Obituaries 12-25-09

Rosemary Heflin
Rosemary Heflin, 77, of Bellevue, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009.
Mrs. Heflin was a local politician serving as a Bellevue Council member and mayor.
She is survived by her husband, Jack F. Heflin; six children, Kathy Conlon and her husband Tom of Tampa, FL, Roberta J. Conway and her husband Michael of Bellevue, Judith Glinski of Moon Township, Laura Ann Kozlowski of West View, Jack F. Heflin Jr. of Bellevue and David E. Heflin and his wife Jennifer of Emsworth; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandchild.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. Services and burial were private.

James English
James A. English, 73, of Bellevue, formerly of Carrick and husband of the late Berenice Felix English, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009.
He is survived by four children, Jim English and his wife Lisa, Bob English and his wife Stephanie, Debbie Brown and her husband Bob and Dave English and his wife Tammy; his brother, Bill English; 10 grandchildren, Jen and her husband Jeff, Sharon, Bobby, Steven, Laura, Sammy, David, Michael, Josh and Kayleigh; a great-grandchild, Eliana; and a dear friend, Roy Bagley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Catherine English; and two brothers, Bob and Tom English.
Friends were received at Boron Funeral Home, where services were held on Monday.

Benedict Houy Jr.
Benedict L. Houy Jr. of Bellevue died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009.
Mr. Houy was a member and usher at the Church of the Assumption for more than 50 years. He had worked for Polar Water and was a member of Teamsters Local #249 and also a member of Knights of Columbus, Bellevue Council #1400.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Leicher Houy; his son, Richard A. Houy and his wife Maureen; his sister, Agnes M. Mack; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet Ann Houy.
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 Wednesday. Burial was in Allegheny Cemetery.

Mary Ann Thompson
Mary Ann Zinsmaster Thompson, 71, of Flowery Branch, GA, formerly of Avalon and wife of the late Robert J. Thompson, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009.
Mrs. Thompson was a 1965 graduate of Avalon High School. He was a former bank teller at Union National Bank in Pittsburgh and had worked for Estes Lauder in Melville, NY. She was a member of the Golden Gators Club and enjoyed exercising at George Pierce Park Community Center in Suwanee, GA. As a member of Prince of Peace Church in Flowery Branch, she served as an Eucharistic Minister. He also enjoyed gardening, reading and animals, especially her cat, Sammy.
She is survived by four children, Liz Hauser and her husband Mike of Suwanee, Carolyn Fey of Shirley, NY, James Thompson and his wife Karen of West Babylon, NY and Michael Thompson and his wife Cindy of Ronkonkoma, NY; four siblings, Jane Liberi and her husband Larry Kresen of Canton, MI, Florence Nesaw and her husband Doug of Sewickley, James Zinsmaster and his wife Dianne of Evans City and Raymond Zinsmaster and his wife Linda of Castle Rock, CO; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Irene Zinsmaster.
Friends were received at Junior E. Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory in Buford, GA. A funeral mass was held in Prince of Peace Church on Tuesday. Memorials are suggested to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the Humane Society.

Jeannette Talarico
Jeannette Pace Talarico, 102, formerly of Penn Hills and Avalon and wife of the late Joseph Salvatore Talarico, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Dawn Romano Talarico; her brother, Frank P. Pace; two grandchildren, Angelica D. and Joseph S. Talarico; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Salvatore Joseph Talarico; her parents, Ignazio and Carmela Raimondi Pace; and four siblings, Joseph Pace, Rose Pace, Catherine Sgarlata and Alfreda Bardonaro.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Saturday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery.

James Braden
James Arthur Braden, 87, of McCandless Township, formerly of Ben Avon Heights, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009.
Mr. Braden served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in France as a 1st Lieutenant during World War II. He was co-founder of Braden and McSweeny, Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Barrett Braden; three children, Sandra Rodabaugh and her husband Bruce, Barbara Guffey and Laird Braden; his sister, Marjorie Jane Miller and her husband James; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Bales, Ryan Bales, Kristain Lindquist and Will Guffey; and a niece and three nephews.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Wednesday. Burial was in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon.

