Miscellaneous Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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Marie E. (Harsch) Auth
Reserve Township
Marie E. (Harsch) Auth, age 90, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in St. Barnabas Home. She was born in Pittsburgh on July 2, 1911, the daughter of the late Theodore and Clara (Hillenbrand) Ruettgers. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Auth was preceded in death by her husbands, Otto Harsch and Vincent Auth, and a nephew, Tom Auth. Marie is the beloved aunt of Richard Rock of Florida, Joan Yockel of Brighton Heights, Virginia Beck of Florida and Mary Jane Kelsch of Reserve Twp. Also survived by many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews. Mrs. Auth was employed as an auditor with Troy Hill Federal Savings and Loan prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Aloysius Women's Club, Reserve Twp., AARP #2282 and Catholic Daughters of America. Family will receive friends Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, 388 Center Ave., West View, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Aloysius Church Monday at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in Marie's name to St. Aloysius Church, 3616 Mt. Troy Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

William Blasco
Penn Hills
William Blasco, 75, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001. Husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Manganaro) Blasco; father of Nina Carnahan, Mary E., William M. and Martin Blasco; brother of Pauline Naamy and Edward J. Blasco. Also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Blasco was a World War II Army veteran. Friends received Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. in the SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. Blessing Service Friday at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Penn Hills.

Paul G. Collins
Springdale
Formerly of Ross
Paul G. Collins, age 53, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in Allegheny General Hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh, a son of Charles E. Collins Sr. of Ross and the late Thecla Geisler Collins. Survived by his wife, Margaret Walkup Collins; two sons, Martin P. of Tarentum and Brian P. of Penn Hills; two daughters, Erin K. of Jeannette and Caitlin E. of Penn Hills; one brother, Charles E. Collins Jr. of Ellwood City; two sisters, Thecla Romeo of Monaca and Mary Alice Jack of Baden; also by nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross, www.devlinfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial with Incarnation of the Lord Parish, Nativity Church, Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in North Side Catholic Cemetery, Ross. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Church Army, 210 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

Edith V. (Watson) Courts
Pittsburgh
Edith V. (Watson) Courts, 86, of Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001. Wife of the late Master Sgt. Curtis Courts. Sister of Robert and wife Nancy Watson. Aunt of Lewis Watson. Friends received Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. in the SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./MORASCO CHAPEL, 9406 Frankstown Road (near Graham Boulevard), Penn Hills, where services will be Friday at 11 a.m.

Thomas Crone
South Park
Formerly of Munhall
Thomas Crone, age 84, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001. He was born in Parton, England, resided in South Park for 50 years and was formerly of Munhall. Mr. Crone was a retired superintendent of Mesta Machine and Roll Shop with 46 years of service. He was a former soccer player, basketball player and basketball official in the district. He was also a charter member of the Windover Hills United Methodist Church. Survived by his wife, Geraldine (Thomkins) Crone of South Park; a son, Thomas G. (Mary M.) Crone of Murraysville; two nephews and three nieces. Brother of the late James Crone. Friends received Friday 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 3511 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. from Windover United Methodist Church. Family requests memorial donations to the Windover Hills United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Gertrude A. 'Nip' Deible
Pittsburgh
Formerly of Brookville
Gertrude A. "Nip" Deible, 84, of Pittsburgh, formerly of South Pickering Street, Brookville, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, in Pittsburgh. Born June 28, 1917, in Brookville, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Edith Guth Allgeier. Mrs. Deible was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, YMCA and the Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library, all in Brookville, and volunteered for county elections. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John K. "Jack" Deible, on Feb. 19, 1993; a son, John K. Deible; and 11 brothers and sisters. Surviving are three daughters, Virginia E. Welker and Sara K. McLay, both of Pittsburgh, and Mary C. Lacy of Chicago, Ill.; five sons, Charles R. Deible of Brookville, Joseph P. Deible of Pittsburgh, Gerald T. Deible of Murrysville, Francis G. Deible of Pittsburgh and Daniel P. Deible of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Sister David Carol, M.S.B.T. of Philadelphia; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the McKINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main St., Brookville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Brookville, with the Rev. Joseph Staszewski. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Rose Twp., Jefferson County. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookville YMCA, 125 Main Street, Brookville, PA 15825, or the Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library, 223 Valley Street, Brookville, PA 15825.

