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Brown, Donna J. 60

  • Apollo
  • Born: 1954-09-30
  • Died: 2015-08-29
  • Funeral Home: Corridoni, Avonmore | Get Directions
  • Donna Joy Holbrook Brown, 60, of Apollo, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at her home. She was born Sept. 30, 1954, in Avonmore, a daughter of the late Garland D. and Mary Evelyn Cline Holbrook. Donna loved animals, keeping in touch with friends, and spending time with family. She is survived by her son, Todd F. Brown, of Jeannette; a brother, Jim Holbrook and his wife, Vickie, of Saltsburg; and a sister, Judy Culp and her husband, "Ted," of Avonmore. At Donna's request, there will be no public visitation. Family and friends are encouraged to attend a memorial service at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in the KELLY L. CORRIDONI FUNERAL HOME LTD., 400 Indiana Ave., Avonmore. Pastor Keith McCutcheon will officiate. Interment will be private. To view and send online condolences, visit us at www.corridonifuneralhome.com.
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Coester, David R. 26

  • East Butler
  • Born: 1989-08-14
  • Died: 2015-08-30
  • Funeral Home: Young, Butler | Get Directions
  • David Robert "Dave" Coester, 26, of East Butler, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. He was born Aug. 14, 1989, in Orange Park, Fla., a son of James Paul Coester, of West Sunbury, and Lou Ann (Thompson) Coester, of Saxonburg. Dave was a member of Power of God Pentecostal Church and had attended Highlands High School. He worked for United Plate Glass and for Texas Roadhouse. He played bass guitar, loved heavy metal music, Lernerville Raceway, hiking at McConnells Mills, playing catch and spending time with his friends and family. Surviving, along with his parents, are his wife, whom he married Feb. 28, 2014, Stephanie (Hortert) Coester, of East Butler; his son, David Coester Jr., and a son on the way, Deagan Coester; three sisters, Amanda Coester, of Butler, Naomi Coester and Hope Coester, both of West Sunbury; two brothers, Stephen Coester, of West Sunbury, and Chris Strausser, of Butler; niece, Annabelle Strausser, of Butler; nephew, Justin Austin, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jim and Katherine Thompson; paternal grandparents, Bill and Susan Coester; and two aunts, Chelle Gannon and Sarah Sulensky. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME LTD., 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at Power of God Pentecostal Church, 222 W. Cunningham St., Butler (enter from Birch Street Alley) with his pastor, Danny Anthony, officiating. Interment in Butler County Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a trust has been established by his work, United Plate Glass, for his children. Checks should be made payable to the David Coester Children's Trust Fund and mailed to UPG, 108 Grundman Drive, Butler, PA 16001. www.youngfuneralhomes.com.
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Dalson, George C. 84

  • Richland Township , Formerly of West Deer Township
  • Born: 1931-06-16
  • Died: 2015-09-01
  • Funeral Home: Siwicki-Yanicko, Russellton | Get Directions
  • George C. Dalson, 84, of Richland Township, formerly of Curtisville, West Deer Township, passed peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, of acute myeloid leukemia. Born June 16, 1931, in Agras Edessa, Greece, to the late Constantine and Chrysanthi (Tripsi) Dalkalitsis, George emigrated to Curtisville in 1951 and married Maria Grecos on Aug. 24, 1958, in Agras Edessa, Greece. He was the owner/proprietor of Dalson's Tavern until his retirement in 1999. He was a longtime member of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in New Kensington and was a well-known friend to residents in the community. George enjoyed his retirement time with his wife Maria and their grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Maria (Grecos) Dalson; children, Eva D. (Donald) Malecki, of Fox Chapel, Dean T. (Anna) Dalson, of Horsham, and Trifon G. (Kerry) Dalson, of Clarksville, Md.; grandchildren, Daniel Malecki, of Washington, D.C., Emily and Nicholas Dalson, of Clarksville, and Teddy and Alex Dalson, of Horsham; sisters, Maria (Dimitri) Tanis, of Agras Edessa, Greece, and Anastasia (Gust) Caplanes, of Leechburg; and numerous nieces, grand-nieces, nephews and grand-nephews in the US and Greece. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Trifon Dalkalitsis. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. The family will meet at 10 a.m. Friday for the funeral services at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cemetery-St. George Chapel, located on Ringeissen Road (off of Sample Road), McCandless. The Trisagion service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family for distribution to the Greek Orthodox Church. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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Hayes, Kathleen N. 56

