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07.23.10

Being an EOE (equal opportunity editorialist), it is only fair that we take a look at Avalon's proposed "excessive calls" ordinance with the same jaundiced eye used to evaluate Bellevue's "nuisance tenant" ordinance a few years ago. Both fall into the same category of well-intentioned efforts that have taken the form of terrifyingly bad laws.

06.27.15

Robert Besser Robert John Besser, 79, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Bellevue and husband of the late Betty Schiellien Besser, died Sunday, June 7,2015. Mr. Besser was a Bellevue High School and Duquesne University graduate. He is survived by two sisters, Betty Haughin of Zelienople and Mary Alice Naylor of Bradenton, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emerick and Elizabeth Pohlot Besser; and his brother, Emerick Besser. Services and burial were held in Arizona.

Carol Lee Coward

06.08.15

Russell Bookser Russell Noel Bookser, 63, of Denton, TX, formerly of Pittsburgh and the husband of the late Debra Keast Bookser, died Friday, May 22, 2015 in Presbyterian Hospital, Denton. Mr. Bookser was retired from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He was a member of Stanfield Masonic Lodge in Denton. He was a former member of Brighton Heights Lutheran Church, Laurel Gardens Volunteer Fire Co. and a social member of Sgt. Joseph D. Caskey American Legion Post #80, all in Pittsburgh.

04.25.15

James Malloy James Regis Malloy, 94, of Emsworth, died Monday, April 6, 2015. Mr. Malloy was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Duquesne Light Co. after 44 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy R. Gastner Malloy; and three children, Bonnie Bass and her husband James, Diane Barr and her husband James and Ronald Regis Malloy. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sister Mary Sheila Malloy. There was no visitation and services and burial were private. Arrangements were made by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon.

Frances Doerschner

04.25.15

Rosella Hanni Rosella Giunta Hanni, 93, of Independence Village, Frankenmuth, MI, formerly of Pittsburgh and wife of the late Anthony Giunta and Richard Hanni, died Sunday, April 12, 2015. Mrs. Hanni enjoyed reading and an occasional trip to the casino.

04.04.15

Alberta Mae Raines Alberta Mae Raines, 86, of Emsworth, died Saturday, March 14, 2015. She was the wife of 55 years to James L. Raines: mother of Bruce (Aline) Raines; grandmother of Emily, Karen and Claire. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 12, 2 p.m., at the Emsworth United Presbyterian Church, 73 Hiland Ave., Emsworth, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or to the church in memory of Alberta Raines.

Daniel Fullerton Daniel E. Fullerton, 63, of Zelienople, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

02.16.15

Deborah Lee Hartwick Deborah Lee Hartwick, age 57, of Avalon, died Feb. 5, 2015. Loving mother of Michael A. Hartwick and Daniel C. Hightower (Stefanie); dear sister of Louie and John Lamonde and Alvin Clark, adoring grandmother of Keyonna, Michael Jr., “DC”, Dante and Danica; treasured aunt and friend of many. Memorial service Thursday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. in New Life Community Church, 45 N. Fremont Ave., Bellevue, PA. 15202. Arrangements by Ball Funeral Chapel, Inc.

Georgia Augustine Georgia Marie Dorben Augustine, 77, of Ross Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.

02.07.15

Shirley Flack Orris Shirley Flack Orris, of Bellevue, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. She is survived by four children, Barbara Flack, Kathy Tait and her husband Spike, Sandy Flack, and David Flack and his wife, Sue, of Philadelphia; six grandchildren, Bryan, April David Jr., Charlie, Jackie and David. Donations are suggested to the Good Samaritan Hospice.

Gerard Mascara Sr. Gerard P. "Jerry" Mascara Sr., 55, of Glenfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

01.09.15

Scott Berger Scott W. Berger, 53, of Bellevue, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. He is survived by two siblings, Duaine Berger and his wife Sue and Robin Berger; three nieces, Anna Everitt, Rochelle Berger and Amanda Berger; his nephew, Justin Berger; the Eich family; and cousins. Friends were received at Stephen M. Brady Funeral Home, North Side, until the time of a blessing service on Monday.

