Obituaries 1-24-14

Killian Duffy
Killian M. "Kelly" Duffy died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
She is survived by five siblings, Kenneth M. Duffy of California, Kieren Duffy-Gibson and her husband Rich, Keven M. Duffy and his wife Pam, Kimberly M. Duffy and her husband Michael and Kristin M. Duffy-McDaniel and her husband Keith; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Mary Beth Duffy.
Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Saturday. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity.

Norman Rickley Sr.
Norman L. Rickley Sr., 81, of Cranberry Township, formerly of Bellevue, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
Mr. Rickley was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and served in the Air National Guard of PA. He had been a member of the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Company for 61 years and was retired from Columbia Gas Co. as a service technician.
He is survived by his wife, Jeane Rickley; two children, Lou Ann Rickley and her partner Shelly Walkner and and Norman L. Rickley Jr.; and two brothers, Harry Rickley and his wife Jean and Richard Rickley and his wife Susan. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Paff and Lois Doerfler.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Sunday. Burial was private. Donations are suggested to the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Company, 537 Bayne Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202.

Jean Eggar
Jean E. Eggar, 70, of Tionesta, PA, formerly of Pittsburgh died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
She is survived by her husband William Eggar; four children, Michael McGraw of Allison Park, Connie Bihary and her husband Bruce of Baldwin, Judy Liebro of Ross Township and William "B.J." McGraw and his wife Mary of Avalon; three stepchildren, Keith Eggar and his wife Sandy, Steve Eggar Sr. and his wife Linda and Vivian Vevak; two sisters, Joan Crowe and Ruth Evangelist and her husband Frank; 10 grandchildren, Jaison, Bradley, Anthony, Chelsea, Brittani, Samuel, Stephanie, Alexander, Michael and Justin; and six step-grandchildren, Stephanie, Stacey, Steve Jr., Shawn, Jamie and Corrin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Mary Mozeyko; two siblings, Gladys Krobert and Donald Mozeyko; her step-daughter, Gail Lowry; and her brother-in-law, Rick Crowe.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Risen Lord Church on Monday. Burial was in Highwood Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232.
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Adda Ferguson
Adda M. Parris Ferguson, 90, of Masonic Village of Sewickley, formerly of Ben Avon, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.
Mrs. Ferguson was a Geneva College graduate. She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon and an organizer of the Wooden Ladder preschool, where she taught for several years. She also was a founding member of Community Theater Players and had acted in many of the productions. She was a volunteer at the North Boroughs Food Pantry and she taught kindergarten in Pittsburgh Public Schools for 11 years.
She is survived by her husband, John H. Ferguson; three children, JoEllen Leech and her husband Fred, John H. Ferguson III and his wife Tracy and Ann L. Turnbull; two siblings, Samuel C. Parris and his wife Judy of Aurora, OH and JoAnn Romig of Beaver Falls; seven grandchildren, Katie, Annie and Tom Leech, Jessica Graham and her husband Richard, A.J. Ewing and his wife Teresa, Ken and Kevin Turnbull; and three great-grandchildren, Zori, Alina and Lotus.
A memorial service will be held in Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. Contributions are suggested to her church at 7501 Church Ave., Ben Avon, PA 15202. Arrangements were made by McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon.

Elizabeth Guerra
Elizabeth V. Guerra, 91, of Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople, formerly of Avalon and wife of the late William Guerra, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
She is survived by three children, Donna M. Harrold and her husband George of Espyville, PA, Shirley A. Buchsbaum and her husband Kenneth of Acme, PA and William F. Guerra and his wife Ladonne of Zelienople; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Carmela Ranallo DiGiola; and four siblings.
Friends were received at McDonald-Aeberle Funeral Home, Mars, PA, where services were held on Monday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Passavant Retirement Community, c/o Benevolent Care Fund, 401 S. Main St., Zelienople, PA 16063.

Ellen Zipparo
Ellen S. Eshenbaugh Zipparo, 63, of Ohio Township, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Mrs. Zipparo had been the unit clerk at West Penn Hospital neonatal unit for 43 years. She enjoyed vacationing in the Outer Banks.
She is survived by her husband, Nicholas D. Zipparo; and five siblings, Thomas, Harvey, Edward, Robert and Janice. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Rhoda Stauffer Eshenbaugh.
Friends were received at Copeland Funeral Home, Sewickley, where a blessing service was held on Tuesday. Burial was private.

