Our Obituaries

James S. Buente

November 18, 1951 - January 18, 2018

James Sundstrom Buente, 66, passed away in his home in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born on November 18, 1951 in Pittsburgh, PA to Nancy Buente (Sundstrom) and David Turkle Buente, Sr. He was a 1969 graduate of Bellevue High School where he served as student body president. In 1973, he graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA with a degree in Political Science and American Studies. For...
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William Zimmer

November 21, 1949 - January 9, 2018

William R. "Rick" Zimmer, 68, of Bellevue formerly of the Northside, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 with his brother and sister at his side. Son of the late Harold S. Zimmer and Mary (Moore) Zimmer; brother to Joseph, Robert, Janice Zimmer, Jane (Michael) Braunlich of Bellevue, Tammy (Terry) Bowman of Jackson Twp., and the late Harold A. "Tony" and James Zimmer; also survived by many...
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Linda Grace Dobler

November 22, 1947 - January 7, 2018

age 70, of Ross Township, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Passavant Hospital. Linda was the wife of the late Dr. Lee C. Dobler. She is survived by three daughters: Lisa Manheimer Shufeldt and her husband Rudy of Elysburg, PA, Stacy Manheimer Altmyer and her husband Brian of Hampton Township and Kari Manheimer Miller and her husband Spencer of Sewickley. Mrs. Dobler was the...
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James L. Helfrich

February 15, 1929 - January 5, 2018

James L. Helfrich, age 88, Bellevue, passed away peacefully at home January 5, 2018. Loving husband of 19 years to Joan T. (Sandroni) Helfrich; loving father to Robert Helfrich, Kathleen Helfrich Miller, Louis Helfrich (Sharon), David Helfrich (Kathleen); step children Donald Meyer, Darlene Meyer Giodano (Chad), Denise Meyer Kennell; grandfather of Tom (Leigh) Miller, Karl (Kathryn) Miller,...
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Nancy A. Baird

October 29, 1930 - January 2, 2018

Nancy A. (Ainsley) Baird, age 87, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2018 in Vincentian Marian Manor nursing facility. She was born in Masontown, PA on October 29, 1930 to the late James F. Ainsley and Mary Neff. She was the beloved wife of the late James R. Dono and the late John J. Baird, Jr.; mother of Lizabeth (John) Buckwalter and the late James R. Dono, Jr.; grandmother of Wesley (Carolyn...
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Gertrude Latza

May 25, 1925 - December 14, 2017

Age 92, formerly of Bellevue, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents; Frederick and Nina Latza and her siblings; brothers, Frederick and Herbert Latza and sisters, Alfreda Rudner, Lillian Latza, Joanne LaBusch, Martha Latza, and Ruth Bereskin. Surviving are three nieces and one nephew. Family and friends will be received on Thursday,...
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Gary R. Schneider

December 23, 1944 - December 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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Bruce Pitzer

June 19, 1954 - December 5, 2017

Bruce A. Pitzer, age 63, of Ben Avon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He was the loving father of Emily Pitzer; devoted brother of Diane Goss (husband the Rev. Richard), Joyce Bandura (husband Joseph), Janet Ambrass, Sharon Shively (husband Tom Holahan), Sandy Foody (husband John) and the late Paul Pitzer. Bruce was also preceded in death by...
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Jeffrey E. Fink

February 18, 1955 - December 2, 2017

Jeff "Mongo" Fink, age 62 of Emsworth, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He was the devoted son of the late Robert N., Sr. and Geraldine (Mack) Fink; loving brother of Robert N. Fink, Jr. and his wife Joy of South Park; also surviving are aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 2-4 pm & 6 -8 pm at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral...
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Shirley J. White

June 3, 1931 - December 2, 2017

Shirley J. (Simpson) White, 86, of Bellevue, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 02, 2017. She was the loving wife of the late James J. White; devoted mother of Jay C. White; sister of the late Elaine Simpson and Jeanne Kelly; also surviving are many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews and great grandnieces and nephews. Shirley spent her working career at PNC Bank in...
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James M. Sherman

September 15, 1939 - November 28, 2017

James Michael "Jim" Sherman James "Jim" Michael Sherman, age 68, passed away November 28, 2017 at his home. Jim was born in Iowa, raised in the Pittsburgh area and later lived in western New York before relocating to Charlotte. Jim married the love of his life Linda Sherman on April 4, 1985 and they were happily married until she passed in 2011. He loved spending time with his family, especially...
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Thomas Gochis

May 25, 1940 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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Nadine L. McDermott

August 6, 1949 - November 18, 2017

Nadine Leilani "Dee" McDermott, 68 of Kilbuck Twp./ Ben Avon Heights, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Samuel T. and Mary McDermott. Loving wife and companion of Michael S. Ackland; beloved sister of Samuel T. "Ted" McDermott, Jr. She is also survived by two nephews, Charles William McDermott and Samuel T. McDermott, III and his wife, Christina and...
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Scott Gary Pater

September 7, 1968 - November 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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Margaret S. Habel

November 16, 1915 - November 12, 2017

Margaret (Seaber) Habel, age 101, passed away on November 12, 2017 just days shy of her 102nd birthday. Margaret was a longtime resident of Avalon and moved in 2012 to Maryland. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry Habel; loving mother of Carol H. (Robert E.) McIlvain and grandmother of Jeffrey R. McIlvain. She is also survived by nine nieces and nephews. Margaret was a graduate of...
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Geraldine D. Fink

