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Bright-Robertson, Margaret L. 73

  • Formerly of Monessen
  • Born: 1940-07-31
  • Died: 2014-07-19
  • Funeral Home: Beverly Draper Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Margaret L. Bright-Robertson, 73, of Washington, Pa., formerly of Monessen, departed this life on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Washington County Health Center. Born July 31, 1940, in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital, she was the daughter of the late John and Elsie Carter-Bright. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by many brothers and sisters; and a grandson, Michael Lamar Reio. Margaret was a graduate of Monessen High School and Pennsylvania State University. She was a former employee of Intermediate Unit One at the Clark School in Washington until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Canonsburg. Margaret leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband of 45 years, Maurice Robertson of Washington; three daughters, Marshiela Robinson of Washington, Gloria (Fredrick) Reio of Florida, and Maurica (David) Moore of Pittsburgh; one brother, Leroy (Sharon) Bright of Monessen; a devoted niece and nephew, Lisa (James) Floyd; four grandchildren, Walter, Jordan, Tyler and Blake; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Jordan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Union Baptist Church, 670 McMahon Ave., Monessen, followed by funeral services officiated by the Rev. Minister Millie Thomas. Arrangements have been entrusted to the BEVERLY C. DRAPER FUNERAL HOME INC., 608 Sixth St., Monessen. 724-684-6242. Interment will take place on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA. 15017. Condolences are accepted for the family at http://www.draperfh.com.
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Butera, Margaret 85

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1928-12-23
  • Died: 2014-07-20
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Margaret "Peg" Butera, 85, of Charleroi, died on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in the Mon Valley Care Center. Born on Dec. 23, 1928, she was the daughter on the late Frank and Mari Janic Kocian. She was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, and an excellent homemaker. Peg is survived by her son, Joseph Edward Butera, and wife, Chris, of Bethel Park; daughters, Linda Susick and husband, Michael, of Belle Vernon, and Donna Ramusivich and husband, Joseph, of Bethel Park; sister, Dolores Snyder, of Lakewood, Ohio; grandchildren, Joseph William (Melissa) Butera, Abby Butera, Michael Susick, Julie Susick, Stephen (Amanda) Ramusivich, and Brad Ramusivich; great-grandchildren, Samuel Butera and one on the way; nieces and nephews; and special friend, Joyce Ramusivich. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph D. Butera, in 2003; brothers, Steven and Frank Kocian; and sisters, Rose Sedlak, Mary Blumenstock, Agnes Fidnarik, Helen Morgan, and Ann Jeffers. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, Funeral Director. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, in Mary, Mother of the Church, with interment following in Belle Vernon Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Marks, Calvin L. Jr. 72

  • Rostraver Township
  • Born: 1942-05-10
  • Died: 2014-07-19
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Calvin L. Marks Jr., 72, of Rostraver Township, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A son of the late Calvin L. and Phyllis Gilbert Marks, he was born in Akron, Ohio, on May 10, 1942. A resident of Rostraver Township for the past 25 years, he was formerly of Pleasant Hills and retired from the Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Kinney Marks, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 16, 2014; two daughters and one son-in-law, Lori Marks of Monessen and Kathy and Brian Bolish of Latrobe; one son, Dennis Marks of Stow, Ohio; two sisters, Barbara Kinney and Judy Marks, both of Venice, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Susi Koza, Jessica Marks, James Gallaway, T.J. Gallaway, Megan Marks, Krysta Crockett, Logan Marks, Brittany Kennedy, Ronald Kennedy and Brianna Rinck and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Marks on July 4, 2007. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon. A funeral service will begin at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral with Rev. Ken Jones officiating, 724-929-5300, http://www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com.
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Ruschak, Betty Jane (Huss) 74

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1940-07-01
  • Died: 2014-07-20
  • Funeral Home: Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Betty Jane (Huss) Ruschak, 74, of Charleroi, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was born July 1, 1940, in Dunbar Township, a daughter of the late William and Catherine Hair Huss. Betty graduated from East Huntington High School in 1958. In her high school years, she was a member of the Glee Club, Tri-Hi-Y, 4-H and the Special Chorus. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Charleroi and a member of the church choir. Betty was lifetime member of the Y-Gradale and of the Eastern Star. She was one of the founders of the Charleroi Youth and Government Program of the YMCA and a lifetime member of the Mon Valley YMCA. Betty worked alongside her husband at Ruschak Associates, Insurance and Real Estate Agency in Charleroi. She was a licensed insurance agent and real estate broker. She loved to meet her family at their family farm in Forward Township. She loved to garden, cook, can foods and was an excellent seamstress. Betty was very proud of her family. She loved Charleroi "The Magic City" where she loved shopping in Millers, Towne Casuals, Oranges Gift Shop and all the shoe stores. Betty was the best wife, mother and grandmother that one could ever have. She is survived by her husband, Andrew Donald Ruschak; two sons, Donald Alan Ruschak and wife, Lois, of Charleroi, and David Emerson Ruschak and wife, Jessie, of Monongahela; a sister, Barbara Brilhart and husband, Gene, of Scottdale; one brother, William Huss and wife, Sharon, of Scottdale; and seven grandchildren, Shelby, Samantha, Skylar, Coral, Pearl, Noah and Jonah Ruschak. She also leaves behind a canine friend named Gunner. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the SCHROCK-HOGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. Funeral services will held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mon Valley YMCA or an organization close to your heart. Online condolences may be sent to the family at schrock-hogan.com.
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Wilson, Esther 94

  • Forward Township
  • Born: 1919-12-15
  • Died: 2014-07-20
  • Funeral Home: Frye Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Esther Wilson, 94, of Monongahela, Forward Township, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Thorpe's New Dawn Personal Care Home, Charleroi. She was born Dec. 15, 1919, in Pricedale, the daughter of Daniel and Mari Chubboy Szabo. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Journey By Grace Church in Belle Vernon. For numerous years, she worked in the housekeeping capacity throughout the Mon Valley area, as well as for Frye Restoration and Frye Lumber until her retirement after 11 years of employment. She was a former member of the Sunnyside Gallatin Ladies Auxiliary and also volunteered her time at the Monongahela Food Bank. Mrs. Wilson enjoyed quilt making, making loom rugs, canning and working in her vegetable garden. She was best known for her homemade buns and cinnamon and raisin bread. She is survived by her son, Alfred Wilson and wife, Sheryl, of Monongahela; daughter, Lawanda Johnson and husband, Vince, of Georgetown, Texas; four grandsons, Scott and Reid Wilson, Vincent Jr. and Peter Johnson; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Wilson; son, Gary Wilson who died in 1969; two sisters and a brother. At Mrs. Wilson's request, there was to be no visitations or funeral service. Interment was held in the Monongahela Cemetery.The FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC. was in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Journey By Grace Church, 4803 State Route 51 N., Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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