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Bier, Patricia J. 83

  • Avonmore
  • Born: 1931-09-25
  • Died: 2015-05-21
  • Funeral Home: Dunmire-Kerr Rowe, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Patricia Jane (Buchanan) Bier, 83, of Avonmore, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, in the West Haven Nursing Home, Apollo. She was born Sept. 25, 1931, in Vandergrift, to Frost and Mary Hartman Buchanan. Jane was a secretary for many years before starting employment in 1981 with Stewart Bus Line Inc., having retired in 2012. She was a 60-year member of Order of Eastern Star and a 56-year member of Boiling Springs Presbyterian Church in Spring Church. She showed all strength and love especially to her three daughters, their children and her great-grandchildren. She is survived three daughters, Deborah J. (Rick) Blystone, of Apollo, Karen D. (Mark) Thimons, of Spring Church, and Susan E. (Christopher) Stewart, of Avonmore; seven grandchildren, Joshua (Bobbi Jo) Dunmire, Carrie (Seth) Hankey, Adam (Stacy) Thimons, Danette (Josh) Cavalier, Brian (Mandy) Blystone, Kayla Stewart and Christopher (Christine) Stewart; eight great-grandchildren, Ashley, Daniel, Jacob, Gage, Noah, Pheonyx, Cole and Aubree; and two very special friends, Debi and Steve Harker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Bier, in 1986. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the DUNMIRE-KERR and ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Boiling Springs Presbyterian Church, Spring Church, with the Rev. Lea Austin officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Spring Church. The Order of Eastern Star will have a service at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. To leave an online condolence, visit us at www.dunmirekerr.com.
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Bryner Jr., Douglas M. 24

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1991-05-09
  • Died: 2015-05-20
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Douglas Mark Bryner Jr., 24, of New Kensington, went home to be with our Lord Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He was born May 9, 1991, in Natrona Heights, to Douglas Mark Bryner Sr. and Amanda Sue Murray Bryner, of New Kensington, and has been a lifelong resident of the local area. Doug was a member of Trinity United Christian Church, Lower Burrell, and worked for Little Caesar's, Lower Burrell, and UniFirst, New Kensington. He enjoyed baseball, especially the Yankees, music, basketball and spending time with his friends. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Zachary (Shelby) William Bryner, of New Kensington; paternal grandmother, Mary Ann Bryner, of Tarentum; aunts and uncles, James (JoAnn) and Charles Bryner, William (Bonnie) Murray Jr. and Kathleen (Kevin) Coudriet; and numerous cousins. He was preceded by his paternal grandfather, James Bryner; and maternal grandparents, William Murray Sr. and Helen Seagriff. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street. Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. in Trinity United Christian Church, Lower Burrell. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Arnold. The family suggests donations made in his name to Teen Challenge, 220 Challenge Lane, Cheswick, PA 15024, 724-265-4110. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Claypool, Rita M. 78

  • Butler
  • Born: 1936-10-25
  • Died: 2015-05-20
  • Funeral Home: Boylan, Renfrew | Get Directions
  • Rita M. (Girardi) Claypool, 78, of Butler, formerly of Freeport, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, while under the care of Sunnyview Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff on Sunflower Way and Amedisys Hospice. Born Oct. 25, 1936, in Natrona Heights, she was the youngest of six children of the late Joseph and Marie (Trettle) Girardi. Rita was a graduate of Freeport High School. She grew up working in her parent's grocery store, Girardi Market, in addition to working at the former Jack's Restaurant and Freeport Foods. She was a member and past president of the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Rita loved visiting her camp at Smith Grove and even worked at the store there. At the campground, she enjoyed riding her golf cart and spending time with friends and family. In her free time, she also enjoyed playing bingo, dancing and going out to eat. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her beloved husband of 37 years, Raymond D. Claypool; her loving children, Richard (Rhonda Sue) Swartz, of Buffalo Township, Deborah (David W.) Coward, of Freeport, and Margaret Swartz, of Butler; her five grandchildren, Jason R. Swartz, Sophia Grace Swartz, David W. Coward II, Vincent W. Braden Jr. and Brandy L. Braden; her great-granddaughter, Jayla Amari Hernandez; her four-legged friend, Kimber; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, Albert and Karl Girardi; her sisters, Emma Paluselli and Helen Burski; her father-in-law, Alton Claypool; and brother-in-law, Robert Stewart. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION CENTER OF CONNOQUENESSING TOWNSHIP, 856 Evans City Road, Butler. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rita's honor to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.boylanfuneralhome.com.
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Coffman, Robert C. 73

