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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.

3/29/13

Susan Banas Susan M. Benko Banas, wife of the late Joseph B. Hlister and Vincent P. Banas, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

3/22/13

Rita Lepore Rita D. Parey (Parisi) Lepore, 82, wife of the late Robert A. Lepore, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

3/15/13

Sarah Neuherz Sarah Kathleen Beggs Neuherz, 85, of Avalon, died Saturday, March 9, 2013. Mrs. Neuherz worked as a military secretary. She was a telephone operator for many years. She is survived by eight children, Linda, Steve and his wife Lynn, John, Mark and his wife Debbie, Thomas and his wife Nancy, Timothy, Robert and his wife Debbie and Gerald; her sister, Joyce Winn; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, James and Joseph Neuherz.

3/8/13

Helen McNamara Helen Clare Weinman McNamara, 87, of Bellevue, wife of the late Francis J. McNamara, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Mrs. McNamara was past regent of CDA #664, Court Allegheny. She worked at North Suburban Adult Services and the North Boroughs YMCA. She is survived by five children, Beverly A. Hulick of Texas, James F. McNamara of Verona, Patrick D. McNamara of Alaska, Theresa M. Pfeffer of Texas and Mary L. Palmer of England; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward C. Weinman.

3/1/13

Marianne Manjerovic Marianne P. Manjerovic, 57, of Bellevue, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Ms. Manjerovic enjoyed traveling. She is survived by five siblings, Doug Manjerovic and his wife Judy of Middlesex, Carol Prasko and her husband John of Ross Township, Kelly Ostlund, Chris Manjerovic and John Douglas; her dog, Dudley; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue, where a blessing service was held on Monday.

Marjorie Sommers Marjorie A. Sommers, 71, of West View, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.

2/22/13

Ted Christ Ted D. Christ, 79, of Brighton Heights, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Mr. Christ was co-owner of Christ Printing for 38 years. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Seitz Christ; two children, Sandra Christ and Dale Christ and his wife Kristen; his brother, Wayne Christ; two grandchildren, Michelle and Alea Christ; and his cat, Junior. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Hilda Virginia Barbin Christ; and his sister, Sharon Whiteford.

2/15/13

Herbert Gibson Herbert L. Gibson, 94, of Avalon, formerly of Lawrenceville and husband of the late Vera Corfield Gibson, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.

2/8/13

Barbara Kull Barbara K. Kull, 71, of Brighton Heights, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. She is survived by her brother, Dave Kull; and her cat, Jack. Visitation and burial were private. A memorial service will be held later. Donations are suggested to a favorite animal charity. Arrangements were made by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon. Virginia Cyburt Virginia W. Miller Cyburt, 95, of Ross Township, wife of the late Henry F. Cyburt, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.

2/4/13

Nancy Brooks Nancy Jean Brooks, 76, of Kilbuck Township, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Mrs. Brooks was a summa cum laude graduate of Duquesne University. She was an administrator and educator at Eden Christian Academy for 15 years. She is survived by her husband, M. Richard Brooks; two sons, Richard L. Brooks and his wife Donna and Ronald Charles Brooks and his wife Lynda; five siblings, Virginia Held, Karen Miller, Kathryn Nordorff, Jim and John Kirch; and three grandchildren, Richard L. II, Dayna J. and David Brooks.

1/25/13

Nan Wittler Nan Kelley Wittler, 57, of Ohio Township, formerly of Binghampton, NY and Allentown, PA, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 in Good Samaritan Hospice House, Wexford. Mrs. Wittler was president of her company, Hugs & Wishes, Inc., a porcelain doll company, from 1990 until 2001. She had constructed and hand-painted collectible dolls. She crocheted chemo caps and afghans and made stained glass creations. She worked as a claims specialist.

1/19/13

Elsie Scialabba Elsie L. Macaluso Scialabba, 100, of Cohasset, MA, formerly of Metowers in Avalon and wife of the late Sam Scialabba, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in Sunrise Assisted Living in Cohasset. Mrs. Scialabba was a longtime member of the Church of the Assumption.