Dr. James V. Jordan
Dr. James V. Jordan, 72, of Bellevue, died July 6, 2015.
Mr. Jordan practiced law for many years from his office in Bellevue.
He was the beloved husband of the late Sara "Sally" Jordan; son of the late Harry and Mary Jordan; brother of Harry and the late William Jordan; uncle of Jessica and Meggan.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 10, 2-8 p.m. at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, Brighton Heights. A Blessing Service will be held Saturday, july 11, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment at Greenwood memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
Olive Tresky-Skursha, 94, of Bellevue, wife of the late William Skursha, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
Mrs. Tresky-Skursha was a natural health advocate and enjoyed exercising and traveling.
She is survived by two children, Valerie Keeley and her husband Patrick and Brad Tresky and his wife Kathleen; four stepchildren, William Jr. and Linda Skursha, Thomas and Sandra Grimm; her brother, Robert Deckhart and his wife Ann; four grandchildren, Brad II, David Tresky, Nick and Jenna and Jonathan Skursha; five great-grandchildren, Clara, Tyler, Madelyn, Meghan and Jayce; nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Monica McBride and Mark Bellard. She was preceded in death by two stepchildren, Patrick Busch and Kenneth Grimm; and three siblings, Merle Hansel, Ruth Barker and James Deckhart.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home,Avalon, where services were held on Friday.
Douglas Opperman Sr.
Douglas A. "Doug" Opperman Sr., 90, of Avalon, formerly of the North Side and husband of the late Margaret "Peggy" Toner Opperman, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
Mr. Opperman had been the owner of Bellevue Carpet. When he was a teenager, he was the City of Pittsburgh marbles champion 1937-1940. He represented Pittsburgh at the national competition in Wildwood, NJ. In 1940, he won the U.S. National Marbles Tournament championship and appeared at the World's Fair in New York City. He donated his memorabilia to the Historical Society of Western PA and it is displayed at the Sports Museum at Heinz History Center. He was a minor league baseball shortstop and played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees farm leagues. He worked as a pile driver, an ironworker and an airlines transportation driver. He was an avid golfer and baseball coach for North Pittsburgh Pony League and Bellevue-Avalon Little League.
He is survived by six children, Donna Hinkle and her husband Carl of Temacula, CA, Douglas Opperman Jr. and his wife Sharon of Observatory Hill, Lorraine Opperman-Dermond and her husband Dale of Bellevue, Christine Charnesky and her husband Robert of Avalon, Kenneth Opperman of Bellevue and Julia Edwards of Brighton Heights; seven siblings, Thomas, James, Patricia, Evelyn, Richard, Barbara and Hilary; 13 grandchildren, Clint, Justin, Cliff, Shea, Leanne, Rachel, Ian, Chad, Emily, Wes, Christian, Leif and Chase; eight great-grandchildren, Kennedi, Samuel, Isaac, Chase, Abigail, Nathan, Levi and Ryan; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Mary.
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 Monday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery. Donations are suggested to Light of Life Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 6823, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Sr. Ann Margaret Bolf
Sr. Ann Margaret Bolf, OSF, 92, formerly known as Sr. Louis, of Mt. Assisi Convent Motherhouse in Ross Township, died recently.
Sr. Ann Margaret entered the community in 1951 from S. Aloysius Church in Wilmerding, PA and professed her first vows in 1952. She earned a bachelor of science degree in education at Carlow University and a master's degree in education at Duquesne University. She was certified in religion, parish social services and accredited to minister the the mentally challenged. She taught in many schools in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and served as principal in three schools and later worked as director of religious education. She helped troubled children at St. Joseph Home for Children in Dayton, OH. She ministered to the retired sisters at Mt. Assisi Convent as their driver, which she enjoyed. She enjoyed the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers teams attending games when she could.
She is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Lillian Kussan Bolf; and five siblings, Peter, George and William Bolf, Lillian Krall and Katherine Matiasic.
Friends were received at Mt. Assisi Convent. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday in Queen of Angels Chapel. Arrangements were made by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue.
Minerva Edna Maiers, 98, of West View Park Towers, formerly of Bellevue, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
Ms. Maiers earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration at Robert Morris College. She had been an administrative assistant at several CPA firms in Pittsburgh. She retired in 1982 as a state employee. She was an active member of the Church of the Assumption and the parish council. She was a member of AARP, North Suburban Adult Services, Diocese of Pittsburgh Business and Professional Women's Club and VFW #2454 Auxiliary.
She is survived by her sister, Martha Burrell; her niece, Patty Burrell; nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Leo and Betsy Malloy. She was preceded in death by her parents, William C. and Mary Elizabeth Maiers; and 12 siblings, Sheridan, Gerald, Robert, Walter,William, John, Regis and Cpl. Martin Maiers, Bernadette Gillespi, Ruth Wirth, Anna Mae Davis and Marie C. Maiers.
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 Tuesday. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Latrobe. Memorials are suggested to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or Assumption School, 35 N. Jackson Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202.
Betty Ann Evarts
Betty Ann Evarts, 77, of Allison Park died Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Mrs. Evarts was a member of Hiland Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Frederick C. Evarts; two children, Polly Stehle and her husband Ralph C. of Ross Township and Roger C. Evarts of Allison Park; her brother, Eugene Werling of Avalon; two grandsons, Ralph A. Stehle and his wife Alexandria and Robert T. Stehle. She was preceded in death by her parents, John D. Sr. and Hazel May Myers Werling; and two siblings, John D. Werling Jr. and Hazel May Stewart.
Friends were received at McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Mars, where services were held on Wednesday with Rev. Larry Ruby officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Diabetes Association.
James A. Downs, 62, of Avalon, died Monday, July 6, 2015.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy A. Lawry Downs; three children, James M. Downs and his wife Lindsay, Kristy L. Druzak and her husband Joshua and Nicholas A. Downs and his wife Amy; two siblings, Mary Jane Mahoney and her husband Douglas and Patrick J. Downs and his wife Pamela; three grandchildren, Atom J., Brooke C. and Cora N.; and nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. A committal service will be held today, Friday, at 10 a.m. in Allegheny County Memorial Park Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to ACHIEVA, 711 Bingham St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203.