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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

9/11/09

Mildred Kastory Mildred Kastory, 84, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. Mrs. Kastory was retired from Gulf Oil Corp. with 27 years of service. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Schneider and her husband Gary of Bellevue and Mildred Rankin and her husband Donald of Australia; and two grandchildren, Christopher Schneider of Bellevue and Kylie Rankin Grose and her husband Ralston.

9/4/09

Kirk Tyler Kirk F. Tyler of Avalon died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Carlson Tyler; three sons, Kirk M. Tyler of Maryland, Scott T. Tyler and Brad P. Tyler; four siblings, Ronald Tyler and his wife Nancy, Marilyn Hutchison and her husband Bill of Nevada, Joyce Schraeder and her husband Garry and Noreen Sarazen and her husband Larry; his sister-in-law, Jean Tyler; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Martin “Butchie” Tyler.

8/28/09

John Connolly Jr. John “J” Wray Connolly Jr., of Ohio Township died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009.

8/21/09

Edith Freed Edith McClelland Freed, 93, formerly of Bellevue and wife of the late David S. McClelland and Charles W. Freed, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 in Baptist Home. Mrs. Freed was a member of the Eastern Star for 50 years. She is survived by three children, Donald K. McClelland, Sharon L. Freed and Patricia E. Fasciano and her husband David; her grandson, Marc McClelland; her sister-in-law, Lucille McClelland; her goddaughter, Patti Drake; and nieces and nephews.

8/14/09

Daniel K. Fiorenzo Daniel K. Fiorenzo, 52, of Bellevue, died Saturday Aug. 1, 2009. He was a member of BAC Local 9. He leaves his wife, Leslie (Bunce); six sons, Daniel G., Bryan F., David D., Erik R., Richard C., and Jacob J., all of Bellevue; his mother, Hilda Fiorenzo; a sister, Janice Pletz of Bethal Park; and brother Anthony of Bellevue. He was preceded in death by his father, Generoso; and two brothers, Philip and Richard Fiorenzo. Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home in Bellevue, where a blessing service was held Wednesday.

Robert Boyd

8/7/09

Leslie Weigand Leslie J. Weigand, 80, of Brighton Heights, formerly of Avalon and Bloomfield and husband of the late Myrtle Melder Weigand, died Friday, July 31, 2009. Mr. Weigand was retired from Teamsters Local 249. He is survived by his brother, Donald G. Weigand; his in-laws, Raymond and Joann Melder; nieces; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph “Pie” and Mabel Weigand; and his brother, Thomas W. Weigand. Friends were received at Winter Funeral Home, Bloomfield, where services were held on Tuesday. Burial was in Highwood Cemetery.

Lynette Zygmuntowicz

7/31/09

Irene Bickel Irene Bickel 93, of Bellevue, wife of the late Bill Bickel, died Monday, July 27, 2009 in Vincentian Regency Nursing Home. Mrs. Bickel worked as a bookkeeper and secretary. She enjoyed the musical community, bowling, bingo, crossword puzzles, reading and needlepoint.

7/24/09

In Memoriam Charles Robert Glaser Jr. 9/26/60 - 7/24/07 It’s been two years since we lost you, but it still seems like yesterday. There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think of you, talk about you, or look at your picture and wish that you were still here with us. Knowing that you’re making a place for us and our pets in heaven comforts us and knowing that someday we will see you again. Our last day together, we wish that we would have shared that bowl of chicken soup with you. Always loving you forever, Mom, Jeff Sr., Jeff Jr., Zack, Heather, Hayley and little Tony.

7/10/09

Robert Harkins Robert G. Harkins, 58, of South Park, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009.

Mr. Harkins was a systems analyst at the Information Security Group of UPMC Churchill Center. He was a graduate of North Hills High School and received a bachelor of science degree in chmistry from Duquesne University, and a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He was an avid supporter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Diabetes Association through cycling.