Obituaries 2-1-19

Doris Irene Lang
Doris Irene Lang, 93, of Emsworth, PA joined her beloved husband, Andrew A. Lang, Sr. and daughter, Teresa Lavery, in eternal life on January 21, 2019. It is with great sadness that her family announced her death. Survivors include: Andrew A Lang, Jr. (Mark Haestings); Nancy Lang; Linda Petley; Gregory Lan; Sherril Weil (Richard); Alan Lang (Margaret); Annette Pace (Wayne); David Lang; Carol Lang; Thomas Lang (Brigette Carman); Jeffrey Lang (Mary Beth); Mary Jo; and son-in-law Robert Lavery; 19 grandchildren, their spouses, and 7 great-grandchildren.
The eldest of six children of John and Mary Resosky, she was preceded in death by siblings John Resosky, James Resosky, Justine Weil. Her two sisters, Pauline Dowling and F. Geraldine Falcione, survive her.
Doris, also known as Dottie, was born in Brockway, PA on Saturday, Nov. 14, 1925. She embraced the phrase “Saturday’s child works hard for a living” and leaves an extraordinary example of living for others.
Most of her childhood was spent in the throes of the Great Depression on a family farm smack dab in the middle of Pennsylvania. Stories of eating dandelion greens and eggs from the chicken coop were part of the family stories passed along. It was there she learned to cook, garden and sew. As a young girl, she make skirts out of her father’s neckties and as a mother of seven girls, she made Halloween costumes, outfits, prom dresses and bathing suits.
At the age of 18, Doris was urged to move to Pittsburgh by her mother. Residing on the North Side, she got a job as a waitress at Stouffers Restaurant. Shortly thereafter, she met her husband to be, to who she was blissfully married for 52 years. After living in an apartment with their babies sleeping in dresser drawers, they settled in Westview, PA where they raised their nine children. When their two-and-one-half bedroom house got too small, they relocated to a home in the valley of the Emsworth bridge. There, she had four more children. Her 13th child, also known as “my precious” was born with holes in her heart and Downs Syndrome. Dottie’s waitress experience came in handy for she hosted weekly Sunday dinners for over 55 years! Her home, also known as Sleepy Hollow, was a welcoming haven for family, kids, friends, friends of friends, dog, cats, multi-colored Easter chicks, a duck and a rooster.
While she never talked about it, later in her life family members learned that she was Brockway’s May Queen in 1942. According to the local paper, she was chosen because of her “poise and graciousness.” Undoubtedly, it was also because of her loyal devotion to the Blessed Mother, to whom she prayed daily, at home and at Mass.
For over 50 years, she was an active member of Sacred Heart Church, serving on the Ladies Auxiliary and as an Eucharist Minister. She faithfully baked bread and cookies for the religious community. Her enormous family responsibilities didn’t allow much time for travel, for in addition to raising 13 children, she was her father’s caregiver for ten years, her husband for two years, and her youngest daughter for 48 years.
Yet, she visited the Holy Land, Medjugorje, Bosnia, Fatima, Portugal, Mexico City and Ireland. Over the years, she traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Right to Life marches.
Dottie will be lovingly remembered by her large family, many friends throughout, many priests and nuns she befriended, and the charities she generously supported.

Bernadine (Pennetti) Foglio
Bernadine (Pennetti) Foglio, 79 of Pittsburgh, PA and most recently Sarasota, Florida, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.
She is survived by Carmine, her husband of 59 years; sons Jeff (Cindy) and Glenn (Carol); and daughter, Maria (Graham). She had five grandchildren, Natalie, Nicole, Mike, Nicholas and Alexander; and four great-grandchildren; also her siblings, Lois, Joanne, Lorraine, Bill, George and Joe.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Angeline and Geraldine; and brother, Ralph.
Bernie loved her family fiercely and had a wonderful group of friends. She loved to play cards and looked forward to coming to her home in Sarasota each winter.
Memorial donations are suggested to Sisters of St. Joseph, 1020 State St., Baden, PA 15005.
Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

Clayton Williams
Clayton Williams, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.
He is survived by Eva Williams, Cathy Williams, Mark (Regina) Williams, Vangie (Bill) Dorsey, Nate Williams; four grandchildren, Billy, Joshua, Mark II and Vivian; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends within the Life Pittsburgh family.
He was born on October 26, 1926 in Newton Grove, North Carolina. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Army and served during the Korean War and when it ended, he settled in Ben Avon after working in the Steel Mills. He eventually married the former Eva Mae Rush, and together they raised their four children. Clayton left the Steel Mills to begin his own business in Commercial Hauling. For over 30 years, he was a familiar figure driving throughout the North Hills and greater Pittsburgh area as he contracted with strip malls, department stores and small shops within the Bellevue community.
Clayton became a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church shortly after arriving in Pittsburgh. He served for many years as an usher and on the Board of Trustees. For years he headed the Annual Men's Easter morning breakfast and served on Usher boards within the Baptist church community. During his senior years when his health began to fail, he joined Life Pittsburgh, a Senior Community.
He will be remembered as a caring and appreciative father, hard worker, and especially in his later years, for his quick wit and bright smile.
Arrangements by the McDonald-Linn Funeral and Cremation Service, LLC.

Jay Lang Thompson
Jay Lang Thompson, 75, of Pittsburgh, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.
He was the husband of the late Georgia Thompson; father of Mary Jean Thompson, Margaret Francis (Trevor), Sharon Harper (Denzil), and John Daniel Thompson (Amber); brother of Ronald Thompson; grandfather of Terri Lynn, Stephanie, Ashley and Annalee; great-grandfather of Devonte, William, Zyiah, Landon and Aubrianna.
Jay was a US Army veteran, a member of the American Legion Post 116 and was a retired State Corrections Officer.
Interment with military honors will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., Oakgrove Cemetery, Freedom, PA.
Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

Margaret E. (Murtha) Pastol
Margaret E. (Murtha) Pastol, formerly of Bellevue, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Margaret Murtha; husband, Sam Pastol; son, Sammy Pastol; brother, John Patrick Murtha and sister, Catherine Ann Murtha.
She is survived by her daughter Peggy Pastol; grandson, Dr. Michael S. O’Donovan (Diane); great-grandchildren, Owen and Etta.
Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

Edward V. Dermitt
Edward V. Dermitt, 73, of Emsworth, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
Edward retired as an inspector for the Allegheny County Health Department after 39 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting. Edward also loved animals and volunteering at Animal Friends.
He is survived by two sons and two grandchildren
As per Ed’s wishes service and interment are private.
Arrangements by McDonald-Linn Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC.