Our Obituaries

Janice M. Dineen

July 25, 1946 - July 20, 2017

Janice M. "Cookie" (Napierkowski) Dineen, age 70 of Avalon, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 20th, 2017. Janice was the wife of the late Terence T. Dineen, Sr.; loving mother of Janine M. Berie (husband Charles J.) of Avalon, Terence T. "Tim" Dineen, Jr. (fiancée Debi Kral) of Ross Township and Thomas Dineen (wife Tammy) of West View;...
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Sarah M. Anderson

July 23, 1918 - July 14, 2017

Sarah (Sally) Anderson, 98, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Sally was born in McKees Rocks, PA, on July 23, 1918, to Natalie and Edward Bovard. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School and then went on to graduate beauty school. Sally was preceded in death by her husbands, Bernard (Pete) Anderson and Howard McGregor; son, Robert Anderson...
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Gerald Lee Bolin, Sr.

October 25, 1939 - July 7, 2017

Jerry Bolin, age 77, of the North Side, surrounded by family, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. Husband of 59 years to Margaret "Peggy" Bolin; devoted father of Gerald "Jerry" Bolin, Jr. (Chris), Sandy Seifer (George Malsch), and the late William Lee Bolin; proud Pap of Daniel Seifer, Jason Bolin, Jamie Bolin, Ruthann Malsch and Garrett Malsch; great Pap of seven great...
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Clinton Ely White

July 23, 1922 - June 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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LaVerne Lanich

May 22, 1917 - June 4, 2017

LaVerne Keller Lanich, age 100, of Masonic Village in Sewickley, formerly of Wilkinsburg, East Liberty and Bellevue, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Wife of the late James Vincent Lanich, who passed away in 1997. Surviving are her step-daughter, Barbara Gascoine of Monroeville, first cousins, Robert Brunk of the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Richard Brunk of Florida and Betty Brunk,...
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Gale C. O'Malley

October 9, 1934 - May 23, 2017

Gale "Gus" O'Malley, age 82 of Ross Twp., passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Beloved husband of 61 years to Eileen (Martinac) O'Malley. Devoted father of Diane Cox (Stephen), Gail Bowers (the late Keith), Timothy O'Malley (Joleene), Theodore O'Malley (Sherry), Patricia Bowen (Timothy) and Daniel O'Malley (Marjorie). Proud grandfather of 14, great-grandfather of 4; brother of Colletta...
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Charlotte Helen Sadler

August 15, 1933 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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Charlotte Helen Sadler

August 15, 1933 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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Frederick M. Naatz

November 29, 1937 - May 6, 2017

Frederick M. Naatz, age 79 of Pittsburgh PA, passed away on May 6, 2017. Fred was born in Pittsburgh, eldest son of the late, Jack and Esther Naatz. Fred was a wonderful man who loved and deeply cherished his wife, children and their families and all of his friends. His greatest joy was hosting their frequent visits, playing cards & games and enjoying lively conversation. He was a master...
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Jean E. Honsaker

September 18, 1928 - May 5, 2017

Jean E. (Jacobs) Honsaker age 88, of Emsworth, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017. Beloved wife for 61 years of the late Herbert "Bus" Honsaker. Loving mother of Richard (Sheila) Honsaker, Janet (Ramon) Obringer, David (Patty) Honsaker and James (Cindy) Honsaker. Grandma of Kelly, Brandon and Ryan (Amanda) Honsaker; Memom of Adam (Kristin), Noah (Leann) and great granddaughter Emma Obringer. ...
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Terry R. Boylan

February 15, 1946 - May 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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Mary Jane Worley

April 7, 1928 - May 1, 2017

Mary Jane Worley, age 89, of Avalon, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2017. Loving mother of Ralph Worley of Arizona and Sandy (Darryl) Gorajewski of Cranberry Twp. Proud Grandma of five, great-grandma of nine and great-great grandma of two; sister of Dell Ossman of Avalon. In honoring her wishes there will be no visitation, services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to the Orion C....
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Marlene June Reynolds

October 14, 1934 - April 29, 2017

Marlene June (Bricker) Reynolds age 82 of Avalon Borough, passed away after a long courageous battle of illnesses on Saturday, April 29, 2017. She was born October 14, 1934, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Homer Sr and Ruth (Aston) Bricker. Marlene enjoyed bingo, trips to the mall, and watching Penguins Hockey. Marlene made friends with everyone she met. Beloved wife of Joseph Reynolds,...
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James Thomas Brunner

January 9, 1947 - April 20, 2017

James Thomas Brunner, 70, of Ben Avon, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. Son of the late Fred J. and Edith E. (Morris) Brunner; beloved brother of Peggy (Wayne) Stratton, Ruth (Joseph) Hudspeth, Carole Brunner , the late Fred and Evelyn Brunner and Sally Cisco. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.Friends received Friday from 1-3 and 5-7pm in the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc.,...
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John R. Durler

