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3/29/15

Dolores Rubacky Dolores A. "Dee" Thomas Rubacky, 81, of Ross Township, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

3/23/15

Michele Ostapchenko Michele R. Ostapchenko, 58, of Bellevue, formerly of Groveton, PA, died Thursday, March 12, 2015. Ms. Ostapchenko worked at the Allegheny County Court House in the Family Division. She was a member of Bellevue Christian Church.

2/28/15

Grace Chieffe Grace B. Groticelli Chieffe, 92, of Bellevue, formerly of North Port, FL and wife of the late Edward Chieffe, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Mrs. Chieffe was an avid bowler and enjoyed reading, knitting, crossword puzzles and telling jokes.

2/23/15

Marjorie Curtin Marjorie J. "Margie" Curtin died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Mrs. Curtin was a retired crossing guard for the City of Pittsburgh. She is survived by two children, Dena Hitchan and her husband Paul and Don Curtin and his wife Mary of Columbus, OH; her brother, Jim Montgomery and his wife Rayna; and six grandchildren, Haylee and Megan Hitchan, Joshua, Andrew, Zachary and Samantha Curtin. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Margaret Smith Montgomery.

2/16/15

Even though she never sought the top spot of Ben Avon Borough government, Claire Wilwohl served three terms as the mayor, deciding not to run for a fourth term in 1998, but having compiled a list of accomplishments that ranged from procuring grants for new street lighting to officiating at the weddings of 25 couples, to helping the "Lorenzo's Oil"crew with any needs during the several months of filming the movie in the borough.

2/16/15

Deborah Lee Hartwick Deborah Lee Hartwick, age 57, of Avalon, died Feb. 5, 2015. Loving mother of Michael A. Hartwick and Daniel C. Hightower (Stefanie); dear sister of Louie and John Lamonde and Alvin Clark, adoring grandmother of Keyonna, Michael Jr., “DC”, Dante and Danica; treasured aunt and friend of many. Memorial service Thursday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. in New Life Community Church, 45 N. Fremont Ave., Bellevue, PA. 15202. Arrangements by Ball Funeral Chapel, Inc.

Georgia Augustine Georgia Marie Dorben Augustine, 77, of Ross Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.

2/7/15

Shirley Flack Orris Shirley Flack Orris, of Bellevue, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. She is survived by four children, Barbara Flack, Kathy Tait and her husband Spike, Sandy Flack, and David Flack and his wife, Sue, of Philadelphia; six grandchildren, Bryan, April David Jr., Charlie, Jackie and David. Donations are suggested to the Good Samaritan Hospice.

Gerard Mascara Sr. Gerard P. "Jerry" Mascara Sr., 55, of Glenfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

2/7/15

James G. Weigand James “Jim” G. Weigand, 74, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Emsworth, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. He is survived by his daughters Terri Tuma and her husband Jeffrey; LaVerne Weigand and her fiance Marc Tatton; LaTawnia Kershaw and “son-in-law” Steve Shuljak; his grandchildren Bobbie, Nicholette, Casey and Benjamin; six great-grandchildren, siblings Albert Weigand and Mary Andrews, and 23 nieces and nephews.

1/25/15

Neil Richey Neil M. Richey, 84, of Ross Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Mr. Richey served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged, he worked for over 40 years in the grocery business and then for another 20 years working for his son in the automotive repair industry.

1/9/15

Scott Berger Scott W. Berger, 53, of Bellevue, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. He is survived by two siblings, Duaine Berger and his wife Sue and Robin Berger; three nieces, Anna Everitt, Rochelle Berger and Amanda Berger; his nephew, Justin Berger; the Eich family; and cousins. Friends were received at Stephen M. Brady Funeral Home, North Side, until the time of a blessing service on Monday.

William Kenny William V. Kenny, husband of the late Martha Baer Kenny and Laura Cegan Kenny, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.

12/8/14

Susan Dively Susan Lyn Gordon Dively, 59, of Avalon, formerly of Ross Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. She is survived by her husband, David J. Dively; two daughters, Kristan Semmler and Jacklyn Prepelka; her mother, Dolores Gordon; two siblings, Linda Williamson and James Gordon; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Gordon. Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon, until the time of services on Monday.

Earl Maze Jr.

11/29/14

Mildred Silvester Mildred J. Silvester, 81, of Crafton died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. She is survived by her son, Pete Silvester and his wife Carin. She was preceded in death by two children, Sheryl and Dino Silvester. There was no visitation and burial was private. Arrangements were made by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon.

Joseph Silvester Joseph C. Silvester died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.

