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Jane Doughty Fels, 90, died Jan. 19, 2002, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Palm Harbor, Fla. She was the eldest daughter of James Clifford and Lila Morrison Doughty. 
Born in Sewickley, she graduated from Sewickley High School in 1929. She earned a teaching certificate from Indiana State Teachers College, a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree from the University of Florida. 
She taught at Sewickley Elementary School in the mid-1930s and in Hampton Town-ship until 1952 when she moved to Ozona, Fla. 
She continued teaching in Pinellas County Schools. She became an elementary consultant and retired as an elementary science supervisor. 
She belonged to The Kirk of Dunedin, Alpha Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, Palm Harbor Friends of the Library, Creative Artist Guild of Dune-din, Zonta of Upper Pinellas, the West Coast Bromeliad Society and Retired Teachers Association. 
She is survived by sisters: Lilan Binning of Brandon, Fla.; Christine Doughty of Shreveport, La.; and Martha Kriever, Ozona, Fla.; nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by brothers, James C. Doughty Jr. and Richard M. Doughty. 
Interment was at Curlew Hills Cemetery, Palm Harbor, Fla. Curlew Hills Memory Garden Funeral Home handled arrangements. 

Blanche Rule Huss, born Feb. 8, 1907, died on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Holland and George Merrick and their three children, George Wesley, Colter and Judy in Sewickley. 
Although she spent the last eight years of her life with her daughter in Sewickley, she had been a longtime resident of Cincinnati. However, in 1918 she moved with her family to Sewickley and lived in a house on Bank Street for several years. 
Soon after the family moved, the house was torn down to build the Sewickley High School, which is now the Quaker Valley Middle School. 
She was the daughter of the late Marguerite and Colter Rule and wife of the late Frank Wesley Huss Jr. 
In addition to her daughter and her family, she is survived by a son, Frank Wesley Huss III and a daughter, Marguerite Banks, and her three children and four great grandchildren. 
She was a 1930 graduate of the University of Cincinnati where she received the "C" ring as outstanding senior woman athlete. 
She was editor of the Proctor and Gamble in house publication "Moonbeams" and served on the boards of the Girl Scouts and The League of Women Voters. 
There are no plans for a memorial service at this time; however, memorial gifts may be made to the Sewickley Public Library, Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143. 

Maureen Rutherford Kimmel, of Leetsdale, died Jan. 26, 2002, in Sewickley Valley Hospital. 
She was born June 24, 1928, in Connellsville, Pa., to Richard and Charlotte Cham-bers Rutherford. 
She was a retired health claims adjuster for Cigna Insurance. 
She is survived by her husband, Paul Jarrett Kimmel; daughter, Ellen Kimmel Hamilton of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; grandchildren, Christen Erskin of Miami, Heather Voss of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; and Sarah Laney of Seaford, Del. 
She also is survived by great grandchildren, John Robert Erskin and Meghan Elise Voss. 
Memorials can be sent to American Diabetes Association, 4075 Monroeville Blvd., Suite 225, Monroeville, 15146. Richard D. Cole Funeral Home of Sewickley handled arrangements. 

Salvatore "Sam" Lupinacci, 87, a life-long resident of Sewickley, died Jan. 24, 2002, at Valley Care Masonic Home. 
He was born Nov. 21, 1914, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Jim and Rose (Brancato) Lupinacci. 
His wife, Stella (Brendle) Lupinacci, preceded him in death. 
Mr. Lupinacci was a member of St. James Church and was retired from the Herbrick & Held Printing Co. since 1981. 
He is survived by two daughters, Charmaine Verner and husband Jeff of Aleppo Township and Lisa Olsen and husband Martin of Catawissa, Pa.; and sister, Georgina Smith of Sewickley. 
He also is survived by brothers, Vincent of Crescent, Romeo of Cranberry, James Lewis of Sewickley and Joseph of Titusville; and granddaughter Morgan Rose Olsen. 
Burial was in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Shaler Township. 
Copeland's Sewickley-Irvine Chapel handled arrangements. 

Nancy Campbell Riding, daughter of Lucille (King) and John Atwell Campbell, died Jan. 23, 2002, after a protracted battle with lung cancer. 
She was born in Coraopolis on July 3, 1941, and attended the University of Connecticut, where she earned a degree in speech pathology in 1962. 
She married George Matsik Jr. of Pittsburgh in 1964. 
After a divorce in 1980, she moved to Arizona with the children. There she earned a master's degree summa cum laude in audiology from Arizona State University in 1982. She began more than a decade of work helping hearing-disabled schoolchildren. 
In 1995, she suffered a heart attack and stroke and retired to Baja, Calif., with her longtime companion, Michael Thayer. 
She leaves behind her beloved pets; her sister, Phame Campbell Heisner of Sacramento; her companion Michael; and children, Bradley Wright Matsik of San Francisco and Lucy Matsik Stribley of Arlington, Va. 
Memorials can be made to the National Capital Area Hospice. 
Advent Funeral & Cremation Services of Falls Church, Va., handled arrangements.

M. Remsen Behrer, formerly of Sewickley, died Aug. 20, 2002, at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville, N.C., after an illness. He was 81 years old. 
Dr. Behrer, born in Queens Village, N.Y., was the husband of Isbell "Bam" Ager Behrer of Fairview. They were married for 57 years. 
He loved medicine and, as a pediatrician and cardiologist, devoted his 40-year career to caring for children. 
He was on staff at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., from 1949 to 1969. 
From 1969 until his retirement in 1985, he was chairman of pediatrics at Allegheny General Hospital and a physician at D.T. Watson Institute. 
The Behrers moved to Fairview in 1985. They are members of Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. 
In addition to his wife, Dr. Behrer is survived by four children: M. Remsen Behrer Jr. of Black Mountain, N.C.; John Winfrid Behrer of Gray Summit, Mo.; Arnold Lamar Behrer of Pittsburgh; and Sarah Behrer Schmidt of St. Louis. 
He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Tawnee Dufur; Schyler, Severin, Patrick, Christopher and Devon Behrer; and Liza, Henry and Peter Schmidt. 
Memorials may be made to The Watson Institute, 301 Camp Meeting Road, Sewickley, PA 15143, or to Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711. 
A memorial service was held at the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. 
Funeral arrangements were handled by Miller Funeral Home, Black Mountain. 

Patricia (Donovan) Carton, 79, a resident of Sewickley for more than 50 years, died on Aug. 24, at Sewickley Valley Hospital. 
She was born on March 17, 1923, in Boston, Mass., to the late John Francis and Mary Catherine (Kelley) Donovan. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Vincent John Carton Sr., and one sister, Miriam Donovan. 
Mrs. Carton was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Sewickley, a member of Sewickley Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Child Health Association, member of the Sewickley Music Club, the American Symphony Board and the Edgeworth Club. 
She is the loving mother of Margaret (Carton) Risk and her husband James L. III of Boston; Mary Catherine (Carton) Borges and her husband Philip of Falls Church, Va.; John Donovan Carton and wife Judy of Watkinsville, Ga.; Claire Patricia (Carton) Ruch of Woodstock, Vt.; and Vincent John Carton Jr. of Sewickley. 
She was the beloved sister of Jeanne Schmidlein Blakeney of Needham, Mass., and Catherine (Donovan) Huber of Madison, Conn.; proud grandmother of Jonathan Lightfoot Carton Risk, Benjamin Brewster Risk, Edward Townsend Risk and Julia McAlpin Risk, Christopher Philip Borges and Michael Philip Borges, Patrick Donovan Carton, Emily Elizabeth Carton and Allison Ann Carton, Kelley Anna Ruch and Colin Michael Ruch. 
Friends were received at Copeland's Sewickley-Irvine Chapel. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was at St. James Roman Catholic Church with Father Dave Poecking officiating. 
Burial was in Sewickley Cemetery. 
Memorials contributions may be made to the A.L.S. Foundation, 27001 Agourard Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104. 

