Miscellaneous Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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Stella M. (Trygar) Buczek
Churchill
Formerly of Braddock
Stella M. (Trygar) Buczek, 82, of Churchill, formerly of Braddock, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001. She and her family owned and operated the Green Castle Cafe at Sixth Street and Talbot Avenue in Braddock for many years. Wife of the late Walter F. Buczek; mother of Elaine Buczek-McDonough and husband, William F. ``Mickey,'' Karen Buczek-Reiter, all of Churchill, and the late Robert Buczek; grandmother of Camille C. Reiter; sister of Ted Trygar of Vandergrift and Cecelia Podmokly of Michigan. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Braddock Hills. Burial in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Robert Buczek Memorial Scholarship Fund, Room 413, Administration Building, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282.

Anna M. Capo
Trafford
Anna M. Capo, 78, of Trafford, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in UPMC Montefiore in Pittsburgh's Oakland section. She was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Uniontown, the daughter of the late Benedict and Blanche Zavislan Sufka. She was a member of St. Regis Church, Trafford Senior Citizens and Trafford Lioness Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Capo, in 1985, and two brothers, Edward and Bruno Sufka. She is survived by a son, John A. Capo and his wife, Sharon, of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Karen J. Lacina and her husband, Ronald, of Trafford; and four grandchildren, Crystal Hochman, Shayne Capo, Joyia Capo and Brandon Lacina. Friends received at the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME, 429 Duquesne Ave., Trafford, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Regis Church with the Rev. James D. Tringhese as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. A senior citizens service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Arthritis Foundation, 332 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Susan A. (Montecupo) Czuway
Herminie
Susan A. (Montecupo) Czuway, 85, of Herminie, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She was born Jan. 13, 1916, in Tarrs, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Colaprete) Montecupo. She was a member of St. Edward Church, Herminie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sigmund ``Ziggy'' Czuway, in 1985; a brother, Tony; and a sister, Margaret Montecupo. Mrs. Czuway, ``Susan,'' is survived by four brothers, Mr. Joseph and his wife, Elinor Montecupo, of Port Orange, Fla., Mr. Louis and his wife, Josephine Montecupo, of Herminie, Mr. James and his wife, Evelyn ``Dolly'' Montecupo, of Greensburg and Mr. John and his wife, Mary Montecupo, of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral liturgy will be held in the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lawrence L. Manchas officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. A St. Edward parish rosary will be recited Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and a St. Edward parish wake service will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m., both in the funeral home.

John C. Dlusky
Jeannette
John C. Dlusky, 66, of Jeannette, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at the home of his family. He was born June 14, 1935, in Greensburg, a son of the late John J. and Sarah Wasielewski Dlusky. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the former Westmoreland Glass and had been a security guard at St. Anne Home. He was a longtime member of High Park Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue K-9 Team. He was also a member of Sacred Heart Church, the Polish Brotherhood of White Eagles, both of Jeannette; the Penn Rod and Gun Club; and the Irwin Sportsmen's Club. An avid trapshooter, he also enjoyed and participated in rodeos. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Dlusky. Surviving are a sister-in-law, Nancy Dlusky of Greensburg; a nephew, Dr. Donald J. Dlusky of Fairmont, W.Va.; a niece, Anna Marie Stewart and husband, James, of Greensburg and their children, Carina and Shane Stewart; an aunt, Ann Rich of Jeannette; and his companion, Betty Peer. There will be no public visitation. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Memorial contributions may be made in care of John's family, RD1, Box 378A, Greensburg, PA 15601. Arrangements by the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette. ``He had a smile to warm your heart.''

Anna E. (Martincheck) Hanko
Westmoreland City
Anna E. (Martincheck) Hanko, 90, of Westmoreland City, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in Jeannette. She was born Oct. 28, 1911, in Minersville, a daughter of the late George Sr. and Mary (Goras) Martincheck. She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Duquesne; Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, Sheridan Terrace; and the National Slovak Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Hanko, on Aug. 2, 1976; two brothers, John and George Martincheck; and five sisters, Julia Lehosky, Mary Maley, Christ Goras, Vern Palicka and Irene Skodak. Survivors include five sons, the Rev. George Hanko and wife, Nancy, of Duquesne, John Hanko and wife, Darlene, Robert Hanko and Ronald Hanko, all of Westmoreland City, and David Hanko and wife, Kristan, of Level Green; three daughters, Nancy Marto and husband, Richard, of Irwin, Carol Rigney and husband, Randy, of Claridge and Patricia Richert and husband, Ronald, of Harrison City; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Friends were received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. Funeral Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, Sheridan Terrace, with the Rev. George Hanko officiating. Interment, Irwin Union Cemetery.

