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Batiz, Joseph A. 26

  • Parks Township
  • Born: 1988-06-09
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Brady-Curran, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Joseph A. "Joey" Batiz, 26, of Parks Township, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015. Born June 9, 1988, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Andrew James and JoAnn (Zanos) Batiz, of Parks Township. Joey lived in Parks Township all of his life, and was a 2006 graduate of Kiski Area High School, where he was known as a gentle giant, and a standout on the offensive line and as a defensive tackle with the football team. Joey was a 2010 graduate of Robert Morris College, where he continued his football career, and in 2013 obtained his master's in accounting at Chatham University. He worked in the finance department at BNY Mellon in Pittsburgh for the last four years. Joey was a member of Vandergrift Presbyterian Church where he served in the Bell Choir in his youth. Joey enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of the Audubon Society and Trout Unlimited. Joey liked grilling and smoking meat as well. But he most loved spending time with his family and friends, enjoying life and the people around him. Joey was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Pete and Jean Zanos; and his paternal grandfather, Andrew Batiz. In addition to his parents, Joey is survived by his sister, Andrea J. (fiance, Eric McIntosh) Batiz, of Parks Township; paternal grandmother, Elinor I. (Kuruc) Batiz, of Gilpin Township; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 429 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, in Vandergrift Presbyterian Church, 195 Washington Ave., Vandergrift, with the Rev. Neal Galley officiating. Everyone please meet at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Joey's memory to the Vandergrift Public Library, 128 Washington Ave., Vandergrift, PA 15690; or to Orphans of the Storm, 11878 PA Route 85, Kittanning, PA 16201. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit
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Colledge, Clyde I. 89

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Clyde I. Colledge, 89, of Penn Hills, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Amber Woods in Harmarville. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret "Peg" Colledge, who died May 1, 2015. He was the dear father of Charles J., of Penn Hills, Clyde Richard Colledge, of Pittsburgh, and Carol I. (Scott) Sibley, of King of Prussia; brother of Vernon (late Mary Lou) Colledge, of West Deer Township, and the late Louise E. Arthur, Aldeane Dubrosky and James A. Colledge; and grandfather of Elisabeth, Daniel, Michael and Nilda. Clyde was a member of Verona Presbyterian Church and served in the Army during World War II. Friends and relatives will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Thursday with his pastor, the Rev. Brian Diebold, at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Entombment will be in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township. Family suggests memorials to Verona Presbyterian Church, S. Ave. Verona, PA 15147. Visit us at
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Dunkle, Harry 71

  • Tarentum
  • Born: 1943-09-11
  • Died: 2015-05-21
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Harry Dunkle, 71, of Tarentum, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, at UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh. He was born Sept. 11, 1943, in Washington, Pa., a son of the late Norvil C. and Pauline Gray Dunkle. Harry worked as a security guard and custodian most of his life. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Harry enjoyed reading, walking, hiking and camping. He is survived by his sisters, Judy (Jack) Weaver, of Danielson, Conn., and Betty (Dallas) Gull, of Monroe, N.C.; brother, Frank (Karen) Dunkle, of Dayville, Conn.; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Services and burial for Harry were private. Arrangements are under the care of the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688. To send an online condolence, please visit
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Garrigan, Loretta D. 85

  • Springdale
  • Died: 2015-05-26
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Springdale | Get Directions
  • Loretta D. Garrigan, 85, of Springdale, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015. She is the widow of the late Charles M. Garrigan; mother of the late Dan Garrigan; and sister of the late Anna May Wirth, Rose Crawford and Rita Panko. Mrs. Garrigan was a member of St. Alphonsus Church in Springdale. Surviving her are her children, sons, Martin (Laurie) Garrigan and Thomas (Patti) Garrigan, and daughter, Eileen (Don) Hedenburg; and grandchildren, Daniel, Colleen, Emily, Gavin and Kate. There will be a wake at the family home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, in St. Alphonsus Church with the Rev. Kenneth Kezmarsky officiating and burial to follow in Springdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Springdale Cemetery Association.
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Jarrett, Noel 93

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1921-11-17
  • Died: 2015-05-24
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Noel Jarrett, 93, of Lower Burrell, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot. He was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Long Eaton, England, to the late John "Jack" and Lena Hexter Jarrett, and immigrated with his family to the United States when he was 4 years old. A naturalized citizen, he served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater, where he earned marksman status and was honorably discharged with the rank of buck sergeant. After the war, he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree from Michigan State University in chemical engineering. Noel was director of chemical/analytical research for Alcoa Research retiring in 1987 after 36 years of service. He held many patents within Alcoa and did consulting service in the aluminum industry for several years after retiring and traveled to many parts of the world with his wife, Violet, whom he married Sept. 24, 1949. Together they had four sons, Bob (Kate) Ackworth, of Georgia, Ken (Mary K.), of Upper Burrell, Jim (Shari), of Lower Burrell, and Tom (Tammy) Boynton, of Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Sean (Megan) Jarrett and Jessica (Sam) Johnston, Lee (Stephanie) Jarrett and Brian (Toshua) Jarrett, Brianna and Hannah Jarrett, Megan and Aaron Jarrett; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Violet E. Dipner Jarrett; and a sister, Mary A. Hamilton. Noel was granted a lifetime membership in the former St. Andrews Church in New Kensington, and held many offices within the church and was a member of VFW Post 92, American Legion, both of Lower Burrell, National Academy of Engineers, former New Kensington Elks and the Masons. He participated in the Meals on Wheels program three times /week, bowled weekly and was a former member of the New Kensington Rotary Club. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends especially on yearly family vacations to various beaches, reading, attending Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Playhouse, gardening, traveling and watching Pittsburgh sports teams with family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, where a parting prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, followed by funeral services at 9:45 a.m. in St. Thomas Memorial Church, Oakmont. Interment with military honors by the Vandergrift Honor Guard will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The Lower Burrell American Legion Post 868 will conduct services at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests donations made in his name to: Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023; or the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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Sulava, Genevieve A. 93

  • West Leechburg
  • Born: 1921-09-30
  • Died: 2015-05-25
  • Funeral Home: Curran, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Genevieve A. Sulava, 93, of West Leechburg, passed away peacefully Monday, May 25, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born Sept. 30, 1921, in Natrona, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Ziolkoski) Kwiatkowski. Genevieve lived in West Leechburg since 1982 and was a member of Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township. She enjoyed working outside, especially tending to her garden, and canning. In addition to her parents, Genevieve was preceded in death by her first husband, John F. Orr, in 1972; second husband, John S. "Grinny" Sulava in 1998; son, James E. Orr Sr., in 2012; grandson, James E. Orr Jr., in 2008; stepdaughter, Catherine L. Tira; brothers, John and Frank Kwiatkowski; and sisters, Jenny Kochka and Helen Most. She is survived by her children, William C. Orr, of Conneaut Lake, and John D. Orr, of DuBois; grandchildren, Diane, Brent (Terri), Nicole (Richard), John, David and Stephanie; several great-grandchildren, including Morgan, Kira, Alex, Lilli, Gracie and Jayden; stepsons, John Sulava, of Texas, and David Sulava, of Newport, Va.; and many nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Albert Kochka. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 300 Market St., Leechburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, in Christ the King Catholic Church, Gilpin Township, with Father James Loew, OSB, as celebrant. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Apollo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made in Genevieve's memory to Bishop Morrow Home, 118 Park Road, Leechburg, PA 15656. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit
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