  • Washington Township
  • Born: 1942-05-02
  • Died: 2015-05-20
  • Funeral Home: Redmond, Freeport | Get Directions
  • Robert C. Coffman, 73, of Washington Township, Apollo, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights. Robert was born May 2, 1942, in Saltsburg, a son of the late Lillian (Fleeger) Linsenbigler. He worked for many years as an over the road truck driver for Baylor Trucking out of Milan, Ind. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sue (Solomon) Coffman; their two children, Robert W. (Karen) Coffman, of Freeport, and Bonnie (Michael) Guzzi, of Washington Township; his brother, Roger (Nancy) Coffman, of Freeport; and his two sisters Grace Brink, of Leechburg, and Rose Galzerano, of Washington Township. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Kristy, Michael and Josh Guzzi, Ashley (Joseph) Uptegraph, Jessica (Travis) Love and Charles McHenry; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob Tomanio, Logan Love, Carmine Guzzi and Mia Molnar. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Joseph Linsenbigler; and his five brothers. At the family's request, there will be no visitation and services will be private. To send a condolence, visit www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Fennell, Betty M. 81

  • Gilpin Township
  • Born: 1933-10-29
  • Died: 2015-05-21
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Betty M. (Densmore) Fennell, 81, of Gilpin Township, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, in West Haven Manor, Washington Township. Born Oct. 29, 1933, in Leechburg, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Mildred Irene (Smith) Densmore. She was a typist in the quality control department of Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. in West Leechburg for seven years before retiring in 1957, a member of Hebron Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg, a member of the LCW of the church and the Order of Eastern Star in Freeport. She was a 1951 graduate of Leechburg High School. She enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, camping and playing bingo. Survivors include her husband, James C. Fennell, of 57 years; and daughter, Tracey L. Demboski (Gary), of Gilpin Township. Funeral ceremonies were held at the convenience of her family at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051, with her pastor, the Rev. Kevin L. Mackey, officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Gilpin Township. To send an online condolence to the Fennell family, please visit www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Goetz, Carol A. 84

  • Harrisonburg, Va.
  • Born: 1930-11-13
  • Died: 2015-05-20
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  • Carol Ann Goetz, 84, of Harrisonburg, Va., passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg. Carol was born Nov. 13, 1930, in Arnold, and was a daughter of the late Minta Marie (Waltenbaugh) and Rex Fenton Beveridge. She retired from the C and P Telephone Company in Arlington, Va., and was a member of Mt. Olivet Christian Church in Elkton. She was united in marriage to Glenn Goetz, who survives, on Dec. 10, 1950. Carol is also survived by two daughters, Gaye Johnson and husband, Lynvel, of Charlottesville, Va., and Tracy Goetz Stover, of Dayton; five grandchildren, Kacie Baum, Walker Gerard, Sara Wilfong, Alex Stover and Thomas Stover; three great-grandchildren, Grayden Wilfong, Chapman Wilfong and Hudson Wilfong; and her beloved dog, Bailey. She was preceded in death by a brother, Walker Beveridge; and a sister, Jane Collodi. Services will be private. Memorial Contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.
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Kozloski, Daniel 94

  • Apollo
  • Born: 1921-02-22
  • Died: 2015-05-19
  • Funeral Home: Corridoni, North Apollo | Get Directions
  • Daniel Kozloski, 94, of Apollo (Kiski Township), passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at West Haven Manor in Washington Township. He was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Beyer, the son of the late Lawrence and Victoria Wierzbecki Kozloski. Daniel was an Army Veteran having served in both World War II and Korea. Before his retirement he was employed by Babcock and Wilcox (Apollo) in transport. He began his employment as a miner, beginning at a very young age in the mines at Sagamore. As a result of his early employment he became a collector of old mining equipment. He also had a passion and talent for restoring horse drawn buggies and sleighs. He is survived by a sister, Estell Reskiewicz, of Arnold; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Potts Kozloski; his son, Joseph D. Kozloski; three brothers, William, Victor and John Kozloski; and two sisters, Lottie and Nellie. Arrangements by KELLY L. CORRIDONI FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1916 Moore Ave., North Apollo. To view and send online condolences, visit us at www.corridonifuneralhome.com.
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Maeder, Paul R. 25

