Miscellaneous Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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J. Robert Dahlberg
Jeannette
J. Robert Dahlberg, 66, of Jeannette, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in his home. He was born Dec. 9, 1934, in Erie, a son of the late Ernest and Alfhild Gustafson Dahlberg. Bob was a retired mechanical engineer for PPG Industries. He held a master's degree from Penn State and was Lutheran by faith. Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. Dahlberg; and children, Dr. Thomas R. Dahlberg of Los Gatos, Calif., and Ms. Colleen Dahlberg Kerila of Pittsburgh. There will be no public viewing. Private services will be held, with interment to follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial donations to either the Respiratory Alliance of Pennsylvania or the American Lung Association. KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, Greensburg, in charge of the arrangements.

Audrey Clyde Frund
Norvelt
Audrey Clyde Frund, 86, of Mt. Pleasant RD1 (Norvelt), died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Whitney, a son of the late Joseph and Nettie Lisbon Frund. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Permali Co. of Mt. Pleasant. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Mellors Frund; the following children: Darlene E. Sprung and her husband, Eugene, of St. Louis, Mo., Joan Landis and her husband, Charles, of Phoenix, Ariz., Dale Frund and his wife, Joan, of Stahlstown and Dawn Temple and her husband, Jerry, of Acme RD; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marilyn Kirchner of Mt. Pleasant. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Yoder officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Joy Cemetery, Star Route, Mt. Pleasant. Military services will be accorded by the Armbrust Veterans and the AMVETS Post 94 of United. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.

Stephen M. Halas
North Huntingdon
Stephen M. Halas Sr., 79, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 8, 1922, in McKeesport, a son of the late Michael and Susan Pazur Halas. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a millwright for U.S. Steel, Irvin Works, Dravosburg. He was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irwin, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Rose Marie Lawrence Halas; a son, Stephen M. Halas Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Greensburg; three daughters, Roseann Stefanic and her husband, Thomas, Rita Berquist and her husband, Bruce, all of Greensburg, and Marian Halas of North Huntingdon; three grandchildren, Jamie Ritson, Craig Stefanic and Eryn Berquist; and a sister, Mary Mason of Dravosburg. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Entombment will follow in the New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 615 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601, or the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Wilkins Township, PA 15235.

Rita Kathryn Thomas Hall
Connellsville
Rita Kathryn Thomas Hall, 72, of Kings Hill, Connellsville, died Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Rita was born March 17, 1929, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Charles and Martha Waywood Thomas, and was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Her favorite pastimes and hobbies were crafts and crocheting. She leaves to cherish her memories her loving husband of 55 years, Vernon D. Hall, whom she married May 17, 1946; her devoted children, the Rev. Donald Hall and his wife, Mary Theresa, of Slippery Rock, Kerry Hall and his wife, Eileen, of Scottdale, Kathryn A. ``Pinky'' Keslar and her husband, Charles, of Lake Park, Fla., Russell C. Hall of Mt. Pleasant, Mark A. Hall and his wife, Rhonda Sue, of Connellsville and Kimberly R. King and her husband, Nathaniel, of Connellsville; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Stell of Bethel Park, Madelyn Logan of Pittsburgh and Edna Sample and her husband, Harry, of Harrisburg; and a brother, Paul Thomas of Everson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan L. Parrish, on Sept. 27, 1979; a sister, Theresa Peffer; and two brothers, Joseph and Leo Thomas. Rita's family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with her son, Episcopalian Priest the Rev. Donald Hall of Slippery Rock officiating. Committal service and interment will follow in St. John the Baptist R.C. Parish Cemetery, Scottdale.

Elizabeth I. Hoffer
Latrobe
Elizabeth I. Hoffer, 63, of Latrobe, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in her home. She was born May 19, 1938, in Blairsville, a daughter of the late Lester L. and Edna Jones Stemmerich. She was retired from Classic Industries, and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer L. Hoffer Sr., in 1992; and a sister, Gladys Stemmerich. She is survived by three stepchildren, Elmer L. Hoffer Jr. of Ligonier, Derrick Hoffer of Bradenville and Oma Hoffer of Latrobe; three stepgrandchildren; five brothers, F. Russell Stemmerich of Ligonier, James L. Stemmerich of Homer City, Thomas W. Stemmerich of South Carolina, Richard A. Stemmerich of Ligonier and Staff Sgt. Daniel E. Stemmerich, USMC (retired) of South Carolina; a sister, Mrs. William (Jane) Frisky of Sheffield Village, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, where service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. August B. Twigg officiating. Interment, Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville.

