Obituaries 10-19-12

Tristan Grande
Tristan L. "Pete" Grande, 85, of Ben Avon, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.
Mr. Grande was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired U.S. Postal Service employee.
He is survived by three siblings, Betty Kmetik, James and Norma Grande; five nieces and nephews, James Grande and his wife Kathy, Frank Grande and his wife Eileen, Alan Grande and his wife Carol, Rob Kmetik and Karen Kmetik; and seven grandnieces and grandnephews, Kristy, Kevin, Jenny, Michael, Caroline, Jacob and Therese Grande. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicola and Theresa Grande; and three siblings, Elizabeth, Joseph and Mary Grande.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Sacred Heart Church in Emsworth on Saturday.

Margaret McCarter
Margaret A. "Peggy" McCarter died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
She is survived by her parents, Duncan F. and Anne Lyons McCarter; two sisters, Constance McCarter and Lois Rozman; and nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Monday.

Angelo Cencia
Angelo J. "Ang" Cencia, 85, of Turtle Creek, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 in Golden Living Center in Mt. Lebanon.
Mr. Cencia was a member of Faith Bible Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He enjoyed building doll houses for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Alexander Cencia; two children, Gloria Cencia of Turtle Creek and Angelo J. Cencia Jr. and his wife Sue of Whitehall; three granddaughters, Deanna Taranto and her husband Wayne of Avalon, Lucia and Angela Cencia; four great-grandchildren, Sherry, Wayne, Domonic and Rocco Taranto; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Venanzio and Susan Cencia; his brother, Geno Cencia; and his half-brother, Jimmy Epolito.
Friends were received at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home, Turtle Creek, where services were held on Saturday with Rev. Gary LaPietra officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with military honors.

Erin Coyne
Erin Rose Coyne, 53, of Bellevue, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.
She is survived by five brothers, Kevin Coyne and his wife Janet, Tim Coyne and his wife Lisa, Dan Coyne and his wife Lori of South Fayette, Terry Coyne and his wife Jackie and Colin Coyne; and 13 nieces and nephews, Ryan, Katelyn, Emily, Sean, Megan, Rachel, Kayla, Terry, Alex, Shane, Michael, Taylor and Jamie. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pat and Peggy Coyne.
Friends were received at Warchol Funeral Home, Bridgeville. Services were private. Memorials are suggested to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Marjorie Haas-Jarrell
Marjorie Lynn Haas-Jarrell, 60, of Barling, AR, formerly of Avalon, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.
Ms. Haas-Jarrell was a Duquesne University graduate and she taught school in West Virginia and Arkansas for more than 25 years.
She is survived by two siblings, Sandra Pfeuffer and her husband Tom of Fort Smith, AR and Gregory Haas and his wife Mary of Gibsonia; two nieces, Hayley Trevino-Tavist and her husband Carlos of Pittsburgh and Tiffany Dunn and her husband Chris of NJ; and a nephew, Randy Haas of Gibsonia.
A graveside service was held in Uniondale Cemetery on Tuesday.

Irene Hawkins
Irene Lois DeMarco Hawkins, 77, of Avalon died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
She is survived by her husband, Richard James Hawkins; her daughter, Janet Kathryn Hawkins of Seven Fields; two sisters, Norma Rape of Evans City and Rose Forester of Cranberry Township; and in-laws Janet Darkey and her husband Robert, Francis Hawkins and his wife Mary and Grace DeMarco. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mario and Joseph DeMarco.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Wednesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

John Jencik
John "J.J." Jencik, 60, of McKees Rocks, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Lona Jencik; and five siblings.
There was no visitation. Arrangements were made by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue.

Anna DiBattista
Anna DeAmici DiBattista, 84, of Coraopolis died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
She is survived by her husband Giusepe DiBattista; five children, Lucia Fusco and her husband Fred of South Carolina, Maria Armstrong and her husband Marty of Coraopolis, Sabatino DiBattista and his wife Lori of Bellevue, Ada DiBattista and her husband Doug Foster of Coraopolis and Emidio DiBattista of Coraopolis; her sister, Ida Strome of Coraopolis; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Anthony J. Sanvito Funeral Home, Coraopolis. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Joseph Church on Thursday.

Leah Falk
Leah S. Falk, 94, formerly of Bellevue and wife of the late Frank M. Falk, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
Mrs. Falk was a secretary at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Bellevue for more than 20 years.
She is survived by four children, Julia Grace Hall of Bel Air, MD, Thomas Everett Falk and his wife Susan of Pittsburgh, Craig Eugene Falk and his wife Patty of Greentree and Lois Mary Terry of Philadelphia; her sister, Doris Cavanaugh; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, John Hall and Kenneth Terry.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. Services were held in Emanuel Lutheran Church on Wednesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to her church at 10 N. Fremont Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202.

Joseph Bracken
Joseph Bracken, 75, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.
Mr. Bracken was an honorary fourth degree member of the Knights of Equity Court #9.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Bracken of Bellevue; two sons, Louis and John Bracken; four sisters, Ruth Maerkle, Patricia Lancaster of Las Vegas, NV, Jeanne O'Toole of West Deer Township and Katherine Lillibridge of Clarksville, TN; his granddaughter, Amanda Rae; his daughter-in-law, Lisa; and dear friend, Dr. Harvey Shipkovitz.
Friends were received at Stephen M. Brady Funeral Home, North Side, where services were held on Thursday.

Peggy McNamee
Peggy Tadder McNamee, 64, of Kilbuck Township, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
Mrs. McNamee was recently retired from Malachy Whaler and Co. after 46 years. She was passionate about music and dedicated time and talents to many churches and organizations, including serving as music coordinator at Trinity United Methodist Church and as former music director at Forest Avenue Presbyterian Church and Bellevue Central Methodist Church. She was chair of Area II American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, secretary and treasurer of North Hills Handbell Festival and past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Presbyterian Association of Musicians. She recently traveled to Romania with the Trinity Jubilee Ringers to teach the youth to play handbells.
She is survived by her husband, Bill McNamee; two children, David McNamee and his wife Amy and Katie McNamee; five siblings, Joann Miller and her husband John, Lynda Tadder, Judy Stein and her husband Tom, Gwen Adams and her husband Ron and Charles Tadder; and two grandchildren, Connor and Addison.
A memorial service will be held in Trinity United Methodist Church, McMurray, on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations are suggested to her church's building fund at 530 Center Church Rd., McMurray, PA 15317. Arrangements were made by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon.

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