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Wiles
Ralph L. Wiles, 53 of Valencia, died Saturday, July 14, in Oakland VAMC. 
Born in Butler, on January 23, 1948, he was the son of Norman G. and Cora M. Dunlap Wiles. 
He attended Orchard Hill Church in Franklin Park, was a navy veteran and a member of the National Rifle Association, West Sunbury American Legion and Mars VFW. 
A self-employed electrician, he is survived by two daughters, Allison Wiles of St. Paul, Minn. and April Wiles of Minnentonka, Minn.; a special friend, Charlie Settembrino of Mars; two brothers, Dennis Wiles of Meridian, Guy Wiles of Pgh. and one sister, Martha Morrison of West Sunbury as well as three grandchildren. 
Friends were received at McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home in Mars. 
Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park in McCandless. 
Memorials may be made to the diabetes association.

Dubbs
Margaret Dubbs, 78, of Bethel Park, formerly of Gibsonia, died on May 24, in Allegheny General Hospital after an illness. 
Born in Pittsburgh on Jan. 11, 1924, she was the daughter of the late John and Johanna Stanton Ryan. She was a retired nurses aid from LAS/St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars, and was a member of St. Richard Church in Gibsonia. 
Surviving are her husband, Edward Dubbs; one daughter, Patricia Deschamps of Gibsonia; two sons, Edward A. Dubbs of Bethel Park and Kenneth Dubbs of Gibsonia; one sister, Elizabeth Dubbs of Bon Aire; and one brother, John Ryan of Wilkinsburg. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and was preceeded in death by one son, Thomas Dubbs. 
Friends were received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home in Mars. 
Mass of Christian Burial was at the St. Richard Church Burial was in Holy Savior Cemetary in Richland Township.

Bente
Helen G. Bente, 74, of Cranberry Township, died on June 23, 2002 at Passavant Health Center in Zelienople, after an illness. 
She was born in Fergus, Ontario, Canada on July 9, 1927 the daughter of the late John N. and Grace (Groves) Donaldson. She is preceded in death by her husband John A. Bente, who died in 1986. 
She had been the activities director at the Eastern Star Home in Bellevue, and prior to that, at the Wexford House Nursing Home. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ellen Synowka of Louisville, Ohio; two sons, John N. Bente of Cranberry Township and David A. Bente of Burnsville, Minn.; a nephew whom she raised, Robert A. Bente of Stephen City, Va.; and eight grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. 
Private arrangements are being made by the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home in Mars.

Watts
Pearl Watts, 92, formerly of Highland Pines Court in McCandless Township, died Dec. 14, at Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Township, after an illness. Born in Clearfield County, Pa., on Jan. 23, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Lillian Waring Watts. 
She was a retired grade school teacher, teaching at Pine, Adams and Cranberry Township elementary schools. She had also been the editor of "The Weekly Reader," published by the American Educational Press. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. 
Friends were received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home in Mars. 
A service followed at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Cope, pastor of the Mars Alliance Church, officiating. Burial was in Watts Cemetery in Clearfield County. 
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1323 Forbes Ave., Suite 200, Pgh., Pa 15219-4725.

Robinson
Catherine A. Robinson, 79, of Marshall Township died Saturday, Oct. 19, at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh after a sudden illness. 
Born in Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Riha. 
She and her husband, the late Robert W. Robinson, whom she married in 1947 and who died on July 6, 1978, were the former owners of Robinson-Ogilvie Moving & Storage in Pittsburgh. 
She was one of the original members of St. Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church in Cranberry Township, where she was a member for more than 40 years. 
At the church she also served as a member of parish council, Cordova Club, Catholic Charities for Shut-ins, church festival committee, bereavement ministry, hospital and new parishioners ministry and RCIA. 
Her most recent ministry was founding the comfort blanket program and she also taught CCD and Baptismal classes. Catherine was also a girl scout leader and member of the PTA at St. Alphonsus Parish in Wexford. 
Surviving are a son, Robert W. Robinson, Jr. of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, four daughters, Bobbi Lebeda of Marshall Township, Kay Robinson of Lafayette, Calif., Rebecca Brown and Monica Robinson, both of Columbus, Ohio, and also eight grandchildren. Also survived by one sister, Mary Curry of St. Joesph, Mo. 
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Henry and Tony Riha. 
Friends were received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home in Mars. 
Mass of Christian Burial will take be held in St. Ferdinand Church. Burial was in North Side Catholic Cemetery in Ross Township. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Blessing Fund for the Catherine Robinson Foundation, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, Pa., 16066.

