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Bowser, Patricia 75

  • Formerly of Van Meter
  • Born: 1939-03-04
  • Died: 2014-10-01
  • Funeral Home: Barthels Funeral Home, Smithton | Get Directions
  • Patricia Bowser, 75, formerly of Van Meter, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Country Care Manor, Fayette City. She was born March 4, 1939, in Huey, Clarion County, the daughter of the late Paul J. and Margaret Brown Salizzoni. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Bowser, on Feb. 25, 2013. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She is survived by her son, Phillip Bowser and wife, Sis, of Charleroi; a granddaughter, Jessica Banahasky and husband, Tony, and their children, Hunter, Mason, Addison, and Anthony; grandson, Phillip Bowser and wife, Rachelle, and their children Brayden, Alycia, and Cameryn; grandson, Michael Bowser and wife, Lauren. She is also survived by two brothers, Paul Dennis Salizzoni of Belle Vernon, and Richard Salizzoni of North Augusta, S.C. As per Pat's wishes, there will be no visitation or services. L.L. BARTHELS FUNERAL HOME, INC., Smithton, in charge of arrangements.
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Carter, Deborah W. 63

  • North Charleroi
  • Born: 1951-01-22
  • Died: 2014-09-30
  • Funeral Home: Frye, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Deborah Wagner Carter, 63, of North Charleroi, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in the Washington Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy and courageous battle with many health issues. She was born Jan. 22, 1951, in North Charleroi, the daughter of the late Herbert Wagner and Norma Carson Wagner, who survives. Deborah was known for her big heart, quick wit and determination. She was a 1969 graduate of Monongahela High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree from Penn State College. She was formerly a medical billing specialist in various area offices. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her loving husband, Ronald Carter; three sons and a daughter, Jonathan Moebus and wife, Jodi, of Canonsburg, Anthony Kerfonta and wife, Amanda (Rosenberry), of Apollo, Carey Proctor, of Mt. Pleasant, and Roy Proctor, of Yukon; six beautiful grandchildren, Corey and Jake Proctor, Tasha and Nevin Kerfonta, and Kamryn and Adrienne Moebus; two sisters, Janis (Wagner) Fenton and husband, Kurk, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Hollis (Wagner) Sukla Nelson, of Delmar, Md.; and a special friend who is like a son, Michael Bujanowski. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 W. Main St., Monongahela. Funeral services and interment will be private. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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D'Orazio, David 61

  • Bentleyville
  • Born: 1952-10-23
  • Died: 2014-09-28
  • Funeral Home: Greenlee Funeral Home/Bentleyville, Bentleyville | Get Directions
  • David Harris D’Orazio, 61, of Bentleyville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in the emergency department at Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born Oct. 23, 1952, in Washington, Pa., a son of the late Dominick "Tingo" D’Orazio and Jorene Harris D’Orazio of Bentleyville, who survives. Dave was a 1970 graduate of Bentworth High School and attended California University of Pennsylvania. For the past 28 years, along with his brother Donald, he owned and operated D’Orazio’s Auto Service in Bentleyville. He worked in the family business for more than 50 years. He was a lifelong member of the Ave Maria Parish, Bentleyville and was an active member of the Bentleyville Historical Society. Dave especially loved playing trombone with the Bentleyville Fireman’s Band and the Mon Valley Community Band and he enjoyed motorcycle trips with his friends and hunting on his uncle’s farm. On April 23, 1977, he married Christine M. Rossi D’Orazio, who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two sons, Scott D’Orazio (Jennifer) of York, Pa., and Nicholas D’Orazio of Canonsburg; two sisters, Donna Sinozich (Michael) of Washington, Pa., and Judy Kelley of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Donald D’Orazio (Jennifer) of Scenery Hill and Daniel D’Orazio (Linda) of Belle Vernon; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Deceased in addition to his father is a brother-in-law, Edward Kelley. Dave will be missed immensely by his family and countless number of friends. Friends were received Tuesday and Wednesday in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, Pa., where prayers will be said, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Ave Maria Roman Catholic Church, Bentleyville, Pa., with the Rev. Edward L. Yuhas as celebrant. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bentleyville Volunteer Fire Department, 900 Main Street #100, Bentleyville, PA. 15314, or the Mon Valley Community Band, c/o Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, PA. 15314. Online guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at http://www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
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Evans, Lawrence A. 71

