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Bertocki, Darlene M. 65

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1948-12-27
  • Died: 2014-10-28
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Darlene M. Bertocki, 65, of Lower Burrell, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Dec. 27, 1948, in New Kensington, to the late Glenn and Rose Horenzy Himes, and was a life resident of the local area. A secretary, she worked for the O'Neil-Sebak Insurance Agency and previously for Sally Gross Accounting. She was also a cafeteria lady for the Burrell School District. Darlene was a member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and was very involved with the Lower Burrell Little League. She was instrumental in establishing the Girls Softball Fields at Bon Air School. She enjoyed cooking, trips to Los Vegas with family and friends and especially family vacations to Disney World with her grandchildren. She was a loyal fan of the Pittsburgh sports teams. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, J. Thomas Bertocki; son, Kevin Bertocki, of Tarentum; daughter, Tracy (Steve) Petzuk; and grandchildren, Mia, Hunter and Gianna Petzuk. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where prayers of transfer will be said at 10:30 a.m. Monday, followed by Christian Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Church, New Kensington. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Arnold.
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Fleming, Herbert G. 86

  • Formerly of Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1928-05-15
  • Died: 2014-10-29
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Herbert G. Fleming, 86, formerly of Natrona Heights, now of Greenville, S.C., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in S.C. He was born May 15, 1928, in Brackenridge, son of the late C. Herbert Fleming and Leona M. (Stuart) Fleming Sharp. Herbert lived most of his life in Natrona Heights and past three years in S.C. He was a Tool and Die Machinist for former Liberty Mirror, Brackenridge, and Dimatics and Boyle Inc., Freeport. He was of the Catholic faith and a World War II veteran, serving in the Navy. Herbert was a member of USS Rochester Association, American Legion Post 0226, life member of DAV and member of Related Arts Society. He graduated in 1946 from Har Brack High School and enjoyed metal craft, woodworking, upholstering and especially enjoyed his family. Herbert died in the arms of his grandson Matthew Dufala, who is a CMA and spent every spare minute with his grandfather the past three years. His greatest joy in his last years were his great-granddaughters, Eve and Ana Pistolis, who lit up his life until the very end. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Evelyn N. (Smith) Fleming; children, Roseann (Robert) Dufala, Greenville, S.C., and John H. Fleming, Kittanning; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Elizabeth (Charles) Altamos, King Main, Ariz.; and lifelong friends, James and Diane Boyle, Freeport, and Bruce and Joy Guiney, Atlanta, Ga. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, C. Arthur Fleming; and a sister, Ethel Linderman. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Visit
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Kyryczenko, Jenia 102

  • Curtisville
  • Born: 1912-01-03
  • Died: 2014-10-30
  • Funeral Home: Siwicki-Yanicko, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Jenia Kyryczenko, 102, of Curtisville, West Deer Township, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at her daughter's residence. She was born Jan. 3, 1912, in the Ukraine. Jenia has lived with her daughter for the past two years and has spent the winters with her daughter for the past 25 years. She was a member of St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church, Curtisville, and also the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, in Millville, N.J., where she spent the summers at her son's home. She was a factory worker for many years, working on the production line. She enjoyed reading, gardening and flowers. Survivors include her sons, John (Joan) Kyryczenko, of Barnegat, N.J., Charles (Dorothy) Kyryczenko, of Dorothy, N.J., and Andrei Kyryczenko, of Manhattan, N.Y.; daughters, Anna (Father Alexander) Poshyvajlo, with whom she lived, and Nadja Kyryczenko, of Syracuse, N.Y.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Nadja, in the Ukraine; and also an extensive family back in the Ukraine. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Kyryczenko; her parents, Luka and Maria (Tikhonova) Kyryczenko; and several other brothers and sisters. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township, were funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday and will continue in St. Michaels Russian Orthodox Church, Curtisville. Burial will be on Wednesday in Rosedale Cemetery, Linden, N.J. Parastas service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. View obituary online and leave condolences at
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Miller, Wanda Y. 82

  • Formerly of Apollo
  • Died: 2014-10-25
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  • Wanda Yvonne Miller, 82, formerly of Apollo, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., with her loving husband by her side. She was a beloved wife, mother and friend to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John G. Miller. In addition, she is survived by her two children, Mark Miller and Susan Painter, and their spouses; and her grandchildren, Andrea, Becky, Brett and Derek and their children. She grew up and married in Armstrong County. Then, she and her husband lived in Florida for a period to be near their son. Recently, she and her husband moved to Colorado to be near their daughter. She was a wonderful person who loved life and everyone around her. She will be dearly missed but will live on in all the incredible memories from her life that we hold in our hearts. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Liberty Heights Senior Lifestyle Community, 12105 Ambassador Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.
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Yatzor, John L. 80

  • BUffalo Township
  • Born: 1933-11-11
  • Died: 2014-10-30
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • John L. Yatzor Jr., 80, of Buffalo Township, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in the company of his family at the Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia, Cabot. He was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Edinboro, a son of the late John L. and Mary Ellen Flickinger Yatzor Sr. After relocating to the Pittsburgh area in 1972, he was employed by Mine Safety Appliances. After many years in the plastic injection molding business, he retired from Namsco Plastics in 2004. John was a past president of the Pittsburgh Society of Plastics Engineers and in 2005 received the John Parks Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers, Pittsburgh Section. He enjoyed sports and in his youth was in the Erie Lyons Football Hall of Fame. John is survived by his wife, Christy (Byrd) Yatzor; daughter, Katie Yatzor, at home; four sons, Bruce (Sue) Yatzor, of Edinboro, Brian Yatzor, of Jacksonville, Fla., Barry (Linda) Yatzor, of Chicago, and Jeff (Penny) Yatzor, of Edinboro; four grandchildren, Brett (Chrissy) Yatzor, Stephanie (Josh) McKinney, Morgan Yatzor and Anna Yatzor; three great-grandchildren, Summer, Haleigh and Rylee; and his brother, Joseph (Jackie) Yatzor, of Erie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, Joshua John Yatzor, in 1983. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688. Funeral services will be private with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview. To send an online condolence, please visit
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