Obituaries 5-18-12

Audrey Kirsch
Audrey K. Trunick Kirsch, 74, of Bellevue, died Thursday, May 10, 2012.
She is survived by her husband, James R. Kirsch; four children, Bruce Kirsch and his wife Kim of Pittsburgh, Keith Kirsch and his wife Lesley of Audubon, NJ, Pamela Michelitsch of Port Allegheny, PA and Glenn Kirsch and his wife Beth of Emsworth; four siblings, Leah Carlisle, Shirley Tyson, William and Harold Trunick; and nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Samantha, Allison and Carolyn Kirsch, Ryan Michelitsch, Alexandra, Cameron and Baylor Kirsch.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue, where services were held on Monday. Donations are suggested to Forbes Health Foundation, 2570 Haymaker Rd., Monroeville, PA 15146.

Florence Interval
Florence M. Interval, 81, of Avalon, wife of the late Eugene F. "Honey" Interval, died Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Mrs. Interval enjoyed crafting, baking, bingo and meeting friends at The Rusty Nail restaurant.
She is survived by four children, Donna Unterberger and her husband Anthony of Brighton Township, Patricia Keenan and her husband Jeffrey of Avalon, Teresa O'Neill and her husband Thomas of Moon Township and Gary Interval and his wife Barbara of McCandless Township; two siblings, Kathleen Warda and her husband Edward of Bradenton, FL and Kenneth Kiehl; six grandchildren, Robert, James, Benjamin, Courtney, Gabrielle and Michael; and a great-granddaughter, Gina. She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis E. Interval.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A blessing service was held in the chapel of Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery, with burial following the service, on Monday.

Norbert Sinicki
Norbert "Pappy" "Papster" Sinicki, 83, of the North Side, husband of the late Rose Guinto Sinicki; died Friday, May 11, 2012.
He is survived by two daughters, Constance Biertempfel and her husband Tom and Beverly Hughes and her husband Gerry; five grandchildren, Jessica, Taryn and Brett Hughes, Jason and Gregory Biertempfel; and two great-grandchildren, Tori Ann and Casey Lee Maruschak. He was preceded in death by his son, Norbert H. Sinicki.
Friends were received at T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Risen Lord Church on Monday. Contributions are suggested to Wounded Warriors Project.
Marjorie Simonds
Marjorie Todd Simonds, 92, of Ben Avon, wife of the late John Ormsbee Simonds, died.
Mrs. Simonds was a 1941 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College. She served as assistant to the dean of women at the University of Pittsburgh and was a longtime member of Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, where she served as deacon and elder and sang in the choir. She enjoyed theater as an actress, performing with the Highland Community Players and Community Players of Ben Avon. She volunteered on the Swarthmore College Board of Managers 1971-75, the Avonworth School Board from 1967-74, was founder of the Junior Women's Auxiliary of Suburban General Hospital and a driver for Meals On Wheels. She was a member of Fortnightly Study Group of Ben Avon, as well as other book groups. She opened her home to international students at Pitt and CMU. She was a Penguins and Pirates fan.
She is survived by four children, Taye Townley of Bellevue, Todd Simonds and his wife Molly of Stahlstown, PA, Polly Saltet and her husband Jan Kees of Hadley, MA and Leslie Simonds of Kilbuck Township; seven grandchildren, Dylan, Talbot, Henry and Jack Simonds, Maggi Townley Testat-Newick, Elisa Saltet and Lindsey Rose Allen; six great-grandchildren; and her dog, Matilda.
A memorial service was held in Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon on Saturday. Contributions are suggested to Marge Simonds Music Series at CPCBA or Swarthmore College Scholarship Fund. Arrangements were made by H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Ross Township.

Timothy Henzler
Timothy John Henzler of West View died Saturday, May 5, 2012.
He is survived by his companion, Karen Perlebach; five siblings, Margaret Deitzel, Mary Lou Dubbs and her husband Ken, Michael Henzler, Jeanne Monahan and her husband Bill and Aimee Lobaugh and her husband Dave; and two grandchildren, Enzo and Elisa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernie and Rosemary Henzler; and his brother, Regis Henzler.
Services and burial were private. Arrangements were made by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home Bellevue.

Jean Buckman
Jean S. Buckman, 94, of Ben Avon, wife of the late Donald G. Buckman, died Sunday, May 13, 2012.
Mrs. Buckman was a member of the Neighborhood Garden Club of Ben Avon.
She is survived by three sons, Gary Buckman of Ben Avon, Donald Buckman Jr. and his wife Theresa and Scott Buckman and his wife Angela, all of Knoxville, TN; her brother, William Smith of Boulder City, NV; and three grandchildren, Mary Jean, Christopher and Anna.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. Graveside services were held in Homewood Cemetery on Tuesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave., Ben Avon, PA 15202 or Ben Avon Volunteer Fire Co., 7219 Church Ave., Ben Avon, PA 15202.

Josephine Keenan
Josephine H. Sherba Keenan, wife of the late Joseph B. Keenan Sr., died Saturday, May 12, 2012.
She is survived by five children, Joseph B. Keenan Jr. and his wife Diane, Patricia A. Keenan, James R. Keenan, Thomas S. Keenan and his wife Mary and Gordon M. Keenan; two siblings, Walter Sherba and Alice Sherba; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda L. Keenan.
Friends were received at Little Sisters of the Poor, where a funeral mass was held in the Home Chapel on Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Arrangements were made by O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side.

