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Brewer, Raymond Pap 93

  • Smithfield
  • Born: 1921-07-29
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Whitmarsh Funeral Home, Fairchance | Get Directions
  • Raymond "Pap" Brewer, 93, of Georges Township, Smithfield, Pa., passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015. He was born July 29, 1921 in Brownstown, Fayette City, Pa. the son of Hayden and Margaret Brewer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Cunningham Brewer; son, Donald Brewer; brothers, Ike Brown, Robert Brown, Price Brown, John Brewer and Frank Brewer; sisters, Sarah Brewer and Marion Wilson and grandson, J.J. McEuen. Surviving are his children, Gary Brewer and wife Jeanne, Cindy McEuen and Carol Boris and husband Bob; granddaughters, Kimberly Boulanger and husband, Douglas, and Sheena Brewer; grandsons, Matthew Brewer and wife, Chrissy, Adam Brewer, Shane Brewer and Shawn McEuen and wife, Dee; great-grandsons, Nicholas and Nathan Boulanger, Matthew and Mitchel Brewer and Zachary Brewer; great granddaughter, Henesse “Babydoll” McEuen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ray was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was a life member of Amvets Post 103 in Hopwood. He was employed for 27 years with the Fruehauf Corporation in Uniontown until his retirement. The family will greet friends and family in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church St., Fairchance, Pa., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, April 30, 2015, until 11a.m. the hour of service. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, Pa. with military rites being accorded Amvets Post 103. A special thank you is extended to Twin Oaks Home Care and Golden Living Center, Uniontown, for all of the quality care given to Pap.
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D'Orazio, Pio O. 88

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Pio Olindo D'Orazio, 88, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Donora, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Rosalinda D'Orazio; loving father of Paul (Peggy) D'Orazio, of Massachusetts, Susan (Ed) Generazio, of Virginia, Grace (Steve) Sherman, of Jefferson Hills, and Robert (Lisa) D'Orazio, of Mt. Lebanon; and grandfather of Amy D'Orazio, Rose Generazio, Edward Generazio, Nicholas (Shannon) Sherman, Alexander (Alaina) Sherman, Dean Sherman, Andrew Sherman, Michael D'Orazio, Vincent D'Orazio and Emma D'Orazio. He was very much looking forward to the birth of his first great-grandchild, due on his birthday, August 14. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paolo D'Orazio and Maria Assunta Colangelo. Born in Torre de Passeri, Italy, Pio and Rosalinda immigrated to the United States in 1952. He began working as a tailor and in 1967 co-founded Donora Sportswear Inc., which became one of the only U.S. based contractors for London Fog for 25 years. Donora Sportswear Inc. employed hundreds of people from the Mon Valley during the 1970s and 1980s. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas a' Becket Parish. Burial will follow at Monongahela Valley Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas a' Becket Church Building Fund, 139 Gill Hall Road, Clairton, PA 15025. Condolences may be given at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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DeHainaut, Jack 79

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1935-08-16
  • Died: 2015-04-27
  • Funeral Home: Frye Fh/Monongahela, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Jack DeHainaut, 79, of Monongahela, died Monday, April 27, 2015 in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Charles and Rose Sloboda DeHainaut Sr. Jack was a welder, retiring from the Lee Norse Company and a member of the First United Methodist Church, both in Charleroi. He was an avid golfer who played in several leagues in the Mon Valley area. He loved spending time with his granddaughters and enjoyed going to all their games. He was the best pap in the world. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Markazene DeHainaut, with whom he celebrated 59 years of marriage on Nov. 12, 2014; two sons, Charles DeHainaut and wife, Robin, of Mt. Lebanon, and Tim DeHainaut and Anthony Ranallo of Pittsburgh; daughter, Sandra McMahon and husband, Randy, of Monongahela; three loving granddaughters, Sarah McMahon and fiance, Christopher Fibbi, and Ashley and Christina McMahon; sister-in-law, Mildred DeHainaut of Connellsville; aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles DeHainaut; and his sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and Bud Ritzer. Friends will be received on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the FRYE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jack Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Belle Vernon. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Washington County, P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA. 15301. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com
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Greco, Gertrude 91