Davison
Emma P. Davison, 91, of Warrendale, formerly of Allison Park and Gibsonia, died on Dec. 24, at UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless Township.
Born in Pittsburgh on Feb. 21, 1911, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Pauline Dengler Pitt.
She was a member of the Hampton Presbyterian Church for more than 60 years.
She and her husband were the former owners of Davison’s Red Barn on Route 8 in Penn Township. She was a member of the Nixon Socialites and the Tanglewood Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis L. Davison Sr., who died on March 10, 1980.
Surviving are two sons, Herbert A. Davison of Gibsonia and Willis L. Davison Jr. of Warrendale, two daughters, Emma Jean Walters of Glenwood, Md., and Martha Brown of Elliott City, Md., one brother, William Pitt of Pittsburgh, eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home in Mars. 
Services were held at the funeral home with the Rev. Bob Breed, associate pastor at Hampton Presbyterian Church, officiating. 
Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the Hampton Presbyterian Church, 2942 E. Hardies Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044, or to the Activities Fund at Cranberry Place, 5 St. Francis Way, Cranberry Township, Pa 16066.

Howard
John “Jack” Blaise Howard, 84, of McCandless Township, died suddenly on Dec. 21. 
Howard was a husband of 62 years to Beatrice Wiltman Howard; father to Judy Reilly of Mt. Lebanon and Marni McKnight of Sewickley. 
He is also survived by his grandchildren Jay Reilly, Kate McKnight Van Slyke, Andy Reilly, Ben McKnight and Jill Reilly Cordon. 
A memorial service was held at the Presbyterian Church of Sewickley.
Memorials may be sent to Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237.

Hynes
James A. Hynes, 92, of Valencia Woods Nursing Center, formerly of the Village at St. Barnabas in Gibsonia, and Cranberry Township, died on Dec. 25, at Valencia Woods.
Born in Pittsburgh on Feb. 16, 1910, he was the son of the late John and Marguerite McManus Hynes.
Hynes was a retired auto mechanic for Donaldson Motors in Pittsburgh. He was a member of St. Richard’s Roman Catholic Church in Gibsonia, and was a World War II Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Hayes Hynes, who died in 1987, and a nephew, John Hynes.
Surviving are three nieces, Carol Bickel of Las Vegas, Nev., Paulette Setler of San Francisco, Calif., and Janet Bunting of San Diego, Calif., three nephews, Charles Setler of Export, Allen Setler of Allentown and Thomas Setler of Stroudsburg. Also several great nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home in Mars. A blessing service was held at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kenneth Oldenski, pastor of St. Richard Roman Catholic Church, offiating. 
Burial was in St. Teresa Catholic Church Cemetery in Pittsburgh. 
Memorials may be made to St. Richard Roman Catholic Church, 3841 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, Pa. 15044. 

Flowers 
Dorothy A. Flowers, 61, of Cranberry Township died on Jan. 14 at UPMC Passavant Cranberry after a battle with cancer. 
Born in Pittsburgh on Feb. 24, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Dorothy McElhaney Nichols.
She had been a school bus driver for the North Allegheny School District and was a member of the Victory Christian Fellowship Church in Cranberry Township, where she was a volunteer and bus driver. 
Flowers was also a member of the Rose Chapter #188, Order of Eastern Star, North Hills.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Flowers, whom she married on Feb. 13, 1964, and who died on June 4, 1999.
Surviving are two daughters, Tammy Flowers of Harmony and Michele Flowers of Raleigh, N.C.; four brothers, Theodore Nichols of Gibsonia, John Nichols of Pittsburgh, Richard Nichols of Cranberry Township, and Ronald Nichols of Evans City; and nieces and nephews.
There was no visitation. A memorial service was held in Victory Christian Fellowship Church, with the Rev. John Nuzzo, pastor, officiating. 
Memorials may be made to the church or to the American Cancer Society.