Rebecca K. Kalp
Champion
Rebecca K. Kalp, 72, of Champion RD1, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, in her home. She was born June 24, 1929, in Middlecreek Township, a daughter of the late Foster and Ada (Pritts) Klink. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Morrison ``Red'' Kalp, in 1989; three brothers, Harry, Ruben and Perry Klink; and a sister, Ellie Geary. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Yost and husband, James, of Champion RD1 and Kathy Laxton and husband, James, of Jones Mills; three grandchildren, Jimmy, Jason and Laura Lee Yost; two great-grandchildren, J.J. Yost and Mattylyn Rebecca Yost; and two sisters, Marie Nedrow of Rockwood and Gladys Keslar of Donegal. She was a member of the Somerset Church of the Brethren and the Kingwood Rebekah Lodge. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 555 Tayman Ave., Somerset, 814-445-6900. Service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Somerset Church of the Brethren, with the Revs. Mark Bendes, Roger Forry and Kenneth Davis co-officiating. Interment will be held in Tinkey Cemetery, Champion. Memorial contributions may be sent to the In Touch Hospice, 1590 N. Center Ave., Somerset, PA 15501, or the American Diabetes Association. The Rebekah Lodge will hold a service Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Judith A. "Judie" Gibson Latine
Irwin
Judith A. "Judie" Gibson Latine, 61, of Irwin, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1940, in McKeesport, a daughter of Albert Gibson of Fontana, Calif., and the late Margaret McDonald Gibson. She was an employee of McKeesport Prescription and an avid bingo player. In addition to her father, she is survived by her stepmother, Beverly Gibson; her companion of nine years, Jim Rulyak of Irwin; two sons, Gerald Blyshak of McClellanville, S.C., and Jeffery Blyshak of Erie; two grandchildren; a brother, Dennis Gibson of Vernon, Texas; also two nieces. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m., with a memorial service to be held at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home with Dr. R. Bruce Maxwell officiating.

Stella M. "Mimi" Martin
Connellsville
Stella M. "Mimi" Martin, 71, of Connellsville, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, in her home. She was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Alexander and Sophia Szmania Helkowsky. She was born and raised in Scottdale and had been a member of the Connellsville community for 48 years. Prior to her retirement, she worked for Anchor Glass for 38 years. She was a member and past president of the GBBA Union Local #136. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville and a member of its Christian Mothers. She was also a member of the Columbian Ladies of Scottdale. She is survived by her loving husband of 48½ years, Robert E. Martin Sr.; her loving children, Robert E. Martin Jr. of Newark, Del., Dennis J. Martin and his wife, Rita, of Dunbar, Timothy A. Martin and his wife, Stella, of Ohiopyle and Paula M. Martin of Connellsville; her grandchildren, Melissa, Gina and Christopher Martin, all of Dunbar; a brother, Daniel Helkowsky and his wife, Sarah, of Scottdale; and a sister, Frances Flannagan and her husband, Samuel, of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, Arthur, Victor, Alexander Jr. and Joseph Helkowsky; and four sisters, Helen Hepler, Pauline Mascia, Mary Ann Earnesty and Virginia Henderson. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Terry Hercik and the Rev. J. Edward McCullough as concelebrants. A committal service and interment will follow in the Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. A parish wake service will be held Sunday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Raymond Miller
Florida
Formerly of Irwin
Raymond Miller, 74, of Florida, formerly of Irwin, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in Florida. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Margaret (Fox) Miller; a daughter, Darlene Miller of Fenton, Mich.; two sons, Terry Miller of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jim Miller of Birmingham, Ala.; a grandson, Daniel Miller of Birmingham, Ala.; and two sisters, Dorothy Tylavsky and Beatrice Simon. Ray and Peg were longtime residents of Irwin before moving to Cocoa Beach in 1998. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Saturday, Nov. 17, from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by a brief memorial service in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Clifton J. Suehr officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mary M. Moore
Latrobe
Mary M. Moore, 62, of Latrobe, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Lewis) Banner. Survivors include three children, Michael Earl Moore and his wife, Shannon, of Latrobe, Colleen Renee Harris and her husband, Jonathan, of Latrobe and Daniel Elton Moore of Baldwin; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Linda Adams of Latrobe. A private service was held Friday in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., Latrobe, followed by private interment in St. Rose Cemetery, Derry Township.

