Obituaries 7-3-09

Alice Lang
Alice M. Logue Lang of Avalon died Friday, June 26, 2009.
She is survived by her husband, Wenzel Lang; three sons, Richard Lang of Bellevue, Russell Lang and his wife Carol of Squirrel Hill and Mark Lang and his wife Kim of Atlanta, GA; her sister, Lois Logue Thomas; two grandsons, Matthew and his wife Jessica of Ann Arbor, MI and Brian of Pittsburgh; and a great-grandchild, Callum of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mary Logue; and three siblings, Thomas, James and Vera Logue.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Tuesday. Arrangements were made by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon.

Dorothy Filip
Dorothy A. Filip, 67, of Bellevue, died Thursday, June 25, 2009.
Mrs. Filip was an active member of the Church of the Assumption and taught CCD classes.
She is survived by two sons, John J. Filip Jr. and Dean T. Filip and his wife Cynthia; two siblings, Mary Ann Rudzki and her husband Jack and Edward Sadowski Jr.; two grandsons, Christopher and Matthew Filip; and six nieces and nephews, Janet, Jill, Melissa, Denise, Jack and Joe. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Helen Sadowski.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Monday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery.

Ann Potoczny
Ann Protzik Potoczny, 87, of Ross Township, wife of the late John Potoczny, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009.
Mrs. Potoczny enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting.
She is survived by three children, John A. Potoczny, Janet Fogle and her husband Ron and Nancy Starr and her husband Bernard; and two grandchildren, Christopher Starr and his wife Rachel and Holly Starr. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul Potoczny; and five siblings, Helen Rohm, John, Michael and Andrew Protzik and Catherine Crisson.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. Funeral services were held in St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church, North Side, on Friday. Memorials are suggested to Perry Reserve Meals On Wheels, 4530 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15214 or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, River Walk Corporate Center, 333 E. Carson St., Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Joseph Dickson
Joseph H. “Rome” Dickson, 95, of Emsworth, died Friday, June 26, 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Elsa Waag Dickson; two sons, Joel S. Dickson and his wife Carolyn of Evans City and Craig B. Dickson and his wife Jeanne of Emsworth; two grandchildren, Eric Dickson and his wife Tami and Andrea DeAngelis and her husband Brett; and nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Tuesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to Emsworth United Presbyterian Church, 73 Hiland Ave., Emsworth, PA 15202.

Mario A. Nozzarella
Mario A. Nozzarella of Pittsburgh died Tuesday, June 23, 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Frazier Nozzarella; three daughters, Shelley A. Berbach and her husband Jeffrey; Margaret M.Nikituk and her husband Jake and Mary E. Zubeck and her husband Richard; two sisters, Joan Valentino and Elaine Kasmer; and six grandchildren.
Friends were received at T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Risen Lord Church on Saturday.

Sophie Barnes
Sophie Barnes, 93, of the North Side, wife of the late Andrew Barnes, died Thursday, June 25, 2009.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Falleroni and her husband Vince; and four grandchildren, Jason Barnes, Jessica, Vincent and Michael Falleroni. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Barnes; and two siblings, John Struss and Eva Petro.
Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral service was held in St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church on Saturday. Donations are suggested to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243 or her church at 3455 California Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

Rose Robbibaro
Rose V. Bruno Robbibaro, 94, formerly of Geneva, NY and wife of the late Hugo A. Robbibaro, died Friday, June 19, 2009.
Mrs. Robbibaro was a longtime sales associate at Joseph Horne Co. department store in downtown Pittsburgh.
She is survived by two children, Sandra J. and Hugoanthony Robbibaro; her granddaughter, Ruby B. Robbibaro; and nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Tuesday.

Frederick Brenner Sr.
Frederick J. Brenner Sr., 92, of Bellevue, husband of the late Josephine Brenner, died Monday, June 29, 2009 in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg.
Mr. Brenner served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was part of the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach.
He is survived by two sons, Frederick J. Brenner Jr. and his wife Judy of Davie, FL and Gary D. Brenner and his wife Debbie of Greensburg; eight grandchildren, Gary Jr., Christopher, Michael and David Brenner,Katie Spalding, Rebecca Brenner, Kristen Fiber and Michael Craig; a special niece, Jeannie James of Los Angeles, CA; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Esther and David Cunningham Sr. and their children, David Jr., Brandon and Timothy. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna Barr; his sister, Ruth James; and his brother, Albert Brenner.
Friends were received at H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Ross Township, where a funeral service was held on Thursday.

Virginia H. King
Virginia (Ginny) Hubach King of Granville, OH, died June 22, 2009 at Kendal of Granville.
She was an active member of St. Luke’s Church in Granville, where she served on the Altar Guild.
Mrs. King was born Dec. 1, 1917, in Ben Avon, to the late Louis Albert Hubach and Bessie Lee (Wheaton) Hubach. She graduated from Denison University in 1939, and took graduate courses from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon), Duquesne University, and the Ad-Art Studio School, all of Pittsburgh. Then came a career in graphic arts and membership in the National Society of Art Directors. Marriage brought her to Granville in 1962. She was an active member of Kappa Gamma Sorority, Granville Garden Club, Homeward Bound Human Society, and the Licking County Art Association. Mrs. King was formerly involved with Hospital Twig 6, Winter Picnic Club, Granville Music Club, and the Fanchion Lewis Farm Park Committee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace King of Denison University; a sister, Bessie H. Ramsey; and a stepdaughter, Vivian (Vicky) King Perryman. She is survived by step-daughters Sylvia King Basch, Vienna, Austria, and Karen King Reynolds, Worthington, OH, stepson-in-law Norman Perryman, Amsterdam, Holland, six step-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren, plus several nieces and nephews in California.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s Church in Granville, Tuesday, June 30, 11:00 am. A reception at the church will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Church (P.O. Box 82, Granville, OH 43023) or to Denison University.

Leonard Szafranski
Leonard J. Szafran-ski, 86, of Bellevue, died Thursday, June 25, 2009.
Mr. Szafranski ser-ved in the U.S. Army during World War II as a tech 5th grade.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Feigh Szafranski; and his son, Leonard J. Szafranski Jr.
Services and burial were private in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Arrangements were made by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon.

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