Obituaries 6-17-11

Mary DeFrank
Mary G. Carcara DeFrank, 89, formerly of the North Side and wife of the late Michael J. DeFrank, died Thursday, June 9, 2011.
Mrs. DeFrank had been a teacher in the Catholic schools of the North Side for many years.
She is survived by two children, Anthony DeFrank and his wife Ginny and Victoria DeFrank of West Hartford, CT; four grandchildren, Michael and his wife Jessica, Jamie and his wife Maureen, Ginny and Daren DeFrank; two great-granddaughters, Paloma and Sofia; and her sister-in-law, Marie Carcara. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Angelina Corbin and Leo Carcara.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Saturday. Donations are suggested to Vincentian de Marillac, 5300 Stanton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

Betty Jane Oros
Betty Jane Oros, 92, of Zelienople, formerly of Ben Avon and wife of the late Norman C. Martin and Edward J. Oros, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 in Passavant Retirement Community, Zelienople.
Mrs. Oros was active with the Girl Scouts and worked at Southwestern Council of Girl Scouts, where she served on the state board of directors. She also was employed by Liken Employment Services and the American Heart Association and several community organizations in Zelienople.
She is survived by her daughter, Miriam M. Charlier of Zelienople; four grandchildren, Lisa Long and her husband Steve Czajkowski of Ben Avon, John Copeland and his wife Christine Jennings of Fombell, PA, Laura Roberts and her husband Dennis of Ellwood City and Ron Long and his wife Pam Hunter of West View; two great-grandchildren, Amber Riddle and her husband Wesley of Charlotte, NC and Jordan Roberts of Ellwood City; and two great-great-grandsons, Jackson and Trenton Riddle. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marcia R. Long; her parents, Orville H. and Marcella Chambordon Chambers; and her granddaughter, Deborah Copeland.
Services were private. Memorial donations are suggested to Passavant Benevolent Funds, LAS Foundation, 401 S. Main St., Zelienople, PA 16063. Arrangements were made by Boylan Funeral Home, Zelienople.

James Calderaro Sr.
James J. Calderaro Sr., 87, of Brighton Heights, husband of the late Virginia Koehler Calderaro, died Thursday, June 9, 2011.
Mr. Calderaro was a U.S. Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a retired union carpenter and a longtime member and usher at St. Cyril of Alexandria Church.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Calderaro and his wife Donna and James J. Calderaro Jr.; four grandchildren, Marc Calderaro and his wife Jennifer, Eric Calderaro and his wife Deanna, Greg Calderaro and his wife Christine and Paula Calderaro; and six great-grandchildren, Luke, Sydney, Hannah, Tyler, Haley and Caden. He was preceded in death by six siblings, Harry, Mike, Joe, Samuel, Josephine and Katherine; and his daughter-in-law, Megan Calderaro.
Friends were received at Schellhaas Funeral Home, West View. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Monday.

Anne Clifton
Anne S. Clifton, 96, of Shenango Presbyterian Home, New Wilmington, PA, wife of the late Howard Clifton, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011.
Mrs. Clifton had worked as an office manager for Today's Home furniture store for 30 years. She was a member of the Church of the Assumption.
She is survived by three sons, Howard Clifton and his wife Jackie of Pittsburgh, John Clifton and his wife Sharon of Las Vegas, NV and Kenneth Clifton and his wife Arlene of New Castle; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Scheuplien Schartung; and her brother, Joseph Schartung.
There was no visitation and burial was private. Arrangements were made by R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory.

Mercedes Harter
Mercedes M. "Cede" Harter, 97, died Thursday, June 9, 2011.
Ms. Harter attended St. Leo Elementary School and St. Mary High School in Brighton Heights. She was a retired bookkeeper for St. Vincent de Paul Society, where she had worked for 45 years. She also was a volunteer helping displaced persons.
She is survived by seven nieces and nephews, Madeleine Hingeley Evans, Victoria Gloss Hanna, Renee Gloss, Gregory Gloss and his wife Virginia, Lonn Gloss and his wife Kathy, Victor Hingeley and his wife Jane and Timothy Meals and his wife Eleanor; and 15 grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by five siblings, Victor Harter, Mary Louise Meals, Regina Hingeley, Charlene Gloss and Elizabeth Myers; and two nephews, Daniel and Jeffrey Meals.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Gloria Chapel, Little Sisters of the Poor, on Tuesday. Donations are suggested to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

James Galvin
James T. Galvin died Sunday, June 12, 2011.
He is survived by two children, Christine A. Saunders and her husband Jesse and John Paul Galvin of Delaware; his mother, Fay Tegge Galvin; two siblings, Patricia Crawford and her husband Ed and Timothy Galvin and his wife Deb of Georgia; two grandchildren, Faye and Abigail Saunders; his former wife, Mary Agnes Golon Galvin; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy Galvin; and his brother, David Galvin.
Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to National Alopecia Areata Foundation.

Cecilia Reinheimer
Cecilia M. Skahill Reinheimer, 76, of the North Side, wife of the late Henry J. Reinheimer, died Sunday, June 12, 2011.
She is survived by her daughter, Cecilia "Cissy" Reinheimer and her husband Steve Ward. She was preceded in death by her son, Henry John "Jay" Reinheimer Jr.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon, where a blessing service was held on Thursday. Burial was in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Fred Karn
Fred Spies Karn, 93, of Ohio Township, died Monday, June 13, 2011.
Mr. Karn was a member of Northway Christian Community in Wexford. He was a 1939 graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, now CMU, and a veteran of World War II. He was a chemist at the U.S. Bureau of Mines, researching conversion of coal to liquid fuel. He was a member of Millvale Sportsman's Club and an avid fisherman and hunter, and also a member of the Center for the Study of Economics and the Great Books discussion group for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Stoll Karn; three children, Vera White and her husband Tom, Shari Mastalski and her husband Frank and Keith Karn and his wife Jill; and seven grandchildren, Erin Tetterton, Shawn Cregan, Alex and Adam White, Emma, Elijah and Henry Karn.
Friends were received at Northway Christian Community where a memorial service was held on Saturday. Donations are suggested to his church at 12121 Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA 15090. Arrangements were made by Ball Funeral Chapel.

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