Obituaries 3-30-12

Anthony Morris
Anthony G. Morris III, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
Mr. Morris served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of foreign wars. He was a Stowe Township, McKees Rocks and Avalon police officer and a campus police lieutenant at Thiel College.
He is survived by his parents, Ada and Anthony Morris; a brother, Joe and Melee Morris; his grandmother, Gladys Milender; neices and nephews, Ian, Jasmine, and Kiera Schon, Brianna Clark and Aaron and Xavier Morris; cousins and friends.
Friends are received Friday, March 30, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon. The funeral service is Saturday, March 31, at 11 a.m. at Bellevue Christian Church, Bellevue. Internment will be at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Donations are suggested to the Michael Novosel Foundation, 104 Olde Manor Lane, Moon Township, PA 15108.

Bernard Sewak
Bernard S. Sewak of Ross Township, husband of the late Betty Jane Randolph Sewak, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Mr. Sewak was a social studies teacher in the Avalon and Northgate school districts for many years. He was an honorary member of the Avalon Volunteer Fire Company.
He is survived by two daughters, Judy L. McCrosby and her husband Joe and Karen L. Quilantang and her husband Vince; and four grandchildren, Bodie, Callee, Cate Lile and Sara Lani.
There was no visitation. A memorial service was held in Dutilh United Methodist Church, Cranberry Township, on Friday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Avalon Volunteer Fire Co. Arrangements were made by Devlin Funeral Home.

Patricia Lutchko
Patricia Paulson Lutchko, 74, of Ross Township, died Thursday, March 22, 2012.
She is survived by her husband, John R. Lutchko; two daughters, Karen Martin and Carrie Andersen; two brothers, John Paulson and David Paulson; and a grandchild, Tyler Martin. She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Paulson.
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 Monday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Rd., Wexford, PA 15090.

Claire McKrell
Claire M. McKrell, 82, of Ross Township, wife of the late William H. McKrell, died Friday, March 23, 2012.
She is survived by four children, Barbara A. Lyle and her husband Roger of Millvale, William H. McKrell and his wife Linda of Bellevue, Paul A. McKrell and Susan B. McNally and her husband Shawn, all of Ross Township; five grandchildren, Kristine Grzejka, Robert McKrell, Lisa Sarris, Ryan and Kevin McNally; and a great-granddaughter, Megan Grzejka.
Friends were received at Simons Funeral Home, North Hills, where services were held on Monday.

Grace Gobrecht
Grace Yost Gobrecht, 82, formerly of Ben Avon, died Sunday, March 29, 2012 in Vincentian Home.
She is survived by six children, David M. Gobrecht of Ben Avon, Chris M. Gobrecht and his wife Carla of Allison Park, Pamela Redman of Emsworth, Holly Jones and her husband Kevin of Valencia, Kelly Matesic of Virginia and Jerry Gobrecht and his wife Georgeann of Bellevue; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Wednesday.

Elizabeth Lofink
Elizabeth F. Donatelli Lofink of Brighton Heights, wife of the late William F. Lofink Sr., died Friday, March 23, 2012.
She is survived by three children, William F. Lofink Jr. and his wife Joyce of McCandless, Paul E. Lofink and his wife Ellen of Brighton Heights and Helen F. Lewis and her husband Daniel of Princeton, NJ; her sister, Dorothy Cibulas; seven grandchildren, Julie, Christopher, Valerie, Brian, Stephen, Libby and Michael; her great-granddaughter, Isabella; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anselmo and Illuminata Donatelli.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Risen Lord Church on Thursday. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh, 5513 William Flynn Highway, #400, P.M.B. #283, Gibsonia, PA 15044.

Vincent Lukasik Jr.
Vincent F. Lukasik Jr., 85, of Avalon, husband of the late Jane M. Lukasik, died Sunday, March 25, 2012.
Mr. Lukasik was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a retired police officer from the Ben Avon Police Dept. and a commander for more than 25 years of the American Legion Avonworth Post #866. He also was past commander of VFW Robert Fleming Post #2454.
He is survived by dear friends, Kathy and Al Dingman. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Theresa and Joseph Lukasik.
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. Memorial contributions are suggested to his church at 45 N. Sprague Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202.
Walter Schulte
Walter Howard Schulte, 83, of New Kensington, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, March 25, 2012 in UPMC St. Margaret Hospital.
Mr. Schulte was an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.) Local #5. He was a member of Local #5 Retirees Club and he enjoyed traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Labosky Stirland Schulte; three sons, Walter Henry Schulte and his wife Barbara of McCandless, Joseph R. Schulte and his wife Denise of Bellevue and Thomas John Schulte and his wife Patricia of Butler; his sister, Rita Keil and her husband Philip of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorraine C. Karolski Schulte; his parents, Wilbert and Lillian Goldbach Schulte; and his brother, John Schulte.
Friends were received at Ross G. Walker Funeral Home, New Kensington, where services were held on Thursday. Burial was private in Jefferson Memorial Park.

Catherine Beczak
Catherine Lewkowicz Beczak, 98, of Reserve Township, wife of the late Eugene A. Beczak, died Monday, March 26, 2012.
She is survived by three children, David Beczak, Eugenie Sparbanie and Janice Van Almkerk; her sister, Sophie Czachowski; four grandchildren, Kayla, Lyndsay, Beth and Michael; and two great-grandchildren, Landon and Gabriella. She was preceded in death by two children, Paul and Judith Beczak; and three brothers, Frank, Peter and Joseph Lewkowicz.
Friends were received at Schellhaas Funeral Home, West View. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Saturday. Donations are suggested to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Western PA Chapter, 810 River Ave., Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

Harry Young II
Harry E. Young II, 77, of Canfield, OH, husband of the late Rose A. Cammarata Young, died Monday, March 26, 2012.
Mr. Young was founder of the Historical Construction Equipment Association.
He is survived by his son, Harry E. Young III.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue, where services were held on Friday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery.

Peter Burnett
Peter Burnett, 90, of Butler, PA, formerly of Bellevue, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 in Butler VA Medical Center.
Mr. Burnett worked at Warehouse Man for Williams and Co. in Pittsburgh. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Pittsburgh Scottish Rite, Syria Temple, Syria Harige Clown Unit, Islam Grotto, Masonic Veterans and VFW #2754. He was past master of Davage Lodge #374, now Avalon Lodge #657. Mr. Burnett won several awards for his clown performances at Shrine conventions.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Claude and Blanche Scheifler Burnett.
Friends were received at Young Funeral Home, Butler, until the time of services on Sunday conducted by Avalon Lodge #657 with military honors by VFW #249 and American Legion Post #778 as well as Syria Harige Clown Unit. Burial was in Mt. Royal Cemetery.

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