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09.20.15

Dolores Stapanik Dolores "Dolly" Stapanik died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Hardesty; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rozalia Stapanik; and four siblings, Mary Louise Wisniowski, John Stapanik, Agnes Kosinski and Helen Westover. Friends were received at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in Risen Lord Church on Friday. Joanne Searight Joanne M. Searight, 81, of Brighton Heights, wife of the late Lynn R. Searight, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

09.12.15

Paul Glevicky Jr. Paul A. Glevicky Jr., 78, of Brighton Heights, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. He worked in the steel industry for 47 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and playing bingo.

07.13.15

Dr. James V. Jordan Dr. James V. Jordan, 72, of Bellevue, died July 6, 2015. Mr. Jordan practiced law for many years from his office in Bellevue. He was the beloved husband of the late Sara "Sally" Jordan; son of the late Harry and Mary Jordan; brother of Harry and the late William Jordan; uncle of Jessica and Meggan. Visitation will be held Friday, July 10, 2-8 p.m. at Thomas P. Kunsak Funeral Home, Brighton Heights. A Blessing Service will be held Saturday, july 11, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment at Greenwood memorial Park, Lower Burrell.

06.08.15

Craig Dickson Craig Bruce Dickson, 63, of Emsworth, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Mr. Dickson was a 1970 graduate of Avonworth High School. He enjoyed music, cars, motorcycles and a good cheeseburger. He is survived by his partner, Jeanne McMahan and her daughter, Lesley Allison and her husband Harry; and his brother, Joel Dickson and his wife Carolyn. Friends were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 100 West Station Square Dr., #1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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.

05.02.15

Robert Adams Robert C. Adams, 68, of Emsworth, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Mr. Adams was a teacher and principal/administrator in the North Hills School District for 33 years. He was a local registrar for the PA Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records for the past 18 years.

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

01.25.15

Neil Richey Neil M. Richey, 84, of Ross Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Mr. Richey served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged, he worked for over 40 years in the grocery business and then for another 20 years working for his son in the automotive repair industry.

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.

05.18.14

The effects of legislative redistricting will be apparent in the May 20 primary election, and especially for voters in Avalon and Bellevue.

The two communities have been absorbed into the 20th Legislative District, which encompasses West View, parts of Ross Township, Brighton Heights and other areas of the North Side, as well as Lawrenceville. With the changes, the 20th District becomes less a City of Pittsburgh district and more evenly divided between the city and its closest suburbs to the north.

03.16.14

Helen Fabina Helen Fabina, 91, of Bellevue, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. She is survived by four nephews, Frank DiCicco and his wife Sue, Larry DiCicco and his wife Patti, Marc DiCicco and his wife Donual and Paul DiCicco and his wife Liz; and grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Fabino; her sister, Anna DiCicco; her nephew, Matthew; and her niece, Michelle. There was no visitation. Arrangements were made by Stephen M. Brady Funeral Home, North Side.

David McKnight Jr.

02.15.14

Rev. Doyle Snyder Rev. Doyle H. Snyder, 86, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 in Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople.

02.01.14

Killian Duffy Killian M. "Kelly" Duffy died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. She is survived by five siblings, Kenneth M. Duffy of California, Kieren Duffy-Gibson and her husband Rich, Keven M. Duffy and his wife Pam, Kimberly M. Duffy and her husband Michael and Kristin M. Duffy-McDaniel and her husband Keith; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Mary Beth Duffy.

01.17.14

"As I sat at my high school graduation, listening to our class valedictorian speak about the lines on the wall, I looked around and wondered how the 69 of us would turn out. Truly a magical number for a public high school graduating class those days, a public high school in the suburbs of a major city, at that. Christina, the valedictorian, was obviously speaking metaphorically about the mortar lines that ran through the bricks of our high school walls. As we choose different paths in our lives, she said, our choices dictate how we end up.

01.04.14

Dorthy Dorman Dorthy G. (Gercken) Dorman, 93, of West View, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. She was the loving wife of the late Lawrence C. Dorman; beloved mother of June (Harry) Bolette and Nancy (Martin) Tranquada; grandmother of Fiona, Andrew, Hazel, Eileen, Colin, John, Justin, and Adam; great-grandmother of Luke and Joey. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, June; and her brother, Joseph. Friends were received Monday at 6 p.m. for a memorial service in the H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., Ross Township.

Samuel Stroh

11.10.13

Mary Ann Bellin Mary Ann Bellin, 82, of Bellevue, formerly of Shadyside and wife of the late Clyde A. Bellin, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. She is survived by five children, Lisa Froehlich and her husband Ron, Thomas Bellin, Paula Salas and her husband Oscar, Cynthia Zingaro and her husband Joseph and Timothy Bellin; her sister, Clara Josephites; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. There was no visitation. Arrangements were made by Walter J. Zalewski Funeral Home, Lawrenceville.

Lolita Chase

11.02.13

Three Bellevue Council seats left undecided after the primary election will be filled by voters who go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

In the borough’s first ward, two seats are open, and only one incumbent is on the ballot.Current council member Kathy Coder is joined on the Republican ballot by Megan Swackhammer. The Democratic ticket features Henry Lenard and Mike Braunlich. In The third ward, incumbent Democrat Lynn Tennant Heffley is running against Republican Grant Saylor. first ward

11.02.13

A field of seven candidates -- four Republicans and three Democrats -- will provide voters with lots of choices to fill four vacant seats on Ben Avon Council.

Only two of the candidates -- Democrat Richard White and Republican Brian Tokar -- are incumbents.

11.02.13

Three Bellevue government veterans are hoping to be elected mayor of Bellevue in next week’s general election, but you’ll find only two names on the official ballot.

Although current Bellevue Council member Jane Braunlich lost the primary Democratic nomination to Paul Cusick, she is now running a write-in campaign that will pit her and Cusick against former council member Joe Scioscia Jr. on the Republican ticket.

11.02.13

Although school board races are often wrapped up in the primary, thanks to candidate cross-filing, that wasn’t the case in Avalon and Bellevue, where three candidates received nominations on both the Democrattic and Republican ballots, while two others captured only one party’s nomination.

Running on both tickets are Jennifer McWilliams, Amy Joy Robinson and Lisa Saylor. Bryan Johnston will appear only on the Democratic ballot, and Daniel Klicker only on the GOP ballot.

09.21.13

Edgar Steinmark Edgar George Steinmark, 88, of Providence Point, South Hills, formerly of Bellevue, Wallingford, PA, Upper St. Clair, Wilmington, DE and Bath, OH, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in Family Hospice and Palliative Care.

08.23.13

Michael Weinzierl Michael J. Weinzierl, 55, of Ohio Twp. died Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

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.

05.19.13

Two Bellevue government veterans will face off in the Democratic nomination for mayor in the May 21 primary.

Under Bellevue's home rule charter, the mayor's primary duties are to present a budget to council, and to oversee the police department.

Democrats will choose between current council member Jane Braunlich, and former mayor and current borough treasurer Paul Cusick. Braunlich now holds one of the first ward council seats formerly held by Cusick for two terms, before he was elected mayor for two terms. Braunlich has been a member of Bellevue Council for the past six years.