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Barainyak, Rudolph 88

  • Springdale Township
  • Born: 1926-03-27
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Springdale | Get Directions
  • Rudolph "Rudy" Barainyak, 88, of Springdale Township, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot, after a lengthy illness. Born March 27, 1926, in Hyde Park, he was a son of the late Steve and Anna Firak Barainyak. He lived in the Springdale area since 1945. Rudy was employed at PPG Industries, Creighton, for 45 years, retiring in 1988. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Springdale, and was a former member of the Springdale Sportsman's Club. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Katherine Tumas Barainyak; a son, Steve (Esther) Barainyak, of Springdale; daughters, Patricia Prior, of New Kensington, Karen (Mark) Misutka, of Worthington; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Barainyak; of Swedeland; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Rudy was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Thomas Proir in 2012; brothers, Martin, Joseph, Andy and Steve Barainyak; and sisters Anna Hluska, Eva Brestensky and Mary Dixon. At Rudy's request, there will be no visitation. Private funeral arrangements are being handled by CHARLES B. JARVIE FUNERAL HOME INC., Springdale/Cheswick. Visit at http://www.jarviefuneralhome.com.
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Cravener, Paul E. 87

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1926-08-14
  • Died: 2014-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Paul Edward Cravener, 87, of Kittanning, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning. Born Aug. 14, 1926, in Kelly Station, he was a son of the late William and Florence Cravener. He was retired from PPG. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kittanning. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy, and received the European, American, Pacific Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal and Philippine Liberation Medal. During the Korean War, he served in the Army, and received the Combat Infantry Badge and Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star. He also was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Ford City Eagles. Mr. Cravener was a member of the Armstrong County Hockey Hall of Fame. He was instrumental in implementing the Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey programs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy B. Cravener; sisters, Della and Thelma; and brother, Herbert. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Paula Foster (Gary), of McGrann, and Vicky L. Russell (Jeffrey), of Ford City; a son, Lloyd W. Cravener (Wendy), of Kittanning; four grandchildren, Keith Crissman, of Ford City, Rebecca Crissman, of McGrann, Evan Cravener, of Kittanning, and Gabby Cravener, of Kittanning; three great-grandchildren, Keith Crissman, of Ford City, Kim Crissman, of Ford City, and Derrick Croyle, of McGrann; and his loving companion, Marleen Fiscus, of Kittanning. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME, Kittanning. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, with one hour of additional viewing prior to service. The Rev. Carl Johnson will officiate. Interment in Lawn Haven Burial Estates. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Armstrong County Hockey Hall of Fame, 11931 State Route 85, Suite C, Kittanning, PA 16201. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit http://www.snydercrissman.com.
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Garrison, Freda L. 87

  • Oklahoma Borough
  • Born: 1926-11-01
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Freda L. (Hixenbaugh) Garrison, 87, of Oklahoma Borough, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Born Nov. 1, 1926, in Brave, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Dorsey and Frances (Cole) Hixenbaugh. A homemaker, Freda enjoyed sewing, baking, doing yard work and gardening. She lived in Oklahoma Borough since 1962 and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Vandergrift. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Albert Garrison Sr., Nov. 11, 2009; two brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include two sons, Albert E. (Connie) Garrison Jr., of Spring Church, and Charles E. (Patricia) Garrison, of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Linda L. (Gregory) Crystal, of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren, Sharon (Tyler) Smith, of Mt. Lebanon, Edward (Chelsea) Garrison, of Richmond, Va., Brian (Mitzi) Crystal, of Suffolk, Va., Amy (Charles) Smith, of Richmond, Va., and Michael (Heather) Crystal, of Mooresville, N.C.; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim Hixenbaugh, of Waynesburg; and a sister, Jolaine Hixenbaugh, of Greensburg. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. There will be additional visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 134 Custer Ave., Vandergrift, with Pastor Sharon Waltenbaugh officiating. Entombment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The family suggests memorial contributions in Freda's memory be made to First United Methodist Church, 134 Custer Ave., Vandergrift, PA 15690. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit, http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Kamer Sr., Hubert L. 89

