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Bonzani, Deano J. 25

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1989-06-24
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Cardaro, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Deano Joseph Bonzani, 25, of New Kensington, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. He was born June 24, 1989, in Penn Hills. He was a graduate from Highlands High School and then attended ITT Tech, receiving a degree in computer science. He was preceded in death by his sister, Miciah Bonzani; maternal grandparents, Charles and Judith Bowser McIlwain; uncle, Robert Hockenberry; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Hope Bonzani; and paternal great-grandmother, Mary Nealer. He is survived by his mother, Melody A. McIlwain Lattanzie; father, Kenneth "Sonny" B. Bonzani Jr.; stepfather, Bud Lattanzie; daughter, Aubrey; siblings, tech Staff Sergeant Ricky (Mandy) Libengood, Angela Rickael (Michael) Mator, Adam Leroy Libengood, Christa (Richard) Oswalt, Trisha Bonzani, Branda Bonzani, Casya Bonzani and Nasya Lattanzie; maternal grandmother, Mary McIlwain; maternal great-grandmother, Edna Bowser; paternal grandparents, Patricia Artuso and John Svitesic; and step-grandparents, Tom and Patty Lattanzie. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the JOSEPH J. CARDARO FUNERAL HOME, A SERVICE ORIENTED FUNERAL HOME, 1125 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, 724-337-3325. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in the funeral home. Burial will be private. To leave an online condolence for the family, please go to http://www.cardarofuneralhome.com.
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Brenner, Denise Dee Dee 58

  • Tarentum
  • Born: 1956-06-13
  • Died: 2014-10-07
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Denise "Dee Dee" Brenner, 58, of Tarentum, formerly of Logans Ferry Heights, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at home. She was born June 13, 1956, to the late Albert and Mary Kranik Bocko. She was a 1974 graduate of Plum High School and she attended the Pittsburgh Fashion Academy. Denise was a member of the IBEW (Internation Brothers Electrical Workers) and was employed by Custom Industrial Controls for 13 years. She was a lifelong member of Logans Ferry Heights Volunteer Fire Department and St. Mary's of Czestochowa in New Kensington. Denise was a very talented seamstress who loved camping, traveling to Florida and doing arts and crafts. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Albert Bocko, who died in 1997. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Warren C. Brenner; her daughters, Mary Catherine Brenner, of Tarentum, and Melissa Brenner, of Pittsburgh; and her grandchildren, Gregory and Warren Godleski, Abbiegail and Kaylee Brenner, Carly and Anthony Zucco, and Richard Grecco. She is also survived by many other family members and friends. Not only were her doors always wide open, but so was her heart. Private services were entrusted to the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. There will be a celebration of life dinner held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Springdale Volunteer Fire Hall, 845 Lincoln Ave., Springdale. To leave an online condolence, please visit http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Cannon, Trudy L. 62

  • Brackenridge
  • Born: 1951-12-03
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Trudy L. Cannon, 62, of Brackenridge, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at home. She was born Dec. 3, 1951, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late Martin "Jerome" and Ernestine (Wynn) Cannon. She has lived most of her life in Brackenridge and Natrona Heights. Trudy was a Home health Aide and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Brackenridge. She enjoyed computers, crossword puzzles and especially loved taking care of her mother, Ernestine, who passed away in 2012. Survivors include her aunt, Yvonne Cannon Stewart (Robert) Wagner, of Norwalk, Ohio; also surviving are several cousins and her best friends, Teressa and Matt Hladney, of Brackenridge. There will be no public visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights, with Captain Rickie Armour officiating, where she will be buried beside her mother, Ernestine. Arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, PA 724-224-1526. Visit http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Glozik, Steve 92

  • Formerly of New Kensington
  • Born: 1922-03-10
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Steve Glozik, 92, formerly of New Kensington, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Born March 10, 1922, in Lower Burrell, to the late John and Anna Hanzel Glozik, he was a 1940 graduate of Arnold High School and longtime resident of New Kensington. He proudly served his country during World War II in the Army and was a Purple Heart recipient. Mr. Glozik was a draftsman at Alcoa at the Research Lab in Freeport Road, and later in Upper Burrell Township. He also owned and operated Steve's Shoe Repair and Steve's TV Repair Shop, both in New Kensington. He was a member of the John Huss Evangelical Lutheran Church of Arnold. He was an avid golfer. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Constance "Connie" Jean Novak Glozik; two daughters, Barbara Ann Glozik, of Murrysville, and Connie Jean (Cliff) Feldman, of Gettysburg; and his grandchildren, Jessica (Dave) LeTourneau, of Reisterstown, Md., and Neil Feldman, of Baltimore, Md. Besides his parents, he was preceded by his siblings, John Glozik, Paul Glozik, Ann Kowalski and William Glozik, who died in infancy; and his stepfather, Edward Urban. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD. (successor to John F. Krupa Funeral Home), 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where parting prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in John Huss Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1539 Kenneth Ave., Arnold. The Rev. Jerome E. Panzigrau will officiate. Military honors will be accorded after the service at the church by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard. Private burial will be in Union Cemetery, Arnold. Those desiring may contribute to Concordia Fox Chapel, 931 Route 910, Cheswick, PA 15024. To leave an online condolence visit http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Jones, Patricia A. 69

