Obituaries 5-24-19

Michael J. Vancheri
Michael J. Vancheri, 89, of Bellevue and Avalon, died Saturday, May 18, 2019.
He was the son of the late Lottie and Joseph Vancheri; husband for 65 years of Carol Ann (Wyberg); father of Sandy (Jeff) Turnbull, Mindy (Carl) Wiedenhofer, and the late Cindy Bednar; adopted father of Kathy Borneman; grandfather of ten, Christine (Kyle) Salus, Debbie (Michael) Johnson, Becky (Bruce) Hoang, Elizabeth Bednar, Samantha (Nick) Bartley, Michael Turnbull, Carl E. (Chelsea) Wiedenhofer, Jamie (Justin) Linville, Stefan (Chrissy) Wiedenhofer, and Alex Wiedenhofer; great-grandfather of 16, Haley, Hayden, Hunter, and Harley Salus, Justin and Brandon Johnson, Tyler and Charley Ann Hoang, Easton Bartley, Madelyn Turnbull, Carl J. and Carson Wiedenhofer, Ryker and Brynn Linville, and Harlyn and Emric Wiedenhofer; brother of the late Rose (Charlie) Albo, Bill (Jennie) Battaglia, and Jim (Dorothy) Vancheri; many nieces and nephews.
He was a member of ISDA Lodge #12 and American Legion Post #116; he served in the US Army in Korea as a medic and ambulance driver.
Memorial donations are suggested to Little Sisters of the Poor.
Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home.

John F. Lennon
John F. Lennon, 72, of Ross Township, died Sunday, May 19, 2019.
He was the husband of Mary Jo for 41 years. His greatest joy in life was his family, both here in Pittsburgh and in Arizona, where they maintained a second residence. He and Mary Jo enjoyed the winter months there, spending time with their kids and grandkids, golfing and enjoying the warm weather.
He was the father of John (Sue), Lorraine "Sissy" (Warren), and Sandy (Carl); stepfather of Thomas, Helen (Lani), Matthew (Nilza) and Timothy (Lisa); brother of William (Donna); grandfather of 19 and great-grandfather of nine; preceded in death by his mother, Delores; father, Lawrence; brother, Lawrence (Kathy); and grandson, Warren John; also survived by nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Jack was chief of security at Dixmont State Hospital until 1984, and then he became a patrolman at Emsworth Borough, Ohio Township, and eventually Kilbuck Township. He was appointed chief of police of Kilbuck Township in 1987, which merged with Ben Avon and Ben Avon Heights. He was president of Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association in 1998 and was also president of the Western Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association in 1999.
Jack was active for many years with Kops for Kids Charities, especially the annual fundraiser golf outing at Shannopin Country Club.
After his career in law enforcement, Jack started several local, small businesses. Together with his wife, they were the proprietors of Custard's First Stand and with his brother, Bill, of B & J Golf Carts. In addition, selling Christmas trees from their lot on Camp Horne Road was a family tradition for many years.
Memorial donations are suggested to Kops for Kids Charities, 139 Adele Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

Robert G. Irving
Robert G. Irving, 90, of Emsworth, died Sunday, May 19, 2019.
He was the husband of the late Mary Lou (Conaway) Irving; father of Susan G. (Charles) Gerdes, of Ben Avon, and Robert G. "JR" (Kristen) Irving, Jr., of Harrisburg; brother of Ellen Little, Roberta McCullough, and Mildred Utt; also survived by seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by McDonald-Linn Funeral & Cremations Services, LLC.

Rose Ann Clapperton
Rose Ann Clapperton, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
She was the daughter of the late David and Louise (Strater) Clapperton; twin sister of Mary Lou Clapperton; sister of Roberta Hepler, Abby Brungo, and the late Judy Prom; adopted sister of Joan Vogel, also survived by David, Carol, Erich, Scott and Caris Vogel and by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a dear friend, Mildred Thomas. Rose was a most kind and gentle person and a deeply devoted Catholic.
Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

Charles J. Netzel III
Charles J. Netzel III, 65, of Franklin Park and formerly of Bellevue, died Monday, May 20, 2019.
He was the husband for 41 years of Mary Ellen (Conboy) Netzel; brother of Mary Lynn Netzel, Carol J. Phelps and Michael G. (Kathy) Netzel, Sr.; uncle of Nathyn Netzel, Danille (fiancé Brett) Phelps, Ashley Phelps, Michael G. Netzel, Jr., and Hayley Netzel; brother-in-law of Laura (Bob), Carrie (Sam) and her child Alice.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles, Jr. and Genevieve Netzel; and brother-in-law, Tim Conboy.
Charles was President of the AT&T Employees Pittsburgh PA Federal Credit Union, past board member of the Nation Kidney Foundation in Pittsburgh, founding member and past president of the Transplant Recipient International Organizations (TRIO), and a 33rd Degree Mason of the Crafton-Guyasuta Lodge #517 F&AM.
He was also a founding member of St. John Neumann Church and then continued on to be a founding member of Sts. John & Paul Parish.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute (payable to STI) Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave. at Meyran Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or the National Kidney Foundation, 2403 Sidney St, #230, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
Arrangements by the Schellhaas & Sons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.