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Bonnett, Pamela J. 63

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1951-04-06
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Pamela J. (Hanford) Bonnett, 63, of Natrona Heights, passed away at home unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was born April 6, 1951, in Fawn Township, daughter of the late Harold A. and Edith (Callen) Hanford Sr. She lived most of her life in Fawn Township and Natrona Heights. Pam was a minister of visitation at Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge, and also worked at PPG Industries in Creighton for a number of years. Pam also was a minister at Walter Chapel, Indiana Township, Grace United Methodist Church, Natrona Heights, and First Presbyterian Church, Tarentum. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge, and a 1970 graduate of Highlands High School. Pam earned an associate degree from Robert Morris University and attended LaRoche College for ministry. Pam's service to the community was her passion. She was very active at church and in the community. Survivors include her son, Joshua Bonnett, Natrona Heights; step-children, Jennifer (Tracy) Edwards, Natrona Heights, Joel Bonnett, Tarentum, David (Jamee) Bonnett, Natrona Heights, and Douglas Bonnett, Buffalo Township; grandchildren, Wade, Seth, Mary Rachel, Zachary, Michaela, Alexandra, Oliva, Gina, Samantha and Drew; her siblings, Ronald Hanford, Natrona Heights, Emma Jean Moore, California, Margaret (Kenneth) Devando, Fawn Township, Charles (Karen) Hanford, Kittanning, Kimberly Ann (John) Cannon, Kansas, and Robert Hanford, West Deer Township. Also surviving are a special niece, Jennifer Devando Stull; and two special great-nieces, Jessica and Jenna Stull. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis L. Bonnett Jr.; and a brother, Harold A. Hanford Jr. There will be no public visitation; however, relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge, with the Rev. Jeffrey Vanderhoff officiating. Family suggests contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge. Arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Visit dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Bowman, Marcella R. 74

  • Natrona
  • Born: 1940-08-20
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Marcella R. Bowman, 74, of Natrona, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Aug. 20, 1940, in Creighton, daughter of the late Frank H. and Maxine (George) Heck Jr. She has lived in Natrona since 1978 and prior to that West Deer Township. She was employed as a secretary for PPG, Creighton and Harmarville, for 42 years, and owner of Bowman's Personal Care, Natrona, for 23 years. Marcella was of the Protestant faith and a 1958 graduate of Deer Lakes High School and enjoyed cooking. Survivors include her companion of 31 years, Samuel D. Bayne. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dale E. Heck. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Family suggests contributions to Animal Protectors League. Visit: dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Calhoun, Ronald E. 78

  • Parks Township
  • Born: 1936-03-26
  • Died: 2014-11-18
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Ronald E. Calhoun, 78, of Parks Township, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. Born March 26, 1936, in Vandergrift, he was a son of the late Dorothy (Calhoun) Allison. He was a graduate of Vandergrift High School. Ronald lived in Parks Township since 1971. He had been employed as a truck driver for Altmire Coal Co., lab technician and security guard for Allegheny Ludlum in Vandergrift and retired from U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, where he worked as a laborer in the coke oven. He was an Army veteran of and member of the Vandergrift American Legion Post 114. Ronald enjoyed rebuilding, refurbishing, repairing and painting cars, bowling and shooting pool. Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma G. (Kunkle) Calhoun, in 2002. Survivors include his daughter, Debra L. (John) Mator II, of Gibsonia; son, Kevin E. Calhoun, of Parks Township; and grandchildren, Amanda and Matthew Mator; of Gibsonia. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. There will be a celebration of life tribute service in honor of Ronald immediately following the visitation at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Luczak, Casimir J. 86