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1923-12-04
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Gertrude "Barni" Greco, 91, of Monessen, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in her home. She was born in Monessen on Dec. 4, 1923, the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Cornelia Ezzo. Mrs. Greco was a lifelong resident of Monessen and a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, where she enjoyed volunteering as a cook. She and her late husband, Louis Greco, were co-owners of Greco's General Store in Monessen for 42 years. She is survived by a daughter, Lois (David) Bodnar of Mt. Lebanon; a granddaughter, Jill Bodnar of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Theresa DiPiazza and Grace Ezzo, both of Monessen; and by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis R. Greco; a brother, Joseph Ezzo; and two sisters, Stella Reda and Laverne Fronzaglio. Friends will be received on 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, April 29, 2015, 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 Mon Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum, Donora. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to either the Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 618 Knox Ave., Monessen, PA. 15062, or the Monessen Public Library, 326 Donner Ave., Monessen, PA. 15062. Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Karolcik, Thomas M.Sr. 87

  • Perryopolis
  • Born: 1927-09-05
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, Perryopolis | Get Directions
  • Proud lifelong resident of Perryopolis, dedicated, loving and involved son, husband, father and grandfather, Thomas Michael Karolcik Sr., 87, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Born Sept. 5, 1927, in Star Junction, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Timosko) Karolcik. Tom graduated from Perry High School, spent two years in Japan with the repatriation forces then graduated from Penn State University. He worked with his father at Karolcik's Food Market, and ran the Perry Theater and bowling alley until he went into business for himself in January 1969 at the Bentleyville Foodland. He was co-owner of Mt. Pleasant Foodland, Mitchel's Corner Foodland and Fort Couch Foodland in the South Hills. He was a proud member of the Perryopolis Knights of Columbus, Bentleyville and Perryopolis Lions Clubs, Perryopolis VFW and Belle Vernon American Legion where he enjoyed serving ravioli and spaghetti at their dinners. Tom was a member of the Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Archeparchial Choir. He was a lifetime member of St. Nicholas, B.C. Church, Perryopolis, where he stepped into various leadership roles as he was needed. Tom is survived by loving wife and partner in all things of nearly 60 years, Barbara (Romzy). The pair spent many joyous times traveling extensively throughout North and South America and Europe. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Anna Romza (age 107) who made her home with them for 23 fun-filled years; sister, Irene (Stanley) Kokuba of Saint Clair Shores, Mich.; sister-in-law, Helen Romzy of West Mifflin; children, Thomas Jr. (Carrie) of Finleyville, Anna (Tom) Kovalcik of Barrington, N.H. and John (Amanda) of Morgantown, W.Va.; grandchildren, Macie Bliss of Morgantown, W.Va., Brock, Blake and Johnna Karolcik of Morgantown, W.Va., and Marybeth, Karolyn, Natalie and Emma Kovalcik of Barrington, N.H.; nieces and nephews, Tom Kokuba, Debbie Karapuz, Michael Romzy, Susan Althauser and Tom Bayuzik. Tom was a friendly, hardworking, fun-loving jokester. He was always thinking of others, made friends everywhere he went and never met a person he didn't like. The family would especially like to thank their amazing helpers, Kathy Pisko, Michele Pinkney, Judy Meyers, Sandy Erdely, Malina, Nancy and OSPTA hospice nurses. And a special thank you to Joann and Louise, our neighbors extraordinaire. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 305 Rear Independence St., Perryopolis. Panachida will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home on Wednesday. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas, B.C. Church, Perryopolis, with the Father Robert Halus as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Nickolas Cemetery, Perryopolis. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Tom's name to St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 102 Railroad Street, Perryopolis, PA 15473.
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