Carrie J. Hysong Irwin
Derry
Carrie J. Hysong Irwin, 86, of Derry, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Derry, a daughter of the late Leroy Hysong and Elizabeth Nicholson Hysong Dandoy. She was a member of the Derry First United Methodist Church and the Auxiliary of the Grand Lodge of the United Transportation Union. Carrie had a great passion for the Salvation Army, and in 1995 she and her husband received an honorary commendation and plaque for their devotion and faithful giving to the Army for over 60 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Howard H. ``Dutch'' Irwin, in 1997, and three sisters, Leonia Hysong, Irene Robb and Virginia Shaffer. Carrie is survived by her son, Paul L. Irwin and his wife, Anita, of Blairsville RD3; three granddaughters, Maria E. Allison and Paula A. Byers of Derry and Patricia L. Myers of Latrobe; three great-grandchildren, Stephen Allison and Nicholas and Alyssa Myers; two brothers, Joseph L. Hysong of Carmel, Calif., and Floyd J. Hysong of Wilmington, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy. The MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME INC., 548 N. Chestnut St., Derry, is in charge of arrangements.

Ida V. (Buell) Nicol
Formerly of Pitcairn
Ida V. (Buell) Nicol, 82, formerly of Pitcairn, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. Wife of the late John Daniel Nicol; mother of John J. (wife, Wendy) Nicol of Michigan; sister of Robert Buell of Florida, Jack Buell of Marion Center, Pa., Ruth Nixon of Washington, Ethel Powers of Coudersport, Pa., and the late Helen Baughman; grandmother of Terri Zydbak and Julie Falconer. Also survived by five great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn, where service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m.

Marjorie Dana Geer Serafin
Youngwood
Marjorie Dana Geer Serafin, 39, of Youngwood, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital, after a five-year courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 15, 1962, in Kirkwood, Mo., a daughter of Marjorie Joan McFadden Geer of Scottdale and the late Philip Nessly Geer, who died June 26, 1981. Dana attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale, received her education in the Hempfield School District and attended the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy of Greensburg. She was involved in retail sales at the former Troutman's Department Store, Greensburg, for several years and had a flair for interior design. Prior to her illness, she was employed by Dick's Sporting Goods of Smithton. Dana cherished the many special times she spent with her husband, Bob, riding with him on their Harley-Davidson and also the quality time with him in their over-the-road adventures in his tractor-trailer throughout the United States. In addition to her mother, Marjorie Joan McFadden Geer of Scottdale, Dana leaves to hold dear her memories, her loving and devoted husband of 15 years, Robert K. Serafin, whom she married Dec. 31, 1985; her 8-year-old daughter, Rachel N. Serafin, a student at Stanwood Elementary School, New Stanton, whom she cherished and loved dearly and was very proud of her karate accomplishments; two sisters, Christine Beste and her husband, Glen, of Washington, Mo., and Debra A. Francilancia and her husband, Henry, of Harahan, La.; a brother, Nessly J. Geer and his wife, Denise, of Manchester, N.H.; a sister-in-law, Joan Koontz of Greensburg; her father-in-law, Casmer J. Serafin of Greensburg; nine nieces and nephews; and a number of dear friends, including K. Heidi Lewandowski Sandzimier of Scottdale. In addition to her father, Philip Nessly Geer, Dana was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Mary Serafin, on March 23, 1991. Dana's family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Paul Morris, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale, officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the educational endowment fund for her daughter, Rachel, in memory of Dana.