  • Greensboro , Formerly of Washington Township
  • Born: 1945-04-22
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Curran, Saltsburg | Get Directions
  • Patricia A. (Anderson) Jones, 69, of Greensboro, formerly of Washington Township, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in her home. Born April 22, 1945, in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Betty (Ripple) Anderson. Patricia was the owner/operator of Ronnie G's Lounge and Restaurant in Murrysville for 23 years, retiring in 2011. She enjoyed gambling, shopping, fishing and camping. But Patricia most loved spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jones; and three brothers, Tom, Albert and Patrick Anderson. She is survived by her children, Mike Anderson, of Tinsmill, Debbie (Bill) Jamison, of Greensboro, and Brigett Ramsden, of Westminster, Md.; grandchildren, Savannah, Tyler, Morgan and Ashlyn Anderson, Drew and Trevor Malnick and Christopher and Corey Ramsden; brother, Charles (Nancy) Anderson, of Salina; and sister, Betty Beckett, of Salina. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 701 Salt St., Saltsburg. The family would like to invite Patricia's family and friends to join them at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Shootin Bull Tavern in Murrysville to celebrate her life. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Levett, Thomas C. 36

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of Upper Burrell
  • Born: 1977-12-21
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Thomas Clyde Levett, 36, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Upper Burrell, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in his home. He was born Dec. 21, 2014, in Natrona Heights, to Thomas M. and Sharon A. Robbins Levett, of Upper Burrell. Tom was a construction worker for Local 1058 Laborers Union, Pittsburgh, and was a Marine Corps veteran, serving as a Sergeant. He was a member of the Logans Ferry United Presbyterian Church, the VFW in Lower Burrell and the FO Eagles in New Kensington. He played soccer in his high school years and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the Pittsburgh sports teams, the Steelers and Penguins. Survivors include his loving fiance, Kathryn A. Bowers; children, Noah and Madison Levett; parents, Thomas M. and Sharon A. Robbins Levett, of Upper Burrell; sister, Jennifer (Kenneth) Matthews, of Wilmerding; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas G. (Anne) Levett and Clyde (Ethel) Robbins. He will be greatly missed and loved by everyone who knew him. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. Robert Henry. Burial with military honors by the Marine Corps will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Leya, Robert F. 89

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1925-09-30
  • Died: 2014-10-16
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Robert F. Leya, 89, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Southwestern Veterans Center, Pittsburgh. He was born Sept. 30, 1925, in Blawnox, to the late Frederick C. Leya and Gertrude M. (Timblin) Leya. Robert was married to the late Anna R. (Walmsley) Leya for 40 years before her passing on Nov. 3, 1987. He served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II. During his life, he left the greatest impression on everyone he met. He touched so many with his incredible spirit and sense of humor. He enjoyed attending church and worshiping his Lord. He also enjoyed bowling, playing horseshoes, going out for ice cream and spending time with his loved ones. Robert is survived by his four daughters, Nancy (Soren) Vridstoft, of Denmark, Kathy (Daniel) Austerlitz, of Penn Hills, Shirley (Stephen) Sugajski, of Sarver, and Sandra Martin, of Export; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and extended family. He is preceded in death by his siblings, John R. (Jack) Leya and Margaret Sue Duerr. Professional services are trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox. By the family's request, services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
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McGann, Joanne W. 84

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1929-12-06
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Joanne W. McGann, 84, of Natrona Heights, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. She was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William and Marie (Mansmann) Weber and grew up in East Liberty. She graduated from St. Raphael High School in 1947, Mt. Mercy (Carlow) College in 1951 and received her master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1953. After working as a retail buyer for several years, she married John G. McGann in 1957. They eventually settled in Natrona Heights and raised seven children. Joanne was very active in Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish and School, serving as the school librarian and parish secretary. She loved reading, served on the board of the Community Library of Allegheny Valley, was a member of the Tarentum Book Club, acting as corresponding secretary. Joanne was also a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels for many years and enjoyed playing bridge (and all other card games) with her many friends. Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She leaves behind to cherish her memory and carry on the faith her children, Bill (Susan), of Kent, Ohio, Greg (Megan Huff), of Philadelphia, Lisa (John) Kemerer, of Jeannette, Cindy (Pat) Magdinec, of Valencia, Paul, of Savannah, Ga., Bob (Carleen), of New Castle, and Michael (Janine), of Cary, N.C.; her grandchildren, Molly and Katie McGann, Josh Ferrar and Mason Kemerer, Ryan and Casey Magdinec, Liam and Bain McGann, Luke, Seth and Ben McGann; and by her two sisters, Claire Prendergast, of Philadelphia, and Patricia Saar, of California. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John G. McGann, Feb. 21, 2012; and by her son-in-law, Ray Ferrar. 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. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Joanne may be made to Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament School, 1526 Union Ave., Natrona Heights, PA 15065 or to the Meals-On-Wheels, P.O. Box 395, Natrona Heights, PA 15065. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Pivirotto, Dona G. 71

