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Dyky, G. Jean 89

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1925-03-07
  • Died: 2015-01-28
  • Funeral Home: Rhome Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • G. Jean Dyky, 89, of Monessen, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. She was born Saturday, March 7, 1925, in Monessen, a daughter of the late William and Jean Ferguson Smith. She was Presbyterian by faith. Jean was an avid Bingo player. She worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Co. prior to her retirement. Surviving are her son, Robert A. Dyky of Monessen; daughter, Karen and husband, Gene Fritz, of Greensburg; grandson, Brian and wife, Rachel Fritz, of Greensburg; sisters-in-law, Anne Dankosky and Ann Dyky, both of Monessen; several nieces and nephews; as well as her special nieces, Paige Moeller of Green Tree and Kerri Moeller Timko of Rostraver Township; and a family friend, Debie Breckenridge Hough. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Dyky in 2002; sister, Ruth Moeller and husband, Keith; brothers, Robert Smith and wife, Patricia, Edward Smith, and Ray Smith; sister, Lorna Smith; and sister-in-law, Freida Smith. 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 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Smaligo of the Harrold Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Greensburg officiating. Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. Online condolences may be conveyed to the Dyky family at Jean's family would like to express a sincere, heartfelt "Thank You" to Heartland Hospice, in particular the team of Suze, LuAnn, and Shannon; and the entire staff of Hallsworth House for their compassionate care and unending support throughout Jean's illness. We are forever grateful and thankful for each and every one of you.
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Olivieri, Mary 87

  • Donora
  • Born: 1927-09-04
  • Died: 2015-01-27
  • Funeral Home: Massafra Funeral Home, Donora | Get Directions
  • Mary Olivieri, 87, of Donora, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Castle Shannon. She was born on Sept. 4, 1927, in Donora, the daughter of the late Joseph and Domenica Olivieri. Mary graduated from Donora High School in 1945 and received a Library Clerk Certificate from the PA Rehabilitation Center in Johnstown in 1973. Until 2014 she lived in Donora when, at the prompting of her nieces, she moved to the Baptist Manor in Castle Shannon to be nearer to them. Mary worked in the former Olivieri’s Restaurant in Donora, owned by her brother, Gary, for several years and as a bookkeeper when he owned a beer distributorship. She was a library clerk for 36 years in the Donora Public Library until she retired in 2009. During this time, she was voted Miss Donora. An avid reader herself, Mary was passionate about encouraging children and young adults to read. She also worked many years as a home companion for the infirm, often on a volunteer basis. Mary was an active member of Donora Community Center and St. Philip Roman Catholic Church in Donora which merged into Our Lady of the Valley Church. She was a member of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary and the Christian Mother's and Women's Guild. She met monthly with her fellow high school classmates for lunch. She loved to meet new people and to solve word find puzzles. Mary was preceded in death by her sisters, Della DeFrancisco and Angela Angeletti; and brothers Gary, Peter and Dominic Olivieri. She is survived by loving nieces and nephews, Linda Gimbrone, Lucille Koprowski, Lora Angeletti, Anthony Todora, Armand Olivieri, Philip Olivieri, Angelo DeFrancisco, Robert DeFrancisco, Dr. Lance DeFrancisco, Deborah Olivieri, Lisa Culley, Peter Olivieri, Gerard Olivieri, Joseph Olivieri, Francis Olivieri, Gregory Olivieri and Barbara Shuman. She also is survived by great-nieces and nephews. Arrangements are being handled by ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE INC., 40 Second St. Ext., Donora, PA 15033, 724-379-6900,, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Valley Church, Donora, with the Rev. Father William Terza as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora. A rosary will be recited in the funeral home on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Our Lady of the Valley Church, Donora.
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Salizzoni, Charles E. Jr. 91

  • Formerly of Monessen
  • Born: 1924-01-26
  • Died: 2015-01-27
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Charles E. Salizzoni Jr., 91, formerly of Monessen, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Excela Health, Westmoreland Hospital. He was born in Smithton on Jan. 26, 1924, the son of the late Carlo and Mary Orlandi Salizzoni. Charlie was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and the former St. Leonard's Roman Catholic Church. He was an active member of both church's and enjoyed help out in the kitchen. He was also a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Charlie was retired from General Motors, having worked for 33 years as a sewing machine repairman. He was a veteran of Worl War II, having served with the U.S. Army in Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe with Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry. He is survived by two sisters, Gloria Robinson of Fairfield, Ohio, and Irene Salizzoni of Greensburg; two nieces, Clara Robinson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Debbie Babilya of West Newton; and two nephews, William Robinson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Norman Santori of Kittanning. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Salizzoni; and a sister, Clara Santori. Friends will be received in the DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen, on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 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. Entombment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery Mausoleum. Condolences are accepted for the family at
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