Obituaries 6-15-12

Shirley Leininger
Shirley R. McMillin Leininger, 79, of Bellevue, wife of the late W.C. "Bill" Leininger, died Sunday, June 3, 2012.
She is survived by four children, Susan Enzerra and her husband David, Kenneth Leininger and is wife Cindy, Matthew Leininger and his wife Sandy and Lori Rankin and her husband Wade; three siblings, Glenn McMillin and his wife Eleanor, June Seamon and her husband Oliver and Earl McMillin and his wife Nancy; and 12 grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon, until the time of services on Saturday. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Avalon. Memorial contributions are suggested to a favorite charity.

Mary Elizabeth Colombo
Mary Elizabeth Colombo, 65, of Ben Avon died Thursday, June 7, 2012.
She is survived by her brother, Donald E. Colombo of Aurora, OH; and six nieces and nephews, Donald E. Colombo Jr., Mark A. Colombo, M.D., Suzanne M. McDevitt, Peter J. Colombo, Mary Anne Colombo and David J. Colombo; and 13 grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Mary Colombo; her nephew, Lt. Matthew J. Colombo; and her sister-in-law, Marcia Colombo.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Sacred Heart Church in Emsworth on Tuesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to B.F. Jones Memorial Library, Executive Director Mary Elizabeth Colombo Honor Fund, 663 Franklin Ave., Aliquippa, PA 15001.

Ernest Coulter
Ernest Coulter, 89, of Bellevue, died Saturday, June 9, 2012.
Mr. Coulter was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Coulter; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, David W. Coulter; and three siblings, Jeanette Judd, Pauline Coats and Leo Coulter.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue, until the time of a Mass of Christian Burial held in the Church of the Assumption on Monday. Memorial contributions are suggested to his church at 45 N. Sprague Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202.

Bernard Kuhn Sr.
Bernard Anthony Kuhn Sr., 75, of Cranberry Township, husband of the late Ruth A. Gecy Kuhn, died Friday, June 8, 2012 in UPMC Cranberry Place.
He is survived by five children, Diane T. Fieldhausen of Beaver, PA, Deborah A. Sidki and her husband Nahid of Virginia, Anna M. Puhalla and her husband Leonard of Ohio, Bernard A. Kuhn Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Baden, PA and Nancy M. Denes and her husband Fran of Bellevue; three siblings, John F. Kuhn and his wife Rosemary of Alabama, Dorothy Hasenbein and Mary Rieger, both of McCandless; 14 grandchildren, Dean, Dennis and Daelia Fieldhausen, Gerard, Joseph and Greta Puhalla, Raumi, Nadya and Natasha Sidki, Nicole and Derek Kuhn, Carolyn, Sarah and Mitchell Denes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Conrad Anthony and Mary Koldowsky Kuhn; and four siblings, Margaret Root, Caroline Csui, Conrad and Joseph Lewis Kuhn.
Friends were received at Glenn-Kildoo Funeral Home, Cranberry. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Ferdinand Church, Cranberry, on Wednesday with Fr. John Gallagher the celebrant. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
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Rebecca Osterwise
Rebecca Thomas Osterwise, 61, of Kilbuck Township, died Friday, June 8, 2012.
Mrs. Osterwise was a Carlow College graduate. She was retired from F.B. Leopold. She enjoyed animals, cooking, entertaining and reading. She was a longtime member of Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon.
She is survived by her husband, Donald L. Osterwise; three children, Anthony Peter Lemoncelli and his wife Michele, David Michael Lemoncelli and his wife Stephanie and Nicole Marie Jeffers and her husband Richard; two brothers, William B. Thomas III and his wife Pamela and Howard Matz Thomas; seven grandchildren, Isabella, Thomas, Emily, Alexander, Madeleine, Ryan and Anthony; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Burney Jr. and Rebecca Matz Thomas.
Friends were received at Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon until the time of services on Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to her church at 7501 Church Ave., Ben Avon, PA 15202; Western PA Humane Society or Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. Arrangements were made by McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon.