June 24, 1960 - April 18, 2017

John R. Durler, Jr. "Pork Chop", 56, a native of the North Side, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Loving husband of 22 years to Paula A. (Wilson) Durler. Proud father of Sydney, John III, Gage and Emily all of Bellevue. Devoted pappy of Liam Andrew and Milo Allen Durler; brother Anthony of Bellevue, Jacqueline Lenhart of McKees Rocks, James of New York, Michelle of Donora, and...
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Kathryn M. Flaherty

November 17, 1942 - April 17, 2017

Kathryn M. Flaherty, also known to her older friends and family as Sis, after suffering for many years from chronic disease, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 17th. Kathryn (known then as Sis Friedman) was born, raised, and worked the earlier part of her life in Emsworth and Avalon; a 1960 graduate of Avonworth High School, where she was an award winning athlete and a majorette. She...
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George F. Sipe

November 23, 1942 - April 8, 2017

My loving husband, George F. Sipe, age 74 of Avalon passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife Rosemarie (Kellington) Sipe; beloved step-father of Melissa Rose Gromek, loving father of Georgette (Shawn) Corliss and Laura (Chad) Trehar. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren; Audrey McEuen, Erilyn, David and Abigail Corliss and Rebekah, Collin, Eric and James...
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Dorothy M. Grosjean

November 10, 1926 - April 2, 2017

Dorothy M. (Coombs) Grosjean, age 90, formerly of Avalon, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Evans City. Wife of the late William John Grosjean. Loving mother of Dorothy Spence (Daniel) of Greenville, Virginia Leibach (William) of Ross Twp., Ruth Foster of Evans City and the late Betty Ann Grosjean. Proud grandma of Tracy Sarver, William Swarmer, Laura Morse, Burt and Michael Leibach,...
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Scott R. Menold

December 2, 1948 - March 31, 2017

Scott R. Menold, age 68, of Ingomar, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 31, 2017. Son of the late Jane (Menold) and Robert Sullivan. Brother of James M. Sullivan and his wife Judi of Woodbridge, Va. Also survived by many cousins. Scott was a graduate of North Allegheny High School and The College of Wooster receiving a degree in chemistry. He then received his MBA in finance from the...
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Joseph R. Vacek

September 23, 1936 - March 29, 2017

Joseph R. Vacek, age 80, of Avalon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Beloved husband of 59 years to Janice (Zajackowski) Vacek; loving father of Gina Funk (Jeff), Michael Vacek (Gina), Steve Vacek (Jennifer), Ann Kuszajewski (Gregg), and Frank and the late Joseph Vacek. Proud Pap of 10 grandchildren. Brother of Fr. Carl Vacek, Sandra Burns (Donald), and Patricia Hodgson; also...
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Shirley E. Ivancik

November 11, 1928 - March 28, 2017

Shirley Edith (Bergman) Ivancik, age 88, of Bellevue, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at home. She was born Nov. 11, 1928 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Howard and Louise (Ortlieb) Bergman. She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen Ivancik; loving mother of Faith (Matthew) Thompson of McCandless and Bonnie (Edward) Abplanalp of Warren, PA; cherished grandmother of Stephen and...
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Sue A. Pletz

September 21, 1954 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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Paul P. Toncic

November 14, 1943 - March 19, 2017

Paul P. Toncicage 73, of Avalon, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017, son of the late Paul and Frances Toncic, brother of the late Pauline Toncic and Frank Toncic, brother-in-law of Daphne Toncic of FL, uncle of Christina Gold of OH and Laurence Toncic of FL.Per Paul's wishes there will be no visitation, burial will be at 11 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery, please...
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Nicholas Moyta

November 16, 1922 - February 23, 2017

Nicholas Moyta, age 94 of Tustin, CA, passed away on February 23, 2017. He was born November 16, 1922 in Czechoslovakia, first son of the late John and Elizabeth (Tirpak) Moyta. He was the beloved husband of the late Chieko (Imaizumi) Moyta. He was also preceded in death by brothers; John, Edward and A. Daniel Moyta. He is survived by his sister, Sister Martha Elizabeth Moyta O.S.B., children...
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Nancy Swindells

September 1, 1942 - February 22, 2017

Nancy C. Swindells, 74, of Moon Twp., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Daughter of the late Marian (Dick) and Norman Hammerle, Sr.; sister of Norman Hammerle, Jr., and his wife Marcia and the late George William Swindells and Lois A. Schact. As a graduate of Duffs Business School, she went on to work for 43 years at Anixter Pittsburgh as an inside sales representative....
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Jim Arthur Weiss

June 7, 1953 - February 16, 2017

Jim Weiss, age 63 of Westview, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 16, 2017. He was the loving husband of 26 years to Linda (Winter) Weiss; devoted father of Jim Weiss of Erie, Jeffrey Weiss of Westview and Danielle Weiss of Westview; brother of Joseph of Kilbuck Township, John (Diana) of Franklin Park and the late Jay Weiss of Brighton Heights; also survived by numerous nieces and...
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Gregory John Wisniewski

December 20, 1965 - February 12, 2017

Gregory John "Wiz" WisniewskiAge 51, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Highland Park, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017, Beloved Friend of Tina Marie Dugan, Loving Dog owner of Junior and the late Maxx (his sons). Son of the late Chester and Bernadette Wisniewski, brother of Sharon (Ron) Heisel, Keith (Sharon K.) Wisniewski and Gary Wisniewski, also survived by nieces and nephews. Greg was a...
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Martha A. Haggerty

