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5/17/19

Mary Louise (Depofi) Barry Mary Louise (Depofi) Barry, 93, of Bellevue, died Sunday, May 12, 2019.

5/12/19

Mary Patricia “Pat” Keir Mary Patricia “Pat” Keir, 90, of Avalon, died Saturday, May 4, 2019. She was the former spouse of the late Robert I. Keir; mother of Robert J. (Sandra) Keir, Tom (Beth) Keir, Gary Keir and Lynn (Bob) Botterman; grandmother of Cameron (Carolyn) Keir, Evan Keir, Maria and Katie Botterman; great grandmother of Charlotte Keir; sister of the late Donald Stoeckle. Pat was a member of the Church of the Assumption Christian Mothers and was a former Eucharistic Minister.

5/4/19

Patricia L. Gordon Patricia L. Gordon, 81, of Avalon, died Thursday, April 25, 2019. She was the wife of 47 years of the late Edward J. Gordon; mother of Edward Gordon, Jr. (Martha), Robert Gordon (Sue), Raymond Gordon (Jackie), Susan Hogan (Jason), and Loretta Gordon; also survived by grandchildren, Rege, Sloan, Casey, Don Jr., David, Renee, Tabitha, Cody, LeAnn, Sara, and Julia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Pauline Decker; brother, Edward Decker; and three children, Donald Gordon, Charles Gordon, and Catherine Wherry (surviving spouse Buck).

4/27/19

Dorothy “Dot” J. (Kline) Snow Dorothy "Dot" J. (Kline) Snow, 82, of Bellevue, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Snow, Sr.; mother of Raymond J., Snow, Jr. of Allison Park, Anthony "Tony" F. Snow (fiancé Dana Robinson) of Allison Park, Cynthia A. Kasper and her husband Paul of Coraopolis; Grandma of Elizabeth and Benjamin Kasper of Coraopolis; sister of Albert Kline and his wife Maggie of McKees Rocks and Richard Kline and his wife Pat of Beechview.

4/20/19

Wanda M. Cepanec Wanda M. Cepanec, 89, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was the wife of the late Frank G. "Fritz" Cepanec; mother of Frank Gerald (Barbara) Cepanec; grandmother of Jessie (Jeff) Cupps; sister of the late Dorothy (late Richard) Watson. Wanda was a member of the Suburban General Hospital Auxiliary. Memorial donations are suggested to The Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

Mary Lois (Hoffman) Gallagher

4/6/19

Sandra R. Primerano Sandra R. Primerano, 58, of Bellevue, died Friday, March 22, 2019. She was the companion of Dan Wellings; daughter of Dolores and the late Dominic Primerano; sister of Susan Nicotra (Lawrence); aunt of William and Joseph Howland; great-aunt of Samantha and Nicolas. Arrangements by Neely Funeral Home, Glenshaw.

James B. "Jamie" Jackson It is with great sadness that the family of James Jackson announces that he passed away Monday, April 1, 2019,, surrounded by his family.

3/30/19

Kathleen (Flowers) Donovan Kathleen (Flowers) Donovan, 84, of Emsworth, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019. She was the mother of Maureen A. Steuernagel, William J. Jr., Colleen M., John F., Kathleen M. Wilwohl, Patrick S., Thomas M., Eileen R. Freyermuth, Timothy R., Robert J., Daniel E., twins Mary Elizabeth Conlin and Ruth Anne Laffey, Matthew P., Mark E., Jennifer L. Bigley and Michael J. Donovan; grandmother of 47; great-grandmother of 23.

3/23/19

Jerald E. “Jerry” Irvin Jerald E. “Jerry” Irvin died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Franklin M. and Evelyn S. (Visokey) Irvin; brother of Jeffrey F. Irvin, Linda S. (Dr. Jonathan) Stewart and Joyce (Kenneth) Wills; uncle of Jacob Stewart (Laraine Szczerbaty), Aaron Stewart (Arielle Collier) and Madison Irvin; nephew of Marlene Unrath.

3/16/19

Anna Marie Hunter Anna Marie (Romano) (Milano) Hunter, 100, formerly of the North Side and Avalon, died Monday, March 11, 2019.

