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11.04.18

Mary T. (Chitti) Thackeray Mary T. (Chitti) Thackeray, 96, of Avalon, died Saturday, October 20, 2018. She was the mother to Carol McFadden, Christina Patton (Robert); grandmother to Shari Butler (Michael), Michele Fisher (Jeffrey), James Patton, Jeffrey Patton (Jennifer); great-grandmother to Zachary Patton, Joseph Fisher, John Fisher, JD, Michaela, and Mackenzie Butler. She was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Marie (Costantino) Fanto; husband, Joseph Chitti; and two brothers. Mary was a member of Church of the Assumption.

10.28.18

John M. Ropar John M. Ropar of Ross Township died Saturday, October 13, 2018. He was the husband of 46 years to Shirley Ropar; father of Cathy (Rick) Bayles, John (Eileen) Ropar, Jr., Mary Louise (the late Ron) Abbott, Chris (Barbara) Ropar, Tom (Lori) Mackiewicz, Andrea (Blaise) Champagne and Kathy (Jim) McCaffrey; grandfather of 12; great-grandfather of six; and brother of Florence (Bob) and the late Marcella, Dorothy, Chuck, Dolly and Denny.

10.20.18

Joseph Zimmer Joseph Zimmer, 66, of the North Side, died Monday, October 8, 2018. He was the son of the late Harold S. and Mary W. (Moore) Zimmer; brother of Robert Zimmer, Janice Zimmer, and Jane (Michael) Braunlich of Bellevue, Tammy (Terry) Bowman of Jackson Township and the late Harold A. "Tony", James and William "Rick" Zimmer; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Joe was employed as a custodian for many years in the North Boros and the North Side. He had two loves, fishing and gardening. Arrangements by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc.

10.13.18

James C. Braunlich James C. Braunlich, 55, of the North Hills, died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 2, 2018. He is survived survived by his wife, Kristen Braunlich; four children, Marley, Beau, James and Joseph; grandson, Jack Braunlich; mother, Diane Braunlich; brothers, Thomas and Christopher Braunlich; father-in-law, Robert Muchenski; also aunts, uncles, and cousins. James was preceded in death by his father, William Braunlich. James spent the weekend before his death with his family and friends, and he was in high spirits and surrounded by loved ones during his final days.

10.06.18

Obituaries Daniel R. Friedman Daniel R. Friedman, 33, of Emsworth, died Thursday, September, 27, 2018, after a long courageous battle with brain cancer. He was the son of Leonard Friedman and Dianne (Nick Matko) Friedman; brother of Leonard R. Friedman and step-brother of Nicholas Matko; grandson of the late Marjory and David Watkins and the late Leonard F. Friedman; nephew of David Alan Watkins, Linda Ward, Janice Markewinski, Robert K. Friedman and Ginnie Turner; cousin of Kenneth Belles; great-nephew of Janet Swanson. Daniel enjoyed the outdoors, animals, fishing and cooking.

09.30.18

Brandi Nicole Jones Brandi Nicole Jones, 26, of Bellevue, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, September 18, 2018. She was the daughter of Christine Jones and the late Bruce A. Jones; sister of Marissa Lee Jones; granddaughter of Mary Lou (Paul) Wolfarth and the late Joseph Eugene Matesic, Jr., Gladys Jones and the late John Calvin Jones; also survived by hundreds of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, great-cousins, godchildren, and lifetime friends, whom Brandi cherished dearly.

09.24.18

Lenora “Babe” Bauer Lenora “Babe” Bauer, 88, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Lenora was born July 22, 1930. Babe is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; she was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Josephine (Slonika) Zawojski; husband, Harry Bauer; brothers, Felix, Stanley, Pete, Joseph, Richard, Frank, Bernard Zawojski; sisters, Stella Ban, Josephine Rudnick, and infant sister, Dolores Zawojski.

09.08.18

Thomas J. Andracki Thomas J. Andracki, 68, of Bellevue, died Thursday, August 30, 2018. Thom, a native of Lawrenceville, had also been a former resident of Shaler Township. He was the husband of the late Amy M. (Nauer) Andracki; father of Jason Andracki and his wife, Liz of Meadville; cherished Popeye of his granddaughter, Iris V. Andracki; brother-in-law of Tim Nauer (Georgine) of Shaler Township and their family, Becca, Aaron, Rachel, Joe and George; dear friend and comrade of Mike Alexander (Sue) of Economy Borough and their children.

