Obituaries 6-11-10

Michael Hilf
Michael K. Hilf, 49, of Cranberry Township, formerly of Avalon, died Sunday, May 30, 2010.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lucina Hilf; two daughters, Ashley and Becky; two sisters, Linda Hilf and Kathy Schreibeis and her husband Milton; and nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Lou Hilf.
Friends were received at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry until the time of services on Saturday. Contributions are suggested to the family.

William Boyd
William John Boyd, 60, of Emsworth, died Sunday, June 6, 2010.
Mr. Boyd was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Debra S. Boyd; two children, Bria Tiuseco and her husband Nate and William John Boyd Jr.; his father, Samuel Boyd; three siblings, Robert Boyd and his wife Jackie, John Boyd and his wife Kathy and Donna Bucek and her husband Brian; a grandson, Jagger Tiuseco; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Boyd.

Esther Schneider
Esther Julia Schneider, 89, of Spring House, PA, formerly of Spring Hill, Ben Avon, Shannopin Highlands and Avalon and wife of the late William H. Schneider Jr., died Thursday, June 3, 2010.
Mrs. Schneider graduated from Allegheny High School and had worked as a secretary for the YMCA of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh, Ben Avon Methodist Church, Westinghouse and Gulf Oil. She had been a member of Ben Avon United Presbyterian Church and also had attended Greenstone United Methodist Church as well as attending services at Spring House Estates. She enjoyed attending basketball games at Avonworth High School when her sons were playing there.
She is survived by four children, Bill and his wife Barbara of St. Louis, MO, Jack and his wife Nancy of Strongsville, OH, Bob and his wife Marta of Vero Beach, FL and Lisa and her husband Bob of Phoenixville, PA; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard; her parents, John Adolph and Christine Marie Frey; and three sisters, Evelyn Frey, Venita Brethauer and Alberna Brethauer.
A memorial service will be held later. Arrangements were made by Auer Cremation Services of PA.

Walter Marquardt
Walter M. Marquardt, 80, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Ross Township and husband of the late Ruth E. Barbour Marquardt, died Friday, June 4, 2010.
He is survived by four children, Dr. Walt Marquardt and his wife Julie of Sacramento, CA, Susan M. Rubio and her husband Mario of Jacksonville, Nancy M. Glavin and her husband Kevin of Ross Township and Mark G. Marquardt and his wife Cara of Harmony, PA; his brother, Paul Marquardt of Troy Hill; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Thursday.

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