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Cavitt, Daniel R. 65

  • Saltsburg
  • Born: 1949-02-09
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Daniel R. Cavitt, 65, of Saltsburg, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Fair Winds Manor in Sarver. He was born Feb. 9, 1949, in New Kensington, to the late Roy L. and Bertilla (Pattock) Cavitt, and had lived in the Freeport area most of his life. Daniel was last employed by Freeport Steel in New Kensington. He was a member of the Seventh Street Sportsmen's Club in New Kensington, the Saltsburg American Legion and the Salem Gun Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed going to his camp in Tidioute and also spent time tinkering with motors and engines. Time with his grandson was very special to him. Daniel proudly served his country in the Air Force. Survivors include his ex-wife and best friend, Judi (Sakala) Cavitt, of Freeport; daughter, Lisa (Brian) Eastman, of Erie; son, Michael (Mandi) Cavitt, of Townville; grandson, Logan Eastman; sisters, Diane (Ken) Macey, of Redding, Conn., and Jayne Cavitt (Jim Sande), of Albany, N.Y.; brother, Timothy (Ebby) Cavitt, of Avonmore; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and his "granimals," dogs Tucker and Leonard and horse Queenie. Honoring his wishes, services and burial are private. Memorial donations in his name may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements by FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME in Lower Burrell, 724-335-6500.
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Dorwart, James M. 69

  • Arnold
  • Born: 1945-02-05
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • James M. Dorwart, 69, of Arnold, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Pittsburgh, after a long battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 5, 1945, in Pittsburgh, to the late James and Myrtle Frink Dorwart. Jim was a graduate of Kiski Area High School, Edinboro University and the University of Pittsburgh. He was a chemistry teacher in the Shaler School District for 35 years, retiring in 2002. Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and winemaking and he was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan. He was a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge No. 881, New Kensington, and John Huss Lutheran Church, Arnold. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason and a Son of the American Revolution. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Andrea Pozel Dorwart; daughter, Stephanie Dorwart, of Lower Burrell; son, James (Amy) Dorwart, of Suffolk, Va.; and grandchildren, Milena and Connor Dorwart. He is also survived by sisters, Patricia (Ronald) Amon, of Youngville, and Linda (David) Lesko, of Vandergrift; mother-in-law, Olga Pozel; and nieces, Kimberly Williams and Christy Amon. Private viewing for family and close friends will be Monday at the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD. (successor to John F. Krupa Funeral Home), in New Kensington. Private burial in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Ludwig, Melba J. 90

  • Phoenix, Ariz. , Formerly of Cheswick
  • Born: 1923-10-01
  • Died: 2014-09-15
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  • Melba Jean Ludwig, 90, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Cheswick, entered into eternal life Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Born Oct. 1, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Richard B. and Ethel Shaw, of Springdale; and was the loving wife of 57 years of the late George Ludwig. Melba Jean was an active member of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Phoenix and formerly a member of Cheswick Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed singing in her church choir and volunteering in the library, where she resided from August 2013 to June 2014 at La Siena Senior Living in Phoenix. Melba Jean was an avid bird watcher, reader, draftsperson and enjoyed playing cards and scrabble. Dedicated to church and family, she also had a passion for life. Everyone who knew her will remember her inquisitive nature, positive energy and warm smile. She is survived by a son, Brooks (Diane) Ludwig, of Fairbanks, Alaska; and two daughters, Sharman (Dan) Paulus, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Carol (John) Kleber, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, in Phoenix. Burial services will be held at a later date in Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 3839 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028 or to Hospice of the Valley, http://www.hov.org.
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Sacriponte, Weido 84

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1930-09-06
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Weido "Skinny" Sacriponte, 84, of New Kensington, passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Elmcroft of Saxonburg. He was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Arnold, to the late Guiseppe and Filodea (Passagrilli) Sacriponte, and had lived in the Arnold/New Kensington area all of his life. He was employed for 38 years by Westinghouse Electro - Mechanical Division in Cheswick, where he worked as a quality control inspector and retired as manager of Quality Control. Skinny was a member of the New Kensington Eagles, VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell and the Spartaco Club. He was a football and basketball referee for 54 years in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Skinny enjoyed playing bocce, golfing, dancing, softball and was an avid Steelers fan. He also enjoyed being outdoors and working in his vegetable garden. He served in the Army from 1952 to 1954 and received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony (surviving wife, Mary); sisters, Rose Phillip (surviving husband, Phil) and Mary Schultz (surviving husband, Harry); and a son in infancy, Joseph. Leaving behind to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 54 years, Dorothy (Guerrieri) Sacriponte; sons, Dino (Susan) Sacriponte, of Butler, and Gary Sacriponte, of Verona; grandchildren, Vincenzo and Sophia, who were his pride and joy in his life; sister, Betty (late Phil) Alphonsi, of Lower Burrell; brother, James (Connie) Sacriponte, of Jeannette; and sister, Joyce Clark (Jeff Saeger), of New Kensington. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Harold Mele officiating. Private burial in Union Cemetery in Arnold. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 4638 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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Shea Jr., Everett D. 84

  • Pinehurst, N.C.
  • Died: 2014-09-19
  • Funeral Home: Boles, Southern Pines, N.C. | Get Directions
  • Everett Draucher Shea Jr., 84, of Pinehurst, N.C., passed away Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, N.C. A native of Pennsylvania most of his life, he graduated from Tarentum High School, Grove City College and the University of Pittsburgh. Everett worked for Keystone Carbon Company in St. Mary's, Pennsylvania for 43 years as vice president of Sales and Marketing. Shea was active in Kiwanis, his church and seriously raised Arabian Horses for 50 years. He was a member of the Arabian Horse Registry of America for 35 years and served as president from 1977 to 1982. He was also an active member of the Arabian Horse Trust in Westminster, Colo. Shea leaves a wife of 63 years, JoAnn; and four children, Jeffrey E. and wife, Louanne Tucker, Kathy A. Chera and husband, Joseph Chera, Cynthia E. Cox Wilson and husband, Terry Wilson, and Samuel E. and Anne Hoyt; 10 grandchildren, Lauren M. Shea Abadie and husband, Dr. Sebastian Abadie, Christine J. Shea and Wendeline M. Shea, Madeline Chera, Ben Chera, Julian Cox, Malcolm Cox, Isaac Cox, Brian Thompson and Everett S. Shea; and three great-grandchildren, Liam Shea Abadie, Walter Shea Abadie and Shea Alexander Cox. He will be laid to rest next to his mother, Elva Mae, and father, Everett Sr., in the Luthersburg Union Cemetery in Luthersburg, Pa. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at BOLES FUNERAL HOME in Southern Pines with the Rev. Archie P. Stevens officiating. A time of visitation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to FirstHealth Hospice House, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374. Online condolences may be made at http://www.bolesfuneralhome.com. Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.
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