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Rose, Dorothy Joan (Christ)

Age 98, formerly of McCandless Twp , on Saturday , May 2, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Albert Rose and co owner of Rose Bakery; loving mother of Fawn Rose Murray, Russell (Diane) Rose and Neva (Steven) Taylor.; sister of Marilyn Sismour and the late Rosemary Carpenter, Claire Hetz and Eileen Hughes;  Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. Due to the Covid pandemic, there is no visitation.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at a future time. 


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Age 75, of Mars, formerly of  McCandless Township, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, May 1, 2020, from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.  Beloved husband of Imelda Dougherty for 43 years, loving father of Colleen (Michael) Kimmel and Karen (Ronald) Mottl, cherished grandfather of Mickey Mottl and Mickayla Mottl, son of the late George E. Dougherty, Sr. and the late Helen Dougherty, and brother of the late George E. Dougherty. George was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He loved to travel and dance, especially to the Pittsburgh oldies.  He met his wife on a dance floor 48 years ago.  He was a member of the Pittsburgh Area Jitterbug Club and he danced "" like no other. George adored spending time playing with his grandchildren and watching them play basketball and dance. They were the light of his life.  George''s memory can be made to University of Pittsburgh Simmons Center Research ILD, 213 Park Plaza, 128 N. Craig St. Pittsburgh, PA, 15260.


Blahovec, Florence A.

Age 95 of Wexford on Thursday April 29, 2020; Wife of the late Joseph Blahovec; Dear mother of Donald Blahovec, David Blahovec, Joanne Lennigan and the late Daniel Blahovec; Grandmother of Dr. Lyn Blahovec, Martina Blahove, Alex Blahovec, Sarah, Lauren and Andrew Lennigan; Great grandmother of William Blahovec, Phoebe Lennigan, Evan Williams and Alenia Blahovec .  Florence was the librarian at Richland Senior High School for many years.  Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, there is no visitation.  There will be a memorial mass at a future time.


Eberhardt, Judy

On Friday, April 25th, 2020, Judy Ann Eberhardt passed away peacefully at the Wexford House Nursing Home at the age of 75 after a four-year battle with dementia. She will be forever remembered by her children, David Eberhardt of Sharon, PA, Bobby Eberhardt of  Hubert, NC, and Jeff (Kari Sue) Eberhardt of Butler, PA and by her sisters and brother Millie ( the late Bill) Cress of Sewickley, PA, Betty Lou ( the late Eddie) McKinney of Franklin Park, PA, and Jim (Judy) Reynolds of Sewickley, PA, and by her 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Judy was preceded in death by her loving parents Lester and Martha Reynolds, husband William Eberhardt,  brother Herb Reynolds, and  brother-in-law Don Eberhardt.   Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no visitation and private services.  


Wharrey, Kenneth R.

Age 70 of Hampton Twp on Sunday April 12, 2020; Dear father of Justin Wharrey; Brother of Margaret Nigro, John Wharrey, Sharon Dale, Thomas Wharrey and the late Barbara Fitzsimmons; former husband of Susan Wharrey; also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late John and Margaret Wharrey. Ken worked for Emerson/Westinghouse for 45 years. He was a former Air National Guard member.  He loved fishing, hunting and the outdoors.  Due to the Covid 19 pandemic crisis,services are private.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor''s life will be held in the future. In lieu of for 1 last update 2020/07/14 flowers, the family suggests memorials to North Hills Alliance Church, 2298 Rochester Rd,, Pittsburgh Pa 15237. Age 70 of Hampton Twp on Sunday April 12, 2020; Dear father of Justin Wharrey; Brother of Margaret Nigro, John Wharrey, Sharon Dale, Thomas Wharrey and the late Barbara Fitzsimmons; former husband of Susan Wharrey; also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late John and Margaret Wharrey. Ken worked for Emerson/Westinghouse for 45 years. He was a former Air National Guard member.  He loved fishing, hunting and the outdoors.  Due to the Covid 19 pandemic crisis,services are private.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor''s life will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to North Hills Alliance Church, 2298 Rochester Rd,, Pittsburgh Pa 15237.

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DeKay, Agnes A.

Agnes A. DeKay, 95, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 1, at her residence in Pittsburgh, PA.  Agnes was born in Warwick, NY, to parents Vincent and Veronica (Glowatz) Jurasinski. She was a graduate of the S. S. Seward Institute in 1942, and a veteran of the U.S. Army where she worked as a draftsman.  She studied painting at the Art Students League in New York City and continued to enjoy painting and collecting art throughout her life. She married Kenneth DeKay in 1951, and the couple moved to Esperance, NY, where they met horticulturist and poet Fred Lape, who with LeVan Loveland, founded the Landis Arboretum.  Agnes and Kenneth shared a deep love of nature and helped plant hundreds of trees during the nascent stages of the Arboretum, of which they remained lifetime supporters. Agnes and Kenneth would later co-author a biography of Fred Lape and his role in the history of the Arboretum, which can be found on the Landis Arboretum website. Agnes and Kenneth eventually purchased a home in Esperance, a pre-Civil War farmhouse with extensive acreage (now the World’s End Farm) where they enjoyed the beauty and solitude of the countryside for over 50 years.  Agnes was a member of the Quaker Street Meeting in Delanson, NY, before moving to Pittsburgh in 2014. An avid reader, Agnes donated over 250 large-print books to the Carnegie Library for the Blind and to the Vincentian Home library during the last few years. Agnes is predeceased by her parents and her husband, as well as her four siblings: Leo E. Jurasinski, Helen Jurasinski, John Jurasinski, and Eugene Jurasinski.  She is survived by five nephews and one niece: Richard B. DeKay (Corwall, NY); Stefan Jurasinski (Rochester, NY); James V. Jurasinski (Baton Rouge, LA); John Jurasinski (Baton Rouge, LA); Joel Jurasinski (Philippines); Janet J. Montelaro (Pittsburgh).  Agnes will be inurned in the Florida Cemetery in Florida, NY. Memorial contributions can be sent to The Landis Arboretum, 174 Lape Road, Esperance, NY 12066.


Kraynik, Esther M.

Age 91 of Marshall Twp on Monday March 30, 2020; Wife of the late George Kraynik, Jr; loving mother of Karen Kelley (Timothy) and Jack Kraynik (Sally); also survived by four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Esther was dedicated to her faith and family.  Due to the impact of Covid 19, there is no visitation.  There will be  a memorial service for Esther at a later time. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 670 Pleasant Hill Rd Wexford Pa. 15090.


Marchese, Loretta A.

Age 85 of Franklin Park, passed peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 24, 2020; Beloved wife of Michael Marchese for 59 years.  Loving mother of Mike Marchese II , Christi Shields (Bob) and Don Marchese (Peggy); grandmother of Katie Shields (fiance Mark Sirkoch), Jacie Shields Hinds (Zach), Michael III (Maria), Brandon, DeDe, Tyler and Jesse Marchese. Due to the pandemic, there is no visitation.  A the 1 last update 2020/07/14 memorial mass will be celebrated at a later time in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society 1-800-344-4867 Age 85 of Franklin Park, passed peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 24, 2020; Beloved wife of Michael Marchese for 59 years.  Loving mother of Mike Marchese II , Christi Shields (Bob) and Don Marchese (Peggy); grandmother of Katie Shields (fiance Mark Sirkoch), Jacie Shields Hinds (Zach), Michael III (Maria), Brandon, DeDe, Tyler and Jesse Marchese. Due to the pandemic, there is no visitation.  A memorial mass will be celebrated at a later time in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society 1-800-344-4867

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Fisher, Dorothy Mathilda

Age 84 of Ormond Beach, Florida, on March 10, 2020, beloved wife of 54 years to the late John Charles Fisher, passed away peacefully with her loving son and daughter by her side. Survived by her devoted children, James (Cindi) Fisher, Kathy Fisher; daughter-in-law, June Fisher; grandchildren, Jonathan Fisher, Jennifer (Steve) Donelli and Daniel Fisher. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Harry Dittman, her eldest son, John Gilbert Fisher and siblings, Katherine, Henrietta, Frank and Chuck. Family will welcome friends on Wednesday, March 18 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at George A.  Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA 15090 where a service will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10 am followed by a funeral procession to Mars Cemetery for burial.  


Delbridge, Helen (Hull)

Age 89, formerly of Hershey, Pa on Thursday, March 12, 2020 ; Wife of the late Richard "" Delbridge;  Preceeded in death by her parents Harry and Mabel Hull, brothers Russell, Robert and Danny Hull and nephew Richard Hull; Aunt of Nancy Furis (Rich), Joanne Donahue (Frank), Russell Hull (Pam) and Jeff Delbridge.  Helen was proud of her life long career at Milton Hershey School where she was a house parent and home coordinator for over 40 years.  Services were private. 


Bondi, Jean M.

Age 81, from  Town of McCandless, on Sunday, March 1,2020; Beloved wife for 58 years of Joseph Bondi; loving mother of Janine Diulus (Matthew) and Gregory Bondi (Jeanne); devoted grandmother of Olivia, Elena, Evan, Marina, Anton, and Genna Diulus and Amelia Bonsmann, Caroline and Hannah Bondi.  Family and friends received Thursday 2-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090.  Funeral mass on Friday at 10 am in St. Alexis Church, Wexford. 


McCarthy, Darlene A. (Brethauer)

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Age 72 of Franklin Park on Wednesday February 26,2020  Wife of the late Dr. Kenneth McCarthy, Beloved mother of Dr. Brooke McCarthy Hyman (Jason) Dear grandmother of Jillian and Ari  Hyman, Sister of Edward Brethauer (Valerie). Visitation Monday March 2, 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090.  Funeral services Tuesday at 11 am in Ingomar United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to MS Society  Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter 412-261-6347 www.nationalmssociety.org  or Fisher-Nightingale House 937-672-8724 or [email protected] 


Smith, Kevin H.

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for After a battle with COPD age  60, of Bradfordwoods, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 21, 2020 in his home. He was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Bernard and the late Sallie Smith; brother of the late Joseph Smith (surviving wife, Shay) and Shawn A. Smith; beloved step father of Matthew Hartzell (Pamella), Ashley Purvis (Zach) and  Ryan Hartzell (Samantha); Grandfather of Breanna, Brandon, Mason and Kyle; Adored uncle of Amber Smith Reynier (Stephen), Caitlin Smith (Drew), Tauna Ealy (Richard) and Ashley Smith-Hixon (Kevin); Also survived by 1 son, Nathan , 12 great nieces and nephews and 3 first cousins Sue Stanley (Tim), Kathy DeMarco (Chris) and Linda Provost (Tom) and many other younger cousins.  Kevin was the proud owner of KHS Construction. He enjoyed anything outdoors, hunting and fishing were his favorites. He also enjoyed a scratch off or two. Most of all he loved his family very much. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.  There is no visitation. A celebration of Kevin''s request, there will be no services  and his ashes will latter be interred at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.  Arrangements entrusted to George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. Wexford. 

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Heshler, Jeanette ''s Lutheran Church and sang with the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale.  Family and friends received Monday 2-4 and 6-8pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090.Funeral services Tuesday at 11 am in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, North Park.EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children''s life on Saturday, March 21 at 2 pm  at St. John''s Research Hospital  1-800-805-5856 


Dresbach, Joseph John

Devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the age of 84 of Franklin Park.  Beloved husband of Clara (Hotnich) Dresbach.  Loving father of Jill D. Keisling of FL and Dana Buttry (Dan) of Franklin Park.  Grandfather of Edward Joseph Keisling, Thomas John Keisling and Jesci Lynn Buttry.  Brother of Evelyn Bartholow.  Preceded in death by his parents Joseph C. and Evelyn Dresbach and sister MaryRuth Johns.  Mr. Dresbach was a lifelong car and motorcycle enthusiast and founding member of The Winders Garage in the Town of McCandless.  Friends will be received Sunday, January 5th from 1-5pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford, PA 15090.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 6th, 10am at Sts. John & Paul Catholic Church, Franklin Park. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.    Memorial contributions may be made to:  Wounded Warrior Project  www.woundedwarriorproject.org


Weinel, David E. Jr..

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for On December 30, 2019 age 67 of Pine Township passed away peacefully at home. Son of the late David and Dorothy Weinel; beloved husband of Linda Weinel (Sheba); Loving father of Joseph D. (Madeleine) Weinel; Brother of Faith Huggins (Stanley) and Gloria Stultz; Grandfather of his first grandchild, Jaxon David Weinel due in March and his dog Remmi. He loved hunting, fishing and gardening. David was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66 and North Hills Masonic Lodge No. 716.      In lieu of flowers family suggests donations be made in David’s name to Perry Highway Evangelical Lutheran Church. Friends will be received Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2-5 pm at the Perry Highway Evangelical Lutheran Church 11403 Perry Highway, Wexford 15090 where a Funeral Service will be held following visitation.  Arrangements entrusted by the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 

 

Lapp, Anna M.

Age 88 of McCandless Twp on Sunday, December 29, 2019.  Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Lapp.  Loving mother of Robert Lapp (Nancy), Catherine Scherer (Ralph) and Mary Lynn Risley (Chip);  grandmother of Megan Simpson, Ashley Bachman, Kurt Scherer, Katie Hockenberry, Matt Risley, Kristen Hayes and Evan Risley;  great grandmother of Tyler Simpson, Maci Bachman, Riley Hayes, Cooper Hayes and Albie Risley.  Anna attended St. Benedict Academy in the North Side where she met her future husband Robert while playing on the girls basketball team and was a longtime member of St. Alexis Church in Wexford.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her.  Friends will be received Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 5-8pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford, Pa 15090.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 10am in St. Alexis Church, Wexford.  EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Alexis Church 10090 Old Perry Hwy.  Wexford, PA 15090.


Wilson, Miles C.