  • Roanoke
  • Died: 2014-11-01
  • Funeral Home: Oakey's, Roanoke | Get Directions
  • Casimir Jerome "Ki" Luczak, 86, of Roanoke, Va., passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C. He was born in East Vandergrift, Pa., to Joseph Luczak and Gabrielle (Standack) Luczak. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute on a football scholarship from 1949 to 1952. He excelled as an honor student and was an exceptional football player. To quote his good friend George Preas, "in his day Ki was the best linebacker in college football." In 1951, he was voted the outstanding football player in Virginia, and was awarded the Williams Award that same year at VPI for his remarkable leadership skills on and off the field. He was inducted into the Virginia Tech Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Elizabeth Crockett Luczak, of Roanoke, Va., whom he married right after college. He served two years as a second lieutenant in the Air Force and then moved to Roanoke. Ki and Liz had two daughters, which Ki, in an interview for the Roanoker magazine, remarked they were his "greatest achievements." He was an honest, devoted, loving husband and father who enjoyed all life had to offer. He loved people and could light up a room just by being present. His gift was his ability to make those around him feel special. Ki was an honored and respected business man, a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table and celebrated national leader in the life insurance industry. He was an active and respected member of the Roanoke Catholic Church and throughout many organizations within the community of Roanoke, where he lived for 58 years. He will be missed by all that knew him. Ki is survived by his second wife, Karen H. Luczak; his two daughters, Elizabeth Scott "Liz" Luczak, of Irvington Va., and Mary Mitchell "Missy" Luczak-Smith, of Charlotte, N.C.; his son-in-law, Doug Smith, of Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. A visitation and celebration of Ki's life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at OAKEY'S ROANOKE CHAPEL, 318 Church Ave., Roanoke. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.oakeys.com. The family kindly asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Hokie Club, P.O. Box 103707, Blacksburg, VA 24026, made to VTAF "Ki Luczak" Memorial.
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Mann Jr., James H. 78

  • Allegheny Township
  • Born: 1936-02-12
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • James H. Mann Jr., 78, of Allegheny Township, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in his residence. He was born Feb. 12, 1936, in Leechburg, to the late, James H. Mann Sr. and Theresa (Chirio) Mann. He was chief of police of Allegheny Township for 13 years and was a district justice of District 10-2-02 for nine years. He was previously employed at Key Belleville as a quality control manager and also was a school bus driver for the Kiski Area School District. He was a member of Pine Run Presbyterian Church in Markle, a 1953 graduate of Leechburg High School, a member of the BPOE in Leechburg, the Schenley Sportsman Club and member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He participated with the Allegheny Township Boy Scouts and coached Little League and Senior League baseball. He enjoyed spending time with his family, putting puzzles together, bowling, golfing, hunting, fishing and playing cards with his buddies and most of all sitting on his front porch with his dog, Pepper. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rose M. (Kulick) Mann, of Allegheny Township; sons, James H. Mann Ill (Dolly), of Oklahoma Borough and Michael S. (Debbie) Mann, of Bridgeport, W.Va.; daughters, Karen S. (Steve) Grafton, of Chichester, N.H., and Dena Jo Huselton (Ken), of Cheswick; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; stepsister, Judy Kestner, of Allegheny Township; and sister-in-law, Carol Mann, of Gilpin Township. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Rose B. (Burlando) Mann; brother, Donald "Pete" Mann; and stepsister, Shirley C. Cader. Friends will be welcomed by his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051. Funeral ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pine Run Presbyterian Church at Markle, 1117 White Cloud Road Apollo, PA 15613, with his pastor, the Rev. Lanny Mellinger, officiating. Interment will be made at the convenience of his family at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, his family encourages memorials to Pine Run Presbyterian Church. To send an online condolence to the Mann family, please visit http://www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Ritenbaugh, Alyce L. 90

  • Cheswick
  • Born: 1924-10-24
  • Died: 2014-11-20
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Alyce L. (Davis) Ritenbaugh, 90, of Cheswick, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Belair Nursing Home, where she was a resident three years. She was born Oct. 24, 1924, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late John W. and Florence (Brant) Davis. Alyce has lived the past 15 years in Cheswick and prior to that Tarentum. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant Faith. Alyce graduated in 1942 from Carrick High School and enjoyed sewing and needle point. Survivors include her son, David W. Ritenbaugh, of Cheswick; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jesse) Resatar, Jennifer Ritenbaugh, Scott (Shelley) Ritenbaugh, Barbara Jean (Beth Ussery)Ritenbaugh, and Brian Ritenbaugh; and great-granddaughters, Kayla and Katie Ritenbaugh. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward R. Ritenbaugh Sr.; son, Edward R. Ritenbaugh Jr., daughter, Barbara Ritenbaugh; and brother, Donald Davis. Graveside burial was Saturday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Prospect Cemetery, Brackenridge, with the Rev. Robert B. Walker officiating. Arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Visit: dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Romeo, Eugene V. 77