Marie M. Cominio Viglietta George
Swissvale
Marie M. Cominio Viglietta George, 88, of Swissvale, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, in UPMC McKeesport. Mrs. George was born Jan. 10, 1913, in Pittsburgh, to the late Ralph Cominio and Phyllis Pittore Cominio. Wife of the late Gabriel J. Viglietta and the late Donald W. George. Loving mother of Michael Viglietta and his wife Ann, Lavinia Cecere and her husband Ralph, and the late Anthony Viglietta. Grandmother of Kathy Arthrell and her husband Charles, Michele Myers and her husband Chris, Ralph Cecere Jr. and his wife Carol, Kimberly Barvinchak and her husband Paul Jr., and Jaison Viglietta. Great-grandmother of Erika and Charles Arthrell, McKenzie, Madison and Maleena Myers, Courtney and Adam Cecere, Michael Barvinchak. Sister of Ernest Cominio of Florida, and the late Sally, Nazareth, Louis and Joseph Cominio. Marie was a resident of Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. Friends received 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. A Mass will be celebrated in Madonna del Castello Church on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Interment in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Penn Hills.

Nora 'Carol' Gleason
Butler
Nora "Carol" Gleason, 68, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in Butler Memorial Hospital. She was born in West Union, W.Va., on Jan. 26, 1933, daughter of Earl L. and Beulah (Tenney) Riley. Mrs. Gleason was a nurse's assistant with A.B.C. Home Health Care. She was attended Assembly of God Church in Mt. Chestnut, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 117 American Legion, the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 402 of Coraopolis and the Greater Beneficial Union of Coraopolis. She is survived by her husband, Anthony H. Gleason, whom she married Nov. 5, 1980; three sons, Victor L. Duncan of Burgettstown, Darrell D. Duncan and DeWayne M. Spade of Ambridge; one daughter, Mrs. Randy (Sandra L.) Kania of Curtice, Ohio; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson; a number of nieces and nephews; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Doloris) Wilkerson of Sandyville, W.Va; and one brother, Robert Riley. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Friends received Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 124 E. North St., Butler, where Funeral Service will be Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. George Miller of Assembly of God Church will officiate. Burial in Butler County Memorial Park. 

Gary G. Keller
East McKeesport
Gary G. Keller Sr., 53, suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001. Son of Harry C. and Jane (Gilmore) Keller; father of Heather Garrett and Gary G. Keller Jr.; grandfather of D.J. Garret; fiance of Denise "Dee" Totterdale; uncle of Debbie, Missy and Holly Keller. He was preceded in death by brothers, Richard and Dean Keller; and grandparents, Glenn and Ruth Gilmore, and Edward and Margaret Keller. Friends received in the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m., Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Boulevard, Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

Virginia M. (Gullett) Kerr
West End
Virginia M. (Gullett) Kerr, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, after a long illness. She is survived by her sons, Matt and Christopher and his fiancee Jennifer McKinney; and her sisters, Mrs. James (Ruth Ann) Lee, Mrs. Donald (Eileen) Aubrey and Mrs. Peter (Lorrie) Kleer. She has many nieces and nephews, as well as several great-nieces and -nephews. She is also survived by her dear friend, Rich Sibert. Friends received in the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 216-44th St., Lawrenceville, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Saturday with Guardian Angels Parish, St. Martin Church at 9:30 a.m. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made in Virginia's name to the charity of one's choice or for Masses to be offered in Virginia's name at the church of one's choice.

Harold E. 'Bunk' Korn
Middlesex Township, Valencia
Harold E. "Bunk" Korn, 74, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, in his home. Born Feb. 7, 1927, in Fairview Twp., Butler County, he was the son of the late Warren and Jennie (Rankin) Korn. Beloved husband for 29 years of Dee (Patten) Korn. Dear father of Michael Korn of Butler, Thomas Korn of North East, Melissa Nelson of Mars, Jennie Korn of Butler, Galen McManus of Gibsonia and David McManus of Butler. Also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. In addition to his parents and former wife, Rita Korn, he was preceded in death by two half brothers, Jim and Jack Hindman, and two sisters, Genevieve Michael and Eleanor Duesphol. Friends received Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com, where services will be Friday at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Cope of Mars Alliance Church officiating. Interment in Bear Creek Cemetery in Petrolia. Mr. Korn was a member of the American Legion Butler Post 117, Mars VFW Memorial Association and Saxonburg Fire Co. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, and retired from Koppers Co. in Monroeville and Butler Auto Auction in Cranberry.