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1942-12-17
  • Died: 2014-09-30
  • Funeral Home: Frye, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Lawrence A. Evans, 71, of Monongahela, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1942, in Charleroi, the son of Andrew and Mary Kathryn Stech Evans. Larry was a graduate of Belmar High School, class of 1960. He furthered his education at California State Teachers College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in math education and a Master of Science degree in mathematics. His well-respected career encompassed 35 years, teaching integrated math and algebra for seven years at Ringgold Middle School and 28 years at Mt. Lebanon Middle School. While he taught at Mt. Lebanon, he was a coach for Math Counts. He was a lifetime member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and a member of the National Education Association. A member of The First United Methodist Church in Monongahela, Larry was a former trustee and formerly on the auditing committee. He was also a member of the American Bridge Association and enjoyed playing duplicate bridge. He was a certified bridge director and teacher and obtained the rank of silver life master. Larry was the founding president of the Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Linda Wilson Evans, with whom he celebrated 49 years of marriage on Dec. 26, 2013; son, Darren Evans and wife, Valerie, of Greensburg; two grandchildren, Abigail and Nathaniel Evans; and a sister, Karen Evans, of Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Jill Suzanne Evans, who died Feb. 21, 2004. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 W. Main St., Monongahela. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Simpson Chapel at The First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Alan Morrison officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spina Bifida Association of Western PA, 134 Shenot Road, Wexford, PA 15063 or to The First United Methodist Church, Bell Tower Restoration, 430 W. Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063. Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.fryefuneralhome.com.
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Hajdu, Wilma 82

  • Daisytown
  • Born: 1931-10-04
  • Died: 2014-09-29
  • Funeral Home: Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville | Get Directions
  • Wilma J. Hajdu, 82, of Daisytown, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Roscoe, a daughter of the late Christ and Suzanne Haluska Kostoff. A homemaker, Mrs. Hajdu was a 1949 graduate of California High School. She was a longtime member of the Daisytown United Presbyterian Church and the Hungarian Club, Daisytown. Taking care of her family and cooking was very special to her. On March 30, 1950, she married Alex F. Hajdu, who survives. They celebrated 64 years of marriage. Surviving in addition to her husband, is a son, Rick Hajdu (Cindy) of Daisytown; two daughters, Linda Cairns (William) of California, Pa., and Lisa Fowler (Mike Bobrosky) of Brownsville; four grandchildren, Shane Hajdu, Rachel Weiss (Steve), Chelsea Hajdu and Eric Rucci and daughter-in-law, Lori Hajdu of Blainsburg, Pa. Deceased in addition to her parents, is a son, William "Byrd" Hajdu; two brothers, Joseph and John Kostoff; and one sister, Helen Deutchki. Mrs. Hajdu was the last of her immediate family. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN B. GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, Pa., where services will be held Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Pastor Beverly Bonnell officiating. Entombment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Daisytown United Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 76, Daisytown, PA. 15427. Online guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at http://www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
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Tokar, Mary E. 91

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1922-10-28
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Mary Elizabeth “Bette” Tokar, 91, of Charleroi, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver. She was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Charleroi, the daughter of the late Albert A. and Nancy M. DeSellems Wilson. Mrs. Tokar was a lifelong and active member of the Charleroi Presbyterian Church and sang in the Sanctuary Choir and was a past member of the Athena Club. A devoted homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, sewing and crocheting, all of which she did to perfection. Her homemade fudge was the best. She loved watching all Pittsburgh sports teams on TV, especially her beloved Pirates. Mrs. Tokar is survived by three sons, Albert A. (Nancy) Tokar Sr. of Elkton, Md., Joseph R. (Julia) Tokar Jr. of Perryopolis, Arthur E. (Diane) Tokar of Hillsboro, Ohio; one daughter, Myra Leigh Tokar of Aliquippa, with whom she resided the past six years; six grandchildren, Nicole, Phillip, Nancy Leigh, Morgan, Alexandra, Albert A. III; and two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Zackary. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tokar was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Tokar Sr.; three sisters, Arvilla McFeely, Alberta Lovejoy and Jean C. Wilson; and one brother, Kenneth D. Wilson Sr. Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at a memorial service Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 5th and Lincoln Ave., Charleroi, with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating. Private interment will be in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. The SCHROCK-HOGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS INC., Charleroi, was in charge of the arrangements. The family expresses thanks to her doctors and the staff at Good Samaritan Hospice for their loving care of our mom. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or the Charleroi Presbyterian Church.
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Tonarelli, Clara 92

