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Glowatski, Connie L. 77

  • Brackenridge
  • Born: 1937-08-18
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Connie L. Craig Glowatski, 77, of Brackenridge, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born Aug. 18, 1937, in Rector, the daughter of the late Ralph and Bessie Baldwin Craig. Connie retired in 1998 after 30 years from Glenshaw Glass where she worked in the Quality Control Department. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Natrona Heights. Connie enjoyed bingo, playing cards, puzzles and her trips to the casinos. She is survived by her children, Cindy (George) Skurko, of Brackenridge, William Glowatski, at home, Tammy (David) Jones, of Natrona Heights, Jeffrey (Anita) Glowatski, of Natrona Heights, and Lisa (Raymond) Alcorn, of Wake Forest, N.C.; six grandchildren, Kerri (Nathan) Signorella, Matthew (Bobbi Jo) Skurko, Tim Glowatski, Emily Jones, Jacob Alcorn and Bethany Jones; six great-grandchildren, Ryan, Dylan and Landan Signorella and Faith, Blake and Ethan Skurko; brother, Donald "Skip" Craig, of Sarver, and by her sisters, Sue (Fred) Rykaczewski, of Sarver, Dixie Watt, of Brentwood, Tenn., and Rosemary Lacey, of Las Vegas, Nev. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Glowatski, on March 29, 2003. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officiating will be the Rev. R. Cameron Malcolm IV. Burial will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence, please visit
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Hyder, Constance J. 75

  • Gibsonia
  • Born: 1939-09-30
  • Died: 2014-10-17
  • Funeral Home: King, Allison Park | Get Directions
  • Constance J. (Frank) Hyder, 75, of Gibsonia, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, surrounded by her family. Born Sept. 30, 1939, in Lock Haven, she was a daughter of the late Paul C. and Geneva J. (Laubscher) Frank. As a registered nurse, Connie worked for VNA of Allegheny County for more than 30 years and also worked for UPMC home health. Photography, hair and make-up, sewing and playing with her dogs, "B" and "Gizzy", were some of the things that she enjoyed. Connie is survived by her daughters, Paula C., of Bairdford, and Margaret (Aaron) Zaliponi, of Valencia; grandchildren, Brittany, Otto and Tristan; and brother, Jeff Frank and fiance, Howard Kepple. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Paul C. Frank Jr. Connie's family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the KING FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., Allison Park, with Father Joe Wargo officiating. She will be laid to rest at Mars Cemetery in Adams Township. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Constance's family at
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McNanamy, Thomas J. 81

  • Cheswick
  • Born: 1933-01-08
  • Died: 2014-10-14
  • Funeral Home: Siwicki-Yanicko, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Thomas J. McNanamy, 81, of Cheswick, formerly of Miami, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. He was born Jan. 8, 1933, to the late William A. and Mildred Quinn McNanamy. Tom was raised in Braddock. He graduated from St. Vincent Prep in 1950 and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1951 and became a licensed funeral director in Pa. He served in the Air Force during the Korea War and received the National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Tom received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami in 1960. There he met Dr. Eve (Clinical Psychologist), his college sweetheart, and they married in 1963. He was an industrial realtor. He successfully completed the Dale Carnegie sales course in 1965. Tom was a partner in McNanamy-Sisler-Baal Realty in Miami. Tom also retired from Miami Postal Service. He then began working at S. Miami Hospital. He and Dr. Eve resided in Coral Gables and S. Miami until September of 2010, when Dr. Eve passed. Tom returned to his family in Pittsburgh and resided in Harmar Village, in Cheswick. He enjoyed family dinners and holiday celebrations. He is survived by niece, Bernadette (Frank) Shipeck and their two children, Franklin (Crystal) Shipeck and their children, Ava and Sofia, Bill Shipeck and his daughter, Hannah Marcy; niece Marianne (Jim) Chizmar and their three children, Dr. Christie Chizmar, Kelly Chizmar and Jimmy Chizmar. A note of thanks to the caregivers at Harmar Village, Amber Woods, Gina "Chief" and Grane Hospice. Tom is preceded in death by his wife, Dr. Eve McNanamy; parents; sister, Mildred D. McNanamy; and brother, William A. Jr. and his wife, Sarah McNanamy. Family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. A Chapel Service will be held at noon in Braddock Catholic Cemetery Braddock Hills with full military honors. Obituary online and leave condolences at
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Reno, Richard Reno L. 61