May 7, 1927 - February 11, 2017

Martha A. Haggerty of Glenshaw, PA , age 89, on Saturday, February 11, 2017 went to be with her Lord with loved ones by her side. Beloved wife of the late John L. Haggerty; daughter of Mary and Andrew Adams, sister of Elizabeth, Ruth and Donald Adams, all deceased. Martha was a very dear friend, neighbor, confidant, "Mother-in-Love", and a prayer partner to so many. If Martha was praying for...
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David H. Lawhead

August 27, 1934 - February 8, 2017

David H. Lawhead, 82, of Avalon, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at UPMC Passavant Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joanne Bixler Lawhead, and five beloved children; Lori (Jack) Pingree, Janet (Robert) Mannella, Curt (Nena) Lawhead, Sharon (Eric) Comini and Craig (Mary Ann) Lawhead. He was a loving grandfather to Jennifer (Kevin) McIntire, Colin Pingree,...
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Ernie S. Davey,

January 10, 1953 - January 19, 2017

Ernie S. Davey, Jr., "Jake", age 64 of Westview, formerly of Baden, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Husband of the late Donna L. (Winter) Davey. He is survived by his four legged beloved, Chloe; his siblings Norma Jean Stickley, Robert S. Davey, Sr., Wanita Doran and the late Shirley Csonka; brother-in-law of Linda Weiss; and surviving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and...
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Rose Miller

August 28, 1927 - January 14, 2017

Rose (Hanas) Miller,age 89, of Bellevue, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth H. Miller, cherished mother of Linda M. Dalton, Kenneth R. Miller (Barbara) and Patricia L. Miller (Jack Crislip), loving grandmother of Kelly Hough (Gregory), Matthew Dalton (Nicole), Kimberly Leeman (Brad), Gregory Dalton (Morgan), Patrick Miller (Stephanie),...
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Sean Michael Carney

February 20, 1988 - December 29, 2016

Sean Michael Carney, 28 of Avalon, passed away suddenly at home on December 29, 2016. He leaves behind a son, Sean Michael Carney, his partner Vanessa Lamb; his parents, Sue and Edward Carney; a brother, Brian Carney; a sister, Joy Carney; a grandmother, Mary Forward; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. Sean was a graduate of Northgate High School and Bidwell Culinary Arts program. He worked...
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Patricia A. Mogus

March 16, 1934 - November 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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Lena M. DiPaolo

January 1, 1922 - November 26, 2016

Lena M. DiPaolo, age 94 of Avalon, native of Johnstown and longtime resident of Plum Boro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Wife of the late Nunzio V. DiPaolo; loving and devoted mother of Vince DiPaolo (Laurita) of Connellsville, Donna DiPaolo of Bethesda, MD and Philip J. DiPaolo of Avalon; proud Grandma of Daniel DiPaolo of Boston, MA and Sarah DiPaolo (Jay Nichtengale)...
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Ronald Christopher Butera

June 19, 1976 - November 12, 2016

Ronald Christopher Butera, on Saturday, November 12, 2016, Ronald Christopher Butera, age 40, of Avalon. Beloved husband of Fauna M. (Shaffer) Butera; loving son of Ronald J. and Geraldine (Trozzi) Butera; devoted father of Adrian C., Julian A., and Lilliaa M. Butera; brother of Alan A. Butera & his wife Haley, and Rachel A. Butera; brother-in-law of Luke I. Shaffer. Visitation and...
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James W. McHugo

November 10, 1942 - November 8, 2016

James W. "Mac" McHugo, age 73 of Bellevue, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Beloved husband of Eileen R. (Scheidell) McHugo, loving father of Sean E. McHugo, Sr., James P. McHugo and Maureen K. (Matthew Allison) McHugo, grandfather of Cheyenne V. McHugo, Sean E. McHugo, Jr., Daniel J. Allison; great grandfather of Sawyer Barna and Eli McHugo; also survived by his faithful companion, Clancy....
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Hilda A. Cummings

January 18, 1932 - October 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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Donna M. Manjack

April 4, 1943 - October 17, 2016

Donna M. Manjack , of Bellevue, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 17, 2016. She was the loving wife of 49 years to John J. Manjack and the devoted mother of Matt Manjack. Donna is also survived by her sisters, Pat Phillips (the late Howard) and Janet (Rory) Coats and was preceded in death by her sisters, Claudine (Dave) Claugus and Phyllis Biles. Also surviving are numerous nieces and...
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Leona Pauline Smithoover

July 23, 1921 - October 13, 2016

Leona P. Smithoover, 95, Pittsburgh, formerly of Altoona, died Thursday.She was the daughter of the late Jacob E. and Margaret Cecilia Smithoover. Surviving are a daughter, Christine Fruhlinger; two granddaughters: Lisa Macrina and Jennifer Smith; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia Smithoover. She was preceded in death by three siblings: Robert H. Smithoover, Eleanor Summers and...
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DuWayne C. Hilyard

