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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.

8/23/13

Michael Weinzierl Michael J. Weinzierl, 55, of Ohio Twp. died Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

7/27/13

Katherine Andrews Katherine Daisy Peyton Andrews, 71, of Emsworth, died Saturday, July 13, 2013. Mrs. Andrews was retired from Oliver High School, where she had been a child care and teen parent teacher. She was a member of Bethel Assembly Church, where she was a Sunday school and prayer class teacher.

7/6/13

Ellen Clark Ellen M. Carr Clark, 83, of Emsworth, wife of the late Raymond Clark, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013. She is survived by two sons, Raymond Clark and his wife Rhonda Starkey of Westford, MA and Ed Clark and his wife Patty of Ohio Twp.; two siblings, Phyllis Fellure and Albert Carr; four grandchildren, Ashley Slaney, Chelsey, Alex and Corey Clark; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five siblings, Thomas, Edmund, Joseph and Kenneth Carr and Lois Korando.

6/21/13

Anna Mae Ettore On Sunday, June 16, 2013 Anna Mae (Eidenschenk) Ettore, of Frederick, MD, formerly of Bellevue, was taken from her beloved family to be with the Lord. She leaves behind her beloved husband Michael ,to whom she was married to for over 50 years; two daughters, Kimberly (Edward) Hock and Christina (Michael) Robinson and her only grandson Eric. She also leaves behind one niece and four nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Marie Noel.

6/14/13

Regis Miller Regis M. Miller, 81, of Avalon, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013. He is survived by two sisters, Betty Winkler and Audrey Carnahan; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four siblings, Mary Ann Aley, Joseph A. Miller, Lucille Bopp and Edwin Miller. Services and burial were private. Arrangements were made by T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills.

Esther Beighey Esther L. Beighey, 91, of Avalon, wife of the late Walter "Fred" Beighey, died Thursday, June 6, 2013. Mrs. Beighey was a member of the Red Hatters of Metowers. She enjoyed traveling and playing cards.

6/10/13

Catherine Tunney Catherine C. "Kitty" Scheidlmeier Tunney of Avalon died Thursday, May 30, 2013. She is survived by two children, Shawn Tunney and Maureen Cortazzo and her husband Patrick; four brothers, Ronald and his wife Rose, Donald, Charles and his wife Kathleen and John Scheidlmeier and his wife Sally; four grandchildren, Patrick Jr., Jack, Casey Shea and Casey Ann; and nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon. Services were private. Contributions are suggested to Forbes Hospice, 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224.

6/2/13

Mary Patricia West Mary Patricia "Pat" West, 85, of Bellevue, wife of the late Jim West, died Thursday, May 23, 2013. Mrs. West was a Robert Morris University graduate, then called a secretarial school. She worked at Suburban General Hospital. She enjoyed traveling locally and to favorite vacation destinations by bus or on cruise ships with friends.

5/27/13

Paul Hudgins Paul D. "Bubba" Hudgins, 63, of Avalon, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Mr. Hudgins was a member of Union Local #12 Sheet Metal Workers and a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church.

5/12/13

Rosalie Downs Rosalie "Rowie" Pace Downs of Brighton Heights, wife of the late James Downs, died Saturday, May 4, 2013. She is survived by five siblings, August "Ted" Pace, Jean Cej, Anthony Pace, Mary Lou Melcher and Jerry Pace; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Joseph Pace, Edward Pace, Julius Pace and William Pace and Ronnie Pace.

5/3/13

Carl Trimber Carl E. Trimber, 79, of Ross Township, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Mr. Trimber was retired as a teacher and coach at Northgate High School for more than 34 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was an avid runner. He is survived by his wife, Bette Nazzaro Trimber; two daughters, Sharon and Lisa Trimber; his sister, Margaret Dalzell; and nieces and nephews.

4/26/13

Lois Thomas Lois T. (Logue) Thomas, 83, long-time resident of Avalon, born in "Old Allegheny,” Sept. 14, 1929, passed away April 16, 2013. Lois had been a corporate executive secretary and a home maker.

4/19/13

Jane Corcoran Jane C. Riding Corcoran, 95, of Avalon, formerly of Greenfield, died Sunday, April 7, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Jayne R. Ciaramella and her husband Joe; two sisters, Dorothy Roberts and Ruth Smock; her son-in-law, Louis Gilberti; four grandchildren, Nick Ciaramella, Dena Roy and her husband Brooks, Ryan Gilberti and Alyssa Gilberti; and two great-grandchildren, Soloman and Nico. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Gilberti; and siblings.

4/12/13

Lynn Searight Jr. Lynn R. Searight, 83, of the North Side, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Joanne M. Searight; four children, Lee and Tim Searight, Lisa M. Blauch and her husband Victor and Sherri L. Searight-McKinney and her husband Bob, all of Pittsburgh; two siblings, William F. Searight and his wife Virginia and Geraldine M. Searight; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where a blessing service was held on Friday.

Vernon Connell

4/5/13

M.L. "Petey" Hager On Dec. 27, 2012 Petey passed away quietly at the age of 89 in Sykesville, MD. Her energy, enthusiasm and spirit for life will be incredibly missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave., followed by a social gathering in the fellowship room to celebrate her life.

William Smith Jr. William Claney Smith Jr., 84, of Franklin Park, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.