  • Andover, Ohio , Formerly of New Kensington
  • Born: 1937-06-12
  • Died: 2014-11-21
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  • Eugene V. Romeo, 77, Andover, Ohio, formerly of New Kensington, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at St. Joseph Health Center, in Warren, Ohio. He was born June 12, 1937, in New Kensington, a son of Samuel and Mary (Palletta) Romeo. Eugene was a 1955 graduate of New Kensington High School and went on to serve in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was employed as a field service engineer for Unysis Corp., retiring in 2002 after many years of service. He was a member of Mt. St. Peter Catholic Church in New Kensington. Eugene was a kind, hardworking and gentle person who was a good provider for his family. He was a member of the VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell, belonged to the P.V. Fitness Center in Andover and had joined many YMCAs over the years. Eugene enjoyed staying at Holiday Camplands in Andover and all the many friends he made there. Eugene is survived by his wife, Barbara J. (Swartz) Romeo, of Andover, whom he married May 24, 2003; daughter, Terryl K. (Steven) Duea, of Otsego, Minn.; son, Thomas Eugene Romeo, of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Stacey D. (Richard) Waye, of Annapolis, Md.; stepdaughter, Cheryl L. Garrison, of Dayton, Ohio; stepdaughter, Charmayne D. (David) Laurito, of Beavercreek, Ohio; stepson, Donald L. Hecker, of Glassport; stepdaughter, Deborah A. Hecker, of Pittsburgh; stepson, Scott D. Hecker, of New Kensington; two grandsons, Matthew T. Duea and Nathan M. Duea; eight step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ronald Romeo, of San Diego, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph Romeo Sr. and Richard O. Romeo; and one sister, Theresa Romeo Kuric. Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICE, 134 Prospect St., Andover, Ohio. A celebration of Eugene's life will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to VFW Post 92, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. An online guestbook is available at http://www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com.
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Ross, Rev. Gordon A. 62

  • Mt. Union
  • Born: 1952-03-19
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Heath, Mt. Union | Get Directions
  • Rev. Gordon A. Ross, 62, of Mt. Union, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Hershey Medical Center. Born March 19, 1952, in New Kensington, he was a son of the late George R. and Betty L. (Storey) Ross. He is survived by his wife, Diane (Battrell) Ross; two daughters, Karla Wiser and husband, Brian, and Laura Medvitz and husband, Richard; grandchildren, Tori and Nathan Wiser; and sisters, Cora Zubal and husband, Frank, of Leechburg, and Nancy Mator and husband, Robert, of Los Angeles, Calif. The Rev. Ross had been pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Mt. Union. He was a 1971 graduate of Valley High School, New Kensington. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, and 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the ROBERT D. HEATH FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Union, where service will follow at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Union Food Pantry, First Assembly of God Church, 609 N. Jefferson Street, Mt. Union, PA 17066.
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Sacik, William R. 85

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1929-05-19
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • William R. Sacik, 85, of Ford City, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. He was born May 19, 1929, in Ford City, son of Ludmilla (Cermak) and John J. Sacik. He was an Army veteran and member of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. He graduated in 1947 from Ford City High School. He was employed at Shop No. 2 PPG in Ford City and retired from Ford City Borough. He was a member of the C.U. Club, Ford City Eagles and Polish Falcons. He was inducted into the Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 and was honored for his athletic abilities in basketball, football, baseball, softball and bowling. He enjoyed watching all Pittsburgh sports teams and going to the Rivers Casino. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen (Volek); two daughters, Kim (Mitch) Schneider, of Brackenridge, and Sandra (Greg) Lorence, of Carlisle; two granddaughters, Stephanie (Charlie) Wineke, of Odenton, Md., and Allison (Steve) Schreckengost, of Natrona Heights; one great-grandson, Charlie Wineke; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Steven, John and Joseph; and sisters, Anna Remis, Mildred Kolakowski and Beatrice Frick. The family would like to thank the staffs of Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Armstrong County Health Center and Rivercliff Terrace Annex Personal Care Home for their care over the past five months. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity or association of donor's choice. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Father Bryan Summers, officiating. Interment will be in St. Francis of Paola.
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Zanetti, Joseph A. 96

