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Detman, Marian 87

  • Tarentum
  • Born: 1927-12-31
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Marian Detman, 87, of Tarentum, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of William C. Detman, who preceded her in death Feb. 9, 2005, celebrating more than 50 years of marriage. She was born Dec. 31, 1927, to the late Jan and Paulina (Karac) Pracko. She was the sixth child and first daughter of 11 children (eight brothers and two sisters). Marian graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1946 and attended business school. She worked as a production clerk for the Nabisco Co. in Pittsburgh and a bookkeeper for the Short Line Bus Co. Marian was a fantastic reader of all books and was a very talented singer with a beautiful voice. In her younger years, she often performed with big bands and orchestras. Marian is known and will be remembered for her outstanding community service, dedication and unselfish contribution to others that made a difference in the lives of so many. Marian was a board member of Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Central Clients Council, Pennsylvania Legal Services Center and Allegheny Legal Clients Council. From 1967 to 2000, she was a member of the Allegheny County Community Services Board and, as a board member, attended and assisted in many training sessions and conferences which enabled her to help many of the poor and disadvantaged members of the community with legal services and their legal rights. Marian served as president of the Highlands Community Action Center in Tarentum for years, which served low income disadvantaged residents. She was instrumental in bringing state and federal services and programs to the area, including Department of Public Welfare, Well Baby Clinic, State Fuel Program (LIHEAP), Senior Citizens Transportation and home assistance, Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship fund, Highlands Area Day Care Center, Helping Hand Committee, Alle-Kiski Hope Center, Prenatal Clinic at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Head Start and many more. She was instrumental in leading and establishing a camp program with Grace Methodist Church for children, earning her the moniker "Camp Lady" among the borough children. These efforts brought her a national award for the Best Camping Program in the United States. If that wasn't enough, she was a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, Allegheny County Federation of Women's Clubs and the Community Service of Tarentum, where she held various offices including the presidency. Through these clubs and dedication of all women, she helped to improve lives. Her outstanding service to the community earned her many awards and accolades. Her achievements have been recognized by the Congress of the United States, Pennsylvania Senate, Allegheny County, Allegheny County Board of Commissioners, Neighborhood Legal Services of Pittsburgh, Clients Council of Pennsylvania, Allegheny County Chamber of Commerce, Highlands Community Action Committee, Allegheny County Community Action Programs, Community Service Club of Tarentum, Allegheny County Office of Economic Opportunity and Borough of Tarentum. She was a lifetime member of the Jednota Slovak American Club, St Clement's Society and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 226 Brackenridge. Marian was the loving mother of sons, Christopher (Jeannie) Detman and Timothy Detman, both of Tarentum; daughters, Elaine Detman (Neal Macurdy), of Natrona Heights, Lydia (Anthony) Fuhrman, of Shaler, and Cynthia Knoch, of Tarentum; grandchildren, Christopher, Jeremiah and Nicole Detman, Alyssa (Kevin) Heid, Joseph DeRose, Brandon, Derek and Matthew Fuhrman, Daniel and Jennifer Knoch; and 13 great-grandchildren, She is also survived by brothers, Joseph (Madeline) Pracko, of Ocoee, Fla., Richard (Jeannie) Pracko, of North Olmstead, Ohio; and sisters, Betty Backo, of Tarentum, and Margaret Eberhart, of West Palm Beach, Fla. Besides her parents and husband, William C. Detman, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Emil L., Edward, Bernard F., Aloysius and Francis Pracko; and a daughter-in-law, Debra Bartel Detman. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Martyrs Church, Tarentum, with the Rev. Aaron J. Kriss officiating. Interment will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Johns Jr., Sheridan C. 87

