Obituaries 4-1-11

Mary Ann Montgomery
Mary Ann Ross Montgomery, 80, of Ben Avon, wife of the late Robert I. Montgomery, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
She is survived by two daughters, Jody Antonelli and her husband Raymond H. Jr. of Hopewell Township and Judy Keith and her husband Perry of Portersville, PA; four grandchildren, Raymond R., Sarah, Zachary and Brooke Ann; two great-grandsons, Gavin and Wesley; and her niece, Suzie Mura. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Irene Louise Brown and Eugene "Butch" Brown.
Services and burial were private. Arrangements were made by McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon.

Rev. Anne Pringle
Rev. Anne Marie Ofchinick Pringle, 72, of McCandless Township died Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
Rev. Pringle was founder, pastor and music director of Greater Pittsburgh Revival Center.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. Charles E. Pringle; her daughter, Tammy Pringle Flemming and her husband James of McCandless; three siblings, Rev. Daniel R. Ofchinick and his wife Rev. June, Delores Milliken and Lois McVay; three grandchildren, James and his wife Lindsay, Adam and Charlie; a great-grandson, Max; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Daniel R. Sr. and Rev. Anne Ofchinick.
Friends were received at Greater Pittsburgh Revival Center until the time of services on Saturday. Arrangements were made by McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon.

Sarah Casey
Sarah E. Casey, 86, formerly of Bellevue and wife of the late James A. Casey Jr., died Thursday, March 24, 2011.
She is survived by her son, James A. Casey III of Webster Springs, WV; four grandsons, James A. Casey IV, John P. Casey and his wife Nellie, Jacob C. Casey and his wife Mandy and Joseph C. Casey and his wife Jordyn; four great-grandchildren; a nephew, James A. McCance and Gail Futrell and her husband Kelly; and three grandnieces. She was preceded in death by her son, John McCance Casey; and her brother, James R. McCance and his wife Patricia.
Memorial services will be held later in New Life Community Church in Bellevue. Memorial contributions are suggested to her church at 45 N. Fremont Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202. Arrangements were made by McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon.

John Sullivan
John E. Sullivan, 54, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
He is survived by his sister, Nancy Alexander and her husband Don; and two nephews, Donald Alexander and his wife Jane and Matthew Alexander. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ann Sullivan.
There was no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Tuesday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon.

William Hughes Sr.
William C. Hughes Sr., 84, of Avalon, died Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Mr. Hughes was a World War II veteran and a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, where he served as deacon and elder. He was a member of Avalon and Northgate school boards for 20 years, where he had served as president. He also was a member of the Avalon Auxiliary Police.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Platt Hughes; three children, Judy H. Ehrhardt and her husband Bruce of Ross Township, William C. Hughes Jr. and his wife Becky of Slippery Rock, PA and James P. Hughes and his wife Lisa of Ross Township; five granddaughters, Kaitlin, Krista, Leah, Libby and Amanda; and five great-grandchildren, Caroline, Elisabeth, Abigail, Landon and Amelia.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Saturday.

Dolores Zelinka
Dolores A. Landa Zelinka, 87, of Ross Township, wife of the late John Zelinka, died Thursday, March 24, 2011.
She is survived by four children, Carol Weisen and her husband Donald March of South Side, John T. Zelinka of Ross Township, Donna Zelinka Limmer of Ross Township and Timothy Zelinka and his wife Susan of Ellwood City; seven grandchildren, Dawn Root, Julie Page, Lisa Goode, Tammie and Evan Limmer, Leah Zelinka Hill and Shaelin Zelinka; and six great-grandchildren, Craig, Kali, Hannah, Natalie, Taylor and Brayden. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Charles and William Landa; her granddaughter, Aubrey Lee; and two great-grandsons, Logan and Anthony.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Monday.

Irene Turici
Irene Elizabeth Turici, 92, wife of the late Anthony Turici, died Thursday, March 24, 2011.
She is survived by three children, Richard Turici and his wife Jeanette of Miami, FL, Debra Lynn Turici of Moon Township and Thomas Turici and his wife Rose of Zelienople; five grandchildren, Kelley Griffin and her husband David, Melinda, Ashley, Sierra and Robin; five great-grandchildren, Jessica, Evan, Erin, Alex and Elias; nieces, nephews and cousins; her pet, Baby Doll; and five grand-dogs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Elizabeth Chongaway; and three brothers, Andrew, Frank and Charles.
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 the Tony and Irene Turici Scholarship Fund, c/o Debbie Turici, 239 Randy Lane, Moon Township, PA 15108.

Joseph Swanson
Joseph D. Swanson, 82, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011.
Mr. Swanson was a longtime member of the Church of the Assumption. He was an avid Steelers, Penguins and Pitt fan.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Primrose Swanson; two daughters, Margaret Swanson and JoAnn Rosenfelder and her husband Wayne; and his granddaughter, Nicole Rosenfelder. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen Swanson; and two brothers, John Swanson and Lawrence Swanson.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Friday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. Donations are suggested to Celtic Hospice, 150 Scharberry Lane, Mars, PA 16046 or Vincentian Regency, 9399 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101.

John Weaver Jr.
John William Weaver Jr. of Brighton Heights died Monday, March 28, 2011.
Mr. Weaver was a Vietnam War veteran. He was a lieutenant for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for 32 years.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Weaver; two children, Dawn and Jason; and five grandchildren, Brooke, John, Alexis, Jason Jr. and Gia. He was preceded in death by his son, John William Weaver III; his parents, John William and Orlena "Irish" Weaver; and two sisters, Catherine Weaver and Carol Wolford.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. Services and burial were private.

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