Emanuel E. MacCosbe
Hampton Township
Formerly of Shaler
Emanuel E. MacCosbe, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, in Vincentian-Regency Hall Nursing Home. He was born June 7, 1913, in Pittsburgh, son of Louis and Henrietta MacCosbe. Mr. MacCosbe was a retired electrical engineer and retired lieutenant colonel, having served in the U.S. Army where he was awarded the Legion of Merit. Survived by his wife, Dorothy MacCosbe; four daughters, Elaine Reppel, Diane Hrach, Alice DeStefino and Carol Howell; two sons, Paul MacCosbe and George MacCosbe; one sister, Henrietta Cassidy. Also survived by 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Boniface Church of Holy Wisdom Parish at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Kenneth E. Myers as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw.

Richard F. Malter
Pittsburgh
Richard F. Malter, 74, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, in his home. Born in Pittsburgh, Oct. 6, 1927, son of Frank and Lorena Foresha Malter. Mr. Malter worked as a bottler for Pittsburgh Brewing Co. He was a Navy veteran, serving during World War II. Surviving are his loving son, Richard F. Malter Jr. and his wife Marilyn A. Malter; one sister, Delores Barnes; two grandchildren, Jason and Laurie Malter; also nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was his wife, Ruth Mangel Malter. Private graveside services will be Friday in Allegheny Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Lutz officiating. Arrangements are under the care of SIMONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7720 Perry Highway, Ross, www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com.

Daniel R. McConnell
Franklin Park
Daniel R. McConnell, 17, of Franklin Park, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, in his home. Born in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 15, 1984, he was a son of Gary D. and Sandra Odum McConnell. Brother of Kelly McConnell and Jason McConnell. Grandson of Howard and Norma McConnell of Leonard, Mo. Nephew of Carol and Bill Taylor of Carbondale, Ill. He is also survived by many cousins, aunts and uncles. Friends received Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SIMONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7720 Perry Highway, Ross, www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com. Services will be in the chapel of the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Hiland Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Mental Health Association of Allegheny County, c/o Child/Adolescent Program, 1945 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Akram Midani
Akram Midani, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001. Beloved husband of 54 years to Watfa Midani. Friends received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire (Oakland), Thursday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral and interment private.

Lois K. (Kirkpatrick) Pesacreta
Brentwood
Lois K. (Kirkpatrick) Pesacreta, age 91, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001. Beloved wife of Gabriel G. Loving mother of James (Phyllis), William (Jackie), Jack (Barbara), Joni Cotter and the late W. Robert Fisher. Beloved sister of Florence Artzberger and the late Dorothy Kollek. She will also be dearly missed by 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Friends received in the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. If desired, family suggests contributions to the Three Rivers Hospice, 3001 Jacks Run Road, Empire Building, Second Floor, White Oak, PA 15131.

John C. Porac
Emsworth
John C. Porac, age 59, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001. Beloved husband of Joan M. (Valenti) Porac. Also survived by loving children, Jennifer L. Porac of Palm Harbor, Fla., Jacquelyn B. Merillat and her husband Jason of Media, Pa., and John A. Porac of Emsworth; his mother, Cecelia Porac of Windgap; a sister, Joan M. Crane and her husband John of Kennedy Twp.; grandchildren, Robert M. and Katherine E. Merillat; and an aunt, Elizabeth Kratovil of Robinson Twp. An accountant by profession, Mr. Porac was a 1964 graduate of Duquesne University. From 1964-66, he served with the U.S. Navy. Friends invited Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME, INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 1014 California Ave., Avalon (North Boros). Mass of Christian Burial Monday at 10 a.m. in St. James Catholic Church of Sewickley. Burial will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Kennedy Twp. Memorials are suggested to the American Respiratory Alliance, 201 Smith Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 (724-772-1750), or to UPMC Hospice, 6301 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 (412-420-8124).

