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Obituary listings for May 28, 2003. 

Jarvie
Daniel Jarvie Sr., 89, of Turtle Creek died May 25, 2003.
Mr. Jarvie was a retired wireman with 30 years of service with Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne (Choby) Danie; and a daughter, Jane Maciupa.
Surviving are his children, Nancy Ireland of Bradys Bend, James Jarvie of Monroeville and Daniel Jarvie of Claridge; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Jobe Funeral Home, Turtle Creek, where a service will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday).

Miller
Mary I. Miller, 70, of Turtle Creek died May 22, 2003.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Miller.
Surviving are her children, Darla Grant, Joanne Turner, Audrey Gates, Robert Carmack, Russell Carmack, Michele Everett, William DeLozier, Helen Ferree and Vi Freund; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Jobe Funeral Home, Turtle Creek.

Bauer
Pauline D. Bauer, 87, of North Versailles died May 24, 2003, in NorRidge.
Born June 6, 1915, she was the daughter of Andrew and Anna (Orawiec) Kanapczyk.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bauer; and six brothers and sisters.
Surviving are her son, Bob Bauer of North Huntingdon; two daughters, Polly Germer of Kent, Ohio, and Joyce Drava of Farmington, Mich.; and six grandchildren,.
Friends will be received from 9 to 9:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at James W. Shirley Funeral Home.
Mass will be at celebrated at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Agnes Church.
Interment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Agnes Church or St. Robert Bellarmine Church.

O’Toole
Hazel O’Toole, 99, of McKeesport died May 22, 2003.
She is survived by a niece, Helene Moffett of Forest Hills, who had been her caretaker for more than 20 years; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a grandniece.
Arrangements were handled by Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home.

Sekowski
Thomas R. Sekowski, 60, of Rankin died May 23, 2003.
He was the son of Jane Sekowski and the late Walter Sekowski.
He was an estimator with Cost Co. for 36 years.
Mr. Sekowski was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Joyce (Boland) Sekowski; children, Rose Marie Dizon and Shawn Sekowski, both of Rankin; brother, Raymond Sekowski; sister, Janie Shaplye; and a grandson.
Friends were received at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home.
Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church.
Interment with military honors was at Monongahela Cemetery.

Obituary listings for June 4, 2003. 

Atkinson
Audrey Atkinson, formerly of Forest Hills, died May 19, 2003.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Atkinson; sister, Betty Lloyd; and brother, Marvin Michael.
Surviving are her daughter, Elaine Atkinson; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were handled by Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home.
A service was held at Faith Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary LaPietra officiating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Bible Baptist Church.

Carosso
David J. Carosso Sr., 74, of Forest Hills died June 2, 2003.
Mr. Carosso was a master plumber and owner for more than 40 years of Carosso & Sons Plumbing in Turtle Creek.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth (McKeen) Carosso; his children, Karen Perret of Freedom, Kathy Wilson of McCandless, David Jr. of Turtle Creek, Guy of Turtle Creek and John Carosso of Export; brother, Raymond Carosso; sister, Gwen Wilkerson; and three grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Jobe Funeral Home, Turtle Creek, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. this Thursday, June 5.

Clendenen
Jack M. Clendenen, 69, of Turtle Creek died May 31, 2003.
Mr. Clendenen was the son of Albert and Dolores (Gregg) Clendenen.
He was a former employee of Westinghouse East Pittsburgh and Trafford.
Surviving are his sister, Peggy McLellan and her husband, Bill, of Corry; nephew and nieces, Bill, Lisa and Autumn McLellan; grandnieces and grandnephews; and aunt and uncle, John Gregg and Peggy Hamilton.
Friends were received at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home.
Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Colman Church.

Davis
Thomas E. Davis, 82, of Forest Hills, died June 2, 2003.
Born in Wilmerding, he was the son of Robert Gray and Margaret Ellen (Stumpf) Davis.
He was a retired conductor with 35 years of service with the Union Railroad.
Mr. Davis was an Army and Marine Corps veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Anna (Sribniak) Davis; children, Elaine Lord and her husband, Craig, of Princeton, N.J., Michael and his wife, Maria, of Richmond and Thomas and his wife, Denise, of Forest Hills; daughter-in-law, Connie Davis; sister, Margaret Kevel; brothers, Francis and John Davis; five grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. this Thursday, June 5, at St. Maurice Church.
Interment will follow at Braddock Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, 8120 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 530, Bethesda, MD 20814.

