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4/1/11

Mary Ann Montgomery Mary Ann Ross Montgomery, 80, of Ben Avon, wife of the late Robert I. Montgomery, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011. She is survived by two daughters, Jody Antonelli and her husband Raymond H. Jr. of Hopewell Township and Judy Keith and her husband Perry of Portersville, PA; four grandchildren, Raymond R., Sarah, Zachary and Brooke Ann; two great-grandsons, Gavin and Wesley; and her niece, Suzie Mura. She was preceded in death by two siblings, Irene Louise Brown and Eugene "Butch" Brown.

3/25/11

Phillip Hahn Phillip C. Hahn, 64, of Aliquippa, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Claudia Hahn; two daughters, Lori Frocek and her husband John of Wilmington, DE and Kristin Bennett and her husband Brian of Emsworth; his mother, Marion Hahn of Ohio Township; two siblings, Robert and his wife Cheryl of Evans City and Gloria of Ohio Township; three grandchildren, Zane, Luke and Anna; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward W. Hahn; and his brother, Edward C. Hahn.

3/18/11

Raymond Seekford Raymond Seekford, 69, of Emsworth, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Mr. Seekford was retired and a member of Iron Workers Local #3 for 43 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea.

3/11/11

Eleanor Capps Eleanor Virginia Capps, 95, of Greensboro, NC, formerly of Avalon and North Hills and wife of the late Harry Russell Capps, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. Mrs. Capps was an Oliver High School graduate and an accomplished pianist who entertained many social groups and organizations in the Pittsburgh area.

3/4/11

Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick Rev. Robert B. Fitzpatrick, 87, of Thornburg, PA, husband of the late Claire Hood Fitzpatrick, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.

2/25/11

Ann Deckenbach Ann L. Erdner Deckenbach, 93, of Oakmont, formerly of Avalon and wife of the late Charles Deckenbach, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Paula "P.J." Bombara; three sisters, Margaret Diroll, Sophia Pike and Dorothy Delp; and her granddaughter, Alecia M. Bombara. She was preceded in death by six siblings, Edith Munk, Mary Backe, Paul, Joseph, John and Edward Erdner. Friends were received at Burket-Truby Funeral Home, Oakmont, where services were held.

Dolores Hutchinson

2/18/11

John Kaclik John Gabriel "Gabe" Kaclik, 83, of Ohio Township and Punta Gorda, FL, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011.

2/11/11

Catherine E. Desso Catherine E. (Cass) Desso, 91 of Leeper, PA, formerly of Bellevue died January 26, 2011. She was preceded in death by Paul, her husband of 52 years. She retired from Suburban General Hospital after 18 years as a pediatric supervisor. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and a charter member of the Christian Mothers Guild at Assumption Church.

2/4/11

Margaret Robinette Margaret B. "Peggy" Robinette, 83, of Sewickley, wife of the late William Alexander Robinette, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

1/28/11

Pauline Klasterka Pauline R. Yankovic Klasterka, 88, of Ross Township, wife of the late Frank E. Klasterka, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. She is survived by two children, Joane Lapsley and her husband David and Frank L. Klasterka and his wife Lisa; her sister, Anna Marie Zacharias; three grandchildren, Bill Lapsley, Frank and Katelyn Klasterka; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosemary Miller and Eleanor Hirsch.

1/22/11

Edward Sullivan Edward J. Sullivan, 82, of Avalon, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Olga "Ollie" Sullivan; his daughter, Barbara Ann Lint and her husband John of Scottdale, PA; his sister, Joan Gulizia and her husband Fred; three grandchildren, Michael "Buddy" Lint, A.J. And Christopher Sullivan; two great-granddaughters; and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Edward Barry Sullivan.