She was born Sept. 27, 1918, to the late Paul and Lena Romano. She was the wife of the late Alex Hunter, and the late Nick Milano; mother of Marialena (Bill) Thoma, and Gloria (Denny) Cronin; grandmother of Mary Eileen (Steve) Nardozzi, William (Lisa) Thoma, W. Dennis (Kathy) Cronin, Debbie (Mark) Young, and Jeffrey (Sue) Thoma; great-grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of two. She was preceded in death by her brother Carl (Dolly) Romano.

3/8/19

Robert Dettlinger Robert Dettlinger, 62, of Avalon, formerly of Millvale, died Monday, Feb. 18. He was the husband of Susan Dettlinger; father of Amanda Durci and Bob Dettlinger, Jr.; Pap-Pap of Kayleigh, Austin and Connor; great Grandpap of Landon; son of Robert Dettlinger and the late Laura Marsico Dettlinger; brother of Diane Birch, Paula Dettlinger, Charles Dettlinger and the late Craig and Shelley. Arrangements by D’Alessandro Funeral Home & Crematory LTD.

Mildred L. “Millie” Morgan Mildred L. “Millie” Morgan, 86, of Avalon, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.

3/2/19

Roy T. Hartwig Roy T. Hartwig, 87, formerly of Bellevue, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 in Mechanicsburg, PA. He was the son of the late William A. and Philomena (Kolling) Hartwig. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Maxine (Chickering) Hartwig and his four older siblings, Leo, Earl, Marcella (Zorn) and June (Barnett). He is survived by his children, Roy C. (Gina) Hartwig of Enola, PA and Susan (Jimmy) Collins of Florence, SC; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

2/24/19

Raymond Anthony Borza Raymond Anthony Borza, 71, died Feb. 1, 2019 at his home in Merritt Island FL, after a hard fought, 4 year battle with cancer. Born in Pittsburgh June 20, 947, Ray was preceded in death by his parents Anthony & Helen (Henchar) Borza, and his wife, Sherry (Szvoboda) Borza. He is survived by sisters, Toni (Colin) Baldwin, and Emmajean (Bill) Meckler, nephews David Baldwin and Scott Meckler, nieces Colleen Briskey (Baldwin) and Christina Orwell (Meckler), six great nieces and nephews, as well as a lifetime of close friends whom Ray considered his family.

2/16/19

James D. “Trey” Buvens III James D. “Trey” Buvens, III, 30, of Sewickley, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. He was the son of Mary Anne (Williams) Buvens and James D. Buvens, Jr.; brother of the late Michael J. Buvens; also survived by aunts and uncles. Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

Sr. Rose Mary (Lucille) Modzelewski Sister Rose Mary (Lucille) Modzelewski, 81, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Vazareth for 64 years, died Feb. 10, 2019.

2/10/19

Irene Porvaznik Irene Porvaznik, of Pittsburgh, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Porvaznik; mother of Mary Jane Porvaznik, Nancy Dugan, Joe Porvaznik and Jim Porvaznik; sister of Annie; also survived by grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

John H. Marker John H. Marker, age 69, of Bellevue, died Jan. 29, 2019.

2/2/19

Doris Irene Lang Doris Irene Lang, 93, of Emsworth, PA joined her beloved husband, Andrew A. Lang, Sr. and daughter, Teresa Lavery, in eternal life on January 21, 2019. It is with great sadness that her family announced her death. Survivors include: Andrew A Lang, Jr. (Mark Haestings); Nancy Lang; Linda Petley; Gregory Lan; Sherril Weil (Richard); Alan Lang (Margaret); Annette Pace (Wayne); David Lang; Carol Lang; Thomas Lang (Brigette Carman); Jeffrey Lang (Mary Beth); Mary Jo; and son-in-law Robert Lavery; 19 grandchildren, their spouses, and 7 great-grandchildren.

