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Clair, Florence M. 88

  • North Charleroi
  • Born: 1926-08-19
  • Died: 2015-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Dunmire-Kerr, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Florence Margaret Clair, 88, of North Charleroi, formerly of Vandergrift, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in her daughter's residence. Born Aug. 19, 1926, in Etna, she was the daughter of the late Floyd L. and Florence Hazen Knochel. She enjoyed watching Pirates baseball, playing bingo and working crossword puzzles. Survivors include her siblings, Sandra (Randy) Griffith, of North Charleroi, Jim Clair, of Fayetteville, N.C., Brian K. Clair, of Vandergrift, Karen Walker, of Vandergrift, Floyd L. Clair, of North Charleroi, Bonnie Dosch, of Hyde Park, and Bobby (Angie) Clair, of Butler; a sister, Grace (John) Holfelder, of Florida; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren and one on the way. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Clair, in 2007; three brothers, Floyd, George and Howard Knochel; and two sisters, Ruth Holfelder and Mae Kozakovsky. Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Monday in the DUNMIRE-KERR and ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift, with the Rev. John Jackson, officiating. Interment will be in the Lakewood Memorial Park, Cheswick. To leave an online condolence, visit us at www.dunmirekerr.com.
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Eyrich, Patrick D. 56

  • Plum Borough , Formerly of Kiski
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Patrick Driscoll Eyrich, 56, of Plum Borough, formerly of Kiski, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 16, 2015. He was the father of Stephanie Cross, Brittany Eyrich and Joshua Eyrich; grandfather of Kiersten Shields, Colton Eyrich, Vanessa Wolff and Brianna Graham; son of Walter Francis D. and the late Betty Eyrich; brother of Michael (Josephine) and Jeffrey (Cheryl) Eyrich and Cathy Berger; uncle of Amy (Tim) Wicks, Beth (Mike) Griffin, Rebecca and Jennifer Berger; and is also survived by ex-wife, Karen (John) Zofcin. Pat was a handy man and a devoted provider for his family. He enjoyed camping and spending time outdoors especially in Cooks Forest. Pat's kids and grandkids will remember him for introducing them to his love for bad horror films. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL,7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills, where a service will be held at noon Monday. Interment will be in Plum Creek Cemetery.
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Fedock, John J. 69

  • Verona
  • Born: 1945-05-30
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • John J. Fedock, 69, of Verona, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville. Born May 30, 1945, in New Kensington, he was the son of the late John and Jennie (Artac) Fedock; beloved husband and best friend for 49 years of Arlene (Tucci) Fedock; devoted father of John (Suzan) Fedock, of Richmond, Va., and Amy (William) McElligott, of Oakmont; loving pappy of Jamie and Jason Fedock, Luke and Liam McElligott; brother of Arlene (the late Chuck) Becker, of Lower Burrell; and brother-in-law of Mary Lou (the late James) Sonnie, of Verona, and Edward (Leslie) Tucci, of Penn Hills. He grew up in Springdale and was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Verona. He was very caring, loving and was always ready to lend a helping hand. John enjoyed woodworking, camping, creative cooking and all Pittsburgh sports teams. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona, with Father Edwin Wichman officiating. Interment will follow in Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to MDA c/o Connor's Crusaders, 400 Penn Center Blvd. Suite 524, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Visit us online at www.burket-truby.com.
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Metzler, Margaret L. 82

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1933-01-18
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Clawson, Leechburg | Get Directions
  • Margaret L. (Goodbread) Metzler, 82, of Lower Burrell, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born Jan. 18, 1933, in Hyde Park, the daughter of the late Walter Orr and Margaret Ruth (Leech) Goodbread. Survivors include her son, Donald "Skip" Metzler (Sandrah), of North Apollo; daughter, Linda Domyancic, of Monroeville; three grandchildren, Matthew, Zachary and JoLynn; and three great-granddaughters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Hilary Metzler, on May 5, 1984; and her sister, Martha Schall. Friends welcomed by her family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at CLAWSON FUNERAL and CREMATION CENTER, 170 Main St., Leechburg (724-842-1051), where funeral ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Jerrad Peterman officiating. Interment following in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To send an online condolence to the Metzler family, please visit www.clawsonfuneralhome.com.
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Novaleski, Frank 93