Age 90 of Pine Twp, Wexford lived a rich, full, faith-filled life dedicated to home, family, faith, community, and golf, as Soulmate and devoted husband of 60 years to Barbara (Kramer) Wilson.  Devotee of St.Padre Pio (“Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry: Worry is Useless!”) Adored Daddy of Elizabeth E. Wilson Yu (GrandMaster S.H.Yu, “Martial”), and proud grandfather to James Y.H. Yu, MD,  plus friend and adopted Dad and Grandfather to many. He gave of his wit, wisdom and hospitality freely, and enjoyed golf with his buddies from the St. Alphonsus Golf League, playing well into his 80’s.  Miles was active in his home parish of St. Alphonsus Church for 48 years, and received, with his wife, the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s “Manifesting the Kingdom Award”, 2011. In recent years, he practiced his Catholic Faith with ease and comfort at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish, which offered him accessibility, warmth, and utmost respect.  A graduate of Kenyon College, he is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. Retired from Reynolds Metals Co, Industrial Sales, 30+years; in his early retirement, he and Barb enjoyed welcoming International Visitors to their woodland home, offering hospitality and service on behalf of Frontiers International Travel. An avid reader, gardener, home-care lover, which he truly enjoyed while listening to Pirate Baseball on his beat-up radio, and watching Steeler Football.  He single-handedly planted tens of thousands of daffodils and other spring blooming bulbs on the grounds of his Pine property, despite physical limitations, all while smiling and making others feel at home. No Flowers Please; Loving Memorial Donations may be made to Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for www.woundedwarriorproject.org OR St. Catherine of Sweden Church, Allison Park, PA.  Family and friends received Friday December 27, 4 pm to 7pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc., 10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford.  Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday December 28 at 12 noon in St. Catherine of Sweden Church, Allison Park. Everyone please meet at the church. 

Kozminski, Jay Raymond

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Age 63 of Wexford on Sunday December 22, 2019; son of Ruth and the late James Kozminski; brother of Sharon Smith, Dennis, Greg (Judith) and Dale (Glenda) Kozminski.  There is no visitation.  A memorial mass will be celebrated  in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford, on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10 a.m.  

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Peaco, Sr. Raymond F.
Age 90 of Valencia passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.  Beloved husband of Louise (Grindel) Peaco for 63 years.  Dear father of Raymond (deceased wife Marcie), Gary (Kim), Karen, Mark and LouAnn; Grandfather of Megan, Morgan, Ryan and Evan; Brother of Laverne Burns and the late Charles Peaco, Violet, Patricia and Mary Ellen; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Friday, December 27 from 1 pm until the time of blessing service at 3:30 pm at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford.(thomafuneralhome.com)  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society of Pittsburgh (412-919-1100) or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research ( www.michaeljfox.org) 

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Deley, Anna M.

Of McCandless Twp., formerly of Bradford Woods, PA, died peacefully at Vincentian Home on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.  Born in Braddock, Pa she was the  beloved daughter of the late John Joseph and Anna Elizabeth (nee Deley) Deley.   Anna is survived by her sister, Sr. Agnes Mary Deley, SCN, of McCandless Twp., and two brothers, John J. (Freda) Deley, Jr., of New Hope, PA, and Joseph G. Deley, of Wexford, PA.  Also survived by her cousins and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Sr. Mary Victorine Deley, SCN, and her sister-in-law, Jessie M. Deley.  Anna graduated from Swissvale High School in 1945 and was retired from Westinghouse Electric Company.  Anna was a member of St. Alphonsus Church in Wexford, PA, and had belonged to several volunteer organizations.  She loved to travel, sew, do puzzles, and cook.  Her family will miss the traditional Slovak meals she prepared during the holiday season. There is no visitation.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, 201 Church for 1 last update 2020/07/14 Road, Wexford, PA, on Saturday,  December 21, 2019, at 10 AM.  Interment in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery  1560 Brinton Rd, Braddock Hills, PA. 15221.   Arrangements by  George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  10418 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA.     Of McCandless Twp., formerly of Bradford Woods, PA, died peacefully at Vincentian Home on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.  Born in Braddock, Pa she was the  beloved daughter of the late John Joseph and Anna Elizabeth (nee Deley) Deley.   Anna is survived by her sister, Sr. Agnes Mary Deley, SCN, of McCandless Twp., and two brothers, John J. (Freda) Deley, Jr., of New Hope, PA, and Joseph G. Deley, of Wexford, PA.  Also survived by her cousins and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Sr. Mary Victorine Deley, SCN, and her sister-in-law, Jessie M. Deley.  Anna graduated from Swissvale High School in 1945 and was retired from Westinghouse Electric Company.  Anna was a member of St. Alphonsus Church in Wexford, PA, and had belonged to several volunteer organizations.  She loved to travel, sew, do puzzles, and cook.  Her family will miss the traditional Slovak meals she prepared during the holiday season. There is no visitation.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Alphonsus Church, 201 Church Road, Wexford, PA, on Saturday,  December 21, 2019, at 10 AM.  Interment in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery  1560 Brinton Rd, Braddock Hills, PA. 15221.   Arrangements by  George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  10418 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA.     

Pfendler, Patricia C. (Lamneck)

Age 88 of Ingomar, on Saturday, December 7, 2019; Wife of the late Richard J. "" Pfendler; Loving mother of Daniel, Douglas, Dale, Debbie, Dean, Diane and the late David. Sister of Bill, Ronald and Martin Lamneck and the late Roberta Noonan; Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Family and friends received THURSDAY December 12, 2019 , 2-4 and 6-9 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc, 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford. Funeral mass Friday December 13, 2019 at 10 am in St. Alexis Church, Wexford. If desired, the family suggests memorials to Good Samaritan Hospice House of Wexford, c/o Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation, 134 Marwood Rd, Cabot Pa 16023

Lansberry, Mark T.

Age 63 of Butler on Wednesday November 20, 2019 Father of Mark (Pam) Lansberry, Alayne Lansberry and Shaunna Lansberry; brother of Walt Lansberry, Cheryl Krause, Dean Lansberry and Rich (Linda) Lansberry. Family and friends received Tuesday 2-4 and 5 pm until the time of blessing service at 7 pm. at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090.

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Of Pine Twp on Wednesday November 20,2019; Husband of the late Nancy Connor; Brother of Earl Connor, Ronald Connor, Rita Sedor and the late Raymond, Robert, William, and Timothy Connor; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends received Thursday November 21 from 6-9 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc., 10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford. Funeral mass on Friday at 10 am in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford. Everyone please meet at the church.

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Age 58, of Cranberry Twp., unexpectedly on Saturday October 19, 2019; Loving wife for 35 years of Steven Errington; dear daughter of Joan and the late James Cerny; sister of Beverly A. Kurtzrock (Brian) and J.C. Cerny (Jackie); aunt of Bradley Kurtzrock, J.J., Meghan, Joshua and Maria Cerny; Debbie was a registered nurse at Allegheny General Hospital for 39 years. Family and friends received Thursday 7-9 pm and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Mass of Christian burial on Saturday at 10 am in St. Alphonsus Church.

Mayer, Robert John, “John”

Age 47 of Saxonburg, formerly of Wexford, on Friday October 18, 2019; Son of Robert and Joan Mayer; Fiance of Rene Allman, step father of Katelyn Allman; step brother of John, Bill and Bob Bradley; also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. John was preceded in death by his mother Carolyn Kennedy Mayer and grandparents Robert and Carolyn Mayer and John and Alberta Kennedy. John loved the outdoors and animals. Family and friends received Wednesday evening 6-8 pm and Thursday 11 am until the time of services at 1 pm. with the Rev. William Winzeler presiding at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Butler County Humane Society https://butlercountyhs.org or 724-789-1150

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Age 74 of Town of McCandless unexpectedly on Monday October 14, 2019; Beloved husband for 35 years of Kathleen (Graham) Burns-Zabel; dear father of Patrick (Ashley) Zabel, Hugh (Diane) Burns, Michael (Nina Kay) Burns, Ellen (Greg Teagle) Burns, Sarah (Mike) Bordo, and Melissa Zabel; grandfather of Adam Burns, Shannon (Jakob) Burns-Frederiksen, Graham, Evan and Michael Bordo; brother of Mary Morrison and Alfred "" Zabel, Jr.. Ralph was preceded in death by four siblings. Ralph worked for the Town of McCandless for 41 years. He directed and performed with the St. Alexis Playcrafters. In his younger years, Ralph was the shirtless, bandana wearing rebel rouser-always the life of the party. He was an avid deer hunter, a lover of lobster, MGD and T-bone steaks. Ralph could be seen at a distance in his electric yellow Town of McCandless jacket chasing chickens (who preceded him in death) around the yard. 2019 brought his largest crop of tomatoes. Ralph was known for his playful and crusty sense of humor. Hat on, sipping barley water, puffing on a cigar, and reeling in fish from the boat dock is where Ralph will be remembered. Family and friends received WEDNESDAY 2-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc, 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Mass of Christian burial on Thursday at 10 am in St. Alexis Church, Wexford. In lieu of flowers , the family suggests donations to huntofalifetime.org an organization that benefits children with life threating illness to enjoy hunting and fishing.

Williams, Gilbert M. ""

Age 63 of Pittsburgh unexpectedly on Friday October 11,2019 Son of the late Gilbert and Bernadette Williams; foster son of Bill and the late Mary Remele.; Brother of Harry Williams, Edward Williams, Jeanne Holl, Bill Remele, Mary Mullinary, David Remele, Julie Remele and the late John Remele; long time friend and companion of Andrea Doyle. Gil was a longtime groundskeeper at CCAC. Family and friends received SATURDAY 2-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA

Zawacki, Margaret E.

Age 77, of Cranberry Twp on Friday October 11, 2019; Wife of the late Frank C. Zawacki; loving mother of Lorena Campbell (Tom) and the late Frank J. Zawacki; Sister of Kenneth Paulsen and the late Jack Paulsen; grandmother of Justin Mellor, Megan Mellor, Kiel Campbell and Justin Campbell; Great grandmother of Declan Shumaker, Izabella Shumaker and Cade Campbell. Family and friends received Tuesday, October 15, 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford where a blessing service will be held at 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, Two Chatham Center, Ste. #1661, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, Pa 15219 [email protected]

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  On Saturday, October 5, 2019 age 93 of Franklin Park.  Beloved wife of the late Max Vogel.  Loving mother of Bill (Janet) Vogel, Tom Vogel and Judy (Tom) Pappalardo.  Nana to Amy Rose (Larry) Kinnard, Diana (Julian) Toepfer, Angel Pappalardo (Fiance’ Joel Servillo) and Christy Pappalardo (Fiance’ Ian McGrath) and Max Pappalardo. Also, Great-Nana to Caden McGrath and Judah Toepfer.   Mrs. Vogel was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers.  “She who dies with the most fabric wins!”  Friends will be received Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA 15090.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019, 10 am in St. Alphonsus Parish, Wexford.  Entombment to follow in St. Alphonus Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to:  Good Samaritan Hospice House 146 Neely School Rd. Wexford, Pa 15090.

Durick, Andrew “Andy”

Age 91 of Pine Twp, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Dolores Durick; loving father of Dale Durick (Maureen), Lisa Glies (Jim) and Kim Evans (Duane); Grandfather of Nicole (Derrick), Christopher, Cassandra, Blake (Bella), Ross and the late Sammy; great grandfather of Brooke, Maddie and Logan. Andy was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea. He was a member of the American Legion Post 2754, Wexford Lions Club, Life Member of Wexford Volunteer Fire Dept. and St. Alphonsus Church.. Andy was a retired employee of Sears Roebuck. and a former employee of Thoma Funeral Home. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements entrusted to George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc., Wexford.



Margaretmary R. Zoffel

 On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Margaretmary Zoffel of Allison Park (formerly of Penn Hills) passed away peacefully at the Passavant Senior Living Community of Zelienople, Pa., at the age of 85.  Beloved wife of the late George I. Zoffel.  Loving mother of Michael (Lisa) Zoffel, Kathryn Zoffel (Cuong Doan), Donald (Lorianne) Zoffel, Georganne Z. Taylor, Anne Z. (Keith) Kohler, Susan Z. Toth, Joseph (Stephanie) Zoffel and MaryLou Z. (Paul) Nix.  Margaretmary was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren whom she loved very much.  Sister of Leo (Audrey) Rauterkus and was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Margaret Rauterkus and brothers Joseph and David.  Margaretmary was a Registered Dietician and graduate of Seton Hill College.  At Seton Hill College she met her lifelong friends, celebrating over 60 years of friendship and bridge playing.  She enjoyed reading, being with family, camping and riding bikes.  She was an active member of Club Julian.  She led a life of service to others, volunteering at St. Alexis Parish in Wexford, the Northland Library and various other charities, sharing her talents, happiness and smile with others.  Friends will be received Monday, October 7, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford, Pa 15090.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10am in St. Alexis Parish, Wexford.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers the 1 last update 2020/07/14 please donate a pint of blood or monetary donation to the Red Cross. On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Margaretmary Zoffel of Allison Park (formerly of Penn Hills) passed away peacefully at the Passavant Senior Living Community of Zelienople, Pa., at the age of 85.  Beloved wife of the late George I. Zoffel.  Loving mother of Michael (Lisa) Zoffel, Kathryn Zoffel (Cuong Doan), Donald (Lorianne) Zoffel, Georganne Z. Taylor, Anne Z. (Keith) Kohler, Susan Z. Toth, Joseph (Stephanie) Zoffel and MaryLou Z. (Paul) Nix.  Margaretmary was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren whom she loved very much.  Sister of Leo (Audrey) Rauterkus and was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Margaret Rauterkus and brothers Joseph and David.  Margaretmary was a Registered Dietician and graduate of Seton Hill College.  At Seton Hill College she met her lifelong friends, celebrating over 60 years of friendship and bridge playing.  She enjoyed reading, being with family, camping and riding bikes.  She was an active member of Club Julian.  She led a life of service to others, volunteering at St. Alexis Parish in Wexford, the Northland Library and various other charities, sharing her talents, happiness and smile with others.  Friends will be received Monday, October 7, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford, Pa 15090.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10am in St. Alexis Parish, Wexford.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers please donate a pint of blood or monetary donation to the Red Cross.