January 14, 1945 - September 14, 2016

DuWayne "Duey" Hilyard, 71, of Ohio Twp., unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Devoted husband of 49 years to Elaine (Morris) Hilyard. Proud father of Lance and his wife Courtney and the late Lee Jeffrey Hilyard; Grandpa of Lainey & Luke Hilyard, Sean & Abigail Zwick and Macey Scarborough; brother of Darrel and Walter Hilyard. Friends received 2-4pm and 6-8pm Sunday at the Orion...
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Helen Elizabeth Bracken

May 8, 1929 - September 8, 2016

Helen Elizabeth (Helt) Bracken, age 87, lifelong Bellevue resident passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth "Betty" and Roy D. Helt. Helen was the beloved wife of the late Bill Bracken; cherished mother of Patti Bracken of Kings Mtn., NC and Ginny Driscoll of Glenwood, MD. Grandmother of Timothy (Melanie) Driscoll, Mt. Lebanon, Michael Driscoll, Bellevue,...
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Samuel M. Foster

June 17, 1941 - August 31, 2016

Samuel M. Foster, 75, of Avalon, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Beloved husband of Bernice (Carey), loving father of Samuel D. (fiancée Brenda L. Hepner), Tracy (Scott) Harris and Deborah (Tim) Banyas. Proud grandfather of Jessica, Zachary, Benjamin, Daniel, Kate and Alexander. Sam was retired from U.S.Steel and a longtime member of Greenstone United Methodist Church. Family...
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Candace Rose Wood

March 8, 1984 - August 25, 2016

Candace Rose (Guy) Wood, 32 years old of Emsworth, PA , suddenly on August 25, 2016, lost her battle with addiction. She is the cherished daughter of Diane Guy of Emsworth and Mark and Kacee Guy of Rochester. Beloved mother of Angelina Cochenour and Riley Wood. Forever treasured by her many aunts, uncles and cousins.Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4-8 pm in the Orion C. Pinkerton...
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James P. Hibbard

October 5, 1944 - August 24, 2016

James. P. Hibbard, Sr., age 71, of Bellevue, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Beloved husband of Dorothy (Weber), Loving father of James P., Jr., Jesse and Jeffrey (Jennifer) Hibbard, proud grandfather of Jason, Jayme, James, Jordan, Kaylee and Alayna Hibbard. James was a US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he worked as a supervisor at PAC for 35 years, and he also owned...
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Betty L. Barry

March 2, 1927 - June 30, 2016

Betty L. Barry, 89, of Bellevue / Emsworth passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in the company of her family. She is survived by her loving companion and husband Paul Barry of more than 65 years; their children Kathleen and Richard Barry and Susan Miller; grandchildren Trey and John Miller and 4 great grandchildren. Friends received on Tuesday 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm at the ...
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Jennie L. Battaglia

February 23, 1932 - June 19, 2016

Jennie L. Battaglia, 84, of Bellevue on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Beloved wife of the late William S. Battaglia, Sr. Mother of the late William S. Battaglia, Jr. Loving grandmother of Lindsey (Brian) Slagel, Brittani Battaglia and Rhianna and Maura Aubrey; great grandmother of Ava and Mia Slagel; sister of Ann Boch. Friends welcome to attend a Memorial Service on Wednesday at 12:30 pm at the ...
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Concetta Lawrence

May 23, 1927 - June 15, 2016

Concetta Gallucci Lawrence, 89 of Economy formerly of Sewickley, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late William Lawrence; loving mother of Beverly (Mato) Dracar; dear grandmother of Daniel Dracar and Anna (Greg) Allen; sister of Josephine Meyers and preceded in death by 7 siblings; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Connie has lived in...
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Charles A. Collier

December 17, 1957 - June 13, 2016

Rev. Charles A. Collier, Jr., 58, of Pittsburgh on Monday, June 13, 2016. Beloved husband of Deborah (Bailey) Collier; loving father of Nikeya Gilliam; son of Ellen and the late Charles A. Collier, Sr.; grandfather of Damon, Jayden and Braylon Bailey. Also survived by 4 brothers, 5 sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends received Friday 5 - 7 pm and Saturday from 11am - until...
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Lee L. Sesto

April 30, 1931 - May 12, 2016

Anthony Lee Sesto, age 85 of Ross Twp., passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn R. (North) Sesto; father of Leeann L. (Joseph, Jr.) Sesto-Andrews, Paul A. (Norma) Sesto and Mark E. (Darlene) Sesto, M.D.; grandfather of Joseph Andrews III, Anthony, Nathan, Dominic, Nicholas, Daniel and Natalie Sesto.Lee was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having...
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Earl John Timmins

April 17, 1956 - May 3, 2016

Earl John Timmins, age 60 of Hopewell Twp., formerly of Avalon passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. He was born April 17, 1956 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Earl and Irene Timmins. He was the beloved brother of Richard (Connie) Timmins and Patricia (James) McGurgan; uncle of Shaun Patrick and Justin James McGurgan. Services are private and are entrusted to the Orion C....
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Raymond Hinderliter

