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Belobrajdic, Gale C. 80

  • Fawn Township
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Gale C. Belobrajdic, 80, of Fawn Township, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis G.; loving father of Kipp Esteep, Paul Belobrajdic, Karen Belobrajdic, Bonnie Spiker, Blase Belobrajdic and Chris Belobrajdic; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gale was a professional musician. There will be no visitation or service. Professional services are trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox.
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Campbell, Clara L. 68

  • Valley Heights
  • Born: 1946-07-30
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Clara L. Campbell, 68, of the Valley Heights area of New Kensington, died Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014, in UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh. She was born July 30, 1946, in New Kensington, and has been a lifelong resident of the local area. Mrs. Campbell enjoyed cooking, going out to lunch, watching TV and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her father, Clarence Reynolds, of Cheswick; husband of 43 years, Verne F. "Butch" Campbell; son, Richard (Lori) Albaugh, of Indianapolis, Ind.; two daughters, Stacy (Daniel) Tursky, of Linesville, and Yvonne (David) Ewing, of Lower Burrell; grandchildren, Bambi (Sheldon) Simmons, Heather (Chris) Porter, Sue Albaugh, Ashley (Jake) Nolder, Daniel (Toni) Tursky, Verne Campbell, Rick Albaugh Jr., Kristopher Tursky, Emma Ewing, Ellie Ewing and Trevor Tursky; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Debra (Albert) Mehalic, of West Deer; and three brothers, Jonathan Reynolds, of New Kensington, James Reynolds, of Harmarville, and Jeffrey Reynolds, of Natrona Heights. She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise Tadrcak Reynolds; son, Douglas W. Campbell; and sister, Denise R. Greenwald. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., where funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Harold Mele officiating. Burial will be private. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Donahue, Gerald B. 78

  • Arnold
  • Born: 1936-04-15
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Cardaro, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Gerald B. Donahue, 78, of Arnold, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, after a lengthy illness in the comfort of his home. He was born April 15, 1936, a son of the late Francis "Tex" and Anne "Tiny" Donahue. Graduating from Har-Brack High School, Jerry was a proud marine that served during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Allegheny Steel with more than 33 years of service. Jerry was an avid fisherman throughout his entire life. He was also a sports fanatic, loving football, baseball and basketball, but most of all, he loved the Pirates. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Vera M. Argento Donahue, in March of 2014; and infant baby; and his grandparents, John and Carrie Sample, who raised him as a child. He is survived by his son, Edward P. Donahue, and daughter, Colleen M. Donahue, both of Arnold; brothers, Don (Carla) Donahue, of Freeport, and David Donahue, of Creighton; and sisters, Zona (Bill) Christy, Lawana (Bill) Porter, of Freeport, and Tori Rock, of Pittsburgh. As per Jerry's wishes, all visitation, services and burial were private. Arrangements were entrusted to the JOSEPH J. CARDARO FUNERAL HOME, New Kensington, 724-337-3325. In loving memory of Jerry, all donations may be made to the Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068. To leave an online condolence for the family, please go to http://www.cardarofuneralhome.com.
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Flanigan, Cynthia A. 55

  • West Deer Township , Formerly of Butler
  • Born: 1959-11-11
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Siwicki-Yanicko, West Deer Township | Get Directions
  • Cynthia A. (Lepley) Flanigan, 55, of Russellton, West Deer Township, formerly of Butler, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at her residence. Born Nov. 11, 1959, in Butler, she was the daughter of Janet A. (Cumberland) Lepley, of Russellton, and the late William D. Lepley. She was a 1977 graduate of Portersville Christian School and attended Hannahstown Road Baptist Church, Cabot. She enjoyed reading, decorating, crafts and especially spending time with her grandson. Besides her mother, she is survived by her grandson, Jackson T. Flanigan, his parents, and her son, Tyler D. Flanigan and Elyse Silva, all of Lower Burrell; brother, David R. Lepley, of Russellton; and her former husband, Timothy A. Flanigan, of Butler. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to the time of the service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Hannahstown Road Baptist Church, 250 Hannahstown Road, Cabot, PA 16023, with Pastor Mark Wagner officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. View obituary online and leave condolences at http://www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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Gosciejew, Helen J. 87

