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Bittinger, David L. 54

  • Fallowfield Township
  • Born: 1959-09-04
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Greenlee's Funeral Home, Bentleyville | Get Directions
  • David L.“Hippie” Bittinger, 54, of Charleroi, Fallowfield Township, died July 30, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Sept. 4, 1959, in Lorraine, Ohio, a son of the late Kenneth E. Bittinger Sr. and Pauline Fundis Bittinger of Bentleyville. Mr Bittinger had worked in construction and had last been employed by General Industries of Charleroi. He was a member of the Miners Club of Richeyville, and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and motorcycling. He is survived, in addition to his mother, by his life partner, June Kelley of Fallowfield Township; daughter, Jessica Bittinger of Charleroi; a brother, Kenneth E. Bittinger (Marcine Nicholl) of Normalville, Pa.; a sister, Helen Bittinger (Judy Davin) of Charleroi; and four grandchildren, Tyler, Aiden, Victoria and Logan. Deceased, in addition to his father, is an infant brother, Rodney Bittinger. Friends will be received Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, from noon to 7 p.m. the hour of services in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 619 Main St., Bentleyville. Interment will be private. Online guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at http://www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
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Carson, Charles S. 68

  • Fallowfield Township
  • Born: 1946-07-03
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Charles S. Carson, 68, of Fallowfield Township, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in the comfort of his own home. Born on July 3, 1946, he was the son of the late Alexander F. and Viola G. Parkins Carson. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Coal Center, was a 1966 Charleroi High School graduate, and was retired as an electrician for Wheeling-Pitt Steel, Allenport. Charles also loved to build and fly remote controlled airplanes and was a member of the Missed Approach Fly Club. He is survived by his wife, Debra Carson; son, Chad Carson of Charleroi; daughters, Bonnie (Christy Anguilli) Carson of Utica, N.Y., and Nancy (Steve) Carson of Fallowfield Township; stepson, Justin (Jamie) Reichel of Belle Vernon; stepdaughter, Niccole (Eric Herbenak) Reichel of Imperial; sister, Ruth Ann (Anthony) Carson Dury of Monongahela; uncle, Ross Carson of Fallowfield Township; grandchildren, Katalina Zaladonis and Alexis Carson; nieces and nephews; and fur children, Zoe and Lilly. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Iva Jane Gysegem. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in the Grace United Methodist Church, 420 California Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423. Friends will be received in the church from 10:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled by the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Frick, Elizabeth R. 87

  • Rostraver Township
  • Born: 1927-02-09
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: Rhome Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth R. "Betty" Frick, 87, of Rostraver Township, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Jefferson Regional Health Center. She was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Monessen, a daughter of the late Ralph Meyer and Floretta Steiner Meyer. Betty had moved to Rostraver Township around 1940, and remained there on Salem Church Road until the last 10 years, when she moved to Cedar Hills. She was a graduate of Rostraver High School with the class of 1945. She was a member of the High School Band, as well as her father's band in her teens. Music was Betty's life. She sang in the "Harmonettes Trio", the St. Paul's Church Choir, where she was also the organist for many years, and entertained for nursing homes. Betty had directed, produced, and sang on "Showboat" for many years. She was also well known for her yodeling, whether it was on "Showboat", volunteer functions, or the school bus. Betty also shared her musical talents by singing at many weddings and funerals as well as being a guest vocalist at many other Church's in addition to her own. She worked at Fort Pitt Foundry during High School, The Valley Independent as a Line Type Operator, was the Society Editor for the Donora Newspaper, where she had met and interviewed President Truman, drove a school bus for the Ringgold School District, was a dispatcher for Elizabeth Forward School District, and ended her work career as a Manager for Laidlaw Transportation. Betty was always concerned about others. She was a very active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Monessen, was a Luther League Advisor, Sunday School Teacher with The Class of Ruth, WELCA, and member of the Church Council, in addition to her duties as the Church Organist and Choir Director. She also had been a Girl Scout Leader in the 1950's. Surviving are her husband of nearly 67 years, Alvin C. Frick; daughter, Rhonda R. and husband, Bill Holly of Glenmoore, Pa.; son, Alvin J. and wife, Susan Frick, of Metz, W.Va.; grandchildren, Ryan L. Cannon of Pottstown, Pa., Randee R. and husband, Ed Kovatch, of Glenmoore, Joshua and wife, Joanna Frick, of Pittsburgh, Jared Frick of Metz, W.Va.; great-grandchildren, Shane Barton of Spring City, Pa., Alicia and Amanda Cannon, both of West Chester, Pa., Leland Cannon of Pottstown, Clayton, McKenna Elizabeth (her namesake) and Greyson Kovatch of Glenmoore, Pa., Aeris Frick and Aisley Frick.of Metz, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her only brother, John Ronald Meyer of Colorado. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the RHOME FUNERAL HOME INC., family owned and operated as a member of the Golden Rule, 1209 Grand Blvd., Monessen, where friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the time of service, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Monessen on Saturday, Aug. 2. Interment will follow in the Salem Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be conveyed to the Frick family at http://www.rhomefuneralhome.com.
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Gnoth, Edward J.