  • Arlington, Va.
  • Born: 1990-04-12
  • Died: 2015-05-18
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Paul Ray Maeder, 25, of Arlington, Va., passed away Monday, May 18, 2015, at home. He was born April 12, 1990, in Baltimore, Md., a son of Jeffrey and Debra (Grooms) Maeder, currently of Lyndhurst, Ohio, and previously of Brackenridge. Paul effortlessly graduated from Brush High School in Lyndhurstz, Ohio, and then went on to The Ohio State University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in German and international business. About a year-and-a-half ago, Paul began his career as a financial analyst for Cambridge Associates and was successfully working toward his CFA certification. Throughout his life, he was an avid guitar player, an enthusiastic runner, a zealous world traveler and a passionate Steelers and Caps fan. Son, Grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, friend and genius. He loved and cared for his family and friends and was devoted to creating a greater world for them. It is believed by his family that Paul Ray Maeder would have taken over the world some day. Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, Maxwell Charles Maeder, of Lyndhurst, Ohio; paternal grandmother, Joanne (Varos) Maeder, of Brackenridge; uncles, James P. Maeder Jr., of Arlington, Va., Karl M. Maeder, of Brackenridge, and Scott A. Maeder, of Brackenridge; aunts, Nina E. (Don) Tomporoski, of Natrona Heights, Trisha C. (George) Starrett, of Pittsburgh, June (Steve) Elst, of Azalea, Ore., Janice (David) Post, of Lower Burrell, and Cathy (Bruce) Schneider, of Greenville, S.C.; also surviving are his cousins, Jeffrey, Kevin, Michael, Lucas, Chris, Beverly, Nathan, Meghan and Emily. Paul was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather James P. Maeder Sr. in 1993, maternal grandparents, Ray and Ceridwen (Williams) Grooms. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Kathleen Schoeneck officiating. Private interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Family suggests contributions to the charity of one's choice. Visit www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Mazza, Nicholas W. 20

  • New Kensington
  • Died: 2015-05-16
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Nicholas W. Mazza, 20, of New Kensington died Saturday, May 16, 2015. He was a beloved son of Mark Mazza (girlfriend Kristy) and Bobbi Jo (Mick) Chambers; brother of Edward Chambers, Samantha Chambers, Marquie Mazza and Linzy Mazza; grandson of Andrea and Bill Mitchell, Mabel Mazza, Pat Chambers and the late Bill Mazza; great-grandson of Carole and Bill Mitchell; nephew of Bill (Erin) Mitchell and Terri Chambers. Memorial service will be at a later date. Professional services trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD.
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Portka, Thecla M. 89

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1925-09-08
  • Died: 2015-05-22
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Thecla M. Portka, 89, of New Kensington, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at the Willows, at Presbyterian Senior Care, Oakmont. She was born Sept. 8, 1925, in New Kensington, to the late John and Mary Szelc Pilat and was a lifelong resident of New Kensington. Mrs. Portka was a member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington and worked as a secretary for the City of New Kensington and was very proud of her city. She enjoyed cooking and especially spending time with her family. She is survived by her three children, Frances (Dennis) Woytek, of New Kensington, Andrew (Tracee) Portka, of Fontana, Calif., and Joan (Donald) Polczynski, of Lower Burrell; five grandchildren, Jonathan (Jennifer) Woytek, Sarah (Erik) Hohlfeld, Marissa (John) Thompson and Jacob and Noah Portka; and two great-grandchildren Jacob Hohlfeld and Andrew Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Francis Andrew Portka; grandson, Zachary Portka; and five brothers, Joseph, Edward, Stanley, Louis and Walter Pilat. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., where prayers of transfer will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by Christian funeral Mass at noon in St. Mary Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Lower Burrell. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Rosendale, Tina L. 54

  • West Deer Township
  • Born: 1960-10-01
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Tina L. Rosendale, 54, of West Deer Township, died Friday, April 24, 2015. Born Oct. 1, 1960, she was the beloved daughter of the late Carl and Phyllis (Colvin) Rosendale; dear sister of Carl (April) Rosendale, of Mankato, Minn., Mark (Kelly) Rosendale, of Valencia, and Barry (Cindy) Rosendale, of Houston, Texas; also survived by nine nieces and nephews. A graduate of Deer Lakes High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Tina worked in real estate management for many years. Her career took her to Texas, California, Virginia and Cleveland, Ohio. Most recently, she worked locally in Cranberry Township. A lover of dogs, Tina was also a volunteer with the West Deer Dog Shelter. Family will welcome friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Memorial services will be held following visitation at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Private interment will be held in Warren County Memorial Park, Warren. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to West Deer Dog Shelter, 109 E. Union Road, Cheswick, PA 15024. www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Rumbaugh, Karl E. 79