DeMay
Marie DeMay, 90, of Monroeville, formerly of Swissvale, died June 1, 2003.
She brought national recognition to Western Pennsylvania for her records in track and basketball. Consequently, she was inducted into East Boros Sports Hall of Fame.
Her track accomplishments, which held for years, included Allegheny Mountain Association records in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 220-yard dash.
She qualified for the Olympics with a pair of shoes that were given to her by the patent department of Westinghouse, where she worked for more than 40 years.
Ms. DeMay played basketball with the famous Goldenson Vanities and Westinghouse AA and won Westinghouse duckpin bowling championships.
She later was active in the Forest Hills and Monroeville AARPs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ester (Kovac) DeMay; her companion, Frank Lilly; sisters, Carrie Prethero, Katherine Tingley, Violet DiLucente, Elizabeth and Ester DeMay; and brothers, John, Paul, Andrew and William DeMay.
Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Jobe Funeral Home.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. this Thursday, June 5, at St. Colman Church, Turtle Creek.

Frain
James F. Frain, 74, of Forest Hills died May 26, 2003.
Mr. Frain retired with 42 years of service at Westinghouse and continued to work as an independent consultant.
He was an elder and active member of Beulah Presbyterian Church and a member of Masonic Lodge and Syria Shrine.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Frain; children, Allan of Forest Hills, Dale Frain of East McKeesport and Lynne Crowley of Allendale, N.J.; and two granddaughters.
Friends were received at Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home.
A service was held at Beulah Presbyterian Church with the Rev. William Drew officiating.
Interment was at Beulah Church Cemetery in Churchill.
Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Foundation.

McLaughlin
Paul P. “Watts” McLaughlin, 89, of Swissvale died May 30, 2003.
Mr. McLaughlin was a retired employee with 35 years service at U.S. Steel Edgar Thomson Works. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian (McKeever) McLaughlin.
Surviving are his children, Marianne Reeves of Jacksonville, N.C., Dennis McLaughlin of Swissvale, Laurie Koncsol of North Versailles, Nancy Kimble of Leetsdale, Paul McLaughlin Jr. of North Huntingdon and Gail and Maureen McLaughlin, both of Swissvale; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home.
Mass was celebrated at St. Anselm Church of Word of God Parish.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Swissvale Fire Department, Roslyn Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15218.

McWilliams
Jeanne P. McWilliams, 77, formerly of Forest Hills, died May 20, 2003.
Surviving are her children, William McWilliams of Dover, N.H., and Marilyn Coleman of Edgewood; brothers, Martin and William Plack; sister, Patricia Henshall; two grandchildren; and special friend, Edmun Kittiko.
Friends were received at Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home. 

Merkel
Paul H. Merkel Jr., 79, of Turtle Creek died May 29, 2003.
Mr. Merkel was a retired employee with 47 years of service.
He also was a part-time police officer with North Braddock.
An Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European, Pacific and African theaters, he was a member of North Braddock Amvets and East Pittsburgh VFW.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Hughes) Merkel.
Surviving are his children, Thomas Merkel of North Braddock, Kathleen Bauer of Turtle Creek and Paul H. Merkel III of Freedom; brother, James Merkel; and five grandchildren.
Friends were received at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home.
Interment was at Braddock Catholic Cemetery.

Morrison
Althea “Butch” Morrison, 62, of Chalfant, formerly of Castle Shannon, died May 27, 2003.
Surviving are her companion, William Fisher of Chalfant; children, Deborah, Sean and Michelle Morrison; four sisters’ five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Friends were received at Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home.

Pisor
Sherman James Pisor, 69, of Forest Hills died May 29, 2003.
He was a technician for Peoples Natural Gas in Wilkinsburg for more than 35 years.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia (Madden) Pisor; daughter, Diana Mize of Highland Village, Texas; and a grandchild.
Friends were received at Jobe Funeral Home.

Siroky
Harriet Siroky, 94, of Monroeville and Turtle Creek, formerly of Chicago, died June 1, 2003.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Siroky.
Surviving are her children, Sandra Lester of Monroeville, John Siroky of Columbus, Ohio, Joseph Siroky of Leesburg, Fla., and Angie Kutin of Chicago; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Gene Van Horn Monroeville Funeral Home.
Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. this Thursday, June 5, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church.
Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery. 

Obituary listings for June 18, 2003. 

Gaskill
William B. Gaskill, 53, of Braddock died June 11, 2003.
He was the son of Sophia Gaskill and the late William Gaskill.
Mr. Gaskill was an employee of LGAR Nursing Home in Turtle Creek.
He was a graduate of the former St. Thomas High School in Braddock.
Mr. Gaskill served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam era. 
Besides his mother, he is survived by his brothers, Stanley and Edmund Gaskill; and sisters, Rose Ann and Mary Ann Gaskill.
Friend were received at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home.
Interment with military honors was at Braddock Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to LGAR Nursing Home, Elsie Street, Turtle Creek, PA 15145.

