Obituaries 4-24-15

Rosella Hanni
Rosella Giunta Hanni, 93, of Independence Village, Frankenmuth, MI, formerly of Pittsburgh and wife of the late Anthony Giunta and Richard Hanni, died Sunday, April 12, 2015.
Mrs. Hanni enjoyed reading and an occasional trip to the casino.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Zapolski and her husband Thomas and Rozanne Giunta and her husband Norman Monto; two brothers, Jack and Sam Girolamo; four grandchildren, Scott Monto and his wife Ashley Jericho, Mark Monto and his wife Tayyaba, Kristen Hetzel-Homann and her husband Jason and Bre-Hetzel-Nugent and her husband Matthew; and three great-grandchildren, Ayden Monto,Austin Snyder and Samantha Homann. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Nancy Franze DiGirolamo.
A funeral liturgy was held in the Church of the Assumption on Monday. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-99081, Shriner's Hospitals For Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or a favorite charity. Arrangements were made by Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills.

Samuel Costa
Samuel Costa, 87, of Ohio Township, husband of the late Betty J. Miller Costa, died Friday, April 17, 2015.
He is survived by eight children, Oscar Costa and his wife Arlene, Samuel Costa and his wife Janey, Darla Bishop and her husband Merle, Dennis Costa and his wife Kathy, Dave Costa, Sandra Costa, Rich Costa and Rick Costa and his wife Darlene; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, David Costa.
Friends were received at H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Ross, where services were held on Tuesday. Burial was in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Donations are suggested to the Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Co., 1520 Roosevelt Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Ewa Salo
Ewa Salo, wife of the late Iwan Salo, died Thursday, April 16, 2015.
She is survived by two sons, Joesph Salo and his wife Maria and Andrew J. Salo; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Mark Salo and his wife Shelli; and two great-grandchildren, Natalya and Camden.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. Funeral services were held in St. George Ukrainian Church on Monday.

Rita Larkin
Rita J. Krueger Larkin, 75, of Collier Township, formerly of Rockville Centre, NY and wife of the late Lawrence F. Larkin, died Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Mrs. Larkin was a University of Kansas graduate, earning a master's degree and working as a social worker. She became president of St. Mary Children's Home in Syossett, NY. She was inducted into the Emporia High School Hall of Fame and was a member of many social services and professional organizations. She also was active in community organizations and was a volunteer at St. Barbara Church in Bridgeville and the Center for Compassionate Care.
She is survived by two daughters, Kristen Stewart and her husband Brian of Ben Avon Heights and Ann Fichter and her husband Bill of Ross Township; two siblings, Jacqueline Bassett and her husband William of San Francisco, CA and James E. Krueger and his wife Marilyn of Emporia, KS; her granddaughter, Caroline Stewart; and seven nieces and nephews, William Bassett and his wife Jennifer, John Bassett and his wife Alexandra, Jacqueline Mackey and her husband Justin, Rachael Pop and her husband Adrian, Sean Lane and his wife Elizabeth, Mariellen Lane and Neil Lane and his wife Kathleen. She was preceded in death by her parents, James A. and Marie S. Orton Krueger.
Friends were received at Warchol Funeral Home, Bridgeville. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Barbara Church on Wednesday. Memorial donations are suggested to her church at 45 Prestley Rd., Bridgeville, PA 15017 or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffet St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243.

Dorothy Larkin
Dorothy G. "Dot" Larkin, 90, of Canonsburg, formerly of Bakerstown and wife of the late Robert G. Larkin, died Friday, April 17, 2015.
Mrs. Larkin had owned Larkin's Crafts in Bakerstown. She was an avid crafter and enjoyed playing Bingo.
She is survived by four children, Kathy Reichart and her husband Jerry of Ohio Township, Robin Lamneck and her husband Martin of Mars, PA, Terry Larkin and his wife Barbara of Canonsburg and Robert Larkin and his wife Courtney of Gibsonia; her sister, Margaret Cervanyak of Sewickley; 12 grandchildren, Shawn,Becky, Amber, Kara, Terry, Kara, Brian, Justine, Niki, Ashley, Jayme and Martin; 16 great-grandchildren, Madison, Gavin, Zachery, Declan, Ally, Jordyn, Tyler, Layla, Carson, Landon, Owen, Ben, Henry, Hudson, Roman and Haylee; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Margaret Derek Cervanyak; and four siblings, James, Robert, Anna May and Theresa.
Friends were received at McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Mars, PA, where services were held on Tuesday. Burial was in Mt. Royal Cemetery.

