Obituaries 1-25-13

Nan Wittler
Nan Kelley Wittler, 57, of Ohio Township, formerly of Binghampton, NY and Allentown, PA, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 in Good Samaritan Hospice House, Wexford.
Mrs. Wittler was president of her company, Hugs & Wishes, Inc., a porcelain doll company, from 1990 until 2001. She had constructed and hand-painted collectible dolls. She crocheted chemo caps and afghans and made stained glass creations. She worked as a claims specialist.
She is survived by her husband, James A. Wittler; her sister, Lauren Kelley Kreitz and her husband Ron of Macungle, PA; six nieces and nephews, Kelley Kreitz and her husband Weston Smith, Amy Kimball and her husband Jacob, Gregory Nathan Wittler, Beth Hyland and her husband Kevin, Ryan Parise and Nicolle Sarafis and her husband Kryriakos; grand aunt of Jaxon and Jamie Kimball, Demetria, Dylan and Domenick Sarafis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald E. and Juanita Kelley.
A memorial service was held in Bradford Woods Community Church on Saturday. A burial ceremony will follow in Jerusalem Western Salisbury Cemetery, Allentown, on Saturday, Feb. 2. Donations are suggested to Good Samaritan Hospice House, 3500 Brooktree Rd., Wexford, PA 15090. Arrangements were made by Bachman, Kulik and Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown.

Harry Fry
Harry S. Fry, 83, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Avalon, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.
Mr. Fry was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, where he was a lieutenant. He was a graduate of Carnegie Tech, now CMU, and worked as an industrial engineer for Jones and Laughlin Steel. He enjoyed gardening and trains.
He is survived by three children, Helen Brenda Fry, Howard Wallace Fry and Thomas Allen Fry; and four grandchildren, Phillip, Anna, Allen and Aaron.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. A graveside ceremony was held in Uniondale Cemetery on Monday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

James Heasley
James R. Heasley, 75, of Brighton Heights, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
Mr. Heasley was an Allegheny County deputy sheriff for 30 years. He was an avid bowler and a member of many bowling leagues.
He is survived by his son, Timothy Heasley and his wife Corey; two siblings, Harry Heasley and his wife Margaret and Louella Heasley; and three grandchildren, Victoria, Colton and Trenton.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Saturday. Burial was private. Memorial donations are suggested to the Western PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

Adeline Rough
Adeline G. "DeeDee" Rough, 93, of Wexford, formerly of Palmyra, PA and wife of the late Robert L. "Pop" Rough Jr., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
She is survived by two children, David Rough and his wife Eileen of Long Valley, NJ and Gretchen Jones and her husband William of Wexford; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert L. Rough III; and two siblings, Esther and Nelson Woodring.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. at the Hershey Lodge, 325 University Dr., Hershey, PA 17033. Memorial contributions are suggested to Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Rd., Wexford, PA 15090. Arrangements were made by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue.

Roger Bolster
Roger Bolster of Avalon, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 in Florida.
Mr. Bolster was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from H.J. Heinz Co.
He is survived by two siblings, E. Richard Bolster and Cheryl Loesch and her husband Ron; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Evelyn Bolster.
There was no visitation and burial was private. Arrangements were made by Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side.

Lee Bridge Jr.
Lee Francis Bridge Jr., 75, of Avalon, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
He is survived by his brother, Robert Bridge and his wife Barbara; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Betty Bridge; and three siblings, Daniel Bridge and his wife Judy, Patricia Donna Gassner and her husband Buddy and Jerry Bridge and his wife Suzann.
There was no visitation and services were private. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery on Tuesday. Arrangements were made by T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills.
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Catherine Debes
Catherine E. Kitrick Debes, 89, of Avalon, formerly of Ross Township and wife of the late Otto F. Debes, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Mrs. Debes was a member of Catholic Daughters of America Court Bellevue, Risen Lord Christian Mothers and Ladies of Charity. She volunteered at Brighton Heights Meals On Wheels for many years.
She is survived by three sons, David Debes and his wife Karen, Michael Debes and his wife Janice and Dr. Paul Debes; three grandchildren, Shannon Nurss and her husband Rocky, Dr. Kristen Whitney and her husband Jack and Greg Debes; and three great-grandchildren, Katie, Ellie and Danielle. She was preceded in death by her great-grandson, Zachary.
Friends were received at Schellhaas Funeral Home, West View. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Risen Lord Parish on Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Western PA Chapter, 810 River Ave., Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or Leukemia Society, 333 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Ann Leone
Ann E. Leone of Ross Township, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Ms. Leone was a pharmaceutical representative at Sanofi-Aventis for more than 25 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Rachel E. Cornelius and Leah A. Cornelius; and three sisters, Mary, Carmel and Margaret Ann. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rachel Ann Cornelius; and her parents, Alfred and Lucy Leone.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption, Friday, at 10 a.m. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials are suggested to North Hills Community Outreach, 1975 Ferguson Rd., Allison Park, PA 15101.