  • Avonmore
  • Born: 1935-11-04
  • Died: 2015-05-20
  • Funeral Home: Corridoni, Avonmore | Get Directions
  • Karl E. Rumbaugh, 79, of Avonmore, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 4, 1935, in Maysville, Kiski Township, the son of the late Kenneth E. and Grace N. Dunmire Rumbaugh-Endress. Before his retirement, he was employed for more than 17 years at Hyde Park Foundry as an overhead crane operator. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, sitting on his porch and socializing. He will always be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and an extremely hard worker. He is survived by three sons, Jack E. Rumbaugh (Tammy Martin), of Tinsmill, Randy E. Rumbaugh, of Apollo, and Jeffery J. Rumbaugh (Jaime Plusquellec), of Avonmore; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six brothers, Tom Rumbaugh, of Avonmore, Kenny Rumbaugh, of Edmond, Jim Rumbaugh and his wife, Beverly, of Avonmore, Barry Rumbaugh and his wife, Diane, of Avonmore, Joe Endress, of Clarksburg, and David Endress and his wife, Patty, of Saltsburg; seven sisters, Martha Mack, of New York, Dawn Hayes, of South Dakota, Judy Weister and her husband, Clarence, of Perrysville, Sandy Shannon and her husband, John, of Salina, Gail Sofaly, of Kepple Hill, Roseanne Polloff and her husband, Jim, of Avonmore, and Lisa Flick and her husband, Richard, of Tin Town. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Bonnie and Donna; and a brother, Dale. At Karl's request there will be no public viewing or memorial services. Interment will take place in Maysville Cemetery and be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the KELLY L. CORRIDONI FUNERAL HOME LTD., 400 Indiana Ave., Avonmore, PA 15618. To view and send online condolences, visit us online at www.corridonifuneralhome.com.
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Smay Jr., Edward W. 90

  • Fawn Township
  • Born: 1924-06-30
  • Died: 2015-05-19
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Mr. Edward W. Smay Jr., 90, of Fawn Township, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Kittanning Care Center, Manor Township. He was born June 30, 1924, in Johnstown. Edward was the son of the late Edward W. and Mary (Senner) Smay Sr. He lived his entire life in the Tarentum area. He was a mine foreman for Consolidated Coal Company for many years and a World War II veteran serving in the Navy, Asiatic Pacific Theater. Edward was of the Protestant faith, 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Tarentum Elks and Oregon Club in Brackenridge. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and spending time at his camp in Clearfield. Survivors include his children, Terrance "Terry" (Diana) Smay, Fawn Township, and Joan (Edward) Stanley, Portage, Ind.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Vernie Stuchell. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Gene Smay and Emma Frances. Private family visitation and services were held from 9 on until the time of service at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, in THE DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E.10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, with the Rev. Harold M. Mele Jr. officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Visit dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Stein, Erik G. 38

  • Edinboro , Formerly of New Kensington
  • Born: 1976-08-26
  • Died: 2015-05-20
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Erik Gregory Stein, 38, of Edinboro, formerly of New Kensington, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in his home. Born Aug. 26, 1976, in New Kensington, Erik was a son of Denise (Lippert) and Ray France, of Edmond, Okla., and Larry (Mary Shean) Stein, of New Kensington. He was the assistant director of residence life at Edinboro University. Erik graduated in 1995 from Valley High School and joined the Army Reserves where he served as a military police officer for six years. He was studying for his bachelor's degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania when he was activated due to 9/11, putting his education on hold. Erik returned to the university after his tour, and earned not only his bachelor's degree, but also a master's in student affairs and higher education in 2007. He accepted a position as area coordinator for residence life at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Erik returned to the Pittsburgh area to pursue his doctorate at Robert Morris University, where he was the area coordinator for residence life at the University. He received his doctorate in instructional management in 2013. He loved animals, particularly his beloved Lhasa, Apso, and faithful companion, Sid. Erik enjoyed being in the outdoors hiking, horseback riding or just hanging out with friends. He was an avid reader and more recently was pursuing the history and teachings of Buddhism. When he was young, it was all about wrestling - at the YMCA, junior high and high school. His sense of humor was something special. He could make anyone laugh. He cared deeply about his family and friends and was a very thoughtful, considerate and gentle man. Erik will be dearly missed. In addition to his parents, survivors include three brothers, William R. Stein, of Brookville, Lee A. Stein and Aaron E. Stein, both of New Kensington; and a sister, Holly M. Stein, of New Kensington; a niece and nephew he adored, Luma and Otto Stein; paternal grandmother, Aureola M. Stein, of New Kensington; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert W. Stein; and maternal grandparents, William O. and Wilma G. Lippert. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, until time of service at 4 p.m., where full military honors will be accorded by Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard. The Rev. Dean Ward will officiate. To leave online condolences, visit www.rossgwalker.com.
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Thomas, David E. 68

