Articles

2/26/10

Ruth Pattini Ruth Fischer Pattini of Bellevue, wife of the late Arthur S. Pattini, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. She is survived by four children, Arthur E. Pattini and his wife Nancy, Thomas H. Pattini, Joanne R. Geubtner and her husband David and William P. Pattini and his wife Mary Ann; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side, where services were held on Monday. Memorials are suggested to Avalon Public Library, South Home Avenue, Avalon, PA 15202.

Judith Meals

2/19/10

Lynne Nicotero Lynne M. Nicotero, 65, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. Mrs. Nicotero worked with the mentally and physically challenged for many years. She is survived by her husband, Ross V. Nicotero II; four children, Julie Sansotta and her husband Gary of Port Royal, SC, Ross Nicotero III and his wife April of Ross Township, Peter Nicotero and his wife Colleen of Spring Hill and Jessica Siwicki and her husband Jeremy of Sandy Lake, PA; and five grandchildren, Sarah, Dominique, Kaylee, Jeremy and Julian. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Pasquale.

2/12/10

Carolyn Koll Carolyn J. Rankin Koll, 87, of Avalon, wife of the late Richard F. Koll Sr., died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. Mrs. Koll was retired from Kaufmann's department store, where she had worked for many years. She was an avid card player and was a member of the same card club for more than 50 years.

1/29/10

William Bartus William C. Bartus, 92, of Oakdale, PA, husband of the late Betty J. Megahan Bartus, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. Mr. Bartus was a retired printer from Bankers Lithographics in Blawnox. He was a member of St. Patrick Church, Noblestown, the Holy Name Society and Meals On Wheels in Oakdale. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

1/29/10

William Bartus William C. Bartus, 92, of Oakdale, PA, husband of the late Betty J. Megahan Bartus, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. Mr. Bartus was a retired printer from Bankers Lithographics in Blawnox. He was a member of St. Patrick Church, Noblestown, the Holy Name Society and Meals On Wheels in Oakdale. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

1/22/10

Madonna Halsey Madonna M. Halsey, 82, of Avalon, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Mrs. Halsey was a longtime employee of Avalon Borough, where she worked as a clerk in the police department. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ernest C. Halsey; five grandchildren, Kelly, George, Kenny, Joe Jr. and his wife Audrey and Danny; a great-grandson, Joe III; her daughter-in-law, Debbie; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two children, Keith and Kristine; her sister, Marion; and her granddaughter, Melissa.

1/15/10

William McClelland William "Bill" McClelland, 58, of Bellevue, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. Mr. McClelland was a member of Knights of Equity. He is survived by his wife, Janet Radanovich McClelland; his son, Conor McClelland; his in-laws, John and Lillian Radanovich, Rita Bell and Susan Stauber. He was preceded in death by his aunt, Ruth Fichter. Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Most Holy Name Church on Monday.

Clarissa Burtt

1/8/10

Louise Jeffrey Louise E. Retacco Jeffrey of Indiana Township, wife of the late Sam F. Jeffrey, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. She is survived by five children, Theresa Brunick of Cheswick, Louise Martinelli and her husband Robert of Brighton Heights, Francis Jeffrey and his wife Donna of Indiana Township., Anthony Jeffrey of Indiana Township and Guy Jeffrey and his wife Mary of Hampton; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gennaro and Teresa Pugliese Retacco; and six brothers.

12/24/09

Rosemary Heflin Rosemary Heflin, 77, of Bellevue, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009. Mrs. Heflin was a local politician serving as a Bellevue Council member and mayor. She is survived by her husband, Jack F. Heflin; six children, Kathy Conlon and her husband Tom of Tampa, FL, Roberta J. Conway and her husband Michael of Bellevue, Judith Glinski of Moon Township, Laura Ann Kozlowski of West View, Jack F. Heflin Jr. of Bellevue and David E. Heflin and his wife Jennifer of Emsworth; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandchild.

12/18/09

Edna Bernauer Edna C. Bernauer, 90, of Avalon, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. Ms. Bernauer was a past matron of O.E.S. Norwood-Herrington Chapter #356. She is survived by two brothers, Kenneth W. Bernauer and his wife Wilma of Avalon and Leonard L. Bernauer and his wife Barbara of Yardley, PA; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Elenora Schweitzer Bernauer; and four siblings, Frederick Jr., Glenn H., Clara A. and Velma M. "Sue" Bernauer.

12/11/09

Elizabeth Platek Elizabeth M. Platek, 78, wife of the late Lawrence B. Platek, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Penny Platek; four siblings, George and Robert Henrish, Margaret Nolfe and Florence DeAngelis; nieces and nephews; and her pets, Xena and Misha. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Teresa and Jody Ann Platek; and six siblings, Michael, John and James Henrish, Anna Matusky, Kathryn Davenport and Helen Mezzetti.

12/4/09

Catherine Dopp Catherine M. "June" Dopp of Brighton Heights died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009. Mrs. Dopp was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for 60 years and a member of St. Cyril of Alexandria Christian Mothers.

