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Kornuchuck, Barbara A. 79

  • Buffalo Township
  • Born: 1935-12-16
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Redmond, Freeport | Get Directions
  • Barbara A. Kornuchuck, 79, of Buffalo Township, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, while in the company of family members at Fair Winds Manor, Winfield Township. Barbara was born Dec. 16, 1935, in Ford City, a daughter of the late Barbara (Pabst) and Tullio Zanetti. She worked in the housekeeping department at Fair Winds Manor for 14 years. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Peter Kornuchuck; her son, Mark E. Cravener, of Winfield Township; daughters, Barbara F. Cravener, of Eden, N.C, and Toni Groves, of Indiana, Pa. She is also survived by her brother, Jospeh Zanetti, of Eden, N.C.; and her sister, Theresa (Victor) Skukalek, of Conneaut. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Lichanec. At Barbara's request, there will be no public visitation and burial will be private. To send a condolence, visit www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Larson, Deborah L. 66

  • Leechburg
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Gamble, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Deborah Lea Larson, 66, of Leechburg, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, with her best friend and family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Boyd and Ina Clair (Lookabaugh) McKnight. Deborah was employed by Giant Eagle for 17 years and a supervisor for Head Start, and several daycares. She loved caring for children and spending time with her family, playing bingo, camping, gardening, writing novels, crafts, and was an avid reader. She is survived by two sons, Rich (Traci) Fulmer, of New York, and Chayne (Amanda) Fulmer, of Allegheny Township; three daughters, Pam (Sam) Roark, of Kentucky, Fawn (Tim) Scheidegger, of Kentucky and Ina Lovell, of Apollo; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her best friend, with whom she made her home, Doris Funkhouser, of Leechburg; and her two beloved dogs, Sadie and Mindi. In addition to her parents, Deborah was preceded in death by an infant son, Adam Fulmer. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the JANETTE L. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME INC., 2842 River Road, Vandergrift, PA 15690, 724-567-7006, and from 10 a.m. till the time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, with Pastor Lanny Nellinger officiating. Interment will be private at Evergreen Cemetery in Leechburg. Online condolences may be made at www.Gamblefh.com.
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Raschiatore, Edith 84

  • Vandergrift
  • Born: 1930-06-05
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Dunmire-Kerr, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Edith Varrato Raschiatore, 84, of Vandergrift, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, in the St. Margaret Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born June 5, 1930, in Vandergrift, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Letizia Sansonetti Varrato. Edith was a member of the St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church in Vandergrift. She was a child care provider for Seton Hill Day Care for more than 20 years. She was affectionately known as "Miss Edie" to all of her daycare kids over the years. Edie dedicated her adult life taking care of her mother and father and then her nieces and nephews, Renee, David, Sharon, Karen and Steven. Survivors include several nieces and nephews and her dog, Bianca. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Amelia Bertino; and two brothers, Joseph and Albert Varrato. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the DUNMIRE-KERR and ROWE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift, with Father James Loew, OSB, as celebrant. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence, visit us at www.dunmirekerr.com.
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Sirota, Pearl H. 89

  • Formerly of New Kensington
  • Born: 1925-11-28
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Pearl Helen (Kowalik) Sirota, 89, of Coppell, Texas, formerly of New Kensington, died peacefully, in her sleep, Friday, April 24, 2015, after complications from a stroke suffered earlier in the month. Pearl was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Pittsburgh, to the late Frank Sr. and Catherine Melnik Kowalik. While she lived most of her life in New Kensington, she relocated to Coppell, Texas, in 2004, after her husband died so she could be closer to her daughters who live there. Pearl worked at Horne's, in Natrona Heights, for more than 25 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of America. Pearl enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family. In Texas, she made many new friends at her retirement community, Christus St. Joseph Village, where she enjoyed bingo, bunco and exercise class. Pearl remained a die-hard Steelers fan in the heart of Cowboys country, often wearing her Big Ben jersey every Sunday during the football season. Pearl is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy (Sirota) and Gary Baker, of The Colony, Texas, and Linda (Sirota) and Dave Lacinski, of Coppell, Texas; grandsons, Joe Baker, of Dallas, Texas, Philip and wife, Amy Baker, of Sachse, Texas, and Brian Lacinski, of Midland, Texas; great-grandchildren, Zoey, Lexi and Harrison Baker; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank Jr. and Karen, of Thornton, Colo., Walt and Elaine, of Oceanside, Calif., and John and Jackie, of Lower Burrell. She is also survived by numerous thoughtful and caring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including her Christus St. Joseph Village "family." In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Joseph T. Sirota, on July 30, 2002; as well as an infant son, Thomas Joseph Sirota; and a brother, George Kowalik, of Temecula, Calif. Christian funeral Mass will be held Monday, April 27, 2015, at Christus St. Joseph Village in Coppell, Texas. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, where a parting prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by committal service at St. Mary Cemetery, Lower Burrell, by the Rev. John Szczesny. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Chapel at Christus St. Joseph Village, 1201 E. Sandy Lake Road, Coppell, TX 75019. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Soderlund, Patricia L. 75

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1939-07-02
  • Died: 2015-04-26
  • Funeral Home: Jarvie, Springdale | Get Directions
  • Patricia Lee Soderlund, 75, of Natrona Heights, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Life Care Hospice of Natrona Heights. She was born in Frazer Township, July 2, 1939, to the late Lawrence and Dorothy Luty Murray and has been a lifelong resident of the community. Mrs. Soderlund was a member of Walter Chapel Methodist Church in Rural Ridge where she had taught Sunday school. She enjoyed sewing and baking and especially liked being with her family. Surviving Patricia are her loving husband of 52 1/2 years, Billy Soderlund; her son, Billy (Mariene) Soderlund, of Ashville, N.C.; foster son, Stanley Jancowski, of North Hills; niece, Sandy Carson, of Mt. Holly; brother, Larry (Audrey) Murray, of Harmony; and nieces and nephews. Friends are invited for visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the CHARLES B. JARVIE SPRINGDALE FUNERAL HOME INC., 801 Pittsburgh St., where services will commence at 11 a.m. Wednesday with burial to follow in Prospect Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Visit us at www.jarviefuneralhome.com.
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