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Evans, Betty M. 91

  • Sarver
  • Born: 1924-02-23
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Betty M. (Gamble) Jack Evans, 91, of Sarver, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Hospice. Born Feb. 23, 1924, in Butler, she was the daughter of the late Clark and Grace (Stroughton) Gamble. She was a 1942 graduate of Butler High School. She worked at Jack's Ford Inc., for 35 years. Betty enjoyed crossword puzzles, doing latch hook crafts and taking photos. She leaves behind a son, Ronald (Michelle) Jack, of Sarver; granddaughter, Kimberly (Eric) Smith, of Sarver; grandson, John J. (Kristianne) Jack, of Sarver; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Evans, who died in 1989; two brothers, Robert and Thomas Gamble; and two sisters, Gertrude Noll and Dorothy Snyder. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at the FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., 410 W. Main St., Saxonburg. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Butler County Memorial Park.
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Holmes, Laurel J. 74

  • Washington Township
  • Born: 1941-01-29
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Laurel J. (Lillegard) Holmes, 74, of Washington Township, formerly of Penn Hills, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born Jan. 29, 1941, in Great Falls, Mont., she was a daughter of the late Clifton and Frances (Skelton) Lillegard. Laurel lived in Highview Acres in Washington Township for the last eight years, and previously resided in Penn Hills for 34 years. She was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Apollo, and ran the bingo at Highview Acres for six years. Laurel loved to travel the country with husband, Jim, and had the opportunity to see almost every state. They both love Tennessee and the Smokey Mountains. She especially enjoyed going to casinos, and playing solitaire on her computer. Laurel really enjoyed going out on Thursday night for dinner with her close friends. More than anything, Laurel loved spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Kay Lillegard. Laurel is survived by her husband of 51 years, James W. "Jim" Holmes; son, Michael J. (Kara) Holmes, of South Park; daughter, Teresa "Terri" (Mark) Balogh, of North Versailles; grandchildren, Samantha Balogh, Benjamin Holmes and Luke Holmes; stepgrandchildren, Sara Angelilli and Holly Capcara; sister, Jo (Fred) Shauer, of Great Falls, Mont.; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 100 Owens View Ave., Apollo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, in St. James Roman Catholic Church, Apollo, with Father John Euker as celebrant. Private interment in Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Laurel's memory to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Mangus Sr., Samuel A. 89

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1926-06-01
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Brady-Curran, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Samuel A. "Sam" Mangus Sr., 89, of Vandergrift, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, in Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia, Cabot. Born June 1, 1926, in Apollo, he was a son of the late Leonard and Bertha (Martin) Mangus. Sam lived in Vandergrift for the last 66 years. He served our country with the Navy during World War II. Sam was employed with Farmer's Delight Dairy in Parks Township as a milk man for many years. He was a member of the St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift, former president of the George G. McMurtry Vandergrift No. 1 Volunteer Fire Department and was a member for 45 years, Apollo Elks, Vandergrift VFW, Lithuanian Club, Slovak Club and Vandergrift Golf Course. He was also a volunteer for Vandergrift Meals on Wheels. Sam enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, going to the family camp, "Camp Maggie" in Ridgeway, his fishing trip to Canada every year and spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter, Dale and Ned; sisters, Dorothy Mangus and Aexie Broadhead; and a granddaughter, Maggie Alyse Toy. Sam is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eleanor (Kearney) Mangus, of Vandergrift; sons, Samuel A. (Barbara) Mangus Jr., of Sarver, and Daniel A. (Kimberly) Mangus, of Washington Township; daughters, Pamela (Ed) Tola, of Leechburg, and Ellen Jane (Timothy) Toy, of Vandergrift; grandchildren, Mason and Aly Toy, Niva Vargo, Samantha and Mary Mangus, Daniel Mangus and Edward and Eric Tola; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard (Dorothy) Mangus, of Washington Township. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 429 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015, in St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift, with Father Michael Sciberras. Burial will be in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift, where military honors will be accorded by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard Inc. The Vandergrift Firemen's Relief Association will hold a firemen's service at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made in Sam's memory to Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Attn: Development Office, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Smicik Jr., Frank 77

  • Cabot
  • Born: 1938-06-18
  • Died: 2015-06-29
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Frank Smicik Jr., 77, of Cabot, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at his home. Born June 18, 1938, in New Kensington, he was the son of Frank and Sophie Gaverish Smicik. Frank had worked as an electrical engineer for Emerson Electric. He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cabot. He enjoyed gardening and metal detecting. Surviving are wife, Bernadette Ann "Cookie" Goga Smicik, whom he married Aug. 15, 1970; his daughter, Karen Smicik, of Atlanta, Ga.; his brother, Daniel (Rose) Smicik, of Vandergrift; and his sister, Marilyn Jaszczak, of New Kensington. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Mark Alan Smicik. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6to 8 p.m. Wednesday at FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., Saxonburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015, in the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Cabot, with Father Ward Stakem officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lower Burrell. www.foxfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Winter, Donna 75

  • Plum
  • Died: 2015-06-24
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Donna (Herbster) Winter, 75, of Plum, passed to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Frances Herbster; beloved wife for 55 years of Ronald K. Winter; beloved mother of Suanne W. (Scott) Rikard and Alan (Lisa) Winter; loving grandmother of Rebekah and Hannah Rikard and Austin and Aydan Winter; great-grandmother of Nolan Rikard; sister of Carol H. (Willis) Poling, Kenneth R. (Janet) Herbster and Wanda Herbster; also survived by nieces and nephews. Donna met her husband at Mellon Bank and years later retired from Alcoa Corporation. She loved people and life and enjoyed reminiscing by sharing stories and found joy and laughter even in difficult events. She was dearly loved and surely will be missed. Friends received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S and T Bank), Plum, PA 15239 where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the Winter family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association, 810 River Ave., Suite 140, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or www.lung.org.
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