1/14/11

Anne Bookser Anne M. "Peggy" Bookser, 86, of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Pittsburgh and wife of the late Samuel D. Bookser, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. She is survived by her son, David J. Bookser and his wife Barbara; her sister, Sr. M. Cortona Owens, S.S.N.D.; two grandchildren, Megan L. and Mallory E. Bookser; her sister-in-law, Martha Owens; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, S. David Bookser Jr.; and six siblings, Grace E. Owens, Roberta McVay, Sr. M. Roberto Owens, S.S.N.D., J. Joseph Owens, Fr. Paul F. Owens and John E. Owens.

1/7/11

Margaret Milliken Margaret Ethel Thompson Dillman Milliken, 84, of Seven Fields, formerly of Ben Avon, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.

12/17/10

Betty Jane Titler Betty Jane Sharpnack Stevenson Titler, 86, of Avalon, formerly of Brownsville and Youngstown and wife of the late Eugene Stevenson and Guy Titler, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. Mrs. Titler was a registered nurse, taking care of veterans of World War II. She then worked in Ohio and at Bellevue Suburban General Hospital in the neonatal unit. She enjoyed reading, playing the slot machines and watching soap operas.

12/12/10

Earl Blankenship Earl August "Pat" Blankenship, 85, of Springfield, MO died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010.

12/3/10

Audrey Andrews Audrey E. Andrews, 91, of Brighton Heights, formerly of Warrendale, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. She is survived by four children, Barbara Hyde, Joanne Hyde, Andrew Golden and his wife Kathleen and Maureen Golden; four grandchildren, Jeff, Sherry, Jay and Afton; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Eva Andrews. Services and burial were private. Memorial contributions are suggested to Forbes Hospice. Arrangements were made by McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon.

Christine Snyder

11/26/10

William Chapman William H. Chapman, 83, of Franklin Park, formerly of Ross Township and Bellevue, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Mr. Chapman served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS LST 1059 as Seaman 1st Class in the Pacific Theatre and then in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a graduate of Robert Morris College with a degree in business. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of McKinley-Stuckrath Masonic Lodge #318 for 56 years and a member of West View VFW. He was a sports enthusiast, an avid supporter of animal conservation and an outdoorsman.

11/21/10

Helen Rooney Helen V. "Vonnie" Rooney, 95, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Pittsburgh and wife of the late Paul Rooney, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. Mrs. Rooney had been a longtime member of Annunciation Church and past president of its Christian Mothers Association. She enjoyed bowling and her card clubs. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook.

11/13/10

Verna Gray Verna R. Gray, 94, of Avalon, wife of the late Lester F. Gray, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. She is survived by two sons, Albert J. Gray and his wife Joann of Ohio Township and David R. Gray of Melbourne, FL; two siblings, Helen Guiser and Bill Euston; her grandson, Matthew D. Gray; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Meals.

11/5/10

James Gordon James A. Gordon, 85, of Ross Township, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Dolly Gordon; three children, Linda Williamson, Rev. James Gordon and Susan Dively; four grandchildren, Kristan Semmler, Matthew Williamson, Andrew Williamson and Jacklyn Prepelka; and five great-grandchildren.

11/5/10

James Gordon James A. Gordon, 85, of Ross Township, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Dolly Gordon; three children, Linda Williamson, Rev. James Gordon and Susan Dively; four grandchildren, Kristan Semmler, Matthew Williamson, Andrew Williamson and Jacklyn Prepelka; and five great-grandchildren.

10/31/10

Patricia Plazek Patricia Lenore Filkins Plazek, 79, of Bellevue, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010.

10/22/10

Rose Roehrig Rose Louise Riggs Roehrig, 85, of Walnut Creek, CA, formerly of Brighton Heights and wife of the late Chuck Roehrig, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Mrs. Roehrig was a 1943 graduate of North Allegheny High School. She had been a member of St. Cyril of Alexandria Church and a cheerleading coach. She participated in civic arts plays and church bazaars. She owned and managed Riggs Lounge and Restaurant from 1965 to 1983.

10/16/10

George Schwoegl George C. Schwoegl, 80, of Emsworth, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Mr. Schwoegl was a longtime member of Steamfitters Local 449.