Articles

8/13/10

Eleanor Lundberg Eleanor Y. Yoders Lundberg, 86, of Bellevue, wife of the late George C. Lundberg, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. Mrs. Lundberg was a longtime member of Bellevue Central United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for many years. She enjoyed bowling with the Morning Glories bowling league. She is survived by her son, Carl Lundberg and his wife Chris; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five siblings, Warden and Harry Yoders, Bertha Comstock, Dorothy Trimble and Florella Myers.

8/6/10

Jane Conover Jane Dolan Conover of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Bellevue and Ross Township, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Mrs. Conover was a vice president of Conover and Associates for more than 45 years.

7/30/10

Dale Heffley Dale D. Heffley, 65, of Ross Township, formerly of Avalon, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Peg" Heffley; his daughter, Catherine Oliverio and her husband Bill; two grandchildren, Salvatore "Sal" and Catherine "Katie" Oliverio; his sister-in-law, Nancy Bevan; his brother-in-law, John Wedlock and his wife Pat; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Catherine Heffley; and two brothers, James Heffley and Dee Carrick.

7/23/10

Ralph Smith Ralph E. "Bud" Smith, 85, of Bellevue, died Monday, July 19, 2010. Mr. Smith was a 1944 graduate of Bellevue High School and attended Pittsburgh Accountancy Academy, now Robert Morris University. He was a career life underwriter and was retired from Children's Hospital. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, past president of Avalon/Bellevue Kiwanis and a longtime member of Greenstone United Methodist Church in Avalon. He enjoyed his petunia garden.

7/16/10

Theodore Andartes Theodore J. Andartes, formerly of Emsworth and husband of the late Dorothy Andartes, died Thursday, July 8, 2010. Mr. Andartes was a Mason and member of the North Hills Lodge. He was a former elder at Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church. He is survived by five children, Gloria Moss, Barbara Fonzi, Donna Faynor, John Andartes and Dorothy Derbish; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Andartes and Madeline Britsch.

7/9/10

Aloysius Gallagher Aloysius M. Gallagher, 70, of Allison Park, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Mr. Gallagher worked as a consultant in human resources. He was a lector at St. Ursula Church in Allison Park and a volunteer and member of the Renew Group. He taught at the Heinz School of Carnegie Mellon University, St. Francis University, LaRoche College and Butler County Community College.

7/2/10

W. Kirk Saylor William Kirk Saylor, 78, of Bellevue died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in Forbes Hospice. Mr. Saylor was an active, longtime member of Greenstone United Methodist Church in Avalon. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

6/25/10

Arlene Wible Arlene R. Heim Wible of Ohio Township died Saturday, June 5, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Walter J. Wible; her sister, Karen Clark and her husband Mal; and two nieces, Heather and Ashley Clark. Friends were received at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church until the time of services on Saturday. Contributions are suggested to North Hills Food Bank or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were made by T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills.

Marcelline Nemecek Marcelline "Meem" Kapolka Nemecek died Friday, June 18, 2010.

6/18/10

Betty Hunt Betty E. Dobson Hunt, 90, of Perrysville, formerly of Avalon and wife of the late Ralph M. Hunt, died Sunday, June 13, 2010.

6/11/10

Michael Hilf Michael K. Hilf, 49, of Cranberry Township, formerly of Avalon, died Sunday, May 30, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lucina Hilf; two daughters, Ashley and Becky; two sisters, Linda Hilf and Kathy Schreibeis and her husband Milton; and nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Lou Hilf. Friends were received at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry until the time of services on Saturday. Contributions are suggested to the family.

William Boyd William John Boyd, 60, of Emsworth, died Sunday, June 6, 2010.

6/4/10

Walter Zotter Walter J. "Zotter the Potter" Zotter, 59 of South Side died Saturday, May 29, 2010. Mr. Zotter operated Zotter Pottery since 1976 and his pottery was sold all over the U.S. and foreign countries. He was a graduate of Avonworth High School and Thiel College. He was an avid cyclist.

5/28/10

Shirley Dunbar Shirley L. Jones Dunbar of Brighton Heights, wife of the late William L. Dunbar Jr., died Monday, May 17, 2010. She is survived by three children, William L. Dunbar III and his wife Janice, Debra A. Walker and Daniel D. Dunbar and his wife Christine; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. There was no visitation and services and burial were private. Arrangements were made by O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side.

Laura Gibb Laura "Loretta" Gibb of Ross Township, wife of the late William Gibb, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

5/21/10

David Galvin David W. Galvin of Butler, PA died Wednesday, May 12, 2010. He is survived by his mother, Fay Tegge Galvin; three siblings, Patricia Crawford and her husband Edward, Timothy J. Galvin and his wife Debbie of GA and James T. Galvin of Bethel Park; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Timothy A. Galvin. Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Saturday.

