Obituaries 6-30-17

Rosemarie Wagner
On Sunday, June 25, 2017, Rosemarie (Gatnarek) Wagner, age 89, of Bellevue, wife of the late Stephen Wagner; beloved mother of Glenn (Virginia) Wagner and the late David S. (surviving wife, Marion) Wagner and the late Margaret Wagner; grandmother of Sara Wagner (August Deimel) and Rachel Wagner-Killen (Ryan Killen); great grandmother of Leah and Breanna Killen; sister of late Emma Stewart, Charles, John, George and William Gatnarek.
Rosemarie was a caring and giving person and was considered a mom to many. She loved to read, play cards and talk with her neighbors on the porch. Family and friends received Wednesday 7-9 pm and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc. 460 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated 10 am, Friday, at the Church of the Assumption, Bellevue. Entombment will follow in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.

Thomas C. Melisko, Sr.
Thomas C. Melisko, Sr., 75, of Mars, formerly of Ben Avon, died Thursday, June 22, 2017.
He was the husband of Katherine Melisko; father of Thomas (Karen) Melisko, Jr. and Brett (Judy) Melisko; survived by nine grandchildren; brother of the late Peter Melisko; Ray Melisko, Marianne Ebitz; also survived by his sisters, Be Be Geiser and Robin Hankins.
Tom proudly served in the 82nd Airborne Division; he was also a Green Beret in the special forces. He was a 53+ year member with I.U.O.E. Local 66 as well as a retired assistant regional director of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Tom was a staunch advocate of the labor movement and spent his career avocation for working men and women.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the I.U.O.E. Local #66 Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements by McDonald-Linn Funeral & Cremation Service, Avalon.

Klara Schroeder
Klara Schroeder, 87, of McCandless Township, formerly of Emsworth, died Friday June 23, 2017.
She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Schroeder. Survived by many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Service and interment private.
Arrangements by to McDonald-Linn Funeral & Cremation Service, Avalon.

William L. Armstrong
William L. Armstrong, 67, of Bellevue, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
He was the husband of Mary Jane (Paslowski); son of the late William and Jane (Nash); brother of Robert; brother-in-law of Robert (Joyce), Ray and Tom Paslowski.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Animal Friends or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Ball Funeral Chapel, Inc.

Carol Coyne
Carol Coyne, 61, of Avalon, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
She was the daughter of the late Peggy Coyne and Michael P. Coyne.
There was no visitation or services.
Memorial donations are suggested to the funeral home for Carol’s funeral expenses.
Arrangements by Schellhaas Funeral Home, Inc., 388 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15229.

George J. Bummer
George J. Bummer, 91, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Richland Township and Avalon, died Thursday, June 15, 2017.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 2, 1926, he was the son of the late Phillip and Marie Goerl Bummer.
George had been an electrician for Edwin L. Weigand Company in Homewood. He was a member of Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Bellevue and was the oldest Life Member of the Avalon Fire Department. He also belonged to the WBU in Spring Hill. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
He is survived by a son, Jeffrey Bummer (Julie) of Bradenton, FL; a daughter, Mary Joan Fitzgerald (Ralph) of Alexandria, PA; his grandchildren, Kirk Bummer, James Bummer (Jody), Kelly Heaps (Matt), Erin Martinez (Mark); a great-granddaughter, Sophia Martinez; two brothers, Phillip Bummer, Jr. (Georgette) of North Hills and Charles Bummer (Lois) of Prospect; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Merriman Bummer; a son, Robert Bummer and his siblings, Ambrose, Herbert and John Bummer and Irene Jackson.
Arrangements by the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home.