11/27/09

Patricia Synan Patricia Ann “Patti” Synan of West View died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009. Mrs. Synan was the owner and operator of Patti's Styling Salon in Bellevue. She was a professional hair stylist in various salons in the North Hills for more than 20 years before opening her own salon in 1989. She enjoyed cruises with family members and dinners with friends.

11/20/09

Daisy Channing Daisy Sanders Channing, 89, of Bellevue, formerly of Monongahela and wife of the late Jack Channing, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. Mrs. Channing volunteered for Meals On Wheels for many years. She regularly donated blood and was a bodybuilder in the 1940s and a member of the downtown Pittsburgh YMCA.

11/13/09

Walter Beals Walter Beals, 67, of Ross Township, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009. Mr. Beals was a graduate of Bellaire High School and Duquesne University. He taught in the Pittsburgh Public School District for more than 30 years. During retirement, he enjoyed painting, sculpting, gardening and golf, tennis and bowling. He is survived by two children, Suzi Shaw and Steven Patton; and his sister, Tamara Pinarich. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Voynick.

11/6/09

Joseph Tumpa Sr. Joseph C. Tumpa Sr., 91, of West Deer Township, formerly of Avalon and husband of the late Julia M. Visnansky Tumpa, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. Mr. Tumpa was a member of Utility Workers of America (AFL-CIO) Local #433.

11/6/09

Joseph Tumpa Sr. Joseph C. Tumpa Sr., 91, of West Deer Township, formerly of Avalon and husband of the late Julia M. Visnansky Tumpa, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. Mr. Tumpa was a member of Utility Workers of America (AFL-CIO) Local #433.

10/30/09

Alice Koenig Alice Faulkner Koenig, 64, of Emsworth, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Mark W. Koenig; six children, Laura Arcan and her husband Metin, Bob Faulkner, Tom Faulkner and his wife Debbie, Brian Faulkner and his wife Jill, Eric Faulkner and his wife Stacy and Alice Mack and her husband Ken; two siblings, Ralph Earl and Audrey Karr; 12 grandchildren, Bobby, Brandi, Ben, Amanda, Jeremiah, Brian Jr., Connor, Trevor, Peyton, Katelyn, Jeremy and Kenny; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Faulkner.

10/30/09

Alice Koenig Alice Faulkner Koenig, 64, of Emsworth, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Mark W. Koenig; six children, Laura Arcan and her husband Metin, Bob Faulkner, Tom Faulkner and his wife Debbie, Brian Faulkner and his wife Jill, Eric Faulkner and his wife Stacy and Alice Mack and her husband Ken; two siblings, Ralph Earl and Audrey Karr; 12 grandchildren, Bobby, Brandi, Ben, Amanda, Jeremiah, Brian Jr., Connor, Trevor, Peyton, Katelyn, Jeremy and Kenny; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Faulkner.

10/30/09

Alice Koenig Alice Faulkner Koenig, 64, of Emsworth, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Mark W. Koenig; six children, Laura Arcan and her husband Metin, Bob Faulkner, Tom Faulkner and his wife Debbie, Brian Faulkner and his wife Jill, Eric Faulkner and his wife Stacy and Alice Mack and her husband Ken; two siblings, Ralph Earl and Audrey Karr; 12 grandchildren, Bobby, Brandi, Ben, Amanda, Jeremiah, Brian Jr., Connor, Trevor, Peyton, Katelyn, Jeremy and Kenny; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Faulkner.

10/23/09

Richard Lundell Richard E. "Dick" Lundell, 78, of Ben Avon, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.

Mr. Lundell was a U.S. Amy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Headliner as a lithographer.

10/16/09

Anna Lukovich

Anna M. Schwartz Lukovich of Avalon, wife of the late Joseph Lukovich, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Mignella; two siblings, Mary Schwartz and John Schwartz; three grandchildren, Joseph Mignella, Lisa Petrovich and her husband John Mark and Michael Mignella; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three siblings, Michael Schwartz, Frank Schwartz and Katherine Park.

Friends were received at T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Saturday.

10/9/09

Gilbert Kinderman Gilbert F. "Gil" Kinderman, 81, of Bellevue, husband of the late Margaret "Peg" DeCarlo Kinderman, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2009. He is survived by three daughters, Kathi Bigi and her husband Bob of Ross Township, Karen Clapper and her husband Steve of Philadelphia, PA and Karole Wagner and her husband Dan of Rice's Landing, PA; six grandchildren, Amanda Bigi, Nathan and Jared Clapper, Anastasia, Olivia and Mary Wagner; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert J. Kinderman.

9/25/09

Donna Flory Donna M. Talak Flory died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Marie Loose and her husband Alex of Conneautville, PA; her father, Jack Talak; three siblings, Darlene Radzanowski, David and Dennis Talak; and two grandchildren, Chole A. and Dante S. Loose. She was preceded in death by her mother, R.M. Geraldine White Talak; and her brother, Daniel Talak. A memorial mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Wednesday. Donations are suggested to Rundells Grange, c/o Nancy Holler, 20161 Smith Rd., Conneautville, PA 16046.

Pauline Mosur