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Bogus
Frank R. Bogus, 83, of North Braddock died April 11, 2001. 
Mr. Bogus was a streetcar operator for Pittsburgh Railway and later retired as a bus driver for Port Authority. 
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. 
A member of Good Shepherd Church, he belonged to its choir and Men's Club and was a Eucharist minister and visitor to patients in Braddock Hospital. 
Surviving are his wife, Ann Kaclik Bogus; his children, Ralph Bogus of Penn Township and Darlene Hoover of Turtle Creek; a sister, Mildred Bogus;several nieces and nephews; and four grandchildren. 

Carr
Gertrude J. Carr, 75, of Braddock Hills died April 9, 2001, in Forbes Regional Hospital. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Carr; a sister, Marie Carr; a brother, Joseph Byers; and a great-grandson. 
Surviving are her children, Paul Carr Jr. of Texas, Michael Carr of North Versailles, David Carr of West Virginia, Madeleine Carr of New Kensington and Phyllis Holler of North Versailles; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home. 
Interment was at St. Augustine Cemetery. 

Castro
Hilbert "Chick" Castro, 76, of Braddock Hills died April 12, 2001, in Forbes Hospice. 
Born Jan. 8, 1925, in North Braddock, he was the son of Manuel and Benigna Esteban Castro. 
Mr. Castro was a retired head of maintenance for Jemeco of New York. 
Surviving are his wife, Helen Raganchik Castro; his son, Gilbert Castro; stepson, Kurt Raganchik; sister, Celia Clugston; brothers, Manuel and Alexander Castro; and two grandsons. 
Friends were received at Ronald V. Lucas Funeral Home. 
Interment was at William Penn Memorial Cemetery. 

Clark
Earl R. "Skinney" Clark, 69, of North Versailles died April 14, 2001. 
Mr. Clark, a well-known country and western musician, was a retired employee with 32 years of service in Mayview State Hospital's transportation department. 
He was a vocalist and electric and acoustic guitar player who performed for 20 years at WWVA. 
Mr. Clark performed with many headliners, including Merle Haggard, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and played for many years with the Country Harmony Boys. 
He later formed his own band, The Country Caravan. 
An amputee, Mr. Clark played many benefit concerts for Mayview State Hospital, veterans hospitals and disabled people. 
Mr. Clark played golf with the Over the Hill Gang of East McKeesport and with his best friend of 30 years, Elroy Face. 
Surviving are his wife, Irene Clark; his children, Mary of California, Larry of McMurray, Jody of Reno, Nev., Barry Clark of Georgia, and Kathy Mantia of Brookline; a brother, Robert Clark; and sisters, Geraldine Daniels and Wanda Clark. 
Arrangements were handled by Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home. 
Interment was at Brush Run Cemetery. 

Fink
Garnet Maxine Guyaux Fink, 80, of Harrison City died April 9, 2001, in Manor Care Health Center. 
Born April 17, 1920, in Turtle Creek, she was the daughter of Allen and Elizabeth Hall Wilson. 
Mrs. Fink was a member of Degree of Honor Lodge 23 in Turtle Creek.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Guyaux; her second husband, James Fink; a son, Donald Guyaux; a sister, Verna Walker; and brothers, Jack and Mortimer Wilson. 
Surviving are her daughter, Marcelyn Woodcock of Indiana Wells, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Helen Guyaux of North Versailles; stepdaughter, Anna Belle Anderson of Jeannette; stepsons, James Fink of California and Roy Fink of Irwin; four brothers, Clyde Wilson, Charles Wilson, Howard Wilson and Wayne Walker; two sisters, Janet Petrone and Aileen Cavicchia; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home. 
Interment was at Round Hill Cemetery. 

Hykes
Rolland T. Hykes, 86, of Export died April 8, 2001. 
Born May 20, 1914, in Coshocton, Ohio, he was the son of Thomas and Emily Frush Hykes. 
Mr. Hykes was a retired steel worker with more than 36 years of service at U.S.Steel Carrie Furnace in Rankin. 
He was a member of Forbes Trail Lodge F&AM 738 and Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Export , where he sang in the choir for many years. 
During World War II, he served as a captain in the Army Air Corps. 
He was an avid gardener and poet and a volunteer for the MC2 in Murrysville. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by seven siblings. 
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Winifred Peterson Hykes; sons, David of Trafford, John of Glastonbury, Conn., James of Wilkins and Robert Hykes of Export; a daughter, Elizabeth Hykes of Willow Springs, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Edwin N. Wolfe Funeral Home. 
Service was at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Export with the Rev. Gregory Held officiating. 
Interment was at Restland Memorial Park. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Association, Laurel Mountain Chapter, 1011 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, Pa. 15601. 