John Milton Malarik, 65, a life-long resident of Sewickley, passed away on Aug. 19, 2002, at his residence. 
He was born in Somerset, Pa., on May 23, 1937, to the late John A. and Ethel Jean (Gardner) Malarik. 
He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Malarik. 
Mr. Malarik retired in 2000 from work in the auto body shop at Kenny Ross. 
He is survived by his close friend, Penelope Cooper; four children, Bette Spithaler of Evans City, Johnna Chicots of Sewickley, John G. Malarik of Mercer and David Malarik of Sewickley; two grandsons, David Malarik Jr. and John Chicots, both of Sewickley; and two brothers, Thomas Malarik of Sewickley and Robert Malarik of Florida. 
Friends were received at Copeland's Sewickley-Irvine Chapel in Sewickley. Service were private. 

Millicent White Midgett, 78, of New Orleans, La., died of cancer on Aug. 15, 2002. 
A frequent visitor to Sewickley, she is survived by daughters Mary Lyn McGinn of Sewickley, Lois Kelley of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Carole Levin of LaPlace, La.; a son, Dan Midgett of New Orleans; and her husband Dan Midgett Jr., who plans to relocate to Sewickley. 
She is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.. 
Mrs. Midgett was born in Elizabeth City, N.C., on March 24, 1924. She became a nurse and a homemaker. She was an avid gardener and volunteer in many organizations in New Orleans. 
Her ashes will be buried in Sewickley. 
Memorials may be made to the Sewickley Borough Tree Commission for the planting of the street trees in Sewickley that she loved.

On Aug. 25, 2002, Richard S. Canter, 79, died, from an extended illness. 
Mr. Canter served in the U.S. Army during World War II and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy with the highest honors on February of 1947. 
He was recipient of the Canter Prize, an academic excellence award sponsored by his father Abram Canter. 
He immediately began working in the pharmacy begun by his father in 1935, and assumed the management of the business in 1965. 
Canter's Pharmacy, formerly located at Fifth and Liberty avenues in Pittsburgh, was one of the small independent drug stores in the Pittsburgh region. 
The business was sold in 1979. 
From 1980 until 2001, Mr. Canter was a staff pharmacist and later pharmaceutical supervisor for Sewickley Valley Hospital. He was a long time member of the American Pharmaceutical Association and Phi Epsilon Pi. 
He had a lifelong love of sailing, woodworking and sports. 
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jane, along with his four children, Debra Canter of Wellington, Ohio; Julie Grimes of Anchorage, Ala.; Jeffrey Canter of Fair Oaks; and Christine Kallinen of Seattle; and five grandchildren, Sarah and Stephanie Canter, Saman-tha Kallinen and Cody Kallinen). 
Also surviving are his daughter-in-law, Katherine Canter and son-in-law James Grimes; and his sister, Joyce Reskin of Brown County, Ind. 
He is also survived by a niece, Laurie Embry of Brown County, Ind., and Roy Reskin of Fort Lauderdale. 
Friends and family will be received at the family home. 
Donations be made to Forbes Hospice, 6655 Franks-town Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. 
Richard D. Cole Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Frederick Henry Hallstein Jr., 60, of Sewickley died Aug. 5, 2002, in Veterans Administra-tion Medical Center, O' Hara Township. 
He was born Sept, 21, 1942, in Glenfield. 
Mr. Hallstein was a steelworker at J&L in Aliquippa for 19 years. He was also an Air Force veteran. 
He was the beloved husband and best friend of Nancy L. Johnson Hallstein. 
Other survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Denise Marie (Patrick) Korzon of Springdale; and his mother, Josephine Werner Hallstein of Bridgeville. 
Also surviving are two grandsons, Nicholas Paul and Robert Patrick Korzon. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Henry Hallstein Sr. 
Memorial contributions may be made Marrow Foundation, 400 Seventh St. NW, Suite 206, Washington, D.C. 20004. 
Arrangements were made by B. Jarvie Funeral Home, Inc., Springdale/Cheswick.

