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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.

1/11/13

M.L. "Petey" Hager

1/6/13

Anthony R. Bisese Anthony R. Bisese of Ross Township, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Dearest husband of 66 years to Phyllis (DeRubbo) Bisese; loving father of David J. Bisese (Lisa) and Amy B. Keener (Scott); brother of Joseph Bisese, Charles Bisese, and the late Robert Bisese and Laura Hubbard; loving grandfather of Stephanie, Emily, and Kimberly; step-grandfather of Kellsie. Friends were received Sunday at T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills, where a Blessing Service was held Monday at 11 a.m. Tony was an avid golfer at North Park Golf Course.

1/6/13

Anthony R. Bisese Anthony R. Bisese of Ross Township, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Dearest husband of 66 years to Phyllis (DeRubbo) Bisese; loving father of David J. Bisese (Lisa) and Amy B. Keener (Scott); brother of Joseph Bisese, Charles Bisese, and the late Robert Bisese and Laura Hubbard; loving grandfather of Stephanie, Emily, and Kimberly; step-grandfather of Kellsie. Friends were received Sunday at T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills, where a Blessing Service was held Monday at 11 a.m. Tony was an avid golfer at North Park Golf Course.

12/21/12

Donna Wollen Donna Wollen (Vuksic) passed peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Wife of James, loving mother of Cheryl (Koehler) Delanko, Robert Koehler III, grandmother of Robert Koehler IV, Michael Koehler and Matthew Delanko (deceased). Memorial to be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Thomas M. Smith Funeral Home & Crematory Ltd., Blawnox.

Lillian Shaughnessy Lillian Daubman Shaughnessy, 91, of Bethel Park, formerly of Brighton Heights and wife of the late Melvin J. Daubman Sr. and Albert Shaughnessy, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

12/14/12

Kathleen Dunn Kathleen Ann "Kathy" Walsh Dunn, 72, of Waxhaw, NC, formerly of Bellevue, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 in Hospice House of Union County, Monroe, NC. Mrs. Dunn enjoyed reading. She is survived by her husband, Joseph T. Dunn; four sons, Buddy Dunn and his wife Elizabeth and Patrick Dunn and his wife Callie, all of Seattle, WA, Christopher Dunn and his wife Sara of Downingtown, PA and Kevin Dunn and his wife Heather of Pataskala, OH; two siblings, Joe Walsh and Jane Walsh, both of Santa Cruz, CA; and eight grandchildren.

12/7/12

Dennis Michaels Dennis J. Michaels, 65, of Ross Township, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Mr. Michaels was a retired audit supervisor for the Liquor Control Board. He is survived by his wife, Janet Olszewski Michaels; three children, Stephanie Ondo and her husband Ron, Dennis Michaels and his wife Jessica and Elizabeth Michaels and her husband Jason Manse; and five grandchildren, Anthony and Natalie Ondo, Dennis Michaels III, Bradley Michaels and Lola Manse. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Sophie Michaels.

12/2/12

Frank E. Hirsch Frank E. Hirsch of Marshall Township, formerly of Bellevue, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. He leaves his wife, Lori (Rodgers) Hirsch; children, Amanda L., James J. and Frank R. Hirsch; his parents, James "Chub" and Mary Ann "Boots" Hirsch. he was the brother of Kim E. Motycka (Steve), Amy K. O'Niell (Leo), and the late Patrick J. Hirsch and his surviving spouse, Jane; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Ferdinand Church.

Verne Maus