Obituaries 5-4 & 5-11-18

Mark Alan Coleman
Mark Alan Coleman, 54, died Thursday, April 26, 2018.
He was the husband of 26 years to Alice Coleman (Magison) of Hampton, PA; father of Megan and Alan "AJ"; son of Margaret Coleman and the late Alan Coleman; brother of Kathy (Mike) Ayling and Allison (Erwin) Benjamin.
Mark enjoyed fishing and boating, walking the parks with his coonhound, Cooper, and watching the Eagles (E!) and the Phillies.
No public memorial service will be held, as per Mark's wishes. Memorial donations in his memory are suggested to the American Lung Association or the National Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

Michael E. Vandling
Michael E. Vandling, 31, of Bellevue, died Sunday, April 29, 2018.
He was the son of Dee and Thomas E. Vandling, Sr.; brother of James E. Vandling, Elizabeth R. Vandling and the late Sgt. Thomas Edward Vandling, Jr.; uncle of Brooklyn B. Vandling; nephew of Gloria Savulchak, Toni Bigger, Robin Bodick, and the late Donna Jones and William B. Vandling, III; and also survived by many cousins.
Michael's contagious laugh, sarcastic, witty humor, unrivaled devotion to the City of Pittsburgh and his love for his family will forever be missed.
Family will receive friends at their residence, 557 Dawson Ave., Bellevue, on Friday, May 4, 2018, beginning at 4 p.m.
Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

Helen Rita Scarborough
Helen Rita Scarborough, 94, of West View, formerly of Bellevue, died Sunday, May 6, 2018.
She was the wife of the late George W. Scarborough, Sr.; mother of George (Penny) Scarborough, Jr., Michael (Christine) Scarborough, Monica (Vincent) Bochkoris, Mary (Robert) Strobel and Elaine Mueller Currier; grandmother of Chris, Julie, Kelly, David, Ryan, Matthew, Bethany, Rob, Samantha, Ashley, Luke and Rachel; great-grandmother to 15 great-grandchildren and another soon to be; and many nieces and nephews, including her special great-niece, Lauren.
Helen was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.
The family suggests memorial donations to Assumption Church, Vincentian Home, or to a chairty of the donor's choice.
Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home.

Joan E. Beatty
Joan E. Beatty, 82, of Avalon, died Thursday, May 3, 2018.
She was the daughter of the late William and Lillian Beatty; sister of William (Roberta) Beatty of Harrison, AR, Jack (Lil) Beatty of Emsworth and the late Robert (Jackie) Beatty; aunt of Patty (Brian) Carvlin, Glen (Mary Jane) Beatty, Mike (Barbara) Beatty, Hope (Paul) Quolke, BethAnn (Mark) Patricelli, J. (Kelly) Beatty, Scott (Claudine) Beatty, Janet (Sam) Sesti; great-aunt of Valerie (Jeff) Mills, Stephanie (Michael) Alexander, Kathryn Gregor, Eric (Rachel) Gregor, Nikki (Jim) Cappello, William Beatty, Rebecca Beatty, Sarah Beatty, Andrew Beatty, Christopher (Melanie) Quolke, Emily Quolke, Grayson Beatty; great-great-aunt of Ryleigh Cappello; honary mother/aunt of Samuel F. Sesti III.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Arrangements by the Hahn Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Millvale.

John Houston “Jack” Woodburn
John Houston “Jack” Woodburn, 83, formerly of Avalon and Kilbuck, died Sunday, April 29, 2018.
He was the husband of Sarah (Stout) Woodburn; father of Linda (Randy) Reynolds and Mary Ann (Darren) Macioce; grandfather of Michael Macioce, Nicholas Macioce, Lauren Reynolds, Christine Reynolds and Matthew Reynolds; brother of the late Houston "Bud" Woodburn and the late Marion Rohaus. Jack will also be fondly remembered by his nephews Mark Woodburn, M.D., Michael Rohaus, Robert Rohaus and his many friends.
Jack worked at U.S. Steel for more than 30 years and later the Pittsburgh Convention Bureau. He also proudly served in the U.S. Navy and survived the USS Bennington disaster in 1954.
Beside spending time with his family, Jack's favorite hobbies were playing his harmonica, fishing, watching the Steelers, amusements parks, traveling and vacationing in Rehoboth Beach. He even learned to parachute at the age of 72.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions in Jack's memory are suggested to the Parkinson's Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 575 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202 or www.pfwpa.org.
Arrangements by McDonald-Linn Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC.

Dr. Sanford Howard Edberg
Dr. Sanford Howard Edberg, 86, of Ben Avon, died Sunday, April 29, 2018. He was born June 6, 1931 in New York City.
He was the husband of the late Reva (Bladowsky) Edberg; father of Jacqueline (Yvan) Edberg Bergeron and Dr. Deborah (Rick) Edberg Wood; grandfather of Madeleine, Isabel, and Ethan. He is also survived by his sister Erma (Herb) Edberg Hoffman and countless friends.
He served in the U.S. Navy as Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Corps from 1960 to 1964. Dr. Edberg had a distinguished career as a pathologist for 40 years at Suburban General Hospital in Bellevue. During his time there, he was appointed Coroner of Allegheny County by Governor Dick Thornburg in the 1980s.
He was an unapologetically honest man, and he never said a thing he didn’t mean and never did a thing he didn’t want to do. He was a brilliant doctor with a sharp and sometimes biting sense of humor. He was fiercely proud of his family and was much beloved by all. He will be well remembered and sorely missed.
Contributions in Dr. Edberg;s memory are suggested to the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 Twenty-Fourth St., N.W., P.O. Box 97180, Washington, D.C. 20090 (www.worldlife.org) or Animal Friends of Pittsburgh, 562 Camp Horne Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org).
Arrangements by McDonald-Linn Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC.

Mark Alan Coleman
Mark Alan Coleman, 54, died Thursday, April 26, 2018.
He was the husband of 26 years to Alice Coleman (Magison) of Hampton, PA; father of Megan and Alan "AJ"; son of Margaret Coleman and the late Alan Coleman; brother of Kathy (Mike) Ayling and Allison (Erwin) Benjamin.
Mark enjoyed fishing and boating, walking the parks with his coonhound, Cooper, and watching the Eagles (E!) and the Phillies.
No public memorial service will be held, as per Mark's wishes. Memorial donations in his memory are suggested to the American Lung Association or the National Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

Michael E. Vandling
Michael E. Vandling, 31, of Bellevue, died Sunday, April 29, 2018.
He was the son of Dee and Thomas E. Vandling, Sr.; brother of James E. Vandling, Elizabeth R. Vandling and the late Sgt. Thomas Edward Vandling, Jr.; uncle of Brooklyn B. Vandling; nephew of Gloria Savulchak, Toni Bigger, Robin Bodick, and the late Donna Jones and William B. Vandling, III; and also survived by many cousins.
Michael's contagious laugh, sarcastic, witty humor, unrivaled devotion to the City of Pittsburgh and his love for his family will forever be missed.
Family will receive friends at their residence, 557 Dawson Ave., Bellevue, on Friday, May 4, 2018, beginning at 4 p.m.
Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

James Michael Girvin, Sr.
James Michael Girvin, Sr., 90, of Kennedy Township, died Thursday, April 26, 2018.
He was the father of Peg Rasbach, Patricia White, James (Sandy) Girvin, Jr., Kathy Hills, Charles (Rita) Girvin, and Lynn (Thomas) DeOrio. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
For over 50 years, James owned and operated McKees Rocks Auto Wreckers. He was a veteran of WWII and was a member of the Allegheny Co. Sheriffs Association.
Arrangements by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc.