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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.

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.