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1927-06-22
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Sheridan C. Johns Jr., 87, of Natrona Heights, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was born June 22, 1927, in Tarentum, a son of the late Sheridan C. and Mary Ann (Lauther) Johns Sr. Sheridan was employed for many years in Saul's Army and Sporting Goods Store, where he met and married his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth (Barlow) Johns. Later he managed Berkey's Men's Wear for more than 20 years. He was then employed by several Supermarkets, A and P, Acme and Shop 'n Save. He retired from Triangle Market in Kittanning, which was owned by his son, Sheridan. Sheridan enjoyed redoing and remodeling his homes and planting shrubs and flowers as a hobby. He loved watching sports on TV, but his favorite time was having picnics and parties with his family. He served in the Navy aboard the destroyer, USS Hollis. He and his wife are members of Grace United Methodist Church, where he was an Usher and was also a very active member. Sheridan graduated from Tarentum High School. Surviving is his beloved wife, Elizabeth; and his children, Jeffery, Dennis (Sue Ellen), Sheridan (Jackie), Jerry (Lorri Wildi), Christi (Edward) Tutak and Jayne Johns; a sister, Mary Ann Jack; grandchildren, Jacob and Carl Tutak, Jarrod (Suellyn)Johns, Lindsay and Erin Johns, Jessica (Greg) Barker, Stephen Johns and Michael Johns; step-grandchildren, Andrew, Katie and Sam; great-grandson, Jayden Johns; and step-great-grandson, Mason. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Tom, Jessee, John and Jim Johns; sisters, Agnes, Hazel, Rosetta and Dorothy; and his lovely daughter-in-law, Carole, wife of son, Jeffrey. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. R Cameron Malcolm IV officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, if desired, to the Forbes Hospice c/o Forbes Health Foundation, 2570 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA 15146.
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McWilliams, Geraldine J. 88

  • Sarver
  • Born: 1926-09-10
  • Died: 2015-02-26
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Geraldine J. McWilliams, 88, of Sarver, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Life Care Hospital at Allegheny Valley Hospital. Born Sept. 10, 1926, in Bradenton, Fla., she was the daughter of Vernon S. Grimes and Florence Creighton Grimes. Geraldine retired in 1992 as an assistant to the Register of Wills for Butler County Register of Wills. She had also worked at the Butler County Humane Society. Being a devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cabot, where she was a member of the Christian Mothers and the Bereavement Committee. She was also a member of the Saxonburg American Legion Ladies Auxillary. She enjoyed her computer, genealogy, traveling and making and sending cards. Surviving are her children, Charlotte McWilliams, of Sarver, Cecil (Cathy) McWilliams III, of Ft. Worth, Texas, Gerald L. (Louise) McWilliams, of Monroe, Mich., Theresa (Kevin Hutchison) McWilliams, of Pittsburgh, and Beth McWilliams, of Natrona; one brother, Joseph Grimes, of Costa Mesa, Calif.; five grandchildren, Broyionne, Gerald Jr., James and Matt; six great-grandchildren; and her cat, Tiki. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil L. McWilliams Jr., on Nov. 14, 1999; her son, Mark McWilliams; one brother, Vernon Grimes; and one grandson, Eric. There will be no visitation or services. Private family interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Herman. FOX FUNERAL HOME INC. in Saxonburg assisted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 315 Stoney Hollow Road, Cabot, PA 16023. www.foxfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Moore, Albert H. 61

  • Rural Ridge
  • Born: 1953-10-16
  • Died: 2015-02-21
  • Funeral Home: Siemianowski, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Albert H. Moore, 61, of Rural Ridge, Indiana Township, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Allegheny General Hospital. Albert was born Oct. 16, 1953, in Bellevue, to Anna (Tummon), of Ross Township, and the late Howard Moore. He was the owner and operator of Albert's Custom Chrome Shop, Rural Ridge. Motorcycles were his life and longtime passion. He also enjoyed being with his family and seeing his newborn grandson. Albert is survived by his mother; son, Nathan (Molly Smythe) Moore, of Rural Ridge; grandson, Nathaniel Moore; siblings, Ruth (Paul) Holzer, of Port Vue, and David (Donna) Moore, of West Deer Township; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; his beloved wife, Tracy Moore, in 2005; and a brother, Brian Moore. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Albert's life from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015, at The Blue Haven Lounge, 492 Nixon Road, Cheswick, PA 15024. Arrangements by ADAM SIEMIANOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Russellton, West Deer Township. For online condolences, please visit www.westdeerfuneralhome.com.
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Orzechowski, Jane R. 97