Joseph
Johanna R. Joseph, 68, formerly of Braddock, died April 12, 2001, at Forbes Regional Hospital. 
Born May 24, 1933, in Brad-dock, Mrs. Joseph was the daughter of Frank and Mary Cortese. 
Surviving are her husband, John Joseph; her children, Denise, John, Deborah and David Joseph; a sister, Bernadette Rockovich; and four grandchildren. 
Arrangements were handled by Ronald V. Lucas Funeral Home. 

Straw
A. James Straw, 61, of Monroeville died April 13, 2001, at West Penn Hospital. 
Born in Braddock, he was a retired tool and die maker with Westinghouse. 
Surviving are his wife, Velma Straw; a son, A. James Straw Jr.; and a grandchild. 
Friends were received at Gene H. Corl Funeral Home. 
Services were at St. Bernadette Church. 
Interment was at Good Shepherd Cemetery.

Robertson
Verne H. Robertson, 78, of Monroeville died July 23, 2001. 
Born in Turtle Creek, he was the son of George and Catherine (Kautz) Robertson. 
Mr. Robertson was a postal worker for 40 years in the Turtle Creek and Monroeville post offices. 
He was a veteran of World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise (DeBray) Robertson. 
Surviving are his stepchildren, Anita Clark and Cathy Holland; brothers, George and Ben Robertson; sisters, Margaret Bailie and Leona Robert-son; five grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. 
Friends were received at Jobe Funeral Home. 
Services were held at First Baptist Church of Monroeville. 

Soxman
Thomas Joseph Soxman, 57, of Penn Hills died July 24, 2001. 
He was the son of Thomas Soxman and the late June Rose (Fisher) Soxman. 
Mr. Soxman was the owner of Soxman Funeral Homes, Roth and Morasco chapels. 
He graduated with a degree in psychology from John Carrol University. 
Mr. Soxman served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. 
He went on to graduate from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1971. 
Originally, he was employed by Waples Funeral Home in East Liberty. 
Mr. Soxman formed a partnership in 1978 at Morasco Chapel and another in 1979 at Roth Chapel. 
He was a certified funeral service practitioner, certified preplanning consultant and an ambassador for Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. 
Mr. Soxman was a member of National Foundation for Mortuary Care, National Funeral Directors Association and Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, and served two terms as president of Allegheny County Funeral Directors Association. 
He was a founding member of Professional Funeral Planners Association and received the Pursuit of Excellence Eagle Award from National Funeral Directors Association in 1999 and 2000. 
Mr. Soxman also was recognized as a lifetime member in "Strathmore's Who's Who" which is limited to those who demonstrate leadership in their profession. 
His community memberships included Kiwanis Club of Penn Hills, YMCA board of directors, Knights of Columbus No. 4242, Penn Hills Chamber of Commerce and Penn Hills Planning Commission. 
Mr. Soxman was president of the board for Plum Senior Citizens Center; a member of Universal Golf League, Universal Loyal Order of Moose and American Legion Post 351; a past board member of Camp Shining Arrow; and a volunteer fireman for the Churchill VFD and Penn Hills VFD No. 5. 
As a member of St. John the Baptist Church, he served as Eucharistic minister and on the pastoral council. 
Surviving are his wife, Donna Soxman; his sons, Brian and Mark Soxman; siblings, Nikki and Phil Blough of Rhode Island; and 10 nieces and nephews. 
Friends were received at Soxman Funeral Homes Mor-asco Chapel. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of one's choice. 

Hopkins
William B. Hopkins, 83, of Chalfant, died July 25, 2001. 
Surviving are his daughter, Lynn Hopkins; and sisters, Margaret Morrow and Eliza-beth Patton. 
Private arrangements were handled by Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home. 

Marzano
Elizabeth M. Marzano, 92, of North Huntingdon, formerly of East McKeesport, died July 29, 2001, in Briarcliff Pavilion. 
Born Nov. 17, 1908, in Pitts-burgh, she was the daughter of Generosa and Catherine (Rus-so) Foglia. 
She was a former employee of Breakfast Cheer Coffee. 
Mrs. Marzano was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Marzano; eight sisters; and a brother. 
Surviving are her daughters, Saletta Westbrook of Casselber-ry, Fla., and Elizabeth Gilmore of Trafford; a son, Peter Marzano of Wall; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home. 
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. 
Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery. 

