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Bohatch, Andrew V. Jr. 59

  • Uniontown
  • Born: 1955-08-20
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Kezmarsky Funeral Home, Uniontown | Get Directions
  • Andrew Vincent Bohatch Jr., 59, of Uniontown, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Aug. 20, 1955, in Uniontown the son of the late Andrew Bohatch Sr. and Loretta Mae Decker Bohatch. Andrew was a member of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church. He was a 1973 graduate of Frazier High School. He loved drag racing. He was a member of the NHRA Drag Racing. He raced super stock and truly enjoyed anything that had to do with drag racing. He liked to eat out and enjoyed vacation. He is survived by his loving brother, James Joseph Bohatch and wife, Judy, of Perryopolis; niece, Jaimie L. Bohatch; his loving fiancee of 27 beautiful years, Loretta Porreca Vernon and her family, Mario Porreca of New Salem, Joseph and Linda Alexander of Uniontown, Gerald and Patricia Rose of Altoona and Joseph and Denise Porecca of West Newton; nieces and nephews and his childhood and lifelong friend, Buddy Lepley and wife Anita of McKeesport. Friends will be received in the KEZMARSKY FUNERAL HOME, 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown, on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, from 3 to 8 p.m. Friends and family are asked to attend a funeral Mass on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at 9 a.m. in St. Therese Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Michael W. Matusak V.F., pastor as celebrant. Entombment follows at Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. Parish wake will be held Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Eye or Heart Institute at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
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Hreno, Faith M. 60

  • Brownsville
  • Born: 1954-02-07
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Stump, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Faith M. Hreno, 60, of Brownsville, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at home. Born Feb. 7, 1954, in North Charleroi, she was a daughter of the late Cecil E. and Erma A. (Wilt) Boyd. Protestant by faith, Faith was a licensed practical nurse and retired from Jefferson Hills Manor. She had great love for her grandchildren, who called her "Nana". She is survived by her husband, John M. Hreno; son, Edward A. (Lauren) Vayansky Jr., of Bethel Park; daughter, Tara M. Hay, of North Fayette; three grandchildren, Kayla Hay, Ryan Hay and Margaret Faith Vayansky; brother, Cecil E. Boyd Jr., of Missouri; and two sisters, Janet (Larry) Wagner, of North Carolina, and Naomi Guth, of Erie. In addition to her parents, Faith was preceded in death by her brother, Martin Boyd. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township, 724-929-7934, http://www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, with Lt. Joel Thwaite, of The Salvation Army officiating. Interment will follow in Fells Cemetery.
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Keffel, Patricia 71

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1943-01-12
  • Died: 2014-12-21
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Patricia "Patsy" Keffel, 71, of Monessen, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born on Jan. 12, 1943, in North Charleroi, the daughter of the late Joseph Diamante and Mary DeRocco Diamante. Patsy was a lifelong resident of Monessen and a 1960 graduate of Monessen High School. She was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and had worked for First Federal Savings Bank in Monessen. Patsy loved to cook, enjoyed spending time with her family, going on vacations, and was her grandchildren's number one fan at their sporting events. She is survived by husband of 49 years, Robert F. Keffel; a son, Erik Keffel; and a daughter, Robyn Keffel, both of Monessen; two grandchildren, Cole Robert and McKenna L. Keffel; brother-in-law, Demetri Minniti of Monessen; a niece, Kelly (Jim) Sepesky of Monessen; a nephew, Jason (Stacy) Minniti of Belle Vernon; great-nieces and nephews, Julian, Kolby, Aiden, Jude, and Arden; and many cousins and dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Gerry Minniti; and a nephew, Shaun Minniti. 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, Dec. 24, 2014, 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. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. Condolences accepted for the family at http://www.dalfonso-billick.com.
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Leeper, Roberta J. 92

