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Bier, Sara J. 92

  • Formerly of North Apollo
  • Born: 1921-08-02
  • Died: 2014-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Corridoni, North Apollo | Get Directions
  • Sara Jane Bier, 92, of Cabot, formerly of North Apollo, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot. She was born Aug. 2, 1921, in Kiski Township, the daughter of the late James M. and Mary Jane McKee Patterson. Sara was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cabot. She is survived by her son, Patrick J. Bier, of Meadville; her daughter, Jayn Bier-Keller and her husband, Bruce, of Sharon, Vt.; her brother, J. McKee Patterson and his wife, Doris, of Cabot; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth M. Bier, in 2000; and her brother, Ray J. Patterson. At Sara's request, all visitation and services will be private. Interment will take place in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions be made in Sara's memory to the Good Samaritan Hospice Charitable Fund, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023 or to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 330 Hannahstown Road, Cabot. Arrangements have been entrusted to the KELLY L. CORRIDONI FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1916 Moore Ave., North Apollo. To view and send online condolences, visit us at http://www.corridonifuneralhome.com.
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Harrison Jr., Harry Ed 94

  • Harmar Township
  • Born: 1920-01-04
  • Died: 2014-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Springdale | Get Directions
  • Harry "Ed" Harrison Jr., 94, a lifelong resident of Harmar Township, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Harmar Village. He was born Jan. 4, 1920, in Harmar, to the late Harry E. Sr. and Flora Jane McKrell Harrison. Ed was employed by Gulf Research and Development Corp., as a supervisor in the painting department. Among his interests were gardening and horses. Survivors include: a nephew, Fred Harrison, of Harmar Township; a niece, Carol Owens, of South Carolina; two great-nieces, Jennifer (Charles) Hickman, of Texas, and Elizabeth (Chad) Larson, of Wisconsin; and a great-nephew, Stephen W. (Jennifer) Owens, of Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William Harrison; and a sister, Anna L. Owens. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in SPRINGDALE at CHARLES B. JARVIE FUNERAL HOME INC., 801Pittsburgh St., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in Walter Chapel Cemetery, Indiana Township. Visit at http://www.jarviefuneralhome.com.
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Koziarz, Rose M. 100

  • Harwick
  • Born: 1913-10-02
  • Died: 2014-04-15
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Rose Marie Koziarz, 100, a longtime resident of Harwick, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the William Penn Care Center in Jeannette. Born Oct. 2, 1913, in Curtisville, to the late Max and Philomina Nase Gagliardi, she lived in Harwick most of her life. Mrs. Koziarz was a member of Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in Harwick. She worked at the former Flannery's in Harwick, the former Edna Hotel in Arnold and was a clerk at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh for 18 years. Surviving are her daughter, Patricia A (David J.) Reese, of Murrysville; seven grandchildren, Gloria Kushtos, David A. Reese, Juanita Riffle, Pamela Richards, Daniel R. Reese, Sherry Kushtos and Laloni Bailey; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a brother, Rudolph (Audrey) Gagliardi, of Arnold; and two sisters, Emma Payne, of Pittsburgh, and Eve Yeloushan, of Cleveland, Ohio. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Koziarz, who died Dec. 24, 1963; her daughter, Lillian Evelyn Koziarz Kushtos, in 2007; her son-in-law, Peter A. Kushtos, in 2009; brothers, Nick DeRita, Louis, William, infant Michael, and Henry Gagliardi; and sister, Violet Hall. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where prayers of transfer will be held at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 1319 Low Grade Road, Harwick, PA 15049. Private burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Smith, Kent Dink 33

  • Elderton
  • Born: 1980-12-23
  • Died: 2014-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Gamble, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Kent "Dink" Smith, 33, of Elderton, tragically passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, with his son and other family by his side. Born Dec. 23, 1980, Dink was the son of Susan Kepple of Vandergrift and the late Larry Kepple. He was employed by Apollo Stone Supply in Apollo and was loved by so many. Dink enjoyed numerous outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing, dirt biking and bonfires. Dink lived for his son, Harley, and loved spending time with family and friends. Dink always had a kind word and smile for everyone. He was a blessing to know and will be missed by all who knew him. Dink was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Burkett Sr.; and an uncle, William Burkett Jr. He is survived by his mother, Susan Kepple (Greg Retter), of Vandergrift; a son, Harley Smith, of Elderton; his grandparents, Betty and Don Nicholson, of Elderton; two sisters, Jessica (Ed) Ressie, of Kittanning, and Tara Smith, of Kittanning; a stepbrother, Chris (Valerie) Kepple, of Five Points; an uncle, Rodger (Betsy) Burkett, of Vandergrift; Aunt Loretta Burkett, of Elderton; niece, Brooke; nephews, Justin, Jackson and Eddie; and cousins, Lindsey, Paige, Jeremy and Bryce. Family and friends are being received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at 11 a.m. at JANETTE L. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2842 River Road, Vandergrift, PA 15690, 724-567-7006, with Pastor Lee Rupert officiating. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery in Apollo. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at Janette L. Gamble Funeral.
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Sulava, Brandon J. 19

  • Apollo
  • Born: 1994-05-06
  • Died: 2014-04-16
  • Funeral Home: Curran-Shaffer, Apollo | Get Directions
  • Brandon James Sulava, 19, of Apollo, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Born May 6, 1994, in Monroeville, he was a son of James A. "Shmouse" Sulava, of Apollo, and Anne E. (Shafer) Sulava, of Kittanning. Brandon was a 2013 graduate of Lenape Vo Tech and attended North Apollo Church of God. He enjoyed hunting and working out. Brandon completed his black belt training with the American Taekwondo Association in Apollo. He especially enjoyed spending his days with his best friend, Brandon "Bubba" Sauers Barr, lifting weights, trail bike riding, playing X-box and just hanging out. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Martin Sulava, who passed away in 2010. In addition to his parents, Brandon is survived by his maternal grandparents, Calvin "Cal" (Nancy) Shafer, of Apollo; paternal grandmother, Pauline Sulava, of West Leechburg; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Brandon was a leader and gentleman and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be announced at a later date to honor Brandon's life. Arrangements have been entrusted to CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., Apollo. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Weaver, Robert W. 59

  • Springdale
  • Born: 1954-09-01
  • Died: 2014-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Cheswick | Get Directions
  • Robert W. Weaver, 59, of Springdale, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home. Born Sept. 1, 1954, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late William D. and Martha Howard Weaver and had resided in Springdale the past 15 years. He formerly was employed as a printer with West Penn-Allegheny Health Systems and had served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Bob attended Our Lady of Victory Church with his wife, Nancy, and was a member of the Springdale VFW. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan. His survivors include: his wife, Nancy Cangilla Weaver; two brothers, Thomas Weaver, of Pittsburgh, and Toby (Danielle) Weaver, of Churchill; two sisters, Ginger (Rich) Young, of Volant, and Jeanne Weaver, of Mt. Lebanon; two godchildren, Tina Carder and Chris Weaver; brother and sister-in-law, Dan (Sue) Cangilla, of McCandless; and also his beloved dog, Breezy. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in CHESWICK at CHARLES B. JARVIE FUNERAL HOME INC., 1607 Pittsburgh St. A Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Victory Church with burial to follow in Springdale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Pittsburgh Pirates Charities, PNC Park at North Shore, 115 Federal St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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