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Barron, John A. 80

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1934-09-20
  • Died: 2015-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Brady-Curran, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • John Alvin Barron, 80, of Vandergrift, passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at home. Born Sept. 20, 1934, in Ligonier, he was a son of the late Alfred and Alice (McMasters) Barron. John lived in Vandergrift for the last 17 years after moving from Ligonier. He owned and operated Ligonier Valley Camper Sales for 30 years, and was the former owner of Paulton Mini Storage, and current owner of Uptown Storage in Vandergrift as well as Cabrileo's Coffee Shop in Leechburg. John was an avid gardener, growing vegetables and flowers. He enjoyed woodworking, making furniture for anyone and anybody. He loved cooking as well, and was the author of the Man to Man Cookbook. John also liked fishing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura "Sue" Barron; daughters, Beverly and Brenda Barron; son-in-law, Dennis E. Petrosky; and brother-in-law, Albert Troiano. John is survived by his wife of 11 years, Lorraine (Troiano) Barron, of Vandergrift; daughter, Robbin Petrosky, of Greensburg; sons, John A. (Erin) Barron, of Washington Township, Ronald (LuAnn) Barron, of Lenoir City, Tenn., and William Barron, of Tampa, Fla.; grandson, John Barron, of Natrona Heights, Dennis and Eric Petrosky, both of Greensburg, and Jacob Barron, of Tennessee; great-grandsons, Jackson and Grant Petrosky; great-granddaughter, Ella Petrosky; brother, Ronald Barron, of Cape Coral, Fla.; sister, Alice Joy ("Butch") Mazzarelli, of Ligonier; stepniece, Karen (John) Shelar, of Novi, Mich.; stepnephews, David (Kathleen) Troiano, of Houston, Texas, and Mark Troiano, of Wexford; and many other loving members of his extended family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 429 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in the funeral home. Interment in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Burk, William R. 71

  • Freeport
  • Born: 1944-03-05
  • Died: 2015-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • William R. "Bill" Burk, 71, of Freeport, passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at home following a 2 1/2-year illness with cancer. He was born March 5, 1944, in Harrison Township, son of the late William J. and Maryellen A. (Doumont) Burk Jr. Bill has lived the past 49 years in River Forest and prior to that Natrona Heights. He was a welder at Blawnox Steel, Pullman Standard in Butler and Westinghouse Electric in Pittsburgh. Bill was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Freeport, and a 1963 graduate of Har Brack High School. He enjoyed boating, fishing, was a Corvette enthusiast and enjoyed his cars. Bill also enjoyed doing yard work and working around the house and bird watching. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Bill always looked forward to Sunday dinners with family and friends and especially his beloved nieces Maryellen and Barbara Ruk and his many friends. Survivors include his twin sister, Mary Louise "Muffy" Ruk, Tarentum; his twin brothers, Rene Alan Burk, Freeport, and David E. (Cleatus) Burk, Alexandria, Va. Also surviving are his twin nieces, Maryellen and Barbara Ann Ruk, both of Tarentum; and a number of cousins also survive. At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation; however, relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, in St. Mary Church, Freeport, with the Rev. Ronald Maquinana officiating. Interment in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Family suggests contributions to St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Freeport. Visit: dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Dunbar, Gladys L. 89

  • Fawn Township
  • Born: 1926-02-21
  • Died: 2015-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Gladys L. Dunbar, 89, of Fawn Township, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at the Willows of Presbyterian Senior Care, Oakmont. She was born Feb. 21, 1926, in Harrison Township, daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Weleski) Frederick. Gladys has lived in the area her entire life where she was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Natrona Heights and auxiliary of Pioneer Hose and Brackenridge American Legion. Gladys was a 1944 graduate of Har Brack High School and was an avid gardener, enjoyed crafts, cooking, baking and bingo. She especially enjoyed her family, children, grand and great-grandchildren and loved her many friends. Survivors include her children, John H. (Susie) Ramaley, of Butler, James C. (Cathy) Dunbar, of Lower Burrell, Barbara J. (Gary) Blanchard, of Buford, Ga., Janice L. (Robert) Kepes, of Fawn Township, Jeffrey A. (Robyn) Ramaley, of Fawn Township, and Louis J. (Renee) Dunbar, of Lower Burrell; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; also surviving are her sisters, Elizabeth Klabnik and Mary Ann Dunbar, both of Buffalo Township. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John A. Ramaley, in 1952; and second husband, James C. Dunbar, in 1993. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Natrona Heights. Interment in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Family suggests contributions to Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Natrona Heights. Visit: dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Jackson, Leonard 72

