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Obituaries

Recent deaths for Dec. 8, 1999

Wednesday, December 08, 1999

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The Post-Gazette's comprehensive listings of recent deaths include two types of obituaries. News obituaries, prepared by our staff, are published at the discretion of our editors. Death notices are paid obituaries prepared by the funeral-home directors. To place a death notice, call 412-263-1371. To suggest a news obituary, call 412-263-1601.

The following list is provided free as a public service. Listings followed by a (DN) indicate that a paid death notice has been published in the Post-Gazette print edition. Death notices are not currently available online.

We accept information for the following list only from funeral directors and employees of crematoriums and memorial societies, who may call 412-263-1601 from 9 a.m. to 8: 30 p.m.


ALLEGHENY COUNTY

ALEXANDER, Frank C., 67, of South Fayette, died Dec. 6. Nation Funeral Home, McDonald. (DN)

ALTIERI, Frank T. "Frenchy," 49, of Lawrenceville, died Dec. 5. Daniel T. D'Alessandro Funeral Home, Lawrenceville.

BAYKO, Emil, 79, of Penn Hills, died Dec. 6. Soxman Funeral Homes/Roth Chapel, Penn Hills. (DN)

BELL, Richard Porter, died Dec. 6. McCabe Brothers Funeral Home, Shadyside. (DN)

BERG, Gustave L., formerly of Penn Hills, died Dec. 5. William F. Gross, Penn Hills. (DN)

BITKOWSKI, Elizabeth "Betty," 85, formerly of West Mifflin, died Dec. 6. Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Duquesne.

BLANDI, Frank G., 92, died Dec. 7. McCabe Brothers Funeral Home, Shadyside. (DN)

BRUECKEN, Mary Louise Dusch "Wese," died Dec.7. Thoams J. Gmiter, South Side. (DN)

BULLOTTA, James A. Jr., 61, died Dec. 5. William Slater & Sons, Mount Washington. (DN)

BURLAND, Margie H. Jacobs, 79, of Avalon, formerly of North Side, died Dec. 5. Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon. (DN)

CHORBA, Carl S., 71, of Aspinwall, died Dec. 6. Weddell-Ajak Funeral Home, Aspinwall. (DN)

COHAN, Leda H., died Dec. 6. Ralph Schugar Chapel, Shadyside. (DN)

CONCANNON, John P., of Brookline, died Dec. 5. Frank F. DeBor Funeral Home, Brookline. (DN)

COSTELLO, James J., 35, of Greenfield, died Dec. 5. Edward P. Kanai, Greenfield. (DN)

DESPORT, Charles F. Sr., of Baldwin Borough, died Dec. 7. Griffith Mortuary, South Park. (DN)

DILLEN, Walter R., of Bethel Park, died Dec. 6. John F. Slater Funeral Home, Brentwood. (DN)

DONAHUE, Richard E., 69, of Pittsburgh, died Nov. 6. Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Pleasant Hills. (DN)

DUNN, Nancy E., 68, of Plum, died Dec. 6. Gene H. Corl Funeral Chapel, Monroeville. (DN)

EVANS, Elizabeth "Betty," 83, of McKees Rocks, died Dec. 6. Schepner-McDermott, Crafton. (DN)

FILIP, Stanley A. Sr. "Demps," 80, of Shaler,, died Dec. 7. Healy-Hahn Funeral Home, Millvale. (DN)

FIORE, William. 92, of Wilkins, died Dec. 5. Soxman Funeral Homes/Morasco Chapel, Penn Hills. (DN)

FLEET, Clarence G., died Dec. 7. Anthony G. Staab Funeral Home, West End. (DN)

FOLEY, Raymond F. Jr., of Castle Shannon, died Dec. 7. Beinhauer's, Beechview. (DN)

FORD, Leonard, 48, of East Liberty, died Dec. 2. Samuel E. Coston Funeral Home, East Liberty.