Anthony J. Serra
Jeannette
Anthony J. Serra, 94, of Jeannette, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in Mifflin. He was born Jan. 17, 1907, in Madison, a son of the late Thomas and Maria Brocco Serra. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the former American Window House of Jeannette. Anthony was a member of the Ascension Church of Jeannette and its Holy Name Society; a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army; and a member of F.O.E. 844 of Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Josephine Moffa Serra, in 1989; four brothers, Charles, John, David and Carl Serra; and two sisters, Elena Toniolo and Angeline Serra. Anthony is survived by a son, Anthony Thomas Serra and wife, Patricia, of Mifflintown; a daughter, Mary Magdaline Serra of New York City; two granddaughters, Jennifer C. Serra and Katherine A. Serra; a sister, Victoria Caviggia of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, beginning Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Ascension Church. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. The Ascension Holy Name Society will hold services Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Josephine Marie Shoemaker
Unity Township
Josephine Marie Shoemaker, 75, of Unity Township, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born April 1, 1926, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Cornelia Dell Hendrick. She was a retired cook for the St. Anne Home, Greensburg, and was an avid bowler. She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Shoemaker; a son, Robert J. Shoemaker and his wife, Leona, of Valdosta, Ga.; two daughters, Susan Diane Lukasiewicz and her husband, Vincent ``Luke,'' of Quitman, Ga., and Roberta Joann Williamson and her husband, Jeffrey, of Greensburg; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Peter C. Hendrick and his wife, Mae, of Lincoln Park, Mich.; a sister, Barbara Ann Kelley and her husband, Robert, of North Apollo; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph Donnelly, Charles Hendrick, Arthur A. Hendrick Jr. and John Hendrick. Friends received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, where service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul L. Westcoat Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Hempfield Township. Alvin P. Oskin Jr., supervisor, in charge of arrangements.

David A. Valek
Derry
David A. Valek, 74, of Derry, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in I.H.S. of Greater Pittsburgh, Hempfield Township. He was born May 3, 1927, in Hahntown, a son of the late John A. and Beatrice Sobota Valek. He was retired from Vanadium Steel, Latrobe, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert C. Valek Sr. Survivors include five nieces, Cynthia Valek Blasko of Maryland, Charlene Valek Antonacci of Jeannette, Christine Valek Karem and Cathleen Valek Miller, both of Greensburg, and Tina Marie Valek James of Jeannette; a nephew, Robert C. Valek Jr. of Scottdale; and numerous cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. Thomas Lukac as celebrant. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township. Military services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Rose M. (Gillo) Cappa
Baldwin Boro
Rose M. (Gillo) Cappa, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. Beloved wife of Thomas R. Dear sweet mother of Donald T. Cappa of Baldwin Boro and Joanne Cappa David of Mt. Lebanon. Mother-in-law of William G. David. Sister of Louise Kane, Joseph, Daniel and Samuel Gillo. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received in the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Prayer Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Church at 11:30 a.m. 

Carmine Caveeck
Munhall
Carmine Caveeck, 76, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in UPMC McKeesport. Mr. Caveeck was the owner of Carmine's Barber Shop in Munhall and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Marie M. Caveeck; sons, Carmine M. Caveeck and Anthony L. Caveeck, both of Munhall, and Richard W. Caveeck of Glassport; sisters, Catherine Thomas of Sarver, Ann Maniago of California, Phelomena Devay, Josephine Sambuco, Rose Miller and Antoinette Wilson, all of Turtle Creek; brothers, Richard Cavicchia of Munhall, and the late Michael and Samuel Cavicchia; granddaughters, Deana, Dawn, Lisa and Angela; grandson, Jason; great-grandchildren, Michelene, Morgan, Lauren, Anna and Zachary. Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 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, where services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Karen Prescott will officiate. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.