Mike (Mile) Rakich
Cabot
Formerly of Russellton
Mike (Mile) Rakich, age 87, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001. Son of the late Sava and Bozo Rakich. Preceded in death by a sister, Boja Lichina, and brothers, Nick and Pete Karan. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Rakich was a World War II veteran and was employed as a coal miner for many years. Memorial Mass will be in Glade Run United Presbyterian Church, Valencia, Saturday at 10 a.m. Funeral arrangements by the HERBERT R. KING, JR. FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park (Hampton Twp.), (www.kingfuneralhome.com).

Dorothy (Benjamin) Readshaw
Formerly of Baldwin
Dorothy (Benjamin) Readshaw, in her 90th year, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, of The Baptist Home, formerly of Baldwin. Wife of the late Ernest J. Readshaw. Mother of Lori Beth Oswald. Also survived by grandchildren, nephews and a niece. Visitation will be Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the READSHAW FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1503 Brownsville Road, Carrick, www.readshawfuneralhome.com, where a funeral service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorials requested to The Baptist Home, 489 Castle Shannon Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15234.

Sister M. Joanne (Rosemary) Sabol
Pittsburgh
Sister M. Joanne (Rosemary) Sabol, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis for 59 years, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, in Mount Assisi Convent, Pittsburgh. She was 77 years old. Sister Joanne entered the community from St. Mark's Parish, McKees Rocks, in 1938, and was professed in 1942. During her years of ministry, she served in schools in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh, Erie, Altoona-Johnstown, Allentown and Patterson (New Jersey) and the Archdioceses of San Antonio. The daughter of Andrew and Mary Kobulnicky Sabol, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Edward, Henry, Michael and Thomas Sabol, and one sister, Gertrude Sabol Wozniak. She is survived by three sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. in Queen of Angels Chapel, Mount Assisi, Bellevue. Arrangements by the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Bellevue.

Mary (Yakovchik) Schubert
Brookline
Mary (Yakovchik) Schubert, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001. Wife of the late Leo Schubert. Also survived by two daughters. Sister of Sophia Kapinski, Helen Wilk and the late Frank Yakovchik. Visitation SATURDAY ONLY 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity S.O. Cathedral, Maxwell Drive, Whitehall. Arrangements entrusted to the CIESLAK AND TATKO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2935 Brownsville Road, Brentwood.

Lea Grace Sisca
Allison Park
Lea Grace Sisca, 46, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, in Forbes Hospice. She was born in Pittsburgh on Dec. 26, 1954, a daughter of Johanna Sisca of Allison Park and the late Arnold J. Sisca Sr. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a sister, Nina Pletcher of Delaware; a brother, Arnold J. Sisca Jr. of Ohio; nieces and nephews. No visitation. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Ursula Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Sharps Hill Road, O'Hara. Arrangements by the BOCK FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Lea worked for Dr. Carl Flecker as a dental hygienist, was the former owner of Merle Norman Studio in Allison Park and practiced law in South Carolina. Most recently, she was employed as a lawyer recruiter for Management Recruiters in Jacksonville, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Hospice, 3292 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, or the Forbes Hospice, 6655 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

Angelo A. Tsourekis
Angelo A. Tsourekis, suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001. Beloved husband of Angeliki Tsourekis. Father of Dorothy Xanos, Sylvia (Jaavid) Ahmadnia and Genia (Harry) Andrews. Grandfather of Katie and Alex Andrews. Brother of Kostas Tsourekis, Zoe (Vasilis) Anestopoulos, Andreas (Maria) Tsourekis and the late Demitri Tsourekis. Uncle of Athanasios (Maria) and Sotirios Tsourekis, and several nieces and nephews in Greece. Friends received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire (Oakland), Thursday and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. Trisagion service Friday at 7:30 p.m. Angelo was born and raised in Greece. He married Angeliki in 1964 and they came to the United States in the same year. Upon his arrival, Angelo became and active member of the Greek community in Pittsburgh. He joined Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, became an active member of G.A.P.A. and A.H.E.P.A., joined American Legion Post 595, where he served as chaplain, and for the past 22 years, was a member and chantor of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Agnes E. White
Shadyside
Formerly of Coraopolis
Agnes E. White, 68, of Shadyside, formerly of Coraopolis, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Atrium I. She was born in Coraopolis on March 1, 1933. Miss White was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church in Shadyside. She had been employed in administration for 20 years at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Surgery, and prior to that she was employed at the University Hospital of Cleveland. She is survived by her brother and his wife, Richard and Kathleen White of Ben Avon, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be in Third Presbyterian Church, Fifth at South Negley, Shadyside, time later. Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by Copeland's Coraopolis.