FRACEK, Esther M., of Whitehall, died Dec. 6. John F. Slater Funeral Home, Brentwood. (DN)

GLASER, Aloysius W. "Sonny," 62, of Ross, died Dec. 7. T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, Ross. (DN)

GODWIN, Mabel Jones, 85, of Presto, died Dec. 5. S.B. Fryer Funeral Home, Bridgeville. (DN)

GOLOBIC, Henry, of Lawrenceville, died Dec. 5. Frank R. Perman Funeral Home, Shaler. (DN)

GONZALES, Josephine Ferita, 75, of Brentwood, died Dec. 7. George Irvin Green. (DN)

HENDRICKSON, Paul J., of McCandless, died Dec. 6. George A. Thoma, McCandless. (DN)

HOLMES, Mary Jones, 82, of Turtle Creek, died Dec. 6. John L. Quinlan, Turtle Creek. (DN)

HORNE, Lloyd M., 70, of Shadyside, died Dec. 6. Ralph Schugar Chapel, Shadyside.

HORNICK, Mary Grace Dodaro, 83, of Beechview, died Dec. 5. Winter, Bloomfield. (DN)

KALMBACH, David T., 32, died Dec. 5. T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, Ross. (DN)

KENNEDY, William E. Sr., of Pittsburgh, died Dec. 7. Laughlin Memorial Chapel, Mt. Lebanon. (DN)

KIRSHNER, Betty Rose Zahren, of Wilkins, died Dec. 5. Jobe Funeral Home, Turtle Creek. (DN)

KOWALEWSKI, Victoria, of Brookline, died Dec. 5. Beinhauer's, Beechview. (DN)

KOZUSKO, Steve A. "Red," 87, died Dec. 6. Soxman Funeral Homes, Roth Chapel, Penn Hills. (DN)

KURY, Francis N. "Frank," 76, of Robinson, died Dec. 6. Wharton-Herrick, North Fayette. (DN)

LaROSA, Mary E., 85, of Penn Hills, died Dec. 5. Soxman Funeral Homes/Morasco Chapel, Penn Hills. (DN)

MARIANA, Vincent L., of Brentwood, died Dec. 6. Cieslak & Tatko Funeral Home, Brentwood. (DN)

McCLURE, James F. Sr., died Dec. 6. Brusco-Falvo Funeral Home, Mount Washington. (DN)

McNEILLY, Margaret Darichak, 74, of the West End, formerly of South Side, died Dec. 6. Schepner-McDermott Funeral Home, Crafton. (DN)

MERKLE, Genevieve M. Nist, of McCandless, died Dec. 6. H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Ross. (DN)

MILLER, Barbara Love, of Mt. Lebanon, died Dec. 6. Laughlin Memorial Chapel, Mt. Lebanon. (DN)

MILLER, Kathryn J. "Rose," 47, of South Fayette, died Dec. 6. Burton L. Hirsch Chapel, Squirrel Hill. (DN)

MIRAGLIA, Josephine Magliocca, 88, of Carnegie, died Dec. 6. Bagnato, Carnegie. (DN)

MOSES, Isadore, 84, of East End, died Dec. 6. Ralph Schugar Chapel, Shadyside. (DN)

MYLES, Isaiah, 60, of Rankin, formerly of Virginia, died Dec. 4. Watts Memorial Chapel, Braddock. (DN)

NIEMEYER, Margaret I., 77, of Bethel Park, died Dec. 5. Beinhauer-Connell, Bethel Park. (DN)

PESYNA, Cornelia "Connie" A. Kubiak, of Munhall, died Dec. 7. George Irvin Green Funeral Home, Munhall and Olechowicz Funeral Home. (DN)

PREIS, Laura T. Smyczek, 80, died Dec. 5. Thomas J. Gmiter Funeral Home, South Side. (DN)

PRIORE, Mary G., of Brentwood, died Dec. 5. John F. Slater Funeral Home, Brentwood. (DN)

ROBIN, Mary F., of Pittsburgh, died Dec. 4. Anthony M. Musmanno, Stowe. (DN)

RONALLO, Raymond, 78, of North Braddock, died Dec. 7. Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home, East Pittsburgh. (DN)

