Obituaries 4-8-11

Sharon Woods
Sharon E. Woods, 60, of Avalon, died Thursday, March 31, 2011.
She is survived by two daughters, Melissa Slepski and her husband Thomas Streiff and Shannon Slepski; two brothers, Charles D. Woods and his wife Marylyn and Ronald J. Woods; her granddaughter, Jaedyn Slepski; her former husband, Glenn Slepski; and nieces and nephews.
Friend were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Sunday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Edward Pritchard
Edward G. Pritchard, 70, of Franklin Park, died Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Mr. Pritchard had worked at Davy-Dravo and was retired from Kvaerner, Inc.
He is survived by three children, Glenn Pritchard and his wife Carla, Dale Pritchard and his wife Cathy and Wendy Crawford and her husband Rick; two sisters, Joyce Carlin and Nancy Balla; seven grandchildren, Melissa Castner and her husband Mark, Glenn Pritchard Jr., Rebecca Pritchard, Joseph Pritchard, Katelyn Pritchard, Amber Faulisi and her husband Zachary and Stephen Crawford; and his companion, Carol Holman.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue, where services were held on Monday. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Mary Ellen Joyce
Mary Ellen Joyce, 85, of Sharpsville, PA, wife of the late William J. Joyce, died Friday, April 1, 2011.
Mrs. Joyce was a 1942 graduate of Sharon High School ,where she served as a class officer and editor of the school literary magazine. After high school, she worked as an instructor at Bell Telephone Co. She was an active member of St. Bartholomew Church and an advocate for people with mental illness.
She is survived by four sons, William Joyce of Oakland, CA, Peter Joyce of Sharpsville, John Joyce of Great Mills, MD and James Joyce and his wife Paulette of Emsworth; and two grandsons, William Paul "Liam" Joyce of Emsworth and Patrick Clendenon of Oakland, CA. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Margaret "Peggy" Joyce; her parents, Peter and Julia McCarthy Miller; and two siblings, Julianne Stanton and William Miller.
Friends were received at Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Sharon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Bartholomew Church on Thursday. Contributions are suggested to Bethany House Services, 1841 Fairmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45214, Mental Health Association of Mercer County, 327 Stambaugh Ave., Sharon, PA 16146 or her church at 311 Ridge Ave., Sharpsville, PA 16150.

Marjorie Miller
Marjorie B. Miller, 90, formerly of Ben Avon and Stoneboro, PA, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Masonic Village, Sewickley.
Mrs. Miller was a 1938 graduate of Bellevue High School, a 1942 graduate of Grove City College and in 1971 she earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh. She taught at Mt. Alvernia High School in Millvale for 11 years before retiring in 1985. She also was an executive secretary at People Bank in Pittsburgh. She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, where she had been a deacon. She enjoyed spending time on her farm in Lake Township., family genealogy and volunteering. She was a founder of the Junior Auxiliary at Suburban General Hospital, past president of North Boroughs Women's Club and the Avon Club. She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Sewickley Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. James P. Miller Jr.; four children, Dr. James P. Miller III and his wife Anne of Butler, PA, Dr. Charles B. Miller and his wife Lillie of Mercer, PA, Dr. Richard A. Miller of Ben Avon and Marjorie M. "Widgie" Carson and her husband Michael of Tarentum, PA; 10 grandchildren, Dr. Jeffrey P. Miller and his wife Dr. Megan Groh-Miller of New Britain, CT, Rebecca K. Miller of San Francisco, CA, Daniel J. Miller of Butler, PA, Nathaniel C. Miller and Kate A. Miller, both of Mercer, Matthew R. Miller, Gregory R. Miller, Pvt. Leah A. Miller, all of Pittsburgh, Joshua A.M. Carson and Rachel E.A. Carson, both of Columbus, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles E. and Nellie A. Arthur Braden; her brother, James A. Braden; and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Barrett Braden.
Friends were received at Sandy Lake Funeral Home of Scott A. Black, Sandy Lake, PA where servi-ces were held on Thursday with Rev. Jean H. Henderson officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Sandy Lake. Memorial contributions are suggested to Grove City College Library, 100 Campus Dr., Grove City, PA 16127.

Iris Williams
Iris Florence Williams, 78, of Schroon Lake, NY, formerly of Bellevue and Mars, PA and wife of the late Alun F. Williams, died Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Mrs. Williams was born in Belfast, Ireland. She was a mail clerk for the United States Postal Service at the Bulk Mail Center in Cranberry Twp. before retiring in 1995.
She is survived by three children, Daniel Phelps of Port St. Lucie, FL, Darlene Vogel of Sarver, PA and Guy Williams of Schroon Lake; two siblings, Willard Vaughan and Grace Briscoe; and nine grandchildren, Danielle and Ashley Phelps, Erica Roth, Wayne and Vincent Vogel, Kali, Guy, Kelci and Kortni Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Florence Adams Vaughan; and three siblings, Maureen Pollock, Kenneth and Orville Vaughan.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A memorial service will be held in Northgate Church, Ross Township, on Saturday at 11 a.m. Memorial donations are suggested to Children's Evangelism Fellowship, P.O. Box 348, Warrenton, MO 63383.

Sandra Dobler
Sandra Dobler, 74, of Pittsburgh, died Friday, April 1, 2011.
Mrs. Dobler was a University of Pittsburgh graduate and an English teacher. She worked as an administrator for North Hills High School. Later, she earned a master’s degree in human resources management at LaRoche College. She then opened a restaurant called Edge of the Park. She worked for a non-profit corporation called Free Enterprise Partnership and eventually was named president. After retiring, she began teaching as a professor at Geneva College.
She is survived by two children, James Dobler II and his wife Misty and Lee Dobler; her brother, Edward Rocca; and her grandson, Evan Dobler. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Stella Rocca.
A memorial service was held in Orchard Hill Church, Wexford, on Wednesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to her church at 2551 Brandt School Rd., Wexford, PA 15090. Arrangements were made by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon.

John Hennessey
John J. Hennessey, 67, of Pittsburgh died Saturday, April 2, 2011.
Mr. Hennessey was a retired bus driver for Port Authority of Allegheny County with 27 years of ser-vice. He was a member of Seville Club, West View VFW Post 2754 and the American Legion Post 80. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hennessey; five children, Sandra L. Augenstein of Pittsburgh, Patricia L. Gralish and her husband James of Pittsburgh, Scott E. Marshall and his wife Peggie of Seattle, WA, Wayne E. "Gus" Marshall and his wife Cheryl of Pittsburgh and Jacqueline L. Konvalin and her husband Eric of Pittsburgh; his sister, Mary Bartek; nine grandchildren, Brian, Jason and Eric Augenstein, Adam, Justin and Amanda Marshall, Matthew, Stephen and Ryan Konvalin; and two great-grandchildren, Jenna and Robert Augenstein. He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Barbara Mulkerin Hennessey; and three siblings, James Hennessey, Barbara Shaun and Anna Mae Killmeyer.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue, where services were held on Thursday with Rev. Richard Flagin officiating. Burial was in United Cemetery, Ross Township.

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