March 15, 1927 - April 20, 2016

Raymond Hinderliter, age 89 of Avalon, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He was born March 15, 1927, a son of the late Dallas H. and Margaret (Marling) Hinderliter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James (Doris) Hinderliter; a sister, Margaret (Allen) Luster, and a nephew, Jimmy Hinderliter.He is survived by nieces and nephews, Mike and Tommy (Laurie...
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John R. McDonald

October 29, 1926 - April 5, 2016

John R. McDonald, age 89, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016. He was born October 29, 1926 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late William and Anne (Rudaitis) McDonald. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy B. McDonald; brother of the late Harry, William and Edward McDonald.Friends and family will be received Sunday from 2-6 pm in the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Avalon, PA. 412-766...
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William E. McCracken

November 24, 1940 - April 4, 2016

William Earl McCracken, age 75 of West View, formerly of Bellevue, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016. He was born November 24, 1940 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Herbert and Emily McCracken. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara A. McCracken; loving father of William (Katarina) McCracken II, Emily L. (Joe) Hodder, Michelle White and the late Tammy McCracken. Step-father of Judy...
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Danielle Lynn Skovran

May 23, 1985 - April 4, 2016

Danielle Lynn Skovran, 30, of Bellevue, unexpectedly on Monday, April 4, 2016. Beloved daughter of John and Karen Rodgers Skovran; mother of Genaveeve Lynn Skovran; granddaughter of Leonard W. Rodgers and the late Audrey K. Rodgers, and Joseph and Margaret Skovran; niece of Thomas (Carol) Rodgers, Audrey (Ken) Beckett, Suzanne (Don) Peters, Joseph Skovran, Dorene Bayura, Michael (Tess) Skovran,...
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Jane Elizabeth Heinze

January 8, 1925 - March 31, 2016

Jane Elizabeth (Potts) Heinze passed away peacefully onThursday, March 31, 2016 in Encinitas, CA, at age 91, she was a long time resident of West View and formerly of Shaler Township. Wife of the late Earl Edward Heinze. Loving mother of Janet Elaine Gates andher husband Craig of Salinas, CA and RichardLaurence Heinze and his wife Svetlana of Carlsbad,CA. Proud grandmother of Jennifer Sanda...
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Ronald Augustine

November 3, 1938 - March 23, 2016

Ronald A. "Augie" Augustine, 77, of Ross Twp., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Husband of the late Georgia Marie (Dorben) Augustine; loving father of Ron (Tina) Augustine and Lori (Steve) Waters; proud grandmother of Shannon, Kristen, Ashley and Ronnie, Ryan, Andrew and Kira; great-grandmother of Haydin and Lennox; brother of Patricia Hubbard and Doug Augustine....
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Margaret A. Funk

October 20, 1931 - March 18, 2016

Margaret A. "Peggi" Funk, age 84, of Bellevue, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Friday, March 18, 2016. Wife of the late Daniel K. Funk; loving mother of Dana Funk of Bellevue and Jeff (Gina) Funk of Avalon; proud grandmother of Daniel of Pittsburgh and Dennis Funk of Chicago. Friends received 1-4 & 6-8 PM Monday at the Orion C. PInkerton Funeral Home, Inc., 1014...
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Richard A. Howe

March 29, 1947 - February 14, 2016


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Carroll B. Westfall

November 9, 1923 - February 5, 2016

Carroll B.Westfall, 92, of Lower Burrell on Friday, February 5, 2016 after a brief period in the Shock Trauma Unit at Allegheny General Hospital following an accident. Carroll was the son of the late Reverends Homer and Esther Westfall of Sago, WV. He was the beloved husband of Deborah L. Westfall; father of David (Kathleen) Westfall, Paul (Anna) Westfall, Ann (Sally) Westfall and Carol Westfall...
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Michael R. Malatak

January 1, 1942 - January 31, 2016

Michael Roger Malatak, 74, died at home on January 31, 2016. Born January 1, 1942 in North Side, PA, he lived in Pittsburgh. Michael served in the United States Military, Infantry Division of the Army. He worked as a Press Operator for Schaffner Manufacturing Company, Inc. at the time of his passing. Prior to working at Schaffner's, he worked at Henry Miller Spring, in Sharpsburg, PA. and was...
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Audrey G. Garbe

April 25, 1930 - January 27, 2016

Audrey G. Garbe, 85, of Emsworth on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Henry E. Garbe, Jr.; loving mother of Edward R. (the late Sandra) Garbe, Grace M. Garbe, Shirley A. (Ernest) Logan and Glenn J. Garbe; proud grandmother of Melissa Castner and great-grandmother of Miranda & Mason Castner; sister of Virginia (Sonny) Connor. Audrey was a member of the Eastern Star and a...
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Paul Street

October 12, 1976 - January 24, 2016

Paul Jason Street, 39, of Pittsburgh, formerly of New Brighton passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016. Beloved father of Maggie Violet Street; son of the Walter and Kathleen Street; partner of Emily Davis; brother of Adam (Rachelle) Street and Samantha Street; uncle of Logan Street; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Paul was a graduate of the Antioch College in Seattle WA and...
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Lois A. Briggs

