipovic officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.
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