Newton Chapin
Sewickley
Newton Chapin, age 92, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001. Beloved husband of Mariana (Lippincott) Chapin for 63 years. Beloved father of Sally Levin and her husband Michael, and William N. Chapin and his wife Amy. Half-brother of Juliana Kimball and James W. Chapin. Grandfather of Sarah Chapin, Emily Levin and Elizabeth Chapin. Mr. Chapin was born June 3, 1909, in Carnegie, Pa., to the late Newton Sr. and Matilda (Bell) Chapin. He attended Shadyside Academy, Choate School and Princeton University. Mr. Chapin served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s in Northern Pennsylvania. After completing his service, he joined Lee C. Moore Corp., a family-owned business. In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Pittsburgh Ordnance District. Mr. Chapin rejoined Lee C. Moore Corp after the war until 1962. Following, he was a consultant and owner of Marshall Stamping and Culverts, Inc. For 25 years, he served on the Edgeworth Borough Council and was its former president. He was a co-founder of Valley Ambulance Authority. He was an avid musician, having compiled many of his works into songbooks. He also enjoyed trap shooting and traveling. Burial will be private. Service Friday at 11 a.m. in the Presbyterian Church of Sewickley. Arrangements by COPELAND'S SEWICKLEY-IRVINE CHAPEL, 702 Beaver St. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Aid Society, Thorn Street, Sewickley, PA 15143.

Donald H. Eichhorn
Lewisburg, Union County
Dr. Donald H. Eichhorn, age 69, suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001. Beloved husband of 46 years to Theresa Baroffio Eichhorn; father of Pamela Dawn Eichhorn Schulz and her husband Rodney Schulz of Houston, and Douglas James Eichhorn and his wife Anna Schneider Eichhorn of Advance, N.C.; grandfather of Collin James Eichhorn and Brianna Nicole Eichhorn. Brother of Ethel Eichhorn Davis of West View. Friends received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the OGRODNIK-HAHN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 333 Butler St., Etna. Services Thursday at 10 a.m. in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Etna. Family requests memorial contributions be made to the Dr. Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School Library Collection of Duquesne University, Attn: Dr. Robert Furman, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or to the Pennsylvania Middle School Association Student Fund, c/o Ms. Claire Miller, Beaver Area Middle School, Gypsy Glen Road, Beaver PA 15009.

Ruth Flenniken
Bellevue
Ruth Flenniken, 88, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents, James B. and June Beyer Flenniken. She is survived by her sisters, Marjorie and Ann Flenniken, both of Bellevue. Until her retirement earlier this year, Miss Flenniken had been a dental assistant in the office of Dr. James Smyers. Friends invited Wednesday 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), where funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless.

Robert F. Hayhurst
Robert F. Hayhurst Jr., on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. Beloved son of Robert F. Sr. and Helen (Kimble) Hayhurst; brother of Amy McDaniel and Michele Shimko; grandson of Robert E. and the late Margaret Frances Hayhurst, and the late Fred Phillips; grandson and best friend of Doris Phillips; godfather of Kathleen and Ryan Shimko; uncle of Alex McDaniel. Visitation Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the FINDLAY C. WYLIE FUNERAL HOME INC., 11311 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, where services will be Friday at noon. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends or the Pittsburgh Humane Society.

Stephen J. Korinchak
Richland
Stephen J. Korinchak died unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, in Ecuador. Born in Pittsburgh on April 19, 1973, he was 28 years old. Dear son of Joseph E. and Susan E. (Brown) Korinchak of Richland. Grandson of Anthony and Nancy Korinchak of St. Michael, Pa., and Ray and Teresa Brown of Mill Creek, Pa. Brother of Sandra M. Korinchak of Salem, Mass., Donald J. Korinchak of Pittsburgh and Debra S. Aiken of Alexandria, Va. Dear boyfriend of Jaime L. Stanczak of Alexandria, Va. 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. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Andrew the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church, Logan Road, Pine Twp. The Rev. Andrew Deskevich will celebrate. Interment in John Brown Cemetery in Mill Creek, Pa. In desired, memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association of a charity of choice.

Thomas S. Kurowsky
Anderson, S.C.
Formerly of Etna and Ambridge
Thomas S. Kurowsky, born Dec. 29, 1911, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001. He was a resident of 1530 P&N Drive, Anderson, SC 29621, formerly of Etna and Ambridge. He is survived by his wife, Helen Miller Kurowsky; children, Doris Skibicki of Ohio, Martha Pace of South Carolina, Linda Hatcher of Pennsylvania and Susan Foreman of Arkansas; stepchildren, Edward Miller of Pennsylvania, Walter Miller of Florida, Connie McAuley of Pennsylvania, Lynn Pritts of Florida and Paul Miller of Pennsylvania; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Martha Beyrley; a daughter, Judy Novelsel; and parents, Stephanie Golembeski and Joseph Chihocki. Services will be in Mt. Royal Boulevard Cemetery Mausoleum at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001. Graveside service will follow. Friends and family invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the donor's local hospice.