Dale Miklos
Dale Regis Miklos, 59, of the North Side, died Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Mr. Miklos was a former employee of Miller Printing Co. He was an avid camper, hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his father, Regis J. Miklos; three siblings, his twin, Deborah McMurray and her husband Billy, David M. Miklos and Diana L. Sulkowski; four nieces and nephews, Kristin and her husband Josh, Craig, Leah and Jordan; his grandnephew, Camden; and his grandniece, Sophia. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita "Cookie" Prancik; and his brother, Michael.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Wednesday.

Gloria Moore
Gloria Aland Moore died Saturday, April 18, 2015.
She is survived by her husband, Edwin C. Moore; seven children, Mary Kowach, Edwin J. Moore, Marguerite Cordone, Robert J. Moore, Vivian Libecco, Terrance Moore and Charles Moore; her brother, David Aland; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by nine siblings.
Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Wednesday.

Rosemary Van Cura
Rosemary Van Cura, 87, of Ingomar, wife of the late Dale James Van Cura, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
Mrs. Van Cura was a member of Christ Church at Grove Farm. She was an avid knitter and one of the founding partners of Yarns Unlimited in Sewickley.
She is survived by six children, Kate Dresher of Denver, CO, Mary Beth Van Cura and her husband Richard E.L. Henderson of Wexford, Susan A. Murray and her husband David I. Of Skaneateles, NY, Mark J. Van Cura of McCandless, Dean F. Van Cura of Livermore, CA and Paul D. Van Cura of New York, NY; her sister, Marlene Goslawski of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, David Drescher, Nicole Murray, Rosemary Tozzi, Chloe Van Cura and Ella Van Cura; and four great-grandchildren, Mia, Ashlyn, James and Annia.
Friends were received at Simons Funeral Home, North Hills, where services were held on Monday. Contributions are suggested to Passavant Hospital Foundation, 9100 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Doris Mundell
Doris D. Mundell, 82, of Neville Island, wife of the late F. Wilson Mundell, died.
Mrs. Mundell was a member of Christ Church at Grove Farm. She enjoyed reading, Steelers football, and going to the casinos. She also enjoyed her dog and cats.
She is survived by six children, Ronald Mundell and his wife Sandy of IN, Thomas Mundell of HI, Gregory Mundell and his wife Carol of Neville Island, Darrolyn Hutchinson, Lisa Moore and Stacy Lee, all of Coraopolis; two siblings, Michelle Grey and her husband Dan of Aliquippa and Regis Gillum of Neville Island; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Peter Gillum.
A celebration of life will be held later. Contributions are suggested to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Arrangements were made by Copeland Coraopolis Funeral Home.

Audrey Wiebe
Audrey Marion Elder Lund Wiebe, 85, of Masonic Village Sewickley, formerly of Shaler, died Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Mrs. Wiebe was an avid photographer and enjoyed traveling. She was a secretarial school graduate.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Wiebe; two children, Jeffrey B. Lund of Conneaut Lake, PA and Leslie Chambers and her husband Thomas of Shaler; two stepsons, Chuck Wiebe and his wife Beverly of Ohio Township and Rev. John Wiebe and his wife Cynthia of McCandless; and step-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Erling Lund; and her parents, Benjamin and Anna Elder.
A memorial service was held in Masonic Village Sewickley on Wednesday with Rev. Tim Reichard officiating. Arrangements were made by Copeland Funeral Home, Sewickley.

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