SANDOR, Jeanne M. Kastura, 69, of Penn Hills, died Dec. 5. Charles W. Trenz, Penn Hills. (DN)

SCHULTZ, Paul R., of McCandless, formerly of West Mifflin, died Dec. 5. John F. Slater Funeral Home, Brentwood. (DN)

SHOOK, Mary Jo, died Dec. 6. James J. Barry Jr. Funeral Home, Allentown. (DN)

SIMON, Malvin J., 77, died Dec. 6. Ralph Schugar Chapel, Shadyside. (DN)

SINATRA, Paul A., formerly of Bethel Park, died Dec. 6. Brusco-Napier, Beechview. (DN)

SOLDANO, August, died Dec. 6. Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, Brighton Heights. (DN)

SUMPTER, Annie Mae, 76, of McCandless, died Dec. 6. Knee Funeral Home, Wilkinsburg. (DN)

TOMKO, Paul "Putty," 85, of Swissvale, died Dec. 5. Thomas L. Nied Funeral Home, Swissvale. (DN)

VALENSKY, Mary C., 88, formerly of Crafton, died Dec. 7. Hershberger-Stover Funeral Home, Crafton. (DN)

VANSELOW, Dorothoy Mae, died Dec. 5. William Slater & Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington. (DN)

VEGA, Ana L., 84, of Coraopolis, died Dec. 6. Copeland's Funeral Home, Coraopolis. (DN)

VOLPE, Eda Maiocco, 86, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Dec. 6. John F. Murray Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. (DN)

WELSH, Madeline P. Angelo, of Brookline, died Dec. 6. Frank D. DeBor, Brookline. (DN)

WHITMORE, Ernest J., 85, of Hill District, died Dec. 4. West Funeral Home, Hill District. (DN)


BEAVER COUNTY

DEAN, Joyce Ann, 46, of Aliquippa, died Dec. 5. Sheffield Funeral Home, Aliquippa.

FERGUSON, William, 74, of Rochester Borough, died Dec. 5. Batchelor Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester Borough.

HABER, Jean, 79, of Hopewell, died Dec. 7. Wayne N. Tatalovich Funeral Home, Aliquippa.

HRESKO, James E. "Jimbo," 54, of Rochester Township, died Dec. 5. William Murphy Funeral Home, Rochester Borough.

LANIGAN, June Berdell, 79, formerly of Monaca, died Dec. 6. Batchelor Brothers Funeral Home, Monaca.

MANCHEFF, Raymond P., 62, of Monaca, died Dec. 5. Batchelor Brothers Funeral Home, Monaca.

WILLIAMS, Richard E. Sr. "Forever," 60, of Ambridge, died Dec. 5. Paul E. Bohn Funeral Home, Ambridge.


BUTLER COUNTY

LOESCH, Marie A., 87, of Jackson, died Dec. 7. Glenn-Kildoo Chapel, Zelienople. (DN)

VALDIVIA, Gerald M., 55, of Butler, formerly of Moon, died Dec. 6. Young Funeral Home, Butler. (DN)


WASHINGTON COUNTY

AMOS, Chris Leonard, 50, of Bentleyville, died Dec. 6. Greenlee Funeral Home, Bentleyville.

BAKER, Lisa L., 24, of Somerset Township, died Dec. 5. Thompson-Marodi, Bentleyville.

HILLBERRY, Arthur F., 63, of West Finley, died Dec. 6. Rush, Rogersville, Greene County.

KRAFICK, Angeline L., 88, formerly of Canonsburg, died Dec. 4. Salandra, Canonsburg.

POWELL, Walter George, 82, of Cokeburg, died Dec. 6. Greenlee Funeral Home, Bentleyville.


WESTMORELAND COUNTY

ARNOLD, Zella M. Welch, 81, of Mount Pleasant Township, died Dec. 6. Gaut-Bacha Funeral Home, Pleasant Unity.

BANE, Irene Leona Hrabley, 78, of North Huntingdon, died Dec. 5. James A. Lindsay Funeral Home, Harrison City.