Alice G. Novosielski
Arnold
Alice G. Novosielski, 79, of Arnold, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, in the Vincentian DeMarillac Nursing Home, Pittsburgh. She was born in Carnegie, July 18, 1922, and had been a lifetime resident of the Arnold area. She was employed by the Internal Revenue Service, retiring as a clerical supervisor with 42 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She is survived by a sister, Helen Modzelewski of Princeton, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, John and Mary Kisska Gorczyca, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. ``Charlie'' Novosielski; and four sisters, Jane Begeny, Leone Wagner, Loretta Proch and Rose Filipowski. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the RUSIEWICZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 1400 Fifth Ave., Arnold, where prayers of transfer will be said Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Christian Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary R.C. Church, New Kensington, with the Rev. Richard P. Karenbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lower Burrell.

Vivian M. "Teddy" Shamberger
Washington Township
Vivian M. "Teddy" Shamberger, 83, of Washington Township, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in her home. Born Oct. 22, 1918, in Kiski Township, she was a daughter of the late Carleton C. and Mabel Luella Kipp Shellhammer. She lived in the Kiski Valley all of her life. Prior to retiring in 1999, she was employed for several years as a sales clerk by Duppstadt Jewelry Stores in Vandergrift and Apollo. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Oklahoma Borough; an avid bridge player; and loved working in the jewelry stores. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira S. ``Pete'' Shamberger, in 1975; and a sister, Mildred Evans. She is survived by a son, Terry L. Shamberger of Lititz; a daughter, Patricia M. Hackett of Bethel Park; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Lyle and James Shellhammer, both of Home, Pa., Alan Shellhammer of Shelocta and Neil Shellhammer of Greensburg; and three sisters, Audrey Soska of East Vandergrift, Joyce Grantz of North Apollo and Ozelma Fouse of Maryland. Friends will be received in the GERALD J. MEDICE FUNERAL HOME, 604 Moore Ave., North Apollo, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Keith A. Deckinger, officiating. Interment in Boiling Springs Presbyterian Cemetery in Spring Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to either the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.

Lucinda Shrum
Derry
Lucinda Shrum, 92, of Derry, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in the Barnes House, Derry Township. She was born Sept. 17, 1909, in Derry, a daughter of the late Charles and Minnie J. Kingsinger Pirl. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Derry. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Shrum; two sisters, Alice L. Pirl and Gladys Hanger; and two brothers, James and Charles Pirl. She is survived by her son, Richard C. and his wife, Marilynn Shrum, of Latrobe; her two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Barbara) DeWinter of Oregon and Mrs. William L. (Nancy L.) Rumshock of Greensburg; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David D. Wilson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Coles Cemetery, Derry.

Shirley L. Spinella
Oliphant Furnace
Formerly of Laurelville
Shirley L. Spinella, 70, of Oliphant Furnace, formerly of Laurelville, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in her residence. Born June 16, 1931, in Jeannette, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Goldie Tresa McElfresh. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a nurse for Westmoreland Home Nursing. She was a member of Acme United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Robert Richard Miller and Edward Lee Miller of Johnstown; two daughters, Georgia Brown of Oliphant Furnace and Tammy Karbowski and husband, Mike, of New Stanton; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her common-law husband, Jess Overly, in 1999. Friends will be received at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m., at which time her funeral service will begin with the Rev. Terry Trudgen officiating. Interment will be private.