December 11, 1941 - January 17, 2016

Lois A. Briggs, 74, of Ross Twp., Passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 17, 2016.Daughter of the late John "Pap" and Frieda Foley. Beloved wife of David G., loving mother and best friend of Tracie (Joseph) Migliorisi, Jennifer (Keith) Kautzman and Scott Briggs, cherished grandmother of Brooke, Zachary, Tyler, Megan, Blake, Emily, Abbey and Joey. Sister-in-law of John Briggs,...
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Frank J. Lux

July 30, 1923 - January 14, 2016

Frank J. Lux, 92 of West Sunbury, formerly of Avalon, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (Mogus) Lux; loving father of Valerie A. (Larry) Gallagher, Kevin F. (Terry) Lux, Bruce D. (Mishell) Lux and Mark S. (Lori) Lux; grandfather of Bethany, Jeremy, Shane, Jared, Emily and the late Sylvia; he is also survived by a great grandson, Emmett; a brother,...
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Ruth A. McClellan

April 6, 1946 - January 6, 2016

Ruth A. McClellan, age 69, of Ambridge, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Beloved wife of Howard G. McClellan, loving mother of Christine (William) Parish and the late Kevin Langsdale, Meemaw to her grandchildren Brandon, Katie, Matthew and Sarah, mother-in-law of Paula Shook, sister of Robert (Jan) Bakewell. Ruth was a dedicated Registered Nurse having retired from Mayview State...
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Marie Holtzapfel

January 8, 1920 - December 23, 2015

Marie (Hoge) Holtzapfel, 95, of Rose Crest , Mars, formerly of Bellevue, died Wednesday, December 23, 2015.Born January 8, 1920 in Pittsburgh, PA, Marie was the wife of 56 years to the late George E. Holtzapfel, Jr. She was the loving mother of Marie Clark (Cottonwood, AZ) and Barbara Holtzapfel (Pittsburgh, PA); beloved Grammy of Allison Clark (Phoenix, AZ) and Jeffrey Clark (Pittsburgh, PA);...
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Betty L. Minteer

November 23, 1927 - December 14, 2015

Betty Lorraine Minteer, 88 of Ross Twp., formerly of Avalon on Monday, December 14, 2015. Daughter of the late Harold J. and Ethel L. Minteer. Sister of the late James Marvin and Robert Lee Minteer; also survived by four nephews and their families. Betty was a graduate of the Robert Morris Secretarial School and was executive secretary to the chief medical officer of The Western Pennsylvania...
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Harriett Ann Mauder

January 11, 1937 - December 5, 2015

Harriett Ann (Lunney) Mauder, age 78 of Avalon, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015. She was born January 11, 1937 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Harrison S. & Linda M. Lunney. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth R. Mauder; loving mother of Kenneth Scott (Debi) Mauder, Karan Ann (Kirk) Galbreath, Kerri Louise (John) Schulties and Keith Harrison (Traci) Mauder; also survived by...
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Roger E. Norris

October 30, 1960 - November 25, 2015


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Audrey E. Griser

June 9, 1924 - November 17, 2015

Audrey E. (Dunn) Griser, 91 of Charlotte Harbor, Fl., former longtime resident of Bellevue and Ross Twp, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. She was born June 9, 1924 in Bellevue, a daughter of the late Charles and Belva (Smith) Dunn. While living in the North Hills, Audrey was a member of the Northmont Presbyterian Church.She was the loving wife of the late Elmer J. "Buzz" Griser. ...
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Pat P. Plesh

March 17, 1930 - November 11, 2015

Alice "Pat" Sligo PleshPeacefully on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, age 85 of Ambridge. Wife of the late John P. Plesh; Loving mother of Patricia (Brien) DeMartino, Pamela (Bill) Weigand and Paul Plesh. Proud grandmother of John Kyle, Chelsea, Sean and Russell DeMartino, Erin Plesh Thaler and Taylor Plesh; great grandmother of 7; sister of Wilma Sligo Jones. She was preceded in death by...
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Gerald A. Kawczynski

June 2, 1950 - November 10, 2015


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Joanne M. McCalip

October 5, 1936 - October 21, 2015

Joanne M. (Munro) McCalip, 79, of Ohio Twp., passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Beloved wife of the late David W. McCalip. Loving mother of Gregory W. (Wendy) McCalip and Alane M. (Steven) Malerick; proud grandmother of Brian and Kevin Malerick and Chance, Jessica and Melanie McCalip. She is also survived by a brother, William Scott (Deon) Munro of Torrance, CA. Joanne was a longtime...
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Margaret E. Ponteri

November 11, 1922 - October 7, 2015

Margaret E. Ponteri, age 92 of Bellevue, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. She was born November 11, 1922 in Monessen, Pa, a daughter of the late Chris and Agnes (Kane) Oliphant.She is survived her loving daughter, Dorothy J. Miko; grandchildren, Mark Miko, Matthew Miko and Lisa Borland; great grandchildren, Alyssa Borland, Joshua Borland and Adam Borland. She is also survived by a...
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Elaine Bell Simpson