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Joann F. Miscuk

Age 84, of Sewickley, formerly of Clearwater, Florida, passed away on Wednesday October 2, 2019 at Concordia of Franklin Park. She was born on December 26, 1934 to Raymond Cook and Emily O’Connor Cook. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, John W. Miscuk and brothers Raymond, William, and Franklin. To cherish her memory, she leaves behind her children Ruth (Steve) Strasser, John (Phyllis) Miscuk, and Rick (Mary) Miscuk, grandchildren Emily (Ghazanfer) Sadiq, Sarah Harris, Daniel Miscuk, Jacqueline (Rick) Thompson, and Maria (Ben) Corry, and great-grandchildren Hana, Kasim, Nathan, Malyssa, Brandt, Kiersten, Lilyanna, Blakely, Tenly, and Taylor. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.



Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Rhule, Betty (Hosack)

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for At the age 88 of Bradford Woods, Pa passed away on September 21, 2019. Betty was the beloved wife of the late Paul (Skip) Rhule, Jr. and daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Ivan G. Hosack of Ingomar. She was the proud mother of her 3 K’s: daughter Kim of Bradford Woods and sons Kevin of Bradford Woods and Kerry Rhule of Austin, TX. She adored her grandsons Joshua and Jeremiah of Texas and Brennan and Derek of Virginia. She was a big sister to Barbara H. Kindler of Gibsonia and Linda H. Ingher, Charlotte, NC. Betty valued education and received her B.S. in Art Education and MA in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University and her MA from IUP in art. Her contribution and dedication of teaching others, began by teaching art for North Allegheny School district and then kindergarten for St. Alphonsus. She then finished her career teaching first grade and kindergarten in Pine Richland School District. Her greatest joy was teaching children, she touched the lives of thousands of students in her career and numerous others in her life. She fell in love with her younger kindergarten and first-grade students because they were so ready to try new things. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity and held various offices and was the chapter advisor for Duquesne University. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Society. She was recognized for her tireless commitment to sharing her respect for the environment, and support to her school with the renaming of the Wexford School Nature Trail to “The Betty Rhule Trail”. Betty loved living in Bradford Woods and was an active contributor in the community for 50 years. She designed her home with her husband, Skip, who also built the house with his brothers and father in 1959. Betty’s passion was reading, art, teaching, and children. She shared the same passion of teaching with her own children by inspiring them to appreciate the arts, music, culture and nature. Friends and family will be received for a visitation on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. at the GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford, Pa. A celebration of her life and memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 12 at 10:00 am at the funeral home. A private internment following the service will held for the family. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E201, Pittsburgh, Pa 15222 or Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh, Pa 15237.

Fix, Sr. Thomas L.

Age 86 of Butler, formerly of Bradfordwoods on Monday September 9, 2019; Husband of the late Nelda Fix; Survived by 7 children: Debra Fix, Theresa Boehm, Janet Fix, Thomas, Jr., Joseph, Donna Jacob and Virginia Francic, also 17 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Family and friends received Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home,. Inc 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Funeral mass on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Susan G. Komen Foundation www. ww5.komen.org


Schneider, Robert Francis “Bob”

Age 93 of Pittsburgh, Pa died on September 3, 2019. Bob was born to Ralph and Anna Schneider in Bellevue and graduated from Bellevue High School. In 1953, he married Nancy (Lamneck) Schneider. He was a carpenter and tireless worker throughout his life. Bob was a US Army veteran of World War II. As a coach and President of Brad-Mar-Pine little league baseball, he secured the land and built Braisley Field in Wexford. Bob loved playing golf with his family and friends at North Park for more than 50 years. He also enjoyed playing cards and caring for his yard and garden. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Nancy, and their four children: Robert Schneider and wife, Marcia, of Loveland, Co., Susan Limberiou and husband, George, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jeffrey Schneider of Atlanta, GA., and Steven Schneider and wife, Anne, of Manhasset, NY. He was also very proud of his six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Family and friends received Friday, September 6, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford. Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday at 11 am in St. John Neumann Church, Franklin Park. Committal service to follow at Christ Our Redeemer (North Side Catholic) Cemetery. In lieu of flowers , memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude Children''s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis TN 38105 800-805-5856


Louzil, John E.

Age 90 of Franklin Park, passed on June 9, 2019  Loving husband of the late Catherine (Sullivan) Louzil; loving father of Sandy Fletcher (Chris) and the late Susan Hirth ( surviving husband John)  and John E. Louzil, Jr. ; Brother of Marian Duda, Yvette Weidler and the late Renee Kovacs; also survived by 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  John supported his family as an auto body man and owner of the Beaver Falls Collision Service for many years. He eventually retired from the North Allegheny School District  bus garage.  John loved his family, gardening and the outdoors.  Family and friends received SUNDAY 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford.  Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Neumann Church, Franklin Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Jude''s license and his car.  He walked all around the North Hills.   Family and friends received Tuesday 1-3 and 5-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford Pa. 15090  Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10 am in St. Sebastian Church, Ross Twp Everyone please meet at the church.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to People Concerned for the Unborn Child (PCUC) 3050 Pioneer Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa 15226 (www.pcuc.org)  


McKernan, Sloan C.

 Age 84 of Sun City Center, Florida passed away on May 20, 2019. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was the son of the late James Bernard and Mary Sally (McDonald) McKernan, Jr.  To cherish his memory Sloan leaves his beloved wife, Ruth Ann (Merwick) .Loving father to Patricia Nemeth (Gerard) of Pickerington, OH, Dr. Timothy McKernan (Laurie) of Mars, PA and Sarah Prady (Kevin) of Wexford, PA; honored grandfather to 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.  Beloved "" brother to Mary, Lawrence, Adlinda and Karen McKernan, Grace DiPlacido and deceased brother James McKernan.  Lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces , grand nephews, cousins and close family friends.  Sloan worked as a Boilermaker in Local 154 and then as a Superintendent for Eichleay Corporation.  He retired 12/31/1998.  Sloan and Ruth enjoyed retirement  in beautiful Sun City Center, Florida.Visitation and services are being held privately by the family.  Arrangements entrusted to the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc., 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford Pa. 

Kapp, Helen A.

Age 94 of Allison Park on Wednesday May 29, 2019. Beloved mother of Christine Abbye, Constance Gabb, Vern Kapp, Mary Baumbach, Elizabeth Marini, and Barbara Stone. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Friends and family received Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc., Wexford.

Kania, Raymond the 1 last update 2020/07/14 J.Kania, Raymond J.

Beloved husband and best friend of his dear Rita, the love of his life. He was a mechanic for 45 years and worked on all cars from Rolls Royces to his favorite, the Saab. He taught himself woodworking and was a master in the hobby. Survived by Nicole Blackburn, and Christopher Gratz. He will be irreplaceable in the lives of his grandchildren: Nicholas, Emmalyn, Mia, and Jared. Sadly missed by David Blackburn and Elana Gratz. He is also survived by: Sandy, Joyce, Kathleen, and Raymond Kania and grandchildren. As per his wishes, there will be no viewing. Family and friends are welcome to attend the Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Neumann Church, Franklin Park on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11 a.m.. Everyone please meet at the church. In lieu of flowers, Ray requested donations be made to the St. Anthony School 2000 Corporate Drive for 1 last update 2020/07/14 Suite 580, Wexford, PA 15090. He will be buried in Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park. Arrangements with the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  Beloved husband and best friend of his dear Rita, the love of his life. He was a mechanic for 45 years and worked on all cars from Rolls Royces to his favorite, the Saab. He taught himself woodworking and was a master in the hobby. Survived by Nicole Blackburn, and Christopher Gratz. He will be irreplaceable in the lives of his grandchildren: Nicholas, Emmalyn, Mia, and Jared. Sadly missed by David Blackburn and Elana Gratz. He is also survived by: Sandy, Joyce, Kathleen, and Raymond Kania and grandchildren. As per his wishes, there will be no viewing. Family and friends are welcome to attend the Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Neumann Church, Franklin Park on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11 a.m.. Everyone please meet at the church. In lieu of flowers, Ray requested donations be made to the St. Anthony School 2000 Corporate Drive Suite 580, Wexford, PA 15090. He will be buried in Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park. Arrangements with the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 

Bullick, Joseph ""

Age 87, of Wexford, passed on May 25, 2019. Son of George and Elizabeth (Evans) Bullick. Beloved husband for 66 years to Emma (Hall). Father of Stephen (Diana) Bullick and Elizabeth (Bill) Bender. Proud grandfather of Gayle (Joe) Tarowsky, Billy (Carrie) Bender, Lori Bender, and Scott Baret. Step-grandfather to Rennique and Rianan Ellison and Lori (Derek) Geraci. Brother-in-law to Dorothy (the late Clarence) Thomas, Betty (the late Merle) Sumpter, Midge (Jim) Elser, and the late Vera and Roy Lockhart. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joe enjoyed life and always sought ways to help others. As a lifelong member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Joe loved serving our Lord, especially as Eucharistic Minister and choir member. He loved baseball, and was a former player and manager of the Warrendale baseball team. His friendships were far reaching in the United States as well as globally, as he was an honorary member of the New Ross County Wexford Pipe Band in Ireland, visiting the Vatican with them for the closing of the Millennium Gates, and being instrumental in arranging for them to perform in the St. Patrick'' golf team for 12 years and the girls''s yearly scholarship fund which benefits girls in the North Allegheny School District. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.

Easter, Eugene for 1 last update 2020/07/14 R.Easter, Eugene R.

On Saturday May 18, 2019. Age 75 of McCandless. Beloved husband of Marie R. Service and Internment are private.

Stack, Marian (Wagner)

Age 79 of Town of McCandless on Monday, May 13, 2019. Beloved wife for 56 years of Morrie Stack; Loving mother of Karen Howell (Matt), Brian Stack (Robin) and Dan Stack (Suzanne). Grandmother of Megan and Derek Howell, Kaylyn Scheller (Joe), Brendan, Riley, Kelby, and Mulaney Stack. Sister of Robert Wagner; Daughter of the late Edward and Evelyn (Shenot) Wagner. Marian was a long time member of St. Alexis Church, where she was president of The Ladies of Charity. She was also a founding member of the St. Alexis Playcrafters. Friends and family received Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Alexis Church, Wexford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the St. Alexis Ladies of Charity 10090 Old Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090. 

Croyle, Dr. Larry John

Died on Monday, April 29th after a six year battle with renal failure. He was 76 years old. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Diane Croyle; his two daughters, Rachel Schwartz of New York, NY and Megan Garson of Scarsdale, NY; his grandchildren Ezra and Eliza Schwartz and Samantha and Brooke Garson and his sister Sheli Wilson of Lakeland, FL. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alice Croyle; his brother, Darvin Croyle and his daughter, Elizabeth Croyle. Larry was born in Rimersburg, Pennsylvania to a father who worked the coal mines and a mother who was forced to leave school in eighth grade during the Great Depression to take a job. Larry was the first person in his family to attend college. In 1961 Larry was the quarterback for his undefeated high school football team and was ranked the number two quarterback in the state of Pennsylvania, second only to the number one ranked, Joe Namath. Larry obtained his undergraduate degree from Clarion State College. He went on to earn a Masters of Psychology from Duquesne University and then a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. Larry taught history and coached the high school football team at Avonworth High School then became an Administrator of Psychological Services at North Allegheny School District, a job he held for thirty-three years. Through athletics, Larry became very involved in his community. He was the President of the McCandless Athletic Association and oversaw the construction of the McCandless-Vincentian field complex where children still play baseball and softball. He coached both his daughters on the softball field. Larry was also president of the PIAA Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of Basketball Officials. He refereed high school basketball games all over the city and even refereed basketball games between inmates at the Western Penitentiary. When he retired from refereeing, he ran the clock during North Allegheny High School football and basketball games. Larry was an avid fan of all of Pittsburgh’s sports teams. About twenty years ago Larry had the chance to retire to a beautiful beach community in South Carolina. He thought about it for a minute and said, “What would I do with my season tickets to the Steeler games?” He proudly stayed in his hometown and died a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and Pittsburgher. He will be remembered for helping and coaching countless students, serving his community and inspiring his family in the valiant way he fought for more time to spend with them. At Larry'' biggest fan.   Family and friends received Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090.  Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, February 7 at 10 am in St. Ferdinand Church, Cranberry Twp. 

Galer, Betty J.

Age 94 of Gibsonia, peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Beloved wife of Herbert for 72 years. Loving mother of Christine Rumely (John), Constance McClure, Amy Peters (Jim), and the late Robert Galer (the late Cathy). Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to St. Jude Children''s choice.   

Boss, Frieda C.

Age 88 of Wexford on Monday, January 21, 2019; wife of the late Edward Boss; Loving mother of Gloria Duffy (Bob), Maggie Joyce (Kevin) Daniel Boss and Lee Boss; Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.THERE IS NO VISITATION.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 23, at 10 a.m. in St. Alexis Church, 10090 Old Perry Hwy. Wexford.  

Groover, Mary Louise

Passed away on January 5, 2019 at the age of 97. She was the daughter of A.E. Kountz and Laura Friday Kountz and was married to Lt. Colonel Marshall E. Groover who died in active duty in May 1963. Her first marriage was to Captain Les White who died in active duty n November, 1943. She was the mother of Sandra Strickland (Robert) of Syracuse, New York and Alan E. Groover (Marsha) of Pittsburgh, PA. Mary Lou was the sister of the late Katherine Cannon and Constance Willcox. She was the grandmother of Tracey Strickland Pickett and Alan Strickland of Syracuse, New York and Denise Groover of New York, New York. Mary Lou attended Ursuline Academy and graduated from Winchester Thurston of Pittsburgh. She attended Marymount College in Tarrytown New York and was a long term member of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association (PAA) and the Gold Wives of America. She was a prolific reader of mystery books and enjoy watching the black and white movies shown on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Mary Lou was a long term resident of the city of Pittsburgh living in Pt. Breeze and Oakland and more recently at the Arbors of St. Barnabas in Valencia, PA. The family wishes to extend its sincere thanks for the wonderful care provided to Mary Lou by the nurses and aids of the Arbors of St. Barnabas and as well as the nurses and aids of St. Barnabas Hospice. The family also wishes to acknowledge the special personal medical care provided over the past 6 years by her physician, Dr. Iyer of St. Barnabas Health System. Mary Lou requested that there be no visitation or service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas Charities, 5850 Meridian Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044. Arrangements handled by George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.