  • Buffalo Township
  • Born: 1959-02-06
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Kathleen N. (Adams) Hayes, 56, of Buffalo Township, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot. She was born Feb. 6, 1959, to Mary Ellen Burns Adams, of Buffalo Township, and the late John M. Adams. She lived her entire life in Buffalo Township (Sarver area). Kathleen was a 1977 graduate of Freeport High School and worked for Unifirst in New Kensington for more than 10 years. She enjoyed raising flowers and plants, gardening and landscaping her home, crafting and antiquing. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Roy M. Hayes; brother, Mark (Adrian "Ada") Adams; and their children, Allison and Jimmy Adams; her sister, Colleen (Robert) Bowman; aunt, Virginia Callen; uncle, Tom Callen; cousins, David, Cindy and Tommy Callen; as well as several other cousins. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in the Emory Chapel of United Methodist Church, corner of Sarver and Ekastown Road, PA Route 228, Sarver, PA 16055. ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., of New Kensington, was entrusted with Mrs. Hayes care. To leave an online condolence visit www.rossgwalker.com.
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Mazur, Fred 74

  • Upper Burrell
  • Born: 1941-03-04
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Fred Mazur, 74, of Upper Burrell, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Life Care Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born in Lower Burrell, March 4, 1941, to the late Frederick J. and Helen Polysinski Mazur, and was a lifelong resident of the local area. Mr. Mazur served in the Coast Guard and worked as a machinist for ComFab, Lower Burrell, and was also a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of the Lower Burrell VFW Post 92 and the Upper Burrell Fire Hall. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially boating on the Allegheny River, and was an avid fan of the Steelers and high school football. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elaine Susan Balla Mazur; five children, Frederick J. Mazur, of Vandergrift, David B. Mazur, of Manor Township, Kimberly A. (Kurt) Middleby, of Upper Burrell, Jeffrey A. (Sandra) Mazur, of Glen Cove, Md., and Christopher S. Mazur, of Athens, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Frederick, Derek, Zachary, Morgan, Taylor, Delaney, Ethan, Olivia and Kiley; sister, Patricia Pekala, of Florida; and brother, Francis (Joan) Mazur, of Kentucky. A family ceremony will be held at the Allegheny River. Private funeral arrangements by the RUSIEWICZ FAMILY OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS, Arnold and Lower Burrell. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Minter, M. Lee

  • New Kensington
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • M. Lee Minter, of New Kensington, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Amy P. Minter; loving father of Lee J. Minter, Kristine Minter-Cowan and Shea M. Minter; cherished grandfather of Connor Cowan; and brother of the late Molly Minter. A private family visitation and service was held at the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, Aspinwall. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggest memorial contributions to the Lupus Center of Excellence at Allegheny Health Network c/o Dr. Susan Manzi, 4815 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
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Popowitz, Joan M. 89

  • Butler
  • Born: 1925-12-19
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Thompson-Miller, Butler | Get Directions
  • Joan Margaret (Easley) Popowitz, 89, of Butler, formerly of New Kensington, went to join the Lord on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at New Haven Court. She was born Dec. 19, 1925, in New Kensington, to the late Clement Easley and Elanora (Krugle) Easley. Joan lived in New Kensington all her life prior to moving to Butler eight years ago. She was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Kensington. Joan was a homemaker, a beautician, real estate agent and dog groomer. Joan and Ken spent 17 years wintering in Florida and had wonderful times and had many friends. She enjoyed knitting, bowling, golfing, bingo and playing cards. Joan is survived by her husband of 68 years, Kenneth Popowitz, whom she married May 14, 1947; one daughter, Candice Ward and her husband, John, of Renfrew; two grandchildren, Megan (Ward) Celentano and Tamara (Ward) Panzino; four great-grandsons, AJ and Nicholas Celentano and Dominic and Nash Panzino; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbert "Skip" Easley and Edwin "Fat" Easley; and by one sister, Martha (Jane) Shimmin. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at the THOMPSON - MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 124 E. North St., Butler. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, from St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St., Butler, with the Rev. David Rombold Jr. officiating. Lunch will follow after Mass of Christian Burial. Private entombment will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lower Burrell. Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.
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Thur, Mary L. 95

  • New Kensington , Formerly of Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1920-01-06
  • Died: 2015-08-31
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Mary Lucille Thur, 95, of New Kensington, formerly of Lower Burrell, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, East Franklin Township. She was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Duquesne, to the late George M. and Susan Gonas Sandrey, and had been a life resident of the local area. A seamstress, she worked for the former Duquesne Manufacturing and had worked in the payroll department of PPG Industries in Creighton. She had also been the manager of the former United Dairy in Lower Burrell for a time. Mary was an active church member of the former All Saints Church in Arnold where she was the president of the Ladies Aid Society. She loved singing and was active in the Resurrection Choirs at All Saints, St. Joseph's and St. Margaret Mary Choirs. An artist, she enjoyed drawing and painting, playing cards, making candy and flowers and plants and was a member of the Jednota. Survivors include her daughter, Christine S. (Cosmo) Bruno, with whom she made her home; granddaughter, Charisse Reed (Nick) Fedio; and great-grandsons, Brandon and Christopher Fedio. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Thur; infant grandson, Kyle Fedio; son-in-law, Charles L. "Larry" Reed; brother, George "Fritz" Sandrey; and a sister, Pauline Kuchta. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., Lower Burrell, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday followed by Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Margaret Mary Church, Lower Burrell, by the Rev. Kenneth Zaccagnini. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. Parish wake services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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