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-10-14
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Dona G. (Nesbit) Pivirotto, 71, of Plum, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert E. Pivirotto; loving mother of Albert O. (Cheryl) Pivirotto and Bruce R. (Dana) Pivirotto; grandmother of Cameron, Cody and Connor Pivirotto; sister of the late William L. Nesbit. Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road, (across from S and T Bank), Plum, PA 15239, where a funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment followed in Plum Creek Cemetery.
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Pugliese, Elma M. 91

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1923-01-17
  • Died: 2014-10-14
  • Funeral Home: Brady-Curran, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Elma M. (Turra) Pugliese, 91, of New Kensington, formerly of Vandergrift, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in West Haven Nursing Home. Born Jan. 17, 1923, in Iselin, she was a daughter of the late Silvio and Severnia (Trentin) Turra. Mrs. Pugliese was a graduate of Vandergrift High School and Seton Hill College. She was a teacher at Kiski Area School District until her retirement in 1974. She lived in Vandergrift until moving to New Kensington in 1975. Mrs. Pugliese was a member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church in Vandergrift, enjoyed traveling, classical music and loved spending time with her family and helping others. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rocco T. Pugliese, in 2007; and two sisters, Esther Turra Mazack and Mary Scalzott. Survivors include her sister, Lena Chelko; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held this past Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 429 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated this past Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift, with co-celebrants Father James Loew, OSB, and Father Michael Sciberras officiating. Entombment is in St. Gertrude Cemetery Mausoleum, Vandergrift. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 116 North Plaza, Apollo, PA 15613. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit, http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Quinn, Dr. John R. 87

  • Indian Lake
  • Born: 1927-05-20
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Duca, Johnstown | Get Directions
  • Dr. John R. Quinn, 87, of Indian Lake, formerly Johnstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Somerset, surrounded by family. Born May 20, 1927, in Dunlo, to Leona Wood and John X. Quinn, Jack served in the Navy Medical Corps following World War II and earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Pittsburgh in 1948 and 1953. He served both the Pittsburgh and Johnstown communities as a physician for 40 years in family medicine and as an anesthesiologist. Husband, father, brother, physician, educator and mentor, Jack touched countless lives in the region as a dedicated family man, in his service to others in medicine, and via his passion for teaching in many settings. He gained deep satisfaction in mentoring others to reach their full potential. An eternal optimist, he will be especially remembered for his life philosophies to "make it happen!" and "if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right," that were demonstrated by example daily. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Robert David; and son, David B. Quinn. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Evelyn Tabacek Quinn; and children, John and wife, Marsha, of Norwich, Conn., Mary Ann Quinn, of Easton, Md., Robin K. Quinn, of Los Angeles, Calif., Joy and husband, Michael Whalen, of Arlington, Va., Jill and husband, Michael Wickerham, of Pittsburgh, and Jane and husband, Micah Vitoff, of Bend, Ore.; daughter-in-law, Gloria Korlowitz Quinn, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; sister, Leah Mae and husband, Robert Wonyete, of Dunlo; along with 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at FRANK DUCA FUNERAL HOME, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown, PA 15905. Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Clement Parish with the Rev. William E. Rosenbaum. Interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. A scholarship fund has been established at Bishop McCort High School, 25 Osborne St., Johnstown, PA 15905 in his name. Condolences and other information may be found at http://www.ducafuneralhome.com.
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Wolfe, Helen M. 85

  • Butler
  • Born: 1929-07-05
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Geibel, Butler | Get Directions
  • Helen Mary (Helsel) Wolfe, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at St. John's Specialty Care in Mars, surrounded by her family. Born July 5, 1929, in Apollo, she was a daughter of the late Greer Helsel and Gladys (Saxon) Helsel. Helen had worked in production for Napco for 10 years, enjoyed crocheting, had loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren, and always had a strong faith in God. Surviving is her son, Brian (Denise) White, of Corpus Christi, Texas; two daughters, Donna (Doug) Umbaugh, of North Apollo, and Sherrie (Dr. Munir) Elawar, of Butler; two granddaughters, Barndy and Tori; three great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Reese and Carter; one brother, "Tiny" Helsel, of Alabama; one sister, Jeannie Bordeaux, of Massachusetts; and two stepdaughters, Gina and Chris, both of Butler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Harvey Wolfe and Burton Badger; three brothers; and one sister. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler. Funeral services will then follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Chris Sidwell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.
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