  • Apollo
  • Born: 1942-11-09
  • Died: 2015-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Leonard Jackson, 72, of Apollo, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in his home. Born Nov. 9, 1942, in Kiski Township, he was a son of the late Emanuel and Minnie (Johnson) Jackson. Leonard lived in Apollo for the past 22 years. He retired in 2002 from Allegheny Ludlum West Leechburg Works where he had been employed for 32 years as a welder. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union. Leonard enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing bingo, building barbeque grills, car racing and working on cars. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marylou (Nelson) Jackson; an infant son, Kevin Jackson; and a brother, Emanuel Jackson Jr. He is survived by his wife, Mattie (Nabors) Jackson, of Apollo; son, Leonard Jackson Jr., of Arlington, Va.; daughters, Christine Jackson and Angela Jackson, both of Martinsburg, Va.; five grandchildren; sisters, Freddie Jackson, of Kiski Township, Toni (Fred) Jackson and Tracy Trammell; brothers, Marvin (Quana) Booker and Zachary Booker; sisters-in-law, Lenor Nabors and Jeniffer Nabors; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert H. Mills officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery, Avonmore. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Jordan, Willis R. 91

  • Leechburg
  • Born: 1923-10-29
  • Died: 2015-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Willis R. Jordan, 91, of Leechburg, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Fair Winds Manor, Sarver. Born on Oct. 29, 1923, in Butler, he was the son of the late Willis and Francis (Quinn) Jordan. He was employed as an engineer at TNN Engineering Services, Lower Burrell, retiring in 1982. Mr. Jordan served in the Army as a Private and was a World War II POW veteran. He enjoyed watching television, especially wrestling, and eating sweets. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Margaret (Howell) Jordan; son, Alva Jordan (Laura), of Tarentum; stepsons, Earl Redmond and William Howell, of Butler; daughters, Sandy Jenkins (Al), of Springfield, W.Va., Diane Harris, of Springfield, W.Va., Catherine Fryar (Jesse), of Freeport, and Jaclyn Kostelansky (Nick), of North Apollo; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Ellis Clark (Joann), of Butler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Pete Jordan and Leroy, who passed away in infancy; and his sister, Lila Young. At the request of Mr. Jordan, there will be no public visitation or ceremonies. Arrangements by CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg (724-842-1051). To send an online condolence to the Jordan family, please visit www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Lutz, David M.

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Died: 2015-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Evans, Baltimore | Get Directions
  • David M. Lutz, of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. He was the loving son of Paul and Erma Jean Lutz; devoted father of Ben, Stephen, Emily and Tim Lutz; dear brother of Christine Mahone and her husband, Herb, Larry Lutz and his wife, Judy, Karl Lutz and his wife, Diana, Mary Jean Bujdos and her husband, Joe, and Michael Lutz and his partner, Jason Sumney; also survived by his many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and all of his students at Xpert Driving School. Family and friends will honor Mr. Dave's life from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the family owned EVANS FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES - Parkville, 8800 Harford Road. A funeral liturgy will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael the Archangel-Overlea. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Dave's name may be made to Evans Funeral Chapel for helping with funeral expenses. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at www.evansfuneralchapel.com.
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Mollick, John E. 68

  • Washington Township
  • Born: 1946-11-11
  • Died: 2015-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • John E. Mollick, 68, of Washington Township, passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at home. Born Nov. 11, 1946, in Apollo, he was a son of the late Stanley C. and Stella (Skwirut) Mollick. John lived in the Apollo area most of his life and was a 1964 graduate of Apollo High School. He served our country with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, serving in the 1st and 3rd Marine Division as a forward observer for 81 mortars. John worked as a production foreman in local mines, including Tunnelton Mining Co., for 30 years and was last employed as an armored truck driver. He was a member of the VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell and the American Legion Post 114 in Vandergrift. John enjoyed hunting, riding four-wheelers, spending time at his friend's camp and loved watching his son race, from three-wheelers to super late models at local tracks. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Victoria L. Kloc; and his favorite pet, his cocker spaniel, Madison. John is survived by his wife, Judith R. (Voelker) Mollick; son, John W. "Muggy" (Kimberly) Mollick, of Toronto, Ohio; brothers, Stanley C. (Joyce) Mollick, of Apollo, Frank (Joan) Mollick, of Easton, Md., Andrew (Jesilyn) Mollick, of Lakeland, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in the funeral home, with Father John Euker officiating. At the conclusion of the service, military honors will be accorded by the Armstrong County Veterans Honor Guard. Private interment will be in the Cemetery of The Alleghenies, Bridgeville, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250-0301. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Parshook, Leon A. 80