William Bell
William C. "Bill" Bell of Nashville, TN, formerly of Brighton Heights, died Friday, May 18, 2012.
He is survived by his sister, Peg Frazier; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Carita Quill, Betty Frey and Sally Brown.
There was no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Teresa of Avila Church, Perrysville, on Saturday.

Albert Hanasik Jr.
Albert J. Hanasik Jr. died Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Murphy Hanasik; and his father-in-law, William T. Murphy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. Sr. and Dorothy Kost Hanasik.
Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Monday.

Joseph Moore
Joseph V. "Big Daddy" Moore, 81, of Glenfield, husband of the late Mary Lou Schwoegl Moore, died Sunday, June 10, 2012.
Mr. Moore was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by three children, Joseph F. Moore and his wife Sandy, Mary Crawford and Tina Dugan; five siblings, Paul Moore and his wife Joan, Mary Ann Hauck and her husband Carl, Rene O'Donnell and her husband Pat, Kathy Meharry and Thomas Moore; six grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband Jaryd, Jessica and her husband Rob, Alex, Shane, Leanne and Sean; six great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Raelynn, Joelle, Landon, Taylor and Jaryd Jr.; three brothers-in-law, Bob, Louis Jr. and his wife Joan and Kenny Schwoegl; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph T. and Helen Moore; two sons-in-law, Bruce Crawford and Robert Dugan; and his brother-in-law, Chuck Meharry.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Mary Church in Glenfield on Thursday.

Pauline Szramowski
Pauline Cox Szramowski, 49, of Avalon, formerly of Hampton Township, died Sunday, June 10, 2012.
She is survived by her husband, Steve Szramowski; two sons, Michael Szramowski and Matthew Szramowski; her father, Paul Cox Sr. and his wife Cathy; three sisters, Kimberly Barrett and her husband Guy, Deborah Mahlmeister and Carole Klecha and her husband John; and her aunt and uncle, Shirley and Edward Morrison. She was preceded in death by her mother, Beverly Huber Cox; and her brother, Paul Cox Jr.
Friends were received at Herbert R. King Jr. Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Ursula Church in Allison Park. Burial was in Assumption Cemetery.

James Green Jr.
James E. Green Jr., 87, formerly of Ross Township and husband of the late Marjorie Becker Green, died Thursday, May 24, 2012 in the Arbors of St. Barnabas.
He is survived by four children, James E. Green III and his wife Karen Steiner, Candy Daur and her husband Thomas, Marcie Divosevic and her husband Richard and Michael M. Green and his wife Deneen; three siblings, Michael Green, Myron Green and Patricia Miller; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Ebert and Dorothy Gardner.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Wednesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Barnabas Charities, 5850 Meridian Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044.

Harold Mahrer
Harold S. Mahrer, 95, formerly of Sewickley and husband of the late Alice F. Frank Mahrer, died Monday, June 4, 2012 in St. Barnabas.
Mr. Mahrer was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by two daughters, Susan M. Lumley and her husband Jeff of Grove City, PA and Diane Weider and her husband Edwin of Medina, NY; six grandchildren, Pat, Colleen, Brian, Mike, Rachel and Natalie; 15 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two siblings, David J. Mahrer and Frances Falvo.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, until the time of services on Wednesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, 5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.

Charlotte Stephany
Charlotte A. Casciato Stephany died.
Mrs. Stephany was a member of Ladies of Charity and a Eucharistic minister.
She is survived by her husband, Regis J. Stephany; three children, John R. Stephany, Patricia M. Biondo and her husband Dan and Dana A. Stephany and her husband Ken; four grandchildren, Daniel Biondo Jr. and Christina Biondo, Justin and Kristin Lepner; her great-grandson, Austin Biondo; and seven sisters- and brothers-in-law, Howard and his wife Mary Jane, Leonard and Nancy, Paul and Chris, Rick Haas and Patricia Reinhart. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pasquale and Agatha Casciato, two brothers-in-law, Richard Stephany and Raymond Stephany; and her sister-in-law, Linda Haas.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Friday.

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