October 21, 1930 - November 5, 2017

Geraldine D. "Gerry" (Mack) Fink, age 87, of Emsworth, died peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2017. She was the wife of the late Robert N. Fink, Sr. Surviving are her two sons; Robert N. "Bob" Fink Jr. and his wife Joy and Jeffery "Jeff" Fink; her sister, Mary Carol Messmer and many nieces and nephews. Gerry was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt, Sr. and Mary Mack and her brothers;...
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Stanley E. Whiting

July 24, 1917 - October 30, 2017

On Monday, October 30th, Stan departed this life to pursue new projects. A consummate sharer of knowledge, this graduate of Perry High and Pitt, he filled his life with a variety of activities ranging from Boy Scout to avid traveler/camper/photographer; from Navy Seaman to systems analyst for Bell Telephone; from Bellevue/Northgate School Authority President to President of the Harmony...
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Dolores Helen Sozanski

July 22, 1926 - October 12, 2017

DOLORES "DOLLY" HELEN SOZANSKI, age 91, of Avalon, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was the wife of seventy years to Edward Sozanski; loving mother of Barbara MacIver and her husband Gregory of Dublin, Ohio, Carol Smith and her husband Greg of Jacobsburg, Ohio, and Robert E. Sozanski and his wife Linda of Bellevue; proud Grandmother, "Mia" to some, of Kristi Markins,...
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John B. Mallon

January 16, 1921 - October 6, 2017

John B. Mallon, Sr., age 96, of McCandless Township, passed away on October 6, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Katherine (Tink) Hoeveler Mallon, and loving father of John B Jr (Pamela) Mallon, Kevin (Krista) Mallon, and Kerry (James) Cassidy. John had 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Born in Clearfield, PA, John grew up in Coraopolis and Bellevue, PA. He joined the...
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Patricia Jozwiak

July 14, 1942 - October 3, 2017

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

February 7, 1927 - September 30, 2017

Grace M. Naper, age 90, of Avalon, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017. She was the wife of the late Frank R. Naper, Sr.; loving mother of Frank R. Naper, Jr. and his wife Sandye, Thomas J. Naper, Gary E. Naper, Michael D. Naper and his wife Debra and Marlene D. Snider and her husband John. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and two great-great...
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Dale Keith Kuhn

June 13, 1927 - September 28, 2017

Dale K. Kuhn of Avalon passed away at age 90 at Franciscan Manor. He was born and raised on the North Side. He, along with five of his brothers answered the call to serve their country during World War II. He later served with the Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was married to the former Barbara Reed for 62 years. He worked for Bell Telephone for most of his adult life. He...
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Peter M. Kurtz

December 13, 1943 - September 22, 2017

Peter M. Kurtz, age 73 of Emsworth, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. He was born December 13, 1943 in Elder Twp., a son of the late John P. and Grace R. (Swartz) Kurtz. He was the beloved husband of Nancy A. (Weymer) Kurtz; loving father of Christine and Jennifer Kurtz. He is also survived by his siblings; Melvin Kurtz, June Schneider, Thomas Kurtz, Nancy Yeager, Patricia Piatiak,...
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Ruth Eleanor Koerner

May 9, 1934 - September 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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Robert Michael Colecchia

March 25, 1940 - September 14, 2017

Robert M. Colecchia, age 77, of Avalon passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 after a courageous battle with bladder cancer. Son of the late Anthony and Columbia (Viscusi) Colecchia; brother to Tony (Chris) Colecchia and Ann Marie (Ed) Huber; devoted uncle to Dana Getz, Andrea Korade, Sarah Cardosi and Joshua Huber; great uncle to Maia and Anna Getz, Luca and Jonah Korade, Anthony and Maria...
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William J. Spolar

January 22, 1930 - September 14, 2017

William J. Spolar, Jr., age 87 of Kilbuck Township, died peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Passavant Hospital. Bill was the former husband of Margaret (Dusky) Bischak; husband of the late Betty and Evelyn Spolar and the devoted companion of Vicki Ivancki. He is survived by his loving children; Kathy Mathis of Fort Worth, Texas, Linda Spolar of Fombell, PA, Mark Spolar of Allison...
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George Jones

October 16, 1928 - August 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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Michael J. Ettore

July 23, 1937 - August 22, 2017

Michael J. Ettore, age 80, of Bellevue, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. He was the husband of the late Anna Mae (Eidenschenk) Ettore; devoted father of Kimberly ( husband Edward) Hock of Bellevue and Christina (husband Michael) Robinson of Frederick, MD; proud grandfather of Eric Hock of Frederick, MD; brother of Linda Cronin of Valencia and the late Donald Ettore (surviving...
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Edward J. Neidhardt

October 30, 1937 - August 22, 2017

Edward J. Neidhardt, age 79, of Cranberry Twp., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Loving husband of 52 years to Barbara (McIntyre) Neidhardt. Cherished father of Susan Ann Rosa, Edward J. Neidhardt, Jr. and the late Elizabeth Romanelli. Proud grandpa of Michael and Julianne Rosa, Kayla, Makenna and Juliana Romanelli. Brother of Lois Griffith and Judy...
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Rita M. Pfund

January 31, 1953 - August 20, 2017

Rita Maria (Emerson) Pfund, 64, of Bellevue, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Daughter of the late Marilyn and George Emerson: loving mother of Maria Kramer (Beth) of South Park, Julie Strobel and Lisa Pfund both of Bellevue; proud grandmother of Eric, Samantha, Courtney, Ethan, Chad, Jordyn, Michael and the late Kylie; sister of Randy and the late George Emerson. Extended...
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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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