5/18/14

Kenneth Krebs Kenneth F. "Cash" Krebs of McKees Rocks, formerly of Ohio Township, died Friday, May 9, 2014. He is survived by three children, Debbie Reay and her husband Tom, Sherry Hutchison and her husband Mike and K.C. Krebs; eight grandchildren, Jaqui, Aaron, Vicki, Andrew, Rachel, Ethan, Sam and Eli; and his girlfriend, Dee Fedorka. Friends were received at McDermott Funeral Home, Kennedy Township, where services were held on Tuesday.

Patricia McGuire Patricia A. McGuire, 73, of Brighton Heights, died Thursday, May 8, 2014.

5/10/14

Catherine Berad Catherine L. Zdilla Berad, 95, of Zelienople, formerly of Brighton Heights and wife of the late Louis J. Berad, died Friday, May 2, 2014. She is survived by five children, Georganne Dixon of Grafton,WI, Gregory Berad and his wife Georgene of Monaca, Bernadette Berad of Cranberry Township, Catherine Berad of Stanton Heights and Dolores Nochese and her husband Steven of Fombell, PA; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ann Pasterik Zdilla; and three siblings.

5/4/14

Robert Bupp Robert G. Bupp, 85, of Ross Township, formerly of Bellevue, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Mr. Bupp was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and had received the Purple Heart. He was active at Forest Avenue Presbyterian Church, where he served as deacon. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Brillhart Bupp; three children, Susan Selga and her husband Stan, Edward Bupp and David Bupp and his wife Lorie; his sister, Elizabeth Geyer; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Suzanne Barron; and nieces and nephews.

4/27/14

Pearl Minnick Pearl K. Minnick, 96, of West Mifflin, formerly of Fair Oak, died Thursday, April 10, 2014. She is survived by three nephews, Donald Kraniak and his wife Dorothy of Ohio Township, Paul Plichta and his wife Maryjane and David Lykens of West Mifflin. Friends were received at Bohn-Matich Funeral Home, Ambridge. A funeral service was held in Holy Ghost Orthodox Church in Ambridge on Monday. Burial was in Economy Cemetery.

Karen Warner Karen Kenny Warner, 66, of Bellevue, died Friday, April 11, 2014. Mrs. Warner was a retired janitorial worker.

4/5/14

Mary Kruly Mary A. Kruly, wife of the late Charles J. Kruly, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Mrs. Kruly was a member of Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary and a former volunteer for VAMC for more than 20 years. She is survived by three daughters, Carol Lako and her husband Mike, Cecelia Kruly and Marian Campbell and her husband Scott; her sister, Sr. M. Norberta, O.S.F.; four grandchildren, Michael and his wife Nicole, George, Joanne and Joseph Lako; her great-granddaughter, Violette Lako; and nieces and nephews.

3/23/14

Fr. Thomas Ferris Fr. Thomas B. Ferris died Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Fr. Thomas had been assigned to St. James Parish, Sewickley, St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh and had spent five years with the St. James Society in missions to South America, St. Joseph Parish, Coraopolis, St. Agatha Parish, Ellwood City, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Finleyville, St. Patrick Parish, Canonsburg and St. Cyril of Alexandria Parish, Brighton Heights.

3/16/14

Helen Fabina Helen Fabina, 91, of Bellevue, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. She is survived by four nephews, Frank DiCicco and his wife Sue, Larry DiCicco and his wife Patti, Marc DiCicco and his wife Donual and Paul DiCicco and his wife Liz; and grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Fabino; her sister, Anna DiCicco; her nephew, Matthew; and her niece, Michelle. There was no visitation. Arrangements were made by Stephen M. Brady Funeral Home, North Side.

David McKnight Jr.

3/3/14

Margaret Conely Margaret "Marge" Helgerman Conely, 61, of Ben Avon, formerly of the North Side, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Mrs. Conely was a member of Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon and a realtor. She is survived by two children, John Conely and Melissa Conely. Friends were received at Schellhaas Funeral Home, West View. Services were held in Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon on Monday.

Anna Crummie Anna A. Crummie, 91, of Bellevue, wife of the late David H. Crummie, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

2/24/14

Daniel Stefko Daniel Patrick Stefko, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

2/15/14

Rev. Doyle Snyder Rev. Doyle H. Snyder, 86, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 in Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople.

2/7/14

Marianne Schmitt Marianne E. Waters Schmitt, wife of the late William "Wiggie" Schmitt, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. She is survived by four siblings, Angelika Paschke of Germany, Frank J. Waters, Raymond J. Waters and his wife Marilyn and Dorothy M. "Dodo" Withers and her husband Bob; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond A. Sr. and Hildegarde Pampuch Waters. Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Saturday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery.

2/1/14

Killian Duffy Killian M. "Kelly" Duffy died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. She is survived by five siblings, Kenneth M. Duffy of California, Kieren Duffy-Gibson and her husband Rich, Keven M. Duffy and his wife Pam, Kimberly M. Duffy and her husband Michael and Kristin M. Duffy-McDaniel and her husband Keith; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Mary Beth Duffy.