Obituaries 5-7-10

Mamie Golden
Mamie A. Roman Golden of Brighton Heights, wife of the late John A. Golden Sr., died Thursday, April 29, 2010.
Mrs. Golden was a secular in the Third Order of St. Francis.
She is survived by three stepchildren, Rev. John A. Golden Jr., Henry Golden and Kathy Brown; four sisters, Lucille Sahd, Faye Platz, Dorothy Roman and Marion Angelini; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Roman.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Tuesday. Contributions are suggested to Catholic Hospice, 6200 Brooktree Rd., Suite 220, Wexford, PA 15090 or We Care Home Care, 330 McIntyre Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Bety Jean Miller
Betty Jean Miller of Avalon, wife of the late Edward Lowell Miller, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010.
She is survived by two children, Lee Miller and Linda Zinkham and her husband Keith; and two grandsons, Gregory and Zac Zinkham.
There was no visitation and services and burial were private. Arrangements were made by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon.

Elaine Griner
Elaine Karhut Griner, 75, of Winter Garden, FL, formerly of Avalon and wife of the late Richard "Dick" Wood and John Griner, died Thursday, April 29, 2010.
Mrs. Griner was a graduate of Avalon High School. She retired in 1998 as an accounting clerk for Best Service Co.
She is survived by four children, Richard Wood, Linda Wood Little, Mark Wood and Kevin Wood; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends were re-ceived at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on ThursBarbara Dismukes
Barbara Evans Dismukes, 82, of South Beaver Township, died Thursday, April 29, 2010 in Heritage Valley Beaver.
Mrs. Dismukes was a graduate of Chatham College, formerly PA College for Women. She designed embroidery and knitting for various groups. She enjoyed animals and gardening. She, along with her husband, were founders of the Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club in 1973. She was a life member of the Beaver County Humane Society and the Golden Retriever Club of America. As a breeder, handler and trainer of Golden Retrievers for more than 40 years, she received many awards. She also sang in several Episcopal Church choirs. Earlier in her life she worked at Westinghouse.
She is survived by her husband, A.R. "Bob' Dismukes; four children, Sarah Dines and her husband Richard of Richland Township, Dr. Margaret "Peggy" Dismukes and her husband Dennis Delmonaco of Marshall Township, Scott Dismukes and his wife Susan and Catherine Elizabeth Dismukes, all of Ben Avon Heights; and her sister, Suzanne Benson and her husband Richard of West Kingston, RI. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard W. and Esther Heatley Evans.
Friends were received at Hill and Kunselman Funeral Home, Beaver Falls, with Dr. Langdon Pegram, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church, officiating on Sunday. Burial was private in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Pauline Nicotra
Pauline M. Harrison Nicotra, 81, of Brighton Heights died Wednesday, April 28, 2010.
She is survived by her husband, Sam Nicotra; five children, Sam Nicotra and his wife Rhea, Sandra Ross, Kathleen Mussomeli and her husband Mike, Steve Nicotra and his wife Roseann and Bruce Nicotra and his wife Trish; her brother, David Powell and his wife Elizabeth; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Schellhaas Funeral Home, West View. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Teresa of Avila Church on Saturday.

Frederick Hailstone
Frederick Henry Hailstone, 86, of Ross Township, died Friday, April 30, 2010.
Mr. Hailstone served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from the Northgate School District with 35 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Hailstone; two children, Robert Hailstone and his wife Julie Wexford and Barbara Meyers and her husband Bill of McCandless; three sisters, Martha Carothers, Ida Smith and her husband Ralph and Anna Rodrian; and four grandchildren, Kelsey and Jenna Hailstone and Robert and Kara Meyers. He was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, John Carothers and Walter Rodrian.
Friends were received at Simons Funeral Home, North Hills, until the time of services on Monday. Contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601 or Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Sally Turnbull
Sally W. Werner Turnbull, 76, of Ben Avon Heights, died Sunday, May 2, 2010.
She is survived by her husband, Edmund A. Turnbull; three children, Jeffrey E. Turnbull and his wife Sandy, Linda Hager and her husband Richard and Scott Turnbull and his wife Marta; and eight grandchildren, Kenneth J., Kevin M. and Michael M. Turnbull, Lindsay E. and Sally A. Hager, Thomas S., Rachael E. and Abigail L. Turnbull. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Robert E. Werner II.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue, where services were held on Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to Good Samaritan Hospice or Make A Wish Foundation.

Ralph Gettings
Ralph W. Gettings, 88, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, May 2, 2010.
Mr. Gettings attended Oliver High School. He worked at Miller Printing Co., North Side, for more than 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a tail-gunner with the 555th Bomb Squadron. He was shot down over France and was a prisoner of war for 14 months and was awarded many citations for his service.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Scheib Gettings; three daughters, Norma Clouse and her husband Keith of O'Hara Township, Elaine Ryan and her husband William of Whitehall and Mary Lou Hutchison and her husband Stuart of Ben Avon; two brothers, Russell and Donald Gettings; three sisters, Judy, Jacqueline and Evelyn; five grandchildren, Keith Clouse, Paul Brauer and his wife Brandy, Amy Pasquarelli and her husband Carmen, Tom Ryan and Katie Ryan; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Hilda Gettings; three brothers, Robert, Ronald and Richard Gettings; and two sisters, Norma and Ruey.
Friends were received at Anthony G. Staab Funeral Home, where services were held on Wednesday. Burial was in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with military honors.

day. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery.

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