Helen Corbett-Wolfe, 91, a Sewickley resident for the past 15 years, died on Sept. 19, 2002, at Valley Care Masonic Village. 
A memorial service will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Guest officiating at Christ Church at Grove Farm, Duff Road, Ohio Township. 
She was born in Pittsburgh on Sept. 25, 1910. 
She was preceded in death by her spouses: the late William T. Corbett and W. Edward Wolfe. 
She was the oldest member and a found member of Christ Church at Grove Farm. 
She was a homemaker. 
She is survived by her niece, Sally Dunbar of Sewickley; her great niece and great nephew, Laura Doty of Sewickley and Robert Dunbar of Wexford; her four great-great nephews and niece: Rachel, Like, Robby and Eric. 
Burial was private in Union Dale Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made in her name to her church. 
Arrangements were handled by Copeland's Sewickley-Irvine Chapel. 

John A. DeRosa, 71 of Moon Township, formerly of Sewickley, died Sept. 16, 2002, at his residence. 
Mr. DeRosa was born on Feb. 17, 1931, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to the late Anthony and Rose (Astorino) DeRosa. 
He was a meat cutter for the A&P in Sewickley for 28 years, the Shop & Save in Hopewell Township for 11 years, and still worked there until July part-time. 
He was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Sewickley and a former member of the American Legion of Sewickley. 
Mr. DeRosa served during the Korean Conflict as an Airman Second Class and received The National Defense Service Medal and A Good Conduct Medal. 
He is the loving father of John P. DeRosa and his wife Kathleen of Imperial; and Anthony D. DeRosa and his wife Julie of Washington; beloved brother of Vincenette Baumann of Del Ray Beach, Fla., and Joseph DeRosa of McCandless Township; and proud grandfather of Nicholas, Dominic and Gabriel. 
Friends were received at Copeland's Sewickley/Irvine Chapel. 
Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. James Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Al Semler officiating. 
Burial was in St. James Cemetery. 

Marguerite M. Ducker, 95, of DeLand, Fla., who retired as executive director of Sewickley Valley Hospital died Sept. 19, 2002, at Woodland Terrace Nursing Center in DeLand. 
Born in Joliet, Ill., Miss Ducker was a graduate of the University of Chicago and receiver her master's degree in hospital administration at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. 
She also received the Mary H. McGaw Award in hospital administration, and in 1945 was awarded a Goldwater Fellowship in hospital administration at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC. She served as assistant director of the program in hospital administration at Northwestern University until she became associated with Sewickley Valley Hospital in 1952. 
In 1962, she became a Fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators. 
During her retirement, Miss Ducker served on the boards of the following organizations: League of Women Voters, Daytona; The Neighborhood Center, DeLand; The American Association of University Women and the Woman's Club of DeLand. 
She was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, DeLand. 
She is survived by her niece, Rose Marie Wilson of El Segundo, Calif.; and her grand niece, Ann Sarah DuFresne of Cleveland. 
Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand was in charge of the arrangements. 

John Albert Nard Sr., 73, of Sewickley since 1968, died on Sept. 17, 2002, at Sewickley Valley Hospital. 
He was born on Nov. 1, 1928, in Norton, Va., to the late Joseph and Theresa (Lafara) Nard. 
Mr. Nard was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Sewickley. 
He went to The Virginia Military Institute and graduated from The University of Pittsburgh. 
He was self-employed as a consultant for many years. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen (O'Brien) Nard. 
He was the loving father of Kathleen Keogh and her husband Thomas of Grafton, Va.; John A. Nard Jr. of Sewickley; Suzanne Swegal and her husband Gary of Sewickley; Jennifer Nugent and her husband Terrance of Bethesda, Md.; and Chris Nard and his wife Karen of Winston Salem, N.C. 
He was the beloved brother of Caroline (Nard) McCully of Tennessee, Rita Nard of Virginia and James Nard of Florida. 
He also is survived by 11 grandchildren. 
A service was held at St. James. Burial was at Sewickley Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Roselawn Rest Home, Route 2, Box 3, Castlewood, VA 24224 
Arrangements were made by Copeland's Sewickley/Irvine Chapel. 

