Obituaries 3-20-15

Michele Ostapchenko
Michele R. Ostapchenko, 58, of Bellevue, formerly of Groveton, PA, died Thursday, March 12, 2015.
Ms. Ostapchenko worked at the Allegheny County Court House in the Family Division. She was a member of Bellevue Christian Church.
She is survived by two brothers, James Ostapchenko Sr. and his wife Cathy of Monaca and Alexander Ostapchenko and his wife Mary of Denver, CO; aunt of James Ostapchenko Jr. and his wife Rita, Lori Malec and her husband Michael and Vincent Ostapchenko; and four grandnieces and a grandnephew, Madelyn, Kaden, Ella, Alexis and Gabrielle. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Catherine Cheuvront Ostapchenko.
Friends were received at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, where services were held on Monday with Pastor Larry Mort the officiate. Burial was in Coraopolis Cemetery.

Concetta Collura
Concetta M. "Connie" Collura, 87, of West View, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.
Ms. Collura was a retired reference librarian at St. Francis University in Loretto, PA and had taught literature.
She is survived by two siblings, Ida M. Kisiel and Angelo J. Collura; six nieces and nephews, Lisa Collura Lewis, Santo Robert Collura, Caroline M. Kiesiel, Cassandra L. Kiesiel Serpa and Christine Collura; and grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents,Salvatore and Mary Rose Laquatra Collura; and her brother, Santo A. Collura.
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 Thursday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Celtic Hospice, 150 Scharberry Lane, Mars, PA 16046 or Society of the Little Flower, 1313 N. Frontgate Road, Darien, IL 60561.

Earl Robert Maze Jr.
Earl Robert "Bob" Maze Jr., 78, formerly of Ross Township and Sewickley, died Nov. 26, 2014.
Mr. Maze was a former teacher and librarian at Quaker Valley High School.
A memorial service will be held in Christ Church at Grove Farm on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Owen Maloney Jr.
Owen Francis Maloney Jr., 89, of Avalon, husband of the late Delores Zillian Maloney, died Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Mr. Maloney was a North Catholic High School graduate. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He worked for Canada Dry Corp. for 25 years and was a teamster. He was a member of the Church of the Assumption and an avid golfer, bowler, reader and Pittsburgh sports fan, especially the Pirates.
He is survived by three daughters, Janice Perl and her husband Eric of Wexford, Judy Maloney of State College and Joanne Manjerovic and her husband Tim of Ross Township; five grandchildren, Rachael, Andy, Ali, Alex and Bessie; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Owen Sr. and Mildred Klaas Maloney; and his sister, Lois Maloney Kelly.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon, where a blessing service was held on Tuesday. Donations are suggested to Good Samaritan Hospice, 146 Neely School Road, Wexford, PA 15090.

Alberta Raines
Alberta M. Raines, 86, of Emsworth, died Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Mrs. Raines was a member of Emsworth United Presbyterian Church, where she was in the choir and played the piano in Sunday school. She also was active in the women's association.
She is survived by her husband, James L. Raines; her son, Bruce Raines and his wife Aline of Allison Park; three granddaughters, Emily, Karen and Claire;and seven nieces and nephews, Robert, James, David, Jake, Beverly, Georgianna and John. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Nellie Koerbel Engstrom; and her sister, Ruth Rees and her husband Robert.
Services were private and arrangements were made by Saul-Gebauer Funeral Home, Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation or her church.

Catherine Steigerwald
Catherine M. Steigerwald, 90, of Hollywood, FL, formerly of Avalon and wife of the late George M. Steigerwald, died Friday, March 6, 2015.
Mrs. Steigerwald was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a volunteer at the North Boroughs American Legion Post #116. She served as Lieutenant Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen J. Pollacci and Bonnie Marshall and her husband James; her daughter-in-law, Rita Steigerwald; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, George R. Steigerwald; three siblings, Clarence Barton, Eleanora Phillips and Robert Barton; and her son-in-law, Chuck Pollacci.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Parkinson's Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

Margaret Fullerton
Margaret Ruth Fullerton, formerly of the North Side/Brighton Heights and wife of the late William Robert Fullerton, died Monday, March 16, 2015.
She is survived by three children, Rev. Mary Jane Fullerton, Robert G. Fullerton and his wife Denise and Nancy Pochepko and her husband Gregory L.; six grandchildren, Betthany Malveaux, Melissa Williams, Rebecca D'Alton, Meghan Hunter, Shana Dresvett and Sean Fullerton; great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Michelle.
Friends were received at Stephen M. Brady Funeral Home, North Side, where services will be held on Saturday. at 10 a.m.

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