Elizabeth A. (Tysarczyk) Zydel
Shaler
Elizabeth A. (Tysarczyk) Zydel, 72, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001. Wife of the late Bernard A. Zydel. Mother of Christine and her husband Tim Zydel, Mark and his wife Michele Zydel, Cheryl and her husband Mark Henne, Sandy and her husband Steve Miller, Brian and his wife Karen Zydel, Eric and his wife Mary Lou Zydel, David and his wife Pam Zydel, and Glenn and his wife Lisa Zydel. Also survived by 10 grandchildren. Daughter-in-law of Rose F. Zydel. Sister of Richard and Anthony Tysarczyk, and the late Joseph Tysarczyk and Mary Helen Jaglowski. Friends received in the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216-44th St., Lawrenceville, Friday 1 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 to 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in Holy Spirit Church, Millvale, Saturday at 11 a.m.

Richard F. Bossart
Whitney
Richard F. Bossart Sr., 79, of Whitney, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in the Greensburg Care Center, Hempfield Township. He was born Jan. 23, 1922, in Whitney, a son of the late Richard G. and Minnie C. (Heese) Bossart. Prior to retirement, he worked in the melt shop at Latrobe Steel. He was a lifelong member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Whitney, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He also was a charter member of the Possum Hollow Rod and Gun Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet P. (Smith) Bossart; two brothers, Leonard and Claude Bossart; and a sister, Marie Bossart. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Robertson and fiance, Joseph Malik, of Latrobe RD2; a son, Richard F. Bossart Jr. and wife, Deborah, of Latrobe RD3; three granddaughters, Sharon Schmucker and husband, Brian, Jody Bossart and Audrey Robertson; two great-grandsons, Tyler and Travis Schmucker; a brother, George Bossart of Latrobe RD4; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 9:20 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Whitney, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Chad R. Ficorilli, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. A parish rosary will be held Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Louis DeMonte
Penn Township
Louis DeMonte, 78, of Penn Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. He was born April 26, 1923, in Bovard, a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Falo) DeMonte. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a custodian for the Penn-Trafford School District. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Sam, David, Meade and Ernest DeMonte. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anna Mae Louch DeMonte; two sons, Louis Michael DeMonte of Gibsonia and John Joseph DeMonte and wife, JoAnn, of Oviedo, Fla.; a daughter, Rebecca Sudduth and husband, James, of Cambridge, Ohio; a brother, Frank DeMonte of Penn; two sisters, Concetta Messich of Bovard and Louise DeMase of New Alexandria; and eight grandchildren. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. V. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

Anna Amanda (Housel) Dyer
Youngwood
Anna Amanda (Housel) Dyer, 57, of Youngwood, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born Dec. 21, 1943, in Mill Run, she was a daughter of the late John Harrison and Phoebe Elizabeth (Pirl) Housel. She attended Deliverance Tabernacle Church, New Stanton. Surviving are five daughters, Junita Knopp of Youngwood, Lisa White of Scottdale, Melissa Smith and husband, Ernest, of Youngwood, and twins, Jackie and Faith Dyer; several grandchildren; and a sister, Mary E. (Housel) Thomas of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Dyer, in 1998; five half brothers, Kenneth, Ed, Clarence, William and John Housel; an infant brother, Franklin Housel; and a half sister, Susan Huffman. Friends will be received at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at a time to be announced. Interment will follow in Middle Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the funeral home in her name.

