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Beach, Marian Cookie 85

  • Lower Burrell
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Marian "Cookie" Beach, 85, of Lower Burrell, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Allegheny General Hospital, with her family at her side. She was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Glassmere, to the late Philip and Mary (Klein) Ganss. Cookie was a 50-year member of United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington and a past worthy matron of the New Kensington Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed the comfort from reading her daily word and the Bible. She loved listening to the birds and waiting for the first robin to appear in the spring. Cookie was known for baking the best egg custard pies, as well as many other treats. She was very well versed on current events and talking politics. One of favorite pastimes was going shopping especially with her daughter, Marybeth. None of her activities ever outweighed the love and devotion she shared with her family, children, grandchildren and close friends. Besides her parents, Cookie was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel H. "Bud" Beach, March 25, 2000; brother, Philip Ganss; and sister, Melba Ganss. Leaving behind to cherish her memory is her son, Charles (Peggy) Beach, of Saxonburg; and her daughter, Marybeth (Frank) Pallone, of New Kensington; grandchildren, Erik (Christy) Beach, Sister Mary Fidelis, Jennifer, Meighan, Katie and Maria Pallone; three great-grandchildren, Grace, Emma and Sadie Beach; and special friends, Rich and Shirley Rosenberger, of New Kensington. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Harold M. Mele Jr. officiating. Private burial will be in Forks Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Gilpin Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania, 1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 3002, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Visit us at http://www.giglerfuneralhome.com.
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Gaydosh, Stephen A. 86

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1928-03-10
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Stephen A. Gaydosh, 86, of New Kensington, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in his home. He was born in New Kensington on March 10, 1928, to the late Vincent and Julia Konkol Gaydosh and was a lifelong resident of New Kensington. Mr. Gaydosh served in the Army and was a member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and was a member of the former All Saints Church, Arnold, and was a life member of both New Kensington Volunteer Fire Co. No. 4 since 1949 and the Lower Burrell VFW Post 92. He worked as a lab technician for Alcoa in New Kensington and Merwin and enjoyed woodworking, carvings, and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rose Marie Pankoski Gaydosh; three children, Stephanie Ciesielski, of New Kensington, Stephen A. Gaydosh Jr., of Lantana, Fla., and Richard E. (Donna) Gaydosh, of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Krystin (Kyle) Berntsen, Richard "Corey" (Kristian) Ceisielski, Arielle (Zachaery) Ribel and Chelsey Gaydosh; four great-grandchildren, Kylee, Keilani and Kieran Ciesielski, and Kayden Bertsen; niece, Debbie (Larry) Mason; and nephew, Michael Fularz. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Wendy and Jaimie Ciesielski; three brothers, Joseph, Vincent and Andrew Gaydosh; and sister, Anna Fularz. 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, where Prayers of Transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday followed by Christian Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church, New Kensington. Interment with military honors by the Tarentum VFW will follow at Greenwood Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. The VFW Post 92 will conduct services at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home and the New Kensington Fire Department will conduct services at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made in his name to St. Mary Church, 857 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068 or Heritage Hospice, 356 Freeport St., Suite 200, New Kensington, PA 15068. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Hoole, Phyllis 66

  • Cheswick
  • Died: 2015-01-03
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  • Phyllis Hoole, 66, of Cheswick, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, with her loving loving sister, Char, by her side. She was born Dec. 15, 1949, to Diane and Paul Labovitz. Phyllis was employed at Deer Lakes Medical Center. She leaves behind her husband, Robert Hoole; her mother; three sisters, Charlene, Barbara and Roberta; her brother-in-law, Jack (Deanna) Hoole; her stepchildren, Brian (Cathy) Hoole and Jeff (Holly) Hoole; her five grandchildren, Torin, Tara, Adam, Courtney and Christopher; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Jose; and her two best friends, Judy and Janis. Her loving spirit will be missed by her many friends.
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McCall, Geoffrey L. 76

  • Buffalo Township
  • Born: 1938-07-03
  • Died: 2015-01-22
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Geoffrey Lee "Jeff" McCall, 76, of Buffalo Township, Sarver, died Thursday Jan. 22, 2015, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh following surgery. He was born in Arnold on July 3, 1938, to the late Donald S. and Gertrude B. Camp McCall and had been a life resident of the local area. Jeff had been a self employed tractor-trailer driver until he joined the Port Authority of Pittsburgh as a bus driver, retiring after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church of Sarver, the Ken High Class of '58 and a life member of the Hunters and Fisherman Club in Valley Camp. He enjoyed time at his camp in Tionesta, hunting, fishing, camping, boating on the Allegheny, baking and cooking at camp, dining out, but especially time with his grandchildren and family. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen E. Van Tine McCall; daughter, Lori Jean Saska, Aliquippa; son, Brian Lee (Belinda "Hope") McCall, Sarver; grandchildren, Mathew and Jessica Saska, Kristy (Stefan) Sassic, and Brennen and Maura McCall; and great-granddaughter, Adelina Sassic. Friends will be received from 1 p.m. until a celebration of his life at 4 p.m. Sunday by his pastor, the Rev. Robert H. Wilson of the Zion United Methodist Church, in the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Hospital.
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McClellan, Donald E. 76

  • Lower Burrell
  • Died: 2015-01-24
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Donald E. McClellan, 76, of Lower Burrell, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Maureen (McDade) McClellan of 54 years. He was the dear father of Tammy (Stewart) Kretz, Beth (Wayne) Bender and Robert D. Mcclellan; brother of Margaret "Peggy" (Richard) Stover, Kerry (Susan) McClellan; and Pap to Erika Bender and Robert McClellans's son, Robert Louis. Mac was employed by Bell Telephone (now Verizon) as was his father, the late Alva McClellan, of Oakmont, for more than 40 years. Friends and relatives will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.
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Scholl, Genevieve M. 95

  • Formerly of Natrona Heights
  • Died: 2015-01-20
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Genevieve M. Scholl, 95, formerly of Natrona Heights, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Lester Eugene Scholl; loving mother of Richard E. Scholl, Lois J. Frederick and Thomas R. Scholl. No Visitation or service. Professional services trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox.
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Spiher, Edward A. 81

  • Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Died: 2015-01-18
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  • Edward A. Spiher, 81, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, with his wife, Barbara, by his side. Before coming to Oakland Park, Fla., he served four years in the Navy and nine years with the Vandergrift Police Department. Ed began his career with the City of Oakland Park Police Department as a police officer, Nov. 9, 1967. Ed was promoted to the detective division in 1970 and worked as a juvenile detective and community relations officer before retiring from the city, Jan. 4, 1993. During his tenure, he received many letters and commendations from parents, school and governmental officials for his outstanding dedication to the young people of this community. To many young adults, his large stature, but gentle heart, earned him a reputation as a direct but fair man. He spent many hours, on-duty and off-duty, attending school events, counseling and lecturing students. He touched many lives, especially when he was a juvenile officer. His guidance, leadership and sense of humor will be missed. He was an "institution" in the city and, in his honor, The City of Oakland Park named a building Edward Spiher Recreation Center. He was very proud of that honor. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 South State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449. Arrangements by KRAEER FUNERAL HOME, Margate, Fla. http://www.kraeermargate.com.
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