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Briggs, David Jr. 81

  • Speers Hill
  • Born: 1933-03-16
  • Died: 2014-09-17
  • Funeral Home: Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • David Briggs Jr., 81, of Speers Hill, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. He was born March 16, 1933, in Dunley, a son of David C. and Margaret C. Steinmiller Briggs. Dave was a U.S. Army veteran. He graduated from Charleroi High School, Class of 1952, where he played basketball. Dave was a member of Presbyterian Church of Charleroi, American Legion Post No. 22, Charleroi Belgian Club, Charleroi Booster Club, and Charleroi Lodge F and AM No. 615. He was a former councilman for the Borough of Charleroi, having served eight years. Always a supporter of school athletics, Dave served as equipment manager for a period of time. He, along with a friend, organized the B and B Club which raised money for the football team to treat the kids to dinner at Johnny Garneou’s. He was the last person to ring the bell at Fifth Avenue School before they moved it. He retired from Charleroi Area School District as the maintenances supervisor. After retiring, he worked at Lee Supply Co. in Charleroi. Dave will always be remembered for gameball tickets and being with his friend, Reno. He was honored by the Charleroi Football Hall of Fame in 1995. He is survived by his wife, June Gatalica Briggs; and two daughters, Vicki Briggs of Speers Hill and Terri and Kevin Miracle of Mars, Pa.; two grandchildren, Zachary and Emily Miracle; his four legged grandson, Lemew; three sisters, Geraldine Stasicha, Ella Nichols and Shirley Simmons all of Charleroi; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Cecil, Frederick Briggs; sisters, Harriet Lorenzi and Virginia Isabello. Friends will be received on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, from 2 to 8 p.m., with the service following at 8 p.m. in the SCHROCK-HOGAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charleroi Area School Athletic Department. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.schrock-hogan.com.
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McCann, Blanche W. 91

  • Formerly of Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2014-09-16
  • Funeral Home: Henney, Bethel Park | Get Directions
  • Blanche W. (Wolski) McCann, 91, formerly of Mt. Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. She was the wife of the late Harry L.; loving mother of Gregory L. (Mary) McCann and Jeffrey G. (Maureen) McCann; grandfather of Alan (Jamie), Brendan, Matthew, Sonya and Dema; great-grandmother of Liam and Luca; and sister of Alina Check and Sophie Barry. Blanche had a deep faith in God, was a loving mother and adored her grandchildren. Blanche spent a lifetime of volunteering from the PTA to UPMC oncology department where she spent countless hours with cancer patients. She spent many years singing in the choir at St. Bernards, St. Anne's and St. Sylvester. Blanche's kindness, love and smiles will be deeply missed. Family and friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at PAUL L. HENNEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Louise de Marillac Church. Burial will follow at Monongahela Cemetery. http://www.henneyfuneralhome.com.
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Stoffel, Thomas C. 78

  • Monongahela
  • Born: 1936-05-23
  • Died: 2014-09-18
  • Funeral Home: Marra Funeral Home, Monongahela | Get Directions
  • Thomas C. Stoffel, 78, of Monongahela, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Born May 23, 1936, he was the son of the late (Thomas) Carl and Ruth Openshaw Stoffel. A 1954 graduate of Monongahela High School, Tom was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monongahela. He served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant during the Vietnam war. Stationed in Germany, he took part in the Berlin crisis. His tour in the Army signal corps concluded with duties in the Washington, D.C. area including Walter Reed Army Medical Center, NASA, and the White House. He started his civilian career at LOGOS Ltd. as a pool news feed cameraman working events like the Kentucky Derby, White House weddings and presidential inaugurations. From there he became one of the first engineers with the newly formed PBS network. This non-profit work in television allowed him to return to his hometown to work for WQED Pittsburgh. There he had the opportunity to work with notables like Fred Rodgers, Bill Bixby and Andre Previn with prominent technical work in the Emmy nominated Once Upon a Classic Series. Thomas then began working with startup television stations across eastern and north central U.S. with locations in Pittsburgh, Kalamazoo, Chillicothe, Lima, Sandusky, Toledo and Bluefield. Thomas eventually came to work as the chief engineer at Wheeling Jesuit University on the NASA projects Classroom of the Future and the National Technology Transfer Center. Surviving are his wife, Carol (Giuffrida) Stoffel who he married Dec. 3, 1960; two sons, Dean T. and wife, Barbara Stoffel of Chaska, Minn., and David J. Stoffel of Moundsville, W.Va.; four sisters, Ruth (Harvey) Hennig of Georgetown, Texas, Julia (August) Schock of Emporia, Kan., Mary Martinka of Pflugerville, Texas and Edna (Ronald) Diltz of Kingston, Okla.; a brother, Earl (Carol) Stoffel of North Ridge, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Alexandra, Brittaney, Chelsea, Christopher, Eve, Zoe, Michelle, Jocelyn and Liv Stoffel; and a daughter-in-law, Barbara (Necciai) Stoffel of Monongahela. Preceding him in death were his son, Dale C. Stoffel who died Dec. 8, 2004; and a sister, Alice Ives. Friends will be received at the MARSHALL MARRA FUNERAL HOME, 216 Chess St., Monongahela, 724-258-6767, marshallmarrafuneralhome.com, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Anyone wishing to attend the funeral service is asked to go directly to the First United Methodist Church, 430 West Main St., Monongahela, on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, for services beginning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Alan Morrison officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Mon Valley Firing Squad and Honor Guard.
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Waggoner, Barbara A. 73

  • Almogordo, N.M.
  • Born: 1941-07-19
  • Died: 2014-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Barbara Ann Waggoner, 73, of Alamogordo, N.M., passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 30, 2014. She was born July 19, 1941, the daughter of the late Wilbur “Wib” Waggoner and Ethel Rhodes Waggoner. Barb graduated with a bachelor of science degree from California University of PA in 1989. She loved reading, gardening, sunshine and the ocean. Barb is survived by her three children, Daniel Worthington, Pamela Worthington-Lash and Amanda Worthington; a brother, Donald Waggoner; a sister, Kathi Waggoner-Lunt; her aunt, Mildred Waggoner; nephews; several cousins; and friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the SCHROCK-HOGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.schrock-hogan.com.
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Yates, John Robert QQQBobQQQ Jr. 87

  • Allenport
  • Died: 2014-09-18
  • Funeral Home: Melenyzer Funeral Homes, Roscoe | Get Directions
  • John Robert "Bob" Yates Jr., 87, of Allenport, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Jefferson Hospital. Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1008 Furlong Ave., Roscoe. Funeral services with military honors will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in the funeral home with Pastor Robert L. Rabenstein II and Pastor Robert Williams co-officiating. A complete obituary will be announced in Saturday's edition.
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