Gary D. Harbaugh
Jeannette
Gary D. Harbaugh Sr., 70, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born July 7, 1931, in Jeannette, a son of the late Frank and Carrie Chilcote Harbaugh. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Unifirst Corp. in New Kensington. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Jeannette. He was a member of the St. Joseph's Benevolent Society of Westmoreland City and the Jeannette Golf League. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Edward, Samuel, Robert, Hiram ``Jay'' and Max Harbaugh; and a sister, Grace Kohl. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Theresa Shawley Harbaugh; four sons, Gary D. Harbaugh Jr. of Export, Benjamin F. Harbaugh and wife, Susanne, of Hampton, N.J., Kevin L. Harbaugh of Jeannette and Eric L. Harbaugh and wife, Catherine, of Jeannette; a brother, Donald Harbaugh of Jeannette; two sisters, Alberta Filar and Florine Weightman, both of Harrison City; and seven grandchildren. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Martin R. Koss officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

Theora E. "Faye" Highberger
Herminie
Theora E. "Faye" Highberger, 86, of Herminie, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born April 14, 1915, in Penn Township, she was a daughter of the late Joseph J. and Alvira Brown Morgan. She was a member of the Hilltop United Methodist Church, Madison. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gerald H. Highberger; a daughter, Janice F. Perlick; seven brothers, John, Saul, Lloyd, Joseph, Excel, June and Edward Morgan; and five sisters, Jane Gess, Margaret Henry, Anna Mae Heasley, Bess McKowan and Mildred Miller. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Howard A. Highberger; a son, Barry L. Highberger of Herminie; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Postlethwait and her husband, Gerald, of Herminie; two grandchildren, Ed Postlethwait of Herminie and Karie Postlethwait of Jeannette; and two great-grandchildren, David and Emily Postlethwait. Friends will be received at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Lawrence Raughley, officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

Louis J. "Buddy" Lucarelli
Turtle Creek
Louis J. "Buddy" Lucarelli, 67, of Turtle Creek, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001. A son of the late Lewis ``Tubby'' and Mary Margaret (Welsh) Lucarelli. Beloved father of Toni Louise (Mark) Mattson, Vincenza Louise ``Angel'' (Jim) Spinelli, Louis J. ``Louie'' Lucarelli, Mary Louise ``Mary Lou'' (Joe) Urban and Anthony Vincent ``Tony'' Lucarelli. Grandfather of Michael J. and Tanya Carwile, Matthew and Elizabeth Mattson, John P. Vechter, Emily, Carmen and Anthony Spinelli, Dylan J. Urban and Corey Anthony Lucarelli. Brother of Michael Angelo ``Sonny'' Lucarelli, John L. Lucarelli and the late Catherine Jean ``Kitty'' Papst and the late Mary Margaret ``Peggy Lou'' Hall. Nephew of Mary DeVito, Regis and Joe Welsh. Also numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Services in the funeral home Monday at 9 a.m., followed by Mass in St. Jude the Apostle Church at 10 a.m. Buddy was the former owner of B&L Auto Sales and B&L Beer Distributor in New Alexandria.

Frank V. "Patsy'' Malpezzi
Herminie
Frank V. "Patsy" Malpezzi, 87, of Herminie, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at the Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. He was born Dec. 29, 1913, in Fitz Henry, a son of the late Joseph and Pellegrina (Bellastracci) Malpezzi. Patsy was a Sewickley Township supervisor, having retired after 16 years of working for the township. Patsy was a United States Marine Corps veteran, having served in World War II as a technical sergeant. For over 30 years, Patsy volunteered as an athletic trainer for the University of Pittsburgh's football program. In addition, Patsy also volunteered for several local high school athletic programs, as well as the Sewickley Township Recreation Board. He was also a member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Herminie, Herminie VFW Post 8427 and a life member of Sewickley Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 15. In addition to his parents, Patsy was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Gilette, Gildo, Guido and William Malpezzi; and three sisters, Jennie Pesce, Asunta Marsiglio and Edith Varela. Patsy is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Montini Malpezzi; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia German and her husband, Ken Murphy, of Herminie; two grandchildren, Jacki Kienzle and her husband, Ken, and Frank German; a great-grandson, Kenny Kienzle; a sister, Mrs. Emma Neri of North Huntingdon; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A private funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in the funeral home Saturday at 10 a.m. with Father Lawrence L. Manchas as celebrant. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the South Greensburg American Legion Post 981. The Herminie VFW Post 8427 will meet for services Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Mary Ethel Ackerman Millen
New Alexandria,
Mary Ethel Ackerman Millen, 84, of New Alexandria, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Oct. 11, 1917, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Curtis and Ethel (Losier) Ackerman. She was a member of the New Alexandria United Methodist Church. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Charles; her first husband, Raymond Jellison; and second husband, John R. Millen, on May 22, 2001. She is survived by two daughters, Gladys Brandt of Latrobe and Kathleen Myers of New Alexandria; a son, Roy C. Millen of Korea; a sister, Jane Gyenes of Clarksburg, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Diane Ackerman of New Alexandria; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets, New Alexandria, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lota C. Jones, pastor of the New Alexandria United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, New Alexandria.