  • North Apollo
  • Born: 1946-10-15
  • Died: 2015-05-21
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • David E. Thomas, 68, of North Apollo, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 21, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born Oct. 15, 1946, in Tarentum, he was the eldest son of the late Russell G. and Lillian (May) Thomas. Dave lived in North Apollo all of his life and was a 1964 graduate of Apollo High School. He enjoyed a 30-year career as a graphic arts supervisor at Alcoa Technical Center and retired as the communication resources coordinator in 1997. Dave began a second career at Xerox, where he served as an account coordinator for 15 years. Dave was a longtime member of the Kiski Township and Ford City Sportsman's Clubs, and the Franklin Township Pointer and Setter Club. Dave was loyal, passionate and caring. He brought a fierce commitment to excellence in all that he did. Whether loving his family and friends, serving his clients (he had a deep connection with his friends at Seton Hill; thank you Griffins!) to his multiple passions of hunting, fishing, motorcycling (Harley all the way!), and snowmobiling with family, friends and beloved hunting partners (Frost, Molly, Magic, Sam, Nick and Candy all beautiful English Setters). Dave filled the room with his energy and love for the moment. He loved to walk in nature, be in the woods, around fields and streams, especially those of the Franklin Township Pointer and Setter Club where he was an avid member for more than 25 years. Now he walks amongst the most beautiful heavenly woods, fields and streams, and we are confident that he will bring tremendous passion to and receive incredible joy from each perfect step he takes. Dave is survived by his wife, Susanne T. (Devico) Thomas; daughter, Marsha Ann (Walter Stump) Thomas, of West Vandergrift; brother, Jeffrey M. (Joanne Stumpf) Thomas, of Clymer; cousins, Kathleen Ferracio, of Shaners Acres, Cheryl Campbell, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ron and Lisa Wolk, and Dan and Tammy Rusbosin. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2015, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. A Celebration of Life Tribute Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, 2015, in the funeral home in Dave's honor. On behalf of Dave, our family deeply appreciates the loving care provided by Dr. John Zitelli, his practice and the other trusted members of Dave's medical team. They, like him, fought the good fight and we are all grateful. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Thompson, Frances 96

  • Saxonburg
  • Born: 1919-02-14
  • Died: 2015-05-21
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Frances Thompson, 96, of Saxonburg, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Hospice. Born Feb. 14, 1919, in Distant, she was a daughter of Nicholas Zonarich and Rosalia Gmeiner Zonarich. Frances was a homemaker. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Saxonburg Golden Agers. She loved to cook, spend time with her family and go out eat. Surviving are her sons, Larry (Mary Jane) Thompson, of Charlotte, N.C., and Leroy (Barb) Thompson, of Slippery Rock; her daughter, Karen Buss, of Butler; her sister, Hilda Buk, of Lower Burrell; eight grandchildren, Michael Thompson, Melissa Camden, Kimberly Buss, Kristin Crouch, Nathan Thompson, Angela Clark, Nicholas Thompson and Laura Thompson; 14 great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Curtis L. Thompson, Jan. 23, 1995; and one grandson, three sisters and four brothers. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 23, 2015, at FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., Saxonburg, where services will follow at noon, with the Rev. Deborah Huffmyer officiating. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memorial Gardens. www.foxfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Truckley, Eleanor 74

  • Oakmont
  • Born: 1940-09-20
  • Died: 2015-05-20
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Eleanor Truckley, 74, of Oakmont, died Wednesday evening, May 20, 2015, at her residence, with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Russellton, to the late Fred and Anna Kuritz Simonetti. Eleanor was a member of St. lrenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont, and was active in volunteer work at Penn Hills Senior Center and with Forbes Hospice. She was the dear mother of David (Catherine) Truckley Jr., of Penn Hills, Timothy (Karen) Truckley, of Schwenksville, Pa., and Tracy (John) Roman, of West Mifflin; sister of Marie (Walter) Kustra, of Russellton, Elizabeth (late Gary) Page, of Connecticut, Polly Ann (Sam) Davis, of Youngstown, Ohio, Frances (Anthony) Falmanio, of Verona, Rudy (Delores) Simonetti, of Russellton, and the late Nancy Truckley; and sister-in-law of John Truckley, of Curtisville. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. lrenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont. Burial at Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar Township. Family suggests memorials to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243.
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