Hake, Donald R.

Age 87, formerly of Franklin Park on Friday, January 4, 2019  Beloved husband for 67 years of Sally DeNunzio Hake; Loving father of Karen for 1 last update 2020/07/14 Gardner, Denise Taylor, Donna De La Fuente, Dennis Hake and Brian Hake; Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren  Services were private.  In lieu of flowers,the family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer''s.  Family and friends received Tuesday, December 26 , 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy Wexford. Funeral service on Wednesday, December 27 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2500 Brandt School Rd. Wexford.   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor''s choice.   Age 87, formerly of Franklin Park on Friday, January 4, 2019  Beloved husband for 67 years of Sally DeNunzio Hake; Loving father of Karen Gardner, Denise Taylor, Donna De La Fuente, Dennis Hake and Brian Hake; Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren  Services were private.  In lieu of flowers,the family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer''s.  Family and friends received Tuesday, December 26 , 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy Wexford. Funeral service on Wednesday, December 27 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2500 Brandt School Rd. Wexford.   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor''s choice.   

William Kitch

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Age 98 of Emsworth on Tuesday December 5, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Anna Thelma Becker Kitch. Father of Patricia Best (William) and Gere Edwards (the late Victor A.) Grandfather of Michael Best, Jennifer Akers, Brian Best, Victor W. Edwards, Doug Edwards and the late Clayton Edwards. Also survived by 8 great grandchildren. Friends and family received Sunday 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral Mass Monday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church 154 Orchard Ave, Emsworth, PA 15202. Everyone please meet at church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Sacred Heart Church.

David Douglas the 1 last update 2020/07/14 WinkworthDavid Douglas Winkworth

 Age 47, of Franklin Park, died at 10:39 AM on December 1, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford, PA.  He was born  in Syracuse, New York to Karen and Ralph Winkworth.  Dave married Laurie Schomaker in   2001.  He is survived by his wife Laurie; his three children, Jake, Chloe, and Benjamin; his parents, Ralph and Karen of Brookville; his siblings, Geoffrey  (married to Deirdre) of Montclair, Theresa (married to Chad) of Austin, William (married to Denise) of Philadelphia, and Benjamin (married to Daniele) of Oakdale; four nieces, Briana, Sarah, Emma, and Julia; and three nephews, Zachary, Ryan, and Geoffrey.

Dave grew up in Brookville, PA, where he graduated from Brookville Area High School in 1988.  Dave attended Penn State University, graduating in 1993 with a degree in Physical Education. Dave began his teaching career at Mary Walter Elementary School in Bealeton, VA, and eventually settled at Ingomar Middle School in North Allegheny School District. In addition to teaching Health and Physical Education, Dave inspired countless athletes during his many years coaching basketball.  Dave was a long- time resident of Franklin Park where he and his wife Laurie raised their three children.

Dave lived his life based on a foundation of faith in God.  Dave served as an Elder at Ross Presbyterian Church.  His two greatest passions were his faith and his family. He was a devout husband and a loving father.  Dave was a life-long athlete.  His passions included basketball, hunting, fishing, archery, badminton, mountain biking, and the outdoors. Dave realized early on in his teaching career his largest impact would be felt through the influence he would have on children.  Throughout his career Dave coached basketball at all levels and recreational softball, baseball, and soccer. Dave was a coach of sports and life.  All that knew him were touched by his grace, wisdom, and integrity.

Visitation is from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Monday, December 4, 2017, at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc., 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA. The funeral service will follow the next day, December 5, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Christ Church at Grove Farm, 249 Duff Rd, Sewickley, PA.  Pastor Barry Mariana and Pastor Matt Olson will be officiating.  The burial will be at Allegheny County Memorial Park, 1600 Duncan Ave, Allison Park, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a scholarship for the Winkworth children via GoFundMe.com (https://www.gofundme.com/winkworth-children-scholarship-fund).

Elizabeth "" Ann (Puntureri) Kernic Kushik

Age 83, passed away peacefully at home in Wexford, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, November 30, 2017 surrounded by her beloved family. Betty was dedicated and passionate about her family and loved them unconditionally with all her heart. Devoted daughter to the late Carl and Elizabeth Puntureri, loving wife to first husband, the late Joseph Stephen Kernic, and second husband, the late Myron (John) Kushik. Beloved mother of JoAnn (Charles) Kernic Hathcox, Joe (Dawna) Kernic, Mark (Lori) Kushik, Larry (Amy) Kushik, and Alan (Phyllis) Kushik; grandmother of Jennifer DeMarco, Chrystal (Justin) Corfield, Cody Kernic, Scott Kushik, Stephanie (Bob) Lewis, and Johnny Kushik; great grandmother of Kailey Corfield, Dustin Corfield, Dylan Lewis, Devin Lewis and Tyler Lewis. Sister of Carl Puntureri, Thomas Puntureri, Nancy Vesey and the late Lucy Toderallo, Mary Rhodes, Samuel Puntureri, Frank Puntureri, Rocky Puntureri, and James Puntureri.  Also survived by multiple nieces, nephews and their extended families. Born in 1933, Betty was the fourth youngest of a large loving family and grew up in Grove City, Pennsylvania where her parents ran a restaurant for many years.  She graduated from Grove City High School and helped with the family restaurant until she met and married Joe Kernic in 1954.  They had two beautiful children, JoAnn and Joe.  Betty’s husband Joe was a custom home builder and they settled in a home that he and his father built on St. Joseph Street in Shaler.  Her first husband passed away at the young age of 33 and Betty raised her two children on her own by working full time in a restaurant and Vic’s Supermarket on Rochester Road in the North Hills.  It was at the supermarket that Betty met John Kushik.  John was raising three teenage boys on his own (Mark, Larry and Alan).  Betty and John developed a friendship and eventually a love that would last 45 years.  Betty and John married in 1976 and brought two wonderful families together.  She was a homemaker, restaurant chef, and nanny to two amazing families.  Betty and John were loyal members of St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church on the North Side for many years.  After their move to Wexford, for the past 20 years they made their church home St. Alexis Church, Wexford.  Betty made many close friends through St. Alexis and the local community as a seamstress, and enjoyed knitting baby-blankets, hats and scarves, and making delicious home-made jellies and jams.  There were always a lot of people in Betty’s home because of her kind heart and warm personality.  She will be missed by many but will remain forever in all of our hearts. Friends and family will be received Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA 15090. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday December 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the St. Alexis Church, 10090 Old Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA 15090. 

Dr. Richard for 1 last update 2020/07/14 L. MorelandDr. Richard L. Moreland

Age 66, of Wexford, PA, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, passed away at home on November 18, 2017, from natural causes associated with several illnesses. Dr. Moreland was born in St. Francis, Kansas to Richard I. Moreland and Barbera Lee Smith. The family moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he resided until graduation from the University of Colorado in 1973. Following his graduate schooling at the University of Michigan, he joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh until his retirement in 2013. He married Nancy Rudduck of Boulder, Colorado in 1972. He is survived by his wife Nancy and brother Dann Moreland, both of Wexford, Pennsylvania, brother Joel Moreland and his wife Deb of Platteville, Colorado, sister Lee Moreland Cook of Springfield, Oregon, and sister-in-law Arlene Rudduck of Broomfield, Colorado. Also surviving are nieces and nephews Tracy & Matt Ray, Eddie Hudson, Holly Hudson-Cobb & Zachary Cobb, and Alyssa & Camron Stockford; many cousins and their families; and numerous friends. He was a witty, gentle, caring man, respected by his many colleagues around the world for his scientific achievements. He will be missed by all. Funeral arrangements were private. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements with the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc., Wexford, PA.

Richard A. "" Eck

Age 87 of Bradfordwoods  surrounded by his loving family on Friday November 17, 2017; Beloved husband for 60 years to Lucy Caruso Eck; Loving father of Ronald J. Eck (Kathleen) and David A. Eck (Rita); grandfather "" of Jason, Kristy, Vanessa and Kevin; great grandfather "" of Michael, Christopher, Ethan, Nicholas, Reagan, Zayne, Isabella and Zoe.  There is no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday November 22 at 11 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford. 

Margaret "" Ciminaro-Martin

Age 92, of Wexford, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2013, under the care of Vincentian Home and Bethany Hospice.  She was born in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Robert D. and Amelia Thompson.  Prior to retirement, she was employed by Rockwell International.  Margaret was a doting grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed babysitting, crafting, playing cards and her beloved late dog Ming Toy. Surviving are her husband of 36 years, James Paul Martin, sons, Anthony Ciminaro and his wife JoAnn, Wexford, PA and Daniel Ciminaro, Irwin, PA; grandchildren Amanda Ciminaro, Kristy (Ciminaro) Morgan, Laureen Shook, Jack Shook and Alexandra Ciminaro as well as several great-grandchildren .She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Mitchell and daughter, Laverne (Missy) Benczo.  Margaret was also a loving step-mother to her husband’s children, Vic Martin, James Martin, Jr., John Martin, Mary Lou Seibert, Judy Herman, Betty Jane Oros and William Martin as well as his 20 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Friends and family received on Sunday, November 19th from 2-4pm and 6 pm until the time of a blessing service at 7:30 pm at the  George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA  15090.   Burial service will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Dolly''s choice.  

Marie D. Mascari

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for On Thursday, November 2, 2017 at age 102 and a resident of the North Hills since 1955.  Beloved wife of the late Anthony P. Mascari.  Loving mother of Dennis Mascari (Mary Lou) and Donald R. Mascari (the late Ruth Ann Moul-Mascari) both of Allison Park, Pa.  Dear grandmother of Gina Novick, Cara Osterwise, Lea Spreng, Tracy A. Pellegrino and Michael A. Mascari.  Also survived by her 16 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her 4 sisters.  Friends will be received Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway Wexford, Pa 15090.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 10am in St. Alexis Parish, Wexford, Pa.  Interment to follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Alexis Parish 10090 Old Perry Hwy, Wexford, Pa 15090.

MaryEllen Pavlot


Of McCandless Twp., on Saturday, October 21, 2017, passed peacefully surrounded by her children Scott, Gregory and Jody. Beloved wife of Joseph (deceased earlier this year), and mother of Stephen (deceased), and
survived by her sister Evelyn. MaryEllen was an accomplished violinist and, together with her husband, cherished her lifetime of sharing music with friends, family and community.  She was also a devoted grandmother with nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Joseph and MaryEllen Pavlot Music Fund c/o Berkeley HillsChurch, 517 Sangree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Arrangements with the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc., Wexford, PA.

Francis C. "" Ippolito

Age 77 of McCandless Twp. on Saturday October 21, 2017. Husband of the late Patricia Ippolito; Father of Lisa Walsh; Brother of Annamarie Yacono, the late Anthony (Valerie), the late Samuel (Andrea), John (Susan), Rosemarie Sekscihski (Jack), Manuel (Flora) and Michael. Grandfather of Erin Siegal, Hayden Walsh, Jared Walsh, the late Ryan Walsh, and Julie Walsh. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received Tuesday 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home Inc., 10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford, PA 15090. Funeral services Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 301 Scott Ave. Glenshaw, PA 15116. Everyone please meet at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor''s Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Park 10301 Walter Rd. Allison Park, PA 15101. Everyone please meet at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the VFW Auxiliary Mars Post 7505 331 Mars Valencia Rd. Mars, PA 16046 or to St. Paul''sname to Fairmount Church. 

for 1 last update 2020/07/14 Elizabeth "" N. HorvathElizabeth "" N. Horvath

Age 94, of Bradford Woods, peacefully with loving family on Saturday, September 23, 2017 Beloved wife of the late David A. Horvath; devoted daughter of the late Andrew and Rose Nemenz; loving mother of Kathleen (David) Good, David A. (Louise) Horvath, M.D., Christine (Allen) Carter, and Laura Horvath, M.D. (Kevin Johnson, M.D.) ; proud grandmother of Rebecca (Jim) McBride, David (Jessica) Good, Daniel (Camille) Good, Rachael (Brian Ellison) Good, Brian (Meg Gleason) Horvath, M.D. Megan (Jeff ) Baltruzak, Hilary and Benjamin Johnson; great grandmother of five: sister of Katherine Steck and the late Rose Olson, Andrew, Albert and Henry Nemenz.  Friends received Tuesday 3-7 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford Pa. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at 11 am in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford.  Betty volunteered in various organizations including UPMC Passavant, St. Alphonsus School, St. Alphonsus Christian Mothers, BradforwoodsWomen''s United Church of Christ, 501 East Main St. Evans City Pa 16033. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the American Epilepsy Society 312-883-3800 or The Lighthouse Foundation 724-586-5554. Arrangements with the George A. Thoma Funeral Home Inc. Wexford. 

Andrew Rudolph Stagel

Age 72 of Pittsburgh on July 16, 2017. Husband of Peggy Stagel; Father of Michael (Cindy) Stagel, Nancy (Jim) Cardone, David (Amy) Stagel, and Nikki Stagel; Grandfather of Mackenzie, Emma, Adin, Alexis, Kyle, and Josh Stagel; Brother of Edward (Cathy) Stagel and the late Karl Stagel. Visitation and services are private. Arrangements with the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.

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Age 75 of Pine Twp. on Friday July 14, 2017; Beloved wife of 42 years to Larry Connor; Daughter of the late Andrew and Agnes Depken; Cousin of Charles Krakowski, Donna McCready, Pauline Musher and Phyllis Knoll.  Sister in law of Earl, William and Ron Connor and Rita Sedor.  Visitation is private. Funeral mass on Wednesday July 19 at 10 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford.  Everyone please meet at the church.  

