Obituaries 7-6-12

Dale Gilliland
Dale Alexander Gilliland, 79, of Bellevue, died Thursday, June 28, 2012.
Mr. Gilliland was a 1951 Bellevue High School graduate. He studied piano at age 5 and organ at age 12. At the age of 15, he played his first service at Knoxville Baptist Church, which began a 60-year career of organ playing. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served as an assistant to the chaplain at Fort Belvoir, VA. He was the organist and choir director at Emsworth United Presbyterian Church, Bellevue Baptist Church, Bellevue United Presbyterian Church, Watson Presbyterian Church, Mt. Calvary Presbyterian Church and Crafton United Presbyterian Church. He returned to Riverview United Presbyterian Church on Observatory Hill. He was past president and treasurer of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. He was on the organ committee at Pittsburgh Opera Productions and the Musician's Club of Pittsburgh. He worked at Pennock's, Curtain Call, was a freelance florist and volunteered at the Good Bank at Riverview Church.
He is survived by dear friends, Elizabeth "Betty" Gilliland and her husband Douglas; three children, Virginia "Ginny" Petraglia and her husband Philip, Ruthie G. Reithmuller and her husband Mark, all of Hampton Township, and Suzanne L. Gilliland of Bellevue; his brother, Donald A. Gilliland of St. Petersburg Beach, FL; two grandsons, Daniel Gilliland Reithmuller and Douglas Scott Riethmuller; two nieces, Sharon Gilliland Buttermore and Heather Shaver; and two dogs, Lizzie and Flossie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander Vance and Mary Louise Gardner Gilliland.
There was no visitation, and burial was private. A memorial service will be held later. Memorials are suggested to Riverview United Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, 3505 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15214; Ligonier Camp and Conference Center (LCCC), 188 Macartney Lane, Ligonier, PA 15658; or the National Kidney Foundation of the Alleghenies, 3109 Forbes Ave., Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements were made by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue.

Richard Jacobs
Richard "Rick" Michael Jacobs, 60, of Bellevue, formerly of Etna, died Monday, June 25, 2012.
Mr. Jacobs was an avid fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret M. Kelleher Jacobs; six siblings, Thomas Jacobs, Virginia "Ginny" Cautela and her husband Anthony, Kathleen Basulto, Joseph Jacobs, Edward Jacobs Jr. and his wife Susan and Michael Jacobs; six nieces and nephews; and eight grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward L. Jacobs Sr.; and his brother-in-law, Philip Basulto.
Friends were received at Ogrodnik-Hahn Funeral Home, Etna. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Juan Diego Parish, Madonna of Jerusalem Church, on Monday. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Sharps Hill.

Karl Keil
Karl W. Keil, 52, of Bellevue died Monday, July 2, 2012.
Mr. Keil was the owner of Advanced Window Services for 15 years.
He is survived by his daughter, Maranda Lynn Keil; his parents, Richard and Gertrude Grooms; five siblings, Mark, Douglas, Timothy and William Keil and Tamara Mazurkiewicz and her husband Joseph; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Friday.

Virginia Schultz
Virginia R. "Deana" Schultz, 93, formerly of Bellevue and Ross Township and wife of the late Richard B. Schultz, died Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Mrs. Schultz was a graduate of Robert Morris College. She worked at Duquesne Light Co. as a secretary. She was an active member of the Ladies of Charity, and volunteered at Vincentian Home for many years. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, past president of Christian Mothers, headed the Bellevue High School reunion of her class, and was a member of Wheeling College Guild, past president of the North Hills Band Parents, and past president of the residents council at Vincentian Personal Care Home, receiving the 2011 Academy Award for Best Sense of Humor. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan.
She is survived by two children, Lynne Coyne and her husband Pat and Bernie Schultz and his wife Mary Louise "Cookie" Soldo; two grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer Coyne; two step-granddaughters, Sara Rutledge and Stephanie Orloski; a great-granddaughter, Carolyn Coyne; five step-great-grandchildren, Matthew and Allison Rutledge, Katherine, Stephen and Mary Ann Orloski; and Nana Deana to Mateo.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Athanasius Church on Friday. Memorials are suggested to St. Clair Animal Hospital, c/o Greyhound Adoption Fund, 273 E. Main St., Clairsville, OH 43950, Attn.: Michele Steed.

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