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Fulmer, William S. 67

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1947-04-27
  • Died: 2014-09-14
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • William S. Fulmer, 67, of Vandergrift, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born April 27, 1947, in Creekside, to the late Edgar Maxwell and Lavina Pearl (Aikens) Fulmer. He was a handyman; and enjoyed working on cars, doing yard and lawn work, fishing, loved watching TV, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his companion, Debbi Larson, of Leechburg; sons, Richie Fulmer (Traci), of New York, and Chayne Fulmer (Amanda), of Allegheny Township; daughters, Pam Roark (Sam), of Kentucky, Fawn Scheidegger (Tim), of Kentucky, and Ina Lovell, of Apollo; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brothers, Charles Fulmer (Ann), of Lancaster, Donald Fulmer, of Marion Center, and Denny Fulmer (Darlene), of Indiana, Pa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Adam Fulmer; brother, Larry Fulmer; and sisters, Mary Painter and Kathy Pennington. Friends welcomed by his family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg, (724-842-1051), where funeral ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Lanny Mellinger officiating. To send an online condolence to the Fulmer family, please visit
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Johnson, Francis G. 71

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1943-09-01
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Francis G. Johnson, 71, of New Kensington, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was born Sept. 1, 1943, in New Kensington, to the late William and Frances Bradley Johnson, was a graduate of New Kensington High School, and was a New Kensington resident for the majority of his life. Mr. Johnson was a laborer at Allegheny Ludlum, Brackenridge, for almost 10 years, and then was employed at Monarch Furniture in New Kensington for 15 years. He was a member of Vermont Baptist Church in Creighton and formerly attended Canaan First Baptist Church in New Kensington. Surviving are his children, Laurie Graphenreed, of Buffalo, N.Y., Tashema S. Johnson, of Frackville, Tamara S. Johnson and Tamika S. Johnson, both of Maryland; stepchildren, Jeffrey, Selena, Cedric, Derek Knuckles, all from New Kensington, Allen, from Delaware, and Brett Knuckles, from New Kensington; sisters, Rebecca Johnson, of Houston, Texas, Cheryl West, of Spring, Texas, Norma Anugwom, Patricia Acheampong, and Jamie Johnson, all of Houston, Texas; brothers, William Johnson Jr., of Buffalo, N.Y., and Douglas Tripps, of Houston, Texas; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Mae Knuckles Johnson; stepfather, Croshin Tripps; a sister, Dorothy Barkley; and two brothers, Llewellyn and Talmadge Johnson. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, officiated by Elder Cecil Smith. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit
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Lopreiato, Pauline M. 67

  • Formerly of Brackenridge
  • Born: 1947-09-09
  • Died: 2014-09-16
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Pauline M. Lopreiato, 67, formerly of Brackenridge, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Harmar Village Care Center, Harmar Township, following a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Brackenridge, a daughter of the late Ralph and Mary (Pisani) Marasia. Pauline has lived most of her life in Brackenridge, where she was a homemaker. She was of the Protestant faith and a graduate of Har Brack High School. Pauline enjoyed baking bread, making spaghetti sauce, antiques and was an Elvis Presley fan. Pauline especially enjoyed her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. Survivors include her children, Palma Lopreiato, of Upper Burrell, Patrizia "Trish" (Todd) Hails, of Brackenridge, and Domenico (Tarrah) Lopreiato, of Natrona Heights; grandchildren, Elyshia Truckley, of Lower Burrell, Victoria Lopreiato, of Lower Burrell, and Anthony, Izabella and Domenico Hails, all of Brackenridge; and one great-granddaughter, Sophia Lopreiato, of Natrona Heights. Also surviving are her sisters, Louise Smith, of Brackenridge, Esther Marasia, of Natrona, and Rachel Durzo, of Italy. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Marasia; and a sister, Patricia Mike. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. Tenth Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Jeremy D. Olszewski officiating. Interment will be private. It is suggested that contributions be made to Pauline's family. Visit:
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Matonak, Dorothy V. 73