  • Cadogan
  • Born: 1918-04-23
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Mantini, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Joseph A. Zanetti, 96, a lifelong resident of Cadogan, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning. Born April 23, 1918, in Cadogan, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Marie (Serafini) Zanetti. He was a member of St. Lawrence Church, Cadogan, where he was a former lector, also an usher, Eucharistic minister, choir member and member of the Holy Name Society for many years. He also was a member of the Latin American Club and Ford City Eagles. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army, and was a member of the American Legion. Prior to retirement, he was a meat cutter for 60 years, having worked at Zanetti's Market, Andy's Market and the Slovak Store, all in Ford City. He actively processed deer until he was 90 years old. During the holidays, many families enjoyed his homemade kohlbassi, hot sausage and breakfast sausage. He was the last surviving member of his birth family. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Margaret Olesnanik Zanetti, whom he married in 1943, and who died in August 2010; brothers, Tullio, Daniel, Christopher and John; and sisters, Louise Foradori, Jane Chemelli and Mary Latini. Survivors include three sons, Joseph A. Zanetti Jr. and wife, Carol, of Ford City, Christian J. Zanetti and wife, Electa, of DuBois, and Timothy J. Zanetti, of Cadogan; a daughter, Marie Yobp and husband, Rob, of Kittanning; three grandchildren, Dr. Krista Zanetti, of Rockville, Md., Carianne (Vince) Contento, of Cheswick, and Angela (James) Brodsky, of St. Johns, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Kaylin Contento, and Bria Brodsky. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the MANTINI FUNERAL HOME INC., 701 Sixth Ave., Ford City. Prayer service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, Cadogan, with Father Bryan Summers as celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
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Zembrowski, Grace I. 96

  • Natrona
  • Born: 1918-01-06
  • Died: 2014-11-22
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Grace I. (Stundell) Zembrowski, 96, of Natrona, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Natrona, the daughter of the late John and Agnes Potts Stundell, and was a lifelong resident of Natrona. Grace attended Pond and Wood St. Schools and worked as a domestic engineer for St. Joseph Church, in Natrona, St. Ladislaus Church, in Natrona, and Most Blessed Sacrament Church, in Natrona Heights. She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish in Natrona, the PRCU, PNA, Kosciuszko Polish Patriotic Social Society, Slovak Club, American Legion Auxiliary Post 48 and the Eagles, all in Natrona. Grace was also a member of the former Natrona Fire Hall auxiliary. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, bowling duck pins at the Slovak Hall in Natrona, bingo, watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and the Western and Hallmark channels. Graces favorite saying was "Thanks for being so nice and kind". She is survived by her children, Stanley (Toni) Zembrowski, of Natrona Heights, with whom she made her home for the past 4 years, David (Cathy) Zembrowski, of Brackenridge, and Sherry (John) Horstman, of Celebration, Fla.; grandchildren, Christian Horstman, Dr. Erica Horstman and Rebecca (Eric) Wade; great-grandchildren, Ayden Horstman and Ainsley Wade; two nieces, Cassie (Bob) Kriley and Gayle Sharkin; and by her nephew, Robert (Vivian) Dietz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Zembrowski; son, Ronald Zembrowski; great-granddaughter, Olivia Wade; and by her sisters, Ruth Dietz, Virginia Dongilli and Berneice Wojciechowski. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688, where a blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in St. Ladislaus Church with her pastor, the Rev. James Mazurek, as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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