  • Fawn Township
  • Born: 1925-01-10
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Hubert L. Kamer Sr., 89, of Fawn Township, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Ford City, a son of the late Hubert and E. Violet (Bowser) Kamer. Hubert had lived in Fawn Township since 1955. He was a cupola operator in the 8-7 Department of Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp., Brackenridge, retiring in 1986 after 44 years. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy, and volunteered for the Merchant Marine. He was a member of Center United Methodist Church, Fawn Township, a lifetime member of Natrona Heights VFW Post 894 and attended Tarentum High School. Hubert enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Della M. (Carter) Kamer; his children, Hubert "Red" (Tamara) Kamer, of Scottdale, Katherine (Jeffrey) Held, of Apollo, Susan (Randy) Faloon, of Morgantown, W.Va., and William (Oksana) Kamer, of Casa Grande, Ariz.; grandchildren, Douglas (Cory) Kamer, Christopher (Shavon) Haidze, David L. Ewing Jr., Kelly (Mark) Flemm, Nicole Kamer, William Kamer Jr., Jonathan (Mae) Kamer, Joe Fraser, David (Julie) Fassinger, Nicole (Alex) Brito, Zachary (Jen) Faloon and Zara Faloon; and 20 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Sonja (Bill) Vassil, of Parma, Ohio. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, James and Victor Kamer; and a sister, Patricia Kamer Doutt. Visitation 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., offering Cremation Services, 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Dr. James H. Ritchie officiating. Interment in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Visit http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Mattioli, Thomas 53

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1960-05-02
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Thomas Mattioli, 53, of Natrona Heights, left this world unexpectedly Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014, at home sleeping peacefully. He was with his beloved dogs, Abby and Cocco. Born May 2, 1960, in Natrona Heights, he was a son of Louis and Mary Louise Spinelli Mattioli. Tom's Italian heritage kept him close to the parents he cherished and cared for daily, who lived only a couple of blocks away. Tom endured a troubled life in his early adult years, but managed to correct bad choices and was proud to be doing the best he could. Beneath that rough scruffy facade was a caring loving soul, somewhat misguided, but always trying to help others. He kept his troubles inside and refused to burden family or friends with his problems. His true friends know he had a heart of gold, too often forfeiting his good for the benefit of friends and his dogs. He attended Most Blessed Sacrament School, St. Joseph High School, and graduated from Highlands High School in 1978. He played basketball and golf in school. He worked as a painter in the valley and recently had been working for a Pittsburgh company. Tom was a true Italian American. He loved watching The Godfather, Bronx Tales, and Goodfellows with his dad and brother at home. Visiting his mom daily and caring for her for years until she passed, and now caring for his father were his main concern. He enjoyed Pittsburgh sports, golfing, and fishing with his dad's friends, and watching the TV Land station. Tom is survived by his father, Dr. Louis Mattioli, of Natrona Heights; sister, Michelle (Joe) Isenberg, of Irving, Texas; brothers, Terry (Christina) Mattioli, of York, and Dr. Gary Mattioli, of Natrona Heights; and his niece, Victoria, of York, whom he loved dearly. Also surviving are several cousins and close friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Louise Mattioli, Jan. 17, 2013; and by his maternal and paternal grandparents. Tom was no angel, but those who really knew him know he has earned a place in heaven with his Lord and with his beloved mother. He was a caring devoted son, a loyal brother, and a great cousin and friend. He relished in a life in which he was supported by those who loved him. If loyalty and devotion were money, Tom would have been a wealthy man. He was a true "Ramblin' Man" trying to make a living and doing the best he can -- always there to help friends in need. "We couldn't ask God for a more devoted son or brother." Tom's family wishes to thank his special friends who saw good in his life and helped him when he was too proud to burden his family. Friends Tom and Sue K., Mark W., Troy S., Tom C., and neighbors, Sue and Andrea, and dear family friend, Darla L., thank you for seeing good where others turned away. "Take care of Mom and the dogs, Tom. It's never goodbye. We love you. We'll always miss you. Help us keep the faith until we meet again.." Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Officiating will be the Rev. Nick Spirko. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.cicholski-zidekfh.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Tom may be made to Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068.
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Motosicky, Joseph 88

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1925-05-13
  • Died: 2014-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Joseph Motosicky, 88, of Natrona Heights, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights, following a brief illness. He was born May 13, 1925, in Harrison Township, a son of the late Paul and Mary (Hrustinec) Motosicky. Joseph had lived his entire life in Natrona Heights. He was a first ladleman for Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp., Brackenridge, a World War II veteran, serving in the Navy and a member of St. Joseph Parish, Natrona. Joseph was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed his camp in Clarion, boating and gardening. Survivors include his children, Joseph W. (Pamela) Motosicky, of Allegheny Township, Teresa (Russell) Poe, of Buffalo Township, Linda (Stanley) Stull, of Freeport, Thomas P. (Susan) Motosicky, of Natrona Heights, and Mathew G. (Kimberly) Motosicky, of Buffalo Township; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Also surviving is a sister, Rose (Robert) Betts, of Natrona Heights. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty M. (Becker) Motosicky, in 1995; grandson, David J. Johns in 2007; five brothers, Clement, John, Steve, Amos and Lou Motosicky; and a sister, Ann Wiskeman. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., offering Cremation Services, 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Ladislaus Church, Natrona. Interment will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Visit: http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Novak, Richard J. 61