  • Lower Burrell , Formerly of Arnold
  • Born: 1935-08-11
  • Died: 2015-08-28
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Leon A. Parshook, 80, of Lower Burrell, formerly of Arnold, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in his home. He was born in Arnold, Aug. 11, 1935, to the late Archie and Mary Greshkevich Parshook, and had been a life resident of the local area. After graduating from Arnold High School in 1955, Leon served in the Army as a military policeman. Having a great love of trains, upon being discharged he worked for Union Railroad as a brakeman before becoming employed at PPG Paints in Springdale, where he worked for 37 years prior to his retirement. Leon met his wife, Eleanor, of 53 years, at a dance and enjoyed dancing until his illness. They enjoyed traveling, especially cruises and an annual trip to Ocean City, Md. He was a Pitt, Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan and enjoyed local high school football and basketball games, as well as jogging daily and coffee with the Get-Go Gang. Most of all, he loved his wife, children and grandchildren. Leon was an active member of St. John Orthodox Church, New Kensington, and was involved with its perogie projects. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor M. Kapezynski Parshook; son, Lee (Cyndi) Parshook, of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Robin Parshook and Jamie (Tom) Solano, of Pasadena, Md.; and grandchildren, Zachary (Danielle), Jacqueline, Victoria and Benjamin Parshook, and Cameron and Cailey Solano. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Parshook; and sisters, Valentina Templin, Vera Scott, Olympia Neander and Dolly Chekanski. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Nicholi Breckenridge. Burial with military honors by the Tarentum VFW will follow in Union Cemetery, Arnold. Panikhida services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Pelino, Tina M. 59

  • New Kensington , Formerly of West Deer Township
  • Born: 1956-08-27
  • Died: 2015-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Siwicki-Yanicko, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Tina M. (Myers) Pelino, 59, of New Kensington, formerly of West Deer Township, died Aug. 29, 2015. Born Aug. 27, 1956, in Harrison Township, to the late John "Monk" and Loretta M. (Olar) Myers Jr. Tina grew up in the West Deer area and graduated from Deer Lakes High School in 1974. She worked on the sanitizing crew for North Side Foods, Arnold, for more than 19 years. She was of Catholic faith. She enjoyed decorating for holidays, crafts, reading and especially spending time with her family. Survivors include her children, Terrence L. (Vincent) Bachman, of Arnold, Anthony M. Bachman, of New Kensington, Nicole J. Pelino, of Dallas, Texas, Dominick J. Pelino, at home, and Michael A. (Christina) Pelino, of Arnold; grandchildren, Isabel, Brionna, Gavin, Haley and Aubree; brothers, William L. Myers, of Arnold, and John Myers III, of New Kensington; and sisters, Brenda S. Kestner, of Creighton, Julieanne Hoffman, of Arnold, and Beverly J. Myers, of New Kensington. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce Myers. Family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township, where a blessing service will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Charles Speicher officiating. Burial will be private. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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Ramsden, Patricia L. 84

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1931-05-09
  • Died: 2015-08-27
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Patricia L. Ramsden, 84, of New Kensington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. She was born May 9, 1931, in New Kensington, to the late Elmer and Rose Wisneski Leiter. Patricia loved caring for her pets and enjoyed crocheting and reading, and was a Pittsburgh Penguins fan. Survivors include her children, Paul (Ethel Jane) Ramsden, of Whiteville, N.C., Gloria Curtis (partner Mark Venglik), of Lower Burrell, and George Ramsden, of New Kensington; grandchildren, Dustin (Heather) Ramsden and Alan Curtis; and great-grandchildren, Shawn, Dante and Aaron Ramsden and Laila Curtis. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Ramsden, in 2005; and her sister, Gloria Leiter Ramsden. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park will be private. Arrangements entrusted to ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., New Kensington. To leave an online condolence, visit www.rossgwalker.com.
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