Obituaries 2-15-13

Herbert Gibson
Herbert L. Gibson, 94, of Avalon, formerly of Lawrenceville and husband of the late Vera Corfield Gibson, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
As a child age 5, he was a newsboy for the Pittsburgh Press, and was able to travel with other newsboys to witness the inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 at the Washington Mall. He was a 1935 graduate of Schenley High School. He worked for the Frank B. Foster Co. and then at Copperweld Steel in Warren, OH. He was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and served in the 83rd Infantry Division, Headquarters Company Intelligence Station. He served in England, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Czechoslovakia. He was an active community member, having served on Avalon Council as president, secretary and treasurer. He was a member of the auxiliary police, the Odd Fellows, the American Legion and the glass recycling committee. In 2005, he was awarded the 50-year Masonic Service Emblem of Gold. He was a member of the Free Masons and received the 33rd degree recognition. In 2011, he was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the Republic of France in honor of the liberation of France. Along with his wife, he enjoyed traveling to Europe, visiting old friends, the World War II sites and D-Day remembrance ceremonies and 83rd Infantry Division Associations all over the U.S.
He is survived by two daughters, Jean Lamkin and her husband Stanley of Norfolk, VA and Marjorie Stark and her husband Donald of Eighty-Four, PA; and five nieces and nephews, Karen Neilson Wakab of Belhaven, NC, Roberta Dugin of Oak Harbor, WA, Paul Gibson of Hilton Head, SC, Richard Gibson of Pittsburgh and Karl Gibson of Allison Park. He was preceded in death by his son, David Harlan; his parents, Charles Kramer and Maria Theresa Gibson; and four siblings, Thomas, Edward, Ann and Homer.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. Services and burial were private. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Avalon Volunteer Fire Co., 629 New Brighton Rd., Avalon, PA 15202.

Charles Heinrichs
Charles W. "Will" Heinrichs, 86, of Avalon, husband of the late Shirley I. Megahan Heinrichs, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
Mr. Heinrichs was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was the owner of Avalon Auto Care for 42 years. He was a member of Avalon Lodge #657 F&AM.
He is survived by his sons, James C. Heinrichs and his wife Dawna of Wexford.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Monday. Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 285 Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229.

David Bauer
David N. Bauer, 56, of Economy Borough, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in UPMC Shadyside.
Mr. Bauer was a 1974 graduate of Perry High School and worked for Erie Copper as a salesman. He was a member of the Association of Iron and Steel Technology. He enjoyed sports, especially the Pitt Panthers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also was a model car and classic car enthusiast and an avid golfer.
He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Emerson and her husband Eric of Pittsburgh; his mother, Margaret Seeno Bauer of Avalon; his companion, Valerie Branowitzer of Economy; two sisters, Susan Chunko and her husband James of Pittsburgh and Kimberly Evans and her husband Steven of Avalon; his nephew, Jonathan Chunko of Pittsburgh; his extended family, Julie Zubryd and her husband John and their children, Sydney and Tyler of Moon Township and Wendy Branowitzer of Pittsburgh; two aunts, Nancy Reefer and Bette Spanola; his former wife, Theresa Bauer of Pittsburgh; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, David Bauer.
Friends were received at John Syka Funeral Home, Ambridge. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Friday. Burial was in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Anna Kornic
Anna Kornic, wife of the late John M. Kornic, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
She is survived by her sister, Nellie Blair; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nellie Oravecz; and five siblings, Irene Weiss, Joseph Oravecz, Mary Foertsch, Judith Sanfilippo and John Oravecz.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Thursday. Donations are suggested to Holy Family Manor, 301 Bellevue Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15229.

Robert Shriver
Robert J. Shriver, 87, of Avalon, husband of the late Marie D. "Doe" Waibel Shriver, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.
He is survived by seven children, Bobby Shriver and his wife Diana, Mary Lou Sutfin and her husband Dave, Joseph Shriver and his wife Jeannette, Therese Schmuck and her husband Stanley, Eileen Gaugler and her husband David, Barbara Driscoll and her husband Jeffery and Michelle Shriver; 31 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five siblings; and a grandson.
Friends were received at Schellhaas Funeral Home, West View. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Friday. Donations are suggested to Pittsburgh Kids Foundation, 116 Federal St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

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