Sister Catherine Seton Sweeney
Greensburg
Sister Catherine Seton Sweeney, 80, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity, Seton Hill, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 2, 1921, in Pittsburgh, the eldest daughter of the late Raymond D. and Helen (Henninger) Sweeney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor Harney and Helen Mangan. She is survived by an aunt, Sister Mary Gabriel Henninger, S.S.M. of St. Louis, Mo.; a niece; and four nephews. Sister Catherine Seton entered the Sisters of Charity March 25, 1940, from Resurrection Parish, Brookline. She earned her B.S. in nursing education and her M.Ed. from Duquesne University in 1952 and 1959. Sister Catherine Seton graduated from the Pittsburgh Hospital School of Nursing in 1948 and began her long tenure there. She served as a registered nurse, clinical instructor, medical-surgical and operating room supervisor, assistant director of nursing service and assistant director of in-service education. Later, she served as a medical records technician. In 1973, the hospital recognized her 25 years of service. Following retirement in 1987, Sister Catherine Seton provided nursing consultant services at Elizabeth Seton Center and the Stephen Foster Center. There, she initiated caregivers support groups which met monthly to help caregivers solve problems encountered in caring for frail elderly persons at home. A prize-winning painter and avid photographer, Sister Catherine Seton also belonged to the Sisters Choir, St. Paul Cathedral Choir and the Oasis Chorus. For many years she was active on the Sisters of Charity Vocation Awareness Committee. Friends will be received Sunday and Monday from 1:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Caritas Christi, 459 Mt. Thor Road, Greensburg. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Assumption, Caritas Christi. Interment, Sisters' Cemetery, Seton Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Charity, DePaul Center, 463 Mt. Thor Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Rose E. Trilli
West Newton
Formerly of Monessen
Rose E. Trilli, 89, a resident of West Newton since 1997, formerly of Monessen, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in Mon Valley Hospital. A daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Drago Barruso, she was born Nov. 23, 1911, in Monessen. She was a member of the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church, Monessen, and the Italian Society of Mutual Aid. Survivors include her husband, Ralph V. Trilli; a son, Ralph A. Trilli of West Newton; a daughter and son-in-law, Marie and William Doherty of Gilroy, Calif.; two sisters, Josephine Evonko of Charleroi and Frances Hrebnar of Monessen; two grandchildren, Sharon Stewart of Berkeley Heights, N.J., and Sean Doherty of Milford, N.H.; and four great-grandchildren, Cameron, Nolan and Zachary Stewart and Celeste Doherty. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel and Charles Barruso; and three sisters, Anna Mikula, Virginia ``Bubbles'' Barruso and Nancy Barruso. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the RHOME FUNERAL HOME INC., a Golden Rule Member Firm, 1209 Grand Blvd., Monessen, where a blessing service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church with Father Paul Lisik as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen.

Charles Joseph Brown
Coraopolis
Charles Joseph Brown, on Friday, Nov. 16, 2001. Husband of Darlene Everett Brown; father of Bonnie Smith of Huntington Beach, Calif. and Donna Bridger of Leetsdale. Brother of Betty Ranallo of Pittsburgh and Julius Brown of Jacksonville, Fla. Aunt of Marie Mazur of Pittsburgh; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at ANTHONY J. SANVITO INC. FUNERAL HOME, 1316 Fourth Ave., Coraopolis, (family owned and operated since 1936), where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. 

Jessie M. (Starr) Cogley
Brentwood
Jessie M. (Starr) Cogley, on Friday, Nov. 16, 2001. Beloved wife of Wallace L. Cogley. Dear mother of Louise Ann Beirne and Eric L. Cogley. Daughter of the late Joseph and Ida May (Miller) Starr. Also survived by six grandchildren. Sister of Betty Lou Pickard, Joanne Sandstrom and James Starr Harrison. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at CIESLAK & TATKO FUNERAL HOME INC., 2935 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, followed by a prayer service at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Alfred F. Daugherty
Esplen
Alfred F. Daugherty, 45, suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001. Loving husband of Donna Daugherty; father of Rachel Daugherty-Voshall (Neal) and Jackie "Pooh" Daugherty-Throop (Robert "B.J."); proud grandfather of Brittany, Dallas, Dylan and Neal Jr.; son of Nira and the late Daniel Daugherty. Al was honored to have served with the U.S. Marine Corps for over three years at Cherry Point, N.C. He also worked at Neville Chemical Company for over 20 years. Family to receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1225 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks, (Family owned and operated since 1886) where funeral services will be held at noon Monday.

Valerie Lynn (Wichryk) Davare
South Park Township
On Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, Valerie Lynn, of South Park Township. Beloved wife of Mark V. Davare; mother of Ashley N. Davare; daughter of Stephen and Kathryn (Kane) Wichryk of Sheraden; sister of Keith John Wichryk and Darlene Ann Wichryk; stepsister of Patricia Ann Biggs; daughter-in-law of Vincent A. Davare and the late Audrey R. (Percy) Davare. Valarie was employed as a business analyst with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Pittsburgh, Pa. for 29 1/2 years. Friends received Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GRIFFITH MORTUARY INC., 5636 Brownsville Road, Broughton-Curry-South Park Township, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Please make donations to the American Cancer Society, Pa. Division Inc., Southwest Region, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620.

Robert C. Garlicki
Ross
Robert C. Garlicki, 70, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in UPMC Passavant. He was born in Pittsburgh on April 6, 1931. Mr. Garlicki was a police officer for the City of Pittsburgh and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survived by his sons, Bruce A. Garlicki and Stephen C. Garlicki; and grandchildren, Lyla Anne Garlicki and Joshua Owen Garlicki. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Kowger. Visitation Saturday 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross, www.brandtfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Boniface Church, Holy Wisdom Parish. Burial in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery.