Harry Baier
Harry G. Baier of Franklin Park, husband of the late Myra McClelland Baier, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009.
He is survived by seven children, Michelle Grabski and her husband Walter of Louisiana, Sally Quinn and her husband Walter, Matthew Baier, Tama Schacht, Pierette Kane, Kristopher Baier and his wife Nicholle and Rachel Krakosky and her husband Mark; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Friday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

James Staudenmaier
James E. Staudenmaier, 95, of Valencia, PA, formerly of the North Side, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009.
Mr. Staudenmaier was a World War II veteran and a Pittsburgh Police Dept. detective for 25 years. After his retirement, he worked as security manager for Sears. He was a member of the F.O.P., Fort Pitt Lodge #1. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing.
He was survived by his wife, Clara E. Morrow Staudenmaier; his son, Roy Staudenmaier and his wife Dorothy of Littleton, CO; his brother, Bruce Staudenmaier of Bellevue; two grandchildren, Tara Fitzgerald of Conifer, CO and Robin Carscallen of Golden, CO; and five great-grandchildren, Aaron, Kyle and Cameron Fitzgerald of Conifer and Ashlyn and Evan Carscallen of Golden. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Jack Staudenmaier.
A private memorial service was held and burial was in Uniondale Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, P.O. Box 127, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Arrangements were made by Schellhaas Funeral Home, Bakerstown.

Clara Staudenmaier
Clara E. Morrow Staudenmaier, 95, of Valencia, PA, formerly of the North Side and wife of the late James E. Staudenmaier, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.
Mrs. Staudenmaier enjoyed crafts and needlework. She donated afghans and lap robes that she had made to nursing homes throughout the region.
She is survived by her son, Roy Staudenmaier and his wife Dorothy of Littleton, CO; two granddaughters, Tara Fitzgerald of Conifer, CO and Robin Carscallen of Golden, CO; and five grandchildren, Aaron, Kyle and Cameron Fitzgerald of Conifer and Ashlyn and Evan Carscallen of Golden. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Thomas and Jane Morrow.
A private memorial service was held. Burial was in Uniondale Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, P.O. Box 127, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Arrangements were made by Schellhaas Funeral Home, Bakerstown.

Daniel Klobucar
Daniel S. Klobucar of Brighton Heights died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009.
Mr. Klobucar was past president of Brighton Heights Citizens Federation and was active in community service. He worked with the Western PA Conservancy to beautify flower gardens in the community. He enjoyed organizing the annual Halloween parade and was a member of Javor Hall Croatian Club. He held season tickets since 1967 to the Pittsburgh Penguins games, and was retired from the PA U.S. Army National Guard.
He is survived by his daughter, Danielle Steeley and her husband James G. of Greensburg, PA; and triplet grandchildren, Nolan, Brennan and Olivia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel R. and Anna Moskun Klobucar.
Services and burial were private. Memorial donations are suggested to Animal Friends. Arrangements were made by Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side.

William Bartus
William C. Bartus, 92, of Oakdale, PA, husband of the late Betty J. Megahan Bartus, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009.
Mr. Bartus was a retired printer from Bankers Lithographics in Blawnox. He was a member of St. Patrick Church, Noblestown, the Holy Name Society and Meals On Wheels in Oakdale. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by six children, Charles E. Bartus and his wife Andrea of Ross Township, William D. Bartus and his wife Sandy of Oakdale, David R. Bartus and his wife Lisa of Ben Avon, Loretta E. Hennemuth and her husband Paul of Oakdale, Gregory M. Bartus and his wife Carol of Warrenville, IL and Mark S. Bartus and his wife Cindy of Moon Township; 13 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Casmir and Eva Bartus; and three siblings.
Friends were received at Thomas-Little Funeral Home, Oakdale. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Patrick Church on Friday. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to his church.

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