Kellogg
F. Dwight Kellogg died July 28, 2001. 
Surviving are his wife, Mary Kellogg; his daughter, Meghan Passalinqua and her husband, Michael; a son, Maxwell Kellogg; a sister, Susan Keating; and three grandchildren. 
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Kellogg residence. 
A memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Beulah Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Alice Petersen officiating. 
Interment will be in Beulah Church Cemetery. 
Arrangements were handled by Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home. 
Memorial donations are suggested to East Liberty Family Health Care Center, 7171 Churchland St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15206. 

Raci
Jean A. Raci, 80, formerly of Monroeville, died July 26, 2001. 
Surviving are her husband, Joseph Raci; her children, Suzanne McColloch of Forest Hills, Lorraine Kreahling of New York City and Edward Kreahling of St. Leonard, Md.; and three grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Gene Van Horn Funeral Home. 
Mass was celebrated at St. Bernadette Church. 

Brletic
Millie Brletic, 86, of Turtle Creek died July 27, 2001. 
Born in North Braddock, she was the daughter of Frank and Agnes (Spritz) Knapp. 
Mrs. Brletic was a homemaker and member of Frank DiNinno Council No. 70 Sons of Columbus of America. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Brletic. 
Surviving are her daughters, Marlyn Marusko of Turtle Creek and Janet Blend of North Versailles; a brother, Charles Knapp; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Jobe Funeral Home. 
Interment was at Churchill Cemetery. 

Santoro
Nicholas P. Santoro, 84, died July 24, 2001. 
Mr. Santoro was the former owner of Percy's Sandwich Shop on Lincoln Avenue. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Angeline (Persichetti) Santoro. 
Surviving are his daughter, Gloria McNavish of Wilkins; a brother, Sam Santoro; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Charles W. Trenz Funeral Home. 
Mass was celebrated at St. Bernadette Church. 
Interment was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. 

Stocker
Elizabeth F. Stocker, 84, formerly of Forest Hills, died July 25, 2001. 
Mrs. Stocker was a former employee of the accounting firm of Ernest Lawrence. 
Surviving are her husband, Harry Stocker; her children, Thomas Stocker of Denver, Jean Nielson of Mesa, Ariz., Robert Stocker of Greenville, S.C., Blair Stocker of Washington, Pa., and Grace Casey of Collingswood, N.J.; a brother, Samuel Frazier; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. 
Friends were received at Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home. 
Interment was at Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park.

Bonay
Mary Lou Bonay, 55, of Forest Hills died Oct. 13, 2001. 
Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of John and Anna Marie Bonay. 
Ms. Bonay was a former employee of the Military Entrance Processing Station at the Federal Building in Pittsburgh. 
Surviving are her brothers, John of Harrison City, Larry of Wilkes-Barre and Thomas Bonay of Washington; and a sister, Barbara Humeniuk of Forest Hills. 
Friends were received at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home. 
Mass was celebrated at St. Maurice Church. 
Interment was at St. Bar-bara Cemetery in Penn Township. 

Chernega
Mary M. Chernega, 83, of East Pittsburgh died Oct. 17, 2001. 
Mrs. Chernega was a retired employee of the University of Pittsburgh Dental School. 
She was a social member of East Pittsburgh VFW Post 5008. 
Mrs. Chernega was preceded in death by her husbands, Norman Kull and Michael Chernega; and a brother, John Sherry. 
Surviving are her sister, Theresa Sherry of Turtle Creek; and dear fiends, Dottie and Joe Thomas and family of North Huntingdon and Darlene and Bill Young of Apollo. 
Friends were received at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home. 
Interment was at Penn-Lincoln Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15206. 

Homa
Clover Mary Homa, 88, of Turtle Creek died Oct. 21, 2001. 
Mrs. Homa was a past president of Confraternity of the Holy Rosary at St. Colman Church, a founding member of Turtle Creek AARP No. 1391 and a member of Catholic Daughters of America at St. Colman. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Homa Jr. 
Surviving are her children, Beverly Homa, Barbara Mc-Cabe, Blair Homa, Bonita Hills and Bernadette Spigle, all of Turtle Creek; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Jobe Funeral Home. 
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Colman. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Colman Roman Catholic Church, Turtle Creek, Pa. 15145. 

