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Dietz, Martin 92

  • Roscoe
  • Born: 1922-06-02
  • Died: 2014-09-28
  • Funeral Home: Melenyzer Funeral Home, Roscoe | Get Directions
  • Martin "Mutt" Dietz, 92, of Roscoe died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Washington County Health Center. Born June 2, 1922, in Charleroi, he was a son of Martin and Louise Brigode Dietz. Mr. Dietz was a World War II Army veteran and was retired from Penn DOT and the Port Allegany School District. He was a member of the Roscoe American Legion Post 801 and a past lieutenant and member of the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Dept. Station 16. He was survived by his wife, Emily Coven Dietz; three sons, Martin (Butch) and wife, Cathy Dietz, of Belle Vernon, Charles Dietz of Stockdale and Tom Dietz of Roscoe; a daughter, Janice Cullen of Roscoe; five stepchildren, Rick, John, Mike, and Duane Gazi and Marcia Major; a sister, Erma Abercrombie; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene and Ruth. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. A special thank you to the home health workers that took special care of our husband and father, Susie, Lou Ann and Shannon. Online condolences may be made at http://www.melenyzer.com.
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Forlini, Armando S. 83

  • Donora
  • Born: 1931-03-20
  • Died: 2014-09-27
  • Funeral Home: Massafra Funeral Home, Donora | Get Directions
  • Armando S. Forlini, 83, of Donora, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born Friday, March 20, 1931, in Donora, the son of the late Umberto and Serafina (Guarascio) Forlini. He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Church in Donora and the Donora Elks. Armando was the founder and owner/operator of Armando's Pizza for 45 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Svrcek; and two brothers, Andrew and Louis Forlini. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mary Ann (Welsh) Forlini; three sons, Armando Forlini Jr. and his wife April of Charleroi, Justin Forlini and his wife Lisa of McMurray and Benjamin Forlini of Charleroi; five granddaughters, Ava, Nila, Sofia, Sabrina and Serafina Forlini; also several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE INC., 40 Second St. Ext., Donora, PA 15033, 724-379-6900, http://www.massafrafuneralhome.com, where prayers will be recited on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Donora Elks will conduct services Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Our Lady of the Valley Church located at 1 Park Manor Road and Second St. Ext. Donora, PA 15033 with the Rev. Father Pierre M. Falkenhan as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of the Valley Church, 1 Park Manor Road, Donora, PA 15033.
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Houston , Helen M. 89

  • Elco
  • Born: 1925-06-10
  • Died: 2014-09-28
  • Funeral Home: Melenyzer Funeral Home, Roscoe | Get Directions
  • Helen Marie Houston, 89, of Elco, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at the Hallsworth House, Monessen. Born June 10, 1925, in Roscoe, she was a daughter of Michael and Anna Kruppa Legeza. She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Roscoe and a former member of the Roscoe American Legion Auxiliary Post 801. Mrs. Houston was an avid bowler. Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Robert David Houston; a daughter, Cheryl and husband, Kenneth Boda, of North Charleroi; a son, Robert M. and wife, Janet Houston, of Roscoe; five grandchildren, Lori Trinder, Kenneth Boda, Kevin Boda, Kelly Houston and Bobby Houston; and nine great-grandchildren, Ashley Trinder, Brian Trinder, Madaline Boda, Makayla Boda, Bode Boda, Brody Boda, Tucker Boda, Kylee Berkich and Zackary Tokar; and a brother, Coleman Legeza of Kingsport Tenn. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Shubach and Elizabeth DuBart. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, from noon to 3 p.m. in the MELENEYZER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe where a funeral blessing will be held at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Zavage. Interment will be private at Sacred Heart Cemetery Carroll Township. Online condolences may be made at http://www.melenyzer.com.
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McCormick, William L. 75

  • Jefferson Hills
  • Died: 2014-09-28
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • William L. McCormick, 75, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Katherine (Barbera) McCormick; loving father of Kelly L., William S. (Kathryn) and Scott J. (the late Cynthia Kay) McCormick; grandfather of Taura, Jordan, Mariah, Lani, Noelle and Anna; brother of Bonny (Roger) Lind; and is also survived by his brother-in-law, Vincent F. (Barb) Barbera, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William G. "Captain Boots" and Ruth McCormick; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Rabe. Bill was a 1957 graduate of Charleroi High School and honorably served in the Army National Guard for three years. He was employed by The Power of Bowser from 1984 to 2012 and was top salesman countless times. Bill loved to vacation with his family at The Tropical Manor in Daytona Beach, Fla., and one of his greatest joys was celebrating Christmas Eve with his entire family. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jamie's Dream Team,1985 Lincoln Way, Suite 23-232, McKeesport, PA 15131, http://www.jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net., whose mission is to lift the spirits of those suffering from and ease the burden caused by serious illness, injury, disability or trauma. Condolences may be given at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Powley, Ronald R. 79

  • Fallowfield Towship
  • Born: 1935-01-08
  • Died: 2014-09-29
  • Funeral Home: Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Ronald Ray Powley, 79, of Fallowfield Township, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the son of the late Harvey and Mildred Hooper Powley. Mr. Powley was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Charleroi First United Methodist Church, the Telephone Pioneers Club, past vice president of the Local 59 Federation of Telephone Workers of PA union and later Local 59 union rep. with the CWA Union. Mr. Powley retired from Bell Atlantic-Verizon Co. in 1992 with 39 years of service. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Rager and husband, Wayne, of Dillonvale, Ohio; stepdaughter, Linda Ellin of Belle Vernon; two stepsons, Michael Matyas of Speers Hill and Martin Matyas and wife, Amie, of Fallowfield Township; five grandchildren, Albert Imbrogno and wife, Kelly, Jenna, Michael, Martin and Kaleigh Matyas; and one great-granddaughter, Alyssa Imbrogno. In addition to his parents, Mr. Powley was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Mitchner Powley; stepdaughter, Sandra Matyas; four sisters, Colleen Kaminski, Donna Powley, Beverly Powley and Phyllis Powley. At the wishes of Mr. Powley, there will be no public viewing, and funeral services will be private. The SCHROCK-HOGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.schrock-hogan.com.
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