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1953-03-12
  • Died: 2014-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Krupa, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Richard J. Novak, 61, of New Kensington, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. until the time of funeral outside Mass at 7 p.m. Friday in JOHN F. KRUPA FUNERAL HOME INC., 1000 Freeport Road, New Kensington, 724-337-7504, Robert Jarosinski, supervisor. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell. Everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery site .
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Odrey, Pearl J. 89

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1924-11-23
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Giunta-Bertucci, Arnold | Get Directions
  • Pearl J. Odrey, 89, New Kensington, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Belair Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lower Burrell. She was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Arnold, to the late Michael and Pauline (Raskiewicz) Rudawsky. She was the wife of the late William M. Odrey, who died in 2009. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy (Odrey) Keibler; two sisters, Joan Zacher and Rosemary Guercione; and infant sister, Anna. Pearl was a member of Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, Addolorata Society, St. Anthony Guild and Ezekiel 37 Prayer Group, all of the church. She also volunteered for the Altar ministry for 40 years. Pearl always put God first in her life. She enjoyed volunteering at church and was proud to be chosen May Queen. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. At one time, she worked as a teller at the Parnassus Bank for 11 years. She also was a member of the Care and Share Group, New Kensington. Pearl is survived by two sons, Michael (Lori) Odrey, of New Kensington, and William Odrey II, of Georgia; five grandchildren, Jennifer, David, Wade, Rachel and Michael; four great-grandchildren, Chloe, Makayla, Hannah and Emma; a sister, Patricia Kusma, of Lower Burrell; and a nephew, John Michael Guercione, of New Kensington. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 5th Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, owner/supervisor. Funeral Liturgy outside Mass will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, in Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church. Everyone please meet at the church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.giunta-bertucci.com.
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Taylor, Loretta E. 65

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Born: 1948-05-02
  • Died: 2014-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Greenlee, Bentleyville | Get Directions
  • Loretta E. Taylor, 65, of Mt. Lebanon, took heavenly flight to the Lord Monday, April 14, 2014, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon. She was born May 2, 1948, in North Charleroi, a daughter of the late William H. and Kathryn Eloise Jefferson. Mrs. Taylor was a 1966 graduate of Bentworth High School and a 1969 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She also received a master's degree from West Virginia University and additional credits toward her PhD. She was employed as a teacher from 1972 to 1976 at the John F. Kennedy Youth Center, Bureau of Federal Prisons. From 1976 to 1988 she worked as a Spanish teacher for the Marion County, West Virginia School District and from 1992 to 2011 she worked in the North Hills School District until retirement. She held a professional teaching certification in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She had a great passion for education and love of children. Mrs. Taylor was a member of PSEA-R, American Association Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, American Council of Teaching Foreign Language, North Hills Retired Teachers Group, Mt. Lebanon Library Spanish Conversation Group and the Black Association of South Hills. She was a full member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Bentleyville, affiliated member of Warren United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh and attended Bethel United Methodist Church, Lower Burrell, where her husband is pastor. She was a longtime Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Taylor enjoyed reading, needlepoint, sewing, traveling and the performing arts. On Aug. 4, 1973, in Bentleyville, she became the beloved wife of Rev. Paul D. Taylor, who survives. Surviving, in addition to her husband, is a daughter, Christina D. Taylor, of Laurel, Md.; and son, Paul D. Taylor II, of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Katherine Jones, of White Lake, Mich., Joyce White (Ossie), of Bowie, Md., and Linda Washington, of Green Tree; three godchildren, Catherine Tate, Monique Washington and Gabrielle Washington; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Patricia Ikard, Betty Finch and Rosemarie Franklin; one brother, William H. Jefferson Jr.; and two nieces, Cheryl and Lois Ikard. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of services at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Grace United Methodist Church, Coal Center, with the Rev. William Meekins Jr. and Rev. Kathy Barnhart, of United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Sickle Cell Foundation Inc. of Pittsburgh, Gove Business Center, 226 Hall St., Suite 102, Pittsburgh, PA 15211; or to Light of Life Rescue Mission, 10 East North Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Online guestbook and personal condolences may be accessed at http://www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
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Walsh, Violet 86

  • Springdale
  • Born: 1928-02-15
  • Died: 2014-04-14
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Springdale | Get Directions
  • Violet Walsh, 86, of Springdale, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Consulate Care Center, Indiana Township. She was born Feb. 15, 1928, in Springdale, to the late James and Mary Ann Dodson Walsh and resided here all her life. Violet was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Springdale. Survivors include her brother, James D. (Natalie) Walsh, of Cheswick; sister, Catherine (George) Hackler, of New Mexico; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Audrey Walsh. A family visitation and service was held Wednesday by her pastor, Tricia Schnect, in the CHARLES B. JARVIE FUNERAL HOME INC. Burial followed in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
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