Judith A. "" Shay

Age 74 of Wexford died on July 11, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Seibert) Shay.  Judy is survived by Patricia Knavish (Raymond), Michael Shay (Margaret) and Kathleen Fulfer.  She was preceeded in death by her brother William Shay  (surviving Kathy).  She also is survived by her friends, especially those in Alexis Manor.  Judy spent most of her professional career teaching and later in medical transcription.  Judy lived simply and died simply  A mass will be held at a future time.  Memorial contributions may be given in her name to St. Alexis Building Fund, 10090 Old Perry Hwy Wexford Pa 15090

Rose Mary Wasylson (Lavely) 

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Of  Franklin Park passed away peacefully Thursday June 29, 2017 at the age of 72 years old. She will be deeply missed by her beloved husband, Robert  and her children Diane Reed of North Canton Ohio, Mark Wasylson, Paul Wasylson and Karen Spanos all of Pittsburgh, PA. and grandchildren Josh, Matt and Adam Reed; Erin, Ryan, Lauren, Shaun and Ronan Wasylson. In addition, she is survived by sisters Natalie Raymond and Janet Formica. She was the daughter of the late Mary and Hamilton Lavely.She was born in Johnstown, PA and graduated from Bishop McCort High School. She was a volunteer and 39-year member of St Alphonsus Catholic Church. She was also a choir member for weekly Mass at St Barnabas Nursing Home. She was a kind, giving person who was a peacemaker and was there for anyone who needed her. But most of all, her faith was the driving force in her life. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.Friends and family received SUNDAY 2-4 and 6-8pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford.A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM Monday in  St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 201 Church Rd, Wexford with  burial to follow  at Holy Savior Mausoleum, Gibsonia, PA

Billie Jean Warner (Shrewsbury)

On June 15, 2017, age 88, of Zelienople, formerly of Wexford, daughter to the late Hattie and Conwell Shrewsbury, beloved wife of the late Donald C. Warner, Mother to Terri Williams, Grandmother (Nanny) to Kristin, Bradley and Kevin Williams, sister to the late Edward, Clyde and James Shrewsbury, Pearl Turzan, Helen Stapel and Gerra Miller.  She is survived by many nieces and nephews, specifically including her faithful and loving niece Pamela Wahal.  Billie was a long time member of Salem United Methodist Church where she was a very active member of the Olive Branch.    She was one of the past leaders of the Wexford Highlander Baton and Drum Corp.  She was also a long time member of the Wexford Garden Club as well as the Pittsburgh Guild of Flower Arrangers.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church in her name.  A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday , June 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Salem United Methodist Church located at 350 Manor Road, Wexford. Arrangements with George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  Wexford. 

Mary for 1 last update 2020/07/14 Frances "" RederMary Frances "" Reder

Age 91, of McCandless Twp  passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 16, 2017. Fran is the daughter of the late Louis J. and Margaret (McGreal) Sager and the wife of the late William L. "" Reder. She was preceded in death by her brother Bernard L. Sager, brother in laws Joseph Reder, Bert Reder and Rege White as well as sisters in law Annie Bell Sager, Eileen Sager & Joan Reder. She was the mother of William L. "" Reder and his wife Rebecca Reder and grandmother of Megan and Matthew Reder. She also leaves behind two cousins that were like brothers Joseph McGreal and his wife Patricia and Harry Simms and his wife Patricia and sister in law Cass White. She is also survived by her God-daughter Michele Blackwell and many nieces and nephews from the Reder and Sager families. Fran grew up in Shady Side, moved to McCandless and was one of the original parishioners of St. Alexis in Wexford. Friends and family received SUNDAY 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford.  Funeral mass Monday at 10 am in St. Alexis Church,   In lieu of flowers please make a donation to BePositive Foundation to fight childhood cancer http://bepositive.org/ or a charity of your choice. 

George E. Goetz

Age 73, of New Bethlehem, passed away quietly Tuesday June 6, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the Butler VA Community Living Center where he received excellent loving care by the entire staff.  George was a son of the late T.C. Goetz and Mae F. Goetz of Wexford, Pa.  He is the brother of Robert C. Goetz and his wife Marty of Zelienople and William A. Goetz ( the late Sylvia) of Jacksonville, FL  He is also survived by 2 nephews and 2 great nieces. George was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He was a sheet metal worker and a member of Local 12.  He was always willing to help his many friends and family with their projects as he was able to do most any type of work.  He cared for both his father and mother until their passing.  Friends and family received TUESDAY  1 pm until the time of a blessing service at 3 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Butler VA Health Center CLC Recreation Therapy Dept, 325 New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 or to a charity of the donor'' s Restaurant for 38+ years.  Friends will be received Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 1-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc., 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford, where a blessing service will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11 am. Entombment to follow in Mt. Royal Cemetery.

Mae Ruth (Perry) Sheets

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 age 92 of Wexford.  Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Sheets Sr.  Loving mother of Robert E. (Jacqueline) Jr., and Richard G. Sheets.  Dear sister of Grace Teslik and Joan Druschel.  She is survived by her 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 9 great- great grandchildren and her daughter-in-law Diane Sheets.  She was preceded in death by her son David R. Sheets, one brother and one sister.  A memorial service will be held in the Perry Highway Lutheran Church on Saturday June 24, 2017 at 11 am.  Arrangements entrusted to the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford.

the 1 last update 2020/07/14 Marion "" NeidhardtMarion "" Neidhardt

Age 86 o f Wexford passed away on May 13, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard "" Neidhardt.  She is the beloved mother of Chuck (Cindy) Neidhardt and Karyn (Peter) Lytkowski and loving grandmother of Matthew (Christa) Lytkowski and Michael (Angel) Lytkowski. She leaves behind her adored great grandchildren Evayne P. Lytkowski and Maxwell P. Lytkowski and her brother Donald Scholl.   She also leaves her kitty companions Bella, Kitten Man and Emily.  Mae worked as a Realtor for more than 20 years, most recently for Northwood Realty.  She was an avid water skier and spent summers on the boat with family and friends.  She reveled in the beauty of nature and would spend hours watching the birds and deer who visited her backyard feeders.  She enjoyed flowers and gardening and being outdoors.  Our mother was a kind, compassionate and generous woman, who touched the hearts of all who knew her.  She loved her family above all else and was never happier than when surrounded by her children and their families.  She was our guiding light, our shining star, who instilled in each of us the strong values by which we live our lives.  In the spirit of Mae''s, Newfoundland, Canada. She was the 4th of 12 children born to Cedric and Caroline Winsor.  She grew up in Newfoundland where her family enjoyed a lifestyle of reaping the bounties of nature, camping, picking berries and fishing for salmon and trout.  She developed an early passion for learning about far away places and cultures, influenced by the cosmopolitan environment of a seaport city.  Even more, she cultivated a love for the English language, resulting in a habit of learning a new word every day until the end of her life, the results of which could be seen in the unusual care with which she composed even her e-mails.

At the age of 17, Joy married Douglas Keith, who was, at that time, a soldier in the United States Army.  She moved with him to Fort Lewis, Washington and spent most of her life from that time in the United States.  They were blessed with 3 children: Cedric, Gillian and Douglas and with 1 grandson, Steven.  

In 1980, Joy and Doug moved to Nashville, where Doug studied for the Christian Ministry and thereafter, she faithfully supported his work in the pastoral ministry until transitioning out of active ministry in 2010. 

Joy was a lover of the delights of home and family.  She found rich reward in caring for her husband, her children and her grandchild.  She was fulfilled in housekeeping and decoratng, in gardening, and in cooking.  It''s children Tracey Fantini (Jeff), Paul Bliss III (Jennifer), and Lindsay Raab (Oscar) and 9 grandchildren: Caitlin, Shawn, Natalie, Carter, Riley, Sydney, Loreli, Oren, and Ossian. Janet worked as a chemist at Valspar Corporation (Mobil Chemical Company) for over 38 years managing a laboratory conducting chemical testing and later regulatory affairs for the firm. She was a respected professional and a valued employee and co-worker. Janet loved traveling extensively with Paul and their friends and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan (Go Steelers, Bucs, and Pens). Janet will be remembered most for her kindness and generosity. Janet was a loving sister, aunt, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all. Family and friends received Friday 1-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford. Funeral services Saturday at 11 am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor''s Association).

Harry "" Hicks

Age 88 of Wexford passed away on April 4, 2017 after a lingering illness. Beloved husband of 52 years to Velma; father of Danette (Willem) Tekelenburg, of Sanford, ME, Michael (Noel) Hicks of Kingsport, TN, and Corey (Tamara) Hicks of Powder Springs, GA. Grandfather of Saira, Kaylie, Ty, and Nina Tekelenburg, Hudson and Cameron Hicks; Brother of Leila Fleck of Port Allegheny and Cecil (Bill) Bertell of Virginia Beach, VA, and the late Alice Dudt, Phyllis Weyer, and Marion Miles. Family and friends received Friday evening 7-9 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford. Funeral services Saturday at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment Monday April 10 at 12:30 pm in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Legion Post 161 PO Box 94 Wexford, Pa. 15090.

Catherine Jane Irvin

Age 93, formerly of Wexford, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017. She was the beloved wife of John B. Irvin for 68 years and is the mother of James Irvin, Judith Olson, Susan Sutherland, Margaret Ambrose and Katherine Partin. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren. Catherine was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Wexford in 1960. Always an accomplished pianist, she also played the organ and accompanied the choir at Sts. John and Paul Catholic Church. In the 70''s Research Hospital. Arrangements are being handled by George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. Wexford, PA. 

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Age the 1 last update 2020/07/14 80 of Wexford on Wednesday March 29, 2017;  Husband of the late Janice A. Mowry; loving father of Sharon Ann Swinderman (Michael) and James Mowry (Keri); Proud Pap of Robbie and  Abbey Swinderman and Mollie Mowry;  brother of Helen Ann Kinlan (Patrick).   Bob was a cherished administrator in the Fox Chapel School District.  Family and friends received TUESDAY April 4 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford where funeral services will take place at 8 pm Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to F.C. Helping F.C. c/o Fox Chapel Area School District 611 Field Club Rd. Pittsburgh Pa 15238.  Checks should be made to F.C.A.S.D.  Age 80 of Wexford on Wednesday March 29, 2017;  Husband of the late Janice A. Mowry; loving father of Sharon Ann Swinderman (Michael) and James Mowry (Keri); Proud Pap of Robbie and  Abbey Swinderman and Mollie Mowry;  brother of Helen Ann Kinlan (Patrick).   Bob was a cherished administrator in the Fox Chapel School District.  Family and friends received TUESDAY April 4 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford where funeral services will take place at 8 pm Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to F.C. Helping F.C. c/o Fox Chapel Area School District 611 Field Club Rd. Pittsburgh Pa 15238.  Checks should be made to F.C.A.S.D.  

Katherine "" B. (Bartoni) Urban

Age 86 on Sunday March 26, 2017; loving mother of Grace (Rizzo) Lobono (John) and Jacqueline Rizzo (George Ringeisen); grandmother of Katherine and Angela Lobono.  Kay had a great sense of humor...baked the best cookies all year round... would never let you go hungry...loved Christmas ... was 2nd youngest of eight to Italian immigrant parents... had a great work ethic... loved her family ... liked a clean house ... would correct us when we ended a sentence in ""... loved to sit on the porch and laugh long into the night ... loved her grand daughters ... could tell the best jokes... had good friends...had a crucifix above every doorway ... rarely missed church on Sunday...sang loud in church but was not a very good singer ... died listening to the rosary ... lived listening to the word of God. Love you mamasita!   Friends received THURSDAY  2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford.  Funeral mass Friday at 10 am in St. Alphonsus Church Wexford. Interment at for 1 last update 2020/07/14 12:30 pm in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Rd., Bridgeville, Pa  15017.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Alzheimer''s Lutheran Church of Highland.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Melanoma Research Foundation (join.melanoma.org/SandraBridge) or Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Dr. Wexford, Pa 15090Age 86 on Sunday March 26, 2017; loving mother of Grace (Rizzo) Lobono (John) and Jacqueline Rizzo (George Ringeisen); grandmother of Katherine and Angela Lobono.  Kay had a great sense of humor...baked the best cookies all year round... would never let you go hungry...loved Christmas ... was 2nd youngest of eight to Italian immigrant parents... had a great work ethic... loved her family ... liked a clean house ... would correct us when we ended a sentence in ""... loved to sit on the porch and laugh long into the night ... loved her grand daughters ... could tell the best jokes... had good friends...had a crucifix above every doorway ... rarely missed church on Sunday...sang loud in church but was not a very good singer ... died listening to the rosary ... lived listening to the word of God. Love you mamasita!   Friends received THURSDAY  2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford.  Funeral mass Friday at 10 am in St. Alphonsus Church Wexford. Interment at 12:30 pm in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Rd., Bridgeville, Pa  15017.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Alzheimer''s Lutheran Church of Highland.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Melanoma Research Foundation (join.melanoma.org/SandraBridge) or Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Dr. Wexford, Pa 15090

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Janice Ann (Moore ) Mowry

Age 79 of Wexford  on Thursday February 23, 2017.  Beloved wife of 53 years to H. Robert Mowry; loving mother of Sharon Ann (Michael) Swinderman and James (Keri Kastner) Mowry; proud Mee Maw of Robbie and Abbey Swinderman and Mollie Mowry.  Friends received Monday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford..Services Monday at 8 pm at the funeral home.    

Mary Ann (Remele) Pappas

Age 74 of Kilbuck Township on Thursday February 23, 2017  Beloved wife of Jim Pappas, Sr; cherished mother of Jim Jr (Claire), Michael (Heather) and Ida (Eric) Pappas-Byers; beloved sister of Patrick and William Remele..Predeceased by her parents Syl and Ida Remele and her brother Jim Remele.  Yia Yia, affectionately known as "" to all who knew her well,  was the absolute center of her large and extended family.  Her eight grandchildren were her greatest gift to the world-Leah, Anna, Cole, Tess, Conor, Maggie, Bronwyn and Linnea.  All of them are extraordinary and all benefited greatly in their early years from Yia Yia''s Hospital  262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN  38105

R. Scott the 1 last update 2020/07/14 SarverR. Scott Sarver

Age 56 of Franklin Park peacefully on Wednesday February 22, 2017.  Beloved son of Eileen and the late Chuck Sarver; dear husband of the late Susan Sarver; loving father of Shawn Sarver and Shannon Brunst (Jeremy); grandfather of Sebastian, Carter and Tristan.   Scott was a firefighter and EMT with Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Department.  He was an avid hunter.  Friends and family received FRIDAY 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy Wexford.  Funeral services Saturday at 10:00 am at the funeral home. 

