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Dillner, Herman E. 93

  • West Deer
  • Born: 1921-05-04
  • Died: 2014-11-24
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Herman E. Dillner, 93, of West Deer, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Born May 4, 1921, in Gibsonia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Irene (Bonin) Dillner; beloved husband for 50 years of Dorothy (Patton) Dillner; loving father of Herman E. (Joy) Dillner Jr., of Pymatuning, Betty Jane (John) Burke, of Florida, Mark E. (Marcie) Dillner, of Bairdford, and Marrene (Charles) Mechler, of Tarentum; brother of Hazel Mink, of Dorseyville, Earl Dillner, of Butler, Howard Dillner, of Gibsonia, and the late Harry Dillner, Elmer (Jean) Dillner and Ruth Black; and is also survived by six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. An Army World War II veteran, Herman served in an infantry division in Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland, Central Europe. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal and Freedom Award, given by the French government. Herman went on to work for 33 and one third years at the Gulf Research Facility in Harmar as a painter. He was a lifelong member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Dorseyville, where he served on the property and cemetery Committees. Herman was a longtime member of the West Deer VFW and enjoyed gardening, playing cards and working on his five tractors. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Trinity United Church of Christ, Dorseyville, with interment to follow in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Dorseyville. Family suggests donations to Trinity U.C.C., 3712 Saxonburg Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Please offer condolences at
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Hughes, Fanny F. 85

  • Lower Burrell
  • Born: 1929-05-06
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Gigler, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Fanny Fern Hughes, 85, of Lower Burrell, was called home to her Lord Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. She was born May 6, 1929, in New Kensington, to the late William and Martha Frances "Fanny" (Harnish) Thomas. She lived in New Kensington and Lower Burrell all her life. Fanny graduated from Ken-Hi High School, Class of 1947, and attended New Kensington Commercial School before beginning work for Alcoa at the Wear Ever Building in New Kensington for 20 years. She then was employed at Shadyside Hospital Pittsburgh, then she was a proofreader for Bankers Lithograph for 18 years. Fanny retired in 2010 from lSS in Harmarville and U Park. In her younger years she loved to dance, especially with her husband, Jim. Along her interests were flower gardening, bowling and watching game shows. She was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Joe Paterno's Penn State football, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fanny enjoyed the Valley News Dispatch, reading and studying the Bible. She was a member of First Baptist Church of New Kensington when she was younger and attended Harvest Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W., in 1991, after 23 years of marriage. She lovingly had been a caretaker for her mother, Fanny; her husband, Jim; and mother-in-law, Ida Hughes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by twin brother, Arthur A. "Mac" Thomas; brothers, William Thomas, David "Pete" Thomas and Jack N. Thomas; and sisters, Mary June Strawser and Myrna Jane Aiquist. She is survived by her niece, Sandra L. (Edward) Mangini, of Lower Burrell, who cared for her for many years, sister-in-law, Regina Thomas, of New Kensington, and brother-in-law, George Alquist, of South Carolina. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, until a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Dennis Smith. Interment will be private in Greenwood Memorial Park, next to her husband. Memorial donations for Fanny Hughes may be made to Twilight Wish 32 Union St., Doylestown, PA 18901.
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Stuchel, Robert C. 79

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1935-11-14
  • Died: 2014-11-26
  • Funeral Home: Dunmire- Kerr Rowe, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Robert C. Stuchel, 79, of Vandergrift, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in the Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Natrona Heights. Born Nov. 14, 1935, in Plumville, he was the son of the late Hugh Miller and Rose Armeda Schall Stuchel. A veteran of the Army, having served during the Cuban Crisis, he had been employed by Stanford Home Centers as a truck driver prior to retiring in 1976. He had also worked as a self-employed painter throughout the area. Robert was a member of the Vandergrift Presbyterian Church; he enjoyed woodworking, scrapping, the topic of Civil War, going for road trips on Route 30 and spending time with his grandchildren and granddogs. He was also a past member of the Corvair Club. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Lou (Krug) Stuchel, of Vandergrift; a daughter, Sherri Steele, of Avonmore; son, Jeff (Linda) Stuchel, of Oklahoma Borough; a daughter, Wendi Garza, of Murrysville; seven grandchildren, Lauren, Zachery, Alexandra and Mackenzie Steele, Michael Garza, Nicole Shoemaker and Robert Ciuca; a great-grandson, Landon Shoemaker; five brothers, Mervin, William, Ronald, Leonard and Darvin Stuchel; one sister, Dorothy Yerty; along with numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Painter, Betty Stuchel and Jane Kwiatkowski. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the DUNMIRE-KERR and ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday with his Pastor, the Rev. Neal Galley, officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Apollo. To leave an online condolence, visit us at
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Ubinger, William N. 83

  • Formerly of O'Hara Township
  • Died: 2014-11-25
  • Funeral Home: Weddell-Ajak, Aspinwall | Get Directions
  • William N. Ubinger, M.D., 83, formerly of O'Hara Township, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, with family at his side. He was the wonderful husband of 58 years to Annamae (Hepp) Ubinger; loving father of Chris (Diane), Jeff (Nicki), Annette (Bill) Zervins and Eric (Kelly); and devoted Pap-Pap of Dan, Megan, Alex, Carolyn, Matt, Jason, Devyn, Brock and Carly; brother of Bernie (late Jayne) Ubinger. Bill earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh (Phi Beta Kappa), and his Medical degree at UCLA Medical School. His medical practice included two years in California and then family practice in Tarentum (Allegheny Valley Hospital), and then retired from serving as the medical director of the Drug and Alcohol Rehab Unit at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Highland Drive, Pittsburgh. Bill spent four years in the Korean War, serving with the Navy. He loved traveling, the Pittsburgh Symphony, visiting Civil War sites and Disney World. Bill's love for his family and God was always at the top of his list. His dedication to his wife, children and grandchildren was unparalleled. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave., Aspinwall. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 2510 Middle Road, Hampton Township. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to TASH Inc., The Anna Seethaler Hospital Inc., Oaxaca, Mexico, 9448 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101.
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