William Kenny William V. Kenny, husband of the late Martha Baer Kenny and Laura Cegan Kenny, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.

06.10.13

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.

05.27.13

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.

05.03.13

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.

01.19.13

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.

01.11.13

M.L. "Petey" Hager

09.08.12

Walter Todorowski Walter E. Todorowski, 63, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Brighton Heights, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Todorowski; his mother, Frances Todorowski; and six siblings, Elaine Scorza, Mary Jean Walko, Lisa Papinchak, Donald, Daniel and Michael Todorowski.

Harry Comerer Harry S. "Hank" Comerer, 94, formerly of Emsworth and Avalon and husband of the late Bertha M. "Betty" Comerer, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

08.24.12

The family of Staff Sgt. Eric Holman -- brother Kevin, parents David and Carol, and sister Lisa -- share a photo montage after learning of Eric’s death in Afghanistan. The family formerly lived in Ohio Township, and Eric graduated from Avonworth High School.

08.24.12

Elnora (Scandrole) "Ellie" Kuder After battling complications from diabetes, she went to dance with Jesus on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, age 74, of Emsworth. Daughter of the late Louis and Erminia Scandrole. Loving mother of Deanna Kuder and Marilyn (the late Brent) Adams. Proud grandmother of Daniel and Jason. Sister of Virginia (the late Ken) Bagnato of Bemville, formerly of Willock, and the late Ruth (Max) Brown. Also survived by nieces, Marisa and Lisa, and nephew, Richard.

08.17.12

Vera Wolfe Vera Margaret Wolfe, 88, of Glenfield, wife of the late George William Wolfe, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 in Masonic Village in Sewickley. Mrs. Wolfe was a member of St. Mary Church in Glenfield.

07.06.12

Dale Gilliland Dale Alexander Gilliland, 79, of Bellevue, died Thursday, June 28, 2012.

06.30.12

Wilbert McSteen Wilbert (Will) Regis McSteen, formerly of Ross Township, 87, went to his Lord on June 13, 2012 at Valley Care Masonic Center, Sewickley.

06.08.12

Brother Harry Dierks Brother Harry Paschal Dierks, OFM, 82, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Brother Harry was a member of Franciscan Friars, St. John the Baptist Province. He ministered at St. Anthony Friary in Uniontown, PA, St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, PA, the former Franciscan House of Evangelization in Pittsburgh and Holy Family Friary in Avalon. He is survived by three siblings, Rosemarie Sacharnski, LaVerne Dierks and Thomas Dierks, all of Union City, NJ; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Catherine Dierks.

04.28.12

Craig Thomas Slavicek On Saturday, April 21, 2012, age 21 of Girdwood, AK, formerly of Bellevue and Floyd, VA. Beloved son and step-son of Thomas and Jennifer Slavicek; Brother of Alexis Riedell and Zoe Slavicek; Step-brother of Daniel and Adam Bistrican; Grandson of Nancy Schoen; Step-grandson of Glen and Kathy Wissner and Ginny Peterson; Nephew of Adelle (Sissy) Slavicek Nichols, Brandy Caskey, Duane Slavicek and Maureen O'Donnell. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Diana Duffy.

04.20.12

Mary Lou (Montgomery) Kern

04.07.12

By JIM RUMBLE

The Avonworth softball team finally broke into the win column this past Tuesday with a section victory at Carlynton 8-6.

Freshman pitcher Sydney Smith pitched a complete game and got the win, collecting 10 strike-outs while surrendering four walks.

The Lady ‘Lopes' offensive effort was led by senior Ali Chambers with three hits followed by Smith's two.

The game remained close throughout until Avonworth went ahead 8-5 in the fifth inning. The Cougars scored a run in the final inning, but Smith shut the door to seal the win.