Charles E. 'Sonny' Harris
East Liberty
Charles E. "Sonny" Harris, 88, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001. Beloved friend and companion of Gloria Carroll of Penn Hills: devoted father of Doris Tyree of East Liberty, Serena Keith of East LIberty, Charles E. Keith of Penn Hills, Richard D. Keith of Penn Hills and Vincent Keith of Hinesville, Ga.; cherished grandmother of Gloria Keith, Rashee Keith and Dior Keith; also survived by a great-granddaughter, Brea Saunders; a great-grandson; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends who loved him dearly. Mr. Harris was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an excellent musician, composer, band leader and entertainer. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at KNEE FUNERAL HOME OF WILKINSBURG INC., 800 Center St., where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Entombment in Smithfield East End Cemetery.

Helen (Tachovaka) Hertzic
Moon Township
Helen (Tachovaka) Hertzic, age 82, of Moon Twp. since 1942, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001. Wife of the late Joseph Hertzic Sr. Beloved mother of Nellie Ann Soucek of National Park, N.J., and Joseph F. Hertzic and his wife Dianne of Moon Twp. Sister of Ann DeMeo of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Catherine Medwig of Carnegie. Grandmother of Mark, Frank, Helen, Michele, Sanford and Joe. Great-grandmother of Nicholas, Jonathan, Jason, Alyson, Kyle, Jenna, Amy Lynn and Lauren Amber. Helen was a pastoral assistant for many years at St. Margaret Mary Church in Moon Twp. She started and maintained a special education program in the parish for 45 years. She was also a member of the Christian Mothers Group, St. Vincent DePaul, the parish council and Gilmary School. Helen was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Garrett County, Md., to the late Frank and Nellie (Hrendich) Tachovaka. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in COPELAND'S MOON TOWNSHIP FUNERAL HOME, 981 Brodhead Road. The St. Margaret Mary's Women's Guild and Christian Mothers will say the rosary Sunday at 2 p.m. Mass Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Margaret Mary Church with the Rev. John Ayoob and the Rev. William Hausen as celebrants. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The McGuire Memorial, 2119 Mercer Road, New Brighton, PA 15066.

Martha Kaiser
West View
Martha Kaiser, 82, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Valley Care Masonic Home in Sewickley. SHe was born in Pittsburgh on Feb. 9, 1919, daughter of the late Adolph and Margaret (Beitler) Kaiser. In additon to her parents, Miss Kaiser was preceded in death by a brother David. Mis Kaiser is the sister-in-law of Linda Kaiser and aunt of Lauri and Erich Kaiser. Prior to her retirement, Martha was employed in the investment industry in sales. She was a member of the National Secretaries Association. Friends are invited to attend a service in the chapel at Allegheny County Memorial Park, Duncan Avenue, McCandless, at 10 a.m. Monday. ARRANGEMENTS BY SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., West View, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com. 

Melva E. Kleppner
Baden
Formerly of Aspinwall
Melva E. Kleppner, 86, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Mariner Health Care Center, Coraopolis. She was born in Coaldale, Pa., Feb. 4, 1915, daughter of the late Henry and Hannah Derr Kleppinger. She was a member of Aspinwall United Presbyterian Church, Aspinwall American Legion Auxilliary and the Ambridge Sportsman Club. Survived by two daughters, Mary Jane Arture and Ellen Tanski; five grandchildren, Michael Arture, Robert E. Kleppinger Jr., Craig Arture, Brian Kleppner and Susan Tanski; one great-grandchild, Cole Christopher Kleppner; two brothers, George and James Kleppinger; her dear friend and companion, Ted Kasper. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Kleppner; a son, Robert E. Kleppner Sr.; three brothers, Henry, William and Thomas Kleppinger; one sister, Mary Jane Heisler. Friends received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at WORRELL FUNERAL HOME, corner of Main and Ninth Streets, Sharpsburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Mary Jane Fullerton as officiant. Interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Lawrenceville.

Elizabeth (Kaslo) Puchalik
Ross
Elizabeth (Kaslo) Puchalik, 92, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in Kane Regional Center. She was born March 2, 1909, in Port Vue, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Rumach) Kaslo. She was a licensed practical nurse at the Jewish Home for the Aged. She was a member of St. Mark's Parish in Liberty and was a former member of the church choir and Christian Mothers Guild. Member of Liberty Borough Seniors, Friendship Club and S.W.O.F. Preceded in death by her husband, Steve Puchalik. Survived by two daughters, Elaine Anderseine of Springdale and Elizabeth Volosin of Monroeville; a sister, Anna Wargo of Liberty; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mark's Parish, Liberty, with Father Gerald Mikonis as celebrant. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.


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