09.03.18

Joseph F. Stowell Joseph F. Stowell, 77, of Scottsdale, AZ, died July 10, 2018, from complications related to Alzheimer’s. He was preceded in death by Gayle, his wife of 53 years. Joe was born in Bellevue, PA to the late Joseph and Mary Stowell. After graduating from North Catholic High, Joe began his civilian career at HJ Heinz and attended University of Pittsburgh in the evenings, earning his bachelor’s degree. Upon graduating, Joe rejoined the armed forces as a member of the US Army Reserve, from which he retired after 20 years of service, with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

08.25.18

James M. Aubelle James M. Aubelle, 66, of Emsworth, formerly of Swissvale, died Friday, August 17, 2019, after a nearly five year battle with cancer. He was the son of Mary Louise Aubele and the late Regis Aubele; brother of Regis, Edward (Patty), Michael (Joyce), Paul (Sherry), Mark (Gloria), Daniel (Terri), and the late Keith. Also many loving nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Arrangements by the Thomas L. Nied Funeral Home, Inc.

Dorothy C. Vancheri Dorothy C. Vancheri, 91, of Avalon, died Saturday, August 18, 2018.

08.13.18

Virginia Ruth (Butler) Miranda Virginia “Ginny” Ruth (Butler) Miranda, 83, of Bellevue, went home to be with Jesus and her beloved husband, Jim, on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Ginny was the only child of the late James and Sophie Butler. She was preceded in death by her husband, James who passed away in 2017. She had a long and impressive career as a top-notch secretary working for a senator, a district attorney, an airline executive and retired as a public servant for Allegheny County. Ginny and Jim were active in several churches throughout the years.

07.28.18

Richard A. Barnhart Richard A. Barnhart, 82, of Bellevue, died Sunday, July 22, 2018. He was the husband of Charlotte (Schlarp) Barnhart; father of Karen (Daniel) Saunders, Donna (Nathan) Weinstein, Joanne (Stephen) Wanat and Elaine Saunders; brother of Elizabeth Outly, John (Sandra) Hart, and the late Raymond (surviving wife, Margaret) Barnhart and Marian Fitz; also survived by 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial donations are suggested to Good Samaritan Hospice. Arrangements by the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.

07.14.18

Elizabeth H. Nickeson Elizabeth H. Nickeson, 99 of Bellevue, died Friday, July 6, 2018. She was the wife of the late William F. Nickeson; and is survived by her son, Robert G. Nickeson of Natrona Heights. Elizabeth was a great lover of birds and poetry, and she showed kindness to all. She enjoyed volunteering for many organizations and community events. During her working years, she was employed as a medical transcriptionist at the former Central Medical Pavilion. Arrangements by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc.

Shirley M. Veneziale

07.07.18

Alvin W. “Al” Eck Alvin W. “Al” Eck, 77, of Avalon, formerly of Bellevue, died Sunday, July 1, 2018. He was the husband of the late Mary Lou (Wolfe) Eck; father of William Eck, Jeff (Tracey) Eck, Michelle (Tom) Darabant and the late Thomas Eck (surviving spouse, Myra), Michael Eck and Chas Laubham; also survived by companion, Janet Crossland; grandfather of Andrew Joseph, Peter, Ginny, Phillip, Chad, Fred, Julia (Zack Hubert), Andrew Dalton, Moriah and Hunter; great-grandfather of Avery and Easton Hubert.

06.23.18

Elizabeth P. Rainey A memorial service for Elizabeth P. Rainey (formerly of Plumer Avenue for over 70 years), who died December 17, 2017, will be held Wednesday, June 27. 2 p.m. at Emsworth United Presbyterian Church, 73 Hiland Ave., Emsworth 15202. Friends and neighbors are invited to bring their memories to share with the family.

Caroline “Cookie” Uzyak Caroline “Cookie” Uzyak, of Pittsburgh, died Thursday, June 14, 2018.

06.10.18

Phyllis A. Grimshaw Phyllis A. Grimshaw, 97, of Bellevue, died Friday, June 1, 2018. She was the wife of the late G.E. Grimshaw Jr., whom she missed for many years and was also preceded in death by parents John and Frances (Scherzer) Armstrong and sisters Grace Heppenstall and Jean Krepps. She is survived by children George, John and Mary (Donovan), and nieces and nephews.