  • Lower Burrell
  • Died: 2014-12-17
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Helen J. Gosciejew, 87, of the Kinloch section of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. She was born Aug. 2, 1927, in Lilly, Cambria County, to the late Steven and Mary Nodge Uveges, and was a longtime resident of Lower Burrell. Helen was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts, gardening and bowling for the William Penn Society. She was a life member of the Kinloch Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Ladies of the Moose, the William Penn Association and the Hungarian Reform Church. Mrs. Gosciejew made candy for Herman's Nut Shop and worked part-time at West Penn Hat and Cap and the Normandy Grill. Surviving are her children, Deanne "Diane" (Anthony) Thomas, of Brackenridge, Nancy (Peter) Mohr, of Washington Township, and Jeffery Gosciejew and his companion, Lisa Illinsky, of Springdale; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Gosciejew, of Delaware; grandchildren, Melissa (Reg) Rykaczewski, Peter "PJ" (Kaitlin) Mohr, Christopher Mohr, Katie and Zak Gosciejew; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Audrina; and her sister, Mary Antoniono, of Leechburg. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Borys Gosciejew; son, Boris "Bo" Gosciejew; granddaughter, Jessica Gosciejew; daughter-in-law, Diana Gosciejew; and her brothers, Steve and Alex Uveges; and her sister, Irene Johnson. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Oertel, Wilbert J. 88

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Wylie, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Wilbert J. Oertel, 88, of Penn Hills, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Beverly J. (Walker) Oertel; father of Wilbert J. Jr. (Roxanne), Steve F. (Donna) and the late David L. Oertel; brother of Robert J. Oertel and Marian Oertel; grandfather of Justin (Heidi), Michael (Micaela), Amanda and Stephanie Oertel; great-grandfather of Isaac and Hallie; and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Oertel was an Army Air Force World War II veteran. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the FINDLAY C. WYLIE FUNERAL HOME INC., 11311 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
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Ross, Martha 60

  • Natrona Heights
  • Died: 2014-12-13
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  • Martha Ross, 60, of Natrona Heights, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, after a battle with cancer. Her family and friends were by her side, when she went with the lord. She was born to Shirley G. (Chestnut) Meyers. Martha worked for DACC with her dear friend, Candy Petrovich, before she fell ill. Martha loved playing cards and building puzzles with her granddaughter, bingo, gambling and spending time with her friends and family. Besides her mother, she is survived by her daughters, Nicole Ross, of Natrona Heights, Kelly Ross, of Saxonburg, and Crista Ross, of Butler; her son, David Salvatore, of Virginia; her three grandchildren; her siblings, Dixie (Bob) Couturiaux, of Allegheny Township, Cookie (Mike) Simmons, of California, Betty (Dan) Knapp, of Brookville, Joyce (Chuck) Stephenson, of Florida, Shirley (Mark) Campbell, of Penn Hills, Keely (Mark) Nolan, of Florida, and Gary (Jodie) Stephenson, of Cranberry Township; and lifelong friend, Ed Campbell, of Natrona Heights. Family and friends are asked to join in celebrating the life of Martha Ross at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the VFW in Tarentum.
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Stover, Dorothy A. 79

  • South Buffalo Township
  • Born: 1934-12-24
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Redmond, Freeport | Get Directions
  • Dorothy A. "Dottie" Stover, 79, of South Buffalo Township, passed away Dec. 16, 2014, while in the company of family members, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dottie was born Dec. 24, 1934, in Natrona Heights. She was the daughter of the late Clarice (Woods) and Lynn B. Crytzer. She was a member of Srader Grove United Presbyterian in South Buffalo Township for more than 50 years. Dottie was very involved at her church, being a past Elder and helped with running the kitchen in the social hall. Dottie was also a long time member of the South Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, where she helped in the kitchen, running all the social events. She and her husband enjoyed camping, traveling and spending time with their family. Dottie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Roy E. Stover; their two daughters, Debbie (Ken) Boroski, of Freeport, and Michelle Anto, of Church Hill, Tenn.; and daughter-in-law, Janine Stover, of South Buffalo Township; her 10 grand and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Virginia Adams, of Lower Burrell, and brothers, Robert "Bo" Crytzer, of Turnersburg, N.C., and Donald "Red" Crytzer, of Dinosaur, Colo. She is preceded by her son, Kenneth R. Stover, who passed earlier this year; her three brothers, Jackie, Gene and Lynn Crytzer; and her sister, Lillian Walters. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St., in Freeport. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at the Srader Grove United Presbyterian, in South Buffalo Township, with the Rev. Robert Hindman and Pastor Lea Austin, of Apollo United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be held in Slate Lick Cemetery, Kittanning. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Srader Grove United Presbyterian Church, 108 Srader Grove Road, Freeport, PA 16229. To send a condolence visit, http://www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Thompson, Marilyn E. 75

