Articles

2/4/11

Margaret Robinette Margaret B. "Peggy" Robinette, 83, of Sewickley, wife of the late William Alexander Robinette, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

1/28/11

Pauline Klasterka Pauline R. Yankovic Klasterka, 88, of Ross Township, wife of the late Frank E. Klasterka, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. She is survived by two children, Joane Lapsley and her husband David and Frank L. Klasterka and his wife Lisa; her sister, Anna Marie Zacharias; three grandchildren, Bill Lapsley, Frank and Katelyn Klasterka; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosemary Miller and Eleanor Hirsch.

1/22/11

Edward Sullivan Edward J. Sullivan, 82, of Avalon, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Olga "Ollie" Sullivan; his daughter, Barbara Ann Lint and her husband John of Scottdale, PA; his sister, Joan Gulizia and her husband Fred; three grandchildren, Michael "Buddy" Lint, A.J. And Christopher Sullivan; two great-granddaughters; and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Edward Barry Sullivan.

1/14/11

Anne Bookser Anne M. "Peggy" Bookser, 86, of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Pittsburgh and wife of the late Samuel D. Bookser, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. She is survived by her son, David J. Bookser and his wife Barbara; her sister, Sr. M. Cortona Owens, S.S.N.D.; two grandchildren, Megan L. and Mallory E. Bookser; her sister-in-law, Martha Owens; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, S. David Bookser Jr.; and six siblings, Grace E. Owens, Roberta McVay, Sr. M. Roberto Owens, S.S.N.D., J. Joseph Owens, Fr. Paul F. Owens and John E. Owens.

1/7/11

Margaret Milliken Margaret Ethel Thompson Dillman Milliken, 84, of Seven Fields, formerly of Ben Avon, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.

12/17/10

Betty Jane Titler Betty Jane Sharpnack Stevenson Titler, 86, of Avalon, formerly of Brownsville and Youngstown and wife of the late Eugene Stevenson and Guy Titler, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. Mrs. Titler was a registered nurse, taking care of veterans of World War II. She then worked in Ohio and at Bellevue Suburban General Hospital in the neonatal unit. She enjoyed reading, playing the slot machines and watching soap operas.

12/12/10

Earl Blankenship Earl August "Pat" Blankenship, 85, of Springfield, MO died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010.

12/3/10

Audrey Andrews Audrey E. Andrews, 91, of Brighton Heights, formerly of Warrendale, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. She is survived by four children, Barbara Hyde, Joanne Hyde, Andrew Golden and his wife Kathleen and Maureen Golden; four grandchildren, Jeff, Sherry, Jay and Afton; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Eva Andrews. Services and burial were private. Memorial contributions are suggested to Forbes Hospice. Arrangements were made by McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon.

Christine Snyder

11/26/10

William Chapman William H. Chapman, 83, of Franklin Park, formerly of Ross Township and Bellevue, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Mr. Chapman served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS LST 1059 as Seaman 1st Class in the Pacific Theatre and then in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a graduate of Robert Morris College with a degree in business. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of McKinley-Stuckrath Masonic Lodge #318 for 56 years and a member of West View VFW. He was a sports enthusiast, an avid supporter of animal conservation and an outdoorsman.

11/21/10

Helen Rooney Helen V. "Vonnie" Rooney, 95, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Pittsburgh and wife of the late Paul Rooney, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. Mrs. Rooney had been a longtime member of Annunciation Church and past president of its Christian Mothers Association. She enjoyed bowling and her card clubs. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook.

11/13/10

Verna Gray Verna R. Gray, 94, of Avalon, wife of the late Lester F. Gray, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. She is survived by two sons, Albert J. Gray and his wife Joann of Ohio Township and David R. Gray of Melbourne, FL; two siblings, Helen Guiser and Bill Euston; her grandson, Matthew D. Gray; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Meals.