Cook
Dorothy S. Cook, 91, of Mars, formerly of Gibsonia, died on April 26 at UPMC Passavant Hospital. 
Born in Harmony on August, 12, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Maime Schontz Schott. 
She retired after more than 35 years with the North Pittsburgh Telephone Company, where she was an operator and supervisor, and belonged to the Retirees Club. 
Mrs. Cook was also a member of the Bakerstown United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women of the Church and Mars AARP.
She was preceded in death by her first husband John F. Cook, who died in 1939, her second husband, Howard W. Cook, who died in 1988, five brothers, John, Frank, Warren, George and Harold Schott, and three sisters, Stella Marshall, Pearl Watson and Jessie Hollerman.
She is survived by her companion, Louis Strazisar of Valencia; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Kennedy of Mars; two sisters, Betty Shidemantle of Harmony and Hazel White of Cranberry Township; two grandchildren, Cherie Smith of Chippewa and Charles W. Kennedy; and seven great-grandchildren, Stacie and Derek Bruce, Paul and Rebecca Smith and Andrew, Clayton and Brittany Kennedy.

Keenan
Kevin D. Keenan, 56, of Mars, formerly of McCandless Township, died on April 25 after an illness. 
Born in Pittsburgh on October 24, 1946, he was the son of Dennis and Evelyn Brennan Keenan of Wexford. 
Keenan worked for Asbestos Union Local 2 in Pittsburgh and was a member of St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church in Mars. 
He is survived by his parents; his fiancée, Kristina Schweiger of Mars; three sons, Korey Keenan of McCandless, Kasey Keenan of Hopewell and Ricky Schweiger of Mars; two daughters, Kelly Callen of Aliquippa and Karra Keenan of Hopewell; three sisters, Kathy Davidson of Wexford, Kerry Mulkearn of Findley Lake, N.Y. and Kolleen Kuitune of Mars; also two grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 

Dawson
Debra C. Dawson, 49, of Allison Park, formerly of Hong Kong and Taiwan, died on May 10. 
Dawson was a news reporter, homemaker, businesswoman and Sunday school teacher. 
She is survived by her husband, Sanford Dawson; a daughter, Kelly; a son, Kevin; siblings, Chung Tai of Taiwan, Eric Chung Wei-Ken, Mona Chung and Tai-Ying of Hong Kong and several nieces and nephews, Elin Mok, Elizabeth Mok, Katherine Mok, Erin Chung, Chung Lei-Lei, Chung Huai-Sheng, Christine Chen, Gary Chen, Kevin Chen, Annie Messing and David Messing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chung Ming-Hui and Chung Liu Fu-Sung of Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Services will be held in the town of McCandless. Interment will be in Hong Kong.

Repp
Pauline Hunley Repp, 80, of Akron, Ohio, and formerly of Pine Township, died May 23. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Repp Jr. 
Surviving are four sons, Ronald Repp of Silver Lake, Ohio, Dennis Repp of Cranberry Township, Kenneth Repp of Elyria, Ohio, and Gary Repp of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Donna Dudones of Ravenna, Ohio; two brothers, Paul Hunley of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Lloyd Hunley of Grand Junction, Colo.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Hunley, and a sister, Estelle Johnston.
Friends were received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home May 26. 
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. 

Osthoff
Henry Osthoff, 59, of Middlesex Township, formerly of Shaler and Hampton townships, died June 7 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. 
Born in Shaler Township on July 30, 1943, he was the son of the late Walter and Mytle Myer Osthoff. He was a plumber and excavator and owned Osthoff Plumbing and Excavating. He had been a member of Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association. 
Surviving are his wife, Carroll Bailey Osthoff, whom he married Sept. 25, 1965; a daughter, Stacey Osthoff of Middlesex Township; two sisters, Elizabeth Campbell of Middlesex Township and Madeline Daniels of Fla.; a brother, Chuck Osthoff of Gibsonia; and nieces and nephews.
Service was at McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Mahoney, pastor of Holy Sepulcher Roman Catholic Church officiating. 
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


 

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