Obituaries 2-26-10

Ruth Pattini
Ruth Fischer Pattini of Bellevue, wife of the late Arthur S. Pattini, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.
She is survived by four children, Arthur E. Pattini and his wife Nancy, Thomas H. Pattini, Joanne R. Geubtner and her husband David and William P. Pattini and his wife Mary Ann; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side, where services were held on Monday. Memorials are suggested to Avalon Public Library, South Home Avenue, Avalon, PA 15202.

Judith Meals
Judith Crummie Meals, 60, of Bellevue, wife of the late James A. Meals, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.
Mrs. Meals was a volunteer at St. Cyril Food Bank. She was a member of the Church of the Assumption choir.
She is survived by three children, Jonathan O'Brien and his wife Miyoko, Megan O'Brien Caporuscio and her husband Anthony and Colin O'Brien and his wife KaVette; her mother, Bernadine Crummie; three brothers, Charles B. Crummie and his wife Mary, Michael Crummie and his wife Mary Jane and Patrick Crummie and his wife Brenda; six grandchildren, Christian, Hannah, Aiden, Liam, Deja and Micah; her companion, Peter Bianchi; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles T. Crummie.
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. Memorials are suggested to St. Cyril Food Bank or the American Cancer Society.

Isabelle Graham
Isabelle F. Papantonio Graham, 77, of Shannopin Highlands, formerly of Ben Avon Heights and wife of the late C. Herbert Graham, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010.
Mrs. Graham was a member of Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon and sang there for more than 20 years.
She is survived by four children, Keith A. Graham and his wife Barb of Ohio Township, Todd R. Graham of Mt. Lebanon, Lori A. Kramer and her husband Matt of Ben Avon Heights and Richmond, VA and Melanie J. Magill and her husband Sean of Richmond; five sisters, Mary, Frances, Sylvia, Janet and Connie; 12 grandchildren, Justin, Joshua, Jonathan, Tyler, Doran, Melanie, Christian, Adam, Graham, Ryan, Brooke and Molly; her sister-in-law, Betty Wallace; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Evangeline and Georgene.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. A memorial service was held in Community Presbyterian Church on Friday. Memorial contributions are suggested to her church at 7501 Church Ave., Ben Avon, PA 15202 or the Vasculitis Foundation, P.O. Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188.

Carl Voelzke
Carl A. Voelzke of Brighton Heights died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Elda Rutske Voelzke; two sons, Earl R. Voelzke and his wife Patrice and Alan C. Voelzke and his wife Wilma; four grandchildren, Stephan, Adam, Dustin and Nicole; and two great-grandchildren, Breanna and Tristan.
Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side, where services were held on Saturday. Memorials are suggested to St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Sorento St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
Agnes Matvey
Agnes Claire Sendek Matvey, 91, of Brighton Heights, wife of the late Rudolph Matvey, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.
She enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and especially to Las Vegas. She also was an avid cook.
She is survived by three children, Patricia Sauer and her husband Richard, Susanne Kokoski and Mary Lou Ehrenfeld and her husband Ronald; five grandchildren, Matthew Kokoski, Karen Salter, Thomas Kokoski, Laura Maguire and Michael Campos; and six great-grandchildren, Ryan and Sarah Kokoski, Zoe, Maddie and Will Maguire. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Susan Sendek; and five siblings, Mathilda, Louise, Louis, Rose and Charles; and her son-in-law, Raymond Kokoski.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Risen Lord Church on Saturday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery.

Emma Lisac
Emma E. Chickos Lisac, 89, of Brighton Heights, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.
She is survived by her husband, William R. Lisac Sr.; four children, Kathryn B. Mascio and her husband Dr. George of Weirton, WV, Dennis M. Lisac and his wife Joyce of Cranberry Township, Marc Lisac and his wife Margaret of Gibsonia and Holly M. Kuhns and her husband John of Weirton, WV; her daughter-in-law, Lois J. Lisac of Shaler; her sister, Olga Chickos of Bellevue; 13 grandchildren, George Mascio and his wife Sheryl of Coraopolis, Dr. Stephen Mascio and his wife Marie of Weirton, Mark Mascio and his wife Sherry of Peters Township, Dr. Christopher Mascio and his wife Dr. Dana of Weirton, Dr. Robert Mascio of Dallas, TX, David Mascio, Esq. and his wife Lynda of Weirton, Renee Carney and her husband Shelton of Sewickley, Michele Pegram and her husband Erric of McKinney, TX, Dennis Lisac II and his wife Robin of Raleigh, NC, Matthew Lisac of Mars, Mark Lisac of Pittsburgh, Sharon and Sarah Kuhns of Weirton; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, William R. Lisac Jr.; her parents, John and Barbara Gogas Chickos; seven siblings, Gertrude Cain, Louis, John, Anthony, William, Edward and John Chickos; and her niece, Dorothy Chickos Schuster.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A celebration of her life was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Monday. Contributions are suggested to William Lisac Jr. Cancer Scholarship Fund, c/o Lois J. Lisac, 800 Hodil Rd., Glenshaw, PA 15116.

Ralph Bogatay
Ralph "Bogie" Bogatay, 82, of Robinson Township, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010.
Mr. Bogatay was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired Robinson Township police officer and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He had operated Bogatay Trucking in Groveton for 10 years and was a member of St. Joseph Church and a retired Groveton fireman.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Morida Bogatay; two children, Christine Burnip and her husband William of Ohio Township and Ralph P. Bogatay and his wife Janice of Groveton; his sister, Nancy Cox of Crafton; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Anna Blatnick Bogatay; and his brother, Frank Bogatay Jr.
Friends were received at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Joseph Church on Tuesday. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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