Stephen Lyne
Stephen E. Lyne, 19, of State College, PA, formerly of Franklin Park, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
He is survived by his parents, John "Chris" and Susan Lyne of Franklin Park; two brothers, Jonathan and Geoffrey Lyne; his grandmothers, Kathleen Lyne and Inez Hastie; five aunts and uncles, Michael and Elizabeth Lyne, Mary and Stephen Lyne-Mills, Matthew Lyne, Bill and Ann Hastie, Patricia Wood and Ted and Sarah Hastie; and 12 cousins, Bridget, John, Isabelle Lyne, Patrick, Kate, Jack Lyne-Mills, Richard Hastie, Draper, Taylor, Carson Wood, Teddy and Matthew Hastie. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Lyne and Edward Hastie; and his uncle, Douglas Wood.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A celebration of life service will be held in Rico's Banquet Room, Ross Township, on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, 816 Fifth Ave., Sixth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Pauline Murphy
Pauline B. Gift Murphy, 79, of Avalon, formerly of the North Side and wife of the late Harold Murphy, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
She is survived by three children, Christine Brown, Harold Murphy and Carolyn Benga; seven grandchildren, Robert, Barbara, Linetta, Melanie, Alexis, Shannon and Nikki; and seven great-grandchildren, Zachary, Gage, Bailey, Zane, Massima, Larke and Grace. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Colleen Visconti and Jenny Murphy.
Friends were received at Schellhaas Funeral Home, West View, where a blessing service was held on Thursday. Donations are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 100 West Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Eugene Soltysik
Eugene T. Soltysik, 92, formerly of Highland Park and husband of the late Stella Soltysik, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
Mr. Soltysik worked for Colao Studios in Shadyside as a photographer until 1980. He was a former member of St. Raphael Church in Morningside.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda Soltysik and her husband Thomas Semian of Avalon and Christine Wisniewski Scheuermann and her husband Robert O. of Lockport, NY; and two grandchildren, Jennifer Earsing and Steven Scheurmann.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Thursday. Burial was in St. Augustine Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue.

Thomas Hoover
Thomas Duncan Hoover, 94, of Ross Township, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
Mr. Hoover was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy in Virginia. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and his final tour of duty was the Panama Canal. While attending Duquesne University, he owned the West View Esso gas station. He then became an insurance adjuster for MIC Division of General Motors. He worked for USF&G Co. as claims supervisor, and was promoted to head of claims in the Pittsburgh region. He enjoyed pets, motorcycles and travel.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Huckestein Hoover; two children, John Howard Hoover and his wife Christina of Ross Township and Karen Lynn Morgan and her husband Timothy J. of Ohio Township; and four grandchildren, Timothy B. and Emily M. Morgan and Hannah K. and Abigayle A. Hoover. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ann Alison Hoover.
Friends were received at Simons Funeral Home, North Hills. Funeral services were held in Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, Allison Park, on Tuesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to Juvenile Diabetes, 960 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

James Cosman Sr.
James H. Cosman Sr., 69, of Roswell, GA, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
Mr. Cosman was a professional baseball player with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and then with the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher. He worked in solid waste management, retiring in 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Sandee Cosman; four children, James Cosman Jr., Michael Cosman and his wife Michelle, Andrea Griffith and her husband Barry and Jeff Cosman and his wife Rachel; his sister, Gail Patton and her husband Joe; 18 grandchildren, Shelby, James III, Cole, Ainslee, Jordyn, Brooks and Carsyn Cosman, Alexandra, Elizabeth, Evelyn, Richard, Sandra, Andrew, Bryan and Emily Griffith, Savannah, Bo Henry and Eli Cosman; and his aunt, Frances Justice.
A memorial service was held in Christ Church at Grove Farm on Saturday. Graveside services were held on Sunday at Parma Union Cemetery, Hilton. Contributions are suggested to his church at 249 Duff Rd., Sewickley, PA 15143, Urban Impact, YMCA of Sewickley or Alzheimer's Association of Pittsburgh. Arrangements were made by Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home.

Anthony Crossey Jr.
Anthony R. "Buzz" Crossey Jr., 60, of Neville Island, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 in Heritage Valley, Sewickley.
Mr. Crossey was a U.S. Army veteran, having served 1972-74. He was a member of the bricklayers union.
He is survived by two daughters, Megan Suchar and her husband Kevin of Moon Township and Nicole Justus of Shaler Township; his mother, Mildred Seemiller Crossey of Neville Island; six siblings, Linda Herbert, Margaret Crossey and Erin Pasqualin, all of Neville Island, Sharon Fadeley and her husband Chuck of Ambridge, Mary Dilanni and her husband Larry of Robinson and Thomas Crossey and his wife Denise of Emsworth; two grandchildren, Kylie and Conor Suchar; his companion, Susie Harbison; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony R. Crossey Sr.; and two sisters, Janice and Patricia Crossey.
Friends were received at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, where a blessing service was held on Monday. Memorial donations are suggested to the Neville Island Fire Dept.

Robert LaLonde
Robert Hugh LaLonde, 64, husband of the late Donna LaLonde, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
Mr. LaLonde was a Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan.
He is survived by his daughter, Ashley; a sister, Janet Cherkes; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Mary LaLonde; and his brother, Bill LaLonde and his wife Pat.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Church of the Assumption on Saturday at 10 a.m. Donations are suggested to the Kane Foundation.

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