Pika
William A. Pika, 87, of Forest Hills died Oct. 15, 2001. 
Mr. Pika was a former justice of the peace in Forest Hills. 
A World War II veteran, he had been a member of Forest Hills Rotary Club. 
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Sarah Pika; his daughters, Shirley Istanish and Lynda Sorch; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home. 
Interment was at William Penn Memorial Park. 

Tomasic
Nicholas "Nick" Tomasic, 86, of North Braddock died Oct. 16, 2001. 
Mr. Tomasic was a retired employee of Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh. 
He was a member of Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge No. 736. 
Mr. Tomasic was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Kresich) Tomasic; and brothers, Stephen and George Tomasic. 
Surviving are his children, Nicholas Tomasic of Plum and Adrianne Tomasic of North Braddock; and two grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home. 
Interment was at Mononga-hela Cemetery. 

Yates
Doris E. Yates, 70, of Wilkins died Oct. 18, 2001. 
Surviving are her husband, Albert Yates; her children, Theresa Fedigan of Punxsutawney, Larry Yates of Ocean City, Md., Tony Yates of East Pittsburgh, Debbie Povanda of New Alexandria, Kimberly Deitz of Butle and Carmen Yates of West Newton; a sister, Ruby Morris; brothers, Ray and Harry Halstead; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Jobe Funeral Home. 

Yusko
Joseph A. Yusko, 72, of North Versailles died Oct. 17, 2001. 
Mr. Yusko was a retired em-ployee of USX in Homestead and later worked at Cauley Detective Agency in the PPG Building. 
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. 
During the 1960s and '70s, he was recognized as a local playwright. His works were performed at local theaters including Pittsburgh Playhouse, McKeesport Little Theatre and White Barn Theatre, and he was awarded a Golden Quill for one of his works. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosella (Jugan) Yusko. 
Surviving are his daughter, Lynn Thielet of North Versailles; and four grandchildren. 
Arrangements were handled by Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home. 
Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph Church. 
Memorial donations are suggested to Forbes Hospice, Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15206.

Erhard
Jean C. Erhard, 80, of Forest Hills died July 31, 2002. 
Mrs. Erhard was a member of OES No. 35 and past president of AARP No. 602. 
Surviving are her husband, Ralph Erhard; her children, Dr. David of Dayton, Paul of Alexandria, Va., Robert of Plum and Martha Hellien of Kittanning; and seven grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home. 
A service was held at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dirk Lesnett officiating. 
Interment was at Uniondale Cemetery in Pittsburgh. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Masonic Village at Sewickley, 1000 Masonic Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143. 

Friend
Helen G. (Cifranik) Friend, 80, of North Braddock died July 31, 2002. 
Mrs. Friend was a former employee of Union Switch & Signal in Swissvale. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Friend; her daughter, Judith Skover; stepson, David Friend; and sister, Mary Milchick. 
Surviving are her son, Larry Friend; stepson, William Friend; stepdaughters, Eileen Prosser and Judy Casper; brother, Pete Cifranik; sister, Lillian Mulligan; and nine grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home. 
Mass was celebrated at St. Helen Church, Holy Cross Parish. 
Interment was at Braddock Catholic Cemetery. 

Knox
Evelyn Marian Knox, 74, of North Huntingdon died Aug. 3, 2002. 
Born June 22, 1928, in Dravosburg, she was the daughter of Edward Joseph and Marian Evelyn (Sandusky) Craven. 
Surviving are her husband, Alvin Knox of North Versailles; sons, Alvin of Turtle Creek, Keith of White Oak and Bobby Knox of North Versailles; daughters, Jodie Young of Trafford and Donna Wankulitz of North Versailles; brothers, Edward and Robert Craven; sisters, Donald Teck and Barbara Craven; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Friends will received the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, where a service will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday). 
Interment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. 

Labi
John R. "Keesh" Labi, 89, of Monroeville died Aug. 4, 2002. 
Born Sept. 26, 1912, in Wilmerding, he was the son of Steven and Catherine (Murdoch) Labi. 
He was a retired storeroom clerk for Westinghouse Airbrake. 
Mr. Labi served with the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. 
He was a life member of Monroeville Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3, where he formerly had served as treasurer. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Mike and Sam Labi; and a sister, Mary Wallace. 
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Jean (Shamay) Labi; daughters, Bonnie Wittenberg of Annandale, Va., Cathy Dawn Labi of Monroeville and Amy Jo Carando of New Castle; sisters, Rose Labi and Ann Waymen; and mother-in-law, Betty Shamay of Monroeville. 
Arrangements were handled by Alfieri Funeral Home, where a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday). 