  • Formerly of East Vandergrift
  • Born: 1941-02-04
  • Died: 2014-09-04
  • Funeral Home: Brady, Danville | Get Directions
  • Dorothy Virginia Matonak, 73, a guest of Maria Joseph Manor in Danville, formerly of East Vandergrift, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. She was born Feb. 4, 1941, in East Vandergrift, a daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Ann (Kufta) Matonak. After attending business college, she worked for her entire professional career at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh in the trust department. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Matonak, in 1991; as well as a sister, Virginia C. Matonak. She is survived by her sister, Sister Elizabeth Ann Matonak, of Danville. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in the chapel of Emmanuel Center in Danville, with the Rev. Dennis Dalessandro celebrating the Mass. The burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Danville. The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Maria Joseph Manor, 875 Montour Blvd., Danville, PA 17821 in Dorothy's memory. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Brady Funeral Home of Danville. Please send online condolences to
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Miller, Clifford D. 69

  • Apollo
  • Born: 1945-08-08
  • Died: 2014-09-09
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  • Clifford D. Miller, 69, of Apollo, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at West Haven Manor in Washington Township. He was born Aug. 8, 1945, in Greensburg, a son of the late Francis E. and Lillian Huey Miller. Before his retirement, he was employed by the Navy Operating Engineers as a boiler technician. He was a Navy veteran having served his country for 20 years. Cliff was a member of the Slickville American Legion Post 18. He loved woodworking, fishing and traveling. He is survived by his beloved wife of 20 years, Linda Adamik Miller, of Apollo; his loving children, Sam Marks and his wife, Jennifer, of Des Moines, Iowa, Kathryn Nuzzo and her husband, Patrick, of Monessen, and Julie Marks, of Apollo; four grandchildren, Lillian and Jocelyn Marks and Vincent and Isabella Nuzzo; six siblings, Earl Miller, Loretta Engel, Doris Welch, Sam Miller and his wife, Joyce, Francis Miller and wife, Louise, and Ruth Ann Bayura and her husband, Jim; and his sister-in-law, Marge Miller. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ed Miller. Cliff, I will love you until the rivers run still, and the four winds we know blow away. Daisy a day, dear.
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Sutorka, Viola M. 83

  • Frazer Township
  • Born: 1931-04-08
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: Ajak, Creighton | Get Directions
  • Viola M. (Bowser) Sutorka, 83, of Frazer Township, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at home. She was born April 8, 1931, in Superior, and was a daughter of the late Blair and Mary (Sekara) Bowser. Viola was a graduate of West Deer High School Class of 1949. She was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Creighton. Mrs. Sutorka enjoyed being a homemaker. She especially liked baking her homemade bread for the neighbors. Survivors include a son, Ronald Sutorka, of Springdale; two daughters, Elaine (David) Stotler, of Brockway, and Judy Wright, of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; four granddaughters, Jessica Walker and her fiance, Joe Cardiff, Brittany Walker and her fiance, Michael Savinda, and Kristen and Erica Sutorka; three great-grandsons, Dominic, Cameron and Jace; and three step-great- grandchildren, Joey, Rylee and Emma. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Albert "Trig" Sutorka; and two brothers, Edward and Richard Bowser. In accordance with her wishes, visitation and services were private. A Christian funeral Mass was held in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Creighton, with the Rev. Aaron J. Kriss, as celebrant. Burial was held in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC., Creighton.
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Thompson, Florence M. 91

  • Verona
  • Died: 2014-09-15
  • Funeral Home: English, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Florence M. Thompson, 91, of Verona, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. She was the beloved mother of Dennis (Ruth) Thompson, of Canton, Mich., and Jack (Susan) Thompson, of Natrona Heights. She is survived by her grandchildren, Jack (Melissa) Thompson, Jana (Gavin) Grazer, Ashley Thompson, Dennis Thompson, Brennen (Moon) Thompson and Gavin Virag; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Piper Thompson; and siblings, John and Garnet Hildebrand; also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank S. and Theonna Hildebrand; and siblings, Frank Hildebrand, Aldine Ulewicz, Marian Braden and Robert Hildebrand. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139, where a funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Interment will follow in Mt. Royal Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at
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