Mary for 1 last update 2020/07/14 B. (Postek) Norris Mary B. (Postek) Norris

Age 90 of Wexford on Monday February 20, 2017;  Wife of the late Paul W. Norris; loving mother of Stephen P. Norris and Lorraine (Hoolahan) Norris;also survived by her sister Barbara Smith; grandchildren Brie, John and Ben Hoolahan and Rachel Norris; great grandchildren  Liam and Mason Bosco.  She was predeceased by her parents Louis and Suzanna Postek and two brothers, all formerly of Millvale.   There is no visitation.  Friends and family received Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Alphonusus Church, Wexford.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to  Alzheimers Research www.alz.org  or 1-800-272-9300

Catherine McLean (nee Brillinger) Ferrence

Catherine McLean (nee Brillinger) of Gibsonia, formerly of Potters Mills, Pa and born and raised in Orillia, ON, Canada  unexpectedly on Monday, February 13, 2017, in her 71st year.  Beloved former wife of the late Rev. John V. Ferrence.  Dear mother of Victoria I. Ferrence Ray (Adam Ray) of Wexford and Susan C. Ferrence of Philadelphia.  Lovingly remembered by her grandsons William J.F. Ray and Clarke J.F. Ray of Wexford, her brother William R.C. Brillinger, Jr. of Toronto, her cousin C. Elizabeth Inge (Walter H. Inge, Jr.) of Jarrettsville, MD. and many extended family members and friends near and far.  Cathie earned her B.A. in History from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.  She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a lifelong fly fisherworman, avid organic gardener and small animal farmer.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be at Perry Highway Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wexford on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2 pm followed by a funeral service at 3 pm.  The family suggests memorials to Heifer International at www. heifer.org.

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Age 57 formerly of Pittsburgh and Slippery Rock; unexpectedly on Monday February 13, 2017;  Devoted wife of Scott Sarver; loving mother of Shawn Sarver and Shannon Brunst (Jeremy); adoring grandmother of Sebastian, Carter and Tristan.  Susan was a former paramedic and firefighter in Slippery Rock and Butler.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking and baking. She was a highly accomplished swimmer.  Susan was "" to anyone she met.  Friends and family received FRIDAY 4 pm until the time of a blessing service at 6 pm at the funeral home. 

Judith Ann "" (Brooker) Stack

 Of Wexford on Tuesday January 31, 2017.  Friends and family received THURSDAY 4-7 pm and Friday 10:30 am -11:30 am  at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford .  Funeral mass Friday at 12:30 pm  in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford.  

Danya Bea (Griffing) Eirkson

Age 51, of Gibsonia , passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday January 31, 2017;  Dear daughter of Robert and Justine Griffing; beloved wife of Jim Eirkson, loving mother of Cole Eirkson, sister of Rayna Santiago; niece of Jim Griffing.  Danya graduated from Penn State University with degrees in nursing and social work.  She had a beautiful voice and was selected to sing for the Pittsburgh Mendelssohn Choir, which she did for many years.  She was also a choir member at Salem United Methodist Church.  Danya worked as a nurse in pediatric oncology,  psychiatry and hospice .  She enjoyed camping and vacationing with her family in Marco Island, Fl.  She loved her Wheton terrier, Riley.   Friends and family received FRIDAY 5-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford.  Funeral services Saturday at 10:30 am in Salem United Methodist Church, 350 Manor Rd Wexford. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the American Lung Assoc. of Pittsburgh, 810 River Ave, #140  Pittsburgh Pa 15212

Blaine W. Allan 

Age 72 of Gibsonia, formerly of McCandless on Sunday January 29, 2017 surrounded by his family;  Son of the late Morris W. and Madeleine A. Allan; Loving husband of Susan A. (Kindsvater) Allan; father of Robert B. (Rosemarie) Allan, Susan  L. (Terry) Mathews and Julie C. (Kirk) Thompson; grandfather of Blaine, Trevor, Sean, Austin and Siena;  Brother of Beverly A. (Ronald) Riggs and the late Duane G.Allan.  Blaine "" was a member of I.B.E.W. Local 5.  Friends and family received THURSDAY 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford. Funeral mass Friday at 10:30 am in St. Richard Church, Gibsonia.  EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Parkinsons''s passion for helping children touched countless numbers of young lives.  As a renowned musician, Joseph was a director of several local choirs and also performed in numerous orchestras and ensembles.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14 2017 at Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church at 11 am.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Joseph Pavlot Music Fund c/o Berkeley Hills Church 517 Sangree Rd. Pittsburgh, Pa.   15237. 

LaVerne G. Allen

 Age 90 of McCandless Twp on Sunday January 1, 2017;  Wife of the late John P. Allen Sr.; Loving mother of John "" P. Allen (Judy), Kathleen Prady (John Wharrey) and the late Donald P. Allen; sister of the late Charles Coyle, Alice Dunbar and Wiliam Coyle; grandmother of Patrick (Jamie) Joshua, Gabrielle, John C., Jodie (Mike), Jill (Darren) Stephanie (Jacob), Hunter , Adrienne, Kristin and Kerri; great grandmother of Jordan.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  LaVerne was a retired sales associate of Kaufmann''s choice.  Arrangements entrusted to
George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. Wexford, Pa.  15090  

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Of Wexford passed away on December 31, 2016 at the age of 91 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford after a full independent life.  Pauline was born in Sharpsburg and is predeceased by her husband Anthony DiMatteo.  Also meeting her in her heavenly destination are her parents Alfred and Celeste DiGregory and her older siblings Dolores Ferraro, Virginia Tarasi and Anthony DiGregory.  L.M. Montgomery wrote, in one of Pauline''s left an everlasting mark on all she encountered through her "".  Her Catholic faith and her family were the center of her universe.  She is survived by her two loving daughters Marilyn (Larry) Danley of McCandless and Janice (Kenneth)Fedorek of Monroeville, along with her four adoring grandchildren Brian (Heather)Danley, Shannon (Michael) Poleto,Chelsea (Robert) Rodgers and Hayley Fedorek.  Her great-grandchildren were her pride and joy: Alyssa and Taylor Danley, and Alexandria and Anthony Poleto.   She is also survived by her sister-in-law Elizabeth Crownover and many wonderful nieces and nephews.  Friends and family will be received 1-5 pm and 6-9 pm on Tuesday Jan.3 at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford. A  funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday Jan 4 at 10 am in St. Alexis Church, Wexford. Donations in Pauline''s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis Tenn 38105  (1-800 822 6344) 

Gayle L. Satryan

Age 82 of Cranberry Twp unexpectedly on Monday November 7, 2016; Loving for 1 last update 2020/07/14 mother of Lou Satryan (Paula) , LeRoy Satryan and the late Terri Bonenberger, RIchard Satryan and Robert Satryan; sister of Donald McLallen and Sonny McLallen; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  Gayle was a former forensic aide at Mayview Sate. Hospital.  Family and friends received Thursday 6-8 pm and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford.  Funeral mass Saturday at 10 am in St. Ferdinand Church, Cranberry Twp.  Everyone please meet at the ChurchAge 82 of Cranberry Twp unexpectedly on Monday November 7, 2016; Loving mother of Lou Satryan (Paula) , LeRoy Satryan and the late Terri Bonenberger, RIchard Satryan and Robert Satryan; sister of Donald McLallen and Sonny McLallen; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  Gayle was a former forensic aide at Mayview Sate. Hospital.  Family and friends received Thursday 6-8 pm and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford.  Funeral mass Saturday at 10 am in St. Ferdinand Church, Cranberry Twp.  Everyone please meet at the Church

Peter for 1 last update 2020/07/14 Paul CushenettePeter Paul Cushenette

 Age 83 of Wexford, formerly of Massachusetts, Maryland and North Carolina unexpectedly on Wednesday November 2, 2016;  Father of Chris, Eric and Peter; also survived by 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. There are no services in Pittsburgh.  Visitation will be Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 pm in Huntt Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldorf Md.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Wounded Warriors (www.woundedwarriorproject.org). 

Arthur F. Barton

 Age 90 of Franklin Park on Sunday October 30, 2016;  Loving husband of Marjorie Korbel Stahl Barton and the late Mary Bowman Barton;  Brother of Arlene Smith (Tom); also survived by 2 step for 1 last update 2020/07/14 children, 2 granddaughters and 10 great grandchildren.Arthur was a 1945 graduate of West View High School   Friends received Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford.  Funeral service on Thursday at 10_am at the funeral home.   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Heritage Presbyterian Church,  2262 Rochester Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Age 90 of Franklin Park on Sunday October 30, 2016;  Loving husband of Marjorie Korbel Stahl Barton and the late Mary Bowman Barton;  Brother of Arlene Smith (Tom); also survived by 2 step children, 2 granddaughters and 10 great grandchildren.Arthur was a 1945 graduate of West View High School   Friends received Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford.  Funeral service on Thursday at 10_am at the funeral home.   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Heritage Presbyterian Church,  2262 Rochester Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Joseph Edward Meyer

Of Wexford, Pa passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016, after an extended illness.  He was 87 years old.He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Wexford, PA .Joe is survived by his beloved wife, Harriet Meyer and two step daughters and their husbands, Doris Fischer (Robert) of Baden, PA and Connie Berie (Brian) of Freedom, PA .  He also leaves behind 2 step grandsons, Neil Fischer of Baden, PA and Christopher Berie of Seven Fields, PA. Joe is survived by one sister Marcy Perpetua, Carnegie, PA and countless nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Joe was born in Troy Hill, Pittsburgh into a large and loving family, to the late Anna Schell and Edward J. Meyer.  He loved talking about Troy Hill and all his childhood memories in the neighborhood.  He graduated from North Catholic High School in Troy Hill and then enlisted in the Navy.After serving in the Navy, Joe worked many jobs, before becoming a fireman for the City of Pittsburgh, where he retired as a Captain of Company 38.  Joe was also a pilot and loved to fly a piper cub on weekends.  In later years, he never missed shooting pool with his friends every morning, at the Blueberry Hill Retirement Center.In addition to his parents, a sister, Anna, and all of his brothers, Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Dolores (Dolly) Meyer and a son Jay Michael Meyer ofPittsburgh, PA.Friends and family will be received Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 10 a.m. until the time of a Blessing service at 12 noon.. at George A.  Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  10418 Perry Highway, Wexford, Pa. Internment will follow in  St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery, 4000 Mt. Troy Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15214.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 201 Church Rd. Wexford Pa 15090 

Sarah A. Pinkerton

Age 32 of Sewickley unexpectedly on Tuesday October 18, 2016;  Daughter of Mary and the late Melvin "" Pinkerton; Fiance of Antonio Gonzalez; mother of Antonio Gonzalez, Jr and Selena Christina Gonzalez; sister of Christi Lavery (Francis).  Friends and family received Thursday 1-4 pm and Friday 1 pm until the time of services at 3 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Western Pa. Chapter, 501 Martindale St, #670, Pittsburgh, Pa  15212

Leonard J. Brudney

 Age 69 of McCandless Twp unexpectedly on Monday October 17, 2016;  Loving husband of Carol Brudney; proud father of Lisa A. Holden (Todd), Jennifer A. Hengelsberg (Gary), Allison M. Brudney (Robert Walker) and Joshua J. Brudney (Jennifer); devoted grandfather of Joseph, Annie, Matthew, Ryan, GraceAnn, and Benjamin; brother of Dolores Worcester, Dorothy Hannes and Josephine Gaul.  Leonard was a member of Plumbers Local 27 and a member of St. Alexis Church.  He was a passionate outdoorsman and hunter.  Friends and family received THURSDAY EVENING 6-8 pm at the George A Thoma Funeral Home. Inc 10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford  .Funeral mass on Friday at 10:30 am in St. Alexis Church, Wexford.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the St. Alexis Church Building Fund, 1009 Old Perry Hwy, Wexford Pa.  15090

Joyce Runco Douglass

Daughter of the late George A. and Leona E. Douglass; devoted mother to Patrick, James (Eileen) , Elizabeth, Amy Hudak (Mark),  David and Jennifer; dedicated sister to Diane , Robert (Dee, George (Jan), Paul, Pamela and Michael; adoring grandmother to Clayton, Sara, Gabby, Chloe, Claire, Olivia, Kayla, Seamus, Jack, Amanda, Greta, Oliver, Megan, Patrick, Adeline, Bella, David, Paige, Leona, Isaiah, Pearl and Penny; also great grandmother to Alani; loving aunt to  Jeff, Tim, Mary, Dan, Ben, Doug, John, Kim, Brian, Kerri, Kelly, Anne, Michael, Megan, Emily and Sean; great aunt to their 20 children.  Joyce was the fabric of this family.  She was a friend, confidant,k listener, communicator, maverick, cheerleader, organizer, advisor.  Joyce gave her family an everlasting bond beyond compare to what might be even possible for one person.  She had a distinguished career in banking and real estate and also served honorably as Judge of Elections in Pine Township.  The family will welcome friends 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Thursday at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 am in St. Alphonsus Church, 210 Church Road Wexford Pa 15090.  Memorial contributions may be made to  Holy Family Institute, 8235 Ohio River Blvd, Pittsburgh Pa 15202 

 

Ernest G. Nicholas, Jr

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for  Age 67 of Wexford on Monday October 3, 2016; husband of Patricia; father of Ernest G. Nicholas, III and Marcie Jones; Also survived by 2 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday October 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, inc.  10418 the 1 last update 2020/07/14 Perry Hwy., Wexford Age 67 of Wexford on Monday October 3, 2016; husband of Patricia; father of Ernest G. Nicholas, III and Marcie Jones; Also survived by 2 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday October 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, inc.  10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for  Mary Pegher Richwalls

Richwalls, (Pegher)  Mary age  101, of Wexford, passed away at Concordia of Cranberry on Sunday October 2, 2016.  Mary is survived by daughters Ruth Unks and Marilynn McElhinny.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Richwalls, son Ronald Richwallsand 2 grandchildren.  Per Mary''s choice. 

