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Hamer, Willard E. 83

  • Twilight
  • Born: 1930-12-16
  • Died: 2014-11-27
  • Funeral Home: Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Willard E. Hamer, 83, of Twilight, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in the Meadowcrest Care Center, Bethel Park. He was born Dec. 16, 1930, in Fairhope, the son of the late Richard and Honor Breakwell Hamer. Will was a member of the Marion Presbyterian Church. He retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Allenport Plant, in 1982. Will is survived by his wife of 36 years, Janet Willey Hamer; a daughter, Linda DeGregorio and husband, John, of Speers Hill; a son, Philip R. Hamer and wife, Tina, of Beverly Hills, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Dr. John Rapano of Uniontown. In addition to his parents, Will was preceded in death by two daughters, Sandy Rapano, Susan Rose; a granddaughter, Carrie Ann Rapano; a sister, Emogene Dunn; and two brothers, Allan Hamer and John Hamer. Friends will be received Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHROCK-HOGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Robert Prinkey officiating. Interment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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Jarouse, Harry F. 87

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1927-05-17
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Harry F. Jarouse, 87, of Scottdale, formerly of Arnold City, Belle Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Westmoreland Excela Hospital. A son of the late Harry and Louise Gerein Jarouse, he was born in Monessen on May 17, 1927. Methodist by faith, he had resided in Scottdale for the past 10 years and was formerly of Arnold City. Harry graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in business management and retired from the former Ligget Spring and Axle Company of Monongahela where he was the plant manager. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an avid gardener, sharing his crops with his friends, and enjoyed taking walks and rodeos. Survivors include one sister, Evelyn Ramsden of West Berlin, N.J.; one nephew, Scott Ramsden, and children, of Brigantine, N.J.; and two nieces, Roberta Hess; her husband, William, and children, of West Berlin, N.J. and Rhonda Cislo, and her husband, Fred, of Clementon, N.J. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Marasco Jarouse on Jan. 18, 1996. Friends will be received 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon,; 724-929-5300. Funeral services will be in the funeral home at noon Tuesday with the Rev. Ken Jones, pastor, of the First United Methodist Church of Belle Vernon officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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McCreary, Debra R. 58

  • Perryopolis
  • Born: 1956-04-19
  • Died: 2014-11-28
  • Funeral Home: Eley-McCrory, Fayette City | Get Directions
  • Debra R. McCreary, 58 of Perryopolis, entered into heavenly rest Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Arnold City, with her loving children at her bedside. She was born April 19, 1956, in Donora, to Eileen Alvarez, of New Kensington, and the late Fred Cecil. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale F. McCreary, on Dec. 18, 1999. She is survived by her mother, Eileen Alvarez, of New Kensington; by daughters, Dana Encapera and Tony, of Coal Center, Dienna Sosnak and husband, Mark, of Perryopolis, Denette Branthoover and husband, Thomas C., of Arnold City, Belle Vernon, and Amanda McCreary and husband, Allan, of Belle Vernon; by five grandchildren; by sisters, Carol Cecil, of New Kensington, and Jan DeSantis, of New Kensington; and a brother, Jack Cecil, of Arnold City, Belle Vernon. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at the ELEY/MCCRORY FUNERAL HOME INC., 334 Main St., Fayette City, PA 15438. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, with Pastor Chip Norton, of Belle Vernon, officiating. Interment to follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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Vitale, Vera L. 93

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Vera L. Vitale, 93, of Scott Township, formerly of Monessen and Hallandale Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. She was the wife of the late Gerald T. Vitale Sr.; beloved mother of Anthony, James, Judith and the late Gerald Jr.; grandmother of nine; great-grandmother of eight. She was devoted to her family and put them above all else in her life. Services were private and arranged by JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC. Condolences may be given at
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Zentek, Rosella C. 75

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1939-10-13
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Marra Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Rosella Carole Zentek, 75, of Monongahela, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. Born Oct. 13, 1939, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas A. and Helen Marie (Moore) Mendicino. Carole was a graduate of Dormont High School. After moving to Monongahela with her family, she began working as a clerk at various stores in the Monongahela area. A member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish in Monongahela, she was a past member of the Monongahela Woman's Club, PTA member of the former Lincoln School in Monongahela and a Washington County Democratic Chair Person. Surviving are three loving sons, J. Nicholas Zentek of Monongahela, Curtis B. and wife, Cindy Zentek, of New Eagle and Darren and wife, Kathy Zentek, of College Park, Md.; four cherished grandchildren, Julian A., Olivia P. and Roman J. and Blaine A. Zentek; a brother, Peter Mendicino of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Carol and husband, Chuck Lindsey, of Washington, Pa., and Lois Hart of Mt. Lebanon; and a very special friend, Nancy Staffen of Monongahela. Preceding her in death was her husband John A. "Jack" Zentek Jr., who died Sept. 14, 2007. Friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. in St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 722 West Main St., Monongahela, with the Father William Terza as celebrant. The MARSHALL MARRA FUNERAL HOME, 216 Chess St., Monongahela, 724-258-6767, was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at
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