Marion Zerby, 73, of Wichita, Kan., a manufacturing engineer for almost 24 years with Boeing Aircraft, died Sept. 18, 2002, in Kansas. 
The son of the late Henry Allen and Ruth (Larson) Zerby, he was born on March 6, 1929, in Petrolia, Kan. 
Two brothers, Henry Allen Zerby and Morton Lee Zerby, preceded him in death. 
He is survived by son, Kent Zerby, of Tucson, Ariz; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Dennis Malsom of Goodland, Kan.; brothers, John Zerby of Sewickley and William Zerby of Overland Park, Mo.; and sister, Mary Lee Zerby of Kansas City, Mo. 
He is also survived by three grandchildren Cassandra Britt, Crystal and Candace Amack, all of Kansas; and great-grandchild, Tyler Britt of Kansas. 
Memorials may be made to Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, 5111 E. 21st St., Wichita, KS 67208. 
Cochran Mortuary & Crematory of Wichita handled the arrangement.

Patricia A. Charlot, 65, of Sewickley, died of complications of cancer on Oct. 25, 2002, at home. 
She worked as a manager of Sewickley Heights Country Club and the Concordia Club in Oakland, Pa. 
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and its parish council. She had attended grade school there. 
She attended Bible study and volunteered her time for church dinners and other events. 
She attended Moon High School and worked in her parents' restaurant. Her parents, Anthony and Inez Pass Rowe, opened Tony's Restaurant in 1953. It was there she learned every aspect of the food service industry. 
She also helped her sister and brother-in-law with their restaurant, LaCasa Domia, (a new name for the old Tony's) by planning the decor and the kitchen and creating the menu. 
She married James Charlot of Huntington Park, Calif., whom she met when her family lived there. 
She is survived by her husband, James "Bud" Charlot; sons, Christian and Craig Zernich of Sewickley; three grandchildren; and her sisters, Doris J. Yates and Nancy L. Scafoglio, both of Scottsdale, Ariz. 
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at St. James Catholic Church, Sewickley. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian & Craig Zernich Scholarship Fund, c/o St. James Church, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. 
Arrangements were made by Simpson Funeral Home in Beaver County. 

Parkman H. Clancy, 81, a Sewickley Heights' resident since 1950, died on Oct. 22, 2002. 
He was the beloved husband of Susan (Bryson) Clancy and the late Emily (Arnold) Clancy. 
He was the loving father of Emily Clancy; Helen Morrison and her husband Tom; Peter Clancy and his wife Agnes; Margot Thompson and her husband Edward; Trip Levis; Erin Clancy and her husband Alvaro Coraspe. 
Mr. Clancy was the brother of Georgia Theys, the late Helen Bowen and Irvin Clancy, and the proud grandfather of Emily & Sean Morrison, Camille, David and Lauren Clancy, Charlie, Blair and Preston Thompson, John & Archie Levis, and Paula Coraspe. 
A memorial service was held at the Allegheny Country Club. 
Arrangements were made by Copeland's Sewickley-Irvine Chapel. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gonzaga College High School, 19 Eye Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001, the Parkman H. Clancy Scholarship Fund. 

Roy Mann Eckstrom, 71, of Sewickley, died Oct. 24, 2002, at his home unexpectedly. 
He was born on July 26, 1931, in Edgeworth. His parents were the late Lloyd and Lucille Moore Eckstrom. His wife, Marianne Gordon Eckstrom, preceded him in death. 
He graduated from Leetsdale High School and attended Westminster College where he was an All-American Football Player. 
He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. 
He is survived by his daughter, Jane Valenty of Gibsonia, Pa.; his brother, Lloyd Eckstrom Jr., of Hermitage, Pa.; and a granddaughter, Melissa Jane Valenty. 
Richard D. Cole Funeral Home, 328 Beaver St., Sewickley, handled the arrangements. 
Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Foun-dation. 

