Dorothy Drucis W. Dorothy Drucis of Avalon, wife of the late Thomas Drucis, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Mrs. Drucis grew up on the North Side and attended Oliver High School before graduating from Duff's Business School. She worked in the engineering department at Crucible Steel and for Derby & Co. She then became a real estate agent, working for Young Agency, Bernhard Realty, Northwood Realty and Stonebridge Real Estate.


Marjorie Grubbs Marjorie L. Grubbs, formerly of Avalon, died Thursday, July 26, 2012. She is survived by five children, Colleen Andrews and her husband Donald, Amy Durnil and her husband Robert, Melissa Szuch and her husband Alex, Heather Young and her husband David and Earl Grubbs and his wife Lori; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services and burial were private. Arrangements were made by Rex T. Smith Funeral Home.

Robert Thal Jr. Robert R. Thal Jr., 77, of Penn Hills, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012.


Dale A. Gilliland A memorial service will be held at the Riverview United Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 3 p.m. for Dale A. Gilliland, 79, of Bellevue, who died June 28, 2012.

Joseph McMillan Joseph George McMillan, 86, of the North Boroughs, husband of the late Dorothy "Petie" Cook McMillan, died Monday, July 16, 2012.


Audrey Baker Audrey E. McAllister Baker, 77, of Emsworth, died Sunday, July 15, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Albert M. Baker Jr.; two children, Michael S. Baker and Karen A. Crowe; three siblings, William McAllister, Norma Priest and Marlene Stamper; three grandchildren, Darlene, Matthew and April Crowe; two great-grandchildren, Alivia and Preston; and 16 nieces and nephews. Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. Services and burial were private.

Charles Gooden Sr. Charles Ralph Gooden Sr., 83, of Avalon, died Saturday, July 14, 2012.


Angelena Hunter Angelena A. Franze Hunter, of West View, formerly of Troy Hill and wife of the late Edgar R. Hunter, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Mrs. Hunter was a member of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America and a member of St. Athanasius and Holy Name Christian Mothers. She had worked for Keystone Box Co. and H.J. Heinz Co. and was a volunteer at Allegheny General Hospital and Observatory Senior Center for many years.


Dale Gilliland Dale Alexander Gilliland, 79, of Bellevue, died Thursday, June 28, 2012.


Wilbert McSteen Wilbert (Will) Regis McSteen, formerly of Ross Township, 87, went to his Lord on June 13, 2012 at Valley Care Masonic Center, Sewickley.


Helen Rosenberger Helen C. Rosenberger, 90, of Bellevue, formerly of Avalon, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012. She is survived by her sister, Rose Seethaler; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Constantine and Walburga Rauwolf Rosenberger; and her sister, Marie Savage. Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to her church at 45 N. Sprague Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202.

Barbara Schmitt


Shirley Leininger Shirley R. McMillin Leininger, 79, of Bellevue, wife of the late W.C. "Bill" Leininger, died Sunday, June 3, 2012. She is survived by four children, Susan Enzerra and her husband David, Kenneth Leininger and is wife Cindy, Matthew Leininger and his wife Sandy and Lori Rankin and her husband Wade; three siblings, Glenn McMillin and his wife Eleanor, June Seamon and her husband Oliver and Earl McMillin and his wife Nancy; and 12 grandchildren.


Brother Harry Dierks Brother Harry Paschal Dierks, OFM, 82, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Brother Harry was a member of Franciscan Friars, St. John the Baptist Province. He ministered at St. Anthony Friary in Uniontown, PA, St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, PA, the former Franciscan House of Evangelization in Pittsburgh and Holy Family Friary in Avalon. He is survived by three siblings, Rosemarie Sacharnski, LaVerne Dierks and Thomas Dierks, all of Union City, NJ; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Catherine Dierks.


Catherine Smith Catherine Smith, 83, of Avalon, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Ms. Smith was retired from Bell Telephone Co. She was an active member of Telephone Pioneers. She is survived by her sister, Joan Moore and her husband Paul; her brother-in-law, Clarence Dively; nieces and nephews; and aunt of Pam and Jessica Schmidt. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Stella Smith; and five siblings, Anna Dively, Mary Lamberth, Jim, Jack and Tom Smith.


Ernest Rahm Ernest Rahm, 68, of Ben Avon, husband of the late Cynthia Moses Rahm, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012. He is survived by two children, Eric Rahm and his wife Jill and Heather Abbott and her husband Pat; two sisters, Helga and Shirley; and three grandchildren, Eric, Christopher and Jacob. Services and burial were private. Arrangements were made by McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon.

