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Brison Jr., Robert V. 114

  • Oakmont
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Robert V. Brison Jr., 57, of Oakmont, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. He was the dear son of the late Robert and Jane Brison Sr.; beloved husband for 27 years of Paula (Warner) Brison; loving father of Nicole Leininger and Karenie Slaughter; grandfather of Darian Slaughter; and dear brother of Barbara Brison. Bob and his family owned and operated the former Oakmont Dairy Queen for almost 50 years, opening in 1955. His family was very important to him and he was a very proud grandfather. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in the funeral home with the Rev. Laurie Lesoon, Pastor of Caring Ministries at Riverside Community Church officiating. Interment will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Borough. Because his mother and grandmother were afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, the family requests that donations be made in Bob's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Visit us online at http://www.burket-truby.com.
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Conley, Bernard M. 81

  • Upper Burrell
  • Born: 1933-05-24
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Bernard M. "Sonny" Conley, 81, of Upper Burrell, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot. He was born May 24, 1933, in New Kensington, to the late Bernard M. and Elizabeth Jesadovich Conley Sr. and had lived in Upper Burrell the past 54 years. He had previously resided in Cheswick. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a Sergeant. Bernard had been the owner of the Oak Lake Golf Course since 1972 and was the head electrician for the University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, Lower Burrell, the B.P.O. Elks in Tarentum, the V.F.W. in Lower Burrell and a social member of the Upper Burrell Firemen. He truly loved the game of golf and taking care of and maintaining the Oak Lake Course. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sylvia J. Ferrari Conley; his children, Kathy Brouwer (Dave Rosky), of Washington Township, Jackie Liotta (Ricky Kelley), of Kingsland, Ga., and Michael (Jodi) Conley, of Upper Burrell; grandchildren, Scott (Jessica) and Shaun Brouwer and Elizabeth Liotta; great-grandchildren, Nolan and Emilee Brouwer; special cousin, James "Butch" Conley; and former son-in-law, Charles Brouwer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Conley. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday by the Rev. Kenneth Zaccagnini. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Corridoni, Sophia 88

  • Nowrytown
  • Born: 1926-03-05
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Curran, Saltsburg | Get Directions
  • Sophia (Cup) Corridoni, 88, of Nowrytown, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. Born March 5, 1926, in Foster (Conemaugh Township), she was a daughter of the late John and Nancy (Kohut) Cup. A lifelong resident of Nowrytown, Sophia and her husband owned and operated Corridoni's Tavern "Fuzzy's" for 54 years. She had also worked for Federal Labs prior to opening the tavern. Sophia was a member of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, in Saltsburg, and a former member of the Nowrytown Sportsmen's Club Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bingo and cooking, especially making her homemade fried dough, pierogies and gnocchi. Her favorite pastime was socializing with all her patrons, and she loved spending time with her many friends and family. In addition to her parents, Sophia was preceded in death by her husband, Keno "Fuzzy" Corridoni; four brothers, Nick, Andy, Archie and Joe Cup; and a sister, Margaret Walter. Survivors include two sons, David "Mac" (Andrea) Corridoni and John Corridoni, and her granddaughter, Katie Corridoni, all of Nowrytown; two brothers, John Cup Jr., of Avonmore, and Steve Cup, of Conemaugh Township; sister-in-law, Dolores "Bert" Cup, also of Conemaugh Township; and her many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 701 Salt St., Saltsburg. There will be a blessing service at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Father Salvatore Lamendola officiating. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery, Saltsburg. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Evans, Sandra L. 69

  • Butler , Formerly of Rural Ridge
  • Born: 1945-04-26
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Siwicki-Yanicko, West Deer Township | Get Directions
  • Sandra L. Evans, 69, of Butler, formerly of Rural Ridge, Indiana Township, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, with her daughters at her side. She was born April 26, 1945, in Pittsburgh, to the late Robert M. Jr. and Ruth E. (Wilson) Evans. Sandra grew up in West Deer and graduated from West Deer High School in 1963. She worked for more than 26 years as an administrative assistant for the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, East End. She was a former member of East Union Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed Steelers football, ceramics, crocheting and especially spending time with her girls and their families. Survivors include her daughters, Faith K. (Martin) Flora, of the Sheraden section of Pittsburgh, Sarah M. (Christopher) Collier, of New Castle, and Katie M. (Ron) Postreich, of Pine Township; 10 grandchildren, Mia, Maya, Kiara and Gabi King, Allie, Jake and Rylan Collier, and Preston, Desolina and Adalyn Postreich; and three great-grandchildren, Julian, Bently and Kileea King. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. Private burial will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, P.O. Box 9024, Pittsburgh, PA 15204. View obituary online and leave condolences at http://www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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Goodgasell, Marilyn A. 65