Ronald Ford, 25, died suddenly on Oct. 22, 2002, in Tarpon Springs, Fla. 
Born May 14, 1977, in Sewickley, Mr. Ford lived in Aliquippa for 2 years. He also had lived in Moon Township. 
He was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Sewickley. 
He was a self-employed delivery person. 
He was the beloved son of Ronald Ford Sr. of Moon Township and Vicki Hopkins of Sheridan, Pa. 
He was the beloved companion of Holly Cairns of Aliquippa; and loving brother of Heather Ford and Holly Ford, both of Monroeville, and Jason Ford of Moon Township. 
He was the half-brother of Deanna Beaver of Ambridge, and beloved grandson of Henry and Elizabeth (Broskey) Ford of Sewickley, Karl Hopkins of Aliquippa, Darwin Parish and the late Kathryn Parish of Ambridge. 
He had many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, cousins and friends. 
A Blessing Service was held at Copeland's Sewickley - Irvine Chapel, 702 Beaver St. with the Rev. Al Semler from St. James Roman Catholic Church officiating. 
Burial followed in Sewickley Cemetery. 

Philip Lanzarotta, 56, of Richmond, Va., died Oct. 22, 2002. 
He is survived by his wife, Stacey; daughter, Kimberly; father, Philip Lanzarotta; brother, Thomas Lanzarotta; sister, Janet Ordons; and several nieces and nephews. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Bridget's Catholic Church. 
Interment was in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, National Neighborhood Dr., P.O. Box 9026, Pittsfield Mass. 01201-9026. 
Bliley Funeral Home Stales Mill Chapel handled the arrangements. 

Elmer R. (Red) McClain, of Edgeworth, died on Oct. 24, 2002, at the age of 100. 
He was born Oct. 10, 1902, in McDonald, Pa., to the late Robert R. and Mabel Rumbaugh McClain. 
He was a retired boilermaker of Local 154 in Pittsburgh. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Thomas McClain, and sister Margaret Fereday. 
He was a member of Doric Lodge #630 F&AM, Sewickley; New Castle Consistory; Syria Temple Aaonms, Pittsburgh; Beaver County Caravan #18; Retired Men's Club of Beaver County; and the Senior Citizens Ellwood City AARP #17556, among others. 
He was a member of Christ Church at Grove Farm. 
He is survived by his loving companion, Leona Cook of Beaver; his daughter, Barbara McClain Taylor of Edgeworth; his grandchildren, Becky Taylor Gallagher and her husband, Mike; Joe S. Taylor III and his wife, Linda, Kathy Taylor Brown and her husband, Tim; and Charlotte Taylor Fleig. 
He also is survived by eight great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild. 
Memorials can be sent to Valley Care Masonic Center or to Christ Church at Grove Farm. 
Richard D. Cole Funeral, Se-wickley, handled the arrangements. 

Michael Turzai, 81, a resident of Moon Township since 1960, and formerly of Neville Township, died Oct. 18, 2002, in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. 
He was born June 27, 1921, on Neville Island to the late parents Michael and Anna (Szitas) Turzai. 
He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Parish and its 55-plus Association, Sewickley VFW Post #4 and the Sewickley YMCA 
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WW II and served from Jan. 7, 1943, till March 29, 1946, on the ship USS David W. Taylor and received the following Citations: Asiatic Pacific Area Medal with 1 star, American Area Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the WW II Victory Medal. 
Mr. Turzai retired in 1981 after being a teacher of education for 40 years in the Upper St. Clair Middle schools, Boyce and Ft. Couch. He was an assistant football and baseball coach for Upper St. Clair High School teams. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann (Coyne) Turzai. 
He was the loving father of Michael Coyne Turzai and wife Lidia of Bradfordwoods, Pa.; Becky Turzai and her fiancée, Tony Hildebrand; and Terrence Turzai. 
He was the beloved brother of Ellen Miller of Sarasota, Fla., and the late Mary and Anne Turzai. 
He was the proud grandfather of Andrew, Stephen and Matthew Turzai, all of Bradfordwoods. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Margaret Mary Church in Moon Township. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery with full military honors. 
Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home, 981 Brodhead Road, handled the arrangements.


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