  • Gilpin Township
  • Born: 1939-08-23
  • Died: 2014-12-17
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Marilyn E. (Shearer) Thompson, 75, of Gilpin Township, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Life Care Hospital of Pittsburgh, Natrona Heights. She was born Aug. 23, 1939, in New Kensington, to the late Howard W. Shearer and Evelyn R. (Treat) Abraham. Marilyn was employed as a registered nurse for the former Citizens General Hospital in New Kensington and also worked at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh and the former Georgian Manor in Natrona Heights. She was a member of Forks Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gilpin Township and WELCA at Forks Church, where she also sang in the choir. She also enjoyed painting, watching Turner Classic Movies, flower gardening and taking care of her cats and dogs. Survivors include her son, Jack Thompson, of Gilpin Township; her companion, Ed; great-granddaughter, Angela Snyder; stepsisters, Sandy Kotvas (John), of South Leechburg, and Susan Strapac (Dennis), of Gilpin Township; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Thompson, on Feb. 23, 2006; son, Bruce Thompson; and her granddaughter, Karissa Thompson Snyder. Friends welcomed by her family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg (724-842-1051), and from 9:30 a.m. until funeral ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday at Forks Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gilpin Township, with her pastor, the Rev. Terri Landers, officiating. Interment following in Forks Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Gilpin Township. In lieu of flowers, her family encourages memorials to Forks Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 253 Forks Church Road, Leechburg, PA 15656. To send an online condolence to the Thompson family, please visit http://www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Venturini, Amelio 102

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1912-05-15
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Amelio Venturini, 102, formerly of Natrona Heights, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Logan Place, Lower Burrell. He was born May 15, 1912, in Gilpin Township, a son of the late Alberto and Rosa Chiappelli Venturini. Amelio was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He retired from Alcoa in New Kensington and later worked as a security guard at Paper Craft in Blawnox. Amelio was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church, in Natrona Heights, and the VFW Post 894 in Natrona Heights. He enjoyed gardening and jigsaw puzzles. Amelio is survived by his two daughters, Emma (Stephen) Sekeras, of Cheswick, and Betty (Albert) Palko, of New Kensington; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Salto Venturini, Nov. 9, 2007; his son, Paul Louis Venturini, in infancy; grandson, Curt Alan Sekeras, and by his siblings, Adriano Venturini, Natalina Salvatore, Luigino Venturini, Tulio Venturini, Marco Venturini, Torbe Venturini and Carlo Venturini. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688, where a blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in Most Blessed Sacrament Church with his pastor, the Rev. James Mazurek, as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Weaver, Mary Jane 89

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1925-10-09
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Churchfield-Peters, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Mary Jane Weaver, 89, of Lower Burrell, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at her home. Mary Jane was born Oct. 9, 1925, in Banks Township, to the late Joseph and Hazel Coalmer Huey. She loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, baking and making dinner for family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Algiers Weaver; her two daughters, Judith (Tom) Blake, of Upper Burrell, and Barbara Snyder, of Lower Burrell; her sister, Mary; and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Dorothy Yetka; and by two brothers and three sisters. Family and friends are invited from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at the CHURCHFIELD-PETERS FUNERAL HOME, 501 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068, (724-335-1951), where services will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Paul Eckenrode officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. For online condolences, please visit us at http://www.petersfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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Workman, Catherine 64

  • Apollo
  • Born: 1950-09-17
  • Died: 2014-12-16
  • Funeral Home: Gamble, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Catherine Workman, 64, of Apollo, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. She was born Sept. 17, 1950, and was the daughter of the late Robert and Ann (Griffith) Burkett. Catherine enjoyed crafts, sewing, painting, stuffed teddy bears and loved listening to Elvis. She had a smile that will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by three sons, Robert (Deborah) Bolcar, of Iowa, Michael (Anna) Bolcar, of New Kensington, and David (Amanda) Bolcar, of East Vandergrift; six grandchildren; three brothers, Robert (Margaret) Burkett, of Apollo, William (Trish) Burkett, of Schenley, and Thomas (Susan) Burkett, of Apollo; two sisters, Barbara (John) Watts, of Apollo, and Linda Segar, of Penn HIlls. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Burkett; and a nephew, Harley Walter. Friends and family will be received for a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the JANETTE L. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2842 River Road, Vandergrift, PA 15690, with Chaplin Susan Brown officiating.
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