1/20/19

Simon James Matela Simon James Matela, 20, died suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born in Sewickley on June 18, 1998, to Abigail Matela and Christopher Kitner. Simon was a 2016 graduate of Avonworth High School and was studying Creative Writing at Chatham University. He was a compassionate friend and devoted to his family. Simon had an immense heart and always had the consideration of others in mind. He was wise, funny, extremely resilient, and his unique voice and perspective shone in his brilliant writing.

1/6/19

Richard C.Miller, Ph.D.

12/22/18

Courtney L. (Denniston) Perkins Courtney L. (Denniston) Perkins, 30, of Ben Avon, died unexpectedly from a rare heart condition, Friday, Dec. 12, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Jason Perkins; mother of Arelyn, Emerson, and Wailand; daughter of Maureen (Helbling) Denniston and Timothy Denniston; sister of Jeremy Denniston; daughter-in-law of Tina and James McCroskey; sister-in-law of JC McCroskey; also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Before becoming a mother, Courtney assisted with sign language for deaf and autistic children at Pressley Ridge.

12/16/18

William R. Dugan William R. Dugan, 90, of Bellevue, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. He was the husband of 58 years of Claire (Schneider) Dugan; father of Mary Anne Foglio, Robert Dugan, and Janet (Kenneth) Briski; grandfather of Michael (Stephanie) Foglio, Nicholas Foglio, Joseph, David, Meghan, and Blake Briski; son of the late Thomas and Helen Dugan; brother of John P. (Elaine) Dugan and the late Richard (surviving wife, Jean) Dugan, Thomas (late Joanne), and Nancy Smith; brother-in-law of Jane Mousseau and the late Betty Ann Schneider; also survived by nieces and nephews.

12/8/18

Richard A. Houy Richard A. Houy, 67, of Emsworth, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. He was the husband of Maureen (Cahill) Houy; preceded in death by his parents, Benedict L. and Alice M. (Leicher) Houy, Jr.; and his sister, Janet Houy; son-in-law of David J. Cahill and the late Ann Cahill; brother-in-law of David T. (Joyce) Cahill and Donald P. (Alice) Cahill; also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Rick was a USPS letter carrier for over 30 years, and a lifelong Pittsburgh sports fan. Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

12/2/18

Karl Belany Karl Belany, 67, of Bellevue, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. He was the son of the late John S. and Helen Belany; brother of Dr. John (Tonie Marie) Belany, Keith (Laura) Belany, Kathy Jean (Peter) Hanas, and Carolyn (Darryl) Sigel. Arrangements by the Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, Inc.

Walter D. Marshall Sr. Walter D. Marshall Sr., 79, of Avalon, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

11/24/18

Joan M. (Messmer) Fitzpatrick Joan M. (Messmer) Fitzpatrick, 82, of Aleppo Township, formerly of Ohio Township, died Friday, November 16, 2018. She was the wife for 61 years of Warren W. Fitzpatrick; mother of Beth (Timothy) Noonan, Nancy (William) Petraivolo, Lynn (Michael) Werley, Brian (Angela) Fitzpatrick, and Keith (Mary) Fitzpatrick; sister of David (the late Linda) Messmer; and grandmother of 13 grandchildren.

11/24/18

Joan M. (Messmer) Fitzpatrick Joan M. (Messmer) Fitzpatrick, 82, of Aleppo Township, formerly of Ohio Township, died Friday, November 16, 2018. She was the wife for 61 years of Warren W. Fitzpatrick; mother of Beth (Timothy) Noonan, Nancy (William) Petraivolo, Lynn (Michael) Werley, Brian (Angela) Fitzpatrick, and Keith (Mary) Fitzpatrick; sister of David (the late Linda) Messmer; and grandmother of 13 grandchildren.

11/24/18

Joan M. (Messmer) Fitzpatrick Joan M. (Messmer) Fitzpatrick, 82, of Aleppo Township, formerly of Ohio Township, died Friday, November 16, 2018. She was the wife for 61 years of Warren W. Fitzpatrick; mother of Beth (Timothy) Noonan, Nancy (William) Petraivolo, Lynn (Michael) Werley, Brian (Angela) Fitzpatrick, and Keith (Mary) Fitzpatrick; sister of David (the late Linda) Messmer; and grandmother of 13 grandchildren.