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1922-02-04
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Frank Novaleski, 93, of New Kensington, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, in his home. He was born Feb. 4, 1922, in New Kensington, to the late John and Anastasia Zajac Novaleski and has been a life long resident of the local area. Mr. Novaleski was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II where he was a P40 Pilot. He attended St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and St. John Orthodox Church, both in New Kensington. He worked in operations for West Penn Power in Springdale until retiring in 1987. He was a member the Lower Burrell American Legion Post 868 and a life member of Seventh Street Sportsman's Club and enjoyed golf, playing horseshoes, bowling, hunting and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is survived by his two sons, Frank (Peggy) Novaleski, of Harrisburg, and Mark (Sylvia) Novaleski, of New Kensington; four grandchildren, Aaron, Carla, Sara and Carolyn Novaleski; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Mason and Jackson Novaleski; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Dorothy A. Domansky Novaleski; daughter, Marcia Novaleski; brothers, Michael J. and Harry Novaleski; and sisters, Olga Kremer, Pearl Cowfer, Helen Mattie, Mary Hoshyla and Anna Smouse Hemphill. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., where a Parastas service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. in St. John Orthodox Church with the Rev. Nikolai Breckenridge, officiating. Burial with military honors by the Vandergrift Honor Guard will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Lower Burrell. Parastas services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The American Legion Post 868 will conduct services at 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Richey, Clarence N. 89

  • Kiski Township
  • Born: 1925-06-15
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Clarence N. "Tig" Richey, 89, of Kiski Township, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Scenery Hill Manor, Indiana, Pa. Born June 15, 1925, in Salina, he was the son of the late James and Ella (Decker) Richey. Clarence was a lifelong resident of Kiski Township and served our country with the Army during World War II in the Americal Division in the South Pacific from 1943-46. He worked as a chainman for Wean United for 33 years, retiring in 1984. Clarence was a member of the Kiski Township Sportsmen's Club. He loved hunting and enjoyed football, gardening and was an avid New York Yankees fan. Clarence also enjoyed spending time reminiscing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian J. (Mitcheson) Richey, who passed away Nov. 26, 1997; sisters, Dorothy Egloff and Carrie Lamana; and a brother, James W. Richey. Clarence is survived by his daughter, Terry (John) Jones, of Spring Church; and a sister, Joanne Newingham, of Spring Church. At Clarence's request, all arrangements are private with services conducted by the Rev. Terri Swails, and interment in Riverview Cemetery, Apollo. Arrangements have been entrusted to the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., Apollo. Memorial contributions may be made in Clarence's memory to AsceraCare Hospice, 1255 Scalp Ave., Suite 1, Johnstown, PA 15904. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Schmitt, Howard 72

  • Formerly of West Deer Township
  • Born: 1942-11-29
  • Died: 2015-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Siwicki-Yanicko, Russellton | Get Directions
  • Howard "Buddy" Schmitt, 72, a longtime former resident of West Deer Township, passed peacefully Thursday, April 16, 2015. Born Nov. 29, 1942, in Meadville, to the late Walter A. and Anna Mae (Forbes) Schmitt, Buddy was a former member of East Union Presbyterian Church, West Deer and was an avid honorary member of the Moose Lodge in Zephyrhills, Fla. He worked for a short time for Good Will Industries. Buddy loved his family. Survivors include his sisters, Nelda A. (William) Teel, of Alexandria, Va., and Waltha A. (James) Cardone, of Valencia; nieces, Contenta M. (Erik) Schoenman and Amelle M. (Brandon) Schultz; grand-nieces, Lily and Rosa Schoenman; and grand-nephews, Clay and Wade Schultz. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township, where services will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. James Ramsey officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his parents in East Union Cemetery, West Deer. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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Shiring, Evelyn 89

  • Ford City
  • Born: 1925-06-16
  • Died: 2015-04-17
  • Funeral Home: Welch, Ford City | Get Directions
  • Evelyn Shiring, 89, of Ford City, died Friday, April 17, 2015, in her home. Born June 16, 1925, in Ford City, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Barbara (Kreutzer) King. She was a member of Christ, Prince of Peace Parish, Ford City, and the LCBA of the church. Mrs. Shiring worked at the Ford City National Bakery for many years and was a member of the Ford City Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, going to musicals, traveling and attending family gatherings. She is survived by her children, Patricia (Raymond) Finkel, of Natrona Heights, Dennis (Marie) Shiring, of Sarver, and Keith (Lenora) Shiring, of Decatur, Ill. She was "Nanny" to her grandchildren, Kara (Mike) and Amanda (Bo) Finkel, Kimberly (Luke) Bondra and John (Angela), Matt, Taylor and Kylie Shiring; her great-grandson, Tyler Corbett; and her step-great-grandchildren, Deonte, Olivia and Gian Bondra. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Shiring, who died Feb. 7, 1995; and two brothers, John F. King and Raymond King. Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City. Parting prayers will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Christ, Prince of Peace Parish, with Father Bryan Summers as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. To send an online condolence, please visit www.welchfh.com.
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