Edythe Clair Edythe M. Hite Clair died Saturday, May 19, 2012. Mrs. Clair was a former business owner in Bellevue.


Audrey Kirsch Audrey K. Trunick Kirsch, 74, of Bellevue, died Thursday, May 10, 2012. She is survived by her husband, James R. Kirsch; four children, Bruce Kirsch and his wife Kim of Pittsburgh, Keith Kirsch and his wife Lesley of Audubon, NJ, Pamela Michelitsch of Port Allegheny, PA and Glenn Kirsch and his wife Beth of Emsworth; four siblings, Leah Carlisle, Shirley Tyson, William and Harold Trunick; and nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Samantha, Allison and Carolyn Kirsch, Ryan Michelitsch, Alexandra, Cameron and Baylor Kirsch.


Dean Larkin Dean Larkin, 90, of Trunkeyville, PA, died Sunday evening, April 29, 2012 at his home.


Dean Larkin Dean Larkin, 90, of Trunkeyville, PA, died Sunday evening, April 29, 2012 at his home.


Craig Thomas Slavicek On Saturday, April 21, 2012, age 21 of Girdwood, AK, formerly of Bellevue and Floyd, VA. Beloved son and step-son of Thomas and Jennifer Slavicek; Brother of Alexis Riedell and Zoe Slavicek; Step-brother of Daniel and Adam Bistrican; Grandson of Nancy Schoen; Step-grandson of Glen and Kathy Wissner and Ginny Peterson; Nephew of Adelle (Sissy) Slavicek Nichols, Brandy Caskey, Duane Slavicek and Maureen O'Donnell. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Diana Duffy.


Mary Lou (Montgomery) Kern


Clarence Schweitzer Clarence A. "Al" Schweitzer, 68, of the North Side, husband of the late Dolores M. "Dee" Schweitzer, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Mr. Schweitzer was a retired credit manager from Cassidy-Pierce where he had worked for 17 years. Prior to that he worked at Westinghouse Credit for 25 years.


Theresa Zinkhan Theresa E. Zinkhan, 89, of Avalon, formerly of Wexford and wife of the late William "Pete" Zinkhan, died Friday, March 30, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Marion Maniet and her husband David; three siblings, Mary Wolfarth, Edward and James Devine; and two grandsons, David Maniet Jr. and William Maniet. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Paul and Florence 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.


Anthony Morris Anthony G. Morris III, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Mr. Morris served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of foreign wars. He was a Stowe Township, McKees Rocks and Avalon police officer and a campus police lieutenant at Thiel College. He is survived by his parents, Ada and Anthony Morris; a brother, Joe and Melee Morris; his grandmother, Gladys Milender; neices and nephews, Ian, Jasmine, and Kiera Schon, Brianna Clark and Aaron and Xavier Morris; cousins and friends.


Lois Hutchison Lois "Hutch's Mom" Hutchison of Pittsburgh died Monday, March 19, 2012. She is survived by six children, Sheila Harvey-Meta, Cindy Johnston, Frank Hutchison, Chris Burns, Kelly Demko and Edward Poplowski; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Gayle Zagel and Donna Miller. Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. Funeral services were held in Riverview United Presbyterian Church, Observatory Hill on Friday. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Matthew Church.

Mary Grace Goodell


Mary Lou Geist Mary Lou Geist, wife of the late August Geist Sr., died Tuesday, March 6, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Mary F. Homza and her husband Michael; three sisters, Sr. Jeanne Ubinger, O.S.B., Maura Ubinger and Frances Beck; and her aunt, Sr. Rebecca Fromme, R.S.M. She was preceded in death by her son, August F. Geist Jr.; her parents, Frederick C. Jr. and Mary Fromme Ubinger; and three siblings, Sr. Terese Clare Ubinger, O.S.B., Frederick C. Ubinger III and Brother Paul A. Ubinger, S.M.


Marion Moore


Joan Weaver Joan R. Weaver of Bellevue died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Mrs. Weaver was retired from Children and Youth Services of Allegheny County. She is survived by two children, Kelly P. Weaver and Shannon L. Weaver-Zablo; three brothers, Arthur J., Thomas A. and his wife Debbie and Wayne C. Rosenfelder and his wife JoAnn; six grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Jocelyn and her husband Weaver, Chelsea, Noah, Caleb and Christian Zablo; and a great-granddaughter, Izabella Mares.