CAROSELLA, Andy Sr., of Sewickley Township, died Dec. 6. Joseph W. Nickels, Herminie.

CRAYCRAFT, Oscar H., 83, of Irwin, died Dec. 5. John V. Graziano Funeral Home, Jeannette.

DARRAGH, Harry O. "Roundy," 72, of Penn Township, died Dec. 6. Mason-Gelder, Jeannette.

DUDLEY, Emma A. Wolf, 77, of Murrysville, died Dec. 6. John T. Hart Funeral Home, Murrysville. (DN)

GRAVELY, Raymond O., 53 of North Huntingdon, died Dec. 5. Shirley-Kukich, North Huntingdon.

HOOVER, Helen Welshons, 93, of Ligonier Township, died Dec. 5. McCabe Funeral Home, Ligonier.

McHENRY, Hugh A., 86, of Derry Borough, died Dec. 5. McCabe Funeral Home, Derry. (DN)

MYERS, Eunice H., 75, of Mount Pleasant Borough, died Dec. 6. Galone-Caruso's Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant.

NEWHOUSE, Leah E. McClain, 95, of Greensburg, formerly of Blairsville, Indiana County, died Dec. 6. Richard L. Shoemaker, Blairsville.

OLBRISH, John J., 80, of Delmont, died Dec. 4. John L. Bash Funeral Home, Delmont.

PENNELL, James R. "Pete," 40, of Jeannette, formerly of Delmont, died Dec. 6. John L. Bash Funeral Home, Delmont.

PODOLINSKY, Marlene Jeanette, 51, of New Kensington, died Dec. 6. Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Lower Burrell.

POTOCHNIK, Marie Elizabeth, 103, of West Newton, died Dec. 5. Richard F. Dodson Funeral Home, West Newton.

ROSNICK, Arthur A., 82, of West Newton, died Dec. 6. J. William McCauley Jr., West Newton.

SANDERBECK, William L., 73, of Hempfield, died Dec. 6. Mason-Gelder, Jeannette.

TORNOWSKE, Karen Ann, 47, of West Newton, died Dec. 5. J. William McCauley Jr. Funeral Home, West Newton.


OTHER

BORRELL, of Grove City, Mercer County, formerly of Edgewood, died Dec. 2. (DN)

DITHRICH, Wilfred S., 76, of Meadville, Crawford County, died Dec. 6. Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home, Meadville.

FINK, W. Thomas, 83, of Black Lick, Indiana County, died Dec. 6. Richard L. Shoemaker Funeral Home, Blairsville, Indiana County.

GREEN, Sylvan, 81, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Pittsburgh, died Dec. 6. Ralph Schugar Chapel, Shadyside. (DN)

GRUBBS, Frank W., 87, of Sugar Land, Texas, formerly of Largo, Fla. and Weirton, W.Va., died Dec. 5. (DN)

GWYNN, Anne Rudolph, 83, of South Uniontown, Fayette County, died Dec. 5. Haky Funeral Homes, Uniontown. (DN)

LUCAS, Holly F., 42, of Hayes, Va., formerly of Washington, Pa., died Dec. 5. Piatt & Barnhill Funeral Home, Washington, Pa.

MEILINGER, Mary Elizabeth McCord, 63, of Williamsburg, Va., died Dec. 5. Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg. (DN)

MILLER, Lee Scott, 41, of Clearfield, Clearfield County, died Dec. 5. Ralph Schugar Chapel, Shadyside. (DN)

MILLER, William W. "Will," of Winterhaven, Fla., formerly of Pittsburgh, died Dec. 1. (DN)

MOLDOVAN, Martin A. "Butch," 65, of Bristol Township, Bucks County, formerly of McKeesport, died Dec. 7. Galzerano Funeral Home, Bristol Borough, Bucks County.

NEWHOUSE, Herman William, 87, died Nov. 26. Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, N.C. (DN)

STRENKO, William Walter, 87, of Hutchinson, Fayette County, died Dec. 6. Jobe Funeral Home, Turtle Creek. (DN)



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