James 
Joseph H. James, 68, of Monroeville died June 4, 2003, at West Penn Hospital.
Born in North Braddock, he was the son of Raymond and Marie (Weinzierl) James.
Mr. James was a retired machinist at Westinghouse Electric.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy Carol (Williams) James; children, Lou Ann Lutz, Linda Buhovecky, Nancy Colella, Sharon Funyak, Eileen Wright and Joseph and Paul James; sister, Ida Jantz; brother, Raymond James; and 12 grandchildren.
Friends were received at Gene H. Corl Funeral Home.
Interment was at Murrys-ville Cemetery.

Soles
Harry Daniel “Bud” Soles, 73, of Turtle Creek died June 12, 2003.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel (Megahan) Soles.
Surviving are his wife, Victoria Soles; children, Pam Hirko, Tracy Sano and Harry, Jeff, Greg, Randy, Denny, Tim and Ronney Soles; brother, Walt Soles; sister, Ruby Kollar; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Jobe Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Soles Memorial Fund, PO Box 110, Turtle Creek, PA 15145.

Pecora
Armand L. “Bud” Pecora, 84, of Turtle Creek died June 14, 2003.
He was an assembler for more than 42 years with Westinghouse Airbrake.
Mr. Pecora was a sergeant in the Army during World War II.
He was a lifetime member of St. Colman Church in Turtle Creek.
He was a regular volunteer at the church’s Lawn Fete and served as an usher for more than 20 years.
Mr. Pecora was a member of Monroeville Senior Citizens and formerly belonged to Monroeville AARP 2582.
Surviving are his wife, Adele “Tillie” (DeNillo) Pecora; children, Armand Paul Pecora of Delmont and Diane Etherington of Turtle Creek; sisters, Florence Farbarik and Stella Sulley; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Jobe Funeral Home.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Colman Church.
Interment with military honors will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery.

Pelino
G. Richard Pelino, 62, of Swissvale died June 8, 2003.
He was the son of Gilbert Pelino and the late Genevieve Pelino.
Besides his father, he is survived by his companion, Beth Hardie; stepmother, Nancy Pelino; brother, Kevin Pelino; sisters, Marilyn Pelino, Mary Lou Zink, Patti Wilson, Nancy McKenna, Julie Brennan, Karen Beebe and Connie Howe; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home.
A service was held at St. Stephens Episcopal Church with the Rev. Diane Shepard officiating.
Interment was at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 600 Pitt Street, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221.

Dobie
William C. Dobie, 91, of Wilkins died June 11, 2003.
Mr. Dobie was a lover of jazz and member of the Jazz Society.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ludmilla Dobie.
Surviving are his sister, Wilma Dobie; nieces and nephews, Suzy Grant-Guthrie, Ellen Mason, Carol Samms, Daniel Morrison Jr., Janie Wolff and Joseph Morrison; and dear friend, Fran Veri.
Friends were received at Wolfe Memorial Funeral Home.
Interment was at Irwin Union Cemetery, North Hunt-ingdon.

Byrne
Clara F. “Wally” (Ryan) Byrne, 56, of East McKeesport died June 14, 2003.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Henry Ryan.
Surviving are her children, John and Mark Byrne, both of Arizona; brothers, Robert, Thomas and Donald Ryan; sisters, Patricia McCoy and Linda Kerr; and a grandchild.
Friends were received Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home.
A service was held at Hebron Lutheran Church.
Interment was at Grandview Cemetery.

Stefani
Grace C. Stefani, 87, of Penn Hills died June 10, 2003.
Born Dec. 8, 1915, in Linhart, she was the daughter of Frederick and Mary Testa.
She was a retired employee of the former Kenny Kardon’s in Monroeville Mall.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Stefani; and son, Andrew Stefani Jr.
Surviving are her children, Marie of Adamsburg, Anthony of Sigel and Joseph of Valencia; sister, Mary Hrapchak; and two grandchildren.
Friends were received at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home.
Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association, 10 Duff Road, Suite 304, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

Linsenbigler
Ernest William Linsenbigler, 50, of Turtle Creek died June 12, 2003.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy (Montedoro) Linsenbigler; son, Ernest Robert Linsenbigler; stepchild, Joie Gardner; sister, Alice Campbell; brothers, Thomas and Richard Linsenbigler and Frank Tomosovich; and special friend, Ellen Smith.


 

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