Gilbert Lema
Gilbert J. Lema, husband of the late Laura Lema, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
He is survived by six children, Gilbert R. Lema and his wife Linda, Mary Ann LaLonde, Joseph Lema and his wife Lisa, James Lema and his wife Kathy, Sandra Barber and Patricia Wilkison and her husband John; his brother, Michael Lema; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosario and Vergenia Lema; and three brothers, John, Samuel and James Lema.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in the Church of the Assumption on Friday.

Mary Louise Roos
Mary Louise Roos, 86, of Baton Rouge, LA, formerly of Bellevue, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
She is survived by her husband, Edmund N. Roos Jr.; her children, Diane Geheber, the late Edmund N. Roos III, Brian D. Roos and his wife Barbara and Debbie R. Bennett and her husband William; her brother, Robert Franz; seven grandchildren, Keir Hogan, Ellen Davis, Eric Geheber, John, Mitchell, Austin and Aaron Bennett; four great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Dominique, Adena and Keirsten; and a great-great-granddaughter, Aaliyah Marie. She was preceded in death by her twin brother, James E. Franz.
Friends were received at Sperling Funeral Home, McCandless Township. A funeral mass will be held in Sts. John and Paul Church in Wexford on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Benjamin Thomas
Benjamin G. Thomas, 22, of Ohio Township died Sunday, May 6, 2012.
Mr. Thomas was a 2008 graduate of Sewickley Academy and attended Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He spent his summers working in Put-in-Bay, OH, before joining the U.S. Navy as a hospitalman apprentice and member of the color guard. He also worked as an assistant nurse at UPMC Passavant part-time.
He is survived by his parents, James P. III and Leslie T. Russell; two siblings, J.P. and Rob Russell. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Thomas; his grandparents, Robert J. "Boots" and Jeanne L. "Dolly" Thomas.
Friends were received at T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, Ross Township. A memorial service will be held in Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon on Friday at 7 p.m. Burial will be private in Allegheny County Memorial Park.

Mary Kirkwood
Mary C. Karlik Kirkwood, wife of the late Herbert R. Kirkwood, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
She is survived by three daughters, Janice Markewinski and her husband Albert, Minnie Neugebaur and her husband Michael and Patrice Wasilco and her husband Andrew; two brothers, Bill and Bob Karlik; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Hank and Steve Karlik.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Saturday. Contributions are suggested to SWPA Girl Scouts.

Robert Bolsinger
Robert F. Bolsinger, 79, of Ross Township, husband of the late Lois M. Bolsinger, died Saturday, April 28, 2012.
Mr. Bolsinger was a member of Millwright Local #2235 for 52 years. He also was a member of North Hills U.P. Dartball League and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by three children, Mary Petri and her husband Ken of Ross Township, Nancy Potts and her husband John of McCandless Township and Butch Bolsinger of Ross Township; his brother, William Bolsinger and his wife Eileen of Brighton Heights; four grandchildren, Michelle and Steven Potts, Dan and Meghan Petri; his sister-in-law, Bernice Bolsinger of Ross; and his brother-in-law, Joseph Uhlmann of Chicago, IL. He was preceded in death by two siblings, John Bolsinger and Sarah Jane Uhlmann.
Friends were received at Schellhaas Funeral Home, West View. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Athanasius Church on Wednesday.

Blanche Rodack
Blanche G. Baumberger Rodack, 84, of Ross Township, wife of the late William B. Rodack, died Friday, April 27, 2012.
She is survived by her brother, George H. Baumberger of Swissvale; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George T. and Gertrude M. Kennedy Baumberger; and her brother, Robert P. Baumberger.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. Funeral services were held in Northgate Church on Monday. Memorials are suggested to her church at 238 West View Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229.

Jean Ross
Jean Burford Ross, 86, of Robinson Township, wife of the late Andrew Ross, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Presbyterian University Hospital.
Mrs. Ross was a member of Tetelestai Church in New Kensington.
She is survived by three children, James A. Ross and his wife Mary Ann and Raymond B. Ross and his wife Joyce, all of Ohio Township and Patricia A. Ross and her husband Dave Bohn of Robinson Township; two sisters, Georgette Shooster of Kingston, TN and Wilma Wheeler of Lockport, NY; and five grandchildren, Jesse, Seth, Navah, Nathan and Benjamin. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Edith Rogers Burford; and her sister, Edith May Vogeley.
Friends were received at Copeland Funeral Home, Moon Township. Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church, Moon Township, on Monday. Burial was in Coraopolis Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to Tetelestai Church, 899 E. Hill Dr., New Kensington, PA 15068 or the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

Dolores Klebanski
Dolores M. Klebanski died Sunday, May 6, 2012.
Mrs. Klebanski was a 1959 graduate of Ohio Valley School of Nursing.
She is survived by her husband, Norbert Klebanski Sr.; three children, Norbert Klebanski Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Erie, PA, David Klebanski and Kristen Collingwood and her husband Kirk; and three grandsons, Christopher, Daniel and Timothy Klebanski. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Helen Hredzak.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Thursday. Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Hospital.

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