Obituaries 10-23-09

Richard Lundell
Richard E. "Dick" Lundell, 78, of Ben Avon, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.

Mr. Lundell was a U.S. Amy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Headliner as a lithographer.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne Sweeney Lundell; four children, Rick Lundell, Ronald Lundell and his wife Kathy, Randall J. Lundell and his wife Mary Beth and Cathleen "Cathy" Kelly and her husband Mark; three siblings, Virginia Langford, Jack and Larry Lundell; and six grandchildren, Jessica Stoltz and her husband Matt, Jeanette, Randy, Nicole, Ryan and Lauren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Esther Johnson Lundell; two siblings, Norma and Arthur "Bud" Lundell; and his granddaughter, Sarah.

Friends were received at Copeland's Sewickley Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Sacred Heart Church in Emsworth. Burial, with military honors, was in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Donations are suggested to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780.

Nicholas Accordino
Nicholas "Nick" Philip Accordino of Bellevue died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.

Mr. Accordino was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a Fourth Degree member of Knights of Columbus Bellevue Council #1400 and a retired senior engineer for General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division.

He is survived by his wife, Mariagnes M. Accordino; five children, Philip N. Accordino and his wife Karen, John J. Accordino and his wife Anne-Marie McCartan, Nicole M. Guyton and her husband Ralph, Mary Ann Tresky and her husband Donald and Joanne M. Zoelle and her husband Brian; his sister, Josephine Sorbera and her husband Sam; and 19 grandchildren, Nicholas, Megan, Michael, Joseph and Mario Accordino, Steven, Rachel, Andrew and Elizabeth Guyton, Emily Billing and her husband David, Paul, Peter, Thomas, Mary and Anthony Tresky, Alexander, Robert, Christopher and Daniel Zoelle.

Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Tuesday with Fr. Michael Lenz the celebrant.

Amy Coleburn
Amy Brean Coleburn of Bellevue died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

She is survived by her mother, Judith Lesniak Brean; two siblings, Howard and Staci Brean. She was the aunt of Mason and Sydney Brean; and the niece of Larry and Marci Brean. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Saul and Miriam Brean.

Friends were received at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Shadyside, until the time of services on Tuesday. Burial was in Kether Torah Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Amy Brean Coleburn Scholarship Memorial Fund, c/o CCAC, Byers Hall Foundation Office, 808 Ridge Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

Curt Hobbs Sr.
Curt J. Hobbs Sr., 57, of Bellevue, formerly of Beaver County, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Hardgrove Hobbs; five children, Curt J. Hobbs Jr., Rachel M. Sigala, Renee M., Gregory A. and Megan K. Hobbs; two siblings, Jackie Hladik and Sonny Hobbs; and two grandchildren, Zoe Hobbs and Zarah Blackburn.

Friends were received at Schellhaas Funeral Home, West View, until the time of services on Thursday. Memorial donations are suggested to the Salvation Army, 1323 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or "RSD Research" at

David Schultis
David L. Schultis, 53, of Bellevue, formerly of Shaler Township, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia Schultis; two sisters, Donna and Debbie; a dear friend, Lorraine; and four nieces and nephews, Eddie, Kim, Patty and Derek. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph V. Schultis.

Friends were received at Bock Funeral Home, Glenshaw, where services were held on Thursday.

Clara Downey
Clara Downey, 97, formerly of Bellevue, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.

Mrs. Downey had worked at Dixmont State Hospital. She was a member of the American Legion ad ISDA Amity Lodge #45.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Daniels and her husband Ronald of Ross Township; her granddaughter, Christine Ricci and her husband Domenic; and three great-grandchildren, Anthony, Alissa and Christian Ricci. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Gelderland Krusik; and siblings.

Friends were received at Simons Funeral Home, North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Sebastian Church on Monday. Contributions are suggested to Kane Regional Center, 110 McIntyre Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

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