Elizabeth Kenny Elizabeth T. Kenny, 89, of Bellevue, died Thursday, May 13, 2010.

5/14/10

Catherine Majestic Catherine J. Majestic of Bellevue and Avalon died Thursday, May 6, 2010. Ms. Majestic had been a volunteer at Suburban General Hospital and Lutheran Services in Bellevue. She is survived by six nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews; and two great-grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Julia Majestic; and five siblings, George J., Frank G., Joseph M., Albert H. and Margaret Majestic.

5/7/10

Mamie Golden Mamie A. Roman Golden of Brighton Heights, wife of the late John A. Golden Sr., died Thursday, April 29, 2010. Mrs. Golden was a secular in the Third Order of St. Francis. She is survived by three stepchildren, Rev. John A. Golden Jr., Henry Golden and Kathy Brown; four sisters, Lucille Sahd, Faye Platz, Dorothy Roman and Marion Angelini; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Roman.

4/30/10

Samuel LaRocca Samuel LaRocca, 95, of Avalon, husband of the late Mary Louise Nicolette LaRocca, died Friday, April 23, 2010. Mr. LaRocca was retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony and taught at the University of Pittsburgh and abroad.

4/23/10

Sidionia Hellerman Sidionia C. Roose Hellerman, 89, of Avalon, wife of the late Allen A. Hellerman, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010. She is survived by three children, Edward P. Hellerman and his wife Marcia, Marie E. Griffin and her husband Harry and Allen B. Hellerman and his wife Barbara; her brother, Richard Roose; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four siblings, Benjamin, John and Joseph Roose and Margaret Bordt.

4/16/10

Richard Miller Jr. Richard T. "Hemi" Miller Jr., 60, of Grindstone, PA, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, April 10, 2010. Mr. Miller was a member of the Teamsters, Bridgeport Young Men's Club, Brownsville Sportsman's Club and Coal Hill Happy Couple Club.

4/9/10

Mary M. Carte Mary M. Carte, 73 of Steubenville, OH, died Saturday, April 3, 2010 in Weirton Medical Center. Mrs. Carte was born on Aug. 19, 1936 in Emsworth. She was retired from Suburban General Hospital in as a nurse. She was Catholic by faith, and was a volunteer for the United Way and Red Cross. She was past president of the Women’s Club, and enjoyed reading, line dancing and bowling.

4/2/10

Joanne Medwid Joanne E. Kozak Medwid, 92, wife of the late Nicholas Medwid, died Sunday, March 28, 2010/ She is survived by three children, Barbara Heinlein and her husband Bernard, Richard Medwid and his wife Harriet and James Medwid and his wife Margaret; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Wednesday. Memorial contributions are suggested to a favorite charity.

Joan Mehalich Joan M. Mehalich of Brighton Heights died Monday, March 29, 2010.

3/26/10

Gabriele Arlia Gabriele Arlia, 81, of Bellevue, husband of the late Michelina Arlia, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010. He is survived by his son, Gennaro P. “Jerry” Arlia and his wife Mary Lou of Bellevue; his sister, Angela Arlia and her husband Antonio; five grandchildren, Andrea and Lona Arlia, Eric Havel and his wife Becky, Courtney Havel and Dana Kablack; four great-grandchildren, Zachary, Madilynn, Seth and Jayden; two nephews, Joseph Arlia and his wife Anne Marie and Nick Arlia and his wife Angela; and two grandnieces, Maria and Julia Arlia.

3/19/10

Margaret Nichols Margaret A. Owens Nichols, 85, of Emsworth, died Friday, March 12, 2010. She was survived briefly by her husband, Robert E. Nichols; two children, Donald Nichols and his wife Roberta and Alice Hoffmaster and her husband Russell; and nieces and nephews. Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Monday.

Robert Nichols Robert E. Nichols, 86, of Emsworth, husband of the late Margaret A. Owens Nichols, died Friday, March 12, 2010.

3/12/10

Grace Heppenstall Grace Armstrong Heppenstall of Avalon, wife of the late Max R. Heppenstall, died Sunday, March 7, 2010. She is survived by two sisters, Phyllis Grimshaw and Jean Krepps; and five nieces and nephews, George Grimshaw, John Grimshaw, Mary Grimshaw-Donovan, Karen Krepps-Wood and Tom Krepps. There was no visitation and services were private. Burial was in Homewood Cemetery. Arrangements were made by H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, North Hills.

Mary Lubbert Mary E. Lubbert of Avalon, wife of the late Harry Lubbert Jr., died Thursday, March 4, 2010.

3/5/10

Corey Meenan Corey W. Meenan, 29, of Bellevue and North Carolina, formerly of Beechview, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. Mr. Meenan had attended Brashear High School and Northgate High School. He was an avid fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams.