Obituaries 5-4-12

Dean Larkin
Dean Larkin, 90, of Trunkeyville, PA, died Sunday evening, April 29, 2012 at his home.
He was born Jan. 19, 1922 in Etna, PA, a son of the late John Dean Larkin,Sr. and Loretta Calderwood Larkin. During WW II, he served as a pilot in the US Air Force and served in the Air Force Reserve until being Honorabley Discharged Sept. 20, 1957. He also had been a pilot with the United Air Lines, a salesman for the Jewel Tea Company and prior to retirement had owned Dean’s Hardware in Tidioute. He was a member of Saint Johns Roman Catholic Church of Tidioute, and was an Elder Statesman in the Golf League.
In addtion to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.
He is survived by his companion, Thelma Farmerie, at home, a brother, Thomas Larkin, Pittsburgh, PA and several nieces and nephews.
At Dean's request, he was cremated and there will be no visitation or service at this time. A memorial service will be held later in the summer at a time to be announced.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Asera Care Hospice, 1600 Peninsula Dr., Erie, PA 16505.
The James M. Higgins Funeral Home, 3 Elm St., Tidioute handled arrangements.

Robert Haas
Robert Daniel Haas, 88, of Avalon, formerly of McKees Rocks, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
Mr. Haas was retired from PC&Y Railroad. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, where he served as a sergeant. He was an avid fan of Montour Spartans athletics.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Wilcox Haas; two sons, Robert Haas and his wife Ann and Douglas Haas and his wife Mimi; his daughter-in-law, Kathy Haas; four grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Tyler and Morgan; three step-grandchildren, Frank, Michael and Toni Ann; three step-great-grandchildren, Annie, Ben and Frankie; and his sister-in-law, Betty Haas. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Haas; and his brother, Donald Haas.
Friends were received at McDermott Funeral Home, McKees Rocks, where a blessing service was held on Friday. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project.

Virginia Lipke
Virginia A. Sens Lipke, 81, of Ingomar, formerly of Ben Avon, died Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Mrs. Lipke had worked as a secretary for the FBI and also for PA Gunsmith School and Lemstone Books. She enjoyed reading, watching and feeding birds. She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon and also attended Memorial Park Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Shannon E. Lipke; two daughters, Debbie J. Sowa and her husband Frank of Glenshaw and Cheryl A. Edwards and her husband Herb of Evans City; four grandchildren, Daniel Sowa, Tim, Ben and Gabe Edwards; her great-grandson, Lincoln Edwards; and four dear friends, Debbie Farbacher and her husband Charlie, Shannon Lipke and his wife Bonnie, Linda Siegler and Brian Lipke. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Norman C. Sens; her parents, William and Elizabeth Perret; and two siblings, William Perret and Jean Nelson.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Monday. Burial was in Highwood Cemetery. Donations are suggested to Good Samaritan Hospice, 146 Neely School Rd., Wexford, PA 15090 or Memorial Park Presbyterian Church,. 8800 Peebles Rd., Allison Park, PA 15101.

Linda Momper
Linda Ann Momper, 64, of Bellevue, died Friday, April 27, 2012.
Mrs. Momper was retired from the Borough of Bellevue.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Momper; two daughters, Marianne Gillespie and Monica Phillips; two sons-in-law, J.R. and Darren; two granddaughters, Lauren and Danielle; her aunt, Helen Scarborough; her in-laws, Bill, John and his wife Jeanette, David and his wife Michele, Rob, Lisa and her husband Tom Sayers; and nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue, where a blessing service was held on Tuesday. Burial was private. Memorials are suggested to Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Rd., Wexford, PA 15090.

Ruth Rollins
Ruth I. Schauerhammer Rollins, 84, of Ben Avon, wife of the late Robert M. Rollins, died Monday, April 30, 2012.
Mrs. Rollins was a 1949 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. She worked for the Avonworth School District for many years. She enjoyed gardening and volunteering for Meals On Wheels.
She is survived by two children, Jeffrey S. Rollins of Reading, PA and Katherine R. Brown and her husband Curt of Sewickley.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, until the time of services on Thursday. Memorial contributions are suggested to North Boroughs/Sewickley Area Meals On Wheels, 28 Pittsburgh St., Emsworth, PA 15202.

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.

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