Nicolena "Nikki" Reidmiller
Jeannette
Nicolena "Nikki" Reidmiller, 72, of Jeannette, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at her residence. She was born Dec. 2, 1928, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Louis and Josephine Patti Vitolo. Nikki was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette, and a volunteer and member of the Jeannette Senior Citizens Center. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Henry S. Reidmiller, in 1989; and a sister, Mary Vitolo. She is survived by three daughters, Louise Lozer and husband, Michael, of Pittsburgh, Lydia Reidmiller and Loraine Kinley and husband, Craig, all of Jeannette; a brother, Paul Vitolo and wife, Elizabeth, and a sister, Irene Perfette, all of Export; five grandchildren, Adam Pifer and wife, Traci, Aaron Pifer, Amanda Boban, Hannah and Hailey Kinley; two great-grandchildren, Zoey and Brett Pifer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, beginning Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Sunday at noon in the funeral home with the Rev. James Loew, O.S.B., officiating. Interment will take place in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.

Madeline Oberdacker Geier Sibal
Mt. Pleasant
Madeline Oberdacker Geier Sibal, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. A blessing service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Anthony Ditto as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Visitation Cemetery.

David William Thomas
Scottdale
David William Thomas Sr., 63, of Scottdale, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 29, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Dave was born Oct. 22, 1938, in Everson, a son of the late Henry and Emma Musgrove Thomas. Dave was a loving father, grandfather and brother to his family. He formerly worked as a carpenter in the Scottdale area with his brother, Henry, for many years. He was formerly affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Scottdale and was a graduate of Scottdale High School. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Dave attained the rank of technician fourth class during peacetime efforts. Dave enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. Dave is survived by his loving children, David ``Bill'' Thomas Jr. and wife, Julie (Harbison), of Everson, Douglas Thomas Sr. and wife, Michele (Mackey), of Scottdale, Dennis Thomas and wife, Bobbie Kay (Giles), of Connellsville, Dwayne Thomas Sr. and wife, Aimee (Hoffman), of Cleveland, Ohio, Donald Thomas Sr. and wife, Beth (Rugg), of Mt. Pleasant, Daniel Thomas Sr. and fiancee, Dawn Backstrom, of Scottdale and Darla Thomas Conty and husband, Philip P. Conty, of Everson, and their mother, Eleanor Campbell Scardina of Scottdale; his 18 grandchildren; his sisters and brothers, Harry Thomas, Alverda ``Sis'' Dugger and husband, Harry ``Phil,'' Jess Thomas and wife, Ella Jean, and Henry Thomas and wife, Barbara, all of Scottdale, Ruth Wingrove of New Bedford, Mass., Freda Dugger and husband, Joseph, of Everson, Reda Weimer of Everson and Joseph Thomas and wife, Shawnley, of Scottdale; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by his grandson, Joseph G. Thomas, in May 1986; and a brother, John Thomas. Family and friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, 724-887-5300, e-mail: fergfh@a1usa.net. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. George W. Rath Jr. officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. Love Lasts Forever!

Rose M. Yaklich
Penn Hills
Rose M. Yaklich of Penn Hills, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Charles E. Yaklich. Mother of Charles Yaklich and wife, Janet, Betsy Yaklich, and Robin Gareis and husband, Al. Grandmother of Tina Jurick and husband, Michael, Heather and Alan Gareis, Melanie, Melissa and Charles Yaklich Jr. Sister of Anna Mae Wylie, Anthony and Gloria O'Block, Donna Ufert, and the late Shirley Girdich and Edward O'Block. Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren. Friends received in the WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road), Penn Hills. Funeral Monday at 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Casey
Ocean City, N.J.
Formerly of Blairsville
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Casey of Ocean City, N.J., formerly of Blairsville, on Wednesday, Nov. 28. James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Blairsville.


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