Debra Bellin
Debra Kolarik Bellin, 56, of Avalon, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
Mrs. Bellin was a 1975 graduate of North Hills High School. She was a former employee of Shannopin Country Club and Eat 'n Park in Avalon.
She is survived by two children, Victoria and Chad Kolarik; her parents, William and Annabelle Kolarik; nieces and nephews; and dear friends, MacDonald family, Jacquie Ricketts and Lori DiBattista. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Kolarik and his wife Debbie.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A memorial service was held in Forest Avenue Presbyterian Church on Tuesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to a fund for her children at West View Savings Bank, c/o Jean MacDonald, 572 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202.

Shannon Slepski
Shannon R. Slepski, 37, of Avalon died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
She is survived by her daughter, Jacalyn Ramsey; her father, Glen Slepski; her sister, Melissa Slepski-Stauffer and her husband Thomas; her former husband, Brian Ramsey; and aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sharon Woods.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Tuesday.

Sr. M. Doloretta Zugell
Sr. M. Doloretta "Mary Frances" Zugell, OSF, 90, of School Sisters of St. Francis, United States Province, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in Vincentian Home.
Sr. Doloretta entered the convent from St. Mary Assumption and professed her first vows at Mt. Assisi Convent Chapel in 1946. She earned a bachelor of science degree in education at Mt. Mercy College, now Carlow University. She taught in elementary schools in grades 1-5 throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and West Virginia. She also played the organ in many churches. She was secretary for the Pittsburgh Diocese office in Oakland and a Census Bureau Enumerator clerk for the federal government in 1970. She worked in the department of communications for the Diocese of Pittsburgh 1976-1990, and was responsible for arranging weekly televised Sunday liturgy. She retired in 1999.
She is survived by two brothers, Frank and Steve; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Bernard, Joseph, Louis and John.
Friends were received at Mt. Assisi Convent. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Queen of Angels Chapel, Mt. Assisi Convent, on Monday. Arrangements were made by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue.

Norma Lewis
Norma J. Lewis, 68, of Ben Avon, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Lewis; four children, Donald, Randy and his wife Mary Ann, Eric and Sheri; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and seven siblings. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles II.
Friends were received at Mosaic Community Church, North Side, where a celebration of life service was held on Wednesday. Burial was in Highwood Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Robinson Funeral Home, Perry Hilltop.

Eleanor Stoltz
Eleanor Wilson Stoltz, 90, of Lansdale, PA, formerly of McCandless Township and wife of the late James H. Stoltz, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Mrs. Stoltz was a 1941 graduate of Avonworth High School and earned a bachelor of fine arts degree at Carnegie Institute of Technology, now CMU, in 1945. She taught art and supervised art programs for 10 Pittsburgh area schools and founded two children's art schools. Her 1940 student art portfolio was exhibited at CMU, where her collection is in the archives. She co-taught at her retirement home in her later years.
She is survived by four daughters, Susana B. Stoltz of New York City, Patricia E. Clawson and her husband Douglas of Philadelphia, Nancy S. Fugler and her husband Jon of Colorado Springs and Laurie Stoltz Eubanks of Chicago; seven grandchildren, Amy Brant, Kathleen Clawson, Christine Clawson, Jayna Fugler, Travis Fugler and his wife Jenny, Thomas Fugler and his wife Olivia and Elena Eubanks; and seven great-grandchildren, Alexander and Tobin Brant, Area and Roman Fugler, Bella, Summer and Rhett Fugler. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Paul and Eleanor Shore Wilson.
A committal service was held in the chapel of Allegheny County Memorial Park on Wednesday. Contributions are suggested to Living Branches Foundation/Harmony House Art Program, 275 Dock Dr., Lansdale, PA 19446 or Reach Beyond.org (formerly HCJB Global), 1065 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Arrangements were made by Huff and Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.

Virginia Whittaker
Virginia Lee Whittaker, 95, of North Canton, OH, formerly of McCandless Township and wife of the late Frank N. Whittaker, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
Mrs. Whittaker was a member of Christ Church at Grove Farm in Ohio Township. She, along with her husband, owned Frank Whittaker Mobil Station in West View.
She is survived by two children, Frank N. Whittaker III and his wife Donna of Baytown, TX and Nancy L. Martin and her husband Thomas of North Canton; her brother, Lee P. Bittner and his wife Martha; her granddaughter, Rebecca L. Dando and her husband William; and two great-grandchildren, Natalie M. and Eric T. Dando.
Friends were received at H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Ross Township., until the time of services on Wednesday. Donations are suggested to her church at 249 Duff Rd., Sewickley, PA 15143 or Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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