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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.

2/1/14

John Repko Sr. John M. Repko Sr., 68, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. He is survived by two sons, John M. Repko Jr. and Brandon Repko and his wife Michele; six siblings, Janet Thomas and her husband Jon, Joan Greer and her husband Tim, Lynne DiVecchio and her husband Aldo, Diane Platek, Mike Repko and Jim Rhodes and his wife Honey; five grandchildren, Lilliana, Harrison, Maxwell, Cecelia and Petra; his former wife, Nancy Gillman; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John G. and Violet Repko; and two siblings, Marie Puniak and DeeDee Tomasic.

1/17/14

Elizabeth Barger DePalma Elizabeth "Betty" Barger DePalma, Avalon, Pa, formerly of Stoneboro and Sewickley, PA, passed away peacefully Jan. 14, 2014, following a lengthly illness, surrounded by her devoted family in her home. Born in Sewickley, July 14, 1929, to the late Guy William and Bernice Gilliland Barger. She was a 1947 graduate of Sewickley High School and a graduate of Thiel College, Greenville, Pa.

1/11/14

Frances Clark Frances Mountsier Clark, 93, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Bellevue and wife of the late Clarence "Bill" Clark, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Mrs. Clark had been an elementary school teacher in Bellevue and Mt. Lebanon. She is survived by two daughters, Jean Hykes and her husband James and Catherine Gerhold and her husband Wayne; five grandchildren, Steven Hykes, Brian Hykes and his wife Jennifer, Sarah Beckley and her husband Aaron, Benjamin Gerhold and his wife Kathleen and Christine Zahorchak and her husband Jeffrey; and sister-in-law of John Clark and Jean Gerken.

1/4/14

Dorthy Dorman Dorthy G. (Gercken) Dorman, 93, of West View, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. She was the loving wife of the late Lawrence C. Dorman; beloved mother of June (Harry) Bolette and Nancy (Martin) Tranquada; grandmother of Fiona, Andrew, Hazel, Eileen, Colin, John, Justin, and Adam; great-grandmother of Luke and Joey. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, June; and her brother, Joseph. Friends were received Monday at 6 p.m. for a memorial service in the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., Ross Township.

Samuel Stroh

11/23/13

Stephanie Gergerich Stephanie Turkovich Gergerich, 92, of Avalon, formerly of North Side and wife of the late Michael J. Gergerich, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Geraldine Banyas and her husband Raymond; three grandchildren, Michael Banyas, Suzan James and Christine Hayner; six great-grandchildren; and siblings, nieces and nephews.

11/17/13

Rita Favorite Rita Marie Recker Favorite, 77, of West View, formerly of Brighton Heights and wife of the late Armand Favorite, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. She is survived by six children, Susan Favorite and her husband James Snyder, Sally Favorite, John Favorite, Michael Favorite and his wife Marlene, Paul Favorite and Kad Favorite and her husband Ted Lund; her sister, Judy Vogrin and her husband Don; seven grandchildren, Ed, Paul, Sara, Ben, Hannah, Megan and Luke; and two great-granddaughters, Alexis and Karina. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Recker and his wife Joan.

11/10/13

Mary Ann Bellin Mary Ann Bellin, 82, of Bellevue, formerly of Shadyside and wife of the late Clyde A. Bellin, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. She is survived by five children, Lisa Froehlich and her husband Ron, Thomas Bellin, Paula Salas and her husband Oscar, Cynthia Zingaro and her husband Joseph and Timothy Bellin; her sister, Clara Josephites; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. There was no visitation. Arrangements were made by Walter J. Zalewski Funeral Home, Lawrenceville.

Lolita Chase

11/2/13

Paul Shabla Paul Shabla of New Galilee, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Leo Shabla; and two nieces, Sandy Zilles and her husband Jack and Kathy Chmura and her husband Tim. He was preceded in death by three siblings, Andy, John and Ann. Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral service was held in St. George Ukrainian Church on Monday.

Donald Giovengo Donald D. Giovengo, 79, of Emsworth, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

10/11/13

Bonnie Jean Kiger Bonnie Jean Kiger, 59, of Bellevue, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. She was the daughter of the late George W. Sr. and Clara Taylor Kiger; mother of David G. Kiger (Janice); sister of John Kiger and George W. Kiger Jr. (Dusty); grandmother of Stephani C. Kiger (Ryan), Brandon and the late Kourtney Scott. Memorial services were held Oct. 3, 2013 at O’Brien’s Funeral Home.

Daniel Hernon Daniel Michael Hernon, 58, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.

10/5/13

Helen Dornetto Helen Bolkovac Dornetto, 96, of Bellevue, wife of the late Dominic F. Dornetto, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Mrs. Dornetto was active in the Bellevue community. She was a volunteer at Suburban General Hospital Auxiliary for many years. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Dornetto and his wife Sharon and Dominic Dornetto and his wife Carol; her brother, Nicholas Bolkovac; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five siblings, John, Albert, Joseph and Alberta Bolkovac and Katherine McCartney.

9/21/13

Edgar Steinmark Edgar George Steinmark, 88, of Providence Point, South Hills, formerly of Bellevue, Wallingford, PA, Upper St. Clair, Wilmington, DE and Bath, OH, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in Family Hospice and Palliative Care.