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1917-05-13
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Jane R. Orzechowski, 97, of Natrona Heights, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Platinum Ridge Care Center, Brackenridge. She was born May 13, 1917, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Antoni and MaryAnna Lubiniecki Zaluski. She was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Natrona Heights, the Rosary Society, Ladies Aid and Fellowship Circle all of the church. She was also an officer and member of the Polish Women's Alliance of America. Jane was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She also enjoyed craft work, cooking and gardening. Jane is survived by her son, Robert J. (JoAnn) Orzechowski, of Maryland; daughter, Rose Marie Miller, of Wisconsin; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and by her sister, Irene Schultz, of Natrona Heights. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Orzechowski; brother, Walter Zaluski; and sister, Sophie Rozewicz. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with her pastor the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. The Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 1:45 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
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Pasterick, John T. 73

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1941-05-05
  • Died: 2015-02-24
  • Funeral Home: Curran, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • John T. Pasterick, 73, of Lower Burrell, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at home. Born May 5, 1941, in Vandergrift, he was the son of the late Thomas John and Pearl (Dudenas) Pasterick. John lived in Lower Burrell since 1972 and served our country with the Air Force. He retired from John's Heating and Cooling in Freeport and previously worked as a production worker for PPG. John was a former Mason. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy M. Pasterick, who passed away July 15, 2014. He is survived by his children, Bryan (Michelle) Pasterick, of Julian, and Tracey (fiance Jeff Johnson) Porupsky, of Nampa, Idaho; siblings, Sue (Jeff) Snyder, of Irwin, Joe (Linda) Pasterick, of Spring Church, Dan Pasterick, and Steve Pasterick, of Apollo; and nieces and nephews. At John's request, all services are private and have been entrusted to the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, Leechburg. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Shumaker, Theron J. 70

  • D'Iberville, Miss.
  • Died: 2015-02-25
  • Funeral Home: __, __ | Get Directions
  • Theron James Shumaker, 70, of D'Iberville, Miss., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Mr. Shumaker was born in Pennsylvania and was a veteran of the Air Force. He was retired from American Express and had been a Coast resident for the last 15 years. He had many interests including hunting, fishing, metal detecting, gambling and coin collecting, but his favorite was spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen "Pap" Miller. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah L. "Princess" Shumaker, of D'Iberville; his mother, Vaida "Nan" Miller, of D'Iberville; children, Michelle Knox (Heath), of Pennsylvania, Joanne Benjamin, of Pennsylvania, Christina Estroso (Jhun), of Biloxi, Miss., Joshua Benjamin, of California, Jeremiah Benjamin, of California, Rachel Hendry, of Purvis, Miss., Ruth Benjamin of Pennsylvania, and Dana Krie, of Florida; many grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and his sisters, Judith Franklin, of Biloxi, Janice Beckman (Bill), of Biloxi, Susan Shumaker (Sherry Armstrong), of Arizona, and Cheryl Jackson (Steve), of Biloxi, Miss. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 274 Beauvoir Road, Biloxi. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org. "So long and thanks for all the fish." -The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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Tamburo, Gloria J. 68

  • Woodbine
  • Born: 1946-03-30
  • Died: 2015-02-23
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  • Gloria Jean (Krzeminski) Tamburo, 68, of Woodbine, Md., passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was born March 30, 1946, in Natrona Heights. She was the daughter of the late Stanley Krzeminski and the late Sabina Szarnicki Krzeminski. She was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English and education. She taught high school English in Michigan and New Jersey. After raising two children, she worked at North American Title Company in Columbia, Md. She was well-known as a Pittsburgh sports fan and avid gardener. Surviving in addition to her husband, Tom Tamburo, are children, Beth Tamburo and fiance, Kenny Hammond, of Frederick, Md., and Carrie Tamburo, of Washington, D.C.; and brother, Joe Krzeminski, of Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Oncology Department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, care of Office of Philanthropy, Hospital Administration, 3800 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. Online contributions may also be made at medstarhealth.org. Private service. Arrangements made by BURRIER-QUEEN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, PA Winfield, MD online condolences to www.burrier-queen.com.
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