April 5, 1933 - October 4, 2015

Elaine B. Simpson, 82, of Bellevue, passed on Sunday, October 4, 2015. She was born April 5, 1933, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late James and Rebecca (Bell) Simpson. In her early life she fought through polio. She went on to graduate form Olive High School and then started a career as an insurance agent with Travelers Life Insurance. In addition to he parents, Elaine was preceded in death...
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Nancy J. Simon

December 6, 1929 - September 11, 2015

Nancy Jane Simon a lifetime resident of the Allegheny County area and a resident of Ben Avon Heights since 1936 passed away peacefully on September 11, 2015. She attended the College of Wooster, received her bachelors degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology and a Masters Degree from the University of Pittsburgh.She had a duel career, one in the field of special Education and the other at...
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Franchard G. Christie

July 19, 1929 - September 4, 2015

Franchard "Frank" G. Christie, passed unexpectedly on Friday, September 4, 2015, age 86, of Ohio Township. Beloved husband of 64 years to Patricia L. Christie; loving father of Gerald "Jerry" (Sandra) Christie and Sandra Leininger; proud grandfather of Rebecca, Rachael, Christopher and Aaron. Friends received 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home,...
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Yvonne Collins

September 22, 1921 - September 3, 2015


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Russell D. Folckemer

September 5, 1948 - August 20, 2015

Russell D. Folckemer, 66, of Avalon, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Patricia A. (Weyrauch); loving father of Maureen (Patrick) Puskar; grandfather of Victoria and Ryan Puskar; brother of Larry Folckemer, Esther Morgenstern, Cathy Leap and Deborah Werwie; also survived by many nieces and nephews. A longtime friend of Ruth Brown. Russell was a highly skilled...
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Samuel T. McDermott

June 19, 1914 - July 28, 2015

Samuel T. McDermott, 101, of Ben Avon Hts., on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Mary Todzonia McDermott; loving mother of Samuel T. "Ted" McDermott Jr. of N. Miami Beach FL and Nadine L. "Dee" McDermott; grandfather of Samuel T. (Cristina Serrano-McDermott) McDermott, III & Charles W. McDermott; great grandfather of Amaya & Orion McDermott. Samuel worked for United...
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Marie S. Marasco

October 17, 1919 - July 28, 2015

Maries Sadie LaScola-Bruno Marasco, 95, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, of Sewickley. Beloved wife of the late James P. Marasco and Frank A. Bruno; loving mother of Margaret L. (the Late Ron, Sr.) Natoli; Charles S. Bruno and Frank S. (Cathy) Bruno; dear grandmother of Dina (John) Donovan; Ron Natoli, Jr., Chuckie Bruno, Debbie (Mark) Hinnebusch; Mark (Ellaura) Bruno, Darren Bruno and 14 great...
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Daisy J. Marlin

March 3, 1916 - July 18, 2015

Peacefully on Saturday, July 18, 2015, age 99, formerly of West View. Wife of the late Donald H. Marlin and the late George W. Crawford; loving mother of George (Rita) Crawford of Sewickley, Kathryn A. (Kenneth) Loafman of Plano, TX and Dean Marlin of Aspinwall; proud grandmother of six; and great-grandmother of eight. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the ORION C. PINKERTON...
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Jerome Francis Grunnagle

August 28, 1948 - July 4, 2015

Jerome Francis Grunnagle, Jr. died peacefully on July 4. Jerry was the son of Jerome and Ruth Pinkerton Grunnagle, both of Pittsburgh, where Jerry lived most of his life. He is survived by the lights of his life: children Jerome Grunnagle, III (Trey) and MeiLin; their mother Li; and his sisters Linda J. Grunnagle, Suzanne Gott and Mary B. Barlow.No service is planned. Donations may be made in...
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Carrol Lee Coward

January 10, 1937 - June 18, 2015

Carrol Lee Coward, 78, of Pittsburgh, on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Leslie C. Coward, Sr.; loving mother of Leslie C. Coward, Jr. and Elizabeth (Michael) Magill; sister of Buddy & Bobby Weimer; cousin of Doug Enscoe. There will be no visitation, Services private. Arrangements entrusted to the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., 412-766-5600.
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Lucille McClelland

January 25, 1914 - June 4, 2015

Lucille McClelland, age 101, of Bellevue, formerly of West View, on Thursday, June 4, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Jesse B. and Blanche Myers McClelland; the sister of the late David S. McClelland; sister-in-law of the late Edith McClelland Freed; aunt of Donald K. McClelland, Patricia Freed Fasciano and Sharon Freed; and great aunt of Marc McClelland. Lucille was a member of St. Luke...
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Michael Stephen Hurray

April 17, 1950 - June 3, 2015


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Elisabeth M. Conte

July 31, 1922 - June 3, 2015


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M. Louise Basinger

February 3, 1934 - May 29, 2015

Age 81, of Bellevue, peacefully passed on Friday, May 29, 2015, surrounded by her daughter and the caring Religious of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Wife of the late Henry "Eddie" Basinger; loving mother of Vicky Kovacs (Joey) of Bellevue, Nicky Basinger (Barbara) of Crestview, FL and the late Wesley Basinger; proud grandmother of Jonathan (Patty) and David (Kristin) Kovacs and...
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James A. McKnight