 

Elva V. Yannuzzi

Peacefully on September 13, 2016 several days after celebrating her 88th birthday with family and friends.  Daughter of the late Elidio and Josephine Armenio; Loving mother of Dee Armenio and Gayle Glikes (William); wonderful grandmother of Lauren Glikes; sister of Leo Armenio (Hazel) and the late Laura Anesin (the late Philip);  Elva resided in Carnegie for many years.  She was known for her spirited nature and the resourceful way that she lived her life.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 17 at 9:30 am in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to St. Jude''s  Research Hospital,501 St. Jude Place, Memphis,TN 38105-1942.

Genevieve Patricia "" Miller

Age 91 of Wexford peacefully at the Miller family farm on Saturday September 3, 2016;  Wife of the late Richard H. Miller;  loving mother of Ann Smith, Christine Walsh, Fr. Thomas Miller, David Miller, Kathryn Ulanowicz Brenenborg, Gerald Miller, James Miller, Marilou Martin and Robin Miller; grandmother of 29 and great grandmother of 18.  Pat was  previously an  active member of St. Alphonsus Church where she was a lector, a Eucharistic mininster and involved in the prayer ministry.  She distributed Communion for many years at Allegheny General Hospital.  Pat was also a member of the Mothers Plus Five.  Friends and family received on Wednesday evening 6-8 pm and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford (thomafuneralhome.com).  Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10 am in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford. Everyone please meet at the church.   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Alphonsus School, 201 Church Rd. Wexford Pa 15090.

Rita A. Moore (Kalkstein)

Age 94 of Wexford on Sunday, August 28, 2016;  Wife of the late Robert H. Moore;  Dear mother of Sharon Hunter (Joseph) and  Rita Spontak (Lawrence);  grandmother of Robert Hunter, Benjamin Hunter (Wendi) Stephanie Schwoeble (Eric), Cassandra Ebber  (Patrick) April Arnold (Eric) and Marla Hay (Jonathan);  Also survived by 11 great- grandchildren.  Friends and family received Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm  at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford.  Mass of Christian burial on Thursday at 9:30 am in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford.  Everyone please meet at the church.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor''Brien, Tami Jacobs, Melissa Carlini and the late Gary Vargo; Devoted Pappy of Hannah Jacobs, Rachel Jacobs, Rebekah Carlini, Madalin Carlini and the late Sarah Jacobs; Brother of Terry Vargo, Cecelia Miller and the late James Vargo and Michael "" Vargo; former husband of Annette F. Vargo and the late Lynn M. Vargo.  Family and friends received SUNDAY 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home Inc, 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford.  where funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 am In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Make A Wish Foundation  Gulf Tower 707 Grant St 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pa 15219-1938   in memory of his grandaughter Sarah.

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Marguerite Elaine Hilling

Age 88, of Hampton Twp, formerly of Latrobe, on Monday July 11, 2016; mother of Christine Miller and Eric Hilling.  There is no visitation.  Services are private. 

 

Ransom, James Vannatta ""

Age 67 of Marshall Twp., formerly of Murfreesboro, TN on Tuesday July 5, 2016;  beloved husband of Joan Ransom for 30 years; father of Jenn Collins, Ward Ransom, Andrew Ransom and  Chris Ransom;  grandfather of Alder and Josey Collins; brother of Carol Troop, Laura Hunt and Frank Ransom.  Vann was an incredibly fun loving, bright and energetic man.  His laughter and spirit will be missed by so many. Friends will be received  SUNDAY 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm at George A Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford.  Private funeral services.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to ABOARD''Leary and the late Vito Marchese, Anthony Marchese and Victoria Williams; also survived by many nieces and nephews..Mary was an x-ray technician at UPMC Presbyterian and St. Francis Hospital.  Friends and family received Monday 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford.  Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday at 10 am in St. Sebastian Church, Ross Twp.    A private burial will take place in the family plot in Johnsonburg, Pa.

Donna M. Noe (Yeager)

 Age 53 of Jacksonville, Fla on Sunday,  May 8, 2016; Daughter of Betty Yeager; Wife of the late Francis Noe, Jr. ; Mother of Frank and Jeremy Noe; Sister of Karen Yeager and Amy Hughes.  A memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday,  June 20 at 10 am in SS. John and Paul Church Chapel, Franklin Park. If desired, the family suggests memorials to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Pittsburgh.

 

Norma K. St. Ledger

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for  Age 95 of Gibsonia,  on Sunday June 12, 2016; Daughter of the late David and Hilda Kephart;  Beloved wife of the late Jack Istock and Jim St.Ledger;  She is survived by her  nieces and nephews: David Kephart (Sue Lietz), Donald Kephart (Julie), Darrell Kephart, Norma Sheridan (Clayton), Vernon Kephart (Barb Burton) and June Applegarth (Keith) as well as many great nieces and nephews. Step-mother of Joyce Horney and the late Jim St. Ledger.  Special thanks to Norma''s name to Animal Friends,562 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237  

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Schick, Martha Jane

Age 78 of Bradfordwoods, on Saturday May 28, 2016; Loving mother of Shelley Grubbs (Tim), John Schick (Judy) and Erin Engelmore (Phil); Grandmother of Nicholas, Alexis and Kaitlyn Grubbs, Brian and Alyssa Schick, Alec and Tyler Engelmore; Sister of Mary Kunic, Margie Stewart, Dave McCrea and the late John McCrea.  Friends and family received TUESDAY 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the  George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford.  Mass of Christian burial on Wednesday at 11am in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford.

Winifred M. "" Schroeder

 Age 91 for 1 last update 2020/07/14 of Wexford, peacefully slept away into the Lord''s name:  St. Joseph''s son, Jay. Age 91 of Wexford, peacefully slept away into the Lord''s name:  St. Joseph''s son, Jay.

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Mary (Weis) Herald

Herald (Weis) Mary age 86 of McCandless Twp, formerly of Monroeville on Friday March 18, 2016. Beloved wife for 59 years to Paul Herald; Loving mother of Mary Mahinske (Ron), Kathleen, Paul, Patrick (Mary K), Susanne and Timothy (Dana) Herald; Grandmother of Mary Kate, Michael, Conor, Kelly, Elizabeth, Timothy and Katherine. Sister of Thomas (Terry) Weis, and  Daniel (Mary Ann) Weis; Sister in law of Margaret Weis and Rosemary Herald. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Mary (Flaherty) Weis and 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Friends received SUNDAY 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc., 10418 Perry Hwy., Wexford.  Funeral mass Monday at 1 pm in St. Alexis Church, Wexford, In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, St Louise Convent 8200 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, Pa 15237 or Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Rd. Suite 320 Wexford Pa 15090 whose staff provided excellent care to Mary in her last weeks

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Alice M. (Weber) Suto

Age 86 of McCandless Township on Wednesday March 16, 2016; loving wife for 62 years to the late Robert Suto; loving mother of Gregory Suto, Denise Palka (Michael) and Michael Suto (Beth); sister of Charlene McQuillan, Paula Weber and the late Esther Frank and Ruth Baird; Cherished grandmother of Gregory, Christopher and Elizabeth Suto, Matthew (Lydia), Vanessa and Daniel Palka and Joseph and Anna Suto; great grandmother of Scarlett Palka.  Friends received SUNDAY 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc, 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford.  Funeral mass Monday at 10am in St. Alexis Church, Wexford.

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Jean M. (Richard) Kilhof

 Age 87 of Wexford went home to be with her Lord on Saturday , March 12, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Joseph and we rejoice for their reunion.  She is survived by her loving children, JoAnn Luster (Bob Kish), Jim Kilhof, Deb Costamagna (Jim), Joseph Kilhof (Mary), Mimi Bauer (John), Laurie Lansberry and Amy Bateman (Bob).  She will also be missed greatly by her grandchildren Andy & Matt Luster, Joe & Christopher Kilhof, Justin & Joel Costamagna, Mark, Shaunna & Alayne Lansberry, Kelly, Erika & April Bauer and Bobby, Mallory and Spencer Bateman, and their respective partners; and by her great granddaughters Kaydence & Kali Kilhof and Sophia & Lotus Luster.  Jean was a founding member of the Mothers Plus Five  and the St. Alexis Over 50 Club, and a member of the Marian Guild.  Jean was also an avid swimmer,  She was a lifeguard at Club Julian and taught all of her grandchildren to swim..  She gave many years of service through her volunteer work for Together For Retarded Youth (TRY)and visited children through the Make-A-Wish Foundation as Giggles the Clown.  Friends received Monday March 21, from 7-9 pm and Tuesday March 22, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  10418 Perry Hwy. Wexford.  Funeral mass Wednesday March 23, at 10 am in St. Alexis Church, Wexford

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Age for 1 last update 2020/07/14 84 of Wexford on Tuesday March 1, 2016; daughter of the late Walter and Agnes Hammel; beloved wife of the late Jim Sr.; step-mother of James Jr. (Candy), John M., Richard F. (Michelle), and Patrick M. (Lisa) Reilly; sister of the late Edwin, John, Lawrence and Charles Hammel; also survived by many nieces and nephews.  There is no visitation. Funeral mass 10:30AM Friday in St. Alexis Church, Wexford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Arrangements with George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. Wexford PA. Age 84 of Wexford on Tuesday March 1, 2016; daughter of the late Walter and Agnes Hammel; beloved wife of the late Jim Sr.; step-mother of James Jr. (Candy), John M., Richard F. (Michelle), and Patrick M. (Lisa) Reilly; sister of the late Edwin, John, Lawrence and Charles Hammel; also survived by many nieces and nephews.  There is no visitation. Funeral mass 10:30AM Friday in St. Alexis Church, Wexford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Arrangements with George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. Wexford PA. 

 

Nello H. Giustini

Age 75 of Mars, formerly of McCandless on Monday February 29, 2016; son of the late Anthony and Rita (Tozzi) Giustini; beloved husband of Donna M. (Whipple) Giustini; loving father of Richard A. Giustini (Tess), Sandra Triplett (Jeff), Michael Conoran (Cheri), Melissa Crawford (Todd), and Megan Conoran; grandfather of Richard and Sara Giustini, Steven King, Nelson Warner, Kelsey, Karle and Kassidy Conoran, Cailyn Crawford, and Zoe Conoran; great-grandfather of McKenna Giustini. Nello was the owner of Giustini Auto Body Shop in the North Hills. After he retired, worked as a maintenance man for Shop & Save in Ingomar. Nello’s passions in life included fixing things, working with wood, and doing outdoor work. Friends received Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9PM at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral services 11AM Thursday at the funeral home. 

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Stephen J. Pavlot

Age 60 of Mc Candless Twp on Friday February 26, 2016 left this world surrounded by family knowing that he was loved.  Beloved son of Joseph and Maryellen Pavlot; Loving father of Nicholas Pavlot and Ashley Pavlot; Cherished brother of Scott Pavlot, Gregory Pavlot (Kimberly) and Jody Dishart (Bradley);  also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Stephen was loved by all who knew him and will surely be missed.  Friends received MONDAY 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford.  Funeral services Tuesday at 11 am in Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church.  Everyone please meet at the church.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Pleasant Valley Men''s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements with George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. Wexford, PA. 

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Irene (Cusare) DeRosa

Age 88 formerly of Brooklyn, NY on Friday February 12, 2016; beloved wife for 53 years to Cosmo DeRosa; loving mother of Christine Koebley (Keith) and Susan Oderifero (Daniel); dear grandmother of Anna and Nicholas Koebley and Daniel Jr., Ben, and the late Frank Oderifero; also survived by 4 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; sister of the late Victor Cusare Jr. Irene had a passion for cooking and spending time with her family. She was also an avid poker player. Irene was a very creative person, using her talents to crochet blankets and baby clothing sets. Friends received Tuesday 6-8PM at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral mass Wednesday at 11AM in SS. John and Paul Church, Franklin Park. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Interment to follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. If desired, the family suggests donations to the organ donor advocacy organization: Live On NY, 460 West 34th Street, 15th Floor New York, NY 10001, Attention: Ronnie Schwartz.

 

 

Terry A. (Lancaster) Bonenberger

Age 64 of Harwick unexpectedly on February 9, 2016; wife of the late John; mother of John Norkus and wife Jodie; daughter of Gayle Satryan; grandmother of Hope, Luke and Richard “R.J.” Norkus; sister of LeRoy Satryan, Louis Satryan (Paula) and the late Richard and Robert Satryan; also survived by several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. Terry was loved very much by her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Friends received Saturday 1-4PM at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W Station Square Dr. #1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. 

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Harry F. Diesel

Diesel, Harry F. age 92 of Mc Candless Township on Saturday February 6, 2016;  Husband of the late Leona P. Diesel; Dear father of Gerald T. (Lynn), Daniel A. (Melissa) Jeanine M. Diesel (Norb Harenski) and the late Jacqueline L. Grenek; also survived by 4 grandchildren:  Matthew Diesel (Sally), Brittney Diesel Morales (Santiago), Cassie and Jessica Grenek and 1 great grandson Ian Morales Diesel.  Friends received Tuesday morning 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc.  10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford.  Funeral mass at 10:30 am in St.Alexis Church, Wexford.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation, 134 Marwood Rd. Cabot Pa.  16023-2206 or www.Concordialm.org  or the USO www.uso.org/Donate

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Stephen W. Cukovich

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Age 83, of Franklin Park, on Monday February 1, 2016. Beloved husband for 60 years of Carma (Bronson) Cukovich; dear father of Diane Egan, Mark, Michael and Mary Cukovich; brother of Marie Haney and the late Emil, Daniel and Vladmir Cukovich; also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends received Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral mass Friday at 9 a.m. in SS. John and Paul Church, Franklin Park. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Children Hospital Free Care Fund.