  • Rostraver Township
  • Born: 1922-10-04
  • Died: 2014-12-19
  • Funeral Home: Parzynski Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Roberta J. Finley Leeper, 92, of Belle Vernon, Rostraver Township, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at 10:15 p.m. at her home. Born Oct. 4, 1922, in Belle Vernon, she was the daughter of the late Clarence McVay and Margaret Roose Finley. A resident of Rostraver Township, Mrs. Leeper was a member of Rehoboth Presbyterian Church, Rostraver Township, was a secretary from the former Page Wire Mill, Monessen and Rehoboth Presbyterian Church where she retired. She was a member of the Rehoboth Alpha and Omega, the Bible Study Group and was a past Eastern Star member. She was also a homemaker and the "Best Little Pie Maker". She is survived by a daughter and son in law Edwina 'Winnie" and Rick Matson of Rostraver Township; two grandchildren, Erin Kristen McNair and husband, Sandy, Eric Richard Matson; two great-grandchildren, Jadyn Matson and Richard McNair. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Sanford Leeper; three brothers, Gail Finley, William Finley, Robert Finley; and four sisters, Mary Finley, Mabel Graue, Helen Gafney and Elizabeth Morford. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-6183, followed by funeral services at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Richard C. Klein Jr. of Rehoboth Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will take place in Rehoboth Cemetery. Members of the Belle Vernon Rotary Club will conduct services Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of Roberta J. Leeper to Rehoboth Cemetery or Rehoboth Presbyterian Church. Condolences accepted at the funeral home's website, http://www.parzynskifuneralhome.com.
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Tatrai-Ray, Rochelle 46

  • Florida
  • Died: 2014-12-18
  • Funeral Home: Mariscotti Funeral Home, California | Get Directions
  • Rochelle Tatrai-Ray, 46, CEO of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. She was the beloved daughter of Gai Linn Daley Tatrai and Louis Tatrai. She is survived by her two daughters, Marisa and Selena Ray; two sisters, Gai-Linn Sitta and Dana Febbraro; and three nieces, Lauren and Brynn Sitta and Maria Febbraro. She was born June 20, 1968, in Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Peter J. Daley and Gladys Moyer Daley; and her paternal grandparents, Louis B. Tatrai Sr. and Margaret Milcheck Tatrai. Rochelle was the Salutatorian of the 1986 Class of Charleroi Area High School. She graduated with honors from Washington and Jefferson College with a bachelor of arts. She also received her master's with honors from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She was a Licensed Mental Health Therapist. Rochelle started her career as an instructor at Westmoreland Community College, Carlow College and Duquesne University in Pennsylvania. Then she became the Supervisor at Family Based Mental Health. She went on to become Program Director for Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services. She moved to Florida in 2003 to become the Clinical Administer at Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, where she later became COO. At the time of her death, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. Rochelle was a frequent public speaker and advocate for children's and mental health policies. She has presented at numerous State, National and International Conferences, including SAMHSA's National GAINS conference, Creating Effective Services in Washington, D.C.; and the Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies International Conference in Montreal. She co-presented at the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs at the National Conference in Washington, D.C. Most recently she had been advocating for additional funding for Hernando County to help troubled individuals find employment to allow them to provide support to their children. She successfully advocated to allow services to be provided in Pasco County to unaccompanied children from Central America. She established a number of advisory boards to engage key stakeholders in advocacy efforts for the disadvantaged, including those with mental illness, refugees, and our local Jewish Community. Rochelle was a member of the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network Board, and a member of HUD Housing EGRET-HERON Board. She was a founding member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority at Washington and Jefferson College. She also had been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Charleroi. Friends will be received in the MARISCOTTI FUNERAL HOME, Anthony N. Mariscotti, supervisor, 323 Fourth St., California, on Friday, Dec. 26, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, in the United Christian Church, Malden, Pa., with Rev. Jana Quisenberry officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a College Trust fund for Rochelle's daughters, which is being established at Bank of America, or to a fund in Rochelle's name at Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. For the trust fund, a deposit can be made at any Bank of America branch; and for the Gulf Coast Jewish Family fund, donations can be made online at http://www.gcjfcs.org.
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Yaros, Peter S. 65

  • Formerly of Monongahela
  • Born: 1949-03-16
  • Died: 2014-12-19
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  • Peter Steven Yaros was born March 16, 1949, in Charleroi, and passed away on Dec. 19, 2014. He was a 1967 graduate of Monongahela High School where he was a three-sport athlete. He received a full scholarship for basketball to Fairfield University, Connecticut, after which he was employed as a supervisor for Corning Glass in Charleroi for many years. He moved to Chambersburg, where he worked in the department of education. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Martha Yaros. Peter is survived by his beloved wife, Donna (Keiffer)Yaros; daughter, Tonya YarosBelczyk (Joshua); son, Michael Steven Yaros; and brother, John Yaros (Ann). He was the loving grandfather of Sasha and Mila Belczyk, Uncle Pete to John (Candice) and Andrew (Sue) Yaros; and great-uncle to Jackson and Harper Yaros. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church, 214 Mansfield Blvd., Carnegie, Pa.
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