Ann (Piso) Lengwin
Ann (Piso) Lengwin, peacefully at home, Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Peter Lengwin; loving mother of the Rev. Ronald P. Lengwin, Mary Jean Lengwin and the late Sandra Bright; grandmother of Kevin, Ken and Scott Bright and Kimberly Franco; great-grandmother of four; special aunt to Charlotte McDonough; sister of Michael Piso, Sophie Balcer, and the late John and William Piso. Friends received Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in THE NEW WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Twp. Funeral Mass will be in St. Margaret of Scotland Church Friday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diocese of Pittsburgh, designated for the Creche Project.

Richard T. Longmore
Richland
Richard T. Longmore, age 55, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. Born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 13, 1946, the son of Janet E. (Collins) Longmore of Avalon and the late Karl N. Longmore. Mr. Longmore was a Vietnam veteran and a 25-year employee of the U.S. Postal Service working as a mechanization mechanic. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth "Betty" (Diettinger) Longmore; two children, Tracy Beth Longmore of Johnstown and Richard T. Longmore of Richland; and a brother, Jack C. Longmore and his wife Debie of Bellevue. Family will receive friends Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com, where services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. H. William Dambach will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ross. If desired, memorials may be made in Rich's memory to a charity of choice.

Amy Lynne Maxwell
Ross
Amy Lynne Maxwell, 29, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, in her home in Ross Twp. Born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 21, 1972, she was the daughter of Robert J. Jr. and Barbara Burke Maxwell. She is survived by her brother, William R. Maxwell of Ross; and grandparents, Robert J. Sr. and Norma R. Maxwell. Friends received Thursday from 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 Friday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Hiland Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1744.

Nancy E. (Davis) McMullen
West Deer Township
Nancy E. (Davis) McMullen, age 68, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in UPMC Montefiore. Born in West Deer Twp. on July 7, 1933, she was the daughter of the late George and Rachel (Reedy) Davis. Beloved wife for 42 years of Vern F. McMullen. Dear mother of Douglas McMullen of Indianapolis, Ind., and Daniel McMullen of Florence, Ky. Sister of Roma Park of Valencia and Jerry Davis of Wilkinsburg. Also survived by two grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter. 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. Funeral Service Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Byron McElroy officiating. Interment private in Deer Creek Church Cemetery, West Deer Twp. The family suggests memorial donations to the American Heart Association or to her church, Deer Creek United Presbyterian Church, Bairdford Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Mrs. McMullen was a life member and a deacon of the Deer Creek U.P. Church, and a 1951 graduate of West Deer High School, where she was a majorette. She was also a matron driver of the Handicap Busline in the Fox Chapel School District and loved to play cards.

Howard R. Richards
Richland
Howard R. Richards, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. Husband of Dianne. Father of Doris Jane Pietz and Richard Richards. Grandfather of John and Scott Reimer, Lisa Barczack, Jeffrey and Maria Richards. Great-grandfather of Carly, Cory and Hunter Reimer, Brendon, Eric and Rachel Barczack. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in NEELYS, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service Thursday at 11 a.m.

Melvin A. Temple
East McKeesport
Melvin A. Temple, 94, of East McKeesport, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1907, in Franklin, Pa., a son of the late William and Sarah Cushman Temple. Mr. Temple was a retired employee of Westinghouse Electric, Trafford, and a member of the First United Methodist Church, East McKeesport, the North Versailles Senior Citizens Club and the Hilltoppers Senior Citizens Club of East McKeesport. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Teresa Dyan Temple and John J. Temple; and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Adda C. Bonnell Temple; a son, Melvin R. Temple and his wife Cindy of Maricopa, Ariz.; and a grandson, William M. Temple of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Friends received in the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m., with a memorial service to be held at 4 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Dunn officiating. Donations may be made to the Hospice of Greater Pittsburgh, Irwin office.


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