05.19.18

Timothy James Richmond Timothy James Richmond, 65, of Bellevue, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018. He was the son of Leona May Richmond and the late James Kenneth Richmond; brother of Judy Richmond, Pat Brewster, and Susan Richmond; survived by nephew, Scott Payne; and many cousins. A quiet, kind man, with a tremendous work ethic to the very end. He will be missed. Memorial donations in Tim’s name are suggested to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Arrangements by D’Alessandro Funeral Home & Crematory, LTD.

John H. Ferguson

05.13.18

Mark Alan Coleman Mark Alan Coleman, 54, died Thursday, April 26, 2018. He was the husband of 26 years to Alice Coleman (Magison) of Hampton, PA; father of Megan and Alan "AJ"; son of Margaret Coleman and the late Alan Coleman; brother of Kathy (Mike) Ayling and Allison (Erwin) Benjamin. Mark enjoyed fishing and boating, walking the parks with his coonhound, Cooper, and watching the Eagles (E!) and the Phillies.

04.21.18

Marlene A. Boles Marlene A. Boles, of Crescent Township. died Tuesday, March 27, 2018. She is survived by her best friend and husband of 58 years, Bruce Boles; her children, Carol Ann Myers (Theron) of Bellevue, Diana Jodikinos (Nick) of Independence Township and Thomas Boles (Jeanette) of West Norriton, PA; six grandchildren, Nicole, Ava and Nina Jodikinos of Independence Township and Katherine, Michael and Samuel Boles of West Norriton, PA; and a great-grandson, Ryan Boles.

03.31.18

Jimmie Ray Saunders Jimmie Ray Saunders, 82, or Ross Township, died Friday, March 16, 2018. He was born in Jenks, OK, and was the son of the late Cleo Saunders and Maxine Most; husband of Bernice (Thieret) Saunders; father of James B. (Barb Fonzi) Saunders, Darrell C. Saunders, Daniel C. (Karen) Saunders, Christopher W. Saunders, Felicia Anne Saunders and Susan (Darren) Meyers; brother of the late Merna Kennedy; also survived by 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and by his beloved dog, Coco.

03.31.18

Shirley A. Kinslow Shirley A. Kinslow, 80, died March 18, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford surrounded by loved ones. Shirley is survived by her children Robert T. Kinslow, Mark A. Kinslow, Kelly M. (Eugene) Painter, Thomas E. (Sharon) Kinslow, Kevin J. (Carol) Kinslow and grandchildren Kristin (Stuart) Stevey, Shane Kinslow, Chad (Melissa) Kinslow, Amanda (John) Yurkovich, Alexa Kinslow, Zachary Kinslow, Austin Painter, Collin Painter, Jessica Kinslow, and Tiger Kinslow. She also is survived by four great grandchildren.

03.17.18

Phillip R. Cutrara Phillip R. Cutrara, 76, of Avalon, died Friday, March 9, 2018. He was the son of the late August J. Cutrara and Mary (LaMantia) Cutrara Schmitt; brother of Robert S. Cutrara, Barbara S. (Allan) Mikesell and the late James A. (Betty surviving) Cutrara; survived by nieces and nephews, Brian, Adam and Juliette; along with five great-nieces and nephews. Arrangements by the Findlay C. Wylie Funeral Home, Penn Hills.

Joanne Lundell Joanne Lundell, 86, of Ben Avon, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

03.10.18

William R. Bender William R. Bender, 90, of Avalon, died Saturday, February 17, 2018. He was the husband of the late Rita (Thieret) Bender; father of Marilyn Bender, William K. (Anne) Bender, Christine (Henry) Stephens, Joan (Larry) Kresek, Thomas J. Bender, Nancy (Dave) Roman, Loraine (late Larry) Jeter and the late Stephanie Rose Bender; brother to Mary Bender Henning, Paul Bender, Bernard Bender and the late Kenneth Bender. William was proud of his 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

03.10.18

Teresa J. (Lang) Lavery Teresa Jean (Lang) Lavery died Wednesday, February 28, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, Andy. Teresa is survived by her mother, Doris; her daughter, Madeline; her husband of 28 years, Bob; her brothers, Andy (Mark), Greg, Al (Margaret), Dave, Thom (Brigette) and Jeff (Mary-Beth); sisters, Nancy, Linda, Sherri (Richard), Nett (Wayne), Carol and Kathy; 23 nieces and nephews; and by countless friends.