  • Pleasant Hills
  • Born: 1918-12-01
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Edward J. Gnoth, of Pleasant Hills, died Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at Mercy Hospital. Born Dec. 1, 1918, in Yukon, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anne Gnoth. He graduated from Charleroi High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He later worked as an engineer with Bell Telephone Company. Edward enjoyed golfing, fishing, visiting the family camp in Clarion, gardening and working in the yard, traveling and visiting with family and friends. He was active in many civic and charity groups such as the Lions Club, Masons (was a past master at Charleroi Lodge No. 615 and a 50-year member of Pleasant Hills Lodge No. 509), American Legion Post No. 787 in Mars, Scottish Rite - Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Shrine Temple, The Pioneers - Retired Bell Telephone Employees and Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Emily V. Gnoth; brother, Walter Gnoth; and sister, Martha Gnoth. He is survived by sister, Betty Gnoth; son, Edward Gnoth; two grandsons, Edward Gnoth and James Gnoth; and two great-grandsons, Caleb Gnoth and Caden Gnoth. A Masonic service is planned for 9:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, 199 Old Clairton Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.
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Haney, Tonya L. 35

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1979-03-13
  • Died: 2014-07-29
  • Funeral Home: William A. Bautz Funeral Home, New Eagle | Get Directions
  • Tonya Lynn Haney, 35, of Belle Vernon passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born March 13, 1979, in Donora, she was a daughter of Bernadine Anderson and Wilbur (Marsue) Haney. She was a loving wife to Eugene Roberts; loving mother of Marissa Lynn Roberts, Haley Nicole Roberts; and stepmother of Diona Fine; sister of Raymond and Steven Haney and Laura (John) Gourn. Tonya was a great wife and mother. Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the WILLIAM A. BAUTZ FUNERAL HOME, 139 Main St., New Eagle. Services are private. Condolences can be left at the obituary page at http://www.williamabautzfuneralhome.com.
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Puckey, Blanche F. 76

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1938-03-31
  • Died: 2014-07-27
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Blanche F. (Aldridge) Puckey, 76, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, in UPMC Shadyside. She retired after 30 years of service as a cafeteria worker for the Elizabeth Forward School District and was a former member of Bethesda United Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth. Blanche enjoyed bowling and was a member of various leagues at Brunswick and Colonial Lanes. Born March 31, 1938, in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Dubbs) Aldridge. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James C. Puckey Sr.; daughter, Joyce (Jim) Reed, of Belle Vernon; son, James C. (Bonnie) Puckey Jr., of Finleyville; nine grandchildren, Matthew (Rebekah) Puckey, Noah Reed, Gabriel Reed, Samantha (fiance, Ryan Hohn) Puckey, Megan Puckey, James Reed, Kristina (Casey) Walton, Megan (Jason) Sonson and Amanda Poland; five great-grandchildren, Makayla, Alexander, Nicholas, Dylan and Madison; sister, Virginia Aldridge, of Wilmington, N.C.; brother, David Aldridge, of Floreffe; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 North Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A service will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. James Mimidis officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1133 South Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Reis, Harry W. 87

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1926-09-09
  • Died: 2014-07-30
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Harry W. Reis, 87, of Charleroi, died peacefully, on July 30, 2014, in Dunlevy Gardens Personal Care Home. Born on Sept. 9, 1926, in Punxsutawney, he was the son of the late John C. Reis and Amelia (Campagnolli) Reis, of Charleroi. Harry was an active lifetime member of Mary, Mother of the Church, in Charleroi, where he served in many capacities including head usher, finance committee, parish counsel, Holy Name Society, and many other committee’s too numerous to list. He served for many years in the political arena of Charleroi and Washington County as a council man and as a representative on the Washington County Democratic Committee. He retired from council in 2013 after serving 16 years. Harry was also a well known baseball coach, coaching Charleroi Little League and Mon Valley Catholic High School Baseball. Harry was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Co., Allenport Plant. He was known as quite a labor leader serving Local Union 1187 USWA in various capacities from grievance man to vice president of the local to president of the local. From this position he retired. His union career hit a zenith in 2005 when he was elected to the Washington-Greene Central Labor Council’s Hall of Fame. He also served as president of the Steelworker’s Organization of Active Retirees for many years. Harry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was a member of the Tenth Street AC where he liked to play cards. He was known as a loving father and a great friend to anyone in need. He is survived by his two sons, William "Bill" Reis and wife, Barbara, of North Charleroi, and John "Jack" Reis, and wife, Kathy, of Belpre, Ohio; grandchildren, Jacqueline Reis Zona and husband, Derek, of New Brighton, Matthew Reis, and wife, Jennifer, of Harrisburg, Kristen Reis McElwayne and husband, Scott, of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Karie Reis Smith and husband, Jay, of Little Hocking, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Nolan and Elisabetta Zona, Evan and Claire McElwayne, McKenzy Smith and Cecelia Reis. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Doris J. Martin Reis on June 2, 2013; brother, Gene Reis; and sister, Lois Reis Moffet. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, in Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi, celebrated by the Rev. Gerald Mikonis. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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