  • New Brighton
  • Born: 1952-11-14
  • Died: 2014-10-17
  • Funeral Home: Hill Kunselman, Beaver Falls | Get Directions
  • Richard L. Reno Sr., 61, of New Brighton, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver. Born Nov. 14, 1952, in Fort Knox, Ky., he was a son of Charles and June (Patterson) Reno, of North Sewickley Township. He was a member of Free Methodist Church, New Brighton. Over his lifetime, he worked for the former Hydril Steel, Rochester Township, was a paramedic for Medivac - Medic Rescue, he retired as chief compliance officer for Fortune Financial Services, New Brighton, was an insurance agent for A.L. Williams and a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security. He was a lifetime member and former assistant Fire Chief of Koppel Volunteer Fire Dept. He was so proud to be a paramedic but his passion in life was being a firefighter. His motto was, "Once a firefighter, always a firefighter." Reno was an Eagle Scout, Troop No. 452, North Sewickley Township. He attended the XIII World Jamboree in Japan and reactivated Troop 729. He was the current vice president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, New Brighton, and a member of the Owls Club and Parian Lodge No. 662 F and AM, both in Beaver Falls. Reno had so very many talents and interests; he loved painting, there is a wall mural in the science lab of Riverside High School that he painted and some of his paintings have been displayed in the Merrick Art Gallery in New Brighton. He had a deep admiration of Walt Disney and a fascination with Disney World, where he traveled and which he knew everything about, in addition to his vast knowledge of American History. He once attended five concerts in one year to hear his favorite singer, Jimmy Buffet. He was outgoing, outspoken and put a smile on everyone's face. He was proud to be an American. An avid Steelers and Penguins fan, he bled black-and-gold. He enjoyed car cruises, doing magic, was an excellent cook and played "Santa" for many years at various locations: Koppel Fire Department, Kmart, Providence Health Care, etc. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Linda (Banas) Reno, of three years; three sons, Richard Reno and his wife, Susan, Fort Riley, Kan., Derek Reno, and his girlfriend, Tara, of New Brighton, and David Reno, of Beaver Falls; a daughter, Mischelle Powell, of Aliquippa; five grandsons, Richard III, Nathanel, Samuel, Christian Michael and Tyler; a sister, Cheryl Bassinger and her husband, Russell, of Ohioville; and a mother-in-law and father-in-law, Michael and Henrietta Smotzer, of Springdale. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sandy. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the HILL AND KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME, 3801 Fourth Ave., College Hill, Beaver Falls,, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. William Dolye, officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Cemetery, Daugherty Township. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver, Heritage Valley Beaver and Cleveland Clinic.
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Schrecengost, Richard Rich L. 65

  • Paulton
  • Born: 1949-08-17
  • Died: 2014-10-16
  • Funeral Home: Geisel, Chambersburg | Get Directions
  • Richard Lee "Rich" Schrecengost, 65, of Paulton, the core of the Schrecengost family, left them very unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. He was born Aug. 17, 1949, in Paulton, to the late Howard and Ella Mae Schrecengost. After graduating from Kiski Area High School in 1967, he joined the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1971. Rich enjoyed a lifelong career in the construction industry. He was incredibly dedicated to his family and especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. His family was the light of his life and that was obvious to anyone that knew him. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marlene R. Schrecengost; three children, Geoffery J. Schrecengost (Danielle Draper), of Sharpsburg, Md., Sissy Marler-Schilling and husband, Brian, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Julie Schrecengost (Huey Brown), of Chambersburg; and three grandchildren, Luke Marler, Vivian Barron and Nathaniel Brown. He is also survived by nine siblings, Harold Schrecengost, Grace Sansaucy, Ruth Bash, Donald Schrecengost, Judy Wald, Linda Phelps, Pam Mamros, Susie Coghaln and Jean Haider, as well as their spouses; members of the Anderson family; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Xavier N. Barron. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Chapel of the THOMAS L. GEISEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Due to their generosity toward his family during the care of Xavier, contributions in Rich's memory may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania, 745 W. Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033. Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories Page at
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Wagner Sr., Thomas M. 74

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1939-11-16
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Thomas M. Wagner Sr., 74, of Murrysville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in the The Williows at Presbyterian Senior Care, Oakmont. Born Nov. 16, 1939, in Wilkinsburg, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Helen (Lynch) Wagner. Thomas lived in Murrysville all his life. He was employed as a truck driver for Midwest Transit of Pittsburgh for many years and retired in 2002. Thomas was also a self-employed independent news dealer with his wife Joan for 32 years, they distributed the Pittsburgh Press. Thomas enjoyed traveling to spend time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan M. (Eckenrode) Wagner, in 1998; brother, Walter Wagner, in 1998; and a sister, Mary Lynn. Thomas is survived by his children, Thomas M. (Nancy) Wagner Jr., of Washington Township; Command Sergeant Major Anthony "Tony" (Hiba) Wagner, of Murrysville; Rose (David Back) Campbell, of Upper Burrell; Kimberly (John) Kirkland, of Clarkston, Mich.; and 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. A celebration of life tribute ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Burial will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Contributions may be made in Thomas' memory to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or Presbyterian Senior Care 1215 Hulton Road, Oakmont, PA 15139, Attn. Sharon Kaczynsky RE; Woodside Place Recreational Fund, please make checks payable to: Presbyterian Senior Care. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit
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