Proctor
Katherine Proctor, 62, of Irwin, formerly of Circleville, died July 31, 2002. 
Born Oct. 20, 1939, in Mineral, Va., she was the daughter of John and Bessie (Butler) Totin of Plum. 
Mrs. Proctor was a retired assembler at Respironics. 
She was a member of Norwin Nazarene Church and an avid country line dancer. 
Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Duane Proctor; sons, Duane of Turtle Creek and Michael Proctor at home.; a brother, Bud Totin of North Huntingdon ; a sister, Betty Guyaox; and a grandchild. 
Arrangements were handled by Shirley-Kukich Funeral Home. 
Interment was at Restland Memorial Park. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Greater Pittsburgh Hospice Center. 

Rudge
Robert Rudge Sr., 76, of Penn Hills died July 27, 2002. 
He was born in Swissvale. 
Mr. Rudge was a retired heavy equipment operator. 
He was a Marine Corps veteran. 
Surviving are his wife, Alberta (Elcock) Rudge; his sons, Robert Jr. and Richard Rudge; a sister, Mildred Rudge; and four grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Soxman Funeral Homes. 
Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery. 

Schultz
Joseph J. Schultz Jr., 81, of Churchill, formerly of Ocala, Fla., and Braddock, died July 31, 2002. 
Mr. Schultz was a longtime volunteer fireman in North Braddock. 
Surviving are his wife, Florence Schultz; his children, Suzanne Ives, Marcia Dulin and Jeffrey Dulin; sisters, Caroline Simon, Louise Cain, Anne Rodgers and Helen Halchak; and three grandchildren. 
Arrangements, were handled by Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home. 
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 10, at St. Colman Church with the Rev. James Kunkle officiating. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Association, Pittsburgh Chapter, 1 Station Square, The Landmark Building, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. 

Sgourakis
Susan Ann Sgourakis, 37, of Forest Hills died Aug. 3, 2002. 
She was the daughter of Kitty Sgourakis and the late Nicholas Sgourakis. 
Besides her mother, she is survived by her sister, Kathy Sgourakis and her fiance, Ken Stephan; brothers, John Sgourakis and Michael Sgourakis and his wife, Aimee; a nephew, Matthew Ledbetter; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Friends were received at Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home. 
Mass was celebrated at St. Maurice Church with the Rev. John Skirtich officiating. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720; or Animal Friends, 2646 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. 

Shepard
Emor Oren "Shep" Shepard, 80, of Wilkins died Aug. 3, 2002. 
He was a retired electrical engineer with Westinghouse. 
Mr. Shepard was a member of U.S. Maryland BB No. 45 during World War II and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. 
He enjoyed membership for 20 years at the Wilmerding YMCA. 
Surviving are his wife, Jeannette Marie (Simmons) Shepard; his children, Charles Shepard of Saltsburg and Douglas Shepard of Valencia, Calif.; brother, Charles Shepard; and a grandson. 
Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Jobe Funeral Home in Turtle Creek, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's Association, Pittsburgh Chapter, 1 Station Square, The Landmark Building, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. 

Turner
Fredrick W. Turner, 76, of Turtle Creek died July 28, 2002. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Turner. 
Surviving are his son, Fredrick Turner and his wife, Martia, of Seattle; his brother, Wayne Turner; and nieces and nephews. 
Friends were received at Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home. 
Interment was at Good Shepherd Cemetery.

Kelly
Thomas Kelly, 73, of Forest Hills died Sept. 27, 2002. 
Mr. Kelly was a Korean War veteran. 
He was a vice president at Paine Webber. 
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Kelly; daughters, Nancy German of Shaler and Maureen Gonzales of West Chester, N.Y.; sons, Thomas Kelly of New York City and Jack Kelly of Forest Hills; and six grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Wolfe Memorial Inc. 
A service was held at St. Maurice Church with the Rev. John Skirtich officiating. 
Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Pittsburgh. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Maurice Church gymnasium project. 