11/5/10

James Gordon James A. Gordon, 85, of Ross Township, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Dolly Gordon; three children, Linda Williamson, Rev. James Gordon and Susan Dively; four grandchildren, Kristan Semmler, Matthew Williamson, Andrew Williamson and Jacklyn Prepelka; and five great-grandchildren.

11/5/10

James Gordon James A. Gordon, 85, of Ross Township, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Dolly Gordon; three children, Linda Williamson, Rev. James Gordon and Susan Dively; four grandchildren, Kristan Semmler, Matthew Williamson, Andrew Williamson and Jacklyn Prepelka; and five great-grandchildren.

10/31/10

Patricia Plazek Patricia Lenore Filkins Plazek, 79, of Bellevue, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010.

10/22/10

Rose Roehrig Rose Louise Riggs Roehrig, 85, of Walnut Creek, CA, formerly of Brighton Heights and wife of the late Chuck Roehrig, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Mrs. Roehrig was a 1943 graduate of North Allegheny High School. She had been a member of St. Cyril of Alexandria Church and a cheerleading coach. She participated in civic arts plays and church bazaars. She owned and managed Riggs Lounge and Restaurant from 1965 to 1983.

10/16/10

George Schwoegl George C. Schwoegl, 80, of Emsworth, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Mr. Schwoegl was a longtime member of Steamfitters Local 449.

10/16/10

In memoriam In memory of Robert W. Hamilton, Jan. 7, 1924 - Oct. 7, 1997. To some you are forgotten, to others a part of the past, but to us who loved and lost you, your memory will always last. Remembering you is easy, we do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. Sadly missed and loved, The Hamilton Family

George Schwoegl George C. Schwoegl, 80, of Emsworth, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Mr. Schwoegl was a longtime member of Steamfitters Local 449.

10/8/10

Louise Griffith Louise Rose Conte Griffith, 83, of Newton, MA, formerly of Monongahela and wife of the late Blair A. Griffith, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. Mrs. Griffith was a 1945 graduate of Monongahela High School and a 1949 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in journalism. She worked at West Penn Power in the public relations department, then taught for 20 years in the Franklin Regional School District. She enjoyed politics, sports, reading and crossword puzzles.

10/2/10

Lawrence Conte Lawrence A. Conte, 94, of Bellevue, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Betty Conte; two sisters, Anne and Angela; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held in North Hills Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Saturday. Arrangements were made by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon.

Lillian Stevens Lillian M. "Toots" Stevens, 95, of Oakmont, formerly of Emsworth and wife of the late Kenneth Stevens, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010.

9/24/10

Linda Fader Linda Suzanne (Rudy) Fader, 58, of Kilbuck Township, wife of John D. Fader, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Mrs. Fader loved sailing on her and her husband’s boat, the Dalliance, in the Chesapeake Bay, and was there at the time of her death. She was a gourmet cook who also loved to sew. Her hobbies included a Fortnightly Study Group and art classes.

9/17/10

Richard McKiernan Richard J. "Dick" McKiernan, 89, of Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry, formerly of Bellevue and husband of the late Barbara Hamilton McKiernan, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. Mr. McKiernan was a World War II, U.S. Navy veteran stationed aboard the U.S.S. Whale submarine. He was retired from Duquesne Light Co., where he was a supervisor.

9/10/10

Gabriel Negri Gabriel Negri, 62, of West View, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. Mr. Negri attended Bellevue High School. He worked as a stage hand for IATSE Local 3 for 20 years. He enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and building.

9/3/10

Judith California Judith Ann Papania California, 44, of Ross Township,. died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010. Mrs. California was a graduate of North Hills High School and Carnegie Mellon University. She worked as a chemical engineer for several years.

8/21/10

John Gregor John T. Gregor, 87, of Pittsburgh, husband of the late Gertrude Gregor, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 in Toledo, OH. Mr. Gregor was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, having served as a machine gun operator. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Bellevue Council #1400. He is survived by his stepdaughter, Barbara Mitchell; four siblings, George and Paul Gregor, both of Pittsburgh, Josephine Caughhorn of Toledo and Ann Bamiller of Chicago, IL; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Gregor.