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Theresa Balestrieri Theresa Balestrieri, 87, wife of the late Charles Balestrieri, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.


Rev. James Forrest Rev. James A. Forrest, 87, of Avalon, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. Rev. Forrest was a member of the Anglican Church of North America. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Forrest; four children, Robert, Gillian, Jonathan and Jennifer; his sister, Nancy Forrest Burkholder; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Sharon Woods Sharon E. Woods, 60, of Avalon, died Thursday, March 31, 2011. She is survived by two daughters, Melissa Slepski and her husband Thomas Streiff and Shannon Slepski; two brothers, Charles D. Woods and his wife Marylyn and Ronald J. Woods; her granddaughter, Jaedyn Slepski; her former husband, Glenn Slepski; and nieces and nephews. Friend were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Sunday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Edward Pritchard


The Gallery on Baum in Oakland will exhibit art selections by Avonworth junior Krystina Thomas, pictured here preparing a canvas for future work, through Feb. 20.

The pen-and-ink drawings display patterns and line work "…inspired by nature," said Krystina, whose interest in art began in elementary school where she recalls starting simply by "doodling." Kristina hopes to make a career of her art talents and plans to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore following graduation.


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


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


Dog catches Frisbee in mid-air.