Roderus
Dorothy Roderus, 89, formerly of Churchill, died Sept. 25, 2002. 
Mrs. Roderus was preceded in death by her husband, William Roderus; and a son, William Roderus. 
Surviving are her daughter, Carol Adamek of Penn Hills; a son, John Roderus of Gallia-polis, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Wolfe Memorial Inc. 
A service was held at St. John Fisher Church with the Rev. Carl Gentile officiating. 
Interment was at New St. Joseph Cemetery in North Versailles. 

Black
Jean (MacLaughlin) Black, 85, of Wilkins, formerly of Unity and Wilkinsburg, died Sept. 28, 2002. 
She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Plum. 
Mrs. Black was a former treasurer of Plum Creek Womens Club. 
Surviving are her husband, William Black; sons, Donald Black of Laramie, Wyo., Daniel Black of Valley City, Ohio, and David Black of Churchill; and sisters, Ethel Durante of Newtown, Conn., and Mildred Pugh of Chalfant. 
Friends were received at Jobe Funeral Home. 
A service was held at Community United Presbyterian Church. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Building Fund of Community United Presbyterian Church, 215 Unity Center Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15239. 

Sklenar
Frank Sklenar, 76, of North Huntingdon died Sept. 25, 2002, at Forbes Regional Health Center. 
Born Jan. 20, 1926, in North Braddock, he was the son of John and Mary Durea Sklenar. 
Mr. Sklenar was a retired mechanic with U.S. Steel in Duquesne. 
He served in the Army during World War II. 
He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in East Pittsburgh, McKeesport Caravan, Valley Lodge 613 Masons, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, American Legion of White Oak, Legion of Honor Syria Temple and the East Pittsburgh VFW. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John, George and Mickey Sklenar; and sisters, Ann Koncz, Mildred Rudge and Susan Harbula. 
Surviving are his wife, Gloria Mediate Sklenar; sons, Ronald Sklenar of Trafford and Gary Sklenar of North Huntingdon; and a brother, Raymond Sklenar of North Braddock. 
Friends were received at Shirley-Kukich Funeral Home Inc., where a service was held in the chapel. 
Interment was at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. 

Motzko
Joseph Motzko, 80, of North Versailles died Sept. 22, 2002. 
Mr. Motzko was a Navy veteran of World War II and a retired steelworker with U.S. Steel, Edgar Thomson Plant. 
Surviving are his wife, Evelyn (DeVore) Motzko; daughters, Lynn McVeigh of Penn Hills and Sharon Motzko Martin of California; a son, Gary Motzko of West Middlesex; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
A service was private. 
Interment with military honors was at Penn Lincoln Cemetery. 
Arrangements were made by Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. 

Creps
The Rev. Earl Creps, 81, of Wilkinsburg died Sept. 23, 2002. 
Born in Waynesboro, he was the son of Earl Creps Sr. and Mable Staley. 
Mr. Creps was a retired pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church in Wilkinsburg who previously had served in parishes in Chambersburg and Martinsburg, W.Va. 
He was an Army veteran of World War II. 
Surviving are his wife, Jane Willetts; sons, Earl and Timothy Creps; a daughter, Faith Jones; sisters, Gladys Sproat and Betty Phillipy; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Calvary Lutheran Church, where a service was held with Pastor Patricia Bonds-Krug officiating. 
Interment was at Homewood Cemetery. 
Arrangements were made by Findlay C. Wylie Funeral Home. 

Liddell
Edna (Swisshelm) Liddell, 89, of Turtle Creek died Sept. 25, 2002. 
She was a daughter of John Monroe and Mary Ellen (Hall) Swisshelm. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Liddell. 
Surviving are her son, Robert Liddell of Monroeville; daughters, Shirley Fischer of Homestead and Helen Harrelson of Seminole, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Jobe Funeral Home, where a service was held. 

Catone
Joseph "Pizz" Catone, 90, formerly of Aliquippa, died Sept. 25, 2002. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Antonucci Catone; brothers, Nicholas, Anthony, Charles, Edward, Vincent and Nick Catone; and a sister, Mary Flotta. 
Surviving are his daughters, Philomena Cicone of Mingo Junction, Ohio, and Kathy Catone Bendersky of New York; a brother, Robert Catone of Swissvale; sisters, Rose and Marie Catone of Swissvale; a granddaughter; a grandson; and two great-granddaughters. 
Friends were received at Thomas L. Nied Funeral Home Inc. 
A service was held at Madonna del Castello Church. 
Interment was at All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery in Braddock Hills.


 

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