  • North Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1922-07-10
  • Died: 2014-10-01
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home Crematory Inc, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Clara D. Tonarelli, 92, of North Belle Vernon, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Born July 10, 1922, in Watertown, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Peter and Linda Paglia. Clara was a longtime resident of Belle Vernon, member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church and member and former officer of the Annita Garibaldi Society. Clara loved working and talking with customers at the Hallmark card shop where she worked for 25 years. Her most important job, the one that gave her the greatest pleasure, was being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She always had time to attend all her grandchildren's activities, sometimes traveling as far as Myrtle Beach. Clara is survived by her three daughters, Gerry Tonarelli, with whom she resided, Tina and Earl Morrison of Scottdale, and Elaine and Rich Duggan of Cranberry Township. Also missing her are her beloved grandchildren, Amy (Morrison) and Shawn Marn and their son Owen, Emily Morrison, Dom and Kim-Marie Duggan, Zach Duggan and Alyssa Adrian, Katie Duggan and Joe Duggan. Clara also leaves behind cherished nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Dominick "Babe" Tonarelli; brother and sister-in-law, Bruno and Diva Paglia of Boston; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Norma Tonarelli, Geno and Mary Tonarelli, and Anthony Tonarelli, all of Belle Vernon. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC. (724-929-5300), 700 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, http://www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com. The rosary will be prayed in the funeral home Friday at 3 p.m., led by members of St. Sebastian Parish followed by an Annita Garibaldi Service at 3:15 p.m. A blessing service will be in the funeral home Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by a 9:30 a.m. funeral Mass in St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Roger A. Statnick as celebrant. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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Vilella, Susan 87

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1927-07-24
  • Died: 2014-10-01
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Susan "Marcy" G. Vilella, 87, of Charleroi, was called to be the Lord's partner at his bridge table, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. She was born in Smock, Pa., on July 24, 1927, and grew up in the Dunbar Township area, graduating from Dunbar Township High School. It was there that she met the true love of her life, Vic. They were married on June 25, 1949, remaining constant loving companions for 63 years, until his passing in 2012. Susan, a member of Mary, Mother of the Church and avid bridge player, loved watching Pittsburgh sports, especially an overtime Pens shoot-out win. She was also an outstanding baker, specializing in cookie trays, always with pizzelles. She is survived by her loving daughter, Carleen, of Washington; sisters, Ruth (Richard) Hodges of Friendswood, Texas, Florence (Robert) Gould of Wickliffe, Ohio, Genevieve Litavic of North Huntingdon, and Mabel Ann Cashill of Winnetka, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, Funeral Director. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, at Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi. Funeral guests are asked to please meet at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday for final prayers and procession to the church. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Waltonbaugh, Arlene M. 78

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1936-07-29
  • Died: 2014-09-25
  • Funeral Home: McCauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Arlene M. Waltonbaugh, 78, of West Newton, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at home. She was born July 29, 1936, in West Newton, a daughter of the late Frank and Johanna (Cuk) Peternel. Arlene enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. She is survived by two daughters, Cathy Frohnhofer and husband, Kie, of West Newton, and Carrie Cosalter and husband, Albert, of Ruffsdale; and three grandsons, Josh, Jesse and Corey Frohnhofer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Teed" Waltonbaugh. Friends were received Sunday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services were held Monday. Interment followed in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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