Obituaries 10-16-15

Angelo Cammarata
Angelo H. Cammarata, 101, of Ross Township, husband of the late Marietta Cammarata, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Passavant Hospital.
Mr. Cammarata was the owner of Cammarata Cafe in West View for 77 years. He is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the longest-serving bartender. He also was honored at a Pittsburgh Steelers game as the longest season ticket holder. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of West View VFW Post #2754. He had been an active longtime member of St. Athanasius Church in West View and a current member of St. Teresa of Avila Church in Ross.
He is survived by four children, Charles Cammarata of Ohio Township, Maryan Cronin of Poland, OH, Frank Cammarata and his wife Susan and John Cammarata and his wife Marilyn, all of Ross Township; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, Angelo, Lucia, Sofia, Richard and Josephine. He was preceded in death by five siblings, Alfred, Frances, Constance, Michael and Anthony; and his son-in-law, James Cronin.
Friends were received at Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Teresa of Avila Church on Saturday. Donations are suggested to St. Athanasius Church, 7 Chalfonte Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229.

Gerald Ritchey
Gerald L. "Jerry" Ritchey Jr., 69, of Avalon, formerly of Moon Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Good Samaritan Hospice House.
Mr. Ritchey was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. He was retired from LTV Steel, Aliquippa Works. He mostly enjoyed his grandchildren and hunting, fishing and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia "Ginny" Antonacceo Ritchey; two daughters, Brenda Burke and her husband Rev. Brian and Amy Walsh and her husband Patrick; his mother, Elma Hill Ritchey; his sister,Debra Fawley and her husband Bob; four grandchildren, Brianna,Brea, Hunter and Alivia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald L. Ritchey Sr.
Friends were received at Copeland Funeral Home, Moon Township, until the time of services on Monday. Burial was in Coraopolis Cemetery.

Marion Brink
Marion Louise Brink, 96, of Penn Hills, formerly of Avalon, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 in Country Meadows Nursing Facility.
Ms. Brink was retired from Bell Telephone Co., where she worked from 1941 to 1980. She was a member of Rosedale Methodist Church in Penn Hills. She enjoyed traveling with her sister and loved pets.
She is survived by six siblings, Grace Gallagher, Maxine Erdner,Carolynne Socher, Raymond, John and Edward Brink; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maxwell and Gretta Cable Brink; and three siblings, Gretta Williams, Roberta Wherle and Donald Brink.
Services and burial were private. Arrangements were made by McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon.

Sylvia Grande
Sylvia Katherine Trapuzzano Grande, 78, of Avalon, wife of the late Nicholas J. Grande, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.
Mrs. Grande enjoyed gardening.
She is survived by two children, Gina Leigh Brandon and her husband George Perilli and Dean Nicholas Grande and his wife Beth; three siblings, Tresa Kathryn Vete and her husband Don, Marie Zubik, Patrick Trapuzzano and his wife Betty Ann and Anthony Trapuzzano and his wife Linda; her grandson, Dylan Solar; her sister-in-law, Rose Marie Runsa; her brother-in-law, Robert J. Grande; and nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Tuesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Walter Koch
Walter J. Koch, husband of the late Jane MacKenzie Koch, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.
He is survived by six children, Mary Ellen Koch, Anne Liedtke and her husband William of Virginia, Thomas W. Koch and his wife Carole, Paul S. Koch and his wife Lisa of Ohio, Joseph M. Koch and his wife Kay and John R. Koch and his wife Patricia; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to his church or Knights of Columbus, Bellevue Council #1400, Bishop's Project.

Lois Weixel
Lois M. Weixel, 83, formerly of Bellevue, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 in St. Barnabas.
Ms. Weixel was a longtime member of the Church of the Assumption and a retired advertising employee of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
She is survived by two brothers, Joseph L. Weixel and John F. "Jack" Weixel; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph W. and Margaret A. Roach Weixel; and her sister, M. Patricia "Pat" White; and three brothers, Daniel J., William C. and James V. Weixel.
Friends will be received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue, today, Friday, at 9 a.m., prior to a Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of the Assumption at 10 a.m. Memorials are suggested to St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, 5850 Meridian Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044.

Eleanore Sinagra
Eleanore A. Sinagra, wife of the late Charles W. Sinagra Sr., died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.
She is survived by three children, Janet Shaw and her husband Earl, Charles Sinagra Jr. and William Sinagra and his wife Sally; two sisters, Lillian Coulter and Marie Flood and her husband Fred; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillian Slobodnik; two siblings, Frances Bode and John Slobodnik Jr.; and her brother-in-law, Lenny Coulter.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Wednesday.

Larry Budd
Larry William Budd, 74, of Ross Township, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 in Manor Care Health Services in the North Hills.
Mr. Budd was retired from Allegheny County Port Authority Transit, where he was a mechanic for 30 years. He was a member of Avalon Lodge #657 F&AM, a past monarch of Islam Grotto in Pittsburgh and Aut Mori Grotto in Youngstown, OH. He was past president of the PA Grotto Association in 2001 and past president of Ohio Grotto Association in 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne May Hopkins Budd; his son, William Eugene Budd; two stepsons, Richard S. Hopkins and Damon S. Hopkins and his wife Hope; his brother, Donald Eugene Budd and his wife Nancy; four step-grandchildren, Barbara Joan, Brad Charles,Christopher James and Michael Steven Ray Hopkins; two nieces, Bonnie Taylor and Becky Kramer; and grandnieces, grandnephews, a great-grandniece and a great-grandnephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, William George and Twila Hawkins Budd; a niece and a grandnephew.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, today, Friday, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 10 a.m. Masonic and Islam Grotto services will be held today, Friday, at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Humanitarian Foundation Grotto of North America, 430 Beecher Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230.

John Giovengo
John Battista Giovengo, formerly of the North Boroughs and husband of the late Norma Mascio Giovengo, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 in Masonic Village in Sewickley.
Mr. Giovengo was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Iceland for two years. He was a retired U.S. Postal letter carrier, a member of West View VFW, American Legion Post #116, Mason Corinthian and Miller Lodges, the Oddfellows and Knights of Columbus, Bellevue Council #1400.
He is survived by two children, Dale Giovengo and his wife Sue Ann and Lynn Dittmar and her husband Darren; five grandchildren, Leah Northrop and her husband Ben, Susan Gurrera and her husband Lawrence, Ben Giovengo and his wife Shannon, Rachael and Michael Dittmar; and three great-grandsons, Wyatt, Weston and Lucas Northrop. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Rose Giovengo; and his sister, Patricia Luisi.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue, today, Friday, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Marcella Zorn
Marcella "Sis" Hartwig Zorn, 90, of Brookline, wife of the late Frederick G. Zorn, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 in Mon-Valley Hospital.
Mrs. Zorn rode the bus for 30 years from Brookline to downtown Pittsburgh, where she worked as a sales associate at Kaufmann's and later at Macy's department stores. She was a longtime member of the Church of the Resurrection.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Agnes Kampert and her husband Mark of Smithfield, PA; her brother, Roy Hartwig of Bellevue; three grandsons Mark, Matthew and Frederick; her great-grandson, Lucas; and nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at Frank F. DeBor Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Brookline today, Friday, at 9 a.m until the time of a Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of the Resurrection at noon.