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Eileen Catherine Houlihan

Eileen Catherine Houlihan (McCarthy), of Naples, FL, formally of Nahant, MA, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2016.  Beloved wife of 61 years to Robert E. Houlihan.  Daughter of Honora (Kelly) and John McCarthy of Roslindale, MA.  Cherished mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother of Noreen Liebrock and husband John of Pittsburgh, PA and their children Timothy, Catherine and Stephen; Robert and wife Anne Marie of S. Windsor, CT and their children Connor and Margaret; Joseph and his wife Susan of Atlanta, GA and their children Shaun, Corey, and Megan; Eileen Murphy and husband Michael of E. Greenwich, RI and their son Drew; Damien and wife Michelle of Sandwich, MA and their children Mary, Abigail, and Liam; Chris and wife Beth Whitlock of Sudbury, MA and their children Samuel and Ella.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Eileen was born in Boston and grew up in Roslindale before moving to Nahant where she and Bob raised their six children.  For the last 25 years she and Bob enjoyed many fun filled days with family and friends in Naples, FL and Wareham, MA.  Eileen is preceded in death by her brothers Jackie, Buddy, Gene, Franny, and Joe.  Memorial and celebration of life services will be held in the coming months in Naples and Wareham.  Memorial contributions are appreciated and can be made to Best Buddies of PA, 226 Paul Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211 (www.bestbuddiespennsylvania.org), (412) 432-5913.

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Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Regina "" G. (Staruch) Stahovic

Age 75 of Cranberry Township unexpectedly on Thursday January 28, 2016; beloved wife of Joseph M. Stahovic; loving mother of Deneen Zehr, Joseph Stahovic Jr. and Shannon Shaw; sister of Mary Lou Seski and the late Ronald Staruch; also survived by seven grandchildren. Gina was a 1958 graduate of Oliver High School. Friends received Thursday February 11th from 6-9PM at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral mass Friday February 12th at 10AM in St. Killian Church, 205 Clark Street, Mars PA 16046. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Gina’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Victoria R. (Martini) Tosadori

Age 96 of Frederick, Maryland, formerly of McCandless Township, died peacefully on Monday, January 25, 2016.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph O. Tosadori; loving mother of Janice (Craig) Myler; devoted grandmother the 1 last update 2020/07/14 of Kelly (Chris) Kennedy and Neil Myler; preceded in death by 4 sisters and 6 brothers.  Friends and relatives received Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 pm at GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME, INC. 10418 Perry Hwy., McCandless .  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30AM Friday at St. Alexis Church, Wexford. 
Age 96 of Frederick, Maryland, formerly of McCandless Township, died peacefully on Monday, January 25, 2016.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph O. Tosadori; loving mother of Janice (Craig) Myler; devoted grandmother of Kelly (Chris) Kennedy and Neil Myler; preceded in death by 4 sisters and 6 brothers.  Friends and relatives received Thursday 2-4 & 6-8 pm at GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME, INC. 10418 Perry Hwy., McCandless .  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30AM Friday at St. Alexis Church, Wexford. 

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Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for L. Jane (Anderson) Ringeisen

Age 77 of Allison Park after a long illness on Friday January 22, 2016; wife of the late Elmer Ringeisen; loving mother of Lorie Ringeisen, Deborah Vogel, Helen Ringeisen, Tom Vogel, and the late David Ringeisen; also survived by her beloved dog Torie and many beloved family members and friends. There is no visitation. Funeral services Thursday at 11AM in St. John Lutheran Church of Highland, with Pastor Kari Smail presiding. Arrangements with George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 

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Dana Lynn (Stump) Landis

Died peacefully at her home in Wexford, PA, surrounded by her family on January 17, 2016. Dana was born in Altoona, PA, to C. Wallace and Shirley Stump. Dana and her husband Dave have been together for 48 years, and married for 38. A 1970 graduate of Altoona High School, Dana received her bachelor’s degree in Art History from the Pennsylvania State University. Dana’s career spanned the U.S. EPA, PA Unemployment office, craftsman for a custom cabinetry shop, and sales associate at the Home Depot. A life-long maker, Dana improved every space she entered, from our homes filled with her handmade decorations and hand-painted furniture, to our lives, which were graced by her creativity and spirit. A 17-year cancer survivor, Dana is survived by her husband, Dave, daughters Sara and Emily, siblings Curtis Stump and Linda Mangan, and her mother Shirley Stump. Friends will be received from 1-4pm Saturday, January 23rd at the George A. Thoma Funeral Home (10418 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA) followed by a celebration of life service at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the American Cancer Society or the Animal Friends.

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Katherine the 1 last update 2020/07/14 A. LigdayKatherine A. Ligday

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Age 57 of Pittsburgh, formerly of Lancaster unexpectedly on Tuesday January 12, 2015; beloved daughter of John “Jack” and Nedra (Walford) Ligday; wife of the late Gary West; loving sister of Jack Ligday; loving aunt of Jackson Nedley-Ligday; also survived by many relatives and friends. Family and friends received Friday 4-7PM at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral mass Saturday at 12PM in St. Alexis Church, Wexford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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Eleanor M. (Sipe) Walsh

Age 95 of McCandless Twp. on Thursday January 7, 2016; beloved wife of the late Charles M. Walsh; loving mother of Michael Walsh, Jack Walsh, Karen Panyi, and Robert Walsh; also survived by eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sister of the late Jack Sipe and Bob Sipe. Friends received Friday Evening 6-8PM and Saturday 10AM until the time of services at 12 noon at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. 

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Henry "" Fulton Chiurazzi, Jr.

Age 84 of Wexford on Tuesday December 29, 2015; loving husband of the late Patricia (Hoskowitz) Chiurazzi; cherished father of Linda, Gary, and Stephen Chiurazzi, Christine Yeckley, and the late Michael Chiurazzi; beloved son of the late Henry Sr. and Ann Chiurazzi; loving brother of Beverly “Boots” Chiurazzi; adored grandfather of Kaylene and Aaron Cridge, Nicole Salzinger, Michael Chiurazzi, Rachel and Megan Chiurazzi; and great-grandfather of Mason and Zoe Salzinger and Christian Chiurazzi; treasured uncle, cousin, and friend of many. Friends received Sunday 2-4 and 6-8PM at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral mass Monday at 10AM in St. Alexis Church, Wexford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205. 

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Jeanne L. (Radzwill) Bonidy

Age 60 of McCandless Township on Saturday December 26, 2015; loving wife of Dr. Thomas Bonidy for 36 years; loving mother of the late Laura Katherine; daughter of the late Charles and Marjorie Radzwill; and loving sister of Lauren (Jack) Ingraham. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Good Samaritan Hospice House, 3500 Brooktree Road, Wexford PA 15090. Arrangements with George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. Wexford PA.

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Scott N. Grossman

Chiropractor. Age 62 of Wexford on Saturday December 12, 2015; beloved husband of Kathy; dear father of Dustin and Ellie; son of the late Sidney and Barbara Grossman and step-mother Shirley; brother of Fern Grossman (fiancé Phil Moskowitz); uncle of Kelly Buckwalter (Paul), Ryan McConnell, Jillian Adel, Molly, Emily, and Michala Mikoloski; great uncle of Bennett and Evelynn Buckwalter; step-brother of Michal Kramer and Linda Corby; son-in-law of Dorothy Mikoloski and the late Peter Mikoloski; brother-in-law of Dan (Nancy) Mikoloski, Cindy McConnell (Stan Martin), and Peter J. Mikoloski. Family and friends received Tuesday 7-9PM at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral services Wednesday at 12PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grossman Family for a college fund for Dustin and Ellie.

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Charles the 1 last update 2020/07/14 R. UtzCharles R. Utz

Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Age 90 of Wexford passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday December 11, 2015; husband of the late Fifi Utz; beloved father of Linda Coulson (Jim), Barry Utz (Cindy), Bonnie Herold (John), and the late Roy Utz (Jan); brother of John Utz, Catherine Gray, and Clara Hetrick; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Chuck was a proud WWII Veteran of the Army Air Corp. He was a tail gunner in a B17 who was shot down over Germany on Christmas Eve 1944. He was held captive until being liberated by the Allied Forces. He was married to his high school sweetheart for 64 years. Family and friends received Sunday 1-4PM and 6-9PM at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral services Monday at 11:30AM in Salem United Methodist Church, Wexford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Salem United Methodist Church, 350 Manor Rd, Wexford, PA 15090 or North Country Meals on Wheels c/o Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 3281 Wexford Rd, Gibsonia, PA 15044. 

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G. Joanne (Davis) Braund

Age 81 of Mars, formerly of Gibsonia and New Brighton unexpectedly on Thursday December 10, 2015, was reunited with three of her children who preceded her in death. Loving wife of Robert C. Braund for 62 years; dear mother of Michael T. Braund (Diane), Cindy J. Parks (Kip), and the late Robert Jr., Sandra Lou, and Richard B.; sister of Bud Davis Jr. (Carol), Sue Sullivan, Sally Sturm, and Sandy Cameron; sister-in-law of Tom and Carla Braund; also survived by 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Joanne was a retired nurse who worked at UPMC Passavant Hospital. She was a huge Pirates fan. Family and friends received Monday 2-4PM and 7-9PM at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral services Tuesday at 12PM at the funeral home. If desired, the family suggest memorials to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Joan T. (Goetz) Noland

Age 94 of Harmony on Monday December 7, 2015; daughter of the late Joseph and Cecelia Goetz; wife of the late William F. Noland; loving mother of Aggie Dunn, Willie Noland, Frank Noland, Anna May Ortiz, Glenn Noland, and the late Viola Bonnell, Mary Fessler, and Veronica Noland; sister of Alberta Liegl, Eugene Goetz, Rosemary Hafner, Henrietta Rudolph, Geraldine Minehart, Kenneth Goetz, and the late Veronica, Agnes, Elizabeth, Leona, and Eva Goetz, and Mary Noland; also survived by 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Joan worked at Gateway Grill as a baker. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and writing to pen pals. Family and friends received Friday 1-4PM and 6-9PM at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral mass Saturday at 10AM in St. Gregory Church, Zelienople.

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Helen D. (Jedlicka) Delach

Age 94 of Wexford on Sunday December 6, 2015; wife of the late John Delach; loving mother of Mark J. Delach, Renee Valant-Lokay, and the late Patricia Lyle; grandmother of Gregory, Jason, Leon, and Renee; also survived by 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Family and friends received Wednesday 2PM until the time of a blessing service at 3:30PM at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Good Samaritan Hospice 3500 Brooktree Rd, Wexford, PA 15090.

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Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Liane (Marchetti) Hoofnagle

Age 63 of McCandless, passed away at home on December 1, 2015, after a courageous and valiant battle with Cancer of Unknown Primary. Liane was the wonderful life partner, beloved and cherished wife of James; and the extraordinary loving mother and grandmother of Bryan (Denise) Walaschek, grandchildren Adam, Alex, and Avery; Jesse (Sarah) Walaschek, grandchildren Ashley, Jacob, Addison, and Joshua; and step-son Jamie (Audra) Hoofnagle, grandchildren Carly and Cooper. Liane is survived by her father Jack (Linda) Marchetti and was preceded in death by her mother Marjorie Marchetti. Before retiring, Liane had worked as an office manager for a dental practice and as a real estate agent for Northwood Realty, McCandless. A lover of life and family, she possessed an exuberant, optimistic, and beautiful esprit de corps whose life was cut short far too soon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute c/o Hillary Repucci, Division of Development and the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place 6th Floor, Brookline MA 02445. Please write “Dr. Fuchs Giving Page” on the memo line of your check or visit www.myjimmyfundpage.org/give/charlesfuchs. Interment private. Arrangements with George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc., Wexford. 

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Marjorie the 1 last update 2020/07/14 J. (Jordan) DoakMarjorie J. (Jordan) Doak

Age 89 of Bradfordwoods, PA, passed peacefully November 27, 2015 on the 70th anniversary of her marriage to P. James Doak Jr. who passed in 2008.  Survived by her six children, Barbara (Pat) Scully, Betty (Gerry) Soltis, Kathy (Oscar) Villa, Jim (Sylvia) Doak, Bob (Susie) Doak and Bill (Karen) Doak, 16 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She loved her family and she loved her animals. She was awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the National Wildlife Federation through its Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program.  She also served the Girl Scouts as a dedicated Troop Leader for many years. Her 5 decades of devoted service to the Bradfordwoods Community Church as Secretary, member of the Church Choir and Sunday School Teacher earned her the recognition and honor as a Church Elder in 2006.  She worked many years in Real Estate with her last 20+ years with the Howard Hanna agency. Her Memorial Service will be held at the Bradfordwoods Community Church Saturday December 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m..  In lieu of flowers, please send donations, in her name, to the Bradfordwoods Community Church.  P.O. Box 421, Bradfordwoods, PA 15015 or Animal Friends, Inc. at 562 Camp Horne Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.  Arrangements being made by George Thoma Funeral Home, Inc., Wexford.

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Mary M. (Goetz) Noland

Age 92 of Adams Township formerly of Wexford on Monday November 23, 2015; wife of the late Harold C. Noland Sr.; dear mother of Harold C. Jr., Mary Ann Graham, John M., Kenneth F., James E. and the late George P. Noland; sister of Joan Noland, Alberta Liegl, Eugene Goetz, Rosemary Hafner, Henrietta Rudolph, Geraldine Minehart, Kenneth Goetz, and the late Veronica, Agnes, Elizabeth, Leona, and Eva Goetz; also survived by 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mary worked at American Bridge with her sister Bertie in World War II making LST Boats. She was a seamstress who also enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking apple dumplings. Friends and family received Friday 1-4 and 6-9PM at George A. Thoma Funeral Home, Inc. 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral mass Saturday at 10AM in St. Alphonsus Church, Wexford.

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