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1949-07-18
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: Carson/Boyer, Rural Valley | Get Directions
  • Marilyn A. Goodgasell, 65, of Kittanning, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at her residence. She was born July 18, 1949, to David E. Sr. and Martha (Cochran) Harmon in Kittanning. Marilyn worked as a cook for the county seat and was the head of the women's department at K-Mart. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Marilyn is survived by her three sons, Gary L. (Dorthy) Reitler, of Sarver; David B. (Tammy) Reitler, of Kittanning, and William J. (Kristen) Reitler, of Kittanning; daughter, Kimberly L. (Shawn) Smith, of Rural Valley; 12 grandchildren, Whitney Reitler, Kimberly Reitler, Ashely (Austin) Huestis, Marilyn Reitler, Tori Smith, Dakota Smith, Emily Lenavitt, Stephanie Lenavitt, Benjamin Reitler, Joshua Reitler, Jessica Reitler and Jeremy Reitler; two great-grandsons, Carter Reitler and Vincent Huestis; and two brothers, Keith Harmon, of Brackenridge, and Nathan Harmon, of Kittanning. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, David E. Harmon Jr. and William L. Harmon; and sister, Martha J. Harmon. As per Marilyn's request, all services will be held privately. Memorials in Marilyn's name can be made to the charity of one's choice. http://www.carsonboyer.com.
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Gordish, Robert P. 52

  • Avonmore
  • Born: 1961-10-26
  • Died: 2014-08-19
  • Funeral Home: Corridoni, Avonmore | Get Directions
  • Robert Patrick "Jags" Gordish, 52, of Avonmore, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 26, 1961, in Avonmore, a son of the late Rudolph Jr. and Yvonne Cunningham Gordish. Bob was employed by Akers National Roll, in Avonmore, where he was a boss on the afternoon shift. He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Avonmore. Jags was a 1979 graduate of Kiski Area High School. He is survived by two children, Amanda and Christopher; his sister, Kim York, of Connecticut; and his brother, Jeff Gordish and his wife, Cindy, of Michigan. Family will receive friends from 5 until 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in the KELLY L. CORRIDONI FUNERAL HOME LTD., 400 Indiana Ave., Avonmore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church with Father Salvatore Lamendola as celebrant. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery, Avonmore. To view and send online condolences, visit us at http://www.corridonifuneralhome.com.
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Josefoski, Helen S. 89

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1925-06-16
  • Died: 2014-08-18
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Helen S. Josefoski, 89, of Natrona Heights, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Saxony Health Center, Saxonburg. She was born June 16, 1925, in Brackenridge, a daughter of the late John and Catherine Petrek Skuta. Helen was a 1944 graduate of Har-Brack High School and also a graduate of Franco's Beauty School in New Kensington. She was the owner of the former Helen's Beauty Shop in Natrona Heights. Helen was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, in Natrona Heights, 1st Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, where she was an officer and past president, Tarentum Historical Society, where she enjoyed the history and keeping ethnic traditions alive, and was a CCD teacher at the church. She enjoyed cooking, baking and most of all, her grandchildren. Helen is survived by her children, Edward (Mary) Josefoski, of Saxonburg, Susan (George) Allen, of Gibsonia, John (Ann) Josefoski, of Tarentum, and Joseph Josefoski, of Sarver; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and by her sister, Ciel Szymkiewicz, of Natrona Heights. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Josefoski, Jan. 20, 1999; brothers, Joseph, Martin and Stephen Skuta; and by her sisters, Anna Petros and Josephine Jendrejeski. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, with the Rev. Nick Spirko as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Helen may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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Lee, Elaine R. 54

  • Formerly of Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1959-12-31
  • Died: 2014-08-10
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Elaine R. (Scholl) Lee, 54, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Natrona Heights, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. She was born Dec. 31, 1959, in Harrison Township, daughter of Lois E. (Ross) Scholl, of Natrona Heights, and the late Raymond F. Scholl Jr. She had lived for the past 14 years in Baltimore. Elaine was an IT program manager for Farmers Insurance for 24 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge. She was a graduate of Highlands High School, class of 1977, and a graduate of Computer Tech, Pittsburgh. Elaine was an animal lover; especially her dog, Reese. Besides her mother, she is survived by a brother, Douglas R. (Mary Eileen) Scholl, of Natrona Heights; nephew, Justin (Maryann) Scholl, of Fairview; niece, Alyson Scholl, of Natrona Heights; and several cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Trinity Unity Methodist Church, Brackenridge, with the Rev. Jeffrey A. Vanderhoff, officiating. Local arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Family suggests contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, Brackenridge. Visit http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Palmer, Ronald Ron S.

  • Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Died: 2014-08-13
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  • Ronald Stephen "Ron" Palmer, of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Joanne Palmer. He was born in Pittsburgh to Dominic and Barbara Palmer. He grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Highlands High School in 1979. He attended West Virginia University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. His first year as a student, Ron received the Petroleum Engineering Student of the Year. Upon graduating, he moved to Princeton, N.J., where he worked for Mobil Research and Development. There, he met the love of his life, Joanne Czeslowski. In 1991, Ron and Joanne moved to Bakersfield, Calif. They were married Sept. 25, 1993. Ron worked locally for Mobil, Aera Energy and since 2006 he has been with MacPherson Oil. Ron was an avid golfer. He also loved gourmet cooking with friends, traveling and hanging out at the beach. He was also an avid black and gold fan, Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He is survived by wife, Joanne, the love of his life; and his beloved dog, Lilly. Other family members include his mother; brothers, Mike (Karen) Palmer, Rick Palmer, Mark (Diane) Palmer; sisters, Beth Palmer and Kristin (Mark) Bird; brother-in-law, Chet Czeslowski; sisters-in-law, Caron and Carol Czeslowski; and several nieces and nephews; and many close friends. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Butler Country Club, 310 Country Club Road, Butler, PA 16002.
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