Obituaries

Marjorie Grubbs
Marjorie L. Grubbs, formerly of Avalon, died Thursday, July 26, 2012.
She is survived by five children, Colleen Andrews and her husband Donald, Amy Durnil and her husband Robert, Melissa Szuch and her husband Alex, Heather Young and her husband David and Earl Grubbs and his wife Lori; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services and burial were private. Arrangements were made by Rex T. Smith Funeral Home.

Robert Thal Jr.
Robert R. Thal Jr., 77, of Penn Hills, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
He is survived by four children, Lisa Thal, Robert, Richard and Dave Thal and his wife Lisa; his brother, Jack; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon, where a blessing service was held on Saturday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery.

Drake Bender
Drake C. "Chuck" Bender died Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Mr. Bender was a longtime employee of Allegheny County Department of Maintenance, District 1.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Gustis Bender; his sister, Kim D. Bender; and his brother-in-law, Ronald Gustis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles D. and Mary Ann Bender.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Monday.

Alice Ferrari
Alice M. Lal Zack Ferrari died Friday, July 27, 2012.
She is survived by three children, Kimberly Henry, Stacy Weeks and her husband Rickey and Dana Ferrari; two siblings, Antoinette Patterson and Ronald Zack and his wife Andrea; four grandchildren, Railyn Beauchamp and her husband Tommy, Cara Ronquillo and her husband Tony, Zack Henry and Devin Weeks; four great-grandchildren, Ever Beauchamp, Bella Ronquillo, Eden Beauchamp and McKenzie Beauchamp; her sister-in-law, Barbara Zack; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Conner Weeks; her brother, Richard Zack; and her brother-in-law Robert Patterson.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue, where a blessing service was held on Wednesday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer's Association of South West PA, 3544 North Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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