April 24, 1923 - May 28, 2015

James resided in Leawood, KS and was formerly of McCandless Twp. and Washington, PA. He passed on Thursday, May 28, 2015. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn McKnight of Leawood, KS and his sister, Mary Elaine Kamperman of Washington, PA; he is also survived by three stepchildren, Lynn Schneider (Tom) of Overland Park, KS, Robert Lucas of Fort Pierce, FL and Gail Ross (Calvin) of...
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Clara A. Hickly

August 12, 1918 - May 25, 2015

Clara A. Hickly, 96, on Monday, May 25, 2015 of the North Side. Beloved Aunt of William (Joan) Hickly, Robert (The late Diane) Hickly and Donald Hickly. Also survived by many great and great-great nieces and nephews and a great-great-great nephew and many cousins. Clara work at Morgan's Cleaners in Bellevue for over 40 years, was a graduate of Oliver H. S. Class of 1937 and was still meeting...
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Edward W. Kurtz

April 9, 1934 - May 25, 2015

Edward W. Kurtz, Sr., on Monday, May 25, 2015, age 81, of Emsworth. Beloved husband of 60 years to Charlotte A. (Hunt) Kurtz; devoted father of Amy (Chip) Repp, Alexis (Jim) Florida, Ed Kurtz, Jr., Ruth Price (Steve Ashley), Susan (Bill) Wray, Janice (Tim) Barnett, Matthew (Shannon) Kurtz, Bill (Stephanie) Kurtz, Tom Kurtz and Annette (Alex) Dyga; proud grandfather of 18; and great-grandfather...
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Leonard J. Jozwiak

February 19, 1935 - May 24, 2015


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John J. Skelton

April 18, 1943 - May 12, 2015

John James Skelton, age 72 of Avalon, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015. He was born April 18, 1943 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late John W. and Catherine (Connelly) Skelton.Beloved father of John (Kelly) Skelton, Michele (Daryl) Grund and Chrissy (Frank) Vincenzo; loving grandfather of Abby Grund, Bella Vincenzo, Brady Skelton & Nathan Grund. Also survived by his companion, Susan Willemsen...
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Dolores W. Stewart

March 12, 1923 - May 10, 2015

Dolores W. (Walliser) Stewart, age 92 of Avalon, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late John C. Stewart; loving mother of Sharon Stewart Schurman, Ken (Sallie) Stewart and Janet Stewart; grandmother of Todd (Jaimie) Schurman, Jay (Missy) Stewart and Matt (Casey) Stewart. Also survived by four great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in...
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David W. McCalip

March 9, 1930 - April 26, 2015

David W. McCalip, 85, of Ohio Twp., passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. Beloved husband of Joanne "Munro" McCalip. Loving father of Gregory W. (Wendy) McCalip and Alane M. (Steven) Malerick; proud grandfather of Brian and Kevin Malerick, Chance, Jessica and Melanie McCalip. David was a microbiologist for the US Army during the Korean War and also worked over 40 years at the HJ Heinz Company as a...
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Florence Melba Taylor

August 26, 1919 - April 26, 2015

Florence M. Taylor, age 95, of Emsworth, born August 26, 1919, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, April 26, 2015. She was a kind and compassionate soul. Wife of the late Richard Taylor; Beloved mother of Nancy (Bob) Meyer, Patty Taylor, Linda (Kelly) Cunningham, loving grandmother of Kelli and Tim Meyer, Cortney and Ciarra Cunningham, aunt of Claire (Jack) Barron; sister of the late Iona...
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Betty D. Waugaman

December 26, 1927 - April 23, 2015

Betty D. Waugaman, a longtime resident of Bellevue passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Beloved wife of Calvin K. Waugaman and the late Carl E. Francolino, Sr.; loving mother of Elaine E. Francolino, Carl E. (Elaine M.) Francolino, Jr. and the late Sandy Francolino. Also survived by a brother, Frederick "Buck" Downs.Betty was a former member of Compassionate Friends and the Three Rivers...
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James Regis Malloy

September 20, 1920 - April 6, 2015

James Regis Malloy, age 94 of Emsworth, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015. Loving husband of 62 years to Dorothy R. (Gastner) Malloy; adoring father of Bonnie (James) Bass, Diane (James) Barr and Ronald Regis Malloy; brother of the late Sister Mary Shiela Malloy. James was an Army veteran of WWII. He retired after 44 years as an employee of Duquesne Light. Our father was always more caring...
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George Steve Zabetakis

January 20, 1947 - March 31, 2015


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Cora J. Carton

June 13, 1932 - March 28, 2015

Cora J. (Jones) CartonAge 82 of Avalon, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015. She was the loving wife of the late James Robert "Bob" Carton; beloved sister of Harry F. (Barbara) Jones, Jr., Judith (William) Pfeffer and Kathryn (Richard) Ricketts. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and her dear friends, the Kunert family. Cora was a member of Greenstone United Methodist Church,...
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